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It's a caricature.
Yeah a innocent young man hunted down, caught and murdered in cold blood deserves a caricature.
 

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T shirt, shorts, and shoes - no weapons, no hoodie to disguise his face. The criminals who killed him deserve the hangman's noose because of their premeditation.
 

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T shirt, shorts, and shoes - no weapons, no hoodie to disguise his face. The criminals who killed him deserve the hangman's noose because of their premeditation.
A couple of questions which seem obvious to me, but might not to Americans:

1. This is simply a still photo (presumably one frame from a video?) of a guy standing in an unfinished house, looking at the security camera with, as you say, no disguise. There's nothing in his hand, so is there any actual evidence that THIS guy was a burglar, or was he someone who simply wandered into the site to have a look (which, in point of fact, I've done myself)?

2. Has it been confirmed that the person in this photo, which supposedly triggered the attack, is actually Ahmaud Arbery?
 

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Yes its him and it proves that he wasn't breaking in any house. Like the always do they're going back to what he did when he was a teenager. They always do that to black people that have been murdered while existing. The even did it to the guy that the lady cop murdered.
 

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By Minyvonne Burke
A black woman was asleep in her Louisville, Kentucky, home when three police officers forced their way inside, "blindly fired" and killed her, according to a lawsuit filed by the woman's family.
Breonna Taylor, an EMT worker, died on March 13 after officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department executed a search warrant at the wrong home, the suit states.

Police at the time said the officers knocked on the door several times and “announced their presence as police who were there with a search warrant.” The officers forced their way in through the door and “were immediately met by gunfire,” Lt. Ted Eidem said at a March 13 press conference.
Taylor's death gained national attention this week after the family hired attorney Ben Crump, who is also representing the family of Ahmaud Arbery, the black man in Georgia who died on Feb. 23 after being pursued and shot by two white men.
Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael were arrested last week and charged with murder and aggravated assault in the Arbery case.

Crump called Taylor's death a "senseless killing."
"We stand with the family of this young woman in demanding answers from the Louisville Police Department," he said in a statement Monday on Twitter.

The attorney called out the police department for not taking responsibility and not providing "any answers regarding the facts and circumstances of how this tragedy occurred."
Crump joins Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker in representing the family.
The lawsuit states that Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were asleep in the bedroom when police in plain clothes and unmarked vehicles arrived at the house around 12:30 a.m.

The officers were looking for a suspect who lived in a different part of the city and was already in police custody after he was arrested earlier.
The three officers entered Taylor's home "without knocking and without announcing themselves as police officers," the suit states.
The lawsuit says Taylor and Walker woke up and thought criminals were breaking in. Walker called 911 and, according to The Courier-Journal, police said he opened fire and shot an officer.
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"The defendants then proceeded to spray gunfire into the residence with a total disregard for the value of human life," the lawsuit alleges. "Shots were blindly fired by the officers all throughout Breonna's home."
The suit states that Walker had a license to carry and kept firearms in the home for protection.
Taylor, 26, was shot eight times and died. Walker, 27, was arrested. According to jail records he's been charged with assault and attempted murder on a police officer. An attorney for Walker could not immediately be reached.
"Breonna had posed no threat to the officers and did nothing to deserve to die at their hands," the suit says, adding that she was unarmed.

"Neither of the two had any criminal history for drugs or violence," it states. No drugs were found in the home.
The gunfire from the officers struck objects in the living room, dining room, kitchen, hallway, bathroom and both bedrooms, according to the lawsuit.
"The officers failed to use any sound reasonable judgment whatsoever when firing more than 25 blind shots into multiple homes and causing the wrongful death of Breonna," according to the suit.
Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, filed the lawsuit in April in Jefferson Circuit Court alleging wrongful death, excessive force and gross negligence.

A spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Police Department said, "Due to an ongoing internal investigation into this situation, we are not able to comment at this time."
The officers were identified by the police department at the March 13 press conference as Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove. All three were placed on administrative reassignment pending the outcome of an investigation.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said in a statement Tuesday that he was monitoring the case and talked to the police department's chief to ensure a thorough investigation.
"As always, my priority is that the truth comes out, and for justice to follow the path of truth," he said in a statement posted on Twitter. "The Breonna Taylor case is currently under investigation. Therefore, expansive comments are not appropriate until all the facts are fully known."
 

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"Kenneth Walker, Taylor's boyfriend, was with her in bed when police entered the home, and police say he shot an officer. He faces criminal charges of first-degree assault and attempted murder of a police office, but no drug charges."


Who opened fire first? How did the boyfriend survive and the girl didn't?
 

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"Kenneth Walker, Taylor's boyfriend, was with her in bed when police entered the home, and police say he shot an officer. He faces criminal charges of first-degree assault and attempted murder of a police office, but no drug charges."


Who opened fire first? How did the boyfriend survive and the girl didn't?
It doesn't matter who shot first she had a license to have a gun in the house for protection. The cops busted into the WRONG house looking to arrest someone for drugs. This whole story explains itself.

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ABOUT 15 PEOPLE, SOME ARMED, CONFRONTED THE WRONG BLACK TEEN. NOW AN OFFICER IS FIRED


An off-duty sheriff's deputy has been fired and charged after allegedly harassing a black teenager at his home.



A North Carolina corrections officer is out of a job and facing charges after he and about 15 other people, some armed, harassed a black teenager they mistakenly believed was involved in a girl's disappearance, the teen's attorney said.

Jordan Kita is charged with forcible trespass, breaking and entering and willful failure to discharge duties, New Hanover and Pender County District Attorney Ben David said last week.


more at link ....




This is just another day in the USA. Things like this typically happen every single day. Unfortunately, all you hear from the Rush Limbaughs and Fox network liars is that news such as this is imaginary at best.
 

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This one has a little more detail.


Sheriff’s deputy fired, faces charges after leading armed white mob to black teen’s home
Theresa Braine
By THERESA BRAINE
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
MAY 11, 2020 | 7:36 PM



In this Thursday, May 7 photo, provided by the Port City Daily, high school senior Dameon Shepard, right, his mother, Monica Shepard, and their attorney Jim Lea, left, pose for a photo at the Shepard's home in the Rocky Point area of Pender County, in North Carolina. New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy Jordan Kita faces criminal charges after authorities say he led a group of people to the wrong location, the Shepards' home, in a search for a missing girl (later found safe). Kita has also been fired. There were no reports of a warrant.

In this Thursday, May 7 photo, provided by the Port City Daily, high school senior Dameon Shepard, right, his mother, Monica Shepard, and their attorney Jim Lea, left, pose for a photo at the Shepard's home in the Rocky Point area of Pender County, in North Carolina. New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy Jordan Kita faces criminal charges after authorities say he led a group of people to the wrong location, the Shepards' home, in a search for a missing girl (later found safe). Kita has also been fired. There were no reports of a warrant.(Mark Darrough/AP)

A peaceful evening was shattered last week for a North Carolina woman and her high school son as they found themselves fending off an armed mob seeking a missing teenage girl who the two knew nothing about.
The group included a sheriff’s deputy who has now lost his job and will face charges, reported WECT-TV.
New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputy Deputy J.T. Kita will be charged with forcible trespass, breaking and entering, New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David said Friday. He will also be charged with willful failure to discharge duties related to his failure to uphold the responsibility of being a sworn officer, NBC News reported.
Kita has also been fired, David said.
Another group member, Austin Wood, will be charged with going armed to the terror of the community, reported WECT.
They were trying to find 15-year-old Lekayda Kempisty, who had gone missing but was later found safe, according to the Associated Press. They sought someone named Josiah.
The group of self-styled vigilantes decided they knew where to look.
Except that they didn’t.
High School senior Dameon was playing video games, and Monica Shepard was upstairs asleep, when the group allegedly tried to force their way in, led by Kita.
In this Thursday, May 7 photo, provided by the Port City Daily, Dameon Shepard, a high school senior, poses for a photo at his home in the Rocky Point area of Pender County, in North Carolina.

In this Thursday, May 7 photo, provided by the Port City Daily, Dameon Shepard, a high school senior, poses for a photo at his home in the Rocky Point area of Pender County, in North Carolina. (Mark Darrough/AP)
The Shepards, who are African-American, are now preparing a civil suit, according to a letter drafted by family attorney James Lea to New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David.
The commotion woke Shepard, who tried to get the guys to leave. But instead, an armed, uniformed Kita stopped her from shutting the door. Reports did not mention a warrant.
“He just said, ‘I’m going to step inside, close the door and talk to you guys,’ ” Monica Shepard said, according to WECT-TV. “And I said, ‘No, you’re not.’ He had his foot on the threshold of my door, holding the door open, and he said it again, he said, ‘I’m going to step inside, close the door, and I’ll talk to you,’ when I said, ‘No you’re not.’ ”
Not only did the men have the wrong house, but the occupant they were seeking also hadn’t lived there in a month, the Shepards told the alleged invaders repeatedly. Dameon’s name was prominently displayed on a lawn poster congratulating him on his high school graduation.
David mentioned that Kita had some sort of familial connection with Lekayda, according to WECT.


Thank goodness the mom was home. Just like an old time mom coming to grab a black man to beat or worse murder him with no consequences. Just like always, nothing happens until it goes public. Waiting for the whitesplaining.
 

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Now a little bit of history. Today 13th of May is the day when the Lei Áurea (Golden Law in English) was signed by Princess Isabel abolishing slavery in Brazil. It was the last country on the Americas to do it so, only in 1888. It's a very interesting story because it is so different of anything that happened anywhere else, and it's also against so many narratives that I think it's worth for people to know about it, as it's very interesting in itself. It's also relevant as Brazil was the country with the highest number of slaves and because of that is considered to be the 2nd country with the highest number of black people in the world.

At those times the country was still an Empire and the Emperor was the great Dom Pedro II, nicknamed the Magnanimous. He was half Habsburg from his mother side, which I always found fascinating. The man is considered by many to be the greatest Brazilian and I personally see him as the most positive political personality we ever had. Charles Darwin once said "The Emperor does so much for science, that every scientific man is bound to show him the utmost respect". Victor Hugo told the Emperor: "Sire, you are a great citizen, you are the grandson of Marcus Aurelius".



So Pedro II was not only a very inteligent and astute man, but he also had many principles, including, being a strong and convict abolitionist. Brazil however wasn't an absolutist monarchy, so his powers were limited. At the 19th century, few free Brazilians opposed slavery and he was widely criticized for his views. Critics argued "that abolition was his personal desire and not that of the nation.". So in 1850 he had his first success by threatening to abdicate unless the General Assembly declared the Atlantic Slave Trade Illegal, so the Eusébio de Queirós Law was approved forbiding it. He said "I'd rather lose my crown than tolerate the slave trafic" which ended up being prophetic. Having dealt with the overseas supply of new slaves, Pedro II turned his attention in the early 1860s to removing the remaining source: enslavement of children born to slaves. Legislation was drafted at his initiative, but the conflict with Paraguay delayed discussion of the proposal in the General Assembly, but eventually, a bill was enacted as the Law of Free Birth on 28 September 1871, under which all children born to slave women after that date were considered free-born.

In the late 80s, he was travelling to receive medical help in Europe, which left his daughter as regent.
Abolitionism in Brazil was growing in strength, but the government of the conservative Baron of Cotegipe attempted to slow the pace of reform. Isabel, in her own words, "became ever more convinced that some action had to be taken" to expand the emancipation program, and pressured Cotegipe, unsuccessfully, to free more slaves. After the Rio police's mishandling of a pro-abolition demonstration in early 1888, Isabel acted, and appointed Oliveira in Cotegipe's place.
Oliveira's government supported unconditional abolition, and swiftly introduced legislation. On 13 May 1888, Isabel signed the Golden Law (A Lei Áurea), as it was known, which enabled the complete cessation of slavery. Isabel was popularly acclaimed as "the Redemptress" (A Redentora), and was given a Golden Rose by the Pope for her actions.

And now it comes the sad part. A bunch of farmers got mad at the Abolition, specially because they didn't get any compensantion for the freed slaves, which amongst other causes ended up in the Republican Coup D'État and their exile. Princess Isabel declared “Even if I had a thousand thrones, a thousand thrones I would give up to end slavery". She even had ideas of trying to give money to the freed slaves and do some inclusive actions, but the Republican Coup put an end to all that.

It's very interesting how in the early republic, the freed blacks here were very often monarchists. This is probably such an unique case in world history where the Monarchy represented progress while the Republican conservative and regressive ideas.

This story is not that good for a lot of narratives and some who just try to provoke racial division, but it is what it is.
 

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Now a little bit of history. Today 13th of May is the day when the Lei Áurea (Golden Law in English) was signed by Princess Isabel abolishing slavery in Brazil. It was the last country on the Americas to do it so, only in 1888. It's a very interesting story because it is so different of anything that happened anywhere else, and it's also against so many narratives that I think it's worth for people to know about it, as it's very interesting in itself. It's also relevant as Brazil was the country with the highest number of slaves and because of that is considered to be the 2nd country with the highest number of black people in the world.

At those times the country was still an Empire and the Emperor was the great Dom Pedro II, nicknamed the Magnanimous. He was half Habsburg from his mother side, which I always found fascinating. The man is considered by many to be the greatest Brazilian and I personally see him as the most positive political personality we ever had. Charles Darwin once said "The Emperor does so much for science, that every scientific man is bound to show him the utmost respect". Victor Hugo told the Emperor: "Sire, you are a great citizen, you are the grandson of Marcus Aurelius".



So Pedro II was not only a very inteligent and astute man, but he also had many principles, including, being a strong and convict abolitionist. Brazil however wasn't an absolutist monarchy, so his powers were limited. At the 19th century, few free Brazilians opposed slavery and he was widely criticized for his views. Critics argued "that abolition was his personal desire and not that of the nation.". So in 1850 he had his first success by threatening to abdicate unless the General Assembly declared the Atlantic Slave Trade Illegal, so the Eusébio de Queirós Law was approved forbiding it. He said "I'd rather lose my crown than tolerate the slave trafic" which ended up being prophetic. Having dealt with the overseas supply of new slaves, Pedro II turned his attention in the early 1860s to removing the remaining source: enslavement of children born to slaves. Legislation was drafted at his initiative, but the conflict with Paraguay delayed discussion of the proposal in the General Assembly, but eventually, a bill was enacted as the Law of Free Birth on 28 September 1871, under which all children born to slave women after that date were considered free-born.

In the late 80s, he was travelling to receive medical help in Europe, which left his daughter as regent.
Abolitionism in Brazil was growing in strength, but the government of the conservative Baron of Cotegipe attempted to slow the pace of reform. Isabel, in her own words, "became ever more convinced that some action had to be taken" to expand the emancipation program, and pressured Cotegipe, unsuccessfully, to free more slaves. After the Rio police's mishandling of a pro-abolition demonstration in early 1888, Isabel acted, and appointed Oliveira in Cotegipe's place.
Oliveira's government supported unconditional abolition, and swiftly introduced legislation. On 13 May 1888, Isabel signed the Golden Law (A Lei Áurea), as it was known, which enabled the complete cessation of slavery. Isabel was popularly acclaimed as "the Redemptress" (A Redentora), and was given a Golden Rose by the Pope for her actions.

And now it comes the sad part. A bunch of farmers got mad at the Abolition, specially because they didn't get any compensantion for the freed slaves, which amongst other causes ended up in the Republican Coup D'État and their exile. Princess Isabel declared “Even if I had a thousand thrones, a thousand thrones I would give up to end slavery". She even had ideas of trying to give money to the freed slaves and do some inclusive actions, but the Republican Coup put an end to all that.

It's very interesting how in the early republic, the freed blacks here were very often monarchists. This is probably such an unique case in world history where the Monarchy represented progress while the Republican conservative and regressive ideas.

This story is not that good for a lot of narratives and some who just try to provoke racial division, but it is what it is.
Good read.
 

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