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The MilitantNegro™ SoapBox: Dumbfuckery; The NFL & Roger Goodell Are Under Investigation.


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I told myself I was finished writing about Ray & Janey Rice. Watching Deion Sanders talk down and bad about Ray Rice almost made me laugh but instead I decided to write this post.

 

The new bandwagon everybody is now leaping onto is this investigation into NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and whether Goodell should resign his position as NFL commissioner. My questions is this…why should NFL commissioner Goodell do a damn thing? Who did Goodell punch? Whom did Roger Goodell assault?

 

Was NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in the elevator? Did Goodell drag Janey Rice from that elevator? Did I miss Goodell punching Ms. Rice?

 

Many disagree with this statement I’m about to make but it’s a fact…..Ray Rice was indicted on March 27th. Ray Rice and Janey Palmer were married on March 28th. Now if they moved on and past Ray knocking her the fuck out in that elevator, and the assault charges were dropped…..and Ray lost his NFL football job and has since been suspended indefinitely….what would YOU like to have happen to Ray, his wife Janey and their daughter?

 

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Here’s the thing folks…you can’t take out all your anger, hatred and emotion at all the domestic violence that this planet contains, on Ray & Janey Rice. Which is exactly what the majority of humanity is doing right now. Ray has been punished to the 9th degree for his punching out his fiancée, double punished in fact. Ray lost two games from the NFL upon his being charged with aggravated assault. Then with the release of the actual punching video, he was fired from the Ravens of Baltimore and suspended indefinitely from all NFL activity.

 

In contrast, and just ponder this for a moment, George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin as did Darren Wilson kill Michael Brown, and neither man has suffered the attention nor anger that Ray Rice is now suffering. Neither man who killed Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown have ever had an investigation screamed for in the manner people are demanding an investigation into NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

 

Miriam Carey, remember her, the young Black woman gunned down in Washington, D.C. by Capital Hill police, with her baby in the backseat, for ramming her car into a White House barrier….remember the screaming for an investigation into her senseless murder? No you don’t remember that because there was no demand for an investigation. NOBODY screamed for Miriam Carey.

 

Need I bring up the brutal beating of 51-year-old Marlene Mardella Pinnock,, by California Highway Patrolman Daniel L. Andrew, who is now on desk duty (administrative leave with pay)? If you think a single punch to the face of Janey Rice is reason to demand an investigation into NFL commissioner Goodell, who was NOT present during that domestic violence…what say YOU about this…..

 

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How many of you screaming for an investigation into the NFL and NFL commissioner Goodell actually demanded the California Highway Patrol commander resign HIS job?

 

I am muthafuckin sick of real serious violence being ignored when it comes to the average American citizen, but everybody and his/her momma is calling for the lynching of Ray Rice and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL nor Roger Goodell are required by law or morality to do a damn thing about Ray & Janey Rice airing their nasty dirty personal laundry in a public casino elevator.

 

The NFL handed down what they considered to be proper punishment before this latest video mysteriously appeared. AFTER the new video was made public, Ray Rice received double jeopardy and was fired from his employment, and suspended from the NFL indefinitely

 

He was sentenced to community service, anger management and domestic violence intervention. Kindly explain what else you folks would have happen to Ray & Janey Rice and their daughter.

 

I do not know the Rice family. I do wish them the best of luck and my blessings to get their family life and their marriage in order and have the best of luck here forward.

 

 

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Ray & Janey Rice, along with their daughter, will need all the best wishes, blessings and good luck they can get.

 

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President Obama’s ISIS Speech On 9/10/14: Outlining A Battle Plan.


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President Obama Addresses the Nation on the ISIL Threat

Important Message

President Obama lays out the strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL.

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Remarks of President Barack Obama Address to the Nation

September 10, 2014
Washington, D.C.

As Prepared for Delivery

My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.

As Commander-in-Chief, my highest priority is the security of the American people. Over the last several years, we have consistently taken the fight to terrorists who threaten our country. We took out Osama bin Laden and much of al Qaeda’s leadership in Afghanistan and Pakistan. We’ve targeted al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen, and recently eliminated the top commander of its affiliate in Somalia. We’ve done so while bringing more than 140,000 American troops home from Iraq, and drawing down our forces in Afghanistan, where our combat mission will end later this year. Thanks to our military and counterterrorism professionals, America is safer.

Still, we continue to face a terrorist threat. We cannot erase every trace of evil from the world, and small groups of killers have the capacity to do great harm. That was the case before 9/11, and that remains true today. That’s why we must remain vigilant as threats emerge. At this moment, the greatest threats come from the Middle East and North Africa, where radical groups exploit grievances for their own gain. And one of those groups is ISIL – which calls itself the “Islamic State.”

Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state. It was formerly al Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border. It is recognized by no government, nor the people it subjugates. ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple. And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way.

In a region that has known so much bloodshed, these terrorists are unique in their brutality. They execute captured prisoners. They kill children. They enslave, rape, and force women into marriage. They threatened a religious minority with genocide. In acts of barbarism, they took the lives of two American journalists – Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff.

So ISIL poses a threat to the people of Iraq and Syria, and the broader Middle East – including American citizens, personnel and facilities. If left unchecked, these terrorists could pose a growing threat beyond that region – including to the United States. While we have not yet detected specific plotting against our homeland, ISIL leaders have threatened America and our allies. Our intelligence community believes that thousands of foreigners – including Europeans and some Americans – have joined them in Syria and Iraq. Trained and battle-hardened, these fighters could try to return to their home countries and carry out deadly attacks.

I know many Americans are concerned about these threats. Tonight, I want you to know that the United States of America is meeting them with strength and resolve. Last month, I ordered our military to take targeted action against ISIL to stop its advances. Since then, we have conducted more than 150 successful airstrikes in Iraq. These strikes have protected American personnel and facilities, killed ISIL fighters, destroyed weapons, and given space for Iraqi and Kurdish forces to reclaim key territory. These strikes have helped save the lives of thousands of innocent men, women and children.

But this is not our fight alone. American power can make a decisive difference, but we cannot do for Iraqis what they must do for themselves, nor can we take the place of Arab partners in securing their region. That’s why I’ve insisted that additional U.S. action depended upon Iraqis forming an inclusive government, which they have now done in recent days. So tonight, with a new Iraqi government in place, and following consultations with allies abroad and Congress at home, I can announce that America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat.

Our objective is clear: we will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy.

First, we will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists. Working with the Iraqi government, we will expand our efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions, so that we’re hitting ISIL targets as Iraqi forces go on offense. Moreover, I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq. This is a core principle of my presidency: if you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.

Second, we will increase our support to forces fighting these terrorists on the ground. In June, I deployed several hundred American service members to Iraq to assess how we can best support Iraqi Security Forces. Now that those teams have completed their work – and Iraq has formed a government – we will send an additional 475 service members to Iraq. As I have said before, these American forces will not have a combat mission – we will not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq. But they are needed to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces with training, intelligence and equipment. We will also support Iraq’s efforts to stand up National Guard Units to help Sunni communities secure their own freedom from ISIL control.

Across the border, in Syria, we have ramped up our military assistance to the Syrian opposition. Tonight, I again call on Congress to give us additional authorities and resources to train and equip these fighters. In the fight against ISIL, we cannot rely on an Assad regime that terrorizes its people; a regime that will never regain the legitimacy it has lost. Instead, we must strengthen the opposition as the best counterweight to extremists like ISIL, while pursuing the political solution necessary to solve Syria’s crisis once and for all.

Third, we will continue to draw on our substantial counterterrorism capabilities to prevent ISIL attacks. Working with our partners, we will redouble our efforts to cut off its funding; improve our intelligence; strengthen our defenses; counter its warped ideology; and stem the flow of foreign fighters into – and out of – the Middle East. And in two weeks, I will chair a meeting of the UN Security Council to further mobilize the international community around this effort.

Fourth, we will continue providing humanitarian assistance to innocent civilians who have been displaced by this terrorist organization. This includes Sunni and Shia Muslims who are at grave risk, as well as tens of thousands of Christians and other religious minorities. We cannot allow these communities to be driven from their ancient homelands.

This is our strategy. And in each of these four parts of our strategy, America will be joined by a broad coalition of partners. Already, allies are flying planes with us over Iraq; sending arms and assistance to Iraqi Security Forces and the Syrian opposition; sharing intelligence; and providing billions of dollars in humanitarian aid. Secretary Kerry was in Iraq today meeting with the new government and supporting their efforts to promote unity, and in the coming days he will travel across the Middle East and Europe to enlist more partners in this fight, especially Arab nations who can help mobilize Sunni communities in Iraq and Syria to drive these terrorists from their lands. This is American leadership at its best: we stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf of our common security and common humanity.

My Administration has also secured bipartisan support for this approach here at home. I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL. But I believe we are strongest as a nation when the President and Congress work together. So I welcome congressional support for this effort in order to show the world that Americans are united in confronting this danger.

Now, it will take time to eradicate a cancer like ISIL. And any time we take military action, there are risks involved – especially to the servicemen and women who carry out these missions. But I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil. This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist, using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground. This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years. And it is consistent with the approach I outlined earlier this year: to use force against anyone who threatens America’s core interests, but to mobilize partners wherever possible to address broader challenges to international order.

My fellow Americans, we live in a time of great change. Tomorrow marks 13 years since our country was attacked.  Next week marks 6 years since our economy suffered its worst setback since the Great Depression. Yet despite these shocks; through the pain we have felt and the grueling work required to bounce back – America is better positioned today to seize the future than any other nation on Earth.

Our technology companies and universities are unmatched; our manufacturing and auto industries are thriving.  Energy independence is closer than it’s been in decades.  For all the work that remains, our businesses are in the longest uninterrupted stretch of job creation in our history.  Despite all the divisions and discord within our democracy, I see the grit and determination and common goodness of the American people every single day – and that makes me more confident than ever about our country’s future.

Abroad, American leadership is the one constant in an uncertain world. It is America that has the capacity and the will to mobilize the world against terrorists. It is America that has rallied the world against Russian aggression, and in support of the Ukrainian peoples’ right to determine their own destiny. It is America – our scientists, our doctors, our know-how – that can help contain and cure the outbreak of Ebola. It is America that helped remove and destroy Syria’s declared chemical weapons so they cannot pose a threat to the Syrian people – or the world – again. And it is America that is helping Muslim communities around the world not just in the fight against terrorism, but in the fight for opportunity, tolerance, and a more hopeful future.

America, our endless blessings bestow an enduring burden. But as Americans, we welcome our responsibility to lead. From Europe to Asia – from the far reaches of Africa to war-torn capitals of the Middle East – we stand for freedom, for justice, for dignity. These are values that have guided our nation since its founding.  Tonight, I ask for your support in carrying that leadership forward. I do so as a Commander-in-Chief who could not be prouder of our men and women in uniform – pilots who bravely fly in the face of danger above the Middle East, and service-members who support our partners on the ground.

When we helped prevent the massacre of civilians trapped on a distant mountain, here’s what one of them said. “We owe our American friends our lives. Our children will always remember that there was someone who felt our struggle and made a long journey to protect innocent people.”

That is the difference we make in the world. And our own safety – our own security – depends upon our willingness to do what it takes to defend this nation, and uphold the values that we stand for – timeless ideals that will endure long after those who offer only hate and destruction have been vanquished from the Earth.

May God bless our troops, and may God bless the United States of America.

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How does a President of The United States Of America ask Americans to risk life fighting in a foreign land for that foreign lands freedoms when we right here in AmeriKKKa have to fight daily for our U.S. Constitutional rights and freedoms? American citizens who are Women, People Of Color and members of the LGBTQA1 community have to battle for our freedoms.

How does POTUSA Barack Hussein Obama fix his mouth to take action against ISIL, but ignore the systematic genocide of Black Americans, and People Of Color, by AmeriKKKan law enforcement agencies RIGHT HERE IN MUTHAFUCKIN AMERIKKKA?

Something is seriously wrong when you care more for Iraq, Israel, Syria, Ukraine than you do for where YOU priside….where you reign as President, The United States Of America.

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What Violence Is Acceptable AND What Violence Is NOT Acceptable, In AmeriKKKa.


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Family of Woman Hit by Officer Demands Answers

Published on Jul 6, 2014

The family of a woman who was pinned down and repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of the 10 Freeway is demanding answers.

The incident was caught on camera by a passing driver. Maisha Allums on Saturday identified the woman in the video as her mother, Marlene Pinnock.
“I just don’t understand why he beat her like that,” Allums said as she broke down in tears. “He hit her over and repeatedly and repeatedly over. She wasn’t even putting up a fight.”
“I just thank God that she’s alive,” she added.
Pinnock had been walking on the 10 Freeway west of downtown Los Angeles about 5:40 p.m. Tuesday when the officer tried to stop her. Pinnock appears to ignore him moments before a physical struggle. The officer pulls her to the ground and quickly hits her about a dozen times as she shielded her face.
“I don’t see why he used such extreme force on her,” said the victim’s aunt, Alice Woods.
Pinnock was booked on a 72-hour hold for a mental evaluation. The family didn’t say why Pinnock may have been wandering on the freeway or whether she suffers from mental illness.
“The individual was unresponsive and placed themselves and motoring public in danger,” said CHP Assistant Chief Chris O’Quinn during a news conference.
The CHP said the woman was not hurt, but Pinnock’s family and attorney said she suffered severe injuries.
“The CHP’s representation that there were no injuries is absolutely false,” attorney Caree Harper said. “She was beaten by a wannabe MMA cop.”
Harper said Pinnock sufered multiple injuries, including to her face, arms and shoulders.
Pinnock’s daughter said she hasn’t seen her mother since the incident.
“I just want justice for my mom,” she said.
The officer remains on paid administrative leave while the CHP conducts an internal investigation – 7 JUL 2014.

LAPD kill unarmed black man Ezell Ford.

Published on Aug 29, 2014

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Police identified the 25-year-old’s shooters Thursday as Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, who were assigned to the Newton Division gang enforcement detail. The names’ release come more than two weeks after Ford was shot three times.

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 9:37 PM

Ezell Ford, a mentally-challenged 24-year-old man, was shot dead in a Los Angeles street after being confronted by two police officers on Aug. 11. On Thursday police identified those officers. Facebook Ezell Ford, a mentally-challenged 24-year-old man, was shot dead in a Los Angeles street after being confronted by two police officers on Aug. 11. On Thursday police identified those officers.

The names of two Los Angeles police officers who shot and killed an unarmed, mentally challenged man more than two weeks ago have been released.

Police identified 25-year-old Ezell Ford’s shooters Thursday as Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, who were assigned to the Newton Division gang enforcement detail, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The release of their names follows public outrage over the Aug. 11 shooting, during which three bullets were planted in Ford’s back while he was lying on the ground, said family.

Wampler has served on the force for 12 years while Villegas has served for eight years.
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Protesters gathered Thursday in front of the criminal courts building demanding that L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey file murder charges against the officers involved in the deaths of Ezell Ford.

Police had said that their delay in releasing the two officers’ names pended assessment into whether it could threaten their safety.

“In this particular case, it was necessary to investigate evidence brought to the department’s attention regarding potential threats to the safety of the officers and ensure that measures were taken to mitigate those threats,” the LAPD said in a statement obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

Meanwhile Ford’s autopsy report still remains hidden from public review due to a security hold placed by police.
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They are also declining to say why the officers approached him while he was walking down the street.

Police have only said that he tackled an officer and tried to grab his gun.

Witnesses have disputed those claims, however.
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Common Sense. Is NOT common. Why is Ray Rice punching his future wife, who indeed did marry him AFTER he punched her the fuck out, more outrage for Americans than  51-year-old Marlene Mardella Pinnock, a homeless grandmother, being punched silly by a California Highway Patrolman, on the side of the 10 Freeway west of downtown Los Angeles?

CHP officer accused of beating homeless woman named in lawsuit.

A new federal lawsuit names the alleged California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer who was caught on video beating a homeless woman on the 10 Freeway on-ramp in July.

The victim, identified as 51-year-old Marlene Mardella Pinnock, added more information to her initial complaint that alleged her civil rights were violated. The new documents include the accused officer’s name and say she will now be seeking compensatory damages.

The modified complaint now names Daniel L. Andrew as the officer, reports CBS Los Angeles’ Jeff Nguyen.

Caree Harper, Pinnock’s lawyer, told the media that she learned the name of the officer from a detention form which was signed D. Andrew.

Apparently, the piece of writing was all the evidence that they needed. A spokesperson had earlier told Nguyen that the alleged officer has been part of the department for a year and a half.

Pinnock says that, prior to the incident, Andrew approached her and called her by her name, having met her on prior occasions. She said that she became frightened because he was “acting arrogant” with her. She then left the area and heard no commands from the officer.

When she left, she was violently thrown by the defendant on the ground. The officer then hit her “in my temples with all the strength he had,” said Pinnock. The officer in question then purposely ripped her dress to expose her buttocks to passersby on the freeway.

In her complaint, Pinnock says that she remains in fear of the officer and his colleagues and is afraid that they will go out of their way to harm her. Pinnock also added that the officer told lies in his report where he said that she was “combative.”

The CHP said that they could not comment on the details of the case but released the following statement:

The purpose of any investigation is to gather the evidence and facts of an incident.  If an incident involves the claim of injuries to any of the parties involved, facts pertinent to that investigation would include injuries that were sustained.  Documents — such as copies of medical records — would be relevant to the investigation.

In her complaint, Pinnock also alleges that David Diaz, the man who videotaped the incident, was intimidated by an investigator known as S. Taketa.

Pinnock still remains in the hospital, where she is receiving medical care. The officer, on the other hand, has been given desk duty.

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Why is the do nothing 113th U.S. CongrASS, the same CongrASS who did not want to extend the Violence Against Women Act because it included Native American women and women of the LGBTQA1 community, getting involved in Ray Rice’s Domestic Abuse business?

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Why is the President Of The United States adding his voice to the Ray Rice Domestic Abuse, but NOT addressing the list of Black Americans killed by racist law enforcement?

Obama on Ray Rice: ‘Hitting a woman’ not what ‘a real man does’

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Monday night released a statement about President Barack Obama’s reaction to the Baltimore Ravens cutting player Ray Rice in the wake of a video surfacing showing him slugging his future wife.

“Hitting a woman is not something a real man does,” the statement said.

Full statement from Earnest:

“The President is the father of two daughters.  And like any American, he believes that domestic violence is contemptible and unacceptable in a civilized society.  Hitting a woman is not something a real man does, and that’s true whether or not an act of violence happens in the public eye, or, far too often, behind closed doors. Stopping domestic violence is something that’s bigger than football – and all of us have a responsibility to put a stop to it.”

Too bad The president didn’t have such strong and quick words for the blatant racism in Ferguson, Missouri, as he has for Ray Rice hitting a woman….later walked down the marriage aisle to be his bride. As the father of two Black daughters, racism should be as much a concern, if not more, than domestic violence.

Barack Hussein Obama never stood up and spoke out on the actions of local law enforcement that took the lives of American, Black American, citizens…..

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#MiriamCarey………….If I attempted to list all Black Americans, ALL unarmed Black Americans, murdered by law enforcement, we’d be here all month reading the names.

This list can’t even be called partial, because this list is a minute drop in the proverbial bucket.

SO, I’ll ask the question again….What Violence Is Acceptable AND What Violence Is NOT Acceptable, In AmeriKKKa.

Apparently you can’t hit a woman in America, but Black American citizens can be punched, kicked, pepper sprayed, beat with nightsticks and shot dead by the AmeriKKKan police forces of our local cities and towns. THAT violence is perfectly acceptable.

Bronx Man Claims Police Brutality Caught On Camera

Published on Sep 6, 2014

23-year-old Santiago Hernandez says he was assaulted by up to half a dozen uniformed NYPD officers after he was stopped and frisked in the Melrose section of the Bronx.

It happened on August 18th at about 6 p.m.

“I turned around and put my hands up,” said Santiago Hernandez, the alleged brutality victim.

Santiago Hernandez says he did exactly what the officer asked him to do. He was waiting to meet a friend outside 428 E. 157th Street when officers asked to search him.

“Did she say why she was searching you?” Eyewitness News reporter N.J. Burkett asked.

“No,” Hernandez said.

Hernandez says the officers claimed they were investigating a noise complaint. When the search came up empty, he says he asked the officers why he had been searched.

And with that, he says, one of the officers grabbed his arm and slapped on handcuffs.

“I’m like, ‘Miss what you doing? You are hurting my arm,'” Hernandez said.

The surveillance video is silent, but a cell phone video captured part of it.

“She just was telling me to put my hands behind my back, but ‘I’m like trying to understand what are you are arresting me for. Can you please tell me?'” Hernandez said.

Moments later, half-a-dozen officers arrived and appeared to pile-on. Hernandez said he was punched, kicked, beaten with nightsticks, and blasted with pepper spray.

“They was taking turns on me. One kicks me, he steps back. Another one comes to punch me and he steps back. And another one comes and grabs my arm and hits me like 10 times with the baton. Another one comes and pepper sprayed me, they were taking turns like a gang,” Hernandez said.

Cell phone video showed Hernandez being dragged to a waiting patrol car.

Although he was later charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, the Bronx DA declined to prosecute the case. And Hernandez was left with bruises from head to toe.

“At one point you had a chance to put both of your hands behind your back, but you didn’t do that,” Burkett said.

“Yes,” Hernandez said.
“Why not?” Burkett asked.

“Because I’m a person to ask questions. If I didn’t do nothing wrong, I’m trying to understand the reason, what they are thinking of me, or what was the reason at all to arrest me,” Hernandez said.

Hernandez and his lawyers are filing a civilian complaint. And now the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating.

“Unfortunately, for young men like Santiago, I think this incident is all too common,” said Jay Heinrich, Hernandez’s attorney.

Santiago was on parole at the time of the incident after he had spent six years in prison for gang assault back when he was 14.

If what Ray Rice did was an outrage, and common sense says it was, why are all violence against Black Americans and People Of Color NOT protected against the violence from the very people paid to “serve and protect” us all equally under the law?

More importantly…why is nobody in Washington, D.C…….outraged?

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Ferguson city council, woman rushes the stage in protest!

 

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – City leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, confronted demands for reform from an angry crowd on Tuesday night at their first public meeting since last month’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer ignited weeks of protests.

 

The atmosphere was charged from the opening minutes as members of a largely black audience that numbered in the hundreds shouted over remarks by city council members, rising out of their seats and chanting in solidarity.

 

Crowd members had to pass through metal detectors and security guards to attend the council meeting, held at an area church. Some wore T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan “Hands Up Don’t Shoot,” a phrase that has become a national rallying cry for activists protesting the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and other acts of what they say are police abuse.

 

 

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The First Lady Holds Prep Rally to Encourage Higher Ed Preparation

 

First Lady Michelle Obama was at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Ga., yesterday, to help kick off the Department of Education’s annual back-to-school bus tour, and to encourage students to take charge of their futures and complete an education beyond high school as part of her Reach Higher initiative.

 

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Booker T. Washington High School opened its doors in 1924 and was the first public high school for African-Americans in Georgia. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is among the school’s graduates. The First Lady began her visit by joining Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for a quick stop at a college fair, and to listen to students talk about their experience in searching out schools and getting help from their counselors.

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Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta listen to First Lady Michelle Obama speak on preparing for higher education. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education by Joshua Hoover.

 

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First Lady Michelle Obama hugs a student during a college fair at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education by Joshua Hoover.

 

“Everything you are doing in school right now is critical to the rest of your life,” the First Lady told the students during the “Prep” rally that followed the college fair.

 

Completing high school is not the end but the beginning of your life’s journey. It’s just the beginning. In today’s world, in order to compete in an ever-globalizing economy, you’ve got to continue your education after you graduate from high school. And fortunately, there are many paths that you can take –- whether that’s a professional training program, a four-year school like Georgia State or Emory or Clark Atlanta, or a community college like Atlanta Metro State College.

But no matter where you go, the important thing is that you go somewhere. Because no matter who you are or where you come from, higher education is absolutely the best way you can take charge of your future. And there’s a lot you need to be doing right now to prepare yourself for those next steps.

 

The Reach Higher initiative’s goal is to inspire students to take charge of their own future and complete some type of higher education after high school. The First Lady is working to rally the country around the President’s “North Star” goal — that by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.

 

During the rally, the First Lady talked about her own experience as a student.

 

I still remember how one of my high school counselors told me that I shouldn’t apply to Princeton. They told me I would never make it there, that I was setting my sights too high — can you believe that? She told me, don’t bother.

But let me tell you something — that stuck with me. It made me a little uncertain, it did. It threw me off a little bit. But let me tell you, it made me mad, too. But I didn’t let those emotions get the best of me. Instead, I focused on getting good grades. I focused on signing up for activities, lining up my recommendations from teachers and mentors. And in the end, I ended up showing that counselor just how wrong she was.

 

She acknowledged that the students at Booker T. Washington face many challenges and that it will take grit and determination to overcome those obstacles and reach their goals.

 


 

“So if there is anybody telling you that you’re not college material — anyone — I want you to brush them off.  Prove them wrong.”

 


 

I want you all to ask for help. Ask your teachers, your counselors, your coaches, your friends –- I don’t care who it is.

But here’s the thing about asking for help — you can’t do it just one time. You’ve got to keep asking again and again and again until you get what you need. You keep asking. Do you understand me? You don’t take no for an answer. You keep going back in. That’s how you rally back from adversity. 

 

Read the First Lady’s full remarks and learn more about the Department of Education’s Back-to-School Bus Tour.

 

The First Lady Joins Upworthy as a Guest Curator

 

Today, we’re excited to announce that First Lady Michelle Obama is joining the site Upworthy as a guest curator. As part of her Reach Higher initiative, the First Lady will share videos and other content to inspire America’s young people to take charge of their future. Mrs. Obama kicks off the series as she hits the road with Secretary Duncan on his annual Back to School Bus Tour, beginning at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta.

 

In her first Upworthy post, the First Lady highlights inspiring stories from first-generation students at Kansas State University who have overcome challenges. “Neither of my parents graduated from college, so when I got to campus as a freshman, I’ll admit I was a little overwhelmed,” the First Lady writes. “It’s up to all of us to make sure we’re helping our young people reach higher and take charge of their futures.”

 

Check out the First Lady’s post on Upworthy, or below.

 


I Really Hope The Parents Of These People Get To See What They Said Here. They’d Probably Cry.

 

Neither of my parents graduated from college, so when I got to campus as a freshman, I’ll admit I was a little overwhelmed. I didn’t know anyone on campus except my brother. I didn’t know how to pick the right classes or find the right buildings. I didn’t even bring the right size sheets for my dorm room bed.

 

But then I had an opportunity to participate in a three-week, on-campus orientation program that helped me get a feel for the rhythm of college life. And if it weren’t for those resources and he friends and the mentors, I honestly don’t know how I would have made it through college. 

 

In the video below, you’ll hear inspiring stories from first-generation students at Kansas State University who have overcome challenges and are preparing to give back as educators. As a country, we’re missing out on too much potential because too often young people don’t believe that college can be a reality for them – or they don’t know the steps to take to prepare themselves for higher education.

 

So it’s up to all of us to make sure we’re helping our young people reach higher and take charge of their futures.

 

Because our young people need to know that no matter where you come from or how much money your family has, you can succeed in college, and get your degree, and then go on to build a better life for yourself.

 

A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students Teaser

 

Published on Aug 22, 2014

The College of Education at Kansas State University is thrilled to announce our 2014 documentary, “A Walk in My Shoes: First First Generation College Students”.

 

Did you know that 40% of K-State undergraduates are the first in their families to attend college? That’s twice the national average. What would it be like to be the first to navigate your way through the college experience…alone? In the third installment of the College of Education’s documentary series A Walk in My Shoes, we decided to find out. Over six months, we traveled to the hometowns of five current K-State students and three alumni who are not only the first in their families to graduate from college but are also in education. Their life stories of overcoming challenges, realizing their potential, and giving back are not only inspiring, but instill hope and provide examples for all students.

The premier of the film will take place November 4th, 2014 at 2:30pm Kansas State University, Forum Hall.

 

 

 

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Meet Mallory Lindgren, a project manager at a Minnesota-based land and energy development consulting firm, and the latest profile in the Energy Department’s#WomenInSTEM video series. This series celebrates the amazing work of women across the energy sector while providing a new generation of students with a diverse set of role models as they begin their careers in science.

 

Mallory’s interest in STEM (short for science, technology, engineering, and math) dates back to her childhood and a curiosity about the how the Earth’s natural systems work. Growing up, Mallory’s mother encouraged this inquisitiveness through Star Trek and other science-based TV shows. But it was an environmental science class in college that helped Mallory understand how different fields of science are related and led to a degree in hydrology and, eventually, her career in the energy sector.

 

As an employee at Westwood Professional Services, Mallory assists clients with siting wind and solar projects across the country. Using geographic information systems or GIS — mapping software that she compares to “a real-life videogame” — Mallory assesses how various constraints, such as wetlands or an airport, may interact with potential renewable energy projects. Her aim is to site and design projects that can effectively co-exist with the surrounding environment.

 

It’s a job that makes a difference, and that’s important to her as a new mother. “One thing that’s exciting for me is to know that my work now is making a cleaner future for my son,” says Mallory.

 

Because science has always been such a strong force in Mallory’s life, she understands the importance of mentoring young women who are looking to enter STEM fields. Through involvement in both local and national programs with youth, Mallory is dedicated to inspiring students and getting them excited about science.

 

Watch the video above to learn more about Mallory’s #WomenInSTEM story and check out other #WomenInSTEM videos.

 

Rebecca Matulka is a Digital Communications Specialist in the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy. Matty Greene is a Videographer at the U.S. Department of Energy.

 

Statements and Releases

 

Readout of the President and Vice President’s Meeting with Congressional Leaders on National Security Issues

 

FACT SHEET: Standing Up for Women’s Civil Rights, 20 Years After VAWA

 

Statement from the Press Secretary

 

FACT SHEET: Build America Infrastructure Investment Summit

 

 

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On Wednesday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

 

On Thursday, the President, the Vice President, the First Lady, and White House staff will gather on the South Lawn of the White House to observe a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The President and First Lady will then travel to the Pentagon Memorial to attend the September 11th Observance Ceremony.

 

On Friday, the President will deliver remarks at an AmeriCorps Pledge ceremony on the South Lawn to mark the 20th anniversary of the national service program. Joining him will be President Clinton, who established the program and swore in the first class in 1994. In the evening, the President will travel to Baltimore, Maryland to attend a DSCC event. Further details on the President’s travel to Maryland will be made available in the coming days.

 

Obama on Ray Rice: ‘Hitting a woman’ not what ‘a real man does’

 

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Monday night released a statement about President Barack Obama’s reaction to the Baltimore Ravens cutting player Ray Rice in the wake of a video surfacing showing him slugging his future wife. 

 

“Hitting a woman is not something a real man does,” the statement said.

 

Full statement from Earnest:

 

“The President is the father of two daughters.  And like any American, he believes that domestic violence is contemptible and unacceptable in a civilized society.  Hitting a woman is not something a real man does, and that’s true whether or not an act of violence happens in the public eye, or, far too often, behind closed doors. Stopping domestic violence is something that’s bigger than football – and all of us have a responsibility to put a stop to it.”

 

Too bad The president didn’t have such strong and quick words for the blatant racism in Ferguson, Missouri, as he has for hitting a woman. As the father of two Black daughters, racism would be as much a concern, if not more, than domestic violence.

 

 

Gutierrez on immigration: ‘I’m not giving up on Barack Obama’

 

Taking a very pragmatic approach, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., on Tuesday said since there is “nothing he can say” to change the decision of President Barack Obama to delay executive actions on immigration until after the November elections, it is “best to move forward” and seek actions that when they come are “broad, humane and generous.”

 

On Sunday, Gutierrez said Obama was playing it too safe in taking executive actions on immigration off the table in order not to jeopardize Democratic control of the Senate. Most of the Democratic Senate seats at risk, except for Colorado, have small Hispanic populations.

 

Speaking to MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart, Gutierrez said,  “There are people out there waiting for the president to be their champion. I am waiting. I am not giving up on Barack Obama. I know he is going to do the right thing. I am going to work with him. He’s made the decision. I am going to work with him to make sure that  the decision is broad and that it is understood.”

 

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