The War on Blacks!

Was the War on Drugs Successful?

The War on Drugs was a successful war, but not on drugs. What the War on Drugs was successful at was imprisoning young black youths, removing them from schools and making schoolwork more challenging and frustrating for children who were already stigmatized.

Imprisoning children destroys families, by trapping them in a vicious cycle of poverty where they lose the constitutional right to vote, lose the ability to get an education (since they are denied access to federal financial aide for college), plus a history of imprisonment makes most decent paying jobs inaccessible to them. What a way to begin a life!

This has created a cycle of ex-convict and delinquent youths robbed of their “manhood” while imprisoned, trapping them in a world of violence, environmental toxins and isolation that inevitably leads to more violence, premature death, imprisonment, drugs and unfulfilled dreams.

Society does not recognize its role in this targeting of communities of color. Every time a black youth ventures outside his invisible fence of concentrated poverty, and gets harassed or murdered, it has a profound and pervasive impact. Perhaps this is why such news is not covered; only black-on-black crime is covered.

Until a few years ago, I had no idea of the magnitude of structural racism destroying families in communities of color. Blacks are 14-15% of the US population yet about a 1/3 of the prison population. This is not because Blacks are more violent, but rather because of racial profiling that targets them, especially while they drive or when in school.

Seen from the eyes of Black youths, the world is not a hospitable place. Black youths are viewed suspiciously and deemed criminals by society. Black youths and communities are aware of these beliefs.

Imagine Black youths out to have “fun”, yet can’t, because White adults stare, show fear at their presence, stare past them, clutch their handbags, follow them into a store and even arrest or murder them while buying perfectly legal items at a retail outlet.

How would you feel if your children shared such experiences?

Black youths cannot go to a convenience store without being accosted, followed or watched by store staff. Perhaps some of this suspicion is justified, but most is not.

Solution:

As adults show Black youths the same respect you show other youths: start with a genuine smile and be prepared to be amazed at the results.

Many children from communities of color lack exposure, making communication difficult. Definitions and non-verbal cues have different meanings for them.

Was the War on Drugs Successful?

The War on Drugs legalized racial profiling in the minds of law enforcement officers and the justice departments. A brief review of articles noted in the US Citizens database gleaned many established and new observations. Granted, these observations are anecdotal; therefore these are areas for further investigation. Racial profiling targets Black persons, especially the youths. Racial profiling equals police harassment, with attendant police brutality and violence.

The magnitude of the devastation caused by the War on Drugs on communities of color added exponentially to the psychological trauma of slavery, chronic discrimination and an inferiority complex.

Many communities of color live in a state of dysthymia (chronic low-grade depression) with many folks feeling helpless and hopeless about the future. Many search for meaning through religion, others through gangs, and still others through living in isolation. Remember about one in three black males have a loved one in prison. That is disruptive and defeating.

The War on Drugs has resulted in mandatory sentencing of poor drug offenders. For example, possession of five grams of crack – a cheaper form of cocaine – carries a five-year sentence, while cocaine carries a five-year sentence if the equivalent of 5,000 grams is in a person’s possession. Similarly, stiff sentences apply to marijuana, which is now legal in a few states and has medicinal uses. Where did this all begin you might ask?

The War on Drugs started in the Richard Nixon era. The privatization of prisons took off with the Justice Department collaborating with private prisons after Bill Clinton reduced the budget for law enforcement and the Justice Department.

Since then, explosive growth in prison populations suggests that private prisons have successfully rounded up the criminals from the War of Drugs. However, that was not the case, as it was just a smokescreen of stereotypes. Closer inspection of data refutes that claim by the demonstration of disparities in the justice system and law enforcement.

Private prisons and the Justice Department have a lucrative partnership (paid for by taxpayers) that arrest targeted individuals despite known innocence. These innocent victims, usually challenged in self-defense, are subjected to repeated adult bullying by police officers, correctional officers, judges and prosecutors. They become the main pool or source of income for private prisons and judges.

One wonders if police officers and correctional officers are selected for their brutality and, perhaps, their affiliation with ‘White Supremacy’.

New York City charges about $168,000 per year for each prisoner. This sum does not include benefits and other essentials. New York City does well, considering the accommodations at Rikers. States get more taxpayer dollars to warehouse prisoners than they receive to help poor families. $168,000 a year! Let that sink in while absorbing the landscape of American police state.

Could the above serve as an incentive or driver behind the rise in incarceration rates and prison populations? The United States is 5% of the world’s population, yet it has 25% of the world’s prison population (that is 2.2 million prisoners).

If prisons are packed with low offenders, how is crime controlled?

“Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

My thoughts: Police officers take the easy way out to increase their statistics and make themselves look like crime fighters. However, police officers surreptitiously frame innocent victims while leaving gang members undisturbed to wreak fear and oppression in communities of color. #BlackonBlack Crimes

Police Officers choose victims rather than finding criminals.

Associate Editor’s comments: I share the same thoughts on the war on drugs as it too has ruined many families and communities that are White, Black and Hispanic. This especially true in the poor sections of cities and communities where all those races are targeted.

As a side note, the irony in all of this is that the Government created this mess early on in the Iran-Contra Affair, when the government willingly flooded Black neighborhoods with cocaine in order to fund Nicagua’s Manuel Noriega, which in turn spiked drug related arrests even more.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93Contra_affair

Please share your thoughts… I am interested as I continue to do research.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (HBO)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (HBO)

John Oliver reports on #Ferguson like no other.

 

 

 

 

 

Israel Firing Experimental Weapons At Gaza’s Civilians, Say Doctors

Israel firing experimental weapons at Gaza’s civilians, say doctors.

 

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LinkedIn and Some Blocked Members Responses To Police Brutality and Racism

Linked is a business social media site. Shortly after publishing a post about police brutality and Affluenza, I was locked out of MY linkedIn account without the courtesy or professionalism I came to expect from businesses with top notch customer relation management.

Without explanation LinkedIn prevented access to my emails, contact lists and notes. Two to three emails later in which I requested access to my account I received the email below. That email remains the only response from LI.

Over the last year, I went from 30 to over 2000 connections on LinkedIn. Apparently, my profile is still very active only change is: it is no longer my profile ..it is LinkedIn impersonation of my profile.

In addition, people previously blocked from contact now have carte Blanche access to my profile and I do not.

Let us listen to their conversation about police brutality, violence and terrorist activities against black people. This could be a real learning experience.

First, the three white males are responding to following image : Don’t shoot! I want to grow up.

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BTW, their  responses are vanilla cloned for those recipients of white privilege–coded responses,  effective labeling and control of cognitive dissonance among privileged white males.


doug arnoldt
Doug Arnoldt ( LION 2,700+ ) commented on your photo:

“Indeed that is so very true , but killing there own , little kids , same color , etc. drive by shootings, guns , gangs, dumbass’s ! The little ones die for the idiot’s that wanna be tough ass holes ! It makes no fricken sense to me ! How can it to anyone else ! They are killing each other is that racism ???? Nope that is fricken Stupidty !!!!!!!!!!!!!! “

 

 

Me:  Did he miss the point as do many of his kind?  But note how he feigns concern only to label and insult black children.


Robert Garcia
Robert Garcia

 

Robert Gracia commented on your photo:

“You would be right Mr. Pinder, the 90% you are referring to are by definition criminals which are classified as such not for their race but rather because they think the laws do not apply to them and there for refuse to follow them. Once again the issue is not about race or guns but about people making excuses and pointing fingers rather then taking responsibility and being productive members of our society”

Me:  I blocked this member from contact. Frankly, I do not like him….he scares me. I would only meet him armed and with bodyguards.  However, LinkedIn, a business social media site is unconcerned about my safety or my individual rights guaranteed under our constitutional republic. LinkedIn is no model for business…it is everything that makes the workplace frustrating, stressful and DANGEROUS!

Me:   This white male has no clue, and I am scared of him. LinkedIn endangered my life as I blocked this person who still stalks.


Jonathan Williams
Jonathan Williams

 

Jonathan Williams commented on your photo:

“Wow, yeah let’s fight racism with racism. Makes sense. Be the change you wish to see. Funny no matter how educated someone can be, they are still as ignorant as can be. “

 

Me  A racist can never see any farther than his nose.


 

Doug Arnoldt
Doug Arnoldt

 

Doug Arnoldt ( LION 2,700+ ) commented on your photo:

“Considering the homicides in African American Areas ! Who should start first ??”

Me:   Stats are manipulated….I no longer trust any data if it goes against common sense and my observations. Most black people in jails are innocent and as videos keep coming in we get confirmation that this should be investigated further.


don't-shoot.redonside

This  image with a brief caption generated the above comments from  three LinkedIN  members, one of which I blocked from all contact. Why was he able to contact me?   IMO, these men have no compassion or empathy for people of color,    similiar mindset to abusive police and correctional officers, corrupt judges, prosecutors and public defenders.    These are dangerous people.  And these are the comments LinkedIn sent me.  There are more comments but I can’t see them.

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 Claude Boulet

Claude Boulet commented on your photo:

“PLEASE SHOUT, we want all of our children to grow up. I am 100% with you on this Angela. Dogma is a word that comes too mind. Really its time for people to admit the hidden truths, that is the best education and cure. I think the requirement for turn around is too minimize crime itself or a certain type of crime. The law is tainted by race or region, but really how can it be changed? I want to walk with a feeling of security too just like you.”

 

Me:   Claude Boulet gets it!


 

Several questions for LinkedIn as this post will form the basis of my official complaint to the appropriate authorities–who will do absolutely nothing.

1. Why did LinkedIn lock my account without warning or explanation?  I suspect a complaint originated from the first three fellows.

2. Does LinkedIn not feel an obligation to honor one’s privacy, especially when I blocked ALL contact with Robert Garcia.
Why are stalkers allowed access to my profile? And why did I receive emails from a male I fear?

As I do not have access to my profile I cannot say with certainly that all three were blocked;  now that LinkedIn hacked my account I will never know.

3. Their remarks are offensive and insulting to people of color.  I am deeply offended.   However, Linked-In allowed someone I fear to continually make offensive comments and terrify me.    Why was I blocked for offensive comments and they were not? Old boys network??? And no concern for my safety from Linked-In.

4. Why hasn’t anyone complained about their offensive remarks? Perhaps those who complained were ignored by Linked-In as I was. I believe LinkedIn and  Donald Sperling are one of a kind.

5.  If LinkedIn wants my business I expect respect and customer service. I do not care if LinkedIn does this to others, it still does not make it right or good business.

6.  Why does  LinkedIn not value my business?

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Linked-In Response. — others have access to my profile, people I blocked from viewing my profile or communication contact because of stalking concerns. I wonder are those fellows the ones who complained and what is their relationship with Linked-in

Gmail – Account High Restricted [Incident_ 140630-009702]

 

Subject: Account High Restricted [140630-009702]

 

LinkedIn Response (07/01/2014 02:15 CST)
Hi Angela,
We’ve recently received a complaint about some inappropriate content you’ve posted on LinkedIn. Posting content that is meant to harass or abuse another person is in violation of LinkedIn’s Professional Community Guidelines https://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/global/id/34593/ft/eng./track/AvPYXArCDv8W~am3GlMW~yJJz9UqBi75Mv95~zj~PP_w
Further, it is not OK to use LinkedIn’s services to threaten violence or property damage, or for hate speech acts, such as attacking people because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, political or religious affiliations, or medical or physical condition.
Your LinkedIn account has been suspended, pending your response stating that you’ll adhere to LinkedIn policies from this day forward.
Regards,
Selma
LinkedIn Trust & Safety
Member (06/30/2014 13:14 CST)
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Please Stand Your Ground: Get Armed!

This is the LI post that resulted in a locked account without warning. How inconvenient to not have access to one’s business contacts? I suggest LI users look elsewhere for reliable service. An anonymous idiot could be justification for LI to lock your account and read your emails. Is that okay with YOU?

 

Please Stand Your Ground: Get Armed!

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BTW, prostitution seems to be an acceptable business on LI….maybe Linkedin should investigate further. No I think they like that business.

Videos of American Justice: Part 3 | CA Police Pummelled A Confused Shoeless Women Senseless

White California Highway Patrol Officer attacks and pummelled a black woman in the face
White California Highway Patrol Officer attacks and pummelled a black woman in the face

VIDEO – California Highway Patrol Officer Beating Woman in the Head on Side of Road

 

 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, California Highway Patrol officer sits on top of a woman,  punches her in the face allegedly at least 11 times–no clear reason– then she is arrested.

Witnesses were stunned  by this display of violence against a middle-aged black woman.   Another  brazen  display of white power and privilege by police officers.

These videos show a pattern of abuse and the same narrative repeatedly and successfully used by white police officers to continue their violence against black people.

In addition,  these videos suggests those imprisoned are innocent victims.

Three question:

1.  Are police departments hiring members of the klu klux klan?

2.  What action has the United States government taken to protect its citizens against terror by police officers?

3.  What is the name of the CHP  officer?