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Posted September 2, 2015 by doublee42 in Uncategorized

Since I’ve been gone….   1 comment

Hello Folks!

Double E took a bit of a hiatus to work through life BUT I’m back!  Did you miss me?  I missed you!

A lot has been going on in the last two years that I’ve been away, sadly not a whole lot has changed except I see a few more of my people have “woke up.”  That is a definitely a good thing.

Now, let’s get down to business.  Since I’ve been gone…

Social media  has played an integral part of getting the story of how police officers have been systematically murdering young black men and women and getting away with it.  Oddly enough, the explosion of social media playing a part in getting the word out about these murders did not start with police officers but a “wanna be” community watch “guard” who shot an innocent young black man who had nothing on him but a hoodie, a bag of Skittles and an Arizona tea because he had just come from the store.  His only crime?  He was black and he looked “suspicious” and the community watchman believed he was in the wrong neighborhood. Plus the loser couldn’t fight and picked one with this kid and got his ass whipped by a teenage boy.  That’s why I think he shot him.  That’s why many of us think he shot him, because he lost a fight.

His name?  Trayvon Martin.

We don’t care about the man who shot him because karma is working on him as I type this and has been since he was acquitted of his murder.  And I refuse to dirty my blog with the use of his filthy name.

This single murder, in my opinion, forced what was happening to young black men and women across the country into the spotlight.  Things my community have been saying since “they set us free” but no one was listening and many probably believed that we were making it up.

Even in 1991 when Rodney King was mercilessly beaten by the police in LA after a high-speed chase was captured on film by a bystander (thus issuing in the “cameras up to record the police” era), we still got no justice.  We learned then that no matter WHAT is captured on video, it was no absolute guarantee that the police would be held accountable for their brutality.

I mean, why should they?  They police themselves.  It’s about as effective as Congress having the ability to dole out raises to federal government workers.  They deny all other government workers a raise but they give themselves a fat one.  It works for THEM but not so much for the other government workers.

Since Rodney King and even before him there have been hundreds of unarmed black men and women killed by the police and nothing done.

Here is a list with the years and the states that it occurred:

2015: Christian Taylor (Arlington, TX)

2015: Sam Dubose (Cincinnati, OH)
2015: Sandra Bland (Prairie View, TX)
2015: Icarus Randolph (Witchita, KS)
2015: Freddie Gray (Baltimore, MD)
2015: Walter Scott (North Charleston, SC)
2015: Tony Robinson (Madison, WI)
2015: Anthony Hill (Chamblee, GA)
2014: Akai Gurley (New York, NY)
2014: Tamir Rice (Cleveland, OH)
2014: Victor White III (Iberia Parish, LA)
2014: Dante Parker (San Bernardino County, CA)
2014: Ezell Ford (Los Angeles, CA)
2014: Michael Brown (Ferguson, MO)
2014: Tyree Woodson (Baltimore, MD)
2014: John Crawford III (Beavercreek, OH)
2014: Eric Garner (New York, NY)
2014: Yvette Smith (Bastrop, TX)
2014: Donitre Hamilton (Milwaukee, WI)
2014: Jordan Baker (Houston, TX)
2013: Ryan Stokes (Kansas City, MO)
2013: Barrington Williams (New York, NY)
2013: Carlos Alcis (New York, NY)
2013: Deion Fludd (New York, NY)
2013: Jonathan Ferrell (Bradfield Farms, NC)
2013: Kimani Gray (New York, NY)
2013: Kyam Livingstone (New York, NY)
2013: Larry Eugene Jackson, Jr. (Austin, TX)
2013: Miriam Carey (Washington, DC)
2013: Tyrone West (Baltimore, MD)
2012: Chavis Carter (Jonesboro, AR)
2012: Dante Price (Dayton, OH)
2012: Duane Brown (New York, NY)
2012: Ervin Jefferson (Atlanta, GA)
2012: Jersey Green (Aurora, IL)
2012: Johnnnie Kamahi Warren (Dotham, AL)
2012: Justin Slipp (New Orleans, LA)
2012: Kendrec McDade (Pasadena, CA)
2012: Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell (Cleveland, OH)
2012: Nehemiah Dillard (Gainesville, FL)
2012: Ramarley Graham (New York, NY)
2012: Raymond Allen (Galveston, TX)
2012: Rekia Boyd (Chicago, IL)
2012: Reynaldo Cuevas (New York, NY)
2012: Robert Dumas Jr (Cleveland, OH)
2012: Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr (Orange County, CA)
2012: Shantel Davis (New York, NY)
2012: Sharmel Edwards (Las Vegas, NV)
2012: Shereese Francis (New York, NY)
2012: Tamon Robinson (New York, NY)
2012: Wendell Allen (New Orleans, LA)
2011: Alonzo Ashley (Denver, CO)
2011: Jimmell Cannon (Chicago, IL)
2011: Kenneth Chamberlain (White Plains, NY)
2011: Kenneth Harding (San Francisco, CA)
2011: Raheim Brown (Oakland, CA)
2011: Reginald Doucet (Los Angeles, CA)
2010: Aaron Campbell (Portland, OR)
2010: Aiyana Jones (Detroit, MI)
2010: Danroy Henry (Thornwood, NY)
2010: Derrick Jones (Oakland, CA)
2010: Steven Eugene Washington (Los Angeles, CA)
2009: Kiwane Carrington (Champaign, IL)
2009: Oscar Grant (Oakland, CA)
2009: Shem Walker (New York, NY)
2009: Victor Steen (Pensacola, FL)
2008: Tarika Wilson (Lima, OH)
2007: DeAunta Terrel Farrow (West Memphis, AR)
2006: Sean Bell (New York, NY)
2005: Henry Glover (New Orleans, LA)
2005: James Brisette (New Orleans, LA)
2005: Ronald Madison (New Orleans, LA)
2004: Timothy Stansbury (New York, NY)
2003: Alberta Spruill (New York, NY)
2003: Orlando Barlow (Las Vegas, NV)
2003: Ousmane Zongo (New York, NY)
2003: Michael Ellerbe (Uniontown, PA)
2001: Timothy Thomas (Cincinnati, OH)
2000: Earl Murray (Dellwood, MO)
2000: Malcolm Ferguson (New York, NY)
2000: Patrick Dorismond (New York, NY)
2000: Prince Jones (Fairfax County, VA)
2000: Ronald Beasley (Dellwood, MO)
1999: Amadou Diallo (New York, NY)
1994: Nicholas Heyward Jr. (New York, NY)
1992: Malice Green (Detroit, MI)
1985: Edmund Perry (New York, NY)
1984: Eleanor Bumpurs (New York, NY)
1983: Michael Stewart (New York, NY)
1981: Ron Settles (Signal Hill, CA)
1979: Eula Love (Los Angeles, CA)
1969: Mark Clark (Chicago, IL)
1969: Fred Hampton (Chicago, IL)
1964: James Powell (New York, NY)

Source:  https://abagond.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/a-list-of-unarmed-blacks-killed-by-police/

As you can see this list is incomplete.  Over 200 have been killed this year alone.  Remember their names, SAY their names.  Lest WE forget.

I’m back folks and this time?  I’m a little wiser and a lot angrier.

Double E

*Next blog #blacklivesmatter and #handsupdontshoot

Posted September 2, 2015 by doublee42 in Uncategorized