Boston And Ferguson, Missouri Have a Lot in Common!!!!

A great deal of furor has been raised in regards to the police murder of eighteen year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  Brown was an Afrikan/Black youth who was confronted by a racist white cop named Darren Wilson who the proceeded to shoot and kill this young man after firing at least eleven “rounds” of which approximately six found their target.  Four to the torso and two head shots due to nothing more than racial hatred and the fact that Brown had Black skin. Michael Brown’s lifeless body laid in the street under hot sun for over four hours before it was moved as an apparent message being sent that the life of an Afrikan/Black male meant nothing to them.  The response was a resounding outcry of outrage by the Afrikan/Black community in Ferguson as they took to the streets demanding “justice for Michael Brown!!”  It was no surprise when the usual “suspects” arrived on the scene seeking a photo-op. A prime example would be Rev. Al “Snitchton AKA Sharpton of the FBI (full blown informant) looking for the cameras.  Demonstrations were held and the justice department has intervened. Now let’s take this to Boston, Massachusetts, wherein the Boston Police Department has a long history of “police use of deadly force”  against Afrikan/Black men.  For many years in the past, the Black Community Information Center Inc. has taken the lead in condemning and protesting violent police action. Due to these actions through the years, the police in this city have... Continue reading →

Reggie Miller Tweets Plea For Help Finding Missing Niece

Reggie Miller, a five-time NBA All-Star and current NBA analyst for TNT, tweeted out a plea for help in finding his 16-year-old niece, Nikki Miller.

His call for help has so far been retweeted 21,617 times.

According to a Facebook post from Yorba Linda News You Can Use, “OCSD is on scene and they are passing out flyers.You can contact OCSD for more info on volunteering. We would like the rally points to come from them and not have it posted here for the time being. Orange County Sheriffs Dept. number is : 714-647-7000

My niece Nikki Miller is missing. Anyone with info please contact the Orange County Sheriff Dept. at 714-647-7000. pic.twitter.com/0jMvOg53ii

— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) September 29, 2014

Nikki is described as having long, dark, curly hair that may be in a bun, 6'0 feet tall and weighing 150 lbs. She went missing from her home near Travis Ranch School in Yorba Linda, California today and there is no sign of forced entry.

Again, if you have any information, please contact the Orange County Sheriff's Department at 714-647-7000.

...read more

Agent Who Stopped White House Intruder Was Off-Duty

Omar Gonzalez

Though there is an ever-increasing amount of new information coming out about the White House fence-jumper who made it much further in to the building than initial reports suggested, one constant remains: my Negro nerves are depleting at a rapid pace. Not long after Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was grilled on Capitol Hill over how 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez (pictured) managed to make it past the front doors, overpower a guard, and then run across the East Room before ultimately being tackled at the doorway to the Green Room comes word that the person responsible for that was off-duty. According to the Washington Post, the agent who tackled Gonzalez was not assigned to the post where he stopped Gonzalez.

How confident does that make you feel about protecting President Obama and the First Family?

SEE ALSO: These 20 US States Don't Ban Racial Profiling

Post writer Carol D. Leonnig explains that “according to people familiar with the incident…[the off-duty guard] could easily have been outside or on his way home.”

So, in essence, a major security breach was thwarted by dumb luck.

The source went on to add, “There's no telling how long this guy could have run around if the detail ...read more

Store Where Cops Fatally Shot Man Pulls Air Rifles

CINCINNATI (AP) — Pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police.
Spokesman Brian Nick said the move last week at the Beavercreek location near Dayton was store-specific, not a change in national policy for the world's largest retailer. He said the store's customers can still buy air guns, although they are not on display.

“There are no national changes,” Nick said. “It was a decision that the store made.”

A special grand jury in the racially charged case decided last week that the Beavercreek police officers' actions Aug. 5 were justified. Police responded to a 911 call that a man was waving what appeared to be a rifle, and officers have said John Crawford III was shot after he didn't respond to repeated commands to drop his weapon.

It turned out to be an air rifle he'd taken off a shelf.

Crawford family attorney Michael Wright called Wal-Mart's action “about eight weeks too late.”

He and the family have said Crawford did nothing wrong and that it was “incomprehensible” that police weren't indicted.

In written narratives about the shooting, two Beavercreek police officers stated that Crawford was holding a weapon. Officer ...read more

Police Hold Evidence In UVa Missing Student Case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The lawyer for the man charged in a University of Virginia student's disappearance says police haven't told him what evidence they have against his client in that case or another young woman's disappearance and death.

Attorney James Camblos said he met with his client, 32-year-old Jesse Matthew Jr., for about 2

Man Trades A $160K Diamond Ring For A $20 Bag of Weed

If this gets around, dude can rest assured he will be the laughing stock of lock-down for quite some time.

ABC-15 claims a former UPS employee in Arizona has been accused of stealing a package that held a $160,000 diamond and traded it for $20 worth of weed.

Walter Earl Morrison, and he's 20-years old. A probable cause statement obtained by The Smoking Gun says Morrison actually thought money was in the package that he allegedly swiped while unloading cargo at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. But instead, the pricey stone was inside.

Authorities say the “half-baked bandit” traded the diamond for the equivalent of two joints of marijuana.

Ouch. Sounds like he was on a serious jones, wouldn't you say?

They got the diamond back and returned it to the intended recipient.

Morrison was arrested Sept. 16 on a felony theft charge. He is scheduled for arraignment Oct. 1.

Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

(Photo Source: ABC 15)

...read more

Watch: Police Tase Dad, A Reverend, Who Attempted to Pray Over Dead Son

When Pittsburgh native Mileek Grissom, 23, was shot and rushed to UPMC Mercy hospital two years ago, his stepfather, the Rev. Earl Baldwin Jr., rushed to his side.

Although there had been no official declaration from doctors, Baldwin says he knew Grissom was already dead. So he put his head next to his stepson's and cried; wanting to pray over him and let the young man know that he was going to take care of his family.

But then, according to Baldwin, who had spoken out publicly about the need to end gun violence in Pittsburgh even before the shooting, he never got the chance because police pulled him off Grissom and then used a Taser on him.

The family is now suing the Pittsburgh police regarding the alleged incident, which was captured on a video that has just been released.

“I needed to tell him his family was going to be OK. I was going to do everything I could to make sure they were OK,” Baldwin told WPXI.

Police have another story.

They claim their actions were based on Baldwin was getting in the way of doctors working to revive his stepson. But the video captures images that show police pushing the medical bed ...read more

Missouri Gov’s Ferguson Response Widely Criticized

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As protests mounted following the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, so too did the public frustration directed at Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon — seemingly, no matter what action he took.

Public records obtained by The Associated Press show that Nixon received thousands of phone calls and hundreds of emails, letters and faxes from people throughout Missouri and the world in the weeks after the Aug. 9 shooting. Most of the correspondence was critical of the governor — first for not intervening quickly enough as armored police fired tear gas on protesters, then later for appearing to call for the prosecution of the white officer who shot the black 18-year-old while the investigation is ongoing.

The documents display a diversity of public outrage. Some people blamed Nixon for a heavy-handed police response to protesters. Others chided him for not publicly doing enough to support police. Some comments were crude and profane. Others offered advice on how to restore peace in the streets from people emphasizing their expertise.

Nixon said he read none of it — though his staff did — because he was so focused on getting the difficult situation under ...read more

Michael Brown’s Parents Want Arrest, Not Apology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown told The Associated Press on Saturday they were unmoved by the apology given by the Ferguson, Missouri, police chief weeks after their unarmed 18-year-old son was killed by a police officer.

Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, said, “yes,” when asked if Chief Tom Jackson should be fired, and his father, Michael Brown Sr., said rather than an apology, they would rather see the officer who shot their son arrested for his Aug. 9 death.

“An apology would be when Darren Wilson has handcuffs, processed and charged with murder,” Brown Sr. said.

Wilson is white; the young man, black. The shooting sparked days of violent protests and racial unrest in the predominantly black community. Some residents and civil rights activists have said responding police officers were overly aggressive, noting their use of tear gas and surplus military vehicles and gear. Brown Sr. called the looting that has been interspersed with the protests “disrespectful,” but the “First Amendment protesting? They have that right.”

“There's going to continue to be unrest until they do what should be done,” McSpadden added, referring to Ferguson officials.

There was even more violence Saturday night in Ferguson when, the authorities say, a police officer was ...read more

Michael Brown’s Parents Want Arrest, Not Apology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown told The Associated Press on Saturday they were unmoved by the apology given by the Ferguson, Missouri, police chief weeks after their unarmed 18-year-old son was killed by a police officer.

Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, said, “yes,” when asked if Chief Tom Jackson should be fired, and his father, Michael Brown Sr., said rather than an apology, they would rather see the officer who shot their son arrested for his Aug. 9 death.

“An apology would be when Darren Wilson has handcuffs, processed and charged with murder,” Brown Sr. said.

Wilson is white; the young man, black. The shooting sparked days of violent protests and racial unrest in the predominantly black community. Some residents and civil rights activists have said responding police officers were overly aggressive, noting their use of tear gas and surplus military vehicles and gear. Brown Sr. called the looting that has been interspersed with the protests “disrespectful,” but the “First Amendment protesting? They have that right.”

“There's going to continue to be unrest until they do what should be done,” McSpadden added, referring to Ferguson officials.

There was even more violence Saturday night in Ferguson when, the authorities say, a police officer was ...read more

15 Hurt in Miami Nightclub Shooting, Victims Include 11-Year-Old

MIAMI (AP) — A shooting sent terrified patrons scrambling from a Miami nightclub early Sunday and left 15 people wounded, including an 11-year-old child, authorities said.

When Miami police and rescue crews arrived at a club called The Spot around 1 a.m., they said they found chaos among the large throng of adults and teenagers gathered there. Rescuers found wounded people inside and outside the club, some too hurt to flee, Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said.

He told The Associated Press that the first emergency crews arriving on the scene were warned to use caution “because there was still active shooting taking place in the area.”

One person was reported in critical but stable condition and the other victims remaining in the hospital were in good condition, police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said. Some victims had also been released, but Burden said she did not know how many.

Some people were running, “people were screaming, people were saying they were shot,” Carroll said, adding others were yelling for help for friends who had been shot.

One male was found unresponsive and not breathing when emergency responders arrived. Five girls between 11 and 17 years old also suffered gunshot wounds, Carroll said.

Details were sparse in ...read more