“Who is outside?”
“What are they trying to do?”
“They’re trying to kill us.”
“Do you want to go out there?”
These are some of the exchanges between then Randallstown Maryland resident 23-year old Korryn Gaines and her child before she was shot and killed on Monday, August 1, 2016, by Baltimore County Maryland police ending an hours-long standoff with them.
Korryn Gaines’ fateful Monday began after 9:00 a.m. when Baltimore County police officers knocked on the door of the Carriage Hill apartment she was in to serve arrest warrants to Gaines and a man reported as her boyfriend, 39-year-old Kiean Courtney .
Source: The Korryn Gaines Traffic Stop Video Reveals A Lot About Her Demise — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium
The Reverend William Barber II is having a blessed day—less than twenty-four hours after he rocked the Democratic national convention with a prophetic call for social justice, a federal appeals court threw out a voting law he has campaigned against for the last three years. The law restricted early voting and ended same-day voting registration,…
via US judges overnturn a North Carolina voting law that targeted African Americans with “almost surgical precision” — Quartz
Over a year after Sandra Bland died in police custody, an officer involved in the case is giving the world a glimpse into how the “blue wall of silence” works inside the law enforcement industry.
Prairie View, TX, police officer Michael Kelley says that a local prosecutor and police officials suppressed facts about Bland’s initial arrest while investigating Brian Encinia, the man who actually cuffed and booked Bland. Encinia was eventually charged, but only with perjury — a decision that sparked further outrage.
Kelley got to the scene too late to see exactly what happened between Encinia and Bland during the key moments off a dash-cam video where the two are out of frame and Bland says he’s knocked her head against the pavement. But Encinia said he didn’t know what he was arresting Bland for but would come up with something, Kelley says. “She had a large mark on her head. Maybe she fell when she was in handcuffs. Maybe she got kicked,” he told the Huffington Post’s Michael McLaughlin. Read it here. –> Texas Cop Says He Was Threatened For Trying To Tell The Truth About Sandra Bland | ThinkProgress
The ’70’s funk and soul icon Sly Stone, front man of Sly and the Family Stone, has called a van home for years after falling out of the entertainment limelight along with being cheated out of millions of dollars for his music.
Being a huge fan of Sly and the family I for one was disheartened to hear the legendary guitarist and all around musician had hit the skids so hard.
I have followed his fall from grace and the defection of women, friends, fans, and business partners. Lose the money lose the phoneys, lose the trophies.
Sly found this out when he dropped hard from a lofty mansion status to the gutters of poverty and damned near homelessness.
After years out of the limelight and living on the fringes of society, Sly Stone may have a blessing coming that is long overdue. Read about it here. ->Jury Awards Sly Stone 5 Million Dollars in Unpaid Royalties — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium
“If you want to survive, do and say as little as possible.”
– Clemens – 12 Years A Slave