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Category Archives: justice and justice denied
This post is quite unpolished, since this day crept up on me quite unaware. I’d been rather desultorily collecting links about the many murders of the transgendered that are unknown to most of us, save for in the trans community. The silence has become even more noticeable when the killings are of black trans citizens, which many call “intersectionalism” or double-whammy, double-trouble, etc., as far as being oppressed and living public lives fraught with fear.
I’d hoped to dig a little deeper into the subject in order to write a coherent essay, but…there it is. Today is the day. There will be Tweets, and if you can’t see them in their entirety, hold down Control, press -, then + for larger again, and they should justify.
On Julian Assange’s 1000th Day in the Ecuadorian Embassy, Swedish Prosecutor Retreats; US Continues Maximum Persecution
It was just about midnight, and was at the tag end of an action at the police department, post “Chief Tom Jackson resigns” news. The Guardian coverage was the most thorough at the time.
(Note: if you can’t see Tweets in their entirety, hold down Control, press -, then +, and they should justify.)
(Note: if you can’t see the whole Tweets, hold down Control, press -, then +, and they should justify.)
This post is a bit slapdash, and for that I apologize ahead of time, but: Real life needs must. Still, this issue and these actions in Chicago need a signal boost, so…here it is.
(Sorry it’s long, but I’ve been collecting links for about ten days now.)
(Or you can read the transcript)
One hundred and eleven of the nun’s ‘roommates’ are living in degrading and inhumane circumstances as well. You may remember that she and her magnificent allies were sentenced in Feb. 2014 for their crimes of conscience; Megan to 35 months, her two allies to 62 months in prison. The over-zealous charges could have brought them each 30 years .
America the beautiful
Recently I’d bumped into this documentary produced by Javed Khan Dawlatzai, featuring commentary by former ACLU attorney Amrit Singh, now a human rights lawyer for the National Security and Counterterrorism program at the Open Society Justice Initiative. It includes (at the time) new photos and short videos of torture inside Abu Ghraib prison. The web page that featured it included articles by one of my all-time favorite journalists, Seymour Hersh. More on that later.
For now, I’ll simply invite you to spend thirty-two hideous minutes watching more of what is often said to be: “in our names”, and then you might see more clearly why I’ll present a brief thesis about those ‘satirical cartoons’.
First I’d like to offer sincere props to the brave and committed anti-police brutality activists who have risked so much with their relentless pressure by way of civil disobedience in order to stop the killings by APD cops and change the culture of the most lethal cops by far in the nation. Without their dedication and superior strategies, almost nothing would be known by the public, and certainly nothing would have changed for the better. And yet, the APD went without killing anyone for six months until the most recent three last week. The nation is watching now, and we have them to thank. The City PTB must be uncomfortable as hell with the public now knowing how much money they’ve had to pay out in wrongful death claims and for the implementation of the DoJ’s consent decree after being forced into the initial investigations due to rampant citizen complaints. Well done, all of you!
Now on to the new story the world is watching:
On January 12 Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg charged former APD Officer Keith Sandy and SWAT team member Dominique Perez with murder in the assassination of James Boyd. Boyd, you’ll remember, was the schizophrenic homeless man who was camped out in the foothills above Albuquerque when he was shot dead by police on March 16. He was turning away from the cops and picking up some of his bundles as they’d demanded, when first, the K-9 unit, then the cops attacked him with taser and beanbag rifles, then loaded bullets into him. As far as I can tell from the video, he’d first pulled two small knives out of his pockets in fear of the crazed dog’s aggression. You can watch it here; I won’t embed it again. Note that after they hit him with a few more beanbag rounds, they let the dog declare him dead first. My rage boileth over…again.
This link will take you to the dashcam recording (Oopsie) of former Peace Officer Sandy telling another cop that he would ‘shoot that ‘fuckin’ lunatic in the penis with a shotgun’ just two hours before they gunned him down like a rabid animal.
First up: Michael Hudson’ ‘Playing the Pension Funds’. (By the by, if you can identify the painter of the piece behind him, I’d love to know.) This isn’t as long as it looks…okay, maybe it is…
You might enjoy listening to the magnificent singing by this Texas children’s choir as you peruse the Signs of the Season.