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Keeping the divide going: AMC developing series based on BLM book, "They Can't Kill Us All"

they can't kill us all

More fiction coming to your TV…

Ferguson was a liberal-funded protest. Baltimore race rioters were given permission by then mayor, Stephanie  Rawlings-Blake, to burn, riot, and loot their own city. Instead of waiting for the facts of police shootings to emerge, race agitators destroyed their communities.
Now a book about the riots from the BLM movement’s perspective is coming to TV. More fiction, no doubt.
Another show I won’t be watching.
From Deadline: AMC has put in development a drama based on Wesley Lowery’s bestselling nonfiction book They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice. It comes from Brad Weston’s Makeready and writer LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands, Turn: Washington’s Spies).
Published in 2016 by Little, Brown & Company, the book was acquired by Makeready last fall. It examines how decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs has led to the high-profile cases of police brutality in Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore and elsewhere and the birth of Black Lives Matter movement seeking justice for the deaths of Michael Brown (police officer Darren Wilson was cleared by Obama’s DOJ), Tamir Rice (a grand jury declined to indict due to the fact that Rice drew what appeared to be a real firearm) and Freddie Gray (the trial against Officer William Porter ended in mistrial. Officers Nero, Goodson, and Rice were found not guilty at trial. The remaining charges against the officers were dropped on July 27, 2016).
Written by Morgan, who is under an overall deal at AMC, the potential series also will reflect current events and race relations through the stories and voices of fictional characters. Morgan will executive produce with Makeready founder and CEO Weston and creative heads Pam Abdy and Scott Nemes.
Lowery, a reporter at The Washington Post, was a lead on the paper’s “Fatal Force” project, a database that tracked 990 police shootings in 2015. The project won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016.
They Can’t Kill Us All joins the growing development slate of Makeready’s television division, headed by Nemes, which funds development and can deficit finance series, with Entertainment One handling international distribution. The slate also includes a series adaptation of Rocket Men, Robert Kurson’s upcoming book about the Apollo 8 odyssey; the Untitled David James Kelly project, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson’s Appian Way; Old City Blues, by screenwriter Arash Amel, based on the Boom graphic novel; Catching Out, from writer/executive producer Amy Harris and executive producer Chloe Grace Moretz; and the Jonás Cuarón-written drama Undocumented America, based on manuscript by journalist and DACA recipient Karla Cornejo Villavicencio about undocumented immigrants illegal aliens across America.
Morgan is repped by Echo Lake Entertainment, CAA, and Rob Szymanski.

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New York Times names street of Ferguson cop Wilson's home

Last November 24, 2014, the New York Times published an article by Julie Bosman and Campbell Robertson on the wedding of Darren Wilson, in which the short street on which Wilson’s home is located is clearly named.
Wilson is the Ferguson cop who both a Missouri grand jury and the Obama administration’s Department of Justice determined is innocent of wrongdoing in the shooting death of 300-lb 18-year-old Michael Brown. Since the jury decision, Wilson had left the Ferguson police force.

See “Ferguson grand jury reaches decision: NO INDICTMENT” and “Ferguson cop vindicated: DOJ won’t file charges.”

At the time when the New York Times published the story, the newspaper was taken to task for publishing the name of Wilson’s bride, a fellow officer in the Ferguson Police Department, as well as the name of the street. Critics maintain that publicizing the names endangers Darren and his wife because the street in question is relatively small and holds about 40 homes, which makes it easy for those searching to narrow down which one belongs to the Wilsons. Moreover, their neighbors are also potentially put in harm’s way because vandals may mistake a neighbor’s home for the Wilsons’.
But New York Times stood by its decision. (Washington Examiner)
It is now almost 4 months later, both the names of Wilson’s wife and their street are still in the NYT article:

Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, has been out of public sight ever since. Yet last month, he stepped into a St. Louis County office building, gave his name and applied for a marriage license.

Several days later, Officer Wilson married Barbara Spradling, a fellow officer in the Ferguson Police Department, public records show…. Officer Wilson and Officer Spradling own a home together on Manda Lane in Crestwood, Mo., a St. Louis suburb about a half-hour drive from Ferguson.

In its defense, New York Times argues that Wilson’s home location had already been revealed by media outlets.
Indeed, CNN was the first to do so in August 2014 on the day that Ferguson police chief Jackson released Darren Wilson’s name. In a video report showing Wilson’s house, including the street number, CNN reporter Ed Lavandera is seen walking in the street where Wilson lives (see pic below). The video shows a wide view of Wilson’s house and then pans around the street to show its relative position in the neighborhood. While Lavandera did not name the street, he did give its approximate location.
CNN reporter in front of Darren Wilson's house
Other media outlets immediately followed CNN’s example. Some, like USA Today and Yahoo News, named the town in which Wilson lives — Crestwood, a suburb of St. Louis. Others, notably The Washington Post, named the street itself — Manda Lane. (See “Media make public Ferguson cop’s photo and address”)
None of the above excuses the New York Times of naming the street and the town three months later. Doing so serves no journalistic “public’s right to know” purpose.
Both Darren Wilson and his wife are recognized for their performance as police officers. Officer Spradling received a medal of valor award in 2012 for her work as a police officer; Officer Wilson received a commendation in early 2014 for his arrest of a suspect in a drug case. Neither deserves having their home address outed by New York Times and other media.

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Ferguson in Chaos: 2 officers shot

So much for Barack Obama, the “post-racial” president who would heal America.

Two officers shotPolice take cover after two officers were shot while standing guard in front of the Ferguson Police Station on Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan)

Jim Salter reports for the AP, March 12, 2015:

Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the city’s police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police department and court.

A 32-year-old officer from nearby Webster Groves was shot in the face and a 41-year-old officer from St. Louis County was shot in the shoulder, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a news conference. Both were taken to a hospital, where Belmar said they were conscious. He said he did not have further details about their conditions but described their injuries as “serious.”

“I don’t know who did the shooting, to be honest with you,” Belmar said, adding that he could not provide a description of the suspect or gun.

He said he assumed, based on where the officers were standing and the trajectory of the bullets, that “these shots were directed exactly at my officers.”

The shots were fired shortly after midnight as protesters gathered following the resignation of embattled Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson on Wednesday. Before the shooting, some at the protest chanted to show their dissatisfaction with the resignations of Jackson and City Manager John Shaw this week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies also assembled at the scene.

The protest was a familiar scene in Ferguson, which saw similar and much larger demonstrations after the shooting death of black 18-year-old Michael Brown last summer by city police officer Darren Wilson. A state grand jury cleared Wilson, who is white, in November, sparking further protests, looting and fires. But Thursday morning was the first time an officer at a protest had been shot.

In amateur video accessed by the Associated Press, two shots ring out and a man is heard screaming out in pain.

Someone at the scene, unseen and unidentified in the video, says: “Acknowledgement nine months ago would have kept that from happening.”

Marciay Pitchford, 20, was among the protesters. She told the AP that the protest had been mostly peaceful until she heard the shots.

“I saw the officer go down and the other police officers drew their guns while other officers dragged the injured officer away,” Pitchford said. “All of a sudden everybody started running or dropping to the ground.”

Belmar said the shots were fired from across the street from the police department.

After the shooting, officers with guns and in riot gear circled the station, and more than a dozen squad cars blocked the street.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill urged “healing and reform,” calling the shooting a “criminal act that jeopardized the lives of police officers and protesters both.”

Jackson was the sixth employee to resign or be fired after a Justice Department report last week cleared Wilson of civil rights charges in the shooting. Wilson has also resigned. A separate Justice Department report released the same day found a profit-driven court system and widespread racial bias in the city police department.

Mayor James Knowles III announced Wednesday that the city had reached a mutual separation agreement with Jackson that will pay him one year of his nearly $96,000 annual salary and health coverage. Jackson’s resignation becomes effective March 19, at which point Lt. Col. Al Eickhoff will become acting chief while the city searches for a replacement.

Jackson had resisted calls by protesters and some of Missouri’s top elected leaders to step down over his handling of Brown’s shooting and the weeks of protests that followed. He was widely criticized from the outset for the aggressive police response to protests and his agency’s erratic and infrequent releases of key information.

He took nearly a week to publicly identify Wilson as the shooter and then further heightened tension in the community by releasing Wilson’s name at the same time as store security video that police said showed Brown stealing a box of cigars and shoving a clerk a short time before his death.

During a 12-minute news conference, Knowles said Jackson resigned after “a lot of soul-searching” about how the community could heal from the racial unrest stemming from the fatal shooting last summer.

“The chief is the kind of honorable man you don’t have to go to,” Knowles said. “He comes to you when he knows that this is something we have to seriously discuss.”

The acting head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division released a statement saying the U.S. government remains committed to reaching a “court-enforceable agreement” to address Ferguson’s “unconstitutional practices,” regardless of who’s in charge of the city.

Jackson oversaw the Ferguson force for nearly five years before the shooting that stirred months of unrest across the St. Louis region and drew global attention to the predominantly black city of 21,000.

In addition to Jackson, Ferguson’s court clerk was fired last week and two police officers resigned. The judge who oversaw the court system also resigned, and the City Council on Tuesday agreed to a separation agreement with Shaw, the city manager.

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Ferguson cop vindicated: DOJ won't file charges

After all the rioting and looting and burning in Ferguson, St. Louis, and across America protesting the grand jury’s decision to NOT charge white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson with the shooting death on Aug. 9, 2014, of black 18-year-old “gentle giant” Michael Brown . . . .
After the media, led by CNN, jeopardized the lives of Officer Wilson and his family by broadcasting his home address . . . .
After all the millions of #BlackLivesMatter self-righteous tweets . . . .
After the race-baiting by Black extortionists like Al Sharpton . . . .
After a white Marine veteran sustained brain injury from being assaulted by 20 Blacks angry about Ferguson . . . .
After a black Texas school teacher told white Americans (“dumb duck ass crackers”) who disagree with her on Ferguson to “kill yourselves” . . . .
After Black Muslim Louis Farrakhan incited violence by publicly threatening race war . . . .
After the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder fanned the racial flames by traveling to Ferguson and speaking of his experiences as a victim of racial profiling . . . .
After the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama fanned the racial flames by claiming she and her husband had been victims of racism and racial profiling . . . .
And in spite of the President of the United States Barack Obama throwing a match into the racial fire by secretly meeting with Ferguson protest leaders to “stay on course” and telling black Americans via the Black Entertainment Network that white cops have a “subconscious fear” of  black Americans because they “look different” (when the FBI’s own statistics show that more black cops kill black felons than white cops kill black felons, and the real problem is that of blacks disproportionately killing white cops) . . . .
After all the above and more, the Obama administration’s own Department of Justice will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against Darren Wilson because the Obama administration’s own Federal Bureau of Investigation has found no evidence to support such charges.
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Matt Apuzzo and Michael S. Schmidt report for The New York Times, Jan. 21, 2015, that although Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his civil rights chief, Vanita Gupta, will have the final say on whether the Justice Department will close the case against officer Darren Wilson, “it would be unusual for them to overrule the prosecutors on the case, who are still working on a legal memo explaining their recommendation.”

The FBI’s conclusion supports a prior and separate investigation by Missouri authorities who had recommended against charging Wilson.

The federal investigation did not uncover any facts that differed significantly from the evidence made public by the authorities in Missouri late last year. To bring federal civil rights charges, the Justice Department would have needed to prove that Officer Wilson had intended to violate Brown’s rights when he opened fire, and that he had done so willfully — meaning he knew that it was wrong to fire but did so anyway.

The Justice Department plans to release a report explaining its decision, though it is not clear when. Dena Iverson, a department spokeswoman, declined to comment on the case Wednesday.

But a broader Justice Department civil rights investigation into allegations of discriminatory traffic stops and excessive force by the Ferguson Police Department remains open. That investigation could lead to significant changes at the department, which is overwhelmingly white despite serving a city that is mostly black. It is not clear when the broader civil rights inquiry of the police department, known as a pattern or practice investigation, will be completed. Under AG Holder, prosecutors have opened more than 20 such investigations nationwide. The Justice Department recently called for sweeping changes to the Cleveland Police Department and negotiated an independent monitor to oversee the department in Albuquerque.

Benjamin L. Crump, a lawyer for Brown’s family, said he did not want to comment on the investigation until the Justice Department made an official announcement. “We’ve heard speculation on cases before that didn’t turn out to be true,” Mr. Crump said. “It’s too much to put the family through to respond to every rumor.”

Wilson’s lawyer did not return calls for comment.

Wilson resigned from the department in November, citing threats of violence against him and other officers. “It is my hope that my resignation will allow the community to heal,” he said.

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV

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Vote for Your Favorite Crisis Actor in Our First Annual Psy-Op Awards!

To those who claim to be “offended”, the following is intended for satirical purposes only.
Springtime is award season time, so join us by voting in Fellowship of the Minds’s First Annual Psy-Op Awards! Celebrating the False, the Fraudulent, and the downright F***ed Up!
Best/Worst Performance by a Crisis Actor at a staged event!
The nominees are:
1) Robbie Parker at Sandy Hook
2) Cowboy Man at the Boston Marathon
3) Gene Rosen at Sandy Hook
4) Jeff Bauman at the Boston Marathon
5) Woman in red at the Boston Marathon
6) Black lady on a stretcher at the Boston Marathon
Best/Worst Performance by a Hypocrite Celebrity!
The nominees are:
1) Liam Neeson on guns
2) Leonardo Di Caprio on global warming
3) Matt Damon on both guns and global warming
4) Gwyneth Paltrow every time she opens her mouth
Best/Worst Television Show made by Useful Idiots for Useful Idiots! (Someone has to indoctrinate the masses!)
The nominees are:
1) Modern Family
2) Two and a Half Men
3) Ellen
4) Any show with a Kardashian in it
5) Any show made by Disney
Best/Worst Performance by a He pretending to be a She! (Though they labor long and hard to suppress it, inside every tranny lies the truth, just waiting to burst forth!)
The nominees are:
1) Bradley Manning
2) Michael Obama
Best/Worst Performance by a lesbian, Muslim-Brotherhood spy!
The nominees are:
1) Huma Abedin
Best/Worst Performance by a celebrity appearing to be satanically possessed!
The nominees are:
1) Beyonce at the Super Bowl
Best/Worst Creation of an entity that’s entirely fake!
The nominees are:
1) Adam Lanza
2) Beyonce’s pregnancy
3) aka Obama’s birth certificate

Is there a baby in there?

Is there a baby in there?

Best/Worst Performance by a fraud pretending to cry!
The nominees are:
1) Robbie Parker at Sandy Hook
2) Gene Rosen at Sandy Hook
3) aka Obama at the Sandy Hook press conference
Who are you trying to kid?

Who are you trying to kid?

Best/Worst Performance by Mindless Sheeple, marching off to their own slaughter!
The nominees are:
1) The circling crowd at Sandy Hook
2) The crowds shouting, “USA! USA!” while armed troops walked the street of Boston.
3) The protesters and rioters in Ferguson, Missouri
4) The American people at every false flag event
Special Lifetime Achievement Award for a career filled with Lies, Fraud, and Deception!
The nominees are:
1) aka Obama
2) Hillary Clinton

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Sunday Devotional: Forgive

Colossians 3:12-17

Brothers and sisters:
Put on, as God’s chosen ones,
holy and beloved,
heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
bearing with one another and forgiving one another,
if one has a grievance against another;
as the Lord has forgiven you,
so must you also do.
And over all these put on love,
that is, the bond of perfection.
And let the peace of Christ control your hearts,
the peace into which you were also called in one body.
And be thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another,
singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs
with gratitude in your hearts to God.
And whatever you do,
in word or in deed,
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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Over the course of the last year, my parish church has become increasingly liberal (not that it was ever conservative). In the requests for prayers after the priest’s homily, there is much talk of “social justice” — praying for “justice” this and “justice” that. Never once are we asked to pray for the murder of innocent unborn. Never once are we asked to pray for forgiveness or even for God’s mercy.
Robert Enright quote
The streets of America reflect that self-righteous demand for “justice,” with endless and often violent protests hectoring about “justice” for Trayvon, for Michael Brown, for Eric Larson. Their “justice” turns out to be more about revenge than about what is right.
Thick Nhat Hanh quote
Researchers again and again have found that forgiveness is not just good for the recipient, it is also good for our own physical, mental and spiritual health.
The best definition of “forgive” I know is to refrain from wishing ill to the person who has hurt you, but instead wish him/her well. Don’t nurse the grievance and let it fester inside you.
But to forgive doesn’t mean to forget, for if we forget, we are simply setting ourselves up for a repeat of the offense. Nor does forgiving means we must approve of the offender or the offending act. Nor does forgiving means we must continue the relationship because sometimes the offense enables you to clearly see who that person really is. As a result, you simply no longer desire to be in his/her company.
Psychologist Everett Worthington has developed some techniques that prove useful. One of them is the two-chairs technique. Someone with a grievance sits in Chair A and addresses a real but absent offender sitting in Chair B, telling him how he feels. The subject is then asked to move to Chair B and respond as the offender might. Sitting in the offender’s place to explain why they acted as they did, the offended subjects are forced to think “outside the box,” to put themselves in the other’s place, perhaps seeing for the first time circumstances they had previously overlooked. This can open the way for seeing both sides of the story, and, eventually, to forgiveness.
How forgiving are you? There’s a 33-question quiz you can take to find out. Click here.
You may be surprised by the result. (Like you, I struggle with feelings of being hurt by others, with anger, with forgiveness. I was quite stunned that my quiz result was way on the far right end of “More forgiving.” I can only attribute that to God’s grace and infinite mercy.)
Our Father
May the Peace and Love of Jesus Christ, our Lord, be with you,

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Message to all race baiters

No. 1 Race Baiter 

On December 20, 2014, in the name of revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, black Muslim jihadist Ismaaiyl Brinsley (which means “servant of allah”), 28, ambushed and shot to death New York Police Department Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
Officer Rafael Ramos, a 40-year-old married father of two sons, had joined the NYPD two years ago and was only a short time from becoming a lay church chaplain. Officer Wenjian Liu, 32, a 7-year veteran of the NYPD, left a wife and two parents. He was their only child. (WSJ)
Yesterday, ignoring NY mayor Bill de Blasio’s plea for racial protests to stop until after Ramos’ and Liu’s funerals, protesters “against racism and police violence” packed sidewalks in New York.
ANSWER Coalition, the organizers of the protest, said there was no reason to “give in to hysteria” by calling off the demonstration.
As the protesters marched past shops on New York’s storied Fifth Avenue, some protesters chanted “Hey-hey, ho-ho. These racist cops have got to go” and “How do you spell racist? N-Y-P-D.”; others carried signs saying “Jail killer cops” and “Stop the war on Black America.” (CNN)
They say a picture is worth a thousands words.
Here are “three thousand words.”
NYPD turn backs on De BlasioRafael Ramos & Wenjian LiuStop generalizing

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Black sheriff to Obama: You built America's racial divide

Yesterday, Dec. 15, 2014, Congressional black staffers walked out of work, with their hands raised in the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose, in protest against “police violence” and against the grand jury decisions exhonerating the cops who shot Michael Brown and Eric Garner in Ferguson and New York, respectively.
Congressional black staffers walkout
A new FOX News poll also found that a majority of both whites and blacks believe race relations have worsened since Obama became president.
Fox News race poll
But who’s to blame for America’s worsening race relations?
The race baiters and useful idiots like the Congressional black staffers and the thousands of Americans who have protested and rioted and burned would have you believe that it’s racist white cops and racist white Americans who are culpable for the worsening race relations.
There are just four things wrong with their accusations:

  1. If Americans are so racist, then why has Obama been elected President not just once, but twice?
  2. Black cops actually kill more black felons, at twice the rate of white cops killing black felons — according to the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics.
  3. Although blacks account for disproportionately more violent crimes, the rate of black felons being killed by police has actually declined, whereas the rate of white felons being killed by police has increased. (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
  4. Instead of white cops killing black felons, the real problem that no one talks about is one of blacks disproportionately killing cops. Young black males murdered police officers at a rate almost 6 times that of young white males. (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Well, there’s at least one black man in America — and a sheriff no less — who disagrees with the race baiters and the useful idiots.

Sheriff David Clarke

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke

Appearing on FOX News’ “The Kelly File” with Megyn Kelly last Thursday, Dec. 11, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke lays America’s worsening race relations squarely on Barack Hussein Obama. Referring to Obama, Sheriff Clarke said:

He built this racial divide. It was a wound that had been healing for a number of years, a number of decades…and he reopened it with his divisive politics. Look, President Obama has benefited from the ‘divide and conquer strategy’ and it secured two successive electoral victories for the White House, but it’s been very destructive for America. Who would have thought that with the election of the first black president of the United States, that we would need a period of Reconstruction to put this country back together.”

Asked what specifically Obama has done or not done to worsen race relations, Sheriff Clarke said:

“He’s taken sides in these issues, he’s fanned those flames…. It started back in the [Henry Louis] Gates situation, remember, where he [Obama] talked about police acting stupidly and insinuated that the police was engaged in some sort of racial profiling…. Instead of taking a more neutral tone and try to get people to stay calm about this matter, he fanned those flames. This was a chance for Barack Obama to have a Gettysburg Address moment, when he could have asked the country to come back together and heal. And instead, all we got out of him is being present.”

Asked if it’s Obama himself who’s fanning the racial flames or “the people around him” like Eric Holder, Sheriff Clarke said:

“Well, it’s all of them…but he’s [Obama] at the top. And when the president speaks, people listen. He has to choose his words carefully and he didn’t do that when he made the police all across America whipping posts and painted them as blood thirsty, engaging in racial profiling….
He said the other day that he blamed bad training and this fear of ‘people who don’t look like them’ when he was referring to the police. I thought that was disgusting. So while he may throw…a few bones [to the police] to try to smooth things out, people know what he is doing. I said a couple of weeks ago he does this stuff with a wink and a nod [i.e., Obama speaks with forked tongue].”

Asked about all the “hands up, don’t shoot” walk-outs by black Congressional staffers, basketballers and footballers, and yet there’s been no protest about the real racism of Hollywood producers chatting in the hacked Sony emails that Obama must like this black movie and that black movie, Sheriff Clarke called the emails “tasteless” and the Hollywood producers as “people on the left” who always “get away with it” but who are “exposed” for “who they really are,” i.e., real racists. Then Sheriff Clarke said:

“Look, we’re gonna have this bigger discussion about race…. We have to begin to ask when white society is going to be through paying for the sins of slavery. We’re now punishing people for sins that they didn’t commit. At some point, and I’ve done this myself — I’ve forgiven, I’ve moved on, I’ve stamped that bill marked for the wrongs of slavery ‘PAID IN FULL.’ This country is now open to opportunities for all people…. The President of the United States said the other day that it [racism] is deep-rooted, and that’s simply not true. So we have to have that discussion as to when we are really ready to move on and forgive people, especially people today who have no connection to what’s been talked about anyway.”

I love this man, Sheriff David Clarke.
Thank you, Sheriff Clarke, for your righteousness, your sense of justice, and for speaking the truth!
Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is the 64th Sheriff of Milwaukee County, having assumed office in March 2002. Here’s his bio.
Here’s contact info for the good sheriff:
MCSOBanner5pointDavid A. Clarke Jr., Sheriff
Milwaukee County Sheriff
821 West State Street, Room 107
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Ph: (414) 278-4766
Email: sheriff@milwcnty.com
You can watch the Fox News video of Sheriff Clarke on Clash Daily.
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White president of California State University: All light-skinned people are racist

America’s colleges and universities are full of leftwing ideologues, not just among the faculty, but also at the very top. An example is the president of a California State University, Jane Close Conoley.
The State of California has three public higher education systems:

  1. The University of California (UC) system, with 10 campuses, a combined student body of 234,464 students, 18,896 faculty members, 189,116 staff members, and over 1.6 million living alumni. Examples: U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Santa Cruz, U.C.L.A., etc.
  2. The California State University system (Cal State or CSU), the largest 4-year public university system in the United States, composed of 23 campuses and 8 off-campus centers enrolling 437,000 students with 44,000 faculty members and staff. Examples: CSU East Bay, CSU Chico, CSU Sacramento, CSU Long Beach.
  3. California Community College system.

Jane Close Conoley is the president of Cal State University, Long Beach (CSULB) — the second largest campus of the CSU system and one of the largest universities in the state of California by enrollment, its student body numbering 36,279 for the Fall 2012 semester.

CSULB President Jane Close Conoley in 2013

CSULB President Jane Close Conoley in 2013

In a Dec. 5, 2014 op-ed for Cal State University Long Beach titled, “Privilege at the Beach,” Conoley states that all “light-skinned” and rich people have “unearned privilege” and are accorded with “automatic trust, deference, and security.” In contrast, those with “darker skin” or are from “other cultures” don’t have that “unearned privilege” and so are treated with “micro to macro aggressions, distrust, and low expectations for behavior.”  
Her op-ed begins with her utopian vision of CSULB becoming “a zone of kindness and respect…where we automatically accord one another expectations for the best and allow each person to earn additional privilege by purposeful work, persistence, and accomplishment. A place where privilege is unaffected by skin color, national origin, who we love, religion, or disability, veteran, or social status.”
Woefully, the reality of CSULB is far from her utopian vision. Referring (but not explicitly stating) to the grand jury decisions concerning the shooting deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, Conoley writes:

Recent events remind me that this is not always the case in our society.
Light skin color and high-income levels may attract significant unearned privilege. This privilege can manifest itself in numerous ways that afford automatic trust, deference, and security. Those who are less affluent with darker skin or from other cultures can be targets of micro to macro aggressions, distrust, and low expectations for behavior.
Those with privilege are often unaware of this discrepancy, as people treat them with respect—as all individuals should be treated. When they enter department stores they are greeted with smiles and offers of help. When they ask questions or request additional service, they are answered cordially. On approach, they are seen as benign.
Those without such privilege are thrown, merely by circumstances mainly out of their control, into the opposite context. They may be followed when entering a high-end department store or have their purchasing attempts viewed with suspicion. Others may view their presence or approach with suspicion and fear.
While those who have privilege can see authority figures as benevolent and trustworthy, those without such privilege may experience these same individuals as threatening and abusive. These opposite perceptions can manifest in dramatically different behaviors. For example, when an officer of the law approaches me, I expect to be treated politely and so react to the approach calmly and perhaps with curiosity. My calm curiosity may be completely unimaginable to those without privilege.
The insidious effects of low and high expectations concern me greatly. The research in behavioral psychology is pretty clear that we rise to higher expectations or become compliant and resigned to low expectations. Further, our expectations greatly affect how we make meaning out of situations. That is, if you think I’ll be cooperative and respectful, I am inspired to be just that. On the other hand, if you expect me to be defiant or scornful, I might adopt that attitude, or worse, have anything I do be perceived as such.

In other words, the president of one of the largest universities in the state of California believes that EVERY light-skinned (translation: White) American has it good, whereas EVERY dark-skinned (translation: Black) American is treated with prejudice, bigotry, and RAAAAAAACISM.
But from whom? Who’s “targeting” dark-skinned Americans with “micro to macro aggressions, distrust, and low expectations for behavior”?
Those “light-skinned” Americans with their “unearned privileges,” of course.
In other words, Jane Close Conoley, the president of one of the largest universities in the state of California, thinks white people are inherently racist.
Which of course raises several questions:

  1. Since Jane Close Conoley is a “light-skin,” surely her presidency of Cal State Long Beach is an “unearned privilege.” Therefore, she should resign and have one of those unprivileged “dark-skin” Americans take her place.
  2. If “light-skin” people are inherently racist, how did Jane Close Conoley manage to escape that evil predisposition?
  3. Lastly, and this is a question that has puzzled me for quite some time about high-earning liberal/progressive/leftwing women (the city where I live is full of them) like Jane Close Conoley who, as president of Cal State Long Beach, has the “unearned privilege” of an annual 6-figure salary:

“How is it that you, earning SIX figures a year on top of your other benefits like a free mansion, dress like a frump, with your BLACK BRA visible under your cheap-looking wrinkled white cotton top, and hair that looks like you cut it yourself? Surely you can afford to go to a hair salon and to shop for clothes in Nordstrom. I’ve found clothes better looking than your wrinkled tunic and cheap-looking scarf from Savers and Goodwill stores.”

To quote Warner Todd Huston of Liberty News:

This is the sort of childish, illogical, politically skewed (and politically motivated) garbage our tax dollars are paying for in the nation’s colleges. It is further proof that if conservatives don’t take back our system of education, we will continue to lose the culture war.

H/t Campus ReformCalifornia Political Review
See also “Obama says cops kill blacks because ‘they look different’

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U.C. Berkeley student protest against Ferguson police violence turns violent

Yesterday (Dec. 6) evening, University of California, Berkeley students organized an ostensibly peaceful protest against racism and police violence “in solidarity” with Ferguson protesters against the St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black teen Michael Brown.
Alas, the Berkeley students did not get the memo about the irony and the hypocrisy of a protest against police violence itself descending into violence and senseless trashing and looting of businesses that have nothing to do with Michael Brown or racism or blacks.

Berkeley riot Dec. 6, 2014Click map to enlarge

As recounted by the Berkeley Police Department:

Berkeley, California (Saturday, December 6, 2014) – This evening, a peaceful protest turned violent when several splinter groups broke off and began hurling bricks, pipe, smoke grenades, and other missiles at officers.
The protest began peacefully, and moved from Telegraph Avenue into the downtown area, and then to in front of the Police and Fire Public Safety Building. There, a small portion of the group splintered from the peaceful demonstrators and started throwing rocks, pipes and bottles at officers.  Numerous officers were struck, and one officer was struck with a large sandbag, and treated at a local hospital for a dislocated shoulder. These splinter groups also ran through several Berkeley neighborhoods vandalizing cars and breaking windows and looting businesses.
The crowd continued marching, arriving on Martin Luther King Jr. Way and University Avenue. Members of the crowd began vandalizing businesses on University Avenue, including Trader Joe’s, Radio Shack, and Wells Fargo Bank.
The crowd moved west, splintered and regrouped several times, as they moved to 6th/University, then back east to San Pablo Avenue and nearby streets, and eventually east up University Avenue, through the downtown area, and up Bancroft Way to Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley Police used smoke and tear gas after crowds refused to disperse and continued to vandalize local businesses and pelt officers with rocks, bottles, and pipes.
Numerous police vehicles were vandalized as the crowd moved through the south campus area….
The Berkeley Police Department is being supported by over a hundred officers from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, Oakland Police Department, Pleasanton Police Department, Hayward Police Department, Alameda Police Department, California Highway Patrol and the BART Police Department.

Daily Mail says the protesters numbered around 400; 6 people were arrested.
Here are a video and photos from the Berkeley Riot of December 6, 2014. As you can see, most of the “protesters” are white college-age. Some were wearing U.C. Berkeley (“Cal”) sweat shirts.

Ransacking the Radio Shack store

Ransacking the Radio Shack store

A lone non-college age man

A lone non-college age man

Reportedly, members of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Workers World Party, Occupy Wall Street, and pro-Palestine statists have joined the Michael Brown protests across America. Read more here.

Update (Monday, Nov. 8):

Last night, there was another “protest” of 500-600 people which also devolved into violence. Stores along Shattuck Ave. in downtown Berkeley were looted.

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