Reparations! Black Holocaust. Never forget the Black Holocaust, Black peoples of America. Quit it. First thought comes to mind when Black Holocaust is said is Africa. Just stop it! Reparations is not for Black citizens of African countries. The Black Holocaust is where ever anyone can picture this… Where the Underground Railroad could begin and end in the Americas.
Try getting used to picturing where and how the Underground Railroad, a figuratively financial starting point for Black peoples’ royalty-of-greatness and a figuratively ending royalty destination began. The Underground Railroad actually had begun in the Islands of the Americas, some were Bermuda and the West Indies, and through Jamaica, and then ending in what is known today as Canada.
And yet, the Underground Railroad all started because Bermudians, Haitians and Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, Jamaicans, New Hampshire folk, Massachusetts folk, Rhode Island folk, Connecticut folk, New York folk, New Jersey folk, Pennsylvania folk, Delaware folk, Maryland folk, Virginia folk, North-Carolina folk, South-Carolina folk, Georgia, Kanata (Canada) folk were abused by police. Which police? White Christian European police and White Jewish European police.
When the police arrived OUR peoples, Black Peoples were already there telling the police, I LIVE HERE. Who were the police? Groups of White peoples, French, Spanish, British, and Germans were primarily the police then as they are today in 2019. Interestingly, it was the police who began to make changes in the way Blacks were identified.
Because, Black French explorers, Black Spanish explorers, as well as Black British explorers, had arrived alongside the White peoples in the Americas, the White peoples began to cease identifying Indigenous as Black peoples of the Americas and started identifying the Indigenous as Indians of Americas.
So, then to be clear, at first, everywhere the Europeans first set foot on land of the Americas the people of color were identified as other Black peoples not Indians. Name-calling Black peoples Indians came later.
Europeans had long been into India. The myth that Indians of America were identify as Indians the very first time any European explorer had landed in the Americas has been working for groups of White peoples for years.
Today, the police are still identifying Black peoples in the U.S. as Blacks targeting Black adults for death. The question remains then to all Black Americans… Are you paying attention?
Police officer who lost his job after shooting an unarmed man is ‘rehired to collect lifetime pension’.
A police officer who was charged with murder for shooting an unarmed man in a hotel hallway was reportedly rehired temporarily so he could collect a pension, local media reports.
Philip Brailsford, who killed Daniel Shaver at La Quinta hotel in Arizona in 2016, reportedly came to the agreement last year with the Mesa city manager's office.
This allowed him to apply for a disability pension on the basis of a medical retirement in a reversal of his firing by the department after the shooting.
He will receive a lifetime pension of around $30,000 per year.
The agreement was first reported by local news outlets in Arizona, which obtained the settlement agreement that the city reached with Mr. Brailsford last August.
Mr. Shaver's shooting captured media attention across the US when it happened in 2016, and again after Mr. Brailsford's trial when his body camera video was released.
Police were called to the hotel in January 2016 following a complaint about a man with a rifle in one of the rooms. Mr. Shaver, 26, had been showing a legal pellet gun that he used in his job in pest control, to a woman in the room with him.
Body camera footage begins with the confrontation between Mr. Brailsford, other officers, and Mr. Shaver and the woman. Mr. Shaver complies with a series of confusing commands from the responding officers, putting his hands up and lying down on the ground.
They threaten to kill him multiple times for not complying with their orders.
"If you move, we're going to consider that a threat and we are going to deal with it and you may not survive it," one officer says.
"Please do not shoot me," Mr. Shaver says at one point, his hands in the air. But Mr. Brailsford opened fire after Mr. Shaver appeared to reach behind himself while crawling towards the officers. He was struck five times.
Mr. Brailsford, who was carrying an AR-15 rifle with the phrase "You're F****d" etched into the weapon, according to a police report, was charged with murder for the shooting and fired from his job soon after.
He testified in court that he believed Mr. Shaver was reaching for a gun and would have done the same thing again.
He was acquitted in November 2017 after a six-week trial on both second-degree murder and reckless manslaughter charges.
The settlement notes that Mr. Brailsford has been treated for post-traumatic stress disorder. Michael Piccarreta, his lawyer, told ABC 15 his PTSD stemmed from the shooting incident and criminal prosecution.
Mesa City manager Chris Brady told ABC 15 that Mr. Brailsford's PTSD claim dates to before his trial.
"So, in fairness he was given the opportunity to make that appeal to the board," he said.
The shooting prompted a multi million-dollar lawsuit filed by Mr. Shaver's family, which is still pending.