Police Terrorism Hits France, Black Women Brutalized in this So Called Enlightened Country

This comes courtesy from our good friends over at Playahata.com

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As u watch these video keep in mind its this sort of treatment that led to the huge riots France endured back in 2005.. I guess things have not changed.. So much for Paris being this enlightened place…Now watch all the police apologist find some sort of flim flam excuse for this.. -Davey D-

“A disturbing video has emerged showing French police evicting African immigrants with babies and children during a housing protest in a Paris suburb. Police arrived in the north-east Parisian suburb of La Courneuve last Wednesday and asked a group of about 60 mostly women and children to move, said Michael Hajdenberg, a journalist with the French media organization Mediapart. The group had been living in the street since being evicted from their council homes on July 8 to make way for a new housing project, he said. When the group failed to respond to the request, Hajdenberg said police officers forcibly removed them. “NSFW OR NSFH this is apalling.
The footage shows a screaming woman with a baby wrapped to her back being dragged along the pavement. Another scene shows a pregnant woman lying on her back on the street.According to France 24 the footage was recorded on July 21 by an observer from the Droit au Logement (Right to Housing) association and uploaded on the internet by French news site Mediapart and broadcast by CNN on Tuesday.Most of the immigrants are from the Ivory Coast. Some of them had been living in France for ten years and were not illegal immigrants. click link and Watch at your own risk…

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Jim Brown Speaks on Punk Athletes

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It’s good to see and hear Jim Brown is still on the case, pushing for athletes to step it up. He’s long reminded us that athletes are just hired gladiators and at the end of the day they have their community-hence its best they make moves to uplift it. Brown comes from an era when athletes knew they had to do alot more then just play ball.  From the Muhammad Ali’s to the Hank Aarons , athletes knew they represented a larger body of people and hence made sure to not make the community look bad by coming up short.

Sadly many of today’s athletes are signed to mega rich agents who push our athletes in the opposite direction. They tell their clients if you speak out it’ll mean less endorsement, less money and less opportunity. Some agents won’t even work to get clients certain types of gigs if they speak out.. i.e. Try being an athlete who speaks out in favor of Palestine.

But Jim Brown is correct by noting that these athletes are smart enough to know how to speak out on certain issues and not hurt themselves. The question is are they willing.

-Davey D-

Jim BrownCultural Icon and Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown blasts Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods for their lack of social activism in an interview that is to appear on HBO’s “Real Sports” Tuesday night.

Of Woods, Brown said, “This cat is a mamajama; he is a killer. He’ll run over you, he’ll kick your ass. But as an individual for social change or any of that kind of — , terrible. Terrible.”

Brown criticized Woods in January 2008 for not speaking out against the Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman after she used the word “lynch” in a joking reference to him.

Of Woods and Jordan, Brown said, “I know they both know better, OK? And I know they both can do better without hurting themselves.”

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