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With the recent riots in Baltimore it would not be right not to discuss this issue of police brutality. For years black men have felt that the police have mistreated them and even killed them based on the color of their skin. With the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Freddy Gray and countless others, has brought outrage amoung many Americans. They fell that the system designed to protect them is acutally out to kill them. This Thursday at 8:00 PM live on As Real As It Gets Radio Show join my co-hosts Amber (AJ) Jones, Kristin (K'Mecca) Zuller and I as we discuss this topic.
Also we will discuss the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao. Who will win and why. Join us Thursday at 8:00 PM live on blogtalkradio.com/araig
The Justice Department releases statistics on this and related issues, although these datasets are only periodically updated: It found that in 2008, among people who had contact with police, “an estimated 1.4% had force used or threatened against them during their most recent contact, which was not statistically different from the percentages in 2002 (1.5%) and 2005 (1.6%).” In terms of the volume of citizen complaints, the Justice Department also found that there were 26,556 complaints lodged in 2002; this translates to “33 complaints per agency and 6.6 complaints per 100 full-time sworn officers.” However, “overall rates were higher among large municipal police departments, with 45 complaints per agency, and 9.5 complaints per 100 full-time sworn officers.” In 2011, about 62.9 million people had contact with the police
[A]ccording to the CDC, in Oklahoma the rate at which black people are killed per capita by law enforcement is greater than anywhere else in the country. That statistic is taken from data collected for the years 1999-2011. During that same time period, Oklahoma’s rate for all people killed by law enforcement, including all races, is second only to New Mexico. However, Oklahoma, the District of Columbia, Nevada and Oregon are all tied for the rate at which people are killed. (The CDC treats the District of Columbia as a state when collecting and displaying statistics.) In Missouri, where Mike Brown lived and died, black people are killed by law enforcement twice as frequently as white people. Nationwide, the rate at which black people are killed by They note that among 36 different studies published since the 1980s, the rates of force asserted vary wildly, from a high of more than 30% to rates in the low single digits.
There is a reoccuring problem in the united states of america and that is police brutality. We have seen the police through out the years beat, steal, and commit crimes against the people who they are suppose to protect. We are all tax payers and I think the police have forgotton that we pay their salaries. I think its time to make our voices heard. Join us in this call session to discuss this problem. Me and Hubert are taking ideas and also giving our own. You dont want to miss this topic.Tune in and be amazed with us discussing how to do away once and for all to police brutality.
Sunday, May 3rd, 11pm est . 8pm pac ... IWTK: Police Brutality: Baltimore Raving. Well, police brutality never leaves us with nothing to talk about, and sadly next week, it'll be another case. Sad to say, that's the norm. We gonna be discussing tis topic, yet again!
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Tonight on It's Real Talk Radio we'll be discussing policue brutality. There's so much to be said and addressed on this issue we decided it needed a whole show. As US Citizens, police brutality affects all of us regardless of race or color. We all have a voice and a right to speak out which is why we invite you all to tune in and also call in as we dive in on this discussion and call it exactly how we see it! Trust me, it doesn't get any realer than this. Our call in # is 347-838-9540 and remember to press 1 if you want to share your thoughts with the crew.
Danette Chavis, the director of National Action Against Police Brutality will join us this evening to speak about many issues affecting the Black and Brown communities globally. Ms. Chavis is based in NYC.
Contribute To Ms. Chavis' Fundraiser - http://www.gofundme.com/POLICE-ACCOUNTABILITY
Ms Chavis is the organizer of a petition titled NATIONAL ACTION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY! PROSECUTE POLICE WHO MURDER UNARMED INDIVIDUALS!
INVESTIGATIONS "CASE BY CASE" HAVE NOT AND SHALL NOT REMEDY THE PROBLEM! AS ONE IS BEING INVESTIGATED "HUNDREDS MORE" ARE MOUNTING UP! AND INDEED, POLICE BRUTALITY HAS ESCALATED TO THE LEVEL OF "NATIONAL PROPORTIONS".
THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS ARE BEING "STOPPED & FRISKED" FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER...
THE LOSS OF LIFE THAT HAS OCCURRED AT THE HANDS OF POLICE HAS ESCALATED TO WHERE "UNARMED INDIVIDUALS" ARE BEING "FIRED UPON" AND "KILLED"...
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On June 4th the 94th anniversary of the worst race riot in America, Tulsa Race Riot occured. How fairs Tulsa today ? Oklahoma is number one in killings by police nationwide. It is the year 2015 and protests abound in Tulsa, Oklahoma and other cities around the United States against police brutality . With more deaths resulting as a result of police brutality, it is time for a change. We the People of Oklahoma now have a website and the Glanzgottago.com as well . Please join us in the discussion of "What can we do to effect change in the world of injustice ? " We have a answer. I believe what is happening in Tulsa at this moment in time - that it can be duplicated in other cities. Have a problem in your city about police brutality and want to do something productive about it ? In Tulsa, Oklahoma is a workable model. Again I ask : Have a problem with your police/sheriff department in your city ? Take note at what is happening peacefully in Tulsa with expediated results. I am fond of a quote by Lincoln - "Truth is the best defense" Find that truth in evidence and expose it to the light of a grand jury as we are attempting to do in Tulsa . It works. Will have updates to petetion numbers and sites that have the grand jury petition available to sign. All calls will be taken 323 870 4626 is the number
The stories are becoming all too familiar - Oscar Grant, John Crawford III, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, and many others whose names don't make national headlines. #BlackLivesMatter has become the cry of the African-American community as the lives of young Black men and women are taken at the hands of police while unarmed. Why are people of color stopped, searched, arrested, and killed in disproportionate numbers compared to their Caucasian counterparts? How can unarmed "suspects" such as John Crawford III or Oscar Grant get shot on site when people who commit heinous acts - such as James Eagan Holmes who killed 12 and injured 70 in a crowded movie theatre - are arrested and given every benefit of the doubt? Let's discuss it and find some real solutions beyond the hashtags. Because of the nature of this subject matter, parental discresion is advised for children under 13.
WUZ GOODY GOOD EVERYBODY YOU ARE TUNED IN TO THE SHOW STOP THE VIOLENCE: POLICE BRUTALITY WE ARE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT HOW THE POLICE ARE GETTING OFF SCOTT FREE FOR THE CRIMES THEY COMMITTED AND HOW WE CAN TAKE A STAND AGAINST IT TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE DYING AT THE HANDS OF POLICE WE DON'T NEED MORE LIVE TAKEN THE GOVERNMENT NEED TO STEP IN AND HANDLE THIS SITUATION JOIN THE DISCUSSION AND GIVE YOUR OPINION #BLACKLIVESMATTER #SANDRABLANDMATTERS #ALLLIVESMATTERS
How do you feel about Police Brutality? What are your thoughts on this matter? We will be discussing how Police brutality is hurting the black community. We will also talk about how Black people are putting themselves at risk for even encountering the police. Please call in and weigh your opinions because this will be an excellent show for all of those who call in. Hosted by Oshay the Great and Joseph Moss. We want to hear your opinion and we value it.
.Cops After Death Of Gregory Towns Jr. While In Custody
ATLANTA (AP) -- The family of a man who died after Atlanta-area police used stun guns on him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former officers and the city, the family's lawyer said.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Fulton County Superior Court, says East Point police officers used their stun guns as many as 13 times on Gregory Towns Jr. while he was handcuffed. The lawsuit claims former police sergeant Marcus Eberhart and former corporal Howard Weems used excessive force in the April 11 incident.
"It's just heinous," attorney Chris Stewart told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday. "This isn't one of those cases where he punched an officer and they had to Taser him to calm him down."
The lawsuit comes amid increased attention on police use of force in the wake of the fatal shooting in of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Following that shooting, local police in Ferguson donned riot gear and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who refused to disperse and, at times, broke into nearby businesses.
While many police officers use their authority appropriately, there are some who view any act of disobedience as a call for extreme action, Stewart said.
"In our case, it wasn't about color, obviously, because the officers were black," Stewart said. "It was about power. He didn't walk when they said walk. He didn't stand when they said stand. And he didn't move fast enough when they said move."