Our influence extends to three degrees. That means what you do affects you and your immediate friends, as well as your friends’ friends and your friends’ friends’ friends. Studies show obesity follows those lines and tend to occur in clusters of friends.
Originally a study [ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_degrees_of_influence ] showed that if you wished to contact a person across the globe whom you did not know, it would take six degrees of separation for the letter to reach that person. In other words, if I wanted to send the Queen of England a letter from me, it would take only 6 degrees of influence to get that letter to her. With that said, let’s help Mrs. Stewart by sharing her story about her son Darrius Stewart, so it eventually reaches those with the authority to make a difference and help her get justice.
Source: @nook71715 (#DarriusStewartTruth), the Twitter account run by the mother of Darrius Stewart.
This is what happened to my son that Memphis, TN doesn’t want the world to know.
An unarmed 19 year old Darrius Stewart was driven to a black church on the night of July 17, 2015 by Memphis Police Department (MPD) officer Connor Schilling & brutally murdered for no apparent reason…
Darrius was in the backseat of a friend’s car when MPD officer (Connor Schilling) & another officer pulled the friend over for a headlight violation.
Instead of just checking the drivers’ license & proof of insurance.
He looked inside the car and asked the passengers for their I.D also, unfortunately Darrius left his I.D at home.
After checking all three young men identification, he assumed Darrius wasn’t who he claimed to have been because he did not have any I.D on him.
The other two young men said that Schilling then, open the back door of the vehicle & snatched Darrius out and stated that he was detaining him.
They said Darrius looked at them & start saying, “I’m scared, and I’m scared.”
They tried to explain to officer Schilling that this happened once before in June of this year.
He was riding with a friend when the Sherriff pulled them over.
Darrius had mistakenly left his I.D at home but the sheriff allowed him to call home and I gave them the number off the I.D over the phone.
They said that it was a person with the same exact name Darrius Stewart with outstanding warrants in different states but his I.D cleared him & he was free to go…
Schilling continued to put him in the back of his squad car with no hand cuffs on.
Darrius’s friends asked Schilling, why was Darrius being detained & was he under arrest he didn’t answer them. They asked him could Darrius give them my number to call me he replied, no.
They also asked the officer what was taking so long, he replied “I’m waiting on the station to get back with me.”
So, they decided to drive around the corner to get me alone with his I.D.
By the time I made it there, all I saw was police cars & yellow tape outside a church not where they said Schilling & the other officer stopped them at.
The police were blocking incoming & outgoing traffic off so fast but I manage to ask one of the bystanders what was going on.
She said, “He shot him for nothing.”
One of the police standing by her started pushing her back & cursing me out.
I went back home and called the Ridgeway precinct.
I spoke to the captain/sergeant and asked him did he know if a Darrius Stewart had been shot.
He said, he did not know because they just called him not too long ago & he was about to go down there.
I called my son’s phone all night & prayed that it wasn’t him.
MPD did not have the decency to let me know that one of their officers had killed my son (Darrius Stewart).
One of Darrius’s friends called me the next morning to tell me it was him.
When we contacted them they were already performing an autopsy on his body.
Schilling intentionally kidnapped my only son (Darrius Stewart) against his own free will by putting him in the back of his squad car pretending to be detaining him without any probable cause.
When the driver & the other passenger drove away, Schilling drove off with Darrius to a different location where he claim he tried to handcuff him & arrest him outside of a black church (New Direction) on Winchester Rd in Memphis, TN…
At night this particular church can be used as a blind spot to commit all types of heinous acts.
Darrius was in the backseat of a car pulled over for a headlight violation when his life was stolen from him by a racist police (Connor Schilling) appointed to protect & serve.
Connor Schilling shot & killed an unarmed defenseless 19 year old teen because of his skin color…
He has been on a suspended leave with pay since he murdered my son.
Check Connor Schilling’s background, he should have never been an officer upholding no laws which you can clearly see.
MPD officer Connor Schilling should be held accountable for the crime that he committed; Murder.
He should not be on payroll, he should be fired & prosecuted for the Murder of unarmed 19 year old Darrius Stewart…
Mrs. Stewart agreed to have her son’s story posted here. This story was brought to my attention by @PPete_En on Twitter.
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I thought such requirements only occurred in the old Soviet Union.
Something is fundamentally wrong with a system that condones the murder of an unarmed innocent young man with no criminal history by a police officer. Something is fundamentally wrong when routine traffic stops lead to cops shooting to kill American citizens because of a broken taillight, or because the driver was black.
Wasn’t Darrius Stewart innocent until proven guilty? What did the now retired Connor Schilling do to ensure he had the right suspect?
Darrius and his friends asked the officer to make one call to prove Darrius was who he proclaimed to be. Why didn’t Connor Schilling oblige? Darrius had no gun, or other weapon, and cooperated with Connor Schilling. Why did Connor Schilling shoot to kill an unarmed Darrius Stewart who he (Connor Schilling) had not proven committed a crime or posed any threat or was the correct suspect?
There was a time when essentially all cops were KKK members especially cops in the South. After Michael Brown was murdered, Americans learned the KKK is still very much part of the police force. Could the KKK ideology be the code of conduct for America’s 18,000 police departments?
Let’s help put an end to these extrajudicial murders by the police. Officers should not prey on the community they serve.
Demand that the laws change, police officers should be accountable and not above the law.
Demand mandatory tamper proof body cameras to protect the constitutional rights of American citizens.
Please reblog and share with friends so this post will reach those who can help Mrs Stewart and others get justice.
#TweetBStorm Planning Committee Meeting
Upcoming #TweetBStorm on Solutions To Violence In Communities of Color
Synops: Yesterday’s planning meeting held at 1:00PM central time was attended by 2 identities @TweetBStorm and @astronglady.
Understandably last minute meetings are never successful; however what if we needed to meet quickly? How could that be accomplished? What are the communication channels used by different groups, gender and ages to gather immediate support and action?
#TweetBStorm s are Opportunities for change.
#TweetBStorm open dialogue sessions to exchange knowledge and ideas through interaction with each other using twitter. #TweetBStorm will occur on @TweetBStorm using hashtag #TweetBStorm, starting this Thursday at 7:00PM (Eastern)
1. To organize communities of color around shared concepts of human rights using sustained dialogue to share views, and understanding over time. Constructive Interactions lead to creative solutions, uniting and empowering we, the people. In addition,
An informed and engage public, using technology, will oppose corruption and keep our elected representative honest. Reap the value of diversity by using transparency to find justice and maintain the integrity of natural or inalienable rights. All people have The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
2. Another goal of #TweetBStorm: a digital forum for cultural solutions employing diverse sustained dialogue strategies.
Will open with Dialogue on violence in communities of color on:
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7: 00PM (Eastern time USA) #TweetBStorm @TweetBStorm
Dialogue will focus on prevention and solutions using diverse media and formats.
3. I believe opportunities to sponsor, mentor and employ will become available as discourse draws out resources within communities of color.
4. News stories that value differences will report on issues afflicting communities of color through blogs, videos and local radio.
#TweetBStorm will be the storm that empower people with strong voices that demand justice for all.
Discussed at the meeting:
Vision: Different sides coming together for sustained dialogues around real issues of conflict and mis-information.
Outcome: A digital network able to mobilize people in real life for social justice deploying social media
Rules of conduct: covered by twittered…Trolls will be dealt with expediently.
Disclaimers members views are diverse and their own….Topics discussed determined by the audience’s urgency and priorities.
Infrastructure comes from participation….those who participate form the infrastructures
Metrics; Need short-term feedback loop
Intermediate 2-3 years: Without leadership, Diverse grassroots active participation of communities of color in all facets of government including policy, programs and appointees
Long Term: Unbiased Media depicting all people with appreciation and value with truth and without labels.
The Ku Klux Klan and a growing group of angry white people are raising reward money for the murder of “typical low-IQ Negro” Michael Brown. Wilson is already on course to make tens of thousands of dollars for his deed.
Ferguson is no longer under siege, and gone are the open prisons—all due to one act. Missouri highway patrol captain Ronald S. Johnson, Ferguson native, is now in charge of security. Ferguson residents welcomed the change as a token of goodwill.
This one act by the governor of Missouri reduced tensions in the town of Ferguson. I believe Captain Johnson is off to a wonderful start with brave, bold, and benevolent actions. Gone are the armed vehicles, weapons, and army uniforms. Ferguson residents are free.
In addition, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was identified as the officer who murdered Michael Brown, the teenager on his way to his grandmother’s house. He was also about to start college. #MichaelBrown was executed by Officer Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran and president of Ferguson’s Ethical Society.
Since his identity was made known, stories of support and fund-raising for Officer Darren Wilson by the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) have further terrorized black Americans. Images of the Ku Klux Klan are powerful triggers that evoke fear in black and brown people. What is the KKK intent? Do they want to stage a comeback, or are they coming out of the closet? They have a base.
Still, no arrest for the shooting death of Mike Brown has been made. Reports from eyewitnesses, security cameras (new), and the Ferguson police department show a picture that is consistently inconsistent with the statements of Officer Wilson. So far, no video footage has emerged.
President Obama sent the FBI and Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson to conduct an independent investigation with the local authorities–the same local authorities who brutalized the community over the last several days and defended the murder of an unarmed teenager.
Eric Holder is brilliant, so I am confident that he will dig deep to find justice. To make the digging easier, he should work directly with residents of the community. We have the technology to work directly with families and communities to gather factual, comprehensive, and accurate data that will lead to justice. There may be scared eyewitnesses who need encouragement to come forward. Hopefully, someone out there also has a video of the incident.
Working through local authorities to arrive at the truth or justice does not work. The approach is based on erroneous assumptions. Here is one example of an erroneous ASSumption: The police always tell the truth, so whatever the police say is fact and evidence. Remember, a veteran Ferguson police officer murdered an unarmed teenager. Then, the same police department created open prisons in Michael Brown’s community. The same officers intimidated the community for peacefully protesting the “accidental” cold-blooded murder of an unarmed teenager by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. By the way, Officer Wilson will receive monetary assistance from the Klu Klux Klan, an organization that considers him to be a “hero” for executing a black teenager.
This blogger is skeptical that justice will be served. The lack of information or poor-quality information may lead to no criminal charges or minor reprimands for murder.
What do you think? How do you feel about the Klu Klux Klan’s brazen support of Officer Wilson?
In Ferguson, violence flared up again this morning.
I believe the KKK orchestrated the looting. Committed to the destruction of black and brown people, the KKK will do anything. Inciting fear, anger and violence (looting) will inevitably undermine justice for Michael Brown by the KKK or anyone else.
Autopsy showed Michael Brown died from multiple gun shot wounds.
Today, Ferguson police stated they will not release the name of the Officer who murdered Michael Brown unless the officer is charged.
Over the last 24 hours, two names were identified as the Officer: Darren Wilson and Bryan Willman of Ferguson Police Dept.
Why do police officers resort to violence when victims are unarmed? Why are there so many dead unarmed Americans murdered by NYPD and other police departments if acts are lawful and in good faith? Why are there so many instances of NYPD murders of unarmed and innocent black males?
NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and NYC Major Bill DeBlasio are directly responsible for the culture of brutality that pervades NYPD. Stop talking nonsense, Stop defending the unlawful activities of police officers who are criminals.
MY questions to you both: Are you intentionally recruiting criminals and white supremacists for your police departments?
As this baby Layla turned out to be a hoax, I think. The National Report responded to its hoax with the following comments:
The publisher of National Report, who allegedly uses the name “Allen Montgomery,” spoke with the Casper Star-Tribune last year about his site posting a fake article about RFID chips being implanted in Wyoming residents. ”We have been targeting Tea Party types recently as they are the most gullible and are willing to spread misinformation across the internet with little/no research,” he told the Casper Star-Tribune.
It is our opinion that if a person is too lazy to check for multiple references [or at least one other source] … and they spread misinformation around as fact, then they are to blame for their own stupidity, not us,” he said.
Unfortunately, police brutality directed against black people is under-reported, under-appreciated and brings forth media biases. We, ordinary Americans, rely on honesty and integrity of each other and other online news sources in reporting facts– not fabrications or hoaxes in the midst of a crisis. The National Report did more harm to our cause than any riot by creating doubt around real tragedies.
The National Report is not well known, at least, not by this blogger. I will not read any further articles. At least TheNewsNerd warns upfront.
One last point: Thank you to those on Twitter who recognized the name, the hoax and informed me. I welcome information including corrections. We are a community.
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