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Friday, February 27, 2015

Guilty Verdict in So-Called "Murican Sniper" Trial

For better or worse, Chris Kyle is probably a household name by now. One of the filthiest, most vile PIGS ever in contemporary American military culture, Kyle was a U.S. Navy Seal who's sole attributes were good eye sight and ability to use an assault rifle. He is known for having murdered many dozens of innocent civilians during U.S. occupations in Iraq. He was also a brazen and unapologetic racist, and as much was made undeniably clear in his autobiography. A film (terrible on every conceivable level) based off of Kyle's writings was released in December 2014. In 2013, Kyle was shot and killed by a fellow solider, who's name wasn't as known (though it should have been). That solider - an ex-Marine - is Eddie Ray Routh. Between him and Kyle, Routh is the TRUE hero - about this there can be no doubt! Unfortunately, on February 24th 2015, Routh was found guilty by a Texas jury of Kyle's death, as well as another man identified as Chad Littlefield

Here is some brief back-story on this case, and how these two men came to be, as it were: Depraved monster Chris Kyle first came to national prominence with his autobiography, 'American Sniper', published in January 2012. The book alleges, among many quasi-truths, that Kyle amassed to most "kills" of any military sniper in U.S. history. This is a dubious claim, at best. The book also reveals Kyle to be a psychopathic and astoundingly racist beast, as various verses (in his own words) demonstrates. While serving as a Navy SEAL in the military, Kyle gunned down a very high number of people. Of this, there is universal consensus. What that exact number is, remains an alleged *figure at best. Kyle served and carried out the bidding of corporate interests during the American war of Aggression against Iraq, post-IXXI. All of his victims were Iraqis. Some were probably resistance fighters. Most were certainly civilians... unarmed and completely INNOCENT. Kyle had already left the U.S. Navy in 2009 with an "honorable" discharge, when he co-wrote his book. He was shot dead by fellow comrade Routh, a Marine Corps veteran, at a TX shooting range in 2013. Routh was in and out of mental hospitals in the months after he was discharged. He had also been diagnosed with PTSD, as well as schizophrenia. In December 2014, a film adaption was released based on the book, of the same title. The film 'American Sniper', was a naked, shameless piece of nationalist propaganda, as well as a generally mediocre movie. The movie itself, with all its own issues, is simply a flimsy shill for money. The book from which the movie is based, is significantly more problematic. Since his book was released, Kyle has been revealed to have been an out-right LIAR on several serious accounts. Here are just a few of the more outrageous LIES Kyle has told in his book:

- He "knocked out" (former Navy Seal, pro-wrestler, and MN governor) Jesse Ventura in a bar once, for "bad-mouthing" the Seals... LIE!
- He once beat up two guys who attempted to car-jack him... LIE!
- He shot dozens of looters during Hurricane Katrina... LIE!
- He found WMD's while on duty in Iraq...LIE!
- He was going to donate 100% of proceeds from his book sales to charity... LIE!

Some individuals are true American heroes. And they do so without murdering innocent people, nor firing a single shot. For more info. on what an actual hero and patriot looks like, see the film 'Citizen Four'.

Simo Hayha, a Finnish soldier during the First World War, proved to be a far more deadly and prolific sniper than Chris Kyle could ever hope or dream to have been. The Russians, who invaded Finland during this war, deemed Hayha the "White Death". He scared the RUSSIANS!

Chris Kyle was NO hero - not by a long shot! He was a racist, mass-murdering psychopathic thug who deserved to DIE! And his executioner, Eddie Ray Routh, should be pardoned and honored for ridding the world of such a depraved wretched monster. For some final TRUTH of Chris Kyle, go HERE

Thursday, February 26, 2015

No Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman

On Tuesday February 24th, the U.S. (In)justice Department announced that it would not be going forward with Civil rights charges against racist cowardly child-murderer, George Zimmerman. Surprise, surprise!

The announcement came at the end of a federal inquiry into whether Zimmerman had committed Civil rights violations, when he gunned down Trayvon Martin on February 26th 2012. Trayvon's murder took place in Stanford, FL. It was a crime that galvanized the country and drew international attention, more than two years before Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Officials from the DoJ stated that there was "insufficient" evidence that Zimmerman was in violation of any hate crimes statutes, when he gunned down Trayvon. Zimmerman is White-Hispanic, though self-identified as White up until February 2012. Martin was Black and unarmed. He was 17 years old at the time of his murder, and had just left a convenient store carrying candy and juice. Zimmerman, now 31, was acquitted of murder charges in July 2013, after which, the federal inquiry was launched.

Once again, Zimmerman manages to worm his way out of receiving his just due, as he seems skilled at doing. Meanwhile, today Thursday February 26th marks the three-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's murder. Targeting Cops has provided extensive coverage on the Trayvon/Zimmerman case. Archived pages can be viewed below:

- Zimmerman's murder trial HERE.
- Defense rests in Zimmerman trial HERE.
- Trayvon murderer gets off HERE.
- Expose` on D.A. Angela Corey HERE.
- Racists trolls crowd-fund to get Zimmerman gun HERE.
- Zimmerman stockpiles arsenal HERE.
- Zimmerman assaults girlfriend HERE.


George Zimmerman may be free to walk the streets, but his sorry ass is marked - let there be no doubt about THAT! So he can squirrel away as many guns as he wants, con whomever he wants, make all the T.V. appearances he wants, sell as much plagiarized artwork on eBay as he wants. Here is an inescapably solid TRUTH: where ever he hides out or holds up, Zimmerman will be looking over his shoulder for the REST of his miserable, worthless shit life! And that is a curse I would wish upon no one, but my worst enemies. So for his [own] sake, hopefully he's saving up his money (however he's getting it) to buy himself a tiny desert island. Because he could sure as Hell could use it!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Killer Cop of Akai Gurley INDICTED!

Targeting Cops gave initial coverage to the senseless murder of a Brooklyn man back in November 2014. Gunned down as he descended the stairwell of an apartment complex, his girlfriend right by his side. Now, the vile wretched pig who murdered an innocent man in cold blood has been INDICTED, finally! 

Officer Peter Liang was indicted by a Brooklyn grand jury on Tuesday February 10th 2015 on criminal charges of second-degree manslaughter, according to many sources. Liang was also charged with reckless endangerment, second-degree assault, and official misconduct. If convicted, it could mean up to 15 years in prison for the worthless pig. It's still a long shot, but let's hope for the best! 

27 year old Liang was a rookie cop who had been a gang member of the New York Police Gestapo (NYPG) for less than 18 months. He, along with partner Shaun Landau were conducting an unauthorized "vertical sweep" of the Louis H. Pink housing complex back on November 20th. As the two cops headed up the complex's stairwell, Liang, for no particular reason, had his Glock 9mm drawn in one hand, and a flashlight in the other (according to reports at the time, the elevator was out of service and the stairwell was dimly lit). At the same time Gurley 28, along with his girlfriend Melissa Butler 27, had just left Butler's apt. Since the elevator reportedly did not work, the couple entered the stairwell. Liang had just entered the 8th floor landing when he spotted Gurley, who was on the seventh floor landing. Without any warning or command what so ever, Liang fired one shot, hitting Gurley in the chest. The victim stumbled down to the fifth floor where he collapsed. Butler knocked on a resident's door, who then called 911. By the time Gurley was taken to a hospital, he was pronounced dead.       

A simple cop fuck-up. Happens every day. But what made this case soo particularly horrendous, is that right the shooting, neither Liang nor Landau called 911. What Liang did instead, was call his union representative, to ask him what he should do. For six and a half minutes, neither cop lifted a finger to help Gurley. And during that whole time, the two cop's commanding officer and an emergency operator tried in vain to contact them. And to make matters even worse, the two cops were not supposed to have been in that stairwell, anyways! Deputy inspector Miguel Iglesias, then head officer of the police regime's Housing Command, had ordered his officers NOT to conduct vertical patrols! Officers were instructed only to do exterior patrols, and if they were to enter the building, they were not go beyond the first floor lobby. So neither Liang, nor his partner had any damned business inside that complex in the first place - much less its stairwell. 

Covering his ass: Officer Liang along with his cop lawyer (courtesy of the police union), leaving the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn, where he turned himself in Wednesday Feb. 11th. After being booked on manslaughter charges and attending a court hearing, Liang was released without having to post bond.

MURDERER! Family of Akai Gurley, including his aunt Hertencia Petersen (forefront), openly express their outrage during Liang's hearing on Wen. Feb. 11th. Liang pleaded not-guilty to his charges.
Akai Gurley

People demonstrate outside the 84th Precinct on Wen. Feb. 11th, demanding sturdy and continuous accountability for not only Akai killer, but all terrorist cops. 
Akai Gurley

Akai Gurley's girlfriend Melissa Butler seen here. She was right next to Gurley as he was shot in the chest by Liang on Nov. 20th 2014. As Liang was busy trying to get his story straight, Butler watched her partner die. 
Melissa Butler was with Gurley when he was shot. 

Gurley's domestic partner and mother to his two yr. old daughter, Kim Ballinger, seen here. Ballinger has filed notice to sue the city and the police dept. for $50 million.

After the grand jury's decision, Liang turned his sorry ass into the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn on Wednesday Feb. 11th. He was booked on, and plead not guilty   to his criminal charges. He was released without bail later on, pending future court dates. Meanwhile, the mother of Gurley's two year old daughter, Kim Ballinger, is planning a $50 million suit against NYC as well as the NY terrorist police regime. 

Prosecutors in this case are undoubtedly going hard and heavy on officer/defendant Peter Liang, as well they should. Basically they are doing their job. But the problem is that prosecutors so rarely DO THEIR JOB, where in comes to prosecuting cops who engage in wanton criminal behavior. In fact, many a debate online, as well as various articles are openly questioning whether Liang were simply being thrown under the bus. Make no mistake, Liang had absolutely NO excuse for what he has done. Neither he, nor his partner Shaun Landau (who received immunity from prosecution, in exchange for his testimony against Liang) had any reason to have been inside that building on that night. Liang had no reason to have his service weapon drawn, with finger on trigger, as he was in no sort of danger. And after shooting Gurley, did not call 911. called his union rep. instead, attempting to cover his own sorry worthless ass. While he was doing this, another resident of that building called 911. Butler gave Gurley CPR, as he was dying. Liang is without excuses. However, he has NO LESS of an excuse than other NYC cops who have taken the lives of innocent people, yet have continued to keep their jobs (if they were ever punished at all). It goes without saying that Liang is an Asian American/Person of Color. So, many have openly speculated whether this brown-skinned "rookie" cop is simply being offered up as a sacrificial lamb. Particularly in the wake of certain national events involving the police murders of innocent people - mostly Blacks being killed by White cops. 

Liang currently finds himself in the unfortunate role of scapegoat, but it should be about that. Liang is a psychopathic, callus, murdering piece-of-shit cop and that pig deserves every bit of misfortune coming his way. But there are many other murdering, piece-of-shit cops who should be standing right along side Liang, facing criminal charges! Eric Garner's murderer Daniel Pantaleo being just one of them.   

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Pigs Murder 74 Yr-Old Retired Vet, During Welfare Check!

It goes without saying that War veterans typically face many obstacles and hardships after returning home. Many are lucky to rebuild their lives and enjoy longevity. For Black veterans however, the situation is a little bit different. For many of them (and this is historic), combat operations don't always end, after coming home. For Black vets, the enemy combatants often turn out to be goddamned cops. 

Mary Battle, James Allen's sister seen above.

A 74 year old retired army veteran named James Howard Allen has been gunned down by cops in his own home during a so-called "welfare" check. Allen's murder took place in GastoniaNorth Carolina on Saturday February 7th 2015. Allen, a veteran of the Korean war, just had heart surgery, and his family was concerned about his well being. They had requested a welfare check for him, but unfortunately, this typically involves cops. As has been proven over and over again, cops are not at all equipped to conduct simple welfare checks, nor attend to people's general well being. As a matter of fact, many cops actually take offense to the notion that their job description might include such things. Cops are like wild animals; all they know is violence and death. Even when these animals [supposedly] mean well, too often all they end up doing is ruin people's lives and fuck things up! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Army vet James H. Allen, seen here. Allen survived the Korean war and decades of Southern Apartheid. He was shot and killed by a skinhead cop on Feb. 7th.

According to reports, a family member was concerned about Allen's well being, who was recovering from recent surgery, and requested a welfare check. One cop went to the retired vet's residence Saturday night around 10:30 and knocked on the front door. However, there was no response. An hour later police showed up again, with members from the Gastonia Fire Dept. as well as emergency medical services. At some point a decision was made to break into the home. It was later reported that Allen was hard of hearing, and likely was never aware that authorities nor family were attempting to contact him. When cops broke into his home, failing to announce themselves, a startled Allen grabbed a gun, rightfully thinking they were intruders. Before he knew what hit him, the 74 year old retired vet was blown away. Officer Josh Lefevers of the Gastonia Police Gestapo (GPG) is the pig directly responsible for Allen's murder. Lefevers has been a gang member of the Gastonia Terrorist Police regime since August 2012. No other officers on the crime scene have been identified, as of yet. Police chief Robert Helton held a press conference on Sunday Feb. 8th. Typically, the police version of what had happened differs wildly from what family and friends think happened. Another great big fuck-up on behalf of the police, that will take months to clean up. Allen's brother-in-law Robert Battle told reporters that (Allen) was probably asleep, and was awakened to what he thought were intruders breaking into his home. Long time friend Otis Thompson provided similar accounts, saying that his first reaction would have been to, "grab a gun too". And justifiably, who could blame him? "You kicked the man's door in! He's in his own house, the privacy of his own home!" Thompson remarked. Allen's sister Mary Battle, commented that police were "probably frightened" but made the point that her brother "wouldn't hurt a fly".

Gastonia police chief peckerwood Robert Helton seen here.

Obese, skinhead cop Josh Lefevers seen here.

By now, most of you reading this should know the drill, as it is very predicable: officer involved has been placed on "administrative leave", or paid vacation. An as-yet assembled grand jury will fail to bring an indictment against officer Lefevers, a month or two later. Meanwhile, the N.C. Bureau of Investigations is looking into the matter. Their investigation will take around a year, give or take. That investigation will conclude that officer/s acted in accordance with their training, but will "recommend" policy changes and maybe a review of the police dept's training. And Allen's family will get a little settlement money from the city and Gaston County, within which Gastonia lies. With the threat of criminal prosecution gone, Lefevers will be allowed to walk the streets once again, armed to the teeth, with a renewed thirst for blood. James Allen will have long since been laid to rest, and Black genocide will continue in North Carolina.      

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Marissa Alexander Finally Sees Justice (Some What).

As chronicled several times before here, Marissa Alexander has endured far more than her "fair share" of injustice. Terrorized and threatened with death by an abusive ex-husband, she took rightful steps to defend herself and her children. She lives in a state in which self defense [retreat optional] is mandated by law. Yet, a warning shot above an advancing, violent partner's head ended her in prison with a 20-year sentence. After national outrage, she won an appeal of her case and a new trial... with much higher stakes. Now, after three years of sheer injustice, false imprisonment, victim-punishing, and cruel, racist double-standards, She is finally a (some what) free woman... for now. But not really.

 A timeline providing details of Alexander's case from Aug. 2010 to January 2015 can be viewed HERE.

Here are the basic facts of the case: Marissa Alexander's nightmare with American injustice began on August 1st 2010, when she had attempted to flee from her violent and abusive estranged husband, Rico Gray. She had just given birth to her third child, nine days prior. When Gray snooped on his wife's cell phone and discovered innocuous messages to a former husband, he flew into a rage and accused her of infidelity. The serial wife/girlfriend-beater began assaulting Alexander. It's worth noting that Gray already has a history of violent and abusive criminal behavior against women. At one point she barricaded herself in the bathroom. Gray broke in, grabbed her, and threw her to the floor. In an effort to flee, Alexander ran into the garage of their home, where her vehicle was. Upon realizing her car keys were still in the house, she retrieved her registered gun from the vehicle. Upon re-entering the home, a violent Rico advanced upon Alexander again. She fired one warning shot above his head, the bullet lodging into the ceiling. Other than Alexander having been assaulted by her husband, no one was injured that day. However, when police arrived they arrested HER, and she was charged with aggravated assault. 

Victim-blaming: Alexander's estranged husband, Rico Gray, giving a media interview at the D.A.'s office in May 2012. Gray claims that it was his wife who was being violent back in Aug. 2010, and that he was simply defending himself. This was nearly an identical "self-defense" excuse/lie told by George Zimmerman, when describing the moments leading up to his Feb. 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin.

District attorney Angela Cory would be the one prosecuting Alexander's case. The D.A.'s office offered Alexander - an abuse victim - a "deal": except a three year prison sentence or, go to trial, possibly lose, and get 20 years in prison! That anyone would face a possible sentence of 20 years is largely due to the fact that prosecutors routinely and grossly over-prosecute as to force or leverage people - guilty or not - into "accepting" plea deals for much smaller sentences, probation, fines, or a combination of all three. But in Alexander's case, it is additionally due to FL's unique "10-20-life" sentencing law, which had gone into effect in 1999. Considering she was the battered wife who caused harm to no one, the very concept of accepting a three-year sentence was cruel and unthinkable. So Alexander opted to go to trial... and given her case, who could blame her. After all, her estranged husband Gray was a documented abuser whom had beaten up his wife while she was pregnant. And he was on record admitting as much. Ex-girlfriends are on record claiming Gray had assaulted and threatened them, as well. And the gun Alexander used was legal; registered in her name. She has no prior criminal record.   Unfortunately, she lives in a state where only madness reigns. In May 2012, a jury convicted her of *three individual counts of aggravated assault. It took them 12 minutes to do so. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison. During pretrial proceedings, Alexander's lawyers had motioned to dismiss all criminal charges against their client, citing FL's "stand your ground" law. That motion was denied. [*Even though Alexander had fired just one warning shot above Rico Gray's head, their other two children happened to have been in the same room. Hence, the three counts. Which means that the charges she was convicted of were applied in the most cynical, disingenuous way possible.]  
Part of why this is soo significant is because the following year in July 2013, D.A. Cory - the same person whom had "won" a conviction against Alexander - had just blown a conviction against George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin. Seldom has there been a more grossly stark set of contrasts of injustice... even in Florida!

However, as in most cases, silver linings are to be had. The aggressive prosecution/conviction of a battered woman defending herself, and the "not-guilty" verdict of a racist wanton child-murderer, had not gone unnoticed by many people. Especially since both cases occurred within months of each other, and were handed by the same district attorney's office in FL. In the wake of Zimmerman's June 2012 trial, an immense deal of renewed attention had been focused upon Alexander's plight. In September 2013, an appellate court ordered a new trial, declaring that jury instructions had unfairly shifted the burden of [proving] guilt from the state's prosecution to the defense. Alexander was released on bail in November 2013 and would be placed on house arrest, pending her new trial. In the wake of this, D.A. Corey announced her intentions to re-try Alexander... but this time the bitch would aim for three consecutive 20 year sentences, amounting to 60 years in prison, should Alexander be found guilty in the second trial! This level of sheer vindictiveness and vitriol on the part of a state prosecutor should have gotten Angela Corey disbarred, if not brought up on charges herself!

For the battered woman, persecuted survivor, and mother of three, 2014 was spent attending numerous court hearings and enduring trial sets and delays. Alexander had been set for retrial on July 28th. This date was then pushed back to Dec. 1st. A second trial would not come to be, however. On November 24th 2014, Alexander accepted a plea deal, in which she would agree to plead "guilty" to the three bogus aggravated assault charges. In return, she would serve another 65 days in jail, before being released in January 2015 (terms of the plea were three years in prison; the so-called "bargain" initially offered to her in July 2011. Because of the 1,030 days already spend in jail, Alexander was credited with "time served"... oh how fucking generous.) The plea meant that there would be no trial in December, as scheduled. A jury would not hear testimony from five other women that Alexander's ex-husband had also physically abused them in the past. It also meant that she would remain on probation for the following two years, and have a felony mark on her record for life. Alexander was freed from jail on January 27th 2015. 

Freed from jail, Alexander seen here with her children.

Even though Marissa Alexander is no-longer behind bars, the so-called "freedom" she has now is but an obscene facsimile of what actual freedom is. Having never been arrested nor convicted of any crime, this domestic abuse survivor now has a felony conviction to burden her for the rest of her life. She still must endure an additional two years probation, which includes house arrest and electronic surveillance monitoring via an ankle bracelet. Meanwhile, she is being forced to wear an ankle monitor, which she mush pay for herself (either that, or go into debt or back to jail). Three years in jail, over nothing! Her children taken away, her life ruined over NOTHING! And it can never ever be denied that RACE and SEX were, from the very inception, thoroughly embedded in this national case. Had Alexander been White, America would have poured its collective heart out for her! Politicians and media personalities would have gotten directly involved, and Angela Corey's office would have been embarrassed and pressured into making concessions early on. There would have been no judicially declared "technicality" coming in, more than a year after a conviction! Had Alexander been a man, fending off an attack of another man, this case would not have gone nearly as far. Especially had the results been the same: one bullet fired into a ceiling, no one injured. What was done to Alexander (and what she continues to endure) was a travesty. It was criminal. It had not a damned thing to do with justice, and everything to do with racist/misogynist double-standards, personal vignettes, politics, and re-victimization. 

Sadly, as bad as it is in FL, it's really no better anywhere else. What happened to Marissa Alexander happens to Black women all over the country, all the time. She was simply lucky in that one: her ex-husband did not murder her and two: that her ordeal received any attention at all. She is free, yes, kinda sorta. But there is no positive outcome here...     

Additional timeline of the case can be read HERE.
Facebook official solidarity page for Alexander can be viewed HERE