Archive for October, 2009

Texas Boy,10, Branded Sex Offender for Exploring Girl, 7

Saturday, October 31st, 2009
I normally don't print e-mails that I have received, but this e-mail is intended for publication, consisting of a comment left at a public blog, along with a public letter sent to a US Congressman by an AfroSpear blogger, addressing the content of the public comment and requesting that this matter of urgent public concern be addressed at the state and Federal levels:

Dear Rep. Jerry Madden:


I received this disturbing note from a mother of a “sex offender”. I did not know that the State of Texas could brand a 10-year old as a sex offender, and hold him criminally accountable for the rest of his life.


Boy 10 and Girl 7 is called “discovery”, as in discovering what makes boys and girls different, sexually. How could you make this a sex crime?


I think we are fattening the cow, with TYC being now in need of building up its population. The railroad is not fixed. Please continue to fix it.


Sincerely,

Eddie G. Griffin (BASG)

--- On Fri, 10/30/09, diamonds & jewels <noreply-comment@blogger.com> wrote:

From: diamonds & jewels <noreply-comment@blogger.com>
Subject: [Eddie G. Griffin (BASG)] New comment on Texas Youth Commission Sex Scandal UPDATE.
To: eddiegriffin_basg@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, October 30, 2009, 12:26 PM

diamonds & jewels has left a new comment on your post "Texas Youth Commission Sex Scandal UPDATE":

my son is considered a sex offender due to the crime he did 7 yrs ago and it was his first offense. he was 10 and the child was 7. he have been on probation for 2 yrs and since he didn't finish therapy they want to send him to TYC. he haven't had any other victims since the age 10. I don't think it is fair and I am terrified for him to go into TYC. he has no idea what jail is and how this could affect him for life they are talking about sending him on the 8th I don't know which TYC it is yet but I am so scared reading your report have me even scared...I tried to talk to his probation officer, his attorney, his therapist about his mental problem he has a learning disability that attends to make him not comprehend everything to well according to work..I feel this is going to affect his life for good..the system doesn't really know how this affects a child life especially if it was just there first offense..anyways..thanks for the report..it really help me to understand what is really going on in the TYC system. I have a face book I am going to add you to it..okay'

Posted by diamonds & jewels to Eddie G. Griffin (BASG) at October 29, 2009 12:04 PM

Justice Is Blind Drunk

Friday, October 30th, 2009

San Antonio, Texas, police say they started getting numerous calls early one Sunday morning. Drivers were reporting a Bexar County constable's car moving recklessly through traffic, with the emergency lights being turned on and off. Callers said that the man driving the car appeared to be drunk and seemed to be trying to pull people over. When police caught up to the car and stopped it, the found that the driver was Lt. Arthur MacCubbin and that he had three other men in the car with him. MacCubbin was charged with DUI. The others were charged with public intoxication.

Detroit Police Raid Mosque, Kill Black Muslim Leader

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
Well, it's alright to be a white separatist, but for Black people it's back to the future, the way police raided Panther Party offices across the country and annihilated the leadership.

Meanwhile, Rippa says the US Government has Afghanistan's president's brother on the CIA payroll and has for the last ten years. I don't know that the US Government can implant "democracy" in Afghanistan by offering the populace CIA paid politicians as choices on election day while slaughtering anyone who disagrees with the US puppet Government enough to oppose it militarily.

Let's see what Obama does. By refusing to decide on the 48 additional troops the military has requested, he probably saved a few thousand lives and at least postponed the torture and round up of teenage and adult men that would begin as soon as the US military began kicking in doors, looking for "the enemy."

Police Officer Suspended Without Pay

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

If you follow with any regularity the police misconduct stories I post on this site, you’re no doubt familiar with the phrase “paid administrative leave.” No matter how serious the alleged misconduct, cops nearly always get paid while they’re being investigated, a period that typically takes months.

But last week Stockton, Utah police officer Johsua Rowell was actually put on unpaid administrative leave.

His transgression? He issued a traffic citation to the son of Stockton Mayor Dan Rydalch.

Morning Links

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
  • Is anyone remotely surprised by this?
  • Or, for that matter, this?
  • Police enter home unannounced after receiving reports of a neighborhood prowler, shoot and kill family dog. No prowler.
  • Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley, a frontrunner for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat, was the AG who argued before the U.S. Supreme Court that forensic experts shouldn’t necessarily be subject to cross examination. Apparently, she didn’t do so well. Coakley has also been aggressive in the crackdown on prescription pain medication and has defended the controversial “recovered memory” sex abuse scandals from the 1980s and 90s.
  • British towns requiring parents to pass a criminal background check before being allowed to supervise their own children on public playgrounds.
  • Why I like Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.).
  • Read the bills? Why not just read the Constitution?
  • Pretty cool way of illustrating the tininess of atoms.
  • Monday Lazy Linking

    Monday, October 26th, 2009

    “Stop Taser Torture – Blogging For Justice Day” on Dec 4, 2009.

    Sunday, October 25th, 2009

    There has been an annoucement of a “Stop Taser Torture – Blogging For Justice Day” on Dec 4 2009.

    Stay tuned for more information.

    The post is being updated.

    “Stop Taser Torture – Blogging For Justice Day” on Dec 4 2009.

    Sunday, October 25th, 2009

    There has been an annoucement of a “Stop Taser Torture – Blogging For Justice Day” on Dec 4, 2009.

    Stay tuned for more information.

    The post is being updated.

    Police Beat and 3x Electrically Shock a 120 lb Black Woman on Her Own Front Porch

    Sunday, October 25th, 2009



    Marlyn Rivas was electrically shocked three times
    and beaten by three police officers
    on her own front porch

    Hat Tip to AAPP at Tasered While Black.

    It seems like one of the dangerous places for Black Americans is on the doorsteps of our own houses, particularly when police are involved. Amadou Diallo died in hail of police bullets on his front porch in New York. Professor Gates of Harvard University, was arrested entering his own house. And now Marlyn Rivas, a 26 year-old who weighs 120 pounds, was beaten and electrically shocked three times on the porch of the dwelling where she lived. And then she was charged, of course, with "assaulting an officer."

    A 26-year-old woman is alleging she was subjected to excessive force by Portland Police after they Tasered her three times and beat her on her own front doorstep two weeks ago.

    One of the officers involved in the alleged incident was former sheriff's deputy Brett Burton, who transferred to the Portland Police Bureau last year, following his involvement in the death in custody of James Chasse, jr. in 2006.

    The alleged victim, Marlyn Rivas, was returning from a friend's house party in the Pearl District late on Saturday January 17, where she admits to having drunk heavily. After being dropped at her house in NW Portland by friends, Rivas struggled to unlock the front door to her building, and evidently, another concerned resident of the building called the police. Rivas, who says she does not remember all of the incident, says she remembers being grabbed from behind and yelling, "leave me alone, I live here, this is my house!" The Portland Mercury

    Remember the Texas teenage football start who was shot to death in his own front yard just before Christmas. The police just couldn't believe he was driving his own car into his own driveway. That's why I live in Brazil. If somebody shoots me here, it probably won't be someone who is paid with my tax dollars.

    Police Beat and 3x Electrically Shock a 120 lb Black Woman on Her Own Front Porch

    Sunday, October 25th, 2009

    Marlyn Rivas was electrically shocked three times
    and beaten by three police officers
    on her own front porch

    Hat Tip to AAPP at Tasered While Black.

    It seems like one of the dangerous places for Black Americans is on the doorsteps of our own houses, particularly when police are involved. Amadou Diallo died in hail of police bullets on his front porch in New York. Professor Gates of Harvard University, was arrested entering his own house. And now Marlyn Rivas, a 26 year-old who weighs 120 pounds, was beaten and electrically shocked three times on the porch of the dwelling where she lived. And then she was charged, of course, with "assaulting an officer."

    A 26-year-old woman is alleging she was subjected to excessive force by Portland Police after they Tasered her three times and beat her on her own front doorstep two weeks ago.

    One of the officers involved in the alleged incident was former sheriff's deputy Brett Burton, who transferred to the Portland Police Bureau last year, following his involvement in the death in custody of James Chasse, jr. in 2006.

    The alleged victim, Marlyn Rivas, was returning from a friend's house party in the Pearl District late on Saturday January 17, where she admits to having drunk heavily. After being dropped at her house in NW Portland by friends, Rivas struggled to unlock the front door to her building, and evidently, another concerned resident of the building called the police. Rivas, who says she does not remember all of the incident, says she remembers being grabbed from behind and yelling, "leave me alone, I live here, this is my house!" The Portland Mercury

    Remember the Texas teenage football start who was shot to death in his own front yard just before Christmas. The police just couldn't believe he was driving his own car into his own driveway. That's why I live in Brazil. If somebody shoots me here, it probably won't be someone who is paid with my tax dollars.