“Death To The West!”

 

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I am from Yemen and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Libya and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Pakistan and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Afghanistan and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Syria and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Iraq and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Somalia and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Vietnam and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Iran and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Niger and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Yugoslavia and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Russia and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Haiti and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Ukraine and I say, “Death to the West!”

I am from Ferguson, MO and I say, “Death to the West!”

 

*America and the UK

 

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

The U.S. has drone struck Yemen, set Libya on fire, drone struck Pakistan, started a war in Afghanistan and why? The U.S. is bombing Syria and Iraq AGAIN. The U.S. is sending its military back into Somalia, and don’t even act like you don’t know why Vietnam would say, “Death to the West!” The U.S. AND Israel is out to make sure that Iran is ‘declawed’ or in other words, is no threat to Israel by having nukes although, it’s fine for Israel to ‘enjoy’ a nukes program. The U.S. has set up a drone base in Niger and I am certain that if Niger decided to set up a drone base in the U.S., and to say that, “That would not go over well!”, would be the goddamn understatement of the year! And what about Bill Clinton’s War in Yugoslavia? Never forget the U.S. neo-Nazi shit stirrers that have fucked up Ukraine while Russia got the blame. We all should know that U.S. help for Haiti is a fraud! And last but certainly not least, “Death to the West!” for what went down in Ferguson, MO and for what went down in Ohio and for what went down in New York and for what continues to go down every single goddamn day for people all across this shithole! “Death to the West!” Now fucking cart me off to a FEMA camp, I fucking dare ya!

Don’t Come Here With No Shit! I’m Not ‘The Help’ Or Your ‘Mammy’!

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The silent protests speak
as lips are sealed with tape.
Hands reach ever skyward,
in search of the great escape.

Where is our savior today?
Is there a hero that stands for good?
Have we lost all faith and hope?
If there is something to be done, we should.

Must we forever protest in silence,
or pluck a hero from a film?
Someone save us from ourselves,
and from those that will become them.

Will the bad ever get what’s coming?
And of the damsels that do get saved,
why are they always white,
while we play the damsel’s maid.

Shall we put a mob cap on,
and pop our eyes and shriek,
and moan and croon over whites,
when our death is what they seek?

I am told that I am too harsh,
and judgmental in my own way.
They tell me I’m mean and nasty,
but I don’t shoot little kids at play.

Polite is what I’m not,
and never shall I be.
I live in a danger zone.
What the fuck do you expect from me?

If what I write you just don’t like,
then move the hell along,
but don’t come here with no shit,
when you are part of what is wrong.


Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

What follows is for the piece of shit that typed a search for “how many nigers killed other nigers in 2014.”

So motherfucker, you want to know “how many nigers killed other nigers in 2014.” First of all you stupid fuck, you couldn’t even learn how to use spellcheck? But you want to know about ‘niger’s killing other ‘nigers’ because if it’s found that ‘nigers’ are killing other ‘nigers’ at a higher rate than at the rate that cops are killing ‘nigers’ then what’s the goddamn problem, eh? That about right, motherfucker?

Let me break this shit down for you, you little white prick! First and foremost, did ya look up that 83% of whites are murdered by other whites or is it not considered ‘murder’ or a crime when whites kill other whites. So, let’s not focus on the fact that whites are killing other whites; it’s all about ‘nigers’ killing other ‘nigers’.

Crime in Black communities all across this shithole called, America is fueled by systemic racism and poverty, a school-to-prison pipeline that makes it even easier for Black children to head straight from a classroom into a prison cell. “Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.” We don’t get to ‘buy up’ property, we WAS property and we still are. Don’t even fucking act like you don’t know the sordid ass history of this shithole. I’m not about to give yet another history lesson that got, conveniently, left out of the history books. But know this, you nasty white prick; here, whites don’t get a goddamn pass for being white assed and questioning some shit that should already be fucking known.

You fucking know why every goddamn body is screaming and yelling about crime in Black communities. But you ain’t got to worry about that see? ‘Cause the Blacks ain’t coming into your hood, shooting the fuck outta you. They’re shooting each other, just as whites are busy shooting and murdering other whites. Crime, in the form of murder ain’t limited to Black people and what’s going down in Black communities all across this shithole ain’t a concern of yours. You’re on some shit about police murdering Black people like they’re hunting and killing game and if Black people are murdering each other, what’s the big goddamn deal?

The deal is that Black people have been on lockdown from the word ‘go’ in this shithole. Not a goddamn thing has changed. Black people start out at a disadvantage because how the hell can an entire group of people that came from slaves own a goddamn thing to begin with? We can’t even fucking start from scratch. We’ve got to scratch and claw our way out from underneath the boot of some foul ass shit like you. And you want to search about “how many nigers killed other nigers in 2014???” It would serve your white ass better to search for how many crackers have killed other crackers in YOUR motherfucking hood! Then motherfucker, lock and load ‘cause your white ‘homies’ might be aiming for your skank ass next!

And one last thing, here’s the deal; try educating yourself, you worthless punk ass bitch! Never fucking think that I’m a goddamn ‘mammy’ or the motherfucking ‘Help’! Now, kiss my ass, but only from a goddamn distance!

This here ends the goddamn Sunday sermon! Afuckingmen!

http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/12/01/black-crime-leonard-pitts-ferguson-guiliani/19742677/

Don’t it just fucking always ‘pay’ to be nice??!!! Yeah! Like that shit’s gonna keep happening all up in here! Fucking deal with this shit like I do or fucking leave it the hell alone. You got a choice, I SO fucking don’t!

We’re The Klan Decked Out In Blue!

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Today, I gave you a hug.

You’re young, but you’re still a thug.

There’ll be another day and time,

when I’ll arrest you for a crime.

A few years down the road,

our lives just might explode.

If I see you on a bad day,

there could be hell to pay.

Don’t expect a hug from me.

I’ll use a bullet to set you free.

With tears streaming down your face.

you’ll take your rightful place,

among your brothers; dead!

Like you, their blood I shed.

You see, I’m just like Wilson,

and yes, I got a reason.

We both are two of a kind.

Our thoughts are intertwined.

We’re the Klan decked out in Blue.

And like Wilson, I’d kill you too!

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

 

 Encounter at protest leads to hug for boy, officer

An African-American boy holding a “Free Hugs” sign stood crying in front of a police barricade at a Ferguson protest rally in Portland. A white police officer motioned for him to come closer. The officer then asked the boy for a hug — and they embraced, the boy’s anguished face streaming with tears.

 12-year-old Devonte Hart and Portland Police Sgt. Bret Barnum

Earlier that week, when an officer posted on Facebook a badge of the Portland Police Bureau with an “I am Darren Wilson” banner, Barnum had “liked” the post. The officers were later ordered to remove the images and the matter is under an internal investigation.

Barnum said he “liked” the image out of solidarity for the police profession, not because he supports Wilson.

 

How touching! I just hope that in a few years, Devonte Hart’s not lying on a street in Portland with his blood seeping out of him while Sgt. Barnum who ‘liked’ “I am Darren Wilson,” is not standing over Devonte’s lifeless body saying, “I shot him out of ‘solidarity’ for the police profession’ is all!”

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/encounter-at-protest-leads-to-hug-for-boy-officer/ar-BBg8x3H

 

 

I’m Worse Than A Parasite!

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I stand ready to receive my orders.
To the war machine, I am sold.
Life don’t mean a thing to me,
not yours or mine, I’m told.

It is crystal clear to me,
that I am already dead.
Why else would I sell my soul,
to keep the war machine, well fed?

I have no conscience, not at all.
A trained thing is what I am.
You think I care who it is I kill?
Hell no! I don’t give a damn!

I signed up to commit murder,
and I am good at what I do.
I am sick and vile and twisted,
and then I come home to you.

Don’t you love and care for me,
when you hug me close at night?
I am your husband and I am your lover,
and yet, I’m worse than a parasite.

These arms that now hold you,
would tear you limb from limb,
if my orders were to do so,
I’d watch the light in your eyes grow dim.

Oh yes, I go to church and I pray,
though I know my soul is lost.
And when I kill another’s child,
I expect my own to pay the cost.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

Do you ever stop to think about the fact that that ‘thing’ you love, and you just kissed passionately after you met at the airport, just got back from killing someone and for what? What did that unknown dead ‘enemy’ do to you or to that ‘thing’ you just kissed so passionately and can flip like a light switch and start killing an unknown ‘enemy’ that had never done a thing to you, it or your loved ones? When that ‘thing’ makes it back and you stand there with loving arms, awaiting that sweet, sweet kiss of death ’cause that’s what it is, a kiss of death, you have no qualms about that? Because your ‘loved’ one killed somebody else’s ‘loved’ one and what makes you more special than who IT killed?

Your ‘loved’ one would turn on you if ‘ordered’ to do so. Think about it! Do you think that IT would not gear up and put you down if ITS orders were that you was the enemy?

How can you lie in bed in the arms of something that is considered a ‘hero’ for murdering innocent people? How can you lie down and have a child with a cold blooded murderer? Because that is exactly what you are doing. How can you live off ‘blood’ money? Because your spouse, that thing, is paid to kill and there ain’t no way around it. You can dress IT up in ‘fatigues’ and put medals on ITS chest, make IT salute and when all is said and done, you’re honoring a killer.

So I guess some killing is fine as long as it’s sanctioned and paid for by the government, but if you walk up to your neighbor and shoot him dead, what’s going to happen to you? You’re going to prison, but that ‘thing’ that just got back from Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria just killed somebody and now you lie in bed next to IT and IT tells you, IT loves you. IT doesn’t. How could IT? IT’s a killer! And what’s more, it may only be a matter of time before IT kills you because IT is a ticking time bomb. IT didn’t punch a clock at the Post Office, finish ITS shift and go home. IT put ITS gun away until next time, until next time, until next time. Just hope that one of those ‘next times’ ain’t you. Think on it!

Yes, The Pentagon Is Injected Into This! They Supplied The Military Equipment!

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“US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.”

After a decade? Why the fuck now? It couldn’t of course be because the world is watching what is going down in Ferguson, MO and how the hypocritical whore called, America ain’t about shit since it can no longer scream and yell about bringing freedom and democracy to the world when its own citizens who were peacefully protesting faced down cops using military equipment that was sent back from Iraq and Afghanistan and now is on the streets of Ferguson, MO and anywhere else they want to use it. And the police are lying their goddamn fucking heads off over who is initiating the violence in Ferguson. That militarized shit is behind the violence and is trying to hide what they’re doing by telling lies about how violent the protesters are. If anybody thinks that the fucking governor Jay Nixon wouldn’t lie, ask yourself this! When has a politician ever opened his/her mouth and told the goddamn truth? I rest my fucking case!

“The public has absorbed images of heavily armed police, snipers trained on protesters and tear gas plumes. Against that backdrop, Attorney General Eric Holder said that when police and citizens need to restore calm, “I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message.”

You’re goddamn right ‘the public has absorbed images of heavily armed police, snipers trained on protesters and tear gas plumes’ and have come to the conclusion that certain people in this shithole are just about as free as animals in a zoo. But of course, that is what Black people are likened to in this shithole, animals, and that is why the cops have no problem donning military gear, driving military vehicles and using tear gas on peaceful protesters. Who would have thought that there would be a hue and a cry raised from countries all over the world about how America is treating her own citizens? What people don’t seem to realize is that Black people have never been considered, real citizens. From slavery, we were counted as three-fifths of a person. We were ‘human’ enough to be used to build this country. We were ‘human’ enough to be raped, sodomized and brutalized and bear the foul ass seed of the whites, but still, we were somehow missing that supreme element that makes us completely human. And whatever it is, I don’t fucking want it because if it makes me like the whites, it can’t be good. It’s some vile and nasty shit and furthermore, we don’t fucking need it since it’s all like that!

“What we’re seeing in Ferguson is a reflection of the militarization of American policing,” said Kara Dansky, senior counsel with the ACLU’s Center for Justice. “They’re trained to think of what they do as going into battle.”

Asked about the program at a Defense Department news briefing on Thursday, a spokesman said the program had proven useful because it allows U.S. law enforcement to reuse military equipment that would otherwise go to waste.
“That said, it is up to law enforcement agencies to speak to how and what they gain through this system. And I’m not going to inject the Pentagon into this discussion,” Rear Admiral John Kirby said.”

Just what the hell did they think was going to happen when they decided to give military equipment to the police? Fuck your ‘Rear’ amoral John Kirby, the Pentagon injected the Pentagon into the discussion when it issued local police departments, military equipment. Don’t try to step away from that shit that the Pentagon injected. Don’t now back the fuck up because that foul ass shit has hit the airwaves all across this planet about how fucked up this shithole is. The Pentagon knew exactly what would happen with a militarized police force all across America. This was fucking done by design and so don’t now sit back and attempt to absolve the Pentagon of any complicity in what the Pentagon initiated in the first place.

Now that the shit has hit the fan, no one wants to take responsibility for the shit that was unleashed on American soil. The war machine was fucking gonna find some way to use that goddamn military equipment even if was to be used on American soil and kill those that the fucking white supremacists have always had a goddamn problem with but don’t let it get out in the open see?, ’cause we’ve got a reputation to uphold. No, WE don’t! America ain’t got a reputation to uphold! America’s reputation is in shreds and is worthless. America is a nasty ass diseased whore for which there is no known cure except for complete annihilation. This bitch needs to die because this bitch never gets tired of war! So, die already whore!

http://news.msn.com/us/gunfire-heard-as-police-use-tear-gas-smoke-canisters-to-disperse-missouri-city-protesters
http://news.msn.com/us/missouri-protests-call-attention-to-police-militarization

America never stood for freedom for the slaves.
It was America that put so many Indians in their graves.
No whore was ever as foul as America will always be.
“I didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on me!” – Malcolm X

This War Will Never Be Over!

Is that Iraq? Afghanistan? Libya? Uh...NO! It's Ferguson, MO USA!
Is that Iraq? Afghanistan? Libya? Uh…NO! It’s Ferguson, MO!

Put the city on lockdown.
Call out the national guard.
The people are in an uproar.
Hoist the cops on their own petard!

This war will never be over.
There’s too many of us to kill.
And the battle rages on,
so many graves yet to fill.

Don’t get tired, get mad.
You can’t bargain with the devil,
for he has naught to lose
and the killing field’s not level.

You’re on your own with this one,
just as you’ve always been.
They shoot you in the back,
and on you, their crime they pin.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in a St. Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed in the week since a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer.

http://news.msn.com/us/governor-declares-emergency-sets-ferguson-curfew

State of emergency? Damn straight! Fuck IT Up!!!

The World Is Tired Of The Western Whore!

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Oh yes, I long for you to die!
You know only too well, the reasons why.

What evil sons of bitches all of you are,
as you deploy your weapons, both near and far.

You scream, “Democracy!” as you drop a bomb.
And you do it with so much aplomb.

You’re a liar, a hypocrite, a thief and a snake.
You murder and plunder, leaving death in your wake.

You’re archaic, obsolete and you’re not needed anymore.
The world is tired of the western whore.

You’re diseased and contagious; someone pull the plug.
There’s no cure for you, no pharmaceutical drug.

Die already and never come back.
The world is tired of your need to attack.

Peace could be had if only you’d die.
No drone would fly through a clear, night sky.

A mother in Pakistan could finally stop crying.
Guantanamo would close and no more spying.

So much would change if you dropped dead.
It’s time to stop the madness; you’re why the whole world has bled.


Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

Domestic Violence!

Love should never leave bruises, nor lead to killing. Pick up the phone. Help IS available!
Love should never leave bruises, nor lead to killing. Pick up the phone. Help IS available!

She scuttles around the house, afraid to make a sound.
She hides who she really is whenever he’s around.

He ‘lords’ it over her and tries to make her feel small.
He struts like he’s the man, the man who has it all.

She would leave him in a heartbeat, but the children just might suffer.
She stops his misuse of them; she’s their only buffer.

He tells her not work because he is in control.
Control is what it’s all about to keep her on his dole.

He’s aggressively abusive and domineering; without cause.
He spews insults all over her without an awkward pause.

She thinks that it’s her fault, that she’s the one to blame.
Who could she tell and expose her secret shame?

“Is it something I have done?” she wonders when he’s gone.
The fear won’t go away though she knows she’s all alone.

Is this the bed she made and therefore, must lie in it?
What should she do? What can she do? She’s almost reached her limit.

She looked down at her bruises and contemplated getting out.
She hastened to fix his meal; set aside a glass of stout.

The key turned in the lock, she heard him coming in.
This would be a fight that neither one would win.

He complained about her cooking; he complained about the beer.
He stood over her and shouted; he knocked her on her rear.

She crawled to the closet, dragged herself up off the floor,
stumbled in her haste as she made it to the door.

She called out his name; he turned and looked at her.
It was fast, it was slow; it was all just one big blur.

The stunned look; his shocked expression would haunt her every day.
At her feet he fell and that is where he lay.

Dazed though she was, she thought she heard a noise.
Her kids were coming home and she gained a little poise.

She sent them to a neighbor and then dialed nine-one-one.
Now, she’s in prison, wondering, “What else could I have done?”

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland

As we begin to celebrate the holiday season, let us not forget that this is the time of year that can bring out the worst in people. The holidays seem to induce an increase in domestic violence incidents I know that when I was growing up, the incidents of domestic violence in the home, certainly did escalate during the holidays. More information about the seriousness of domestic violence follows.

Domestic violence can increase during the holidays, resources available.

According to Noah Project Executive Director Leigh Ann Fry, an unprecedented number of victims have been seeking assistance over the past two months. She said more than 900 un-duplicated victims were served from Fiscal Year 2012 to 2013—but the project has already surpassed that number going into the current fiscal year.

Several different factors play into domestic violence. Victims can be of any age or gender and abuse can be either physical or emotional.

Fry said the holiday season does not cause abusive behavior, but it can trigger abuse.

“The person who is a batterer – it’s about control,” Fry said. “There are certain things that will set them off: Increased pressure around the holidays, when it’s cold outside the kids are inside playing [and] they can’t go outside, there’s not enough money to provide the meal—the toys that you want for the holidays—and those kinds of things, you just really begin to see an increase in family violence.”

If you’re visiting family over the holidays, pay close attention to your host and look for anything that seems out of character or out of the ordinary.

“Isolation is a huge red flag,” Fry said. “If it’s someone in your family who has always participated in family meals and family gatherings and suddenly they’re finding all kinds of excuses not to participate, that is a red flag and you need to listen to that.”

Fry pointed out a startling reality about past cases.

“Several times this year we’ve provided services to women who the police have found literally tied up in their homes,” Fry said. “If you’re missing a family member—someone’s just not answering their phone, you feel uncomfortable—call the police, they’ll do a safe well check [or] drive by the house with a friend. Just see if you can tell what’s going on.”

http://www.ktxs.com/news/domestic-violence-can-increase-during-the-holidays-resources-available/-/14769632/23152270/-/ir6cdsz/-/index.html

Enjoy the holidays, but also, please remember to please look out for one another and to look after one another.

Once again, the Domestic Violence Hotline number is: 1-800-799-7233.

Who? Do You Really Want To Know?

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Who blew up the twin towers and blamed Osama?

Who filled the Middle East with so much drama?

Who trains the rebels and then calls them ‘al-Qaeda’?

Who is spying on us and then collecting our data?

Who deposed Morsi and who killed Gaddafi?

Who despised the airmen but entertained the Nazi?

Who never loses and who always wins?

Who is always around when the killing begins?

Who started a war with the people of Iraq?

Who blows up planes when there is no attack?

Who is trying to bomb Syria to take out Iran?

Who bombed Nagasaki and Hiroshima in Japan?

Who is helping the Israelis to kill the Palestinians?

Who grounded the plane that angered the Bolivians?

Who ordered the drone strikes in Pakistan?

Who murdered women and children in Afghanistan?

Who mutilated bodies of the Japanese dead?

Who hid the fact that paint contained lead?

Who is poisoning our food, our air and our water?

Who controls the banks down to the last quarter?

Who caused a reactor to melt to the core?

Who is behind the population becoming so poor?

Who always causes pain? Who do you think?

Who will connect the dots and who will follow the link?

AMERICA IS RESPONSIBLE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE ABOVE LISTED ATROCITIES, EVERY SINGLE ONE!

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland

Links:http://lisverse.com/2012/10/26/8-atrocities-committed-again-puerto-rico-by-the-us/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_mutilation_of_Japanese_war_dead

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legitimacy_of_NATO_bombing_of_Yugoslavia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Lai_Massacre

So, we want to start a war with another country because we are pissed off because we have ‘alleged’ that their government used chemical weapons? Seriously? We really want to go there? With all of our shit and not a goddamn leg to stand on?!!!!! We need to sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up!

Another Young Black Male Dead, Another Protest Rally to Attend

What: We Are Terrance Franklin Solidarity Rally/March When: Saturday, August 17th at 1:00p.m. Where: Downtown Minneapolis Hennepin County Government Center Why: Another ridiculous excuse for the killing of another young Black male by the police
What: We Are Terrance Franklin Solidarity Rally/March
When: Saturday, August 17th at 1:00p.m.
Where: Downtown Minneapolis Hennepin County Government Center
Why: Another ridiculous excuse for the killing of another young Black male by the police

On May 10th, Terrance Franklin was shot to death by Minneapolis police after allegedly fleeing from a traffic stop and breaking into a house to get away from the police. Somehow, in the ensuing melee, the police claim that Terrance Franklin grabbed an officer’s gun, fired two shots hitting two officers in the leg and all the while, a police dog was restraining him and even though he was surrounded by police, at the same time, Mr. Franklin was also being shot in the back of his head five times and twice in the back.

That just makes too much sense for me to even believe.

According to the family of the victim, the police did not let them view their son’s body, nor did they give them any answers as to what really occurred. The information that Terrance Franklin was shot five times in the head and twice in the back was leaked and no one from the police department claimed responsibility for the leaked information. Meanwhile, the attorney hired by the family to seek answers, was given a video recording of the events captured after the shooting in which it has been stated that racial slurs can be heard being uttered by the police officers surrounding the scene.

Again, we have another cover-up of excessive force by ‘the force’ against yet another young Black man. This is prevalent all across America. If you take a look at the law suits that have been settled, you will find the majority are the result of police brutality against young Black men. Below is one among thousands.

Fired Minneapolis cop, now with St. Paul, accused of excessive force again

A former Minneapolis police officer, the subject of a lawsuit in the 1990s that the city settled for $500,000, is now a St. Paul police sergeant and again accused of excessive force.

A 32-year-old man alleges in a federal lawsuit that he was left with a broken jaw and fractured vertebrae after an encounter with St. Paul officers Paul Cottingham and Craig Rhode.
source:http://www.twincities.com/ci_22784342/st-paul-police-sergeant-accused-excessive-force-fired

Here’s another one.

City to pay out $3 million for death in police misconduct lawsuit|MPLS.|StarTribune.com http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/208860951.html

The Minneapolis City Council approved a $3.075 million settlement on Friday to resolve a federal lawsuit filed by the family of David Smith, a 28-year old Minneapolis man who was killed during a struggle with two police officers at a downtown Minneapolis YMCA in 2010.

The death of Smith raised questions about putting a suspect on his stomach, and holding him down by putting knees on his back, known as prone restraint. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide.

We, the citizens of these cities, are paying the price of racism and police brutality that is rampant in police departments all across America because it is our tax dollars that are paying for the settlement of these cases. And yes, I do realize that it is not just young Black men who are victims of police brutality(see:https://shelbycourtland.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/americas-corrupt-and-brutal-police-force.com…) however, Black males are a ‘minority’ in America but they make up the ‘majority’ of victims of police brutality and murder by police and a majority in incarceration rates.

Finally, let me ask this question AGAIN!!!!! Why the hell are we here(in America)? So then I ask, just what the hell is YOUR problem with us????!!! How simple can I make this? Those of us who are descendants of African slaves did not come to America, willingly. We are here through NO fault of our own. Our historical past with this country is not OUR fault and I for one am sick and damn tired of people of my complexion getting the shit knocked out of us for having the audacity to be descended from people who were DRAGGED over here to become slaves!! So because of your racism and your vicious hate, another young Black man is dead and I am attending yet another protest rally. Goddamn it to hell!! Even if this young man was guilty of a traffic stop violation and he chose to run, getting shot by the police five times in the back of the head and twice in the back is not justified. It is extreme deadly force, to say the least. And again, there are no answers(no believable answers), there are only questions, remaining unanswered.

Taken from: “Oh Child of Mine”

Oh child of mine, what have they done?
My baby was killed, you murdered my son.

With a broken heart, I search for answers.
There are none, just lots of questions.

There is so much wrong every where and I cannot be every where at once to speak out, but I will be speaking out tomorrow in downtown Minneapolis. And here we go again!