Posted on January 30, 2011 by btx3
Mikkie talks about being a victim of the Republican Lynch Mob…
Mikkie is shilling hard for that new high-paying job on cable. Where he lands is going to be interesting. It would appear that Faux News is out, as his recent comments have effectively cut that string…
The new conservative Comcast directed MSNBC?
Filed under: Black Conservatives | Tagged: lynch mob, Michael Steele, Republican, republican justice, RNC, Sour Grapes | 4 Comments »
Posted on June 7, 2010 by btx3
The staff of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) has looked closely at jury selection procedures in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. We uncovered shocking evidence of racial discrimination in jury selection in every state. We identified counties where prosecutors have excluded nearly 80% of African Americans qualified for jury service. We discovered majority-black counties where capital defendants nonetheless were tried by all-white juries. We found evidence that some prosecutors employed by state and local governments actually have been trained to exclude people on the basis of race and instructed on how to conceal their racial bias. In many cases, people of color not only have been illegally excluded but also denigrated and insulted with pretextual reasons intended to conceal racial bias.
Funny - But Not Far From the Situation Faced By Many Black Defendants in Certain States
In Mississippi, Alvin Robinson, an African-American man, was on trial for murder after he’d allegedly had an altercation with and killed a white man following a frightful traffic incident. During the jury selection for his trial, an African-American woman showed up dutifully for service, but was turned away because she had “no ties to the community,” though she’d worked for the same local company for six years. One by one, the African-Americans who had been summoned were dismissed from service.
In a silent protest to being stricken from the jury for what she suspected to be a thinly-veiled attempt to maintain the racial homogeny of the all-white jury, this woman returned to the courthouse each day, only to watch Mr. Robinson be found guilty for murder (even though three of the jurors slept through portions of the trial) and sentenced to prison. (more…)
Filed under: The New Jim Crow | Tagged: biased trial, black jurors, excluded, fair trial, Jury selection, jury tampering, lynch mob, racial bias, southern states, The New Jim Crow | 7 Comments »
Posted on December 31, 2009 by btx3
Rachael Maddow in this one examines the difference between Republican response to prosecution of the Shoe Bomber (Richard C. Reid), and prosecution of the “Underwear Bomber” from Nigeria.
Several Republicans have called for “Harsh Interrogation Techniques” and others have called for the Nigerian Terrorist to be handled by the extra-legal system set up by the Bushit Administration at Gitmo.
One Republican has gone so far as to attempt to Politically fund raise off the incident.
They just don’t get it. The system didn’t “work” here. Far from it! It is insulting that The Obama administration would make such a claim, but then again, these are the same weak-kneed liberals who have recently tried to bring Guantanamo Bay terrorists right here to Michigan! ,,, If you agree that we need a Governor who will stand up the Obama/Pelosi efforts to weaken our security please make a most generous contribution of $25, $50, $100 or even $250 to my campaign.
Seems Republicans are pining for the “Good Old Days”. Lest we forget what those “Good Old Days” actually looked like -
Good Times in Conservative-land
There goes that “r” word again…
Filed under: The Post-Racial Life | Tagged: conservatice hate, conservative racism, lynch mentality, lynch mob, Racism, Republican, terrorism | 5 Comments »