Massive Rally In Jena, The Racists Can’t Hide

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He read a statement to begin his press conference, saying this trial has nothing to do with race. And immediately, I mean, you could hear like gasps in the back of the crowd. He was obviously flustered by the questions that were asked, or he was unprepared for them. And at the end, as someone asked him, “Why are you trying to destroy these boys’ lives with a stroke of your pen?” he picked up his folder and scattered microphones across the ground and said, “It’s obvious that this press conference is out of control.” And he turned around and ran back inside the courthouse.

Also significant is that he came out with [Justin] Barker, the alleged victim, and flanked by the sheriff and police officers, who are supposed to obviously be impartial in the trying of this case. But the sheriff came out with the prosecutor and the alleged victim to his press conference. And, you know, obviously, the sheriff wasn’t out there standing with the father of the real victim, I would say, of this case, Mychal Bell and the other five students who are now facing, you know, eighty years in prison.

Thousands are converging on Jena and I think it is brilliant, Jena needs to be invaded and told it can no longer live its bigoted ol’ ways. As I wrote before about bullies-

When I was 11 my mother got a phone call from another mother she knew, the call was to say that her son who was in my class was being bullied and could she ask me to maybe hang out with him a bit and just see that nothing bad happened to him. Fine, happy to do it, the kid’s mother phoned as many of the mothers of boys in my class as she could. The next day out of a class of 30, about 20 boys were going around with the bullies target, we hung out with him and just mooched around, the bullies (3 of them) very quickly checked the odds, them vs. basically the whole rest of the class. Bullying over, not just because of the numbers but because it was out and public and bullies always look pathetic in the cold light of day.

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Mentally-ill 56 Year Old Woman In A Wheelchair Tasered 10 Times And Dies

A Clay County woman’s family said it’s seeking justice after their loved one died shortly after being shocked 10 times with Taser guns during a confrontation with police. The family of 56-year-old Emily Delafield said it would take the Green Cove Springs Police Department to court, according to a WJXT-TV report.In April 2006, officers with the police department said they were called to a disturbance at a home in the 400 block of Harrison Street just before 5 p.m. In a 911 call made to the Green Cove Springs, Delafield can be heard telling a dispatcher that she believed she was in danger:

Dispatcher: And what’s the problem?

Delafield: My sister is waiting on my property.

Dispatcher: Your what?

Delafield: My sister (inaudible) is on my property trying to harm me.

Officers said they arrived to find Delafield in a wheelchair, armed with two knives and a hammer. Police said the woman was swinging the weapons at family members and police. Within an hour of her call to 911, Delafield, a wheelchair-bound woman documented to have mental illness, was dead. Family attorney Rick Alexander said Delafield’s death could have been prevented and that there are four things that jump out at him about the case.

“One, she’s in a wheelchair. Two, she’s schizophrenic. Three, they’re using a Taser on a person that’s in a wheelchair, and then four is that they tasered her 10 times for a period of like two minutes,” Alexander said.

According to a police report, one of the officers used her Taser gun nine times for a total of 160 seconds and the other officer discharged his Taser gun once for a total of no more than five seconds. A medical examiner found Delafield died from hypertensive heart disease and cited the Taser gun shock as a contributing factor, the report said. On her death certificate, the medical examiner ruled Delafield’s death a homicide.

Tasers make police lazy and over reliant on force, they appeal to sadistic control impulses in the psyche, they are a technology that acts like a catalyst for authoritarianism. They are a gateway drug to a police state. If you think her aggression and possession of weapons justified her treatment you are a hapless coward and Big Brother would be very proud of you.

Blog Censorship In The UK

From Chicken Yoghurt-

Tim Ireland’s Bloggerheads site is currently down after his webhost pulled the plug. You can thank the latest Russian (that should be Uzbek) billionaire to reach the UK. The details will come out in due course.

This also means that the family of websites that Tim and Clive (whose site is also down) look after are also currently AWOL. So if you’re missing the online presences of Craig Murray, Bob Piper or Boris Johnson, now you know why they’ve gone.

Tim and Clive are now looking for a new web home for themselves and the rest and are hoping to be back within 48 hours. If any sympathetic souls would help spread the word, it would be most appreciated.

Now I am not remotely interested in football, hence I have not been overly worked up about this oligarch buying some business designed to fleece people for watching millionaires play a child’s game. However I really don’t like rich people using lawyers to enforce censorship, but it must be said that the allegations against Alisher Usmanov are completely unfounded. He is not a pig eyed sack of shit who does it with dead badgers, nor does he smell of rancid piss and have the dress sense of a retarded geography teacher. Using his billions to pay a fine firm of lawyers to close down bloggers is absolutely a noble pursuit and certainly him and all those lawyers should be commended on their excitingly authoritarian values. Anyone who says they are money grubbing weasels who don’t deserve to be pissed on even if they were on fire is clearly completely wrong and is the sort of person who Google’s – Craig Murray Usmanov – and reads the third result down. Obviously such lowlife thinks this fine litigious billionaire is a sleazy cretin who fancies his own mum, how wrong they would be! Best of all it confirms the law as an instrument of control wielded by the wealthy, which is of course a fine principle held by all right thinking people & lawyers who are absolutely not imbecilic Neanderthals, a conversation with whom would be less preferable than gargling cold diarrhoea whilst listening to Paris Hilton singing Britney covers. Have I made myself clear?

The Shock Doctrine In Bookshops Now!

I saved this (because when I saw it you couldn’t buy the book, so I waited until it was available), then I forgot, now I’ve remembered!

“When I finished The Shock Doctrine, I sent it to Alfonso Cuarón because I adore his films and felt that the future he created for Children of Men was very close to the present I was seeing in disaster zones. I was hoping he would send me a quote for the book jacket and instead he pulled together this amazing team of artists — including Jonás Cuarón who directed and edited — to make The Shock Doctrine short film. It was one of those blessed projects where everything felt fated.” – Naomi Klein