In a very recent column, I described 14 ways a society can be seen as a fascist regime. Unfortunately for us, the US has all of them, meaning our "free" society is being dismantled and we the People are letting it happen. Mind you a small percentage of the society is clamoring for it, but they are SO loud that everyone thinks they are in a vast majority, tricking idiot America into letting it happen. Yesterday I wrote about abuses from the TSA. Incidentally, another TSA officer was arrested a few days ago for throwing hot coffee at a pilot who told her to stop swearing and using the n-word while in uniform. These guys are on a roll.
But as of late, another disturbing trend has reared its ugly head. Police across the nation are shooting innocent people and the MSM doesn't spend one second any of it. As the Trayvon Martin case mercifully dies down, other stories of racial injustice are buried in the page pages of local newspapers. This one from White Plains, NY is one that should have gotten much more attention than it did.
Last November, Kenneth Chamberlain, a 68- year old Black Marine veteran accidentally triggered his medical alarm bracelet. Police showed up, as they should, and then proceeded to assassinate him. That is not a misprint. They called him racial slurs, tortured him and then shot him. All of this was recorded on audio tape through the medical alert system Chamberlain was wearing. A full transcript of this is available here: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/3/29/killed_at_home_white_plains_ny.
Police respond that Chamberlain attacked them with a butcher knife and were forced to defend themselves, an increasingly tiresome act as you will see from subsequent examples. Unfortunately for them, the audio tape does not back up their story. As expected, no charges have been filed yet against any of the officers. The family is seeking their own legal recourse as they should.
This is in the same county of Westchester, and only a few miles away from Mt. Pleasant where another person of color suffered a similar fate. Two years ago a MA Pace student was fatally shot while allegedly trying to run over police officers. DJ Henry was leaving a sporting event when police say he struck a police officer with his car who fired through the windshield to save his own life. Eyewitnesses overwhelmingly said that wasn't what happened. It appears to be another case of overzealous cops shooting first, asking question never. If you live in the Westchester country area and are black, be very careful when dealing with these racist fools.
Word is this is a popular "game" for the more sociopathic cops out there. Pretend to get dinged by a car and then fire because your life is in danger. As the police become more militarized expect more of this out of control behavior. Another dangerous county to be in if your black is Broward County where a "reality star" cop used the same excuse as above. And, surprise, surprise, their story rings about as false as the Henry case.
On March 8th, Broward county, police say Brandon Johnson, 21, drove his car at them and were forced to fire in it. Detective Andrea Tianga, a cast member of the reality show Police Women of Broward County, and her partner Det. Ron Miller were patrolling Pompano Beach when they observed a "suspicious man" in a car. They pulled their car in front of Johnson and turned on their lights. The police say they fired as Johnson's car lunged towards them. According to police reports, Tianga was struck in the leg but did not suffer any injuries.
Johnson says bullets started flying before he even knew what was going on. "They didn't order me out of the car," Johnson said. "As soon as [Penoyer Tianga] shot through the windshield and popped me in my mouth, I figured I didn't have to stay there no more anyways. I put the thing in reverse and went over the speed bump and then I drove off with my head down. That's when the glass started popping everywhere."
Johnson was shot in the chin and chest in the altercation. Johnson does have a minor criminal record for drugs and one for resisting arrest as a juvenile but no real history of violence. No weapons or drugs were found in the vehicle questioning why he would try to run. This is the second time that a reality star from the show has been involved in a questionable shooting. On Sept 28th, 2011, Deputy Erika Huerta fired at an unarmed felon, but missed. No cameras were shooting for either incident. Johnson faces 35 years in prison.
This underscores the need for people to film police always and for the courts to side with the American public for safety concerns. Some, not all but some, cops are wholly out of control. One NY City cop was recently recorded telling a bunch of reporters that they had to leave a public sidewalk because he said so. According to the tape, he said he could trash the first amendment whenever he wanted and there was nothing they could do about it. Incredible.
If you're black in today's world, not even being a fellow police officers will save you from racism. Howard Morgan, a Chicago cop, was shot 28 times by white officers, and lived to tell the story. At the time, Morgan was an off duty cop when he was pulled over for driving the wrong way down a one way street on Feb. 21, 2005. According to police, Morgan drew his weapon when police attempted to arrest him causing them to shoot him multiple times. His family doubts the story as it does seem a little off. After surviving, a jury found him guilty of attempted murder where he no awaits sentencing. All forensic evidence was lost, destroyed or missing. Howard Morgan's van was crushed and destroyed without notice or cause before any forensic investigation could be done.He was never tested for gun residue to confirm if he even fired a weapon on the morning in question.The State never produced the actual bullet proof vest worn by one of the officers who claimed to have allegedly taken a shot directly into the vest on the morning in question. The State only produced a replica.
Tell me that doesn't smell bad to you and proves my point once again that trial by jury is a lousy way to do justice any more. Put television cameras in every courtroom and allow free access to any of it. Hell, use a cable channel to to show all local courts. The reason for trial by jury was to keep to honest. We don't need that anymore as video is a far better way to record any wrong doing. Professional juries, like every other nation, is the way to go. Their court system is no worse than our ours and I think its time to scrap that part of the Constitution.
With the Supreme Court now saying that everyone can be strip searched for the more minor of reasons, all of us should be concerned. The TSA is out of control. The Police are out of control. And the Teatards clap their Cheeto stained hands together with barely controlled glee that another "darky" gets his. Racism has to stop, on both sides of the aisle. These abuses of power have to stop. And voting for any GOP candidate at this point is a vote toward a truly fascist regime. Remember that come November.