Sunday, March 30, 2008

BIG EASY JUSTICE: practice what you preach, to those you teach... live unto your convictions - Sugar Minott

The following is an e-mail that I received from a FULL TIME volunteer who lives on such a small volunteer stipend (food stamps - "is a benefit" - TO EAT), who WANTED TO HELP on their FREE TIME OFF from their FULL TIME job with a New Orleans rebuilding non-profit/gov't agency. This person wanted to GIVE to their community through NON-STIPENDED SERVICE. This person met me actively looking to give of their labour helping a family REBUILD on their FREE TIME.

Their e-mail stems from the helping of a a man, actually who was building on his own, trying to get his family in and out of the FEMA trailer. Then it became about helping a family mostly the mother, with 2 babies born right after post-Katrina levy failure flooding. Not so much then the dad, whom I will always call brethren and friend; who made a poor decision in a time of crisis that has left him and his family vulnerable within the criminal justice system. I will not judge the path of this family which I have not walked. All of us get to make stupid mistakes in embodied life...

It just seems that certain people of the nation of "We the People,", "ONE NATION UNDER GOD," seem to get punished more quickly, more harshly, and theirs and their own civil rights and their families civil rights are infringed upon more often let's say my civil rights, as a white woman, would be, to be generous. This person made many poor judgment calls that led to this decision which put him and his family in jeopardy. What I don't understand is how the police can tell volunteers helping a family rebuilding New Orleans, post-Katrina levy flooding failures, 2008. That enough of a threat is created from those NOPD police officers, who are called to "protect and serve". We were stopped from helping his fiance and this 2 twin babies living in a FEMA trailer and at greater risk in this mid-city neighborhood - get into their house - finishing the mudding, priming, painting, of the inside of one side of the house so that mother and children can be safe inside. Warned off - by NOPD police officers.

Whether the father has a warrant out on him or not...

Two babies, a teenage girl, and a woman who has gone through a hell I am not able to share - were the collateral damage of the NOPD's tactics. And her fiances poor choices in a moment of fear.

"fear has the ability to make cowards of us all..."

Prayers for the suffering. For every one.


Long time no see. As you probably know I was working at ______’s a few weekends ago when I suddenly left in the middle of work. I was beginning the installation of the siding when the police showed up and told me how crazy I was for being around the house. And it was different cops from the first time. I dropped what I was doing and picked up my tools and got the heck out of there. I’m not one to run, but when the NOPD says something is in my best interest I’ve lived here long enough to take their advice. I have the key to the house still and she still has my battery and charger in her FEMA trailer. Would you mind getting that for me and I will drop the key in her mailbox? Does that work? It’s too bad everything had to go down the way it did but I am not willing to stick my neck out that far.

"And it was different cops from the first time. "

(The "cops" warned him off 2x for helping the mother and children in the father's absence/fleeing sentencing decision. That is a tactic that I know from studying, that the Israeli Army/Gov't, do to punish the Palestinian peoples - they practice group punishment. Especially in the cramped camps called hell in which they keep the Palestinian in, whilst Israeli radical fundamentalist's steal more land for "settlements", claimed in the name of God.

In this paradigm women and children are recognized only as collateral damage. Our soldiers practice this in Iraq. Our mercenaries practice it in Iraq, with a law written into their constitution pardoning any act of a contractor - of all crimes against the Iraqi people whilst serving as a contractor - even murder. Americans of African decent have been telling us this for years about how they are treated as a group. They have been trying to tell us since we brought them here as SLAVES that their culture is unfairly punished. Group punishment. Racism - Classism - Oppression. Abuse of power.)


Ziggy Marely & the Melody Makers

for your contemplation:

Thin Blue Line

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Thin Blue Line can refer to:

  • The Thin Blue Line is a colloquial term for police and police forces. The term derives from The Thin Red Line and suggests that a thin line of police officers is all that prevents civilized society from descending into chaos. The Thin Blue line can also refer to the brotherhood of the profession. It shows the bond of police officers, and the symbol is taken very seriously among most police officers.

The term is also sometimes used as a pejorative against police who cover up criminal activity of fellow police officers.

Attytood: Gulf War III: Why is Blackwater USA patrolling New ... Two Israeli
from ISI, another private military company, were guarding Audubon Place, a gated community.
Wearing bulletproof vests, they were ..


i just read that 6 states have opted out of the "REAL ID" act. I nresponse Homeland Security has threatened these states and their citizens that they will not be allowed access into Federal Buildings and to board airplanes without one.

i want to live in one of those 6 states.

abuse of power...

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