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Florida Senate Apologizes for Infamous Dozier School for Boys

Wrote about this a while ago describing the recovery of bodies of boys from unmarked graves at the school

This school didn’t close until 2011!

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Florida Senate apologizes for abuse, deaths at reform school

The Florida Senate formally apologized on Wednesday to victims who suffered brutality, sexual abuse and even death after being sent as boys to a reform school with a history of troubles long denied by the state.

The infamous site, which opened in 1900 in Marianna as the Florida State Reform School and was later named the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, closed in 2011.

From its early days, the school was plagued by allegations of abuse. Senator Darryl Rouson, a Democrat who introduced the resolution expressing official regret and apology, said the state conducted six investigations in the school’s first 13 years after “reports of children being chained to walls in irons, severely beaten and used for child labor.”

A forensic investigation between 2013 and 2016 uncovered graves for 55 boys, 24 more sites than reported in official records, according to the Senate resolution. Most of the bones have not been identified and some of the deaths are believed to have resulted from abuse.

“These bones are telling the story,” Rouson said. “The story they tell is one of a shameful history.”

Boys were sent to Dozier for a wide range of alleged offenses from murder to smoking and skipping school. Many were not given a hearing or legal representation.

Fourteen men who had been sent to Dozier and a second reform school that opened in 1955 in Okeechobee, Florida, attended the Senate session on Wednesday.

“We apologize,” Rouson said to the men. “We are sorry, and this resolution on behalf of this Florida Senate commits to ensuring that the children of Florida are protected from this kind of abuse and violations of fundamental human decency.”

The Florida House of Representatives passed a similar resolution last week. Neither chamber is currently considering offering compensation to the victims, local media reported.

Investigative reports by the St. Petersburg Times newspaper starting in 2009 kicked off the increased attention in recent years to the scandal.

After U.S. Justice Department and state investigations revealed abuses by interviewing more than 500 former students, the two schools were shuttered.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2017 in American Genocide

 

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Putin Covers His Tracks on US Election Hacking

In the days of communism in Russia, political prisoners were taken to the infamous Lubyanka  Prison by the KGB in the center of Moscow to be tortured and killed. The new KGB, now called the FSB occupies the same facility, and still does the work of the KGB under Putin.

There now is ample data to charge the Chumph with Treason. The reason that hasn’t happened is sell-out Republicans are blocking the investigations and Congressional action. It would seem that not only the Chumph is a Traitor.., but a number of Republicans in Congress.

The people being charged here helped the US Government identify the network of hackers who suborned the US election. From hacking Democrat email and servers, to manipulating the electronic voting machines in at least two states, and funding the Trump campaign with dirty money, the Russians went all out to install their boy – Putin’s Bitch as president.

These people were sold out by the Chumph.

Russian spies reportedly charged with treason, helping U.S.

Russian news agencies are reporting that former members of the domestic security agency and a cybersecurity expert have been formally charged with treason.

Reports emerged last week that three officials of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and an executive for cybersecurity company Kaspersky Labs had been arrested for treason. Government officials haven’t commented on the case.

Speculation on the arrests ranges from fallout from alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential election to a power struggle within Russia’s security service

Ivan Pavlov, a lawyer specializing in treason cases, was quoted by the Interfax and state Tass news agencies as saying that FSB officials Sergei Mikhailov and Dmitry Dokuchayev, and Kaspersky’s Ruslan Stoyanov, were charged on Wednesday.

Pavlov has told The Associated Press that he represents the fourth, unnamed arrestee.

“Everyone involved in the case is charged with treason, and in fact, this is the only article, no other charges,” Pavlov is quoted as saying to Tass. Like Interfax, Tass is controlled by the Russian government.

According to Pavlov, the criminal case is being investigated by the FSB’s own Department of Investigation.

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Men, women, and even children were tortured and murdered at Lubyanka. Some things seem not to have changed.

Investigators accuse the defendants of transferring Russian state secrets to U.S. intelligence services, according to Tass. Unlike previous reports in Russian media, the accounts citing Pavlov that were published Wednesday do not specify which U.S. agencies the suspects are accused of colluding with.

“The name of CIA does not appear in the case, only the country (is mentioned),” Tass quotes Pavlov as saying. “Yes, we are in fact talking about America, but not about the CIA.”

Kremlin spokesman Dimitry Peskov denied any link between the people charged with treason and the Russian hacking of U.S. Democratic institutions in the run-up to the presidential election in November, which Moscow has also denied.

“No matters of this sort can have any relation to such absurd insinuations (of Russian cyber meddling in the U.S. election process) or, as we have already said, we categorically deny any assertions about the possible complicity of the Russian side in any hacking attacks,” Tass quoted Peskov as saying.

The Kremlin spokesman also said that while he could not confirm President Vladimir Putin was aware of all the details of the treason charges, “this issue is not for the first day discussed in the media, so along with the other materials, of course, these reports were presented to the president.”

 

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Michigan Police Abuse Disabled Black Man

Un-freakin-believable! And the usual cover-up by Police authorities…

A disabled black man, with leg braces to be able to stand up, a walker, and a cane, pleads with officers to give him his walker as they drag him brutally to an awaiting police car, and then refuse to unlock his leg braces so he can get in the seat.

‘I can’t get up without my walker’: Black disabled man pleads with officers forcefully arresting him

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Police in Battle Creek, Michigan have opened an investigation after a video circulated of a man being brutally arrested on Thursday, Dec. 15, WZZM 13 reports.

The victim of the abuse is 28-year-old Dawan Gordon, a black man described as paraplegic in reporting from the Free Thought Project. Gordon was arrested after a patrol officer tried to stop him. Reportedly, the officer knew that Gordon was driving without a license and had arrest warrants.

Even so, the footage of the arrest show that Gordon’s arrest was not carefully handled; instead, he was forcefully dragged by police, who also did not listen to the man’s pleas to unlock his leg braces.

The officers are heard yelling at the man, who is shouting that he is unable to get up after being dragged from his car.

“You dragged me out of the car bro. Look what you just did to me,” the man shouts. He says, “I can’t get up without my walker.” He pleads with officers to help him, but the officers forcefully drag him to the squad car as he shouts in pain.

According to a press release from the Battle Creek Police, the incident, which shows “inappropriate” treatment of the driver by police, is being investigated.

On Friday afternoon, police Chief Jim Blocker said of the incident, “There was no use of force by the officers. He did have to be lifted and he had to be carried and he was using a cane and walker and he didn’t want to use those and officers had to assist him to a patrol vehicle.”

Blocker added, “Right now we don’t see any policy or procedural violations.” Both of the officers involved in the incident will continue working.

The driver was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo where he received medical services before being released to police custody. Gordon is presently being held at Calhoun County jail where he awaits arraignment.

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter, Domestic terrorism

 

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Mentally Handicapped Black Man Held as a Slave in South Carolina

This is pitiful.I sincerely hope they lock these two abusers up for a long, long, time in general pop.

Bobby Paul Edwards tortured and abused mentally ill black man in his restaurant

Mentally handicapped black worker rescued after 4 years of torture and enslavement by SC restaurant owners

Two brothers in Horry County, South Carolina are facing charges that they treated a mentally handicapped black employee like a slave for years, beating and overworking the man, who lived in squalor on property owned by their restaurant.

According to the Charleston Post and Courier, two Charleston attorneys filed a civil suit on behalf of Christopher Smith, who worked at the J&J Cafeteria in Conway for 23 years, but was hideously abused and exploited from 2010 to 2014.

The suit lists 14 counts against J&J owner Ernest J. Edwards and manager Bobby Paul Edwards, including false imprisonment, discrimination and exploitive labor practices. Bobby Edwards, 50, was arrested a year ago in connection with the case. Those charges are still pending.

Last October, Smith was rescued when social workers received a tip from an anonymous source who expressed concern for the man’s safety. Attorneys Mullins McLeod and David Aylor said that while the civil suit cannot change the past or rectify the harm done to Smith, hopefully it will “bring about positive change in the future.”

The Post and Courier explained that Smith worked at the Edwards brothers’ business for more than two decades, but it was when Bobby took over as manager in 2010 that Smith’s situation turned ugly.

Smith was routinely called the N-word, according to the suit. He was savagely beaten with a frying pan, hot tongs, butcher knives, belt buckles and fists. He worked 18-hour shifts Monday through Saturday and 11-hour shifts on Sundays with no breaks, receiving little pay. His total wages for each year added up to less than $3,000.

The complaint against the Edwards said that Smith was often abused on the job, dragged into the walk-in freezer where he could be heard screaming in terror and pain by other employees and begging his abusers not to kill him.

Smith told social services workers that he was too afraid to run away or leave his job at the J&J Cafeteria because he believed the Edwards brothers would hurt him even worse or murder him.

When he wasn’t at work, Smith lived in a filthy, cockroach-infested apartment owned by the Edwards brothers. The lawsuit described Smith’s living conditions as “subhuman.”

McLeod and Aylor reported that when Smith was examined by medical professionals and the Conway, SC police, he was covered in scars and other evidence of prolonged, brutal abuse.

He was targeted for abuse by the Edwards brothers, they said, because he is black.

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2015 in The Definition of Racism, The New Jim Crow

 

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A Real American Horror Story

The TV version is just a campy prelude. One variation of slavery in America that still exists today. The criminals disproportionately tend to be middle aged to older white males, in a reverse of the demographic of criminals in street sex trafficking who tend to be black or Hispanic. Much as the users of child porn also are overwhelmingly white males. There are an estimated 100,000 children trafficked in the US into sex slavery. Statistics however, are hard to come by…Because the majority of “customers” are white males and this would dramatically shift the view of exactly who is committing crime in America. The police spend a lot of time catching low level drug users – but very little time catching these monsters. Unless there is some physical assault – these also don’t count of the FBIs list of violent crimes.

FBI Uncovers National Sex Dungeon Ring

In a clever sting operation, the feds nabbed creeps looking to buy ‘sex slaves’ for their home dungeons.

In March 2014, Steven Currence gave undercover agents a grand tour of the dungeon hidden inside his Montana home.

The subterranean hellhole contained a heavy wooden cross and a smattering of chairs. The walls were covered in whips, chains, and torture devices. Currence boasted of blacking out the windows to dash any hopes of escape.

Here was the sinister lair where the 65-year-old planned to lock his sex slaves. One kidnapped woman would sleep in the basement torture chamber, while the other would be chained to his bed—with a chain long enough to reach the bathroom.

Currence believed he would soon purchase the women from the agents, who posed as human traffickers. The creep previously told the agents that he wanted a “housekeeper with benefits” who would “take care of things, clean the house, take care of me,” court records reveal.

“These slaves will never leave,” Currence said. “I’m not looking for love, they’re just going to be in here and they are going to be serving.”

But Currence wouldn’t be the one doing the shackling. Instead, the feds cuffed him two months later when he traveled to Arizona to buy two women at what he believed was a slave auction.

In September of this year, Currence was sentenced to seven years in prison.

He was one of four men nabbed in an FBI sting operation targeting an extreme slice of the human trafficking underworld: people seeking sexual and domestic slaves.

Court papers paint a disturbing picture of the lengths all four fiends went to keep their would-be slaves hidden. They outfitted their homes with things like soundproof boxes, window coverings, and even a 500-pound therapeutic bed with chains.

One man hired a contractor to turn his BDSM “playroom” into a dungeon so secure visitors wouldn’t know someone was inside. Another ordered a “date rape” drug from China to knock his victim out as he transported her across state lines.…More…

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2015 in General

 

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Alan West, Black Tea Bagger… Torturer.

Yesterday I did a blog on Alan West, who is a black conservative candidate running in Florida’s 22nd District for the US Congress. West has raised a lot of money – most of it from donors out side the district as the only viable black Republican candidate for the past 10 years for a seat in the US Congress or Senate.

West was trash talking about demanding that Pelosi give up the gavel if he is elected.

According to an emerging series of stories, Alan West is very tough on folks who can’t fight back – in his fantasy case a woman, Speaker Pelosi.

So tough in fact, his Military career ended when he was offered the “broken sword” choice – retirement…

Or a Court Martial for torturing an Iraqi prisoner. Like everything dealing with “conservative heroes” there are two stories – the first from a conservative site –

Failure of Command – The case of Lt. Col. Allen B. West.

…around August 8, another member of the Fourth I.D. — an artillery officer and a veteran of the 1991 Gulf War — was assigned as a civil military-affairs officer in a hot zone in the Sunni Triangle. His job placed him in daily contact with local leaders, and his responsibility was to help them help the army, to run local elections, and stamp out the insurgents. The officer was told by the intel people that they had solid information, from three sources, about a plot to assassinate him. He wasn’t very concerned, his attention focused on a scheduled local election only a few weeks away. His boss told him to stay off the streets for a few days, and he did. Readying to go back out on patrol on August 16, the lieutenant colonel was stopped at the gate by some locals who wanted to talk to him. The patrol went on without him, and was ambushed. No Americans were hurt, but the officer was convinced of the plot. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2010 in Stupid Tea Bagger Tricks

 

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Karl Rove Announces He’s Proud Of Torturing

If there were any questions about the type of anti-American scumbags who occupied the White House for 8 years…

Here’s KKKarl Rove announcing he is proud of torture.

Quite possibly the worst mistake made by the Obama Administration was not to let Congress hang a few of these right-wing treasonous bastards…

Maybe it’s not too late for trials?

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2010 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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