By: Arlen Williams
Question 1: Where is the most crime in America?
Question 2: Where do police need to be busiest among the people, despite how many cops are murdered there, by morally demented thugs, year in and year out?
Anyone reading this who doesn’t see that “progressives” are neo-Marxists ginning up unrest among inner city blacks, to keep them on their paternalist plantation? Omaha Cop Kerrie Orozco Gunned Down Hours Before Maternity Leave
News to blacks in da citay?: Democrats’ government dependence policies and sexual revolution are what keep you enslaved and endangered — those who make it out of the womb alive, that is.
By: Denise Simon
Remember Ella Baker? If not, then you may remember Van Jones, the Green Czar that was exposed by Glenn Beck and snuck out of the White House in the middle of the night. Yes, that guy. Van Jones carries the torch for Ella Baker.
So, this OBS and MORE with Next Revolution is based on Ella Baker’s legacy and you saw their work in Ferguson, Missouri.
Does this logo appear rather militant?
Or this one?
Do you wonder about their application and approval by the IRS?
There is paid training, travel expenses and protest instructions. Enter OBS…
OBS, Organization for Black Struggle has some interesting partners. They include: Advancement Project, Black Workers for Justice, Black Youth Project, Black Lives Matter, Dream Defenders, Jobs with Justice, Justice for Reggie, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, Ohio Student Association, Peace Economy Project, Sankofa, SisterSong and there are more as listed here.
Oh joy, they have a fellowship program too. But apply quickly, the next class begins on May 22, 2015.
1. By joining the program, fellows agree to go through a 5-week long organization building module, to be supervised by a Youth Director.
2. Each week of the program covers crucial knowledge on how to build an organization, develop programs and campaigns, and create coalitions using Black Liberation framework.
3. Each fellow will schedule twice weekly sessions with a mental health counselor for the duration of the program. We’ve all been through a lot these past few weeks and we have to care ourselves if we hope to transform our communities.
4. Each fellow will complete weekly benchmarks.
5. After each successfully completed week, each fellow will receive a $100 stipend.
6. At the end of program, each fellow gets $500 to start an organization or project.
7. To get the start up, each fellow must meet each weekly benchmark. If all benchmarks are not successfully met during the program, they must be met within 30 days of program end date, without the stipend.
8. This program is limited to 12 fellows per session.
At the end of this program, fellows will be fully equipped to take their skill-sets back into their communities and start to organize for the change that they want to see. The hope is that during the program, fellows will become familiar enough each other so that at the end of the program, some may decide to work together, pool their resources, or create organizations with their peers.
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Hat Tip: Right Side News (JB supplied detailed and extensive research for this post.)
Aggressive: These protesters were carrying an anti-police banner as they marched through Seattle.
Seattle is no stranger to riots. They occur there almost on a yearly basis, with anarchists being the biggest organizers and instigators by far. But this year, the May Day riot had an even more thuggish bent to it as you can see in the picture above. The desire to murder police officers was aggressively advertised.
As most protests, it started out fairly peaceful. It didn’t stay that way for long. They were protesting for workers’ and immigrants’ rights. Then the anti-capitalist thugs joined the fun and all hell broke loose. They smashed windows, started fires and attacked police officers. They started throwing rocks and bricks and brandishing sticks and wrenches at about 7 pm on May Day.
The festivities were centered in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle. Residents were warned to take cover and stay inside. Businesses were advised to vacate and protect what they could.
Three officers were attacked and hurt. Two had to go to the hospital with serious injuries. In retaliation, the police hit protesters with pepper spray and flash-bang grenades. Police for the most part were on bicycles. 15 protesters were arrested amid the violence.
25 or so cars were damaged by protestors. A number of businesses had their windows smashed and fires were set. Dumpsters were overturned. Art in the parks was marked with the Anarchist symbol – one person was even spray painted because he would not move.
Let’s look at some of the organizers who came out to play…
BLACK LIVES MATTER
A common thread you will find through all the protests now is Black Lives Matter. Here is what they laid out for the Seattle protest:
Black Lives Matter May Day 2015 — 10:30 AM — MLK Memorial Park — 2200 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. and at 2:30 PM 20/Jackson
- Short Description: We want an end to police terror, an end to the slavery that is the prison system and we want the people who profit from these systems held accountable.
- Long Description: We are the Outside Agitators 206. First off, we have four points of unity: 1. We center Black voices to celebrate and affi… See More…
- Website: http://www.outsideagitators206.org/
- Black Lives Matter was co-founded by three black activist/organizers: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi.
- ALICIA GARZA: KEYWIKI http://keywiki.org/Alicia_Garza
- Alicia Garza, Executive Director [email protected] 415 -864-8372 http://www.peopleorganized.org/
- MORE INFO HERE: http://www.guidestar.org/ViewPdf.aspx?PdfSource=0&ein=94-3305957
JOHN CARLOS: was a 1968 Olympic Bronze medalist who raised his black gloved fist in a statement of struggle and resistance on the medal stand and became a global icon in the fight against racism, co-author of “The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed The World.” He is a Black Power icon.
ARETHA BASU: Community Activist in the Black Lives Matter movement and Women of Color for Systemic Change.
JESSE HAGOPIAN: Member of SEE: Social Equality Educators, Advisor for the Garfield High School Black Student Union, editor and contributing author of “More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing.”
GERALD HANKERSON: President of the Seattle-King County NAACP.
MARISSA JENAE: Community Activist in the Black Lives Matter movement and Outside Agitators 206.
DAVE ZIRIN: Host of Edge of Sports, co-author of “The John Carlos Story: The Sports Movement That Changed The World.” He is a sports writer for The Nation Magazine.
The gathering was hosted by the Garfield H.S., Seattle, Black Student Union.
Sponsored by the Seattle International Socialist Organization, Outside Agitators 206, Social Equality Educators, Women of Color for Systemic Change, Seattle Transit Riders Union, No New Jim Crow Coalition, Stand Against Foreclosures and Evictions (SAFE in Seattle).
- Black Lives Matter May Day 2015 — 10:30 AM — MLK Memorial Park — 2200 Martin Luther King Jr Way S (info)
We’re responding to an urgent call from our comrades in Baltimore United and Ferguson Action who are organizing with us under the Black Lives Matter network.We stand with our brothers and sisters in Baltimore, Chicago and across the country. We demand justice for #FreddieGrey #RekiaBoyd #MyaHall and all victims of police terrorism.We demonstrate on this day of May 1st in acknowledgement of the people who were killed by the state in 1886 during the Haymarket affair. When strikers demonstrated at Haymarket Square in Chicago, they were shot at by police, a bomb was thrown, and a court ordered the execution of the strike organizers.
We encourage Black folks and non-Black allies and accomplices who are devote to supporting Black Liberation to join us for the day’s events.
First we’ll be meeting at MLK Memorial Park at 10:30am and then will be at the intersection of 20th and Jackson at 2:30pm. From there we’ll march to the end destination of the International Workers and Immigrants Day March rally at the Federal Courthouse in Downtown Seattle (700 Stewart St). At 6pm we’ll meet at Seattle Central College. UPDATE: CHS has updated this event with a more recent description provided by organizers.
MAY FIRST ACTION COALITION
The May 1st Action Coalition (formerly known as the Washington Immigrant Rights Action Coalition) is a coalition geared towards working on specific actions to deal with the indiscriminate immigration enforcement that is affecting our immigrant communities and our greater community.
Their blog is used to compile meeting notes and announce events and actions.
May Day Press Release:
206.650.2106 and 206.696.1348, em: [email protected]
Organizations involved with direct mobilization for the march were Students for Farm Worker Justice, MEChA, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and parishioners from St. Mary’s Church, the Mexica Danza Group Ce Atl Tonalli and Community Alliance for Global Justice, among many more.
The march turned into a riot: Lots of photos.
PRESS RELEASE FROM: El Comité and the May 1st Action Coalition
For Immediate Release: Friday, May 1, 2015
Contact: El Comité and the May 1st Action Coalition,
ph: 206.650.2106 and 206.696.1348, em: [email protected], Twitter Tag: #May1stSea, #MayDayPNW.
Thousands take to the streets of Seattle for the Annual May Day March and Rally for Immigrant and Workers Rights.
SEATTLE – An estimated 4,500-5,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Seattle to participate in the 2015 May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights. The events began at Judkins Park at 2:00 p.m., with a brief program that included music, speeches, and logistical announcements for the march. Participants then filed westbound, on Lane Street to start the March at 3:00 pm. At around 3:30, the march departed from St. Mary’s Church, with Danza Ce Atl Tonalli, setting the tone.
The march swelled, with contingents joining along the way on Jackson Street and 20th Avenue, along Boren Avenue, as well as on several street corners along First Hill, and Downtown Seattle. Included among these groups, were contingents for organized labor as well as participants who opted to join the march as it made its way through middle of the city. In all, over 50 organizations and community groups endorsed the 2015 march and provided the resources to mobilize their own members, in addition to others in the community. Organizations involved with direct mobilization for the march were Students for Farm Worker Justice, MEChA, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, and parishioners from St. Mary’s Church, the Mexica Danza Group Ce Atl Tonalli, and Community Alliance for Global Justice, among many more.
(ADDED: MEChA: http://edison.seattlecentral.org/~mecha/)
The march ended at the U.S. District Courthouse in Downtown Seattle. The selection of the site was very deliberate, as organizers made note to demonstrate in opposition to the U.S. District 5 Court’s challenge to the DACA/DAPA program, which if implemented by the Obama administration, would have provided relief and a temporary deferral of deportation for many undocumented students and their parents. Likewise, also of note in this year’s March was the focus on police brutality with the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner as well as the most recent slaying of Antonio Zambrano Montes at the hands of police in Pasco, Washington.
“It’s important to acknowledge these shared struggles,” noted Anna Hackman, an organizer for the May 1st Action Coalition. “Many immigrants experience not only discrimination based on their documented status, but are also relegated to the social and economic margins. Many are forced into low paying jobs, and have interactions with law enforcement that closely resemble the interactions that native born people of color experience with police.” Many in attendance echoed the same concerns, especially in recent days, as evidenced in the City of Baltimore where institutional neglect and police violence created a sense of animosity and distrust that boiled over into riots with the killing of Freddie Gray.
(ADDED: ANNA HACKMAN: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/anna-hackman/8/858/254)
According to organizer Jorge Quiroga, the march was a great collaborative effort, even with a slightly smaller turnout for 2015. Mr. Quiroga attributed the decline in participation to the proliferation of news reports about possible “infiltration” of the afternoon march. “We’ve had this march since 1999. Over 16 years, we’ve always been organized and nothing bad has ever occurred. My concern with the stories that the Seattle Police Department are spreading, is that it is creating a chilling effect on participation.” Quiroga further noted, “It is very deceptive, very unprofessional, and amounts to little more than fear mongering.” “It is an attempt to silence and mute our organizational efforts.” It is not known to what degree the effect of SPD media outreach is intentional, but one thing all organizers did agree on, is that there is a very real need to continue organizing in spite of hurdles or impediments. There is little room for error as organizers take it upon themselves to be responsible for helping better social conditions to ensure that future generations are able to live a dignified existence.
EDUCATE, ORGANIZE, MOBILIZE.
For more information, contact the following: El Comité and the May 1st Action Coalition, ph:206.650.2106 and 206.696.1348, em: [email protected], Twitter Tag: #May1stSea, MayDayPNW.
- Marcha Y Manifestacion Anual del 1o de Mayo 2015 – 2015 May Day March & Rally — 2 PM Rally — 3 PM March — Judkins Park to Downtown (info)
Thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the streets of Seattle on Friday, May 1, 2015 for the Annual May Day March and Rally for Workers and Immigrant Rights. In the spirit of unity and solidarity with communities across the country, organizers in Seattle will continue with the central theme of justice for immigrant workers, as well as justice for marginalized communities at the local, national, and international levels.
- May Day Anticapitalist March 2015 — 6 PM — Starts at Seattle Central (info)
May 1st is International Workers Day, or May Day. In October 1884, a convention held by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions unanimously set May 1, 1886, as the date by which the eight-hour work day would become standard. As the chosen date approached, U.S. labor unions prepared for a general strike in support of the eight-hour day.
An anti-police violence group also held a protest in solidarity with “the freedom fighters in Baltimore.” Seattle’s October 22nd Coalition revealed plans to begin a march at Westlake Park on Wednesday evening.
Kshama Sawant talks to the crowd just after 5:30 p.m. after the 14th annual May Day March
for Workers and Immigrant Rights arrived in Westlake Park. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
Another participant was Kshama Sawant: KEYWIKI. She is a Socialist Seattle City Council member who attended, had a table set up and spoke at the event: http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/05/may-day-off-to-a-quiet-start-in-downtown-seattle/
Anna Hackman of the May 1st Action Coalition was also in attendance.
Another rally in Seattle was Marcha Y Manifestacion Anual del 1o de Mayo 2015 – 2015 May Day March and Rally — 2 PM Rally — 3 PM March — Judkins Park to Downtown https://www.facebook.com/events/1635602520001295/
SPECIAL NOTE: On the Facebook page there is mention of an agitator who shows up at these marches to cause trouble… ALEX LILLY: http://alexlillyriotcop.tumblr.com/ Alex Lilly is a white cis-hetero male of large physical stature. He is a self-proclaimed working class artist and feminist anarchist. http://zeroriotcop.blogspot.com/2008/03/alex-lilly-resume.html
Protests continued into the night, and saw demonstrators start fires in a college campus.
Evidently, a number of these so-called grassroots activist protestors are being bused and flown in. They are being paid a lot of money to incite chaos and unrest as well. Try 5k a month. It’s widely known that Ferguson activists were flown to New York City, Wisconsin and even the West Bank to spread racial hatred. So, what do you want to bet that they were sent to Seattle as well?
Rioting is lucrative. From Gateway Pundit:
The protesters are talking online about how much they were getting paid to protest against the police and stir up racial hate in Ferguson and other communities since August.
** Protesters were making MORE THAN $5,000 a month to disrupt cities and attack police!
Listening to @search4swag live now on @JoePrich- they pointing out that @deray is getting paid by Soros.
Many of the “grassroots” leaders were paid handsomely.
And the protesters are wising up to Deray – who has been out every night tweeting and stirring up the race hate n numerous cities for several months.
Black Lives Matter and Get Paid…
Another group Resource Generation, a racist Socialist group, paid a million to the protesters.
May Day Demonstrators sit across Broadway and Pine. (Photo by Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times)
Police surround a convertible that was driving near Third Avenue and Wall Street, protecting
it from May Day demonstrators. (Photo by Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)
May Day demonstrators surround and sit on top of a Volkswagen sedan near Wall Street and Second
Avenue. (Photo by Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times)
Crowds march past a bus window that was broken by May Day protesters at Sixth Ave and Pike Street.
(Photo by Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times)
Protesters begin to march from Seattle Central College Plaza in the Capitol Hill May Day
Concert. (Photo by Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times)
Crowds in the 14th annual May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights arrive at
Westlake Park at Fourth and Pike. (Photo by John Lok/The Seattle Times)
Crowds march in the 14th annual May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights at Eighth
and Madison. (Photo by Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times)
The “International Worker’s Day” turned into a full blown riot in Seattle. Hardly surprising. And it’s not surprising that people are being brought in and paid. But it still pisses me off.
And in true upside down fashion, the chairman of the City Council’s public-safety committee grilled Seattle police officials over a bike officer’s aggressive arrest of a protester during the May Day march on Capitol Hill, suggesting the move was unnecessary and “created a melee” that followed. But that protestor had attacked a police officer earlier. Hey Seattle – way to go blaming the cops instead of the thugs in your streets. The City Council went so far as to blame the officers for the riots and the destruction that ensued. Idiots.
Seattle and each of the cities set on fire this spring and summer are orchestrated episodes of chaos. As America burns, it gives the government impetus to further their agenda to nationalize our police forces. Look behind the scenes and you see the same Marxists, Progressives, Communists, Anarchists and other radicals that you see each and every time another riot explodes. The American Spring is bursting into flame – let’s just hope it doesn’t burn America to the ground.
Hat Tip: BB
By: Lloyd Marcus
My brother texted me in Florida reporting from Baltimore, our hometown. He said the thugs have gotten crazy and need to be dealt with. My nephew who is a video journalist said it was appalling witnessing local black ministers arguing over street corners for their group of protesters, jockeying for position for the TV cameras.
A friend called interrupting me watching Bizarre Foods TV show, wanting to know if I was watching the coverage of the Baltimore riots. Upon turning the channel to watch the mainstream media coverage, I had to turn the channel away from it. It was too much to stomach.
All I saw was people behaving badly; from Baltimore’s insanely liberal mayor to black talking head liberal operatives spewing idiotic excuses to domestic terrorist thugs turning the city into a war zone.
I thought, I have seen this stupid evil horror movie before (Ferguson) and I “ain’t gonna” watch it again.
The media is reporting that some black leaders are calling for peace. Well, I am sorry, but that is too little too late. How do you expect black youths to react to the Left’s orchestrated campaign to convince them that white Republicans and conservatives are racist and out to get them; white cops murder them at will, the rich got rich stealing from them and business owners are selfish and evil?
These lies have been sold to black youths by the highest black voices in the country – Obama, Oprah, Democrats, Sharpton, Holder, Jackson, the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus and assorted other race exploiting scumbags. If I sound angry it is because I am.
What was that mantra George’s dad on Seinfeld used to keep calm? Oh yeah, he said, “Serenity now! Serenity now!”
Enough with this hogwash that Christians should not get angry. The bad behavior destroying peoples’ livelihood in Baltimore and the nuanced response to it should make decent honorable people angry.
The Baltimore riots and other incidents of black mob attacks and assaults on innocent whites across America are the result of the Left’s hoax that blacks are victimized in America; perpetrating hate for political gain. http://bit.ly/1GEgNAf Such evil should make decent Americans angry.
When Jesus turned over the tables of the crooks in the temple, he was angry. Jesus even called evil doers names, “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” Jesus pretty much expressed my thoughts regarding modern day black so-called civil rights leaders.
I am not advocating bad behavior from our side. The Bible says, be angry, but sin not. I am advocating that we stop putting up with it. These thugs do this stuff because they can.
I still cannot wrap my head around the mayor of Baltimore saying the thugs must be protected and given space “to destroy.” http://bit.ly/1bA6vUa
In essence, the liberal mayor is saying that taxpayer businesses are acceptable collateral damage. I mean, who cares? Most of the trashed businesses are probably owned by rich white racists. Their ancestors probably owned slaves. So, they deserve it.
I am sick of it folks, liberal officials, liberal talking heads and liberal media justifying, tolerating and even celebrating bad behavior.
My brother asked if I noticed that all the blacks heralded as modern day civil rights heroes are criminals? I said, “Great observation grasshopper”, impressed by my low-info-voter brother.
Trayvon Martin was shot while attacking George Zimmerman. http://usat.ly/1HUg2Dp I remembered watching a YouTube video of Alabama State marching band honoring the thug, spelling out “Trayvon” on the field. I thought, you have got to be kidding me. http://bit.ly/1DTmGm3
Equally frustrating is that all the black outrage, anger and violence is based on lies. For example. It has been proven that witnesses lied about Michael Brown after robbing a Ferguson convenience store and assaulting the clerk had his hands up in surrender to police. Brown was shot while attacking a police officer. http://bit.ly/1PSQYh8 And yet, from the Grammy Awards to pro football players running out of the tunnel with their hands up, the lie, slander of America’s police and hatred was furthered and nurtured.
Serenity now! Serenity now!
Meanwhile, truly extraordinary black role models such as retired black neurosurgeon Dr Ben Carson continue to be rejected and despised by black civil rights leaders. Only blacks who hate America with victim mindsets need apply for membership in their black civil rights movement club.
Blacks angry because of high black unemployment and poor economic conditions need look no further than their messiah (small m), Obama and his job killing policies and mountain of new outrageous regulations.
So please forgive me folks, my blood pressure can not take getting sucked into watching 24/7 sympathetic media coverage of this latest episode of Blacks Behaving Badly, Baltimore edition.
If the mayor of Baltimore and liberal media are going to take a don’t-make-the-black-kids-angry approach to dealing with white bystanders being brutalized http://bit.ly/1J6G3fZ, businesses being destroyed, looting and chaos in the streets, there is nothing I can do about it. Someone said voters get the government they deserve. Baltimore is notorious for electing liberals.
While I pray for my former hometown, I must emotionally sit this one out.
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Hat Tip: BB
A state of emergency has been declared in Baltimore and the National Guard was activated yesterday as things spiraled out of control after the Freddie Gray funeral. This follows a riot on Saturday that was the beginning of what I fear is a very, very violent summer.
I understood from reports yesterday that somewhere between 1,000 and 3,500 Maryland police officers were on the lines, as well as the National Guard and 5,000 officers from neighboring states that were called in to be on standby. This is beginning to look a lot like the riots in Baltimore after MLK was assassinated in 1968. What really touched me on this yesterday was seeing a pastor standing in front of the police by himself warding off the thuggish protestors. Then later in the evening, pastors and leaders marched down the street, while talking to young men trying to diffuse the explosive scenario playing out.
All of this started out as anti-police protests and the outcry over the death of Freddie Gray, who was arrested by police on April 12th and died a week later of a fatal spinal cord injury. 80% of his spinal cord was severed and the van carrying him gave him a rough ride to the police station, stopping three times on the way. They say that Gray stared at police and then took off on his bike and that was why he was arrested. I know the young man had a rap sheet, but if that is the case, there is no excuse for his arrest and certainly none for the way he was handled and killed. That does not excuse these riots which I feel are orchestrated for another agenda entirely by Marxists and Islamists.
Now riots are blooming and not just in Baltimore. Atlanta and New York are next on the violence parade of hits.
Fifteen police officers were hurt yesterday. The protestors threw huge bricks and rocks at them. Many suffered broken bones and one is still unresponsive. Two are in serious condition.
I watched a CVS Pharmacy get looted and burned. So did a Subway sandwich shop and a check cashing store. The rioters punctured the firefighter’s hose to that CVS fire, trying to make it worse. A $16 million nursing home built by a Baptist church, which was due to open in December after eight years of construction, has been burned to rubble on the city’s east side as violence spread from the west of the city. Just two blocks away, a housing development was also ablaze.
Many of these may have in fact been diversions to pull emergency services away from the west side of the city, in order to facilitate the continued looting of gun stores, check cashing stores, liquor stores and supermarkets well into Tuesday morning. Balaclava-clad mobs were seen ripping the doors off one rifle shop and passing weapons to people on the streets.
Families began to apply self-imposed martial law. They were terrified and fled their homes as raging fires spread block to block. All this after the governor took far too long to activate the National Guard and the mayor spouted the insane idiocy of letting the looters have room to destroy stuff.
Reminiscent of Saturday night, the protestors made their way to Camden Yards Stadium. The game there last night was suspended. Just as the mall was closed down at 1 pm and the CVS Pharmacy was closed as well. Good thing as it was looted and burned to the ground. The University also told all students to remain in their dorms and all schools are closed today, which will now allow the students to really be out en force. I don’t think they give a crap about any curfew declared.
There were over 2,500 at Gray’s funeral including civil rights leaders. A few hours later, rioters (mostly high school students to begin with) started throwing rocks at the police. Not all police were in riot gear, the ones that weren’t stood behind those that had the gear on. Things really got rolling at about 3 pm – there was a meme online calling for a purge to begin at 3 pm and like a flash mob, the students gathered and started getting violent. It’s as if it was practiced and rehearsed. I actually believe it was. It’s being claimed by media that police threw rocks at the protestors to fuel the conflict, which just sounds ridiculous to me. They may have thrown them in retaliation. Store owners were dragged out of their stores and beaten by these thugs, before their stores were looted and burned.
On Monday morning, three of the city’s most violent and dangerous gangs – Black Guerrilla Family, Crips and Bloods – announced an unprecedented alliance to ‘take out’ law enforcement officers, in a move that has prompted fears for police safety across the country. It is said that each gang planned to kill one police officer. BFG sports some of the city’s most violent criminals. The man who killed two NYPD cops in December last year, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, was believed to have ties to the deadly group. But even with all this going on, a Bloods member pulled a Baltimore Sun Journalist to safety during a fight. That was the exception. Earlier in the day, the Bloods and the Crips linked arms with the Nation of Islam leaders. If you haven’t figured it out yet… Islamists who sympathize with ISIS and Marxists are behind this chaos. It’s orchestrated for maximum violence.
The cops were obviously overwhelmed and outnumbered. They were actually in retreat as rocks were thrown at them. The National Guard won’t even come out until today and just as in Ferguson, it is way too late.
LA is now prepping for the worst. The LAPD has ordered all officers to work in pairs after violent gangs issued ‘credible threats’ to ‘take out’ law enforcement. A ‘blue alert’ was issued across the California city on Monday amid fears people across the country will attempt ‘revenge attacks’ on police for the death of Freddie Gray. Protests are scheduled for Atlanta and New York City on Wednesday.
From the Washington Times:
Law enforcement intelligence officials have put out a warning that someone has sent a text calling on people to kill “all white police officers” in reaction to the death of Freddie Gray while in Baltimore police custody, raising fears violence could spread nationally, according to safety memos obtained by The Washington Times.
Officers are being warned of possible ambushes and urged to change travel patterns and to tone down clothes or emblems that identify them as police.
The Baltimore police department separately put out a press release on Monday saying various gangs, including the Black Guerrilla Family, Bloods and Crips “have entered into a partnership to ‘take out’ law enforcement.”
A memo from the West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center is more specific, saying the gangs’ targets are white officers. Its report quotes another memo from the Eastern Shore Information Center in Salisbury, Md.
“Law enforcement officers are reminded to remain vigilant when conducting traffic stops and in general contact with citizens,” says the West Virginia center, which monitors criminals.
The Eastern Shore center “officer safety bulletin” states that the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office received information from a citizen who received a text with a Chicago area code.
The text said, “Kill all white police officers!! As many as you can!! Bunch of thugs with badges!!”
The Eastern Shore center took the text seriously enough to send out a warning to officers.
The guidance states, “Law enforcement officers are encouraged to remain vigilant when conducting traffic stops or other ‘routine’ contacts with citizens. Officers should be mindful of suspicious calls for service that maybe be conducive of an ambush.”
Enter Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson – both are now in the mix and Sharpton vows to lead a march. Black leaders wish he would just go back home and leave an already tense situation alone.
In the end, the rioters were threatening anyone who was not black. It was as racist as it gets. A race war is brewing and I believe that is exactly what Obama and company want. The Baltimore mayor’s office says there were 144 vehicle fires, 15 structures fires and nearly 200 arrests in the unrest that broke out in the city. There were also arrests and protests in Ferguson, Missouri. More to come definitely.
Mother beats son for participating in Baltimore riots
By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media
You know the standards of the media have hit rock bottom when a liberal commentator makes news for telling the truth. Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and MSNBC has become a media star for his belated recognition of the “Hands up, don’t shoot” lie out of Ferguson, Missouri. Better late than never, except for the fact that this liberal narrative was always in dispute. There was never any legitimate reason to believe that Police Officer Darren Wilson had simply fired on Michael Brown for no reason.
The appropriate reaction to Capehart’s Damascus Road conversion to the truth should be: What took you so long? And what will you do to make sure you never fall for such a vicious lie again?
Don Irvine, the chairman of Accuracy in Media, notes in his blog on the AIM website that Capehart admitted the narrative was wrong after the Department of Justice found Wilson’s side of the story to be true. Capehart said, “What DOJ found made me ill.” Irvine commented, “I would be ill too if I had helped push a false narrative that gave fuel to the riots in Ferguson that have cost businesses and taxpayers millions of dollars, and ruined the career of Officer Wilson.”
The people who should be ill are those who depend on Capehart and others like him for the truth. Capehart is just trying to recover some of the credibility he never had in the first place.
Those of us who don’t take Capehart and his ilk seriously as arbiters of truth are watching this celebration of his one-time truth-telling as an example of how, for much of the media, lies and distortions are the standard fare. Otherwise, why would telling the truth be so controversial?
But this case is much more than a few liberal commentators like Capehart taking the side of dishonesty and then waking up, months later, to what actually happened.
Colin Flaherty, an award winning reporter and author of Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry: The hoax of black victimization and those who enable it, says that what happened in Ferguson was a carefully orchestrated hoax. He notes how in an amazing turnabout, the false claims about an unprovoked murder of a young black man became complaints about too many traffic tickets for black people.
“We now know the Ferguson riots were all about racist traffic tickets and not the relentless white racism and violence that killed yet another black person,” Flaherty notes. “The greatest bait and switch of our generation and few reporters even seemed to notice. Why would they? They are used to it by now.
“First they told us about ‘hands up, don’t shoot.’ When that turned out to be a lie, they told us about the Gentle Giant. It continued for months, one lie after another, each discarded, replaced and sometimes recycled.” Flaherty reminds us of several of the lies. We were told that Michael Brown was shot in the back, that he was minding his own business, and trying to surrender.
Flaherty adds, “The racial grievance industry and their beards in the press put on and took off each lie like a cheap suit. Cute kids made viral videos with the ‘hands up don’t shoot’ pose, and reminded white people of their relentless racism. Members of Congress followed from the floor of the House.
“The President talked about racists in Ferguson at the United Nations. The parents of Michael Brown were honored guests at the gala dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus. The President greeted them from the podium during his keynote speech to extended applause. Then he talked about Ferguson racism.
“The Attorney General traveled to Ferguson and made [a] ‘personal promise’ that he would stand with the people of Ferguson. As long as those people were not cops.”
Flaherty goes on, “Entire cable networks repeated the lie day after day, guest after guest, promo after promo. Death. Murder. White racism. How could we not see it? Were we so blind, so immersed in white privilege, like a fish unaware of the water?”
It turned out, according to the DOJ, that Ferguson was all about traffic tickets. “Funny: At the time, no one mentioned the traffic tickets that now stand with the firehoses and police dogs of Selma as icons of racist oppression,” Flaherty notes.
The facts were such that the Attorney General had to grudgingly admit what many others had been saying from day one. “The facts of the death and the fairy tale that followed were all concocted, spoon fed to a willing press corps that did nothing but ask for more,” he points out.
Then, suddenly, in another diversion from the essential truth of what happened, the media picked up on another narrative—that blacks were the victims of too many traffic tickets. “The day after the Attorney General’s confession, the manufactured outrage of Chris Cuomo of CNN was on full display as he and the Brown family attorney railed against the injustice of too many traffic tickets,” commented Flaherty.
The media moved on to another issue, without bothering to emphasize how wrong they had been in the months before. This is the performance of a media that promotes and even prefers lies over the truth. The lies, after all, gin up racial controversy and ratings.
Flaherty asks: what about the CNN anchors who were holding the “Hands up, don’t shoot” signs on the air?
That’s a good question indeed. These included what we called a prominent example of the “fake conservatives” in the media, such as when Margaret Hoover joined her fellow CNN panelists in a “Hands up, don’t shoot” display based on the fiction that Brown was surrendering to the police when he was shot.
Hoover has written a book titled, American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party. This self-described conservative thinks she has the answer to saving the Republican Party. She engaged in that display despite the fact that she said the narrative had been discredited because of witness testimony from the grand jury.
So Hoover engages in something she knows to be untrue, simply because it is the fashionable thing to do. What does this say about her ethical standards? “As a reform Republican, who works for the GOP to broaden its base and reach new constituencies, I see no contradiction between supporting law enforcement and the policy solutions highlighted by these protesters,” Hoover says.
The “protesters” were not highlighting “policy solutions,” but a deadly and false narrative about alleged police violence. She could have told the truth. Instead, she participated on the air in a display of a false narrative.
Why doesn’t she have the decency to apologize? Why doesn’t CNN apologize?
Flaherty also wonders why, after the hoax was exposed, we didn’t hear one apology from the media. It’s because our media have no standards of ethical behavior and conduct. Instead, the media went on with their business, acting as if traffic tickets “justified all the rioting, vandalism, fire-bombing, looting, assaulting, attacks on police, gunfire and other mayhem in and out of Ferguson.”
The praise for Capehart for eventually telling the truth may be one way the media can attempt to atone for their sins in this coverage. But it’s not good enough.
By: Michael Johns
The largest and most impactful political movement, at least since the civil rights movement and perhaps in all of American history, originated in the minds and efforts of less than a dozen American citizens.
It was late February 2009, just weeks after the inauguration of Barack Obama, and there was every reason for conservatives to fear the worst: That we had elected a polarizing, far left and ultimately ineffectual president who would prove a threat to constitutional law, our economy and America’s global standing in the world. Most concerning was that he would gradually or even quickly erode our nation’s two centuries of respect for individual rights and liberties upon which America was founded, “fundamentally transforming” (as he promised) our nation in destructive ways.
On the morning of February 19, 2009, as was often the case, I had the financial media outlet CNBC playing on a distant television in my suburban Philadelphia home. This particular cold February morning, Rick Santelli, a Chicago-based CNBC reporter, was doing his usual stand-up reporting from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade (COMEX). Santelli began reporting on Washington’s federal subsidies of housing under Obama when mid way through his report his sense of outrage began to escalate passionately.
Santelli accused the Obama administration of “promoting bad behavior” in subsidizing mortgages then at default risk with a $75 billion housing program, known as the Homeowners Affordability and Stability Plan. He then turned and, while still live on CNBC, stated assertively to COMEX floor traders: “We’re thinking of having a Chicago Tea Party!” Santelli’s suggestion of a Tea Party response to the federal government’s overreach was greeted with supportive applause and whistles of approval from COMEX traders. Santelli then said: “What we are doing in this country is making our founders roll over in their graves.”
I found Santelli’s Chicago comments accurate, inspirational and even bold for a mainstream reporter in a media world that really never challenged Obama on much of anything during or since the 2008 campaign. What I did not realize was that his remarks were viewed similarly by several other conservative-leaning Americans, who would go on to inspire a national political movement that would shake the nation.
Just a few days following Santelli’s rant, 12 or so conservative activists, including me, were invited to participate in a strategic organizing Tea Party conference call moderated by Nashville-based, Stanford educated conservative Michael Patrick Leahy. It was Leahy who earlier launched the now famous #tcot (Top Conservatives on Twitter) hashtag, where it remains today one of Twitter’s most commonly used hashtags and a key methodology for conservative communication.
Most on the call, unlike me, were new to political engagement. They had largely never worked in government, public policy or politics. Aside from Leahy and me, the others had never managed an organization either. They had largely never written or spoken on political or public policy themes, even though all of us would soon be called upon to articulate our Tea Party message nationally in the weeks to come. Most had never even worked on a political campaign. But the passion on that call was infectious. The 12 or so of us left it with a feeling that a potentially influential national political movement was emerging—and quickly.
Several follow-up calls were scheduled, and they led us to devise a now well-known plan for Tea Party protests across the nation on Tax Day, April 15, 2009. The aggressive six-week timeline, like much that the Tea Party movement has undertaken since its creation, was organized hastily, with a sense of urgency, and not without its errors. But April 15, 2009, is now a fairly notable day in American history in the sense that it was the physical manifestation of a national political movement, comprising tens of millions of Americans and quite possibly the largest in American history, that would go on to impact significantly the nation’s political debate.
The day of April 15, 2009, was a busy one. For my part, in the afternoon, on Boston Square in downtown Boston, just blocks from the original Sam Adams-led Tea Party on December 16, 1773, I spoke to a large and passionate crowd furious with Obama and the country’s direction. I then left Boston to speak that evening at one of the nation’s largest tea parties of the day, held in lower Manhattan, not far from the memorialized 9/11 attack location. Three days later, on the grounds of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, I spoke for a third time in just three days to a very large and vibrant Tea Party rally organized by the Independence Hall Tea Party Association, of which I was then an officer.
The years 2009 and 2010 were full of flurry and a sense of urgency for the national Tea Party movement, an urgency that has continued to this day. In 2010, in Quincy, Illinois, where Lincoln held his sixth debate with U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas on October 13, 1858, I joined Leahy and the late media personality Andrew Breitbart in addressing a large Tea Party crowd on the precise location where Lincoln pointedly articulated his anti-slavery message: “We (the Republican Party) also oppose it as an evil so far as it seeks to spread itself,” Lincoln said that day in Quincy.
By this time, the message of our movement was being refined and polished, comprised mostly of three universal themes that were and continue to be broadly popular with the American people: First, the federal government has grown too big and its taxes vastly too excessive. Second, the sovereignty of the United States—in controlling its borders, in developing its national security and foreign policies — must be defended at all costs. And third, that the U.S. Constitution was a document containing absolute truths to which government needed to adhere if it was to avoid lawlessness and chaos.
As I was in Boston and New York City, Leahy and others organized one of the day’s largest and most successful events in Nashville, drawing thousands. In downtown Chicago, just a couple blocks from where the Santelli rant heard round the world took place, another Tea Party founder organized a large and hugely successful Tea Party rally. His name was Eric Odom.
Quickly, the passionate and activism of this small cadre spread to thousands, then tens of thousands, and ultimately to millions of Americans who identified themselves as being supportive of the Tea Party movement. On November 2, 2010, a highly motivated Tea Party movement rocked the nation, sending 65 new Republican House members to Washington and thus forcing then Speaker Nancy Pelosi to surrender her gavel to new Republican John Boehner. Four years later, on November 4, 2014, the Tea Party movement again proved a huge difference maker, further increasing Republican presence in the U.S. House and increasing its U.S. Senate seats by nine, including pulling out wins in hugely contentious races in many states, including Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, and South Dakota.
Meanwhile, in the U.S. House of Representatives, a Tea Party Caucus, chaired by former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, had been developed with the movement’s input to coordinate the Tea Party agenda in Congress. And the national strategy discussions continued. In Chicago, for instance, Odom and I spent three long days in detailed discussion on the movement’s strategy, messaging and allocation of limited resources.
In the months and years since, along with other Tea Party founders from the February 2009 conference call, we continued tireless efforts of what by then had become a vast, influential, though sometimes chaotically organized movement of political consequence. All the Tea Party movement founders from Leahy’s first conference call are impressive in their own ways, and have their own personal stories about what sparked their leadership in this now historical movement.
In the years that followed, along with other national Tea Party leaders, Leahy, Odom and I crisscrossed the nation articulating the Tea Party message and helped to organize the movement politically in order to prevail in elections.
In Dallas, Leahy organized a national Tea Party leadership meeting that included many of the founders from the original February 2009 call participated. “Let’s begin this meeting with a prayer to God for His guidance of this movement,” I suggested privately to Leahy, who agreed. We began the meeting exactly that way. Later, also in Dallas, we organized a two-day training course for regional and other Tea Party leaders on political and public policy activism.
One of those leaders was Chicago-based Eric Odom. In fall 2010, from Las Vegas, we poured ourselves into the campaign of Nevada State Senator Sharron Angle in hopes of replacing the Obama administration’s strongest U.S. Senate ally, Harry Reid. As the movement’s prominence (and the associated strategic questions facing it) evolved, Odom and I spent several days in Chicago asking and discussing those questions and developing our best answers. And there was the day in Philadelphia where I invited Odom to join me in addressing an important pre-election Tea Party rally held on the iconic grounds of Independence Hall in front of the very building where 56 founders of our nation pledged with a “firm reliance of the protection of divine providence,” their “lives, fortunes and sacred honor” to remove imperial British forces and rule and establish a self-governed nation rooted in liberty and the rule of law.
The Tea Party movement’s efforts, as even its detractors would concede, have since proven hugely consequential, ensuring that Obama, at least since 2011, was not given full reign of the legislative and executive branches of government. A Tea Party-influenced Republican House and Senate, along with our extensive grassroots efforts, have held liberal Obama’s agenda at bay, despite the Tea Party’s ultimate inability to defeat Obamacare.
Since that first February 2009 conference call, the founding and ongoing development of the historic Tea Party movement is one of many intriguing personal stories, and a singular collective story. Along the way, we have done many things well (removing Pelosi and then Reid as Speaker and Majority Leader, respectively). We have strengthened the Republican Party as a party that stands more than before for conservative principles expressed (but too often ignored) in the GOP platform. We also quickly obliterated the 2008 progressive political culture that maintained that Obama was a man who singularly held the answers for the nation. Time has proven those ideas were not at all innovative and were actually just a rewording of those from the liberal playbook of more government and more taxes. In all these ways, since those February 2009 planning calls, the national Tea Party movement has exceeded the accomplishments of the effective and well-constructed 2008 Obama for America campaign that ultimately propelled Obama to the presidency.
All this history is important because it reaffirms the veracity of Margaret Mead’s famous statement: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” It’s worth asking: If those first organizing calls had not been launched, would Republicans today control the U.S. Senate and House? If no, that means that Obama’s entire far-left political agenda would have been rubber stamped by an equally liberal Congressional leadership. Has the Tea Party movement saved the nation? I believe it likely has.
Yet, to be truthful about the inner workings of the Tea Party movement, we have done many things well, but failed in others. In 2015, the Tea Party and patriot movement’s top priority must be communicating and impacting public opinion and explaining why and how Tea Party principles can make America great again: creating jobs and economic prosperity, restoring rigid adherence to the U.S. Constitution, and restoring a strong America that can defeat serious national security threats.
With a reliance on divine providence again, let’s roll back this utterly destructive, unconstitutional government and welcome in a century or more of strong liberty leadership. Next step: We must explain our Tea Party vision and solutions for America.