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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

John Crawford's Girlfriend Tasha Thomas Interrogation After Walmart In Store Shooting Footage

Police aggressively questioned the tearful girlfriend of a young black man they had just shot dead as he held a BB gun in an Ohio supermarket – accusing her of lying, threatening her with jail, and suggesting that she was high on drugs. Tasha Thomas was reduced to swearing on the lives of her relatives that John Crawford III had not been carrying a firearm when they entered the Walmart in Beavercreek, near Dayton, to buy crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars on the evening of 5 August. “You lie to me and you might be on your way to jail,” detective Rodney Curd told Thomas, as she wept and repeatedly offered to take a lie-detector test. After more than an hour and a half of questioning and statement-taking, Curd finally told Thomas that Crawford, 22, had died. “As a result of his actions, he is gone,” said the detective, as she slumped in her chair and cried. Crawford had been shot by police officer Sean Williams, after a customer called 911 and claimed the 22-year-old was pointing a gun at passersby. Surveillance footage released later showed Crawford picking up the BB rifle from a shelf, wandering the aisles and occasionally swinging the gun at his side while he spoke on his cellphone to his ex-girlfriend. A 94-minute police video recording, released to the Guardian by the office of Mike DeWine, the Ohio attorney general, in response to a public records request, shows Thomas, 26, being interviewed by Curd after she was driven from Walmart to the Beavercreek police department. Curd later told investigators he had not yet been told Crawford only had a BB gun that had been on sale at the store. Curd promptly asked Thomas whether she and Crawford had criminal records. Already tearful and breathless, Thomas explained that she may have had some traffic offences and had been arrested for petty theft as a juvenile. Advertisement The detective then became increasingly aggressive and banged on the table between them with his hand. “Tell me where he got the gun from,” Curd repeated. Thomas insisted Crawford had been carrying only a white plastic grocery bag when they arrived at Walmart to buy the ingredients to make s’mores at a family cook-out. Asked one of several times whether Crawford owned a gun, Thomas said: “Not that I know.” Curd told her: “Don’t tell me ‘not that you know’, because that’s the first thing I realise somebody’s not telling me the truth”. He later repeated: “You need to tell me the truth” and “You need to be truthful.” Crawford’s family and their attorneys have stressed since his death that under Ohio’s open-carry firearms laws and Walmart’s regulations, he would have been allowed to carry a real rifle with him around the store. Crawford was talking on his cellphone to LeeCee Johnson, the mother of his two sons, when he was shot by Williams. Curd repeatedly suggested to Thomas that Johnson, who was in fact at home in Cincinnati, may also have been in the Walmart store and that Crawford was there to attack her. “Did he ever mention ‘I’m going to shoot that bitch’ or something like that?” the detective asked Thomas, who insisted that Crawford had not. Johnson, whom Thomas had never met, was miles away and listened over the phone while Crawford died. At several points during the interview Thomas swore to God, and on the lives of her three children, the grave of her late brother and “on everything I have” that she was telling the truth, but Curd remained dismissive. Curd also pushed Thomas on whether she was intoxicated, asking her: “Have you been drinking? Drugs? Your eyes are kind of messed-up looking”. After she told him that Crawford had smelled of marijuana, Curd took down notes. He went on to ask whether Crawford had been suicidal. Tressa Sherrod with her son, John Crawford. Tressa Sherrod with her son, John Crawford III. Photograph: AP The detective, a 26-year veteran of Beavercreek, was interviewed about his involvement in the case three days later, by two special agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, which had taken over the inquiry. Curd explained to the agents that he “believed the deceased had brought a weapon into the Walmart and geared the interview with that assumption”. “Curd stated that he became aggressive during the interview with http://grounzeromag.blogspot.com

Sunday, December 7, 2014

What Wasn't Said At The Black/Latino Vs White Wage Gap Disparity Debate!!! (Must See)

Wealth Gate: Divide And Conquer Documentary: 


Examining the truth about standardized tests, which some say are culturally biased. Dr Umar Johnson, Dr Frances Cress Welsing, Neely Fuller Jr, Dr Claude Anderson, William Shockley, C.O.W.S. Radio Show and others lend their expertise to shed light on structural racism.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Racist Drunk Hockey Fan Attacks Peaceful Mike Brown/Tamir Rice Protest (New)

"Hands Up Don't Shoot" "No Justice No Peace"..Tempers unexpectantly flare whem seeminly intoxicated Phantom Hockey Fan decide to attack a peaceful Mike Brown/Tamir Rice Protest. This protest was on Saturday November 29th approximately 7:07pm. http://grounzeromag.blogspot.com

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Fox News "Uncle Juan Williams" Wants Mike Brown's Stepfather Charged For Inciting A Riot? (DEBATE)

"Burn This Bitch Down!!" Instead of fighting for the death of a young teenager, Juan Williams wants justice served on Mike Browns father for reacting out of emotion and frustration. After months of smiling on TV hoping justice would prevail Mike Brown's family reacted when they saw all that action go in vain. The murderer of their son is another cult hero, and now being celebrated by the media. Just like Trayvon, Davis, and Garner. What has changed from the days of Amadou Diallo. I say not much. coonery at its best. "People lost their business" while blacks are mowed down in the streets. I thought Juan Williams had his nigger moment when NPR canned his ass, but I guess there is always room at the table. SMH

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New 2014 Black vs White Wealth Disparity Report: Will Minorities Ever Overcome Cycles Of Poverty Debate Forum

If you're a black or Latino living in the Lehigh Valley, you probably make less money, probably don't own a home, are less likely to go to college and banks are less likely to give you credit, compared to your white neighbors. Those findings in a study released Friday by the Lehigh Valley Research Consortium are at the heart of an effort by community leaders who are recommending a raft of new programs designed to help level a playing field they say is decidedly against minorities. The fact that income among Valley whites is 62 percent higher than the median income of Latinos, or that only 4 percent of the students who take the SATs are black, mirrors wealth disparity statistics... download full report: http://www.lehighvalleyresearch.org/files/articles/LVRC%20Report%202013-14.pdf

Thursday, June 26, 2014

DR UMAR Johnson Visits The Caring Place June 25 FDMG Fuundrasing Tour


Help Dr Umar Purchase St Paul's College, a traditionally black college,now up or auction. as of June 25,2014 he has raised over 100,000 dollars since May 2014, which was enough to take the property off of the market. However, this is only a band aid. The clock has been reset giving us 60 more days to attain the rest. Be on the lookout for Dr Umar's Lecture filmed at his first visit to the Lehigh Valley. Special thanks to Miss Mary and Mohammed of the Caring Center.
DR UMAR Johnson Visits The Caring Place June 25 FDMG Fuundrasing Tour
DONATE TODAY http://drumarjohnsonschool.com/ SEND CHECK or MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO: FDMG ACADEMY C/O DR. UMAR JOHNSON, P.O. BOX 6872, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19132 for more info: http://www.DrUmarJohnson.com or text 215-989-9858
Dr Umar Johnson "Understanding The War Against Black Boys" 2014 Fundraising Tour (AUDIO ONLY)