DOJ Uncovers Racially-Charged Emails During Ferguson PD Investigation

DOJ Uncover Racially-Charged Emails During Ferguson PD Investigation

DOJ Uncover Racially-Charged Emails During Ferguson PD Investigation (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

The Department of Justice released some of the racially-charged emails it uncovered during an investigation of the Ferguson Police Department. How can anyone of color living in Ferguson have any faith in the police, including the Police Chief Tom Jackson?

A November 2008 email stated that President Barack Obama would not be President for very long because “what black man holds a steady job for four years.”

A March 2010 email mocked African Americans through speech and familial stereotypes, using a story involving child support. One line from the email read: “I be so glad that dis be my last child support payment! Month after month, year after year, all dose payments!”

An April 2011 email depicted President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee.

A May 2011 email stated: “An African-American woman in New Orleans was admitted into the hospital for a pregnancy termination. Two weeks later she received a check for $5,000. She phoned the hospital to ask who it was from. The hospital said, ‘Crimestoppers.’”

A June 2011 email described a man seeking to obtain “welfare” for his dogs because they are “mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who their Daddies are.”

An October 2011 email included a photo of a bare-chested group of dancing women, apparently in Africa, with the caption, “Michelle Obama’s High School Reunion.”

A December 2011 email included jokes that are based on offensive stereotypes about Muslims.

What’s equally despicable is that none of the Ferguson PD personnel connected to the racist communications were ever punished.

Our investigation has not revealed any indication that any officer or court clerk engaged in these communications was ever disciplined. Nor did we see a single instance in which a police or court recipient of such an email asked that the sender refrain from sending such emails, or any indication that these emails were reported as inappropriate. Instead, the emails were usually forwarded along to others.

Read the full report here.

MS GOP Rep. Gene Alday: Blacks Getting “Food Stamps” and “Welfare Crazy Checks” in Walls

MS GOP Rep. Gene Alday: Blacks Getting "Food Stamps" and "Welfare Crazy Checks" in Walls

MS GOP Rep. Gene Alday: Blacks Getting “Food Stamps” and “Welfare Crazy Checks” in Walls (Photo Credit: Mississippi State Legislature)

Mississippi state Rep. Gene Alday has come under fire for racist comments about black residents in his hometown of Walls. He said he comes “from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call “welfare crazy checks,” the Clarion Ledger reports. Um, so much for the minority outreach RNC chief Reince Priebus envisions to get more black voters. It’s scary to think that Gene Alday once served in law enforcement.

He also said that when he went to the emergency room one time, “I liked to died. I laid in there for hours because they (blacks) were in there being treated for gunshots.”

Since then, people around the state have condemned the remarks with some calling for his resignation.

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Mitchell said he contacted Alday about education funding last week and that the legislator steered the discussion toward race. The comments appeared as they were given and within the context of the discussion, Mitchell said.

But Alday said the reporter failed to write about the numerous times Alday has helped people of all races in his community, whether that meant giving them rides to the doctor or providing credit on merchandise at the store run by his family.

“Yes, it’s true that most of the blacks in my hometown are on welfare,” Alday said. “But they’re good people. I don’t have anything against anybody. I’m a straight-up guy. In my little town they had little civil rights walks and I was with them. I’m with everybody.”

Clarion-Ledger Executive Editor Sam Hall called on Alday to retire following the remarks, saying the lawmaker should step down at the end of this term without seeking re-election. Source: Clarion Ledger

Rev. Al Sharpton Upset Over “Appalling” All-White Oscar Nominees

Report: Rev. Al Sharpton Upset Over "Appalling" All-White Oscar Nominees

Report: Rev. Al Sharpton Upset Over “Appalling” All-White Oscar Nominees (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

OPINION — Did Rev. Al Sharpton really call for an emergency meeting to address the “appalling” all-white Oscar nominees this year? Did he forget that last year “12 Years a Slave” made waves? I guess that’s the same excuse the Oscar voters are tossing out too. I was upset Ava DuVernay wasn’t nominated for Best Director for “Selma.” I get it that there were some fudging of some historical facts in the movie, but why hold “Selma” to a higher standard than “JFK” and “Gone with the Wind?”

I admit, the list of all-white nominees in the major categories is a little jarring, but it hardly rises to the level of calling an emergency meeting. Sharpton has been pretty quiet on how the Oscar voters became mostly white to begin with. This didn’t happen in 2015.

“The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,” Sharpton quipped in a statement released later in the afternoon.

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“I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards,” he said.

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Said Sharpton: “The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations. With all of the talent in Selma and other Black movies this year, it is hard to believe that we have less diversity in the nominations today than in recent history.” Source: Yahoo Finance

Rev. Al Sharpton issued statement via his National Action Network website: “The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations. With all of the talent in Selma and other Black movies this year, it is hard to believe that we have less diversity in the nominations today than in recent history. National Action Network (NAN) has formed a task force on the movie industry to deal with diversity as I engage in dialogue with Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal. The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets. I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards.”

Justice At Last: George Stinney Jr. Cleared For Murders of Two White Girls in 1944

George Stinney Jr. Exonerated For Murders of Two White Girls in 1944

George Stinney Jr. Exonerated For Murders of Two White Girls in 1944

George Stinney Jr., the youngest person executed in the U.S., was cleared by a judge for the murders of two white girls in 1944. Stinney, 14 years old and under 100 pounds was placed in an electric chair for the pair of murders that he did not commit.

A South Carolina judge threw out Stinney’s conviction 70 years later on the basis that he had been wronged by the justice system, which arrested, convicted and executed hiim in a three-month period. Stinney’s relatives had been fighting to clear his name for many years.

Sandra McElroy, Key Witness in Darren Wilson Case, Has History of Lying to Police, Racism

Sandra McElroy, Key Witness in Darren Wilson Case, Has History of Lying to Police, Racism

Sandra McElroy, Key Witness in Darren Wilson Case, Has History of Lying to Police, Racism (Photo Credit: KMOV/Twitter)

Sandra McElroy, “Witness 40,” in the Darren Wilson case, may have helped to exonerate him, even though she has a history of lying to police and blatant racism. This is yet another reason why many blacks are convinced prosecutor Bob McCulloch really didn’t want to prosecute Darren Wilson. How else can you explain putting someone in front of a grand jury with such a spotty history, that also includes mental illness?

The Smoking Gun released a report identifying Sandra McElroy as “Witness 40.” It would seem that she completely fabricated her story about Michael Brown’s shooting, but has not even been charged with lying under oath. Looking at her history, McElroy was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 16 and told the grand jury she hadn’t taken her medication in 25 years. She also admitted that a car accident in 2001 left her “struggling with a faulty memory.”  This is the person you put on a witness stand? Really?

In the weeks after Brown’s shooting–but before she contacted police–McElroy used her Facebook account to comment on the case. On August 15, she “liked’ a Facebook comment reporting that [witness Dorian] Johnson had admitted that he and Brown stole cigars before the confrontation with Wilson. On August 17, a Facebook commenter wrote that Johnson and others should be arrested for inciting riots and giving false statements to police in connection with their claims that Brown had his hands up when shot by Wilson. “The report and autopsy are in so YES they were false,” McElroy wrote of the “hands-up” claims. This appears to be an odd comment from someone who claims to have been present during the shooting. In response to the posting of a news report about a rally in support of Wilson, McElroy wrote on August 17, “Prayers, support God Bless Officer Wilson.”

…Commenting on a September 12 Riverfront Times story reporting that Ferguson city officials had yet to meet with Brown’s family, McElroy wrote, “But haven’t you heard the news, There great great great grandpa may or may not have been owned by one of our great great great grandpas 200 yrs ago. (Sarcasm).”

Federal investigators, not McCulloch and his team, were suspicious of McElroy’s account. For example, she claimed she was in Ferguson, which is 30 miles from her home, because she had planned to drop in on a high school classmate who lived in the neighborhood but got lost. She changed her story again on November 3 after she revealed she kept a journal. That never came up before. Her report to police matched Wilson’s testimony which was leaked to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch days before:

McElroy, again under oath, explained to grand jurors that she was something of an amateur urban anthropologist. Every couple of weeks, McElroy testified, she likes to “go into all the African-American neighborhoods.” During these weekend sojourns–apparently conducted when her ex has the kids–McElroy said she will “go in and have coffee and I will strike up a conversation with an African-American and I will try to talk to them because I’m trying to understand more.”

…McElroy’s last two journal entries for August 9 read like an after-the-fact summary of the account she gave to federal investigators on October 22 and the Ferguson grand jury the following afternoon. It is so obvious that the notebook entries were not contemporaneous creations that investigators should have checked to see if the ink had dried.

The opening entry in McElroy’s journal on the day Brown died declared, “Well Im gonna take my random drive to Florisant. Need to understand the Black race better so I stop calling Blacks Niggers and Start calling them People.” A commendable goal, indeed.

Read more at The Smoking Gun

Black Cardboard Cutout Figures Found Hanging in Effigy on UC Berkley Campus

RACISM: Black Cardboard Figures Found Hanging in Effigy on UC Berkley Campus

Black Cardboard Cutout Figures Found Hanging in Effigy on UC Berkley Campus (Photo Credit: Instagram)

RACISM: The black cardboard cutout figures were found hanging in effigy on the campus of the University of California Berkley Saturday morning. This comes after weeks of protests, #BlackLivesMatter, stemming from a Staten Island grand jury’s decision to clear NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner and the shooting death of teen Michael Brown.

Here are some images from social media:

Heading to UCBERKELEY campus to stand and address effigy found hanging this morning. Join me

A photo posted by Michael McBride (@pastormykmac) on

Praying and standing with my students #ICantBreathe #FergusonNBeyond #EricGarner #Ferguson2CAL

A photo posted by Michael McBride (@pastormykmac) on

Thomas Smith Sues WI Police for Coming to His Home, Arresting Him for Calling Them Racists on Facebook

Thomas Smith Sues WI Police for Coming to His Home, Arresting Him for Calling Them Racists on Facebook

Thomas Smith Sues WI Police for Coming to His Home, Arresting Him for Calling Them Racists on Facebook (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

A Wisconsin man, Thomas G. Smith, filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Arena police violated his civil rights when they arrested him for calling officers racists on Facebook.

Here’s more from the StarTribune:

A man who got arrested after he posted Facebook comments calling a southwestern Wisconsin police department racist has filed a federal lawsuit alleging one of the agency’s officers violated his constitutional rights.

Thomas G. Smith posted profanity-laced comments on Facebook that called police officers in Arena racists in July 2012. He posted the remarks in response to a police Facebook posting several days earlier thanking community members for helping detain two black juveniles who were fleeing officers.

According to the lawsuit filed Monday, an officer named Nicholas Stroik saw Smith’s comments and deleted them, along with comments from two other people who accused police of targeting black people.

Police then called Smith, who was living in Arena at the time, and asked if he had posted the remarks attributed to him. He told officers he wrote the comments and he meant them. Later that night officers arrested him at his home and took him to jail, the lawsuit said.

Prosecutors later charged him with disorderly conduct and unlawful use of computerized communications. They contended his comments amounted to fighting words, defined by the U.S. Supreme Court as utterances that have nothing to do with the exchange of ideas and can incite an immediate breach of the peace.

A jury convicted him and he was sentenced to probation and community service. A state appellate judge, however, tossed his convictions out in July, ruling that the fighting words doctrine doesn’t apply when the speaker and listener aren’t in close physical proximity and that Smith’s comments amounted to protected free speech under the U.S. Constitution.

Thomas G. Smith seeks unspecified damages and attorney fees from Nicholas Stroik and from the Village of Arena for failure to properly train Stroik on what the U.S. Constitution entails.

“Civil Rights Activist” Piers Morgan Tells Black Community to Bury N-Word

"Civil Rights Activist" Piers Morgan Tells Black Community to Bury N-Word

“Civil Rights Activist” Piers Morgan Tells Black Community to Bury N-Word (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

In what can be considered a click-bait article in the Daily Mail, “civil rights activist” Piers Morgan is telling blacks what to do about the n-word. Singer John Legend said it best in a tweet:  “ya’ll better thank for providing that simple, straightforward solution to racism. So brilliant. why didn’t we think of this???”

 

The N-word is a grotesque, odious, evil stain on the English language. … Yet far from receding in society, it’s spreading; out of the once clearly defined confines of private usage in the black community, into the public hallways of every school in America. This has to be wrong, doesn’t it? Better, surely, to have it expunged completely. Eradicated, obliterated, tied to a literary post and whipped into such brutal submission that it never rears its vicious head again.

 

Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty wrong with using the word n*gger and its variations, but we don’t need Piers Morgan to play the role of the moral compass on this one. How many blacks have been calling for others to stop using the word?

 

Hey Piers, stick to your day job….leave race relations alone.

 

Forrest Lucas Apologizes for Wife’s Facebook Rant About “Minorities”

Forrest Lucas Apologizes for Wife's Facebook Rant About "Minorities"

Forrest Lucas Apologizes for Wife’s Facebook Rant About “Minorities”

Lucas Oil founder, Forrest Lucas, takes out a full-page ad in Thursday’s Indianapolis Star apologizing for his wife’s Facebook rant about being “sick and tired of minorities.” He said his wife, Charlotte Lucas, regrets her Facebook post disparaging minority groups and that her words were “harsh and insensitive.”

Here’s Charlotte Lucas’ offensive Facebook rant:

“I’m sick and tired of minorities running our country! As far as I’m concerned, I don’t think that atheists (minority), muslims (minority)n or any other minority group has the right to tell the majority of the people in the United States what they can and cannot do here. Is everyone so scared that they can’t fight back for what is right or wrong with this country?”

Forrest Lucas wrote the Facebook post did not “reflect the feelings in her heart.” He added, “Those who know Charlotte appreciate that she is a caring and loving person who has great respect for everyone.”

Evidently Charlotte Lucas has very little respect for minorities. Gee, I wonder how many “minorities” work for Lucas Oil?

Cardinals Fans Taunt Michael Brown Protesters with Darren Wilson Chants

Cardinals Fans Taunt Michael Brown Protesters with Darren Wilson Chants

Cardinals Fans Taunt Michael Brown Protesters with Darren Wilson Chants

SHAMEFUL:  A group of white St. Louis Cardinals fans taunted protesters Monday night outside Busch Stadium as they demonstrated the shooting death of Michael Brown by a white police officer Darren Wilson in August.

Argus Streaming News captured video of the protest and taunts and it’s just shameful on the part of the pro-white crowd. The white fans countered the “Justice for Mike Brown” chants with “Let’s go Darren” and “Darren Wilson.”

Some Cardinals fans can be heard telling protesters to “get a job” and “go to Cuba.” One fan even shouted “Africa” to the mostly black Michael Brown protesters. One woman approached the protesters and yelled, “we’re the ones who f*cking gave all y’all the freedoms that you got.” Um, really?

You can get the lowlights from Deadspin.

Here’s the video of white St. Louis Cardinals fans taunt Mike Brown protesters: