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Join The Gist of Freedom as we discuss The Michael Brown and Eric Garner Grand Jury Verdicts, Police not Indicted, ForThe deaths of Unarmed Black Men, with Roy Paul!
Weeks before the shooting death of Michael Brown this August in Ferguson, Missouri, the death of Eric Garner set off its own wave of protests. The father of six died in July while being arrested for selling illegal cigarettes in Staten Island, after a police chokehold rendered him unable to breathe.
On Wednesday, a grand jury decided not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the plainclothes NYPD officer who was making the arrest.
There are plenty of differences between the cases of Garner and Brown, but one particular contrast remains salient: There was no footage of Michael Brown's death, only eyewitness accounts and conjecture, leaving minds to imagine a standoff between an officer and a civilian, a standoff that ended with the image of Brown lying dead in the street for over four hours.
Garner's death has harrowing digital footprints. His attempted arrest and struggle for air were captured on a widely-disseminated video. His final words were “I can’t breathe.”
In the aftermath of the verdict, many will likely point to the fact that the coroner's report ruled Garner's death a homicide, and that chokeholds are expressly forbidden by the NYPD.
Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
FBI Warns Ferguson Decision ‘Will Likely’ Lead to Violence By Extremists Protesters.
As the nation waits to hear whether a Missouri police officer will face charges for killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the FBI is warning law enforcement agencies across the country that the decision “will likely” lead some extremist protesters to threaten and even attack police officers or federal agents.
What's Happened in Ferguson, Missouri, Since Michael Brown's Death: A Timeline
Peaceful protesters could be caught in the middle, and electrical facilities or water treatment plants could also become targets. In addition, so-called “hacktivists” like the group “Anonymous” could try to launch cyber-attacks against authorities.
“The announcement of the grand jury’s decision … will likely be exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law enforcement and critical infrastructure,” the FBI says in an intelligence bulletin issued in recent days. “This also poses a threat to those civilians engaged in lawful or otherwise constitutionally protected activities.”
An unarmed man who was shot and killed by a police officer in North Carolina after a wreck was a former football player for Florida A&M University. Jonathan A. Ferrell, 24, played for the school in 2009-10 and had recently moved to North Carolina. Early Saturday, he had apparently been in a wreck and was seeking help at a nearby house, according to a statement from Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. A woman answered the door and, when she didn't recognize the man, called 911.
Is this another case of Travon Martin, where an unarmed black man shot by the police. Why, is this happening? Should there be a way to screen officers for the job? How can we stop the senseless shooting of unarmed, innocent, young black men? Call in with your comments today as well look at this growing problem in our communities. 646-716-6296
Welcome to Our Own Voices Live with your hosts: Angela Thomas & Rodney Smith
Our Topic(s) today: “Don't Shoot, I Am Unarmed. Mike Brown's Killing, Its Importance to America and What Now.”
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Michael Brown had a promising future until this unarmed 17 year old youth was executed by Ferguson County Law Enforcement, St. Louis Missouri. This exclusive interview with Senator Jamilah Nasheed - Missouri State Senate. http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem05.htm regarding: The 17 year old Man shot, killed in Ferguson apartment complex. This panel discussion includes violence prevention methods that can reduce crime across the United States of America. Senator Jamilah Nasheed has petitioned the NAACP to conduct an intensive investigation into this crime committed against this unarmed Black youth. Let's keep the bereaved family in our prayers. Was it justified? You decide…Together we can stop the violence!
Dr. Vibert Muhammad breaks down and exposes the parallels between the American so called revolutionaries actions to pick up arms against the British to the present time when it appears that Black people in America have no other choice but to follow history to find justice for themselves.
It's funny how the recent incident involving Ismaaiyl Brinsley might be the turning point in the psyche of those who have taken so much injustice not only in society with law enforcement but also in a judicial system that seems to refuse to prosecute those who kill us at will while unarmed in cold blood.
Another unarmed young black man shot and killed by a white police officer who's now charged with manslaughter. Do we hold our breathe, especially after witnessing, and hearing the injustices of the Trayvon Martin verdict?
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Join Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen for another episode of The Ron and Don Show. This week both hosts will talk about the killing in Minneapolis as well as what's happening in Ferguson, MO. Tune in at 8:30 p.m. to hear the best in Black Talk Radio on #BlogTalkRadio.
It is unlikely the town of Ferguson, Missouri will change in our lifetimes. The mainstream media has portrayed Ferguson, Missouri as a town of rioter’s and looter dismissing the fact the town of 21,203 (2010 census) is in a crisis. In a report from ArchCity Defenders — a legal group that “works to break the cycle of ‘revolving door justice’ in the St. Louis metropolitan area” — reveals that in 2013, “the Ferguson Municipal Court disposed 24,532 warrants and 12,018 cases, or about 3 warrants and 1.5 cases per household.” In Ferguson, the “majority (67%) of [the city's 21,203] residents are African-American” and “22% of residents live below the poverty level.” Despite Ferguson’s relative poverty, fines and court fees comprise the second largest source of revenue for the city, a total of $2,635,400 [...] According to a court employee, the docket for an average court session may include as many as 1,500 cases. Assuming an 80% conviction rate, the average fine in a case resulting in a guilty verdict would be $275.The local carnage happening over the last month and a half is a direct representation of what being poor, black and broke looks like in a town with no opportunities to rise beyond the mundane.
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My guest this week is M.M.A. fighter, Irshaad "White Tiger" Sayed from Singapore.
With the rash of police shootings leading to the death of many unarmed black men, you have the reach the conclusion police are becoming more illegitimate everyday. Clearly in the Eric Gardner case where we witnessed his death and his last words "I can't breath" which was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner 's office, we would surely get an indictment, but we didn't. The police and the entire criminal justice system is only a joke, particularly when law enforcement is potentially involved in being the defendant. The overly aggressiveness we saw in Ferguson demonstrates that lack of community policing that exists in this country. It is not a US against Them. We pay police to protect us not kill us!
WITH ALL THE RECENT POLICE KILLINGS OF UNARMED BLACKS, FROM ALL THE MOSTLY ALL WHITE JURY'S WHO LET THESE KILLERS GO FREE....FROM TRAYVON, TO MIKE BROWN, TO THE 12 YEAR OLD FROM CLEVELAND TO THE 7 YEAR OLD BLACK GIRL, TO ERIC GARNER, TO MANY OTHERS.....JOIN ME, BROTHER KHALID AS THE NEW REVOLUTIONARY TAKES SHAPE AND BEGINS.....