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Monday, October 29, 2012

The Cochran Firm Defrauds D.C. Lawyers, According to Lawsuit


THE COCHRAN FIRM apparently defrauds other law firms as well as its clients and some of its partners. See an excerpt of an article in New York Law Journal, dated October 29, 2012:

Two prominent civil rights firms in New York are accused by a three-lawyer Washington, D.C., firm of cheating it out of a significant fee as part of a $3.75 million settlement in a wrongful death case. Catalano & Plache claims that [Cochran] Neufeld Scheck & Brustin and Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady submitted court documents on settlement terms without naming Catalano as a participating firm.

"The defendants engaged in a pattern of conduct to defraud and deceive plaintiff," Catalano argues in the Manhattan Supreme Court suit, Law Offices of Catalano & Plache v. Brustin, 157248/2012. "Defendants are scheming and attempting to avoid their legal, moral and ethical obligations."

The complaint said Cochran Neufeld & Scheck, a predecessor firm to Neufeld Scheck, agreed to jointly represent Emil Mann's estate in a New Jersey court. (See the full article in New York Law Journal)
http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/PubArticleNY.jsp?id=1202576454087&slreturn=20120929215916

One might wonder if The Cochran Firm also cheated its client, Mann's son, in the wrongful death civil action. (This article has nineteen(19) links.) Emil Mann was a member of the Ramapough Mountain Indians. He was shot and killed by New Jersey Park Police Officer Chad Walder in April 2006 in Mahwah, N.J. The Cochran Firm showed The Ramapough People no mercy years later when it mishandled the Ramapough's lawsuit against Ford for toxic waste dumping on the Ramapough's land, causing sickness, deaths, and pollution. The unethical lawyers settled the Ramapough's civil action for a mere $12.5million although the lawsuit was valued at $3billion. The CoIntelPro lawyers also neglected to file suit against the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for its part in the environmental pollution that lasted over 40 years, with Ford continually dumping paint sludge on the Ramapough's property. The EPA issued an order to Ford in 1983 to clean the Ramapough People's land within 10 years, and Ford ignored its responsibility to clean the land by at least 1993. The EPA had a responsibility to enforce its order but neglected to do so. The land was still contaminated in 2006, thirteen years after Ford's deadline. Therefore, the EPA shares a responsibility with along with Ford for sickness and deaths resulting from land contamination after 1993, because the EPA neglected to enforce its own deadline. I am confident that The Cochran Firm never told the Ramapough People that they also could make a case against the EPA, because after Johnnie Cochran's death, The Cochran Firm seems to have become a CoIntelPro agent.

After the alleged fraud against Catalano & Plache, "Cochran" seems to have "disappeared" from the name and presumably from the law firm that is now named Neufeld Scheck & Brustin. (Neufeld may be left holding the bag.) The Cochran Firm is famous of its "now you see us, now you don't" magic tricks. The Cochran Firm's office in Atlanta actually got Judge Wendy Shoob to say there is no Cochran Firm office whatsoever within the State of Georgia and dismiss my fraud lawsuit against the scoundrels based on that perjury (Neals v. The Cochran Firm, Georgia Superior Court, 2005). The Firm got Judge Timothy Batten to rule it "immaterial" that The Cochran Firm's defrauded my family to protect Memphis Shelby County Jail after the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal (United States District Court, Norther District of GA, Neals v. The Cochran Firm, 2007). See "WRONGFUL DEATH OF LARRY NEAL" http://WrongfulDeathOfLarryNeal.com . I was very offended by the courts' deicsions and did not learn until years later that "black men have no rights white men are bound to honor" (Dred Scott decision) and that African Americans are not "real" citizens who owe the nation allegiance and have PROTECTED rights. I did not learn about the Black Codes in school, so I believed for over 50 years that I had regular U.S. citizenship when in fact, every 25 years Congress votes on whether blacks can continue to vote and serve on juries. If Catalano & Plache has many black attorneys and staff, nothing is likely to be done about the firm being duped by The CoIntelPro Cochran Firm lawyers. The Cochran Firm fraud against minorities has many unexpected accomplices, including numerous black people.

After defrauding the Neal family and the family of 92-year-old police victim Kathryn Johnston, and lying in Georgia Superior Court (denying that Cochran Cherry Givens Smith & Sistrunk law office is in any way connected with The Cochran Firm or its Memphis law office), the managing partner of the Atlanta office of The Cochran Firm, Hezekiah Sistrunk, was REWARDED by being inducted in the prestigious Gate City Bar Hall of Fame. See the embedded video below and at http://youtu.be/VpllACRJxeY YouTube link. Count how many times CCGSS denies any affiliation with The Cochran Firm in this Response to Interrogatories which it filed in Georgia Superior Court while it continued to advertise and contract with unsuspecting clients under that same identity http://www.wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/docs/Ex05_CCGSSRogResponses.pdf   When the Neal family sued The Cochran Firm for its fraud in federal court, The Cochran Firm proceeded to deny having any law offices whatsoever in Memphis, Tennessee. My 89-year-old mother said, "But that is where we signed contract." I said, "I know, Mama. The Cochran Firm is allowed to do perjury in courts of law." See more awards that help Sistrunk cover-up his lack of ethics at this link http://www.cochranfirm.com/attorneys/hsistrunk.html  


 
The Cochran Firm frauds are not usually reported except in legal journals. Mainstream media, state bars, courts, legal search engines, the BBB and other consumer protection agencies, etc., censor these lawsuits so The Cochran Firm can continue to misuse Johnnie Cochran's name and defraud other minorities like Mr. Mann and the Ramapough People and my family after my mentally, physically handicapped brother's 18 days of secret arrest and murder in Memphis Shelby County Jail. It seems that the law firm's main purpose now is to defraud its own clients by reducing or eliminating payouts by to its clients by government entities and major corporations. The Cochran Firm is sued regularly by its own attorneys as well as its defrauded clients.

Catalano & Plache may not be the first law firm that sued The Cochran Firm for fraud, but censorship keeps most civil actions against The Cochran Firm out of news reports, and judges ordinarily prevent the frauds from going before a jury. The Cochran Firm is a repeat offender, and I hope all of its fraud victims will come forward, unite and sue the unethical law firm partners under the RICO Act (assuming that blacks will not be interned in concentration camps without any criminal charges and with no opportunity for defense under NDAA.) People who persist in seeking justice after falling victim to a Cochran Firm Fraud may be subjected to gangstalking, censorship, financial persecution, and burglary. My home was burglarized in August 2011, and the only things stolen were two boxes of Neals v. The Cochran Firm lawsuit files and evidence I was not permitted to put before a jury. In preparation for a RICO action against The Cochran Firm frauds, I have followed numerous cases and invite you to review ten(10) listed below along with their links.

1. COCHRAN FIRM FRAUD IN CA SUPREME COURT
http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/2012/10/cochran-firm-fraud-in-ca-court-of.html

2. THE COCHRAN FIRM DEFRAUDS NATIVE AMERICAN CLIENTS TO SAVE FORD
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/cochran-firm-defrauds-native-american.html

3. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, COCHRAN FIRM FRUADS
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/happy-anniversary-cochran-firm-frauds.html

4. EDWINA DAVIS MUST SURVIVE THE COCHRAN FIRM FRAUD
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/edwinna-must-survive-cochran-firm-fraud.html

5. COCHRAN FIRM PARTNER SUES PARTNER FOR BUYING SEX FROM STAFF
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/cochran-firm-partners-buy-sex.html

6. JOHNNIE COCHRAN FIRM DEFRAUDS LATINO CLIENT AND SUES ITS INSURERS
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/johnnie-cochran-firm-defrauds-another.html

7. THE COCHRAN FIRM DEFRAUDS THE ANDERSONS
http://goo.gl/bLPBy

8. THE COCHRAN FIRM DEFRAUDS THE JACKSONS
http://goo.gl/VGWgt

9. COREY WARD: POLICE AND COCHRAN FIRM FRAUD VICTIM
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/corey-ward-police-and-cochran-firm.html

10. COCHRAN FIRM DEFRAUDS KATHRYN JOHNSTON'S SURVIVORS
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/cochran-firm-defruads-kathryn-johnstons.html


JOHNNIE COCHRAN was apparently surveilled by noted civil rights era photojournalist and CoIntelPro agent, Ernest Withers - a former Memphis policeman who was also assigned to gain Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr's confidence and keep the government apprised of King's plans (Withers is pictured on the left in the photo above). "They" have Cochran's law firm now, and his name. LISTEN to former Cochran Firm attorney Shawn Chapman Holley speak to NPR about racism and fraud against former Cochran Firm attorneys who refused to defraud black clients after Johnnie's death and were forced out of the firm by the new owners http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12171473 (IF cyberstalkers corrupt the link, Google "Shawn Chapman Holley at NPR re Controversy at The Cochran Firm.")

MaryLovesJustice would like to extend gratitude to Don DeBar for making us aware of the latest Cochran Firm Fraud lawsuit. When "leaders" let us down, new leaders arise. When mainstream media fails to report, we look to media like Community Progressive Radio. Thanks, Don!

Don DeBar
dondebar@optonline.net
Community Progressive Radio
for the Metropolitan NY Area -
and the World
www.CPRmetro.org


REPEAT OF PARAGRAPHS 1 AND 2 in this article that has ninteen(19) links: - THE COCHRAN FIRM apparently defrauds other law firms as well as its clients and some of its partners. See an excerpt of an article in New York Law Journal, dated October 29, 2012:

Two prominent civil rights firms in New York are accused by a three-lawyer Washington, D.C., firm of cheating it out of a significant fee as part of a $3.75 million settlement in a wrongful death case. Catalano & Plache claims that [Cochran] Neufeld Scheck & Brustin and Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady submitted court documents on settlement terms without naming Catalano as a participating firm.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Memphis Police Killings and Black Autonomy Cop Watch

See a video announcement by Black Autonomy Cop Watch in Memphis, Tennessee regarding the "police reign of terror in Memphis." The Memphis police body count is presently ten(10) people since February 2012. The tenth person killed was a 15-year-old youth, Justin Tompson, who was killed by an off-duty police officer when he and friends went to the store for candy, like Trayvon Martin. The video is embedded below and is at Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=431103300271771   This article has ten(10) links.

Post by Wadinasi Bandele.

Black Autonomy Cop Watch knows that the Justice Department makes the frequent killings by Memphis police officers possible by sweeping wrongful deaths under the rug. Larry Neal's murder http://WrongfulDeathOfLarryNeal.com was intended to be under there, and I am censored, terrorized, and persecuted for putting the truth before the public and because I reveal The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm fraud against its clients, which happens continuously. The latest victims are black California workers whose signatures were forged onto a settlement agreement in their racial discrimination case against their employer. See the details in the next article in this MaryLovesJustice blog, "COCHRAN FIRM FRAUD IN CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/2012/10/cochran-firm-fraud-in-ca-court-of.html
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STALKERS MADE THE VIDEO FEATURING LORENZO ERVIN APPEAR HUGE ON THIS BLOG TO CENSOR IT, BUT IF YOU CLICK THE VIDEO, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO HEAR HIS SPEECH. THE DIMENSIONS FOR THAT EMBEDDED VIDEO SHOULD BE AS FOLLOWS:   560 x 315 like the YouTube video below. But Africans in America exist under the Dred Scott Decision and the Black Codes. There are many citizenship rights Africans in America do not have, and freedom of press is one of them. Apparently, the right to life is another. Blacks' right to vote in the USA is reviewed and voted on by Congress every 25 years under the Voting Rights Act. Therefore, African Americans' citizenship is of a retractable nature, and certain exemptions apply. People who descended from slaves who were brought here for enforced servitude 400 years ago were allegedly "freed" and made citizens, but people who arrived in America only a few years ago and were made citizens through the naturalization process have enduring citizenship minus the exemptions and retractable voting rights.

"CITIZEN" is usually defined this way: A native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection (distinguished from alien). Allegiance involves paying taxes and providing military defense. Africans in America do that part, but government protection seriously lacks enforcement.

A spokesperson for Black Autonomy Cop Watch said, "The most dangerous gang in the city is the Memphis police department, of whom 24 have been arrested so far this year for crimes ranging from pimping and prostitution, drug distribution, assault on children, rape, robbery, and other offenses. This is the most corrupt police force in the country, and a threat to the lives of citizens of this city. Our approach is to try to expose and protest this corruption. The local NAACP and other traditional civil right groups have been either silent or in full support of the authorities."

Below see an embedded video featuring a song called "WAKE UP EVERYBODY" from YouTube link http://youtu.be/-TDfPgd3Kyc . It is set at 560 x 315 like the video above from Facebook is set.



Repeat of Paragraph 1:  See a video announcement by Black Autonomy Cop Watch in Memphis, Tennessee regarding the "police reign of terror in Memphis." The Memphis police body count is presently ten(10) people since February 2012. The tenth person killed was a 15-year-old youth, Justin Tompson, who was killed by an off-duty police officer when he and friends went to the store for candy, like Trayvon Martin. The video is embedded below and is at Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=431103300271771   This article has ten(10) links.

Thanks for reading and sharing this human rights article by Mary Neal, sister of slain mentally, physically disabled man, Larry Neal, who died after 18 days of secret incarceration in Memphis Shelby County Jail in 2003; America's Most Censored Person http://goo.gl/aELp3 I am founder of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/aimi and director of Dog Justice for Mentally Ill http://DogJusticeforMentallyIll.blogspot.com

Everyplace where the Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill icon should appear on my Care2 homepage at this link http://www.care2.com/c2c/people/profile.html?pid=513396753 , it was replaced with a Photobucket announcement falsely declaring that the picture was removed by the owner. Photobucket has absolutely nothing to do with any art I ever used. I will write the company a letter to see whether Photobucket knows it is used to censor me. You would be surprised at how many major companies and government officials participate in censoring Mary Neal, "America's Most Censored" http://goo.gl/aELp3   Jailing mentally ill people is big business - 1.25 million inmates, and discrimination is as American as apple pie.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cochran Firm Fraud in CA Supreme Court

JOHNNIE COCHRAN was surveilled by noted civil rights photojournalist and CoIntelPro agent, Ernest Withers - a Memphis man who was also assigned to MLK. "They" have his law firm now, and his name. Happy Anniversary, Cochran Firm Frauds http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/happy-anniversary-cochran-firm-frauds.html

The Cochran Firm continues its frauds against our people from coast to coast. (Eight(8) links are in this article.) Their job is to throw the fight in legal battles involving abuses against minorities, particularly blacks, in the U.S.A. The frauds are allowed by the courts. The California Supreme Court refused to hear a case against The Cochran Firm regarding its fraud against certain workers who discovered the unethical law firm removed their signature page from a confidentiality agreement which they did sign and put it in a settlement agreement they did not sign and which they probably did not even know about. The Cochran Firm regularly works secretly against its clients to benefit companies and government agencies that are its clients' defendants. Because most Cochran Firm clients are minorities, courts uphold the frauds. California courts dismissed the plaintiffs' lawsuit against The Cochran Firm and refused to hear about the lawyers who essentially forged their clients' signatures. I guess if the plaintiffs appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, they will start being censored, gangstalked, and their lawyer's office may be burglarized to steal the court files, but no one will address those crimes either because the plaintiffs signed a confidentiality agreement for mediation that never took place.

God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. Psalm 7:11

Mainstream media does not usually carry news about lawsuits against The Cochran Firm, the BBB will not accept legal consumers' complaints, and the FTC and FCC will not investigate the firm's setup. The Cochran Firm is advertised as being one law firm but operates like franchises, etc. In fact, when my family sued The Cochran Firm for defrauding the Neals to save Memphis Shelby County Jail in a wrongful death matter, The Cochran Firm lied and denied having any law offices within the state of Georgia or in Memphis, Tennessee (see http://WrongfulDeathofLarryNeal.com ). The Cochran Firm is allowed to commit perjury in court, so it kept advertising and doing legal work in both places while continuously denying in Georgia courts that Cochran Firm law offices existed there. Since then, I discovered the entire operation is a CoIntelPro program designed to give the semblance of justice after government abuses such as police murders and corporate wrongdoing (i.e., environmental pollution against the Ramapough People of New Jersey) while actually protecting government agencies and large corporations from black people's lawsuits. With your help, we can end The Cochran Firm fraud by alerting people about the organized crime against them so they will take their legal business elsewhere.

The media, state bars, and consumer protection agencies hide lawsuits entered against The Cochran Firm, and legal organizations continue to give the firm and its attorneys honors, just as though The Cochran Firm does not regularly defraud its own clients to reduce or eliminate payouts by big business and government entities. Perhaps The Firm is protected by courts and shielded from negative press precisely because it defrauds its black clients regularly. Thank you for helping to stop the fraud against already victimized persons who suffered catastrophic injuries and deaths or racial discrimination and sexual assaults while trying to work, like Edwina Davis did. That led to her own Cochran Firm fraud (video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjuFFWeP4tk&feature=relmfu ). See the excerpts below from Metropolitan News-Enterprise and Law360 that reported the California Supreme Court's rejection of the appeal by defrauded Cochran Firm clients.

MetNews.com (October 18, 2012) -- The California Supreme Court yesterday declined to review a ruling by this district’s Court of Appeal in an action against The Cochran Firm and two of its members. The justices ... unanimously voted not to hear an appeal by seven erstwhile clients who sued the law firm and attorneys Daniel H. Cargnelutti and Brian Dunn (Hadley v. The Cochran Firm, B233093). The plaintiffs claimed their case against their employer was settled without their consent. The complaint [against The Cochran Firm] alleged negligence, breach of fiduciary duties, and fraud. It recited that plaintiffs sued their employer for racial discrimination, agreed to mediation for which they signed a confidentiality agreement, and that a signature page was, without their authorization, later attached to a settlement agreement. [URL
http://www.metnews.com/articles/2012/conf101812.htm ]

Law360, New York (October 18, 2012) -- The California Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to review an appeal by former clients of The Cochran Firm who claim the civil litigation and criminal defense law firm tricked them ... See the entire article at this URL
http://www.law360.com/employment/articles/387840/cochran-firm-dodges-appeal-in-ex-clients-fraud-suit

The Cochran Firm was also sued recently for defrauding a woman who was brain damaged in a bad automobile accident. The Cochran Firm, which is not bound by the rules of professional conduct that other lawyers observe, settled its client's case for a tiny sum without permission by her sister who was executor of her estate (See Jackson v. Cochran Cherry Givens & Smith  http://goo.gl/VGWgt ). Fraud is what they do. I will soon publish my book, called COCHRAN FIRM FRAUD (Google the term), and I ask that you also forward this message to warn people on your email list and in your online groups. Every year, more victims are added to the list of people defrauded by the CoIntelPro program that operates under Johnnie Cochran's name. It must be stopped, and informing the public can do that. That is why I am censored, terrorized, and my home was burglarized in August to steal our two boxes of original court files and evidence regarding Neals v. The Cochran Firm.

If you EVER signed anything with The Cochran Firm (even a parking pass), just hope and pray the lawyers do not use your signature to settle your lawsuit for little or nothing by switching your signature to a settlement agreement without your knowledge or permission. Never sign a page that does not have the exact name of the document you are signing. That might help, but the Pharisees may cut off the part of the page that named the document you really signed, or they could simply copy your signatures onto a settlement agreement. Lawyers who are not held to ethical standards do whatever they please. Other attorneys should not try this unless they are also CoIntelPro agents defrauding black clients who "have no rights a white man is bound to honor" (Dred Scott Decision).

REPEAT OF PARAGRAPH 1 -- (eight(8) links) The Cochran Firm continues its frauds against our people from coast to coast. Their job is to throw the fight in legal battles involving abuses against minorities, particularly blacks, in the U.S.A. The frauds are allowed by the courts. The California Supreme Court refused to hear a case against The Cochran Firm regarding its fraud against certain workers who discovered the unethical law firm removed their signature page from a confidentiality agreement which they did sign and put it in a settlement agreement they did not sign and which they probably did not even know about. The Cochran Firm regularly works secretly against its clients to benefit companies and government agencies that are its clients' defendants. Because most Cochran Firm clients are minorities, courts uphold the frauds. California courts dismissed the plaintiffs' lawsuit against The Cochran Firm and refused to hear about the lawyers who essentially forged their clients' signatures. I guess if the plaintiffs appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, they will start being censored, gangstalked, and their lawyer's office may be burglarized to steal the court files, but no one will address those crimes either because the plaintiffs signed a confidentiality agreement for mediation that never took place.

But you, LORD Almighty, who judge righteously and test the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance on them, for to you I have committed my cause.
 Jeremiah 11:20


 Wake up! It is @koffietime - http://twitter.com/koffietime
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Shut Up Presidential Candidate Stein!


Oops! Tweet disallowed on October 18, 2012 at 8:50pm ET at Twitter, where I am @koffietime:

@GOP @TheDemocrats Y'all should have insisted that Stein & other 3rd party ppl join the debates or threaten to leave! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/16/hofstra-debate-jill-stein-arrested-green-party_n_1971960.html?ir=Green

The censorship force let me ask the Supreme Court to strike down the Dred Scott decision (I read that it never was taken out of the law!). And the cyberstalkers let me ask that the Voting Rights Act become a law. But asking that Stein and other third party candidates be allowed to join the debates was going too far! Excuse me. I just learned that blacks are not quite citizens (our right to vote is decided every 25 years), and I was taught that freedom of press/free speech were my rights. It would be handy if someone would write down the real rights people have in the USA and strike through the ones that don't pertain to people with African ancestry. Our civics classes are teaching falsehoods.

Did y'all know we at Lawless America are creating a new party - the Revolutionary Party! Take a look at the embedded video below, which is also at this link http://youtu.be/kLaNu_2sNoQ



William Windsor, producer of "Lawless America - The Movie," is traveling throughout the country to all 50 states and interviewing over 1,000 victims of government and judicial corruption. See the Lawless America website to learn how you can become a Lawless America whistleblower at http://www.lawlessamerica.com/. Lawless America is due to record testimony in Georgia soon. I don't know what the censorship force intends to do to keep my family's story about my disabled brother's murder under secret arrest from being filmed, but I am certain they plan SOMETHING. They are relentless in censoring the WRONGFUL DEATH OF LARRY NEAL at http://WrongfulDeathofLarryNeal.com and The Cochran Firm Fraud against Africans in America. They burglarized my home and stole boxes of court records containing my original files regarding Neals v. The Cochran Firm and certain evidence judges wrongly kept from going before a jury by dismissing the cases on ridiculous assertions: 1) There is no Cochran Firm law office at all in Georgia, and 2) justice for the Neal family was ruled "immaterial." Please pray for William Windsor and all the people who are exposing oppression in order to SAVE AMERICA. Four links are in this article, but the censorship crew might redirect them. This is truly "lawless America."

October 22 Coalition Against Police Brutality


Stalkers just prevented me from posting this announcement on the October 22 Coalition at Facebook at link
https://www.facebook.com/pages/October-22-Coalition-to-Stop-Police-Brutality-New-York/87429681537 - At least I now know why the CORPORATION thinks it is lawful to censor me and to do police brutality against black people, thanks to my interview at Civil Alert Blogtalk Radio on October 16 - Dred Scott Decision states: Black people have no rights that white people are bound to honor. See the censored message below:

Announcing an October 20 rally against police brutality in Memphis, sponsored by Black Autonomy Federation to protest the police killing of 15-year-old Justin Thompson and nine others in 2012. [See "Oct 20 Rally Against Memphis Police Brutality" in MaryLovesJustice blog and at this link]
http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/2012/10/oct-20-rally-against-memphis-police.html
If they pretend you still have freedom of press/free speech at Facebook, please post the Memphis demonstration for me at the October 22 Coalition Facebook wall for me. For information, please contact JoNina Ervin, of Black Autonomy Copwatch, c/o Memphis Black Autonomy Federation, P.O. Box 16382 – Memphis, TN 38186-0382, phone (901)674-8430 .Thanks in advance.


Listen to: "Selling Out - Spying Out," by Civil Alert Blogtalk Radio, with Mary Neal as the guest on October 16, 2012, and a special commentary by Taj Tarik Bey, who read from U.S. Congressional records to explain why blacks are murdered without recourse and censored, persecuted, and wrongly incarcerated at astounding rates. Use the link below or Google the show, if the link is surreptitiously redirected by cyberstalkers hired to continue to hide the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal and The Cochran Firm fraud.
 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/civilalertworld/2012/10/17/sellin-spyin-out--the-people-speak
(a178-minute tape).  

   IT'S ALWAYS THE RIGHT TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING. ~MLK

Selling Out, Spying Out, by Civil Alert Blogtalk Radio

"Selling Out - Spying Out," by Civil Alert Blogtalk Radio, guest Mary Neal, October 16, 2012
 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/civilalertworld/2012/10/17/sellin-spyin-out--the-people-speak
(a178-minute tape). 

My thanks to the hosts at Civil Alert Blogtalk Radio Show for inviting me to address their audience on October 16, 2012. I speak after a 40-minute introduction by the host, during which time she describes what she felt was surveillance activities she experienced after booking me as a guest. Because of censorship, many people do not know about The Cochran Firm CoIntelPro program and the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal, described at the website http://WrongfulDeathOfLarryNeal.com . I appreciate the insight another guest,
Taj Tarik Bey, gave after my presentation into why federal court ruled it "immaterial" that The Cochran Firm defrauded my family to protect Memphis Shelby County Jail from our wrongful death lawsuit after my brother's essential kidnapping and murder in the jail and why it was ruled lawful for The Cochran Firm to defraud my family to cover-up his murder, intimidate my family, and prevent disclosure of the crimes. Taj read from congressional records that explained why blacks are considered exempt from human rights in the USA, including the right to life, liberty, and protection of property.  My assigned censorship team cut my interview off after a while, but the host patched me back in on three-way calling.  I am America's Most Censored - http://justicegagged.blogspot.com/2011/11/americas-most-censored-mary-neal.html  probably because there is no statute of limitations on Larry's murder, and the government has no intention of rendering justice in Larry Neal's demise and the government corruption that ensued to cover up his death. Their offenses include fraud by elected and appointed officials against United States of America (Shelby County officials falsified records from the jail to the USA by omitting Larry Neal's arrest and death, and U.S. officials accepted the fraudulent records, knowing them to be false).

During the show, the radio audience and I learned more about the Black Codes and the Dred Scott Decision (Dred Scott v. Sandford): "The black man has no rights that the white man is bound to honor." The Supreme Court has never explicitly overruled the Dred Scott decision. The Black Codes are laws in the United States after the Civil War with the effect of limiting the basic human rights and civil liberties of blacks. Even though the U.S. Constitution discriminated against blacks (as "other people") and both Northern and Southern states had passed discriminatory legislation from the early 19th century, the term Black Codes is used most often to refer to legislation passed by Southern states at the end of the Civil War to control the labor, migration and other activities of "freed" slaves (Wikipedia). Blacks have never been granted full citizenship in the USA, which is why our right to vote is reviewed every 25 years under the Voting Rights Act. This sets African Americans, whose families have lived, worked in, and protected America for 400 years, beneath immigrants who gain citizenship through the naturalization process after a few years of their arrival in the USA. Evidence that the Black Codes are in effect can be observed best in the U.S. justice system, which determined that the Neal family deserves no due process of law regarding the secret arrest and murder of mentally, physically handicapped member, Larry Neal  - no records, no explanation, no inquest, and no freedom of speech about his murder. Further evidence is available by observing the rate at which blacks are enslaved and executed in the prison industrial complex or killed by police under the color of law, with most such killings being ruled "justified" whether or not the victim was armed. Enslavement of blacks in the 21st century is made possible in large part by other blacks who help to oppress their fellows. People's whose human rights are suppressed on record and by law should be especially concerned about NDAA - the right to imprison people (or "a people") in concentration camps without any criminal charges or trials.


Excuse me, Detective Miller of DeKalb County Police Department, you did not explain to me why crimes against me were not considered crimes. You told me that taking over my computer and telephone and erasing data from my hard drive and editing my online articles were not "crimes," but you did not tell me why.

Excuse me, City of Atlanta. You told me you refuse to pay for police threatening me with Tasers and arrest if I did not shut up and go home. You held it was permissible for the police to tell me I have no civil rights in Atlanta and no right to speak to people there about my brother's lynching in Memphis Shelby County Jail and to warn people about The Cochran Firm fraud against Katherine Johnston's survivors after your police did a home invasion and killed the 92-year-old black woman, but you did not tell me why I had no free speech rights.

Excuse me, Memphis Shelby County Jail. I did not know the government had given you the right to kill black men when and how you feel like doing it without any need to give records and explanations or pay wrongful death lawsuits to the victims' families. I understand that Memphis Police have a body count of 10 so far this year.

Excuse me, The Cochran Firm. I did not know you were employed to keep up the pretense of protecting civil rights for minority people that we are deemed by the government not to actually have.

Excuse me, DeKalb County Police Department. I thought you were wrong to come to my home and dare me to go to the DeKalb County Government building and apply to see CEO Burrill Ellis about continuous crimes against me (censorship, gangstalking, extortion) that police refuse to address. I did not know until the show on October 16, 2012, that police are not intended to protect citizens but corporations like The Cochran Firm and the prison industrial complex.

Excuse me, officials. I realize the CORPORATION is not ready for blacks to know their position, or burglars would not have been dispatched to my home on August 11, 2012, to steal two boxes of court records - original pleadings and evidence judges blocked from going before a jury in our lawsuits against The Johnnie Cochran Firm by lying and saying there is no Cochran Firm in Georgia (Georgia Superior Court) that crimes against our family are "immaterial" (U.S. District Court). Rather than invoking the First Amendment, I invoke my God-given freedom of expression to reveal these abuses - murder, fraud, cover-up, stalking, censorship, and financial persecution.

It might interest the CORPORATION to know that whereas you had me fooled for 50 years, and I believed I had civil and human rights in the United States that were protected by law, you never fooled my 80-year-old mother. After receiving the federal court's decision that crimes against my family were deemed to be "immaterial," I said to my mother, "Mama, I thought we were free." She looked at me over the top of her glasses and said, "Did you think that? I never did."

A friend was astonished when she visited me recently and witnessed a neighbor darting around in her yard two houses away and peering at us from behind trees, although I had told my friend numerous times that my neighbors are actually a surveillance and gangstalking team. My friend was surprised to see the woman's antics although she had helped me gather evidence to sue The Cochran Firm in federal court and had learned much about the CoIntelPro program. I told her that when the Neals go out of our front door, people across the street must come outside and "watch" us, but when we go in the backyard, watching us is the responsibility of the family in that peeping woman's house. People who have been suppressed and denied justice are never trusted, because fear of retaliation is very strong. Descendants of "former" slaves should know this, especially with 1 in 9 of our men under age 34 locked in prisons and jails because they are considered to be fighting age and because slavery is still a booming business in the USA.

CIVIL ALERT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE SHOW:

Are COINTELPRO vibes still in the atmosphere? What organizations are infiltrated? What organizations are placed? What corporations are?  Who is helping? Who is being followed? It's 2012  there still exists “negroes” that have NO HONOR and elect to keep sellin’and spyin’out.

On October 16, we spoke with Mary Neal, a writer and activist who assists the mentally ill who have been wrongfully incarcerated. She will be bearing witness to her experiences dealing with her family, organizations and corporations that to her surprise were infiltrated and or affected by covert spy operations that were orchestrated specifically to destabilize progression and to block truth. Her brother Larry Neal’s life was taken while imprisoned, and when she went to get relief via The Cochran Firm, there were many revelations! In addition, get insight on the NAACP.

This show is for anyone that has ever experienced the COINTELPRO vibes and were afraid to speak out due to fear of  “not fitting in” to a group or out of protecting the reputation of a leader, corporation, group, church, mosque, temple, organization or movement.

Tonight’s style: Testimonial by Mary Neal & Informative Commentary by Taj Tarik Bey, Elena  and  SentAsha.

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Texas Murder of Anthony Haynes

EXCELLENT NEWS! THE TEXAS EXECUTION OF ANTHONY HAYNES WAS STAYED BY SCOTUS! Congratulate Hayes on breathing after October 18 at the following address:

ANTHONY HAYNES #999330
Polunsky Unit
3872 FM 350 South
Livingston, TX 77351

The following anti-dp post was initially prevented at MaryLovesJustice Facebook wall 
(I doubt if the link gets people to my "real" Facebook wall)


State Murder of Anthony Haynes, sponsored by the people of Texas, scheduled for Oct 18, 2012 HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Preparations are underway for the planned execution Thursday of Anthony Haynes. The U.S. Supreme Court is considering Haynes' request for a stay of execution so that his case may be reviewed by the high court ... Haynes argued that he would not have received the death penalty if his attorney had represented him effectively at trial.
ALL UNREPENTANT MURDERERS WILL GO TO HELL, 
INCLUDING PEOPLE ENGAGED IN STATE-SPONSORED MURDERS.

Racial Discrimination in Benton Harbor, MI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
from the desk of Rev. Pinkney
President of Black Autonomy Network Community Organization: BANCO
 
Subject: Racism is out-of-control in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Kim Hunt is the apartment building manager of Cogic Village Apts., a large complex in Benton Harbor.  She fired all Black employees and has hired her family and friends to work there.  She happens to be white.
 
Kim hunt calls the Black ladies "Niggers" and "Black bitches."  If someone stands up to her, she evicts them. She has evicted several Black residents, and threatened many more.

I have received over twenty-five complaints against Kim Hunt. Her racist activity is so long-standing and vicious, it has now gotten me involved in the Cogic Village community.
 
Eugene Branch, owner of Handy Branch Service

Mr. Branch has been a contractor at Cogic Village Apts. since 2005.  He has performed many jobs with no complaints.  Kim Hunt told the maintenance manager to fire Branch.  But the boss said Branch does a great job and refused.  So, Kim Hunt fired both Branch and the maintenance manager.
 
We had a protest today against Kim Hunt, Cogic, and Eagle Point Companies.  (Cogic is a church in Benton Harbor which owns the apartment complex;  Eagle Point is a nation-wide company which Cogic hired to manage the complex.)  Cogic pastor Nate Wells simply claims there are no problems with Kim Hunt.
 
Please call and protest the on-going treatment of the residents of Benton Harbor:
 
Kim Hunt 
 
Rod Littlepage, President, Eagle Point Management

Karen Manley, Kim's boss, Eagle Point regional manager
 
Community Church of God in Christ (COGIC)
Pastor Nate Wells  
Rev. Edward Pinkney
Pinkney to Pinkney
Every Sunday, 5pm
Call in number: 347-994-3644

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ways to Build Police Morale

I published an article years ago in my Care2 Sharebook about how important it is to have police officers with high morale. First of all, people work for money - even people in public service positions like police officers and fire fighters. Pay police personnel enough so they do not need to work two jobs and try to "serve and protect" the public feeling fatigue. Give officers at least a thirty percent pay increase and prohibit them from working another job as a guard or in any capacity that is related to law enforcement. I believe some of the officers who said they "thought the cell phone was a gun" were telling the truth. Working 16 hours a day in stressful positions can cause mistakes. The prison industrial complex costs taxpayers over $50billion per year. Surely, the officers who risk their lives to capture inmates who enrich prison investors through tax monies and prison labor should have a better share of the proceeds. And eliminate arrest quotas. Police officers should not work on commission!

There are other ways to help police officers feel appreciated and raise morale. America has many empty homes thanks to foreclosures. Give police officers reduced rent or low-cost home loans for their primary residences, and don't have them become neighborhood spies for the privilege, either! It might be especially helpful for crime-ridden communities to refurbish homes to give free housing for police officers and their families in those areas. Give officers and their families free tuition in state colleges.

Abusive police officers make the work environment tougher for everyone. Establish a zero tolerance policy for police brutality, and enforce it. Many more officers would probably report their corrupt partners if they were not afraid of "friendly fire" or being left in a sticky situation without cover one day. Investigate every complaint by the public and all reports law officers make about police misconduct, and do the right thing. Stop all cover-ups today.

Award bonuses periodically to officers who have no complaints in their files. As police brutality and corruption lessen, communities may learn to trust law enforcement and become more cooperative with police investigations. That would improve security for the citizens and engender greater respect for law enforcement from the people who rely on them. It seems that most police officers who do homicides and brutality had numerous misconduct complaints in their files already. The money saved on wrongful death and brutality lawsuits could probably pay for salary increases for all police officers if authorities would stop shielding criminals in uniform.

Pay raises, limits on other employment, opportunities for free or reduced housing and education, plus eliminating abusive cops would raise morale and attract high-quality applicants to police work.

Human Rights Messages in My Gmail

Announcements and news from my emails at MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com

1.   Prometheus Radio Project is heading South this Fall to support social justice and community groups to seize the airwaves and build power with community radio. See an excerpt below from the website at http://prometheusradio.org/2012tour

"We've heard from many groups in the South about the need for independent media that can express their stories, news, and culture. Prometheus has a decade-long track record of helping community groups, like the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in Florida, to build their own community radio stations as tools for organizing and artistic expression. We're excited to once again visit the South and help build long-term community-run and independent media to amplify the voices of the people. The FCC will be accepting applications for new community radio stations next year. On the tour, Prometheus will share all the steps necessary to apply for a Low Power FM (LPFM) license. We'll support groups in cities throughout the South to apply for licenses, build new stations, and get on the air."

2. Rev. Pinkney, of the Rev. Pinkney Blogtalk Radio Show, wrote:

Our primary goal is to stop NAACP hand-picked Black leaders from misrepresenting African-Americans and our ancestors. We burn our membership cards every Sunday during the radio program - over 1748 cards burned so far.

Rev. Edward Pinkney

Pinkney to Pinkney
Every Sunday, 5pm
Call in number: 347-994-3644
3.  Video of the death of a black man under arrest - Derek Williams
http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhM7jQ5bpBHe8u15yI"Derek Williams begs the police to open the windows to the squad car, and pleads that he cannot breathe...the watch him die in the backseat as he fights for his life.. Derek told the police officer that he could not breath and the officer says that he is lying. In the video, you see him grasping for air. After a while, Derek is shown taking his last breath. The police officer then proceeds to get in the back and check on him, but he is dead. Please help Derek Williams's family get justice served!"
4.  Revealed: Army scientists secretly sprayed St Louis with 'radioactive' particles for YEARS to test chemical warfare technology.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2210415/Revealed-Army-scientists-secretly-sprayed-St-Louis-radioactive-particles-YEARS-test-chemical-warfare-technology.html

5.  All 139 Executive Orders by President Obama to date
6.  VIDEO ad for "Lawless America - The Movie" http://youtu.be/VFMOMx0tnhg 
"SOME PEOPLE HAVE SAID IT'S LIKE LIVING IN A THIRD-WORLD COUNTRY, HAVING NO RIGHTS. SEE LAWLESS AMERICA - THE MOVIE" 
 
7.  Scotus decision may affect your right to sell your personal property!
http://govtslaves.info/scotus-supreme-court-ruling-may-affect-your-right-to-sell-personal-property/


8.  Exoneration from death row: Today, after 15 years in solitary confinement, Damon Thibodeaux has been exonerated in Louisiana and freed from death row. As I write this, he is enjoying his first hours of freedom after walking out of Angola prison just before 1pm EDT. (From National Coalition to End DP http://www.ncadp.org/ )

9.   THE ILLEGAL WAR ON LIBYA, edited by CYNTHIA McKINNEY, Green Party Candidate for President 2008 and former Congresswoman
ISBN: 978-0-9852710-6-0 $19.95 2012     E-book: 978-0-9853353-2-8
SPECIAL PRE-PUBLICATION OFFER USA/Canada Overseas
"Think of this book as your primer on war propaganda, deliberate media deception, hidden political and personal agendas, and finally, on what a set of politically powerful and well-connected people will do to a country when they have access to military power and the will to use it."

Thank you, online friends and fellow human/civil rights advocates, for helping to keep my readers and me informed. Keep the emails coming!

Presidential Debate: Mass Incarceration

Who thinks PRISONS and MASS INCARCERATION and NDAA and EXECUTIONS and POLICE BRUTALITY and JUDICIAL AND GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION should be discussed in the presidential debates? Are the presidential contenders in agreement on those issues? See "CHAIN GAIN" video embedded below (Sam Cooke), which is on YouTube at http://youtu.be/RmZdvVnMXCc
(Stalkers keep removing the embedded video!)

Arkansas 16% Black - 52% in Prison
Georgia 29% Black - 64% in Prison
Louisiana 33% Black - 76% in Prison
Mississippi 36% Black - 75% IN Prison
Alabama 26% Black - 65% in Prison
Tennessee 16% Black - 53% in Prison
Kentucky 7% Black - 36% in Prison
South Carolina 30% Black - 70% in Prison
North Carolina 22% Black - 64% in Prison
Virginia 20% Black - 68% in Prison

See your state's statistics at the Mother Jones' report called "Black Incarceration" at this link http://imu.uiowa.edu/assets/student_legal_services/MothJones-BlackIncarceration.PDF




Mary Neal, website Wrongful Death of Larry Neal http://WrongfulDeathofLarryNeal.com , Director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/aimi and Dog Justice for Mentally Ill http://DogJusticeforMentallyIll.blogspot.com ; chairperson of Davis/MacPhail Truth Committee http://DMTruth.blogspot.com , an anti-DP org 

H.U.Y.O.E. Nonviolence Guide for Youth

My dear friend, Fred Vman Watson, has co-published a book! Fred V Man is host of "Primetime Good News," a People TV show in Atlanta, and director of the advocacy organization, "Victory Over Violence." He is a community activist who enriches the lives of people in the Metro Atlanta area through numerous organizations he directs. V-man inspires people across the country to become better citizens and better neighbors and to build stronger families by responding positively to life's challenges.  V-Man was a recipient of the Liberty Award for World Peace.
 
Complimentary ad for H.U.Y.O.E. 
Hold Up Your Own End - Nonviolence Guide for Today's Youth

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IT IS OFFICIALLY ON THE MARKET!!!
The H.U.Y.O.E. Non-Violence Guide for Today's Youth is now available for purchase.  We are excited about our efforts to try to help reduce youth violence in today's society.

The challenges that children face today are not new, but, when left unaddressed, can leave emotional scars that hinder a young person’s true potential. Some of these include peer assault, cyber-bullying, thoughts of suicide, harassment, lack of self-esteem, rejection, anger, rage, fear, failure, gangs, and many other potentially life-changing challenges. The H.U.Y.O.E. Non-Violence Guide for Today’s Youth addresses these challenges that are faced by most—if not all—youth to some degree in school, at home, and in the community. 

The H.U.Y.O.E. Non-Violence Guide for Today’s Youth will be life-changing for today’s youth because it does not focus upon violence, but rather on the victory over any act of destruction committed upon self or upon others, whether it be physical or emotional. The H.U.Y.O.E. Non-Violence Guide for Today’s Youth is uniquely designed to reach and teach the whole child by addressing violence of the body, soul, and spirit through stories and activities that encourage the development of self, rather than through a series of lectures. It will be an invaluable experience for your children, grandchildren, friends, siblings, and relatives. 
To order your book today, please follow this link:

Friday, October 12, 2012

Lawless America Movie and End Times Corruption

Nazis are censoring Americans to enslave minorities as well as poor and working class white people in USA.

WAR REPORT: Nazis took out Bill Windsor's email account at GoDaddy. Please use WilliamWindsor@bellsouth.net and Lawless411@gmail.com. Bill Windsor, producer of "Lawless America - The Movie," hopes that if you email both of those, he might get your emails. The brave Georgian is traveling around the country and interviewing whistleblowers who expose government and judicial corruption. He is now filming in Salt Lake City, Utah. See the filming schedule at the Lawless America website at http://LawlessAmerica.com , if "they" let you. Years ago, I was in a select group of human rights advocates who are censored. As more people awaken, they experience Internet censorship like I do, human and civil rights activists. The truth is authorities can stop ALL electronic communication any day, and it is is already monitored and controlled. We the People have essentially been captured. When will 350 million people wake up and recognize we were chained while we slept like Gulliver in the children's story?

Fools wonder who authorities plan to encamp without criminal charges, even with statistics like those below on record. I believe USA concentration camps are for the same people who camps have been used against throughout history: minorities, and brave dissidents, especially Christians, who complain about crimes against humanity. Latinos should be careful registering for the Dream Act.

Arkansas 16% Black - 52% in Prison
Georgia 29% Black - 64% in Prison
Louisiana 33% Black - 76% in Prison
Mississippi 36% Black - 75% IN Prison
Alabama 26% Black - 65% in Prison
Tennessee 16% Black - 53% in Prison
Kentucky 7% Black - 36% in Prison
South Carolina 30% Black - 70% in Prison
North Carolina 22% Black - 64% in Prison
Virginia 20% Black - 68% in Prison

See your state's statistics at the Mother Jones' report called "Black Incarceration" at this link http://imu.uiowa.edu/assets/student_legal_services/MothJones-BlackIncarceration.PDF

Hundreds of deer recently died from a MYSTERIOUS deer disease http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/hundreds-of-dead-deer-wont-kill-hunt/?id=138374 (fourth and final link in this article). First there were fish, dolphins, birds, and now land mammals are dying. Nazis want to kill our food chain. The Bible says before the end of time, man will be unable to buy or sell without the Mark of the Beast. If people refuse the Mark (perhaps an RFID chip), they will be unable to eat, because the fishes, birds, and hunting game will be diseased or dead. Wake up, sheeple! 

The presidential debates are happening at this time. People in America have many divisions that are based on false perceptions. Some are for the Democrats, and others are for the GOP. Some are Independents. We are divided along racial and religious lines, also. DEBATE THIS: There is no Democrat side and GOP side, no Rich side and Poor side, no Black side and White side; the only thing that matters is, "WHO IS ON THE LORD'S SIDE?" ~ Exodus 32:26. 

THESE ARE THE END TIMES. Concentration camps are being made ready. Besides the fish and wild game being killed, our farmlands are being sprayed and flooded. Foreign troops train for warfare on American streets. Electronic communication has already been taken over. You own nothing, not even the food in your cabinets and cars in your garages (Martial Law Bill, May 2012). Unarmed minorities and sick people and the elderly are killed under the color of law religiously to test your tolerance for brutality. REPENT AND BE SAVED, EVERY ONE OF YOU, FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND ~ Holy Bible.

Oct 20 Rally Against Memphis Police Brutality

Black Autonomy Copwatch
c/o Memphis Black Autonomy Federation
P.O. Box 16382 – Memphis, TN 38186-0382

For Immediate Release
October 10, 2012

Contact:
JoNina Ervin

Oct. 20 Justin Thompson Protest
To Demand Community Control
Of Memphis Police

(Memphis, Tenn.) – Memphis needs a civilian police control board to curb the use of deadly force within the city’s police department, say the organizers of an Oct. 20 city-wide march and rally to protest the killing of Justin Thompson.

Marchers will assemble at 10 a.m. in front of the Fed Ex Forum at 191 Beale St., next to the Rock and Soul Museum. At 11 a.m., the march will begin to a rally at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.

 “There is a culture of violence within the Memphis Police Department, and as a result, the use of deadly force is out of control,” said JoNina Ervin, acting chairwoman of the Memphis Black Autonomy Federation. The federation’s program, Black Autonomy Copwatch, is sponsoring the march and rally.

Memphis police officers shot and killed Thompson, 15, and four men in the past eight months of this year. “This is unprecedented for a city the size of Memphis,” Ervin said.

Black Autonomy Copwatch proposes the creation of an independent civilian police control board, elected by the voters. Unlike the city’s current Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board, which is an advisory body, the Community Police Control Board would be a civilian authority elected from districts all over Memphis.

Ervin said the board would be an independent group, with hiring and firing authority; subpoena power to investigate both administrative and criminal violations by police officers; and power to restrict the use of deadly force to serious, life-threatening situations.

It would take a city-wide petition campaign to put the issue on the ballot, which could change or amend the Memphis City Charter, Ervin said. Black Autonomy Copwatch would seek volunteers throughout the city to help with the campaign.

Ervin said that Black Autonomy Copwatch is becoming part of the international copwatch movement and will set up a city-wide hotline for people to call in complaints about police abuse and corruption. “We are also encouraging citizens to use their cell phone cameras and camcorders to monitor the police. These recordings will be put online at the Tennessee Copwatch website.”
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