Texas Cop Says He Was Threatened For Trying To Tell The Truth About Sandra Bland | ThinkProgress

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

They Don’t See The Grind They See The Shine — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium

The title of this post is a quote I lifted from a conversation Damon “Dame” Dash was having on the TV show Music Moguls.

Now considering Dash’s failures one might ascertain Dash is not the one to be quoting in a motivational context.

In his heyday, Dash was worth a reported $50 million, only to descend so deeply into debt (thanks to back taxes, back rent and other outstanding bills) that it ate away at his multi-million fortune.

Given all of that, I’d argue that Dash could offer up some noteworthy advice on what to and not to do to those with their eyes on the prize of success and prosperity. There’s always lessons to be learned from losing just as there are lessons to be learned from winning.

Get the full spill @: They Don’t See The Grind They See The Shine — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium

Controlling Your Anger at Work-Before it Controls You

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Anger can be a healthy, natural response to these difficulties. However it’s when you let the anger get out of control that it goes from being a natural, healthy emotion, to wreaking havoc in…

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How These Officers Involved In Freddie Gray’s Death Are Walking Free — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium

Monday, July 18th, 2017 (Baltimore Maryland). Baltimore City Police Lt. Brian Rice was found not guilty on all charges related to the death of Freddie Gray.

Rice, the highest-ranking officer of six to stand trial over Gray’s death, had been charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in office.

Freddie Gray was the Baltimore Maryland man who died of a severe spinal injury on April 19, one week after being chased and arrested for nothing in his by Baltimore City Police.

Gray’s death was ruled a homicide.Homicide (noun)- the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another; murder.Suicide (noun) — the act or an instance of taking one’s own life voluntarily and intentionally. Well, Freddie Gray didn’t do this.

Source: How These Officers Involved In Freddie Gray’s Death Are Walking Free — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium