US Marshal Told By Supervisors Not to Bring the ‘War on Drugs’ to White Communities

Matthew Fogg

Below is a video from a former US Marshal breaking down how the war on drugs really works.. It’s about smashing down on Black folks who are seen as marginalized and with very little political connections to stop what is institutionalized..

Meet Matthew Fogg, a former U.S. Marshal whose exploits led him to be nicknamed “Batman.” When he noticed that all of his team’s drug raids were in black areas, he suggested doing the same in the suburbs. His boss didn’t take kindly to the idea.

This is part of the SafeKeepers video series produced by the Beyond Bars campaign and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72Lf9ZQK8t0

I wanted to include another video that talks about this war waged on Black people in the form of Cointel-Pro.. This was an interview done in the 1970s from Darthard Perry who talks about how when he worked with the FBI they had him destroy the Watts Writers Workshop..Its also interesting to note how the FBI studies Black culture. The person interviewing Perry is the late Gil Noble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHnUFpCeGxQ

Huey Newton is More than a Song Done By Whiz Khalifa-Happy B-Day Huey

Happy 70th Birthday Huey Newton-Co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense…which sadly was destroyed by the FBI’s infamous Cointel-Pro Program  Newton was born February 17th 1942 in Monroe, Louisiana  and died in Oakland California  Aug 22 1989 after being shot by a drug dealer.. Below are a couple of videos that exemplify the brilliance and commitment Huey had for the struggle to liberate Black people.. Its important folks in 2012 remember that Huey Newton was more than just a song about weed done by Whiz Khalifa..

As you peep the videos below be sure to check out this excellent blog post that sums up alot of what Huey P newton stood for…

http://www.beatknowledge.org/2012/02/17/notes-and-quotes-from-huey-newtons-autobiography/

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ypqCYPduI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-LlkgNjZhQ&feature=related

2 White Officers Get Stiff Sentences for Killing & Burning Un armed Black Man

The crimes committed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 are too numerous to count. Among them were 10 questionable police shootings including the infamous killing of an unarmed handicapped man on the Danzinger bridge.

Also we had a slew of vigilante killings by white residents in the Algiers section of new Orleans. We also have former police superintendent Eddie Campos as detailed in the book ‘Floodlines’ who admitted to exaggerating about looting and mayhem during Katrina in an attempt to secure more state and federal aid.

Seeing these two cops being convicted being handed down long harsh sentences is a good first step to vindicating those falsely accuse and getting justice for a beleaguered community.

-Davey D-


WASHINGTON—Former New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Officer David Warren was sentenced today in connection with the post-Katrina shooting death of Henry Glover, and current NOPD Officer Greg McRae was sentenced for the subsequent burning of Glover’s remains and obstruction of justice.

Former NOPD Officer Warren was sentenced to 25 years and nine months in prison for his involvement in the Sept. 2, 2005, shooting death of civilian Henry Glover. As part of the restitution order, Warren will also pay $7,642.32 to Glover’s family for funeral expenses. Warren was found guilty by a federal jury of a civil rights violation resulting in death for shooting Glover, and for using a firearm to commit manslaughter.

Current NOPD Officer McRae was sentenced to 17 years and three months in prison, three years of supervised release, and restitution in the amount of $6,000 for his involvement in the burning of Mr. Glover’s body. McRae was convicted of two civil rights violations, one count of obstructing justice, and one count of using fire during the commission of a felony. One of the civil rights counts charged that McRae willfully used fire to destroy a civilian’s property by burning and destroying a car, and the other civil rights count charged that he willfully deprived Glover’s family members of their right to seek redress in the courts for his death.

Evidence presented at trial established that Warren, while stationed on a second floor lookout, shot Glover, who was a floor below him and running away. Glover’s brother and a friend flagged down a passing motorist, “Good Samaritan” William Tanner, who put the wounded Glover in his car to try to get medical attention for him. However, when the group of men drove up to a makeshift police station seeking help for Glover, police officers surrounded the men at gunpoint, handcuffed them and let Glover die in the back seat of the car. McRae then drove off with Tanner’s car, with Glover’s body inside, and burned both the body and the car with a traffic flare.

“Instead of upholding their oath to protect and serve the people of New Orleans in the days after Hurricane Katrina, these officers abused their power, and violated the law and the public trust,” said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. “Today’s sentence brings a measure of justice to the Glover family and to the entire city.”

“Today’s sentences send a powerful message that no one is above the law, and that those who are sworn to protect our citizens are never, under any circumstances, relieved of their sacred responsibilities under our Constitution. We will continue to do everything in our power—and use every law and weapon in our arsenal of justice to make certain that our police never abuse power they wield. Today is an important step forward for the courageous Glover family and the people of New Orleans, and an important move toward the city’s healing and rebuilding,” said Jim Letten, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

David Welker, FBI Special Agent in Charge for Louisiana, said, “Today’s sentences are a result of the continued diligence and commitment of the FBI to aggressively and fairly pursue civil rights violations, with the goal of bringing to justice those who abuse the very citizens they are entrusted to protect and serve.”

This case was investigated by the New Orleans Field Office of the FBI and was prosecuted by Trial Attorney Jared Fishman, of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tracey Knight and Michael Magner for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

source..US Dept of Justice