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    Posted: Apr 03 2012 at 10:19pm
Family,

It is with great disquiet that there exists a need for this thread.

In effort to change the world (i.e. highlight social disparities among minorities/marginalized groups in American society), please post links in this thread that highlight the aforementioned inequities. basically, this thread would be a reference point. For what? Anything. School assignments. discussion over the turkey at Thanksgiving. Work. Individual enlightenment. Whatever works for you.

The inspiration for this thread is here: http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/cops-aint-shyt-another-one_topic336624.html

Specifically, incidences relating to:

  • African Americans/Black Americans/Black people 
  1. Lack of media coverage for kidnappings (Mitrice Richardson, etc.)
  2. Police brutality (couple in NY who had office plant drugs on them, Sean bell, Oscar Grant, et al.)
  • Women (rape culture)
  • War on women's healthcare (planned parenthood, access to birth control, sonograms for abortion, etc.)
  • White privilege

Feel free to add as needed.


Of course we don't want to jump the gun and scream from the rafters that every person of African descent is innocent, but an injustice is an injustice is an injustice...

I have had a hot toddy and may be a bit incoherent, so please excuse me.

Gracias




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Ok...I'll be the first to start...with the Trayvon Martin Successor (although he's thankfully still alive)

Here's the link to the videoHoward Morgan, Black Off-Duty Cop Shot 28 Times By White Chicago Officers, Faces Sentencing        
 
Howard Morgan Shot 28 Times
Howard Morgan.

As much of the country follows the Trayvon Martin case, activists in Chicago are hoping to bring some of that attention to Howard Morgan, a former Chicago police officer who was shot 28 times by white officers -- and lived to tell his side of the story.

Morgan was off-duty as a detective for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad when he was pulled over for driving the wrong way on a one-way street on Feb 21, 2005, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. While both police and Morgan agree on that much, what happened next is a mystery.

According to police, Morgan opened fire with his service weapon when officers tried to arrest him, which caused them to shoot him 28 times. His family, however, very much doubts those claims.

“Four white officers and one black Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad police man with his weapon on him — around the corner from our home — and he just decided to go crazy? No. That’s ludicrous,” Morgan's wife, Rosalind Morgan, told the Sun-Times.

She was not the only person to doubt CPD's side of the story. A Change.org petition signed by more than 2,600 people called for all charges against Morgan to be dropped, and now Occupy Chicago is getting involved.

"After being left for dead, he survived and was then charged with attempted murder of the four white officers who brutalized him," Occupy wrote on their website, adding that Morgan was found not guilty on three counts, including discharging his weapon. The same jury that cleared him of opening fire on the officers, however, deadlocked on a charge of attempted murder -- and another jury found him guilty in January.

That jury was not allowed to hear that Morgan had been acquitted of the other charges.

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Protesters and Morgan's family say the second trial amounted to double jeopardy, and claim officers have gone to great lengths to obstruct justice in the case:

Howard Morgan's van was crushed and destroyed without notice or cause before any forensic investigation could be done.

...

Howard Morgan was never tested for gun residue to confirm if he even fired a weapon on the morning in question.

The State never produced the actual bullet proof vest worn by one of the officers who claimed to have allegedly taken a shot directly into the vest on the morning in question. The State only produced a replica.

“If they can do this and eliminate double jeopardy and your constitutional rights, then my God, I fear for every Afro-American — whether they be male or female — in this corrupt unjust system,” Morgan's wife told the Sun-Times.

Howard Morgan will be sentenced Thursday. He faces 80 years in prison.


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Thanks Organic for making this thread...Admin can you make this a sticky please 
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They need a section for this stuff.
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Originally posted by mellowkat01 mellowkat01 wrote:

Ok...I'll be the first to start...with the Trayvon Martin Successor (although he's thankfully still alive)

Here's the link to the videoHoward Morgan, Black Off-Duty Cop Shot 28 Times By White Chicago Officers, Faces Sentencing        
 
Howard Morgan Shot 28 Times
Howard Morgan.

As much of the country follows the Trayvon Martin case, activists in Chicago are hoping to bring some of that attention to Howard Morgan, a former Chicago police officer who was shot 28 times by white officers -- and lived to tell his side of the story.

Morgan was off-duty as a detective for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad when he was pulled over for driving the wrong way on a one-way street on Feb 21, 2005, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. While both police and Morgan agree on that much, what happened next is a mystery.

According to police, Morgan opened fire with his service weapon when officers tried to arrest him, which caused them to shoot him 28 times. His family, however, very much doubts those claims.

“Four white officers and one black Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad police man with his weapon on him — around the corner from our home — and he just decided to go crazy? No. That’s ludicrous,” Morgan's wife, Rosalind Morgan, told the Sun-Times.

She was not the only person to doubt CPD's side of the story. A Change.org petition signed by more than 2,600 people called for all charges against Morgan to be dropped, and now Occupy Chicago is getting involved.

"After being left for dead, he survived and was then charged with attempted murder of the four white officers who brutalized him," Occupy wrote on their website, adding that Morgan was found not guilty on three counts, including discharging his weapon. The same jury that cleared him of opening fire on the officers, however, deadlocked on a charge of attempted murder -- and another jury found him guilty in January.

That jury was not allowed to hear that Morgan had been acquitted of the other charges.

< id="qas_dfp_frm" method="get" name="qas_dfp_frm" ="" target="">< name="ie52_mac_only" value="" ="">

Protesters and Morgan's family say the second trial amounted to double jeopardy, and claim officers have gone to great lengths to obstruct justice in the case:

Howard Morgan's van was crushed and destroyed without notice or cause before any forensic investigation could be done.

...

Howard Morgan was never tested for gun residue to confirm if he even fired a weapon on the morning in question.

The State never produced the actual bullet proof vest worn by one of the officers who claimed to have allegedly taken a shot directly into the vest on the morning in question. The State only produced a replica.

“If they can do this and eliminate double jeopardy and your constitutional rights, then my God, I fear for every Afro-American — whether they be male or female — in this corrupt unjust system,” Morgan's wife told the Sun-Times.

Howard Morgan will be sentenced Thursday. He faces 80 years in prison.




THIS MAN WAS A COP Shocked....

         .....SHOT 28X BY FOUR YT COWARDLY BASTARDS FELLOW COPS Angry

                ......HE ACTUALLY LIVED..... Shocked Clap

             ......BUT BECAUSE THE COPS TRIED TO COVER THEIR ASS LIKE IN THE TRAYVON MARTIN CASE Angry

      .......... HE IS ABOUT TO GET 80 YRS FOR SOMETHING HE DIDN'T DO Cry


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Originally posted by MsBMW MsBMW wrote:

Thanks Organic for making this thread...Admin can you make this a sticky please 


Yes ! Thanks Organic !!

ADMINS PLEASE STICKY THIS THREAD !!!
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Originally posted by nitabug nitabug wrote:

They need a section for this stuff.


Yea - how do we go about getting one?

Admin, whats the price?
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how do you quote articles without it coming through as a huge giant sea of words.
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Originally posted by nitabug nitabug wrote:

They need a section for this stuff.


I like it being in TTT, so people have to see it.
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You have my full attention. Give me a few days and I'll come back in this thread and participate as best I can. BTW, if we want to turn the thread into a sticky, we all have to e-mail mod5 to make it happen. That's what we did for the other thread.
 
And I agree with Nitabug. They need to add a new section pertaining exclusively to civil rights. Hopefully we can drum up interest on BHM regarding this issue and push to make it happen.
 
@Organic : lay off the rum, girl! We don't need one of our resident super activists laid flat by the drink! LOL
 
I'ma turn in for the night. Talk to y'all soon!
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