Ferguson March: Call For Labor Day Highway Protest


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From The New York Times:

At Ferguson March, Call for Labor Day Highway Protest

 

By MANNY FERNANDEZ and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON

 

FERGUSON, Mo. — Activists on Saturday called for mass civil disobedience on the highways in and around this St. Louis suburb to protest the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, with the leaders of one coalition encouraging supporters to stop their cars to tie up traffic on Labor Day.

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The announcement came at a peaceful if at times tense march and rally on Saturday that drew more than 1,000 demonstrators to some of the same Ferguson streets where the police clashed with protesters in the days after the killing of Michael Brown. Mr. Brown, 18, was shot Aug. 9 by Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department, and his bloody body lay on Canfield Drive for about four and a half hours before it was removed.

 

Organizers at the rally on Saturday called on demonstrators to drive on Interstate 70 and other area highways at 4:30 p.m. Monday, turn their hazard lights on and stop their vehicles for four and a half minutes to symbolize those four and a half hours that Mr. Brown’s body lay in the middle of the street.

 

“We’re going to tie it down, going to lock it down,” Anthony Shahid, one of the lead organizers of the rally, told supporters from the stage at a Ferguson park. “I want the highways shut down. I know it’s a holiday, but it won’t be no good holiday.”

 

Mr. Shahid’s announcement was met with applause by many of the marchers, but it was unclear how many people would take part. Only a few hundred demonstrators were in the park when Mr. Shahid made the announcement. It was also unclear what the authorities planned to do in response to the civil disobedience plan.

 

The march and rally were organized by a coalition of black activists and leaders largely from the St. Louis region, including state legislators, lawyers, and representatives of the Nation of Islam, the N.A.A.C.P., the New Black Panther Party and the Green Party. Organizers with the group, called the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition, said they wanted Saturday’s event to be a peaceful gathering and had coordinated some of the logistics with city, county and police officials. For much of the march and rally, the police had a very light presence compared with the show of force they had made at other protests.

 

“They’ve already seen the whole world look at the missteps that they made, how they handled the black community like an army going to war in Iraq,” said Akbar Muhammad, an organizer of the demonstration and a top aide to Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. “If they had any sense, they will handle it in a tactful manner.”

 

The march convened at the site where Mr. Brown was shot dead, in the Canfield Green apartment complex, then wound up at a public park, at one point enduring a heavy rainfall.

 

“We know about this from the ’60s,” said Jonell Calloway, 64, a retiree from the Army Reserve who said she had been among the first black students at her high school in Alabama and felt some of that same energy now.

 

“This is an awakening for them,” she said of the young people in St Louis. “We’ve been awake.”

 

As the march turned into the park, a few dozen protesters began chanting, “Ain’t no justice in the park!” out of frustration that the march was not moving on to the city police station. “If they stop here, a lot of people will feel misled,” said Trinette Buck, 40.

 

Organizers urged order, intimating that splitting up would not help the protest. But eventually a few did break off, then a few more, then many more walking the two miles along the road, drawing supportive honks along the way. Withing an hour, hundreds had convened outside the police station, chanting, holding signs and even directing traffic on the nearby streets while a line of police officers stood behind police tape.

 

“There is no fear anymore,” said Ms. Buck. “It’s either stand up or die.”

 

Thank you The New York Times.

 

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LABOR DAY: WHAT IT MEANS

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

 

 

LABOR DAY LEGISLATION

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

 

 

THE FIRST LABOR DAY

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

 

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

 

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A NATIONWIDE HOLIDAY

The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

 

The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

 

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.

 

JOB CORPS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF OPPORTUNITY

 

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Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched a series of programs aimed at restoring our nation’s fundamental promise of equality and opportunity. The Economic Opportunity Act, signed on Aug. 20 of 1964 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” established the Job Corps, a residential education and training program for disadvantaged young people ages 16-24. Today, nearly 2.7 million students have benefited from the Job Corps. At 125 centers in 48 states, students today learn the skills necessary to succeed in good jobs with high-growth potential in a dynamic economy. Graduates learn career skills in more than 100 areas – from automotive maintenance to information technology, from health care to hospitality, from construction to IT. Some have become doctors, judges and entertainment executives. All across the country, Job Corps centers are celebrating this historic milestone with demonstrations, open houses, local proclamations, and other events. We’re also sharing stories from some of the people whose lives have been most deeply transformed by the program on our blog. You can contribute by submitting your story through our Web form here − or share on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #JobCorps50.

 

 

“The basic bargain of America is that no matter who you are, where you come from or what you look like, if you work hard & play by the rules, you can make it.”

— Labor Secretary Tom Perez

 

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Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

 

Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored.

 

The equivalent holiday in Canada, Labour Day, is also celebrated on the first Monday of September. In many other countries (more than 80 worldwide), “Labour Day” is synonymous with, or linked with, International Workers’ Day, which occurs on May 1.

 

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Observed by United States
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Federal Holiday (federal government, DC and U.S. Territories);

and State Holiday (in all 50 U.S. States)

Celebrations Parades, barbecues
Date First Monday in September
2013 date September 2
2014 date September 1
2015 date September 7
2016 date September 5
Frequency annual
Related to Labour Day

 

History

In 1882, Matthew Maguire, a machinist, first proposed the holiday while serving as secretary of the CLU (Central Labor Union) of New York. Others argue that it was first proposed by Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in May 1882, after witnessing the annual labor festival held in Toronto,CanadaOregon was the first state to make it a holiday on February 21, 1887. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day.

 

Following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, the United States Congress unanimously voted to approve rush legislation that made Labor Day a national holiday; President Grover Cleveland signed it into law a mere six days after the end of the strike. The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation’s trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers’ Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would be associated with the nascent Communist, Syndicalist and Anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair in International Workers’ Day. All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories have made it a statutory holiday.

 

Retail Sale Day

To take advantage of large numbers of potential customers free to shop, Labor Day has become an important sale weekend for many retailers in the United States. Some retailers claim it is one of the largest sale dates of the year, second only to the Christmas season’s Black Friday.

 

Ironically, because of the importance of the sale weekend, some of those who are employed in the retail sector not only work on Labor Day, but work longer hours. More Americans work in the retail industry than any other, with retail employment making up 24% of all jobs in the United States. As of 2012, only 3% of those employed in the retail sector were members of a labor union.

 

In high society, Labor Day is (or was) considered the last day of the year when it is fashionable to wear white or seersucker.

 

In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their first games the weekend of Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day. The Southern 500 NASCAR auto race was held that day from 1950 to 1983 in Darlington, South Carolina. At Indianapolis Raceway Park, the National Hot Rod Association hold their finals to the U.S. Nationals drag race. Labor Day is the middle point between weeks 1 and 2 of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships held in Flushing Meadows, New York.

 

In the United States, many school districts resume classes around the Labor Day holiday weekend (see First Day of School). Most begin the week before, making Labor Day weekend the first three-day weekend of the school calendar, while others return the Tuesday following Labor Day, allowing families one final get away before the school year begins. Many districts across the Midwest are opting to begin school after Labor Day.

 

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West Wing Week 08/29/14 or “Choose the Harder Right Instead of the Easier Wrong”

 

Published on Aug 28, 2014

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. This week, the White House honored two important anniversaries, for Women’s Rights and Civil Rights, and the President announced new actions to improve access to quality healthcare for veterans.

 

 

 

President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Economy, Iraq, and Ukraine

 

Published on Aug 28, 2014

On August 28, 2014, President Obama provided an update on the strength of our economy as well as America’s position on the situations in Iraq and Ukraine.

 

 

 

Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Let’s Talk About the Minimum Wage

 

Published on Aug 30, 2014

In this week’s address, the President wished Americans a Happy Labor Day weekend, highlighted the important economic progress we’ve made, and reaffirmed his commitment to accelerate our progress and ensure that our growing economy fuels a strong middle class.

 

 

 

Mensaje De La Casa Blanca

 

Published on Aug 30, 2014

En el mensaje de esta semana, para celebrar el Día del Trabajo , el Secretario de Trabajo de EE.UU. Thomas Pérez honró los trabajadores de los Estados Unidos que han ayudado para que la economía crezca y han contribuido a nuestras industrias de la energía , la tecnología , la fabricación y de automóviles. Ese progreso se puede avanzar por aumentar el salario mínimo y luchar por las maneras de fortalecer la clase media.

 

 

 

8/29/14: White House Press Briefing

 

Published on Aug 29, 2014

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

 

 

 

Phoenix police say veteran officer shot, killed mentally ill

 

Published on Aug 15, 2014

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A mentally ill woman was shot and killed by a Phoenix police sergeant at an apartment complex in the city after she threatened officers with a claw hammer, police officials said on Friday.

 

Michelle Cusseaux, 50, was killed on Thursday by a single gunshot at the threshold of her apartment as officers were attempting to serve an emergency court order to take her to a mental health facility, Phoenix police spokesman Sergeant Tommy Thompson said.

 

 

 

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Delivers Powerful Tribute to Unarmed Black Men Killed By Police

 

 

 

Raw: Miners Rescued After Mine Shaft Collapses

 

Published on Aug 30, 2014

The first 11 of 24 miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued, and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said. The men had been trapped for more than 24 hours. (August 29)

 

 

 

Rep. Peter King slams Obama for tan suit

 

Published on Aug 29, 2014

Rep. Peter King says Obama wearing a tan suit during a press conference was a metaphor for a “lack of seriousness.”

 

 

Rep King being allowed to breath is a metaphor for dumbfuckery.

 

 

Black man taken to jail for sitting in public area

 

Published on Aug 26, 2014

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This happened January 31st 2014 I’m the downtown st Paul sky way… And they confiscated the phones for 6 months

 

 

 

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“Choose the Harder Right Instead of the Easier Wrong”

Too bad these words don’t apply to Black Americans dying in the streets of AmeriKKKa, shot down like rabid mad dogs just because they have Black skin. Your ;ack of speaking out against unlawful executions by caucasian law enforcement is a real and present danger to US Black Americans, Mr. President.

 

Barack Hussein Obama Is STILL MIA On The Systematic Genocide Of Black Americans.

 

 

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Weekly Wrap Up: Women’s Equality Day, Our National Parks Turned 98, and More

 

This week, the White House celebrated Women’s Equality Day, the National Park Service celebrated its 98th birthday, and President Obama addressed the American Legion, the nation’s largest veteran service organization.

 

Check out what else you may have missed in this week’s wrap up.

 


Women’s Equality Day

 

This past Tuesday, the White House celebrated Women’s Equality Day — commemorating the certification of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 1920, securing women’s right to vote. Although we’ve made a lot of progress in the decades since, there is still much work to be done.

 

 

Throughout the day, White House economist Betsey Stevenson also took over the popular “I Love Charts” Tumblr blog to tell the story of the progress we’ve made in closing the earnings gap between women and men, and the challenges women still face in the workforce. See her charts here.

 

 

Our National Parks Turned 98

 

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Park Service to formally protect and preserve America’s beautiful lands, so people all over the world could experience our country’s historic beauty and heritage for years to come.

 

 

Take a glimpse at what the National Park Service has been working to preserve for 98 years, and follow the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior on Twitter to see more of what makes America so beautiful.

 

 

Our Moral Obligation

 

President Obama traveled to Charlotte, NC on Tuesday to address the American Legion and pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of our veterans from every corner of the country and every generation.

 

President Obama Delivers Remarks at the American LegionPresident Barack Obama delivers remarks at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

The President noted how his Administration has been working with the Legion to fulfill our moral obligation to today’s generation of service members when they come home:

 

The bond between our forces and our citizens has to be a sacred trust, and that for me, for my administration, upholding our trust with our veterans is not just a matter of policy, it is a moral obligation.

 

Where’s the moral obligation to Black Americans who are being systematically murdered, unarmed Black Americans, by racist caucasian law enforcement? When will you address THAT moral obligation, to speak out about racist policemen using their badge and gun as the new lynch rope?

 

 

The Economy Continues to Grow

 

A new report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis yesterday showed that U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) increased at a 4.2 percent rate in the second quarter of 2014. The report affirms that second-quarter economic growth was strong — consistent with the recent string of solid job growth and improvements across other economic indicators.

 

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But we still have to do more to build on this momentum. That’s why the President is continuing to act on his own to encourage investment in American manufacturing, energy, and infrastructure, and to help improve the financial security of our nation’s working families

 

Chart of the Week: Where We Stand on Equal Pay for Equal Work

 

Second Estimate of GDP for the Second Quarter of 2014

 

Chart of the Week: Where We Stand on Equal Pay for Equal Work

 

President Obama Asks Todd Park to Continue Administration Service in New Role after Returning to Silicon Valley

 

President Obama Delivers an Update on the Economy, Iraq, and Ukraine

 

Moving Forward on International Regulatory Cooperation

 

More than 3.89 Million Records Released

 

Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Let’s Talk About the Minimum Wage

 

 

August 29th 2014: Photo of the Day

 

President Barack Obama reads briefing material before the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office, August 29, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama reads briefing material before the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office, August 29, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

Speeches and Remarks

 

Remarks by the President at a DNC Event — Purchase, New York

 

Statements and Releases

 

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with President Aquino of the Philippines

 

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on Iran Designations

 

 

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Barack Hussein Obama Is STILL MIA On The Systematic Genocide Of Black Americans.


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Melissa Harris-Perry Delivers Heartbreaking Tribute to Unarmed Black Men Killed by Police

 

On Saturday, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry delivered a solemn, yet piercing, segment on the killing of unarmed black men by police officers. She listed just a handful of the names of young men killed in the last decade, including Michael Brown last week in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

“From 2006 to 2012 a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country,” she said. Harris-Perry also pointed out that the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, by white officer Darren Wilson, took place near where Dred Scott fought legal battles for his freedom. She finished the segment quoting Chief Justice Roger Taney’s infamous words from that decision. Scott, being a black man, had “no rights which the white man was bound to respect.” Watch below:

 

 

When Melissa Harris Perry speaks to the systematic genocide of Black Americans by caucasian AmeriKKKan police officers and our President Of The ENTIRE United States Of America is virtually silent on this issue….that speaks volumes to me, a supporter of Barack Hussein Obama.

 

Warning: Some of the videos show the actually killing of Black men.

Aaron Campbell’s mother ‘I want justice’ Breaking News Portland, Oregon.

 

 

 

Actual Patrol Car Video of Victor Steen being tazed and run over MURDERED by POLICE

 

 

 

*ORIGINAL FOOTAGE* Suspect with Crowbar Shot Outside Carls Jr Monterey Park

 

 

 

From The Daily KOS:

How Often are Unarmed Black Men Shot Down By Police?

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We stand today, two weeks after the shooting Death of Unarmed John Crawford, a week and a half after the Police Shooting Death of Unarmed Michael Brown, about a week after the shooting of Death of Ezell Ford in Los Angeles, in the wake of the Choke-Hold Death of Eric Garner in New York, years after the shooting death of unarmed Sean Bell and Amadour Diallo also in New York, years now after the Shooting Death of Unarmed and Hand-cuffed, Face Down Oscar Grant in Oakland, years after the shooting death of unarmed Kendrec McDade in Pasadena, a decade after the asphyxiation of unarmed Johnny Gammage in Pittsburgh, more decades after the choke-hold police Murder cover-up of Ron Settles in Signal Hill, the Police shooting of Eula Love over a $22 water bill payment in 1979, and of so many others.

 

We are told these are isolated incidents.  We are told that they are simply the Officers procuring their own safety and if only the “suspects” had surrendered or obeyed they would still be alive today.

 

Every time.  In each case.  Police never get it wrong.  They never make a mistake, are never in a bad mood, have a short temper, may have been overly fearful and may have overreacted.  Because in nearly all these cases that’s what we’re initially told by Police sources and their supporters.  

 

“It was a good shoot”.

 

It’s a familar broken record.

 

How often does that record get put on in the iPad when Police want to drown out the cries of an outraged public, until they forced to find out what really happened and it’s not anything like the Police initially claimed? How often do Police shoot and kill unarmed suspects who pose no real threat to them?  How often does this happen to Black People?  How often does it happen to White People? Or anyone?

 

The truly frightening thing is that we apparently don’t know.  We have no idea.  Not even a clue.  We’ve been tracking the statistics about Crime for decades at individual police agencies and in the FBI Uniform Crime Report, But those reports don’t document exactly when Cops become Murdering Criminals.  This fact – which has sparked police riots and racial unrest going all the way back to the 1960’s – is still a mystery.

 

According to Fivethrityeight.com – no one tracks this.

 

Efforts to keep track of “justifiable police homicides” are beset by systemic problems. “Nobody that knows anything about the SHR puts credence in the numbers that they call ‘justifiable homicides,’” when used as a proxy for police killings, said David Klinger, an associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri who specializes in policing and the use of deadly force. And there’s no governmental effort at all to record the number of unjustifiable homicides by police. If Brown’s homicide is found to be unjustifiable, it won’t show up in these statistics.

 

Is being shot down by a cop in the street something that’s just as likely to happen to White Suspects as a Black person, or do those who’ve sensed a decades long pattern here actually have a point? Why don’t we have this information?  Could it be intentional?

 

If we want to know how many Justifiable Homicides occur by Police or Private Citizens we can get those number easily.  This is them.

Justifiable Homicides:
Year     Police      Citizen
2007   398       252   
2008   378       265
2009   414       266
2010   397       285
2011   393       260
2012   409       330

 

But if we want to know how many Law Enforcement Shootings are “Unjustified” – we get no answer from the FBI.  None.

 

Thank you The Daily KOS:. This entire article can be read at The Daily KOS.

 

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From  POLITICO:

 

Obama to attend Kass, Wagner wedding

 

By DYLAN BYERS 

 

President Barack Obama is slated to attend the wedding of his personal chef Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner on Saturday.

 

Kass and Wagner, dubbed by Vogue the political “‘It-couple’ of the year,” are getting married at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. Kass is the Obama family’s personal chef and the president’s senior policy adviser for nutrition policy. He is also the executive director of “Let’s Move.” Wagner hosts the MSNBC weekday program “Now with Alex Wagner.”

 

Both Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will be in attendance at the wedding, a source with knowledge of the president’s plans confirmed. Their attendance was first reported by the New Rochelle news website Talk of the Sound.

 

A White House spokesperson declined to comment.

 

Thank you POLITICO

 

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From The Washington Times:

 

Obama to attend wedding for MSNBC’s Alex Wagner

 

– The Washington Times – Thursday, August 28, 2014

President Obama is slated to attend the wedding of MSNBC host Alex Wagner and White House special adviser Sam Kass on Saturday in New Rochelle, New York, according to media reports.

 

Both Mr. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will be in attendance at the wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, a source with knowledge of the president’s plans told Politico.

 

The president first hired Mr. Kass in 2008 as his family’s personal chef, eventually tapping him as an adviser for nutrition policy and the executive director for Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, Mediaite reported.

 

The Obamas’ attendance was first reported by the New Rochelle news website Talk of the Sound. Secret Service officers reportedly told business owners to expect a heavy concentration of police, helicopters and other security in the area throughout the day.

Thank you The Washington Times.

 

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I voted for Barack Hussein Obama twice for President Of The United States Of MY America…. and I would vote for him again if that were possible. That does not mean I am blind to his faults and his bad attitude about hundreds of unarmed Black Americans being shot down like rabid mad dogs in the streets of MY America.

 

Someone commented recently that Barack was silent on this issue of Black men & women dying at the hands of AmeriKKKa’s police force because he was attempting to not sound racial this close to the mid terms, that he wanted the caucasian vote to not be lost for fellow Democrats based on his words on this issue, which would be taken as race baiting or siding with Black America….THIS close to the mid term elections.

 

You have got to be fuckin kidding me.

 

AM I to believe that a Harvard educated constitutional lawyer, President of The Harvard Law Review, is incapable of comforting HIS voters as their family members are slaughtered….because of a muthafuckin mid term election?

 

This is a joke, right?

 

Maybe not.

 

Barack will attend the wedding of his personal chef, Sam Kass, as Sam marries MSNBC’s anchor Alex Wagner. Yes. You read that correctly. Barack has time to attend a wedding, days after the burial of Michael Brown Jr., murdered in the streets of Ferguson on August, 9th, 2014. Barack is “concerned” his attending the memorial service for Michael Brown and making an appearance to comfort his family would be bad for politics.

 

Barack found it politically expedient to travel to Newtown after Sandy Hook. Travel to Oso, Washington after the mud slide. Visit Aurora theater shooting survivors after that horrific tragedy. Go to Jersey to throw his arms around hurricane Sandy survivors.

 

Visit a city in Missouri and calm the fears of those Ferguson citizens who were being violated by Missouri law enforcement was not a good political move. Paying his respects to Michael Brown and comforting that family was a no-no so close to mid term election time.

 

It’s never what you say in front of a mic and cameras. It’s what you do when the mic is off and the cameras are on someone else, that matter.

 

Now if you want to read some real dumbfuckery on Obama being silent,,,,,,check out this garbage from The Obama Dairy.

 

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Did Mentally Ill Michelle Cusseaux Have To Die?


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How do the police handle the seriously mentally ill? It’s not with care.

 

From AZCentral: Editorial board, The Republic | azcentral.com

 

Our View: Did police use excessive force to handle a mentally ill woman? It’s hard to say, but the case raises important questions.

 

A mother calls for help and a daughter winds up dead. Those are stark facts.

 

But at the intersection of mental illness and law enforcement, nothing is simple.

 

The case of 50-year-old Michelle Cusseaux, shot and killed by Phoenix Police Thursday after she threatened officers with a hammer, is a tragedy that defies easy explanations.

 

An internal police review and an investigation by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office into the shooting may answer the most obvious question: Did police use excessive force?

 

Cusseaux had a serious mental illness that her mother said included bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression. She also had six felony convictions, a long history of drug abuse and had reportedly threatened mental-health workers. She needed help.

 

Police arrived at her door to serve a court order to transport her to an inpatient mental-health facility. She met them with a hammer — and was shot dead.

 

Police face danger in many forms during the course of a day’s work, and a hammer can be a deadly weapon. However, the four officers knew they were dealing with a seriously mentally ill woman. Why weren’t they ready with non-lethal means of controlling her?

 

That is one of the questions the investigations need to answer.

 

Phoenix police say veteran officer shot, killed mentally il

 

Published on Aug 15, 2014

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A mentally ill woman was shot and killed by a Phoenix police sergeant at an apartment complex in the city after she threatened officers with a claw hammer, police officials said on Friday.

 

Michelle Cusseaux, 50, was killed on Thursday by a single gunshot at the threshold of her apartment as officers were attempting to serve an emergency court order to take her to a mental health facility, Phoenix police spokesman Sergeant Tommy Thompson said.

 

 

 

Body of Phoenix woman killed by police taken to protest

 

Published on Aug 22, 2014

PHOENIX — The body of a woman killed by police was taken to a protest in downtown Phoenix on Friday.

“We’re not here alone,” said the Rev. Jarrett Maupin at the protest. “We took the drastic step of bringing Michelle (Cusseaux)’s body to city hall to emphasize the importance of justice in this case.”

Cusseaux was killed in an altercation with police on Aug. 14. Officers were called to a Phoenix apartment complex to serve an emergency mental health pickup order on Cusseaux. They say she lunged toward officers with a hammer and that is when Sgt. Percy Dupra shot her. Cusseaux later died at a hospital.

 

 

 

2014-08-16 Cloves Campbell, Jr. – United In Red – Phoenix

 

 

But what happened to Michelle Cusseaux is not just about the police. It is symptomatic of a larger, systematic failure to meet the needs of the mentally ill.

 

People with mental illness too often wind up in the criminal justice system or the emergency room because they did not get services that could prevent a crisis. The Phoenix Police Department delivers an average of 10 mental-health orders a day, the same kind of order they were bringing to Cusseaux.

 

On-going efforts seek to increase law-enforcement awareness of mental-health issues. Jim Dunn, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Arizona, said Phoenix police have been working productively with advocates.

 

Mary Lou Brncik is founder of David’s Hope and director of the Arizona Mental Health and Criminal Justice Coalition, groups that work to increase treatment and reduce incarceration of people with mental-health issues. She has a different opinion.

 

“The Phoenix Police Department talks at us, but they don’t listen to us,” she said.

 

Dunn said he requested a meeting with Phoenix Police Chief Daniel V. Garcia after Cusseaux was killed, which has not yet been scheduled. It should happen soon.

 

The sense of frustration expressed by Cusseaux’s family can have a direct impact on efforts to get people to reach out on behalf of loved ones who need intervention. The stigma about mental illness has long prevented people from seeking treatment. Fear of law enforcement should not become another barrier.

 

Phoenix police must move quickly to address the perception this incident creates, even as investigations ferret out the specific facts

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The larger community also needs to shoulder some responsibility. The persistent lack of services for those with mental-health problems compounds the challenges police face. The community helps people through physical-health problems. We need to do the same when the disease is of the mind.

 

Thank you AZCentral: Editorial board, The Republic | azcentral.com.

 

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