Eric Harris had already surrendered, been subdued, and shot. Still, that did not stop two barbaric officers from explicitly letting a dying man know that, because of his crimes, his life was insignificant to them. They made sure Eric Harris knew he that they were in charge and that even his breathing was now under their control. And to Harris' cries for breath, the deputy on the left shouts "F*ck your breath."Posted by The Benjamin Dixon Show on Sunday, April 12, 2015
More from Benjamin Dixon - Bad Police are Small People with Big Guns and Over-Inflated Egos (Spreaker Audio, Link, Video)
More from fellow brother blogger and podcaster Benjamin Dixon:
Bad cops are protected by 'good' cops either through direct action, fear, or complacency. So I do not apologize to the good cops for what I am saying about the bad cops they should have gotten rid of a long time ago. The culture of any institution, over time, becomes one of self-preservation. Loyalty that was designed to serve the community begins to be self-serving. And so long as the leadership of the city in which these officers serve is complacent with, apathetic to, or unable or unwilling to change the culture that breeds police brutality, the problem will persist. And so, the solution is clear. We must overthrow those in power by voting them out of office and by voting in every election — especially the mayoral elections.
That is the only–yet highly effective–solution. If the city officials realize that they are only in power by virtue of our vote, then they will ensure that the police actually "protect and serve." They will ensure that a culture of mutual respect is fostered."
Article link here, podcast audio below.
Benjamin Dixon Podcast - What No One is Saying About the Killings of Blacks in America (Spreaker Audio)
Podcaster Benjamin Dixon: "This is what no one is talking about with regard to the killings of black people. Some white Americans feel as though they have the right to confront us and, if we do not cower before their demands–if we don’t “humble” ourselves and comply–then they become infuriated. How dare we not instantly obey the words and instructions of these angry white men? How dare we respond to them as if we are equal. How dare we demand respect not only from thugs on the street, but also from thugs with badges. No one is talking about this because we aren’t ready to confront the glaringly obvious vestiges of Jim Crow: the idea that black people should be subservient–know their place, hold their head down, and say, “Yes Sir” and “No Sir” –whenever being instructed by any white person who wants to “teach us a lesson.”"
Brothers Helping Brothers and minister Jerald Muhammad will be holding a leadership meeting today, April 6 at Muhammad Mosque, 1321 Cecil Avenue at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is in response to two shootings that occurred over the weekend.
If you are concerned with West Louisville violence and seek more effective solutions for dealing with it, please come to the evening's meeting.
President Obama visits downtown Louisville, touts code training program (Insider Louisville Article)
After a delay of roughly four hours, President Barack Obama apologized to the small crowd eager to hear him speak at the downtown Louisville headquarters of tech company Indatus on Thursday.
"Well, first of all, sorry I'm late," said Obama. "I had a couple things I had to do."
One of those "things" being his announcement in the White House rose garden of a major breakthrough in negotiations with Iran to prevent their ability to build a nuclear weapon, which in turn might prevent America from being involved in yet another large-scale war in the region. The crowd, made up of Indatus employees and select city leaders, certainly had no hard feelings for the commander-in-chief.
The purpose of Obama's visit was to tout the Code Louisville project, which recently received a $2.9 million federal workforce innovation grant to expand its free training in computer software coding. Indatus is one of 20 local companies pledging to hire those who have gone through the training, which does not require a college degree.
Read the rest of the article at Insider Louisville