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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Politics, police, children, school-to-prison pipeline, courts, judges, contempt, militarization, Islamophobia, conspiracy theories )

- 1149 days ago -
A post on TomCat's blog. A few items this week which seem to call for the intervention of the Greek Furies.


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Pat B (356)
Saturday April 23, 2016, 7:05 am
Megaera: This is disturbing to me. Those children have been traumatized by yet (another) police incident that should have been avoided. Where were the teachers that were on duty (playground) to watch these students?? They need to submit their reports to the principal about this. This should have never happened!!!!

Alecto: Do a competency assessment on this judge. He does not have best interests for those in his courtroom. He should be held liable for this remarks, and his actions.

Tisiphone: This is a prime example, and its scary. The militarized police is out of hand, and will continue to stoke violence towards residents and citizens. I did sign the petition also.

Thank you, Joanne for this great post.

Animae C (509)
Saturday April 23, 2016, 7:15 am
Thanx Joanne

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Saturday April 23, 2016, 10:13 am
Megaera: This happened in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, I gather. And all the arrested children were black and one of the arresting officers was black, but the chief of police, Karl Durr, is white. So you might tread carefully, Megaera, this could get even nastier than it already is. Joanne, you say: "But these arrested children have been charged with criminal responsibility for each other (which sounds to me like they are being charged as adults, which is insane). But the WHOLE SITUATION is INSANE! What no one in these articles and interview demands to know (or is telling) is how they got from a video of children fighting in a back yard to arresting and charging children, some of whom weren't even there in front of their peers at school? Who called in the cops with a complaint about a disturbance? Why did the officers make a video and why did they think it necessary to get warrants to arrest these kids? Which idiot of an officer went along and trumped up these insane charges for those warrants to arrest these kids? What kind of system allows 6-13 year old kids to be charged with criminal responsibility for not breaking up a kiddie fight? Not for fighting, mind you, but literally for not doing anything. Why arrest them at school? Why not notify their parents? Have they all gone completely mental in Tennessee? Can Megaera handle this all by herself?

Alecto, go and find out why "judge"Jeff Weill held public defender Routh in contempt for requesting a a finding on why bail for the accused he was defending was being denied after he disappeared for a ten-minute break. He must have warned him not to do so, giving a reason why he shouldn't before throwing him out, right? I've got this sneaky feeling Weill was in cahoots with "the state" who wanted the accused behind bars no matter what. This really smells, don't you think, Alecto? A judge threatening to hold defense lawyers im contempt or actually doing it for doing their jobs and preventing him for "judging" as he, for whatever reason, sees fit, shouldn't be on the bench, not even in Mississippi. Mr. Weill should be removed from office a.s.a.p.

Tisiphone: The content of this article scares the pants off of me. I thought the FBI and, even more, the CIA were bad but this describes a whole extra layer through which law enforcement is manipulated and brainwashed aka trained to hate and to be violent to that which they hate. Here we have military-style trainers, weapon-peddling merchants and information-sharing Islamophobes joining to saturate an already violent and racist police force with more hate and anger. Ali Issa is absolutely right when stating: "Stopping this national phenomenon means empowering our communities to live without fear." Tisiphone, I think you need all the help of your sisters can give you to deal with this one.

Thanks Joanne, another great article. It must be hard to pick out just a few for closer examination and touch on a only few others from th growing stack of Erinyes-worthy material.

JL A (281)
Saturday April 23, 2016, 1:35 pm
All well deserving of each of your chosen furies Joanne and all morally rupugnant at their roots.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday April 23, 2016, 7:41 pm

Joanne Dixon (37)
Sunday April 24, 2016, 11:06 am
Phisher flagged

JL A (281)
Sunday April 24, 2016, 12:02 pm
I also flagged--twice now

Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday April 25, 2016, 9:40 am
I realize this is late to the party, but it just came into my inbox this morning. The War Resisters League has a petition on to the NYTOA to cancel the conference.
They also have other actions citizens can take against militarizing police forces in general and this expo in particular.
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