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Write to Josh Williams!

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Write to Josh Williams!

By Anti-State STL on 2015/12/16

josh williams 2Josh was transferred today to the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Missouri. He will be held there for an undetermined amount of time before being transferred to a more long term facility.

Josh has expressed that he would like to receive letters, so please take a moment to drop him a line to help him remember he’s not alone and to help him acclimate to his new surroundings.

If you would like to donate to Josh’s commissary, please write to him and ask him to send you a deposit slip to send checks or money orders, or make an account at Access Corrections to send money electronically.

Write to Josh:

Josh Williams #1292002
E.R.D.C.C.
2727 Highway K
Bonne Terre, MO 63628

*As always, please remember that all incoming letters are read by prison staff. Never write to anyone in prison about anything illegal or potentially incriminating.

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U.S. Attorney General meets with Seattle Central District Reps

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch addresses the media alongside Chief Kathleen O’Toole and Mayor Ed Murray (Image: CHS)

From: Bryan Cohen / http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Seattle’s efforts to combat gun violence while simultaneously curbing excessive policing tactics is drawing a lot of attention — and even more cash — from the federal government.

On Thursday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the Central Area as part of a national community policing tour where she highlighted, among other things, the progress the Seattle Police Department has made in meeting federal mandates to address excessive use of force by officers.

On the same day Lynch was in town, the Department of Justice monitor tasked with overseeing SPD’s use of force consent decree filed a report about how the department was progressing with internally tracking use of force incidents.

The monitor found that SPD was doing a good job in three out of four categories, including investigating the most severe use of force incidents. However, the monitor’s report said SPD sergeants “still had a ways to go” in adequately investigating mid-level use of force incidents by officers, like those involving tasers and pepper spray.

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CORPORATE FASCISM ON DISPLAY IN NEW YORK

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IF ARMED GOVERNMENT AGENTS DISRESPECT THEIR BOSS BY PUBLICLY “TURNING THEIR BACKS ON HIM” WHY SHOULD THEY RESPECT “UNARMED BLACK FORMER ‘SLAVES’ THAT HAD TO BE “FREED” BY LINCOLN’S VERY UNPOPULAR AND UNDEMOCRATIC / DICTATORIAL MILITARILY EXPEDIENT “EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION”??? SPEAKING AS A NOT SO HONORABLY DISCHARGED ARMY VIETNAM VETERAN, PUBLICLY IN UNIFORM “‘TURN YOUR BACK” AND DON’T SALUTE A GENERAL OR THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF” IN PARTICULAR AND SEE IF YOU DON’T IN UP IN THE STOCKADE FACING “CHARGES UNBECOMING AN OFFICER”???WHO IS IN CHARGE OF ARMED CIA AGENTS AND LOCAL “LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS”???

TWENTY THOUSAND (20,000) ARMED “LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENFORCERS” IN NEW YORK CITY “HONORING” TW0 (2) FALLEN ARMED GOVERNMENT AGENTS??? HOW MANY SHOWED UP TO “HONOR” THE FIFTY TWO THOUSAND (52,000) RETURNING DEAD US VIETNAM “COLLATERAL DAMAGE” SOLDERS OR THOUSANDS OF RETURNING DEAD US SOLDIERS RETURNING FROM IRAQ / AFGHANISTAN ECT. IN CASKETS (NOT TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED?), SACRIFICED ON THE “ALTER OF EMPIRE / AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM”??? TWENTY THOUSAND NAZI “UNARMED CIVILIAN” KILLING “SS / KKK / LOCAL GOVERNMENT STORM TROOPERS IN NEW YORK LIVE ON TV??? CORPORATE FASCISM LIVE AND IN LIVING COLOR MINUS THE “SWASTIKA??? “THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY REMAIN THE SAME”??? Omari Tahir, WORLD TRAVELER AND HISTORY TEACHER, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (SLAVE “OWNER / EUROPEAN COLONIAL SETTLER TERRORIST” NAME)

Tens of thousands of police expected for funeral of slain N.Y. officer

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City police turned out in their thousands on Sunday for the funeral of the second of two officers murdered last month, but in a sign of persistent tensions with Mayor Bill de Blasio, some turned their backs on a screen showing him giving a eulogy.

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Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.

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When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African American male. But that has it precisely backward. What we’ve actually seen is the latest outbreak of white rage. Sure, it is cloaked in the niceties of law and order, but it is rage nonetheless.

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Petition: Mike Brown Law. Requires all state, county, and local police to wear a camera.

Mike Brown Law. Requires all state, county, and local police to wear a camera.

Create a bill, sign into law, and set aside funds to require all state,county, and local police, to wear a camera. Due to the latest accounts of deadly encounters with police, We the People, petition for the Mike Brown Law. Create a bill, sign into law, and set aside funds to require all state,county, and local police, to wear a camera.The law shall be made in an effort to not only detour police misconduct(i.e. brutality, profiling, abuse of power), but to ensure that all police are following procedure, and to remove all question, from normally questionable police encounters. As well, as help to hold all parties within a police investigation, accountable for their actions.

Sign the Petition

Shooting Death of Michael Brown 23rd and Union Protest and Rally

The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, United States. Brown was an 18-year-old African-American man who died after being shot multiple times by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Brown was unarmed and had no history of arrests or criminal convictions. According to Ferguson police, Brown was a suspect in a robbery minutes before the shooting, although the initial contact between Wilson and Brown was unrelated to the robbery.

Wilson has served four years with the Ferguson Police Department, two years with another local police department, and had no disciplinary history with an award for “extraordinary effort in the line of duty”.

The incident sparked reactions within the St. Louis suburb and at the national level, including peaceful demonstrations and protests, acts of vandalism and other forms of social unrest,as well as national calls for an investigation. Widespread media coverage explored the question of local police departments arming themselves with “military-grade weapons” and responding in a military fashion when dealing with protesting civilians and journalists covering volatile current events.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) opened a civil rights investigation of the shooting. U.S. President Barack Obama issued a statement expressing condolences to Brown’s family and committed the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an investigation.

On August 16, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and implemented a midnight to 5 a.m. curfew in Ferguson.

Source: wikipedia.com

Rallies Against Zimmerman Verdict Being Held in US

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From New York to California, outrage over the acquittal in George Zimmerman’s murder trial poured from street demonstrations and church pulpits Sunday as protesters called for justice for the unarmed youth he killed and demanded federal civil rights charges against him.

Protests were planned later Sunday in Boston, Detroit, Baltimore, San Francisco and other cities over the Florida case, which unleashed a national debate over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice. One protest in California hours after the verdict late Saturday ended with vandalism while police dispersed another crowd by firing beanbag rounds.

In Washington, the Justice Department said it is looking into the case to determine whether federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges now that Zimmerman has been acquitted in the state case.

Spying on Occupy: Prosecutors Subpoena Tweets, NYPD Arrests Protesters for ‘Thought Crimes’


Several stories in the news this week – and it’s only Tuesday – reveal the scope of the spying and surveillance activities of the NYPD and DA’s office, who are monitoring Occupy Wall Street.

Taken individually, these stories may not seem earth-shattering. Yes, the NYPD was monitoring Occupy, but the NYPD is sort of legendary for its overzealous spy and harassment programs (just ask any Muslim New Yorker or victim of the Stop and Frisk policy). But examined together, it becomes clear that the NYPD and District Attorney’s office are devoting enormous resources to spying, harassing, and intimidating what has thus far proven itself to be an overwhelmingly peaceful protest group…

Source:http://occupywallst.org

Justice Department Releases Investigative Findings on the Seattle Police Department


Here is the DOJ Investigative Report

Following a comprehensive investigation, the Justice Department today announced its findings that the
Seattle Police Department (SPD) has engaged in a pattern or practice of excessive force that violates the Constitution and federal law. A letter detailing the findings was delivered to Seattle Mayor Michael McGinn and Police Chief John Diaz…

Source: http://www.justice.gov