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  • Sanders: Too Often, Unarmed Black People Dragged from Cars and Shot

    08/30/2015 9:45:29 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/30/2015 | Jim Geraghty Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/423281/sanders-too-often-unarmed-bl
    Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders told the host that “unarmed black people” getting ”dragged out of cars” or getting shot “is happening too often.” Sanders said this after Tapper showed him video of Ron Hickman, the sheriff of Harris County, Texas, responding to the murder of a deputy sheriff at a gas station, declaring, “This rhetoric has gotten out of control.  We have heard black lives matter, all lives matter.  Well, cops’ lives matter, too.  So why don’t we just drop the qualifier and just say lives matter and take that to...
  • TEXAS DEPUTY Executed 2 Weeks After New Black Panthers Promised to “Off the Pigs” at Local Rally

    08/29/2015 5:01:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 29 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Earlier this month armed New Black Panther radicals marched on the Waller County Jail chanting, “The revolution is on… Off the pigs!” A large contingent of Harris County (Houston) sheriff’s office deputies met the protesters at the jail.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Last night Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth was shot dead execution style around 8:30 at night. Goforth was pumping gas into his vehicle at the time. The shooter shot him in the head and then fired several rounds into his body. Breitbart.Texas reported: “A group of armed members of the New Black Panther Party marched on the Waller County Jail Wednesday afternoon chanting...
  • Farrakhan: “Justice or Else” March Just the Beginning

    08/29/2015 12:47:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Milwaukee Courier ^ | August 29 2015 | Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
    In a wide-ranging conference call with the Black Press, the Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said the upcoming “Justice or Else” rally set for October 10 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March is just the beginning of the movement. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., president and CEO of the NNPA and the national director of the 1995 Million Man March, moderated the call, fielding pooled questions from dozens of publishers and editors from Black newspapers across the country. Farrakhan said that walking down the steps of the United States Capitol building and seeing Black men standing together,...
  • Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops

    08/29/2015 6:08:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 63 replies
    Aug 28, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops Lana Shadwick 28 Aug 2015 Members of the #FYF911 or #FukYoFlag and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show Tuesday night to “turn the tide” and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America. One of the F***YoFlag organizers is called “Sunshine.” She has a radio blog show hosted from Texas called, “Sunshine’s F***ing Opinion Radio Show.” A snapshot of her #FYF911 @LOLatWhiteFear Twitter page at...
  • Hate Groups Use Virginia Shooting As Call To Arms In "Race War"

    08/28/2015 11:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Vocativ ^ | August 26, 2015 | James King and Adi Cohen
    The League of the South has gone to "Security Condition Orange" and other white supremacist organizations are saying it's time for action.Hate groups across the country are using Wednesday’s televised shooting of two Virginia journalists as a call to arms in the “race war” the shooter referenced in a manifesto he sent to a national news outlet. One group has gone to “Security Condition Orange,” its second-highest alert level, which it says means “eminent (sic) danger probable.” In his manifesto, faxed shortly after the shooting to ABC News, shooter Vester Flanagan claimed to have killed WDBJ journalists Alison Parker, 24,...
  • Gunman in on-air deaths remembered as 'professional victim'

    08/28/2015 8:49:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 28, 2015 | David Dishneau and John Raby, The Associated Press
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera's bright light blinded her. Vicki Gardner, a chamber of commerce official, was answering questions about the community on live TV when the gunfire erupted. She was wounded as she fell to the ground after hearing the first gunshots, her husband said Friday. The gunman, Vester Flanagan, ambushed WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker during the interview Wednesday at the Smith Mountain Lake Visitor Center....
  • Did Workplace Racism and the Charleston Massacre Push Vester Lee Flanagan Over the Edge?

    08/28/2015 3:03:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | August 27, 2015 | David Love
    Vester Lee Flanagan, II, known by his on-air name Bryce Williams, was a Black journalist who fatally shot a white TV anchor and a cameraman during a live interview in Roanoake, Va. on Wednesday. Flanagan shot WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, and wounded Vicki Gardner, the woman the journalists were interviewing. Later, Flanagan, who had been fired from the station in 2013, reportedly died Wednesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His firearm was reportedly purchased legally from a Virginia gun store. ABC News provides an account of Flanagan‘s 23-page manifesto and suicide letter, which Bryce had faxed...
  • Black Lives Matter boos Washington DC mayor's anti-crime plans

    08/27/2015 10:42:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 27, 2015 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – The boos began as soon as Washington's mayor said she was putting more police officers on the streets in neighborhoods affected by violent crime. They didn't let up for the next 18 minutes as Democrat Muriel Bowser laid out her plans to address an increase in homicides in the nation's capital. Bowser was repeatedly heckled and interrupted by a few dozen protesters affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement during her address Thursday inside the sweltering gymnasium of a long-shuttered school in southeast Washington. Shouting "Jobs, not jails!" and "More police is not the answer!," the protesters accused...
  • Hostile response online to Black Lives Matter worries Galloway church

    08/26/2015 6:26:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | August 26, 2015 | Donna Weaver
    GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — The reverend and congregation of a church that unveiled a “Black Lives Matter” banner on Pomona Road say they are fearful after a receiving a hostile response to the sign on social media. Rev. Cynthia Cain said comments on the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore’s Facebook page could be described as threats. Many of the comments on the page also state: “All Lives Matter.” “When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ they mistranslate it to ‘ONLY Black Lives Matter.’ Why? Are they afraid that people might start empathizing with people of color?” Cain asked. Police...
  • Virginia Shooter Wanted to Ignite a ‘Race War’ (Also, he was a homosexual)

    08/26/2015 2:20:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The man who killed two journalists on live television in Virginia sent a suicide note to ABC News claiming the killings were in response to the shootings at a Charleston, SC church that killed 9 people in June. Bryce Williams, AKA Vester Lee Flanagan, contacted ABC News several times over the last several weeks saying he wanted to pitch a story to them. He never gave them an idea what the story was. Then today, Williams faxed what he called a “suicide note” where he claimed the shooting of the reporters was a response to the Charleston killings and that...
  • Gangsta Rap’s Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere

    08/26/2015 7:17:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Jason L. Riley
    Gangsta Rap’s Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere A hit movie about the rap group N.W.A. is a reminder: Glorified thuggery poisoned poor black communities. By Jason L. Riley Aug. 25, 2015 6:39 p.m. ET 242 COMMENTS For two weeks the top box-office draw has been “Straight Outta Compton,” a meandering biopic about the rise and disintegration of the Los Angeles-area rap group N.W.A., or Niggaz With Attitude. N.W.A. helped popularize “gangsta rap” in the late 1980s, and even this hagiography can’t hide the fact that its legacy has endured to the detriment of poor black communities. The most prominent members...
  • Reparations? How about ~7 trillion?

    08/25/2015 5:23:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    American Thinker The Blog ^ | August 3, 2015 | Richard Butrick
    Housing, education and job training, and other anti-poverty programs have cost some $22 trillion since Lyndon Johnson proclaimed the War on Poverty (WoP) some 50 years ago. Blacks made up some 40% of those living in poverty at the start of the program and now make up some 30% – though that figure may be misleading due to the increasing number of Hispanics living in poverty. In public housing alone, blacks constitute nearly 50% of the occupants. Forty-eight percent of public housing households are black compared to only 19 percent of all renter households.6 Taking income into account does not...
  • Concerning reactionaries and thugs: The New Black Panther Party (From an original BPP member)

    08/25/2015 11:33:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The San Francisco Bay View - A National Black Newspaper ^ | August 23, 2015 | Elbert “Big Man” Howard
    Like many of my comrades, original Black Panther Party members, I have for years watched these strutting caricatures who call themselves the New Black Panther Party and expressed my disgust. First of all, I say there is no such thing as a “New” Black Panther Party. If this group is anything, it is a collective of racist, reactionary thugs and tools of the still-very-much-alive Cointelpro government agency. Like others, I have had to explain to many folks, who are not aware of what the Black Panther Party was about, what our original BPP history and legacy is and what damage...
  • Cornel West endorses 'brother' Bernie Sanders

    08/25/2015 10:46:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 25, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Civil rights activist and philosopher Cornel West on Monday endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president. "I endorse Brother @BernieSanders because he is a long-distance runner with integrity in the struggle for justice for over 50 years," West tweeted late Monday night. West went on to say that it's time for Sanders' "prophetic voice to be heard across our crisis-ridden country." While West has been a long time supporter of Sanders (and "not a Hillary Clinton fan at all"), the endorsement comes weeks after Black Lives Matter activists disrupted a Sanders event in Seattle, taking the podium from the self...
  • Democrat Congresswoman Insinuates Scott Walker is Literally Lynching African Americans in Wisconsin

    08/25/2015 8:59:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Remember when DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said this?: “Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But that is reality.” Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz: Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand DWS has been outdone by Wisconsin Democrat Congresswoman Gwen Moore, who reportedly said during a call with reporters Monday that Scott Walker's policies are "tightening the noose, literally, around African Americans." .@RepGwenMoore says @ScottWalker's policies are "tightening the noose, literally, around African Americans" in Milwaukee and Wisconsin— Scott Bauer (@sbauerAP) August 24, 2015In other...
  • Hurricane Katrina proved that if black lives matter, so must climate justice

    08/24/2015 9:54:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 24, 2015 | Elizabeth C. Yeampierre
    The environmental justice and Black Lives Matter movements are complementary. We can’t afford to choose between the two. Those of us from low-income communities of color are on the frontlines of the climate crisis. US cities and towns that are predominantly made up of people of color are also home to a disproportionate share of the environmental burdens that are fueling the climate crisis and shortening our lives. One has only to recall the gut-wrenching images of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath to confirm this. At a time when police abuse is more visible than ever thanks to technology, and our communities...
  • Controversial proposal to make black votes count for more than white votes as form of reparations

    08/24/2015 6:33:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 24, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    A former White House fellow has a unique proposal to take affirmative action to a whole new level. He wants to give votes cast by African-Americans a greater weight than those cast by non-blacks. So much for “one man, one vote.” “Racial reconciliation is impossible without some kind of broad-based, systemic reparations,” career Naval officer and PhD candidate Theodore R. Johnson wrote in The Washington Post. “But if a pecuniary answer can’t fix the structural disadvantage — and it can’t — what can?” Johnson proposes that each black vote count as five-thirds of a vote, flipping around the old constitutional...
  • Ferguson judge withdraws all arrest warrants before 2015

    08/24/2015 5:27:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | August 24, 2015 | Greg Botelho and Sara Sidner
    The municipal court judge in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday announced sweeping changes to the city's court system, including an order to withdraw all arrest warrants issued in that city before December 31, 2014. Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin, who was appointed in June, also changed the conditions for pretrial release. According to a press release put out by Ferguson, all defendants will be given new court dates with alternative penalties like payment plans or community service. Those caught for minor traffic violations should be less likely to end up behind bars because of McCullin. Under the new policy, they won't...
  • Dem Congresswoman: Scott Walker Is ‘Tightening The Noose, Literally, Around African Americans’

    08/24/2015 10:59:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/24/15 | Christian Datoc
    Congresswoman Gwen Moore told a group of reporters that Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is “tightening the noose, literally, around African Americans'” necks during a Monday conference call.The Milwaukee Democrat apparently isn’t a fan of the Wisconsin governor, and said that Walker disproportionately hurts blacks by opposing a higher “minimum wage, requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, and requiring drug testing for public aid recipients.”Additionally, she noted that Walker blocked the construction of a high-speed train connecting Madison and Milwaukee that “took away jobs from inner city Milwaukee.”[h/t: Mediaite, Fox]
  • Trans Deaths, White Privilege

    08/22/2015 1:21:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 21, 2015 | Jennifer Finney Boylan
    IT was snowing in Maine on Jan. 9. I’d been to the dentist’s the day before. The staff there were pleasant enough when I changed genders 12 years ago. “We’ll just change your forms,” the receptionist had said, cheerfully. “It’s no problem.” That day, Papi Edwards, 20, a transgender woman of color, was shot to death outside a hotel in Louisville, Ky. If you’d told me in 2000, as a transgender woman just coming out, that I was a person of privilege, I’d have angrily lectured you about exactly how heavy the burden I’d been carrying was. It had nearly...
  • Black Lives Matter plans protest at Minnesota State Fair

    08/21/2015 12:05:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | August 20, 2015 | Katie Kather and Tad Vezner
    Black Lives Matter St. Paul is planning a march and rally during the Minnesota State Fair, the group announced Thursday. The event, called #BlackFair by the organizers, starts at 11 a.m. Aug. 29 in Hamline Park in St. Paul. The protesters will proceed up Snelling Avenue to the fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. The intent is to disrupt the State Fair on its first weekend, Black Lives Matter organizer Rashad Turner said. "The first Saturday of the Fair is one of their money-making days. We just hope to slow that down and continue to bring attention to the injustices that plague...
  • Slavery Reparations Could Cost Up to $14 Trillion, According to New Calculation

    08/20/2015 2:38:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 19, 2015 | Douglas Main
    In 1865, toward the end of the Civil War, Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman promised slaves that they’d receive 40 acres and a mule. Land was even set aside, but the promise was recanted by President Andrew Johnson. Ever since, the issue of reparations has come up many times, often fiercely debated. Although most Americans generally don’t support reparations, according to University of Connecticut researcher Thomas Craemer, it matters greatly how the question is worded, who would get reparations and in what form. For example, the idea of reparations paid in educational benefits are more popular than others, Craemer...
  • Somerville hangs ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner at City Hall (Massachusetts)

    08/19/2015 8:09:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 19, 2015 | Steve Annear
    Somerville city officials hung a large banner bearing the words “Black Lives Matter” on the front of City Hall on Wednesday morning in solidarity with the grassroots movement that has spread across the country following the recent shooting deaths of unarmed black men by police. Mayor Joe Curtatone said he worked with members of Black Lives Matter Cambridge , a local offshoot of the national organization, to create the banner and show support for their message. “We see this as an important opportunity for an important national conversation” about race, Curtatone said. He said the move was “a very clear...
  • Police: Man who shot burglar charged with voluntary manslaughter

    08/18/2015 1:53:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    WJW-TV ^ | August 17, 2015 | Darcie Loreno
    AKRON, Ohio — Police have charged an Akron man with voluntary manslaughter after he allegedly shot and killed a home invasion suspect earlier this month. **For a previous story, watch the video player above** According to a release from Akron police, David Hillis, 21, of Hilbish Avenue, was arraigned Monday morning in Akron Municipal Court and then booked into Summit County Jail. He’s accused of shooting and killing burglary suspect Marcus Glover, 25, of Akron, on Aug. 7. A second burglary suspect, who police say was with Glover, has also been arrested. Terry Tart, 37, of Akron, faces charges of...
  • The Tragic and Complete Collapse of Racial Relations

    08/17/2015 4:42:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 16, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Why do polls show that racial relations have gotten much worse under Barack Obama, who won the White House with over 95% of the black — and 45% of the white — vote?</p> <p>A recent New York Times/CBS News poll just revealed that about 60% of Americans feel race relations are not good. Some 40% think that they will become even worse. Yet when Obama was elected, 66% of those polled felt race relations were generally OK. All racial groups, according to recent polling, believe that Obama’s handling of racial relations has made things worse since 2009. Another recent Pew poll confirms these tensions, and suggests whites are now about as pessimistic as blacks.</p>
  • What is the New Black Panther Party’s end game?

    08/17/2015 9:06:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Grio ^ | August 14, 2015 | David A. Love
    What are the New Black Panthers up to, and what is their next move? The New Black Panthers are in the news these days, most recently for holding a protest this week in front of the infamous Waller County Jail in Hempstead, Texas, where Sandra Bland died in custody on July 13 following a traffic stop and arrest days earlier. Bland, 28, had recently moved from the Chicago area to work at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University. Although her arrest was ruled a hanging suicide by local authorities–not the first in that jail–many questions remain unanswered, and many...
  • Black Lives Matter Two Big Mistakes: For the Record (Protest Trump & Santorum, not Bernie!)

    08/17/2015 1:04:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Movie & TV Tech Geeks' The CurvyGirl Diva Blog ^ | August 16, 2015 | Rasheda Abdullah
    We live in a world where freedom of speech is a luxury that we take deep pride in. It has brought about various types of entities, organizations and movements, and there has perhaps been no bigger “movement” in recent memory than Black Lives Matter (BLM). Rooted in the belief that black lives are wasting away at the hands of white people in authority and no one seems to care, members of the movement are unapologetic about their message AND the way in which they get their message across. The old saying, “by any means necessary” is the way of BLM...
  • Hillary Clinton Is Overwhelmingly Popular Among Black Americans

    08/16/2015 3:26:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 100 replies
    Huffington Politics ^ | August 11,2015 | Yujia Pan
    Black Americans view Hillary Clinton far more favorably than they do any other presidential contender, according to a Gallup survey released Monday. Eighty percent of black adults have a favorable impression of the Democratic front-runner and former secretary of state. Even when taking into account the percentage who view Clinton unfavorably, she still has a 68 percent net favorability rating among black Americans, a group that analysts at the Cook Political Report have called the "overlooked key to 2016." Clinton's favorability rating among black Americans eclipses those of the other Democratic hopefuls. The next highest rating belongs to Sen. Bernie...
  • What have we wrought?

    08/16/2015 9:21:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/16/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    I have read numerous comments online and in the press about how Obama, New York Mayor Bill Deblasio and race baiter Al Sharpton are to blame for the protests and the shooting of two NYPD officers. We are told that the shooter was empowered by what had happened to “gentle giant” Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City. A few facts first: 1. Bassem al-Masri, a Palestinian terrorist who had been to the White House as an advisor, has taken control of the local mobs. 2. In New York, the protests-those that have been violent-have been...
  • Could black people in the U.S. qualify as refugees?

    08/15/2015 9:41:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2015 | Raha Jorjani, immigration defense lawyer, Office of the Alameda County Public Defender
    Suppose a client walked into my office and told me that police officers in his country had choked a man to death over a petty crime. Suppose he said police fatally shot another man in the back as he ran away. That they arrested a woman during a traffic stop and placed her in jail, where she died three days later. That a 12-year-old boy in his country was shot and killed by the police as he played in the park. Suppose he told me that all of those victims were from the same ethnic community — a community whose...
  • The Truth About Slavery

    08/15/2015 1:22:09 PM PDT · by kathsua · 57 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | August 15th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Many of the descendants of North American slaves have a delusion that slavery was only about white people owning black people. The fact is that Africans were capturing, enslaving and selling each other for centuries before Christopher Columbus discovered a new market for African slave traders. Africans continued to enslave each other after the end of North American slavery. There are numerous reports that Africans still practice slavery.
  • Fact Check: Was Planned Parenthood Started To 'Control' The Black Population? (NPR)

    08/15/2015 7:56:52 AM PDT · by Drango · 76 replies
    NPR ^ | aug 14, '15 | Amity Kelly
    Ben Carson alleged in an interview with Fox News Wednesday that Planned Parenthood puts most of its clinics in black neighborhoods to "control the population" and that its founder, Margaret Sanger, "was not particularly enamored with black people." Planned Parenthood has been a target on the campaign trail after a series of sting videos was released alleging the organization illegally profits from selling aborted fetal tissue. Carson, a famed neurosurgeon turned Republican presidential candidate, has been a vocal opponent of the group. He was also in the news this week after reports surfaced that he once used aborted fetal tissue...
  • Bree Newsome says Ferguson gave the movement ‘a revolutionary spirit’ (White supremacy)

    08/15/2015 5:28:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The St. Louis American ^ | August 14, 2015 | Chris King
    When Bree Newsome visited Ferguson to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown Jr.’s being killed, she was not going back to the source of her activism. It was actually the Trayvon Martin killing in 2012 that brought her into what is now a national movement. But in Ferguson she was visiting the place, she said, where people really began to fight back against a newly defined common enemy. “Trayvon Martin, that was when I got pulled in, that was when a lot of people got pulled in,” Newsome told The St. Louis American in an August 14 interview. “But...
  • Donald Trump is the GOP’s Black Lives Matter

    08/14/2015 7:10:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 14, 2015 | David Marcus
    The clearest similarity between Trump and Black Lives Matter is the havoc they might cause in the general election. After reading most of the “Donald Trump is the Republican’s Bernie Sanders” think pieces from the last week, I am left believing that the analogy is fundamentally flawed. The basic notion is that both Sanders and Trump represent the angry and unpredictable wings of their respective parties. This is doubtless true of Trump, but is it true of Sanders? It probably isn’t. In fact, Donald Trump is more similar to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, in theory and in practice,...
  • Pistol-whipped detective says he didn't shoot attacker because of headlines

    08/14/2015 4:36:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | August 14, 2015 | Nick Valencia
    A Birmingham, Alabama, police detective who was pistol-whipped unconscious said Friday that he hesitated to use force because he didn't want to be accused of needlessly killing an unarmed man. "A lot of officers are being too cautious because of what's going on in the media," said the officer, who asked to remain anonymous for the safety of his family. "I hesitated because I didn't want to be in the media like I am right now." Details of last week's incident in the Birmingham enclave of Roebuck remain sketchy -- such as how did the suspect get the officer's weapon...
  • Smyrna mom upset students can fly Confederate flags on H.S. campus (Tennessee)

    08/13/2015 2:57:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    WKRN-TV ^ | August 12, 2015 | Lori Mitchell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A local mother is upset because kids at her child’s school are allowed to fly Confederate flags on campus. The mom, who would like to remain anonymous, contacted News 2 with concerns about her son’s safety at Stewarts Creek High School in Rutherford County. She said her 14-year-old son, who is in ninth grade, came home this week and told her that kids were wearing Confederate flag T-shirts to class. The mother said she saw them herself while dropping off her son Wednesday morning. She said she also noticed students flying Confederate flags in the...
  • To the Angry Shopper Who Criticized Our Black Lives Matter Display

    08/13/2015 2:04:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices The Blog ^ | August 13, 2015 | Jarek Steele, independent bookseller, writer and occasional activist
    This week, we received an anonymous letter in response to this window display commemorating the one year anniversary of Michael Brown's:There was no return address, and it wasn't signed. It was a very short message on a note card telling us that we had lost a customer. In it, the person said we stoked the flames of enmity between races and promoted division. The person asked us why we insisted upon doing that. It's hard to know how to respond. What I want to do is call up the customer and chat. I want to take him or her out...
  • Trump: If BLM protesters try to take over my rally like they did Sanders’s, there’ll be a fight

    08/12/2015 9:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 12, 2015 | Allahpundit
    I thought we’d already reached Peak Trumpmania but if his next speech ends with Trump’s bodyguards going toe to toe with left-wing black activists trying to commandeer his stage to rant against the police, we might yet see him crack 50 percent in the polls. I’m shocked that he ended up saying this off the cuff in a Q&A last night rather than as part of his prepared remarks. It’s so squarely in the wheelhouse of his appeal — offering to fight, literally, against a group that’s politically correct to the point of being sacrosanct among progressives — that a...
  • Why Bernie Sanders' run-in with Black Lives Matter activists made me squirm

    08/12/2015 9:46:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 11, 2015 | Heather Barmore
    Grassroots activists are pushing their way through spaces and forcing conversation. That makes us all a little tense but that’s the whole point, isn’t it? On Saturday, Black Lives Matter organizers Marissa Johnson and Mara Willaford got on stage and took the microphone away from from presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders to remind him that the Black Lives Matter movement is the grassroots movement of the 2016 race. As a black woman, a part of me felt like I should have stood up and cheered when I watched the video, but I also felt downright uncomfortable. I cringed at the...
  • Blacks won't rebuke Farrakhan terror threats 'This is pure evil. And it could start a race war'

    08/12/2015 5:29:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 10, 2015 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    “If the federal government will not intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us. Stalk them and kill them. Let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling.” – Louis Farrakhan speech at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Miami on July 30, 2015 Louis Farrakhan made terror threats against white Americans in his recent speech at a Baptist church in Miami, and the silence from Barack Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the media and most conspicuously – black Americans – is deafening. Farrakhan did not make this speech in a mosque....
  • Disruption of Bernie Sanders’ speech brings racism front and center

    08/12/2015 9:13:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | August 11, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    Saturday’s disruption of a speech by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders belies a growing rift on the left between liberal leaders and communities of color that feel they are not represented.SATURDAY’S turn of events when two Black Lives Matter protesters thwarted a speech from presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was cringe-worthy. The progressive alternative for the Democratic nomination expected a warmer welcome in Seattle. The protesters used a coarse strategy that cut short what could have been a productive discussion with 15,000 people who turned out to hear the U.S. senator from Vermont. The protesters treated Sanders as an enemy instead...
  • Trump: Sanders 'showed such weakness' with #BlackLivesMatter protesters

    08/12/2015 6:08:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 12, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    Donald Trump said Tuesday that Bernie Sanders "showed that he's weak" by allowing #BlackLivesMatter protesters to take his microphone during a weekend event in Seattle. And Trump -- the Republican presidential contender who, he said, is attracting the biggest crowds to campaign events along with the Democrat Sanders -- vowed: "Believe me, that's not going to happen to Trump." "I would never give up my microphone. I thought that was disgusting. That showed such weakness, the way he was taken away by two young women -- the microphone; they just took the whole place over," Trump told reporters during an...
  • Women's group criticizes Rauner for all-male Tollway board

    08/11/2015 10:53:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 22, 2015 | Richard Wronski
    A national women's organization is challenging Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointments to the Illinois Tollway, saying he is violating state law by creating an all-male board. Over the past three months, Rauner has named five male directors and re-appointed another to the nine-member Tollway board, which already included three men. In addition, Rauner backed Greg Bedalov as the agency's new executive director. Bedalov replaced Kristi Lafleur, who had held the post under the tenure of former Gov. Pat Quinn. The National Council of Women's Organizations is charging that Rauner is violating the Illinois Gender Balanced Appointments Act. The 1991 law is...
  • Oath Keepers return to Ferguson, fueling racial tension

    08/11/2015 3:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 11, 2015 | Staff and wire services
    St. Louis police condemn armed group, fearing their presence will stoke further instability. Four white civilians carrying military-style rifles and sidearms walked a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, saying they were there to protect a representative from an anti-government website, but their actions drew swift criticism from protesters in the mostly black neighborhood and from St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who called their presence “unncessary and inflammatory.” The appearance of the four men drew stares in the neighborhood, which was rocked by violence again Sunday night as protesters marked the police killing of Michael Brown, an...
  • Deray Refuses to Say Police Shootings Justified When Suspect Shoots First (BLM Leader)

    08/11/2015 2:40:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 11, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    In an interview with The Daily Beast’s Justin Glawe, prominent #BlackLivesMatter activist Deray McKesson refused to say whether police shootings are justified when the suspect pulls a gun and fires at law enforcement officials. Glawe was present at Monday night’s Ferguson protests, and spoke with McKesson and fellow activist Hermz about their views on police shootings. “Neither McKesson nor Hermz wanted to discuss the hypothetical that underpins the clearest legal justification for use of force by police: If someone points a gun at an officer (and even fires it), is the officer justified in using lethal force?” he writes....
  • Black ministers petition Smithsonian to remove bust of Planned Parenthood Founder, Margaret Sanger

    08/11/2015 9:38:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/11/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Now that the left is demanding no memorializing of those who defended slavery and racism, it is time to turn the spotlight on Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, who sought to use abortion and birth control to limit the black population as undesirables.  Sanger was openly and explicitly racist, and her eugenics movement enjoyed the support of progressives of the era.  It is no coincidence that today Planned Parenthood aborts a much higher percentage of black babies than the black share of the U.S. population. STAND, a group of conservative black ministers headed by Bishop E.W. Jackson,...
  • Sanders Hires Black Press Secretary; #BlackLivesMatter yawns

    08/11/2015 1:59:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    US News & World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | August 10, 2015 | Joseph P. Williams, news editor
    Welcome to Monday, the 222nd day of 2015 and the first anniversary of protesters, community organizers and civil rights activists descending on Ferguson, Missouri, to vent anger about the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, African-American teenager fatally shot by a white cop. As word spread about Brown’s death, demonstrators in the then-nascent #BlackLivesMatter movement – loosely formed in the wake of the 2013 “stand your ground” acquittal of neighborhood vigilante George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, another unarmed black teen, in Florida – connected via social media and swept into the St. Louis suburb. As the...
  • Why poor whites should rally behind Black Lives Matter (Hurl, you might)

    08/10/2015 4:53:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | August 10, 2015 | Ryan Cooper
    Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death, an unarmed black 18-year-old killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. After a day of calm remembrances, the night turned violent as police shot another black 18-year-old, one Tyrone Harris, this time after he reportedly fired a pistol at a police car at close range. (He is still alive, though in critical condition.) It's yet another sad reminder of the fact that despite some reform inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the issue of police brutality is still very much alive, however justified this particular shooting seems at the...
  • Despite Unrest, Blacks Do Not Feel More Mistreated by Police

    08/10/2015 10:49:20 AM PDT · by thetroyster67 · 9 replies
    gallup.com ^ | 08/10/2015 | thetroyster67
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- Despite the significant public attention on confrontations between black citizens and police in Missouri, Maryland and New York over the past year, blacks in 2015 express virtually the same opinions about being mistreated by police as they did in 2013. This year, 18% of adult blacks say there has been an occasion the last 30 days when they personally felt they were treated unfairly in dealings with police, which is virtually the same as the 17% recorded in 2013. This is down from as high as 25% in 2004.
  • Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, And the Power of Disruption

    08/09/2015 7:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | August 9, 2015 | Robert Kuttner, Co-founder and co-editor, 'The American Prospect'
    It was a good week for disruptive innovation. Three protestors affiliated with Black Lives Matter shut down Bernie Sanders yet again, this time at a Seattle rally Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, Donald Trump escalated his disruptive impact on the Republican presidential field, with a post-debate remark implying that Fox reporter Megyn Kelly was menstruating when she asked him provocative questions, fittingly, about his coarse put-downs of women. The two forms of disruption invite comparison. BLM is disrupting the most progressive candidate in the Democratic field. Why? Because in the year since the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the issue of...