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Oklahoma cops face murder charges for allegedly using Taser on man 50 times

Joshua Taylor Brandon Dingman
© Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Officers Joshua Taylor and Brandon Dingman of the Wilson Police Department in Oklahoma were charged in the death of Jared Lakey.
Two Oklahoma police officers are facing charges of murder for allegedly using their Tasers more than 50 times on a man who refused to comply with their demands, court documents show.

Wilson police officers Joshua Taylor, 25, and Brandon Dingman, 34, surrendered to authorities Thursday on second-degree murder charges in the July 2019 death of Jared Lakey, a 28-year-old man who died at a hospital days after being hit with stun guns "multiple times" by the two cops, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation announced.

Lakey, of Wilson, died two days after encountering the officers on July 4, 2019, when Taylor and Dingman responded to a report of a man running down a street naked while screaming, the Daily Ardmoreite reports.

Comment: There are plenty of stories about police violence in the US. You might not know it considering the current climate of vengeance hysteria, but it happens to people of all colors.


USA

'We are ONE America': Ted Cruz blasts NFL's reported plans to play 'Black national anthem'

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Demi Lovato performs the national anthem before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla.
League will reportedly play 'Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing' before Week 1 games

Calls to boycott the NFL trended Friday on social media following reports that the league plans to play the song known as the Black national anthem before all Week 1 regular season games.

Multiple media outlets, including The Associated Press and the Undefeated, cited sources saying that "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," known as the Black national anthem, would be played or performed before the first week's games, immediately before "The Star-Spangled Banner."

The hashtag #BoycottNFL trended on Friday morning as some Republican lawmakers and others condemned the idea, saying it promoted the concept of a nation divided by race.

USA

Trump says Democrats 'hate America' - Their attacks on Mt. Rushmore seem designed to prove him right

mount rushmore
© Reuters / National Parks Service handout
Democrats and their allies in the media are so obsessed with running contrary to President Donald Trump, their crusade against 'problematic' monuments is now targeting his July 4 celebrations and the iconic Mount Rushmore.

The South Dakota mountain is famous around the world for the 60-foot (18-meter) faces of four US presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt - that were carved out of its side between 1927 and 1941. Almost a century later, however, the Democrats declared it an insult to Native Americans and described Trump's July 4 celebration there as "a rally glorifying white supremacy" in a now-deleted tweet.

If you thought that was the end of it, you'd be mistaken. On Wednesday, the New York Times denounced Mt. Rushmore for being "built on land that belonged to the Lakota tribe and sculpted by a man who had strong bonds with the Ku Klux Klan," and featuring two presidents who owned slaves - meaning Washington and Jefferson.


Dollars

Reparations already being paid, but the money's not going to black America

Denver City Hall
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A protester raises a sign in front of a crowd of concerned citizens who gathered at the steps of Denver City Hall, June 29, 2020.
In the wake of BLM riots, politicians, activists and opportunists are demanding the white man pay reparations for the evils of his slave-owning ancestors. But he's already paying, and it's not his black neighbors getting rich.

From the Seattle activists asking that whites give 10 dollars to their black friends, to Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson demanding the government hand over $14 trillion in the "affirmative action program of all time," to rapper Pharrell Williams calling this week for a paid 'Juneteenth' holiday to atone for slavery, reparations are in vogue. Even the California State Assembly passed a reparations bill last month. Seemingly, it's not a question of if black America will get its payday, but when.

However, it's already happening. Now, African Americans aren't getting quarter-million dollar federal checks, like Johnson wants. Their crumbling schools aren't being replaced with free universities. Instead, money is being lifted from the middle classes and sucked up by the elite, who preach the gospel of anti-racism while enriching only themselves.

Bullseye

So...as it turns out, you're a racist

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The Point?
Am I a racist? Are you? People tell me I sort of have to be a racist, it's not really my choice. Today, if you're old, white, from the Midwest, a bit conservative, then you're racist. Maybe you don't say racist things specifically, and maybe you never did anything to disadvantage a black person yourself, but by original sin, you're part of "systematic racism."

Now maybe your immigrant parents arrived in the U.S. 75 years after slavery, or you as a white racist have trouble finding a privileged job that pays a living wage. No matter, you're still privileged thanks to a system going back 400 years whether you like it or not. You can't change what you are and people hate you for it. That's the systemic part, defined as
"not something that a few people choose to practice. Instead it has been a feature of the social, economic, and political systems in which we all exist."
I'd like to say that was from the news, but in recent days I heard most of that from a close relative, and the rest from a friend of many years, neither of whom want to interact with me anymore. I've been sending one checks since her birthdays were in the single digits. I grew up alongside the other. They have both taken themselves out of my life because the internet told them I am a racist.

Comment: Has lockdown trauma gone systemic? What has happened to the concept of critical thinking and its application to issues now manifesting as hyperbolic criticism? No matter who set this debacle in motion, it bodes a nefarious plan: a fear-based social distancing within our minds.


Life Preserver

Pakistan central bank governor: Coronavirus lockdowns are a 'luxury of the rich'

Reza Baqir
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Pakistan's central bank governor Reza Baqir
The coronavirus pandemic is a public health crisis and until it's addressed, there will most likely be economic hardships ahead, Pakistan's central bank governor told CNBC. Pakistan has reported more than 213,000 cases of infection and nearly 4,400 people have died.

Reza Baqir said on CNBC's Street Signs Asia on Wednesday said:
"We are very concerned. First and foremost, this is a public health crisis — we have to remind ourselves of that. And, only on a secondary basis, then it becomes an economic crisis. Until the public health crisis is addressed, we should continue to expect challenges on the economic front. For countries like Pakistan, the trade-off between lives and livelihood is a very real trade-off."
Prime Minister Imran Khan's government lifted a two-month-long lockdown in early May, a few weeks before an important festival.

As millions were struggling with starvation during that time of drastically reduced economic activity, the country's Covid-19 cases surged once the lockdown was eased, Reuters reported.

Handcuffs

Crime reports 5 times higher in CHOP zone from 'narcotics use and violent crime'

CHOP Police chief
© Getty Images via AFP/David Ryder
Seattle Police Chief stands by the CHOP area July 1, 2020.
Seattle saw a 525-percent spike in crime reports due to violence and turmoil within the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone, according to figures released by the city's mayor as she authorized police to clear the site.

Mayor Jenny Durkan's executive order to oust the protesters from the self-proclaimed six-block cop-free zone states the "narcotics use and violent crime, including rape, robbery, assault, and increased gang activity" since 'CHOP' first appeared in early June.

In less than a month, the self-declared "autonomous zone" has seen two deadly shootings and a serious hike in reported incidents of crime. Two black teens, aged 16 and 19, were shot dead in separate incidents. For comparison, that's how many were recorded in the entire Capitol Hill neighborhood in all of the previous year.

"An increase of 525 percent, 22 additional incidents, in person-related crime in the area, to include two additional homicides, six additional robberies, and 16 additional aggravated assaults," Durkan's order says.

The mayor authorized police to take back the neighborhood on Wednesday, saying that conditions in CHOP have worsened "to the point where activities in and around this area threaten public health, life, and safety."

Comment: See also:


Bizarro Earth

UK PM's dad Stanley Johnson shamed for defying lockdown rules to fly to Greece

Stanley Johnson
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Boris Johnson's father has face criticism after flying to Greece during the coronavirus lockdown, despite current Foreign Office guidance saying Brits shouldn't go abroad unless it's for essential travel.

Stanley Johnson shared several pictures on his Instagram account of him flying to Athens, including a picture of himself wearing a face mask.

The PM's father told the Daily Mail that he was on "essential business" trying to "Covid-proof" his property ahead of the upcoming letting season.

The move sparked a barrage of criticism from Labour politicians.

Red Pill

The Marxist agenda of Black Lives Matter is far different from the slogan

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Chairman of BLM Greater NY Hawk Newsome speaks at a Black Lives Matter rally in Times Square last month
Many see the slogan Black Lives Matter as a plea to ­secure the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans, especially historically wronged African Americans. They add the BLM hashtag to their social-media profiles, carry BLM signs at protests and make financial donations.

Tragically, when they do donate, they are likely to bankroll a number of radical organizations, founded by committed Marxists whose goals aren't to make the American Dream a reality for everyone — but to transform America completely.

This might be unknown to some of the world's best-known companies, which have jumped on the BLM bandwagon. Brands like Airbnb and Spanx have promised direct donations.

NPC

SJW mob tears into 'racist' white woman after she holds black woman at gunpoint in viral clip - but full video tells another story

white woman pulls gun on Takelia Hill
© YouTube / Michael Maus
A screenshot showing the white woman pointing her gun at the black woman
A face-off in Michigan that culminated with a black woman held at gunpoint has set the internet alight, with Twitter quick to pronounce the incident a hate crime. However, things aren't always so black and white.

The encounter was captured on video by a black woman, with the footage going viral on Thursday. In it, a white woman points a handgun at the black woman filming, screaming at her to "get away," while the black woman calls for the police, and accuses the white woman of trying to hit her with her vehicle.