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Sheriff lashes out at NAACP: ‘Number one cause’ of police shootings is black single mother homes

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This is from Raw Story.

I agree with Sheriff David Clarke and I will add Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society sowed the seeds of destruction that is destroying the black families. 

 

 

David Clarke, sheriff of Milwaukee County in Wisconsin, asserted on Tuesday that the NAACP was wrong to blame police for shooting black men when the problem was homes with single mothers.

A body camera recording released last week showed an Muskogee police officer in Oklahoma fatally shoot a fleeing suspect, Terrance Walker, who dropped and then picked up a gun as he ran.

Tulsa NAACP chapter President Pleas Thompson told KTUL that the shooting was part of a “shoot first and ask questions later” mentality.

“I think emphasis should be placed on trying to take those people alive,” Thompson said.

On Tuesday’s edition of Fox & Friends, Sheriff Clarke argued that the NAACP should be focusing on black men instead of the police.

“This once proud organization that was a force for good has relegated itself into irrelevancy, and I challenge anybody to name the last significant accomplishment that the NAACP has achieved in the United States for people of color,” Clarke opined. “This organization has become nothing more than a political propaganda entity for the left.”

The sheriff recommended that the NAACP start a discussion in the black community about “the behavior of our young black men.”

“The discussion we need to be having and the NAACP can lead it — stay off the police — is why is the stuff happening, and what are we going to do about it,” he continued. “The number one cause of this is father-absent homes. So what are we going to do in terms of having more effective parenting, more role modeling, more engaged fathers in the lives of these young black men so that we don’t have this behavior.”

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade pointed out that Terrance Walker’s mother said that officers did not have to shoot her son as he ran away.

“Well, what did his dad say?” Clarke laughed. “You know, we always hear what his mom says. You know, look, mom loves her son, we all get that. But shoot first and ask questions later — anytime a law enforcement officer is in a situation where a gun is introduced by a suspect, yeah, it’s shoot first, stop the threat, and then ask questions later.”

“And also, when you run from the police, I’ll tell you right now, you’re headed toward a very dark place where things are not going to go well for you,” he added. “That doesn’t mean that you’re automatically going to be shot and you should die. But the fact is, that is one of the most dangerous situations an officer can be involved in.”

Clarke concluded by calling the shooting “unfortunate,” but he said that the NAACP needed to “focus on the behavior of our young black men, and not the police.”

Watch video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Jan. 27, 2015.

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The Woman Who Tried To Murder Dr. King

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This is from The Smoking Gun.

I recall hearing a little bit about this woman in 1968 after Rev. King was murdered in Memphis by James Earl Ray.

Then the story like Izola Curry just faded away. 

 

AUGUST 4–On the eighth floor of a nursing home in Queens, New York, a 98-year-old woman sits slumped in a wheelchair in the hallway outside her room. She is sleeping, oblivious to the roar coming from the television of her next-door neighbor, who is watching “The Price is Right” at an ear-piercing volume.

Though the corridor is uncomfortably toasty on this July morning, the woman has a knitted shawl over her shoulders. She is wearing green sweatpants, a green t-shirt, and black shoes with Velcro closures. The remaining wisps of her hair are gray and tangled. In her clenched left hand is a wad of tissues that she will use to absent-mindedly dab at her face and rheumy eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As she naps in the hallway, it is hard to imagine that frail Izola Curry was once a would-be assassin, a woman who nearly changed the course of U.S. history with a seven-inch steel letter opener.

For more than half a century, Curry has lived in complete anonymity, despite the fact that shenearly murdered Martin Luther King, Jr. in September 1958, a decade before the civil rights leader was struck down by James Earl Ray at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.

Convinced that King and NAACP leaders were surveilling her and conspiring to deny her employment, the delusional Curry approached the civil rights leader as he sat in a Harlem department store signing copies of his first book. She plunged the letter opener deep into the 29-year-old King’s chest after asking him, “Why do you annoy  me?” According to a transcript of Curry’s post-arrest interrogation, she calmly told investigators that her motive was self-preservation: “Because after all if it wasn’t him it would have been me, he was going to kill me.”

Curry, who pulled the letter opener from her purse, was also carrying a loaded Galesi-Brescia pistol, which was hidden inside her bra. Curry bought the gun a year earlier for $26 in Daytona Beach, but told investigators that she had never taken the weapon outside her home–until September 20, the day she stabbed King. Curry claimed that she had no intention to shoot King, but instead needed the pistol for protection in case the reverend’s followers attacked her.

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When asked why she placed the gun in her bust and not her handbag, Curry replied, “Suppose I happened to drop the bag and the safety go off and some innocent person is hurt.” Such concern was not evident hours earlier when Curry stabbed King with such force that her letter opener pierced his sternum. As seen above, a photo published on the front page of the New York Daily News showed King with the letter opener sticking out of his upper chest.

After subsequently being found “in such a state of insanity” that she could not understand the attempted murder charge lodged against her (and, as a result, was incapable of aiding her defense), Curry was committed to the Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in upstate Fishkill, New York.

Curry, pictured at left, was 42 when she entered the state Department of Corrections facility. News of her commitment in November 1958–two months after she stabbed King–appeared in various newspapers, including The New York Times, which devoted three paragraphs to the development. It was the last time Curry’s whereabouts, or her condition, would be the subject of press coverage.

In the decade between King’s stabbing and his assassination, the civil rights leader would often recall the Harlem attack, noting how close he came to dying that Saturday afternoon in Blumstein’s department store. In fact, during the“Promised Land” speech King delivered in Memphis the day before he was murdered, he referred to Curry.

“You know, several years ago, I was in New York City autographing the first book that I had written. And while sitting there autographing books, a demented black woman came up,” King told the Mason Temple audience. “Before I knew it, I had been stabbed by this demented woman. I was rushed to Harlem Hospital. It was a dark Saturday afternoon. That blade had gone through, and the X-rays revealed that the tip of the blade was on the edge of my aorta, the main artery. And once that’s punctured, you drowned in your own blood, that’s the end of you.” King added, “It came out in The New York Times the next morning that if I had merely sneezed, I would have died.”

As he closed the final address of his life, King remarked that, had he sneezed, he would have missed a decade’s worth of milestone events, including passage of the Civil Rights Act, the Selma marches, the Freedom Riders protests, and the March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.Reflecting on what might not ever have been, King said, “I’m so happy that I didn’t sneeze.”

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Since first publishing documents about King’s stabbing nearly 17 years ago, The Smoking Gun has intermittently tried to determine what became of the woman who nearly killed the civil rights leader. But checks of various databases and a wide variety of public records–real property, telephone, litigation, auto registration, civil judgments, voter rolls, and driver’s licenses–turned up no trace of Curry (or anyone  else named “Izola Curry”).

It was not hard to conclude that Curry was deceased. Actuarially speaking, in fact, it seemed likely she had died, perhaps decades earlier. Still, no obituaries or death notices had ever been published for Curry. Also, her name never appeared in the comprehensive death index maintained by the Social Security Administration.

After she tried to murder King, Curry disappeared into the state’s corrections/mental health system, apparently never to be heard from again.

Until last month.

While again conducting an every-few-years search for Curry, a TSG reporter discovered that an “Izola Curry” had registered to vote from a Queens address three months before the 2012 presidential election. A copy of Curry’s voter application form, obtained from the New York City Board of Elections, includes a Hillside Avenue home address and is stamped “NURSING HOME.” Most importantly, the document also lists the voter’s date of birth as June 14, 1916–identical to that of the “demented black woman” who tried to murder King.

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Izola Curry, TSG discovered, has been living in Queens for about 40 years. While residing in predominantly African-American communities, she appears to have generated little, if any, notice. Which is understandable, since the details of King’s stabbing–let alone the name of his attacker–are largely lost to history. In fact, most Americans would be unable to name the man who actually succeeded in assassinating the civil rights leader.

Curry (seen at left) now resides in the Hillside Manor nursing home in Jamaica, a no-frills facility with 300 beds on bustling Hillside Avenue. The 98-year-old lives in a small room with a twin bed that looks out onto a rear parking lot. Next to her bed is a walker and a side table that appears to hold the entirety of her possessions–a stack of books, a couple of framed photos, and a small pink stuffed animal.

During a recent visit, a reporter found a snoozing Curry parked in a wheelchair outside her room at 11 AM. Ten other residents were similarly situated, scattered across the hallway in their wheelchairs. Some were sleeping, all were silent.

When the 98-year-old Curry awoke, she greeted a TSG reporter with a smile. “Miss Curry loves to talk,” offered a cheery attendant as she passed in the hallway.

During a 30-minute conversation, Curry spoke haltingly and, at times, mumbled answers that were hard to decipher. At one point, she directed her visitor to fetch a chair from her room so that he did not have to stand over her.

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While Curry described her daily routine–up at 5:30 AM, bed around 10 PM, and not much going on in between–and how she ended up in the nursing home (seen at right), she met questions about King and the stabbing with a furrowed brow and a blank stare. While offering no recollections of the attack, Curry referred to “1958” and said that she was placed that year in a “hospital for the criminally insane.”

One of eight children born to sharecroppers in Georgia, Curry said that she has no surviving family members. Wearing an ID bracelet on her wrist, Curry said she entered Hillside Manor a few years ago, after injuring her leg in a fall while living at a private “Family Care” home in Queens.

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Born Izola Ware, Curry grew up in Adrian, Georgia, a city about 100 miles northwest of Savannah. She left school in the seventh grade and later married a man named James Curry when she was 21. The couple separated about six months after their 1937 nuptials, and Curry moved to New York City, the beginning of an itinerant existence that would see her bounce from Georgia, Florida, St. Louis, and New York while in search of steady work as a housekeeper, short-order cook, or factory worker.

In a Matteawan State Hospital report obtained by TSG, one of Curry’s sisters described her as a “somewhat disagreeable child who had never gotten along with other family members well. She frequently started arguments and was inclined to be jealous.” One of Curry’s siblings, the document noted, reportedly had been a patient at a Georgia state hospital, and then was institutionalized at a state-run psychiatric facilty in New York. In an interview with psychiatrists, Curry acknowledged she was “on poor terms with family members.”

According to court records, as well as law enforcement and psychiatric reports, Curry began suffering from delusions, paranoia, and illogical thinking for several years before she sought to kill King. This erratic state appears to have contributed to her difficulties in securing and maintaining employment.

By late-1958, Curry was living in a Harlem rooming house and struggling to make ends meet. Curry was convinced, two psychiatrists would report, that she was being persecuted by individuals she had never even met. Curry, the doctors noted, had somehow “developed the idea that the members of the NAACP were all communists and that they had been instrumental in and had been obstructing her from obtaining and retaining employment and that they had made scurrilous remarks about her.”

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Additionally, Curry “believes she has been under constant surveillance and all her movements are known to the NAACP and Dr. King,” according to an October 1958 psychiatric report.

The night before King’s autograph session at Blumstein’s, the civil rights leader addressed a large rally on 125th Street in Harlem that featured remarks from Jackie Robinson, A. Phillip Randolph, New York Governor Averell Harriman, and Nelson Rockefeller, who was challenging Harriman for the governorship. In front of the stage, Duke Ellington conducted his band.

Following her arrest, Curry told cops and prosecutors that she had walked by the Friday evening rally en route to a double feature at a Harlem theater (she recalled watching a Tarzan movie and a “native picture”). While denying that she had planned to attack King at the rally, Curry remarked that she could have forced her way through the crowd and “probably I could have got up to him.” Curry was not asked whether she was carrying her gun or letter opener that night.

The next afternoon, Curry told investigators, she returned to 125th Street to go “window shopping,” according to a 49-page transcript of her interrogation. She was wearing a smart suit, cat glasses, a necklace, and earrings, and was carrying a large black handbag. It was only after going into Blumstein’s, Curry claimed, that she realized King was signing copies of “Stride Toward Freedom,” his account of the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott.

King recalled that Curry asked him, “Are you Martin Luther King?” as she approached his table. Curry told investigators that she told King he “had been annoying me a long time” and accused the civil rights figure of torturing her. “What did he say,” a prosecutor asked Curry. “I was drunk in my head I don’t know what he said,” she answered. “He looked up at me and what he said I don’t know.”

Though she had a loaded gun nestled in her bust, Curry took the letter opener from her purse and stabbed King in the chest. Curry, who was quickly apprehended, later complained that when cops grabbed her, “my bag flew out of my hand and my wallet and everything went all over the floor. Now, they didn’t stop to pick it up, they was so busy pushing me.” NYPD Officer Anthony Buancore, who arrested Curry, recalled that she said of King, “He took away my freedom. He and the NAACP were after me. This has been going on for the last five years. It’s a frameup and I lost job after job because of them.”

King, with the letter opener in his chest, was transported to Harlem Hospital, where surgeons operated to save his life. Had the weapon been pulled from his chest–as a couple of onlookers at Blumstein’s urged–King would likely have died in the store.

In a statement issued 10 days after the stabbing, King said that he felt “no ill will” toward Curry, adding that he knew “thoughtful people will do all in their power to see that she gets the help she apparently needs if she is to become a free and constructive member of society.” After a five-week convalescence in New York, King returned to Montgomery and told supporters at the airport that he was “deeply sorry that a deranged woman should have injured herself in seeking to injure me.” King declared, “I bear no bitterness toward her,” and repeated his hope that Curry received treatment that would let her become a “constructive citizen in an integrated society where a disorganized personality need not become a menace to any man.”

Following her police interrogation, Curry was quickly committed for observation at Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric ward. While “usually cooperative and complacent” on the ward, Curry was prone to getting agitated and excited. “During these episodes, she is very demanding and has at times threatened to effect her escape. Also, it was noted that she has become threatening and assaultive,” according to a psychiatric report.

Curry was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic by two psychiatrists who reported that she had an IQ of 70, “low average intelligence,” and was in a severe “state of insanity.” A Manhattan judge would later concur with the psychiatrists’s conclusion that Curry–who had been indicted for attempted murder–should be committed to the Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane (seen at right).

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Two months after stabbing King, Curry–described as a “forty-two year old colored female” in hospital records–arrived at Matteawan, where the most famous patient was George Metesky, the “Mad Bomber” who had been arrested and institutionalized the prior year for a 16-year bombing spree across New York City.

Upon admission to Matteawan, Curry showed no remorse for attacking King. She remained “generally suspicious, seclusive and resentful of correction. She is nasty and abusive at times,” officials noted in a clinical summary. At times, Curry was thought to be heard responding to voices in her room. Once, she spoke of killing someone there, saying, “The S.O.B. Rev. King ought to be here.”

In an interview with hospital staff, Curry denied that “anybody put her up to” harming King. The stabbing, Curry said, “was entirely her own idea,” according to a Matteawan report.

Further details about Curry’s specific course of treatment at Matteawan are unavailable, and access to her case file–now in the custody of the New York State Archives–is restricted due to the state’s Mental Hygiene Law. However, a 1980 letter from the New York State Office of Mental Hygiene provides some general details about Curry’s term at Matteawan.

According to the letter, Curry spent nearly 14 years at the upstate New York facility before being transferred in March 1972 to the Manhattan Psychiatric Center on Ward’s Island in upper Manhattan. She spent about a year there before officials placed her in the Rosedale, Queens home of a woman certified through the state’s “Family Care” program to provide residential care for those diagnosed with mental illnesses.

At the time of the 1980 letter, a state psychiatrist reported, Curry had spent the prior seven years in “Family Care,” a period during which “there have been no incidents of hostility or aggressiveness and she has been able to get along satisfactorily in the home and the community.” Dr. Avram Finger added that Curry’s delusions “are, at present, absent and she has not required psychotropic medication for the past 4 years.” Additionally, following an examination by a panel of Manhattan Psychiatric Center officials, Curry was judged to be“coherent, relevant, cooperative and no present danger to self or others.”

Curry remained in the “Family Care” program, apparently residing in at least one other Queens home since Dr. Finger provided an update on her condition. Curry told a TSG reporter she was living in a “Family Care” residence in Queens when she fell and injured her left leg (which prompted her admission to the long-term nursing home where she now lives).

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At the end of a recent visit, a Hillside Manor attendant approached Curry to let her know that lunch would soon be served. When a reporter asked how she liked the food at the home, Curry remarked that she does not eat much, since she watches her weight. When told that was not often a concern for someone pushing 100, Curry offered her visitor a broad smile.

As she began navigating toward the dining room–first by pulling herself along via a handrail on the wall–Curry accepted an offer of a push. But as the dining room neared, she began using her right leg to propel the creaky wheelchair forward.

“I’ve got it from here,” Curry said as she headed off alone down the hallway.

ACLU Sues Ferguson Schools For Being “Too White”

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This is from Mad World News.

If there are too many whites on the school board who elected them was it whites and blacks or whites only?

Why does not blacks run for the school board positions?

Maybe the blacks just do not give enough of a rats rear end to run for office. 

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit last week on behalf of the NAACP against Ferguson School districts for being “too white” and discriminating against African-Americans.

According to the federal complaint filed against the school district, the system used to elect the members of its school board dilutes the “black vote,” causing African-Americans not to be represented properly on the school board. According to the lawsuit, six of the seven board members are white, although seventy percent of the school is African-American.

The ACLU lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Missouri NAACP and the district’s black residents, according to an ACLU press release. The complaint charges that the at-large voting system violates the Voting Rights Act, as it “impermissibly denies African-American voters an equal opportunity to participate in the political process and to elect representatives of their choice.” (Huffington Post)

While this does seem a little discriminatory the way that it is presented in the lawsuit by the ACLU, as other organizations have pointed out, it is simply not factual.

Well, it turns out the blacks aren’t a majority in the school district at all:

“While more than three-fourths of the district’s students are black, the area’s voting-age population is majority-white. The ACLU suit contends that the district’s at-large system results in the black vote getting drowned out. It calls for a new system where the district is broken down into sub-regions, each of which would elect one person to the district school board.” (my emphasis)

You see, Ferguson-Florissant School District is made up of many communities, not just the embattled town of Ferguson. It was created by a 1975 desegregation order to include diverse communities, and wouldn’t you know it, some of those communities include white people. Even more treacherous is that somehow the whites represent a majority. (Downtrend)

This school district does not just represent the one school, but many schools in the community.

The ACLU is turning this into a battle over what happened with the riots and the militarization of the police, maintaining that the school district does not provide for the “needs” of African-Americans.

“There is also a significant lack of responsiveness to the needs of the African-American community on the part of other local government officials,” it says. “These protests were triggered by a number of events following the shooting that signaled local officials’ disregard for the needs of Ferguson’s African-American residents, including the police department’s initial refusal and delay in releasing the name of the shooting officer; and the police department’s excessive response to peaceful protesters, including the use of tear gas, armored vehicles, assault rifles, and military uniforms.” (Huffington Post)

On the other side of the coin, the school district is reviewing the lawsuit in hopes it is merely a political stunt in light of recent happenings in the embattled city. They plan to have a lengthy response to the press at another time.

Brian Anderson of Downtrend puts it this way:

Besides ignoring the democratic process of holding fair elections, this lawsuit assumes that black people are both interested in public service and vote. The city of Ferguson is majority black and yet the city council is almost entirely white. You can’t chalk that up to gerrymandering or at-large elections. The blacks of Ferguson do not want the low-paying jobs of city council members and they don’t care enough to vote the white people out of office. I’m sure a similar dynamic is in place for the school board. (Downtrend)

IF their candidates were denied the right to run based on the color of skin, or if they were suppressed from running, they would have cause to sue. Neither of those scenarios are represented by this lawsuit. Attempting to discredit the votes of the white majority in that district to provide for a black minority is beyond wrong. Not to mention, this completely discredits the voting system that has been established and has worked without complaint since 1975.

This seems like a case of reverse discrimination. What do you think of this lawsuit? Let us know in the comments below.

Calls for ‘Michael Brown Law’ Follow Grand Jury Decision

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This is from CNSNews.

For the sake of argument lets say this Micheal Brown law passes and the police have body cameras then what.

The next black thug that gets shot and the video shows the officer was justified in killing this thug.

Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson and the other race baiters will swear the video was altered to prove the story the shooting was justified.

So what will the race baiters demand next no bullets in the officer’s weapons or no weapons at all?.

(CNSNews.com) – Michael Brown’s family will “pursue all the legal avenues,” including legislation named after their son, attorney Benjamin Crump told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

Crump said the proposed “Michael Brown law” would require all police officers to wear video cameras that record every move they make:

“The family will pursue all the legal avenues, potential civil wrongful death lawsuit, as well as look at pushing forward with proposed legislation for (a) Michael Brown law — working with the National Bar Association, NAACP, National Action Network, and others to have it where it is required that every police officer in every American city is required to have video body cameras, so it will be transparent; we won’t see this play out over and over again, whether it’s in New York or Louisiana or Texas.”

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Crump also called for changes in the legal system:

“We see young people of color, especially young black and brown boys, being killed at the hands of the people to protect and serve them, and they are never held accountable, largely due to this process, this grand jury process that needs to be indicted. It’s broken. It continues to yield the same results over and over again where they kill our children and they are never held accountable.

“We have to change that entire process to have a special prosecutor appointed,” Crump said.

Crump complained that Officer Darren Wilson was never cross-examined during the grand jury proceeding, which is intended to help prosecutors decide if they have enough evidence to bring a case to trial.

“And so it further builds the mistrust that many in the African- American communities all across America have with this process and the local law enforcement and court officials,” Crump said.

The grand jury proceedings are secret to protect witnesses and reputations.

If the grand jury had indicted Officer Wilson, the case most likely would have gone to trial. Crump said that would have been preferable, even if a trial resulted in Officer Wilson’s acquittal:

“People can accept that morewhen you havetrial by jury, where it’s all transparent, where all the evidence and the witnesses are cross-examined and vetted.

“People think that is fair. People think that is impartial. But when you have this secret grand jury proceeding, where there is only one lawyer in the room and that lawyer is a local prosecutor who has a symbiotic relationship with the local police department and the local police officer and has no relationship or no regard for this young person of color, and then you see the results all the time coming out where there’s exonerated, they’re cleared, it’s swept under the rug, and we’re told to just go on and get over it, where we can’t continue just to go ahead and get over it, because these are our children that are being killed.

“The statistics are alarming,” Crump continued. “Young black men between ages of 15 and 19 are said to be likely to be killed by the police 21 percent more than anybody else. And they are stopped three times by police more than anybody else.

“We have to get police officers who are not cold as ice like the shooter of Michael Brown, but police officers who care about trying to have a relationship with the community, not seeing the citizens of low-income communities or minority communities as demons, as criminals, but as citizens that we all have to be together, in that we’re all in the same boat and we have a vested interest.”

While Crump complained that Wilson was “cold as ice,” police say Michael Brown was a thug. He had just committed a strong-arm robbery at a nearby convenience store — a crime captured on videotape — and he was walking in the middle of the street when Officer Wilson encountered him and his companion.

Wilson testified that Brown trapped him in his cruiser, hit him multiple times, and grabbed for his gun.

NAACP Wants Newly Authorized AR-15 Rifles Straight Outta Compton Schools

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This is from The Daily Caller.

What is the NAACP’s problem?

I think school cops need all of the edge they can get.

 

The Compton chapter of the NAACP is demanding that the Compton Unified School District rescind a new policy allowing campus police officers to carry AR-15 rifles while patrolling school grounds.

Compton’s school board approved the new policy last month, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Campus cops who carry the semi-automatic weapons must receive special training first. Also, “carry” is a very strong word. School district officials have indicated the officers will actually keep the aggressive-looking rifles in the trunks of their patrol cars until some event arises in which the guns are needed.

Nevertheless, the NAACP strongly opposes the policy.

“Compton schools are not located in Beirut, Gaza, or Kabul. They are located in the heart of a hardworking, proud community in Los Angeles County,” local NAACP president Paulette Simpson-Gipson told the Times. “We won’t be satisfied until this decision is abrogated.”

School district officials have been tight-lipped about the new policy but school district police chief William Wu has released a statement.

“Compton School Police will be the FIRST RESPONDERS should there be an active shooter on campus. It is necessary that those who are entrusted with the safety of our students on campus have the necessary weaponry to defend the students and themselves,” Wu said.

“Our objective is quite simple — we want to save lives,” the chief also said. “These rifles give us greater flexibility in dealing with a person with bad intent who comes onto any of our campuses.”

 

In addition to the NAACP, a number of other local organizations have already criticized the new policy. Parents and students have also expressed their concerns.

Los Angeles-based website CityWatch has criticized the new policy by declaring that no school in a primarily black or Hispanic area has experienced a mass school shooting

CityWatch does not define the term “mass shooting.”

In June, independent journalist Charles Johnson singlehandedly eviscerated a graphic map circulated on social media by a pro-gun control group which purported to show that 74 school shootings that have taken place in the U.S. since Dec. 2012. (RELATED: School Shooting Claims Debunked)

The group behind the charade was Everytown for Gun Safety, a pro-gun control group founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

By using the Sandy Hook massacre as a frame of reference, the Everytown map left the impression that the shootings included on it were at least somewhat similar in scope to Sandy Hook. This was inaccurate. One shooting on the map was one related to drug-dealing. Another was related to a dice game. Others included a public suicide, shootings related to gang activity, a dispute over a Nintendo Wii video game console and a lovers’ spat involving a high school principal.

CNN, which featured the map in news segments, was forced to revise its erroneous claims publicly. (RELATED: CNN Slashes School Shooting Stats Claim By 80 Percent)

Compton is not the first public school district in Southern California to authorize school police officers to utilize AR-15 rifles. Five other school districts in the region including the Los Angeles Unified School District already allow the use of such weapons, notes The Atlantic.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/27/naacp-wants-newly-authorized-ar-15-rifles-straight-outta-compton-schools/#ixzz3Cb6sYGJK

NAACP judges Black Senator by the Color of his Skin

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This is from Patriot Update.

Rush Limbaugh correctly identifies the  NAACP as the National Association For The Advancement Of Liberal Colored People.

As long as black men and women tow the DemocRat line and stay on the DemocRat Plantation the NAALCP will support them.

But as soon as you step off the DemocRat and start thinking for themselves and start achieving goals they want to destroy you.

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When Jim DeMint left the U.S. Senate to take over as head of the Heritage Foundation, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley named Tim Scott as his replacement.  This should have been a proud moment for all South Carolinians, but particularly so for members of the NAACP.  After all, the second “A” in NAACP stands for advancement.  You see, Tim Scott is a black man.  For the state where the American Civil War began to send a black man to the U.S. Senate is certainly evidence of advancement.  One could argue that it took too long to happen, but it would be difficult to argue that Scott’s appointment was not a positive step in the right direction.  Further, if his appointment is not enough to warrant a sense of pride in the hearts of Americans of good faith, consider this: all signs indicate that the people of South Carolina plan to keep Tim Scott in the Senate when the required special election in November rolls around.

If the polls are accurate and Scott’s seat in Congress is confirmed by election in November, he will be the first black Senator elected from a southern state since the days of reconstruction.  In other words, Tim Scott is making history—American history.  Why then are so-called progressives so opposed to this trailblazer?  You guessed it. Tim Scott is guilty of what liberals consider a crime worse than murder: being conservative while black.  Unfortunately, the NAACP seems unwilling to take pride in the accomplishments of black people unless they toe the line of liberal orthodoxy.  Let a black man or woman dare to espouse such views as personal responsibility, self-reliance, hard work, and family values and the claws come out.  That black man or woman who holds these views is immediately subjected to vicious personal attacks on his or her character.

This is precisely what is happening to Tim Scott.  The NAACP from neighboring North Carolina not only rejected Scott’s appointment to the Senate, they rejected him as a person.  Scott’s groundbreaking status notwithstanding, the NAACP launched a series of vicious attacks on the junior Senator from South Carolina.  Here is what The Washington Times editors had to say about this ironic turn of events: “Rather than embrace this advancement in racial harmony, the head of the neighboring North Carolina Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People grew vicious.  The Rev. William Barber II called Mr. Scott a ventriloquist’s dummy, incapable of thinking or speaking for himself.  That’s the sort of invective more commonly found at a Ku Klux Klan rally.”  Indeed it is.  In addition, it is hardly the type of statement one expects to hear from a man of the cloth.

I find attacks on black conservatives especially disturbing.  Not only are they lacking in grace, they are infantile.  When did we become a country that cannot celebrate the accomplishments of individuals simply because their political views differ from our own?  The attitudes of so-called progressives toward conservative black Americans remind me of those long-ago days when I played high school football.  Some of the coaches in our conference tried to motivate their players by encouraging them to hate the players on other teams.  As a result, their players were not only poor sports, they were obnoxious winner and losers.

Fortunately, I played for a more broad-minded coach whose views on the subject showed both wisdom and class.  No coach I ever met wanted to win more than this one and no coach worked harder at preparing his teams to win.  But he never resorted to belittling the players on other teams or encouraging us to hate someone just because they wore a different uniform.  This coach made it clear that he considered the ability to admire the talent of someone in a different uniform a sign of maturity and intelligence; two things he expected of all  his players.  If a player on another team had a good game or was having a good year, our coach made a point of congratulating him and encouraging us to follow suit.  I have always thought this was an excellent lesson, and I am glad to have learned it.  Someone should teach a similar lesson to graceless, classless liberals who insist that the only legitimate black people in America are those who share their leftwing worldviews.

In today’s toxic political climate, black conservatives are shown no respect by liberals no matter how accomplished they may be in a given field.  Think of the treatment Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has received from liberals, both black and white. They consider him a pariah.  Noted academics such as Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams are regularly and vociferously denounced by liberals—again both black and white. In all of these cases, the much maligned individuals are guilty of just one thing: being conservative while black.

When I was a young man growing up in the Jim Crow South, nothing inspired me more than the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he encouraged Americans of all stripes to judge people by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.  I have trouble imagining Dr. King turning his back on successful black men and women who have achieved the American dream—the dream he wanted all black people to have an opportunity to achieve—because their political views were different than his.  Dr. King won the battle for civil rights because he always took the high road—always appealed to the better angels of man rather than indulging in mean-spirited pettiness.  It is too bad that liberals who hold Dr. King up as an icon don’t follow his good example.

I will give the editors of The Washington Times the final word on this subject: “The real fools are those who keep black communities hooked on government handouts and benefits.  The culture of dependence embraced by foolish liberals such as Mr. Barber has impoverished black teenagers, imprisoning them in a 35.8 percent unemployment rate.  To his ilk, Sen. Scott, Justice Thomas and Mr. Sowell are uncomfortable reminders that the road to success begins with self-reliance.”

Read the rest of this Patriot Update article here: http://patriotupdate.com/articles/naacp-judges-black-senator-color-skin/#UVTRIZxLA53IpcrO.99

 

ZoNation: Conservative Blacks Are Mouth-Pieces According To William Barber

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William Barber, Director of the North Carolina Chapter of the NAACP, accuses conservatives of color of being mouth pieces for the GOP. He somehow over looks the big…really big, mouth piece he is, for the Democrat Party.

 

Read the rest of this Liberty Alliance article here: http://libertyalliance.com/2014/02/zonation-conservative-blacks-mouth-pieces-according-william-barber/#ZrX24SsQQw82slAm.99

NAACP to Lee County: ‘Racist’ Robert E. Lee portrait must go

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This is from BizPac Review.

 

The NNALCP  needs to just shut up and go away.

I say leave General Robert E.Lee‘s right where it is.

RE Lee-full

The president of the Lee County, Fla. chapter of the NAACP has petitioned theLee County Commission to remove a portrait of Gen. Robert E. Lee, claiming it symbolizes racism.

The painting that the NAACP’s James Muwakkil finds so offensive has hung in the Lee County Commission chambers for years. The county was named for the late military hero 22 years after the close of the war between the states, according to The Washington Times.

“That painting is a symbol of racism. It’s a symbol of divisiveness, and it doesn’t unify Lee County. It divides Lee County,” Muwakkil said in a letter, the Fort Meyers News-Press reported.

Muwakkil’s petition will force a public hearing on the issue, according to Commissioner Larry Kiker.

“I would be looking for thoughtful conversation based upon the historical value and why it was put there to begin with, mainly because I don’t know too much about it,” Kiker told the News-Press.

Virginia assisted Lee County in obtaining a suitable Lee painting — in 1939, according to the News-Press.

Lee’s position with the Confederate Army had nothing to do with his position on slavery, and everything to do with his loyalty to Virginia.

In an 1856 letter to his wife, Lee wrote, (ACCORDING TO WHAT SOURCE)“In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution, is a moral & political evil in any Country.”

He also supported the efforts of his wife and daughter to maintain an illegal school for slaves on their plantation and petitioned slave owners to allow slaves to volunteer for the army, saying he could make soldiers out of any human being with arms and legs, according to Wikipedia.

Despite Lee’s history, every now and then the local NAACP chapter petitions the county to take some action regarding the painting. The last time was in 2007, when it asked the commission to hang a painting of President Abraham Lincoln near Lee’s. The measure failed.

 

NAACP Urges U.N. to Investigate U.S. for ‘Racially Discriminatory Election Laws’

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This is from CNSNews.

The NAALCP needs to be told the UN has no power to do anything in America.

The voter laws are not made to keep the minority population  from voting

It keeps dead people from voting and illegals as well voting as someone else.

So I guess in some ways the voter ID laws do discriminate.

The affected parties are the dead,illegals and people voting as someone else.

 

CNSNews.com) – Charging that millions of citizens, two-fifths of them black, have been denied the right to vote because of felony convictions, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called on the United Nations this week to investigate America’s “racially discriminatory election laws.”

An NAACP delegation visiting Geneva hosted a panel on the “disenfranchisement” of U.S. citizens and addressed the U.N. Human Rights Council, which is in session in the Swiss city.

A delegate told the HRC that the right to vote was a cornerstone of democracy and that in the U.S. a patchwork of divergent laws and procedures have posed barriers to voting.

The NAACP urged the U.N.’s “special rapporteur” on racism to investigate “racially discriminatory election laws,” and said the HRC should then make recommendations that would restore the political and voting rights of all citizens.

On Tuesday, the delegation hosted a panel on the subject at the U.N.’s Geneva headquarters.

“Today, nearly 5.3 million U.S. citizens have been stripped of their voting rights on a temporary or permanent basis, including more than 4.4 million citizens who are no longer incarcerated,” said Lorraine Miller, who chairs the NAACP national board’s advocacy and policy committee.

“More than two million are African American, yet African Americans make up less than 13 percent of the U.S. population,” she said.

Miller said the NAACP commended Attorney-General Eric Holder for his efforts to “prevent the implementation of recent challenges to voting rights.”

“However, we remain deeply concerned with the continued practice and discriminatory impact of felony disenfranchisement.”

Among the delegation is a woman named Kemba Smith Pradia who, according to the organization, was convicted of a drug-related offense in 1992, granted clemency by President Clinton, but is barred from voting in Virginia under legislation prohibiting those formerly incarcerated to vote in the state.

“Nationally, I represent more than five million citizens that are disenfranchised from being a part of the political process simply because of past felony convictions,” she said.

NAACP Senior Vice President for Advocacy Hilary Shelton told the panel that the restrictions on voting “prevent those most in need of an advocate from the ability to elect someone who will represent their concerns:  the need for a decent public education, for a health care system that addresses their specific demographic needs, as well as the creation of decent jobs, a functional criminal justice system and other basic human needs.”

This is the second NAACP visit to the HRC in six months. Last March NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous addressed the council on voter ID and other laws, which he said would “disproportionately block members of minority groups from voting.”

“These voter-suppression laws include so-called strict voter-ID laws, cutting of Sunday voting, early voting and same-day voter registration, and the reimposing of notoriously racist bans on formerly-incarcerated people voting,” he said.

As CNSNews.com reported at the time, among those listening to Jealous’ appeal for HRC support were representatives of countries whose citizens have no right to vote freely, including one-party states Cuba and China; and Saudi Arabia, where men can only vote in municipal elections and women have been barred from even that limited right.

In a Rasmussen poll last December, 70 percent of likely voters agreed that voters should be required to show photo ID before casting ballots. Only 22 percent of respondents opposed such a requirement.

Although support for voter ID was significantly higher among Republicans (92 percent), 54 percent of Democrats also favored the requirement, according to the poll.

Sixty-nine percent of respondents said the laws were not discriminatory, while 22 percent said they were.

The 2012 Democratic Party platform is critical of voter-ID laws, stating that they “can disproportionately burden young voters, people of color, low-income families, people with disabilities, and the elderly, and we refuse to allow the use of political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens.”

 

The Civil War is Over. Let the Battle Flag Be.

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This is from American Thinker.
The time has come to get over the civil war.
But the N.A.A.L.C.P. will not let it happen.
Neither will the CBC or the race baiters Sharpton and Jackson let it drop. 
Show me a living slave and a living slave owner then we can talk about reparations.

Over the past several months, the NAACP has launched a campaign against the Confederate Battle Flag by protesting its presence at the South Carolina statehouse.  Governor Nikki Haley did not respond to the demands of the NAACP to remove it.  In a similar matter, black protesters have called for the removal of the Battle Flag from a Georgian cemetery that happens to have interred the bones of Confederate soldiers.  And now, most recently, Republican presidential candidate Governor Rick Perry of Texas has become the newest target of the NAACP over whether the Battle Flag should appear on license plates.  In the end, Perry  decided against the idea.
Facts remain: there was indeed a Civil War, and one cannot just simply wish it — or its symbols — away.  Yet it seems that the NAACP and their friends wish to delete a symbol that, while controversial and complex in what it does or does not stand for, is still seen by many Southerners as a cultural symbol with no racial overtones.
Do the NAACP and their allies also wish to blacklist Robert E. Lee and everyone else who, from the standpoint of the South, fought for the rights of Southern states to be free from a federal government that they saw as tyrannical, and that transcended just the issue of slavery?  And if the Battle Flag is deemed as a “Southern Swastika” that should be banned, will Stone Mountain — the memorial for Confederate war veterans — be the next symbol removed?
It is hard not to see the battle to do away with Southern symbols from the Civil War as nothing more than the first step in an all-out deconstruction of America in toto.  It should be remembered that it was under the Stars and Stripes that Africans were taken here as slaves — not the 1861-1865 Southern flags.  Perhaps we should ban “Old Glory” as a racist symbol as well?
The destruction of Stone Mountain, should it come to pass — and it should not be unthinkable in today’s America — would be no different from the Taliban’s destruction of the Buddhist statues ten years ago at Bamiyan.  The Civil War ended over a century and a half ago, yet the NAACP and other groups seem incapable of coming to terms with that.  Will Southerners and other Americans ever say “enough is enough”?  When will the time come for Americans of all colors and creeds to finally say, “It is over, and let’s get over it” 
Yet in spite of the passage of over 150 years, it appears that America is still fighting the Civil War de facto, if not de jure.  Many Southern people feel that the Battle Flag and the Stars and Bars are part of American history.  This is not to say that “the Flag” does not conjure deep emotions on both sides.  However, to view the tortured and complex history of the Civil War as simply a war to end slavery would be naïve.  The story of a chivalrous North fighting against a racist South to end slavery is seen by many in the South as hypocritical.  Indeed, if the war was fought exclusively to end slavery, why did the North have its own slave states?
Ironically, men like Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan all held racist views against blacks, Jews, and American Indians.  As for Grant, he did not free his slaves until December of 1865, after the Thirteenth Amendment had been ratified.  However, Robert E. Lee freed the slaves living on his plantation in 1862.  It was Lee who said that slavery was an “evil.”  Yet, whether apocryphal or true, it has been written that Grant, when confronted as to why he did not free his slaves until the end of 1865, stated that “good help is hard to come by these days.”  And all this says nothing of Grant’s anti-Semitic “General Order Number 11.”  Meanwhile, even Lincoln stated that his main goal was the preservation of the Union, with or without slavery.
It is long overdue for people of goodwill and fairness to address the real racial and other issues plaguing this once-great country without pandering to those who have nothing else on their minds but a flag that to many people represents heritage and not racism.  This is not to say that America has been a paragon of virtue when it comes to race or that hate groups have never used the Battle Flag for their own nefarious purposes.  But it should be emphasized that racism is a two-way street.  Black people can — and do — hate white people as much as the reverse.  Indeed, while American officialdom is loath to admit it, most racial crimes are committed by blacks against whites.  Why is this issue never raised by any presidential or other political candidate?
Attorney General Eric Holder has said that “we are a nation of cowards” when it comes to race.  Indeed, regarding many people, he is correct.  However, some may argue that it is white people who are a nation of cowards when it comes to racial issues.  For if they raise the issues of discrimination against whites (e.g., “affirmative action”), black-on-white crime, or even bilingualism, they will certainly fear being called the worst word in the English language:  “racist.”
Instead of automatically trashing the Battle Flag and everything Southern, let us address the above issues forthrightly.  If not, America will continue toward a state of chaos that may well spell the dissolution of this country.  It is past time to have a true and honest discussion on race and other issues, and how they have affected the moral fiber of this country in many ways — not just regarding a flag that hasn’t been officially used in over a century and a half (and then only on a battlefield).
There are pros and cons on both sides of this issue.  However, for racial healing to finally and truly begin, people have to engage in a civilized dialogue and not let their emotions rule.  Until that day arrives — if ever — America will continue to be plagued by demagogues, cowards, and anarchists who live only to  stoke  the flames and fires of racial, economic, and class hatred.

 

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/the_civil_war_is_over_let_the_battle_flag_be.html#ixzz1egsBFSUG



 

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