Saturday, July 26, 2014
The New York Police Gestapo,
one of the most infamous in the world, is back in the media big time. Yes, it's over the same shit (stop and frisk, and the murdering of innocent Black men), yet always with a slightly different twist. With so damned many pissant "crimes" to run afoul of, New York City cops can never truly get bored. There's only a few select ways in which these goddamn cops murder people, typically. But there are a thousand different pretexts, motives, mood swings, and bullshit justifications for these bastard-ass cops to toss at us. Indeed, one of the most
well-armed members of a criminal terrorist police regime - is its PR spokesperson.
The LIES are all the same, though. And innocent Black men always end up dead.
On Thursday July 17st 2014 another high-profile police murder took place, when 43 year old Eric Garner was walking down the street minding his own business. The Staten Island man was suddenly stopped by two plain-clothed NY police thugs who questioned him over allegedly selling "untaxed cigarettes". Now to be clear, selling individual cigarettes to people who offer to buy one isn't even really a crime in NYC. It might be an ordinance violation at best, but that's beyond the point. Garner, a man whom had clearly been subjected to repeated and continuous police intimidation for years, decided to engage the two officers - peacefully and respectfully, but not allow himself to be bullied further.
Cops and racists in general used to (and still) have a word for People of Color who dared asserted their rights in the face of authoritarian overreach... "uppity". Garner had made the fatal mistake of getting "uppity" (i.e. STANDING UP FOR HIMSELF) with these pigs. So they murdered him.
Eric Garner seen here. R.I.P.
Garner was walking along Bay St. in front of a beauty supply store when police thugs from the 120th precinct cornered him, accusing him of selling "untaxed" cigarettes (this is about as serious a crime as throwing a house party, then asking for door donations to help cover the cost of alcohol). Garner denied this and demanded to know why police were constantly harassing him. This verbal confrontation lasted several minutes. When one police thug attempted to handcuff Garner (reasons for this arrest were never made clear, in the wake of the victim's death), he allegedly jerked his hand away (cops go blind with rage when you do this). At this point Garner is instantly swarmed upon by several police thugs, much like a pack of rabid dogs. One of the dogs places Garner in a choke hold - banned from use by NY cops. Another dog beats Garner's head on the sidewalk. Within seconds and with four mangy filthy dogs on top of him, Garner is screaming that he "can't breath" repeatedly. Very shortly afterwards, he goes into cardiac arrest and is unconscious. Eventually Garner is taken to Richmond University Medical Center where he was pronounced as dead on arrival. Garner had suffered from several illnesses, including chronic asthma, diabetes, and sleep apnea which prevented him from working.
Garner is survived by his wife Esaw Garner, six children, and two grandchildren. His funeral was held in Brooklyn on Wednesday July 23rd.
Another racist police murder: Eric Garner pictured left. His last moments right.
Pallbearers carry Garner's coffin inside Bethel Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY.
Garner's mother, Gwen Carr (center), arrives at the funeral to bid a final farewell to her son.
Eric's daughter Emerald Garner mourns next to her father's coffin.
Garner's wife Esaw(left) along with his sister Ellisah Flagg(right) seen here grieving for a lost husband and brother. Murdered by NYC cop thugs!
Esaw Garner seen here holding a photo of her late husband. Sitting beside her are sons Emery (left) and Eric Garner.
Video (practically a damned snuff film) of this latest police killing has surfaced online. The video is very clear, audible, unedited, and captures several minutes both before and after Garner's murder. It was taken by a brave citizen's mobile device. The citizen who shot the video gives commentary, claiming that Garner had actually broken up a fight just minutes earlier, if anything. The footage is very trigger-inducing; you're literally watching a man being murdered right before your eyes.
The concerned citizen who shot the video is Ramsey Orta, 22. The vigilant cop-watcher also attempted to defend Garner, telling officers that Garner had just broken up a fight and was not selling cigarettes.
“Every time you see me you want to mess with me. I’m tired of it. It stops today!” - Eric Garner
Cop-watching: Ramsey Orta shot the footage of Garner's final moments, as well as incriminating several NYC cops.
The filthy racist bastard-ass PIG who is directly responsible for Garner's death has been identified as Daniel Pantaleo, 29. He is an 8-year gang member of the New York Police Gestapo (NYPG). Of course, Pantaleo has a history of violent altercations with citizens. Pantaleo had forced Garner into a choke hold - an asphyxiating restraint tactic which had actually been banned from use in NYC in all circumstances by former police commissioner Raymond Kelly since 1993. In the wake of Garner's murder, current police commissioner Bill Bratton said that he would "remind" officers that choke holds are indeed illegal, and that he would "retrain" if necessary.
Violent thug Pantaleo is a known repeat offender who's racked up numerous complaints against him during his eights years as a gang member of the NY police. This includes: settlements, lawsuits over civil rights violations, a currently pending lawsuit, and homosexual groping of illegally detained citizens. Despite his massive liability, this pig's career has never really been in jeopardy before. However, he went too far this time. In the days after choking Garner, Pantaleo has been stripped of both his gun and badge!
A positive first step that murderous cops rarely see. However, make no mistake that even this little would not have happened, had it not been for the HD video of Garner's murder, along with the community outrage which followed it. Another thug identified as officer Justin Damico has also been placed on "desk duty" (paid vacation) for the part he played in Garner's death, but still retains his gun and badge. Also, four EMT workers have been suspended without pay for their neglectful medical response to Garner. In a second sickening video released online which lasts around seven minutes, EMT paramedics can be seen pretty much standing around Garner's unconscious, handcuffed body, not doing much of anything. One EMT worker is seen making a half-assed attempt to check Garner's pulse for a few seconds, before walking away to leave the victim surrounded by a bunch of filthy cops once again.
The citizen who recorded that second video has been identified as Taisha Allen - another brave cop watcher.
Murder, no question: thug pig Daniel Pantaleo using an ILLEGAL chokehold maneuver on Eric Garner. Garner would go into cardiac arrest just moments later. He was delayed critical medical attention and died as a direct result.
Filthy low-down murderous thug - officer Daniel Pantaleo seen here.
Racist negligence: one EMT worker is seen here half-assing her job, checking for a pulse and doing nothing else before walking away. She has no life-saving medical gear with her - including an oxygen bag nor a defibrillator. This, despite Garner's obvious distress, as well as the fact the victim was yelling that he 'could not breath', just minutes prior. She, along with three other paramedics, would eventually be suspended without pay... for doing JACK SHIT and getting caught! - Video still courtesy of Taisha Allen.
Initial police report following Garner's death. As one can see, cops do nothing but LIE, blame the victim, and cover their own sorry asses. Lying about Garner having "resisted" arrest. Claiming he was breathing despite Garner screaming that he couldn't breath. Down-playing his immediate medical condition and dismissing his health overall... nevermind the fact that he was DYING. Bastard-ass cops - FUCK 'EM!
Front page cover of the New York Daily, following news of Garner's murder. Pictured right are lazy EMT workers who barely did anything to try and save Garner's life. In-circled is officer/thug Pantaleo, wearing green shirt and beige khakis.
If you don't think that the brazen, ruthless murder of a defenseless innocent man in broad daylight at the dirty mitts of cops, and having that entire murder captured in HD video wasn't grotesque enough, here's some serious insult for you.
The video footage of Garner's murder from beginning to end - with very clear audio, unedited and uncontroled by corporate whore media - has outraged millions of people. It had gone viral within days of making it online. However, such undeniable footage of NYC pigs ganging up on, and killing a defenseless man has also resulted in hoards of cops crawling out of the woodwork to make known their own opinions of Garner's death, and who they think is responsible.
No shortage of racist, reactionary, cowardly pigs have taken to social media - but mostly exclusive hideouts such as Thee Rant and Police One - to tar, smear, and victim-blame Garner, his family, and anyone who supports REAL police reforms in general. Here are just a few excerpts from what cops have had to say (note - grammatical errors have been left intact):
"Again if Mr walking heart attack had simply put his hamburger shovels behind his back, he wouldn't have had a heartbattackmfor over exerting himself. The NYPD did absolutely nothing wron. Tomthe guys slamming these NYPD officekrs, I and many here wouldn't want any of you guys around us on a critical,incident. Hopefully you guys are desk jockeys."
"I think they were very generous, maybe too generous in the amount of time they allowed this guy to vent. I wonder if that was because of his size? Or that they were awaiting backup, again due to his size. I also didn't see any kicks, baton strikes, punches, nothing that could be construed as excessive."
"was not a choke hold. he resisted arrest, and was twice the size as the two who tried initially to arrest him. once again, if he would have just turned around and put his hands behind his back, he may still be alive today. he resisted and his heart gave out, not the police fault."
"If he could talk, he could breath. He resisted arrest; they took him to the ground. I didn't see anything improper about the arrest."
"I guess it's the best thing for his tribe. He probably never worked a legit job. They city will pay off the family and they will be in Nigggaaa heaven for the rest of their lives!!"
"Fat fck perp who was anointed a Saint by all who knew him. Married, noticed how they put that in there, because 9 times out of 10 it's not the case. This video will gain a lot of traction and heads will roll. Pretty much every cop there will be modified."
"Fuckin (NY police commissioner Bill) Bratton threw the cops under the bus by declaring it as a choke hold.The cop grabbed him from behind yes but did not hold this guy in a position where the breathing of this fat bast*rd was blocked.The medical examiners report will be in the cops favor.Tell Deblowzio to get his azz to Italy."
"Yes, they'll pay off the "family"...
It's a lot cheaper than a riot...
And therein lies the problem...
The cities of America are held hostage by the strong-arm tactics of the savages"
Savages. This is what cops think about you and me. This is how they talk to each other when they think no one else is listening. Note the unabashed, free-flowing racism in the comments above - all posted anonymously of course. That's because even in an online forum/hideout exclusive to cops, these filthy-ass pigs are too chickenshit to stand behind their own nasty words - typical. These worthless cops are all so goddamned typical.
Happier times: Eric Garner along with wife Esaw, enjoying themselves at a ball game.
Makeshift memorial and vigil paid to Eric Garner.
Eerie screen shot comparison of a scene from Spike Lee's 1989 film 'Do The Right Thing', juxtaposed with a video screen shot of Eric Garner being placed in an illegal choke hold in real life.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
STATE-VIOLENCE plagues many nations all over the world, such should be clear and obvious to everyone. Certain nation-states are particularly notorious for its state-violence, as well as the terrorist militarized police gestapo employed to mead out such violence against a nation's citizenry. Actually, it could be argued with reason that the largest most dangerous terrorist groups in the world are not shadowy nation-less cabals with cells in every country. But in fact, governments themselves. This form of TRUE global terrorism manifests itself in various yet similar formats: be it the homogeneously titled State Security Investigations Service (simply, Secret Police) who enforced oppression in Egypt during Mubarak's reign (newly reconstituted and doing the military's bidding since that country's 2011 revolution). Brazil's dreaded BOPE (militarized police units *aka Death Squads). Britain's long known, Orwellian police "security" state, which smothers all of the U.K. like a wet blanket. Or here in America, where we have increasingly militarized "SWAT" units - now armed with military hardware (including tanks) which are routinely employed to serve search warrants.
Yet, even amongst a short list of the most horrific actors guilty of some of the worst police-state atrocities on Earth, ISRAEL sits on top of that list!
Brief back-story: on June 12th 2014 three Israeli teenagers were allegedly kidnapped in occupied West Bank, Israel as they were hitchhiking back to their illegal Jewish settlement. Immediately after the teens were reported missing, Israeli politicians blamed Palestinian leadership HAMAS for capturing the boys, despite the fact that there had been no evidence of foul play at that time. HAMAS denied the allegations. In the days following the missing report, Israeli Defense Force (IDF - Israeli military police/Israeli state-terrorists/Israeli Gestapo) launched a so-called "search" operation where they were supposedly trying to find the boys. But it was really more of a terror campaign in which more than 350 Palestinians citizens were arrested and tortured during this initial first wave, with 11 having been murdered.
Jewish False-Flags? The three Israeli teens who were allegedly abducted and killed, seen here.
During the period when the fate of the missing boys was still unknown (to most of the world at least), all of the Israeli leadership as well as craven Zionist supporters of Israel, waged a relentless propaganda war in which HAMAS and the Palestinian Authority were blamed wholesale for kidnapping the boys, and collective punishment against all Palestinian civilians was demanded. Homes and refugee camps were raided, dozens of innocent people were murdered, and hundreds of others were rounded up - including all of HAMAS' leaders stationed in the West Bank. IDF also launched "preemptive" missile strikes against various Palestinian targets (mostly civilian), murdering scores of people.
This Palestinian woman inspects her home after it was raided and ransacked by IDF gestapo.
This crater is all that remains of a HAMAS training camp, after it was hit by an American manufactured Israeli missile.
Mourners hover over the body of 20 year-old Ahmad Sabarin during his June 16th funeral. Sabarin was murdered by IDF pigs in the Jalazone refugee camp just outside the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Revenge kidnapping: IDF capture and blindfold Palestinian men during their "search" for the missing teens.
Jewish Nazis: Right-wing Israelis burn Palestinian flag and yell racist slurs during an anti-Palestine protest on June 16th, four days after 3 Israeli teens were reported missing.
On June 30th 2014, the missing teen's dead bodies were "discovered" in an open field near Hebron. According to autopsy reports, all three had been shot shortly after they were taken. Two Arab youths (patsys) were arrested in "connection" to the kidnapping/murders shortly afterwards. Then, things got ugly.
Israeli Prime Minister/war criminal/bloodsucking monster Benjamin Netanyahu demanded revenge for the murdered teens. He, along with all of Israeli leadership (including its so-called "moderates") did the same in ratcheting up a racist propaganda campaign of false accusations and outright LIES. But such was going on from the very moment the teens were reported missing, even though it is likely that Netanyahu and Israel's intelligence service (the dreaded Shin Bet) actually knew about the boy's deaths long before anyone else had.
Meanwhile, Zionists pigs and their capitulators took full advantage of the boy's deaths and used social media to ratchet up a racist smear campaign, making death threats and demanding collective punishment against all of the Palestinian people.
One particularly ravenous and cowardly Israeli politician, Ayelet Shaked, openly called for GENOCIDE against "Palestinian mothers who give birth to little snakes". Shaked made this hideous declaration on her Facebook page on July 1st... one day after the teens corpses were "discovered". Such is the level of pure vitriol in the Israeli government that a sitting politician can make such brazen calls for genocide on her own public Facebook page. One could say in reaction that Shaked were Israel's answer to Sarah Palin, if not Joseph Goebbels. Thing is, she's not even that extreme by [their] standards. A former coordinator for the Likud party(Israeli far-right) as well as current member of the Knesset (Israeli congress) and current member of the religious nationalist Jewish Home party, Shaked is quite mainstream.
Racist Israeli "lawmaker" Ayelet Shaked, who openly called for war and genocide against innocent Palestinian people.
“This is a war. It is not a war against terror, and not a war against extremists, and not even a war against the Palestinian Authority. Who is the enemy? The Palestinian people. Why? Ask them, they started.” - Ayelet Shaked
Israel is the only nation in the world in which every single one of its prime ministers was a war criminal of some sort. Current PM Benjamin Netanyahu is no exception to that trend.
Collective mass murder: Palestinian civilians search through the smoldering rubble of several destroyed buildings for victims. The buildings were targeted by Israeli air strikes in Rafah, Southern Gaza Strip on Friday July 11th.
Again, Ayelet Shaked is by no means an "extremist" in Israeli politics. She is typical. But not only that, she has broad support amongst the Jewish citizenry as well. The fact that her Facebook post calling for war and genocide received thousands of "likes" proves this sad reality. The level of sheer hatred and violent racism within Israel has always been astoundingly high. And when three Jewish teens turned up missing and then dead, egged on by political hatemongers, Zionist vigilantes took action.
On Wednesday July 2nd, one day after Shaked's online post, 16 year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was abducted by vile Jewish thugs who pulled him into a car then sped away. His body was discovered by his family not long afterwards. Burns covered 90% of his body. Autopsy reports showed that the Palestinian boy was set on fire and burned alive, as well as severely beaten. The kidnapping and gruesome murder took place in the Shoafat neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. Six Jewish settler youths were later arrested and accused of taking part in Khdeir's murder. However, at least three of killers were later released, even though they had reportedly admitted to murdering Khdeir with revenge having been their motive. As of current, the homes of the six murder suspects remain intact. By comparison, the homes of the two "suspects" in the three Israeli teen's murders were destroyed by IDF terrorists immediately after their arrest.
Mohammed Abu Khdeir's funeral was held soon afterwards, and was attended by thousands of Palestinian mourners. The procession made its way through the streets of occupied East Jerusalem, towards his final resting place. Even then, mourners faced road blockades and harassment from Israeli police. Khdeir's grizzly murder sparked outrage and subsequent riots amongst Palestinian youths. Violence between Arabs and the Israeli pigs against which they were defending themselves lasted more than two days, coinciding with the first day of Ramadan on Friday July 4th.
Soo horrific was the murder of Abu Khdeir, that even a small number of Israelis were outraged. A group of Anti-Zionist orthodox rabbis are seen here mourning over Khdeir. They view Zionism itself as being counter-productive to the Jewish people. They are a tiny minority.
Mohammad's father Hussein Abu Khdeir (left), seen here speaking with embattled Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas (right, in slick suit). Khdeir is hold a poster of his son, murdered by Jewish thugs. The P.A. shares dual governmental roles with HAMAS over occupied Palestine.
Mother Suhad Abu Khdeir seen here holding a cell phone image of her murdered son from her home in Shuafat, an Arab suburb in occupied Jerusalem.
As if the abduction, torture, and horrific murder of one child hadn't been enough for one family to bare, Mohammad's close relative was himself beaten and arrested. Fifteen year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir was set upon and savagely beaten by masked Israeli police pigs on Thursday July 3rd - just one day after his cousin Mohammad was buried. He was then arrested, denied medical treatment, and [initially] kept on house arrest without charge by Israeli occupying authorities. Israeli police gestapo claimed that Tariq was part of a group of youths who were throwing rocks at officers - A bold-faced LIE. As one can clearly see in the following video, Tariq is on the ground by himself, being kicked, punched, and beated repeatedly by two masked cops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tkTIG0-4BI
Tariq Abu Khdeir's beaten face seen here, courtesy of Israeli pigs!
Tariq also happens to be an American with dual Palestinian citizenship. He lives in Tampa, FL, but he along with his family have been visiting with relatives in occupied Palestine since June. His father Salahedeen Abu Khdeir says that Tariq was staying at his uncle's home in occupied East Jerusalem at the time. Salahedeen was in court pleading with an Israeli judge to have his son's injuries tended to (including possible internal bleeding) while he was still in custody. Despite Tariq's American citizenship, the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem as well as the U.S. State Dept. have pretty much had no comment on the 15 year-old's situation - other than to say that they have "little recourse" but to follow Israeli legal procedures. Typically the U.S. empire is ready to go to bat for any of its citizens when they're being abused in another country, as any nation should of its own citizens... however, there is a major exception to this. That being, whenever the Israeli colonial Apartheid govt. abuses an American citizen, all of a sudden the U.S. govt. is "powerless" to do anything.
Happier times: Tariq seen here. Photo courtesy of the AbuKhdeir family.
As a matter of fact, Israel has pretty much had free reign to mistreat individual Americans and has been doing so for decades. Perhaps the most egregious and polarising example of the lopsided relationship between the two countries was when American peace activist Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an IDF armored (and Caterpillar-owned) bulldozer in 2003. In an act of nonviolent resistance, Corrie was standing in front the home of a Palestinian family which was about to be demolished in Rafah, occupied Gaza Strip. Despite Corrie having been in plain view, the operator of that bulldozer ran right over her - a sadistic, deliberate act of murder. That operator and his identity remain protected by the Israeli govt. to this day. No one has ever been held responsible for Corrie's murder and the U.S. has done nothing to hold Israel accountable for the death of this American.
As of July 15th 2014, nearly 200 Palestinians have been murdered by IDF gestapo forces, during a relentless siege which has been going on since mid June. Most of the dead were not HAMAS members. They were unarmed non-combat civilians. Around 1400 more civilians have been displaced, rendered homeless, and forced to flee to Egypt due to an unending barrage of Israeli rocket-fire.
This goes far beyond "collective punishment". Most people - especially most people who get their indoctrination from Western mainstream corporate media - still think that this is all about the abduction/murder of three Israeli teenagers in June (a crime mind you, to which there remains no credible suspects and no real motive... assuming the boys were not murdered by govt. operatives. To this day, HAMAS and the P.A. both deny any involvement. No one else has confessed, and the crime remains unsolved). In justifying its latest act of U.S.-funded genocide, Israel cites "self-defense" and "HAMAS rocket attacks" as a reason for its continuous shelling of Palestinian areas, destruction of innocent people's homes, kidnapping, arrest, detainment, torture, and murder of civilians. Not ONE SINGLE ISRAELI has been killed during this [latest] assault (update - Israel apparently has suffered its very first casualty from a HAMAS rocket. The victim was said to have been a 37 year-old man distributing food parcels to IDF gestapo near the Erez crossing and occurred at around 7:00pm Middle Eastern time on Tuesday July 15th. The victim's name has not yet been released. - Sources: the Israeli Police). And despite the massive amount of Zionist propaganda both online and in media claiming that Israeli citizens are under constant threat from HAMAS rockets, the fact is that HAMAS rockets have resulted in very few Israeli casualties in the entire history of the Jewish state. To date, 28 people have been killed by rockets launched from Gaza during the entire history of cross-border rocket fire from Islamic militants.
HAMAS rockets are homemade, short ranged, light-weight, and lack advance technology. They have reportedly killed a total of 28 people, so far. Israeli missiles are American-made, laser-guided, and fitted with heavy warheads. Each missile is capable of leveling entire buildings and killing dozens of people, leaving behind craters 40 ft. wide and 20 ft. deep.
On Saturday July 12th 2014, solidarity demonstrations in support of Palestine took place in cities all over the world, including the U.S. The following are images from a rally here in Portland, OR. It was organized, in part, by Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights or SUPER.
'BDS' refers to a global movement to BOYCOTT, DIVEST, and SANCTION Israel for committing genocide, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, land theft, mass displacement, environmental destruction, and Apartheid. Zionist apologists typically refer to such a movement as "economic terrorism".
There should be no doubt where president Obama gets his marching orders from. And to whom his does his bidding...
Another Israeli crime against humanity.