In the Internet age, you really can't much of anything without potential consequences coming up. And in that vein, St. Louis County Police Officer Dan Page just made himself the poster child for why many of today's police officers are far from the traditionally-viewed "Peace Officers" here to "Serve & Protect" The Community. Already on blast for roughing up one of the most non-threatening negroes of our day on camera, now footage has been leaked that shows just how psycho this man is. In the videos posted below, Officer Page refers to himself as "A Killer," & espouses his views on Muslims, The "Sodomites" on The Supreme Court, the necessity to be violent, Domestic Violence, and "that illegal alien who claims to be our President." Trust when I say to you America, that he is far from a rarity on the force. We've been trying to tell you about this for 20+ years.
Eighteen Year Old Michael Brown was scheduled to start classes at Vatterott College this Monday. But Saturday Afternoon, he instead lay dead in the middle of the street. For yet to be disclosed reasons, Michael Brown was killed by an unnamed Ferguson Police Officer. The shooting occurred at the Canfield Green Apartment complex in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. According to witnesses, Brown was in the area visiting his grandmother & was walking with a friend, when an officer allegedly approached them with his weapon already drawn out. “He (the officer) shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air,” said Johnson. “He started to get down and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots.”
Brown's grandmother Desiree Harris added that she saw him running, but by the time she arrived to see what was going on, he had already been killed. As word spread of the incident, angry residents began pouring out into the street protesting yet another display of excessive force by police. Allegedly the crowd could be heard shouting "Kill The Police!" Additional officers-including police dogs & armored vehicles-were called in from other areas. No details have been provided specific to the actual shooting itself. The unnamed officer is now on paid leave-the standard "punishment" for executing unarmed Black & Latinos. According to witness accounts, young Mr. Brown was shot anywhere from 7 to 10 times.
One Year Later Dayton, Ohio Police Overseer Sean Williams is still on the job, in spite of the fact that store video cameras caught him not only show him committing the outright EXECUTION of young John Crawford-but also show that he lied about first ordering Crawford to put the BB Gun down. Ronald Ritchie, the scumbag that called 911 & reported that a Black Guy "was waving a gun and pointing it at customers," was never charged with any crime for admittedly lying to police. A young Black Man's life is gone, and in a sad twist of fate, his girlfriend (Tasha Thomas) was killed in a car crash this past January. So now John & Tasha's two children will grow up without their parents.
As 22-year-old John Crawford was shopping in a Beaver Creek, Ohio Wal-Mart, I'm sure the last thing on his mind would be that thus could be his last day on Earth. Much like I'm sure that holding & examining an air rifle, IN THE Toy AISLE, would make him deemed an immediate threat to those inside. But alas, another black Man has died for no other reason than being a perceived threat to someone's racial prejudices, stereotypes & fears.
As the story goes, a 911 Call was made-advising that a someone had a loaded gun inside the Wal-Mart. It is unclear as to exactly what happened next; but in the end, John Crawford now lies dead. According to his companion, LeeCee Johnson, Crawford could be overheard saying “It’s not real” as they were on the phone at the time of the incident. Next she heard the police say “get on the ground” then gunfire. A statement, released by the Beaver Creek Police Department, advises that “Responding officers confronted the suspect inside the store area and the subject was shot after failing to comply with officers verbal commands.” A second person, identified as 37 year old Angela Williams also died during the incident. According to reports, she collapsed-while running away from the area-and died. Her true cause of death may not be known for a few weeks; but WE ALL KNOW WHY OUR BROTHER JOHN CRAWFORD DIED. The value of a Black Person's right to Safety & freedom is alarmingly low these days...
"Since Would Risk Your Life For Challenge, I Challenge You To Fight Back When The Cops Start Wildin'"
Her name is Queen Blizzy aka Ty Black, and she's got a challenge for you. Cats always scream about being "Real," being "Street," "Gangsta," & "In The Filed," but the frequency of Police Brutality Incidents & Black People MURDERED by private citizens claiming that they "Feared For Their Lives" keeps piling up. When do we say enough is enough? When do we show that there will be consequences for said actions???!!! Are we gonna keep ignoring the purposeful dumbing down of our movies, Music & television shows? When do we start studying & working to ELEVATE Ourselves & those around Us? But we jump to answer a Facebook challenge right???!!! Let's Unite & Fight on behalf of our Brothers Leon Ford, Eric Garner, Jahmiel Cuffee, Renisha McBride, Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Marissa Alexander, Sean Bell & More...
Ok Phil J, so we know you've finally got your coach in place. And regardless as to what anyone thinks about your choice of the Now-Retired Derek Fisher, that was the easy part. The NY KNICKS Roster needs a Huge Make-Over. Speaking as a Life-Long Knicks Fan, it's been a long time since the team has been anything near respectable; and we are tired. We understand that the process will not be quick, nor easy; but radical changes are more than warranted.
First things first, LET CARMELO LEAVE!!!!!! The salary used to keep him could be used to sign two-maybe even three quality additions to the team. Players that actually play defense, and don't think that the offense should revolve solely around his jump shot (insert screwface here). Secondly, do whatever you have to do to purge the roster of Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert, JR Smith, Amar'e Stoudemire & Tyson Chandler. I'm not saying that any of these players are bad players, hell some of them still have significant value; but their contributions to the NEW YORK KNICKS do not match their impact on the payroll. Doesn't matter what you get for them, just get rid of them. Use your special Zen Counseling to encourage Amar'e & Carmelo to exercise the Early Termination Clauses in each of their respective contracts. Trade or Buyout the rest. When the smoke clears, all that should be left is young Tim Hardaway Jr. & the Big Man Andrea Bargnani (assuming that he can be re-signed for a price that makes sense). There are a multitude of other options out there, via Free Agency. Surely the opportunity of playing for The Great Phil J should be able to lure at least Three or Four of these guys to town, and inject some life into this once great franchise again. To make your work easier for you, here's a short wish list of quality contributors that are currently available. Make us proud Phil...
I just wonder how much Tyler Sash had to drink, before going for a ride on his Scooter. A ride that would quickly turn into a case of the police chasing down a Drunk Man on a scooter. According to the police report, Sash evaded Oskaloosa, Iowa Police for about four blocks-before fleeing on foot. it was about 1:30am, and apparently the former New York Giant was asked to pull over after police observed him riding with his lights off. The Best Part is that Police found him hiding behind a tree. Sash was shot with a Taser, after he allegedly refused to come out from behind the tree. OMG. He was charged with public intoxication and interference with official acts. Tyler Sash was a Sixth Round Pick in 2011-he was cut after being suspended for Performance Enhancing Drugs found in his system in 2012.
Surely Paul Deen has to rank among the very most ignorant celebrities to come along in recent memory. One would think that losing tens of millions of dollars in endorsement deals would at least make one hire an assistant to filter what comes out of her mouth; but not this chick. Fresh off of scoring a new $75 million dollar investment deal with a Phoenix, Arizona Private Equity Firm, Deen compared her "struggle" to rebuild her image to that of Michael Sam-the first openly gay NFL prospect. Huh?
Now no matter what your position is on homosexuality, Paula Deen's comparison should be a head-scratcher to even the most unread anti gay extremist. Let's see, one is ALREADY RICH, and just looking to regain fame & future earnings that she never really lost. The other is a currently employed college student, who has jeopardized his future earnings & privacy-FOREVER-in a struggle to live life freely as he wants to live, Hmmmm.
Making matters worse, no one in Deen's camp ever saw fit to mention that using phrases like "that black football player" are not a good idea-especially when coming out of the mouth of someone who has been accused of being racist. But alas, this dummy will continue to get richer, and those of us who would criticize this will be labeled as overly sensitive-if not something worse. It is what it is.
"I feel like 'embattled' or 'disgraced' will always follow my name. It's like that black football player who recently came out," "He said, 'I just want to be known as a football player. I don't want to be known as a gay football player.' I know exactly what he's saying."
So Aaron Hernandez has been locked away in Solitary Confinement since late June; but earlier today was apparently allowed to take a walk down one of the hallways at the Bristol County Jail. What's newsworthy about this is that, while taking this leisurely stroll, Hernandez just happened to cross paths with an inmate that had been allegedly harassing him all day. Let's just say that Inmate X won't be picking on Aaron Hernandez again. Lol. According to TMZ, the former New England Patriots All-Pro Tight End laid out quite the can of Whoop Ass on his fellow prisoner. Of course this has yet to be confirmed by authorities at the Bristol County facility. Updates forthcoming, as soon as new info becomes available. Wow.
Friday Afternoon, California First-Grade Teacher Teresa Gilmete Badger was arrested for attempting to liven-up the Staff Potluck with some Cannabis-Laced Goodies. Ms. Badger had been under investigation since early December, after teacher's at Matthew Turner Elementary complained of feeling sick and/or under the influence of something. Several staff members went to the hospital, and at least one was confirmed to have THC in her system. Additionally, one teen fell "ill" after eating leftovers brought home from the staff party. The 18-Year Veteran Teacher was placed on Administrative Leave earlier this week; and served with the arrest warrant on Friday. Multiple reports suggest that Ms. Badger, now officially the coolest teacher in the world, confessed to some staff members that she had put the Cannabis in their food. Wow.
MANDELA: LISTEN TO WHAT THE DRUMS SAY - by - JASIRI X
I know there's not alot of message music out there these days; and as of now Jasiri X's "Mandela: Listen To What The Drums Say" is the only Tribute Song I've heard since the passing of Nelson Mandela. The good part is, this one is good enough that even Mr. Mandela himself should be rocking as he returns to the Universe. #Salute.