De’Von Bailey and the Supreme Court’s decision in Tennessee v. Garner 471 U.S.

Supreme Court’s decision in Tennessee v. Garner 471 U.S.1 involved a pair of police officers who shot a 15-year-old boy as he fled from a burglary. (He’d stolen $10 and a purse from a house.) The court ruled law enforcement couldn’t shoot every felon who tried to escape. What’s “objectively reasonable” changes as the circumstances change. The moment they no longer present a threat, you need to stop shooting” Supreme Court Justice Klinger said. Officers can’t justify their conduct based on whether their intentions were good. They have to demonstrate their actions were “objectively reasonable,” given the circumstances.

The Supreme Court Justices held deadly force “may not be used unless necessary to prevent the escape and the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious bodily harm to the officer or others. A police officer may not seize an unarmed, nondangerous suspect by shooting him dead… however…Where the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a threat of serious physical harm, either to the officer or to others, it is not constitutionally unreasonable to prevent escape by using deadly force.

Video evidence released today demonstrates De’Von Bailey was not presenting any threat to the officers who shot and killed him while he attempted to flee. In addition, there is not a shred of evidence De’Von presented an imminent threat or risk that he was imminently about to use a gun to harm anyone else. Instead, it is clear De’Von was merely trying to get away from the situation. Even if the officers had legitimate concern a suspect might escape, the law strictly specifies it is only when the officers have evidence a person is in imminent risk of death or serious bodily harm may an officer use deadly force, a gun, to stop a person from fleeing.”

Lawrence Stoker, Bailey’s cousin said he was the other suspect in the robbery call and was at the scene when Bailey was shot. “He got shot at least three, four times. We did not rob anyone and Bailey did not reach for a gun. Instead, Bailey tried to run away. He didn’t get more than two feet away … and (police) started shooting. He didn’t turn around and grab his pocket or anything.” According to autopsy results, Bailey was shot four times: three times in the back and once in his arm.

Lawrence Stoker, was questioned after the shooting. Stocker didn’t know his cousin had a gun until it fell out of the pocket of his basketball shorts as he lay motionless in the street AFTER being shot. Three witnesses back up the cousin’s account as does the video from a home security system showing and police bodycam video EXACTLY what happened.

Lawrence Stoker, Bailey’s cousin was questioned after the shooting. Stocker didn’t know his cousin had a gun until it fell out of the pocket of his basketball shorts as he lay motionless in the street AFTER being shot. Three witnesses back up the cousin’s account as does the video from a home security system showing EXACTLY what happened.
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Also while questioning Stoker the police continually attempted to spin the narrative.
COUSIN DISPUTES POLICE ACCOUNT, CLAIMS 19-YEAR-OLD WAS ARMED BUT DIDN’T REACH FOR WEAPON
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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
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Zoot Suit Riots of Los Angeles

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

For several days in June 1943, uniformed members of the U.S. armed forces rioted throughout


Sailors, soldiers, and marines with wooden clubs during the Zoot

The L.A. Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 were a targeted attack on Mexican and nonwhite youths

Soldiers display pieces of the zoot suits they tore from Mexican American men during the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles on June 9, 1943.

June 3, 1943
Contrary to popular opinion the “Tacuche” Zoot Suit did not start out in the Mexican community as rebellious acts against society. Friday’s brought an end to long hours toiling at menial jobs and what better way to start the weekend off than by getting cleaned up, stepping into a jazzy ensemble and hanging out with the Eses’. Chicano’s were classy dressers and going to a party or the club was a perfect stage to show off their slick machismo style. The Zoot Suit was the quintessential garment; high waist pants and boxy, roomy coats were flattering, as well as comfortable; the flowing look of the suit was unmistakably flashy on the dance floor giving the appearance of more substance; maybe even help getting some play from the chica’s.

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However, the humble parents and elder familia weren’t quite as enamored by the ostentatious and flamboyant zoot suit considering them garish and bringing unwanted attention to the many anti-Mexican middle-class White Los Angelino’s. Soldiers and sailors resented zoot suiters due to the numerous yards of fabric it took to tailor them. Those who wore zoot suits were considered wasteful, unpatriotic and committing a criminal act in opposition to the code of rationing. The servicemen justified their racism as expressions of loyalty and allegiance to the war effort, judging the zoot-suited Chicano’s as un-American.

The unwarranted attacks against zoot suiters by servicemen, aided by the manipulation of media generated the impression the majority of crime was committed by zoot-suited gangsters. What originally began as a fashion statement evolved into symbols of defiance, resistance and violence. However what one must remember is the zoot suit wasn’t a Halloween costume, it was an expression of being hip, cool, suave and sophisticated; the zoot suit in and of itself was a form of politicizing independence and the homogenization of American and Mexican culture communicating freedom, confidence and self-determination.

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#LetOurVoicesEcho #SleepyLagoon #Incarceration #RacismThe “Sleepy Lagoon Murder” was the name Los Angeles newspapers used to describe the death of José Gallardo Díaz, who was discovered unconscious and dying on a road near a swimming hole (known as the Sleepy Lagoon) in Commerce, California, on the morning of August 2, 1942. Diaz was taken by ambulance to Los Angeles County General Hospital, where he died shortly afterward, without regaining consciousness. The hospital’s autopsy showed he was inebriated from a party the previous night and had a fracture at the base of his skull. This might have been caused by repeated falls or an automobile accident. The cause of his death remains a mystery to this day. However, Los Angeles Police were quick to arrest 17 Mexican-American youths as suspects. Despite insufficient evidence, the young men were held in prison, without bail, on charges of murder. The trial ended on January 13, 1943, under the supervision of Judge Charles W. Fricke. In 30 years on the bench, Judge Charles W. Fricke reputedly sentenced more criminals to death than any of his colleagues and presided over some of the flashiest cases in Los Angeles. Judge Fricke ruled he didn’t think the boys should have their hairstyle changed” since this would “make it difficult for prosecution witnesses to identify them.” It makes me wonder if having a hairstyle, with its association to the zoot suiter’s and lawlessness, was all it took to end up in jail for murder in 1943.

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Mexican Americans arrested after Zoot Suit Riots, 1943

According to White people “They all look alike anyway”, so let’s go back to the beginning; “Mexican’s, who cares, so what”… Within a couple of weeks the Grand Jury was presented with statistics by the sheriff’s dept. According to the report; data gradually increased from a sympathetic angle and escalated to downright racial bias creating a parallel of Latino ancestors crossing the ice bridge from Asia to North America; in essence, drawing the conclusion Mexican’s were cousins to those dirty Japanese who attacked Pearl Harbor. “The Indian, from Alaska to Patagonia, is evidently Oriental in background – at least he shows many of the Oriental characteristics, especially so in his utter disregard for the value of life.”

It’s estimated between 300 and 400 people were arrested but police narrowed their investigation down to 40 members of the 38th Street group. Eighteen were able to retain private representations and acquitted, however, the other 22 defendants were forced to depend on a mere 7 attorney amongst them who weren’t allowed to confer with their clients. Talk about hitting the jackpot…

Nine of the defendants were convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to serve time in San Quentin Prison. The rest of the suspects were charged with lesser offenses and incarcerated in the Los Angeles County Jail. In October 1944, the state Court of Appeals unanimously decided the evidence was not sufficient to sustain a guilty verdict. It reversed the 12 defendants’ convictions in People v Zammora 66 Cal.App.2d 166. The appeals court also criticized the trial judge, Judge Fricke for his bias and mishandling of the case which is considered a precursor to the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943.

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The Sleepy Lagoon Murder case was built on deliberate bad faith police manipulation; severely beating defendants into giving false confessions, irreparable misidentification by so-called witnesses and the balance of unethical suggestiveness from the prosecutor and sheriff’s dept.

When arrests have progressed through the judicial system to the point which the accused is actually brought to trial, the natural inclination is to believe the defendant committed the crime. Why else would they be on trial? So rather than the presumption-of-innocence, the 22 were tried on the presumption-of-guilt.

The premise of this sentence is zoot suiters are the ones who are supposed to be taught in this fight. It implies xenophobic mindset towards the Latinos because even if servicemen lost a battle overseas, the journalists would not describe it as “learn a lesson”.

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Pachucas being arrested during Zoot Suit Riots.

Migrant workers from Mexico were wanted when business was good but were expected to return to Mexico the moment the economy began to falter. The Mexican’s knew if they were willing to work harder, not challenge the political, social, or economic system they could survive in the U.S. although their standard of living would be less than that of the Whites.

The media characterized Mexican’s as simpleminded, gangster delinquents who openly defied US values and customs; the rational being “Mexican Americans had inherited their `naturally violent′ tendencies from the bloodthirsty Aztecs′ of Mexico who were said to have practiced human sacrifice centuries ago” and “would forever retain wild and violent tendencies no matter how much education or training he might receive. What the press neglected to inform the public was between 250,000 and 500,000 Hispanic Americans served in the Armed Forces comprising 2.3% to 4.7% of the Army.

The press having condoned the attacks ignored the fact most of the zoot suit defendants held down ordinary working class jobs and the servicemen who attacked them were deemed heroes both here and abroad. Racial profiling isn’t a new thing nor is the theory of; does it matter who goes to jail as long as we convict someone, anyone…

Interestingly enough, after Japan formally surrendered Sept. 2, 1945 and the US began the recuperation process “Large double breasted baggy suits with high waists, pleated trousers and wide brim hats returned to fashion just as they were in the 1930’s but now with a taste of the zoot in them as well.”

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

White supremacy is not starched white pointed hoods and swastika armbands

By Rudy TwoMoon
Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

I’m writing this so I have written testimony about what occurred here this morning. June 3, 2018 11:35 am.

The dogs go ballistic while I’m in the shower and I can tell they’re barking at the front and not the side door. They almost never bark at the front due to all the kids using the side. I open the bathroom door and peek outside the curtain… I can see through the front picture window and outside are 2 cops, strapped with fully auto rifles “crouch walking aka hunting” down my driveway. Wtf I think as I turn off the water and quickly wrap a towel around my waist… running out the bathroom, pounding issues from the side door. Through the kitchen and around the corner to the side door I see both cops aiming their rifles directly at my chest… I make a gesture like really dude, I’m standing here in a fucking towel dripping water while you point that shit at me… yelling through the door he demands to know if a boy named Eric is here? My daughter is in the kitchen freaking out… I yell downstairs to Liam my oldest, “is a boy named Eric down there because I have cops pointing their fucking guns at me, so if he’s down there, get his ass up here now!” “No he’s not… we haven’t seen him in 3 weeks”… I relay the message. Just then my youngest leaves the room and I hear Addey yell, go back to your room Kai, there’s armed cops outside. I tell, Kai go back to your room right now! (Kai goes to his room where he sees another armed cop looking through his window) Cops point their weapons down and asks if I’ll come out to talk. I give him that look again, ya know the, can’t you see I’m dripping wet in a fucking towel look. Grabbing my shoes I step out. Again with “have you seen Eric”… I’m like “no, but why are you at my house armed and pointing your weapons at me?” “We were told Eric stayed the night here.”

(The reason the cops came so strapped was because the neighbors have called the cops on us so much for absolutely nothing, we have what looks like a rap sheet a mile long… these neighbors have literally gone door to door demanding other neighbors call the cops on us daily exactly for something like this to occur, and all because we have my kids friends at the house. These kids do not do anything off the property nor are they loud. They don’t speed, bump music nor litter… the problem is a bunch of them have Black and Brown skin… Neighbors Ricky and Dottie have made an actual campaign of calling cops daily just to make us look bad. We have never done a single thing to these sick minded people, nothing.)

So anyway, the other cop is walking up and down the street sweeping her weapon like she’s under attack. Not only that but somehow the dumb bitch racks her rifle and loses all the rounds right in the street. She’s stumbling around picking ‘em up looking like a total idiot. (I haven’t a clue as to how that occurred due to them being in a clip)

Eventually, they leave as my wife Dr. Julie comes home… she’s livid of course and says fuck this we need to make a complaint. So off we go to the police station and guess who’s at the window. Yep, the guy who was just pointing his weapon at me, and he ain’t having any complaints bullshit. But he does ask if we mind if they search the house. “Um no, you may not enter my home” I reply. On his radio we hear “the suspect was seen at our address”… we bolt out of the station because all 3 kids are home with 2 other friends. I immediately call my daughter and tell her lock the doors and make sure no one leaves the house. Turns out the 2 kids had enough and were gonna split. Mind you, one of the kids were Korean and the other is Black… absolutely looking nothing like the redhead boy in question. We return and again and same 3 cops are there… fortunately they’re not all strapped like earlier. One cop goes to my very cool neighbor, shows him a pic of the redhead boy and proceeds to make a bold faced lie saying he committed an armed robbery. (He did not commit armed robbery, she said this in hope my very cool neighbor would freak out I guess. They leave again.)

(All this time my fuckhead neighbors are eating popcorn and totally enjoying the show… laughing, giggling and patting each other on the ass and sharing tug jobs all around.)

Turns out the boy got kicked out of his house 3 days ago. He may have or may not have stolen his stepdad’s firearms… (if so, why wait 3 fucking days to call the cops eh?)

They come back but this time have another patrol car from another township. They want to check the garage because the boy was seen leaving his backpack with the guns there… it wasn’t there of course.

So to make a long story even longer, these same neighbors have started rumors against us when my oldest was in 1st grade. She told all the parents we don’t feed Liam, make him get up on his own and even walk to the bus stop all alone…. funny because I was at the stop with him every fucking morning and picking him up every fucking evening. Also if you know me, you damn well know I have never ever used food as a weapon nor would I ever withhold any from a hungry person let alone my own son. This bitch has also started other rumors against us throughout the years. We have never once called the cops even when their dumb drunk asses were whooping it up past 3 am, nor when their Harley glasspack idiot friend stops by.

To try and make friends, I have gone to their house to try and help when their huge tree fell across their driveway… I also brought them beer and just left it with them. I didn’t stay; I just dropped off beer as a gift. What do we get in return? Lying, bullying, libelous KKK actions. My kids are terrified to do anyfuckingthing! They have filmed my kids as well as guests who come to our house, and all for what? I can’t for the fucking life of me figure out what the fuck anyone in this house has ever done to them. I still remember the 1st week we moved in. Julie and I took a walk around the neighborhood and tried to introduce ourselves. They didn’t want to shake hands and looked at us like we had a disease creeping along our faces. We are going to go to the deputy sheriff and see if we can put a stop to this. Not sure if it will help considering Ricky seems to burn crosses with all the other blue lives matter folks.

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The U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ruled on May 29, 2018 police may not search the area around a private home area, or around a house, known as the curtilage which is part of the home itself and cannot be searched without a warrant even when police think they have seen stolen property on the premises; although the court has long ruled a vehicle can be searched without a warrant if an officer sees something in plain sight. However the Supreme Court ruled police officers must generally have warrants to enter a home’s driveway in search of stolen vehicles… The “curtilage” of a house or dwelling is the land immediately surrounding it, including any closely associated buildings and structures, but excluding any associated “open fields beyond”, and also excluding any closely associated buildings, structures, or divisions that contain the separate intimate activities.

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Mother’s Day 5-13-18
My son, Rudy TwoMoon and his wife, Dr. Julie TwoMoon have 3 kids. Those 3 kids have friends. So about 8-10 friends were at the house, actually, they pretty much have an open door policy for everyone, kids included. There are 2 signs posted, one on the front window facing out, the other facing in, both at eye level with house rules. They say things like No drugs, No alcohol, No fighting, be respectful of the house and neighbors, No littering, No loud music, No racing cars up and down the street, only park in front of the house etc. My son enforces these laws without question, no exceptions to the rules, period.

Anyway, my son looks out the window and the cops are talking to 2 of the kids, getting their ID. So my son goes out and asks what the problem is and the cop was very nice and said the neighbor called the police claiming she was in fear of her life because there is always kids at the house and she was afraid they were going to come in the middle of the night and rape and kill her.

The cop is kinda rolling his eyes like “wtf”, so my son explains the rules and the cops’ like “cool” then leaves.

My son Rudy goes across the street to talk to the White lady and find out if something happened. The White lady calls the police back and tells them he was threatening her on HER property, so my son talks loud enough so dispatch could hear. “No I’m not threatening her, and because I don’t want police coming here and me getting shot I’m going back across the street till the police get here”

The same officer comes back and this time my son and his wife go out. Dr. Julie asks White lady “What is it we can do to make you feel comfortable and safe” The White lady turns the question back around and says “Well how would you feel, what would make you feel safe in your own home?” Wife tells her “this isn’t about what makes me feel safe, I want to know what we can do to make you feel safe” White lady goes back to her same question avoiding wifes’ question. The cop is rolling his eyes and they walk back across the street in front of my son’s house. The cop asks how long have you lived here. Son “13 years” – “Well how long has she lived here?” – Son “about 6 or 7 months”. The cop rolls his eye again, apologizes, and says “This is ridiculous; unfortunately when someone calls we have to come out.”

That’s the end, but even though it won’t happen again tonight, my son expects she’ll wait until she thinks that cop is off-duty and will try again.

Bet the White lady thought she’d pull off a Becky (is that what we’re calling Ms. Raisin potato salad from the Barbecuing While Black video?) expecting better results. I hope the neighbor is monitoring my son’s FB page.

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
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Examining the historical link between the past and present Japanese Experience

Kristeen Irigoyen- Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor External, Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. A total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged.

July 26, 1940, 4 months prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor President Roosevelt, with the intention of continuing to grant licenses froze all Japanese assets and ended trade by prohibiting the exportation of oil products preventing Japan whose dependency on the US for most of their crude oil and refined petroleum were ordered to depart from US harbors without loading or unloading cargo. In a confidential 26 page memo dated December 4, 1941 headlined “Methods of Operation and Points of Attack.” and “Japanese intelligence and propaganda in the United States” FDR chose to dismiss the red flags warning war was imminent. “In anticipation of possible open conflict with this country, Japan is vigorously utilizing every available agency to secure military, naval and commercial information, paying particular attention to the West Coast, the Panama Canal and the Territory of Hawaii”.

Yellow Peril Racism began to envelop the country; where at first the Japanese had been welcomed as cheap labor they now became criminals and terrorists and by Feb. 1942 Americans of Japanese ethnicity suspected of having even one drop of Japanese blood were ordered to Relocation Camps. The little Japanese girl who taught my father to write his name in kindergarten was sent to Manzanar and never seen or heard from again.

Allowed to only take bed linen, a few changes of clothing, a personal set of eating utensils and some toiletry articles, the internees were political prisoners left with little dignity as they were herded into the confines of barbed wire fenced enclosures as armed border agents in elevated towers stood guard. Family dynamics rapidly began to erode as multiple generations were forced into sharing living quarters with strangers in unfinished cold/hot and dusty tarpaper shanties with only straw-filled mattresses, a small stove to heat the room, and a single light bulb hanging from the ceiling. Lacking the basic amenities of running water, cooking and bathrooms facilities internees were subjected to communal un-partitioned showers, open toilets, and in Manzanar the constant threat of black widows spiders creeping out from dark crevices and agitated rattlesnakes coiled in corners ready to strike.

The social location of Japanese families gradually evolved into a new structural system of independence and disconnect from established traditions; Husbands felt shamed by their inability to protect and care for their families; with their patriarchy usurped many fell into the abyss of self-medicating with alcohol to relieve stress and feelings of inadequacy. Community dining hall bells announced meal time which served mystery meat and GI rations and rather than the accustomed family meals it became common for teens and children to eat with friends; Social construct flipped whereas before the Issei were in control, however due to a better command of English the Nisei had the ability to secure better jobs and higher wages becoming the dominant force of family politics.

Women no longer sweated their lives away performing domestic duties giving them more time to socialize, learn hobbies and complete their educations. Students were able to excel without having to compete with White students for coveted scholarly positions and were eligible to participate in a number of programs unavailable to them in secular institutions. Young ladies of marrying age found love and weren’t bound by arranged marriages.

Rafu Shimpo appears to represent a whole generation of people from the elderly to the youngest, from full Japanese to mixed racial heritage; whereas prior to internment traditional Issei parents determined Nisei were only allowed to marry within their own ethnic culture.

Pre-internment workers and business owners were primarily physical laborers yet are now highly educated with degrees from prestigious universities and hold prominent positions in major companies, own multi-million dollar corporations and reside in exclusive residential neighborhoods once reserved for “Whites Only.”

Traditional culture is still practiced within many of the communities to uphold long-established and time-honored celebrations and observances.

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Examining the historical link between the past and present, the Japanese experience provides an inside look into the essence of how systems within communities continue to function successfully by integrating cultural traditions into the parameters of a governed dominate society.

Prior to becoming *The New Enemy* and carted off to internment camps the majority of Japanese American families experienced a moderate level of racism typical for minority groups of that era. Pro-discrimination laws were passed in the early 1900’s denied them the right to become citizens, own land, or marry outside their race. The 1907-1908 *Gentleman’s Agreement* consisting of informal letters between American and Japanese leaders virtually halted all Japanese contract labor to America and forbid the Japanese from buying homes in certain areas and barring them from jobs in various industries. By 1913 The California Alien Land Law prohibited Japanese as “aliens ineligible for citizenship” from owning agricultural land or possessing long-term farming leases. But for the most part the Japanese lived a peaceful life akin to other American families; owning or working in small businesses, children attending segregated public schools, men who voluntary joined the military and wives carrying out domestic duties.

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In 1915, the courthouse in Riverside CA. recorded the deed of the house at 3356 Lemon Street in the names of Mine, Sumi, and Yoshizo Harada, the three minor American-born children of Jukichi and Ken Harada, Japanese immigrants living in Riverside. The deed was in the name of the children because the Alien Land Law of 1913 prevented the parents, aliens ineligible from citizenship, from owning property. Jukichi Harada was charged with violating the law. The People of the State of California v. Jukichi Harada became a test case and the state Supreme Court ruled the children could own the house. The Harada House was declared a National Landmark in 1990.

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By 1924 immigration was completely blocked. In the early 1930’s the visiting Captain of a cargo freighter docked in Santa Barbara was given a tour of the city while admiring the hillside scenery he lost his balance falling backward into a bed of cactus. People burst out laughing; not understanding American sense of humor, the Captain felt he was being ridiculed and lost face, he vowed to get revenge on Americans and on Santa Barbara. On Feb. 23, 1942, approximately 6 weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor the freighter Captain, who subsequently joined the Japanese navy as a submarine commander surfaced his submarine near an oil field pier just north of Santa Barbara and shelled the pier. Furthering the fear of *Japs*.

The Dec. 7th bombing of Pearl Harbor was quickly followed on Dec. 8, 1941 when FDR froze US citizen Isai assets and ordered the FBI to follow community leaders by imposing curfews and raiding homes for anything advocating a connection to Japan.

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Dorothea Lange’s censored photographs of the Japanese-American Internment

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They had about one week to dispose of what they owned, except what could be packed and carried for their departure by bus and were allowed only to take bed linen, a few changes of clothing, a personal set of eating utensils and some toiletry articles, the internees were political prisoners left with little dignity as they were herded into the confines of barbed wire fenced enclosures as armed border agents in elevated towers stood guard.

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A Child’s Exit Card


It was Sunday, July 4, 1943. Four-year-old Paul Tomita was experiencing Independence Day, not with sparklers and parades, but by getting his right index finger inked. On that day, he was fingerprinted and photographed for a mint-green exit card that certified he was not a risk to national security. In the photo, Paul looks anxious and forlorn. “My parents are nervous and stressed out,” Paul, 79, says now, as he views the card. “And I know something is wrong.”
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May 9, 1942 Centerville CA Farm Families waiting to board the train

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When the army rounded up and forcibly removed Japanese Americans from their homes in the spring of 1942, people were forbidden from bringing anything more than what they could carry – including any beloved dogs. However, we have heard a handful of stories of people who were able to sneak their dogs into Manzanar, and one story about family who was allowed to bring their dog with them.

Yoshisaburo Kitada was 63 years old when he and his family were forced to board a train to Manzanar. He was gravely ill with Parkinson ’s disease, and his dog provided comfort and assistance. In these two photos by WRA photographer Clem Albers, you can see the pup (maybe named “Miki”) being carried by a family member while they unloaded from a train at Lone Pine Depot, nine miles south of Manzanar. Sadly, Yoshisaburo passed away August 11, 1942, just four months after these photos were taken. He was survived by his wife, three children, and his loyal pup. Yoshisaburo’s granddaughter tells us that the dog lived through the incarceration, and after the war returned to Southern California with the Kitada family. Years later when it became ill, the dog waited until Yoshisaburo’s son returned home from work before it passed away.
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College student Shig Ochi was one of just over a thousand people who “volunteered” to come to Manzanar at the end of March 1942. A week and a half later, the first group of Japanese Americans forcibly removed from their homes under Executive Order 9066 would arrive on April Fools Day. “Volunteers” like Shig came early for a number of different reasons. Some intended to prepare the camp for family and friends. Others simply wished to face the inevitable without days or weeks of waiting. Yet many were surprised by what they found. In a 2007 oral history interview with Manzanar National Historic Site, Shig recalled:

“When Manzanar was being set up, there was a call for volunteers. I really did not have much enthusiasm for studying when the outlook was so gloomy, and at the urging of friends, they said I should volunteer for Manzanar because I would be helping my family out by doing so. So I volunteered. It was quite an experience to see the MPs when we got on this little train to go to Manzanar from downtown Los Angeles – Union Station I think… When we got to the camp…it was towards dusk. I guess they bused us from the train station and took us into the camp, and all of a sudden you find the next morning that you’re essentially incarcerated. I volunteered to go. You say, ‘Wait a minute.’ You’re volunteering and suddenly you’re behind bars.”

Clem Albers, a photographer hired by the War Relocation Authority, captured these two photographs on April 2, 1942. Though taken ten days after Shig Ochi arrived, they serve to illustrate the dusty, confined conditions Japanese Americans faced when they first set foot in Manzanar. Some would remain incarcerated here for the next three and a half years.
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First evacuees arrival at Granada Internment Camp

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Manzanar

The most notorious camp was Manzanar, built at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range 230 miles northeast of Los Angeles. At its peak, over 10,000 people were interned in the 500-acre camp, enclosed by barbed wire, guard towers and armed military police.

Conditions at the camp were unforgiving. Daytime temperatures could reach 110 degrees, while nights could be freezing. Dust and wind were constant, and the crude barracks provided poor shelter. Within these barracks, each family was allotted a 20-by-25-foot cloth partition.

Most of the internees resolved to make the best of their situation, by attempting to create some semblance of normalcy for their indefinite detention. Some built all the facilities and trappings necessary to maintain a community of 10,000.

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Some letters arriving from Japanese-American Internment Camps during WWll were very specific asking for a certain kind of bath powder, cold cream or cough drops.

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Family dynamics rapidly began to erode as multiple generations were forced into sharing living quarters with strangers in unfinished cold/hot and dusty tarpaper shanties with only straw-filled mattresses, a small stove to heat the room, and a single light bulb hanging from the ceiling.

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Amache Japanese Internment Camp

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Looking back on Ansel Adams photographs of Japanese Interment Camp

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Orphaned infants incarcerated at the Manzanar Children’s Village, some with as little as 1/8th Japanese ancestry were ripped from orphanages.

Lacking the basic amenities of running water, cooking and bathrooms facilities internees were subjected to communal un-partitioned showers, open toilets, and in Manzanar the constant threat of black widows spiders creeping out from dark crevices and agitated rattlesnakes coiled in corners ready to strike.

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The social location of Japanese families gradually evolved into a new structural system of independence and disconnect from established traditions; Husbands felt shamed by their inability to protect and care for their families; with their patriarchy usurped many fell into the abyss of self-medicating with alcohol to relieve stress and feelings of inadequacy.

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Community dining hall bells announced meal time which served mystery meat and GI rations, and rather than the accustomed family meals it became common for teens and children to eat with friends.

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Manzanar teen getting ready to have breakfast

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Potato Field shows people working against the vast backdrop of the High Sierra’s

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Social construct flipped whereas before the Issei were in control, however due to a better command of English the Nisei had the ability to secure better jobs and higher wages thus becoming the dominant force of family politics.

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The first grave at Manzanar Center Cemetery

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Mr. Watanabe’s signature carved into a low bordering wall

Japanese School MenHigh schooler’s attend a science lecture

Women no longer sweated their lives away performing domestic duties giving them more time to socialize, learn hobbies and complete their educations. Students were able to excel without having to compete with White students for coveted scholarly positions and were eligible to participate in a number of programs unavailable to them in secular institutions. Young ladies of marrying age found love and weren’t bound by arranged marriages.

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Dorthea Lange

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Japanese American internees making camouflage netting at Manzanar. Photo Dorthea Lange July 1, 1944

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Japanese SchoolKiyo Yoshida, Lillian Wakatsuki and Yoshiko Yamasaki attend a high school biology class.

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The Manzanar Fishing Club.

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#LetOurVoicesEcho #JapaneseInternment_21May 11, 1942 A 23 yr old soldier and his mother in a strawberry field near Florin CA – The soldier had volunteered for the Army on July 10, 1941, and was stationed at Camp Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was furloughed to help his mother and family prepare for their evacuation. He is the youngest of six children, two of them volunteers in United States Army. The mother, age 53, came from Japan 37 years before. Her husband had passed away 21 years prior leaving her to raise six children. She worked in a strawberry basket factory until 1945(?) when her children leased three acres of strawberries “so she wouldn’t have to work for somebody else. 

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Nakamura with her two daughters “Joyce Yuki” and “Louise Tami” walking under a Japanese Style Pavillion. Manzanar Relocation Camp, Owens Valley California
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Manzanar, Calif.–Grandfather and grandson of Japanese ancestry at this War Relocation

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Joe Blamey Editor Manzanar Free Press #LetOurVoicesEcho #JapaneseInternment_20Ben Kuroki, the son of Japanese immigrants who was raised on a Hershey NB farm, is seen in this updated Army Corps file photo. The only known Japanese-American known to have flown over Japan during WWll

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Japanese Americans incarcerated in Manzanar from 1942 to 1945 celebrated Halloween behind barbed wire. Articles from the Manzanar Free Press provide insight into what kinds of Halloween parties people held mostly in block mess halls, as a rather intimidating warning to children, that Japanese American policemen in Manzanar wore uniforms of green pants and red shirts. A photo of a children’s Halloween party in the Block 20 mess hall, taken by Toyo Miyatake in 1943 or 1944, shows a “carved pumpkin” created from paper in the absence of real pumpkins, and on the plate of each child a large pear, possibly harvested from Manzanar’s many pear orchards which had been planted decades before WWII.

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The Rafu Shimpo Newspaper appears to represent a whole generation of people from the elderly to the youngest, from full Japanese to mixed racial heritage; whereas prior to internment traditional Issei parents determined Nisei were only allowed to marry within their own ethnic culture.

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Mary “Mollie” Oyama Mittwer as *Deirde*  (1907–1994) was a Nisei journalist whose writing reflected many of the issues her generation faced during World War II. A leading writer of her generation, *Deirde* dispensed wisdom and controversy through various advice columns and articles, giving Nisei women and men a chance to voice opinions and receive feedback regarding the do’s and don’t’s of delicate topics such as dating and marriage, racism and integration and fielding questions mainly centering on the private lives of people concerned with arranged marriage vs  voluntarily marrying for love,  interracial and interethnic dating, fashion advice, incorporating Japanese traditions into modern day society while continuing to maintain the cultural standards their parents and grandparents expected.

The internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II was the forced relocation and incarceration in camps in the interior of the country of between 110,000 and 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who had lived on the Pacific coast. Sixty-two percent of the internees were United States citizens.

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Ansel Adams took this picture of fellow photographer Toyo Miyatake, who was interned at Manzanar. Ansel Adams/Courtesy Photographic Traveling Exhibitions

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The majority of photographs on this page were taken by Mr. Miyatake.

Before World War II, Miyatake had a photo studio in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. When he learned he would be interned at Manzanar, he asked a carpenter to build him a wooden box with a hole carved out at one end to accommodate a lens. He turned this box into a makeshift camera that he snuck around the camp, as his grandson Alan Miyatake explains in the video below, which is featured in the exhibit.

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Fearful of being discovered, Miyatake at first only took pictures at dusk or dawn, usually without people in them. Camp director Merritt eventually caught Miyatake, but instead of punishing him, allowed him to take pictures openly. Miyatake later became the camp’s official photographer, however, he could only set up the camera, and set up the shot, but a White person had to snap the shutter.

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His photos convey an intimacy with camp life absent in the pictures that Adams and Lange took. He captured laughter at a picnic and men delivering vegetables to the mess hall.

His photos also had moments of silent protest. In one picture three boys peer through the camp’s barbed wire fence to the outside world. And in another, Miyatake’s son, Archie, holds a pair of clippers against the fence, “to show,” that at some point, the barbed wire has to come down.”

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Toyo Miyatake as Grand Marshal

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1977 Two Views of Manzanar – Co-Curator Patrick Nagatani ~ Photography by Graham Howe

Fred KOREMATSU

Fred Korematsu decided to test the government relocation action in the courts. He found little sympathy there. In KOREMATSU VS. THE UNITED STATES, the Supreme Court justified the executive order as a wartime necessity. When the order was repealed, many found they could not return to their hometowns. Hostility against Japanese Americans remained high across the West Coast into the postwar years as many villages displayed signs demanding that the evacuees never return. As a result, the interns scattered across the country.

In 1988, Congress attempted to apologize for the action by awarding each surviving intern $20,000. While the American concentration camps never reached the levels of Nazi death camps as far as atrocities are concerned, they remain a dark mark on the nation’s record of respecting civil liberties and cultural differences.

First, second, third, fourth and fifth generation of immigrants
Issei (一世 born in Japan immigrated to North America.
Nisei (二世 (second generation) children born in North America whose parents were immigrants from Japan.
Sansei (三世 (third generation) grandchildren of the Issei
Yonsei (四世 fourth generation
Gosei (五省 fifth generation
Obāsan お婆さん aunt or older woman generally referring to the grandmother of a Sansei
Ojiisan おじいさん general term for older men but generally referring to the grandfather of a Sansei
Nikkei (日系) was coined by a multinational group of sociologists and encompasses all of the world’s Japanese immigrants across generations. The collective memory of the Issei and older Nisei was an image of Meiji Japan from 1870 through 1911, which contrasted sharply with the Japan that newer immigrants had more recently left. These differing attitudes, social values and associations with Japan were often incompatible with each other. In this context, the significant differences in post-war experiences and opportunities did nothing to mitigate the gaps which separated generational perspectives.

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1943 Manzanar Relocation Center taken by Ansel Adams –  L to R – Mrs. Kay Kageyama, Toyo Miyatake (photographer), Miss Tetsuko Murakam, Mori Nakashima, Joyce Yuki Nakamura (eldest daughter), Corporal Jimmy Shohara, Aiko Hamaguchi (Nurse), Yoshio Muramoto, (electrician).

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In 1942 Fred Korematsu refused to follow orders to be incarcerated along with 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry living on the West coast of the United States. In 1944, his case reached the Supreme Court. Justice Roberts, in dissent of the opinion of the court, wrote:

“The indisputable facts exhibit a clear violation of constitutional rights… It is a case of convicting a citizen as punishment for not submitting to imprisonment in a concentration camp, based on his ancestry, and solely because of his ancestry, without evidence or inquiry concerning his loyalty and good disposition toward the United States.”

In 1983, when U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel vacated Korematsu’s conviction, she said the case is a “caution that in times of distress the shield of military necessity and national security must not be used to protect governmental actions from close scrutiny and accountability.”

Fred Korematsu himself feared, “As long as my record stands in federal court, any American citizen can be held in prison or concentration camps without a trial or a hearing.”



Many people who stored their belongings in commercial places came back to find that everything had been looted and they had no recourse but to start all over from nothing.

DETENTION CAMPS

Permanent detention camps that held internees from March, 1942 until their closing in 1945 and 1946.

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AMACHE

Granada, Colorado Opened August 24, 1942. Closed October 15, 1945. Peak population 7318. Origin of prisoners: Nothern California coast, West Sacramento Valley, Northern San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles. 31 Japanese Americans from Amache volunteered and lost their lives in World War II. 120 died here between August 27, 1942 and October 14, 1945. In April, 1944, 36 draft resisters were sent to Tucson, AZ Federal Prison.

Drone used to create 3D reconstruction of Japanese internment camp in southern Colorado
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GILA RIVER

Arizona Opened July 20, 1942. Closed November 10, 1945. Peak Population 13,348. Origin of prisoners: Sacramento Delta, Fresno County, Los Angeles area. Divided into Canal Camp and Butte Camp. Over 1100 citizens from both camps served in the U.S. Armed Services. The names of 23 war dead are engraved on a plaque here. The State of Arizona accredited the schools in both camps. 97 students graduated from Canal High School in 1944. Nearly 1000 prisoners worked in the 8000 acres of farmland around Canal Camp, growing vegetables and raising livestock.2

HEART MOUNTAIN

Wyoming Opened August 12, 1942. Closed November 10, 1945. Peak population 10,767. Origin of prisoners: Santa Clara County, Los Angeles, Central Washington. In November, 1942, Japanese American hospital workers walked out because of pay discrimination between Japanese American and Caucasian American workers. In July, 1944, 63 prisoners who had resisted the draft were convicted and sentenced to 3 years in prison. The camp was made up of 468 buildings, divided into 20 blocks. Each block had 2 laundry-toilet buildings. Each building had 6 rooms each. Rooms ranged in size from 16′ x 20′ to 20′ x 24′. There were 200 administrative employees, 124 soldiers, and 3 officers. Military police were stationed in 9 guard towers, equipped with high beam searchlights, and surrounded by barbed wire fencing around the camp.

JEROME

Arkansas Opened October 6, 1942. Closed June 30, 1944. Peak population 8497. Origin of prisoners: Central San Joaquin Valley, San Pedro Bay area. After the Japanese Americans in Jerome were moved to Rohwer and other camps or relocated to the east in June, 1944, Jerome was used to hold German POWs.

MANZANAR 

California Opened March 21, 1942. Closed November 21, 1945. Peak population 10,046. Origin of prisoners: Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, San Joaquin County, Bainbridge Island, Washington. It was the first of the ten camps to open — initially as a processing center.

MINIDOKA 

Idaho Opened August 10, 1942. Closed October 28, 1945. Peak population 9397. Origin of prisoners: Seattle and Pierce County, Washington, Portland and Northwestern Oregon. 73 Minidoka prisoners died in military service.

POSTON

(aka Colorado River), Arizona Opened May 8, 1942. Closed November 28, 1945. Peak population 17,814. Origin of prisoners: Southern California, Kern County, Fresno, Monterey Bay Area, Sacramento County, Southern Arizona. 24 Japanese Americans held at Poston later lost their lives in World War II. Poston was divided into three separate camps — I, II, and III.

ROHWER

Arkansas Opened September 18, 1942. Closed November 30, 1945. Peak population 8475. Origin of prisoners: Los Angeles and Stockton.

TOPAZ

(aka Central Utah), Utah Opened September 11, 1942. Closed October 31, 1945. Peak population 8130. Origin of prisoners: San Francisco Bay Area.

TULE LAKE

California Opened May 27, 1942. Closed March 20, 1946. Peak population 18,789. Origin of prisoners: Sacramento area, Southwestern Oregon, and Western Washington; later, segregated internees were brought in from all West Coast states and Hawaii. One of the most turbulent camps — prisoners held frequent protest demonstrations and strikes.

TEMPORARY DETENTION CENTERS
Temporary detention centers were used from late March, 1942 until mid-October, 1942, when internees were moved to the ten more permanent internment prisons. These temporary sites were mainly located on large fairgrounds or race tracks in visible and public locations. It would be impossible for local populace to say that they were unaware of the removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans.

FRESNO, California First inmate arrival May 6, 1942. Last inmate departure October 30, 1942. Peak population 5120.

MANZANAR, California First inmate arrival March 21, 1942. Peak population (before June 1, 1942) 9666. Before it was leased from the City of Los Angeles, Manzanar was once ranch and farm land until it reverted to desert conditions. Manzanar was transfered from the WCCA to WRA on June 1, 1942, and converted into a “relocation camp.”

MARYSVILLE, California First inmate arrival May 8, 1942. Last inmate departure June 29, 1942. Peak population 2451.

MAYER, Arizona First inmate arrival May 7, 1942. Last inmate departure June 2, 1942. Peak population 245. Mayer was a camp abaondoned by the Civilian Conservation Corp.

MERCED, California First inmate arrival May 6, 1942. Last inmate departure September 15, 1942. Peak population 4508.

PINEDALE, California First inmate arrival May 7, 1942. Last inmate departure July 23, 1942. Peak population 4792. Pinedale was the previous site of a mill.

POMONA, California First inmate arrival May 7, 1942. Last inmate departure August 24, 1942. Peak population 5434.

PORTLAND, Oregon First inmate arrival May 2, 1942. Last inmate departure September 10, 1942. Peak population 3676. Portland used the Pacific International Live Stock Exposition Facilities to hold detainees.

PUYALLUP, Washington First inmate arrival April 28, 1942. Last inmate departure September 12, 1942. Peak population 7390.5

SACRAMENTO, California First inmate arrival May 6, 1942. Last inmate departure June 26, 1942. Peak population 4739. Sacramento used a former migrant camp.

SALINAS, California First inmate arrival April 27, 1942. Last inmate departure July 4, 1942. Peak population 3594.

SANTA ANITA, California First inmate arrival March 27, 1942. Last inmate departure October 27, 1942. Peak population 18,719.

STOCKTON, California First inmate arrival May 10, 1942. Last inmate departure October 17, 1942. Peak population 4271.

TANFORAN, San Bruno, California First inmate arrival April 28, 1942. Last inmate departure October 13, 1942. Peak population 7816. Tanforan is now a large shopping mall by the same name.

TULARE, California First inmate arrival April 20, 1942. Last inmate departure September 4, 1942. Peak population 4978.

TURLOCK, Byron, California First inmate arrival April 30, 1942. Last inmate departure August 12, 1942. Peak population 3662.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INTERNMENT CAMPS
27 U.S. Department of Justice Camps (most at Crystal City, Texas, but also Seagoville, Texas; Kooskia, Idaho; Santa Fe, NM; and Ft. Missoula, Montana) were used to incarcerate 2,260 “dangerous persons” of Japanese ancestry taken from 12 Latin American countries by the US State and Justice Departments. Approximately 1,800 were Japanese Peruvians. The U.S. government wanted them as bargaining chips for potential hostage exchanges with Japan, and actually did use. After the war, 1400 were prevented from returning to their former country, Peru. Over 900 Japanese Peruvians were deported to Japan. 300 fought it in the courts and were allowed to settle in Seabrook, NJ. Efforts to bring justice to the Japanese Peruvians are still active; for information contact Grace Shimizu, 510-528-7288.

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA
CRYSTAL CITY, TEXAS
MISSOULA, MONTANA
SEAGOVILLE, TEXAS
KOOSKIA, IDAHO

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND CITATIONS:
5 Attacks on U.S. Soil During World War
http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/5-attacks-on-u-s-soil-during-world-war-ii
Second Generation Japanese Americans (Nisei) before WWII
http://picturethis.museumca.org/timeline/depression-era-1930s/second-generation-japanese-americans-nisei-wwii/info
When the Japanese Attacked Santa Barbara (1940s)
http://picturethis.museumca.org/timeline/depression-era-1930s/second-generation-japanese-americans-nisei-wwii/info
Remembering The Manzanar Riot
https://densho.org/remembering-manzanar-riot/
List of Detention Camps, Temporary Detention Centers, and Department of Justice Internment Camps
http://www.momomedia.com/CLPEF/camps.html

ADDITIONAL READING
Life after Manzanar
Life after Manzanar
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It Can Happen Here: The 75th Anniversary Of The Japanese Internment (Part I)
by Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, The University of Chicago
Tracing the history of one of the most unconscionable tragedies in American history.

FAMILY STRUGGLES TO SAVE PIECE OF JAPANESE AMERICAN HISTORY
Four Japanese-American sisters are weeks away from losing a home that’s been in their family for nearly a century. The Yuge family has lived in the gardener’s cottage on the former Scripps estate in Altadena since the 1920s, when the late patriarch Takeo Yuge became a caretaker for the property. Although the Yuge family was sent away to a Japanese Internment Camp during WWII, all of their belongings were kept safe in the main house. CONTINUE READING
https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2015/05/10/family-struggles-to-save-piece-of-japanese-american-history/

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Wintersburg Village — as the property was originally known — once contained churches, residential homes, farmland, and goldfish ponds used to grow fish that were sold to drugstore pet departments. It was also one of few sites owned by Japanese Americans before the California Alien Land Law of 1913, which prohibited people of Japanese descent from owning property. Today, six buildings still stand intact.
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When the Emperor Was Divine
After the war, the family is permitted to return home. But they return to a neighborhood neither familiar nor hospitable. Their home has been vandalized, their neighbors are at best aloof or at worst hostile, and their sense of place in America is forever changed. Though the novel, “When the Emperor Was Divine” tells a powerful story of the fear and racism leading to exile and alienation, Otsuka weaves a compelling narrative full of life, depth, and character. When the Emperor Was Divine not only invites readers to consider the troubling moral and civic questions that emerge from this period in American history but also offers a tale that is both incredibly poignant and fully human. CONTINUE READING https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read/when-the-emperor-was-divine

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Researcher/Chronological Archivist/Writer and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association
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Stop Pretending Racism Is Patriotism

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe ~ Co-authored by Rudy TwoMoon

There has never been a point in U.S. history when non-white bodies were not under the threat of state violence. That’s why Black people are kneeling before the flag because the flag was never intended to reflect the protection of their flesh. If it were, police wouldn’t get away with shooting and killing People of Color with cruel disregard, all the while wearing American-flag emblems on their uniforms and saluting a piece of cloth manufactured in a sweatshop in far-off China.

It wasn’t until the Department of Defense poured millions of dollars into the NFL in exchange for displays of patriotism during games, no NFL player stood for the National Anthem, players actually stayed in the locker room as it played.

In 2009 the players were moved to the field during the national anthem because it was seen as a great marketing strategy to make the athletes “appear” more patriotic. The US Department of Defense “PAID” the National Football League $5.4 million plus between 2011 and 2014, and the National Guard $6.7 million between 2013 and 2015 to “stage” on-field patriotic ceremonies as part of military-recruitment budget line items.

The US Department of Defense spent $54 million of taxpayers’ money on “PAID PATRIOTISM.” for marketing and advertising contracts with professional sports organizations between 2012 and 2015. More than $10 million of that went to the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA and Major League Soccer.

• Pittsburgh Steelers received $27,000
• Pittsburgh Pirates received $18,000.
• Atlanta Falcons $879,000
• New England Patriots $700,000
• NFL’s AFC North, the Ravens $534,000
• Cleveland Browns $10,000 by the U.S. Air Force for one color guard ceremony
• Cincinnati Bengals got $4,960 for 60 club-level seats bought by the 338th Recruiting Squadron
• New York Jets $115,000
• Buffalo Bills $500,000
• 50 teams across the five major professional leagues had contracts with the military, including 18 NFL teams which received more than $5.6 million over the four-year span. Ten MLB teams took nearly $900,000, and eight teams each from the NBA and MLS had similar contracts. Six National Hockey teams received their money, and the Air Force “PAID” more than $1.5 million to NASCAR.

Collegiate programs also benefited:
• Indiana University $400,000
• Perdue University $400,000
• University of Wisconsin $170,000

And those numbers are just the tip of the iceberg spent to BUY YOUR PATRIOTISM . The 145-page report released on Sept. 27, 2017 https://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/12de6dcb-d8d8-4a58-8795-562297f948c1/tackling-paid-patriotism-oversight-report.pdf reveals 72 of the 122 professional sports contracts analyzed contained items deemed “PAID PATRIOTISM“; the payment of taxpayer or Defense funds to teams in exchange for tributes like NFL’s “Salute to Service.” The National Guard simultaneously spent millions on professional sports ads while requesting more funding from Congress to fill a $100 million “shortfall” to pay troops and conduct training.

Nowhere in the rulebook does it mention the National Anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy

“Players are encouraged but NOT REQUIRED to stand during the playing of the National Anthem. No penalties will be assessed for those who did not go out to the field for or kneeled during, the National Anthem”.

None of the athletes are taking a knee during the National Anthem because they believe the US has a problem with discriminating against Trump, wealthy people or the flag. These players are drawing attention to the discrimination of People of Color, specifically those who don’t have the fame, wealth or a platform to get the attention of those who DO have the power to implement change. To put the primary identity of “millionaire athletes” in something other than what they do and how much they make is a false idea that money is a savior, capable of protecting those who have it from all of life’s uglier challenges. These Black athletes acknowledge how people treated them changed as their wealth and fame grew. But no matter how successful they became, no amount of money could keep many people from reducing their identity simply to race. Yes, these players are wealthy, but they are also parents, and humans with interests, passions, and experiences far beyond their sport. No matter how much money they have as Black athletes, they’re still not White athletes, nor are they afforded the same privileges as affluent Whites.

MORE DIVISION
Obviously when the powers that be created our society, they were not going to make it the way they want by educating their slaves with foolhardy beliefs like Freedoms and Civil Rights. The TRUTH has never been profitable. Only covert lies bring home the bacon.

Football games are no place for politics… which is why people think we need to wave a giant piece of dyed fabric mass produced/manufactured in a Chinese sweatshop. Recite a Pledge of Allegiance to a country from a poem that doesn’t even rhyme or sing the National Anthem written by a racist, pro-slavery, anti-black, anti-abolitionist who thought Blacks were mentally inferior and had the audacity to fight for their freedom who even went so far as to write in the 3rd stanza:

“No refuge could save the hireling and slave. From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave”

and yet many think everyone should be forced stand and pay tribute.

People don’t watch the NFL for the anthem; if they don’t like the kneeling they should just ignore it like they do racism and police brutality because dog fighting, rape, murder or DUI’s haven’t made them turn the channel, but a peaceful protest is where they draw the line. Why? Because they’ve been “SOLD” on the idea patriotism is standing at attention, placing their right hand over their heart and singing the Star-Spangled Banner while absently mindedly gazing at a red white and blue piece of cloth emblazoned with stars and stripes.

Our entire system which includes our government, media, voting, and Internet services are corrupt and rigged by the people behind the curtain running everything! Common media for transmitting PROPAGANDA messages include news reports, government reports, historical revision, junk science, books, leaflets, movies, radio, television, and posters.

The media isn’t here to tell you what happened. It’s not here to tell YOU what you want to hear nor what it thinks YOU want to hear. Media is to tell you what to think.

• Who are the people behind the curtain who own ALL media?
• Why are they promoting this agenda?
• What are they really selling you?

As HighImpactFlix said in his YouTube video above

“By conditioning people to focus on symbols that can just as easily be used on any other country, the same countries that American people have been brainwashed to hate for no real reason at all, mostly lies, in reality has been successfully engineered into our society because that line of thinking keeps the people from talking about and going after their real enemy, the same enemy of all people throughout history, government. Governments locked this obedience into place even further by pretending that mundane things like flags and songs represent other things. Advertising works, in fact, it works so well that advertisers take huge chunks of money to sell people on the idea their product or service is worth your devotion and of course your money”

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE CURTAIN
Michael Bloomberg
http://tinyurl.com/y9y5jmk3
Rupert Murdoch
http://tinyurl.com/yaxmwwzt
Donald Newhouse
http://tinyurl.com/y8po2zgz
Samuel “Si” Newhouse
http://tinyurl.com/yannhy7u
Cox Family
http://tinyurl.com/y9ex4xwk
Jeff Bezos
http://tinyurl.com/k7qzly2
John Henry
http://tinyurl.com/ybo7dly2
Sheldon Adelson
http://tinyurl.com/ybbtmmc4
Joe Mansueto
http://tinyurl.com/ybj4dpta
Mortimer Zuckerman
http://tinyurl.com/y7qg5ugb
Barbey Family
http://tinyurl.com/yd6ymma5
Stanley Hubbard
http://tinyurl.com/ybsx2p2b
Patrick Soon-Shiong
http://tinyurl.com/ydd7le29
Carlos Slim Helu
http://tinyurl.com/msln6bg
Warren Buffett
http://tinyurl.com/y9858hs4
Viktor Vekselberg
http://tinyurl.com/y8keb7d6

Stories From The Frontline 3-1-17 – 4-11-17

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe
HIGHLIGHTED LINKS UNDERLINED IN BLUE ARE EMBEDDED LINKS TO NEWS SOURCES. CLICKING OPENS THE FULL ARTICLE IN A NEW TAB.


4-11-17 ~ UPDATE Red Fawn
Per Jordan Chariton:
#NoDAPL BREAKING: Just got off the phone with Red Dawn, sister of Red Fawn. After initially getting the go-ahead for release to a half-way house earlier today, Red Fawn is now NOT GETTING RELEASED. Waiting for more details on why.
RED FAWN DENIED RELEASE TODAY, APRIL 11, 2017. WAS SUPPOSE TO BE RELEASED TODAY
Our sister Red Fawn has been DENIED released today, pending her trial and was headed to a halfway house. After 6 months of her being wrongfully held since October 27th.
UPDATE: #NoDAPL BREAKING:
A US attorney requested and was granted a block on the judges orders of the release.
Author: Ambassador D. Kam, for Free Nations

4-11-17 ~ Red Fawn released today
Yesssssss….Thank You Tunkasila my sissy called me from Bismarck this morning nd I’m super excited to share that she is en route to the half-way house‼

I am so happy after six long months she will see the light of day…although she has a long road ahead of her to prepare for her trial, she won’t have to do it from a jail cell we are so thankful for all your continued support and as soon as she’s settled and I have all the information we will let y’all know…




4-4-17 ~ Matthew Borke… Oceti/Standing Rock/Sakima Camp update: Although our homes have been bull dozed and physical bodies have been abused. We can never leave camp now. For our spirits must rise up. We have been scattered across the country creating refreshed homes and raising awareness. Of all that has been destroyed, our hearts grow stronger. We are still Standing. A movement must change its tires to gain more traction yet driving on the ice gives one skills. Water Protectors are in your back yards now. There are new camps going up all the time. They could still use support. We are still praying on several fronts. Court houses, Toxic waste dumps, State capitals, Drill pads, and on and on. Every camp is built with a kitchen. And every kitchen needs supplies and medicines. It is a hearth that warms and nourishes the spirit and fuels the drive. Please continue to collect supplies. Tarp, ladles, pots and pans, cutting boards, large tents, seasonings, and mess can kits. Cots, sleeping bags, pillows, batteries, headlamps. The more reusable, the better. Solar panels, wind turbines, car batteries, and inverters. Please continue to do events, invite a water protector to speak. Show alternative ways of living. I am presently in Michigan. Sioux Z Dezbah is in California. Joye Braun is in South Dakota.

We will direct your support in the best way we can.
We are all people of the land and with out you, we are nothing.


4-2-17 ~ Eric Poemoceah… Your Name and Picture are more than just little icons on my Computer or Phone. They Represent and identify u All and who u are. They Represent People who are loved by me and many many others. These Pics and Names are real people with Families Children, Husband, Wife, Brothers, Sisters, Aunties, Uncles, Grandpas, and Granmothers Ext… When I See your Picture and Name on my FB please Remember that u r more than a Symbol on my Computer, U r more than a Screen name, u r my Relative and u r Loved by Me and all of your Real and FB Family. When u See my Profile picture pop up just please remember that I am a real Person who has a Heart and a Soul just like u, Remember I am a Real Person with trials and tribulations just like u, but most Importantly remember that I as Well as many others are Fighting the Battle of Life and to Love all by trying to Protect Mother Earth and Water while Balancing Everything I Said Above and So So much more. I Love u all and Pray that Blessing Rain down on u and your Families. Thank u for Reading and A’Ho for being my Relative


4-1-17 ~ UnicornRiot… Sacred Stone Camp One Year Celebration: One year ago today, the Sacred Stone Camp was established at the confluence of the CannonBall & Missouri Rivers. No one knew of the movement to come; people only said they came together to pray for the water and for future generations. Today we return to listen as people tell why they are still standing for the water.Sacred Stone Camp One Year Celebration: One year ago today, the Sacred Stone Camp was established at the confluence of the CannonBall & Missouri Rivers. No one knew of the movement to come; people only said they came together to pray for the water and for future generations. Today we return to listen as people tell why they are still standing for the water.

4-1-16 ~ LaDonna Paperwork… Let it be told! Today is the First Anniversary of the Water Is Life Movement. April 1st, 2016. We Thank You LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard and We Stand!


LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard
“THE GOOD RED ROAD”
The phrase – “The Good Red Road” is a term used by many different Native American tribal communities to represent one who is walking the road of balance, living right and following the rules of the Creator.
The Good Red Roads – Code of Ethics

1. Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
2. Treat the guests in your home with much consideration. Serve them the best food, give them the best bed and treat them with respect and honor.
3. Do not take what is not yours. Whether from a person, a community, the wilderness or from a culture. It was not earned nor given. It is not yours. You cannot enjoy what it not yours.
4. Respect all things that are placed upon this Earth.
5. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if only you speak.
6. Honor other people’s thoughts, wishes and words. Never interrupt another or mock or mimic them. Allow each person the right to a freedom of opinion. Respect that opinion.
7. Never speak of others in a bad way. The negative energy that you put out into the universe will multiply when it returns to you.
8. All persons make mistakes. No matter how small or how large the mistake is, it can still be forgiven.
9. Bad thoughts cause illness of the spirit, the mind and the body. Keep bad thoughts at bay. Practice optimism.
10. Nature is not FOR us; it is a PART of us. Treat all natural beings as a member of your family.
11. Children are the seeds of our future. Plant love in their hearts and water them with wisdom and life’s lessons. When they are grown, allow them find their own place.
12. Keep yourself balanced. Your Mental self, Spiritual Self, Emotional Self and Physical self all need to be strong, pure and healthy. Work out the body, to strengthen the mind. Grow rich in spirit to cure emotional ails.
13. Make conscious decisions as to who you will be and how you will react. Be responsible for your own actions.
14. Treat the elders as special gems – their wisdom will shine.
15. Be true to yourself first.

“Peace…comes within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the enviers dwells Waken-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us”
Black Elk, Oglala Sioux


3-29-17 ~ Jeane LaRance‎ … It’s been over three months now since I left Oceti Sakowin and I’m calming down a bit more. I don’t cry as much and I’m sleeping without nightmares, I still jump when a helicopter flies over but I’m getting used to it. After the first month I couldn’t go on the way I was, I kept hearing elders saying the fire is lit inside all Water Protectors. so I became very active in my community and it is amazing how much better I am. I will never be the same woman I was and that’s good, I am active. I am here to Protect. I am proud to be Native. I don’t focus on painful images anymore like I did and on my website I see only beauty on the faces of the Water Protectors you can check it out yourself please do. http://www.JLaRance.com


Clarence Wolf Guts; the last Lakota code talker…
Clarence Wolf Guts was not the sort of hero who capitalized on his exploits; he never wrote any books or ran for office, and you could count his speaking appearances on one hand. When we met him in 2007, he was living almost as simply as he did when he was a boy on the Rosebud Reservation in the 1920s.
Continue Reading
http://www.southdakotamagazine.com/clarence-wolf-guts


3-28-17 ~ Eric Poemoceah… DAPL has put out a statement that says OIL has been placed in the pipeline under the Missouri River, we may have lost this battle of time but the War has just begun and trust me when I say We Will Win The War!! Water Protectors r every where and we will not stop protecting Mother Earth and our Sacred Water!! Please Pray for all of our Protectors that they will gain strength to continue to fight for our future generations!! Water Protectors r Still Yelling NODAPL!! Keep them prayers coming for our Creator hears our Cry. A’Ho Relatives


3-24-17 ~ Lori Davis … Can anyone claim this? If so know that I have it and it will be sent to the Texas camps. Please share.


3-22-17 ~ Becky Allmon‎… I feel honored and privileged to have served the Water Protectors at Standing Rock in providing medical care and am willing to work with any further Camps to serve the medical needs, just let me know when and where. To serve with you was a life changing experience that has altered my life. Mni Wiconi!


3-19-17 ~ Vanessa Castle ….feeling nostalgic…The days were warm and sunny, and the nights were cold. We rode horse up to the top of the ridge to watch the sunset upon Oceti and Rosebud. There they sang, after hearing hoots and hollers and “MNI WICONI!” from every direction. We offered prayers. It was a beautiful time.


3-18-17 ~ Ernesto Burbank… What did they think, we were just gonna stop? The more they try and shut us down the more we laugh #honorlife #standyourground #mniwiconi rents due homie……. killing them softly in a good way


Native Eagle Feather Teachings By Adrian LaChance

“You have wandered away from your teachings. You must concentrate on your spiritual teachings…Don’t be sidetracked.”
— Henry Quick Bear, LAKOTA

Why are the Elders always telling us to know The culture and listen to the teachings? When we go off track, why do the Elders say, return to the teachings? The teachings tell us how to live in harmony with the Laws and principles of the Great Spirit. Living means life – a good life, a happy life. Many of us have grown up without the teachings and the culture, that is why we don’t know how to live. To improve on relationships, to treat our children with honor, and to respect our Elders, we need to live by the old teachings again.

Great Spirit, today, show me how to live.


3-18-17 ~ Jeff Andreasen Kelly-Sky… OK. Water protectors especially: pay attention my loved ones. So, today after finally getting to the point of HAVING to do something, I went out and spoke to my ancestors, all the living spirits, all the spirits that never were physical. I cried. I yelled. I told them I’m ready to leave my purpose because I feel so lost. I couldn’t feel anything but pain, or numbness. All enjoyment or hope was gone from my existence. I felt defeated like I’ve never felt. I told them this as I held my tobacco and cried. I told them I couldn’t do it this way anymore and to forgive me.

All of a sudden I heard footsteps and breaking branches from a few different places, and I was thinking what are these people doing out here? I hadn’t seen any tracks besides animal out there. I actually thought someone had misinterpreted my facebook posts and sent out a group to make to make sure I was safe. How embarrassing, I thought. I started packing up my bundle to get out of there, I was trying to listen to see who it might be, and a soft breeze blew. All the crusty snow in the branches was clinking together sounding like tiny jingle dresses. That’s when I felt it. FELT IT. I was surrounded by loving beings and they hadn’t gone anywhere.

It was my pain and fear of pain that closed me off from being able to feel and hear them. I had even forgotten that I COULD hear and feel them. I was so lost.

We need to take our pain and feelings of defeat and give it to the ones that never left our sides. It’s the idea of being defeated that cut us away from them. It’s the feeling of lack of purpose that is driving us to depths we haven’t found before.

Use your tobacco to absorb those feelings even if you can’t believe in it at the moment, and ask them to help, ask them to show you your purpose again.

It is the only way. I tried to wait, thinking I’ll come out of it.

Just get on with your prayer. The one from the deepest part of you. Don’t be ashamed because you lost your connection. Its understandable. If not to anyone else, it is to me. We had a huge thing traumatize us repeatedly in the worst kind of ways.

I will be the first spirit to say I love you, no matter what. Unconditionally, I love you. Now get your tobacco so you can feel that message from everywhere else.

Do it. They’re waiting.

3-18-17 ~ Linda Gaddie-Garcia Standing Rock Protectors – Pipeline Protest… E-Eric Poemz Protector News had to name change to Eric Poemoceah Protector News!….. due to troll activity! So hence forth he’ll be sharing E-Eric Poemoceah Protector News from now on! Eric has been having endless troll problems especially since he had his pelvis broken by BIA Police at Oceti Oyate Camp on Feb. 22, 2017!

These trolls have also been trying to get Eric’s Go Fund Me Page’s reported as fraud to fb! Eric is legitimate and so is his Go Fund Me page! I post his Go Fund Me Page once, or twice a week (in my groups) because Eric needs money to pay for medical expenses. But also because he used his own money traveling around to different protests to live stream! He live streamed as well from CNN until CNN finally did media coverage of what happened at Standing Rock on November 20, 2016! Eric also live streamed at the Super Bowl in Jan. 2017! All to raise awareness, when mainstream media wasn’t reporting on important issues! Eric is willing to travel to where ever he is needed to live stream and raise awareness of protests!

In the U.S. and Canada! He just needs gas money to get to the protests!

Eric Poemz … “Trolls Reported my Name on my Account and FB tried to take down my Account so I had to correct my name. I’ve never had problems using Eric Poemz b4 but all the sudden trolls started reporting me to FB!!”


Will You Stand With The Indigenous People Against The Dakota Pipeline? (w/Guest: Dave Archambault) – Thom Hartmann Program

3-16-17 ~ Kenny Frost…. In DAPL Dave’s own words.
DAPL Dave invite people to camp on standing rock as guests. Asking for donations.

Standing rock tribal council claim that the campers have no permit. Yet were invited to camp Treaty land inviting people from around the world to camp in the first place?

You invite people to come camp there, they are your guest. Then on Dec 5th telling all people to get the hell out!

Later sending an eviction notice and trespassing notice to people you begged to come camp there and then removing people at gun point will make a lot of pissed off campers. People are insulted and hurt.

On Dec. 4th you made the deal with the devil of selling out to ND governor, DAPL, Morton County sheriff, ACOE.

It was also the standing rock tribal council who made a resolution to LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard supporting Sacred Stone Camp. Then at the end telling her she has no right on her allotted land. Then bulldozing a school. It’s a school! Why bulldozed a school intended for children’s.

DAPL spoke with the words of a fork-tongue. He lied to the people. He lied to the water protectors. He lied to his own ancestral spirits.

The ancestors will be going after him for turning his back against the ancestor’s burials.

SMH
=->>>—- Kenny —->


Daniella Zalcman‘s Pulitzer-Center funded project… Signs of Your Identity, reveals the damage of the residential school system on indigenous communities. Many of her subjects and their relatives travelled to Standing Rock to stand in solidarity with the Sioux Reservation.

“Standing Rock was about a return to sovereignty. The Treaty of Fort Laramie has been explicitly violated in so many different ways and this is an act of reclamation, of the Lakota saying: “We’re done with coercive assimilation. We’re done with land grabbing. And we also don’t want the water supply poisoned for the eighteen million people who live downstream.” They see themselves as stewards of the land for the next seven generations.

“A lot of the Lakota prophecies have to do with the land and the mythology of the Black Snake. The youth were a major part of bringing about this prophecy and reclaiming
Continue Reading
http://tinyurl.com/ko8tval

3-11-17 ~ Luba Williams… Thank you to everybody who has done what their hearts have compelled them to do. Thank you to those who did what your greed told you to do. Thank you to those who did what their fears told them to do. Thank you to those who did what their anger told them to do, what their needs told them to do and what their jealousy told them to do.

Because of all of you the world knows about Standing Rock and more people have a voice, more people are aware of corruption, greed and dishonesty. To face the ones destroying our earthly home and creatures of land air and sky.

So, who is the honest who is the greedy who is the corrupt who is the fraud who is the angry ? I don’t care. That’s all on them the good the bad and the ugly. Yet it doesn’t take much to see who true good responsible supportive and trustworthy leaders and warriors are. And who are not. Opportunists knock on every cause just in the nick of time. Some how they walk away unscathed overall. While the hearts of pure pick up the others who are broken.

I’m proud either way of all the good I have seen. My love and respect far outweighs any negative feelings or intentions by the insider corruption and the external evils. They are of the same battle and fight, are they not. And so they oppose the good, and that is their battle in the long run. Standing Rock has defied what ‘they’ had expected and I am damn sure it will continue to. The WORLD has grown a huge set of balls because of all the brave people who had risked their lives at Standing Rock. And I love you all each of you for that. Thank you for the teachings you have bestowed upon me and for so many of your dear friendships. Thank you for the witness of your pure strength, compassion and determination. Your examples of goodness and tradition have shook some of the hell out of this world. You have given people a reason to get up each day and breathe again. You inspired people to do something take action stand up and face the injustices within their own lives and communities.

We have laughed with you, cried with you and stood with you.
YOU ARE WHO MATTER TO ME
and you know who you are
May the creator bless you and protect you always. To those suffering in any way my heart and prayers are with you. I love you all.

3-8-17 ~ Lakota People’s Law Project… Finally, a voice of reason published in The Bismarck Tribune! In it’s final days, Oceti Sakowin was no where near an ecological disaster. The rumors of human waste flowing into the river are false, and the debris left from thousands of campers don’t have any long term implications for the land or water.
http://tinyurl.com/lj2mtf3




3-16-17 ~ Angie Spencer …
My trial at Morton County Court House about being arrested at Standing Rock is now scheduled for September 7th 2017. I was arrested October 27th 2016 and they wrote “trespass” on my arm but the paperwork I just received reads, “Offense: Endangering By Fire Or Explosion; Maintaining A Public Nuisance; Engaging In A Riot/Mob” for a misdemeanor jury trial. It was originally a felony charge, I have an attorney and have put over $4,500 into defense now.

The first appearance in court was originally scheduled for December 5th 2016 which was cancelled and rescheduled for February 14th 2017, which was cancelled again in late January 2017.
Morton County is accusing people of anything they want and throwing around false allegations as a form of suppression, tying people up in the legal system costing thousands to water protectors and systematically criminalizing them. I am just one of 700+.


3-15-17 ~ Matthew Borke… I was arrested on Feb. 23rd at Oceti. As they said in the article. They removed a lot of snow and wood. They also removed several people’s homes. I am happy to hear they may have taken propane tanks to recycling. No one was allowed to stay to witness. As far as the 3 weeks previous, I saw no recycling from the bulldozing crew. What I did see was if you happen to be looking the other way, your home may have been demolished. No checking if anyone was home. No checking what they were bulldozing. I also had a my dog with me. I was lucky. She ran with the ATV they picked me up in. And when it stopped and the door opened, she jumped in. She was the only animal I saw that got approval to come with us. I had never imagined they would abandon all the animals. As officers told me. That was there plan all along. So you arrest all the inhabitants and leave the animals. And let no one to return. The officers abandoned those dogs. This is the truth. The officer actually told me that I was killing him when my pooch was running with the vehicle. I said “excuse me? You’re not actually planning on abandoning my dog here.” He said “yes.”


http://tinyurl.com/mxt6rgb
There are some who are saying to not put information out that Alicia Mitzel is missing. If this was your child would you be ok if someone said to not find your child? I would not be, ever! On this feed is her dad speaking and letting the people know. If someone should speak on whether the information should be shared or not, it would be the parents, not other people. You can hear her dad yourself and listen to the one affected speak for himself and his family. Philámayaye!


3-12-17 ~ Support from Africa…


3-12-17 ~ Jennifer Dawn… When I saw a video of the tipi going up in front of the Trump hotel, I caught a glimpse of the women placing the last pole and it reminded me of the famous WWII image, so I tried to sketch it out a little bit- I added the other image for reference but if you saw the tipi going up, perhaps you saw it the way I did- true, powerful Americans raising a symbol of life, birth, and this homeland


3-11-17 ~ Tara Zhaabowekwe Houska… Morton County has filed the paperwork alleging I committed trespass while fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Although the ground fight may be at an end, over 800 cases brought by North Dakota against water protectors continue, as does the divestment campaign and several lawsuits against the state and federal governments. The same state that strip searched us for misdemeanor charges, put us in dog kennels, and attempted passing legislation to legalize running us over. I gave this interview at Democracy Now! back in November — the violations of our rights are ongoing: http://m.democracynow.org/stories/16827 Please support our legal defense at: : freshetcollective.org


3-11-17 ~ Indiana reveals the arsenal they brought with them to Standing Rock
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has provided us with a remarkably unredacted look at their EMAC (Emergency Management Assistance Compact) agreement with North Dakota. 37 sworn law enforcement officers from nine different Indiana agencies including Indianapolis Metropolitan PD, were deployed to Morton County. Their mission lasted for 18 days and went through late October to early November.

42 “sidearms” (judging from the individual officer’s paperwork, these are various Glock models): $16,464
37 (one for each officer!) Bushmaster AR-15’s: $14,504
16 outfits of riot gear: $9,408
23 shotguns: $9,016
21 pairs of Gen III night vision goggles: $8,232
37 seemingly department issued cell phones: $6,160
21 pairs of binoculars: $1,029
10 spotting scopes (possibly used as part of a sniper team): $490
2 tear gas launchers of different sizes: $784
1 TAC 700 pepper ball launcher: $392
1 thermal imaging camera: $784

In addition to all this gear, Indiana law enforcement agencies brought seven ATV’s (two models), 23 pickup trucks which cost North Dakota $117,208 (three models), five Ford SUV’s and two Dodge Chargers. This convoy cost North Dakota $149,000, and that isn’t including actual fueling costs.
Continue Reading
http://tinyurl.com/laj36mu


3-10-17 ~ Eric Poemz … Fallon is a young 17 year old Oglala Lakota youth from the Pine Ridge Indian reservation, she resides in Wounded Knee SD where the massacre took place in 1890, she is a 7th generation youth and is also a descendant from Chief Crazy Horse.

She is an activist and water protector who dedicated her time to Oceti Sakowin Camp near Standing Rock reservation, our water is being threatened by the Dakota Access Pipeline that will go under Lake Oahe which is where the Missouri River flows.

During the camp evacuations and police and National Guard raids people were hurrying to get to safety from these mad men, she ran down after last minute items when the structure she went into exploded and burned her.

She was pulled to safety then rushed to the hospital and from there she was life flighted out to a Burn center.

She has some serious burns and will have a long road to recovery but her spirits are back up and she still has the fighting spirit to fight for Mother earth, she would like to travel around the state’s to stand up against pollution happening.

She thanks everyone for their support and continued prayers at this time, we are asking for your generous contributions to her road to recovery and medical bills.

Wopila Tanka. #MniWiconi 7thGenerations #MotherEarthsArmy

This GOFUND me is going to support the family’s increased cost as they have to travel and live in Minnesota while Fallon Recovers.

There is another fundraiser happening on another site, but those funds aren’t accessible for another 30 days, and the family needs financial support NOW.

ALL funds will go DIRECTLY to Clarence, Fallon’s older brother and legal guardian.

Thank you so much for your generosity!
https://www.gofundme.com/support-fallon-and-family


3-9-17 ~ The oil isn’t flowing, and we’re not done fighting. Recently unearthed court documents show that Energy Transfer Partners cooked the books to mask the Dakota Access pipeline’s environmental and social justice impacts on Standing Rock. Watch and share our #NoDAPL TV ad (currently airing in Washington D.C.) and tell lawmakers to demand a FULL and FAIR environmental impact statement at LakotaLaw.org/NoDAPL


3-8-17 ~ Jackie Kaitautoko … Come on America, Water is Life.. Look at your children and think of the future they will have if you do nothing.. Take the time to defend your rights to fresh clean water.. It’s time for everyone to make a stand, First Nation have done everything they could to fight DAPL, and now’s the time for every American Citizen to make a STAND..


3-8-17 ~ LAKOTA CODE OF ETHICS

1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.

2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy – and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.

3. Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
4. Treat the guests in your home with much consideration. Serve them the best food, give them the best bed and treat them with respect and honor.

5. Do not take what is not yours whether from a person, a community, the wilderness or from a culture. It was not earned nor given. It is not yours.

6. Respect all things that are placed upon this earth – whether it be people or plant.

7. Honor other people’s thoughts, wishes and words. Never interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them. Allow each person the right to personal expression.

8. Never speak of others in a bad way. The negative energy that you put out into the universe will multiply when it returns to you.

9. All persons make mistakes. And all mistakes can be forgiven.

10. Bad thoughts cause illness of the mind, body and spirit. Practice optimism.

11. Nature is not FOR us, it is a PART of us. They are part of your worldly family.

12. Children are the seeds of our future. Plant love in their hearts and water them with wisdom and life’s lessons. When they are grown, give them space to grow.

13. Avoid hurting the hearts of others. The poison of your pain will return to you.

14. Be truthful at all times. Honesty is the test of ones will within this universe.

15. Keep yourself balanced. Your Mental self, Spiritual self, Emotional self, and Physical self – all need to be strong, pure and healthy. Work out the body to strengthen the mind. Grow rich in spirit to cure emotional ails.

16. Make conscious decisions as to who you will be and how you will react. Be responsible for your own actions.
~ ALL MY RELATIONS ~ MITAKYE OYASIN ~


3-8-17 ~ Lakota People’s Law Project… The oil isn’t flowing, and we’re not done fighting. Recently unearthed court documents show that Energy Transfer Partners cooked the books to mask the Dakota Access pipeline’s environmental and social justice impacts on Standing Rock. Watch and share our #NoDAPL TV ad (currently airing in Washington D.C.) and tell lawmakers to demand a FULL and FAIR environmental impact statement at LakotaLaw.org/NoDAPL


3-8-17 ~ LANGELLE PHOTOGRAPHY … Standing Rock’s Arvol Looking Horse Speaks in Buffalo: Photo Essay
Chief Arvol Looking Horse spoke on the peaceful encampment in Standing Rock, where thousands of Water Protectors are gathered to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. A press conference was followed by a talk attended by over 200 people on November 28, 2016 at the Network of Religious Communities in Buffalo, NY.
Continue Reading
http://photolangelle.org/2016/11/30/arvol-looking-horse/


3-8-17 ~ Elder’s Meditation of the Day – March 8
“Balance is implicit in the Red Road. When you’re on the Red Road, you are in the center. Yet, you do not go to either extreme, and you allow both sides to exist. This is accomplished by continually postponing surrendering to temptation, whatever it may be. It is saying ‘later’ instead of ‘no.'”
— Dr. A.C. Ross (Ehanamani), LAKOTA

The Sacred Path of life has a middle, a left side, and a right side. As human beings, we are designed to walk this middle path as much as we can. As we walk, we will stray to the left and to the right and come back to the middle. Straying to the left or right side is as sacred as being in the middle. Sometimes we call this straying our mistakes. We are designed by the Creator to walk the Sacred Path of life, and realize that our mistakes are the source of lessons. These lessons give us our wisdom. It is not wrong that we are tempted. What matters is what we do with the temptation.

Great Spirit, today, let me enjoy the Sacred Path of Life


3-7-17 ~ LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard… Anpetu waste I feel awful right now wish this cold would be over, but I got elder Nathaniel on his way to Washington DC. As Sacred Stone water protector arrive in Washington DC to represent protecting the water. I want to thank each and everyone who stood up in prayer against everything that was thrown at them from DAPL, Morton County Governor, State of North Dakota, Cannon Ball District, STST tribal council, BIA police, State Patrol. National Guard, National Park service. The people from Sacred Stone who stood in prayer and we will continue in prayer and civil disobedience for the water. No matter what kind of rumor or lies they put out there we stand for the water we stand for prayer we stand

3-7-17 ~ UPDATE: LEAD HORSE CHOCTAW IS FREE. ALIVE AND WELL… He was freed from Fort Yates Jail. He never gave the authorities his name or signed anything, so he was released as John Doe.

After his release Lead Horse told me he wants to continue to inform people about what happened “with our kidnapping and what would have been my last days here” He also stated “We are fixing our vehicle for travel and may need gas and food funds to make it all the way back east. Right now water protectors we brought will meet us–to help set up and share knowledge of what can happen and prepare. Thanks Spencer for your help. We always move forward together.” #leadhorsechoctaw #freeleadhorse#protectthesacred #defendthesacred #nodapl #standingrock#blackhoopcamp #americanindianmovement #rezpectourwater photo by Nobu Sozuki originally Published with permission

3-7-17 ~ MARCH 4th UPDATE A MESSAGE FROM LEAD HORSE CHOCTAW WHILE IN JAIL AT FORT YATES VOWING TO DIE FOR THE CAUSE… “I would not eat with my enemies–with four days of no food no water I knew I would last about 10 days total. I set my body not to hurt as we journey to the next world, I told my body don’t hurt as we pass that we go in peace, I smiled at the thought at all we have done in our lives for many nations and tribes around the world. I said we go in a good way.” – LEAD HORSE CHOCTAW –Lead Horse was arrested at Ceremonial Grounds during the BIA raid on the Seventh Generation Camp on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Lead Horse was manning the Sacred Fire when he was pepper sprayed and handcuffed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs police and taken away on March 1st. #nodapl #freeleadhorse #standingrock #blackhoopcamp#rezoectourwater #defendthesacred #protectthesacred photo by Nobu Sozuki originally Published with permission


3-7-17 ~ Jamarkis Athabaskan… On the morning of January 19, 2017, the day before Trump’s inauguration, I was shot in my left eye by police at the Backwater Bridge on Highway 1806 just north of the Oceti Oyate Camp outside of Cannonball, ND. The impact from a “non-lethal bean bag round” shattered my cheek bone and orbital wall next to my eye, resulting in loss of my vision, hearing, sense of smell, taste, and touch on the left side of my face. The police officer that shot me was aiming directly at me with the intention to cause serious harm. This video was taken on January 21, after I was found in the hospital in Bismark, ND. My location or news of my injury was not released by the Morton County Sheriff’s Office or the hospital “due to security reasons,” – I believe that the police and hospital were intentionally trying to hide my injury from the public. At the hospital I was handcuffed to the bed after surgery to remove metal pellets from my eye, denied calls to my family, denied water, and kept under armed guard. After my relatives found me, I was immediately released from custody and allowed visitors. The day I was discharged from the hospital, Morton County issued a warrant for my arrest. Under legal advisement, I chose not release this video due to my warrant until I received necessary medical care and my health recovered. As my relatives and Indigenous People from across Turtle Island are traveling to march on Washington D.C., I believe that now is the time to share my story because we must not be afraid and we must share the truth about what this country is doing to Indigenous People and our precious mother water for the existence of next 7 generations. Our struggle is not over, it is just beginning. #WaterisLife #NoDAPL


3-7-17 ~ Larry Eagleheart Broome… The Chicken and the Eagle
There was once a poor farmer who only had a few crops and a chicken coop. One thing he especially loved was the great eagles that lived in a tall tree on his farm. He loved to watch them soar. The female eagle was sitting on eggs and the farmer was very excited.

One day a foolish young man crossed his property line with a gun. He saw the female eagle as she left the nest to exercise her wings for just a minute. He shot and killed her. The farmer was enraged. Although he tried, he could not catch the man. Saddened, he returned to his farm. He thought and thought, “What should I do”?

Finally an idea came. He got a ladder out of the barn and climbed the tree where the eagle nest was. He took two eggs from the nest, immediately brought them to the chicken coup and placed the eggs under a sitting hen…

Time went by and the chicks began to hatch. One of the eagle eggs did not hatch but one did. When the eaglet looked around he saw the mother hen and thought MAMA. He followed the hen and chicks and thought “I am a chicken”…but something inside told him, “I need to be up higher, up there in the sky. But no, I am a chicken…” This went on for a long time until he was grown. He kept thinking, “I need to be up higher, up there in the sky, but no, I am a chicken”.

One day for no reason he decided to hop up on a corral fence. Thinking all the time “I need to be up higher”. He felt the need to spread his wings as far as he could. While he was spreading his wings, a strong wind blew hard and all of a sudden he began to rise; higher and higher until he was soaring high in the sky. From there he could look down on his circumstances as they really were. He thought, “I am not a chicken at all!! I am an eagle and I have eagle eyes for I can see things as they really are”.

The question is: Are you a chicken or an eagle?

But someone may say, “If I am an eagle how do I get where I belong?”

The answer is….

Hold your wings out and wait for the Creator to send His Spirit to blow you where you are supposed to be.
eagleheart


3-5-17 ~ Barbara Anne Kirkman… “You all talk as if this is the past, well then I suggest you go to ND and take a good look at what has happened at Standing Rock..the 75p0+ people arrested on bogus charges…the 1,000 forced to leave, leaving behind their possessions, many have had their cars confiscated because they were not allowed to take them since the road in and out was under a blockade at both ends…people who cannot leave the sate until they are tried in court..have no place to go, many left with just what was on their backs….and then there was all of the chemicals used on them, or sprayed over the camps at night, and yes, there is proof of this. Many are still ill…many also now have glass lung disease….many gave up everything they had to stand to protect the waters there in Lake Oahe and the Missouri River…More than a thousand made it thru 3 blizzards…well over 600 injured by rubber bullets, bean bags pepper pops, the police aiming for their heads, chest and groin areas…they loved shooting the men in the knees…and the police shot and killed a horse and badly damaged others…the police would come into the camps at night and to snatch and grabs..Planes and helicopters flying over head 24/7..Stadium lights set up to shine directly on the main camp…so much that people do not know about what happened at Standing Rock…and remember this is the second decade of the 21st Century.”


3-5-17 ~ AJ+… Every morning, students in Toronto pay respect to indigenous land and people before singing “O Canada.”


3-5-17 ~ Wasté Win Young… TOMORROW, I’m going to get the papers to file a petition for the removal of our tribal council officials.

The reason why is because they dishonored us and shamed us under the guise of protecting us–disrespecting thousands of allies– especially the Očeti Šakowin who have a treaty right to be here. Also for the theft, misuse/ misappropriation of money and donations that were meant for water protectors. I will swear before a judge (and anyone) what was told to me in August 2016–about getting people to donate to the tribe instead of Sacred Stone.

I know this will bring me more enemies and create hard feelings but how do you think the grass roots people feel? The council allowed a foreign military, BIA, and the ND state patrol to step onto sovereign lands and systematically, physically remove homes and people. This action not only displaced hundreds of people (non-native, indigenous and tribal citizens) but directly caused economic hardship and inflicted great emotional duress & trauma.

(I would also be game to file paperwork to initiate a lawsuit against the state of ND for closing 1806 and police abuse).

I can’t apologize anymore. I still carry those values of respect,–waunsila, wolakota, with me. But I’ve got to do this. It’s time we stood up to our government.

If anyone would like to help or gather signatures in your district let me know.


3-4-17 ~ ‎Spencer Keeton Cunningham‎… MARCH 3rd UPDATE. Lead Horse Choctaw (a man I saw in person speak at Oceti Sakowin camp and saw days before his disappearance) was arrested at Ceremonial Grounds during the raid on the Seventh Generation Camp when the camp was attacked by police. 7th generation camp (also known as black hoop camp) was next to Sacred Stone Camp. Lead Horse was manning the Sacred Fire when he was pepper sprayed and handcuffed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs police.

Lead Horse was then kidnapped by BIA police and taken to the Fort Yates Jail. He is on a hunger strike and told the court he will die there for the cause.

Lead Horse asked for the names of the police when they arrived in camp on March 1, 2017. BIA said earlier that they were only coming into the camps to assess the situation. Lead Horse said in court that he was a Ceremony Keeper, and a peaceful man, and was in a closing Ceremony when the BIA trucks came in to the Ceremony Grounds.

3 people were arrested. They pepper sprayed him and handcuffed him. People had to walk all the way to the Prairie Knights Casino after which is more than 11 miles away.

Seventh Generation, which is Black Hoop Camp, was raided by police on the same day as the original camp, Sacred Stone Camp.

Oceti Sakowin, the large camp, and Sacred Stone Camp were raided and water protectors evicted.
Now evicted and displaced, water protectors are still being welcomed by Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe camp to continue the defense of the water. Cheyenne River Sioux have continued to open up their Powwow Grounds in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. #freeleadhorse#leadhorsechoctaw #standingrock #nodapl



3-4-17 ~ Digital Smoke Signals… Newly remodeled Pit Stop Gas station owned by Dave Archambault starts 2 days after Sacred Stones trespassing notice, delivered by BIA on request of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Seems like an inappropriate time to do remodeling of GAS Station. While WATER PROTECTORS” Personal belongings are under-siege at Sacred Stones Camp and cannot be retrieved.

Gas station cannot be missed, as it is on the only road out of Sacred Stone camp.
We are documenting on both sides of the pipeline…

COMMENTS:

Tiki Blu ~ This makes my skin itch and my bowels churn!! This is a very ugly “In-Your-Face!” accompanied by a middle finger flip off to all nodapl media, water protectors, land defenders & supporters. With a heavy heart, I am very ashamed of the actions of the chairman of the Standing Rock Tribe. This remodeling of the Pit Stop at this terribly crucial time defines who he really is …..and it is not pretty!!
Debbie Edge ~ Corruption n greed
Mary Najdzion-Gagnon ~ WTF????????????????? WOW…this man has balls!!!! To do this at this time?????? WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Virginia Cappello ~ Do not let history repeat itself..this should never had happen. Reminds me of the 1860s…follow AIM and stand together
Tammy Beau Bordeaux ~ And he said they lost money because of the road block. Looks like we know where all the money they kept went to.


3-4-17 ~ LomaStar Cleveland … Once AGAIN…my sister was suddenly moved from Bismarck to Rugby, ND.
The state of ND insists on moving her abruptly for no apparent reason. We will continue to support her regardless of where she’s at…here is the newest mailing address for our sister…

Red Fawn Fallis
HACTC
110 Industrial Rd
Rugby, ND 58368

There is no message line and she does not have access to the phone like she previously did, so letters or cards are the only form of support as of right now. As always thank U all for the continued support…


3-4-17 ~ Angie Spencer… Apparently Prairie Knights Casino is into #FalseAllegations and #TacticalSuppression as well. Unbelievable that the tribe’s casino would treat Water Protectors so poorly, yet invite the BIA tribal police, armed U.S. Park Rangers, and undercover Federal Agents who are clearing out the camps, into the hotel with open arms. This letter is so bogus, its beyond suspect. Just to be clear, there was never any “incident” it is part of how they are systematically cutting people off from access to resources to encourage people to flee the area. This can be seen in the closing of HWY 1806 and now with the multiple barricades in place in and around the reservation, this is just another form of tactical suppression and blocking of resources which is a tactic within attempts at social control but this time it is within the tribe’s casino itself – which is telling. I was never spoken to about this or asked to leave because no “incident” actually happened. This letter was mailed to my home in Seattle, I just now received it upon arrival home. The reality is, hundreds of Water Protectors and Indigenous people from around the world have been banned from the Prairie Knights Casino now in an effort to make sure they never come back. #StandingRock


3-3-17 ~ Alisha Ali Vincent
LISTEN UP WATER WARRIORS:
I am not one to put faith in rumors. But let us remember that it was Standing Rock Tribal Council who voted to remove all of the camps, including Sacred Stone. I have shared with you that documentation from every step of the process. This was not just a move taken to please the residents of Cannonball. Part of the decision-making process DID include personal vendettas, long-standing family disputes, and petty jealousies.

The current RUMOR is that Sacred Stone will be razed by bulldozer in the coming days. I have zero evidence that this is true. On the other hand, why would we possibly sit around and wait until we receive official confirmation courtesy of someone watching the bulldozers driving down the street?

So… here is my personal plan of action and I hope you will JOIN ME…
Call Chairman Dave Archambault TODAY… 701.854.8500
POLITELY REMIND THEIR OFFICE…
– we came when you asked
– our majority came in a good way
– standing rock youth need hope & help
– DO NOT DESTROY Sacred Stone school
It DOESN’T MATTER if this is rumor or truth. What matters is that we act now and use our voice on this Friday… to step up and speak out as a moral obligation to the Indigenous Youth in Standing Rock that deserve to have these remaining structures benefit THEM. If it is even the slightest of possibilities that bulldozers will disrespect the future use possibilities of these structures… Then we should be acting NOW.
Forward and share please!
This is an action for TODAY, not tomorrow.


3-1-17 ~ Holding A Pipe at Oceti Sakowin Prayer Resistance Camp ==> Met With Live Ammunition
Only 39 years since the 1978 Federal American Indian Religious Freedom Act…
(photo by Unicorn Riot)


3-1-17 ~ Johnny Dangers… BIA Federal Police and Park Rangers will NOT allow LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard through the hard barricade on to her own property at Sacred Stone Camp! LaDonna shares her thoughts on the situation just outside the barricade in Cannonball.
Share and spread the word to the World about the injustice of shutting down a Prayer Camp!

3-1-17 ~ Johnny Dangers… Breaking News. BIA SUV just went through Sacred Stone Camp and said Final Warning. BIA is “Taking over Cleanup” “Everyone should leave” There is now a Hard Blockade at the Check Point and Park Rangers are not letting Water Protectors back into camp to Clean! Share and spread the word!

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INDEX

NEWS ARTICLES ~ STANDING ROCK
http://wp.me/P6lD99-17T
VIDEO ARCHIVE ~ STANDING ROCK
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1fI
LEGAL PERSPECTIVE
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1WT
POLICE WEAPONRY AND THE ATROCITIES AT STANDING ROCK
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1ac
STORIES FROM THE FRONTLINE JAN. 1, 2017 – FEB. 28, 2017
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1GC
STORIES FROM THE FRONTLINE JAN 9, 2017 – OCT. 25, 2016
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1dE
STANDING ROCK CAMPS #WATER IS LIFE
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1hR
STANDING ROCK HISTORY
http://standingrock.org/history/
TRUSTED NEWS SOURCES ~ STANDING ROCK
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1i6
HOW YOU CAN HELP STANDING ROCK #NODAPL
http://wp.me/P6lD99-VG

SPECIAL REPORT Feb. 23, 2017 Standing Rock

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe
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Rudy TwoMoon ~ “Personal stories, truth, the fight for survival, sadness and joy. Many of you have no idea the history you witnessed or ignored. This is bigger than you realize. It will be talked about for generations as the “movement to start all movements”. The movement which shifted balance back to protection of the earth and ourselves. In a flash of time, you’ll be telling the younger generation, I remember when we almost almost lost ourselves. Your story will probably start like this… “Not long ago, the world was getting darker. No, we weren’t without light, we just couldn’t see any longer. It was children, babies, who brought the light back to the grandmother’s with song…..”

2-23-17 ~ Grandma Regina was arrested today…my heart is heavy…prayers
EDIT: just saw this post she is released and safe… http://tinyurl.com/jzhxleu
Grandma Regina Brave, a survivor of Wounded Knee II in 1973, was released yesterday after being arrested for her actions standing up for treaty rights as police raided Oceti Sakowin. She has a message for all of her supporters and all who follow the movement.


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2-23-17 ~ Dave Archambault… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2-23-17
Standing Rock Sioux Chairman responds to Secretary Spicer’s statements

Cannon Ball, N.D.— Dave Archambault II, Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, today refuted White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s statements that the White House has been involved in any way with the Tribe.

“Spicer claimed that the Trump administration has been ‘constantly’ in contact with our Tribe. That clai m is absolutely false,” Archambault said.

“We repeatedly asked for meetings with the Trump administration, but never received one until the day they notified Congress that they were issuing the easement. I was on a plane to Washington, D.C. when I learned the easement was issued at the airport. It was an insult to me and to the Tribe. I cancelled the meeting upon hearing this news. We have since filed a lawsuit for the immoral and illegal issuance of the easement and suspension of the environmental impact study.”

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe remains adamant that the Dakota Access Pipeline is a dangerous project that threatens our water. The tactics to divide our fight against the real enemy, Energy Transfer Partners, are counterproductive and detract from the goal to stop the denigration of our sovereign rights to protect our treaty resources.

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2-23-17 ~ The most telling photo at Standing Rock … Raymond Kingfisher giving closing prayers upon leaving camp. Thanking the Protectors .

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2-23-17 ~ Redhawk … This afternoon I was asked to take a photo of the Sacred Fire right before the final prayer walk, where nearly 100 Water Protectors peacefully, and prayerfully stepped back on to the reservations they have been confined to for over a century. For those of you not aware, the Sacred Fire has always been off limits for media, as it contains the spirits. I was honored to be asked to do this.

I am trying my best to explain the emotions that went through my heart today. Anger, fear, excitement, but mostly pain. Pain to see so many people so close to mother earth oppressed by this country for money, greed, and the overall fact the United States does not want to admit it stole this land from Native Americans. America’s dirty little secret.

We spent the last 2 days planning on how we as media could work together to keep this camp safe. Originally, I planned to remain until the end. After being asked to document the sacred fire, and participate in the prayer walk, my mind changed. Once I crossed the river with the tribes, my heart told me it was my time to go. As much as I wanted to turn around and step back over that bridge, I knew I wouldn’t be doing the right thing. I could feel something bad would happen to me. I then walked all the way to Cheyenne River camp. I sat for a bit, cried a bit more, and thought about all the emotions I had just gone through. There were many.

Looking back on the nearly 6 months of being here in solidarity, there have been many ups and downs. Small victories, and small defeats. I have had hypothermia, gone nights without sleeping bags, slept in an emergency shelter for a month while trying to assist with the shelter, had rubber bullets wiz past my head, tasted tear gas, had electronics sabotaged, “dapl’d”, items stolen, friendships lost, and a few times questioned about my intentions based off the color of my skin. Through all that, I know I still had it much easier than many. Most even. So many have sacrificed so much to be here. They have given up homes, lost marriages, lost jobs, lost children, and so many more. All to defend mother earth and human rights. Looking back, I know I am nothing more than a man, and I have received so much inspiration through watching the strength of our Native American brothers and sister.

Today was not a loss. Today was a win. Standing Rock has awoken the sleeping giant of humankind. The knowledge that people can band together, and make a statement of unity, prayer, love, and compassion. This is just the beginning of a greater whole. I believe we can change the world. We have already proven the world can hear our calls.

I am still trying to process everything, and maybe this post doesn’t make sense, but I knew it was my time to go. I followed that intuition, and followed my heart over that bridge. I cried more today than I ever have in my life. I was honored to see my heart open so much from my time here.

So many people have banded together, but for me, my focus has always been getting the media out. I’ve been very humbled to be able to work beside the Oceti Sakowin Camp media team, and try to represent the camp in a good way. The last few nights of media meetings worked. I felt that independent media, alongside veterans, medics and most of all the prayers of the Water Protectors kept the camp in peace, and no major conflicts took place today. I am still in awe over the dedication of all those media that took the stand on the front lines of 1806 today, and helped the police back away from camp. I am eternally grateful to work alongside so many dedicated and true journalists, using their abilities to document the reality of this world.

This is not about journalism tho. This is about taking a stand for 500 years of oppression for our Indigenous brothers and sisters. This is about honoring treaties. This is about native children abductions. This is about man camps destroying native families. This is about protecting the earth from corporate rape for profit. This is about being HUMAN. This is about love, and compassion, and understanding, and empathy, and prayer.

This is about leaving this world knowing you stood on the right side of history.

Today I walked away from the Oceti Sacred Fire for the last time, but all of us have left with the fire in our hearts. That fire will never burn out. It is embedded and engrained in our souls, blood, sweat, tears forever.

WE ARE FOREVER BURNING
WE ARE FOREVER STANDING
THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING.
THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING.

MNI WICONI.
Redhawk

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2-23-17 NY TIMES… The largest protest camp at Standing Rock was cleared on Wednesday. Some protesters set fire to semipermanent structures before the 2 p.m. deadline.

“It’s an act of defiance,” Nick Cowan said as he watched a fire burn after living here for more than 2 months. “It’s saying: ‘If you are going to make us leave our home, you cannot take our space. We’ll burn it to the ground and let the earth take it back before you take it from us.’”

Vanessa Red Bull shared her perspective: “I think that’s why people are setting things on fire: as a way of a last homage to what had become many people’s homes. A community was here.”

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2-23-17 ~ US Customs & Border Protection at Standing Rock!
Oh, the irony.

“Militarized police, the National Guard, and US Customs have descended on Standing Rock with humvees and rifles to protect the Dakota Access Pipeline from unarmed protestors and journalists.”

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2-23-17 ~ Linda Black Elk … I waited until after midnight to write this. Today, some exemplary medics and healers waited until every last person was out of the Oceti Sakowin camp before they narrowly escaped personal harm and arrest by the long arm of county, state and federal law enforcement.

I have never known better people. Never. They are brave and generous; they are tough but fair; they are cautious but honest. They have become my family, and I love them.

Over the last seven months, my medics, midwives, mental health professionals, MDs, herbalists, traditional healers, street medics, first responders, body workers, and other volunteers have sacrificed everything …everything…to protect the protectors. I am so so thankful for them.

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2-23-17 ~ Watching the place I called home burn while my Friends are been arrested leaves a hole in my heart. I met many awesome People at Medic Healer Council who gave of their all, Doctors Nurses Natural Medicine in conditions that resembled conditions as bad or worse than third world countries. My stay was one of service and while I went to tell a story I became part of it and even fell in love. We learned a lot at the Standing Rock Protectors – Pipeline Protest as Veterans and as water protectors. We learned a lot about ourselves the People we met and the things we and others did. There is healing that is taking place for we as they made mistakes, tradition was forgotten and the sacred trampled. The Lakota tradition is nomadic giving Mother Earth time to heal. At this sacred place there is more than burial grounds, battles have been won and lost this one yet to be decided much less the ones that came before. Moving forward to fight the Black Snake we know requires unity with each other and harmony with Mother Earth. The lessons learned here are just the beginning not the end for while the fire here has been stomped on the ambers have spread far an wide awakening a movement of awareness of what the future holds for our children. Change is never easy, on days as today even harder but that cannot stop us. The Tribes are talking and many have united as many more come together as relations between the water protectors Veterans and other groups start to heal. Moving forward there will be Eco Villages and places that live in the Lakota way in Peace with the land. There will be self-sustaining movements teaching and doing what it takes to ensure stability and continuity of our natural resources because there is only one other choice, the Black Snake seen here as the evil it can be spewing pollution into the air and contaminating the water. That it was burned and I was not there to move it makes me sad for this structure unlike the Tipi’s was made of plastics. This is not what we stand for as water protectors, regardless of who set it ablaze, them or us it was wrong. We take from this what we will, no one person will interpret these words the same. It is time to heal the wounds of war and look forward with an eye on the past for without respect for history the mistakes are doomed to be revisited. #ImaginePeace for Mother Earth and all her inhabitants. #Change #ForTheChildren#WaterIsLife.

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2-23-17 ~ Ed Higgins was arrested today while covering the #LastStand at Standing Rock along with Evan Duke and dozens of veterans, journalists, and water protectors. We will NOT stand idly by while the government declares a war on our rights to assemble and free press

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2-23-17~ Redhawk… Look who is out of custody, out of the hospital, and wanting to talk about how police treat Water Protectors and independent media.
Facebook live interview w Eric Poemz in a couple hours.
-Redhawk

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2-23-17 ~ An unstoppable force met immovable objects. A convoy of 200 law enforcement vehicles, including a Bearcat armored personnel carrier, 16 Humvees and more than 200 policemen and National Guard Soldiers entered the Oceti Sakowin #DakotaAccessPipeline protest camp Thursday morning. #DAPL

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2-23-17 Jesse Ventura … Welcome to the Fascist States of America. What happened to the 1st Amendment? As a veteran I hang my head in shame. They say they’re giving protesters the chance to “leave peacefully” today, but we’re seeing video footage of arrests since yesterday.

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Pic Flag Row, Oceti Camp. Josué Rivas Fotographer
2-23-17 ~ Adam Elfers‎… For all our Standing Rock friends, we all know watching these live feeds is tough for everybody. Watching people with such little reverence and understanding dismantle with militarized vehicles and weapons what we all built so sacredly. Not for money or power or fame, but for water, for the coming together of Tribes, of people all over the world, indigenous tribes from Ecuador, Hawaii, New Zealand, Alaska, and all over Native America. Standing rock is one of the single largest solidarity movements in world history. World history. That means ever. Think about it. How many times in the history of the world have people come together across so many differences of culture and language to #stand together. To stand United against a human greed represented in the business plans of billionaires who invade sacred land and steal water rights, all the while backed by the very men who promised to protect and serve the common welfare of the people and planet.

We withstood everything. Snow. Ice. Rubber bullets. Mace. Tasers. Tear gas. Concussion grenades. Propaganda. Lies. Water hoses in sub zero temperatures. Over 700 people were arrested for this #stand. I was one of them.

No matter what happens from here, no matter how this goes down, no matter how they evict and dismantle our camp, we know the truth:

Something was born at Standing Rock. Something Ancient & Spiritual was brought to form in modern life. & for all of us who were part of it…

We will never ever forget.

Standing Rock is in our blood. Our DNA. We are forever changed. & no matter what history gets told about the struggle for clean water that is becoming ever more common and urgent on planet earth, when our great granddaughter looks into our aging eyes & asks, “grandma, grandpa, what did you do to protect the water, to preserve the earth?” It is us, not them, who will be able to look in that little girl’s eyes with honor & say…
“Baby, I was at Standing Rock; I am a Water Protector.”

To all our Standing Rock Tribe worldwide, I love you so much. I can never thank you enough. Thanks for changing my life. Thanks for standing up and showing the world that something more is possible.
This is just the beginning.

Long live Standing Rock. Long live *Oceti Sakowin* camp, Sacred Stone, Rosebud & the rest.
#StandingRock #StillStanding #JustTheBeginning #StandingRockLives

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2-23-17 ~ Prolific TheRapper… Be smarter than their propaganda. All eyes on Camp. After using force their next move will be propaganda to justify their injustices for the past several months… #nodapl

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2-23-17 ~ The last man left in Oceti Sakowin Main Camp. Sitting on the roof.

Chase Iron Eyes, an American Indian activist and a member of the Standing Rock

2-23-17 ~ NY Times…. Chase Iron Eyes, an American Indian activist and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is live from Canon Ball, North Dakota after yesterday’s evacuation order by the Army Corps of Engineers and North Dakota’s governor.

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2-23-17 ~ Johnny Dangers… 100% of the Oceti Oyate Camp is now in Government Control! Riot Police, Armored Humvees, Reports of M4 guns and more are raiding the Oceti Oyate Camp!!! Armored Vehicles shamefully line the banks of the Cannonball River. Armed Riot Police have raided 80% of camp and are squeezing the remaining Water Protectors onto the semi-frozen Cannonball River! Grandmother arrested by the sweatlodge. Share! Send Prayers of Strength! Share with the world the truth!

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2-23-17 ~ Redhawk… There was a reported 8-10 arrests yesterday at Oceti. What mainstream media failed to recognize is that a vast majority if not ALL of those arrested were independent & grassroots media taking a stand for the camp, and refusing to allow corporation controlled law enforcement to seize the camp with no documentation. Exercising the 1st amendment, and defending the liberties of this country, this is now a war of information as well as a spiritual war.
There is still independent media embedded inside the camp, and they will continue to defend the right to document for treaty rights and the rights of our Native American brothers and sisters.
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW.
-Redhawk”

2-23-17 ~ Police Remove Last Of Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters From Camp
Officers on Thursday arrested 46 protesters and forced out all other people who remained in a camp that had been the epicenter of opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Morton County sheriff’s department announce Continue Reading
http://tinyurl.com/h593bnj

2-23-17 ~ North Dakota Dismantles #NoDAPL Oceti Camp
Just after 11 am, the combined eviction forces began their approach into the camp. Between a few dozen to a hundred water protectors were estimated remaining in camp at that time, with most having left the previous day but some having returned that morning by walking across the frozen Cannonball River. Bypassing the main entrance, two Bobcat-type skid steer loaders were used to clear a path down the snowy hill into the north end of Oceti Oyate. Bearcat and MRAP armored vehicles, accompanied by a large number of Humvees and sheriff’s deputies, police with riot gear and live weapons, descended down the path into the camp. Continue Reading
http://tinyurl.com/gkwqeay

2-23-17 ~ Gov. Burgum signs 4 DAPL-inspired bills into law
Gov. Doug Burgum signed four bills into law Thursday afternoon. The bills all have ties to the Dakota Access pipeline protests.House Bill 1293 expands the scope of criminal trespass under state law, but reduces the offense to a $250 citation rather than criminal charges. House Bill 1304 makes it a misdemeanor to wear a mask or hood when committing a crime. House Bill 1426 increases penalties for riot offenses. It allows prosecutors to charge those who take part in a riot in a manner consistent with the potential for actual harm to health safety and well-being. Senate Bill 2302 allows the Attorney General to appoint ad hoc special agents. An example of this would be an out-of-state officer who comes to North Dakota responding to a request for assistance. All four bills have emergency clauses that make them effective immediately. Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/zfz23eh

2-23-17 ~ Trump administration withdrew legal memo that found ‘ample legal justification’ to halt Dakota Access pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/zpy3c3p
The 35-page legal analysis of the pipeline’s potential environmental risks and its impact on treaty rights of the Standing Rock Sioux and other indigenous tribes was authored in December by then-Interior Department Solicitor Hilary C. Tompkins, an Obama appointee who was — at the time — the top lawyer in the department. “The government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Tribes calls for enhanced engagement and sensitivity to the Tribes’ concerns,” Tompkins wrote. “The Corps is accordingly justified should it choose to deny the proposed easement.” Continue Reading

2-23-17 ~ BREAKING: Trump Orders Army to Evict Sioux from Standing Rock at Gunpoint
American forces are storming lands that rightfully belong to Native Americans per U.S. treaties. Trump’s hearkening America back to one of its ugliest historical legacies. The only difference is that our soldiers aren’t on horseback this time. Now, they’re using snipers, bulletproof armor, and Humvees to storm the Native Americans’ protest camps. Continue Reading…
http://tinyurl.com/jn2avx2

2-23-17 ~ Militarized Police Just Evicted The Sioux Tribe From Standing Rock At Gunpoint
Federal authorities have begun their raid to evict the water protectors from the Oceti Sakowin camp, and the images coming out of the protest site are extremely disturbing. History is repeating itself as heavily militarized United States law enforcement storm Native American treaty land to run them off- only this time they’re riding in Humvees and not on horses. Continue Reading …
http://tinyurl.com/zw478g2

2-23-17 ~ Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters
It took 3 ? hours for about 220 officers and 18 National Guardsmen to methodically search the protesters’ temporary homes. Authorities said they arrested 46 people, including a group of military veterans who had to be carried out and a man who climbed atop a building and stayed there for more than an hour before surrendering. Continue Reading …
http://tinyurl.com/homxjkh

2-23-17 ~ FRONTLINE at Standing Rock-Holding the Line 2/23/17 – 411 TRUTH

2-23-17 ~ North Dakota Police CHASE Journalists – TYT Politics

2-23-17 ~ The Chairman Is Having A Meeting At Oceti (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ Armed Police & Military Are Now Inside Oceti (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ Live From Standing Rock With Myron Dewey 2/23/2017 Good Morning – 411 Truth

2-23-17 ~ Armed Police & Military Are Now Inside Oceti 2/23/2017 Live From Standing Rock – 411 Truth

2-23-17 ~ Johnny Dangers Armed Riot Police have raided 80% of camp 2/23/17 – 411 Truth

2-23-17 ~ Oil Police BRUTALIZE Water Protector Who Questioned Them – TYT Politics

2-23-17 ~ Jameson Dargen speaks with Law Enforcement as they try to get him out of Camp – J Grady

2-23-17 ~ Myron Dewey ~ Update from camp after Yesterdays Removal – J Grady

2-13-17 ~ Drone Footage Of Oceti Raid Part 1 (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock With Stephanie Big-Eagle – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ Live From Standing Rock With Myron Dewey (2/23/2017) Good Morning – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ On The Ground In Oceti The Raid Continues (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ We Have to Keep Fighting: Water Protectors Vow Continued Resistance to DAPL as Main Camp Is Evicted – Democracy Now!

2-23-17 ~ Standing Rock Documentary: Who, What and Why of the DAPL Protests (Must Watch) – Protect Mother Earth

2-23-17 ~ Last stand Oceti Oyate heartbreaking – The One And Only Power

2-23-17 ~ Definitely a homeland security helicopter at oceti Camp – The One And Only Power

2-23-17 ~ This is so sad, we have no choice but to stop this from continuing – The One And Only Power

2-23-17 ~ Oceti Camp Is Being Raided! (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock With Johnny Dangers – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ On The Ground In Oceti With Raid Updates (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ Standing Rock Police Raid Oceti Sakowin Camp 2-23-17 12:13 pm – MeMy SelfAndi

2-23-17 ~ 2/23/17 NoDAPL Live Stream of Oceti Sakowin camp invasion from across river – 411 Truth

23-23-17 ~ Lastrealindians ~ The raid of the north camp is almost complete – J Grady

2-23-17 ~ Drone Footage Of Oceti Raid Part 2 (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock With Stephanie Big-Eagle – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ They have four armed standing on the ridge behind Cheyenne River North – J Grady

2-23-17 ~ Myron Dewey ~ Live raid of Oceti resistance prater camp – J Grady

2-23-17 ~ BIA In Rosebud The Oceti Raid Continues (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ Live From Standing Rock With Chase Iron Eyes Part 2 (2/23/2017) Oceti Raid Updates – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ Jameson Dargen speaks with Law Enforcement as they try to get him out of Camp – 411 TRUTH

2-23-17 ~ Standing Rock Police Cause Broken Hip! 02/23/17 #NoDAPL – 411 TRUTH

2-23-17 ~ America Lawlessly Dishonors Supreme Laws of it’s own Land. | 02/23/17 KFYR TV – 411 TRUTH

2-23-17 ~ Unicorn Riot ~ Militarized police fall face-first in attempts to tackle water protectors – J Grady

2-23-17 ~ Drone Footage: Raid On Oceti Resistance Prayer Camp Part 1 (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ Drone Footage: Raid On Oceti Resistance Prayer Camp Part 2 (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ USA: National Guard clear out remaining protesters at Standing Rock camp – Ruptly TV

2-23-17 ~ Americans Shame – Sad Day at Standing Rock as Protester Picked Off – LIVE SATELLITE NEWS

2-23-17 ~ Military Vehicles and Snipers at Standing Rock Protest – LIVE SATELLITE NEWS

2-23-17 ~ Police Arrest American Indians at Standing Rock – LIVE SATELLITE NEWS

2-23-17 ~ Police News Conference at Standing Rock Protest – LIVE SATELLITE NEWS

 
 
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News Articles and Updates ~ Oceti Sakowin
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You Tube Video Archive ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1fI
How You Can Help Standing Rock? #NODAPL
http://wp.me/P6lD99-VG
Standing Rock history
http://standingrock.org/history/
Without Water We Can Not Exist
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Stories from the Frontlines ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1dE
Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1ac
Trusted News Sources ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1i6
Standing Rock Camps #Water Is Life
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Oceti Sakowin ~ Stories from the Frontline ~Dec. 5, 2016

Kristeen Irigoyen_Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Reminding people not everything is bad; stories of truth, of connecting with old friends and making new ones, learning new skills, showing respect and integrity, love, laughter, fun and working together as a community. PLEASE share these stories with you friends and acquaintances; the world needs to know, not only about the atrocities being committed but of the good which has come from the enormity of this stance against evil. Sincerely,Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez

12-4-16 ~ Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL (Official Video) – Taboo

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12-4-16 ~ Lee Sprague… Amazing, Incredible. I am smiling so big my ears lobes are wet!

This morning, after our camp meetings I was informed that Veterans, who are arriving in camp in advance of General Wesley Clark’s arrival, recovered our family canoes!!

Elements of our teams assisted the Veterans who conducted an operation through the razor wire to get them.
Even though they are damaged beyond repair, it was good to see them next to the Veterans Tents this beautiful morning.

It was a point of honor for the Veterans to recover our Michigan Canoe, Cold water rescue teams primary vessels.

It hurt to see them behind DAPL oil police and Morton County Sheriff’s razor wire. With them gloating over them. They are home now at Standing Rock, safe, having served our community here and in Michigan well.

I don’t know the whole story yet, I’m looking forward to gifting the veterans for their good deeds, and hearing their stories around our winter camp fires.

I’m really happy, and deeply honored.

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12-3-16 ~ Lobo, 60, Retired Police Officer and US Navy, Chicago, IL … “I’m out here because I took an oath to support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies – foreign and domestic – and with me, there’s no expiration date on that. I’m working to attain (man, I’m tired) accountability, justice and peace – and they have to come in that order. None of the banks that caused any of the foreclosures, those guilty of governmental corruption, none of them have been held accountable. It was in 1970 that I joined up with the American Indian Movement and now I’m out here with Veterans for Peace. Right now, there’s no justice and there’s definitely no peace. So the struggle goes on.”

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12-3-16 ~ Jon Eagle Sr…. Veterans Stand with Standing Rock. You have no idea how good it felt to walk into this building and be told, “Fall in!” This is just the first arrivals. Warriors from all over America coming to defend and protect the Water Protectors. To stand with the Great Sioux Nation! To uphold the oath of service we took to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic.

“I wish America could be more like the Sioux. I think Creator made them so strong and stubborn because one day they were going to have to stand up for all of us.” – Wes Clarke Jr.
# ServiceBeforeSelf #Warriors

12-3-16 ~ Vanessa Powassin-Beadle… After all this time I finally made my way out to Standing Rock. I wanted to come out there and be able to say I was there and I know what it’s all about. Everyone was so friendly and willing to help. I met people from different parts of the world and it was so amazing. I live on an island surrounded by water so I know how important water is for myself and for the world. I ask people to try to understand why everyone is out there and why they are protecting this cause. I know in the world today we all use oil. And when you say stop driving cars if you are against this. It’s not about that. It’s about taking care of what we have. And it’s not too late to change but we must do it together. Let’s make that change, it’s not too late.

12-2-16 ~ UNIFY… We had the pleasure of meeting Wesley Clark Jr. last night who’s organizing the Veterans coming to Standing Rock. His spirit and power was incredible to witness as he spoke and expressed that he’s here at Standing Rock because it was message from God.

Over 2,500 veterans are arriving here today with the intention to be peaceful, prayerful and of service to the people of Standing Rock. Each of the battalions will be led by Native Veteran Women bringing balance to the masculine and feminine. We’re excited to witness the impact and effect with thousands of veterans coming in a structured way to be of service.

More updates for you soon on the actions the veterans will do during their stay at Standing Rock. We look forward to praying with you tomorrow at 10am CT.

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12-3-16 ~ Ace Hardware Bismarck…Update on North Dakota protest stories, ACE’S BISMARCK stores are FULLY STOCKED and selling propane and supplies to any and all. Thank you Ace Hardware!

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This doesn’t really go here but I just couldn’t help myself! lol
12-2-16 ~ ATXEJ – Austin Environmental Justice Team … Energy Transfer Partners was not too happy this morning when some Texas water protectors built a pipeline in their office hallway. They wanted it dismantled and taken away for some reason. Imagine that…

The pipeline was for the ETP VP of Government Affairs, Grant Ruckel. It reads, “Grant, you can still choose to stand on the side that supports life or you can continue to reap the heavy consequences of supporting an industrial complex of death and destruction. Future generations, especially your childrens, may still one day look back and thank you for having the courage to join the side that supports life. You have a choice.”

ATXEJ Texas Water Protectors contend that the locally-based VP of Government Affairs for ETP, Grant Ruckel, holds considerable responsibility for disrespecting and violating human rights, Indigenous Rights, and governmental processes during the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Trans Pecos Pipeline, and Comanche Trails Pipeline. Documented failures include:

12-2-16 ~ ‎Adam Elfers‎... Hey. First off. I just want to say…I’m really proud of you guys. All of you. I’m really proud & humbled by my native brothers and sisters who stand on the front lines with such resilience, passion, and courage for their heritage and to protect our planet, who have stood on that line against European assault for over 100 years.

I’m really proud of our allies. The non native people, & those ones that have some native heritage but grew up entirely disconnected from it, like me. I’m proud of you for driving across the country. I’m proud of you for putting everything else in your life, second. I’m proud of you for being quiet and listening to the elders, for letting children, women, and elders eat first. Im proud of you for hanging in there on that fourth round in the sweat lodge. I’m proud of you for standing your ground when the police try to push you around, when they stop your car, or scramble your signal, or point assault weapons at your chest, launching flaming canisters of tear gas and mace into an ocean of innocence here to protect our rivers for an unborn tomorrow–still you stand.

I’m proud of all of you who want to come to Standing Rock but can’t. I’m proud of all of you that have found a new place in your heart, in your soul through this movement.

& last but not least, im especially super tugs-on-heartstrings proud for all of you around the world, taking time out of your day, your own challenging life, to write that letter, to print it off, to walk into your Bank office & ask to speak with a manager, to look that person in the eyes and say…

Why?
At what cost?
I can’t go on with you
My future is not for sale
My native brothers and sisters’ rights are not for sale
Our rivers are not for sale
Our forests & mountains are not for sale
When your investments concern the health of our planet and clean water,
We are all stakeholders
We are all downstream
I’m closing my account today
Because I stand with standing rock
Because water is life;
Mni Wiconi
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You know, it’s been a long time since I’ve been home, & I’m not even sure what that means anymore, but to you, YOU, all around the world, showing up on the frontlines of your own life, putting your money where your heart is, truly standing with that sacred resilient prayer that is Standing Rock, I just want you to know
That I am so
So So proud
Of YOU.
Mni Wiconi; Water Is Life

Write me a letter or join our community at Facebook.com/DeFundDAPL

12-2-16 ~ ‎Billie Clary‎…So one night at dinner I had an unexpected conversation with a certain elder of camp, who shall remain nameless. This elder explained how his vision for this movement created at Standing Rock, after the black snake is dead, would become a mobile community of activism. Imagine that. Imagine everyone who is and had been to camp and those who support from all over the world joined in the strife and struggles in your community brought on by the injustices and inequities in our government. Local, state and federal levels this is a problem. Imagine this community setting up in your town, on your Frontline, making your problems their problems and standing with you in solidarity. It’s coming my friends and relatives. I believe this to be our future. The prophesy of the Warriors of the Rainbow is happening in front of our eyes, as we speak. It’s powerful. Have a great day warriors!

12-2-16 ~ Adam Schrader…I was super angry after my wrongful arrest on Oct. 27. I can’t express enough gratitude to Ron His Horse Is Thunder for helping me keep a level head in the holding cell and reminding me that I was there to do my job: report on protest actions. This story is all thanks to him. These are my factual observations and my account of what happened during the raid on the front line camp…. I SPENT 36 HOURS IN JAIL WITH STANDING ROCK PROTESTERS… Police in riot gear knocked down and arrested Granny RedFeather less than 10 feet from me. They had already pointed guns, fingers on their triggers, and used ear-piercing sound cannons against protesters, who were prepared with earplugs. Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/j3xb33x

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12-1-16 ~ Ray R Ferrer
I Stand With Standing Rock! … Echoes;
I hear echos at night
off a rock where you stand.
Drumbeats a message
from a far away land.

Riding on a horse
like a breeze on a sail.
Reaching the world
so we can follow her trail.

I close my eyes
the spirits take me home.
Where my brothers and sisters
and the Dakota roam.

I hear echoes in the rain
trying to calm the pain.
It turn’s into a storm
an unbreakable chain.
Echoes of courage

and scars once past.
They just keep returning
assuring freedom laughs last.~RF©
Ray R Ferrer
Dec 2 2016

12-1-16 ~ ‎Ray R Ferrer… Shadows;
Are those shadows I see
through my window at night?
Of the brave standing tall
through the moon’s silver light?

I hear the Wolf howl it’s warning

as the Coyote scouts.
The Eagle breathes the air
from the black bears snout.

There’s a river that flows
since the beginning of time.
In danger of toxins,
oils and grime.

The willow still sleeps
because the earth still weeps.
The beauty of nature
Is not only skin deep.

I see sacred lands
destroyed by others.
Spirits cry out
from my sister’s and brothers.

As the night turns to dawn
I see a cloud in the distance.
Of scattering dust
in a race of resistance.

From the land of the free
a white buffalo appears.
She sends you a message
“I’m here….I’m here”.~RF©
Ray R Ferrer
Dec 1 2016

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12-1-16 ~ BRONSON KOENIG GUARD / WISCONSIN BADGERS… What I Found in Standing Rock
Near the edge of the Standing Rock camp in North Dakota, about 50 yards from a tributary of the Missouri River, there’s a basketball hoop. It’s one of those worn-out outdoor hoops that leans forward a little bit, almost as if the wind had bent it. Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/j8v2bvy

12-1-16 ~ Snow sledding General update from Oceti Sakowin | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

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12-1-16 ~ Steven Hugs Buscher… There is a shelter setup at the gym in McLaughlin on the Standing Rock reservation on the South Dakota side about 30 min drive from the North Dakota border behind the Family Dollar store. It’s setup for water protectors driving to or from the camps. The gym is heated, has showers, food, plenty of blankets & good vibes.

The roads are super icy. We slid off the road a few times and had to get rescued on the North Dakota side when our van slide into a snow bank. The Chief of Police at Standing Rock did issue an emergency notice not to travel due to weather conditions.
There were about 30 people at the gym in McLaughlin last night. If your traveling this is a safe place.

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12-1-16 ~ Lee Sprague… Wow! This is the rubber shotgun slug wound from a week ago, Sunday Nov. 20. I was about twenty feet from the DAPL Police Force who shot me. When I was hit, I ran as fast as I could, not to fast, plus I could not run straight for a few minutes, back out of range from the water cannons. I did not want to fall down and get pelted by water. Ten minutes later, I went right up to the person who shot me. I didn’t want him to think he put me down. Everyone on our canoe rescue team was hurt that night. We had three concussions from flash bang grenades, and rubber bullets. We we’re tear gass’d, pelted with water cannons in sub freezing temperatures, hit with runner shot gun slugs, and pellets, LRAD, or Long range acoustical devices, that are at 162 decibels, and at a frequency that is painful to your ears.

Long night, we pulled many people of the ground with injuries and took them to triage center. I asked, are you wet? Have you been tear gassed, or been shot. Many had two or more injuries. About midnight my fingers stopped working. That she had slowed me down. Since then, we have received better and more protective equipment. Training is difficult and n these conditions, but these are the conditions we face right now. We are not leaving, and are looking forward to General Wesly Clarke and the veterans here Sunday.

Last night about 30 veterans who have arrived when to the front lines about 500 yards from where we are camped. I could here them talking to the DAPL police forces.

Every Veteran who I’ve spoken with feel real good about standing with us here at Standing Rock. Much better than any fighting in the Middle East. Many of the DAPL police force members also are veterans. There is enough humanity in DAPL forces to perhaps be reached to end this violence.

12-1-16 ~ Robert Gallegos… Good morning my Brothers and Sisters . I am a Tribal Member of Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico . I was at Standing Rock a month ago me and my Sisters drove there from New Mexico to donate food clothing and medicine . When we were there we were in prayer we smoked the Chanupa and went down to the water to pray . When I was standing there I heard Natives saying about the whites this and that . I looked around I saw my Brothers and Sisters with white skin ,brown skin ,black skin , yellow ,and red skin . I told my Sister Karen why do they say things about the whites and other races when these people no matter their skin color are here supporting them . These people are not the enemy these people are my Brothers and Sisters . As Brothers and Sisters please stand together quit this prejudice we cant be like the other side that is attacking us . We cant be like them , stop this negativity because of someones skin color . I pray everyday and in sweat for all that are there on the front lines . Stay strong stand as one and please be safe. I honor all of your sacrifice that your making by being there your all thru Warriors.


(This is a Spirit Rider although not Kayson Thompson)
12-1-16 ~ Anne Burnett‎… Does anyone know the name of the young man whose horse had to be put down due to injuries sustained at Standing Rock? I believe the event was around October 28th. There is a group of us who have a horse – a grey gelding named “Hard Rock” – who wish to make a gift of this horse to the young man who lost his. However, I cannot find a name of the young man or how to reach him.
Marie Custer… M’y daughter tagged Kayson Thompson Cheyenne River/ Lakota…hé will get in touch w you.

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12-1-16 CHARLIE ANDREWS… THE #1 JOUSTER IN THE WORLD AND VETERAN
Tomorrow I leave for Standing Rock … if you have anything to send with me in Salt Lake or on the way let me know . If you want to make a donation to help out use my Paypal theknightsofmayhem@gmail.com I’ve gotten donations from my sponsors.

My first concern is always for the horses of the Horse Nation so for them I’m bringing 30 saddle pads, vet supplies I’m throwing in 30 bales of hay and sleeping bags for the two legged’s … we can’t all do a lot but we can all do a little together that is a lot … much love to my Tribe in North Fork as a Native Veteran I will make my ancestor’s proud …..Aho Mitakuye Oyasin

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin… All my relations. I honor you in this circle of life with me today. I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer…

To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.

To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you.

To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.

To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.

To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you.

To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages. I thank you.

To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.

You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below. All of us a part of the Great Mystery.
Thank you for this Life.

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12-1-16 ~ Julien Jacobs … There is a lot of focus on veterans arriving to standing rock. I’ve been asked to be a coordinator. I do have reserves about taking the position though and contributing even more limited time.

So instead for the meantime here’s some of the thoughts I have from an indigenous veteran perspective

Tribal engagement should be first and foremost, we all can see Standing Rock is a catalyst that brings so many together and our local realities/environments could benefit from this kind of cohesion. At times so many people defer to fixing things in places other than our own communities due to local dysfunction and lack of cohesion. This is important because addressing issues within our own framework vicariously through Oceti Sakowin helps and draws movements of thousands of veterans as a resource that can also be used for back home as after effects or follow up.

2. On perception …How we revere Military members is a social construct. Let me be clear, in order to be a military veteran society has to allow for training and contributing members that voluntarily engage ourselves into sociopathic and psychopathic action. The American Public embraces, celebrates and reinforces it through praise, holidays, parades and association like Honor, Courage and Commitment.

I know that some of the finest servicemen and women do have these valuable attributes such as those marching on Standing Rock and the cost to ourselves and the American public in this process needs to be thought out. Service members through various wars find ourselves with one of the highest suicide rates due to deception and trauma whether delivered or received. We have to acknowledge that the presence of Marines and soldiers is a good thing and we also have to acknowledge our own humanity while we realize how differing missions coalesce and then manifest intentional outcomes. I do wanna stress we need to be recognizing humanity amongst ourselves when those at the Morton County do not. These dialogues with vets will be important. There will also be distinct differences between the burning man crowds and soldiers and although many are “trying” to find themselves whether vet or rainbow it inadvertently puts pressure on indigenous which will be exhausting but needed…… I gotta take a breath…..

3. What binds and can bind us together is collective consciousness, deconstructing colonialism and realizing our best steps are those with armies behind us and that indigenous are the leaders this nation needs at a time like this. So at the helm of all conversations should be what “we” can build while we add troops.

In the meantime inform yourself of the needs of the camp by going to <span style=”color:blue;”> www.ocetisakwincamp.org

If you’d like to contribute financially you can help me with my mission to bring salmon and foods to the protectors by going to http://www.gofundme.com/AlaskansStandingWithStandingRock

And there are several other go fund me’s that have various vital missions. I’ll continue my list later.
Quyana Caknek! #NoDapl

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11-30-16 ~ Indigenous Rising Media… Chris Turley just walked over 200 miles to Standing Rock to show his solidarity for the water protectors. He is one of the thousands of veterans coming this week. Let’s show him some love.

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11-30-16 ‎Derrick Liner…I feel I need to say something… Please.. Please… Remain peaceful and stay in prayer.. With everything that has happened lately, scare tactics, stopping supplies, roads being closed, the continual violence being committed against the people, and the media blackout…. Yes, it is VERY upsetting.. But you must not get angry and become violent… That is exactly what they want… And since you are remaining peaceful, in turn, they are frustrated.. That’s why they are committing the violent acts against peaceful people.. Yes.. I know… Enough is enough… All these violent acts are opening up old wounds… But the movement must remain peaceful… The warrior is powerful.. For he will fight and die for what he believes.. But the one who comes in peace, love, and prayer, who is willing to sacrifice themselves for the greater good, that takes POWER.. SPIRITUAL STRENGTH & POWER… I applaud and look with pride to all of you… Stay the coarse… Sending prayers and love….

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11-30-16 ~ Francine Podenski… Veterans marching to the bridge on the front lines right now. Post edited with more info: this was just a small but very inspiring march, the bulk of the veterans are arriving today and into the weekend. I’m out here on assignment with Playboy creating a short documentary. I’m totally impressed with their host Yoonj Kim, and happy work with a mainstream media outlet that’s willing to go deep and immerse into this issue to really understand.

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11-30-16 ~ Antonia Juhasz… I spent the morning walking from Bank of America to Chase to Citibank to Wells Fargo banks in downtown San Francisco today with hundreds of water protectors. Along each stop, people went in and closed their bank accounts in opposition to the banks’ financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline. For one woman, it was the first and only bank account she’d ever had. For another, it was the account handed down to her at her birth by her mother. For another, she’d held it for seventeen years and was now giving up “a lot of perks”. For all, it was very worth it, to join a national #NoDAPL #StandWithStandingRock#Bankexit #NoDaplDayofAction day divesting themselves personally from the banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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11-30-16 ~ Shopping for Standing Rock… Almost 300 pounds of sleeping bags, blankets, comforters, Bath towels, washcloths, and baby blankets just in case.
Thank Ashley for your help today.
No more room left after packing 13 bags of love and warmth in a Jeep lol.
Met with Barbara MorningStar Paul for the medical supplies she is sending.

Going to meet with Chris Weik this week to send all up with him.
Thank you Brother Chris for making the trip for so many of us that can’t…. sure wish I was able to go with you Brother.
Keeping you and everyone at Standing Rock in constant prayers.

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11-30-16 ~ Vilencia Leadeanna‎… My name is Vilencia St. John I’m 18 yrs old and a enrolled member at Crow Creek Sioux tribe.

Oceti Sakowin camp became my home when I first arrived there which was September 4th, 2016. Its the first place I ever had the self-confidence to sing in front of everyone. When I’m at the camp I work security in the evening until sunrise or until the afternoon. I also help out up at the donation tent getting things organized for the people who need things & I help cook at my camp.

On October 27th at 4:14pm I was arrested well sitting in a prayer circle with many others. I was beat by 3 male officers with their batons. I then sat in a ditch for couple hours waiting for the officers to get everyone written down and placed on a bus. I was then given a number (197) on my wrist and placed on a bus and transferred to Morton County jail. When I got to Morton County jail I was asked to strip down into 1 layer of clothing and then placed in a dog kennel for couple hours with 30 other women. Well I was in the cages I was cold and was not given a blanket. I was then asked to get on a bus and transferred to Fargo but I got off the bus with 4 other women who had medical reasons with me and placed in a holding cell until I got seen then back in the cells again I was not given proper treatment all they gave me was a orange to eat. Hours passed by and it was midnight then they started taking us female one by one into a room and asked to stip. I was stripped searched by 1 male and 1 female officer. I refused because it was my first time ever being in jail so I was scared . I felt very uncomfortable being stripped searched by a male officer. When I was refusing the female and male officers then forced me to take my clothes off. By that time I was screaming and crying. At one time I was left alone in the room with the male officer and he was saying things to me well I was naked. Then the female came back and told me to put a orange outfit on with black socks and I was place in a cell with many others. I spent the night in Morton County jail and couldn’t sleep because I scared of what just happened to me.

On October 28th at 5pm I was then transferred to Devils Lake which about 3 hours away. When I got to the jail I was searched for any weapons again. After they searched everyone was placed in a cell together and given bologna sandwiches to eat. We then asked if we can make our 1 phone call but was given non. On October 29th at 3pm I then had court through video conferencing with the judge and was told what I was being charged with that day. My bond was placed at 1,500. On October 30th I was then bonded out from jail around midnight by a wounderful woman named Julie from the camp. She told me the camp sent her to bail us out. Well I was in jail I was never read my Rights or given my 1 phone call. But that’s my story of how I treated in Morton County jail.

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11-29-16 ~ Sacheen Seitcham… the mythology of the gentle native maidens, with rainbows that form from every foot step is pervasive and colonized as hell. stop spreading this type of misinformation about all of us and acting like it’s “unlady” like to be at the frontlines or out of skirts. we aren’t put on this earth to serve men while they meet or listen while they speak. we aren’t put on this earth to be chastised or scolded when we stand UP and fight back against tyranny colonialism and patriarchy brought by the white man and their church’s. our Women have always been Warriors, our Women have taken heads in battle and put them on spikes, our Women have bathed in the blood of our enemies proudly. when Warrior Women pray we pray for victory by any means necessary not all of us are silver screen ladies in buckskins dripping with soft hearts and feather tears. when I walk thunder and Iightning make the earth quake I am a Queen of War! Indigenous Women are fierce and deadly and don’t ever forget it.

Women Warriors must be respected we give life we can TAKE IT! ️#BlackSnakeKillaz #AncestralPride #WesCoastWomenWarriorsSociety#RedWarriorCamp

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11-28-16 ~ Gwaiina ~ Ancestral Pride… As many strong hearts hold ground at Standing Rock with the arrival of a blizzard, the North Dakota governor issues a statement that the roads, highways into Oceti Sakowin will not be plowed, yet in the same breath makes the statement that Standing Rock camp will face forced evacuation because of concerns of safety.

Standing Rock camp has been issued orders to fall back to the reservation “The Free Speech Zone” The Army Corp of Engineers has stated it will grant Morton county authority to utilize the full extent of the law to remove water protectors. This is the violence of colonialism protecting corporate greed. This is the continuation of of brutalizing Indigenous land & life.

The state, the feds have no authority to grant pipe line pigs jurisdiction. The Treaty of 1851 has been violated over and over by white supremacist amerikkan government. The only authority upon the territory is the Indigenous nation.

Winter is arriving the many strong hearts, water protectors are well, are sheltered are warm are fed, The spirit of resistance is burning strong.
~Mni Wiconi~
Gwaiina ~ Ancestral Pride

11-28-16 ~ Aaron Dorn‎… Anyone have footage of my assault/arrest on Thanksgiving day in Mandan beside Burger King? Police are holding my truck indefinitely, deny they have my cellphone and wallet. If I have video of them assaulting me and stealing my possessions it will help in court. Also, the ride/caravan into Mandan. Because I passed a patrol car that was trying to break up/slow down the caravan they say I was “recklessly endangering their lives with indifference to life”, which is a felony, and resisting arrest, another felony and misdemeanor obstruction of governmental function. I was making A LOT of supply runs for the construction crews and medics at Rosebud and every time I was followed by patrol cars going to and leaving Bismark. Seems likely they targeted me to take me out of action. I also have medical supplies and construction materials in my truck, along with all my possessions, that they will not release.

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11-29-16 ~ Trey Davenport – Trystan Foundation …“Our Celtic Longhouse with Jamaican Warmth this morning. It may look cold outside, but it is full of love and a warmth deeper than money could ever buy. It has been told to me that some wish to “emergency evacuate” us for our “safety”. There is nowhere else I would rather sleep tonight than this Longhouse and you would be endangering me and others by trying to force us from our homes.⠀

Self-Reliance and Independence has always been a crime punishable by death. Every Rasta, Celtic, and Lakota knows along with all other natives to the earth.”⠀
-Trey’s personal thoughts as he journeys back to the Longhouse and winter headquarters of Trystan Foundation⠀

11-28-16 ~ Zhooniya Ogitchida
UPDATE:
I walked up to the frontline, wearing my ACU top (uniform), with my Sergeant rank, my name tape, U.S.Army and flag. behind me there was hundreds and hundreds of water protectors. I wanted to walk up alone, so I did. As I walked up they begun to take their positions. Some sheriff captain and a few other officers came to greet me. I stood there on top of a barrier concrete divider, looked at all them Police/sheriffs. in front of me Concertina razor wire, around me… burnt ashes and wet abandoned clothes. I said to them

“I am a 10 year, 2x war veteran. I am not a protestor, I am an Ogitchida, I am here to protect these people from you. I am a defender of the constitution. I came to see this for myself. I seen the rubber bullets, I seen the gas, I seen the attack dogs, I seen the water at freezing temperature. I seen the riot gear and the violence inflicted on so many U.S. citizens. I seen how you’ve been mistreating my people. I am the first of many warriors to come.”

Then what looked like to me a thousand water protectors came
Walking up behind me to the front line.

As I stood there on top of the concrete divider with the razor wire, I said
“If you’re going to shoot rubber bullets, shoot them at me, at this uniform.”

The captain and the other officers said to me they appreciated my service, I said

“I wish I could say the same”

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11-28-16 ~ Ayşe Gürsöz… 20-year Navy veteran Kash Jackson standing with Standing Rock, and this is why:

“This government and big oil is making money off the exploitation of its citizens. And as citizens we have to stand up and fight against that. And if that cause is a human rights issue or a constitutional infringement issue like what I’ve seen here, where peaceful people are expressing their first amendment rights -that I fought for- and then I see police and private security terrorize them and punish with rubber bullets, pepper spray and bean bags. That’s not what I fought for. My fight is with the people of this country, Native Americans included.

There are 1,500 veterans scheduled to arrive at Standing Rock this upcoming week in solidarity.

11-28-16 ~ Mark Eastburn … My wife and I were honored to be able to serve at Standing Rock for the week after the election. Intending to stay a month, we were called away for a family emergency.

As in any community, there is much to be done. We hauled trash, sorted recycling, helped organize the pantry and got to share our motor home with other volunteers.

This was the first time we have been directly involved in such a noble effort. The work is hard, the wind is cold and nearly ceaseless. I have never felt more alive or closer to the family of man. I am not religious but I pray that I may return to serve.
Please go help if you can.
Send help if you cannot.

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11-27-16 ~ Zhooniya Ogitchida … Boots on ground;
as of Friday night. Been working with security. Informed them I was here for the vet rally, dec 4. Myself & coach Vaughn set up a security outpost. Since #NoDAPL is so huge, so many camps – we named our location “Section 8” ha. My call signed is “ThundacaT” 😜
Report:
Coffee is sometimes decent, one time i finished a cup to find thick black condensed coffee at the bottom… it looked like oil, haha so I can drink oil. Ctfu 😝
Btw, if you’re native or a veteran u can cut to the front of the front lines for chow ha.
Ps. It’s cold AF
Photo: sunrise ceremony
https://www.facebook.com/REDskin612?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

11-25-16 ~ Lee Burkett… So I’ve been posting my piece about the State of North Dakota being in violation of Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3, of the Constitution.

I just got this message from FaceBook:
“You’re temporarily blocked from making public comments on Facebook.
Some of your comments have been reported as spam. To avoid getting blocked again, make sure your posts are in line with the Facebook Community Standards.”

If you come across that piece, please share it, as I am not able to do so at this time.

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11-23-16 ~ Sage Kohen … Greetings from Standing Rock!
I’ve been asked to deliver a message.

(Please take the time to read this message and share it with others!)

A Standing Rock tribal member has been entrusted with a special mission to create a camp that will exemplify the solutions needed to render pipelines, like the proposed DAPL project, obsolete. This project will not fail because its intention is to succeed no matter what-by the very nature of its design-based on traditional principals coupled with culturally sensitive and appropriate technologies.

It has come to the attention of many that in order to truly stop pipeline infrastructure projects, we must reduce our reliance on such technologies that fuel brutal extraction and transportation practices (i.e. the fossil fuel industry) that compromise our precious land, water, air, traditional cultures and future.

The hope of this new camp is to exemplify the best our world has to offer in regenerative design and traditional values. We are hoping to create a hybrid system that honors the past, present and future.

In the coming days we will release more information about this upcoming project and I will be calling out for assistance in very direct and coordinated ways. The core team is aligning and I am honored to serve this very important mission to create a small representation of what is possible for all of us if we dare to dream and exercise our right to create the world of our dreams.

Once we draft this proposal, and have the go-ahead from the elders, we will release it to you for comment and participation.

I am honored to serve the Hunkpapa people (and all people) in this vision to restore balance on earth, for all people and all of our relations.

As an elder instructed me, the Hunkpapa are the head of this movement, and, as allies: we are the body. The Hunkpapa stand to suffer the most should this pipeline go through, as their sacred sites have already been disrespected and their pleas for consultation have been met with political apathy and blatant disregard. I exist in service to this vision of restoration, because our future depends upon compassionate action led by our indigenous elders who’ve been holding this vision through eons of trials so we all may remember how to live and once again return to the sacred hoop in dynamic balance.

Please do not believe all the hype in the media.
The people are strong.
The people are coming together.
If it is divisive: it is not conducive to this movement.
If it sows discord: sing it, pray it, bring it into balance.
If you do not believe or have doubt of the power of this movement: come to Standing Rock and serve the people, the land, the vision.
The best way to help is to physically come here and witness/participate in the truth unfolding with infinite grace and hope.
The black snake wins if we continue to feed it!

We will starve this snake out of existence by the very actions we embody, and this can be done without rubber bullets being fired or tear gas being unleashed…because all we have to do is live our truth and honor the beauty of creation. And stand united.

Stand with Standing Rock!!!!

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11-22-16 ~ Emilys Story

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11-23-16 ~ Hilary Hanson Viral News Editor Huffington Post… Charmian Wright Veterinarian Drives 900 Miles To Help Horses Injured At Standing Rock
When Wright, a veterinarian with 30 years of experience, heard reports of horses getting hurt during protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, heading out to help was the obvious choice for her. The Standing Rock Sioux and their allies are fighting the construction of the pipeline, saying that it would intrude on Native American land and that a leak would contaminate local sources of fresh water.

“I am passionate about the issues that are being addressed at Standing Rock,” Wright told The Huffington Post. “But when I saw videos of horses being injured, I knew I had to go there.” Continre Reading http://tinyurl.com/gkstedf
To make a donation to Helping the Horse Nation gofundme.com/helping-the-horse-nation

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11-17-16 ~ Charmian Wright … The last thing I did at Standing Rock, after making sure all the medical stuff was in order, was to participate in the aerial photo of the huge human medicine wheel.

Hundreds of people participated. To get to the site, most walked. But since I was short on time, I hitched a ride with 13 people in the back of a shortbed pickup.

The women in the pickup spontaneously began to sing the Water Song as we drove through camp. It was a poignant farewell for me to get one last good snapshot of camp life.

And now that I am leaving Standing Rock behind, I fight back tears as I watch this video.

So many people have thanked me, calling me a hero, a warrior, an angel. Right now I feel like I am none of these things. Maybe someday I will.

The simple fact is, my heart called. And I listened. And I answered the call. I may not feel like a hero. But one thing is for sure: I listened. I am a Listener. And right now I feel like a damn good one.

There are plenty of heroes in this battle. The brave Spirit Riders. Their fine and fiery horses. All those givers who turned their back on the status quo to reach into their hearts long enough to find love and compassion and vision and glory. And all the camp supporters, who give any way they can. Like Sarah, the medic who is taking a year off medical school to be at Standing Rock because she feels that is where she belongs. Or Dolly, the Lakota woman who left her home to live in a tent on the windy North Dakota prairie simply to cook for the Spirit Riders, every day, day after day, month after month. Her Lakota name is Last Woman Standing. They are all heroes.

And the donors who made my medical work possible…none of this could have been done without them. They are my personal heroes. From a few dollars to thousands, they gave whatever they could. They trusted and they gave. I honor their trust and I am humbled by such generosity. I simply don’t have the words to thank you. But there is one thing I can do.
I can Listen.
gofundme.com/helping-the-horse-nation

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11-14-16 ~ Charmian Wright… At Standing Rock, people from very distant places will randomly stop by with moving vans full of treasures. Saddles. Horse feed. Tipi poles. Saddle blankets. Barrels for making wood stoves. Dog food. Water troughs. It is truly extraordinary to be in the midst of such generosity.

Oh, and Daryl Hannah stopped by. I showed her my solar panels when she asked what else the riders needed. She and her beau Neil Young are sending more heavy winter horse blankets. I described to Neil’s manager Steve precisely what the horses needed. He had already dropped off some fence panels for a round pen.

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11-14-16 ~ Charmian Wright… At Standing Rock, there’s dogs in the camp too. I was so busy with the horses, I was hoping for some help with the small animals. And she appeared! On a big white horse, no less!

Tracy Hsu lives an hour away from Standing Rock. She comes here every weekend. When helping her with her mare Ashley, it became apparent how competent Tracy was. Some puppies showed up and I asked Tracy to help me with them. She jumped right in. Ha! In some sleight of hand I didn’t even know I possessed, I had Tracy ageeeing to care for some of the camp dogs’ needs after I’m gone. I am confident she will do an outstanding job, and I equipped her with some supplies. I’m looking forward to working with Tracy in the future to help meet the needs of the puppies of Standing Rock.
Please help me if you can in this effort to help our four-legged family at Standing Rock:
gofundme.com/helping-the-horse-nation Thank you

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11-14-16 ~ Charmian Wright… It was my honor to get to know the Crow Creek Spirit Riders and their horses. Their level of bravery in coming forth to protect the earth is something we should all try to aspire to. We look to them as leaders in this fight that affects us all
gofundme.com/helping-the-horse-nation Thank you

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11-12-16 ~ Charmian Wright…Gabi is originally from Czechoslovakia but she has been living in California. Until recently, when she joined the Crow Creek Spirit Riders at Standing Rock. She is fluent in English and extraordinarily keen, observant, and well-educated. She is learning as much as she can about emergency equine care between her other obligations. She plans on staying through the winter. She is living in a tipi.
Gabi shared with me some of the challenges she has faced in becoming a Spirit Rider. But she is well on her way. Gabi could give anyone a run for their money.
11-12-16 ~ Charmian Wright…. Gabi is originally from Czechoslovakia but she has been living in California. Until recently, when she joined the Crow Creek Spirit Riders at Standing Rock. She is fluent in English and extraordinarily keen, observant, and well-educated. She is learning as much as she can about emergency equine care between her other obligations. She plans on staying through the winter. She is living in a tipi.
Gabi shared with me some of the challenges she has faced in becoming a Spirit Rider. But she is well on her way. Gabi could give anyone a run for their money.
gofundme.com/helping-the-horse-nation Thank you

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11-12-16 ~ Charmian Wright… Foretek, a human medic at Standing Rock, learned how to put intravenous catheters in horses today. She was a very willing, quick and proficient learner. If a horse needs intravenous fluid therapy, the medics can help. I am leaving them with 40 liters of fluids, lots of catheters, and multiple IV setups.
Please help support this effort if you can. No amount is too small. Thank you.
gofundme.com/helping-the-horse-nation Thank you

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11-12-16 ~ Charmian Wright… This 10 year old mustang mare was on her way to the killer auction when she somehow got diverted to Standing Rock. She was perfectly sound and had no physical problems.
Elih had before now been borrowing other horses to go to the front lines in the pipeline protests.
Elih knew nothing about the mare. And yet he worked with her a little, then hopped on bareback. She tried to circle back to the others but he turned her again, getting her lined out.
When I last saw them they were moving into the distance, being swallowed up by the lines of flags and tipis in the camp. The afternoon sunlight braided her tail with little spears of light. She was moving out like a seasoned campaigner who fully trusted her rider’s hand. Was it my imagination when I sensed her relief at her change of fortune?
Elih calls her Last Chance.
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Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
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Video Archive ~ Standing Rock

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SACRED STONE CAMP VIDEOS
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UNIRORN RIOT VIDEOS
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DIGITAL SMOKE SIGNALS
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INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK
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INDIGENOUS LIFE MOVEMENT
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Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry

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Militarized Police beating people with batons; shootings to the face with rubber bullets and bean bags rounds; high voltage stuns guns held directly to Protectors bodies for prolonged periods of time and tasers with electrical pronged hooks incapacitating people; pepper spraying women and Elders; flash bang explosions permanently damaging hearing. Spirit Riders were shot multiple times with rubber bullets from helicopters flying 15 feet over their heads. One 15 yr. old Spirit Rider’s horse killed, shot out from under him. Horse’s intentionally injured by police projectiles at close range, buffalo shot from helicopters and left to die in fields. Tipi’s and tents torn down, clothing and household items seized. Spiritual items lost or stolen; a ceremonial drum appropriated and impounded. Over 400 arrests of peaceful, unarmed people worshiping in prayer circles and sweat lodges with no charges filed and no access to legal counsel; Medics were barred from assisting the wounded and arrested, their medical equipment seized. Journalists taken into custody, their cameras and equipment confiscated. Media blackouts, surveillance devises blocking transmission and reception signals. Protectors were required to remove all of their clothing, bend over or squat, and cough. Searches took place in bathrooms or cells in front of male and female guards then arrestee’s were stuffed into dog kennels, numbers written on forearms keeping Nazi tradition alive. Jailers forced arrestee’s to give DNA samples violating their privacy and constitutional rights. Serious medical conditions like diabetes and severe anxiety went untreated. Guard’s refused to allow phone calls to attorney’s, denied access to the restroom, food, water or blankets which left people hungry, thirsty and without clothing to sleep on frigid concrete floors.

Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier is the official who sets the tone for police actions in Morton County North Dakota. He alone determines how prisoners are treated. He holds the authority to enforce humane treatment or encourage cruelty designed to instill fear, humiliation, embarrassment and shame. AND “shame is the ultimate weapon” utilized by the narcissist in a pitiful attempt to gain control and break the spirit of his victims.

UPDATE 11-2-16 ~ Morton County dumped 4 truckloads of Eagle Feathers, Headdresses, Regalia, Sacred Ceremonial Pipes and personal items on the ground.
Learn why EAGLE FEATHERS ARE SACRED

THE SPIRIT RIDER In the first 15 seconds of the video you can see a spirit rider holding the line, keeping distance between water protectors and police. You will then see the water protector shot off his horse at point blank range with rubber bullets, and then his horse shot at point blank range. The next couple minutes are the commotion afterwards. There was no reason to shoot this brave water protector and his horse, as they were not threatening MCSD or military in any way. See below for screenshots taken from the video.

DAPL will do anything possible including the threat of death and violence to get this pipeline through. DO NOT LET MAINSTREAM MEDIA LIE TO YOU. Protectors are facing the threat of death simply for protecting water and preserving history.

POLICE WEAPONRY
….. Let’s get to know some of the weapons you’re hearing about being used by Morton County Police, DAPL Security and Militarized Law Enforcement. These peace officers “allegedly” possess “non-lethal” weapons which have been brought to Sacred Land and utilized against unarmed Water Protectors. Not all of these armaments were imported, but you should know about them, what they are and how they’re used.

AR-15 SEMI-AUTOMATIC ASSAULT RIFLE is a selective fire rifle with the ability to switch from semi-automatic and fully automatic fire. The AR-15 rifle is a gas powered, semi-automatic rifles which means that one press of the trigger results in one round being fired. The “AR” in AR-15 does not stand for Assault rifle, it stands for “ArmaLite Rifle” after the firm that designed the weapon in the 1950s. A single bullet from a handgun is not likely to be as deadly as one from an AR-15. The bullet from a handgun is slow compared to that from an AR-15. The bullet from an AR-15 does an entirely different kind of violence to the human body. It’s relatively small, but it leaves the muzzle at three times the speed of a handgun bullet. It has so much energy that it can disintegrate three inches of leg bone. These high-velocity bullets can damage flesh inches away from their path, either because they fragment or because they cause something called cavitation, like when you trail your fingers through water, the water ripples and curls. When a high-velocity bullet pierces the body, human tissues ripples as well, but much more violently. The bullet from an AR-15 might miss the femoral artery in the leg, but cavitation may burst the artery anyway, causing death by blood loss.

AGENT PROVOCATEUR aka OUTSIDE AGITATOR’s are persons who commits, or who acts to entice others to commit an illegal or rash act or falsely implicate them in partaking in an illegal act by encouraging people to break the law so they can be arrested. AGENT PROVOCATEUR.aka OUTSIDE AGITATOR’s help to organizes and persuade people to join a protest or political activity and stir up confrontation and urge others to protest or rebel stirring up controversy in order to upset the status quo and further a political, social, or other cause when in fact they actually work for the other side. The “outside agitator” is a reeking of good old boy vigilantism, the commingling of race-baiting and red-baiting

BATON – STRAIGHT STICK BATON is a modern day impact weapon popular with law enforcement departments. A stick of less than arms-length. A baton may be used to strike, jab, block, and aid in the application of arm locks.

BATON – EXTENDABLE BATON smaller, easier to carry and deploy than the straight stick baton, this extendable baton is a working tool for many law enforcement officers. Officers who are trained to carry these tools, must initially be certified, but are seldom retrained often enough, other than the periodic recertification classes required to carry this tool/weapon.

BEAN BAG rounds can severely injure or kill in a wide variety of ways. They have caused at least one death a year since their introduction. A round can hit the chest, break the ribs and send the broken ribs into the heart. A shot to the head can break the nose, crush the larynx or even break the neck or skull of the subject. A strike in the abdominal area can cause internal bleeding or strike the solar plexus which can disrupt breathing or heartbeat. Loaded into 2-gauge shotguns. Designed to incapacitate the target and leave large welts but not penetrate the skin.

CONCUSSION GRENADE or FLASH BANG emits an intensely loud “bang” of 170–180 decibels and a blinding flash of more than one million candela within five feet of initiation, sufficient to cause immediate flash blindness, deafness, tinnitus, and inner ear disturbance. Exposed persons experience disorientation, confusion and loss of coordination and balance. While these effects are all intended to be temporary, there is risk of permanent injury.

CONCUSSION RIFLE is very good at disorienting as the blast sends the target into the air, and the flash momentarily blinds them. Due to the concussion rifle’s ability to send enemies flying into the air, fired a concussive blast at a range of up to less than 100 ft. creating an explosion about 13 ft in diameter, with enough force to send an average human flying a short distance. It also possessed a secondary firing mode, the blast from which was less devastating in terms of radius, but had a greater impact on the target

CONCUSSION WEAPONS cause the bulk of their damage through sheer physical force.

ELECTRIC BULLETS are metal or rubber bullets which release an electrical charge when they hit a target, much like a Taser or other shock weapon.

ELECTRIC SHOCK PRODS are larger baton-style prods similar in basic design to an electric cattle prod. It has a metal end split into two parts electrically insulated from each other, or two thin projecting metal electrodes about 1 in apart.

FACIAL RECOGNITION SYSTEM is a computer application capable of identifying or verifying a person from a digital image or a video frame from a video source. One of the ways to do this is by comparing selected facial features from the image and a facial database. Facial recognition software can detect faces in images, quantify their features, and then match them against stored templates in a database.

FLASH GRENADE, FLASHBANG or SOUND BOMB allegedly non-lethal explosive device used to temporarily disorient a person’s senses. Designed to produce a blinding flash of light and an intensely loud “bang” of greater than 180 decibels. The flash produced momentarily activates all photoreceptor cells in the eye, making vision impossible for approximately five seconds, until the eye restores itself to its normal, unstimulated state. An afterimage will also be visible for a considerable time, impairing the victim’s ability to aim with precision. The loud blast is meant to cause temporary loss of hearing, and also disturbs the fluid in the ear, causing loss of balance. The concussive blast of the detonation can still injure, and the heat created can ignite flammable materials such as fuel. The fires that occurred during the Iranian Embassy siege in London were caused by stun grenades. On detonation it created a blinding flash equivalent to 300,000 candlepower, activating all of the light-sensitive cells in the eye, and making vision impossible for approximately five seconds. The grenade itself remains intact upon detonation; it is cylindrical, with the light and noise being emitted through holes down the sides, so there is no shrapnel. One problem of the G60 was the danger of the flash setting fire to flammable objects nearby, but this was considered acceptable given its tactical benefits and capabilities.

HAN-BALL™ CS GRENADE is an outdoor use grenade expelling its payload in approximately 15-20 seconds. The rubber ball round has an over all size of 4.8 in. tall, including the fuze head, and 3.1 in. diameter. This launchable grenade holds approximately 1.6 oz. of active agent which is expelled through three ports around the equator of the ball. Due the intense heat generated by this grenade, it should not be used inside a building or near flammable material”

LRAD ~ LONG RANGE ACOUSTIC DEVICE Electronic harassment is the use of electromagnetic emitting dangerously loud, high-pitched frequency waves to harass victims causing intense pain, migraines, and lasting hearing damage. Psychologists have identified evidence of auditory hallucinations, delusional disorders or other mental illnesses in online communities supporting those who claim to be targeted.

LIGHT POLUTION / LIGHT TRESPASS / GLARE LIGHTING is excessive, obtrusive artificial light causing adverse health effects by disrupting the eyes as any night vision built up in the eye rod cells is what is used to see in the dark. Light pollution shuts down night vision capabilities causing temporarily (up to 40 minutes) night blindness impacting us directly with adverse health effects i.e. pain induced by overly bright sources, the sensation of annoyance, discomforting and disabling. Light pollution also affects ecosystems and wastes energy.

M4’S snipers with silenced rifles, armored vehicles equipped with sound cannons, pepper spray, and tazers for unarmed women, children, elders, and men protecting that which gives us all life.

CONTINUOUS DISCHARGE GRENADE CS TEAR GAS CANISTER Designed specifically for outdoor use in crowd control situations, the Riot Control Grenade is a high volume continuous burn canister expelling its payload in approximately 30 – 40 seconds.” The device should be deployed utilizing wind advantage and should not be deployed onto rooftops, in crawl spaces, or indoors due to its fire-producing capability. Hand thrown or launch use only. Launching of grenades will provide deploying officers additional stand-off distances.

PLASTIC BULLETS used by police for riot control. Also used for target practice.

PORTABLE CELL TOWERS mobile cellular site providing temporary network and wireless coverage to locations where cellular coverage is minimal or compromised. Cellular tower equipment and mobile wireless communication machinery include cellular antenna and electronic radio transceiver devices. Customizable Military-Spec portable tower solutions support emergency response, temporary and long-term communications and surveillance.

RUBBER BULLETS allegedly won’t penetrate the skin, but will leave nasty welts that will require medical attention.

SOUND CANNONS LONG-RANGE ACOUSTIC DEVICES are extremely high-power sound waves can disrupt or destroy the eardrums of a target and cause severe pain or disorientation. This is usually sufficient to incapacitate a person. Less powerful sound waves can cause humans to experience nausea or discomfort and to injure, incapacitate, or kill an opponent.

STING BALL 9590 GRENADE Same as the sting ball canister above, but in grenade form. Think of the Pineapple-looking spheroids from World War II newsreels and films they’re normally talking about something called a “fragmentation grenade,” which detonates either when it hits something or after a specified amount of time. These grenades fire out lethal munitions made of metal or wire; they’re designed to kill. Sting-ball grenades — much like the sting-ball canisters above — are basically the same thing, but send out hard rubber instead.

STING BALLS this type of destructive device is not only a firearm but is also an explosive. A sting ball canister alongside the sting balls loaded inside of it by the manufacturer. Much like tear gas canisters, these are also shot out of a riot gun, some release tear gas upon impact along with rubber balls the size of large peas.

STINGER GRENADE is most widely used as a crowd management tool by Law Enforcement and Corrections in indoor and outdoor operations. As a pain compliance, distraction and disorientation device for crowd management, it may be hand thrown or launched in the general direction of the crowd. Can also be deployed for ground bursts or aerial bursts. IMPROPER USE OF THE STINGER GRENADE CAN RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY

STUN GRENADES several injuries and deaths have been officially attributed to their use.

STUN GUN are designed to cause pain through the use of high-voltage electricity pulsing between two metal prongs located at the end of the device. Touching the target with the electrified prongs sends electronic current at the point of contact, causing the target to jerk away. Because stun guns require the owner to physically touch someone with the device, they are considered close-proximity weapons.

TACTICAL FOLDER is a folding knife built for action and built to abuse. Most modern “Tactical” knives use a spring metal clip which is mounted directly onto the handle. A single thick blade sometimes featuring aggressive serrations and grips made to fit the hand. The most popular lock type is the liner lock. When folded inside the handle, the blade is surrounded on each side by a metal “liner.” As the blade reaches its open position, one of the liners acts like a leaf spring and jumps into the space in the middle of the handle, holding the blade open until the user pushes it back into place, allowing the blade to fold.

TASER use electricity to disrupt muscle control, but instead of delivering electricity through metal prongs, Tasers shoot two (or more) metal probe darts at the person. The darts, which are connected to the Taser device by wires, attach themselves to the target and send electronic current throughout the target’s body. This causes the person’s muscles to seize up, completely immobilizing him. When fired, Tasers also disperse “confetti”, which contain the Taser’s serial number. Tasers have a range of up to 15 feet, and most models can also be used in close-proximity, as can a typical stun gun. Taser’s shooting out metal darts could cause the heart to stop if they landed on either side of the chest causing the current to pass directly across the heart. The United Nations Committee against Torture reports that the use of Tasers can be a form of torture, due to the acute pain they cause, and warns against the possibility of death in some cases

THERMOGRAPHIC CAMERA (also called an infrared camera or thermal imaging camera) is a device that forms an image using infrared radiation, similar to a common camera that forms an image using visible light. Instead of the 400–700 nanometre range of the visible light camera, infrared cameras operate in wavelengths

THUNDER GENERATOR produces shock waves that result in a loud sonic boom and extreme air pressure, which can be heard and felt by people up to 100 meters away. The Thunder Generator device is a cannon which fires shock waves passing through people and objects. Although the shock waves are allegedly harmless, they give people the impression of standing in front of a firing squad. Maintaining a safe firing distance is important since standing within 30 ft. of the cannon, the shock wave could inflict permanent damage or even kill. The device is intended for longer distances. The company has proposed a multi-barrel design and synchronized networks of multiple cannons to simulate a battlefield experience. The cannons can also be mounted on vehicles and operated via remote control. Plus, by using a curved barrel design, the cannon could produce shock waves at 90-degree angles to bend around walls or other obstacles.

TRIPLE CHASER SEPARATING CANISTER PYROTECHNIC GRENADE DT102 The Triple-Chaser® CS consists of three separate canisters pressed together with separating charges between each. When deployed, the canisters separate and land approximately 20 feet apart allowing increased area coverage in a short period of time. This grenade can be hand thrown or launched from a fired delivery system.” It has an approximate burn time of 20-30 seconds.

VORTEX RING GUN is an experimental non-lethal weapon for crowd control using high-energy vortex rings of gas to knock down people or spray them with marking ink or other chemicals. Typically using acetylene-air or hydrogen–oxygen explosions to create and propel the vortices.

WAX BULLETS can penetrate the skin at close range or if they strike a sensitive body part.

WIRELESS LONG-RANGE ELECTRIC SHOCK WEAPON wireless electro-shock projectile called XREP(eXtended Range Electro-Muscular Projectile), which can be fired from any 12-gauge shotgun. It contains a small high-voltage battery. Its range is 98 ft.

60 CAL. STINGER 37MM BLACK POWDER RUBBER BALL The 60-Cal Stinger is generally deployed in low trajectories or skip fired in the general direction (non-target specific) of the intended targets. Apparently these things can be problematic if the “operator” sets them off at too low a trajectory. It is necessary to keep the trajectory low so the projectile spread will not engage the subject above the breast line.

62-SERIES 59MM GRENADE CS Tear gas canisters, but instead of being launched out of a riot gun, these are thrown like a grenade. CS somehow stands for orthochlorobenzylidene malononitrile. Among the effects (apparently animals were harmed in the testing of this equipment): “examination of rabbits exposed to CS revealed an increase in number of goblet cells in the respiratory tract. More: “experiments in dogs showed that the animals dying as a result of exposure to very high concentrations died from obstruction of the upper respiratory tract.” In humans: “The first symptom is a burning sensation in the throat, developing into pain and extending to the trachea and bronchi. At a later stage a sensation of suffocation may occur, often accompanied by fear.”

7290M MINI FLASH BANG like a grenade, but emitting a bright light (“flash”) and a loud noise (“bang”) instead of something more obviously dangerous. What should I know about them? From the Combined Systems site: “Flash-Bangs are used by special tactical units during hostage rescue and high-risk warrants. It is an ATF controlled Class-C explosive device emiting a bright light and thunderous noise to distract potentially dangerous individuals.” These may sound relatively harmless (pretty close to being actual smoke and mirrors), but they can cause serious harm. Atlanta News: “‘Baby Boo Boo’ spent weeks in a burn unit after a SWAT team’s flash grenade exploded near his face.”
 
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Pigmentary Demarcation: Systematic Discrimination and Inhumane Treatment Defined by Skin Color

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Bigots have no shortage of language to express their small-mindedness; it’s a well-honed vernacular in a country still struggling with race even decades after constitutionally protected equality was established… When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression and as Toni Morrison said “In this country American means White. Everybody else has to hyphenate.”

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Aetna Ins. Co. of Hartford CT. newspaper ad informing the public they’ve moved to a new location but are still offering “Negro Slaves for Sale”

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RACE describes categories assigned to demographic groups based on observable PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS such as SKIN COLOR, HAIR TEXTURE, LIP, NOSE and EYE SHAPE.

ETHNICITY refers to the SOCIAL CHARATERISTICS people may have in common, such as language, religion, regional background, culture, foods, etc. Ethnicity is revealed by the traditions one follows, a person’s native language, and so on.

NATIONALITY is the legal relationship between a person and a country.

RACISM is systematic discrimination because of race. It is the belief all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. Racism was established long before nationality and religious bigotry existed.

In ancient Egypt there were no vowels; Negro was represented as N-G-R and pronounced en-jer, which is auditory for GOD. Therefore N-G-R: NEGRO translates to Devine Being or God. Moving forward to 735 BC Rome where the language of Latin came into use; Nigrum or Negro (pronounced neg-ro) meaning the color black originated as a neutral term referring to people with black skin.

(1280-1337) African ruler Mansa Musa was the fourteenth-century emperor of the Mali Empire. Mansa Musa established religious freedom. Education was free and encouraged. He even established a university. People came from all over the world to study at this famous university. When Muslim scholars visited Mali, they were surprised at the people’s clothes. About 90,000 men on duty at any one time to guard the gold mines and Traders always stopped at Mali as they knew they would be welcomed, fed, housed, and safe because of Mansa Musa’s generosity. Trade with Mali was always good for the traders who had come so far. Mansa Musa traveled with 100 camels, each carrying 300 lbs of gold. After adjusting for inflation, he was worth $400 billion in today’s currency which is more than Bill Gates and Warren Buffet combined, with $200 billion left over for good measure.

Skipping forward many centuries to the 1500’s and progressing through the mid-1800’s, the Atlantic Slave Trade transported over 10 million African’s; nearly 15% of slaves were captured in the River Niger Delta Region in West Africa and delivered to the coast to be sold at European trading ports. It is believed these slaves were called Niger’s (pronounced Ni-gir) to differentiate them from other regions such as the Congo, Angola or Cameroon.

Word alterations in the US and the negative connotations they elicit as a description of a “negro or “N,” with no value attached to the word itself. During the period of subjugation the words “N” or “Black” was situated in front of a first name to distinguish a slave from a White person with the same first name establishing the pigment demarcation line, thus becoming an intentional derogatory term to belittle and degrade.

The racial formation and derogatory use of the “N” word is not much different than plantation owners feeding slaves as cheaply as possible with poor quality leftover waste foods and scraps as a means of a complex social, economic and political system to control and punish. African slaves were extremely creative with their provisions which evolved into the distinct cuisine, Soul Food; the correlation and racial project being, by using the “N” word by Blacks in today’s culture; it is now elevated to a level of sophistication, thereby negating the disparaging intent.

Nigga vs Nigger is a representation of homophones with the “N” word defining peoples’ who are economically, politically, socially enslaved and dominated under the rule of oppression by the use of racial formation, or as Voltaire claimed “The negro race is a species of men different from ours as the breed of spaniels is from that of greyhounds”. While the word “nigga” is a phrase used in the Black community to define brotherhood, friendship, affections and at times even animosity, it’s the latter of the two which many Black’s chose to use as a term of endearment.

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FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT
Fugitive slave laws were laws passed by the United States Congress in 1793 and 1850 to provide for the return of slaves who escaped from one state into another state or territory. The idea of the fugitive slave law was derived from the Fugitive Slave Clause which is in the United States Constitution (Article IV, Section 2, Paragraph 3). It was thought forcing states to deliver escaped slaves to slave owners violated states’ rights due to state sovereignty and was believed that seizing state property should not be left up to the states. The Fugitive Slave Clause states escaped slaves “shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labor may be due”, which abridged state rights because retrieving slaves was a form of retrieving private property. After the compromise of 1850, the Supreme Court made slavery a protected institution and arranged a series of laws allowing slavery in the new territories and forced officials in Free States to give a hearing to slaveholders without a jury. Northerners felt like this was a kidnapping process.

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Massachusetts had abolished slavery in 1783, but the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 required government officials to assist slavecatchers in capturing fugitives within the state.

The cruelty of slavery.

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The enslavement of African’s in the America’s by the nations and people’s of Western Europe created the economic engine which funded American Capitalism

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Slaves were punished for a variety of reasons, most of the time it was for working too slow or running away

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The White Christian and moral influences have not only done little to prevent the Negro from becoming a criminal they deliberately shut him out of society.

Cudjo Lewis #LetOur Voices Echo

Cudjo Lewis (1841 – 1935) is considered the last survivor of the last slave ship to enter the United States. He was born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Bantè region of Dahomey (today Benin).

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According to news sources “HE” made that nigger wear a bell for a year and took it off on Christmas as a present “It sho did make a good Nigger outta him”

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Goldsboro NC … His pants have been pulled down and he was castrated.

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Delaware 1907: Two prisoners in pillory and another tied to a whipping post below.

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Young children were not immune from field work 6 days a week from dawn to dusk

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Wet Nursemaid: She was free, technically, and paid a wage of about 10 dollars a month. However, she was basically enslaved. She saw her own children once every 2 weeks, meaning she couldn’t use her own body to provide nourishment for her own children. To feed white children when you are racially oppressed by the white race was traumatizing to say the least. Negro nurses typically worked 14-16 hour days. She had to be at the child’s beck and call to feed and bathe this baby and take care of any older children in the household. It was dehumanizing and robbed her of her dignity.

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Gordon, or Whipped Peter, was a slave on a Louisiana plantation who escaped from slavery in 1863. He would go on to serve as a soldier in the United States Colored Troops. Harper’s Weekly published photos of Gordon’s scarred back, the result of his time in slavery. The photos helped make slavery more real for those living in the North and accelerated the Union cause in the war.

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African-Americans made up less than 1 percent of the North’s population but were 10 percent of the Union Army. Black men weren’t allowed to join the army until 1863. About 180,000 Black men, more than 85 percent of eligible African-Americans in the Northern states, fought. While White soldiers earned $13 a month, Black soldiers earned only $10 — and then were charged a $3 clothing fee that lowered their monthly pay to $7. The highest paid Black soldier made less than the lowest paid White one. After protesting by refusing to accept their wages and gaining support from abolitionist Congressmen, Black soldiers finally received equal pay in 1864 — paid retroactively to their enlistment date.

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Andrew Chandler and his slave Silas Chandler who accompanied his master to war as a “bodyguard.” This tintype is the only one of its kind showing a Confederate soldier with his slave. It was proven Silas was a slave through his pension records and he had not been set free or bought his freedom prior to the war and the Chandler family had not donated the land upon which Silas founded a church for former slaves after the war. The weapons in the famous photograph were props likely given to them just for the picture. READ MORE

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Burying the Dead – Civil War

Whites Used Blacks as Alligator Bait

In 1908 the Washington Times reported that a keeper at the New York Zoological Garden baited “Alligators With Pickaninnies” out of their winter quarters. In the article two “small colored children happened to drift through the reptile house among the throng of visitors” and they were “pressed into service.” The alligators “wobbled out as quick as they could after the ebony mites, who darted around the tank just as the pursuing monsters fell with grunts of chagrin into the water.” The alligators were “coaxed” into their summer quarters by “plump little Africans”

The practice has been documented in at least three movies: “Alligator Bait” (1900) and “The ‘Gator and the Pickaninny” (1900). And the story of two black boys who served as alligator bait was told in “Untamed Fury” (1947).

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Postcard depicting the lynching of Lige Daniels, Center, Texas, USA, August 3, 1920. Lyniching Blacks 2

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This mans’ pants are pulled down to humiliate and scare him before he’s castrated then hung

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Washington was accused of raping and murdering Lucy Fryer, the wife of his white employer in rural Robinson TX . Washington a mildly mentally challenged was tried for murder in Waco, in a courtroom filled with furious locals. The trial lasted about one hour and after four minutes of deliberation, the jury’s foreman announced a guilty verdict and a sentence of death. After his sentence was pronounced, he was dragged out of the court by observers, they put a chain on his neck and lynched him in front of Waco’s city hall. Over 16,000 spectators, including city officials and police, gathered to watch the attack. There was a celebratory atmosphere at the event, and many children attended during their lunch hour. Members of the mob castrated Washington, cut off his fingers so he couldn’t climb the chain, and hung him over a bonfire. He was repeatedly lowered and raised over the fire for about two hours. After the fire was extinguished, his charred torso was dragged through the town and parts of his body were sold as souvenirs. A professional photographer took pictures as the event unfolded, providing rare imagery of a lynching in progress. The pictures were printed and sold as postcards in Waco.

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Bennie Simmons soaked in coal oil before being set on fire

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In 1919, in the wake of World War I, Black sharecroppers unionized in Little Rock Arkansas, which unleashed a wave of White Vigilantism and mass lynching’s leaving 237 people dead.

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If you were a Black defendant, good luck challenging the prosecutor who eliminated potential witnesses or impartial jurors.

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1981 Michael Donald, 20 years old lynched by the Ku Klux Klan – Last reported lynching, although not the last lynching

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Human Zoo’s


Ota Benga (c. 1883 – March 20, 1916) was a Congolese man, a  Mbuti pygmy known for being featured in an anthropology exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904, and in a human zoo exhibit in 1906 at the Bronx Zoo. Benga had been purchased from African slave traders by the explorer Samuel Phillips Verner, a businessman hunting Africans for the Exposition.

Displays of non-white humans as examples of “earlier stages” of human evolution were common in the early 20th century, when racial theories were frequently intertwined with concepts from evolutionary biology. Read more about Ota https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ota_Benga

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Tuskegee Overview

Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

The Tuskegee syphilis experiment was an infamous clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972, ran for forty years in Macon County, Alabama during the mid-20th century, is one of the more appalling and deceitful of the bunch.by the U.S. Public Health Service to study the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African American men who thought they were receiving free health care from the U.S. government.

Public Health Service enrolled six hundred Macon County men, 399 with syphilis and 201 who weren’t infected, to be part of the study. None of the men actually knew what the study was for. They were lured in with the promise of “free health care,” something that none of them had, and treatment of “bad blood,” a general localized term that encompassed several different afflictions, including anemia, fatigue, and other venereal diseases.

The men were told that they were going to get free medical exams, meals, and burial insurance. For those who actually had syphilis, they were never informed of their diagnosis nor given any treatment for it. Additionally, very painful and unnecessary spinal taps were performed on many in the study.

Subjects of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment were never administered nor offered penicillin as treatment. The study administrators wanted to watch the progression of the disease as the men got sick and, in many cases, died for the forty years the study went on even though for much of it a relatively effective treatment was available. All total it’s estimated that 128 of the men died either directly from syphilis or complications related to it, 40 infected their wives (and in some cases possibly others), and there were 19 of the men’s children born with congenital syphilis.

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When asked why they had to receive several “back shots” (spinal taps) researcher’s repeatedly lied to the men, claims the shots were “therapeutic” when in fact the spinal taps gave insight to the infection from the spine canal to the brain.

#GeorgeStinney #Jim Crow #LetOurVoicesEcho

George Junius Stinney Jr.  (October 21, 1929 – June 16, 1944) just 14 years old was arrested for murdering two white girls, Betty June Binnicker, age 11, and Mary Emma Thames, age 7, deep in Jim Crow South in Alcolu, located in Clarendon County, South Carolina, on March 23, 1944. The girls disappeared while out riding their bicycle looking for flowers. As they passed the Stinney property, they asked young George Stinney and his sister, if they knew where to find “maypops” flower. When the girls didn’t return, search parties were organized, the girl’s bodies were found the next morning in a ditch filled with muddy water. Both had suffered severe head wounds.

Stinney was arrested within a few hours and he interrogated by several white officers in a locked room with no parents, no attorney and no witnesses aside from the officers. Within an hour, a deputy announced Stinney had confessed to the crime and led officers to “a hidden piece of iron”. There was no written record of his confession, only notes by an investigating deputy, and no transcript was recorded.

According to the alleged confession, Stinney (90 lbs, 5’1”) wanted to “have sex with”11-year-old Betty June Binnicker and could not do so until Mary Emma Thames, age 8, was removed from the scene; he decided to kill Mary Emma, both girls “fought back” so he decided to kill Betty June as well with a 15 inch railroad spike found in the same ditch a distance from the bodies.

A 2-hour trial was held, Stinney’s attorney did not cross-examine witnesses, his defense consisted of the claim Stinney was too young to be held responsible for the crimes. The all-white jury deliberated 10 minutes and found Stinney guilty of first-degree murder. That same day, the judge sentenced the teen to death by electric chair.

The execution was carried out at the South Carolina State Penitentiary in Columbia, South Carolina on the morning of June 16, 1944, 83 days after the crime. At 7:30 a.m. Stinney walked to the execution chamber, a bible under his arm which he used as a booster seat in the electric chair. There were difficulties strapping the boy who at 5’1” and just over 90 lbs. In addition, the face mask used in executions did not fit properly. When officials turned on the switch, 2,400 volts surged through Stinney’s body, causing the mask to slip off. His eyes were wide and teary, and saliva was emanating from his mouth for all the witnesses in the room to see. After two more jolts of electricity, it was over. Stinney was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m., four minutes after the execution began and 83 days after the murders.

A deathbed confession by the culprits from a prominent tight-knit well-known white family stated: “A member, or members of our family, served on the initial coroner’s inquest jury which had recommended Stinney be prosecuted.”

The “piece of iron” with which the two girls had been killed weighed over twenty pounds. It was ruled George wasn’t able to lift it, let alone swing it hard enough to kill the two girls. 70 years later, on December 17, 2014, Judge Carmen T. Mullen overturned Stinney’s first-degree murder conviction, stating his sentencing was “cruel and unusual.” She wrote there was “a violation of the defendant’s procedural due process rights that tainted his prosecution. George Stinney is the youngest person in the United States ever put to death by the electric chair.

Cousins Recall Emmett Louis Till’s Murder
https://whatzenalotionbar.wordpress.com/emmett-tills-cousins-recall-historic-murder/

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A poster rallying White voters to oppose enfranchisement allowing African American’s to vote

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CollageSeptember 10, 1963 a white student had been photographed wearing a sign on his shirt that read “Keep West End White.” On either side of the word “Keep” appeared two Confederate flagsLittle Rock School

Patricia Marcus“Birmingham, ALA., Sept. 11, 1963 —CAR WINDOW SMASHED—One of two Negro girl students who desegregated West End High School in Birmingham sits in car and is partially framed by broken auto window. A rock was hurled through the window as the Negro girls were leaving the school area after class this afternoon. (APWirephoto) 1963”

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1963 “Civil Disobedience” Brooklyn’ s Downstate Medical Center NY Solitary woman’s act of defiance was far from the deep South

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Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, displays a wide variety of everyday artifacts depicting the history of racist portrayals of African Americans in American popular culture.
1010 Campus Dr, Big Rapids, MI 49307
https://ferris.edu/jimcrow/

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person 

https://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/explaining-white-privilege-to-White Mana-broke-white-person/

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In 1961, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) began to organize Freedom Rides. The first departed from Washington DC and involved 13 black and white riders who rode into the South challenging white only lunch counters and restaurants. When they reached Anniston, Alabama one of the buses was ambushed and attacked. Meanwhile, at an SNCC meeting in Tennessee, Lewis, Zwerg and 11 other volunteers decided to be reinforcements. Zwerg was the only white male in the group. Although scared for his life, Zwerg never had second thoughts. He recalled, “My faith was never so strong as during that time. I knew I was doing what I should be doing.”

The group traveled by bus to Birmingham, where Zwerg was first arrested for not moving to the back of the bus with his black seating companion, Paul Brooks. Three days later, the riders regrouped and headed to Montgomery. At first the terminal there was quiet and eerie, but the scene turned into an ambush, with the riders attacked from all directions. . “Mr. Zwerg was hit with his own suitcase in the face. Then he was knocked down and a group pummeled him” The prostrate activist was beaten into unconsciousness somewhere around the time a man took Zwerg’s head between his knees while others took turns pounding and clawing at his face. At one point while Zwerg was unconscious, three men held him up while a woman kicked him in the groin. After it seemed that the worst of the onslaught was over, Zwerg gained semi-consciousness and tried to use the handrails to the loading platform to pull himself to his feet. As he struggled to get upright, a white man came and threw Zwerg over the rail. He crashed to the ground below, landing on his head. He was only the first to be beaten that day, but the attack on him may have been the most ruthless. Zwerg recalls, “There was nothing particularly heroic in what I did. If you want to talk about heroism, consider the black man who probably saved my life. This man in coveralls, just off of work, happened to walk by as my beating was going on and said ‘Stop beating that kid. If you want to beat someone, beat me.’ And they did. He was still unconscious when I left the hospital. I don’t know if he lived or died.”

Zwerg was denied prompt medical attention because there were no white ambulances available. “I suppose a person has to be dead before anyone will call an ambulance in Montgomery” were Jim’s words as he lay in the hospital bed after being brutally beaten. He remained unconscious for two days and stayed in the hospital for five days. His post-riot photos were published in many newspapers and magazines across the country. After his beating, Zwerg claimed he had had an incredible religious experience and God helped him to not fight back. In a 2013 interview recalling the incident, he said, “In that instant, I had the most incredible religious experience of my life. I felt a presence with me. A peace. Calmness. It was just like I was surrounded by kindness, love. I knew in that instance that whether I lived or died, I would be OK.” In a famous moving speech from his hospital room, Zwerg stated, “Segregation must be stopped. It must be broken down. Those of us on the Freedom Ride will continue…. We’re dedicated to this, we’ll take hitting, we’ll take beating. We’re willing to accept death. But we’re going to keep coming until we can ride from anywhere in the South to any place else in the South without anybody making any comments, just as American citizens.”

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America was built on the back of Native Americans and Blacks; these are things EVERY White American should be ashamed of, certainly not proud of.
https://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/america-was-built-on-the-back-of-native-americans-and-blacks/

By the way, the term “Final Solution” was not coined by the Nazis. It was Indian Affairs Superintendent, Duncan Campbell Scott, Canada’s Adolph Eichmann, who in April 1910 plotted out the planned murder to take care of the “Indian problem”.

101 Massacres – 23,000 plus, 1st Nation Peoples Exterminated by White Settlers and Military
https://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/100-massacres/

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

Part 5) Unarmed Victim Archive of Law Enforcement Murders 1,000 – 1,250

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Currently, there is no national database documenting the murders of un-armed people by police, security guards, self-appointed vigilantes or bounty hunters. Although not all victims found here were weaponless, the fatal murdering of the unarmed: whether they are of ethnic origin, disabled, mentally ill, homeless or their sexual orientation, by Police Departments across the country is unjustified, and the vast majority of officers involved are not being held accountable.

I believe ALL those listed below regardless of whether they were in the process of perpetrating a crime, in a gang, drug possession, incarceration, resisting arrest, alluding, a weapon thrown aside, mentally ill or just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, they are all victims. Victims who loved and were loved. This memorial is dedicated to all the Mothers and Fathers, Sons and Daughters, Husbands and Wife’s, Grandparents, Sisters and Brothers, Nieces and Nephews, Girlfriends, Boyfriends, Lovers, Friends and Neighbors who have lost someone at the hands of law enforcement. For all the heartbreak, shed tears, unanswered questions, lies and grief for a life unfulfilled, to you I give honor, for “there but for the grace of God go I”. May you find peace in knowing their bloodshed will not go unnoticed nor will their life be forgotten.

As we remember victims of violence let us remember the sadness of loss. May that sadness be transformed into compassion for the victim and their loved ones. May the fear struck in us by the power of tragedy give way to reverence at the unending power of unconditional love. May we uncover the energy of our anger and use it to right what is wrong in our own behavior toward one another and to challenge the mindsets and systems which enable and promote violence. May love gently wipe the tears from our eyes and remove the fear from our hearts. Look with favor upon the families and friends who mourn the victims and comfort those who are in grief and despair, that peace, the fruit of justice and charity may reign for each of us gathered here today. For all victims of crime, abuse, harassment and all who commit acts of violence; from those who speak harsh words in anger, to those who hate others who are different from themselves, to those who take the life of another, may we learn to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly.

My definition of Unarmed
Please keep in mind I am only able to research and write bio’s on 5-7 victims per day. Each bio is verified through multiple sources, photos are retrieved, copied, cropped. Each bio is written and condensed close as possible to a single paragraph, many have links to READ MORE. Each name, age, state and ethnicity are entered into 3 data bases and then, after all pertinent information has been gathered I individually post to the website. Therefore each bio takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to complete.

It is at my discretion as to what I consider as being unarmed. If the person has a weapon but is unable to use it because it’s under a seat, knocked to the side, fallen to the ground, in someone else’s possession etc. I consider that person unarmed. If someone is shot in the back, I consider that person unarmed. If there appears to be questionable circumstances surrounding the death, I consider that person unarmed. If the person is mentally ill and can be contained without using deadly force, I consider that person unarmed. Even if the person is a felon and has a violent criminal history, yet fits into any of the above categories, that person is still considered unarmed. If someone is in the commission of a crime, yet fits into any of the above categories, that person is still considered unarmed. If ANYONE can be contained without using deadly force, I consider that person unarmed.

There is no reason, in my opinion to shoot someone when police manage to apprehend and incarcerate extraordinarily dangerous serial killers/ mass murderers/spree killers and vigilantes/bounty hunters yet cannot manage the capture of citizens of ethnic lineage without executing them.

However, if someone is shooting, holding a weapon or hurting someone (including an officer) and there is absolutely no other way to control them, I consider that person armed. Mind you, I credit witness statements far above police reports.

I DO NOT believe Law Enforcement reports. Lies the police tell that are so familiar anyone can recite them: “Reached for waist band”; “Pointed hand at police in a threatening manner.” “Backed the car toward officers” “Lunged at me” “Had a black object in hand” “Tried to grab gun” “Officers of the Un-Peace” or “Un-Peace Officers” Campaigns were formed against the “Blue Code” supposedly making it more visible to the public eye have taken place but all they seem to be doing is allowing the police to police the police and the police. Police are liars, period. So please don’t think I would even consider relying on their statements. The code of Blue Silence is too real to be ignored, and has been proven over and over again to be the real badge of the law.

As for Grand Juries they’ve been bought and paid for in more cases than can be counted. There is something fundamentally unfair about a grand jury system which doesn’t reflect the racial, political and ethnic diversity of the community it serves and the people it indicts.

Visual map displaying accounts of extrajudicial killings of people of colour beginning in 2012 https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=215510872499841685660.0004c577c714cfc6b9ef1&msa=0&dg=feature

Unfortunately due to the ongoing killings by Police and Vigilantes/Bounty Hunters claiming Stand Your Ground (Castle Doctrine) this list will continue to grow. Please keep in mind each victim is double and triple checked for accuracy, therefore it takes approximately 40-60 minutes to complete each bio, including editing, separating into 4 data bases and posting online to the appropriate page(s). This website is an extremely time consuming endeavor, yet a true labor of love, but often mentally overwhelming and occasionally must be set aside as I regroup. If you have a family member, friend or know of someone killed at the hands of Law Enforcement or Bounty Hunters/Vigilante(s) please leave their name, age, state, date of death etc. by replying in the comment box; they will be given top priority on the next post and you will receive links to their location(s). Completed bio’s on this page have ** # and 1, 2, 3 or 4 behind the entry denoting the part/page where the bio can be found. Due to lack of space ((#)) signifies mental disorders, including but not limited to Suicide.

This Is What It’s Like To Be An Unarmed Black Man In America

Santos RodriquezSantos Rodriquez 12 H/M Dallas TX July 24, 1973 – Yanked by Police Officer Darrell L. Cain and another Officer Santos and David Rodriguez were pulled from their grandfather’s home in the middle of the night. Shoeless and in handcuffs Santos along with his 13-year-old brother, David were driven to a vacant lot behind a Fina gas station where a vending machine had been robbed of $8. The handcuffed boy denied he’d taken the change. As Officer Darrell Cain continued to interrogate Santos he attempted to force a confession Russian roulette-style by placing his .357 Magnum pointed at Santos’ left ear. The second time he placed the gun to Santos’ head he pulled the trigger, it fired and Santos died instantly. Police Officer Darrell L. Cain was sentenced to only five years in prison for murder with malice and was released after serving half the term. SMU scholarship has been named after Santos Rodriguez http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2015/03/smu-scholarship-named-after-santos-rodriguez-12-year-old-killed-in-73-by-dallas-cop.html/ . It took 40 years, one month and 28 days, before Dallas City Hall Dallas’ top official at last offered an apology. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/south-dallas/headlines/20150724-mourners-remember-dallas-boy-killed-by-police-42-years-ago.ece

Darrin “Dagwood” HannahDarrin “Dagwood” Hannah 45 B/M Waukegan IL Nov. 13, 2011 – Hannah was arrested and subdued by police when they were called to his apartment over a domestic dispute. Pictures taken after his arrest show severe injuries to his face. Reportedly, the police also tasered Hannah. He was immediately taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries a week later. After the autopsy the coroner said that Hannah’s sickle cell anemia was aggravated by fists and stun guns used during his arrest so that the official cause of death was changed from undetermined to homicide. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/01/22/death-of-man-tasered-by-police-ruled-homicide/

Jeremy John LinhartJeremy John Linhart 30 W/M Findlay OH June 9, 2015 – Linhart was the only passenger in a car that was stopped by police at about 3:05 a.m. in the 800 block of West Sandusky Street, for a “regular traffic violation.” During the traffic stop, the driver and the passenger were “removed from” the vehicle, the chief said. The passenger then allegedly tried to get back into the vehicle, at which time the officer interfered and the victim was shot during a struggle, the chief said. Findlay police do not use dashboard or body cameras. https://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2015/06/09/Findlay-officer-involved-in-shooting.html

William Dick IIIWilliam Dick III 28 N/M Confederated Tribes Colville Reservation Tonasket WA April 4, 2015 – Unarmed Dick, who had allegedly robbed a hitchhiker at gunpoint earlier in the day, fled from officers in his van. He eventually crashed into a tree and ran away. After being caught he was tasered and handcuffed, and stopped breathing soon after.
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/coulee-dam-man-dies-following-taser-incident/

Dominick Ray WiseDominick Ray Wise 30 B/M Culpepper VA March 30, 2015 – Wise was believed to be intoxicated and was walking erratically in the middle of the road. Police attempted to get him on the sidewalk and the interaction eventually escalated to a scuffle. One officer had his nose broken. Police used a Taser on Wise and he became unresponsive shortly after. http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/crime_courts/culpeper-man-dies-after-being-tasered-by-police/article_46debc2a-d727-11e4-a18f-5b06a6f5b1bd.html

No Photo Available-001Darnell Hutchinson 32 San Leandro CA Oct. 9, 2011 – Hutchinson was reportedly scaring customers and refusing to leave Nation’s Giant Hamburgers, a restaurant in San Leandro. He was acting paranoid, thought someone was following him, and saying he needed to use someone’s phone. When officers tried to take him into custody, the police claim he resisted, and one of the officers used a taser on him. It is unclear how many times the taser was used. Hutchinson was placed in handcuffs, and immediately became unresponsive and his health deteriorated. He was taken by ambulance to an East Bay hospital, where he was pronounced dead. http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19097286

Gerald E. HallGerald E. Hall 34 B/M Oklahoma City OK Sept. 26, 2011 – Police took him into custody at a convenience store after Hall allegedly attempted to pour charcoal lighter fluid on an apartment building nearby then barricaded himself in the store restroom when police arrived. As officers tried to arrest Hall they claim he became combative and fought with them. Tased repeatedly Hall became unresponsive then taken to Integris Baptist Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Six police officers were involved in the incident. http://truthnottasers.blogspot.com/2011/09/oklahoma-man-dies.html

Anastasio Hernandez RojasAnastasio Hernandez Rojas 42 H/M San Diego CA May 28, 2010 – Rojas a California resident since age 18 longtime San Diego resident; tortured to death by federal officers at a Border Patrol station as he resisted being deported.
Tortured to death by California Border Patrol. http://soboco.org/border-patrol-brutality-since-2010/

No Photo Available-001Ross Anthony 25 Dallas TX June 9, 2015 – Anthony was “exhibiting erratic behavior” when he was found inside a parked vehicle. Numerous citizens called 911 reporting the behavior of Mr. Anthony, who police say was “running into the traffic lanes, approaching vehicles and banging on the windows of nearby businesses.” According to the statement, Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics drove past the scene along the 5400 block of North Jim Miller Road, near Samuell Boulevard, and tried to help him. But he wasn’t interested, police say: “He banged his fists on the hood of the ambulance and entered into another citizen’s vehicle as officers arrived on scene.” Police say the officers tried to coax him out of the car, at which point he cracked the door open “slightly” allowing officers to reach in and grab him. After officers ordered him to exit the vehicle, police claim there was a struggle, and extra help was requested. Sgt. Ned Charles, Officer James MacDonald, Sgt. Daniel Cordero and Officer Paul Kessenich was the officer who deployed and used his Taser on Anthony. When Anthony began exhibiting signs of medical distress he was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/dallas-county/2015/06/09/man-dies-after-dallas-police-deploy-taser/28726075/

Roberto Pérez PérezRoberto Pérez Pérez 63 H/M San Diego CA Jan. 13, 2011 – Beaten while in detention for trying to re-enter the U.S. and died due to lack of proper medical care. California Border Patrol http://soboco.org/border-patrol-brutality-since-2010/

Nicholas ThomasNicholas Thomas 23 B/M Cobb County GA March 24, 2015 – Officers claim Thomas fled from the Goodyear store where he worked in a customer’s vehicle when they attempted to serve him a warrant. Police say Thomas was driving towards them and that they feared for their lives, prompting them to fire on the car. Witnesses dispute Thomas was attempting to flee, and some say the vehicle was not moving at all. Thomas was dealing with legal issues related to an alleged assault of a police officer a year earlier. http://fusion.net/story/109439/atlanta-police-shooting-why-cops-shouldnt-shoot-at-moving-cars/

Joseph TassinariJoseph Tassinari “Smokn Joe T” 63 W/M Glendale AZ March 24, 2015 – Tassinari, a Vietnam veteran, was wanted for allegedly brandishing a weapon during an incident earlier in the day. According to police, Tassinari refused to comply with orders from an officer who had arrived at his residence. He was tasered and then allegedly reached for his waistband before being shot dead. http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/12-news/2015/03/25/12news-officer-involved-shooting-glendale-joe-tassinari/70463988/

No Photo Available-001Ryan Keith Bolinger 28 Des Moines IA June 10, 2015 – An officer had pulled over a driver for an unrelated traffic stop. A few minutes later, another car pulled up alongside so close that the officer couldn’t open the car door. The driver of the other vehicle (Bolinger ) got out and danced around, before getting back in his car. Police followed. The pursuit was low-speed, about the speed limit, and lasted about two minutes. he driver did a U-turn and stopped abruptly and the police officer swerved to miss the car, stopping in front of the vehicle, as another police vehicle pulled up. the driver of the other car got out and moved toward the police car that had just arrived. The officer in that vehicle opened fire and shot Bolinger in the torso. He was declared dead at a hospital.
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2015/06/10/fatal-shooting-officer-involved-merle-hay-urbandale/28779873/

Troy BoydTroy Boyd 36 W/M Pike County MS March 15, 2015 – Boyd was accused of riding a quad bike erratically with a machete strapped to the back of his bike. Officials claim one of the deputies who responded to the call opened fire when Boyd allegedly tried to run them over with the bike.
http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/28529112/suspect-on-4-wheeler-shot-killed-by-pike-county-authorities?clienttype=generic

Antonio PerezAntonio Perez 32 H/M Los Angeles CA March 12, 2015 – Police said they opened fire on Lopez when he reached for his waistband while fleeing on foot after his vehicle crashed. He was a suspect in a burglary and was driving a stolen car. No weapon was discovered. http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20150313/foot-pursuit-in-unincorporated-walnut-park-ends-in-fatal-deputy-involved-shooting

Thomas Allen Jr.Thomas Allen Jr. 34 B/M St. Louis MO Feb. 28, 2015 – Allen was in a passenger in a vehicle that had been pulled over for not signaling and for making an illegal left turn. Allen was searched, found to have no weapons and was allowed back in the car. While officers questioned the driver, Allen got into the front seat and tried to drive away. One officer got into the passenger’s seat as Allen tried to get away, and wrestled with him before shooting him. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/suspect-in-wellson-police-shooting-dies-of-wounds/article_7572d365-c0d0-515f-a2d5-bc6ab6a2265d.html

No Photo Available-001Francisco Manuel Cesena 40 H/M San Ysidro Port of Entry CA Dec. 24, 2014 – While he sat in a holding cell, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents checked his record. It showed Cesena was wanted on a warrant and was considered armed and dangerous. The decedent was sitting on a bench when he suddenly got up, hurdled the gate to the agents’ desk and began physically attacking the agents.” He was forced to the ground. Multiple agents fired Tasers at Cesena and tried to restrain him for nearly 10 minutes, according to the report. He was then handcuffed, and one agent appeared to put something over or around his mouth. Eight minutes later Cesena was found unresponsive and he later was pronounced dead at a local hospital. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jun/09/border-crossing-death-francisco-cesena/

Amilcar Perez-LopezAmilcar Perez-Lopez 21 H/M San Francisco CA Feb. 26, 2015 – Police said Perez-Lopez wielded a knife while trying to steal a bike. Plainclothes officers shot him when he allegedly ignored their demands to drop the knife, which protesters later said he wouldn’t have understood because he did not speak English. Witnesses reportedly contradicted the police account, saying Perez-Lopez was trying to get his phone back from the owner of the bike. http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/S-F-police-shoot-suspect-in-Mission-District-6104854.php

Danny A. ElrodDanny A. Elrod 39 W/M Omaha NE Feb. 24, 2015 – Officers Lugod, Bradley Bornhoft, Nicole Geyza and Patricia Pope made contact with Danny Elrod, the suspect in the Family Dollar robbery, in the parking lot of Sports Car Garage. The officers allegedly gave Elrod loud verbal commands to show his hands and to get on the ground, which Elrod refused to comply with. Elrod reportedly climbed onto the hood of one of the vehicles parked in the parking lot and continued to be non-compliant. Geyza deployed a taser, but it was ineffective. Unarmed Elrod was being pursued in connection to a robbery at a Family Dollar store. Police claim Elrod told them he had a weapon and reached for his waistband several times. His wife claims to have seen the entire incident and says he raised his arms. Omaha Police Officer Alvin Lugod shot Elrod 6 times. http://www.ketv.com/news/new-details-released-in-mondays-officerinvolved-shooting/31458074

Adam ThomasAdam Thomas 27 W/M East Hemet CA Nov. 8, 2014 – Adam Thomas had accepted a job as a solar panel installer and was staying at a friend’s house. Brandon Thomas said a witness told him a neighbor came to the house to complain about teenagers racing cars up and down the street. His brother was indoors trying to sleep but came outside and asked what was going on. His brother was shot five times during a confrontation with the armed suspect. Police arrived to find Adam Thomas, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officer John Demery, 40, an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent and Hemet resident, has been arrested on suspicion of homicide.
http://ktla.com/2014/11/08/off-duty-border-patrol-arrested-after-east-hemet-shooting-leaves-1-man-dead/

No Photo Available-001Glenn D. Norman 46 /M Osage Beach MO Oct. 4, 2011 – Norman reportedly broke into a home and struggled with the owner of the house. The owner called the police and Norman left the residence. Police found Norman in the neighborhood and, after he resisted arrest. Sheriff deputies electrocuted Norman until he stopped breathing. Several minutes later, he began having troubles breathing. Paramedics were called. He was pronounced dead on the scene by an on duty Lake Regional Emergency Room physician. http://www.connectmidmissouri.com/news/story.aspx?id=670662

Ruben VillalpandoRuben Villalpando 31, Grapevine TX Feb. 20, 2015 – Villalpando was pulled over after leading Officer Robert Clark on a chase. Dashcam video shows the officer ordering Villalpando to stay where he is, as he slowly shuffles towards Clark’s police cruiser with his hands on his head. Villalpando is shot dead just after he walks past the camera’s view. http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2015/05/tarrant-county-grand-jury-declined-to-indict-in-grapevine-police-involved-shooting-of-mexican-immigrant.html/

Betty Diane SextonBetty Diane Sexton 43 W/F Gastonia NC Feb.17, 2015 – Sexton was shot when she ignored instructions to drop a gun, according to authorities. She had called the police to help her remove ‘unwanted house guests’. Relatives said Sexton was attempting to lower her weapon yet two witnesses agreed with the police account. http://myfox8.com/2015/02/22/answers-wanted-after-mother-shot-killed-by-officer-at-nc-home/

Jonathan PierceJonathan Pierce 37 W/M Port St. Joe FL Feb. 11, 2015 – Port St. Joe Police have released a statement that they arrested a Pierce and transported him to the station. The case is being investigated as an “officer involved in a shooting At 7:39 p.m. EST, the man died while in police custody.
http://www.starfl.com/news/local-news/four-months-no-answers-in-officer-involved-shooting-1.490090

Candace L. BlakleyCandace L. Blakley 24 W/F No. Augusta SC June 13, 2015 – pronounced dead at the scene from a fatal gunshot wound, the Aiken County coroner confirmed that the shooting victim was Deputy Matthew Blakley’s wife, 24-year old, Candace L. Blakley. Deputy Blakley was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of Involuntary Manslaughter and he was taken to the Aiken County Detention Center where he awaits a bond hearing.
http://www.nbc26.tv/story/29316181/off-duty-aiken-county-deputy-arrested-in-connection-with-north-augusta-shooting-charged-with-involuntary-manslaughter-for-allegedly-shooting-wife

Boren FamilyKelley Boren 32 W/F Lindon UT Jan. 16, 2014 – Kelly Boren had been repeatedly drugged, raped and videotaped by husband Police Officer Joshua Boren allegedly called her a bad mother. She responded by threatening to take the children. Lindon police officer Joshua Boren shot and killed his wife, two children and mother-in-law before killing himself. Joshua Boren used his police-issued handgun to shoot and kill his wife, two children, and mother-in-law in January. Joshua Boren then placed the bodies of his wife and children on his bed, lying side-by-side, lay down next to them and took his own life. The body of mother-in law Marie King was found in another room. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606440/Officer-who-killed-family-had-dark-side-struggled-since-childhood.html?pg=all

Boren FamilyHaley Marie Boren 5 W/F Lindon UT Jan. 16, 2014 – Kelly Boren had been repeatedly drugged, raped and videotaped by husband Police Officer Joshua Boren allegedly called her a bad mother. She responded by threatening to take the children. Lindon police officer Joshua Boren shot and killed his wife, two children and mother-in-law before killing himself. Joshua Boren used his police-issued handgun to shoot and kill his wife, two children, and mother-in-law in January. Joshua Boren then placed the bodies of his wife and children on his bed, lying side-by-side, lay down next to them and took his own life. The body of mother-in law Marie King was found in another room. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606440/Officer-who-killed-family-had-dark-side-struggled-since-childhood.html?pg=all

Boren FamilyJoshua Boren Jr 7 W/M Lindon UT Jan. 16, 2014 – Kelly Boren had been repeatedly drugged, raped and videotaped by husband Police Officer Joshua Boren allegedly called her a bad mother. She responded by threatening to take the children. Lindon police officer Joshua Boren shot and killed his wife, two children and mother-in-law before killing himself. Joshua Boren used his police-issued handgun to shoot and kill his wife, two children, and mother-in-law in January. Joshua Boren then placed the bodies of his wife and children on his bed, lying side-by-side, lay down next to them and took his own life. The body of mother-in law Marie King was found in another room. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606440/Officer-who-killed-family-had-dark-side-struggled-since-childhood.html?pg=all

Marie King Marie King 55 W/F Lindon 2014 – UT Jan. 16, 2014 – Kelly Boren had been repeatedly drugged, raped and videotaped by husband Police Officer Joshua Boren allegedly called her a bad mother. She responded by threatening to take the children. Lindon police officer Joshua Boren shot and killed his wife, two children and mother-in-law before killing himself. Joshua Boren used his police-issued handgun to shoot and kill his wife, two children, and mother-in-law in January. Joshua Boren then placed the bodies of his wife and children on his bed, lying side-by-side, lay down next to them and took his own life. The body of mother-in law Marie King was found in another room. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606440/Officer-who-killed-family-had-dark-side-struggled-since-childhood.html?pg=all

No Photo Available-001Howard Cooke 30 York PA Sept. 28, 2011 – Cooke allegedly ran from a vehicle which had been pulled over by a police officer. Cooke was not the driver. Police chased him and used a stun gun on him, which was initially ineffective. When he was caught, the officers drive-stunned him again. He was arrested and while in custody, became unresponsive. He was taken to York Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. http://www.wgal.com/r/29334069/detail.html)

David KedraDavid Kedra 26 W/M Plymouth Township PA Sept. 30, 2014 – Trooper Kedra was killed during a firearms training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex. Evidence indicates that the bullet was accidentally discharged by another member of the force. The bullet hit trooper Kedra in the chest. He was rushed to Temple University Hospital and died a short time later. State trooper Richard Schroeter accused of recklessly using a firearm that led to the death of a fellow trooper waived his formal arraignment. Schroeter reportedly testified he did not perform all of the necessary safety checks on the weapon and believed it was unloaded. http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/breaking-news/index.ssf/2014/09/pennsylvania_state_trooper_sho_2.html

Thomas A SmithThomas Alfred Smith Jr. (police officer) 42 Oakland CA Jan. 22, 2014 – a group of four members of BART’s detective unit and several members of Dublin Police and Alameda County Sheriff’s departments, converged on the Park Sierra Apartments, at 6450 Dougherty Road. Wearing bulletproof vests, the group were there to search of an apartment belonging a suspect in several robberies on BART property. The suspect, whom officials did not name, was already in custody and was not inside the apartment at the time. The officers began their search by knocking twice on the door. Each knock went unanswered, but the door was unlocked, so several of them stepped inside. Not knowing whether anyone was inside the apartment, the officers followed protocol and entered with their guns drawn. Smith was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer during a search Tuesday afternoon at a robbery suspect’s Dublin apartment. http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24962932/bart-police-sergeant-shot-and-killed-by-fellow

William Alberto WilkinsWilliam Alberto Wilkins (Police Officer) 29 B/M Oakland CA Jan. 2001 – Officer William Wilkins was pursing an auto thief near 89th Avenue when Officers Andrew Koponen and Timothy Scarrott arrived as Wilkins drew his weapon on the suspect. Both officers fired several times, killing Wilkins, after they said he ignored orders to drop the weapon. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Friendly-Fire-Fells-Oakland-Officer-Two-rookies-2965432.php

Luis Phillip RodriquezLuis Phillip Rodriquez 44 H/M Moore OK Jan. 20, 2014 – Officers were investigating a domestic abuse call outside the Warren Theater. The report shows an officer approached Rodriguez and asked for his identification but “he wasn’t giving it to him” then “Luis stepped back, crossed his arms and tried to walk around” the officer. Police reported that Rodriguez was “taking an aggressive stance” that they “interpreted as a fighting stance. Other officers eventually “stepped in to get Luis under control. Security footage shows an officer using knee strikes and other active counter measures to release Rodriguez’s arms so he could be handcuffed.Allegedly Rodriquiz stopped breathing” at the scene but “he was stabilized” at the hospital, where Rodriguez eventually “stopped breathing again and died” after receiving a CT scan. Oklahoma Medical Examiner said back in April that Rodriguez died from a cardiac arrhythmia due to physical restraint and that his body had signs of a struggle that would not have been enough to kill him. Beat to death by 5 Moore PD http://www.news9.com/story/25831448/da-clears-moore-officers-of-wrongdoing-in-in-custody-death

No Photo Available-001Mark D. McCullaugh Jr 28 ((#)) Inmate Akron OH Aug. 20, 2006 – Deputies used a Taser stun gun, shackles and a full can of pepper spray during the struggle, and a jail nurse injected McCullaugh with drugs in a further effort to calm him . McCullaugh was shackled in a hogtied position, choked to death within ”minutes” of being sprayed with ”a large amount” of pepper spray. McCullaugh’s death was a homicide caused by asphyxia from multiple blunt-force blows and the ”combined effects of chemical, mechanical and electrical restraint,” including an unspecified anal injury. An order requires Kohler to delete the words “homicide” due to “multiple restraint mechanisms with beating and anal penetration,” as well as any reference to death by “asphyxia due to the combined effects of chemical, mechanical and electrical restraint” from McCullaugh’s death certificate and autopsy report. Five deputies face charges for McCullaugh’s death. Deputy Stephen Kendrick is charged with murder. http://www.charlydmiller.com/LIB12/2008McCullaugh2006DeathArticles.pdf

Bradford T. GibsonBradford T. Gibson 36 Isabella County MI Sept. 24, 2011 – Gibson struggled with police and was tasered twice outside a Wayside bar, according to a police report. He had reportedly been grabbing women in the bar. About an hour after he arrived at the Isabella County Jail, he died. (http://www.clarecountyreview.com/2011/09/msp-investigating-isabella-inmate-death/)

Jorge AzucenaJorge Azucena 26 H/M Los Angeles CA Sept. 7, 2013 – Azucena had briefly led officers on a chase on the night of but was cornered and submitted to arrest. He told officers that he had asthma and was having trouble breathing. Officers on scene, and later in a South Los Angeles jail, ignored his pleas for medical help. By the time paramedics were called, Azucena was slumped in a jail cell.Azucena died about 40 minutes after he was taken into custody by Los Angeles police officers after running a red light in South Los Angeles. A coroner’s autopsy found that an asthma attack had probably been the cause of death and classified it as an accident. Los Angeles ordered to pay $1.35 million to Azucena’s mother. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-asthma-death-settlement-20150331-story.html

No Photo Available-001Dennis S Hyde age unknown ((#)) /M Akron OH Aug. 20, 2006 – Officer John Ross and Officer Anthony Kelley were dispatched to a burglary in progress. Hiding in the basement Hype began ranting about the devil and began projectile vomiting. Officers repeatedly asked Hyde to keep his hands above his head which he didn’t do, instead picking up a vase as if to throw it. Officer Ross aimed his taser and ordered Hyde to drop the vase and get down on the ground, 2 taser prongs hit hit in the chest. Hyde became completely out of control. Three more taser devises were deployed. Once subdued Officer Ross applied the taser devise directly to Hyde’s skin. Hyde was then handcuffed and shackled. Hyde became unresponsive and died. Judge Schneiderman’s decision of an alternative explanation for cause of death for Dennis S. Hyde as “excited delirium syndrome” or “agitated delirium.” http://cironline.org/sites/default/files/legacy/files/TaserOhioRuling.pdf

Darnell BensonDarnell Benson 40 B/M ((#)) San Francisco CA April 3, 2015 – Around a quarter past 10:00 in the morning, the Department of Emergency Management was called by an unidentified resident of an Apartment Complex. Allegedly Darnell was on the balcony of one of the apartments exhibiting non-violent behavior which nevertheless was a cause for concern. Sgt. Feliks Gasanyan and Officers John Norment Robin Odum Christopher Dunne and Cory Foss arrived on the scene. Allegedly Darnell had a conversation with a maintenance man and made a declaration he was “just minding his own business.” Benson transported by Officer Tommie Bartley. It is apparent based upon this behavior that the SFPD had no intention of taking Darnell somewhere where he could receive medical assistance. At the Sheriff’s Department is when things began to unravel. Darnell, for reasons unknown, was taken into County Jail 1, strip searched, and triaged by Jail Psychiatric Services, a non-profit company contracted with the City for in-custody psychiatric care. The triage nurse determined Darnell fit the criteria for a 5150 (involuntary psychiatric hold) and, based upon their protocols, he was refused admittance to the jail and diverted to where he should have originally been taken, San Francisco General Hospital. Here the details become fuzzy. As Darnell was escorted from CJ1 to the sally port of the jail, a conflict arose between Darnell and his captors. We know Officers Tommie Bartley, Cory Foss and Robin Odum were involved in this conflict. Moments later, Sherriff’s Deputies were called for backup, and those officers were joined by Officers Jonathon Lucchetti, Paul Lujano, Sgt. Feliks Gasanyan of the SFPD. EMTs provided by American Medical Response arrived and found Darnell in a four-point restraint forced into a prone position – essentially hog-tied –with four officers holding him. As many as seven people were involved in the altercation. Darnell’s hands and feet were shackled, his face was also covered. EMTs administered the maximum 5mg dose of Versed, a powerful tranquilizer that can cause breathing difficulties and has a common side effect of amnesia. He was bruised and bleeding from his mouth. Darnell was taken to San Francisco General Hospital in this state, but his heart gave out. Paramedics attempted to revive him, but he never came back and was declared dead three days later, April 6, 2015, at SF General Hospital, where he had been on life support.
http://sfbayview.com/2015/06/rip-darnell-benson-while-under-fire-for-previous-transgressions-sf-law-enforcement-quietly-kills-again/

Sandra Guadalupe Maldonado SimpsonSandra Guadalupe Maldonado Simpson 33 H/F Midland TX Dec. 18, 2014 – it all started with a 911 call with no one on the other end that originated from a home on Crenshaw Drive. That’s where they found 34-year-old Sgt. Chad Simpson from the Midland Police Department dead from a gunshot wound. “Sandra was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital following the shooting where it was announced that she was believed to have died. Shot by husband Officer Chad Simpson http://murder-suicide.blogspot.com/2014_12_01_archive.html

Keara CrowderKeara Crowder 29 Memphis TN Nov. 19, 2014 – Memphis Officer Jaselyn Grant returned from her shift and then waited for Crowder and her son to arrive. Crowder’s son told police the two women were verbally arguing for several hours when Grant placed two guns on a TV stand and said, “we’re gonna settle this now.” Grant picked up a gun and pointed it at Crowder’s son, at which time Crowder picked up the other gun and told her son to run. The affidavit states Crowder hit Grant in the head with the gun. The 12-year-old told police as he was running he heard several gunshots and turned to see Grant shoot at him. A verbal argument escalated, and that’s when investigators say Grant shot Crowder three times. Crowder, married Grant in Illionis, was taken to Regional Medical Center in critical condition. She was pronounced dead just after 2 p.m. The 12-year-old boy was not injured. http://wreg.com/2014/11/19/woman-shot-multiple-times-in-southeast-shelby-co/

No Photo Available-001Kwang Tae Lee 61 A/M and Richard Kim Dublin CA 49 Aug. 1, 2005 – Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at the home of Kim, a Korean American. They found Kim’s brother-in-law, Kwang Tae Lee, holding a knife. According to a police statement, Lee did not drop the knife after being asked to do so repeatedly by police. Community members said Lee had been drinking and did not speak English. Police shot Lee several times and one of the shots hit and killed Kim, who was standing behind a door nearby. After the shooting occurred, Kim and Lee’s wives were placed in a hotel room and told not to leave. Police officers told the women the next morning that they had to vacate the room if they didn’t pay for it. The police were never charged. http://newamericamedia.org/2010/11/cop-involved-killings-cases-show-just-how-rare-mehserle-sentence-is.php

No Photo Available-001Richard Kim 49 A/M Kwang Tae Lee 61 Dublin CA 49 Aug. 1, 2005 – Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at the home of Kim, a Korean American. They found Kim’s brother-in-law, Kwang Tae Lee, holding a knife. According to a police statement, Lee did not drop the knife after being asked to do so repeatedly by police. Community members said Lee had been drinking and did not speak English. Police shot Lee several times and one of the shots hit and killed Kim, who was standing behind a door nearby. After the shooting occurred, Kim and Lee’s wives were placed in a hotel room and told not to leave. Police officers told the women the next morning that they had to vacate the room if they didn’t pay for it. The police were never charged. http://newamericamedia.org/2010/11/cop-involved-killings-cases-show-just-how-rare-mehserle-sentence-is.php

Jeremy LakeJeremy Lake 19 W/M Tulsa OK Aug. 6, 2014 – Lisa Kepler and Lake were walking back from Guthrie Green and were in the street in front of their home when a black SUV pulled up, and Shannon Kepler stepped out. An argument occurred between Lake and Shannon Officer Kepler who reportedly was with Kepler’s daughter, after he told Kepler that he was her daughter’s boyfriend. Lisa Kepler said her father shouted at her and that as Lake attempted to introduce himself, Shannon Kepler shot Lake. Lake had been shot in the chest and neck from about 3-feet away. Lisa Kepler said she had attempted to stop the shooting but then ran and hid behind a large rose bush in the front yard as her father fired a shot at her that missed and told authorities it was her dad who was the triggerman. Josh Mills, 23, a friend of Lake’s, said he was also at the scene during the shooting. He said Shannon Kepler also fired a shot at Lake’s 13-year-old brother, who was sitting on the front porch. The bullet ricocheted and grazed the boy in the upper arm Shannon Kepler, 54, a 24-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill complaints. His wife, Gina, 48, also a Tulsa police officer, was jailed on an accessory to murder. http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/police-report-tulsa-officer-fatally-shoots-daughter-s-boyfriend/article_c99c71e0-c77a-5c55-8b6a-30ca3a4f0b84.html

Briana OjedaBriana Ojeda 11 H/F Brooklyn NY Aug. 27, 2010 – Briana Ojeda was suffering an asthma attack on Aug. 27, 2010, as her panicked mother drove the wrong way down Henry St. in Cobble Hill. She was headed toward Long Island University in a desperate attempt to get help for her daughter. Officer Alfonso Mendez pulled her over just three blocks away and refused her request to call an ambulance, the mom said. The cop, instead, began writing her a summons. As little Briana’s condition worsened, the officer ignored the mother’s begging for help. “Mendez refused, stating that he ‘didn’t do CPR,’ The girl later died at the hospital. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/family-briana-ojeda-died-asthma-attack-coward-suspended-delaying-girl-hospital-article-1.1139036

Bianca DavisBianca Davis 23 B/F St. Martin Parish LA June 14, 2015 – 18 year old twin brothers have been arrested, accused in a shooting Sunday morning in St. Martin Parish that killed former Ragin’ Cajuns basketball player Bianca Davis. A security guard at the party said he witnessed the shooting and it was a police officer, NOT the Sophus brothers, who shot Davis. “He wasn’t aiming to shoot at anybody,” Dequincy Lewis, security guard at the party, said of the officer he claims fired the fatal shots. “(He came) around the corner shooting wildly thinking he was shooting at the people shooting at that truck but he made a mistake and hit that girl.” Lewis said the officer tried to collect the shell casings so there would not be any evidence. The security guard added there are other people who witnessed what happened who have come forward since he spoke out. http://www.katc.com/story/29326120/two-under-arrest-in-bianca-davis-death

No Photo Available-001Raul Guevara Jr. 30 H/M Los Angeles, CA Jan. 22, 1984 – Guevara Jr. was taken into police custody for possession of stolen property when he allegedly began struggling with Officers who were attempting to recover a telephone receiver he’d snatched off a wall in his cell block. After a taser shock failed to subdue him a jailer used a chokehold across his throat. 4 additional jailer wrestled Guevara to the floor, again placing him in a chokehold while other jailer restrained Guevara with handcuffs and shackles. As he was being loaded onto a gurney Guevara stopped breathing and died. A Los A Los Angeles Police Department review of the incident found that the chokehold was used in violation of department policy. No disciplinary action was taken. The Los Angeles City Council voted to pay $585,000 to settle two lawsuits filed by the family of an inmate at Van Nuys Jail who died after being subjected to a chokehold that was banned from use by police. http://articles.latimes.com/1986-04-03/local/me-2748_1_police-officers

Jermaine BenjaminJermaine Benjamin 42 B/M ((#)) Indian River County FL June 16, 2015 – After frantic 911 calls were made requesting an ambulance and stating a man was “tripping” and “acting crazy.” Deputies arrived on the scene within four minutes to control the scene before paramedics arrived. 42-year-old Jermaine Benjamin was “out of control” when deputies arrived. Family members claim a deputy who was subduing Benjamin put his knee into the back of Benjamin’s neck and kept his face pressed against the ground. “By the time they turned him back over, he was gone,” Benjamin’s cousin, Lateesia Jordan. Deputies performed CPR on Benjamin until paramedics took over and rushed him to the hospital. Benjamin was pronounced dead at the hospital less than an hour later. http://www.wpbf.com/news/tripping-man-dies-after-being-subdued-by-deputies/33612230

Tamra SeidleTamra Seidle 51 W/F Neptune NJ June 18, 2015 – Officer Sergent Phillip Seidle chased his ex wife down as she drove with their 7 year old daughter making her crash into another vehicle. A that point, Phillip Seidle drew his service pistol, a 40 caliber glock, and fired several shots into the side of his ex wifes vehicle. From there Seidle then positioned himself in front of the vehicle and fired several more shots in the windshield while their 7-year old was inside of the car. Tamra Seidle was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Officer Phillip Seidle eventually surrendered to law enforcement after attempting to take his own life. The couple has 9 children ranging from ages 7 to 24. Reports are not very clear, as some seem to say that all shots into the car were made before police arrived, while others, and some videos, appear to show that Seidle fired additional shots into the car after having held the gun to his own head after police arrived. http://www.veooz.com/news/2JHCLC7.html

Keaton FarrisKeaton Farris 25 ((#)) W/M Inmate Coupeville, WA April 7, 2015 – Farris was arrested for failure to make a court appearance in connection with a charge of cashing a $350 forged check in January. He had no prior criminal convictions. Farris died of dehydration and malnutrition after spending 13 days in the jail. Originally from Lopez Island, “He died of dehydration. I’m angry at anybody who could have saved his life. Malnutrition and dehydration aren’t quick. He suffered. And that is something I have a really hard time with,” said his mother, Tiffany Ferrians. “It’s agonizing to me to think of what he went through, to my core.” Jail records make it clear Keaton was experiencing extreme mental health problems behind bars. He refused to communicate with jail staff, and a doctor who evaluated him concluded Farris had become “quite psychotic.” But no one communicated to family members that Keaton was suffering from any physical health problems. And the parents were denied visitations with their son. They said jail staff told them a visit would “aggravate” Keaton. Farris’s parents said their son was not given his medications while behind bars. http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/investigations/2015/06/18/island-county-jail-death-keaton-farris/28899369/

Jaquill FieldsJaquill Fields 23 B/M Paterson NJ June 17, 2015 – “We was just walking up the street, a car came and hit us both,” said the victim’s brother Ameem Fields. “Smacked me into the wall, smacked him straight up the street.”was struck crossing the street. He was taken to St. Joseph’s hospital where he died of his injuries. Officer Jose Urena is charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death. “I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it. And to find out it’s a Paterson police officer left the scene instead of trying to help him,” said Uncle Henry Mottley. “He couldn’t try to save one more life? He hit two people, and you couldn’t stop to see what’s going on?” Authorities arrested Officer Urena but he is free on bond after pleading not guilty. http://7online.com/news/paterson-officer-arrested-after-deadly-hit-and-run/790125/

No Photo Available-001Richard T. Holcomb 18 Akron, OH May 28, 2005 – Taser death. No additional information
http://truthnottasers.blogspot.com/2008/04/what-follows-are-names-where-known.html

Shawn Watashe 55 Osage Male Osage Nation OK May 1, 2015 – Officer Stewart left the scene of the crash after hitting Watashe, later he returned during the early stages of the investigation and told Tulsa police he was not sure whether he had hit something in the road. Officer Stewart was arrested and booked into the Tulsa Jail about and released about an hour later. http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/former-osage-nation-police-officer-charged-in-fatal-hit-and/article_2018b0fd-6d37-5c73-b37a-b7cd8e757dd3.html

Maurice HamptonMaurice Hampton 37 B/M Atlanta GA June 2011 – Maurice Hampton run a stop sign. Hampton then got out of the car and ran, and when Atzert caught him a struggle started. Atzert said Hampton grabbed Atzert’s baton, at which point, Atzert fired. Atzert claims Hampton fled his vehicle on foot and that he gave chase, leading to a physical altercation. Aztert says Hampton grabbed a baton he was beating him with and then continued to run. Atzert then repeatedly shot Hampton in the back as he fled. An eyewitness said Hampton did not have a baton in his hand and was unarmed when Atzert shot him in the back as he fled. However the DA refuses to drop murder charges against cop cleared by grand jury. http://truthvoice.com/2015/06/grand-jury-acquits-atlanta-cop-in-slaying-of-fleeing-black-man/

No Photo Available-001Salvador Zepeda Alarcon 18 H/M Los Angeles CA Nov. 30, 2008 – Alarcon was coming from a party. Deputies Ramos and Manfree, on duty in a marked patrol car, responded to a call of shots fired in the vicinity of Floral Street in East Los Angeles. When the deputies were on Humphreys Boulevard, they saw decedent running in their direction. The deputies stopped their car and exited. The deputies fired their service weapons, killing decedent. The deputies reported that they observed decedent retrieve what appeared to be a handgun from his waistband. Jenni Bravo stated she lived on Humphreys Boulevard and went outside her house at approximately 2:00 a.m. when she heard gunshots. She saw a body lying on the street in front of her house but did not see a gun. She went back in the house to put on a sweater. When she went back outside she saw a gun lying on her front lawn, close to the body. Multiple neighbors witnessed the police kill him and then plant a gun on him. Murdered by the Sheriffs in East Los Angeles in cold blood a block away from his home. http://copwatchlosangeles.blogspot.com/2009/02/press-release-justice-for-salvador.html

Adam BoschAdam Bosch 29 W/M Norco CA July 7, 2013 – Deputy Steve Lycopolus pulled him over at an am/pm gas station. Lycopolus claimed that he opened fire because Bosch was driving toward him and was going to hit him and another deputy on the scene. However gas station surveillance footage shows Bosch was not driving toward a deputy when he was shot. The two deputies involved were on either side of the car, out of danger, and fired from the side and back of the car as it moved away. Deputies tampered with the surveillance video in an attempt to cover up the shooter’s actions. Riverside County will pay $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a man killed by a sheriff’s deputy. http://patch.com/california/lakeelsinore-wildomar/rivco-pay-out-15-million-wrongful-death-suit

Matthew BolickMatthew Bolick 30 W/M ((#)) East Grand Rapids MI Nov. 16, 2009 – Bolick was delusional and hearing voices when he smashed through the front window of his family’s home. Authorities arrived at the behest of Bolick’s father, who feared his son may harm himself, but officers claim Bolick reacted violently to their attempts to defuse the situation that led them to repeatedly use of a taser to subdue him. Bolick soon died inside his parents’ house. The family’s attorney William Mills said police violated Matthew Bolick’s constitutional rights by failing to be prepared to deal with someone suffering an obvious psychotic episode. http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2015/03/family_to_settle_taser_death_l.html

Edward BucknerEdward Buckner 53 diabetic ((#)) Chattanooga, TN Nov. 17, 2009 – recently lost his job, his house and he was depressed. He was being treated at Erlanger Hospital for dehydration due to diabetes. After treatment the the folks at Erlanger Hospital were releasing him to Moccasin Bend mental health facility. When it was time to leave, his wife, Alice Buckner, says he told her he just wanted to go home. “He simply did not want to go back to Moccasin Bend,” Buckner says.” Police say while they were trying to put Buckner in the van, he got combative with Erlanger Hospital and Hamilton County corrections officers. They wound up shocking him with a Taser. Once they subdued him, officers then loaded the 53-year-old into the van. But when they got to Moccasin Bend, Buckner was unresponsive. Officers drove him back to Erlanger. He was pronounced dead. Shane Webb, the same officer accused of shocking Buckner with a Taser, was fired in 2005 for using a Taser to stun two people while they were handcuffed.
http://electronicvillage.blogspot.com/2009/12/taser-death-edward-buckner-chattanooga.html

Cau Bich TranCau Bich Tran 25 A/F San Jose CA July 13, 2003 – The police had come to her neighborhood because they had received reports of an unsupervised child in the street. According to one report, Tran had also called 911 because one of her children was locked in a room in her home. Within moments of the arrival of the police, Tran was fatally shot in the chest. She had been gesturing with a vegetable peeler, called a “dao bao,” that is commonly used in Asian cooking, toward the locked bedroom door. The officer thought Tran—who was speaking to him in Vietnamese—was holding the dao bao as a weapon, did not identify himself or ask her to put down the dao bao, and fatally shot her. Tran’s partner was in the same room and witnessed the killing, while her children screamed in the next room. She was 4’9″ tall and weighed less than 100 pounds. The officer was acquitted by the grand jury. The family awarded $1 million http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SAN-JOSE-1-8-million-settlement-in-killing-by-2558796.php

Rodolfo “Rudy” CardenasRodolfo “Rudy” Cardenas 43 H/M San Jose CA July 2004 – A stakeout team Officer Walker was part of mistook an uninvolved passing driver, Cardenas, for a wanted parole violator, who was said to be using drugs and possessing guns and to have been accused of murder. When the team attempted to stop Cardenas’ SUV so they could question him, he sped away. Cardenas ditched the van in downtown San Jose and fled on foot. Occupying several undercover cars, the team followed in what was described as a “wild, Smokey and the Bandit” pursuit through crowded San Jose streets. The chase ended when Cardenas’ vehicle skidded to a stop across the mouth of an alley that flanked a retirement center. The suspect fled down the alleyway on foot and Walker ran after him. He was gunned down in a downtown San Jose alley— shot in the back— by a state narcotics agent. The agent claimed he thought Cardenas had a gun, but the only weapon they found— a pocket knife— was in his pants pocket. One of his rounds entered the lower right of Cardenas’ back and exited front left. The agent was tried in the killing on voluntary manslaughter charges but was acquitted.
http://newamericamedia.org/2010/11/cop-involved-killings-cases-show-just-how-rare-mehserle-sentence-is.php

No Photo Available-001Abelino Montoya 18 H/M Las Vegas NM Feb. 14, 1998 – Suspected of a traffic violation, Officers Joseph Mantelli and Steve Marquez claimed that after a car chase fired to protect himself and his partner from being rammed by Montoya’s truck , Officers Joseph Mantelli fired a shot. Marquez also fired a single shot that did not strike Montoya. A judge threw out the murder charge against Marquez. Mantelli was convicted of manslaughter and other charges and was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison, but a state appeals court threw out the conviction. He later pleaded no contest to manslaughter and was sentenced to time served – about three years. Marquez is now a deputy sheriff; Mantelli is out of law enforcement. Las Vegas paid $4 million in cash and land to Montoya’s family in a settlement.
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/History-of-recent-cases-of-cops-charged-with-3250914.php

No Photo Available-001Cammerin Boyd 29 B/M San Francisco CA May 5, 2004 – A woman had alleged that Boyd had tried to kidnap her and her child. Police claimed that Boyd, whose legs had been amputated below the knee following a previous car chase by the CHP 11 years earlier, had allegedly pointed a gun at them. But witnesses to the killing said that Boyd had his hands in the air in an attempt to surrender. Officer Timothy Painewas never charged and a federal jury exonerated the city in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Boyd’s mother and children. http://archives.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/jury-deliberating-on-sfpd-wrongful-death-suit/Content?oid=2151103

Edwin BattagliaEdwin Battaglia 19 B/M Morehouse Parish LA June 22, 2015 – Battaglia had been at the jail for more than week after . He surrendering on bond and booked on synthetic drug charges. He started exhibiting bizarre behavior last night and was placed in a holding cell away from general population where he was monitored on camera and by guards, He became unresponsive Monday morning and an ambulance was dispatched. He was pronounced dead at the prison.
http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/local/2015/06/22/morehouse-inmate-dies-monday-prison/29133405/

No Photo Available-001Faith Pines 68 Wash. DC April 28, 2015 – Officer Chatara Sophia Johnson, a security guard licensed by the D.C. police department had initially called police to say that the car involved in the hit-and-run; she’d been using a 1999 Mercedes owned by her brother-in-law, and someone had stolen it from a parking lot . Ms. Pines, who lived in Fort Washington, was leaving United Medical Center and witnesses told police Ms. Pines was hit by a tan Mercedes Benz driving 50 to 55 miles per hour in a 30 mile-per-hour zone. When police told her that the car had been involved in a very serious crash, she said she knew nothing about it. About two hours later, police found the car, parked and unoccupied more than five miles from the site of the crash. The following afternoon, Johnson’s brother-in-law, who owns the car, contacted police to say Officer Chatara Johnson had been driving the car the night before and had hit a pedestrian. Officer Johnson later admitted she had been the driver, and the car had not been stolen. Johnson subsequently confessed to hitting Pines and then driving to a friend’s house. The friend suggested that Johnson claim her car had been stolen. Officer Johnson claims she tried to brake when she saw Pines crossing the street but couldn’t avoid hitting her, then drove off leaving Ms. Pines lying in the road. Ms. Pines died early the next morning of her injuries. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/dc-special-police-officer-charged-in-fatal-hit-and-run-accident/2015/05/21/24f80e00-fff3-11e4-8b6c-0dcce21e223d_story.html

No Photo Available-001Jimmy Payne Jr. 51 Clayton OH June 30, 2015 – June 13th Officer Mark Gau was leaving a Shell gas station and made a left turn onto Ohio 49 despite the fact there was a “no left turn” sign posted at the driveway where he exited. Officer Gau’s cruiser turned west onto 49 near Hoke Road and collided with the Kawasaki headed east on Ohio 49. The Kawasaki caught fire during the collision. Payne was pronounced dead 17 days later at Miami Valley Hospital.
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/man-hit-by-clayton-officer-in-crash-has-died/nmphk/

Spencer Lee McCainSpencer Lee McCain 41 Baltimore MD June 25, 2015 – McCain an “estranged associate” of Shannon Sulton, who lives in the condominium, Sulton’s mother, Rochelle Byrd, placed the 911 call after one of her grandchildren called her. Byrd told The Baltimore Sun that McCain was the father of Sulton’s three children. She said McCain and her daughter had been a couple off and on for years, but McCain “wasn’t that social” and she didn’t know him well. Keith Lewis, who has lived next door for five years, said he has heard yelling and screaming from the home several times, and was awakened by noise early Thursday. “Something hit the wall, I woke up. I heard yelling. The babies were crying. It sounded like begging and pleading. … “Five to 10 minutes later, I saw cruisers. I saw the officers pull up out front. It quieted down, and I drifted back to sleep. Then I heard her yelling again. I heard the door get booted, and then all hell broke loose. I heard probably 10 shots.” McCain was unarmed http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bs-md-co-police-involved-shooting-20150625-story.html

Douglas BuckleyDouglas Buckley 45 W/M Stockton CA July 2, 2015 – Buckley was outside his home at just before 1 a.m., when police arrived. His wife had asked for help from officers, saying her husband was intoxicated and making threats. Buckley’s wife, Barbara Buckley told responding officers. Three times “There are BB guns in the house, but they’re toys, they’re fake. They look real, but they’re fake”. As Buckley stood in a side yard, brandishing the two BB guns, two Brockton police officers shot Buckley in the abdomen. He was pronounced dead just after 2 a.m. at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. http://www.wickedlocal.com/article/20150702/NEWS/150708999

Ronald ShoupRonald Shoup 48 W/M ((#)) Inmate DE Feb. 27, 2014 – Shoup was committed to Sussex Correction Institution Feb. 20 following his fifth DUI arrest and other charges. Shoup was going through alcohol withdrawal symptons while in prison and was agitated and uncooperative. Shoup was moved to SCI’s infirmary Feb. 25, and the next day, staff forcibly administered medication because Shoup was agitated and risked hurting himself or the medical staff. At 5 a.m. Feb. 27, a mental health observer checked on Shoup and saw him stop breathing. Medical staff administered CPR; Shoup was taken to Beebe Healthcare where he died at 9:25 a.m.The Medical Examiner has ruled his death a homicide caused by multiple blunt force injuries. His certificate of death reads, “Sustained lethal trauma while being restrained multiple times by prison response team.” http://www.talkdelaware.com/showthread.php?22527-Delaware-inmate-dies-of-beating

Allen K. HernandezAllen K. Hernandez 23 H/M Homedale ID June 25, 2015 – Hernandez walked about a quarter-mile to a River Road home after he was involved in a minor car crash just before 3:30 a.m.. The residents of the house say he let himself in. “He may have knocked, but nobody heard him”. Hernandez asked a man inside the home if he could use the phone. When the man agreed, Hernandez dialed 911, telling a dispatcher he wanted to go home, then hanging up. Hernandez next asked for a ride, and to borrow another resident’s cellphone. The residents said no, and told Hernandez he needed to leave. As the three people who lived in the house walked Hernandez to the door, he darted away from them and tried to retrieve one of the resident’s cellphone. When the residents blocked his path, he grabbed a frying pan from the kitchen and tried to hit a man with it. A fight ensued, and a Homedale Police officer, an Owyhee County deputy and a member of the Owyhee County Posse responded to the house to find the men holding Hernandez down on the ground. The officer, deputy and posse member took over restraining Hernandez, who was still combative. He said the deputy had one knee on Hernandez’s shoulder and was trying to stop him from banging his own head against the kitchen floor. “All of a sudden, there was a big gasp and he stopped breathing in the middle of screaming” . http://www.ktvb.com/story/news/crime/2015/06/25/allen–hernandez-owyhee-sheriff/29283099/

No Photo Available-001Richard T. Holcomb 18 Akron, OH May 28, 2005 – Taser death. No additional information
http://truthnottasers.blogspot.com/2008/04/what-follows-are-names-where-known.html

William Slade SullivanWilliam Slade Sullivan 44 W/M Florence TX Aug.18, 2014 – Sullivan had been drinking at Rick’s Cabaret, a strip club. Sullivan was a longtime “VIP customer,” and employees had taken Sullivan’s keys from him earlier in the evening with the intention of driving him home, but returned the keys so Sullivan could charge his cellphone and call a friend to take him to a nearby hotel. Sullivan’s long-standing and disabling back condition was well known and visible to anyone who looked at him, the lawsuit stated. His handicap placard was displayed on his rearview mirror. Sullivan was sitting in his car March 21 charging his phone when six Round Rock police officers tried to arrest him. Officers pulled their weapons and began yelling, “Get out of the car, Before Sullivan was able to respond, he was forcefully pulled from his vehicle and slammed on the ground, causing injury to his back and spine, which resulted in quadriplegic paralysis. Sullivan was not able to speak and was breathing with a ventilator when he was first hospitalized. His lungs also were filling with fluid. Sullivan became a quadriplegic after multiple officers used “extremely aggressive use of force” during a driving while intoxication arrest March 21 six officers for the large number of injuries Sullivan received. http://kdhnews.com/news/lawyer-florence-man-dies-from-arrest-related-injuries/article_d13c5c94-27f8-11e4-81c1-001a4bcf6878.html

Dale StahlDale Stahl 57 W/M ((#)) Inmate Airway Heights Corrections Center Spokane County Jail WA 2014 WA April 7, 2012 – 1st reprted death in the Spokane County Jail – Stahl was a “brittle diabetic,” someone whose Type 1 diabetes frequently caused large swings in his blood sugar level. He died April 7, 2012, after he was restrained for a long period of time after suffering hypoglycemic shock. Rather than call 911, corrections officers treated it like a behavioral issue. Guards restrained him chest down on the floor with guards holding him down. ix corrections officers got him under control they continued to hold him in the prone position. After 14 minutes of struggling, with their knees pressing down on his back, Stahl went limp. At that point corrections officers called 911, but they continued to hold him on the floor and didn’t attempt to treat him. A jury awarded $8 million to the family. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/apr/18/inmates-family-gets-8-million-jury-award/

No Photo Available-001Unidentified Male Inmate Spokane County Jail WA 2014 – 2nd confirmed death at Spokane County Jail . Several mentions on various newsites but no additional information. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/jun/17/inmate-death-is-third-in-six-weeks-at-spokane/

No Photo Available-001Benites Sichiro 39 Inmate Spokane County Jail WA Jan. 27, 2015 – 1st reported death at Spokane County Jail in 2015 3rd in 2 yrs -Sichiro was booked into jail on January 27th shortly after midnight and at the time had bruising on his face from a pre-arrest assault. On the morning of January 29th , Sichiro began exhibiting signs of alcohol withdrawal and jail medical staff requested he be moved from his second-floor cell to a first-floor cell near the officers’ station where his health could be more closely monitored. Sichiro allegedly refused to exit his cell and fought with corrections officers. He continued to fight and was carried to a new cell. Sichiro again fought with corrections officers, and while they were attempting to restraint him he stopped breathing. Staff claim to have administered CPR until paramedics arrived and the inmate was transported to a local hospital. Sichiro underwent surgery for an internal injury and subsequently died. http://www.khq.com/story/4797501/fbi-investigates-death-of-spokane-county-jail-inmate

John EverittJohn Everitt 46 W/M ((#)) Inmate Spokane County Jail WA May 4, 2015 – 1st death in Spokane County Jail in 2015 4th in 2 yrs. Everitt had a substance abuse problem and had been trying to get jail staff to take him to the hospital so he could receive a narcotic. Jail staff examined him and found no medical issue, and claim Everitt decided to try to make himself pass out so he would have to be taken to the hospital. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/may/13/jail-inmate-dies-shortly-after-arrest/

No Photo Available-001Lorenzo Hayes 37 B/M Spokane County Jail WA May 4, 2015 – 2nd inmate who died the Spokane County Jail in less than 2 weeks 5th in 2 yrs. Stevens in 5 weeks After receiving a report of a man and woman arguing. Police were told the man had possibly hidden a gun. Officers were able to determine there was a domestic violence no-contact order in place and the suspect was in violation of that order. Officers said that the order also made it illegal for the suspect to possess firearms. While en-route to jail, police said the man began kicking, and police notified jail staff that they should “prepare for an uncooperative male,” the news release said. Jail staff took him into the booking area while he was handcuffed. Police said the man still was uncooperative, so jail staff were preparing to place him in a restraint chair when he had a “medical emergency.” he went into cardiac arrest while guards tried to restrain him. Police said the suspect violated the no contact order, but family members disagree saying this was the suspect’s home and that he was not the one who violated it. “He lives here, this is his home. His children live here, the woman had no reason to be here”. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/may/14/spokane-inmate-dies-at-hospital-shortly-after/

No Photo Available-001Scott M. Stevens 53 Spokane County Jail WA June 17, 2015 – 3rd inmate who died the Spokane County Jail in less than 5 weeks 6th in 2 yrs. Stevens was arrested on suspicion of stealing a handbag from a Spokane Valley Mall department store. Stevens died alone in a jail cell Friday night. A corrections officer conducting a cell check found Stevens not breathing and immediately began life-saving efforts which were allegedly unsuccessful. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/jun/17/inmate-death-is-third-in-six-weeks-at-spokane/

Caroline SmallCaroline Small 35 W/F Glynn County GA June 18, 2010 – Dimed in for reportedly using drugs in a mall parking lot days after her divorce was finalized, Small led police on a chase that never exceeded 35 miles per hour. The police lay strips on the ground that punctured and totally deflated her tires. According to the reporting for the story, the police had her trapped. Police cars were on two sides of her car, a utility pole was directly behind her, and a shallow ditch was at another side. She crept forward. Police fired eight bullets. A recording captured officers talked about how true their aim was, how they saw the woman’s head explode. One of the police vehicles that had Small trapped left out, a case of virtual evidence tampering to match the evidence tampering that had happened on the scene. Nothing happened to the police officers.
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/07/police_shootings_investigation.html

Christian SiqueirosChristian Siqueiros 25 Montclair CA July 3, 2015 – Officers were summoned about someone behaving strangely.Police claim Siqueiros started to fight with officers, forcing them to take him into custody. Soon after, the 25 year old Siqueiros coincidently suffered a heart attack. He was taken to Montclair Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. http://www.dailybulletin.com/general-news/20150703/man-dies-while-in-montclair-police-custody

Rashod McNultyRashod McNulty 36 B/M Westchester NY Jan. 29, 2013 – McNulty, who was arrested in a federal drug sweep of dozens of suspected Yonkers gang members, was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to a single drug sale. McNulty complains of chest and stomach pains. They chalked his discomfort up to indigestion — he told them he’d eaten raw sausage. And even when he collapsed and was unresponsive on his return to the cellblock, the nurse in charge thought he might be faking. “That’s the oldest trick in corrections,” nurse Paulette Smith was quoted as saying after McNulty stood up when she said he would be going back to the clinic. She sent him into his cell.Cellblock guard Kevin Grant arranges for other correction officers to escort him to booking nurse Josh Boggi who calls Dr. Raul Ulloa to describe symptoms. Ulloa prescribes Zantac and Mylanta. McNulty taken to old jail clinic to receive medication. Tells nurse Paulette Smith while squealing in pain he doesn’t want to die. Returned to booking for monitoring. McNulty indicates he is feeling better. Boggi checks with Smith and she approves his return to cell. McNulty collapses upon returning to cellblock and is unresponsive. Smith and Boggi respond. McNulty gets up when Smith indicates he will go back to clinic. She sends him back to cell instead. Grant does periodic checks of McNulty; the inmate responds each time but indicates he is in pain. An ambulance wasn’t called until more than 40 minutes later, after McNulty was found unconscious on his bed. McNulty does not respond to Grant. Smith returns to cellblock. Begins CPR, requests automated external defibrillato but waits several more minutes before she told anyone to call 911 and asked for an automated external defibrillator.. But even that wasn’t going to save him — the ambulance had to come from Yonkers, so it was more than 25 minutes before a paramedic got to McNulty. Empress dispatches ambulance from Yonkers. The ambulance arrives at the jail. Another paramedic gets to cell. Ambulance leaves jail with McNulty. Ambulance arrives at Westchester Medical Center. McNulty pronounced dead at the hospital. Smith claimed in a report a day after McNulty died that she was never told he had complained of chest pain. But another nurse, Diane Jordan, wrote that she heard McNulty in the clinic complain of “burning in his chest” and talking to the officer and Smith, “at times crying and complaining about his discomfort.” Boggi detailed his account in an email to Alexis Gendell, Correct Care’s health services administrator at the jail. He wrote of feeling uncomfortable with Smith’s decision to return McNulty to the cell after he had collapsed. He wrote that Smith called him at home four hours after McNulty died and reminded him they were all nurses and needed to stick together. When she tried calling him again several times that evening, he didn’t answer. http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/2015/07/06/rashod-mcnulty-correct-care-solutions-westchester-county-jail-inmate-death-new-york-state-commission-correction/29781597/

William Dale McIntireWilliam Dale McIntire 60 W/M Tampa FL June 28, 2015 – McIntire had just left a nearby bar when he was hit. He said bar patrons who were there told him his father was walking upright and appeared fine. A Tampa police officer was behind the wheel of an unmarked car what authorities have called a hit-and-run accident. Witnesses reported seeing a dark sport utility vehicle hit the man. DNA taken from blood on the bottom of a police car matched that of McIntire. http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/accidents/tampa-man-says-police-officer-was-driving-car-that-ran-over-his-father/2236686

No Photo Available-001Larry Donnell Gardner 32 B/M Burke County GA Aug. 17, 1984 – A Deputy saw Gardner walking down the street and knew there were active warrants on him. When the deputy approached Gardner ran. When the deputy caught up with Gardner a struggle ensued. During the scuffle the deputy deployed a taser to Gardner. At the County Jail Gardner complained of being hot and short of breath, an ambulance was called but Gardner collapsed and died. Allegedly the taser was found to be inoperable and the coroner claimed Gardner died of sickle cell anemia and hyperthermia. http://truthnottasers.blogspot.com/

Jermaine McBeanJermaine McBean 33 B/M Broward County FL July 31, 2013 – The shooting officer said the 33-year-old computer engineer had nothing in his ears that would have stopped him from hearing the police commands, and the detective in charge of the investigation said police at the scene confirmed McBean was not wearing headphones and and said they were found in his pocket. in May, a photo taken by a witness and only recently disclosed shows McBean was in fact wearing earbuds when he was shot. In addition, another witness — a driver who called 911 in alarm when he saw McBean walking down the street — told NBC News that he never pointed the air rifle at police. Michael Russell McCarthy, 58, said McBean had the Winchester Model 1000 Air Rifle he had just bought at a local pawn shop balanced on his shoulders behind his neck, with his hand over both ends. He was turning around to face police when one officer began shooting, McCarthy said. “McBean couldn’t have fired that gun from the position he was in. There was no possible way of firing it and at the same time hitting something,” McCarthy said. “I kind of blame myself, because if I hadn’t called it might not have happened.” http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fbi-reviewing-police-shooting-florida-man-jermaine-mcbean-n388571

No Photo Available-001Dean Bucheit 64 W/M Marina Del Rey CA Feb. 9, 2015 – Bucheit was struck by an off-duty Los Angeles Police Officer driving a bomb squad vehicle on a foggy, unlit stretch of highway. The incident was described by police as an accident and a tragedy. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-bomb-squad-vehicle-kills-pedestrian-20150209-story.html

Jonathan SandersJonathan Sanders 39 B/M Stonewall MS July 8, 2015 – Sanders was exercising his horses in Stonewall when Officer Kevin Herrington pulled him off and choked Sanders with a flashlight. Sanders’ girlfriend, Charita Kennedy, says Sanders had his horse buggy equipped with the proper lights and wasn’t violating any laws. She says Sanders told the officer he could not breathe after he began choking him, and he died there on the scene. She says then Sanders was taken to the hospital where his family was not allowed to see him. http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/New-Details-in-Stonewall-Death-Investigation-313047501.html

Michael DonaldMichael Donald 20 B/M Mobile AL 1981 – In 1981 – Josephus Anderson, an African American charged with the murder of a white policeman in Birmingham, was tried in Mobile, where the case had been moved. There were indications that the jury was struggling to reach a verdict. At a meeting on Wednesday, within Unit 900 of the United Klans of America, members complained that having African-American members on the jury was the reason it had not convicted Anderson. Bennie Jack Hays, the second-highest-ranking official in the United Klans in Alabama, said: “If a black man can get away with killing a white man, we ought to be able to get away with killing a black man.” On Friday, a mistrial was declared. That same night Klan members burned a three-foot cross on the Mobile Countycourthouse lawn. After a meeting, Bennie Hays’ son, Henry Hays (age 26), and James Llewellyn “Tiger” Knowles (age 17), armed with a gun and rope, drove around Mobile looking for a black to attack. At random, they spotted Michael Donald walking home after buying his sister a pack of cigarettes. They kidnapped him, drove out to another county and a secluded area in the woods, attacked him and beat him with a tree limb. They wrapped a rope around his neck, and pulled on it to strangle him, before slitting his throat and hanging him from a tree in a mixed neighborhood. Sometimes referred to as the last recorded lynching in the United States because his two attackers hanged his body from a tree. His two attackers were convicted of murder; one was sentenced to death and executed in 1997, and the younger man sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty and testifying against his partner. Murdered by vigilantes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Donald

Roman Duckworth Jr.Roman Duckworth Jr. 28 B/M Taylorsville MS April 6, 1962 – On April 9, 1962, Roman – serving at the time in Maryland – received word his wife was struggling with the birth of Cordero’s younger sister. The Army granted Roman emergency leave. He climbed on a bus, taking one of the front seats. When the bus arrived in Taylorsville, the driver told police a sleeping black man had dared to sit in the front of the bus – a simple measure of convenience and equality that at the time was off-limits for blacks. “The next thing he knows, the police are slapping him in the face to wake him up and dragging him off the bus. They started beating him with billy clubs, and he struggled to protect himself, and he goes down trying to get up to get them off him.” Not far from the bus, Roman Ducksworth was shot to death by Officer Kelly. Ducksworth’s killing was ruled a justifiable homicide and no charges were brought against Officer Kelly. Officer Kelly claimed that he was defending himself from Ducksworth.http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2013/02/post_429.html

No Photo Available-001Yi Tzu Chen 43 A/F San Jose CA 2001 – Chen was killed by an off-duty San Jose police office when he rammed his cruiser into her stalled car on the freeway in Fremont. The California Highway Patrol reported that the officer was going 86 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone and was primarily at fault. The officer was initially charged with vehicular manslaughter, but police attorneys convinced prosecutors to dismiss charges. Chen’s husband filed a wrongful death lawsuit after the CHP report, but no settlement was made public. http://newamericamedia.org/2010/11/cop-involved-killings-cases-show-just-how-rare-mehserle-sentence-is.php

Larry TrentLarry Trent 54 W/M Inmate Kentucky River Regional Jail Hazard in July 9, 2013 – Trent was in jail on a DUI charge. Video surveillance shows Trent at one point lying in the hallway with a live taser underneath him. Trent sustained “blunt impact” to his head and body. Trent was beaten very bad in the groin, in his head, and he had boot prints across his chest. Deputy Jailers Damon Hickman and William Howell are accused of beating Trent to death. Kentucky River Regional Jail Administrator Tim Kilburn “We do a lot for our community that people don’t realize,” he said. “We don’t want one negative incident to define everybody here at the jail.” “I believe the boys made a mistake. And even them personally, I don’t think you can define those two individuals based on what happened spur of the moment.” http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Two-years-later-Family-remembers-Eastern-Kentucky-inmate-who-died-in-jail-313041271.html

Frank Jerome SmartFrank Jerome Smart 39 Inmate Allegany PA Jan. 5, 2015 – Smart had been jailed on theft and related offenses
Smart took anti-seizure medication twice daily and called her from the jail to ask for help getting health care workers there to give him the medication.had been lying on the floor, with saliva and blood dripping from his mouth, shortly before he was restrained. “Numerous” times he “resisted [medical workers’] assistance to him” and his behavior became more “aggressive,” according to those records. Ms. Harris has said he was having a seizure at the time.
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/07/10/Physical-restraint-cited-in-inmate-s-death/stories/201507090188

Timothy LeiningerTimothy Leininger 27 W/M ((#)) Inmate Allegheny County Jail PA May 15, 2015 – David Yankura, a psychiatrist at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, asked Pitt police Officer Mallory Skrbin “what would happen if an individual was charged with terroristic threats,” she wrote in a criminal complaint. Dr. Yankura and a colleague told the officer that Mr. Leininger was brought to Western Psych that day for an evaluation and became “agitated”. The worker reported that Mr. Leininger told him he wouldn’t go to a shelter. “I’m gonna stab Becky, and I’m gonna smash you,” Mr. Leininger said, and “jumped up from the couch, clenched his fists and arms, stepped towards” the worker.” Court records show that Mr. Leininger was evaluated by a psychiatrist a month after the arrest. She cleared him with recommendations, including that he comply with a treatment plan and live with his mother. Efforts to get him out of jail and home pending trial culminated in a hearing. Leininger had been rushed to the hospital, unresponsive and in cardiac arrest after a “medical emergency” at the jail. Died in the same jail as Frank Jerome Smart
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2015/05/22/Allegheny-County-inmate-s-death-is-third-so-far-this-year/stories/201505220234

No Photo Available-001Monty Crawford Jr. 23 ((#)) Inmate Allegheny County Jail PA May 15, 2015 – Died of suspicious circumstances on the same day and jail as Timothy Leininger. http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2015/05/22/Allegheny-County-inmate-s-death-is-third-so-far-this-year/stories/201505220234

No Photo Available-001Timothy Haskell 49 West View PA April 9, 2015 – Haskell had been charged with prohibited acts He died of acute peritonitis due to colon perforation, and the death was ruled natural. Died in the same jail as Monty Crawford, Timothy Leininger and Frank Jerome Smart. http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/07/10/Physical-restraint-cited-in-inmate-s-death/stories/201507090188

Avery Cody Jr.Avery Cody Jr. 16 B/M Los Angeles CA July 5, 2009 – The teen was walking back from lunch at a fast-food restaurant with three friends in July 2009 when two deputies stopped the group. Cody and another boy bolted. Sheriff’s officials say Cody turned mid-sprint and pointed his gun at Reyes before the deputy shot. Though a revolver was recovered at the scene, attorneys for Cody’s family said in court that the gun didn’t belong to Cody, hinting that it was planted. Witnesses in the civil case have testified that they didn’t see Cody holding a gun but say he may have been holding a cellphone. The video, according to the attorney, showed Deputy Sergio Reyes touching Cody’s body after he shot the youth in the back, even though Reyes said in sworn statements that he never touched the body. The surprise evidence was the second instance in which the deputy’s account of the 2009 shooting and its aftermath appeared to be contradicted by video evidence. It is believed the reason gunpowder residue was detected on the teen’s hands was because Reyes rubbed them to make it appear that Cody had been armed. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jul/04/local/la-me-lasd-shooting-settlement-20110704

Anthony RodriquezAnthony Rodriguez 24 H/M Inmate Alameda County CA May 4, 2015 – Nearly 15 hours after a riot at a Northern California prison, guards found a missing inmate sawed nearly in two, with his abdominal organs and most chest organs removed, his body folded and stuffed into a garbage can in a shower stall a few doors from his cell. after inmates were ordered locked in their cells following a brawl between 58 inmates in his housing unit. Three prisoners and one correctional officer were injured in the fight, and Thornton said an inmate-made weapon was recovered. She declined to describe it. Despite the riot and resulting investigation, Rodriguez was not discovered missing until a head count at 4:30 p.m. Thornton said officials initially assumed he had escaped. Investigators are looking into whether the riot was created to conceal the slaying or allow someone to move the body. Died while in the custody of Police http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/10/inmate-was-cut-nearly-in-two-nicholas-rodriguez_n_7773774.html

No Photo Available-001José de Jesús Deniz-Sahagún 31 H/M Eloy Detention Center Phoenix AZ June 15, 2015 – Deniz-Sahagú a Mexican national had been transferred to ICE custody after he tried to enter into the United States on May 15. Mexican national who died in custody at Eloy, prompted the protest. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials issued a statement at the time saying that Deniz-Sahagún was found dead in his cell and did not show signs of injury, but detainees who joined the strike Saturday said guards beat him and locked him up in solitary confinement before he died. Detainees also claim a 4 men died in custody at Eloy since Sept. 30, 2014, but ICE has refused to acknowledge the deaths. “They’re outraged because they’re the ones who heard him scream for mercy” Among those refusing food in protest is Sandra Ojeda’s husband, a migrant from Mexico who was detained at Eloy May 6. Ojeda said her husband could hear Deniz-Sahagún yelling before he died. Several detainees wrote letters in Spanish saying that two men had died rather than one and that Deniz-Sahagún was “brutally beaten” and placed for days in solitary confinement before his death. One letter speculates that Deniz-Sahagún committed suicide after being placed in solitary confinement. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/13/eloy-hunger-strike_n_7577154.html

Anthony Dewayne WareAnthony Dewayne Ware 35 B/M Tuscaloosa AL July 10, 2015 – A man someone reported a man wanted for attempting to elude police was spotted then ran away from Tuscaloosa Police officers. When police caught up with the suspect in the woods and he resisted arrest. Officers sprayed the suspect with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray and were able to handcuff him. He collapsed as officers walked him out of the woods. He was given CPR by officers on the scene and medical personnel were called to respond. The man was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, where he was pronounced dead. http://www.al.com/news/tuscaloosa/index.ssf/2015/07/suspect_dies_after_tuscaloosa.html

Richard KokenosRichard Kokenos 27 Warren, MI Sept. 16, 2011 – Kokenos was reportedly trying to contact his mother via telephone, going from house to house in a neighborhood. When police responded, they say he was slamming his body in a house. Officers handcuffed and placed him in a patrol car. When he attempted to break out of the squad car, one of the officers attempted to stop him by shocking him with a taser gun, according to a television report. http://www.macombdaily.com/articles/2011/09/18/news/doc4e7617e828c67564447672.txt?viewmode=fullstory)

Nicholas KoscielniakNicholas Koscielniak 27 ((#)) W/M Lancaster NY Aug. 30, 2011 – Koscielniak was allegedly involved a violent – disturbance. Police say they arrived and found Koscielniak out of control and assaulting another adult male. An “electronic control device” was used to control his violence, but was unsuccessful. He became unresponsive after being put on an ambulance gurney. He had been put on the gurney for ambulance transport to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. He was pronounced dead in Sisters Hospital St. Joseph Campus, Cheektowaga. He allegedly died from “excited delirium.” http://online.wsj.com/article/AP4df51ca0e8584bc7b2eef77fcee6f701.html

No Photo Available-001Hugh Locklear Jr. 21 Gaston County Jail Inmate NC Aug. 28, 2004 – Prison Health Services, a company contracted by the jail, failed to provide Hugh Locklear Jr., 21, his epileptic-seizure medication and didn’t monitor his condition. Locklear Jr., repeatedly asked for medication to control his epilepsy and never received any. Hugh collapsed in his cell Aug. 28, turned blue and made gurgling sounds. A seizure disorder caused the death of a Gaston County jail inmate according to the state Medical Examiner’s Office., Locklear died later that day at Gaston Memorial Hospital. He was the second Gaston inmate to die at the jail in August raising some questions about the Tennessee-based company that oversees the jail’s medical care. The medical examiner’s report found that “the history of an untreated seizure disorder provides a sufficient cause of death” but that “there is nothing in the history to suggest foul play.” http://www.privateci.org/north_carolina.htm

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Nyal “Bud” Brown 77 W/M Prairie Township OH July 13, 2015 – Deputy sheriff Brian G. Fritz was in an SUV was allegedly driving with lights and siren shortly after 9 a.m. on his way to help another deputy who was chasing a suspected drunken driver when a van driven by Brown pulled in front of the deputy. The impact spun the van and Brown was thrown from his vehicle killing him. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/07/13/fatal-crash-on-hilltop.html

Malik WilliamsMalik Williams 19 B/M Bergen County NJ Dec. 10, 2011 – Williams turned himself into police about 1:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, he may have thought he’d be processed at the police department and released. Williams had learned he was wanted on a warrant for aggravated assault involving his girlfriend. But as police likely told him, he’d be fingerprinted, photographed and sent to the Bergen County jail. As officers continued the booking process, Williams ran out a back door. Officers trailed him to a residential garage. When officers opened the garage door, they found that Williams had armed himself with “tools.” Authorities have not said what type or types of tools Williams had armed himself with. Two officers opened fire, striking and killing the teenager. Here’s what Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli released in a statement: The police officers attempted to enter a side door to the garage but found the door to be barricaded shut. The police officers then opened up the bay door and encountered Williams who is alleged to have armed himself with tools, presumed to have been gathered from the garage. Upon encountering Williams with the tools in his hands, the police officers fired at Williams, striking him numerous times. After the killing, Williams’ family announced through their attorney that they planned to file a wrongful death lawsuit. They reached out to the Rev. Al Sharpton for support.
http://morbidnewjersey.com/2011/12/14/malik-williams-garfield/

No Photo Available-001Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino 35 H/M Gardena CA June 2, 2013 – Police responded to a call about a bicycle stolen from outside a CVS drugstore. A police dispatcher mistakenly told officers the crime was a robbery, which typically involves weapons or force. A sergeant responding to the call saw two men riding bicycles near the store. The men were friends of the man whose bike had been stolen and were helping him search for his bike. Mistaking them for the thieves, the sergeant stopped the men. Diaz Zeferino, whose brother owned the stolen bicycle, ran up to join the other two men as police detained them. Diaz Zeferino was struck eight times. The second man shot, Eutiquio Acevedo Mendez, was hit once in the back. The grainy videos, captured by cameras mounted in two patrol cars, show three men mistakenly suspected of stealing a bicycle standing in a street under the glare of police lights. With their weapons trained on them, officers scream at the men to keep their hands up. While two of the men remain motionless, Ricardo Diaz Zeferino appears confused by the officers’ instructions. He drops and raises his arms repeatedly, showing the officers his hands and stepping backward and then forward a few paces. A laser dot from an officers’ pistol can be seen on his shirt. After Diaz Zeferino removes a baseball cap from his head, officers standing to the side of the men unleash a volley of gunfire. The videos show Diaz Zeferino collapsing to the ground, along with one of his friends, who was wounded. Gardena’s attempts to prevent the public from viewing the shooting met with defeat Tuesday, when a federal judge ordered the release of the recordings. The city settled a lawsuit over the shooting for $4.7 million. GRAPHIC VIDEO http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-federal-judge-orders-release-of-videos-20150714-story.html#page=1

Nigel SmithDamion Nigel Smith unknown age B/M DeKalb GA Aug. 24, 2006 When Officer Jeff Hittle, who had ONLY graduated from the academy 1o days before stopped Smith in Ellenwood, Smith said he had no driver’s license.”The officer attempted to place the subject into handcuffs, and he pushed the officer and fled on foot,” Grangent said. A backup officer arrived and both officers chased Smith, who turned and confronted them, Grangent said. When Smith refused to obey their orders, the officers subdued him with pepper spray and batons, Grangent said. He said Smith lost consciousness while fire-rescue personnel were evaluating him after he was subdued. Smith was taken to a local hospital, where he later died in the hospital after being hit with a baton and sprayed with pepper spray in August 2006. An officer had chased him on foot after stopping his car. Dies in police custodyhttp://m.ajc.com/gallery/news/local/police0328/gxRr/

Deon StudiemyerDeon Studiemyer 19 B/M DeKalb GA Aug. 2006 – Studiemyer was shot by an off-duty officer who said the young man was breaking into his home was shot to death by an off-duty DeKalb County police officer. http://m.ajc.com/gallery/news/local/police0328/gxRr/

Youwus VilpreYouwus Vilpre unknown age B/M DeKalb GA Oct. 2006 – Officials from law enforcement agencies gatherrd outside the Lithonia apartment where federal agents trying to serve an arrest warrant shot and killed Youwus Vilpre was wanted in connection with robberies and homicides in Florida. Youwus Vilpre was killed near Lithonia after pointing an object at agents. The item turned out to be a shoe. http://m.ajc.com/gallery/news/local/police0328/gxRr/

Larry Bernard Pitts IILarry Bernard Pitts II 22 B/M DeKalb GA Aug. 15, 2006 – Shot 19 times. DeKalb County Police crime scene investigator Greg Waters was fired from the DeKalb County Police on April 17 for stealing $200 in cash that was found at the scene and mishandling of money found at a crime scene but he will not face criminal charges. http://larrypittsfoundation2006.org/home0.aspx

No Photo Available-001Judy McDaniel Woodle 41 Inmate Guilford County Jail NC April 30, 2007 – Woodle died inside her cell from what was determined to be a strangulated left femoral hernia. She had spent six days in jail awaiting trial on petty theft charges and was taking anti-diarrheal and pain medication for what was thought to be an ovarian cyst. Steve Bowden, an attorney for Woodle’s family, said the matter was resolved this week. “I’m not allowed to reveal the terms. I’m just happy the family was able to get this resolved”. The family reached a settlement with the national company that provides health care to inmates. Neither the attorney representing the family of Judy McDaniel Woodle nor a spokeswoman with Prison Health Services would discuss details of the settlement. http://www.privateci.org/north_carolina.htm

Makiah and Michaelangelo JacksonMakiah Jackson 3 and brother Michaelangelo Jackson 6 Decatur GA June 24, 2015 – Officers Richard Billingslea, Steven Fultz, and Hakeem Patterson were right on the rear of Lorennzo Harris vehicle when the police car bumped their tail a little bit, and the car flew up in the air,” a direct eyewitness standing with Makiah at the time told VOD during a community vigil June 26. “There was no need for the police to be that close. I yelled ‘WATCH OUT’ but it was too late. When the car hit them, both of them just looked at me. They screamed. It just keeps re-playing in my head.” Coincidently the dashboard camera in the police car was mysteriously not operable, even though the cops were “Special Ops,” and that police were not able to find a gun they claimed they saw in the car being chased. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-07-17-400436623_x.htm

Makiah and Michaelangelo JacksonMichaelangelo Jackson 6 and sister Makiah Jackson 3 Decatur GA June 24, 2015 – – Officers Richard Billingslea, Steven Fultz, and Hakeem Patterson were right on the rear of Lorennzo Harris vehicle when the police car bumped their tail a little bit, and the car flew up in the air,” a direct eyewitness standing with Makiah at the time told VOD during a community vigil June 26. “There was no need for the police to be that close. I yelled ‘WATCH OUT’ but it was too late. When the car hit them, both of them just looked at me. They screamed. It just keeps re-playing in my head.” Coincidently the dashboard camera in the police car was mysteriously not operable, even though the cops were “Special Ops,” and that police were not able to find a gun they claimed they saw in the car being chased. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-07-17-400436623_x.htm

No Photo Available-001Yolanda Patterson 28 Inmate Gastonia NC Oct. 2004 – Yolanda Patterson died of a cocaine overdose, an autopsy determined. She went into cardiac arrest at the jail. The State Bureau of Investigation is still looking into the two deaths. The jail’s medical care is provided by Prison Health Services of Brentwood, Tenn., which has come under fire in other states. The company has been criticized in two reports by New York state in recent years, and last week, Florida’s Palm Beach County terminated a contract with PHS. Gaston officials renewed the county jail’s contract in late August. They said they weren’t aware of PHS’s troubles in other states but have been satisfied with the level of care it has provided. http://www.privateci.org/north_carolina.htm

Deng ManyounDeng Manyoun 35 B/M Louisville KY June 13, 2015 – Officer Nathan Blanford pulled over and spoke briefly with Manyoun who started to walk off, then supposedly grabbed a metal flagpole, lunged toward the officer and started swinging. The officer stepped backward and ordered the man to drop the pole. But he continued to swing. The officer fired two shots in self-defense. The man was taken by ambulance to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he later died. Kenneth Williams, who was questioned by police and said he was an eyewitness to the altercation, and Manyoun did not swing the pole at the officer. Others at the scene, who refused to give their names, repeated the same story. Williams said the officer had his hand on his gun while questioning the suspect and he thinks the officer made the man feel threatened shortly before the man picked up the pole. “I’d feel scared too if he was trying to talk to me with his hand on his gun”. Multiple witness corroborated Williams statement. http://gazette.com/officer-fatally-shoots-man-swinging-flag-pole-in-louisville/article/feed/243327

No Photo Available-001Abraham Sanchez 33 H/M Lynwood CA Oct. 18, 2008 – Police claimed Sanchez “reached for his waistband,” then said “a jagged, 8-inch piece of concrete was recovered at the scene.” Detectives investigating the officer-involved shooting reported that two deputies assigned to the Century station had been flagged down by an informant who told them someone was breaking into a nearby business. Once at the location, investigators said the deputies told them that they found the front window broken. At that point, the deputies said they called for backup. During this time a male Hispanic suspect exited the front of the business through the broken window”. When the deputy ordered the suspect to stop, they claim Sanchez quickly reached into his waistband and began removing what appeared to be a weapon. Sanchez, who had been shot in the torso, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead early the next morning.http://www.youth4justice.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/LA-County-Law-Enforcement-Use-of-Force-2007-2014-Final.pdf

Joe CharboneauJoe Charboneau 31 Sioux Male Spirit Lake Nation Fort Totten ND June 18, 2015 – Charboneau’s mother, Alverda Charboneau, said she was told police were responding to a report of drugs. But she said she still doesn’t know why police pulled the trigger. Turned over to the FB http://www.wdaz.com/news/crime/3768448-update-officer-involved-shooting-spirit-lake-nation

Fritz SevereFritz Severe 46 B/M Miami FL June 11, 2015 – Information given to the officer on the phone was that the homeless man was armed with a metal object. Witness Natalia Zea “there was a confrontation with two officers and a homeless man, and that one officer shot the man five times when the homeless man wouldn’t drop a metal stick he was holding. The man shot by the officer, witnesses said, did not lunge at the officers but would not drop the stick when he was asked. The shooting happened in front of 50 kids and that many started “hollering, screaming and running.” The man was transported from the scene to Jackson Memorial Hospital. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the lead agency in the investigation have approximately 40-60 witnesses. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/06/11/witnesses-police-officer-shoots-homeless-man-five-times-in-miami/

Sandra BlandSandra Bland 28 BF Waller County Texas July 13, 2015 – Bland was pulled over Friday for improper signaling a lane change, according to Waller County Sheriff’s Department officials. They say she was charged with “Assault on a Public Servant” and taken into custody by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper. “After he pulled her out of the car, forced her and tossed her to the ground, knee to the neck, and arrested her,” says her friend Malcom Jackson. Bland’s friends say she had been with her family in suburban Chicago over the July 4th holiday, and drove to Texas for a job interview at her alma mater, Texas Prairie View A & M. Family members say she got the position and was to begin working in student outreach today. In the video of the arrest, an officer is heard telling the bystander taking the video to leave. In the video he shot, Bland is heard saying, “You just slammed my head into the ground. Do you not even care about that? I can’t even hear!” Then, as she is taken into custody, she repeats, “You slammed me into the ground and everything.”Bland was found dead in a Waller County, Texas, jail cell on Monday at 9 a.m. after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer during a routine traffic stop, the I-Team has learned. Authorities say her death appears to be suicide. Her friends and relatives say they do not believe the official version of what happened and say this is a case of foul play in a county with a history racial intolerance. Video of Bland’s arrest. The video shows police on top of Bland, who is on the ground with several officers restraining her as she questions why they are being so rough. The video was shot by a bystander Friday morning, three days before she died in police custody. Police claim Bland died by “self-inflicted asphyxiation” and found her hanging in the jail cell. http://abc7chicago.com/news/road-trip-for-suburban-woman-ends-in-jailhouse-death/853139/

Adam ColliersAdam Colliers 25 W/M Snohomish County WA Sept. 4, 2010 – Officer Whipple got there first and saw Colliers standing in the doorway of a house, wearing shorts and a tank top. Colliers yelled something and ran toward him. Whipple didn’t understand and told him to stop, but Colliers was still running, flailing his arms, and making “some statement about the devil.” Whipple ordered Colliers to sit, which he did, in the middle of the street, where he continued to speak incoherently and move from side to side. Whipple called Officer McGee and told him he thought Colliers was having a bad reaction to drugs. He then ordered Colliers to lie on his stomach and put his hands out to the sides. Colliers lay on his stomach but didn’t put his hands out. McGee arrived and reported seeing Colliers had glazed eyes and foam at the edges of his mouth, and he was unintelligible. The two tried to cuff the young man, but he resisted, pulling his arms away. So McGee deployed a taser into Colliers’ chest. Colliers screamed and still struggled, lying on the ground and putting one arm out instead of both, and fighting the attempt to cuff him, so McGee deployed the taser again. That didn’t work either, and the officer threatened to use the taser a third time if he didn’t take his hands out from under his body and place them behind his back. McGee said Colliers was acting as if the officers “were not even there.” When McGee thought it looked like Colliers was going to try to stand up, he put his knee on Collier’s back and applied the taser directly to his body. This time it seemed to work. McGee got the arm out from under Colliers’ body, punched him with a closed fist three times in the ribs, and the two officers called to report the use of the taser. Then they noticed that Colliers wasn’t breathing. They rolled him over and administered CPR, but Colliers was pronounced dead at Valley General Hospital. An autopsy concluded that he’d died of heart attack. http://www.monroemonitor.com/2013/09/03/mother-of-man-killed-in-2010-taser-incident-sues-county/

No Photo Available-001Adam Perez 31 H/M Harlem NY Nov. 18, 2005 – An NYPD cruiser struck and killed Perez a pedestrian early morning in Harlem, while the police car was rushing to a report of an officer in trouble. The marked police car hit Perez with such force he dented the hood and smashed the windshield. Perez was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Hospital less than a half-hour after the collision. Adam Perez lived a block away from the accident. http://www.keepandbeararms.com/news/nl/display_day_archive.asp?d=11%2F19%2F2005

MerleMerle “China” Africa 40 B/F Political Inmate Cambridge Springs DOC Pittsburgh PA March 13, 1998 – Merle and the other MOVE 9 prisoners–Debbie, Janine, Janet, Delbert, Phil, Mike, Chuck and Edward Africa–were imprisoned almost 20 years ago for a crime they did not commit. On August 8, 1978, hundreds of heavily armed police attacked a MOVE house located in the Powelton Village section of Philadelphia. They pumped thousands of gallons of water and tear gas into the house and opened fire on the MOVE members inside, trying to force them out. During the hail of police gunfire, cop James Ramp was killed with a single bullet in his back. Nine members of MOVE–who became known as the MOVE 9–were framed for the murder of this cop. And each was sentenced to 30 to 100 years in prison. Merle Africa and the other MOVE 9 are on the list of political prisoners for the Jericho ’98 Amnesty Campaign. Prison administrators first claimed she died of “tumors.” They later revised the reason for her death to “natural causes.” http://revcom.us/a/v19/940-49/949/merle.htm

Travis O’Neill AllenTravis O’Neill Allen W/M Bellaire TX July 15, 1995 – In the early morning of July 15, the Bellaire Police Department received a 911 call about a possible intruder at 4407 Acacia, Bellaire, Texas. When three police officers they claim to have discovered Travis within the residence lying on the ground, bleeding profusely. At that time, one of the officers, Daniel Shelor, departed, leaving only Leal and Upshaw. Travis subsequently was shot in the back by Leal and died from this injury. http://www.leagle.com/decision/199897227FSupp2d945_1876

Charles David MarshallCharles David Marshall 49 ((#)) Houston TX June 21, 2015 – Marshall was allegedly threatening to kill himself when police arrived as his residence. Police say when they made contact with Marshall he was holding a power drill and threatening to commit suicide. Marshall is alleged to have refused to drop the power drill, instead walking towards officers. Police shot Marshall multiple times and he died at the scene. http://theantimedia.org/every-person-killed-by-american-police-in-the-month-of-june/

No Photo Available-001Bruce Seward 42 ((#)) Hayward CA May 28, 2001 – Seward, a car salesman, was naked on a bench and had appeared unconscious at first, but he woke up and grabbed the officer’s nightstick. According to police, the officer pepper-sprayed Seward twice, but to no effect, then shot him once in the chest when the man continued to brandish the nightstick. Seward was taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley with a gunshot wound in the chest. He was pronounced deadThe officer, an eight-year BART veteran who formerly worked as an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy and an East Bay Regional Park police officer, was cleared of wrongdoing by the department. http://newamericamedia.org/2010/11/cop-involved-killings-cases-show-just-how-rare-mehserle-sentence-is.php

Lucilla Chila AmayaLucilla “Chila” Amaya 35 San Francisco CA March 7, 1998 – The call to the Police was a non-emergency call for aid. The father and niece were safely locked in a bedroom and her brother was outside trying to assist with a peaceful end when the shots were fired. Chila was shot through a locked wrought iron security screen door 5 times because Cpl. Richard Tod Woodward believed she was going to kill everyone in the house. He had been on duty almost 13 hours and on the scene less than ten minutes. The Police had declined several suggestions made by Chila’s brother. She was in her own home and the family feared she may intentionally harm herself. She cried and screamed as she was overwhelmed with emotion. Not recognizing this as a human emotion or a human right, Cpl. Woodward shot and killed
http://redwoodcurtaincopwatch.net/files/StolenLivesPHOTOS.pdf

William Dale JeffriesWilliam Dale Jeffries 57 W/M Weston WV July 17, 2015 – Weston police officer Eric Riddle responded to a complaint from a woman saying a man was urinating around her place of business. Riddle arrived to find 57-year-old William Jeffries intoxicated. Riddle reportedly asked Jeffries to submit to a breath test, but Jeffries refused and leaned against the police cruiser. According to Weston Police department Chief Randall Posey, Riddle decided he needed to get Jeffries under control. But when he tried to do so, Jeffries jerked away and a scuffle ensued that ended with Jeffries hitting his head on the police cruiser. His neck was fractured. EMS transported him to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital and then to Ruby where he died 16 days later. http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=EXCLUSIVE-Weston-Man-Dead-Police-Officer-on-Administrative-Leave-24479

Howard Robert RobbinsHoward “Robert” Robbins 69 W/M Lincoln County KY Jan. 16, 2015 – Robbins died after a police cruiser hit him as he walked along a Lincoln County highway as he was going to a friend’s house across the road. Stanford officer Travis Richardson was on his way in to start his night shift, the veteran cop’s cruiser collided with Robbins.
http://www.lex18.com/story/27867821/pedestrian-dies-after-police-cruiser-hits-him-in-lincoln-county

Kindra Darnell ChapmanKindra Darnell Chapman 18 B/F Inmate Homewood City Jail AL July 14, 2015– Police claim Chapman stole a cell phone from another individual on the street. Chapman was last seen alive at 6:30 p.m on Tuesday, when staff conducted an initial welfare check. At 7:50 p.m., just over an hour after she was booked into the facility. Jailers returned to find Chapman unresponsive and authorities claim she hanged herself. She was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Sept. 3, 2015 Officer Stephen Rankin was indicted on a first-degree murder charge The 18-year-old was the second unarmed man shot dead by Rankin in Portsmouth. An autopsy indicated Chapman was not shot at close range. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kindra-chapman-death_55a9063fe4b04740a3dfa844?

No Photo Available-001Gregory Hooper 37 B/M San Francisco CA Feb. 2, 2002 – An off-duty officer got into a fistfight with Hooper, a street vendor who had turned his life around after a stint in state prison. Eyewitnesses reported that after the fight ended, the officer shot the unarmed Hooper four times in the chest at point-blank range. At least three witnesses told the San Francisco Chronicle that the officer—who had a record of off-duty misconduct, having been cited previously by the Office of Citizen. No charges were brought. http://newamericamedia.org/2010/11/cop-involved-killings-cases-show-just-how-rare-mehserle-sentence-is.php

Johnny Ray AndersonJohnny Ray Anderson 43 B/M Los Angeles July 6, 2015 – Anderson’s wife, Kathleen Anderson, said she and her husband had been squatting in the abandoned home behind the yard where the fatal shooting happened, and that he jumped the fence into the yard because he didn’t want deputies to see him. Residents at the home reported a man was knocking on their door trying to get inside. Kathleen Anderson said he had been fixing a bicycle shortly before the shooting and that he did not have a weapon on him at the time of the incident. http://ktla.com/2015/07/06/alleged-prowler-who-was-possibly-unarmed-is-fatally-shot-by-sheriffs-deputies-in-hawaiian-gardens/

No Photo Available-001Dario ‘Chi Chi’ Tena 45 H/M Yonkers NY March 21, 2014 – Eight Yonkers cops crowded onto the narrow landing outside Apt. 3 on the top floor of 141 School St. It was just before 8 pm, and they were about to execute a search warrant targeting a suspected drug dealer. It was a seemingly routine raid that turned anything but ordinary. Moments after police busted down the door, the tenant lay dying four stories below. Within weeks, the lies two of the officers had told to get the warrant were uncovered by Internal Affairs. And a year later, those cops’ law enforcement careers ended after they pleaded guilty to perjury. The only officer who saw Tena’s fatal exit out the bedroom window was Neil Vera, the admitted perjurer whose rogue investigation led to the ill-fated raid. “As I reached the rear bedroom doorway I observed the same Hispanic male that was running in the hallway extend his arms straight out and leap out the bedroom window,” Vera wrote in his report six days after the incident. “I yelled. ‘He jumped out the back window’.” Tena suffered skull and rib fractures and a severe cut to the back of his head when he landed in the rear yard 32 feet below. He was pronounced dead more than an hour later at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers. Authorities admit the police did not have Tena’s name before they raided the apartment; that the target of the raid had been a Richie Polanco. Medical examiners seemed to rely on that account when initially ruling the death a suicide. The autopsy report reveals the word “suicide” crossed out, replaced by “unknown circumstances”. Next to that were the initials KA, for Chief Medical Examiner Kunjlata Ashar, and the date 10-14-14 – a week after the officers were indicted. http://www.lohud.com/story/news/investigations/2015/07/17/dario-tena-fatal-fall-mystery/30236581/

Woodrow Player IIIWoodrow Player III 22 B/M Los Angeles CA July 13, 2009 – Player III was shot several times by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies and died on July 10 in the 11200 block of Berendo Avenue in Westmont.
Civil rights leaders called for a federal investigation. Player was shot as he ran from deputies in the 11200 block of Berendo Avenue about 8:45 p.m. Friday, authorities said. Investigators said they recovered a gun from Player’s car, but witnesses said he was unarmed when deputies shot him in the back. http://homicide.latimes.com/post/woodrow-player-iii/

No Photo Available-001Walter William DeLeon 48 H/M Los Angeles CA June 19, 2015 – The victim was allegedly trying to flag down officers with the LAPD’s Security Services Department on Los Feliz Boulevard. Officers said the man had a towel wrapped around his arm as if he needed help. When they pulled over to investigate, the unidentified man extended his arm toward the officers. The officer exited the vehicle and quickly said, ‘drop the gun, drop the gun’ and an officer involved shooting occurred. A passing motorist recorded police arresting the man, who appears to be bleeding from the head, and posted the video online. The officers are seen turning over his body, revealing a massive amount of blood on the back of his head and clothing. Instead of providing medical assistance, they are seen handcuffing him. Police are attempting to claim DeLeon was doing a suicide by cop but the family says otherwise. Walter DeLeon SURVIVED SHOT IN HEAD BY LAPD OFFICER IN LOS FELIZ SPEAKS OUT
DeLeon is alive after being in a two-week coma and undergoing nine surgeries. Now he has a permanent disability. The 49-year-old handyman was out for a walk along Los Feliz Boulevard. Officers said he looked like he was hiding a gun. “Our initial statement was that Mr. DeLeon approached the police car in an aggressive manner with his hands, or hand, wrapped in a piece of cloth,” LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said. “How threatening can I be toward them with a bottle of water and a towel?” supporting witnesses” He was nowhere near these cops. He was not doing anything provocative,” “And then during that time, I needed help and I was going to ask the police something and I had the towel to dry my forehead,” he said. The former handyman lost one eye and his hearing in one ear is gone. “He can’t go to the restroom by himself. He can’t feed himself. He can’t dress himself,”
http://abc7.com/news/man-survives-shot-in-head-by-lapd-officer-in-los-feliz-speaks-out/1024019/
http://ktla.com/2015/06/19/man-shot-during-confrontation-with-police-in-quiet-los-feliz-neighborhood/

No Photo Available-001John Lindsey Myers 15 B/M Troutman NC Dec. 29, 2003 – John Lindsey Myers 15 B/M – David Wayne Summers 14 B/M – Quentin Maurice Reed 18 B/M – Antonio Miller 13 B/M – Domnick Hurtt 17 B/M – Erica Stevenson 15 B/F – Antoinette Griffin 13 B/F Officer Keith Bills began chasing a 2001 Dodge Intrepid after he saw it weaving in its lane on U.S. Highway 21. The chase ended just after midnight when the car, which had allegedly been stolen hit an embankment, flipped and landed in a creek. The pursuit was captured on a video camera installed in Officer Bills’ patrol car. All seven teens died. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-7-teens-killed-in-stolen-car/

No Photo Available-001David Wayne Summers 14 B/M Troutman NC Dec. 29, 2003 – John Lindsey Myers 15 B/M – David Wayne Summers 14 B/M – Quentin Maurice Reed 18 B/M – Antonio Miller 13 B/M – Domnick Hurtt 17 B/M – Erica Stevenson 15 B/F – Antoinette Griffin 13 B/F Officer Keith Bills began chasing a 2001 Dodge Intrepid after he saw it weaving in its lane on U.S. Highway 21. The chase ended just after midnight when the car, which had allegedly been stolen hit an embankment, flipped and landed in a creek. The pursuit was captured on a video camera installed in Officer Bills’ patrol car. All seven teens died. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-7-teens-killed-in-stolen-car/

No Photo Available-001Quentin Maurice Reed 18 B/M Troutman NC Dec. 29, 2003 – John Lindsey Myers 15 B/M – David Wayne Summers 14 B/M – Quentin Maurice Reed 18 B/M – Antonio Miller 13 B/M – Domnick Hurtt 17 B/M – Erica Stevenson 15 B/F – Antoinette Griffin 13 B/F Officer Keith Bills began chasing a 2001 Dodge Intrepid after he saw it weaving in its lane on U.S. Highway 21. The chase ended just after midnight when the car, which had allegedly been stolen hit an embankment, flipped and landed in a creek. The pursuit was captured on a video camera installed in Officer Bills’ patrol car. All seven teens died. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-7-teens-killed-in-stolen-car/

No Photo Available-001Antonio Miller 13 B/M Troutman NC Dec. 29, 2003 – John Lindsey Myers 15 B/M – David Wayne Summers 14 B/M – Quentin Maurice Reed 18 B/M – Antonio Miller 13 B/M – Domnick Hurtt 17 B/M – Erica Stevenson 15 B/F – Antoinette Griffin 13 B/F Officer Keith Bills began chasing a 2001 Dodge Intrepid after he saw it weaving in its lane on U.S. Highway 21. The chase ended just after midnight when the car, which had allegedly been stolen hit an embankment, flipped and landed in a creek. The pursuit was captured on a video camera installed in Officer Bills’ patrol car. All seven teens died. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-7-teens-killed-in-stolen-car/

No Photo Available-001Domnick Hurtt 17 B/M Troutman NC Dec. 29, 2003 – John Lindsey Myers 15 B/M – David Wayne Summers 14 B/M – Quentin Maurice Reed 18 B/M – Antonio Miller 13 B/M – Domnick Hurtt 17 B/M – Erica Stevenson 15 B/F – Antoinette Griffin 13 B/F Officer Keith Bills began chasing a 2001 Dodge Intrepid after he saw it weaving in its lane on U.S. Highway 21. The chase ended just after midnight when the car, which had allegedly been stolen hit an embankment, flipped and landed in a creek. The pursuit was captured on a video camera installed in Officer Bills’ patrol car. All seven teens died. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-7-teens-killed-in-stolen-car/

No Photo Available-001Erica Stevenson 15 B/F Troutman NC Dec. 29, 2003 – John Lindsey Myers 15 B/M – David Wayne Summers 14 B/M – Quentin Maurice Reed 18 B/M – Antonio Miller 13 B/M – Domnick Hurtt 17 B/M – Erica Stevenson 15 B/F – Antoinette Griffin 13 B/F Officer Keith Bills began chasing a 2001 Dodge Intrepid after he saw it weaving in its lane on U.S. Highway 21. The chase ended just after midnight when the car, which had allegedly been stolen hit an embankment, flipped and landed in a creek. The pursuit was captured on a video camera installed in Officer Bills’ patrol car. All seven teens died. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-7-teens-killed-in-stolen-car/

No Photo Available-001Antoinette Griffin 13 B/F Troutman NC Dec. 29, 2003 – John Lindsey Myers 15 B/M – David Wayne Summers 14 B/M – Quentin Maurice Reed 18 B/M – Antonio Miller 13 B/M – Domnick Hurtt 17 B/M – Erica Stevenson 15 B/F – Antoinette Griffin 13 B/F Officer Keith Bills began chasing a 2001 Dodge Intrepid after he saw it weaving in its lane on U.S. Highway 21. The chase ended just after midnight when the car, which had allegedly been stolen hit an embankment, flipped and landed in a creek. The pursuit was captured on a video camera installed in Officer Bills’ patrol car. All seven teens died. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-7-teens-killed-in-stolen-car/

Jarmaine DardenJarmaine “DJ” Darden 34 Fort Worth TX May 16, 2013 – SWAT men in helmets and black uniforms sprinted through the yard with shotguns and pistols already drawn. A cop with a large steel battering ram instantly went to the front door and smashed it in without hesitation. From a first-person perspective, the video shows cops running into the home, aggressively screaming and aiming guns. In a video obtained by WFAA, an officer holding a shotgun literally sweeps his barrel past everyone he sees in the living room. First a large man sleeping on the couch, then a tiny female child dressed in blue, a woman in purple, and three men seated at a round table. Darden had been startled awake by the intrusion, received particular attention from police. Darden, a large man who weighed over 300 pounds, was having physical difficulties after being forced to the ground with several officers on top of him. He was physically unable to breathe in that position due to his asthma condition, heart disease, and the weight of the police officers. “They physically pulled him off the couch because, he was asleep,” explained his mother, Donna Randle. “They pulled him off the couch and they tried to put him on his stomach. He can’t breathe on his stomach. He don’t even lie on the bed on his stomach.” Officers characterized his futile struggle to breathe as being “met with resistance.” At least five officers piled on top of him, exacerbating his breathing problem. Video also shows Mr. Darden being tasered at least twice, not because officers feared for their safety, but as a compliance tool. His body was painted with red laser dots, before a pop was heard as the sharp prongs of the device were thrust into his flesh. Sixteen seconds later, police jolted him again. Each jolt lasted for 5 seconds. Witnesses said he was not resisting at all, only trying to breathe. “He had his hands behind his back the whole time. But me and about five other people were hollering the whole time, ‘He cannot breathe like that. Please handcuff him on his side. But they ignored us and Tased him.” They sat in the ambulance about 10 minutes before it moved. And then it rolled away, no lights, no sirens.” Darden was pronounced dead at the hospital. It took months for the medical examiner to declare an official cause of death. It was announced Darden died of “natural causes.” No culpability was placed on the officers’ use of force or the multiple electrical shocks. Officially, it was just a coincidence that he died during the raid. http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/jermaine-darden-swat-raid/

No Photo Available-001Robert Kenkel 38 ((#)) O’Fallon MO June 22, 2015 – Police were called to a home because a man was standing in the street yelling for the police to be called. When officers arrived the man’s mother said she was concerned for both of their safety because he was acting very paranoid, having hallucinations, exhibiting signs of manic behavior and speaking incoherently at times, Kenkel told police he would go to the hospital for an evaluation. When medics arrived to transport the man, he voluntarily got into the ambulance but fled as the ambulance was traveling down the road. Officers began looking for the man and heard him screaming “help me” but he ran from police. Kenkel was found in rear yard of a home. According to police, the man was acting paranoid and as though he would assault the officers. Officers ordered the man to the ground and he complied. While officers were attempting to handcuff him, police claim, he began trashing and violently kicking at the officers. The officers attempted to calm him down. According to police, the man, who had not yet been identified, suddenly became quiet and ceased resistance. Officers put him on his side but he was not responding. Kenkel did not have a pulse and CPR was started by police. Medics responded to the scene and transported him to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. According to medics, when they originally arrived on the scene they noticed the man had an increased heart rate while in a resting position.
http://www.kmov.com/story/29378460/autopsy-results-pending-for-man-who-died-while-resisting-arrest-police-say

Willie SamsWillie Sams 21 B/M Miami-Dade FL Feb. 5, 2014 – Just before 1 a.m. Police responding to a domestic dispute call jolted Sams with a Taser. An hour later, doctors at Northshore Medical Center pronounced Sams dead. An encounter occurred between the officers and Mr. Sams. The officers deployed an electronic control device, striking Mr. Sams. [Miami-Dade Fire Rescue] was called to the scene and Mr. Sams was taken to North Shore Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The medical examiner’s office said it continues to wait on blood work and toxicology findings before determining a cause of death. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1960861.html

Desmond RudolphDesmond Rudolph 18 B/M Louisville KY May 1999 – Rudolph by white male LMPD officers Chris Horn and Paul Kincade for no apparent got the KKK out to celebrate the success of Louisville’s finest. Desmond Rudolph was shot at 22 times, hit 10 times, from the back, with 6 bullets exploding in his head, with all bullets being fired by both Chris Horn and Paul Kincade’s guns. Rudolph was shot up while he was driving his own Chevrolet Blazer, driving away in an alley. The Chevrolet Blazer eventually stops running in a ditch against a telephone pole in that alley. Rudolph died 4 days later. http://thekentuckyrevolution.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-louisville-kentucky-timeline-1833-2012.html

Shelley AmosShelley Amos 56 b/f DeKalb County GA Feb. 19, 2011 – Office Kristina Hambie was driving 74mph in a 35mph zone and crashed her patrol car into a Nissan Altima. Both passengers in the Nissan, Shelley Amos and Cheryl Burton, died in the crash. Police Officer Kristina Hambie sentenced to 10 Years For Fatal Crash
http://patch.com/georgia/decatur/former-dekalb-police-officer-sentenced-10-years-fatal-crash

Cheryl Blount-BurtonCheryl Blount-Burton 51 DeKalb County GA Feb. 19, 2011 – Office Kristina Hambie was driving 74mph in a 35mph zone and crashed her patrol car into a Nissan Altima. Both passengers in the Nissan, Shelley Amos and Cheryl Burton, died in the crash. Police Officer Kristina Hambie sentenced to 10 Years For Fatal Crash
http://patch.com/georgia/decatur/former-dekalb-police-officer-sentenced-10-years-fatal-crash

No Photo Available-001Ronald Boone 20 B/M Los Angeles CA Jan. 29, 2008 – Wrongful Death List
https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/publications/la-county-police-wrongful-death-list-2007-2014-youth-justice-2014/

PHOTO Troy Goode 30 W/M Southaven MI July 19, 2015 – Goode and his wife were leaving the Widespread Panic concert at Snowden Grove Amphitheater as it began. “He was under the influence and so the wife began to drive them home”. At some point on Goodman Road Edwards said Goode got out of the car and began running around. Southaven Police said they were called to a shopping complex on Goodman around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday. Police say they “attempted to detain the subject who began to resist and run from them again. He was eventually restrained by Officers and transferred to an awaiting ambulance to be transported to the hospital.” “They showed up in force and subdued him,” Edwards said. “They hogtied and put his face down on the stretcher.” Edwards claimed a witness heard Goode scream that he could not breathe. “The police took him off and next thing that we know he was a Baptist Hospital”
http://wreg.com/2015/07/19/lawyer-man-was-hogtied-by-police-before-death/

Michael SaffiotiMichael Saffioti 22 W/M Inmate Snohomish County WA July 2, 2012 – Saffioti failed to make a court date on a misdemeanor charge for pot possession. In July of last year, he surrendered himself to Snohomish County, Washington authorities, who promptly jailed him. (The streets of Snohomish County were a little safer that day.) When it came time for breakfast the following morning, Saffioti is seen on video having a conversation with a guard while holding his tray. Presumably, he was inquiring about any dairy products in the meal. Saffioti had a severe allergy. He’s then seen taking a few bites of some oatmeal. Within a few minutes, Saffioti was back at the guard desk, using his inhaler. He asked to see a nurse. Instead, he was sent to his cell. Over the next half hour, the video shows other inmates looking in Saffioti’s cell as he jumped up and down. The legal claim says he pressed his call button and was ignored, the guards told him he was “faking.”About 35 minutes after he ate, a guard found Saffioti unconscious in his cell. The guard called for help and Saffioti was dragged out. Nurses arrived and performed CPR. Everett firefighters took over and rushed Saffioti to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a half hour later. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/06/todays-drug-war-outrage-m_n_4225995.html

Jesse SperryJesse Sperry 23 W/M Madison County Indiana April 6, 2014 – A 1996 blue Buick Century driven by 22-year-old Rebecca Marie Sperry of Pendleton was struck from behind by a 2004 GMC Yukon SUV driven by 41-year-old Police Officer James D. Foutch of Anderson. According to witnesses, the impact of the hit forced the Buick off the road and into a nearby utility pole. The force from the vehicle snapped the utility pole in half and brought power lines down onto the vehicle. Jesse Sperry, 23, Rebecca’s husband, was pronounced dead. Off-duty Police Officer Foutch was arrested and booked into the Madison County Jail in a warrantless arrest. He was held on $20,000 bond. According to Bell, Foutch faces a charge of driving while intoxicated causing death, a Class B felony. Investigators believe Foutch also had prescription pills in his system. http://www.heraldbulletin.com/news/local_news/edgewood-officer-faces-felony-charges-after-fatal-accident/article_7e7e0f87-c31f-5a6f-9c53-a8750b31140b.html

No Photo Available-001Jason Nathaniel Cunningham 26 B/M Inmate Smyrna DE April 16, 2014 – Cunningham failed to post bail on charges including attempted motor vehicle theft and resisting arrest. Cunningham was in good health when he eneted Vaughn Correctional Center where he was placed in a “four-point restraint” and left unmonitored in a cell. He was found dead there later that day. http://delawarepublic.org/post/aclu-sues-details-delaware-inmates-2014-death

Eurie StampsEurie Stamps 68 B/M Framingham MA Jan. 5, 2011 – Police were looking for 2o-year-old Joseph Bushfan and Dwayne Barrett. Police allege an undercover officer had purchased drugs from the two men earlier that evening. Bushfan was arrested minutes before the raid when he came out of the apartment. Barrett didn’t reside at the residence. But the police went ahead with the raid, anyway. They took a battering ram to the door, set off a flash grenade, and forced their way inside. As the SWAT team moved through the house, screaming at everyone to get on the floor, Officer Paul Duncan approached 68-year-old Eurie Stamp. was watching a basketball game in his pajamas when the police came in. By the time Duncan got to him in a hallway, he was lying face-down on the floor with his arms over his head, as per police instructions. Duncan would later tell investigators that for his own safety, he decided to restrain Stamps, even though he was following instructions, and wasn’t the suspect. As Duncan moved to pull Stamps’ arms behind him, he says he fell backwards, somehow causing his gun to discharge, shooting Stamps. The grandfather of 12 was shot dead in his own home, while fully complying with police orders during a raid over crimes in which he had no involvement. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/raid-of-the-day-eurie-sta_n_3273127.html

Sherman ByrdSherman Byrd 24 B/M Philadelphia PA June 4, 2015 – Police say they got a call that a person had been robbed of their cell phone and cash by a man with a gun. “Members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office were in the area doing a warrant sweep. They heard the radio dispatch and they encountered the 24-year-old suspect. the man took off on his bike and led police down narrow alleyways. They say near the intersection of 13th and Keystone the suspect fell off his bike and was run over by a city police vehicle. Authorities say a gun was found at the scene. The man died at the hospital. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/06/04/police-cruiser-hits-kills-man-fleeing-officers-in-chester/

No Photo Available-001Alan Edward Dunnagan 68 Winston-Salem NC May 23, 2015 – The crash happened May 13 about 10 p.m. at the intersection of Reynolda and Polo roads. According to a misdemeanor criminal summons, Officer John William Leone Jr. is accused of failing to stop at an intersection and yield the right-of-way while facing a traffic signal “emitting a steady or strobe red circular light for traffic in the defendant’s direction of travel.” Leone’s police cruise collided with Dunnagan’s pickup truck, the N.C. Highway Patrol said. Leone suffered minor injuries. Dunnagan died May 23 from injuries suffered in the crash. http://www.journalnow.com/news/crime/winston-salem-police-officer-charged-in-may-crash-that-killed/article_39fae0f2-20e1-11e5-80f5-834092178189.html

Dakota BrightDakota Bright 15 B/M Chicago IL Nov. 11, 2012 – Dakota was returning to his grandmother’s place when Grand Crossing District officers approached him. Officials said they ordered Dakota to drop the gun in his hand, but he started to run. Dakota then turned and pointed the weapon at them, authorities said, prompting officers to fire in his direction. Dakota was shot in the back of his head and then he was handcuffed and left lying in a backyard for 4- to 5-hours. CPD officials released the reason for Dakota staying on the scene for so long was to “find” the very gun that Dakota allegedly pointed at an officer. The ambulance was flagged off so he was denied medical attention that may have saved his life. There was no gun on him at all. The officer’s name was never released. http://www.copblock.org/74184/looking-for-justice-my-son-was-killed-by-chicago-police/

Samuel DuboseSamuel Dubose 43 B/M Cincinnati OH July 19, 2015 – White Police Officer Ray Tensing pulled over Dubose for a missing front license plate. Allegedly Tensing repeatedly asked Dubose for his driver’s license, but Dubose allegedly refused and instead handed the officer a bottle of alcohol. Then Tensing asked Dubose to get out of his car, which he also refused. There was an alleged struggle at the door with Mr. Dubose in the vehicle and the officer outside the vehicle, the vehicle supposedly sped away. Tensing fired one shot at the fleeing car, killing Dubose. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cop-shoots-kills-unarmed-black-man_55af9a7de4b0a9b948530a26?

No Photo Available-001Unidentified Female 51 inmate West County Detention Richmond CA April 25, 2015 – Antioch woman was among several female inmates receiving medical treatment at the medium-security facility at around noon Saturday when she became unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene after receiving CPR from prison staff.
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Inmate-dies-at-West-County-Detention-Facility-6224324.php

Dontae L. MartinDontae L. Martin 34 Harrison Township OH July 23, 2015 – Deputies responded to 318 Springbrook Dr. after a 911 call at 12:43 a.m. Thursday in which the caller said a maroon Grand Prix smashed into a green car. “There’s a car that smashed into my neighbor’s car and I don’t know if there’s somebody in there,” the 911 caller said. “The windows are tinted. I don’t know if they’re passed out or drunk or what, but somebody needs to come here ASAP.” When asked by a dispatcher if anyone was injured, the caller responded: “Don’t know. We can’t tell. We don’t want to go up to their cars without police. We don’t know what’s going on inside that vehicle. Montgomery County Sheriff”s Office deputies after they said the man appeared to have a handgun in his hand as he exited a crashed vehicle. The black male, taken by ambulance to Grandview Hospital where he was pronounced dead. http://www.whio.com/news/news/crime-law/harrison-twp-shooting-believed-to-involve-deputies/nm5KW/

Darius StewartDarius Stewart 19 B/M Memphis TN July 7, 2015 – Police said unarmed Stewart was a passenger in a car stopped by Officer Connor Schilling for a headlight violation. Stewart was placed in the back of a squad car without handcuffs as the officer checked on two active warrants for Stewart from Iowa and Illinois. The officer returned to the squad car to handcuff Stewart after a warrant was verified. Stewart allegedly kicked the door, attacked the officer and began hitting the officer with the handcuffs. the officer then shot Stewart with his duty weapon. Office Schilling was suspended a year ago for a DUI arrest. Criminal charges were dismissed, but he received 18 suspension days without pay. Police said Schilling also has one closed excessive/unnecessary force case. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/22/memphis-cop-shoots-darius_n_7852516.html?cps=gravity_5055_-4857061514953833337

No Photo Available-001Erick Emmanuel Salas Sanchez 22 H/M El Paso TX April 30, 2015 – Police responded to a burglary call at 9:11 p.m. in the 300 block of Jesuit Drive, and when officers arrived at the home, authorities said they came in contact with a man they believed was the suspect. Sanchez’s mom, Celia Sanchez, said in Spanish her son was not burglarizing their home at all. She said she and her son were at home when police officers suddenly arrived and asked her to come out. She said that is when her son began to shout at police. The officers, she said, used a Taser on her son and then shot him soon after. Her son was then handcuffed. http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_28023272/el-paso-police-officer-shot-and-killed-burglary

Robert PeterkinRobert Peterkin 51 W/M Inmate Charlotte Correctional Punta Gordo FL June 4, 2015 – Cecelia Martin, Peterkin’s sister, received a call from the prison chaplain. “He told me to get to Lee Memorial Hospital as soon as possible because my brother had injured himself and it was an ‘un-survivable’ injury”. Martin said she was told all other questions would be answered by the prison warden, who told her Peterkin had been working on a plumbing detail with two other inmates when a corrections officer spotted a cell phone on the utility cart. What reportedly happened next is strange, she said. Rather than call for assistance, Martin said she was told the guard left her brother and the other inmates alone for 13 minutes. When the officer returned, Peterkin was found hanging. At the hospital, Martin said she was told the incident occurred about 11 a.m., so she wants to know why she was not notified until 5 1/2 hours later. “When I got to the hospital, my brother was on a breathing machine and handcuffed to the bed”. She started to talk to him but was told by a nurse to leave him alone because she was causing him to have seizures. “He was squeezing my hand”. Peterkin told his eoldest sister that if anything should ever happen to him, that they should go after prison. “He said nothing will be like it appears to be”. That conversation happened only a month before his death. Peterkin is at least the seventh inmate to have died of unexplained causes since 2013 while in custody in Charlotte Correctional Institute. http://www.bradenton.com/2015/07/24/5909510_death-at-florida-prison-under.html?rh=1

Hugo PinellHugo “Yogi Bear” Pinell 71 H/M Folsom Prison CA August 12, 2015 – The San Quentin Six Political Prisoner 42 years in prison – 34 of them in solitary confinement. Hugo was a student and comrade of the legendary Black Panther Field Marshal, the late George Jackson, with whom he worked to organize other Black prisoners against the racist violence and prison conditions of the ‘60s and ‘70s. In 1965, Pinell was convicted of rape in San Francisco, sentenced to life imprisonment, and placed in San Quentin State Prison. He turned himself in when he had been falsely accused of rape, pleaded guilty (as a young man not knowing how to handle the false accusations and the system) because everyone (his family, etc.) was telling him it would be the best way to handle this, instead of continuing to fight. To serve a short sentence then be released. The day after Pinell was released from 34 years of solidarity confinement, Officials allege two inmates stabbed Pinell and he quickly succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced dead. Prison officials knew Pinell would be targeted for murder due to his history. “He has been a target from just about every group in prison