A short history of black women and police violence : The Conversation

Young men make up the majority of black people killed by police in the US. That’s fed a perception that black women are somehow shielded from the threat of police violence. They aren’t.

Source: A short history of black women and police violence : The Conversation

(BARCELONA, Spain.) Catalonia’s plans to hold a referendum Sunday on breaking away from Spain (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Catalonia’s government spokesman says 337 people have been injured, some seriously, during the police crackdown with only 50% turnout #AceNewsDesk reports

Is this really how we should expect a, to an all intended purpose, civilised democratic country to act to an, on the whole, a peaceful gathering of persons. The governing and legal authorisations did not wish for this referendum to take place, but the elected assembly of Catalonia did.

Who is right and who’s wrong, or are all both right and wrong? Would it have been detrimental to allow this referendum to take place, for with Scotland the UK did allow, a few years ago, for one to take place.

Catalonia, has for some many years been wishing for its independence from Spain and does have some independence as it does have its elected assembly.

Unity creates strength and a break up could have disastrous consequences for all of Spain, even Catalonia, but should not the will of the people not be sought. Now, what will be the resulting outcome of what appears to be a high handed approach from the Spanish authorities. Could this not have the reverse effect and strengthen the independence cause.

Then there is the Basque question, will there be a strong resurrection re their own conflicts about Basque independence, which, in the past has been very violent and terrorist acts have been committed. This could then extend into France who also have their own Basque question of independence.

This is all occurring while the UK Brexit is proceeding, the resurgence of the far right in Germany and who knows where else in Europe.

Could this be the end of European unity, while the disunity within Europe had some bad consequences in the first half of the Twentieth Century.

Could be troubling times within Europe and then there is the Trump effect in America, which in itself could cause major conflicts especially with North Korea.

We say that for the past some 70 years there has been a fair amount of peace, but has there, There was the breakup of Yugoslavia, which created so many conflicts, the Americans and their allies in Vietnam, Israel and the Palestinians, the Middle East with Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, also Afghanistan, Russia and Ukraine, the UK with Ireland and Northern Ireland and more. Well, if that is peace, then what is War.

We may soon find out with Trump and North Korea, or will it be a conflict yet to occur.

Let’s hope and pray that for once again we all, or most of us, come through the storm.

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Yes, imagine you are a Black person and if you do how would you feel.

Also, remember that they did not ask to come to America or come by their own accord, they were forcibly removed from their counrty of origin (Africa). They were then placed in the holds of boats and shackled in unhygenic conditions and transported to the West Indies and America, which in those days took many weeks, many did not survive. While those that did survive had to watch their compatriates in close proximity die before them. When they did get to their destinations they were made to work all day long no matter what the weather was and if they did not they were punished by flogging. There was no end in sight for them to this life, only by death. Honestly, how would you feel?

They have fought for their freedom, but are still abused racially. But for the majority, their only wish is to get on with their lives, surely this should be their right to have and not still be fearful of being killed.

If this was you, how would you feel. Do not listen to the racists, but go to them and show your love, understanding and listen to them and prove to them not all people are racists.

While all lives matter, to some they have to make the point to others that the lives of them do matter, while for the majority of us we do not have to, remember we are all the children of God.

The people who originally made them slaves would have been Christians, I wonder what God thought of them, with their unchristian actions.

San Francisco Bay View » Sister shares story about police profiling and beating her autistic brother

I’m used to reading about and advocating for adults with disabilities, but today our Black and Brown youth with disabilities are increasingly targeted for police brutality and incarceration. Everybody cares about kids, so when will disabled and Black community activists focus more on stopping state violence against youth with disabilities and providing programs after the tragedy?<div class=

Source: San Francisco Bay View » Sister shares story about police profiling and beating her autistic brother