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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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Mugabe: Whites Can’t Own Land in Zimbabwe

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Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe as a Marxist dictator since the country became independent from Britain in 1980, is telling his country’s few remaining white landowners: Your time is up.

“We say no to whites owning our land, and they should go,” Mugabe told supporters, according to The Christian Science Monitor. “They can own companies and apartments…but not the soil. It is ours and that message should ring loud and clear in Britain and the United States.”

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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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Download the App: Mobile Justice – Missouri

Download the App: Mobile Justice – Missouri

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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

To Record:

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.

To Witness:

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.

To Report:
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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Sundiata Acoli, Man Who Murdered State Trooper, To Be Released On Parole

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AP – Posted: 09/29/2014 12:55 pm EDT Updated: 09/29/2014 12:59 pm

A man convicted in the shooting death of a New Jersey state trooper in a crime that still provokes strong emotion among law enforcement more than 40 years later was ordered released on parole by a state appeals court Monday.

Sundiata Acoli was known as Clark Edward Squire when he was convicted of the 1973 slaying of state trooper Werner Foerster during a stop on the New Jersey Turnpike. Now in his mid-70s, he was denied parole most recently in 2011, but the appellate judges reversed that ruling Monday.

In a 28-page opinion, the panel wrote that the parole board ignored evidence favorable to Acoli and gave undue consideration to past events such as a probation violation that occurred decades earlier.
One of the three people in the car when it was stopped was Joanne Chesimard, who also was convicted of Foerster’s slaying, but eventually escaped to Cuba and is now known as Assata Shakur. Last year, state and federal authorities announced a $2 million reward for information leading to her capture, and the FBI made her the first woman on its list of most wanted terrorist.

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African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest 16th Annual Africa Day Business Forum

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Join the African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest for our 16th Annual Africa Day Business Forum, an informative and entertaining all-day event to learn about the different business, investment, and trade opportunities between Africa and the Pacific Northwest!

The Africa Day Business Forum is an all-day event. This year’s theme is “Wake Up to the New Africa: business and investment opportunities” and will include Business Forums, Panel Discussions, Lunch, Dinner, and an Auction with local African entertainment. There will also be opportunities to hear and network with over 200 attendees from businesses, government representatives, and Africa dignitaries.

Business Forum topics include:
– Overview of US – Africa trade relations past, present and future
– Trade and investment opportunities in Africa
– Initiating bilateral trade relationships with Africa from the Pacific Northwest
– Ways to finance exporting ventures to Africa
– Regulations and restrictions of doing business in Africa
– The usefulness of the private sector in development in Africa
– Role of the transportation sector in the development of Africa
– Pacific Northwest business success stories
– Empowering women in business in Africa
– The role of information technology in Africa
– The importance of agriculture in African development

When:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
8:00am 10:00pm

Where:
The Motif Hotel (former Red Lion Hotel)
1415 5th Avenue
Seattle WA 98101
http://www.motifseattle.com/

Please contact us with any questions at:
african.chamberofcommerce@commerce.wa.gov
(206) 256-6139
http://www.accpnw.com

Registration Closes October 15, 2014

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Indiana Man Handcuffed for Waving While Black

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George Madison Jr., moments after he was handcuffed for waving at police (Facebook/Evansville Courier & Press)

On Tuesday afternoon, while riding his bike on South Weinbach Avenue in Evansville, Ind., George Madison Jr., 38, waved to a couple of police officers nearby. From where Madison was, the officers looked familiar to him. After all, as a firefighter with the Evansville Fire Department, Madison is friends and has worked closely with many of Evansville’s finest, including the police chief, Billy Bolin.

But Madison didn’t look familiar to the officers, and as the Evansville Courier & Press reports, Madison said his friendly wave was deemed a threat by the officers.

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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.

Grandmother says she watched officer shoot girl, 7

Beneath a multi-colored quilt of Disney cartoon characters, 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones lay peacefully on the living room couch of her grandmother’s first-floor flat on Detroit’s east side.

Mertilla Jones lay at the other end, having recently put the girl to sleep.

Within seconds — maybe as few as three — a stun grenade smashed through a window, exploding over the couch. Armed, black-clad and masked police officers swarmed into the living room and, moments later, Aiyana lay bleeding to death with a gunshot wound to her head.

“As soon as they came in, their guns were just pointing right there, and he pulled the trigger,” Aiyana’s grandmother, Mertilla Jones said Monday of Joseph Weekley during the Detroit police officer’s involuntary manslaughter trial in Wayne County Circuit Court.

“I seen the light leave out of her eyes and the blood started gushing out her mouth and she was dead,” testified the 50-year-old Jones, who then broke into tears.

For members of the Detroit police special response team, the May 2010 nighttime raid on the two-family flat on Lillibridge was one of hundreds they had taken part in as a unit. This time they were being shadowed by a crew from the reality TV show, “The First 48.”

Armed with an MP5 submachine gun and behind a shield, team veteran Weekley was selected as point man for the operation — tasked with being first into the home in search of murder suspect, Chauncey Owens.

Weekley has said his gun accidentally fired when Mertilla Jones bumped into him or grabbed it. Prosecutors say he was negligent in failing to control his weapon.

Jones testified she rolled onto the floor after the noise and flash from the grenade, and was on her stomach when Weekley stormed in.

She said Aiyana’s head was propped against the armrest of the couch as she slept and Weekley was holding the gun right next to the armrest when his weapon discharged.

“The gun went off and shot her in the head. I started screaming and hollering. … ‘Y’all done killed my grandbaby,'” Jones told the courtroom.

Special response team member Larry Davis testified Monday that Weekley told him after the shooting that someone grabbed his weapon.

“I told him things would be OK. That’s about it,” Davis said.

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