Are we on the brink of a civil rights revolution

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Good morning:

I believe we are on the brink of a civil rights revolution.

Raul Reyes is an attorney and a member of the USA Board of Contributors. In his article published in the CNN International Edition, he said,

The grand jury’s decision has implications far beyond Ferguson. Gallup polling has found that African-Americans have less confidence in the criminal justice system than white Americans, while a W.W. Kellogg Foundation report found that 68% of Latinos report being worried about police brutality. Wilson walking free will likely reinforce the views among communities of color that our justice system is unfair. And when significant segments of our population lose faith in our justice system, our democracy is weakened.

Jay Daniels, a 27-yar-old financial consultant from Charlotte who went to Ferguson to join thew protests said in USA Today,

“Some people are going to have to die for the cause,” the financial consultant said. “It’s sad to say, but this is the new civil rights movement for our generation, and there will be casualties and there should be bloodshed.”

Do you all think we are on the brink of a civil rights revolution?

BTW, Darren Wilson has resigned effective immediately.

27 Responses to Are we on the brink of a civil rights revolution

  1. a2nite says:

    Luckily, there are young people out there who are tired of this crap. I’m glad because I was young during evil rotten Ronnie’s reign of terror. Pretty discouraging to be a young person with such an evil man as President.

    People are tired of this crap and they are tired of the oppressor/enforcer class telling them to STFU like we really don’t have grievances.

  2. Nef05 says:

    Darren Wilson resigned with over a million dollars in his bank account. As with Zimmerphoole, he has been financially rewarded for the murder of an unarmed black male.

    So, not only is there no accountability for the taking of a black life, they are now getting rich from it? Black lives have been reduced to “bagging a buck” and “collecting a bounty”? Black men are now more valuable dead than alive? The implications and the repercussions are staggering!

    I don’t see how this is stopped other than a civil rights revolution. Not when the side committing the offense is not held accountable by the criminal justice system, will never admit there’s an issue, and is, itself, the force that would normally be called to protect against such offenses.

    • Malisha says:

      The side committing the offense is the side that has committed the offense of setting up and operating our corrupt court system from Day-1.

    • bettykath says:

      I have questions about the beg sites. If Wilson didn’t set them up, are we sure he gets the money? If he has any sense he will leave the money alone because there is still the possibility of a civil suit, a federal civil rights suit, and, if there’s a new ethical prosecutor, a criminal trial. The last is a real long shot, but still…

      • He has been represented by counsel since the day of the shooting. In fact he met with his lawyer in the station house before the police attempted to interview him.

        I don’t know how they are handling the money, but the amount contributed now exceeds $1 million, according to various reports I’ve read.

        • bettykath says:

          I think he was represented by a union lawyer, so the cops, through their union, were paying for his representation.

  3. Sophia33 says:

    Absolutely. What made the 60’s so great was there was a storm of things coming together. Civil Rights, Vietnam, Women’s Rights, Gay Rights. Huffington Post is reporting that Black Friday Tanked. Well, there was a protest to BlackOutBlackFriday for Ferguson. There was a protest against Walmart. And there were Protests against low wages. Those three came together and people stayed home and didn’t spend money. I know I didn’t spend money because of all of those causes. Then with regards to Ferguson, it’s not just black people protesting. I have see protests in Seattle, BEVERLY HILLS (shock), Portland, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City. 137 cities are protesting and continuing to protest. Then there were other protests around the globe. People continued to protest for 100 days in Ferguson and are continuing to do so now. Mike Brown said that one day everyone would know his name. And now they do. His name is rallying cry for equality. May his soul continue to rest in power! Ase!

  4. mgs710 says:

    White Cop Mistakes Black NYPD Officer For Criminal And Shoots Him Dead (VIDEO)

  5. Malisha says:

    In answer to the question posed in the post: I think we SHOULD be in a civil rights revolution but I doubt we have the national energy for it. Our strength has been sapped and our court system has “emasculated” us. Almost everyone who is capable of thinking straight has been impoverished, delegitimized, marginalized, and utterly demoralized. We’re fighting so many battles on so many fronts that our e-mails fill up with requests for $5 contributions (12, 15, 17 per day) for desperate organizations stretched beyond hope. For people to actually rebel they have to have both the support (usually from OUTSIDE the victim-pool), the money, the whatnot, the wherewithal. Do we?

  6. Malisha says:

    John Blumenthal, the firefighter who was involved in a violent altercation with Wilson (over Wilson’s affair with Blumenthal’s then live-in girlfriend, who has since become Wilson’s second wife) is in a custody battle with Wilson’s wife, who is the mother of his child and who has taken the child (my guess is without permission from the dad) to live in the “safe house” of the killer. How can a child be safe living with Darren Wilson? This is some crazy sh*t.

    • Trained Observer says:

      Malisha, can you spell W-H-I-T-E T-R-A-S-H?

    • MDX says:

      Isn’t it great that we have a media so concerned about “evidence” that the victim may have had such a temper that they would make a suicide attack on a man in control of a gun?

      But noooooooooooo…….we can’t show any anger management issues on the part of the accused because that is not “fair”.

      If there is any common theme about all the murders we have discussed in the past years, it is this:

      They have anger management issues due to not being able to be in any close relationship.

      And, contrary to the assholes who claim African Americans are not good parents, every one of the people they slaughtered grew up loved and with friends.

  7. owl says:

    @BuddhaBestQuote: Overcome anger by peacefulness: overcome evil by good. Overcome the mean by generosity; and the man who lies by truth.

  8. owl says:

    it’s not just a civil rights issue for people of color, although they bear the brunt of police aggression and violence. we are at a time and in a place where every nuance of word and expression is interpreted and acted upon. and, often, the action taken is predicated on mutual FEAR…of the hunter and the hunted, and vice versa. yeah, it’s like that.

  9. Disappointed says:

    It’s ashame that we need to still discuss civil rights. We are all people. It is sad brown and black people ARE treated differently. It’s glaring. It’s obvious. It’s sad a group of parents have to have special talks with their children about police. Police are suppose to serve and protect all. But serve and protect a color.

    I had not heard about the fight with the ex boyfriend of the now wife. He has been busy these last 3 months.

    • so jaded says:

      Why did DW not shoot the boyfriend . He did not fear for his life when a white man kelly coed his ass and his girlfriend’s right in front of him.
      I just read that he will b collecting more than a million bucks from supporters. I pray the MB parents will sue him in federal court.

      • Two sides to a story says:

        I believe No Bill was itching to use his gun on duty. And yes, I believe we are experiencing a new wave of civil rights activity centered around law enforcement and use of force. While there is often racial profiling involved, there is also a large number of cases not involving race. LEOs are out of control and accountable to no one.

        • owl says:

          yes, indeed. the use of just a few phrases can justify police aggression and violence: unarmed / “resisting arrest” or “assaulting an officer” = death. simple.
          i am told my elderly uncle, living alone, and suffering symptoms of a heart attack, made his way outside of his single-family home some years ago, prior to his death, whereby he was met in his driveway
          and man-handled by the police before they determined who he was and what he was doing. and he was white. and that was then. how much worse is the level of suspicion, scrutiny and profiling today!
          surely there are officers of peace and integrity…but perhaps fewer of those are ever recruited and/or retained.

  10. J4TMinATL says:

    Nothing more classy than marrying, divorcing, re marrying, getting into altercation with your current wife’s ex boyfriend, killing, and retiring all by 28.

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