A Pretty Trivial Thing

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on December 11, 2017

display of a link is not an indication of approval ~ Hear Flannery O’Connor’s Short Story, “Revelation,” Read by Legendary Historian & Radio Host, Studs Terkel ~ “Alt-right” women are upset that “alt-right” men are treating them terribly ~ Carolyn Hax: She thinks her fiance’s racism ‘seems like a pretty trivial thing’ ~ Quiz: Are You A Becky? ~ A Young Bob Dylan Talks And Plays On “The Studs Terkel Program”(1963) ~ Why is Berlin so dysfunctional? ~ Atlanta Street Art Map ~ ‘He Brutalized For You’ ~ Bill Boggs interviews Roy Cohn & Gore Vidal ~ Doug Jones Hits Roy Moore: The Most Racist Mailer Ever? Do you have a picture of the entire front page? Also, how can we know that the second image is connected to the first? ~ One more thing. The “if a black man did what a white man did” trope is a staple of political commentary. I can see why someone thought this might be a good campaign tactic. ~ A Racist Flyer Might Cost Doug Jones The Election Because The Entire Democratic Party Is Trash ~ Vandal who left bacon inside mosque gets 15 years in prison ~ Liberals Need to Take Their Fingers Out of Their Ears ~ ATLANTA NEWS ANCHOR SHARON REED CLAPS BACK AT A VIEWER 12-5-2017 ~ Georgia Flood Maps ~ .@SharonReedCBS46 was unprofessional in broadcasting the name and email address now innocent people with similar names are being doxxed shame on .@SharonReedCBS46 ~ Sharon Reed condemns social media attacks after receiving racist email ~ LeBron James Love Child? Sharon Reed Rumors Heat Up In Cleveland ~ Former Cleveland News Anchor Sharon Reed Answers The LeBron James Rumor ~ Former Channel 19 Anchor Sharon Reed Responds to Atlanta Viewer Who Called Her N-Word ~ Kimberly Rios ~ sharon reed ~ Tom Waits| Tales from a Cracked Jukebox7 “I personally think she faked the whole email. I also wonder how many of her followers are aware she was fired in Cleveland for violating their morals clause?” ~ “and whats great for me, is that there’s so much bullshit out there” ~ Interview With Natty Soltesz ~ Johann Sebastian Bach ~ New Film “Graven Image” Shows How Georgia Racists Created a Confederate Myth ~ Plainfield police captain on leave after ‘white male privilege’ comment at training session ~ The Daniel Shaver shooting breakdown ~ Convicted Baltimore murderer, released from life sentence, is arrested with guns, fentanyl, police say ~ Horrific Video Showing Arizona Cop’s ‘Execution’-Style Shooting of Texas Dad Daniel Shaver Released After Officer’s Acquittal ~ Have faith in G-d to take care of you when you die. Don’t worry about Jesus, what the bible says, self important academic theology, virtue signalling, or any other vulgar religious trappings. Just have faith in G-d. Period ~ @LeeCamp Obama surrounded himself w GoldmanSachs. Trump’s surrounded by GSachs. Follow the $, not the political theater. Neither party works for you. ~ I just got a message that someone I know had a heart attack, and is in St. Josephs awaiting bypass surgery. ~ Only confirmed followers have access to @TaraMcCarthy444’s Tweets and complete profile. Click the “Follow” button to send a follow request. ~ What was Jesus accused of? Instead of saying *what would Jesus do?* the question should be *what did Jesus do?* ~ Steven Paddock fired over 1,000 rounds in Las Vegas. When the Second Amendment was approved, it would take over five hours to fire 1,000 rounds. ~ @SlavojTweezek So tell me, you know, what part of the negation of your deontological reinterpretation of an epistemologically flawed neoliberal dialectic did you not understand? ~ The tax scam bill was not well thought out. There will be unintended consequences. ~ This is the n-word. People lose their minds over that damn word. America needs to grow up. ~ pictures are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah


Drano Bubble Bath

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on December 10, 2017

Killed By Police December 10

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on December 10, 2017

16 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links: 1104 Delbert McNeil 1105 Gregory Ray Ham 1106 1107 Jeffrey Scott Cantrell 1108 Mario Sanabria 1109 Johnny D. Carter Christopher Duffy 1110 Robert Page 1111 Jean Pedro Pierre 1112 Scott Addison 1113 David Facen 1114 Jesse Cole Shuping 1115 Kyler Grabbingbear 1116 John Souder 1117 Frederick Douglas Wilburn Jr. 1118 Vernchoy Saechao 1119

5 of the victims were White. (1104, 1105, 1112, 1114, 1116) 2 of the victims were Black. (1111, 1113) For 7 of the victims, the race was not indicated. (1106, 1107, 1109, 1110, 1117, 1118, 1119) 1108 Mario Sanabria was Latino. 1115 Kyler Grabbingbear was Native American.

6 of the victims fired at a police officer. (1107, 1109, 1112, 1113, 1118, 1119) 5 of the victims displayed a weapon. (1105, 1108, 1110, 1114, 1116) 3 of the victims were involved in a domestic dispute. (1111, 1115, 1118) 2 of the victims were apparently suicidal. (1107, 1110) A taser was used in two incidents. (1104, 1111) 1113 David Facen was shot in a Walmart parking lot.

2 of the incidents were in Georgia. Suspect killed after exchanging gunfire with deputies, officials say “… a woman called the sheriff’s office just before noon after a man pointed a gun at her and pulled the trigger. The gun didn’t go off. Deputies arrived at the suspect’s (Jeffrey Scott Cantrell) home a few minutes later and made contact with him. Authorities said the suspect told them he would not be taken alive and that deputies would have to kill him. The man then came outside with his weapon and began firing. … Deputies fired back, killing him.” “… prior to the incident, Cantrell had contacted a family member and talked about committing suicide.” (1107)

Family wants answers after man dies weeks after arrest “CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. – A man arrested in Clayton County died weeks after he was arrested. Police said Christopher Duffy, 23, was not in a crosswalk and was stopping traffic as he tried to walk across Tara Boulevard on Oct. 26. Police said an officer confronted Duffy, smelled marijuana and found a small amount in his pocket. Officers said Duffy ran away and was captured but then ran away again. When officers caught Duffy a second time, they said he was resisting arrest and they shocked him with a Taser. Paramedics were called and they found no obvious medical issues. Duffy’s family believes he was beaten. “Because he took off running, they were upset and they decided to beat him,” his cousin, Arista Duffy, said. “Somebody needs to pay for this. We’re not going to stop until we get justice.” Family members said Christopher Duffy called them when he got to jail and said he had chest pain and was throwing up blood. He said jailers did not give him medical care. A month after his arrest, Duffy was found unresponsive in his cell. He was taken to the hospital and was in a coma until he died Tuesday morning. Police deny that officers used excessive force. Clayton County police said an internal affairs probe found there were no strikes or blows administered to Christopher Duffy.” (No KBP #)

Three killed, one cop hurt in separate shootings South Florida saw 3 fatal incidents on December 6, 2017. Three killed, one cop hurt in separate shootings “After threatening suicide, 71-year-old Robert Page engaged in a standoff of about 90 minutes with a Coral Springs SWAT team. At least two officers fired and killed him when he came out of his house carrying a shotgun, said Keyla Concepcion, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office. … “Whatever moves he made were threatening to the officers,” … Police had been at the home the night before the shooting responding to a reported disturbance, Concepcion said. …” (1110)

Cellphone video captures fatal deputy-involved shooting in Lauderdale Lakes “LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. – Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said they were forced to shoot a man Wednesday who attacked them after they were called to a Lauderdale Lakes apartment complex regarding a disturbance between a man and a woman. … BSO investigators said deputies were dispatched to the apartment complex in the 3600 block of Northwest 21st Street at 4:44 p.m. after someone called 911 about a domestic dispute. “He was trying to separate the two parties. He was violently attacked by the subject,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.” “The office says Jean Pedro Pierre attacked 48-year-old Deputy Sean Youngward. Witnesses told investigators that Pierre punched and kicked Youngward.Authorities say Youngward had to call in backup when non-lethal methods failed to subdue Pierre. Deputy Steven Briggs arrived and the sheriff’s office said he found Youngward on his back, still under assault. The sheriff’s office says Briggs ordered Pierre to stop before firing several shots. Pierre was not armed. He died at a hospital.” video (1111)

Suspect Shot Dead by Officer in Walmart Parking Lot Had Criminal History “Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said Manuel Gonzalez … was off-duty and working as a security officer at the store when he responded to a shoplifting incident. Gunfire was exchanged and the suspect, David Facen, was killed at the scene. Footage showed the suspect’s body under a yellow tarp between two cars in the parking lot. … One witness said he heard around six gunshots and saw officers responding immediately. “I can’t believe this, plain daylight, it’s not safe to be even at Walmart nowadays,” Armando Jomarron said. … Facen had criminal priors, including attempted first-degree murder, second-degree murder and battery on a law enforcement officer, records showed. He has spent about 20 years in prison.” (1113)

2 of the incidents were in Texas. Man dies in Hamlin police custody, Texas Rangers investigating “Johnny McNeil identified the victim as his brother, Delbert McNeil. He said his brother was a Mental Health Mental Retardation patient who should have been handled differently. He believes excessive force was used — including tasing — leading to his brother’s death. Hamlin Police Department responded about 1:10 a.m. Saturday to reports of a “male suspect, possibly under the influence, throwing items in front of a local business.” According to a Hamlin police news release, the man became “combative and violent and assaulted the officers” when he was located and taken into custody. “Additional officers were requested along with Emergency Medical Services,” the release said. “The male suspect was agitated and began to fight with the EMS personnel.” Johnny McNeil said he understood Delbert was tased and assaulted by officers. “I think they (police) should have contacted MHMR first to let them know he was having an episode,” Johnny McNeil said, adding he was “disappointed” with how it was handled. Hamlin police said Delbert McNeil collapsed and was taken to the Hamlin Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Johnny McNeil said Hamlin Police Chief Bobby Evans told him that his bother had a heart attack on the way to the hospital. Debra Adkisson, a neighbor, said Delbert McNeil was tased at least twice. “He was in the backseat, cuffed. What else could he do?, Kind of bewildered because he was a friend. To see this happen right in front of my house and then the next morning to find out that he’s passed.”” (1104)

Police: Officer shot and killed sword-wielding man “A La Marque police officer shot and killed a man Sunday who police said had threatened a resident with a sword during a burglary attempt and later attacked an officer and a police dog, officials said. …police Chief Kirk Jackson … A 55-year-old woman told police Gregory Ray Ham, 62, pushed a sword in her face after forcing his way into her house and barricading her in a room using furniture, Jackson said. Police freed the woman who told them Ham had fled to another structure in the same block, Jackson said. Police warned Ham to come out of the structure or they would send in a police dog, Jackson said. Ham refused and the dog and its handler went into the structure, Jackson said. Ham is accused of attacking Santos and the police dog when they entered the structure, Jackson said. “Once the armed suspect was located, the officer engaged him and subsequently discharged his firearm striking the suspect,”” (1105)

2 more incidents are noteworthy. Woman says Adams County deputy shot and killed her unarmed 19-year-old son in chance encounter “Now he’s dead. In a blink of an eye he is gone. At 19 my son lost his life,” said Andrea Feltman, 37, referring to her son Kyler “KyKy” Grabbingbear. “Native American lives matter.”… A deputy had responded to an emergency call to an apartment next to where Grabbingbear was at 3:34 a.m. Thursday. Feltman said 20 minutes earlier her son had been at her home. He walked to his girlfriend’s apartment in the 8700 block of Galen Court. Grabbingbear and his girlfriend were in the process of breaking up. “He was hungry and tired,” Feltman said. “He was yelling because he was upset.” His girlfriend’s mother told him to leave or she would call 911. “It just so happened that a (expletive) cop was in the hallway,” Feltman said. Just as her son walked out of his girlfriend’s apartment, he saw the officer. Grabbingbear took off running down the apartment hallway. The deputy gave chase, … The deputy caught Grabbingbear in a small courtyard, she said. “They started scuffling,” Feltman said. Sgt. Jim Morgen, of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, said the deputy suffered neck and head injuries in a confrontation. … the deputy pulled out his gun and shot Grabbingbear…. “Why couldn’t you use your Taser?” …“Why couldn’t you use your baton?” Feltman said the reason she believes her son began running when he saw the deputy was because he had slept in after working a graveyard shift and missed a court hearing on a misdemeanor drug possession charge. He didn’t have $100 to pay his bond so he didn’t want to go back to jail until he got a second job and earned enough money, Feltman said.” (1115)

Trooper Involved Shooting with Suspect Fatally Wounded-Dover “The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is currently investigating . … at approximately 3:11 a.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017, a Trooper … stopped a vehicle … The Trooper approached the vehicle, at which time the front seat passenger displayed a weapon, with an exchange of gunfire ensuing. The 16 year old, male suspect, was shot during the exchange, and succumbed to his injuries after being transported to an area hospital. The 18 year old male driver of the vehicle, sustained a gun shot wound to his leg and was treated and released from the hospital. A 17 year old rear seat passenger in the vehicle was uninjured as a result of the incident. The Trooper was also not injured.” (1119)

Pictures are from The Library of Congress.

War Between The States

Posted in Georgia History, History, Library of Congress, War by chamblee54 on December 9, 2017

It is a truism that history is written by the winner of the war. This seems to apply to the naming of the conflict. There was a horrific armed struggle in North America between 1861 and 1865. The name used most often is Civil War. To many in the South, it is the War Between The States. In PG’s humble opinion, WBTS is a better name.

In fifth grade, PG had to write an essay about the Battle of Atlanta. The essay was a device for teaching grammar, utilized by the english teacher, Miss McKenzie. The contest was sponsored by the Daughters of the Confederacy . The expression “Civil War” was not permitted. The proper name for this conflict was War Between the States.

In many ways, this conflict started as soon as the United States became independent from Great Britain. The South was an agrarian society, with slaves to work the fields. The north was becoming an industrial society, with a need for an independent work force. The north wanted high tariffs to protect her industries, while the south wanted to sell it’s cotton to Europe. There were plenty of ways for this conflict to manifest.

Slavery was a very important factor. The south wanted to keep “the peculiar institution” intact, while many in the north were horrified. There were numerous compromises over the years, as Congress struggled to keep the Union intact. This ties in with a central dilemma of the american experience … how much power to give to the states, and how much power to give to the federal government.

The phrase civil war is defined as “A war fought between factions of the inhabitants of a single country, or the citizens of a single republic”. By the time the shooting started, the southern states had left the union. They formed a confederacy of independent states, rather than one monolithic union. It was, indeed, a war between the states.

This is a repost. Pictures, of Union soldiers, are from The Library of Congress.


Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on December 8, 2017

Sharon Reed Stirs The Pot

Posted in Library of Congress, Race, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on December 8, 2017

ATLANTA NEWS ANCHOR SHARON REED CLAPS BACK AT A VIEWER 12-5-2017 is the starting point of the latest *n-word* controversy. Ms. Reed displayed the email on live tv and her facebook page. The name, and email address, of the respondent, kathyrae, were clearly shown. The email used the *n-word*, spelled with one r.

Some digital detectives decided that kathyrae was a Michigan school bus driver. They went after the lady with pitchforks, and demanded that her employer dismiss her. This was addressed by Ms. Reed in a video. Unfortunately, the damage has been done.

“I personally think she faked the whole email. I also wonder how many of her followers are aware she was fired in Cleveland for violating their morals clause?” This comment was in the bus driver thread referenced above. A google search about the morals clause termination turned this story up: LeBron James Love Child? Sharon Reed Rumors Heat Up In Cleveland. There are persistent rumors that Ms. Reed had an affair with a married basketball superstar. To be fair, there is this: Former Cleveland News Anchor Sharon Reed Answers The LeBron James Rumor.

There are a few questions about kathyraegate. Was it appropriate to read the email on the air? It did stir up racial tension. TV personalities receive nasty messages all the time. When you read them on the air, you give people attention. Someone else may be inspired to send a similar message. Maybe the best thing to do was to leave this in the inbox, or label it spam.

Even if it was necessary to read the email on the air, Ms. Reed could have refrained from showing the name, and email address. In addition to the Michigan bus driver, some people in Georgia have been tagged as possible kathyraes. Dragging other people into the controversy is inexcusable. It has been pointed out that the controversy simmered for two days before Ms. Reed issued her video. Ms. Reed says in the video that she does not wish harm to the person who sent the email. If this is the case, then why did she display that person’s email address? The email address is still on Ms. Reed’s facebook page, three days after the controversy started.

The notorious email said: “You what’s wrong with the world, You need to be fired for the race baiting comment you made tonight….” What was this comment? In her *clapback* Ms. Reed said “I didn’t say that white people couldn’t talk about race….” Whenever you say white people, talk, and race in the same sentence, you are asking to be misunderstood. There is no telling what offended kathyrae.

There is no way of knowing who kathyrae is. The email came from a gmail account. There is speculation that the email was faked. Even if the email did come from a viewer, we do not know who kathyrae is. It is possible that kathyrae is black. If that was the case, they would own the word, and have the right to use it.

The n-word is discussed at this blog. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.


Posted in Holidays, Library of Congress, Music by chamblee54 on December 7, 2017

The story below is a repost. Pictures are from The Library of Congress. There is an appearance by Gerald Rudolph Ford, and his women. Betty was a merry soul.

Someone posted a bit of revisionism about a holiday classic. As he sees it, “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” is about racism.

In a bit of yuletime synchronicity, the urban mythbusters at Snopes posted a piece about Rudolph the same day. It seems as though the Rudolph story was originally written for the Montgomery Ward Stores. The idea was to print a Christmas booklet to give to customers. A staff writer named Robert L. May was picked for the job.

Originally, there were concerns about the red nose, and the connection to heavy drinking. At the time, the original meaning of “merry christmas” had been forgotten. Merry meant intoxicated, and a merry christmas was a drunken one. The booklet was released. It was a big hit with shoppers.

Mr. May had a brother in law named Johnny Marks, who was musically gifted. Mr. Marks wrote the song, and somehow or another Gene Autry came to sing it. A story (which PG heard once, but cannot find a source for) had Mr. Autry doing a recording session. The session went very smoothly, and the sides scheduled to be recorded were finished early. There was a half hour of studio time paid for. Someone produced copies of “Rudolph”, gave them to the musicians, and the recording was knocked out. It became a very big hit.

Gene Autry had a radio show, “Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch”. He created the “cowboy code”. Number five gets our attention today. Under this code, the cowboy must:

1. never shoot first, hit a smaller man, or take unfair advantage. 2. never go back on his word, or a trust confided in him. 3. always tell the truth. 4. be gentle with children, the elderly and animals.
5. not advocate or possess racially or religiously intolerant ideas. 6. help people in distress. 7. be a good worker. 8. keep himself clean in thought, speech, action and personal habits. 9. respect women, parents and his nation’s laws. 10. be a patriot.

“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” has become a beloved standard, without the troubling religious implications of many holiday songs. It is the second biggest selling record of all time. The only song to sell more is “White Christmas”.

Judgmental Limerick

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on December 6, 2017

Devil Gooberhead

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on December 5, 2017

Snoop Dogg’s Legal Name

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on December 4, 2017

display of a link here is not an indication of approval ~ change this ~ photo ~ Bot or Not? ~ How to Decode an Ancient Roman’s Handwriting ~ A Line-by-Line Response to the New York Times’ Response to the Backlash They Received for Publishing a Nazi Puff Piece ~ Family speaks out after mother killed in front of kids: ‘He’s a coward’ ~ Teen killed at party was working on GED so he could enlist in Navy ~ tony hovater ~ A woman approached The Post with dramatic — and false — tale about Roy Moore. She appears to be part of undercover sting operation. ~ @panerabread With us, you can have your mac and feel good about it too. ~ Lendon Sadler: A tribute to a South Side raconteur ~ Two Space or Not Two Space ~ Here Are Some Facts and Questions About That Nazi the New York Times Failed to Note “He’s not really named “Tony Hovater.” Like many neo-Nazis and white supremacists, Hovater uses a modified version of his legal name in his racist activities. His real name is William Anthony Hovater, which is the name he’s registered to vote under and which appears on other public records associated with him. It’s unusual for any newspaper, let alone the Times, not to say when their subject isn’t using their real name. A paper that insists on noting Snoop Dogg’s legal name can probably do the same for a Nazi, no?” ~ Barbie Supports Marriage Equality ~ INR ~ inr lyrics ~ 13 Signs You’re a Judgmental Person (and How to End the Habit) ~ @ChrchCurmudgeon I thought about following Vivaldi on Twitter, but he doesn’t follow Bach. ~ Rice County official tweets racist reaction to Diamond Reynolds’ settlement ~ ‘She was not there’: Diamond Reynolds pleads not guilty in hammer assault case ~ Black Voters Could Sway an Alabama Senate Race Rocked by Scandal ~ whores of yore ~ The Gay Porn Industry Is Still Super Racist ~ 2 juveniles charged as adults for the murder of a teen during robbery ~ Brock Turner files appeal @chamblee54 Judge might have been put off by that victim impact statement? It was obviously not written by the victim. It said that if BT wanted to talk about drinking, he should go to AA…a good idea for victim who passed out behind a dumpster. It might have done more harm than good ~ @Franklin_Graham Never in my lifetime have we had a @POTUS willing to take such a strong outspoken stand for the Christian faith like @realDonaldTrump. We need to get behind him with our prayers. @DeSargent Jesus would have followed law and come in the legal way, therefor would have been welcomed ~ 6 Foreign Hygiene Norms That Some Americans Find Disgusting ~ Rare Recordings of Burroughs, Bukowski, Ginsberg & More Now Available in a Digital Archive Created by the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) ~ clickbait finale ~ Black privilege Why white liberals venerate Ta-Nehisi Coates. @PeterMoskos Say what you want about the overall article, this is a pretty fabulously written line: “This isn’t intellectualism — it’s a public performance of identitarian S&M.” ~ As you comment, please be respectful of other commenters and other viewpoints. Our goal with article comments is to provide a space for civil, informative and constructive conversations. We reserve the right to remove any comment we deem to be defamatory, rude, insulting to others, hateful, off-topic or reckless to the community. See our full terms of use here. ~ @nihilist_arbys Welp, that’s enough being thankful for the year. Time to get back to waiting to die, eh? Enjoy arbys ~ Have you read the article in question? I thought it looked down on the gentleman. Also, these 2017 role playing Yankees did not put anyone in an oven. ~ A note to readers who are not subscribers: This article from the Reader Center does not count toward your monthly free article limit. ~ You MUST believe in free will ~ #woke anagrams as we ok Isn’t that what we are talking about? Saying we ok so everyone hears you? ~ @jessesingal I know this is an unpopular opinion but I’m Jewish and I grew up learning a lot about Nazis and to see the term “Nazi sympathizer” get applied to, like, the New York Times fucking drives me bananas. @kjogill your tweet would be much more impressive without the vulgarity ~ whenever I see the phrase “perfectly explains” my bs detector goes off ~ the repubs spouted off about immigration and islam the demoze made noise about racism they are both full of shit unfortunately, the repubs won the electoral college ~ .@ChrisRayGun may have *incorrect* opinions but he is cute ~ @chamblee54 thats what dumpster girl should have done, if she was not 2.47 drunk ~ All we know about the teachings of Jesus is what the council of nicea chose to tell us. Health insurance and trillion dollar budget deficits would have been totally incomprehensible to an illiterate religious zealot in the Roman empire. ~ @patricktehan If Jesus wanted to use force to make people give, he could’ve. The left will never admit this ~ The FCC votes on the repeal of net neutrality on Dec. 14. Please participate using the official FCC form. It’s pretty easy. Here are three steps to submit official comment to FCC: 1. On your computer, not your phone! go to: 2. Enter under Proceeding the numbers 17-108. 3. In comments, say you support Title 2 oversight of ISPs. Also say that you support net neutrality. *Do it now. Pass it on. ~ facebook Jefferson Correcting a Jefferson quote on separation of church and state “Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law.” – Thomas Jefferson, 1814 Dr. Thomas Cooper Monticello, February 10, 1814 If, therefore, from the settlement of the Saxons to the introduction of Christianity among them, that system of religion could not be a part of the common law, because they were not yet Christians, and if, having their laws from that period to the close of the common law, we are all able to find among them no such act of adoption, we may safely affirm (though contradicted by all the judges and writers on earth) that Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law. ~ Alan Burnett~Bill Medlock~Bill Meneely~Blaze Mills~Buddy Conine~Calvin Bunn~Danny Fields~David Chewning~David Hadden~Charlie Hall~Dwight Dunaway~Freeman Waldrop~Gary Hunton~Gene Haynes~Gene Holloway~Gibson Higgins~Glenn Krause~Greg Scott~Harold King~Hawk~Jerry Pyschka~Jim Anderson~Jim Woodward~Joe Kenney~Joe Vickery~John Harllee~Jon Gordon~King Thackston~Larry Jackson~Layton Gregory~Lee Mullis~Les Friessen~Mac Wilson~Manfred Ibis~Mark Keenum~Mark Rosen~Martin Isganitus~Michael Dollins~Micheal Mason~Moon Moore~O’Gene Donohue~Purl Sudds~Ron Davis~Sam Mitchell~Skeeter Smith~Steve Bedworth~Stuart Davis~Ti Barfield~Tom Aderhold~Tom Selman~Tom Williams~Trion~Winston Morriss ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. The photgrapher was Fritz Henle, in 1942 New York. ~ selah
beware the social justice hypocrite ~ fat oils and grease are clogging the drain
white savior privilege on the gravy train ~ you can be bad at this and still do it
might as well i can’t dance the kaepernick ~ morphodite jesus on the graveyard shift
like unwrapping of a beautiful gift ~ violence just became the best music
scribble things I can’t say out loud ~ scare the daylights out of the crowd
men in tight pants throw a penalty flag ~ jeff sessions in granny clampett drag
time to get drunk in a parking lot ~ fermented vat of democratic rot

Killed By Police December 3

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on December 3, 2017

22 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links: 1083 1084 Ronald O. Hunt 1085 William Freddy Carter Jr 1086 Juan Luis Castro 1087 Daniel Navarro 1088 Jacob L. Baumgart 1089 Christian Chavez 1090 Bijan C. Ghaisar 1091 Christopher Escobedo 1092 Robert Claude Smith 1093 Lucas William Stone 1094 James C. Danforth 1095 1096 1097 Aquoness Cathery 1098 Quinton Shane Lee 1099 1100 1101 Rufus Cedric Baker 1102 Keita O’Neil 1103 Mario Guevara 1104 Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

7 of the victims were white. (1085, 1088, 1090, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1103) 2 of the victims were black. (1097, 1101) 4 of the victims were latino. (1086, 1087, 1089, 1096) The race of 9 victims is unknown. (1083, 1084, 1091, 1095, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1102,1104)

9 of the victims fired at a police officer. (1085, 1086, 1088, 1089, 1091, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1098) 5 of the victims displayed a weapon. (1083, 1084, 1100, 1103, 1104) 2 of the victims were involved in a domestic dispute. (1085, 1094) 1098 Quinton Shane Lee may have been suicidal. 1101 Rufus Cedric Baker was killed in a Walmart parking lot. 10 of the cases are considered noteworthy.

“Off-duty officer shoots, kills man who brandished gun at Lenexa Costco An off-duty police officer shot and killed a man who brandished a gun inside a Costco Wholesale store on Sunday. Police got a call about 11 a.m. about a man who was brandishing a firearm at the store. Witnesses said that the man was yelling and pointing a gun. When officers arrived, they found that the man had been shot by someone inside the store and he was pronounced dead. They then learned that an off-duty police officer, who was shopping there, engaged the man inside the store and fatally shot him. …. “You could hear from the front of the store,” one woman said. “A bunch of people were yelling, ‘Everybody get down! Everybody get to the back of the store!'” “We just kind of ran through the neighborhoods to see how far away we could get from the building,” she said. “I just really hope and pray that things get better across the country.” ~ Miguel Robles, a Costco employee, said, “I saw a gentleman standing at the door yelling at everybody. It looked like a .45 revolver in his hand. I just turned around and I started clearing people away from the door and pushing people away. I saw kids and told everybody to grab their kids and keep going, keep going, keep going.” ~ Costco employee Ryan Vacca said, “It was this weird moment for me where I could hear and sense a lot of commotion going on, but it wasn’t really registering with me. I was just kind of watching it ensue.” Vacca said the man was “yelling something about the fire marshal and the doors. It sounded like gibberish.” ~ Bill Payne was shopping with his friend when the incident happened. He said, “I was looking at the TVs and somebody hollered, ‘Man coming in with a gun!’ We ran towards the back and out the side door,” he said, “and when I got to the back, I counted 8 shots. It’s scary.” … Employees have returned to the store, which is expected to reopen on Monday. Armed man in Costco left behind little family, was living in his long-haul truck The screaming man with a gun who terrorized fleeing customers in a Lenexa Costco on Sunday morning was a tractor-trailer driver who, like many long-haul truckers, apparently lived in the cab of his truck. Ronald O. Hunt, 58, left his truck for the last time in the Costco parking lot when — for reasons still unknown to investigators — he walked menacingly into the store where he eventually was gunned down inside by an off-duty lawman.” (1084)

Man Holding Baby Daughter Hostage During Standoff in Covina Is Fatally Shot by Police; Family Questions Use of Force “The nearly 7-hour-long ordeal began about 3 p.m. Sunday when the man, identified by family members as 22-year-old Daniel Navarro, was sitting in a car with his girlfriend and 7-month-old daughter in the 700 block of North Glendora Avenue. The couple apparently got into some sort of argument, prompting a response from the Covina Police Department. At some point, the woman got out of the car but Navarro refused to exit. Authorities said the man in the vehicle made threatening statements and was armed with a knife. … “He picks the baby up and … sometimes he’ll put the baby in front of him to kind of like block the police,” said Jean Claisse. “[The police] were saying ‘We want to help you ‘We want to help you’. And he was saying some bad words back to them.” … Officers said they feared for the girl’s safety because of the man’s statements and devised a plan to rescue her, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release Monday. A loud explosion occurred at the front of the vehicle and officers immediately rushed in and pulled Navarro out. Several shots were fired as Navarro was being dragged out of the vehicle. video (1087)

“On Monday November 27, 2017, Bijan C. Ghaisar died after being on life support​ for 10 days. Authorities pursued his Jeep sport-utility vehicle on the evening of November 17, 2017, because it had been involved in a hit-and-run​ accident on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Alexandria, Virginia​. The pursuit ended in the Fort Hunt area of Fairfax County. Ghaisar was then shot by U.S. Park Police after a short chase. His family stated that he had been shot three times in the head and suffered irreversible brain damage​…. no weapons were found in his vehicle.” (1090)

Bicyclist killed by deputy cruiser responding to call “POMPANO BEACH, FL. Authorities say a bicyclist has died following a collision with a Florida deputy’s patrol car. Broward Sheriff’s Office officials say the crash happened Tuesday afternoon in Pompano Beach. The bicyclist, who wasn’t immediately named, died at the scene. Authorities say the deputy was responding to a call but wasn’t using lights or sirens when the victim was struck.” (1095)

Statement by … U.S. Border Patrol “A U.S. Border Patrol agent discharged his service issued firearm, striking an assaultive male subject at approximately 11:30 a.m. (MST) on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in a remote area of the Baboquivari Mountain Range west of Three Points, Arizona. The assaultive subject later died as a result of his wounds. Two agents were following a group of suspected illegal aliens through a rugged and remote mountainous area in response to a sensor activation. Both agents encountered the group of men 21 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border. One of the subjects attacked an agent attempting to arrest him and gained control of the agent’s weapon. The other agent shot the subject in response. One agent suffered non-life threating injuries during the assault and was later transported to a Tucson hospital for treatment. Agents arrested three other members of the group – all adult male Guatemalan nationals – for immigration violations.” (1096)

Man dies after shot by Chicago police in Washington Park neighborhood “A South Side man died after he was shot by police while armed with a semi-automatic pistol in the Washington Park neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Officers responded to a call of shots fired around 2:15 p.m. in the 6100 block of South King Drive and encountered Aquoness Cathery, 24, holding a handgun, according to Chicago Deputy Police Chief Kevin Ryan. “At one point the officers fired and shot the offender, who was then taken into custody,” … Police said they recovered a gun but do not believe Cathery fired it at officers. … Witnesses said the shooting occurred after a police pursuit ended with an Audi crashing at 63rd Street and Vernon Avenue. Police would not comment. The officers were wearing body cameras, and the video will be reviewed as part of the investigation. The officers have been placed on a 30-day administrative leave, Ryan said.” (video) (1097)

Undercover Police Fatally Shoot Robbery Suspect in North Hollywood: LAPD “A suspected male robber was dead after being shot by undercover police in North Hollywood late Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Undercover Los Angeles Police Department officers were investigating a series of robberies in the area when they spotted the suspect at around 4:25 p.m. on the 12000 block of Vose Street, according to Lt. Chris Ramirez. Ramirez said the man jumped into a vehicle and attempted to flee. The suspect got out of the car after a short chase, at which point officers started shooting, Ramirez said. Asked whether the suspect knew the people who had their guns drawn at him were police, Ramirez said, “Usually our detectives always identify themselves as police officers.” Witnesses reported hearing around 10 gunshots with officers asking the suspect to show his hands. The man was taken to a hospital, where he died of gunshot wounds, according to police. It’s unclear what prompted officers to start shooting and whether the suspect was carrying a weapon. Authorities have not identified the suspect.” (1099)

Hendersonville police identify suspect, officer in fatal Walmart shooting ” Police have identified the suspect as Rufus Cedric Baker, a 32-year-old man from Buncombe County. … He said that when the officer tried to arrest Baker, whom Blake said was attempting to sell drugs, Baker tried to escape. The officer involved in the shooting said Baker was inside Baker’s car, and appeared to be reaching for a weapon in his waistband. The chief says officers at the scene recovered 14 bags of crystal meth and the suspect’s gun. Baker is a convicted felon with habitual felon status, whose criminal record includes theft, fraud, eluding arrest, robbery, breaking and entering, and receiving and possessing of stolen goods. He was released this year after serving five years in prison for various offenses. …The official statement from Chief Blake is below: Around 11 p.m. last night, Hendersonville Police Department responded to the scene of an undercover drug investigation at the Walmart Super Center, shot a suspect who was being placed under arrest and attempted to escape. The officer involved reported that the suspect appeared to be reaching for a weapon in his waistband.” (1101)

SF cop fatally shoots man who carjacked state lottery van “A San Francisco police officer shot and killed a suspected carjacker who had injured a state lottery worker, stole her minivan and led police on a chase into a public housing complex in the city’s Bayview neighborhood on Friday, officials said. … The episode began about 10:30 a.m. when police responded to reports that the driver of a California State Lottery van was carjacked in the 1800 block of 23rd Street in Potrero Hill, said Sgt. Michael Andraychak, a San Francisco police spokesman. … Witnesses told police a gold-colored sport utility vehicle drove away from the scene, and officers spotted both the van and the SUV “traveling together down the streets of the Bayview district,” Andraychak said. Police officers stopped the gold-colored SUV at Gilman Avenue and Ingalls Street. (37.7188, -122.388) The men in the vehicle were detained without incident. … additional officers chased the white lottery van into the housing complex to Griffith Street and Fitzgerald Avenue, police said. The driver hit a fence and got out of the van, at which point at least one officer opened fire, police said. It was not immediately clear whether the man was armed. A patrol car stopped behind the lottery van had a shattered front passenger-side window, but police did not say how it was broken. The suspected carjacker, identified by the city medical examiner’s office as 42-year-old Keita O’Neil, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.” (1102)

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