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#HandsUpDontShoot #ICan’tBreathe New subMedia.TV Episode Now Showing

396 years ago, the first slaves from Africa arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, and from this day until now, Black Americans have been treated as subhumans by the law! During the early years of slavery, the slave masters had to find a way to make sure that their property did not run away, so they started the slave patrol. After the civil war was over, these Patrollers in the South needed jobs, and they found them by becoming the Police Patrol or Police Force. No wonder that in 2014, white cops can kill unarmed black males and walk free…Check out the latest episode of subMediaTV as they look at the response to the Ferguson Verdict…On a personal level, my first taste of police brutality occurred at a hardcore show in Los Angeles during the 80’s. I guess I was guilty of being weird, which gave Chief Daryl Gates and his henchmen the right to bash my head in…Fast forward ten years and it was the LAPD under Gates that beat the shit out of Rodney King on camera…which gave rise to the L.A. uprising, where Gate’s forces used the same tactics they used on us punks during the 80’s…CVLT Nation refuses to be silent – we are firm believers that music and media should be used as a weapon of mass change! Check out our most recent feature dealing with Lynching Postcards, a reminder of a horrifying past that is still alive and well…which seems to have silenced the trolls! #HANDSUP #BLACKLIVESMATTER Rest In Power Oscar Grant, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and all of the unarmed black men that have suffered state-sanctioned brutality and murder.

Ferguson Redux from the stimulator on Vimeo.

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  1. Verdigris113

    December 13, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    A person attacked a police officer who was engaged in a completely legitimate stop, and attempted to take his weapon. It is his right, and duty to neutralize such a threat.

    A person resisted a completely legitimate arrest, and perished from his own health issues. The officer used a maneuver that is not endorsed by his departments policy. Does that constitute some interdepartmental discipline? Perhaps. Does that call for criminal charges? Please, of coarse not.

    None of these incidents had anything to do with race. Forensic science proved it. Witness testimony proved it. A grand jury of civilians decided on it. Deal with it.

    • CVLT Nation

      December 14, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      Dude, you need to look up the definition of homicide:
      “the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another; murder.”

      Coroner ruled it a homicide – not “perished from health issues.” They may have been a contributing factor, but that’s not what killed him. The police did. End of story.

      • Verdigris113

        December 14, 2014 at 11:17 pm

        Deliberate … as in this officer deliberately murdered Eric Garner?

        And then going with your whole thesis of racism, you are also now insinuating that this officer deliberately killed Eric Garner because he was black?

        Gee, no wonder the Grand Jury didn’t buy it!

        And stop pretending like you care what the coroner has to say, you already have shown indifference to forensic science by perpetuating the myths surrounding the Brown case.

  2. Shane Price

    December 10, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Except they didnt destroy anything occupied by governtment, only businesses.

    • Verdigris113

      December 13, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      They won’t acknowledge that because it doesn’t suit their ideology.

      • CVLT Nation

        December 14, 2014 at 6:48 pm

        I just have to say – I’m so over all this “race isn’t the issue” or “race has nothing to do with it” bullshit. It takes very little brain power to recognize patterns. There is a historical pattern at play here – all over the world, but let’s just talk about America for now. Black people are enslaved, raped, tortured, treated as subhuman by white people. Black people gain “freedom” from slavery, and so white people pass legislation to limit that freedom as much as possible and segregate society so that they don’t have to be around them. Any black person who leaves the enforced boundaries is subject to harassment and violence, and in many cases, murder. Black people fight for human rights and desegregation, and yet society doesn’t suddenly change – the same systems that once legally enforced segregation, legally disenfranchised and legally discriminated against black people continued to do so, and most of the time with impunity. But now, white people can just bury their heads in the sand and say “racism doesn’t exist anymore – black people are just bad people, thugs, criminals, drug addicts yada yada just like my old grandpappy has told me all along.”

        It’s a fucking pattern and it has to stop. Of course people are angry about it, they are angry at a system that has fucked their people over for centuries. One of the most celebrated events in American history is a case of vandalism – the Boston Tea Party – and white Americans have patted themselves on the fucking back for it ever since. Not to mention rebelling against the authorities for “freedom” and “independence”. It’s a fucking joke.

        Denial doesn’t help you or anyone. It’s just being ignorant.

        • Verdigris113

          December 14, 2014 at 11:35 pm

          I think it is racist to assume that just because the people who perished were black, it makes it a race issue tied back to the days of slavery.

          I think it is racist to assume that all black people want to be associated with low life criminals like Mike Brown and Eric Garner.

          I think it’s racist and ignorant to assume that criticism of the very real and huge problem of violent and organized crime in predominantly black communities is somehow a racist indictment of all black people.

          Gangs and thug mentality are destroying many black communities and partly to blame are people allowing it by burying their heads in the sand because they are too cowardly to recognize it.

          Black people are human beings who don’t need people like you to coddle them like babies with down syndrome incapable of deliberate wrong doing.

          The truth is you probably don’t really care about Brown or Garner, they are opportunities to further sculpt your own delusional prejudice against 120,000 human beings simply because of what they represent in the fantasy you have built around yourself.

          • CVLT Nation

            December 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm

            OK buddy, good move – now I am a racist, haha! I guess I will now have to admit that to my black family members who all agree that police brutality is an ongoing issue for the black community, and one example of the institutionalized racism that plagues black people of all income brackets and backgrounds. How many black people have you discussed the issue with? And how do you know what my relationship to the black community in the US is? I have yet to know a black person who does not see these events as tied to the larger history of black people in America. Have you not noticed that the racial makeup of the protesters in the US is disproportionally black? My comments are not belittling or coddling to the black community, they are a statement of solidarity with the US black community who are outraged at this kind of treatment in 2014. I’m well aware of the problems of violence in some black neighborhoods in America, I have visited my family members there and seen it with my own eyes. However, I have also seen a ton of white violence in my life and it is just not punished in the same way or expected in the same way by the authorities.

            Please stop assuming you know any fucking thing about my life, my family and my experiences.

          • Verdigris113

            December 15, 2014 at 9:40 pm

            I don’t need to assume anything, you are a blogger who has a blog that I can read …

            And do you have statistics to back up your statement that these protesters are disproportionately black? I’ve seen a lot of protesters and they are a lot of young white faces, college kids who don’t know any better being lead by their professors some who have bags full of hammers …

            And how unsurprisingly hypocritical it is for you to get all hot and bothered at the idea of someone having the nerve to assume anything about you when your entire ideology is based on assumption.

            This all comes down to the two incidents in Ferguson and Long Island, and there is not one shred of evidence that it is at all racial, unless you are a racist ~ assuming ~ the white officers involved caused the results out of racism.

            Mike Brown was a criminal, wanted for theft, and menacing of an innocent (minority) store owner. He assaulted a Police officer who was engaged in legitimate action. These are supported by witness testimony and forensic evidence. Eric Garner, being arrested under completely legitimate charges (overseen by a black sergeant), resisted arrest. These are undisputed facts that were decided upon by a civilian Grand Jury.

            You throwing hundreds of years of actual black oppression wont change those facts or give these protests any more legitimacy. And you choose not to acknowledge those facts because the ideology you clearly show to put before truth demands it.

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