I think you’re confusing peace with quiet.
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Ultron, Avengers: Age of Ultron

I found this interesting in the relevance to what’s happening all across America right now. So many people are saying keep the peace while the peace is already gone. They just want silence.

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Killer Mike tears down the media’s coverage of Baltimore in sharp op-ed

As one of the most active political voices in our generation, Killer Mike could barely take watching the media congratulate itself at the White House Correspondents Dinner while in Baltimore a powerful story went untold. And then, when the media did tell that story, they sensationalized and misrepresented it. On May 1st, he published a powerful Billboard op-ed taking them to task. 

His advice for the black community for “when the fires die down” is equally as crucial.

“This is the mural for Freddie Gray, a young boy that was brutally murdered by police officers in Baltimore City,” says Baltimore resident Kae Fields. “We just came out to show our support — not just support, but love. Because this all got to stop.”

Watch today’s special Democracy Now! report from the Gilmore Homes, where Gray lived, as residents respond to the announcement of charges against six officers involved in his death.

Why justice in Freddie Gray’s case will be an uphill battle

On Friday morning, Baltimore’s chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced that her office would bring charges against six police officers in connection with the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray. The decision was met with relief and celebration by protesters, and defiance from Baltimore’s Fraternal Order of Police. It felt like an historic moment — but the if we look at the known statistics, the road ahead isn’t so simple.

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On Wednesday, police handcuffed and shackled the feet of an “out-of-control” and “combative” five-year-old special-needs student in Philadelphia after his teacher called the authorities for assistance. The student, identified as Connor C. Ruiz, was then taken to the Samaritan Medical Center in the neighboring Watertown, N.Y. According to the Watertown Daily Times, the child was “screaming, kicking, punching and biting” when officers arrived to help restrain the child who had, apparently, been acting out for two hours before the officers arrived.

“How could someone fear for their safety when it comes to a small five-year-old child?”

There are (at least) two problems with this approach. The first is that federal law enforcement, especially in recent years, hasn’t exactly been a haven of cool professionalism. The second is that no law enforcement agency is very good at policing itself, meaning that a national police force is likely to be less accountable, not more. […] The third problem with unifying police authority under a national umbrella is that it’s much more prone to political abuse by the party in power.
—  Glenn Reynolds on the dangers of nationalizing our police in attempt to combat abuse.
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Dog was shot and killed by the police when they showed up to the wrong house. They are trying to cover it up.

    R.I.P. Otto - Killed by Wyckoff, NJ Police

Otto was shot four times and died on 4/29/15, when Wyckoff, NJ Police Department responded to the wrong address to take a report of a property damage on a neighbor’s house. The officer entered the backyard of the incorrect home and became startled when Otto entered the yard barking, causing him to fire four shots, hitting the dog twice. The police have tried to cover-up this act of negligence as self-defense against an “attack” during an investigation of a “burglary” - witnesses and evidence prove otherwise. See for yourself if he was an attack dog.             Support  

I understand that the life of an animal can not be compared with the human. However, it is justified to demand justice after such an incident.
This is a story only draws our attention to the fact that the police brutalized, does not want to live by the laws of the state, subjecting our lives and the lives of our loved ones in danger. Support this post, click on the Support link.

Vivat iustitia! .


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