Death does not become us… WTF 6/15

 

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Death does not become us…

Another mom dead in NYC… because of some punk thinking a gun makes him tough or solves all of his problems…

Another 50 people dead… because someone hates… again…

Another cry goes up for gun regulation… more cries arise of stop the terrorism… it’s the Muslims… its the fact that people in America are guns crazy… it’s because people can’t carry guns so they can fight back against the crazies…

It’s enough to make me shout…

Can’t we all get along? And… What’s so funny ’bout peace, love & understanding?

Bullets don’t have no name…

joe1A Bronx mom, desperately trying to shield her three young children from gunfire, was shot dead when she stepped into the path of a bullet tearing through a park outside their apartment building Saturday night, her reeling and devastated mother told the Daily News.

Jessica White, a 29-year-old mom, saw a man dressed in black pull out a gun and start firing rounds into a project’s… John Adams Houses… playground… she never hesitated… she leapt up from her seat in a frenetic effort to somehow save children… her own three children.

She took a bullet in her chest… just below her heart.

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Jessica White (inset)

It took mere seconds for death to be delivered… to the wrong person. As if there is ever a right person to be deserving of death while being at any playground at any time… any where…

Jessica’s final words to her own mom were… “Mommy! The kids!”

Gola White… Jessica’s mom… said, “My daughter got up and hit the ground.”

NYPD at the scene are targeting a suspect they say was probably trying to settle a related gang feud. They believe the man appeared on the scene and appeared to be trying to shoot at a group of other dudes who were sitting near the playground.

But… it was Jessica who got hit… It was Gola’s innocent daughter who felt the bullet and breathed her last…

In the aftermath Gola told media peeps, “I believe that the bullets were for them, but bullets don’t have no name, bullets don’t have no direction, so of course when my daughter stood up she got hit, under her heart. And she’s gone.”

Gola also added, “My daughter was an innocent mother sitting out here while her kids were playing in the park…”

After her daughter dropped dead to the ground… Gola herded her three grand children inside the project’s walls… then two of her sons tried to save Jessica with CPR… but nothing was going to enable Jessica to have another moment on this earth…  to hear her children laugh one more time… or… say… mommy.

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Gola White in bandanna (c)

Gola told whoever was still listening, “My daughter’s not coming back. She’s not coming back. Who’s gonna pay for my daughter’s death right now. This is not my first. I lost three kids here. I lost three kids.”

The bullet cares not where it lands; it just lands…

I just can’t grok why peeps need to try and settle shit with bullets… ever…. ever… ever…

Makes no sense to me… never did… never will…

What goes on in peeps hearts that this is what they do?

Let the sentence fit the crime…

In July 2014, on Bed Stuys’ Malcolm X Boulevard, cop Joel Edouard beat on citizen Jahmi-El Cuffee including stomping on his head… yep… picking up his damn foot and using it with force to whomp upon Cuffee’s cranial bone.

Just for the hell of it… Bed Stuy, for all ya non NYC aficionados, is in Brooklyn…

Why I telling ya’ll this old news?cop stomp

Edouard decided he would take his chances with a bench trial instead of a jury of his peers which would have probably included man of Cuffee’s peers, too. Decidedly not a good choice since a jury from many parts of  Brooklyn probably ain’t real sympathetic to cops who go around being accused and then tried for assault and brutality upon one of their own…

In April, State Supreme Court Justice Alan Marrus found Edouard guilty of the charge of misdemeanor assault. Video evidence at trial showed Edouard taking out his service weapon, then walk away as his backup came and then abruptly turn back toward Cuffee and kick him in his head.

Now, it’s time to pay the piper… Edouard was scheduled to be sentence this past Friday (6/10)… why I said “was”, I’ll let ya know in a few… but… he faces up to a year in prison.

Prior to his sentencing date, Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson sent a letter to Judge Marrus that said, “When a police officer engages in such an open and deplorable act of police brutality, his conduct has a direct and lasting impact upon the public perception of police officers in general. The people of Bedford-Stuyvesant, where the assault occurred, and those in every community of Brooklyn, are entitled to believe that a police officer will be held to a higher standard of conduct than that of a violent criminal.”

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The victim…

Thompson recommended to Judge Marrus a sentence of two months followed by two years’ probation.

An unnamed law enforcement source added, “This type of intentional act of violence requires deterrence which was the reason for recommending jail time.” a law enforcement source said.

Now why the “was”…

Edouard’s lawyer, Anthony Ricco, was granted an adjournment on Friday of one week so that he could prepare a reply to the recommended 60 days in jail for his client.

Regardless…

Do it…Sentence the (in all likelihood) ex-cop to be…

Talk is cheap. If, the reality is that the judge is lenient, then the DA’s words are nothing what so ever…

Yeah, I know it’s out of the DA’s hands and all on the judge… still… the judges need to listen to DA’s as well as all the other peeps who have their ears and then weigh everything justly and evenly… but… it is time to start giving out more severe penalties to cops who are convicted for brutality. And… yes… in some cases even more severe than the penalties a civilian would get. Because, as the DA said cops need to be held to a higher standard.

We the peoples have to be able to trust cops… we have to know a cop, regardless of the stress he is under… which sometimes approaches near inhuman levels, due to the demands of his job and life, has the skills and the abilities… the psychological makeup… to consistently act as an officer who is there to protect and to keep the peace.

Yes, cops need to kick ass when needed and sometimes take action that requires deadly force… but… they also cannot ever place themselves into positions where they just over react every time they go to dispense the law that they go and kick ass regardless of the particulars of the situation. And, unfortunately, it seems kicking ass has become the norm instead of the rarity.  Kicking ass is not supposed to be their one and only choice when it comes to subduing a civilian or making an arrest.not the enemy

One last thought about all of this… the cop is Black… the victim is Black… at the least… both are of so-called minority backgrounds and ethnicity. While white on Black is usually the cases we read about when this shit is in the media, it ain’t just relegated to white/Black shit happening… sometimes it’s just a cop… any cop… against we the people.  It’s the cop mentality that they be the biggest and baddest and we all best listen to them or there will be all hell to pay. Like they are the one gang we all really don’t wanna mess with.

One more time… cops are not above the law. They are there to uphold the law and they are there to uphold the law and keep the peace for us all. Cops are not supposed to be some badass Gestapo force we are supposed to be all afraid of whenever we see a black and white roll by, or, a couple of men in the blue walking down the street. The blue wall needs to come down and needs to come down with some finality.

If, each journey begins with a single step, then, let the first step… let the journey begin… with this case.

This cop needs to do the time for the crime…

Fifty dead in Orlando…orlando shooting worst in us history

I don’t think I need to tell ya”ll what went down the other day… another senseless mass murder by the hand of someone with hate in their heart and death on their mind…Orlando_terror_attack_

The New York Daily News printed a macabre and very sad and sorry list in the Monday edition of the newspaper… highlighted by the latest hate filed insanity first and then in the order of their death count… the highest crazy blooded filled massacres that have gone down in America’s recent history….

 2016, Orlando, FL. — Twisted madman Omar Mateen opened fire in a crowded gay club near closing time, leaving at least 50 dead and 53 injured. Mateen was killed by SWAT officers who responded to the scene.

2007, Blacksburg, Va. — Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at Virginia Tech, shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 others during two attacks on campus before killing himself.

2012, Newtown, Ct. — Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and used a semi-automatic rifle to kill 20 first graders and six adult school staff members. He then killed himself.

1991, Killeen, Texas — George Hennard opened fire at a Luby’s Cafeteria, killing 23 people and wounding 20 others before taking his own life.

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Usual weapon used… AR15

1984, San Ysidro, Calif. — James Oliver Huberty, an out-of-work security guard, kills 21 people in a McDonald’s restaurant. A police sharpshooter kills Huberty.

1966, Austin, Texas — Charles Joseph Whitman, a student at the University of Texas and a former U.S. Marine, killed his wife and mother before gunning down 16 people from a tower on campus and wounding another 31. He was shot by police.

2015, San Bernardino, Calif. — Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and wife Tashfeen Malik, 27, opened fire at a social services center, killing 14 people and wounding more than 20. They fled the scene but died hours later in a shootout with police.

1986, Edmond, Okla. — Pat Sherrill, 44, a postal worker who was about to be fired, shoots 14 people at a post office. He then kills himself.

2009, Ft. Hood, Texas — Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire on the Fort Hood base, killing 13 people and injuring more than 30. Hasan — who admitted a jihad motive in the massacre — was convicted by a military court and sentenced to death.

2009, Binghamton, N.Y. — Jiverly Wong, a 41-year-old Vietnamese immigrant, wore body armor as he gunned down 13 people inside the American Civic Association. He then killed himself as three wounded victims looked on.

2012, Aurora, Colo. — James Holmes, 27, fatally shot 12 people and injured 70 in a movie theater. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

2013, Washington, D.C. — Aaron Alexis, a mentally disturbed civilian contractor, shot 12 people to death at the Washington Navy Yard before he was killed in a police shootout.

1999, Littleton, Colo. — Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened fire at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., killing 12 classmates and a teacher and wounding 26 others before killing themselves in the school’s library.

Do ya see the one specific connection between all of these murders?

They are all terrorism and they are all based on hate.

No one religion can claim them all… no one race… no one type of person… no one social group or ethnic group…

They are… all of them… terrorist murder based upon hate.

Nothing more… nothing less… just hate personified to its fullest possible measure that could be done at the moment in time that it were done…

Sorry…

I just couldn’t avoid having to say something about Trumpty Dumpty’s latest insensitivity…trump

In the aftermath of the horrific mass murder down (it’s down to me… I live in New England) in Orlando U.S, Trumpty thanked his loyalist for their support on his stance that the Bamster won’t use the term “radical Islamic terrorism” when speaking abut this and similar murderous events in America.

Trumpty tweeted… “Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!”

He added… “For that reason alone, (the Bamster) should step down. If Hillary Clinton, after this attack, still cannot say the two words ‘Radical Islam’ she should get out of this race for the Presidency… If we do not get tough and smart real fast, we are not going to have a country anymore. Because our leaders are weak, I said this was going to happen… and it is only going to get worse. I am trying to save lives and prevent the next terrorist attack. We can’t afford to be politically correct anymore.”

He followed that up with another tweet that said… “What has happened in Orlando is just the beginning. Our leadership is weak and ineffective. I called it and asked for the (immigration) ban.”

Wanna know why this guy scares the bejesus out of me… replace the word Jew or Jewish faith wherever or whenever he references the phrase radical Islamic… sound like another guy in history? Some nutcase asshole  that went on to create worldwide mass murder?

Now…  I ain’t saying that Trumpty is Hitler or will become Hitler… but… let’s try and keep the damn door shut and not find out either.trump inanities

As if things ain’t bad enough in Amerika… if… we the people make this ass the people’s choice, then I’m afraid we are just another step closer to becoming a oligarchic… fascist… state that will allow the elite to continually goosestep on all of our necks on their way to more and more power and money… until the only way out will be a very fucking bloody revolution.

And, that ain’t something any of us wants or needs…

Ya’ll though Nixonian Amerika was bad?

Brothers and sisters… ya’ll ain’t seen nothing yet…

Just need to get this out of the way…

RattlesnakeIf, I had to get bitten by a poisonous snake I’d rather it were a rattlesnake than a black mamba… but… I’d really prefer neither…  mamba

That’s how I feel if I think about choosing between Trumpty Dumpty and Hillary Billary and their penchants for being liars, bullshitters and saying whatever they think will please the crowd they are appearing (performing?) before at the moment…

So, I won’t…

Going third party this year… with a clear mind and a clearer conscience… no matter what the hell goes down in the prez election…

A real nutcase…

Mike Trout arguably one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball recently hit a hot shot… measured at a speed of 106 MPH coming off the bat… (don’t ask me how they do this they just do it)… towards third base where Juan Uribe was playing.  He scurried over to try and smother the ball before it could shoot by him and down the line for a double or more…  he didn’t… the ball smothered him… right in his groin… his balls… his nuts… his manhood… to be real damn specific.

It was close to being the mother of all nut shots… live on national TV.nut check

“Ouch” is not the word for this… in fact… there are no words for this… pain is the reality. Deep, seething, ass-kicking numbing, fucking god-awful, hurting pain… all life is momentarily stopped for what seems like an eternity. Almost as if death would be a welcome event… anything to make the pain go away.

Believe me… I know… been there and wish the fuck I hadn’t done that.

He was placed on a stretcher which was placed upon one of the golf cart tractor things to be carried off the field… aware of his world around him… barely… and… still with a rictus tight grimace of agony upon his face.

Word is he wasn’t wearing a cup… ya know… one of them hard plastic-type things that cover up  a dude’s balls….

I’m betting dollars to doughnuts next time he’s out on the field… fielding or batting… he gots one on.

Extra…

I was gonna end today’s op-ed column here… it was all set for publication on Wednesday… all edited and all the “t’s crossed and the “i’s” dotted…  but… then… I saw something in yesterday’s NYDN that just stuck in my craw and begged me to stop the presses and write about it…

“Are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today? Um, no. I think that’s great. I think that helps society. I think Orlando, Fla., is a little safer tonight. It is unnatural for a man to be attracted to another man.”

“The tragedy is that more of them didn’t die. I’m kind of upset he didn’t finish the job… because these people are predators.”

 “I wish the government would round them all up, put them up against a firing wall, put the firing squad in front of them and blow their brains out.”

Roger Jimenez from Sacramento (CA) is the speaker of those words… those sad, violent,  prejudiced, asinine and disgusting words.

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Face of hate…

Roger Jimenez is a supposedly a representative of God on the third rock from the sun…. a rep of Christ… a Christian… and… the Pastor of Verity Baptist Church…

He is the so-called leader of a congregation of so-called Christians. And, he said those words on Sunday in a sermon to his “flock”… mere hours after a sad sick person walked into a Orlando club and blew away 49 innocent people and left countless others injured in so many ways… physically…psychologically… people hurt beyond belief… wounded in their souls…

He preached to his congregation hateful words…he called for homosexuals… gays… lesbians… trans folks… whatever label ya wish to use… to be rounded up Nazi style and then executed by gunfire.

He was fucking glad people were murdered and rejoiced in that fact from his holy position of a pulpit in a building that is supposed to be a house of God… a church…

He committed slander when he said all homosexuals were child molesters… he lied before his God… he bore false testimony…

He then said he was not advocating violence against gay folks…

Let me grok this… this “person” wants the fucking government to go round up gay folks… line them up in front of a firing squad and then shot? I got that correct? That’s what this puke said?

Tell me… how in the hell can that not be considered violence? Or, advocating violence?

And… how can a person who said all that other shit, then dare to open his two-faced yap and say… “You don’t mourn the death of them. They deserve what they got. You reap what you sow. But, we don’t advocate it either. We’re not calling people to arms… and if somebody goes out and says I’m going to go kill sodomites… you don’t listen to those people. That’s not what we’re saying.”

No… you don’t want blood on your own damn hands… you’d rather the federal government do it for you… no innocent blood on your filthy paws because, hell, who knows, when ya’ll go to meet your maker, he might question why you hated on gay folks so damn much… because, after all, they too were his creations… his damn children. Yet, you wanted their blood to be shed.

A damn hypocrite… a coward and a hypocrite is what Jimenez is.  A damn cowardly bastard who doesn’t even have the balls to go out and do his own damn dirty work…

You reap what you sow? His own damn words… He best hope his instant karma don’t come back and bite his ass and give him some of the reaping of what he be sowing.

BTW… according to CBS Sacramento… the video that showed all this drek? It has since been deleted from the church’s YouTube account.

Fucking chicken shit cowardly lowlife… man of God my ass…

But…

There are over 8 million stories in NYC and this is one…NYC

At 8:00 am this past Monday (6/13) Amaira Hasan with headphones on was heading to her job in Manhattan on the F train from Queens when she witnessed some schmuck getting up in the faces of two commuters who happened to be women… and… Muslims wearing hijabs.

Amaira posted on Facebook, and told the NYDN, that the schmuck was aggressively berating the two women and told them that they were terrorists and they should go come and take their bombs with them.

She also witnessed some other fellow commuters who decide enough was enough and they were tired of the schmuck’s shit towards the two women who had done nothing but try to ride a train from one place to another. But the schmuck ignored their pleas for him to cease and desist and drove on with his racist and foolish rant… now insisting that “Donald Trump is right” and intensified his bullshit with a tirade about how the welfare system sucks and how undocumented immigrants are here for e free ride.

Amaira said a bunch of the people on the train…among them… a Black dude… a man who later said he was Romanian.. some Asians and a dude who was probably gay as he asked the schmuck if he had a problem with the LGBT community… now insisted strongly that the man shut the fuck up…

And finally when one man said…  “This is New York City. The most diverse place in the world. And in New York, we protect our own and we don’t give a fuck what anyone looks like or who they love, or any of those things. It’s time for you to leave these women alone, sir.”

The schmuck kinda, sorta did shut the fuck up and eventually got off the train…F-Train

Amaira… a Muslim herself… told the NYDN that she is aware that women in hijabs face harassment and that she too had had been harassed for wearing a head scarf. She also added that due to the anti-Muslim talk by some “citizens” after the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, where gunman Omar Mateen killed 49 people her sense of worry has been heightened.

Amaira told the NYDN that she didn’t actually do anything on the train but that the heroes were the people of NYC who were on the train who stood up against racism and hatred.

She told the NYDN, “I know that I would be grateful. I know a lot of people who depend on the kindness of and are at the mercy of strangers.”

That’s one of the reason why I like NYC so damn much… yeah… there’s a lot of crap that sometimes goes on in NYC… in any city… and it tends to get the most notoriety from the media… the press.  But there is also a lot of real good stuff that people do every damn day to help one another and sometimes they see shit going on and they take a real stand against injustice… or… maybe just want to lend a hand to someone who needs it… or… give a person just a word of encouragement.  Ya know …like the man said…  “… we protect our own and we don’t give a fuck what anyone looks like or who they love, or any of those things…”

Now that’s my America… that’s what we need to be all about…

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One more thing… did ya notice something about the dude who said what he said to the schmuck? Did ya notice that he firmly and resolutely… made no bones about it… that the man should shut the fuck up and that New Yorkers protect their own… and… he ended it with… “sir”?

He gave respect when no respect was even due…

Now… that my dudes and dudettes… is a fucking class NYC act…

 

Another thousand words…

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Nicky Whelan (35) is an Australian actress and model…Nicky-Whelan-8

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