Lost In the Margins (1/26/16): There’s something foul happening in Florida right now (what’s new). Multiple prisons and “treatment facilities” are currently under federal investigation for abuse and negligence. One of key stories driving calls for further scrutiny is that of Darren Rainey. “A
50-year-old mentally ill inmate at the Dade Correctional Institution,
Rainey was pulled into the locked shower by prison guards as punishment
after defecating in his cell and refusing to clean it up, said the
fellow inmate, who worked as an orderly. He was left there unattended
for more than an hour as the narrow chamber filled with steam and water.
When guards finally checked on prisoner 060954, he was on his back and
dead. His skin was so burned that it had shriveled from his body, a
condition referred to as slippage, according to a medical document
involving the death.” Adding insult
to basic intelligence, the medical examiner in the case (who took
nearly three years to finalize his findings) is now ruling the death
accidental. They also claimed that there were no visible burns, despite multiple reports (including
the one that the correctional officers in charge filed) to the
contrary. This is shaping up to be a cover-up of massive proportions,
and sadly, it is all too common of the experience those suffering from
mental illness face in the criminal “justice” system. Darren Rainey’s
story has gotten very little press outside of Florida. Please help
uplift his life and story. He deserved so much better than this. Rest in
Power. #staywoke #farfromover
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police say the black teenager who was shot and killed by an Austin police officer on Monday morning was unarmed. David Joseph, 17, was shot by Officer Geoffrey Freeman, in the 1200 block of Natures Bend.
The dash camera footage will be a key piece of evidence in the case,
which was reviewed by Manley at the scene. When asked if other options
were used to subdue Joseph and how much time before he was shot, Manley
said the dash cameras shows “it was a matter of seconds between when
the officer commanded him to stop and when the shots were fired.” At
this time they are not releasing how many shots were fired, but
neighbors told KXAN they heard multiple gunshots.
The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas released a statement
regarding Officer Freeman: “Officer Freeman is a member of CLEAT and we
are representing him throughout the legal and administrative process. He
has not been charged with anything. We encourage the community, while
grieving, to have patience and allow the process to go forward until all
of the facts are known.”
So police will kill you even when you are naked and unarmed??? But us
civilians aint supposed to be scared of or distrust the police? Okay.
This time it was not a white cop. My point the title Cop is the issue..
The person with the Gun and Badge… The person who has taken a sworn oath
to Protect And Serve not Kill And Get Acquitted is abusing their power!
Again I ask did David Joseph have to die? #Hate it!
During Sunday’s event, Beyoncé’s backup dancers held a sign which
read “Justice for Mario Woods,” a 26-year-old African-American who was
fatally shot by police in San Francisco on Dec. 2, 2015. Woods’ killing
has sparked outrage in the Bay Area, especially after footage of the extreme brutality surfaced.
Update: This is Ronnisha Johnson and Rheema Calloway,
they’re organizers with Black Lives Matter and SF group the Last 3
Percent, and they’re the ones who helped get Mario Woods’ name into the
hands of Beyonce’s dancers.
and Johnson scored tickets to the Super Bowl’s halftime performance.
They would be in the building and on the field, near some pretty
powerful people — and so they devised a plan.
is why I felt uncomfortable by that. I felt it was a little
disenchanting to see black women supporting and protecting another cis
black man and yet, we hardly see black men OR women go as hard for black
women as we do for black men. I was like, “Cool, we have black women
with afros as black panthers. Hot. Oh, wait.” But again, it was the BLM
movement that notified them to speak on it, so reading that eased me a
little bit. We need to be more mainstream about black women and other
black people as well tho. This is a start.
OF THIS! I can’t lie, I get a little irritated when I see pictures of
black women the black community often berates or leaves on the black
burner protesting and fighting for cis black men, or the whole community
period. I mean it’s cool and everything, but as a black woman I grit a
bare when I come across it because I’m like “What about black women,
what about lgbt black people”. I’m sick of this trickle down liberation
black women openly accept.
I wish the same type of support was lent to lgbt black people and
black women. But the BLM is all about cis black men. Current pro-black
movements resemble the one’s back in the day that are very male
Officer Robert Rialmo responded to a series of domestic disturbance
calls the morning of Dec. 26 at the home of father and son Antonio and
Quintonio LeGrier. Quintonio LeGrier, 19, had called the police three
times saying someone was threatening his life. After ignoring the first
two calls because Quintonio LeGrier would not give more details,
dispatchers sent Rialmo on a “well-being check.” When Rialmo arrived at
the home, Quintonio LeGrier allegedly came outside with a baseball bat.
Rialmo shot the teen six times — twice in the back. Why Rialmo is now suing LeGrier’s family.
A black teenager was shot and killed Monday morning by police in
Austin, Texas, after he allegedly “charged at an officer” in the middle
of a suburban street, local television station KTBC reports. The
18-year-old has not yet been publicly identified, nor have police stated
whether he was armed. All of the harrowing details we know at the moment.
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