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WHO SUPPORTS OCCUPY WALL STREET?

October 21, 2011
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Occupy Wall Street is now more than a month old, but shows no sign of abating. Some protesters reportedly plan to march to the district attorney’s office in New York this week to demonstrate against the numbers arrested so far.

However, Recent US public opinion polls on the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests suggest a very high level of public sympathy for the movement. Despite all the press description of the protesters as a bunch of grungy white kids who are “clamoring for nothing in particular,” the general public in this country is broadly sympathetic to the OWS movement. Given the atmosphere of public opinion, movement organizers have a tremendous opportunity to mobilize vast numbers of people in the coming months.

Two polls that touched on OWS, from  Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine, were all conducted between October 6th and October 10th. The first significant finding is that the OWS movement has caught public attention. Barely three weeks into the protests, according to TIME, 82 percent of the country had “at least heard of” the movement, and 50 percent considered themselves “very” or “somewhat” familiar with it. The Wall  Street Journal poll found that 42 percent are following the movement “very closely” or “fairly closely.”

I am proud to say I am one of those included in the statistics, and I have put together this video, to showcase the struggles of these people who are trying to stand up for us all:


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PLEASE, DON’T FRISK ME, BRO!

October 13, 2011
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image of minority frisking from black radio network

Manhattan Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin has given the go ahead to a lawsuit that challenged the city’s stop-and-frisk policies as biased, especially toward Blacks and Hispanics.

The plaintiffs claim that quotas prompt officers to stop suspects without cause, and that blacks and Latinos are unfairly targeted. The lawsuit also alleges that the NYPD has failed to properly train its officers in the policy. According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, during the first half of this year, police stopped and frisked more than 300,000 people. A record number of stops last year sparked criticism that too many minorities were being harassed without charges. In response, NYPD officials say the policy reduces the number of shootings and murders in the city.

As a black man in New York, I have suffered on several occasion, what is now been termed “stop and frisk”. Once, when i was in the car with my now deceased dad, we got stopped and told to pull over. mind you i was only 12…. why they stopped us on the road? i do not know…Another time was while i was on my way back from work..this incident happened to be very much surprising, this is because as am a senior employee at a fashion company, i am supposed to dressed in vogue and as preppy as i can. however, this didn’t stop the cops frisking me and actually going through my book bag…

As an Englishman in New York, i can honestly say, that i have never suffer, in my 12 years in England, this kind of harassment in anyway in the English country, don’t get me wrong, i am not saying that there is no discriminating in the U.K. but i just never experienced this level of craziness. Upon further research of the issue, especially in New York City, it came to my knowledge that there are over 300,000 to 315,000 reported cases of stop & frisk each year and only less than 5% percent of these searches come up with anything.

statistics from rev com.us

Also, there are no race barriers now, as the number of white males are increasing by the year. the reason this comes off as wrong is because many of they were stop while they were in supposed “black neighborhoods”. the idea that “black males” sell drugs and “white males” buy the drugs from the hood.

Now that the city is going through a lawsuit on the issue , one can only hope for some form of improvement on the issue. because at the end of the day, there is always so much the constitution can do…

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AMANDA KNOX FREE?

October 4, 2011
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Nowadays there is a new anticipated news concerning Amanda Knox that rocks the world. so that we able to the matters that occurring, I would like to discuss about Amanda Knox. details first…  Amanda Knox of Seattle Washington was found guilty in a trial in Italy for the murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia , Italy. so once again Europe displays all the tendencies of a third world country…one look at her myspace page and the poor girl was in prison for four years…i followed the incident on the news closely and what pissed me off the most was the crowd outside who were chanting lynching threats. personally, I don’t know if she is guilty or not. there is always Karma to look forward to ( and is after all a bitch).  if people in the U.S were to be convicted for crimes based on the content of their online accounts(myspace or Facebook), more than half our population would be a member of Club Fed….lol. anyways, this is one story i would be following closely.

Cheers!


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