Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, April 23, 2012
Shades of Trayvon…
Published: Monday, April 23, 2012, 10:56 AM Updated: Monday, April 23, 2012, 11:44 AM
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — A Montgomery police officer claims in a lawsuit that he was off-duty in plain clothes at a Montgomery mall last month when security officers assaulted him after ordering him to remove his sweatshirt hoodie.
Terence Scott, 26, filed the lawsuit April 11 in Montgomery County Circuit Court against ERMC, a Chattanooga, Tenn.,-based company that provides security for Eastdale Mall. The lawsuit also names one security guard and two other unnamed security guards as defendants.
Eastdale Mall is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit that seeks unspecified amounts in damages.
Efforts to reach an attorney for ERMC have been unsuccessful this morning.
Among the claims in Scott’s civil lawsuit are negligence, assault and battery, wantonness, and that security guards used Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, March 25, 2012
Having been working on the idea for this entry for several weeks now, it seems that with the tragic death of young Trayvon Martin in Florida, it now seems the right time to publish it.
It’s a crying shame that nearly 150 years after our nation’s Civil War, that we are still talking about race relations.
Why do these problems exist?
Department of Justice statistics indicate that for the year 2005, approximately 10,000 Blacks were arrested for All Crimes. That same year, a little over 4,000 Whites were arrested for All Crimes.
According to the US Census Bureau, as of 2012, in the USA, Blacks comprise approximately 12.6% of the population, Whites comprise 72.4%.
The figures for population and arrest have not changed significantly since 2005.
The data would seem to suggest that Blacks are significantly more criminally inclined than Whites.
But, that’s not so.
Blacks are NOT more criminally inclined than Whites.
Ethnicity is neither a predictor nor determiner of criminal intent nor propensity toward crime. More pointedly, one’s skin color has nothing to do with crime.
In fact, it would seem that Read the rest of this entry »
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