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Charges Filed Against Officer Rolfe Following Death of Rayshard Brooks. Police Protests Ensue.

Recently, Rayshard Brooks was killed by Officer Rolfe. Since that time, charges have been filed against the him. As a result, two different distracts in Atlanta have had their officers walk. Several other police stations will most likely have to cover these districts which will be nearly impossible for them to do.

When you watch the video in its entirety, you’ll see that Officer Rolfe had arrived at the scene following a report that Rayshard was asleep at the wheel of his car in a Wendy’s parking lot. When he arrived, the car was parked. Rayshard was asked several questions, given a sobriety test, and was found to be under the influence. Several times he asked the Officer to drive him to his sisters house. Without reading him his Miranda Rights, Officer Rolfe started to handcuff Rayshard and said that he was being “taken in,” due to the fact he was intoxicated. Rayshard and Rolfe got into a scuffle and Rayshard took Rolfe’s taser, ran off, and then pointed it at him. Rolfe shot him.

According to the police, Officer Rolfe was following protocol because a weapon was involved and was aimed at him. Now, as to why he didn’t give Rayshard a ride to his sister’s house remains unanswered. A lot of questions are left unanswered. Which has led us to where we are now.

The Districts in Atlanta that no longer have Police Stations are going through what the police call “the Blue Flu.” This means that there’s a massive strike the police are showing in protest due to the fact that charges have been filed against Officer Rolfe.

Police have always operated under what’s known as “Blue Brotherhood.” There are other terms used such as “Blue Wall of Silence”, “Blue Code’, and “Blue Shield.” This all boils down to there a rule that police officers are to never report each other. This includes misconducts and any type of crime, including police brutality. So, when charges were officially filed against Officer Rolfe, the two districts in Atlanta where the police stations have been shut down in protest are following the Blue Brotherhood.

The city of Atlanta is under fire more than ever. The police versus the public is at an all time high, and there won’t be any winners by the end. Either Officer Rolfe is found innocent and then faces a very public backlash, or he’s found guilty which could lead to more Blue Flu’s in Atlanta.

What would have happened if Officer Rolfe had driven Rayshard to his sister’s house? What would have happened if Rayshard hadn’t taken Rolfe’s taser and pointed it at him? These are just two of many questions that will sadly, remain unanswered.

You can watch the video of the arrest linked below. Please know that the video is graphic. Credit to the YouTube Channel: 11Alive

Video

Editorial commentary

Law enforcement has one fundamental job: uphold the law. While many questions have been raised regarding the officer not simply taking the man out, it does in fact, have a rather simplistic answer. Rashard was found in a parking lot, intoxicated, and passed out. Because he was behind the wheel, any officer would know that this man had clearly driven there drunk, placing himself, and the general public, in potential danger.

Once Rashard removed the officer’s weapon, he created an entirely new situation. While a taser is classified as “less than lethal,” for the officer it could mean death. If he had been shot with the weapon, it would had completely immobilized this cop. It would had given Rashard enough time to grab his service weapon, potentially murdering the cop. The debate regarding rather or not the officer was justified, comes down to this: yes. The officer followed protocol, protecting his life.

Milwaukee medical professional mows down protestors

With national protests occuring on a daily basis, it’s not to farfetched that some rather interesting stories would arise. Today, in Milwaukee, we stumbled upon one of these stories. A cardiovascular physician assistant, identified as Emily Novicki, was accused of runing over several “peaceful protestors.” In her tweet, a woman going by “Alexis.” Says:

Today in Milwaukee! This woman hit 2 peaceful protestors, injuring them and came within 2 feet of hitting a child. This was as they peacefully marched. She drove into the crowd. Police were shown multiple videos & she was still let go. TWITTER LETS MAKE SURE SHE LOSES HER JOB. 🥳

However, the events, as explained by the BLM protestor, is not what actually took place. As I began searching through evidence, I found a slightly different story. I attempted to reach out to Emily only to find her Facebook had been deleted, more on that shortly. Based upon the evidence, which included a video, the alleged peaceful protestors had surrounded the young woman’s car. At this point they jad begun chanting, even tapping her car with a sign. It is alleged that this is when Emily ran through them. But was she in the right for doing so?

We have already seen, in recent weeks, what happens when protestors encircle a vehicle. Recently, a Fed-Ex driver was forced to flee in his semi as they attempted to vandalize his equipment; this is just one example, of course. It isn’t to hard to believe that this woman would had been in fear for, not only her safety, but her life.

Following this event, Emily had apparantly deleted her Facebook. From what I was able to obtain, one of the protestors began sharing her workplace information, and her social media account, on Twitter. In doing this, she opened the young medical professional to harassment, threats, and so fourth. It is presumed that this is what lead to her deleting the account.

A peaceful protest is exactly as it claims to be: peaceful. Blocking somebody from leaving the area is not a peaceful demonstration, that is an act of aggression. While I would never condone using a car for a weapon, I can understand how terrorizing a situation like this must be.

While a false narrative spreads around on Twitter, I choose to present my findings, without bias. The situation comes down to this: had the protestors not surrounded her car, hit it with a sign, in what can be viewed as a clear act of intimidation, nobody would had been injured. The false narrative, placing complete blame on the woman, who appears to had been a victim, is absolutely ridiculous.

Protest safetly, protest smartfully.

Skai Jackson Is Outing Racists, But is She Taking It Too Far?

Skai Jackson is an 18-year-old actress and is best known for her work on the Disney Channel. Recently, Skai has been using her platform to expose racists, some of them being teens. This has garnered so much attention (both positive and negative) that Rowan University in New Jersey said that they would look into their students who post racist behavior online.

Recently, Skai recieved a twelve hour ban from Twitter due to reports claiming that she was harassing and doxxing teens. While Skai does give out screenshots on social media, as well as clips, of what they’ve said on TikTok, she has stated that she will never give out a person’s adddress. On June 5th she tweeted,

“Also, please don’t send me anyone’s address. I won’t be posting that.. these people have said horrible things but posting someone’s full address is going a little too far. Let’s hope they all live and learn from this situation and educate themselves.”

Some people have also given her the incorrect usernames in regards to outing racists. Skai addressed this on June 6th saying, “If you are sending me someone’s username PLEASE be sure you have it 100% correct. It’s not cool to blame someone for something they didn’t do.”

When it comes to outing racists, Skai made this statement on Instagram regarding why she’s begun doing so:

“During this sensitive time, I’ve seen some horrific statements and social media videos made by Caucasian teens/young adults. Let me say this: If I see you post it, I WILL expose you!! If you think you’re big and bad enough to say it, I will most definitely put your own words on blast!! Don’t reach out to my team of bullying and causing you pain! How do you think your words affect my people?! Your privilege won’t get you out of this one. So no!! I will not take it down! Next time, think about what you say! I will never condone racist remarks/ quotes/slander. You’re the real bullies! You’re victimizers, not the victims! Go boo hoo somewhere else!” #BlackLivesMatter

As someone who uses many social media platforms, including TikTok, I have personally noticed a horrible problem with racists on the platform, and so have many others. Yesterday, I made a video to raise awareness about a teen from Georgia, who had a suspicious death, named Kendrick Johnson. Not only have I been shocked at some of the comments denying that this never happened (I always tell them that this is real), but one person actually wrote, “Good. One less black.” I was about to report him, but TikTok had already removed both his comment and his account.

Also, Skai isn’t the only one doing this. Other people have posted videos from TikTok outing teens and their racist comments. But, there are people who have taken it too far. Again, this hasn’t happened only when it comes to Skai. People have been doxxing racist teens before Skai started doing this.

From what I’ve gathered, Skai is reposting what teens and young adults have willfully put online. I haven’t seen her give out anything but usernames. Which again, she addressed the problem of being sent the wrong username. It’s not doxxing if you yourself put the content out there.

So, while Skai hasn’t been the only one doing this, other people have been doing it for awhile. Skai is very well known, so with that, comes both more positive and negative attention. She has many people backing and defending her. There’s also several others who have accused her of being a “cyberbully” stating that she shouldn’t be targeting teens.

The issue I keep coming back to is that people have been doing this before her and no one batted an eye. But now that a celebrity is doing it, suddenly it’s a whole different ballgame. Could that be because even more eyes are on the teens and young adults who make these racist comments and thus get more attention for their hate speech, which unfortunately, leads to potential doxxing?

Should all the negative attention be put on Skai instead of everyone who has been doing this, or should we learn to face the reality that there are a lot more people than we realized who are openly racist and that it’s a lot more common, and tolerated, than we realized?

Source:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8395807/Skai-Jackson-exposes-teen-racists-Twitter-believe-people-ignorant.html

I also used some of Skai’s own Twitter account for quotes and information Please don;t send her hate.

Is Auburn PD protecting a Youtuber?

In recent months, an image of Youtubers’ Daniel Sulzbach (Repzion,) girlfriend, Maya Moore, began to circulate. Since its release, the image has become a focal point to massive controversy. According to both, the Youtuber, and his girlfriend, the image in question was taken illegally. That’s just part of the fiasco circulating the image. They also claim the image to be child pornography. That is the second reason I decided to write this article.

Our previous article had very clearly gotten Maya’s attention. In fact, it enraged her to the point of making direct contact with me on Twitter. During this verbal assault, Maya made a point to send this image to me, all while I remained unresponsive. Unfortunantly, she didn’t just send the image once. Upon sending the image, she sent a message saying, “you are fucking disgusting,” and then proceeded to send the image a second time; shortly after, she made a point of sending another image which appeared to be from the same video.

After this, I made the choice to inform her that our article would not be taken down. However, I still had this potential evidence that Maya herself just sent my platform child porn. Upon conducting research, I had found which police department Maya had filed a report claim, citing these images as child porn; I gave them a call hoping to discuss the fact that she had just sent my platform the images.

Although I explained the reason for my call, I have yet to get a call back. Why wouldn’t they call an individual, who is reporting the distribution of potential CP, back? There are two potential reasons I see for this, though they make Auburn PD look bad.

The first theory dives into the original report filed by Maya and Repzion. In this theory, it’s possible that the police did not take the report seriously. Of course, this raises even more questions regarding the department as a whole. One would think this would be a serious accusation, after all, it is a felony for a reason. Of course, there is theory number two, which still makes the department look bad.

Repzion, in at least one known instance, made a claim that he is on the departments’ “no swatting” list. During my investigation I found that the department did, in fact, have a registry. While this could be a good thing, it also brings the question of rather or not Repzion is being protected. If the department had falsely presumed my call to be a swatting attempt, they would simply shrug it off. This means that no investigation would be started, no call back, and Maya got off free for sending an image that she claimed to be CP.

The image being sent raises many red flags. Because she sent it to my platform, after calling it “child porn,” it leads me to believe that she lied. If this is the case, that means she knowingly filed a false police report simply to cover her actions. It also means that they have willfully slandered and defaced the reputation amd image of a 16yo child. In the worst case scenerio, the images sent to my platform are CP. This still is a terrifying situation.

If the image is truly CP, it means that Maya, who is now an adult, is distributing sexual images of a minor, a felony if convicted. Although the image is of her, in the court system, that will not matter; CP is CP regardless of who sends it. Worst of all, it demonstrates how lazy that department is, when faced with serious allegations. Regardless of this, I have contemplated on a question of my own, being that she sent me these images, unprovoked and unwanted, how am I the disgusting one? A question I will most likely never have an answer for.

Twitter account sparks outrage

As with any social media site, Twitter has a vast culture of thoughts, opinions, drama, and even the occasional racism. When things, such as racism, occur, it’s generally a matter of time before the flood gates open, unleashing a berage of hate toward the individual.

In a series of racially targeted speech, Twitter user, “tauralovesallpeople,” made a vast series of hateful tweets. The targets of her content, the black community, witnessed everything from a photo of the user in “black-face,” posts discussing how George Floyd deserved to die, and much more. While the black-face image was removed, she ultimately reposted it saying, “Got deleted, so I’m posting again. IT WAS A NOKE N***** RELAX.” Naturally, this created outrage.

Using a secondary account, now removed, this girl makes yet another racially targeted tweet.

So what is black-face? Black-face is the act of making your face look as though it has black skin. This act goes back decades and was commonly used as a method lf mocking, degrading, and insulting the black community.

Upon posting the image, for the second time, it is presumed that Twitter took a final stance on the situation. Upon looking for her two accounts, I quickly discovered that they had been terminated. This was most likely done as a result of violating their “terms of service.” Does it end here? Possibly not.

While Twitter has apparantly deleted her accounts, the young lady behind the posts could see herself in litigations. While something like this is generally civil, it is possible for the state to file criminal charges, all it takes is for somebody to file them. Furthermore, as we have seen with certain public officials, it’s also something that could return to haunt her later in life. In this situation, deleting her account was the best response. However, that doesn’t prevent her from creating another one at a later date.

Know Her Name: Breonna Taylor

On March 13th in Louisville Kentucky. Louisvlle Police (Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Brett Hankison), stormed into the apartment of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend, open fired on both of them, killing Breonna.

This was known as a “no-knock warrant”, which means that the police entered the home without knocking. It’s believed police went to her apartment because they suspected there were drugs in the home. The police believed there were drugs because two men near her location were selling and using her address to receive packages. Yet, after the shooting and searching the apartment, no drugs were found.

While the officers have claimed to have announced themselves upon entering her residence, Breonna’s neighbors have said that this isn’t true. As Jonathan and Brett, began banging on the door, Breonna called out, “Who is it?” When the officers failed to reply, her boyfriend armed himself in self defense. (He had a licence to carry.) When the police forced entry, her boyfriend shot one of the officers in the leg, in self defense. But both Brett and Jonathan fired 20 rounds shooting Breonna eight times.

According to Breonna’s mother, Tamika Palmer, Breonna had dreams of becoming a nurse after serving as an E.M.T. and an emergency room technician. She went on to say, “She didn’t deserve this. She wasn’t that type of person.”

What you can do?

Visit standwithbre.com where it will direct you to a petition to sign. You can also make calls to demand justice for this woman who was beautiful on the inside and out. It is important to note that her killers haven’t been charged as of yet. So please, keep spreading the word, keeping saying her name, Breonna Taylor.

The Final Day of George Floyd

George Floyd was a 44-year-old man who lived in Minneapolis, MN and worked as a bouncer before the pandemic hit. Before movie to Minnesota, George grew up in Houston. He did have a previous arrest before his death, but was known as “a friendy face, a pleasant customer that never caused trouble,” according to Cup Foods’ owner, Mike Abumayyaleh.

George had been there to buy cigarettes when cashier believed that the $20 bill he used was counterfeit. Following protocol, the cashier called 911. According to a transcript that was released by authorities, the cashier instructed George Floyd to return the cigarettes. According to the cashier, “he didn’t want to do that.” The Officers of the Minneapolis Police Department responded to the call as a “forgery in progress” and arrived at Cup Foods Shortly after. According to Officer Thomas Lane, George was being arrested for “passing counterfeit currency.”

Upon the Officers arrival, George was in his car with two other people and appeared to be “under the influence.” Thomas pulled his gun on George and demanded that he put his hands where he could see them. George complied and Officer Derek Chauvin proceeded to pull George out of his car as George began to visibly resist. He was laying face down on the ground as the Derek struggled to put handcuffs on. That’s when Derek placed his knee on George’s neck for eight minutes.

George started yelling, “I can’t breathe!” He cried out for his mother and then begged, “Please don’t kill me!” One of the bystanders watching said, “You got him down, let him breathe.” Bystanders begged the Officers to check George’s pulse once he stopped moving. One of the other Officers that was there, JA Kueng, checked George’s right wrist and said he, “couldn’t find one.” Derek didn’t move until an ambulance arrived. The Minneapolis Fire Department attempted chest compressions on him, yet he remained unresponsive. George was pronounced dead one hour later after arriving to Hennepin County Medical Center.

Derek and the other officers who were on scene were fired on May 26th. On May 29th, Derek was arrested for third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges.

Since then, protests have erupted across the country. While President Donald Trump initially tweeted, “My heart goes out to George’s family and friends. Justice will be served!” He later tweeted, “I can’t stand back and watch this happen to a great American city, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and get his city under control or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right,” and ” these THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Waltz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts, thank you.” While one tweet remains up, it now come with a warning since it glorifies violence.

Now is the time that we come together as a Nation. Being black in America should never be a death sentence and it never should have been. Racism normally starts at home and now, more than ever, is the time to teach your kids that no matter the color of a person’s skin, they are still people and deserve just as much equality as the next.

To my fellow white leaders, we need to show that we are allies. Stand up and make it clear that this violence needs to end. Acknowledge that white privilege exists and use that privilege to make it loud and clear that we will make it loud and clear that black lives matter.

#BlackLivesMatter

Sources:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/28/george-floyd-donald-trump-twitter-jacob-frey-thugs/5281374002/

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52861726

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_George_Floyd#cite_note-WCCO-3

The online circus

This was an investigation that, due to lack of a better phrase, found us. Prior to a couple of days ago, I was oblivious to a circumstance revolving around the Youtuber, “Repzion” and his girlfriend. However, that changed when his girlfriend, Maya, messaged my team. Due to the messages, I began probing into her.

I found a claim regarding a doxxing event, and from there, I nose-dived into the rabbit hole. Sadly for me, I had no idea as to what I was about to find. Because of the complex nature of this situation, I am forced to narrow down the scope. For this article, I am only looking at the potentially illegal activity, alongside posting the evidence. There is one exception to this: a photograph that is claimed to be revenge/chil porn. For obvious reasons, we cannot post that image, even blurred. Now, before we dive into this, I will not be using her name. This isn’t for legal reasons, this is a to vile to be formally addressed reason. Let’s dive in.

Hate Speech

While looking into the dox claim I discovered this little gem; this would prove to not be the only incident of hate speech. During a conversation, this “princess” makes it clear that white people are the “superior” race. In another image I obtained, she speaks of traveling to South Korea and obtaining a nuke with the intention of bombing Isreal. Granted, while it may had been a joke, it is also identified as planning a terroristic attack, a felony no person wants. As if potentially plotting a terroristic act wasn’t enough, I had also stumbled upon this image (picture below.)

Though the situation remains unknown, one thing remains clear: there is never an excuse or justification for attacking any person based upon their skin color. But, sadly for me, this rabbit hole wasn’t over yet.

The attack of a child

A 16yo boy had allegedly released some controversial images regarding this woman. Through this act, the police were called, as she claims to have been a minor at the time, the photos were taken. This situation brought forth some questions. For instance, how did this child obtain these images in the first place? As it turns out, she allegedly released them herself.

Here’s where it becomes legal for this woman. Her and her boyfriend called the police on a minor child for releasing these images. Though that is legally a distribution of child porn situation, she was the one who allegedly took the photographs prior to their release. Though it’s never good when images of this nature get out, this is a situation where both her, and this 16yo child, could have been met with some very nasty consequences.

In a conversation, of which we cannot present the image, this wonderful person was involved in a conversation to which a nude image was released. So far, I have seen multiple postings that discuss this being a revenge porn situation, which is also a criminal offense.

Going back to the 16yo child, it appears that the situation for him has degraded, resulting from his action. The thing to remember is the fact he is a child, thinks like a child, and acts like a child. What several adults, and I use that term loosely, have done is nothing short of disgusting.

So far, I have seen doxxing claims, harassment, potential slandering, and outright bullying from these wonderful adults. Let that sink in: adults are terrorizing a child over an impulsive childish act. For me, this was my deciding factor on writing this article. Regardless of what this child has done, bringing fourth a public, and virtual, onslaught against him is absolutely vile. While the woman, to which this article is about, may not be involved with every aspect of this, there are tweets of her fighting with this kid, which could have initiated the targeting.

Message that was sent to a 16yo child from an unknown individual. The threat here, beyond the dox, is an act called “swatting.” This is when you make a false police report, initiating a swat team response. This has not only gotten people killed, it is a felony.

Doxxing

By this point, it should be apparant that doxxing is the “go to” crime for online bullies. In an image, posted below, this young woman is clearly observed promoting the activity, so long as it’s against specific people. Regardless of who the people are, she is still promoting a criminal act.

As if the doxxing of a child weren’t enough, it seems that it’s okay to simply dox anybody they don’t like. There’s just one problem to this. Doxxing can be classified as a form of stalking, not to mention the prison sentence. If you have a good prosecutor, they can stack the cards against you, giving you a hefty sentence. In other words, don’t do it.

This is a very complicated case. While there are many other angles I could tackle, it’s just not possible to do so with one article. What started out as a hostile message toward my team, has taken me down a very interesting rabbit hole of criminal activities. From revenge porn, hate speech, and the bullying of a child, I am glad that this got my attention.

Racism rises amongst COVID fears

Over the years, I have learned to never be surprised as to how low people will go. For this reason, I am not at all shocked by the fact the Native people are being slammed with an onslaught of racism. While this has been going on for sometime now, it is only now that I choose to address it.

Since the start of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic, it has been no secret that the reservations have been slammed. While much of this can be attributed to the lack of available medical supplies, the bigger problem is in how the Native Americans are generally treated. This brings up the very reason to which I write this article.

In a recent Facebook post, a New Mexico native man makes a rather serious allegation against one of their local Home Depot stores. In his post, “graywolf” accuses a Home Depot assistant manager, Sandra Rodriguez, of posting a racially based statement. The statement, which is shown below, reads as follows:

Go back to your nasty Rez with your diseases.

Sandra Rodriguez
Assistant Manager
Home Depot, Gallup NM

In his post, “Graywolf” is calling for people to call the corporate office. As a matter of fact, we are too. Pandemic or not, there is absolutely no excuse for this sort of behavior, especially when it stems from those working to serve the public in any capacity. During the past few months we have seen the best of society. However, we have also seen the worst aspects of it. If you are against this sort of behavior, and would like to help with “graywolf’s” campaign of reporting this woman, the information is below.

The Home Depot
Contact information
Main:
(505)726-2362

Corporate number 1 (800) 466-3337
The Home Depot/Customer service