Wisconsin Students Throw Up Sig Heil In Prom Photo

Here are your future Judges, Police Officers and other public officials, here are your private sector officials.
Welcome to America 2018.

In the photo, nearly all of the 63 boys appear to make the Sieg Heil salute before their junior prom in the spring at Baraboo High School. Lori Mueller, of the Baraboo School District, said Monday via Twitter that the district will pursue all available options, including legal action, in response to the photo. The school district and local authorities continue to investigate, speaking with the students and families involved to determine how and why this was taken. Baraboo is a town of about 12,000 residents that is about 115 miles (185 kilometers) northwest of Milwaukee. Mueller says the photo doesn’t reflect the district’s values and that administrators will pursue appropriate action. Mueller said the photo appears to have been taken last spring and wasn’t on school grounds. The Auschwitz Memorial in Poland released a statement Monday emphasizing that the photo is one of the reasons children must continue to be taught about the brutality of what the Nazis did. http://cutenailsdesigns.net/2018/11/13/wisconsin-students-throw-up-sig-heil-in-prom-photo.html


This is Mississippi Republican US Senator  Cindy Hyde-Smith, making a flip reference to a “public hanging” is incensing voters in a special election runoff, drawing attention to the state’s history of lynching and boosting Democrats’ hope of pulling off a stunner in the Deep South. Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith is facing former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary Mike Espy, a black Democrat, in a runoff Nov. 27. She was captured on video praising a supporter by declaring, “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” After the video was made public Sunday, Hyde-Smith said her remark Nov. 2 at a campaign event in Tupelo was “an exaggerated expression of regard” for a friend who invited her to speak. “Any attempt to turn this into a negative connotation is ridiculous,” she said.spy on Monday called the remark “disappointing and harmful.” “It reinforces stereotypes that we’ve been trying to get away from for decades, stereotypes that continue to harm our economy and cost us jobs,” he told MSNBC’s, Chris Matthews. At a news conference Monday with Republican Gov. Phil Bryant by her side, a stone-faced Hyde-Smith refused to answer questions about the hanging remark. “I put out a statement yesterday, and that’s all I’m going to say about it,” she said. https://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/elections/mississippi-us-senator-won-t-discuss-public-hanging-remark/article_d1fb0e80-230f-56a2-8f09-8273d2e71a67.html 





Warning/address These Militias Now Or Face The Consequences Tomorrow

INTRODUCTION

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I will say this to the Jamaican Government again.
For years after leaving the JCF I have assiduously studied crime patterns and looked at data involving crime in developing countries.
As a consequence, I have written hundreds of blog posts and have produced countless pages of data in support of my theory that crime cannot be contained without a firm hand.



(QUALITY OF SERVICE)

In the 27 years since I left the JCF after a brief ten years stint, I have seen the quality of service offered by the JCF deteriorate and distrust of the Department increase exponentially.
This two-fold event has created the perfect opportunity for crime to flourish resulting in the unnecessary deaths of tens of thousands of Jamaicans and the entire nation now completely traumatized and desensitized to the horrors of the daily bloodshed.

(THE EVOLUTION)

The approach by both political parties combined, both in administration and in opposition, have left much to be desired and may logically be argued to be one of the reasons which have caused the continued explosion of violent crimes across the Island.
For years I have warned that the approach [must] be a two-fold approach which(a) delivers a heavy hand to violent criminals, but(b) uses a velvet glove to massage the rest of society.

This approach is exactly what other societies have used successfully and it is the approach safer societies (not totalitarian societies) uses today.
Crime cannot be solved unless the appropriate resources are appropriated and directed to the cause of law enforcement.
It is not a liability, it is an investment in our survival, literally and economically.
When we make the decision to ignore the needs of law enforcement we have by default given license to the creation and expansion of underground economies which only benefits a few criminals.
Those decisions frighten away legitimate investors and returning residents and embolden criminals to set up extortion rackets by creating more fear.



(THE REAL ISSUE)

Administrations of both political parties have maintained a curious indifference to this burgeoning problem which is now threatening the very viability of the Jamaican state. (see the Tivoli incursion of 2010) and events thereafter.
The incompetence and corruption within the JCF is not an isolated case of simply people corrupted by power taking advantage of the system.
It is a much deeper across the board rot, not a stranger to other parts of the public sector. This rot has been made to fester from low wages, lack of resources, lack of respect, insufficient training, insufficient support legislatively and structurally and a host of other neglect
The extremely high attrition rate within the department is proof that contrary to popular perception the lure of a gun and badge is not enough to offset the burning desire to leave for greener pastures.



(THE #1 MISTAKE)

Instead of looking aggressively at the problems in the JCF, if not out of love for the rule of law but out of a recognition that no society can grow and survive in crime, Government’s actions have been to take steps to exacerbate the problem.
Instead of creating a structure of support to address the problems of the police, administrations of both political parties have shown open disdain and disrespectful hostility to members of the force.
Instead of fixing what’s wrong with the force they went a full one hundred and eighty degrees by installing in place other agencies which have demonstrably created hostile relationships with the JCF.
See (INDECOM & Office of Public Defender).




(CUMULATIVE EFFECT)

The fact that the small Island of 2.8 Million people is losing well over 1600 of its people to violence annually though ghastly, does not tell the whole story.
The raw death total regardless of the numbers, will certainly not be the worst-case scenario for the country.
The existential threat to the nation’s solvency and sovereignty will be far more consequential.

For years we have seen the number of violent crimes rise and remain high with the exception of 2010 when the security forces were forced to use overwhelming force to put down what the country [refuses to accept] was a [militia uprising] against the authority of the state.
Immediately after that event criminal kept their heads down, unsure of the security forces next move and not wanting to draw the ire of the security forces.
This was a clear indication that force absolutely is the only thing they understand and will bow to.
After the Government signaled to them that it would be the security forces which would be on trial for the Tivoli event, crime began a steady and determined climb and has continued to today.


I want to warn the Governing authority that the declaration of States of Emergency (SOE) and declaring Zones Of Special Operations (ZOSO) are not panaceas for the nations crime problem.
Let me be clear, you not only have a crime problem.
What you have is a metastasizing militia problem, which is completely different than gangs.
Criminal gangs do not operate together to challenge the authority of the state. Militias do.
We saw that this concept has been on the table since 2010 when hatred for the duly constituted state far outweighed political and other differences.
In 2010 loose actors from differing political persuasion found common cause around a singular figure(Christopher Duddus Coke).
Unperturbed by what the state may do they came together in Tivoli Gardens and stood up to the state.
Eight years later those actors are more closely aligned and more sophisticatedly armed.
It is no longer just guns, its grenades and silencers, scopes and other more devastating paraphernalia of warfare.
Notwithstanding, the Government has not coordinated a cohesive strategy around that reality, neither has it demonstrated that it understands fully the danger these well-armed criminals pose to the state despite the mass killings.


Right here in our hemisphere. Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua offers case studies on the danger of ignoring these trends.
Yet the Jamaican political class which has a responsibility first and foremost to protect the country from harm refuses to confront that existential threat.
Rather than seek the necessary expertise to once and for all end this problem, administrations of both political parties have embarked on a systematic head-in-the-sand approach which largely ignores the danger of the bullet in the body as long as they can hide the blood.
That fallacy included bringing British police who know nothing about our culture, environment or crime-fighting needs.
They sit in offices pushing paper, making press statements and fattening themselves at our expense. 
On the other hand, Government looks to their cronies the University of the West Indies for solutions on how to resolve these critical issues, an institution which has a tenuous relationship with police and have liberal biases and ideas which have not been known to work anywhere.



(SOLUTION)
These mass killings in Jamaica are different than the mass killings in the United States. In the US mass killers are usually mentally deranged individuals, or killers with deep racial or religious animus. Either way, when they rear their heads they either kill themselves, are captured if they surrender or are put down with overwhelming force by the state.
In Jamaica, the killings though tied to particular motives are designed to drive fear into the society. The actors intend to derive more control for themselves by paralyzing the population through fear.
It is working.
A cursory look at the Spanish-speaking countries I named above will give an idea why Jamaica’s Criminal [gangs/militias] are more in line with those countries than they are with mass killers in the US.

It behooves the administration in Kingston to address this issue today with a decisive military response.
That response must be a full-throated no holes barred response which leaves no question that their actions will not be tolerated.
Jamaica is only 4411 square miles.
Under no circumstances, should militias be terrorizing entire communities and wiping out entire families while there are soldiers at Up Park Camp playing dominoes.


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Violent Murderer Prekeh Done/warning (graphic Image)


News from Jamaica’s crime front; Delano ‘Prekeh’ Wilmot, the leader of the infamous Ratty gang, which has been terrorizing the communities of Cambridge and Retrieve, in St James, was reportedly shot and killed in a confrontation with members of the security forces in Cambridge this morning.
According to the security forces, the much-feared gangster was killed and an M16 assault rifle seized from his person.
His crony another much-feared gangster known only as ‘Cruz’, who was said to be in his company during the shooting, managed to slip away.
The security forces are reportedly still in pursuit with the aid of JDF helicopter.

Parekh was wanted for several murders,

he allegedly shot to infamy when he orchestrated an ambush of members of the security forces in which two soldiers were shot and injured.
He was reportedly elevated to the top spot after  Ryan ‘Ratty’ Peterkin the leader of the gang was neutralized by the security forces.
Bravo for the members of the security forces who continue to risk life and limb in support of this criminal supporting nation, without the recognition they deserve.

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Prisoners Working To Earn Their Keep/what A Novel Idea



A friend asked me a while back, “why do you write“? I was a little taken aback at the question but I intimated to her that writing was my chosen way of communicating my thoughts.
Some people rap, others sing, others write poetry, others play musical instruments, me, I love to write, I believe the written word is intrinsically important, it leaves an indelibly codified historic record of events of the time, and a window into the soul of the writer.


She told me she sometimes read my work, which I was thankful for, she didn’t have to.
She went on to say that I am my own worst enemy, as there was too much cussing in my writing, she cautioned.
My writing gave her a headache she said. I would be advised to tone it down.
My friend had no idea that what she told me was music to my ears, I never thought I would write so that people could feel comfortable, I do not write to validate what people already believe.
I write to communicate my thoughts in ways which jolt people to the realities of what I am trying to convey.
>>>>>>>



I did that little lead in to avoid a cussing rant because I am floored at the seeming state of backwardness in my country.
Wait, wait, please you, die-hard patriots, before you start cussing me out, hear me out first, thank you.
According to some recent reporting, the Jamaican Government is again talking about putting prisoners to work.
Geez, what a novel idea.


PUTTING PRISONERS TO WORK WHAT A NOVEL IDEA

Here’s the shit which gets my blood boiling. On the rare occasion that a murderer gets convicted for a fraction of the crimes he has committed, the sentence is usually handed down with a hard labor caveat.
That the government is not carrying out the court’s orders, means that this administration and others prior, are in gross violation and abdication of their duties and are violating court orders which are antithetical to the concepts of a budding democracy.




PRISON CLOTHES

The reporting alleges that; the government is considering using convicts to clean-up the nation’s streets and gullies that have littered with garbage. In fact, the state is now considering purchasing special clothing for prisoners to wear when they engage in clean-up activities.

Why are prisoners not in special prison clothes to begin with, and why would it only be when they are engaged in work?
Why are Jamaican Government officials so intent on half ass methods, rather than doing things the way they ought to be done?
In the event, a prisoner manages to escape custody one of the easiest ways to quickly identify and recapture that felon is the prison garb he is dressed in.
Given those facts, why have the government not done this simple due diligence?

LOW-RISK PRISONERS

I have always argued that Jamaican authorities are like a Jack ass with its ass where its head should be.
So it comes as no surprise,……. to me at least, that  Pearnel Charles Jr., the junior national security minister, told the media quote;  

Any person in the systems that have a non-custodial sentence or a custodial sentence, that is low risk, could be used in this category to clean the litters in gullies.” 
So the idea is to basically punish low-risk non-violent offenders, while [violent shottas sit]around chatting on their cell phones, eating, make music, and ordering hits.
Actually comparing these dweebs to jackasses is an insult to jackasses.
We need to reduce the number of persons within our custody. We have reclassification and we are also looking at electronically monitoring persons that are convicted for them to engage in clean-up activities that they might not be able to do before because of security issues.



This is the Jackasse’s ass where the head should have been.
If the administration wishes to finally carry out the orders of the court, it would make sense to do the exact opposite of what this twit is recommending.
(a) Here’s a clue, have low-risk offenders who have no motivation to escape without getting into more trouble, do the work that is being recommended and (b) Have high-risk offenders get up off their asses and do serious work wherever they are needed, to build the country.

How do you ask?
Glad you asked. 
I fully understand that simple things which many of my country folks do not understand are considered impossible to do.
Other countries have created ways to safely put violent offenders to work.
If of course we can eschew pretense and get our heads out of our own asses.
Look, China, Iran, Russia, the United States and almost all of the major countries across the globe execute murderers.


Since we Jamaicans are sanctimonious hypocrites who are too shit holier-than-though to kill these scumbags, maybe we can get around to putting them to work so they earn their keep and repay their debt to society.
Shackle two together by the angles and give them three feet of chain to separate them and put their criminal asses to work.
This is a net win for the country as they produce to feed themselves. Give them a tiny stipend, this results in less idle time for them to plan and scheme and order hits on innocent people from prison.



As simple and straightforward as the foregone is, I cannot wait to hear the sanctimonious bleeding hearts with their contrarian handwringing about how we cannot do this, we cannot do that.
Simple legislation which ought to be a given becomes a major thing. A major announcement is required at this grand piece of idea. Yup putting prisoners in uniform is groundbreaking[sic]

Since scarce state resources are being spent to feed, medicate, house and whatever other benefits they receive it is only fair that Prisoners are made to earn their keep.
It is unquestionably the right thing to do, yet the government is acting as if this is a monumental groundbreaking concept for which it must be congratulated.
On the other hand, if the government ever gets up off its ass and gets this done the right way look for the pathetic political opposition to find something wrong in its implementation on which to object and seek political mileage.

On that note, while we are on the subject, it is high time that the JLP tag the PNP with the title of “criminal supporting party” going forward.
If they want to support criminality let them own it.

President Obama Never Allowed The Rain To Stop Him

PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA 





World War I began in 1914, after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and lasted until 1918. During the conflict, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire (the Central Powers) fought against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan and the United States (the Allied Powers). Thanks to new military technologies and the horrors of trench warfare, World War I saw unprecedented levels of carnage and destruction. By the time the war was over and the Allied Powers claimed victory, more than 16 million people—soldiers and civilians alike—were dead.
https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/world-war-i-history

Donald Trump the American President yesterday left for France to commemorate the end of  world war one along with other world leaders, including the French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and others.


However,   Donald Trump on Saturday called off a trip to a World War I US military cemetery in France because of supposed bad weather, the White House said. After talks with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, Trump canceled his visit to Belleau Wood battlefield and cemetery 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Paris because of “scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather,” his administration said.
So we have interpreted that to mean that Trump did not want his hair to get wet,  he would rather spend his time with Vladimir Putin, or both.
So we took it unto ourselves to show you what a real president does when he has important duties to perform and there is a little rain.

Nicholas Soames British MP and grandson of  Winston Churchill blasted Donald Trump

In the meantime, Nicholas Soames, a British politician, and grandson of Winston Churchill ripped Donald Trump on Saturday for canceling a cemetery visit in France due to bad weather.
“They died with their face to the foe and that pathetic inadequate @realDonaldTrump couldn’t even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen,” Soames tweeted.
Trump and many members of his administration are in France this weekend to commemorate Armistice Day. Nov. 11 marks 100 years since the end of World War I.
Former top Obama aide Ben Rhodes also called out Trump for not visiting the cemetery, saying that under the previous White House there was “always a rain option. Always.”

Soames, who is a member of Parliament for Mid Sussex, included a hashtag saying Trump is “not fit to represent his great country.”

Another Alleged Dirty Cop Busted By ……..the Police

A Police Corporal, Jermaine Merril Powell o/c Zigga of Rocky Settlement, Rockey Point, Clarendon, attached to the Hunts Bay PIU, was arrested for breaches of the dangerous drug Act yesterday.

On Friday, November 9, 2018, about 4:20pm during Anti-narcotics and Illegal Guns operations the Area 3 Narcotics Police along with the Porus Police stopped a White Toyota Probox along the Porus Main Road in the Vicinity of the Porus Police Station.
The vehicle was being driven by Corporal Jermaine Merril Powell o/c Zigga. 
In the vehicle with him was Steve Ray Moxam o/c Guga Wray,  Fisherman of Rockey Point Clarendon. 
During a search of the vehicle, approximately 1kg of white Powder Substance Resembling Cocaine and One Million Jamaican Dollars, ($1,000’000.00) were found wrapped in a Black Plastic Bag and concealed between the spare wheel and the bottom of the vehicle.

Powell and Moxam were arrested on reasonable suspicion of breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act. 
A Glock Pistol along with two magazines was seized from Corporal Powell.
Powell indicated that the pistol and the motor car are both government property.
Both accused, the vehicle and exhibits were taken to the Porus Police Station.
More Investigations are to follow.

Trafic Crash In Duncans Trelawny,(images Too Gruesome To View)

Duncans Trelawny area close to St Ann Border we are told is a place my friend said where the grim reaper has set up shop.
The truth of the matter is where the ridiculous stupidity of Jamaica’s drivers is playing out with consequences too gruesome and macabre to look at.
We could not publish most of the images.



Clearly this is untenable, there will need to be action taken to eradicate the scourge of reckless driving from our roadways.


Little Marco Throws Hat In The Ring, Lets Not Count The Votes.

Marco Rubio


Yesterday the cowardly little Cuban US Senator Marco Rubio stood up in front of his intellectually challenged deplorable supporters and declared that Democrats are trying to steal the elections in Broward County.
In addition to the baseless claims he also fired off a torrent of baseless tweets making the same accusations without providing any evidence.  I guess he learning the Trump tactics.
In one tweet Rubio claimed #Broward election supervisors ongoing violation of #florida law requiring timely reporting isn’t just annoying incompetence. It has opened the door for lawyers to come here & try to steal a senate seat in the US Senate% Florida cabinet.


Now it does not matter that the little twit did not bother to offer one scintilla of evidence to back up his claims, he did it anyway and at the same time, Rick Scott who stands to benefit from being given the contested Senate seat was on state TY @fox misinformation complaining about Democrats trying to steal the Senate seat.
And of course, as you might have expected the Lying dishonest criminal tweeter in chief fired off tweets about the need to end the count and move on even though the absentee and mail-in ballots are yet to be counted. 

Senator Bill Nelson , Marco Rubio and Rick Scott.



As the Governor of the state, Rick Scott also ordered a law enforcement investigation into the counting of the vote in Broward country.
As you ponder that it is important to understand that the thing which is causing these incredibly corrupt politicians to be complaining and asking for investigations is that county officials are counting the votes.

There is precious little secret to the fact that I find Marco Rubio and Raphael Cruz the two Cuban frauds in the Senate rather offensive and disgusting.
Both of those weaseling little self-hating Latinos have tried their level best to dishonor the process of immigration even though both these frauds are first-generation Americans of parents who left Cuba in search of better lives.


As despicable as Raphael Cruz is I find Rubio no less revolting from the time the little dweeb remarked that President Obama had no class for having black rappers at the white house.
The hypocritical little weasel has nonetheless been deathly silent in the face of Trump’s assault on the very foundations of the democratic principles of this country.
The levels of graft and corruption are unprecedented yet the despicable little Rubio whom Trump derided and berated in 2016 has no smart ass comment now.

Those old enough to recall the 2000 presidential elections will recall that Republicans had no problem with the fact that their goons stormed the venue in the very same Broward county in which the votes were still being counted and tabulated and shut down the vote and declared George Bush the winner even though Al Gore was ahead in the count.
George Bush’s younger brother was governor at the time.
You all remember low energy Jeb right[sic ]? 

What Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump want is to [end the vote count] and hand a Democratic Senate seat held by Senator Bill Nelson to Scott and the Governorship of the state to the clueless mini-Trump Ron Desantis by ending the vote count.
The (daily beast) Sam Stein tweeted. Marco Rubio could be working behind the scenes and even in public to try to bring some order and trust to Florida recount, instead, he’s chosen to tweet. The usually brilliant Sam Stein must have forgotten that corruption and deception are all Republicans have left.

Trump Is Scared Don’t Be Fooled, Firing Sessions Is Proof Of It

The midterms are now over and contrary to what Trump and his acolytes tell you there was a blue wave against his regime.
When you take gerrymandering, blatant voter suppression tactics and God knows what else Democratic voters are forced to go through to cast a vote, it was a terrific win for the Democratic party and a chance for the nation to pull back from this two-year nightmare that is making us all sick.

As those of us who care about the country, the rights of others, and the rule of law let out a sigh of relief that the impediments placed in the way of the democratic process did not win out, Democrats still managed to win in excess of the 23 seats they needed to take back control of the Congress even as the votes are still being tabulated in places like California.
According to experts, by the time the counting is done Democrats are expected to have raked in somewhere between 30 and 36 seats in the house.

Democrats lost a few seats they already had. In  Missouri, Claire Mccaskill went down to defeat. So too did Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota and before its all done so too may  Bill Nelson in Florida.
In the meantime, the race in Arizona to fill Jeff Flakes Senate seat is locked, too close to call between  Sinema and Republican Martha McSally.
But Democrats also had some near misses as well In Florida, the race between Andrew Gillum and Desantis is still too close to call although Gillum sorta conceded.
That race is probably going to result in a recount.


In Georgia the race is so close there may very well be a runoff between Stacy Abrams, the woman vying to be the nation’s first African-American Governor and the secretary of state Brian Kemp. Per Georgia’s law, if neither candidate receives more than 50 percent of the votes a runoff is forced between the candidates.
In Texas, Beto O’rourke fell short of defeating incumbent Raphael Cruz.  Nevertheless, O’rourke may be poised for even bigger and better things in the future if some in the punditry class have their way.


Overall, Democrats still stand to gain more seats in the house and it should not go unnoticed that Nevada’s Dean Heller who tied himself to Trump went down in defeat to Democrat Jacky Rosen.
Additionally, seven new governorships were added to the Dems total and well over 300 seats in state legislatures across the country.
The legislative wins in the state houses sound significant but in essence under President Obama Republicans took over almost two-thirds of the seats in state legislatures across the country.


According to (the Atlantic.com) 
Red-to-blue flips may be most significant in states such as North Carolina and Texas, where Republican legislators have redrawn congressional districts into Rorschach-test shapes that are often specifically designed to limit the electoral influence of racial minorities. They have also pushed voter-roll purges, voter-ID laws, and other voting restrictions that make it difficult for people to vote, or for their ballot to be counted. These measures also often target racial minorities, thus suppressing Democratic turnout.


So what does all of this mean for the Democrats chances going forward?
Before we answer that question it is critical that we consider the impact the Trump senate will have on the Federal judiciary for the future.
With Mitch McConnell as the leader in the SenateDemocrats lost the opportunity to appoint Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court to fill the seat vacated by the deceased Antonin Scalia.
Judge Garland languished under appointment for over a year as Mitch McConnell thwarted President Obama’s right to appoint and fill the seat. Garland wasn’t even granted a meeting with Republican senators. Those are the people who were largely rewarded with another six-year term in the Senate yesterday. 
Such is the state of logical reasoning in the American electorate.


In the end, Trump rammed through Neil Gorsuch and of course Brett (I like beer) Kavanaugh. Two Supreme court appointments in two years.
But that does not tell the full story about the forty-something judges he is stacking on the federal bench at the lower levels, numbers of judges unprecedented by any other president.
These white men will be making the call on justice for the next forty to fifty years.

While you are scratching your head trying to find the cords which bind Trump to his cult of [deplorables] look no further than the things he is doing.
Trump is only a symptom of a deeper rot which exists in the country.
Remember his “I could shoot someone on 5th avenue and I wouldn’t lose any support”?
Ya, he may not be the brightest bulb in the room but that much he understood.
Contrary to what the punditry class tell you about wages and other crap, the fact of the matter is that Trump hates the same people they hate, so essentially when you stand with mouth agape at the things he says and does, wonder no more, he is merely a bullhorn for the racist xenophobes which are in larger numbers than many are wont to admit.

There is a stubborn racism that persists in America,  particularly in older whites who have lived insular lives, they are generally uneducated and in many cases have not ventured outside the counties and states in which they were born much less venturing to the country.
Contrary to the starry-eyed stories politicians tell when they are seeking their votes, many of these people are incredibly small-minded and xenophobic.
It is shocking to hear them talk about other human beings who do not look like them.
And guess what, the problem isn’t going away, the young ones are equally as venomous, just more dangerous.


Which brings me to what we may expect to see going forward.

(1) The 2020 Race for president will begin in earnest, rest assured the various candidates on the left and maybe on the right are already making phone calls to line up donors, as well as to test the waters to test their feasibility for the 2020 race.



(2) let us get this straight, this economy will certainly not be clicking on all cylinders as it is now (thanks Obama) come 2020.
CNBC reported on July of this year that Investors are so nervous about a potential recession that they are preparing for one.
A late-cycle represents an economy that has been growing, but is poised to fall into a recession, amid tighter credit availability, lower profit margins, and tighter monetary policy.”We are no longer long, we are increasingly nervous about this,” Roelof Salomons, chief strategist at Kempen Capital Management, said.



(3) With no great economy to run on because Trump will have damaged the economy with his misguided tariffs and an economy which has run its course, Trump will be forced to run on what he did in 2018, fear.
Trump knows quite well that there is still that constituency I alluded to which is quite willing to overlook his flaws as long as he is willing to reinforce white supremacy.
He will subsequently be forced to depend more and more on that segment of the population, a diminished base it will be but what Trump has nonetheless.

(4) If Trump finishes his first term with this new Democratic house and decides to run for reelection, it will come down to who the Democrats nominate to be their standard bearer. A wounded Donald Trump,  a Trump who quite possibly will be under impeachment proceedings will not win re-election.   


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What Does Sessions Firing Mean For The Muller Investigations

Just a day after losing the house of representatives to the Democrats Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jefferson B Sessions.

Former Attorney General Jefferson Sessions

Dear Mr. President,

At your request, I am submitting my resignation.

Since the day I was honored to be sworn in as Attorney General of the United States, I came to work at the Department of Justice every day determined to do my duty and serve my country. I have done so to the best of my ability, working to support the fundamental legal processes that are the foundation of justice.

The team we assembled embraced your directive to be a law and order Department of Justice. We prosecuted the largest number of violent offenders and firearm defendants in our country’s history. We took transnational gangs that are bringing violence and death across our borders and protected national security. We did our part to restore immigration enforcement. We targeted the opioid epidemic by prosecuting doctors, pharmacists, and anyone else who contributes to this crisis with new law enforcement tools and determination. And we have seen results. After two years of rising violent crime and homicides prior to this administration, those trends have reversed–thanks to the hard work of our prosecutors and law enforcement around the country. 

I am particularly grateful to the fabulous men and women in law enforcement all over this country with whom I have served. I have had no greater honor than to serve along them. As I have said many times, they have my thanks and I will always have their backs.

More importantly, in my time as Attorney General we have restored and upheld the rule of law–a glorious tradition that each of us has a responsibility to safeguard. We have operated with integrity and have lawfully and aggressively advanced the policy agenda of this administration. 

I have been honored to serve as Attorney General and have worked to implement the law enforcement agenda based on the rule of law that formed a central part of your campaign for the Presidency.

Thank you for the opportunity, Mr. President.

Sincerely,

Jefferson B. Sessions III

Attorney General

For the record, if you say ” At your request, I am submitting my resignation”.you were terminated, fired.
We wait like everyone else to see what this means for this [democracy].


The Myth Of American Exceptionalism

How tired are you of hearing the phrase American-exceptionalism thrown around to deride other nations?
What is this exceptionalism you ask? After all, this term has been thrown around by Liberals like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Conservatives like lying Ted Cruz and everyone in between.

So what is it?
The website [theweek.com] a highly ranked site on Google seem to be the go-to authority on this question.
The site argues quote; “One doesn’t have to use the term to believe in the underlying concept. But the phrase has a history that helps us to understand the current hyperbolic use“.
Okay, I get that, but I never latch onto anything except when I am convinced of its authenticity, so I’m going to need more meat on these bones.

Well the site did give more and for those of you who are interested I will provide a link to that site right here https://theweek.com/articles/654508/what-exactly-american-exceptionalism
I needed a precise explanation something I can sink my teeth into and sure enough, here it is.


American exceptionalism the site argues; is not the same as saying the United States is “different” from other countries. It doesn’t just mean that the U.S. is “unique.” Countries, like people, are all different and unique, even if many share some underlying characteristics. Exceptionalism requires something far more: a belief that the U.S. follows a path of history different from the laws or norms that govern other countries.

That’s the essence of American exceptionalism: The U.S. is not just a bigger and more powerful country — but an exception. It is the bearer of freedom and liberty, and morally superior to something called “Europe.” Never mind the differences within Europe or the fact that “the world” is bigger than the U.S. and Europe. The “Europe” versus “America” dichotomy is the crucible in which American exceptionalist thinking formed.

Yup exceptionally horrific, this is what early voting looked like in LA county, the center of Democratic support in the state of California



Okay, so let me dissect this a little, starting with, “the exceptionalism of America is not a scenario in which America is compared to the rest of the world, just Europe”.
Strange, considering that America only has about five percent of the world’s population at about 325,000.000 and Europe hovers at  742,848,889.
Funny that Asia the worlds most populous continent weren’t even considered in this contest of exceptionalism.

Early voting lines in Miami Dade County, these excptional people do not seem to be waiting to cast a vote for Ron Desantis



What’s more, the identifying characteristics of this concept as far as the [week.com] sees it is that it [America], is the bearer of freedom and liberty, and is morally superior to something called “Europe.”
I don’t know where to begin with this, the Europeans, for the most part, were largely also involved in the pogrom visited on the African peoples,
In fact, most European powers at the time carved out pieces of the African Continent for their own exploitation.
But Europe had its come to Jesus moment and realized that owning other human beings was not such a good idea long before America ever did.
In fact, it may be argued that many in America today are still unconvinced about the despicable inhumanity of that specter.
There is your exceptionalism, there is your moral superiority.

Exceptionally long lines in north Miami largely black and brown people waiting patiently to vote as polling sites run out of voting forms and machines break down. Exceptional indeed.



Any system which enslaves parts of its population, all while murdering, raping, beating and demoralizing them and appropriating their history, for hundreds of years designing laws which take their humanity and their dignity has some gall bragging about moral superiority.
The idea that even as there are still entrenched forces hell-bent on preventing others from voting,  and as long as they are hell-bent on dehumanizing them by having their [race soldiers] pose as police officers, and as long as they gun down the innocent and are not held accountable then any claim of moral superiority is  meritless braggadocio.

These people of color in Florida, forced to stand in long lines do not feel exceptional. There is nothing exceptional about this.



Exceptionalism is doing, not claiming that you are. If you have to say how exceptional you are, maybe you aren’t.
America is anything but exceptional, not just on the ridiculous claim of moral superiority, but on how it treats its own citizens, (mass incarceration Prison Industrial complex. Voter suppression. State-sanctioned killings. Persecuting immigrants, while Americans walk into any country and are treated with love and respect). 
There is no exceptionalism in any of that, no moral superiority.
Ask the people in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa who have been colonized but are still unable to vote in American Presidential elections.
Colonization without representation.
Moral superiority?  
And don’t forget that all of the people living in these places are black and brown people.
Wonder why they aren’t allowed to vote?





Being Black And Republican Is Not A Thing

Black Republicanism is a real aphorism, however, in some ways, it seems as logical as walking in an East-Westerly direction, such is the inherent contradiction of it.

The struggle to understand the idea of Blacks aligning themselves with the Republican party or supporting the party’s agenda is a real phenomenon. Nevertheless, it also begs the question why have some Blacks in other parts of the world still see the Republican party as an entity worthy of their support?

If someone was to ask me what is it that most black people who support the Republican party have missed?……… I would readily respond that they missed the fact that the two political parties switched roles in the early 1960’s.
Conversely, If I was asked what is it which causes any black person to still support the Republican Party, I would readily opine that the emancipation proclamation signed by the then Republican president Abraham Lincoln still have some starry-eyed about the party to this very day.

The Emancipation Proclamation of  January 1, 1863, may be looked at in its most simplistic form a-la the undeniable fact that  3.5 million enslaved African Americans in the designated areas of the South were moved from slave to a sense of pseudo-freedom.
Or we can scratch the surface and look at some hard facts as it relates to the mythology surrounding Lincoln’s valiancy in signing the Emancipation Proclamation. After three(3) years of a bloody civil war, Lincoln desperately needed bodies to fight his war.

The Emancipation Proclamation was limited in many ways. It applied only to states that had seceded from the United States, leaving slavery untouched in the loyal border states. It also expressly exempted parts of the Confederacy (the Southern secessionist states) that had already come under Northern control. Most important, the freedom it promised depended upon Union (United States) military victory. Source[archives.gov]

Although the Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery in the nation, it captured the hearts and imagination of millions of Americans and fundamentally transformed the character of the war. After January 1, 1863, every advance of federal troops expanded the domain of freedom. Moreover, the Proclamation announced the acceptance of black men into the Union Army and Navy, enabling the liberated to become liberators. By the end of the war, almost 200,000 black soldiers and sailors had fought for the Union and freedom.

According to [ Dr. Terry L. Jones of thepineywoods.com] Lincoln became known as “The Great Emancipator,” but in reality, the Emancipation Proclamation’s promise of freedom intentionally excluded some 800,000 slaves-many of whom lived in Louisiana as well.
Some historians have argued that Lincoln hated Slavery, however, in a public letter to the New York Tribune published just a month before he issued the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln declared “My paramount objective in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.”
Yea, the Great Emancipator had no deep burning desire in his gut to eradicate the scourge of slavery, for him whatever he would do about it had to justify his own end.


Emancipation, however, was a complicated matter because most Northerners were fighting to restore the Union and had no interest in freeing the slaves. To win the war, it was absolutely vital that Lincoln keep the slave-holding Border States on his side, not to mention the thousands of slave-owning Southerners who had opposed secession and were providing important support to the Union.

Lincoln knew that if he attempted to free all of the slaves, loyal slave owners in Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, and Delaware, and in the Union controlled areas of the Confederacy, might well join the Rebels to protect their valuable slave property. To prevent that from happening, the Emancipation Proclamation carefully avoided freeing the slaves held by most Unionists.



Lincoln realized that slavery helped the Confederacy wage its war for independence. Slaves performed most of the labor in the South constructing Rebel military fortifications, working in munitions factories, and harvesting the food that fed the Confederate army. Every slave who worked in such a manner freed up a white man to serve in the army. Source [ Dr. Terry L. Jones]

Probably, the most important issue of the conundrum Lincoln faced was the need to adopting emancipation as an official war goal also would make it less likely that the anti-slavery Europeans would intervene on the side of the Confederacy.
Lincoln was singularly focused on maintaining the Union. If the French entered the war to protect their territory of Louisana America as we know it today may well have been only a dream.

The calculated nature of the proclamation was not lost on people at the time, according to Professor Jones, one British newspaper noted, “The principle asserted is not that a human being cannot justly own another, but that he cannot own him unless he is loyal to the United States.”


Even so, the {emancipation proclamation} meant that the enslaved African-America population toiling endlessly in degrading servitude could have something to look forward to, a starting point on what would become a seemingly endless sojourn to self-autonomy and citizenship.
Little did they know that even though the emancipation proclamation would to some degree, remove the literal chains from their ankles,  dark forces were already hard at work creating an equally brutish system known as [Jim Crow], which all but made the newly liberated blacks slaves again to the very masters from whom they were just freed.

Like two travelers crossing paths in the dark the Republican party which for what its worth, was the party of emancipation became the political party to which white men ran after  President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House.
The Democratic Party was now the party which looked out for the rights of blacks and whites were pissing mad.
For the average white man, the negro had no right they should respect.

President Lyndon Johnson has been rumored to have said  “We have lost the South for a generation,” Johnson told an aide after he signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. 
Dr. Steven J. Allen of  capitalresearch.org pushes back against the assertion that Johnson ever made those comments.
Allen’s arguments are rooted in the concept that if LBJ had made those comments, he would have been wrong. The Goldwater surge in the South,, he argues faded quickly. With a handful of exceptions, Republican gains in the region in 1964 vanished by 1966. Decades passed with Democrats still in firm control of the South.  
In seeking to label those with whom he disagrees, like the Reverend Al Sharpton whom he tarnishes pejoratively a ‘racist preacher“, Allen forgot that President Johnson could have made the statement and be wrong, could have made the statement and be right eventually, and that there was no mutual exclusivity between competing events.

Dr. Steven J. Allen,  in seeking to establish that the statement attributed to President Johnson was a myth, inherently failed to speak to the irrefutable fact that for decades after the signing of the civil rights act, to present day, the entire south has been a bastion of Republicanism.
An almost impenetrable garrison which has hardly seen a Democrat carry a southern state, outside Florida except for Carter who won his home state of Georgia, Bill Clinton who carried Arkansas and Al Gore winning Tennessee.

The laughable truth being ignored by Allen is that, whether Johnson said “we lost the south for generations” or not is manifestly unimportant.
The Democratic party eventually lost the south and parts beyond eventually. As a consolidation of purpose developed to re-litigate, if not retool for a new war under the mantra the south will rise again.


It probably makes more sense to lay out the gross atrocities which the Republican Party has visited on people of color since the party took over the persecution of black people from the southern Democrats.
 Voter suppression. Police brutality. Blatant Racism and the list goes on and on. However, no Republican initiative has been more detrimental to African-Americans than the Nixon so-called war on drugs, continued through Ford, Reagan and Bush.
In the period since the war on drugs was launched the American prison population has skyrocketed to over two million. Many of those caught in the dragnet have been low-level nonviolent drug offenders who just happen to be black.

Even as Republican policies have packed the prisons with nonviolent drug offenders, state legislatures controlled by Republicans have passed laws which makes it impossible for offenders who have done time in prison to vote after they have paid their debt to society.
This has rendered a huge segment of the male black population not just felons but made them unemployable and without the ability to chose their leaders.
In many cases, they are denied basic benefits such as food stamps for the rest of their lives, that includes pregnant women, people in drug treatment or recovery and people suffering from HIV/AIDS simply because they were once caught with drugs.
These racist draconian policies ensure recidivism of blacks and ensure that prisons remain filled with black bodies.

Speaking to this in her best selling book [the new Jim Crow] Lawyer, Activist and Author Michelle Alexander said;” If shackling former prisoners with a lifetime of debt and authorizing discrimination against them in employment, housing, education, and public benefits is not enough to send the message that they are not wanted and not even considered full citizens, then stripping voting rights from those labeled criminals surely gets the point across.

I will probably not change a single mind of the black people who vote Republican.
That was not my intention, what I set out to do in this piece was to establish a factual foundation which puts to rest the frivolous arguments around black people’s support for a political party which literally hates them and has systematically worked toward their destruction.
Black Republicanism is an oxymoron which only makes sense if you are traveling in an east-westerly direction.

Democracy Under Assault Worldwide/has It Ever Existed


The Definition of [DEMOCRACY] according to @Merriam Webster is this; A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections. 
G
overnment by the people especially: rule of the majority, Ha, we will talk about this particular caveat later.

Democracy a concept where a small minority control the masses through force of arms

Democracy, as a concept has faced challenges by some who view it as a zero-sum game. They see it’s unsteady and irregular progress as a sign that its failings are a testament to it impracticality if not it’s lack of existence.
In fact, many in parts of the world ruled by autocratic regimes have argued that Democracy does not and cannot work.

Writing for [quora.com] in an Article titled; Why do so many people say that democracy won’t work for China, or that it only works for Western countries, Christian Kober writes.
Democracy requires sound institutions and some fundamental shared beliefs. If, for example, the military sees itself as ‘above the law’, democracy will stand on very feeble feet.”

Whose concept is this where the voices of the less powerful are drowned out by the power of money?



I
n an opinion piece titled [Columbia, proof that democracy doesn’t work] written for the New York Times  Martín Caparrós wrote;

The mechanism of representation doesn’t work. Democracy is in trouble. And not only in Colombia, of course. Voting, to which so many aspired for so long, has become a burden or has been forgotten by so many. There are reasons for this, but there’s a factor that confounds all of them: Those who elect not to elect,  do so because they don’t think they are actually electing anything.
Then they wash their hands of the matter and accept, for a while, being left out. But inevitably, little by little, they will start looking for ways in which they can exert influence. From what we see, democracy is not one of those ways”.

If the concept, as explained by @Merriam Webster is the pure explanation of the very concept to which we ought to subscribe when we think of democracy the question then becomes, have we ever had democracy?

A spectacle which was the norm after slavery was abolished up throughout the 1960’s.



If the concept of Democracy is a  Government by the people especially: rule of the majority, then it leaves precious little to the imagination.
Ask Al Gore and Hillary Clinton whether they agree with the concept of a Democracy in which they both got exponentially more votes than their opponents and ended up being the loser.
Ask the African-Americans who have struggled for the right to vote, being lynched, shot and seen their property burned to the ground simply because they dared to want to exercise their right to vote

Native-American Protesters were hit with rubber bullets and smoke grenades for standing up to protect their drinking water.


It is 2018 and all across the world’s oldest democracy[sic] in state after state, Georgia, Wisconsin, Texas, North Dakota and places in between forces opposed to the pure concept of a democratic nation have erected barriers in the path of some voters who would vote against the candidates they support.
In North Dakota, entire Indian Tribes living on reservations are being prevented from voting as a result of onerous and uncalled for state laws imposed by Republicans as a means of preventing native tribes from voting.

Police unleashed military  style assault at standing rock




A major voting hurdle for Native Americans in North Dakota used to be thought of as a kind of force of nature, sort of like gravity or sunshine: Indian reservations didn’t have named, numbered streets. And without these designations on the tribal IDs that Natives carry, they couldn’t vote in the state.
If you are a dyed in the wool believer in the concept of good over evil, right over might, and democracy over dictatorship then you are imagining that the State Appellate court upheld the lower court’s ruling which sided with the tribes.
You would also imagine that the United States Supreme Courts would side with the disenfranchised native tribes.
If you did any of that you would be wrong.

Peaceful protest  to protect their land evoked this response


According to [inthesetimes.com] 
There was no way around the problem. No residential address on tribal IDs meant no ballot box access for Native people—unless they were willing to undertake prohibitively long and costly drives and other hurdles to get an alternate ID. “It is a voter-suppression technique North Dakota targets at its Native population,” accuses OJ Semans, the Rosebud Sioux co-director of Four Directions civil rights group.

If you took the path of precedent and considered what has happened to both the Native and African-American people in America and decided that neither the Appellate court nor the Supreme Court sided with the aggrieved parties you would be right.
There is the democracy for you.

A picture speaks a thousand words


So a purist concept of Democracy may be best defined as a work in progress, maybe best defined by the Nation’s 44th President Barack Obama ” We waged a Civil War. We overcame depression. We’ve lurched from eras of great progressive change to periods of retrenchment“.

We are in one of those terrible periods of retrenchment, a dismal dark place when compared to Ronald Reagan’s mythical “shining city on a hill”.
If we have not arrived at the place envisioned by the founding fathers where all people are treated equally, is there such a thing as democracy yet?

John Adams




“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men.” 
― John Adams



Jamaica’s Criminal Justice System A Haven For Murderers And Terrorists

Kevin Tyndale o/c Richie Poo

WHEN WE SAY JAMAICA IS A CRIMINAL’S PARADISE DON’T QUESTION US.

The entire system is corrupt and shitty to the core. Despite the hard work of the Police to gather evidence and put mass murderers away the system does its’ level best to find ways to return them to the streets through the different loopholes in the system.

According to the Jamaica Gleaner; Gangster murderer Kevin Tyndale,(Richie Poo) a member of the Gideon Warriors gang based in August Town, St Andrew was released from Prison on parole without conditions  Tyndale
was sentenced to a total of 90 years in prison in 2005  after he was convicted of illegal possession of a firearm, robbery with aggravation, and wounding with intent.

See story here:http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20181101/has-release-reputed-gangster-triggered-review-jas-parole-system?fbclid=IwAR0NL4-43TOI0jXvGfLpy0BnNX5FHfCchkdkhxZf9CGijxGLO21gBCAn0xs

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Despite Jamaica’s Affinity For Siding With Criminals The JCF Can Become The Envy Of The Region/our Officers Are

In October 1991 I dropped everything and walked away from the job I loved for two reasons.
(1) The pay was shitty,  the sum of money I was getting paid once per month was nowhere near close to what was required to live a median basic existence. (1a) I did not want my life to be a median basic existence.
(2) I looked at policing strategically and realized that the people who occupied the positions I would be striving to achieve were hardly any better off than I was.

Twenty-seven years later my decision is validated day after day and it seems to me that despite the fact that nearly three decades have passed since my own exit not only has police officers working conditions and remunerations hardly changed, the quality of the people they serve has deteriorated dramatically.
What we are left with today is a society which has denigrated exponentially, creating an ever-increasing dirty pool from which the nation is forced to draw it’s public sector workers. 
It is hard to imagine a situation in which water drawn from a toxic pool can be good for anyone’s consumption.
The spotlight in Jamaica is usually focused on two sets of public sector workers, Politicians, and Police.
The Jamaican politician is supposed to be the deliverer of goods to everyone and the police is supposed to be the savior of everyone.
In that blinkered myopic environment, it is hard to near impossible, to focus attention on the fact that the entire public sector is literally corrupt….. they all came from the same dirty pool.

Despite the foregone, I have always maintained that the Jamaican Police can easily do a better job despite the challenges if it chooses to.
It doesn’t require any effort outside just avoiding stupid mistakes for Christ’s sake.
The JCF is never going to be the darling of Jamaica in my lifetime lets face that reality but it can become an agency that fixes itself, critics be damned. 
It can make itself the envy of its hateful detractors, it can make itself feared by its enemies, not feared out of a violent tendency, feared because of its investigative and competency capabilities.
The shine and luster the JDF receives were always (a)because soldiers weren’t out arresting criminals, and (b) more soldiers were in fact products of the violent inner-city communities.
Police officers largely come from the Island’s rural communities. 
The luster and shine will soon wear away as soldiers are more and more thrust into the role of pseudo police officers.

Tesha Miller

One way for the JCF to become a better agency is to develop better investigative capabilities. 
Of course, we know that the public sector is corrupt, we know that contrary to the misguided perceptions that Judges are above it all many are in fact just as corrupt as the worst criminals, so too are the criminal lawyers. They all come from the same dirty pool.
But the JCF must on its own move into the 21st century and drag the country along if it is to survive.
Improving itself will absolutely [not] be accomplished by looking to the University of the West Indies, that incubator of anti-police –ism.

The police cannot continue to keep exposing its vulnerable underbelly by arresting people simply because they are known criminals without having hard evidence against them.
The arrest without charge of lifelong gangster Tesha Miller by detectives from the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime branch of the Constabulary, and the resultant order by a judge to release him if he is not charged by Friday, November 2nd is shameful.

Why arrest him if the evidence is not ready? Why arrest his girlfriend if there is no evidence against her?
If she was arrested for some breach of conduct as a result of the arrest of her boyfriend why not charge her and place her before the court?
In as much as I loathe many of the criminal loving hacks who substitute as judges, I cannot fault them for responding in like manner to writs of habeas corpus by defense counsel.

The much vaunted [CTOC] has striven to differentiate itself from other parts of the [JCF].
[CTOC’s] has done good work before it must continue to do good work going forward.
If the JCF and its different arms want to be taken seriously, not necessarily by the criminal loving Jamaican public but at least in the CARICOM region, it has to do a better job at the following.


CASE MANAGEMENT
Brainstorming sessions not only help participants to start talking about why evidence collection is important but also provides the facilitator with an opportunity to assess officers level of knowledge and competence.
According to @[reinventingtherules] these are some pointers which may help police agencies, particularly in developing countries deal with the rising tide of criminality.
a) investigate crime scenes;
b) collect and preserve evidence;
c) interview and examine victims and witnesses;
d) use technology and forensic science;
e) coordinate investigations across police precincts and divisions; 
f) coordinate among the various actors in the criminal justice system (police, investigators, prison officials, prosecutors, and judges).

 The inability of the police to investigate crime has very real consequences, the most obvious of which is the challenge of prosecuting and convicting criminals. 
Where serious crimes are often prevalent, the inability to address it can be immensely destabilizing for the country.
Jamaica is a case study in this regard.
A lack of police training in criminal investigation is often exacerbated by a lack of the basic resources required to undertake it. For example, police in developing countries may lack computers, pens and paper, storage containers for evidence, DNA kits, and so forth.
Inadequate laws, that are either outdated or do not provide sufficient operational guidance and more importantly enough punitive teeth to deter criminal conduct.
this further hinders efforts to ensure the effective investigation of crimes consistent with international human rights standards and best practices. 



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Why Young Men Of Color Are Joining White-Supremacist Groups

Patriot Prayer’s leader is half-Japanese. Black and brown faces march with the Proud Boys. Is the future of hate multicultural?

PORTLAND, Oregon—Outfitted in a flak jacket and fighting gloves, Enrique Tarrio was one of dozens of black, Latino, and Asian men who marched alongside white supremacists in Portland on Aug. 4.

Tarrio, who identifies as Afro-Cuban, is president of the Miami chapter of the Proud Boys, who call themselves “Western chauvinists,” and “regularly spout white-nationalist memes and maintain affiliations with known extremists,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Last month, prior to the Patriot Prayer rally he attended in Portland, Tarrio was pictured with other far-right activists making a hand sign that started as a hoax but has become an in-joke. Last year, Tarrio said traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia, for the Unite the Rightrally that ended with a neo-Nazi allegedly killing an anti-fascist protester. (The Proud Boys said any members who went to the event were kicked out.)

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Patriot Prayer + Proud Boys in Vancouver night b4 Aug 4 Portland rally many fear will end in violence. Tusitala “Tiny” Toese and others make an apparent “White Power” hand gesture. T-shirts read, “Pinochet Did Nothing Wrong.”

“A lot of these young guys, especially from the software world, who are being sucked into white nationalism, start out being worked up about Ayn Rand in high school.”— David Neiwert

Tarrio and other people of color at the far-right rallies claim institutional racism no longer exists in America. In their view, blacks are to blame for any lingering inequality because they are dependent on welfare, lack strong leadership, and believe Democrats who tell them “You’re always going to be broke. You’re not going to make it in society because of institutional racism,” as one mixed-race man put it.

If racism doesn’t exist, I ask Tarrio, how would he explain the disproportionate killing of young black men by police? “Hip-hop culture,” he says. It “glorifies that lifestyle… of selling drugs, shooting up.” Because of that, “Obviously you’re going to have higher crime rates. Obviously you’re going to have more police presence and more confrontations.” (Police kill black males aged 15 to 34 at nine times the rate of the general population.)

Elysa Sanchez, who is black and Puerto Rican, attended the “Liberty or Death Rally Against Left-Wing Violence” in Seattle on Aug. 18, joining about 20 militiamen open-carrying handguns and semi-automatic rifles.

Sanchez says, “If black people are committing more murders, more robberies, more thefts, more violent crime, that’s why you would see more black men having encounters with the police.”

Also in Seattle, Franky Price, who said he is  “black and white,”wore a T-shirt reading, “It’s okay to be white.” Read more here: https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-young-men-of-color-are-joining-white-supremacist-groups


Black Navy Sailor Attempting To Help ‘Stranded Motorist’ Shot And Killed

Curtis Adams

Active duty Navy sailor Curtis Adams, 21, was driving in Mountain View, Calif., Saturday morning when he spotted a man near a vehicle Adams believed the man needed help with. Adams, who was with his girlfriend, pulled over to offer assistance. He didn’t know the man was attempting to steal the car.

The “stranded motorist” shot Adams. His girlfriend called 911. Adams was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center, where he died.

According to NBC San Diego, the suspect, who was caught Sunday, was also involved in another shooting minutes before he shot Adams. The accused shooter has been identified as 21-year-old Brandon Acuna.

Acuna, who has a long criminal history, “was booked into San Diego County Central Jail on charges of first-degree murder and second-degree burglary and held with no bail,” NBC San Diego reports. 

The police are still investigating the motive behind both shootings.