FailureToListen.com wants Communities of Color to NEVER FORGET! #BlackVotersMatter and #BlackLivesMatter
To that end, a gallery of images on police brutality, slavery, and torture will serve as reminders of our fight for justice. Eventually, I hope to put the images and videos on a decentralized public blockchain for history.
Mid-term elections are fast approaching. Communities of color will be deluged with politicians from both sides scaring you to vote for them. Already Trump found a group of black pastors willing to sell their souls and congregation to him. Don’t trust them, and they do not speak the word of the Lord if they take orders from the devil.
As usual, the Democrats will take black voters for granted, promising us nothing but expecting loyalty and our votes. They will use black celebrities to corral our votes.
What has the Democratic party done to deserve the loyalty of communities of color over the last several decades? Democrat sponsored legislation supporting a war on drugs and mass incarceration have destroyed families of color. Liberal Democrat supported media portray black men as super predators. To make matters worse, Democrats profit from private prisons and the mass incarceration of people of color.
Black lives do not matter to either party but #BlackVotersMatter tremendously. It’s time we use our votes to build our communities. We need candidates who will hold police and white all accountable for their racist crimes. Vote for candidates who prioritize issues of inclusivity or issues that are relevant to communities of color.
To end police brutality and reduce mass incarceration, society needs laws that make it criminal and also shameful, unethical and inhumane for any system to produce those outcomes. The criminal justice system in its current state rewards racial profiling and police brutality. Every time an innocent person or a suspect of a misdemeanor dies or winds up imprisoned then dead, that death often deemed justified, means financial gain to the US prison-industrial complex. It’s a complex composed of different arms of a system that feeds on taxpayers and the bodies of prisoners through mass incarceration. The more prisoners, the more profit for everyone who is part of the prison-industrial-judicial complex.
Also, the courtroom, a significant portal of entry into that complex is exceptionally biased so much so that cases involving people of color result in a culture that is unsympathetic and hostile to the majority of innocent people of color.
The Democrats’ use of healthcare will sway voters since the GOP are bent on repealing the ACA. There is another issue that is emblematic of Trump and his supporters. The issue is racism, in particular, structural racism and it is relevant to communities of color.
The industrial-prison-judicial complex is an example of structural racism that is destroying communities of color. It’s executing a slow genocide by stripping people of color of human rights then using their bodies for profit, crimes, experiments, and sexual exploitation.
If Democrats want the Black vote or the Latino vote or POC vote, let them make our children’s lives and safety a priority and a major party theme this midterm election.
In addition, here is an incomplete list of action steps that can cut police brutality and incarceration rates.
End the use of excessive or lethal force at traffic stops and on 911 calls for help
Mandatory drug testing after cops harm or kill a suspect
Mandatory body cam. A fine and temporary suspension without pay if body cam was off during an incident of excessive use of force.
All suspensions will be without pay
Psychological screening of all police on hiring, biannual routine testing and after use of excessive force.
People who call the police because a person is black or an immigrant will be fined and a clear path to civil suit available.
All contractors hired to support the prison-industrial-judicial complex will be held accountable for poor outcomes to prisoners under their responsibility.
Mandatory reports of all deaths and injuries while in police custody or imprisoned.
What are the relevant issues in your community?
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Darren Rainey, 50, died while incarcerated at the Dade Correctional Institution. He was serving a 2-year sentence for a victimless crime (possession of cocaine). At the time of his death, he had only one month to go before his release.
Prison guards forced him to stand in a tiny shower stall while being blasted by scalding hot water, until his skin began to shrivel away from his body and he died. Fellow inmates say he begged for his life before collapsing in the shower.
The Florida’s Department of Corrections consistently finds new cruel and imaginative punishments for prisoners — allegedly ranging from starvation diets to forcing prisoners to fight so the guards can place bets.
Florida: Schizophrenic Man Boiled To Death By Guards NO CHARGES
The Florida Department of Corrections did not do an investigation because no autopsy was done at the time of Darren Rainey’s murder. What about witnesses?
According to reports this man was a schizophrenic who was incarcerated for possession of a small amount of cocaine (today drug addiction is seen as a medical problem and not a crime now that the complexion changed). He had a medical problem and did not deserve to die in this manner. He had mental illness, so what treatment did he receive? Scalding hot water when he defecated on himself!
This was simply outrageous. It came in the wake of the increasing exposure of police brutality and profit schemes around private prisons involving the judicial system. Yet, there was still no justice. Racial profiling schemes are built on the War on Drugs, and the ‘Broken Windows’ theory intentionally targets people of color, the homeless and the mentally ill.
Darren Rainey was the perfect target. A bullseye was written all over him by a corrupt justice system that labelled and condemned him to this evil fate. A fate that saw him tortured and murdered by prison guards without remorse or respect for humanity.
An oppressive air of slavery resides at Dade Correctional, where the inmates are at the hands of cruelty by their masters (aka prison guards). The article makes clear this correctional facility is notorious for its torture yet Florida decided that no investigation was necessary.
Almost two years passed at Dade Correctional Institution in Florida, where it appeared Darren Rainey was abused, tortured and humiliated regularly by prison guards. At this facility known for torture of inmates, this was routine.
What Deterrents Are In Place to Prevent Such Abuses by Prison Guards?
There is the Constitution and there are laws; however there is no one to enforce them behind bars when the enforcers are the perpetrators.
Prison guards and law enforcement officers are always given the benefit of the doubt even when the evidence points to murder. In the case of Darren Rainey, none of the guards faced charges; they returned to duty. The case was reopened earlier this year and again no charges filed against the four correctional officers involved in the torture death of Mr Rainey. This happens too frequently where law enforcement officials are not charged for cold bloodied murder.
Murder is murder, and it shoukd have consequences, whether the criminal justice system wishes to acknowledge the crime or not.
Those prison guards are now more of a threat to inmates than ever before, because they got away with murder. As long as their crime is confined to the prison, society ignores it. But what about their families and friends? Aren’t they too at risk for domestic violence, child abuse and a life of suffering crime?
A murderer is a murderer even in uniform, and that person remains dangerous despite our justification and feigned ignorance.
Julian Assange was accused of rape by the law of Sweden; a once sexually liberal country.
In Sweden there are three levels of rape. Assange stands accused of Level 3 Rape (the lowest level and is considered minor rape, where sex is redefined as rape). Whatever that means!
As per Wikileaks
“The district court remanded Julian Assange on suspicion of, inter alia, lesser rape per chap 6 § 1 para 2 of the criminal code (as worded prior to 1 July 2013). The prosecutor explained the grounds for suspicion as Julian Assange wrongfully exploiting complainant S being asleep by initiating unprotected sex with her.
The sequence of events has been described by S as follows in an interrogation 26 August 2010 (detention memo p 10):
They fell asleep and she woke by feeling him penetrate her. She immediately asked ‘are you wearing anything’ and he answered ‘you’. She told him ‘you better not have HIV’ and he replied ‘of course not’. She felt it was too late. He was already inside her and she let him continue.”
Sweden, you have to be kidding!? A court took such a complaint seriously.
Put crudely, Sweden, Britain and Australia have their national heads stuck up each other’s arses, fitting nicely in the dirty arse of the USA.
For my American readers, “arse” is what the British and Australians call the “ass”. I’ve no idea what the sensible Swedes call it, though.
At least Assange didn’t penetrate the woman’s anus! That might have hurt her.
Conveniently, this witness account was defaming a man’s reputation by blatant miscarriage of justice without providing a shred of evidence.
It has now been four years, going on five years, since Julian Assange was stripped of his inalienable rights to LIFE, LIBERTY, and the pursuit of HAPPINESS.
No one can be stripped of those rights without cause, but here he was, stripped of his rights by a so-called “neutral” country. The new definition of “neutral” is to be a brown-noser to the USA.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Sweden, along with the Baltic States, Poland and the Ukraine, will join America’s partners in crime and turn against their citizens. As in the ‘Five Eyes’.
Since 2010, Sweden has done nothing to expedite or move this case along. Again, convenient delay is a form of censorship. Also during this time, there have been no new allegations and, in the case of rape (not consensual sex), no evidence of trauma.
Even with ‘date rapes’ women have certain psychological stigmatas or forsenic profiles that were not present with this allegation (allegation without evidence or charge).
I do not understand how a NEUTRAL country and its judiciary could allow such an obscene miscarriage of justice, and under the coercive forces of the USA.
Freedom of speech, freedom from surveillance and inalienable rights are not valued by Sweden, the UK, Australia, and of course, the USA. Applause goes to Ecuador for standing on the side of justice and the people.
Corrupt Sweden Not Neutral
Sweden just had a major upset in their election that should serve as a wake-up call: the status quo is no longer acceptable.
Their people want change. Real change starts by respecting the will of the people and their natural rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Something that has been denied to Julian Assange for four to five years by Sweden (a country under USA control).
I ask my readers, what happened to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty?
This presumption, not afforded Julian Assange, is evidence of government corruption, censorship and a violation of human rights.
Looking closely at one of the allegations, a young woman felt (literally!) that the early morning surprise “woody” penetration was rape. She had just spent the night engaged in multiple sexual intercourse with Assange.
Swedish Chief Prosecutor Eva Finn’s investigation of the allegations included an interview of Mr Assange. On review of the testimonies and evidence, Attorney Eva Finn dismissed all charges and closed the case.
Curiously, the case was re-opened (without new evidence or reason) by a politically motivated new prosecutor, Marianne Ny. At the time, release of over a half million cables to Wikileaks (by Bradley/Chelsea Manning) exposed war crimes against the US, as well as torture and other illegal spying by the USA and its allies.
The US Government was not pleased, and immediately convened a secret grand jury to sanction it’s dirty policy of torture, murder and spying indiscriminately on American and foreign targets.
Ridiculous and stupid!
I welcome your comments.
Corruption is highly contagious and often associated with discrimination and cruelty. All of which infected “neutral” Sweden, who then infected the UK and Australia, by using the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) to make these other countries complicit in egregious human right violations and abuses.
Corruption lacks accountability and creates fear and myths, as well as continuing to endanger the lives of those who expose the truth. Manipulated by US intelligence agencies, the same ones who allegedly gathered intelligence about weapons of mass destruction (WMD) that was a lie. A truth covered up by many European countries allies of the USA.
And to further censor and punish Julian Assange, USA officials (including the CIA, DoD and NSA) placed him on the ‘hit list’. Oh yes, it exists! As with Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy. Both long dead!
What about Rape?
Now do women have any responsibility in cases of rape?
Can a woman walk around naked, caress a man’s crotch and claim rape when sex occurs because she whispered “No” during orgasm? That is sex! We women have responsibilities also to be careful.
Agree with me? Or not? Let me know in the comments.
Were there any physical injuries to indicate harm or resistance? At this late date there will not be forensic evidence. What about psychological evidence at the time of the alleged rape?
Why do the Swedish authorities persist in making a mockery of rape and setting new precedents that violate human rights of men and real victims of rape? Why the delay in justice for both the woman and Assange
The rape allegations against Mr Assange were ridiculous and smelled of foul play.
Why did attorney Ny let three charges expire before scheduling an interview with Mr Assange at Ecuadorian Embassy? To be interviewed on protected grounds was not an unreasonable request by Assange’s attorney at the very beginning of this expensive stand-off.
He had consensual sex with an adult woman. He is a man who gets hard at the site of pretty young women — that is not a crime — that is healthy. Where is the rape?
Rape is forced sex against one’s will often accompanied by evidence of sexual attack or psychological trauma. In the case of Assange, there was no forced sex.
There was no physical and historical evidence to support the Swedish and American allegations of rape. So why is this man’s freedom and life in jeopardy? We need to protect him! Yes, he is in serious danger.
Why waste taxpayers money on a case of simple sex? That is the “sixty four thousand dollar” question of censorship. Sweden makes sex a dirty act by defining one of the most beautiful pleasures as rape. No one should ever be arrested and stripped of natural rights based on accusations, without evidence, as in the case of Julian Assange.
This is outrageous! Shame on any system that permits such travesty and mockery of real women, and violations of inalienable human rights of those accused without a shred of evidence.
Sex is not rape! Rape should NOT be used as a political tool to censor or manipulate law-abiding men. Rape is a very serious offense and not a tool for politicians or governments to seek their spiteful vendettas.
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