Saturday, September 9, 2017
COP CRIMES IN AMERICA - DETROIT POLICE SANDBAG LEGAL INVESTIGATION OF MURDER OF 15-YEAR-OLD DAMON GRIMES..... Are cops the biggest criminals in America?
By Robert Verdine
Detroit police have yet to release any information on their investigation into the death of 15-year-old Damon Grimes at the hands of a Michigan State Police trooper August 26. The Michigan State Police are conducting a separate investigation.
The youth was killed while riding his ATV in a working class neighborhood on Detroit’s east side along the Gratiot Avenue corridor. The trooper fired a Taser at Grimes from his moving patrol car, causing the teen to crash into a parked pick-up truck, killing him.
On August 30, a vigil held for the slain teen attended by some 200 people gave way to expressions of tension and anger over the callous killing of an unarmed youth. About 20 youth riding ATVs participated in the protest, which involved a brief confrontation with police. No arrests were made.
According to an account in the local media, “Michigan State Police said troopers had tried to stop Grimes, 15, for reckless driving,” but the teen fled on the ATV. Troopers pursued and one of them used a Taser on Grimes, striking him. He then crashed.
It was later revealed that the state police trooper in question, who was identified by a police source as Mark Bessner, had been previously accused of excessive force in two separate lawsuits that were later dismissed. Bessner has been temporarily suspended.
State Police Lt. Michael Shaw reported to Mlive that the trooper involved in the death is being placed on paid suspension while the investigation is conducted. A spokesperson for the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, Lisa Croff, reported to the Detroit News that the death had been ruled accidental.
“He died in an accident (which caused) blunt force head trauma,” said Croff, stressing the ruling has nothing to do with the police investigation into the incident. “The manner of death is that he crashed an ATV in an accident. We’re not saying why the accident happened; that’s not for us to say.”
However, the cause of Grimes’ death is self-evident. The officer fired a Taser at someone operating a moving vehicle, which either directly caused heart failure or caused the youth to lose control of the vehicle.
It should be noted that riding ATVs is a popular pastime on Detroit’s east side and in the metropolitan area as a whole. Although technically illegal to ride on city roads, it is outrageous that a misdemeanor should lead to what amounts to an extra-judicial execution.
Dezajanai, a 17-year-old youth involved in the vigil, told the Detroit News it was normal for people in Detroit’s east side neighborhoods to ride ATVs in the street and that she used to ride her ATV with Damon all the time.
“We’re here tonight for him. To send him off right,” said Dezajanai. “This is my ATV, he just got his a month ago.”
According to records reviewed by the Detroit N ews, Bessner and other state troopers were sued in a 2013 federal case in which the lawsuit claimed that Bessner and a group of other troopers “spotted Martin McCurtis outside Sinai-Grace Hospital’s emergency room and attacked him for no reason.”
The News account continued, citing the lawsuit, “Bessner repeatedly struck the plaintiff’s body and gratuitously kneed him in his face and head multiple times as plaintiff was lying defenseless on the ground. The other defendants joined in the unprovoked physical assault of plaintiff.” In addition, the federal suit goes on to say that police sought a warrant against the man for resisting and obstructing a police office. This request was refused by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. The case was later settled by an agreement between the parties involved.
In a second case, Bessner allegedly Tasered the plaintiff on “multiple and continuous occasions with the specific intent of inflicting pain,” including after the plaintiff was in handcuffs.
The family of Damon Grimes has filed a $50 million dollar lawsuit against Bessner for their son’s death. The family’s attorney, Jeffrey Fieger, told the press. “I cannot conceive, under any set of circumstances, a justification for a police officer doing a drive-by shooting of a child on an ATV.” He continued, “Under no circumstance should any police officer ever shoot like a cowboy out of his vehicle.”
The death of Damon Grimes is yet another appalling example of police violence, and among the most recent in a continuing series of extrajudicial killings by the police in American cities. As of the time of this writing, Killedbypolice.net reports that there have been 826 deaths at the hands of police since the start of 2017.
Posted by The Mexican Invasion & Occupation at 7:59 AM
UNITED AIRLINES DODGES GOVERNMENT DISCIPLINE FOR BRUTALIZING DR DAVID DAO..... ANOTHER CASE OF GOV SERVING THEIR CORPORATE MASTERS AND REMINDING THEM THAT WALL STREET COMPANIES ARE ALWAYS ABOVE THE LAW!
Are you still failing to understand that you have NO RIGHTS when it comes to the interests of Wall Street companies?
United Airlines dodges government discipline for brutalizing passenger
By Marcus Day
9 September 2017
United Airlines will face no punishment from the US government for the brutal removal of a passenger from a flight in April.
The man, 69-year-old Dr. David Dao, had been beaten and dragged from his seat by Chicago Department of Aviation police at O’Hare International Airport on April 9. After passengers had boarded the plane and taken their seats, United demanded four passengers voluntarily give up their spots to make room for flight crew. When none did so, four were chosen by a computer program and involuntarily bumped from the flight, with the selection reported to have been based on factors such as the price passengers paid for the seat.
Three of those chosen agreed to disembark in return for financial reimbursement, while Dao refused, stating that he had patients to see in Kentucky the next day. Airport police were then called on board, who proceeded to wrench Dao from his seat, fling him into a hard armrest, and drag him, semi-conscious, up the aisle.
Dr. David Dao being dragged from the plane
Smartphone video of the event recorded by dismayed fellow passengers was viewed by tens of millions on social media, provoking widespread outrage. The event cast a light on the airlines’ frequent practice of “involuntary denied bookings,” in which passengers are forced from flights for which they have paid tickets, either because the airline has oversold seats or because they wish to make room for flight crew or VIPs.
In the end, Dao suffered a broken nose, lost teeth, and a concussion. Following an initial insincere apology, United CEO Oscar Munoz provoked further indignation online when a leaked email to employees showed him attacking Dao as “disruptive and belligerent.” United later quietly reached a settlement with him for an unknown sum, before he filed a lawsuit.
Last week, a letter was published from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to United Airlines stating that a DOT investigation had been concluded and that “no enforcement action was warranted at this time.” The letter, dated May 12, was only released due to the efforts of Flyer Rights, an airline passenger advocacy group, which filed a Freedom of Information Act request.
“For the Department of Transportation to
conclude that United Airlines’ conduct did not
warrant an enforcement action is a dereliction
of duty,” said Paul Hudson, Flyer Rights’
The letter, one and a half pages long, gives every indication that the investigation was nothing more than a formality, with the outcome preordained.
It states that the DOT investigation nominally examined only whether United complied with the department’s overbooking rules and federal anti-discrimination statutes, but not the actions of the airport police who dragged Dao from the plane, saying it was “not DOT’s role to investigate police conduct.”
The letter dubiously refers to the passengers selected by United to be removed from the plane as having been “involuntarily denied boarding.” However, passengers had already boarded the plane and taken their seats by the point at which United began demanding they give up their spots.
Several air law experts have previously questioned whether
United’s actions were legal even under the permissive DOT rules governing overbooking. A professor at George Washington University Law School, John Banzhaf, told the Philadelphia Inquirer in April that United was “citing the wrong federal rule to justify its illegal request to force a passenger already boarded and seated to disembark.”
The sole findings of the DOT investigation were that United complied “with some, but not all, of the requirements of the Department’s oversales rule.” The violations included the fact that United failed to compensate one of the passengers the correct amount for being denied boarding (it is unclear whether this passenger was Dao), and that Dao and his wife were not given a written copy of the oversales notice. In the bureaucratic wording of the letter, this was due to “Dr. Dao and his wife needing to leave the airport to seek medical care for Dr. Dao.”
Additionally, the letter states that investigators found no evidence that Dao or the other passengers bumped from the flight were discriminated against on the basis of “race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or ancestry.”
The letter concludes by stating that the DOT only enforces discipline when a “pattern or practice of noncompliance with the Department’s consumer protection regulations and Federal anti-discrimination statutes” is found, or when there is “one or a few instances of egregious conduct.” Dao’s horrific treatment, which Flyer Rights’ Hudson rightly called “egregious in every sense of the word,” apparently did not rise to this level in the eyes of the DOT.
A separate investigation by the Chicago Aviation Department, which oversees the security personnel who dragged Dao from the plane, concluded in July and resulted in a reshuffling of responsibilities among airport security and the Chicago Police Department (CPD), which, if anything, will only set the stage for escalated abuse and violence against air travelers.
City Aviation Department officers were stripped of their ability to refer to themselves or wear uniforms designating them as “police” and were ostensibly circumscribed in their ability to board planes. Instead, cops from CPD—notorious as one of the most murderous and violent police departments in the country—will now be the first to respond to on-board “disturbances.”
While new Aviation Department rules are touted as limiting the instances in which police or aviation security can board a plane to instances in which “there is an immediate medical issue or imminent physical threat on board with great bodily harm at risk,” the language is broad enough to be meaningless in practice.
The failure of United to face any serious repercussions from the brutalization of Dao once again demonstrates that the state regulatory organizations nominally tasked with overseeing these gigantic monopolies in fact function primarily to whitewash such incidents of corporate malfeasance and criminality when they become public knowledge, letting the perpetrators get off scot-free.
Dao’s vicious treatment is itself the outcome of intersecting historical processes: the desperate struggle for profits by a dwindling number of giant airline companies; the militarization of airport security under the bogus pretext of the “war on terror”; and the bipartisan deregulation of the airline industry, going back at least to the administration of President Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, in the 1970s.
Such events, along with increasingly unsafe flying conditions, will only recur in frequency and severity, as President Trump has pledged to shred the remainder of “burdensome” government regulations and proposed privatizing the air traffic control system.
Despite the PR fallout from the scandal,
United’s large shareholders and investors
have continued to rake in the money. The
company reported $818 million in profit in the
period from April through June, an increase of
39 percent over the same period last year.
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HURRICANES IRMA & HARVEY: TRUMP ADMIN OFFERS $15 BILLION.... ABOUT WHAT CALIFORNIA HANDS THEIR ILLEGALS IN WELFARE FOR ONE YEAR!
Barack Obama created
more debt for the middle class than any president in US
history, and also
had the only huge QE programs: $4.2 Trillion.
OXFAM reported that during Obama’s
terms, 95% of the wealth created went to the top 1% of the world’s wealthy.
MEXICAN INVASION of AMERICA’S OPEN and UNDEFENDED BORDERS
in every eleven persons born
in Mexico has gone to the U.S. The National Review reported
that in 2014 $1.87
billion was spent on incarcerating illegal immigrant criminals….Now add
hundreds of billions for welfare and remittances! MICHAEL BARGO, Jr…… for the AMERICAN
Hurricanes Irma and Harvey: Natural disaster and political breakdown
9 September 2017
impact of Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas and the unfolding disaster of
Hurricane Irma in south Florida are ruthlessly objective tests of the ability
of America’s ruling elite to manage the affairs of society. By any reasonable
standard, the capitalist class has failed, and failed miserably.
Two weeks after the
Texas Gulf Coast was devastated by Harvey, millions of people are seeking to
rebuild their lives with minimal social assistance. Hundreds of thousands of
homes were damaged or destroyed, one million cars rendered inoperable,
countless schools and other public facilities flooded and likely ruined beyond
repair. At least twenty-two people are missing, most now presumed dead, on top
of the more than 70 deaths officially acknowledged.
To address the
costliest natural disaster in American history—at least until the toll of
Hurricane Irma is tallied—with damage estimates approaching $200 billion, the
Trump administration and Congress have approved a derisory $15 billion in
federal assistance, ratified by the House of Representatives Friday.
The bulk of this
money goes to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which doles out funds
limited to $30,000 per family, through a nearly impenetrable bureaucratic
process in which the victims of the storm will be treated like criminals or
con-men. Other funding is routed through the Small Business Administration, in
the form of loans that those driven from their homes by the hurricane will be
hard-pressed to repay.
Hurricane Irma is
even more powerful than Harvey. The storm has already laid waste to several of
the Lesser Antilles and to the Turks and Caicos Islands, as well as battering
Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Irma began passing the
Bahamas on Friday and is scheduled to make landfall somewhere in south Florida
on Sunday afternoon.
Hurricane Irma is the
most powerful storm ever recorded on this planet, with the most “accumulated
cyclone energy,” one measure of overall intensity. It has sustained maximum
wind speeds of at least 180 miles per hour for 37 hours, longer than any
previous storm. Its size is vast: twice the extent of Hurricane Andrew, which
devastated south Florida in 1992. The storm is so large that it is wider than
the Florida peninsula itself, raising the possibility of simultaneous storm
surges on both the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic Coast, an unheard-of phenomenon.
A lethal threat faces
one of the most densely populated areas in the United States. But the response
of local, state and federal officials has been to tell the potential victims of
Irma: “You’re on your own.” This was the theme of several press conferences and
briefings on Friday, as government officials told some six million people in
south Florida to leave the region if possible, or else go to hurricane
These shelters are
entirely inadequate—some sizeable cities, like Ft. Myers on the Gulf coast,
have none. They are unavailable to many poor and working-class residents. The
Coalition for Racial Justice complained that Miami-Dade’s shelters are open
only in wealthy areas, a more than 30-minute drive from the city’s poorer
have been ordered for the Florida Keys, for Miami Beach and much of Miami-Dade,
the state’s largest metropolitan area, as well as portions of Broward and Palm
Beach counties and much of the southwestern corner of the state as well.
Combined, they are the largest mandatory evacuation in US history, leaving all
highways north completely jammed with traffic. Most gas stations have run out of
supplies, leaving many residents stranded in their cars as the hurricane
The most basic
measures to ensure that people can leave have not been taken, such as a mass
coordination of free rail, bus and airplane transportation. Many of those leaving
have no idea where they will stay, as hundreds of thousands attempt to find
accommodations on the route north. Many are stuck at the airport, with no open
flights and all shelters filled.
administration “prepared” for the one-two punch of Harvey and Irma by proposing
to slash spending on FEMA and other relief and disaster management agencies, to
say nothing of its war against climate science, waged on behalf of the oil, gas
and coal producers and other big industrial polluters.
Even the succession
of hurricanes—with Jose and Katia lined up to follow Harvey and Irma, four
giant storms in only three weeks, fueled by ocean waters now at an
unprecedented temperature of 90 degrees Fahrenheit—has not produced any
rethinking by the know-nothings of the Trump administration. The unending
stream of disasters proves the reality of climate change—to which one must add
the fires raging on the US West Coast and the floods that have devastated South
Asia—demonstrating the inability of the ruling classes of all countries to take
any serious measures to address the growing threat.
Scott Pruitt, a notorious global warming denier, denounced any discussion of
climate change as “very, very insensitive” to the people of Florida. “To have
any kind of focus on the cause and effect of the storm, versus helping people,
or actually facing the effect of the storm, is misplaced,” he argued.
By the same logic,
any discussion of plate tectonics or seismic faults should be banned during an
earthquake, nor should there be any analysis of El Nino wind effects during
wildfire season. Nuclear physics would be off-limits during a reactor meltdown.
And, we might add, there could be no discussion of the economic laws of
capitalism during a meltdown of the financial markets.
There is a distinct
class content to this rejection of science, or, indeed, any serious thought.
The US ruling elite, at every level, refused to plan seriously for natural
disasters which were both predictable and inevitable. Once the disasters unfolded,
the representatives of big business could barely conceal their indifference and
annoyance at the plight of what one of Trump’s real estate colleagues, Leona
Helmsley, sneered at as “the little people.”
Natural disasters have a way of exposing social and political
reality. The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755, which destroyed much of the
Portuguese city, was a significant event in the development of Enlightenment
thought in Europe, in the decades that preceded the French Revolution. It was
proof, Voltaire noted in his Candide, of the absurdity of the claim
of the philosopher Leibniz that “all is for the best in the best of all
Who could follow
Leibniz in making such an argument today? American and world capitalism is
rotten to the core. The ruling class presides over unprecedented social
inequality and unending war, in which resources are dedicated to greed and
plunder, but the most basic requirements of modern society go unmet and
Such a society is
ripe, indeed overripe, for revolution. The task is to fight unceasingly to
develop the political consciousness of the working class, so that it can
fulfill its historical mission to become the ruling and directing force.
WHY NOT FORCE THE LA RAZA MEX DRUG CARTELS TO PAY FOR THE
REBUILDING OF HOUSTON OUT OF THEIR HEROIN SALES IN OUR OPEN AND UNDEFENDED
filthy pols ever talk about doing something for LEGALS before they go off hispandering for the invading, looting
The Shocking Staggering Cost of Mexico’s
Invasion, Occupation, Looting and Crime Tidal Wave…. Then they go out and vote
Democrat for more!
THE WATERS ROSE AND CIVIL WAR II COMMENCED.
HOUSTON: ONLY THE POOR DROWN IN THIS COUNTRY!
THE HOUSTON FLOOD -
CRONY CAPITALIST LICK THEIR LIPS OVER REBUILDING.... FIRST, LIKE
KATRINA, CUT WAGES AND INVITE HORDES MORE ILLEGALS IN TO WORK CHEAP!
Katrina, Hurricane Harvey has lifted the lid on the ugly reality of
American society, exposing colossal levels of social
inequality, pervasive poverty and ruling class criminality."
"The reason why these warnings have been
ignored is not hard to fathom. They have been resolutely opposed by
corporate interests, including the real estate industry, Wall Street and
Big Oil. Their ability, operating through bribed politicians of both
parties, to veto and block elementary measures to protect the American
people, exemplifies the complete subordination of all social needs
under capitalism to the selfish drive of a corporate-financial oligarchy
to accumulate ever greater levels of personal wealth and profit."
THEY INVADE OVER AND UNDER OUR BORDERS… and do so by invitation of
the Democrat Party.
Lawmen are worried that
the cartel tunnel builders on the Mexican border are now using their engineered
concoctions to smuggle illegals, not merely drugs.
That's what the Daily
Caller has found, describing the new anxiety as
one was discovered over the weekend, catching about 30 illegals coming in from
Mexico and China. MONICA SHOWALTER – AMERICAN THINKER.com
AMERICA: NO LEGAL NEED APPLY!
“The percentage of
foreign-born workers in the U.S. labor force has more than tripled over the
last four decades and while the U.S. represents just 5 percent of the world’s population
it attracts 20 percent of the world’s immigrants, according to a new report.”
Open the floodgates of our welfare
state to the uneducated, impoverished, and unskilled masses of the world and in
a generation or three America, as we know it, will be gone.
Those most impacted are middle class
and lower middle class. It is they whose jobs are taken, whose raises are
postponed, whose schools are filled with non-English speaking children that
absorb precious resources for remedial English, whose public parks are trashed
and whose emergency rooms serve as the local clinic for the illegal
In Mex-occupied CA, Mexican gangs now commit nearly half of all murders.
In Los Angeles, Mexicans commit 93% of the murders. Really want open borders?
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING, MEXICO WAS LOOTING,
MURDERING and SENDING BILLIONS BACK TO MEXICO!
THE COUNTY OF MEX-GANG INFESTED LOS
ANGELES PUTS OUT ONE BILLION DOLLARS TO ILLEGALS!
COUNTY….under Mex occupation
COUNTY HANDS MEXICO’S ANCHOR BABY BREEDERS MORE THAN A BILLION PER YEAR.
IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, MEXICANS COMMIT 93% OF THE
Billionaire Mexicans tell their poor
to JUMP U.S. OPEN
BORDERS and LOOT THE STUPID GRINGO… and loot they do!
Billions of dollars are sucked out of
America from Mexico’s
AMERICA: NO LEGAL NEED APPLY!
“The percentage of foreign-born workers in the U.S. labor force has more than tripled over the last four decades and while the U.S. represents just 5 percent of the world’s population it attracts 20 percent of the world’s immigrants, according to a new report.”
Open the floodgates of our welfare state to the uneducated, impoverished, and unskilled masses of the world and in a generation or three America, as we know it, will be gone.
Those most impacted are middle class and lower middle class. It is they whose jobs are taken, whose raises are postponed, whose schools are filled with non-English speaking children that absorb precious resources for remedial English, whose public parks are trashed and whose emergency rooms serve as the local clinic for the illegal underground.
LOS ANGELES GANGS
In Mex-occupied CA, Mexican gangs now commit nearly half of all murders. In Los Angeles, Mexicans commit 93% of the murders. Really want open borders?
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING, MEXICO WAS LOOTING, MURDERING and SENDING BILLIONS BACK TO MEXICO!
THE COUNTY OF MEX-GANG INFESTED LOS ANGELES PUTS OUT ONE BILLION DOLLARS TO ILLEGALS!
ONE AMERICAN COUNTY….under Mex occupation
LOS ANGELES COUNTY HANDS MEXICO’S ANCHOR BABY BREEDERS MORE THAN A BILLION PER YEAR.
IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, MEXICANS COMMIT 93% OF THE MURDERS!
Billionaire Mexicans tell their poor to JUMP U.S. OPEN
BORDERS and LOOT THE STUPID GRINGO… and loot they do!
Billions of dollars are sucked out of America from Mexico’s
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