When Ameneh Bahrami rejected a man’s marriage proposal, he turned bitter and threw acid into her face leaving her with extreme disfigurements. She went through 19 agonising operations and is permanently blind, but this didn’t stop her wanting justice on the man who ruined her life. In court, the judge wanted the accused to serve a lengthy prison sentence and pay full compensation to Ameneh, but she had different ideas: She asked if she could have exact revenge, by injecting acid into the man’s eyes. The court allowed it as a capital punishment, and arrangements were made for Ameneh to inject 20 drops of acid into her attacker’s eyes to blind him.
However, in a last-minute act of peace and bravery, Ameneh decided to pardon her attacker. Strapped to a bed, he kicked and spat at her while he awaited the injection, but she could not ruin someone else’s life, no matter what he’d done to her. She told everyone: “I couldn’t do it, I knew I could not live with it until the end of my life. I knew I would have suffered and burned twice had I done that.”
VIDEO SHOWS HOW DANCING IN PUBLIC IN THE POLICE STATE IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH
Brendan Carter was on his way to see his sick uncle last week when he was detained by multiple security officers in the public RTS bus station in Rochester, subsequently assaulted by police and arrested — all over his dancing.
According to Carter, he was waiting for the bus to visit his uncle who is in the hospital. Apparently overcome by emotion, Carter said he put his headphones in and started dancing to avoid crying. This dancing got the attention of DHS employees and security officers at the station.
Carter had a bus pass and was breaking no law when the officers approached him. As he explained, when he was told to leave for no reason and the officers put hands on him, Carter became angry. However, as seen on the video, he never once became violent.
He was immediately accused of being drunk (which is not a crime, even if he was) and he was told to leave. A scene ensued after the initial confrontation as Carter refused to leave because all he wanted to do was get on the bus to visit his uncle.
Rochester police were quickly dispatched and the already tense situation would only explode from this point.
After he agreed to leave, Carter began walking out of the station. However, the officer was on an apparent mission to intensify the already-delicate situation.
When the officer arrives, instead of talking to the young man to get his side of the story, or letting him leave like he was doing, he immediately escalates to violence by grabbing Carter and then presenting his taser.
Within seconds, Carter is tasered, physically assaulted, slammed to the ground and arrested.
The entire scene was captured on video by NY Black Panther chapter member Daryl Appleberry. Had Appleberry not been there, this scene could have gotten far worse. Perhaps that is why we hear the RTS security officer’s radio go off, “Annie, get this guy out of there with the camera behind you. Get him out of there!”
Carter was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and trespassing. He was in a public space.
I’ll tell you the most believable thing about [Orange Is The New Black] is the idea that Piper only got 15 months for running dope money…I’m a white blonde girl who went out and willfully fucked up and committed armed robbery, and I got five years. There were tons of black girls in my prison who were holding onto a bag of dope for a couple of days, and they always seemed to get, like, 10 years. If you ever find yourself in prison and wonder why there’s tension between white and black, shit like that is probably one of the reasons.
In the case in Ohio, the guy was just walking around with an unloaded airsoft rifle and someone called the police, who arrived and immediately shot him to death. In this case, the guys were drunk and actually shooting the guns in the store … and they were calmly, appropriately arrested by police.
CNN says that the Justice Department will demand that the Ferguson police correct whatever tactics are leading to a pattern of racial discrimination. If they refuse, the Justice Department will move forward with a lawsuit to force changes. The Justice Department could also ask a judge to order court supervision of the police department’s dealings with minorities.
Alexander, the Florida mother whose case became a rallying cry for anti-racism
activists and survivors of domestic violence, was released today after three
years of incarceration.
had faced up to 60 years behind bars for firing a single shot near her abusive
husband, unable to convince a jury she had feared for her life. A hearing
Tuesday confirmed the terms: Having pleaded guilty to assault in exchange for
credit for time served, she will be subject to two years of electronic
monitoring and house arrest, except for approved appointments and employment.
Court Judge James Daniel acknowledged that the case had drawn national
attention but claimed his decision was “not based on any public opinion of any
larger issue of public interest or social concern, but on the specific facts of
case has long sparked outrage about the unequal application of the law for both
black Americans and women. Alexander was prosecuted by Angela Corey, who was
also the prosecutor in the trial of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the
February 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin. Corey did not appear at Tuesday’s
case. Finally Marissa was released! Her prison sentence was really terrible
idea! Our criminal justice system is something special. Black woman in fear for
her life shoots hurts no one and faces up to 60 years in prison. White police
officers kill hundreds of people every year, tell that they feared for their
lives and this excuse always helps them to be acquitted. That’s crazy.
HELL NO! The time for remorse would’ve been when my husband was yelling to breathe. That would’ve been the time for him to show some type of remorse or some type of care for another human being’s life, when he was screaming eleven times that he…can’t…breathe. So there is nothing that him, or his prayers or anything else that would make me feel any different. No, I don’t accept his apology. No I couldn’t care less about his condolences.
Eric Garner’s wife’s response to the lack of indictment for Daniel Pantaleo and NYPD for extrajudicially executing her husband Eric Garner. A reporter asked how she feels about Pantaleo’s “apology.” Because once again, centering White “feelings” is more important than a Black woman’s grief, a family’s grief, and the impact of State violence and anti-Blackness on Black people.
Five hundred dollars would have gotten Sandra Bland out of jail before she died. She and at least four other black women have died in jail
since mid-July. They died before going to trial, before being convicted
of any crime. Most could have left jail and gone home if they had
enough money for bail.
Jesse Williams LET THEM KNOW! He has always kept it 100 and speaks in defense of Black life, celebrity career to “protect” or not. And I'm not saying that there is not a price for speaking out (as some Black celebs over time and definitely non-famous Black people are punished and abused for speaking out) or that the racism itself that a Black celeb has to speak against/not speak against is their fault. It is not.