Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tru'merica: "In Control of the Facists"

Update:  Thousands hit the streets across America in solidarity with Baltimore protestors who rioted in objection to the mistreatment of Freddie Gray while in police custody.  He died of an unspecified spinal injury that the city administration has yet to fully explain.  An officer was seen kneeling on Gray's neck pinning him face down to the ground  while he was handcuffed.  The brutality against Gray is just one of a string of incidents around the country involving excessive or inappropriate use of force by police.  Can all these Americans all be "thugs", Mr. President?

{29.04.15}The City of Baltimore has promised "overwhelming force" in reaction to the violent demostrations racking the city after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose neck was broken while in Baltimore police custody. The state has called out National Guard and state troopers to patrol the city after "thugs"attacked police Monday[photos]. Almost beyond the belief, the same police violence under "control of the facists" according to Malcolm X, and which motivated the formation of the Black Panther Party in 1966 by a criminally violent Huey Newton, is re-occurring five decades later. This brief video shows the beginnings of the black power organization dedicated to resisting police-state aggression against black citizens.

Twenty-nine Panthers died in the "prelude to the revolution" by 1969. But Panthers played into the hands of their oppressors.  One of their earliest weapon providers, Richard Aoki [below], was an undercover FBI informant, part of the agency's "imaginative and hard-hitting counter-intelligence" efforts against the Party.

Even Mr. Law Enforcement himself, Richard Nixon, said in a 1968 campaign speech, nobody is above the law, and that should include the state.