Today the lead story on corporate news here locally and nationally has been the case in South Africa around the so-called blade-runner ‘Oscar Pistorius‘ shooting his girlfriend.. They even have a local reporter on the ground in front of courthouse.. Glad to see our media is NOW interested in what goes on in Africa.. yes its a bizarre case, but so are the policies or lacktherof around Mali and the Congo where our media has essentially been absent or the new Obama drone base being built in Niger where they’ve been silent.
So while we talk about Pistorius, what’s being swept under the rug is the plight of the 6 LAPD officers who shot those two Latina women 71-year-old Emma Hernandez, and her daughter Margie Carranza who were delivering newspapers in a bright blue truck.. Police fired off close to 50 rounds because they thought the women were Christopher Dorner who was Black and driving a grey truck.. I’ve called LAPD and they say the names of the officers are still not released as the case is still under investigation.
People are saying the women will get paid after they sue and for that many cheer.. Many were applauding that LAPD will give the women a new a truck..A couple of things to keep in mind.. getting paid for police opening fire w/o identifying themselves or issuing you commands is not justice..Arresting those officers, charging them for attempted murder and gross negligence and making sure they are fired and not just placed on paid administrative leave, is justice..If either of those women have been killed, saying it was an accident or case of mistaken identity would not suffice..By the way.. the new truck LAPD promised to get the women hasn’t happened yet..
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck the other day, has stated that he has not yet made up his mind as to whether or not the officers who he said were working under tremendous stress will be disciplined..He also noted that Dorner’s Manifesto did have an effect on LAPD’s reputation..Its one they are now trying to repair..
No word from LA’s district attorney, Jackie Lacey if she’ll press charges..This is why we need to push to have separate arm of government where they have a prosecutor that deals with elected officials and police..Until then you can call LA DA’s office at (213) 974-3512 or email them firstname.lastname@example.org ..You can email Chief Beck at email@example.com
Many of us have forgotten and have gotten used to police terrorism that we don’t push for what is right…While those police officers remain shielded from the public, someone managed to take pictures of Dorner’s burnt body and as was the case once upon a time back when they sold pictures of post cards of Black men being hung, they are selling the pictures of Dorner.. God Bless America..
PS..Since today is the day Malcolm X was killed Feb 21 1965.. We should remind you of what he had to say about LAPD
With respect to news..It’s amazing how dead prez’s song propaganda is so relevant years after they first rocked it..