Cop To African American Woman: Blacks Have “Violent Tendencies”

An African American women was slammed to the ground and arrested by a police officer, and she asked him why everyone was afraid of black people. His answer was pretty shocking. Brett Erlich, Grace Baldridge, and Hasan Piker, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Dash cam footage surfaced Thursday of a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently arresting Breaion King, a black elementary school teacher, in 2015. The video shows the officer, identified by the Austin American-Statesman as Bryan Richter, throwing King to the ground twice at a traffic stop.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, a second officer, who the Associated Press names as Officer Patrick Spradlin told her police are right to be distrustful of black people because of their “violent tendencies.”

“Why are so many people afraid of black people?” Spradlin asks King. “I can give you a really good idea why it might be that way — violent tendencies.”

Spradlin goes on to say that white people rightly fear black violence because some black people are “very intimidating.”

The Associated Press reported that both officers are on desk duty as the department further investigates the incident.”

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Are Death Row Prisoners in the US Being Literally Tortured to Death?

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Life on the line: Inside Venezuela’s crisis – Talk to Al Jazeera (In the Field)

From above, Caracas’ skyline still hints at the opulence that once characterised oil-rich Venezuela, but at ground level there’s no hiding today’s reality: people are queuing all night for food and medicine; inflation is with over 700 percent the highest in the world; and murders and kidnappings are spiralling out of control.

Venezuelans who can, are fleeing their country, once a magnet for immigrants.

And with a political confrontation mounting steadily, many warn that the nation with one of the world’s largest oil reserves is on the edge of an abyss.

Political violence against opponents of the populist government of President Nicolas Maduro is intensifying, but it’s common crime which is terrifying most Venezuelans, no matter what their beliefs or social class.

Venezuela is now one of world’s most dangerous countries, and its capital, Caracas, the city with one of the highest murder rates in the world, according to a recent study.
Violent crime is rampant and the police are unable to stop – or don’t want to intervene – people from looting, or others from killing for a bag of food.

The looting of bakeries, pharmacies and especially supermarkets is spreading throughout the country. At long queues of people waiting to buy food, the army is deployed to maintain order.

Talk to Al Jazeera travels to the Venezuelan capital, where many airlines are now refusing to fly. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman speaks to five Venezuelans about life in the midst of the country’s mounting turmoil.

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Eric Garner’s Daughter Felt “Railroaded” During Obama Town Hall

The daughter of Eric Garner was invited to an ABC town hall with President Obama. She is not happy about how she was treated there. Ana Kasparian, Ben Makiewicz, and Kenny Hamilton, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“The daughter of Eric Garner, the man who died two years ago after New York City police placed him in a chokehold, walked out of an ABC News taping of a town hall with President Barack Obama Thursday in protest, saying network producers broke a promise to highlight her questions.

Erica Garner is now denouncing the session on race, saying she was “lied to” and was “railroaded” by ABC producers who ignored her questions for the president.

“ABC is using black lives as a rating and to get paid,” Garner told HuffPost in an exclusive video statement. “They guaranteed me that I would be asking the president direct questions about what’s going on. I was lied to.”

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Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Ben Makiewicz, Kenny Hamilton

Cast: Ana Kasparian, Ben Makiewicz, Kenny Hamilton

Black, old and locked up

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Amerika’s prisonz are filled with older inmatez, most of whom are Black

Carolyn Guniss

The research dates back more than a decade: Americans are aging in prison. But what has been done about reducing ...

“If the goal is to reduce the prison population, they have to focus on aging, violent offenders. The numbers show that releasing only nonviolent offenders will not reduce the population. There just isn’t enough of them,” Farid said.

Then there is the problem of mobility of those of advanced age. Prisons aren’t configured to deal with frail or the infirmed.

“Prisons simply are not physically designed to accommodate the infirmities that come with age,” Jamie Fellner, a senior advisor at Human Rights Watch and an author of a report titled “Old Behind Bars,” told the Washington Post in 2015.

“There are countless ways that the aging inmates, some with dementia, bump up against the prison culture,” she said. “It is difficult to climb to the upper bunk, walk up stairs, wait outside for pills, take showers…

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