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Man Who Assassinated Three Officers Is Getting Released On Parole

Herman Bell, 70, was one of three murderers who used a bogus 911 call to lure New York Police Department (NYPD) Officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini into an ambush in 1971, the New York Post reported.

Officer Jones was shot in the head, and died instantly, according to the New York Daily News.

Bell and his fellow BRA cohorts, Anthony Bottom and Albert Washington, ruthlessly tortured Officer Piagentini as he told his assailants that he had a wife and two children, and begged for his life.

The trio shot Officer Piagentini 22 times. Bell used the officer’s duty weapon to fire the fatal round, FOX News reported.

Source: Man Who Assassinated Three Officers Is Getting Released On Parole – Blue Lives Matter

Petition · We’re calling on Governor Brown to sign Californian rape survivor civil rights, AB1312, into law

California is close to passing a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights that will guarantee comprehensive, common sense civil rights for survivors like me.

In March of 2015, I was sexually assaulted by a man I was dating. When I tried to stop his unprotected advances, he forced himself on me.

It’s hard to put into words exactly what one goes through after such a trauma. I think the best way to describe my experience is something akin to being on a roller coaster during an earthquake in the midst of a storm.

Source: Petition · We’re calling on Governor Brown to sign Californian rape survivor civil rights, AB1312, into law

Trenton Street Funeral with Rev Mark A Broach

“This is what sick and tired looks like”

Stop the Killing of Our Young Men

On Friday there was a funeral march in Trenton. A march of mothers and father who have lost their sons senselessly by street crimes. Murders.

Rev Mark A. Broach, Pastor of the Trenton Deliverance Center, founded the Trenton Street Funeral organization. This organization brings together loved ones of those who are killed on our streets.

 

They are brought together to “give the family of victims a chance to express themselves”.

Rev Broach said, “ Trenton has had so many funerals that the community doesn’t get a chance to know what the families are going through. We’re giving them a chance to tell the community what they are going through.”

And tell they did. With a coffin, flowers, pallbearers, grieving mothers and a supportive community. About 200 people gathered at the Trenton War Memorial at five points. People who were saying “this is what sick and tired looks like”. (Go to www.thenubiannews.com for video of the funeral march.)

There are more than 180 unsolved murders in Trenton over the past 25 years. Trenton Street has approached Mayor Jackson with its concerns but it seems “his focus is off” on other things.

Next week Trenton Street Funeral will put their demand in writing to submit to the city council, the mayor and the county prosecutor’s office.

“We want to see change, we want to see things different. And the only way that we feel we can do that is if we go directly to the source. So we are going to be demanding change.”

For video of the March go to: www.thenubiannews.com

Oney Judge: In Search of the Slave Who Defied George Washington

George Washington was a slave owner for his entire life, a fact that surprises many of his fellow citizens more than 200 years after his death. When they find out, people respond to this information in surprising ways. A visitor from California to a historic site in Virginia sat down in shock when upon learning the news about Washington, and then begin to weep. Some get angry at him, seeing Washington with new eyes, no longer the brave and steady leader who won freedom for the United States, but a man instead, whose good deeds have been totally erased by the fact that he owned slaves. To put things in better perspective, let’s look at the lives of two of those slaves who labored for George Washington: William Lee and Oney Judge. William is primarily known for his loyalty to Washington at a time when he could easily have left, while Oney is remembered chiefly because she escaped from the Washingtons and slavery. These are two remarkable individuals; there were similarities and differences in their lives that illuminate not just their stories, but also tell us something about Washington and the institution of slavery.

Source: In Search of the Slave Who Defied George Washington

‘Justice Nightmare’: 32 Years in Texas Prisons After Conviction Voided

The case of a man not officially guilty of anything, not officially sentenced to anything, yet languishing for decades behind bars.

“In times past, I’ve declared that our justice system is broken. It isn’t broken. It’s operating exactly how it intends to operate.

Jerry Hartfield should be released immediately and this country, which could never fully repay him, must do some serious soul searching, then rebuild our justice system by starting over from scratch. This can’t happen.” Shaun King, Daily Kos

Source: ‘Justice Nightmare’: 32 Years in Texas Prisons After Conviction Voided 

Haiti cancels Sunday presidential runoff elections

Jean-Bertrand Aristide, if it is worth fighting for it is worth dying for. It is time you put yourself back into the political forum and set your country right. There is no honor is upholding your word given to the white supremacists. They would and are doing everything in their power to destroy Haiti and continue its plunder for themselves. KKK

Amid escalating protests against flawed primary elections pushed on them by the United States and France, Haitian elections officials Friday afternoon canceled Sunday’s planned presidential and partial legislative runoffs.

Source: Haiti cancels Sunday presidential runoff elections

Every White Person Knows, They Are All In On It – Whatcha Gonna Do Bout It?

Not one white person in this crowd would want to be treated the way Black people are treated in this country. They know how badly we are treated, they know and are all participants in that racist treatment. It ain’t ignorance we are fighting against, ‘they know”. Now we  must come together and force them to stop. We will not accept it any longer.

Oakland officials promote economic cleansing

gentrification

Funktown, which is near Lake Merritt, is rapidly being gentrified. You can still find “Funktown” scribbled on sidewalks here and there when the concrete was fresh. But economic cleansing has taken its toll on the hood. It’s just not the same any more. As the renters of Oakland are being terrorized by skyrocketing rents and greedy landlords evicting them by the thousands, city officials have mostly turned a blind eye to the economic cleansing taking place on their watch.<div class=

Source: San Francisco Bay View » Oakland officials promote economic cleansing

Negroes with Guns

Black Panthers for Defense
Black Panthers for Defense

Robert and Mabel Williams embodied the true American spirit. The fighting spirit that uses guns to battle tyranny and oppression around the world. They sacrificed and suffered as a family so that African Americans could be free. Their work made passive civil disobedience much more palatable to the U.S. government, and inspired such groups as the Deacons for Defense and the Black Panther Party for Self Defense.

Robert Williams with Mao
Robert Williams meets with Premier Mao Zedong of China

While in exile in Cuba, Robert wrote the biographical Negroes with Guns. The book details the abuses and struggles in Monroe and the events that led up to them leaving the U.S.

Source: Negroes with Guns « NEGROES WITH GUNS