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Halloween is coming: Get your game face on

Time to Scarecrow, People!

The Wookie gets his knowledge on

Just in case you need a reminder: It's still open season on Black people in America

Even though John Crawford III was only holding a BB gun he picked up—IN A STORE THAT SELLS BB GUNS.

Even though it was an open carry state.

Even though he was on the phone when police officers opened fire on him.

Even though he was shot in the back.

Even though the cops lied and were caught in a lie because of the subsequent video.

A grand jury who, when added together, obviously didn’t have half a gnat’s brain, declined to indict the officers.

The message here?

It has been, is, and always will be open season on black people for as long as white supremacy is the philosophie du jour.

(H/T Chad Goller-Sojourner)


DOJ will investigate Walmart shooting after no indictment
By Jill Drury
Published: September 24, 2014, 10:36 am Updated: September 24, 2014, 3:45 pm

XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – The Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice will now conduct an independent review of facts surrounding the Beavercreek Walmart shooting. It will look for any violations of federal criminal civil rights statutes stemming from the August 5 shooting that took the life of John Crawford III.

A special Greene County Grand Jury declined to hand down an indictment against two police officers involved in the shooting.

The grand jury was comprised of nine jurors. At least seven jurors must agree to indict. It declined to indict Sergeant David Darkow and Officer Sean Williams on any criminal charges.

Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier walked the media through the August 5 shooting incident inside the store, including use of the controversial surveillance video from inside the store.grand jury

It shows John Crawford III walking around the aisles with the toy weapon in his hands. It later shows the police officers approaching him. You can see how Crawford interacted with officers, but also the 911 caller who warned police of what was happening. 2 NEWS elected not to show the portion of the video that shows John Crawford being shot. It is a decision made out of respect to the family and to viewers like you.


I don't see any point in going to those other places


No justice.

All because of a clerical error, by the way

Clerical Error In Child Support Payments Leads To Six-Month Jail Sentence For Clifford Hall (VIDEO)

Due to a clerical error, Texas father Clifford Hall received a bill charging him nearly $3,000 in overdue child support last year. Hall quickly repaid the amount, even paying an additional $1,000 to balance his debt. But despite his repayment, Hall was sentenced to six months in jail. He and his attorney Tyesha Elam joined host Nancy Redd to share his story on HuffPost Live.

Errors in the automated child support withdrawal amounts from Hall's paycheck caused a payment shortage, but when Hall discovered this imbalance, he worked to pay it immediately.

Elam explained, "I assumed as soon as he brought me the receipt catching him up as well as the letter advising him of the overpayment, I thought, 'oh this one will be easy.' I'm thinking, 'let me let the opposing counsel know and we'll be done with this matter.'"

"But the opposing counsel informed me that she wasn't willing to settle the case. She wanted $3,500 in attorney's fees and she was confident from this judge that she could get it. So she refused to settle. So we had to move forward."


Homing missile.

It's never a good time to be a Cookie Wookie

Man Gunned Down By Police While Checking Facebook And Smoking A Cigarette

Last week, a California man was fatally shot by police outside of his cousin’s home. According to the family, 22-year-old Tommy McClain’s death was completely unjustified.

According to police, four Eureka officers were in the area searching for two people on felony warrants. They found two men involved in a dispute outside – one of which they claim was McClain. Officers at the scene claimed that McClain was armed.

McClain was shot at 12:30 a.m. after he “grabbed for” his gun. He was then taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

However, McClain’s family tells a different story. McClain had been at the house of Josh Mottern, McClain’s cousin, who had gone to sleep around midnight after celebrating his birthday. Also at home were his wife, Nichole Mottern, her mother, and the couple’s two children.

Nichole Mottern said McClain, who had been out earlier with the cousin to celebrate, went outside to smoke a cigarette while she checked on her husband. When she glanced out the second-story window, she saw an officer “looking around” the property and another officer running toward the front of the house. When she went outside to see why, she said officers told her to put her hands up. She complied and then watched the horrifying scene unfold. Mottern said:

“Tommy was already out there. He sits out there and smokes cigarettes. He came out from beside the porch … He started to put his hands up. He walked out into the grass … They were telling him to come.”



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