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27/04/17 Black News , Black Politics

Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Shooting of 5 Black Lives Matter Protesters

Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Shooting of 5 Black Lives Matter Protesters

 

A White Minnesota man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting five Black Lives Matter protesters.

According to CBS News, the shooting occurred at a police precinct after Allen Scarsella, 25, and his friends got into an argument with Black Lives Matters protesters.

Scarsella was convicted in February of multiple charges, including riot and assault.

Although prosecutors had asked that Scarsella be sentenced to 20 years in prison, Scarsella was only sentenced to 15 years and two months.

“I recognize the severity of the events of November 23rd, 2015,” Scarsella said, according to the Associated Press.  “I’ll live with the consequences the rest of my life.”

Scarsella had sent multiple racist messages to friends prior to the shooting. City Pages reported in January that Scarsella once told a friend they should go shooting for “when we have to shoot black guys.” Tweet this!

Although Scarsella was sentenced to 15 years for shooting five black men, a study by the American Civil Liberties Union found that “more than 3,200 people nationwide are serving life terms without parole for nonviolent offenses.Of those prisoners, 80 percent are behind bars for drug-related convictions. Sixty-five percent are African-American, 18 percent are white, and 16 percent are Latino..” according to Democracy Now. 

 

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14/09/16 Black News , Black Politics , ybw

Where Were Democrats When Rep. John Lewis Was Trying to Build the African-American History Museum?

Where Were Democrats When Rep. John Lewis Was Trying to Build the African-American History Museum?

Georgia Congressman John Lewis recently spoke to CBS about the years it took to create the National Museum of African American History and Culture. What Lewis failed to mention was how much help for the project came from Republicans, and how little came from the Democrats Lewis fiercely defends.

Both Democrats and Republicans have played a role in damaging the black community. Democrats like Lewis, however, tend to caricature Republicans as racist devils, whereas Democrats are presented as the only option for black voters. The political backstory to how the African-American history museum came to be, however, speaks to the falsity of this binary,

Rep. Lewis began introducing the bill for the museum in 1988 and continued introducing it with each new Congress. According to a Washington Post report, when segregationist Senator Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) blocked the bill, it was Republican Senator [George] Mitchell and Senator [Robert] Dole who tried in earnest to push the project.

 

Republicans J.C. Watts and Sam Brownback also stood with Lewis. And both Brownback and Watts played an essential role, as the Post reports:

Then God intervened, according to Kansas Gov. Brownback, who was a Republican senator at the time.

 

“It was divine intervention, and I say that truthfully,” Brownback recalled recently. He was praying in church one day when the idea of an African American museum came to him. He didn’t know that Lewis, in the House of Representatives, had been pushing for the same thing.

 

“A number of us at the time had been talking about racial reconciliation,” Brownback said. “I went back and asked staff to do some research. That’s when I found .?.?. that John Lewis had put in a bill for a dozen years.”

 

Along with Watts, a congressman from Oklahoma, they built bipartisan support. But they still couldn’t get over the problem of its location. Lewis and others fought for a spot on the Mall, a provision that proved controversial in the 1990s and was still a problem a decade later.

President George W. Bush signed the bill into law in 2003.

The only Democrat spoken highly of in the Post story is Sen. Paul Simon (D-Ill.).

Only recently, Rep. John Lewis allowed himself to be used as a tool by Democrats pushing gun control. He used the language and tactics of the Civil Rights movement to justify a meaningless spectacle. But do the Democrats who routinely trot out Lewis whenever they require political cover stand up for him when he has a piece of legislation he feels strongly about? That’s a question we should be asking of all black Democrats.

 

 

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02/09/16 Black News , Black Politics , ybw

Milwaukee Has Deadliest Month Since Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer

Milwaukee Has Deadliest Month Since Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer

by Yvette Carnell

In a previous article titled Total Collapse: 31 of 56 Black Neighborhoods in Wisconsin Are Jails,BreakingBrown reported on a study originally published in Madison 365:

Thirty-one of the 56 black neighborhoods in Wisconsin are, in fact, jails,” and  “And I found out that the places that weren’t jails, weren’t great places to be – homeless shelters, section 8 housing, food deserts, etc.”

Of the black neighborhoods in Wisconsin that aren’t jails, Blank found that 21, or 38 percent, are apartment complexes, Section 8 housing, or both. Two are homeless shelters, and one is a job corps center. The only one left is Milwaukee’s general residential black neighborhood, which overall is doing very poorly.

These are all the markers of a community in total collapse. Couple that with what we’re now learning about the crime in Milwaukee.  According to the Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee police have declared August the “deadliest month” in 25 years for the city:

Those are just three of the 24 homicides recorded in August — what Milwaukee police have termed the “deadliest month” in 25 years.

 

It is the highest monthly total since July 1991, when the victims of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer were discovered, Milwaukee police said.

 

“We’ve had a slight increase in domestic violence homicides this year, but the biggest driver of our homicides is arguments and fights and retaliation among people with criminal records,” Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said Thursday.

And of course, the police chief gets it wrong in his assessment of what’s behind the crime wave:

“Some of our challenge is simply consistently being able to deter armed offending through the criminal justice system,” he added. “The penalties are too weak.”

Ummm…NO.

How are penalties too weak when black neighborhoods are jails in Wisconsin? And how can you “deter” people who have no options since they’re living in communities that have collapsed? The simple answer is–you can’t. This is bound to get worse, and it has nothing at all to do with “weak penalties”. As I’ve said previously, what we’re watching now is the implosion of the black community:

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31/08/16 Black News , Black Politics , ybw

Hacked Documents Reveal How Democratic Party Stonewalls Black Community

Hacked Documents Reveal How Democratic Party Stonewalls Black Community

A hacked memo  from Nancy Pelosi, released by Guccifer 2.0, shows how Democratic politicians are briefed to deal with Black Lives Matter activists.

“As you see I’ve been gradually posting DCCC docs on different states,” Guccifer 2.0 wrote on Wednesday. “But besides that I have a folder from the Nancy Pelosi’s PC and I’d like to share some docs from it with you. They are related to immigration, Hispanics, BLM, Islam and other issues.”

The document cautioned Democratic Party candidates and members not to use the phrases “all lives matter” nor mention “black on black crime”.  The document also advised Democrats to show concern to Black Lives Matter activists without actually making any firm commitments:

Black Lives Matter

This document, if true, accurately represents how Democrats deal with the black electorate; by making promises but offering few solutions or initiatives.

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26/08/16 Black News , Black Politics , ybw #

Hillary Clinton Started the Birther Movement, Not Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton Started the Birther Movement, Not Donald Trump

In decrying Donald Trump’s racism, many black people are quick to point out Trump’s conspiratorial birther movement as evidence. The only problem is that Hillary Clinton–not Donald Trump–started the birther movement, even though some black pundits are desperately trying to rewrite history.

As evidence, heere’s an exchange between MSNBC’s Joy Reid and Trump supporter and pastor Darrell Scott:

But he went a step too far when he denied Trump had anything to do with encouraging the birther movement over President Barack Obama’s citizenship.

 

“Don’t tell me you agree with the birtherism, sir,” Reid said as she cut him off. “Don’t tell me you agree with that.”

 

“The birtherism issue came out of Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2008,” Scott replied.

 

“No it didn’t,” Reid shot back, with Scott replying, “Yes it did.”

 

“That’s wrong,” Reid said as she stopped him once again.

 

“Even a pastor cannot make things up on this show,” she cautioned.

Notice that Reid offered no evidence for why she believed Scott was wrong, as though shouting Scott down and attempting to shame him was enough. But there is ample reason to believe that birtherism originated with the Clinton campaign.

 

As The Atlantic noted, Clinton consultant Mark Penn floated the idea of challenging Obama’s roots in a memo:

More than anything else, this memo captures the full essence of Mark Penn’s campaign strategy–its brilliance and its breathtaking attacks. Penn identified with impressive specificity the very coalition of women and blue-collar workers that Clinton ended up winning a year later. But he also called Obama “unelectable except perhaps against Attila the Hun,” and wrote, “I cannot imagine America electing a president during a time of war who is not at his center fundamentally American in his thinking and in his values.” Penn proposed targeting Obama’s “lack of American roots.”

And there’s more:

In February 2008, the Drudge Report posted a picture of Obama in traditional Kenyan/Somali clothes (including a turban, which helped reinforce the “secret Muslim” smear). Drudge said the picture was circulated by the Clinton campaign. David Plouffe, Obama’s campaign manager called it “the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we’ve seen from either party in this election.”Initially, the Clinton campaign did not deny having sent the photo, instead playing dumb about the possible impact of the photo and attacking Obama over it: “If Barack Obama’s campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed. Hillary Clinton has worn the traditional clothing of countries she has visited and had those photos published widely.”

 

Stephanie Tubbs Jones, a member of Congress and Clinton surrogate, when asked about the circulation of the photo, implied that Barack Obama is native to Kenya: “I have no shame, or no problem, with people looking at Barack Obama in his native clothing, the clothing of his country … if we’re supporting a woman or an African American for president, we ought to be able to support their ability to wearthe clothing of their nation.”

 Hillary Clinton supporters have attempted to defend her by saying that she wasn’t a birther in the same way as Trump, since she never demanded to see Obama’s birth certificate, but Clinton opened the door that Trump eventually walked through. She’s bears much of the responsibility here.

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