Members of the New Black Panther Party lined Luther King Jr. Boulevard in response to a BAIR protest against the Nation of Islam Muslim Center in Irving. Both groups were armed.
BAIR has marched on the mosque several times. The organization opposes radical Islam and the federal government’s decision to take in Syrian refugees.
The Huey P. Newton Gun Club is named after Black Panther Party founder Huey P. Newton. He was shot to death in 1989 by a member of the Black Guerrilla Family, a prison gang with a Marxist-Leninist ideology. The group is dedicated to overthrowing the government.
The Huey P. Newton Gun Club is linked to the Indigenous People’s Liberation Party, a group associated with the African People’s Socialist Party-USA (APSP). In 1982, APSP founded the African National Reparations Organization.
Outnumbered and outgunned, BAIR decided to cancel its protest.
“This is what they fear—the black man,” activist Olinka Green told The Dallas Morning News. “This is what America fears.”
I’ve been involved in activism since the Occupy Movement of 2011. Over the years this has included anti-capitalist, labour and feminist organising, as well as coordinating a local Food Not Bombs chapter, a number of direct actions against big oil (in solidarity with First Nations people), and prisoner justice campaigns.
While I will always be part of the movement and believe in creating a better world through people power, over the years I have become increasingly frustrated with modern activist culture and the way that today’s left conducts itself.
Champion said “getting Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign is definitely not the main goal of the movement right now.”
“In Chicago, police receive 40% of our city’s budget to remain operational. That is completely unheard of and unacceptable.”
“One of our major demands is that police be defunded and that that money used to fund police be used to fund black futures, and be used to fund our communities and things that we need,” she said.
The Black Youth Project has ideas on how to spend the money, including “reparations for chattel slavery, Jim Crow and mass incarceration” and “a guaranteed income for all.”
Considering Chicago’s through the stratosphere murder rate, it is obvious the Chicago Police do an incredibly poor job protecting the people, so dismissing them would not be a catastrophic move.
U.N. rights experts pressed senior Chinese officials on Tuesday about persistent allegations that torture is rife in their police stations and prisons, especially of political prisoners, and about deaths in custody.
China said it was working to combat torture but that it had not been eliminated.
The United Nations Committee against Torture’s examination of Beijing’s record, the first since 2008, came after what the group Human Rights in China says has been “a year of massive crackdowns on rights activists and lawyers” on the mainland.
A Georgia #BlackLivesMatter activist, who posted video threats against police, didn’t get any special treatment just because her judge was also a black woman.
Clayton County Magistrate Judge Wanda Dallas didn’t buy Latausha Nedd‘s argument that she was just exercising her First Amendment rights by waving a gun and a machete at the camera in her videos, and calling for “blacks to take police officer’s guns, take over a police station, and kill white people.”
Dallas slapped Nedd with $70,000 bail, and declared that charges of criminal solicitation and terroristic threats should go forward.
Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/10/26/gun-waving-kill-cops-and-white-people-activist-thought-a-black-woman-judge-would-let-her-off-easy-wrong-268030#ixzz3pgeLwtNf
Atlanta’s WSB-TV showed parts of the nearly 14 minutes of video that prosecutors played in court.
In her remarks, the judge slammed the defendant, who was arrested on September 24 after her videos were emailed to authorities, telling her that “more violence to protest violence gets us nowhere.” She also imposed strict conditions, including that Nedd cannot post videos online while awaiting trial.
Nedd’s lawyers argued that the videos were “hacked from an online video chat room” and not intended to go viral all over the web. Her father, who works for police department in Long Island, New York, also testified on his daughter’s behalf.
A group of close to two dozen animal rights activists stormed into a Toronto steakhouse last week, demanding to know if dog meat was on the menu while shouting at diners about animal cruelty.
As seen in a YouTube video, protesters from the animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere stormed the Keg Mansion in order to get the attention of diners and employees at the restaurant.
In 2012, Ali Mohammed al-Nimr was arrested at the age of 17 following a police clampdown on anti-government protests in the Shiite province of Qatif.
He was accused of taking part in illegal protests and illegally possessing firearms, even though no evidence has been provided to confirm the latter charge. In 2014, he was sentenced to death by crucifixion, Saudi Arabia’s harshest penalty during which the person is beheaded before his body is displayed on a cross in a public place.
Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150928/1027659389/anonymous-hacking-saudi-websites-crucifixion.html#ixzz3n8odvxm8
The plaintiffs in the case are making a pretty bold argument — and an insulting one to Chicago residents — in claiming that gun sales outside the city violate the Illinois Civil Rights Act, which prohibits local governments from using “criteria or methods of administration” that have “the effect of subjecting individuals to discrimination because of that person’s race.”
Activists are calling for a hate crimes investigation after a transgender woman inCalifornia was stabbed to death early Thursday morning.
Police in Fresno are investigating the death of KC Haggard as a homicide – thesecond such killing of a trans woman this week – as community members are calling her stabbing a “targeted attack”.
Haggard, 66, was walking north on Blackstone Avenue at 1.43am early Thursday morning, when a light-colored SUV pulled over and the car’s occupants began talking to her.
In a surveillance video supplied by Most Wanted Tattoo, a business across the street, Haggard can be seen speaking with both the passenger and driver of the vehicle.