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And by the way, when we say that the police needs to calm the [eff] down and become our friends again, many actual cops agree. In 1969, after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Jerry Wilson was appointed police chief of Washington. While the city protested, he took discreet precautions (putting riot teams in unmarked buses and parking those buses out of sight of protesters) and made sure to recruit a police force that reflected the ethnic make-up of the local population. Because of this, Washington was one of the only cities where crime actually fell during that period of American History. The [stuff] cops do to protesters now -- tear gas, preemptive SWAT raids -- is based off of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle, which Norm Stamper, then-Seattle police chief, calls "the worst mistake" of his career, because "police departments across the country learned all the wrong lessons from" them. If you're trying to violence a town into being peaceful, your understanding of violence, peace, and nouns is just completely broken.
We're not going to stop stereotyping cops because, again, that's the point of their uniform. So we say it's their responsibility to change the [effing] stereotype.
originally posted by: Ektar
Here we go finally a live feed. I am not sure where
they are yet since I just started listening.
CBTU was started in September 1972 when more than 1,200 black union officials and rank and file members from 37 national unions met in Chicago, Illinois, to discuss the role of black trade unionists in the labor movement. At the time, it was the largest single gathering of black unionists in the history of the American labor movement. Five black labor leaders (William Lucy, Nelson Edwards, William Simons, Charles Hayes and Cleveland Robinson) called the new organization the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.
Because Glide is the only messaging application using streaming video technology, each message is simultaneously recorded and transmitted, so the exact time can be verified to the second. In this case, the video in question was created at 12:02:14 PM CDT on Saturday, August 9th.
“When news broke about what happened to Mike Brown, several of us went to our union staff to find out what we could do together in Ferguson. We have a lot of members that work and live there, and we knew that as a union we needed to step up and be there. We’ve had a presence ever since. Whether it’s been peacefully marching, attending vigils, picking up trash, handing out water, etc., we’re here to help and call for justice. No unarmed person should be gunned down in the streets where they live, no matter what color you are.”
One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.
Shawn Parcells is not a pathologist, he is a voice for hire. Here’s some articles on the lack of credentials for Parcells and the concerns therein: “[...] some coroners and medical examiners in Missouri say Parcells has inflated his qualifications and performed autopsies without a medical license. Others allege that doctors whose signatures were on some autopsy reports were not present at the autopsies, did not review the work or never actually signed the documents.” “Police in Andrew County are looking into allegations that a pathologist Parcells listed on a 2012 autopsy was never consulted.” “Shramek said he became alarmed when Parcells asked what to put down as the cause of death on an autopsy report instead of following the evidence.” “Others, such as Dr. Mary Case, the medical examiner for St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson counties, have been outspoken about the allegations against Parcells. “It’s very bad for our state if there’s someone doing autopsies without a medical license,” she said. “This is a huge atrocity, an invitation to disaster, and it needs to stop.”
Aug. 16, 2014
Brown family's lawyer Anthony Gray tells TIME that noted forensic pathologist Michael Baden will examine remains of the teenager killed one week ago Saturday
An attorney for the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. one week ago, said Saturday that the family’s legal team had hired a well known forensic pathologist to conduct an independent autopsy of the teenager’s body.
Brown’s body is in the process of being prepared for Michael Baden
Prof. Shawn L. Parcells, a pathologist assistant based in Kansas, assisted Dr. Baden.
“You do this for the families,” Mr. Parcells said.
The two medical experts conducted the four-hour examination Sunday at the Austin A. Layne Mortuary in St. Louis. Benjamin L. Crump, a lawyer for Mr. Brown’s family who paid their travel expenses, hired them.
One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.
What likely happened was that they conducted an autopsy between the 13th (when the body was reported released to family) and 15th, then were able to get Dr. Baden to agree to come down before the press conference on the 15th, which is why the lawyer held off on any details. Then, Dr. Baden came down and examined the body, and the press conference discussing the family's autopsy (or two) was held after that - or the lawyer was just wrong.
But some coroners and medical examiners in Missouri say Parcells has inflated his qualifications and performed autopsies without a medical license. Others allege that doctors whose signatures were on some autopsy reports were not present at the autopsies, did not review the work or never actually signed the documents. Meanwhile, Parcells’ online work profile is filled with inaccurate information. Some coroners worry that Parcells’ actions could jeopardize criminal cases, potentially allowing a murderer to go free. Parcells denies any improper behavior, saying jealousy and politics are at the root of what he called rumors about his work. “What it comes down to is they think I’m trying to play doctor when I’m not,” he said. “I would never do that. I’m not that kind of person.” Yet last month, the Phelps County prosecutor asked to delay a murder trial because of concerns about a report by Parcells’ company. Public defenders in Phelps and Harrison counties have investigated autopsies Parcells handled in other murder cases. Police in Andrew County are looking into allegations that a pathologist Parcells listed on a 2012 autopsy was never consulted.