Do Police Officers’ Lives Matter . . .When Killed by a Black Man?

The mainstream media has taken great pains to avoid mentioning the race of the shooter who executed two New York City police officers — one, Asian and the other, Hispanic — just days before Christmas.  This New York Times article notes that both Michael Brown and Eric Garner were “black,” but avoids stating the fact that Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who killed those two cops and then himself, was also black. Why?

Does the 28-year old black male, Brinsley, not fit the lie the news media and race hustler/profiteer Al Sharpton want to force-feed Americans: that there’s an epidemic of white men killing black men when . . . the opposite is true?

Race consumed the media’s coverage of the shooting deaths of black teens Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, both of whom were shot by white men (or a so-called “White Hispanic” in the case of Martin).  Long before the facts were in, the media jumped to conclusions, riding the coattails of the race-baiter Reverend Al, and concocted the misleading label of “unarmed black teen” to represent both teens as victims of hate crimes.

Never mind in both cases, jurors found no evidence to support convicting George Zimmerman or bringing charges against Ferguson, MO officer Darren Wilson. In fact, an overwhelming amount of evidence in the two cases showed Martin and Brown were the aggressors, not “unarmed black teens” whose bad actions contributed to their deaths.

The opposite is true of the police officers’ shooting. After shooting his girlfriend in the stomach in Baltimore, Brinsley posted to social media harrowing photos of blood-stained camouflage pants and a handgun — and vowed to kill to police officers in revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner (who died of a chokehold imposed by a New York police officer).  Brinsely arrived in New York and at 3:00 pm, sneaked up behind officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, and shot them in the head.

While these officers were on duty, they were very much caught  unarmed in “a brazen ambush,” as the Washington Post described — while avoiding noting the suspect’s race. As the gruesome details unfolded online, virtually every liberal news outlet, including — as mentioned — the New York Times, refused to mention Brinsely’s race, even though his photo was posted on Instagram.  If Brinsley had been white and the officers black,  the headline on the Washington Post December 21, 2014 article most certainly would have read, “White man kills 2 Black NYPD officers in hate crime.”

Let’s be honest, what Brinsley did was a hate crime against police officers. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson August 21, 2014, after the shooting of Brown and said, “The eyes of the nation and the world are watching Ferguson right now.” When can we expect Holder to visit Brooklyn and lament the same thing? Or does he believe only black lives matter?

Tragically, protestors in Ferguson, New York City and around the country felt emboldened to engage in violence and a madman like Brinsley killed cops because people like Holder, Sharpton, New York Mayor Bill deBlasio and President Barack Obama have vilified the police the facts not withstanding.

Eric Garner was indeed brutalized by the New York City officer Daniel Pantaleo, who killed him using a chokehold prohibited by New York Police Department. While other officers looked on as Garner pleaded, “I can’t breathe.” Then they stood over Garner’s limp body, refusing to give him CPR.  The grand jury’s decision not to indict Pantaleo was a travesty of justice.  Are some cops dirty — or at the very least, incompetent — like Pantaleo? Yes, but it doesn’t mean white cops have declared open killing season on black males; far from it.

Black males are the ones killing and being killed by each other more than any other group in the nation. That’s the real epidemic, despite DeBlasio’s wishful thinking that racial profiling doesn’t work. More blacks go through “stop and frisk” in New York City because more blacks are committing more crimes in the city – last year, blacks made up 74% of shooting victims, 74% of shooting suspects and 70% of shooting arrestees.

Obama spoke out multiple times, and issued multiple statements when Trayvon Martin , Michael Brown , and Eric Garner were killed. Before any charges were brought against George Zimmerman, Obama chose sides, saying if he had a son, “he would look like Trayvon.” The inference being that Zimmerman killed him because he was black.

Though his actions have contributed to the open hostility towards police officers, Obama has made time only to issue a three sentence statement about the two fallen officers. When will Obama speak publicly about the killing of NYPD officers by a black man? Or is it a race thing?

Racist Sony Emails and the Hollywood Obama Calls Friend

Sony Pictures executives Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal revealed what many people already know— that liberal Hollywood is one of the most racist industries there is.The two exchanged a series of racist emails about their attendance to a fundraiser for President Barack Obama hosted by DreamWorks Animation head and big Democrat donor Jeffrey Katzenberg.

They joked Obama, being the first black president, only likes black movies like “D’Jango,” “12 Years a Slave” or “The Butler. Another Sony executive in a separate email, referred to the black actor Kevin Hart as “a whore.”

Hollywood preaches lots of tolerance and diversity, as the heavy donor arm to the Democrat Party, but doesn’t practice it. This is the same largely white and liberal-dominated industry that (now) ironically helped raise huge money to elect and re elect America’s first black president

Of Sony Pictures’ 6,000 employees, only 17 earn over $1million and of those, Amy Pascal, the co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment is the only woman earning over $1 million a year salary. Sony Pictures should be a case study for Democrats oft-repeated meme of the war on women.

In many ways Hollywood is still stuck in the days of segregation, pre-1964 Civil Rights Act, because the only way black actors get leading roles — or any role generally — is in movies about criminals, slaves, civil rights, etc. Note the list of movies in which black actors have won the rare Oscar compared to their white peers: “12 Years A Slave,” “The Help,” “Training Day,” “The Butler,” “Gone with the Wind,” “Dream Girls,” “Precious,” “Glory,” and “Monster’s Ball.”  It’s also a sad day that 2014 is the first year a black woman, Ava DuVernay, received a 2015 Golden Globe nomination for best director of the film “Selma.”

Chris Rock mentioned Hollywood’s endemic racism in the sweeping New Yorker article about him. In the Hollywood Reporter op-ed Rock penned, he wrote:

“And there are almost no black women in film. You can go to whole movies and not see one black woman. They’ll throw a black guy a bone. OK, here’s a black guy. But is there a single black woman in Interstellar? Or Gone Girl? Birdman? The Purge? Neighbors?”

Rudin issued a half-baked apology, noting he “was only trying to be funny.” Since when is racism funny, especially when directed at the President of the United States?

My question is why didn’t Obama hold a press conference or issue a statement condemning these emails and what appears to be Hollywood’s “deep history of racism,” as he did on BET in the wake of Eric Garner’s and Michael Brown’s deaths?

Could it be Obama didn’t want to bite the hands that feed him?

In fact, Obama said just the opposite. In remarks to DreamWorks employees on the afternoon of November 26, 2013, following the breakfast fundraiser that Pascal and Rudin joked about in their notorious email exchange, Obama praised Hollywood for being a crusader of change, for telling stories that “transmit values and ideals about tolerance and diversity and overcoming adversity.”

Funny, Pascal and Rudin’s comments about Obama didn’t sound tolerant. Obama may want to remind the Sony Pictures executives his favorite movie actually was “Boyhood” and not one of the black films they mentioned. But we know Obama doesn’t have the audacity to do that.

Protestors Wrong on Ferguson: Michael Brown Will Never Be Emmett Till

The aftermath of the St. Louis grand jury decision in ruling not to indict Officer Darren Wilson has turned into a spectacle, nothing short of a circus. Protestors across the country are disrupting businesses and travel because they are unhappy with the justice that was served in Michael Brown’s shooting death. Protestors shutting down malls from Seattle and St. Louis to Richmond, Virginia have had ZERO political impact. These endless demonstrations serve only to make them look like fools, harming workers’ ability to earn a salary.

If “Black Lives Matter” to the protestors chanting the phrase, their time Black Friday would have been better spent on Black Friday at Boys & Girls Club or YMCA, etc. teaching black kids why it’s wrong to commit crimes and confront police and why it’s good to finish school, go to college and/or job.

As the Associated Press reported, it reviewed 1000 pages of transcript from the grand jury’s deliberations, the witnesses revealed inconsistent, fabricated and provably wrong testimony. Some witnesses flat out lied about seeing Wilson shoot and kill Brown that night, admitting they changed their stories to fit news accounts—or to convict Officer Wilson simply because he is white, regardless of the facts.

The news media made matters worse, in its role as apologist for the looting and violence that occurred in Ferguson because the majority of the bad actors were black and the victim in the tragic shooting was black. If the roles had been reversed and Brown was white and the officer black, I doubt the media would care about the story; further, hadm most of the looters been white the media would condemn them as looters rather than cast them “peaceful protestors.”

It is tragic Michael Brown like Trayvon Martin is dead. Brown was no innocent. Brown committed a crime that August afternoon, stealing cigars from a convenience store then roughing up the store clerk who confronted him. He also had marijuana in his system. Grand jury testimony from more than 60 witnesses gave conflicting accounts of what happened later which didn’t support the Brown-as-“gentle giant” narrative. Rather, testimony portrayed him as an imposing-looking, heavy-set 18 year old, towering over 6 feet, who challenged a police officer who thought he matched the profile of the suspect who robbed the convenience store moments earlier.

The perennial lesson that’s been apparent over the past 30 years is black parents need to take greater responsibility for parenting, which means marrying each other before they have babies. Today, 72% of black babies are born out of wedlock, which means it’s an anomaly for black babies to be born to married parents. Kids who don’t grow up in a stable, two parent homes are more likely to turn to lives of crime, which has become the economic demise of the black race.

Brown was headed to college but sadly thought engaging in criminal behavior was something a college-bound black teen could get away with. Black parents need to teach their children crime never pays despite examples in Hip Hop, Hollywood and the NFL glorifying ganstas, thugs, bitches and hos. When stupid black kids tell other black kids they’re “acting white” because they’re speaking proper English, making good grades rather than engaging in violent crime, black adults need to condemn this nonsense.

How can black radicals like Al Sharpton suggest our society, particularly white America, doesn’t value black lives when the reality is blacks don’t value black lives. Blacks are killing blacks and being killed by blacks not racist white cops. Every day 17 blacks are murdered, four out of five with guns, according to the Violence Policy Center, which calls this “the black homicide epidemic.”

Blacks represent 13% of the nation’s population yet are committing most of the nation’s violent crime. More than half of the nation’s prison population is black.

The moral of Brown’s life cut tragically too short is NOT that white police officers wake up every day hungry to kill young black men. The lesson is why do self-appointed, so-called “black activists” keep perpetuating this lie? Comparing the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till to Brown is a fraudulent attempt to rewrite civil rights history.

White racist men beat Till, gouged out one of his eyes, shot him in the head, then tied a 70 pound cotton gin to his neck with barbed wire to ensure he would sink to the bottom of the Tallahatchie River, where they dumped him. When his body was found it was bloated beyond recognition. His mother was able to identify his body only because of the ring he wore, belonging to his father.

An all white jury acquitted Till’s white butchers. Why? Because they could. Till was black and at that time whites in the segregated south were given free license to kill and lynch blacks with impunity.

Michael Brown was not killed by a white police officer because he was black. Brown sadly lost his life because of his own bad choices. First, he robbed a convenience store, then he confronted a police officer (who suspected him of committing the crime and) asked him to move out of the street onto the sidewalk. A grand jury of nine white jurors and three black jurors didn’t find evidence to support an indictment of officer Wilson.

Black Americans need to take personal responsibility for the pathologies killing their young men instead of blaming their demise on a false narrative that makes headlines, stokes racial tensions and changes nothing.

 

Sharpton’s Lies-to-Riches Story & Millions in Unpaid Taxes Along the Way

While Obama’s IRS busily targeted conservative groups in 2010 through 2012 to illegally silence their influence in elections, the IRS was not shaking down Al Sharpton for the $3 million in federal back taxes he owes? The liberal editors at the New York Times published a damning article, describing Sharpton as a caricature, who evolved from a tracksuit-wearing race baiter of modest means into a wealthy tailored-suit wearing racist baiter, who owes “more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for profit businesses.”

In comical detail, the Times reminds readers how Sharpton’s buffoonery is praised by politicians and paid for by corporations in the form of donations to his National Action Network, which “repeatedly failed to pay travel agencies, hotels and landlords.” The icing on the cake—MSNBC rewards this shady character, who fabricates race wars with his own show.

Sharpton is not “a civil rights icon,” as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo celebrated him at Sharpton’s 60th birthday party at the Four Seasons in October. Unlike Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers and other true civil rights leaders of decades past, who advocated and died for righteousness, Sharpton stirs racial tensions for profit and personal gain.

Back in 1987, a much heavier, pompadour clad Sharpton, helped 15 year old black teen Tawana Brawley lie that she was raped by six white men, one of whom was a police officer, in her hometown of Wappingers Falls, New York. A grand jury found Brawley made up the story and the lawyers who represented her were disbarred. Later, Sharpton was sued and found guilty of defamation.

Yet, good old Al is doing the same thing today. In 2012, Sharpton declared Trayvon Martin the victim of a hate crime. An “unarmed, black teen,” gunned down in Sanford, Florida by a white (Hispanic) man. Before any charges were filed against George Zimmerman or a trial occurred, Sharpton stoked the racial flames, getting blacks and the media to buy into his antics. The outcome was a not guilty verdict for Zimmerman but elevated profile for Sharpton.

In 2014, Sharpton pulled out his playbook in Ferguson, Missouri, exclaiming the shooting of another unarmed, black teen, Michael Brown, by a white police officer Darren Wilson a hate crime. Before evidence could be reviewed, Sharpton demanded Wilson be arrested. As a result of Sharpton’s race baiting, protests, riots and looting of businesses in Ferguson and St. Louis have ensued off and on since the late summer when Brown was shot.

Any day now, a St. Louis grand jury is expected to render its decision about whether to indict Officer Wilson. Sharpton said he’s “on high alert” with his National Action Network, preparing for the decision.

“I have pledged to the mother and father of Michael Brown that I will be there with them when the decision is announced,” Sharpton said.

The reality is Sharpton is on high alert to once again capitalize on the shooting of a black teen to further fuel his own stardom and bank account. After Sharpton’s sordid past, including calling blacks who don’t like him “yellow niggers,” whites “crackers,” and Hasidic Jews “diamond merchants,” how can he have any credibility or standing with anyone?

All black Americans should be insulted that elected officials like the president and news organizations demonstrate how little they think of blacks by embracing Sharpton as the voice of black America. It’s as preposterous as elevating the Grand Wizard of the KKK to spokesperson for white America. Sharpton needs to be hauled from the national discourse with the trash he brought in.

 

 

Obama Living the 2014 Midterm Dream

“I will not change” was the sum of President Barack Obama’s remarks the day after the 2014 midterm elections, when the American people roundly rejected his failed agenda over the past six years, giving Republicans control of Congress. Listening to Obama lecture the White House press corps what Republicans in Congress need to do, one would think the Republican Party’s tidal wave victory, regaining control of the Senate, which it lost in 2006, was but a dream of sugar plum fairies dancing in our little American heads.

Full of arrogance, and impervious to the will of the people, Obama sauntered into the East Room, like the celebrity he thinks he still is and launched into an hour plus press conference more reminiscent of an acceptance speech for winning an Oscar than losing the confidence of the American people. Using the word “I” over 200 times, Obama declared in emperor like fashion:

“I am the President of the United States, and I think, understandably, people are going to ask for greater accountability and more responsibility from me than from anybody else in this town.”

Yet, during the course of his lecture, Obama refused to be admit any culpability for Democrats losing control of Congress as a direct result of his failed policies: the abysmal rollout of his legacy legislation Obamacare, bungling of the government’s Ebola response and ISIS, an economy permeated by malaise, and his overall lack of credibility and leadership.

When members of the president’s own party campaigned like they wanted to disown him, avoiding uttering his name or even admitting they voted for him, as defeated Kentucky Democrat Senate candidate Alison Grimes did, it is obvious Obama is the one who needs to change.

Not since 1980 has the Republican Party defeated more than two incumbent Senate seats and in the 2014 midterm election, the GOP won seven Senate races. The GOP could possibly pick up two more seats in Alaska where votes are still being counted and Louisiana, which is headed to a run-off election. The GOP also won historic number of House seats not seen since the days of President Herbert Hoover.

While Obama gave lip service to wanting “work with the new Congress,” a reporter reminded him that in the past six years Senator Mitch McConnell has been the GOP leader in the Senate, Obama only met with him once or twice. For the past six years, Obama has accused Republicans in Congress of blocking his agenda. The truth is from day one of his presidency, Obama dismissed Republicans because Democrats controlled Congress for the first two years of his presidency, which enabled him to pass Obamacare and Dodd Frank, massive job killing laws.

Obama didn’t work with Republicans then and he made it clear he’s not about to start now. In an obnoxious, Jerk-In-Chief tone, Obama delivered his demands to the new GOP controlled Congress like they were children. He smugly admitted Obamacare wasn’t “perfect” and because of “the contentious nature in which it was passed,” without a single Republican vote, but he’d be open to Republicans ideas, if McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner “make changes to the Affordable Care Act to make it work better.”

McConnell said in his press conference the Senate’s priority working with the GOP led House will be growing the economy and jobs, tax reform, trade and energy policies. Why would GOP waste political capital trying to fix Obamacare? As a result of Obamacare, Americans saw their premiums become “unaffordable” and businesses like Wal-mart either eliminated health insurance for part time workers, reduced workers’ hours or stopped hiring. The only way to fix Obamacare is to eliminate it but Obama will veto such an effort.

Moving on, Obama laughed and said he will use executive order to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens living and working in America. His message to Congress was it can play catch up.

“My executive actions not only do not prevent them from passing a law that supersedes those actions, but should be a spur for them to actually try to get something done,” Obama declared.

How gracious!

Obama seemed to have a delusional interpretation of the midterm elections, talking more about his successes and how great he thinks he is.

“I’ve had the limelight, and there have been times where the request for my appearances were endless,” bragged Obama.

That’s exactly the problem. Obama is always more concerned about his celebrity, the state of “me, myself and I,” than what’s good for America. At the start of his press conference, he said, “The American people sent a message . . . They expect us to focus on their ambitions and not ours.”

Obama should heed his own advice, not just demand Republicans to. Elections have consequences Mr. President. Isn’t that what you once told former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor?

Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson Gets “Black Attacked”

Jacksonville Jaguars v Seattle Seahawks

Apparently, there’s a manual on “how to act black” floating around among black Americans and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is guilty of not reading it. In the spirit of full disclosure, neither have I. This hate is leveled by blacks towards other blacks, who speak standard, not broken, English and are or either aspire to be educated and successful.

Wilson’s “blackish” backlash was reported by Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, who said he spoke with some of the Seahawks’ black players who whined Wilson didn’t act black enough and was too chummy with the team’s management. Sounds like jealousy to me. Charles Barkley responded to this nonsense in a radio interview.

“Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful not because of white people but because of other black people. When you’re black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people.”

Barkley added, “And for some reason, we are brainwashed to think if you’re not a thug or idiot, you’re not black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don’t break the law, you’re not a good black person.”

What’s truly pathetic is the same blacks, who feel threatened by successful blacks like Wilson, would almost certainly think Wilson was “black enough” if he knocked his girlfriend or wife unconscious like Baltimore Ravens Player Ray Rice. Or if Wilson acted like Vikings Adrian Peterson who “spanked” his 4-year old son with a switch, “cutting his arms, legs and genitals.” Better yet, if Wilson behaved like Carolina Panthers Greg Hardy:  throwing his girlfriend on a bed full of 10 semi-automatic weapons and beat her up, for which he earned street cred by getting convicted, I’m sure Wilson’s blackness wouldn’t be questioned.

These negative images of black men, glorified in Hip Hop music, Hollywood and professional sports, have become synonymous with what it means to be black for too many black Americans. Let’s not forget the NFL is going to reinstate Ray Rice in November after only a few months of suspension.

Wilson wasn’t the first and sadly won’t be the last black person taunted and mocked by other blacks because he doesn’t fit into their definition of “blackness.” President Barack Obama’s blackness was questioned during his first presidential campaign. Black conservatives like me are routinely ridiculed as “Uncle Toms” because we aren’t Democrats.

Recently, in response to an article I wrote about Stacey Dash’s comments about black Americans, I received a very hostile email from a man named Chris Charles. He said I couldn’t possibly know what it means to be black because I’ve never lived in public housing or “the hood.”

“Have you ever even been to the hood, the ghetto or any such neighborhood? Are you from such a place? Do you have any clue as to what it is like? By looking at your photo, you look mixed . . .You see unlike you, I did not grow up in the environment you did. I grew up in public housing. And guess what? I have no problem with that,” wrote Mr. Charles.

First, both my parents are black. And black Americans come in all shades, largely due to the mixing of races during slavery when white Democrat plantation owners had both consensual and forced sex with slaves they owned.

No, I didn’t grow up in the hood; and I know what it means to be black just like millions of other blacks who didn’t grow up in public housing and know what it means to be black: First Lady Michelle Obama being one. Blacks like, you, Mr. Charles, need to realize being black means something different to every black person. We’re not a monolithic group who thinks and acts the same anymore than whites or any other race.

What’s tragic like Barkley said is blacks are their own worst enemy, more concerned with destroying each other with this preconceived notion of blackness. The reason whites as a race are creating more wealth than the black race is because they’re worried about more important things than who’s white enough. I don’t know any white person who extols criminal behavior as an example of “being white.”

Today, over 70% of black babies are born out of wedlock compared to 30% of white babies, which is a great prescription for poverty –not success! As Brookings noted in a report, blacks are part of “the very groups of Americans who traditionally experience poverty, impaired child development, and poor school achievement have the highest rates of non marital parenthood.”

The destruction of the black family is what black Americans should be obsessing over NOT the successful black man or woman defying these statistics.