[Rushtalk] What a Bunch of Bacon Sandwich

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Tue Nov 11 12:42:39 MST 2014

What is even worse, we all know from the evidence that the presented
story is untrue.

On 11/11/2014 2:26 PM, Steven Laib wrote:
> Typical situation. 
> A guy commits a crime, but he is the victim.  Only when people start
> behaving with common sense and showing such folks the door will it
> cease.  It can't happen too soon, but I'm not holding my breath. 
> *From:* Richard Whitenight <rwhitenight2004 at gmail.com>
> *To:* Open discussion of current events <RUSHTALK at csdco.com>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 11, 2014 11:35 AM
> *Subject:* [Rushtalk] What a Bunch of Bacon Sandwich
> (CNSNews.com) - The parents of Michael Brown are in Geneva,
> Switzerland Tuesday to tell the United Nations Committee Against
> Torture about the police "murder" of their son and the "excessive use
> of force" by Ferguson police against "peaceful protesters" following
> the August 9 shooting.
> "Both issues represent violations of the Convention against Torture
> and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment," said
> the 13-page statement submitted to the U.N. Committee Against Torture
> by the Brown family and the family's various support groups.
> The U.N. Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or
> Degrading Treatment is a U.S.-ratified treaty that calls for criminal
> prosecutions for "complicity or participation in torture."
> The statement portrays police officer Darren Wilson as the aggressor
> who shot the innocent Michael Brown as Brown tried to run away. It
> sets the scene, as follows:
> /Midday on August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an 18 year-old black male,
> was walking down a small street in the middle of an apartment complex
> with a friend when they were approached by a white police officer.
> According to his friend, the closest witness to the afternoon's
> events, the officer approached them in his SUV police vehicle, told
> them to "get the [expletive] off the sidewalk," which then escalated
> into a confrontation.
> /
> /After a struggle, the officer began to shoot the teen. Brown ran
> away, as he was hit by the officer's bullets. The officer chased the
> teen on foot, and according to multiple witnesses, even after Michael
> Brown raised his hands to surrender and begged the officer not to
> shoot, the officer continued to fire. No witness reported any orders
> being given to Brown as these shots were fired./
> "The intentional, arbitrary killing of Michael Brown, shot to death by
> Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, amounts to torture under
> Article 1 of the Convention," the Brown family's statement says.
> Police say Michael Brown blocked the officer in his cruiser and
> reached for his gun before the officer shot him.
> The Brown family's statement also complains about the "disrespectful"
> treatment of their son's body -- "grotesquely mutilated by the six
> bullets and left bleeding in the street in plain view" for four hours.
> This "traumatized countless neighbors who witnessed either the
> shooting, its aftermath, or both," and amounted to police
> intimidation, the statement said.
> There is only an oblique reference to video footage allegedly showing
> Brown committing a strong-arm robbery at a convenience store shortly
> before Officer Wilson stopped him. The statement complains that police
> released "unrelated video footage maligning the victim."
> The Browns' statement includes "suggested recommendations" for
> Missouri and the United States to address the "torture and/or cruel,
> inhuman and degrading treatment of Michael Brown and other unarmed
> black and brown persons killed by law enforcement, as well as the
> torture and/or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of protesters."
> Those recommendations include:
> -- The immediate arrest Officer Darren Wilson. (A grand jury is now
> deliberating whether to bring charges against him, and an announcement
> is expected any day.)
> -- Political accountability for the killing of Michael Brown and the
> excessive force on protesters. This includes the resignation of
> Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson; placing the Ferguson Police
> Department under federal receivership to hold it accountable for
> systematically targeting and harassing residents of color in a
> predatory and degrading manner; calling upon Missouri Governor Jay
> Nixon to accept responsibility on behalf of the State of Missouri for
> the intimidation and excessive force used against protesters following
> Michael Brown's murder, and provide for reparations for damages
> suffered; and offering amnesty to those protesters arrested while
> protesting the killing of Michael Brown.
> -- An end to "racial profiling and racially-biased police harassment"
> across the jurisdictions surrounding Ferguson, Missouri" Among other
> things, the Browns want Missouri police forces to be more racially
> integrated and "reflective of the communities they police." 
> The statement also includes six national recommendations, including
> strict federal regulations on the use of police force; passage of the
> End Racial Profiling Act; front-facing cameras in all police
> departments with "records of racial disparities"; and a Justice
> Department investigation into police brutality in "black and brown
> communities" nationwide, among others.
> The Brown's full report to the U.N. Committee Against Torture is
> found here
> <http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CAT/Shared%20Documents/USA/INT_CAT_CSS_USA_18534_E.pdf>.
> The Browns are not the first aggrieved American party to seek redress
> from the U.N. Committee Against Torture.
> Also appearing before the committee on Tuesday, the
> U.S.-based National Center for Lesbian Rights will argue
> <http://www.nclrights.org/nclr-urges-un-committee-against-torture-to-end-conversion-therapy/>that
> conversion therapy -- attempting to change someone's sexual
> orientation -- amounts to torture and/or cruel, inhuman, and degrading
> treatment.
> And as CNSNews.com reported
> <http://m.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/un-urged-tell-catholic-church-it-has-no-right-oppose-abortion> in
> May 2014, the U.S.-based Center for Reproductive Rights, a
> non-governmental organization that advocates for legalized abortion,
> urged the committee to tell the Catholic Church that "the freedom of
> speech and of religion" do not give the church the right to advocate
> against abortion.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Richard Whitenight
> Arlington, Texas
> Twitter:  @rwhitenight0648
> My e-mail is being maintained by the NSA, CIA, FBI, and the Department
> of Homeland Security.  You can't get better secure e-mail than that.
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