n 1975, Darthard Perry, a former FBI agent, went on record and explained the lengths that the government goes to examine and study African American culture. The man, a self-proclaimed “infiltrator,” speaks – seemingly with pride – on how he helped tear down Black organizations and how the culture was flipped back on the people. “You can take their culture and use it against them,” he says in the video. The video is marveling to watch, albeit disgusting. The agent was interviewed by the legendary journalist Gil Nobel (RIP).
Download the App: Mobile Justice – Missouri
Police street stops and searches of Missourians have increased exponentially – especially in the context of rallies, peaceful protests, and marches against excessive force and racial profiling.
Thousands of innocent people are routinely stopped, searched, harassed, bullied into compliance, and humiliated every year in Missouri. It’s not a crime to walk down the street, to peacefully protest, to march, to rally, or to simply gather with a group of peers on a sidewalk, yet every day innocent black and brown Missourians are turned into suspects for doing just that.
ACLU of Missouri Mobile Justice, modeled after the NYCLU “Stop and Frisk” app and developed by Quadrant 2, is one way to hold Missouri Law Enforcement Agencies accountable for their actions.
If you see something, say something by using ACLU of Missouri Mobile Justice to document the police interactions you see. For more information visit http://www.aclu-mo.org/mobile-justice.
HOW TO USE THE APP
Simply hold down the camera button on the outside of your phone, or open the app and hit the record button at the top of the screen and the application will use your phone’s camera to record both audio and video. To stop recording, simply shake the phone or manually press the ‘click to stop’ button. This video is automatically sent to the ACLU of Missouri as soon as you stop recording.
After each recording you will be prompted to fill out a short incident report. You can bypass the incident report by simply pressing cancel; however, we encourage you to fill it out so we can learn more about what you saw. Required fields in the incident report are marked ‘required.’ If you are unsure of the information asked in the incident report, simply mark ‘unsure’. Finally, press the ‘submit the incident report button’ to send your incident report to the ACLU of Missouri.
This feature allows you to know if people around you are getting stopped by the police. When others in your area use Mobile Justice, you will get a message reporting where the police stop is happening. If the dot is green, it means the ‘witness’ feature is activated. If the dot is red it means the ‘witness’ feature is not activated and you will not receive reports on where police activity is happening. This feature is especially useful for community groups who monitor police activity. Be sure to go to “my settings” to turn on “broadcast my location” in order for the ‘witness’ function to operate.
This function allows you to access the incident report. You can use this function to report a police interaction you saw or experienced, even if you didn’t film it. Be sure to hit the ‘submit’ incident report button so that your responses are sent to the ACLU of Missouri.
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All Power to the People (full version)
Lee Lew Lee, producer/director & Kristin Bell & Nico Panigutti, co-producers
Opening with a montage of four hundred years of race injustice in America, this powerful documentary provides the historical context for the establishment of the 60’s civil rights movement.
Rare clips of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, mumia abdu jamal, mutula shakur and other activists transport one back to those tumultuous times. Organized by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton, the Black Panther Party embodied every major element of the civil rights movement which preceded it and inspired the black, brown, yellow, Native American and women’s power movements which followed
The party struck fear in the hearts of the “establishment” which viewed it as a terrorist group. Interviews with former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, CIA officer Philip Agee, and FBI agents Wes Swearingen and Bill Turner shockingly detail a “secret domestic war” of assassination, imprisonment and torture as the weapons of repression. Yet, the documentary is not a paean to the Panthers, for while it praises their early courage and moral idealism. it exposes their collapse due to megalomania, corruption, drugs, and narcissism j edgar hoover oliver north cointelpro vietnam war contra affairs george bush kkk.
In August 1996, the San Jose Mercury News initiated an extended series of articles linking the CIA’s “contra” army to the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles.
Based on a year-long investigation, reporter Gary Webb wrote that during the 1980s the CIA helped finance its covert war against Nicaragua’s leftist government through sales of cut-rate cocaine to South Central L.A. drug dealer, Ricky Ross. The series unleashed a storm of protest, spearheaded by black radio stations and the congressional Black Caucus, with demands for official inquiries. The Mercury News’ Web page, with supporting documents and updates, received hundreds of thousands of “hits” a day.
The New York Police Department has been monitoring Muslim students in cities as far away as Philadelphia, Buffalo and Syracuse, the Associated Press reports.
Americans question whether this is a privacy breach or a necessary safety measure. Host Michel Martin speaks with an AP investigative reporter and a member of the national Muslim Students Association…
By.. Anthony Marsh,
National Security Affairs correspondent….
Newly released documents will be a primary focus of the upcoming COPA conference. The conference sponsored by the Coalition on Political Assassinations will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC on October 20-22, 1995. For more details, read the accompanying text file. There will also be presentations on the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Among some of the highlights I expect to be presented will be some interesting new developments in analysis of the JFK autopsy photos and X-rays, and an update on attempts by the FBI to block the release of files which the ARRB has voted to release. The FBI appeal has been sent to President Clinton, who has not acted within the required 30-day period, so it is an open question as to whether these documents should automatically be released after that 30-day period unless the President sides with the FBI attempt at cover-up. By the time of the conference, this issue should have been resolved.
Dr. John Newman, author of the books JFK and Vietnam, and Oswald and the CIA, has been reviewing the latest releases and may have some amazing finds to report. One interesting document which Dr. Newman recently found is a 1975 deposition by FBI Special Agent Carver Gayton confirming that Oswald was an FBI informant. There is also a second batch of Oswald 201 files being released which may be available by the time of the COPA conference.