Category Racism

Washington State Senator: ‘Colored’ People More Likely to Commit Crimes – The Root

“I guess I don’t understand why our laws that we already have don’t already have the oversight of this particular situation that you’re talking about. So are you indicating that we would then change our laws, that if you are someone of color and you commit a crime, that your sentence would be different than […]

“Jigaboo”

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Connecting Palestinian and Indigenous peoples’ struggles for freedom | rabble.ca

On July 11 the Israeli Occupation Forces finished it off with a direct hit while shelling the port of Gaza. No one expected that helping Palestine gain its freedom would be easy. Every effort counts. Like Indigenous resistance in the Americas, Palestinians know that they are involved in a long-term struggle. Just like round dances […]

Florida a ‘hotbed’ for sovereign citizens, called domestic terrorists by FBI — Nation — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Over the past decade, more than a dozen police officers and members of the anti-government movement have died nationwide in gun battles.“That’s why every Orange County deputy is trained in recognizing sovereign citizens,” said Deputy Chief Brett Meade of the University of Central Florida Police Department. “From a law-enforcement perspective we have to treat every […]

Thousands March Across Canada Demanding Justice for Indigenous Women | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

“Increasing deaths of many vulnerable women…still leaves family, friends, loved ones, and community members with an overwhelming sense of grief and loss,” according to the Women’s Memorial March Committee, organizer of the 25th annual event in Vancouver. “Indigenous women disproportionately continue to go missing or be murdered with minimal to no action to address these […]

US TV show runs story on how to safely find parking in wake of Chapel Hill Muslim killings — RT USA

The Inside Edition show, produced by CBS Television Distribution, decided to make the report following the deadly shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, allegedly by their neighbor, Craig Hicks, in an apparent dispute over parking spots. Police do not believe the murders were motivated by race or religious hate. However, the […]

Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for Intentionally Running Over Black Man | breakingbrown.com

In a letter written to the family, Butler said he does not hate African-Americans. “I wish every day I could take everything back, not for me, but for the man who lost his life…” he said. “I never had a hatred for African Americans.” Dedmon also expressed regret: “I just want to say to the […]

City attorney wants charges against K-9 attack victim dropped, offers help

Colvin, who is an Army reservist, was at an off-campus party when a fight started and then spilled into the street. Officers got there and wanted to ask Colvin what she saw or knew about the incident. She did not want to talk to them. During the encounter, a police officer released a K-9 that […]

Fallen SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle Believed He Was Fighting A Religious War | Crooks and Liars

Kyle seemed to consider himself a cross between a lawman and an executioner. His platoon had spray-painted the image of the Punisher—a Marvel Comics character who wages “a one-man war upon crime”—on their flak jackets and helmets. Kyle made a point of ignoring the military dress code, cutting the sleeves off shirts and wearing baseball […]

New NYPD Anti-Terror Unit Will Get Machine Guns To Police Protesters: Gothamist

Initial reports of Commissioner Bratton’s plans suggest the opposite of progress. His demands for less oversight of the NYPD and a more militarized police force that would use counter-terrorism tactics against protestors are deeply misguided and frankly offensive. We need an NYPD that is more accountable to New Yorkers and that stops criminalizing our communities, […]

American Sniper and the Savage Problem | Lt. Philip Sheridan……….Indian Wars……………..and Lovers

“Savage, Despicable, Evil,” he writes in the book, “That’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy savages. There was no other way to describe what we encountered there.” One way would be to call them the enemy, but not Kyle: Savages. He repeats it over […]

Native American school children taunted with slurs, sprayed with beer at South Dakota hockey game

“We’re going to be looking at assault. We’re going to look at the hate crimes statutes. We will look at the child abuse statutes. And, we will look at any other relevant statutes,” Jegeris said. He did not reveal the name of the person identified. via Native American school children taunted with slurs, sprayed with […]

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