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Saturday, July 30, 2016

#BlackLivesMatter & The TRUTH about SLAVERY ! #TrumpTrain

AFRICAN SLAVE TRADERS


The black roots of African slavery.

   
Ask yourself this: In all of the gazillions of lectures and tirades (there have, as to date, been no genuine conversations) on slavery, have you ever heard of the names of John Currantee and Ephraim Robin John? 
Such names—and there are many, many more—belong to a racially incorrect history of slavery, an historical account that threatens to rip asunder the ideological foundations of the Racism-Industrial-Complex (RIC), or Big Racism.
For centuries and centuries, courtesy of both Arabs and its indigenous peoples, slavery was endemic throughout the continent of Africa. Contrary to what contemporary mythical portraits like Roots would have us think, when Europeans began enslaving Africans in the 16th century, they—unlikeArabs—would not invade villages to obtain slaves. Rather, they would have to trade with the African flesh peddlers.
John Currantee, of the Fante people, was one such “caboceer” or trader. Ephraim Robin John, who the Europeans called “King George,” was another.  The latter was the leader of the Efik people.  Both had reputations for being particularly “canny and ruthless dealers” of human beings.  Both were representative of African slave traders in two respects: They could communicate in several European and African languages, and they exploited the divisions between the Dutch, the English, and the French to maximize their profits.
These African traders invariably hailed from the most powerful tribes, tribes that would prey upon and conquer weaker peoples—who they would then sell off across the Atlantic.  About 50 percent of all such enslaved Africans were prisoners of war.  Roughly 30 percent were criminals or in debt.  The 20 remaining percent consisted of those who African slave traders would kidnap.
Yet the enslavers exerted as well considerable power over their European partners, for in addition to getting the price that they wanted for the product that they were peddling, these black merchants of black bodies would also compel Europeans to pay “gifts” or “customs fees” (“dashee”).
In The Fante and the Transatlantic Slave TradeRebecca Shumway writes that “in the very territory where the majority of fortified European castles were built, giving the appearance of European control, the Africans residing under those structures were actually exercising greater control over trade than was typical for coastal West Africa in this period.”  The Fante, as one reviewer aptly put it, “maintain[ed] the upper hand in their dealings with Europeans.”
As an indication of just how wide of the mark is the popular notion that whites “stole” Africans from their homes, it is worth noting that the British government, in order to strengthen their trading partnerships with Africans, even invited the sons of African slave traders to come to England so as to study English! Moreover, friendships developed between some European and African dealers.
The enslavement of Africans by Europeans was made possible by the fact that Africans first enslaved—and then sold—Africans to these Europeans.  Nor is it the case, as Big Racism would like for us to believe, that Europeans were uniquely cruel to their captives.  In point of fact, African slave traders not infrequently subjected those who they kidnapped to treatment that had few peers anywhere as far as mercilessness and savagery are concerned.
Dr. Alexander Falconbridge was a European who served as a surgeon aboard multiple slave ships that sailed from West Africa to the Caribbean during the last quarter of the 18th century.  He would eventually become an abolitionist.  In 1788, he supplied the world with an all too rare account of the African participation in the slave trade.
Since “the black traders” take “extreme care” “to prevent the Europeans from gaining any intelligence” regarding the logistics involved in capturing slaves, Falconbridge drew his impressions—namely, that many, if not most, of the latter were abducted—from what he did observe directly as well as from the testimony of those Africans who had been captured.
One black captive, a man, told Falconbridge that he had been invited to drink with traders. As he proceeded to walk away, they seized him.  He broke free, but only to be hunted down by a “large dog” that “compelled him to submit.”  Dogs were used with regularity by African slave catchers.  As the man struggled in vain against the animal, his abductors, “being trained to the inhuman sport,” appeared to delight in his suffering.
A pregnant woman explained that she was returning home one evening from visiting with neighbors when traders seized upon her.  Since those Africans involved in slave trading increasingly traveled further and further into the interior to find human beings, this woman, like so many others, “had passed through the hands of several purchasers before she reached the ship.”
Falconbridge tells of a father and his son who, while tending to crops, were attacked, captured, and dragged off to be sold.  Another unsuspecting black man was invited by his companion to behold the gigantic European ships that were parked along the coast. Intrigued, he accepted the invitation.  Yet before he could realize that he had been manipulated, the soon-to-be slave was ambushed and taken on board the vessel.
It would be a mistake to think that the Africans didn’t have a sophisticated operation.  Falconbridge reports that traders would sail “up country” to “the fairs” in 20-30 canoes “capable of containing thirty or forty Negroes each” to purchase slaves. The canoes would be packed with “such goods” as were necessary for this purpose.  As the traders embarked, Falconbridge could see “colors flying” and “music playing;” it was a festive affair.
When the canoes return with their cargo, “the purchased Negroes are cleaned, and oiled with palm-oil [.]”  Then they are shown to the Europeans.
If, however, for whatever reasons, the captains passed on what the Africans were trying to sell, the latter would “beat those Negroes…and use them with great severity.” In a passage that is particularly revealing of the inhumanity of the treatment to which Africans would subject their own, Falconbridge writes: “It matters not whether they [the African slaves] are refused on account of age, illness, deformity, or for any other reason.”  Off the coast of New Calabar, what is today known as Nigeria, “the traders, when any of their Negroes have been objected to, have dropped their canoes under the stern of the vessel, and instantly be headed them, in sight of the captain” (italics added).
To repeat: Slaves that Europeans didn’t want African traders swiftly decapitated.
Don’t expect to hear about this in that “honest conversation” of race that the left assures us we need to have.
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Friday, July 29, 2016

#BlackLivesMatter Shouts Down #DNC Moment of SILENCE for #COPS ! #OBAMA

A hard-won moment of silence for fallen police officers Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention was marred by chants from the crowd of “black lives matter!” in an ugly moment that angered law enforcement representatives and underscored the anti-cop climate that has gripped the nation.
After the mothers of black men who had been killed in racially charged incidents were welcomed onto the stage earlier in the week, Philadelphia’s Fraternal Order of Police chapter pressed the DNC to honor fallen cops. Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez was invited to speak about the five cops killed in her city July 7, and said she and her fellow officers took the job to "serve and protect, not to hate and discriminate."
When Valdez asked the crowd to join her in a moment of silence for cops killed in the line of duty, jeers erupted from the crowd.
“Please help me to honor ALL of America's fallen officers with a moment of silence,” as the anti-police group’s namesake slogan echoed through the Wells Fargo Center.
Valdez ignored the jeers and introduced family members of fallen police officers, including the mother of Moses Walker, a 19-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department who was gunned down in 2012 hold a moment of silence.
"Moses didn't live long enough to give all of the gifts he had to give," Wayne Walker told the thousands of delegates. "While we're here, we must do the good we can. Absolutely we have to believe that we're stronger together."
Jennifer Loudon, widow of fallen Chicago police officer Thor Soderberg, also addressed the throng and drew cheers when she said police risk their lives to protect citizens.
"I know that in light of recent events, some of us have lost faith," she said.
While many in the crowd appeared moved by the presentation, the jeers did not sit well with law enforcement advocates.
“The comments that were made at the convention last night speak for themselves and I think any intelligent person is going to recognize them for what they are,” said Rich Roberts, spokesman for the International Union of Police Associations.
The Philadelphia chapter of Fraternal Order of Police had earlier blasted the DNC for hosting onstage the mothers of black men killed in racially charged incidents, including Michael Brown, who was killed in 2014 in a confrontation with a Ferguson, Mo., police officer who was later cleared by a Department of Justice investigation, and Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen who was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer.
The mothers of Eric Garner, who died while being arrested on Staten Island for selling cigarettes, and Sandra Bland, who hanged herself in a Waller County, Texas, jail after being pulled over for a traffic violation also addressed the convention Tuesday as a group called "Mothers of the Movement.”
The group aims to raise awareness about police brutality and gun violence.
Prior to Thursday night’s events, FOP Chapter President John McNesby praised the decision by the Clinton campaign and convention organizers to add family members of fallen officers to the speaking lineup.
"We want fairness to both sides," McNesby told the Philadelphia Daily News. "It seemed like we got the door slammed in our faces. I guess they listened, had a change of thought, change of heart."
McNesby did not immediately respond to a request for comment following the marred moment of silence. However, one retired Philadelphia police officer, who told FoxNews.com he has resumed carrying his gun in light of the growing anti-police climate, said he was disgusted.
“I don’t know what is wrong with people,” he said. “I just don’t understand it. They say they want unity, and then you get this.”
Even as the convention wound down, one San Diego police officer was killed and another wounded by a gunman stopped for a traffic violation. In addition to the five Dallas police officers killed July 7 by a sniper as they guarded Black Lives Matter protesters, three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers were targeted and killed by a gunman on July 16.
Statistics show the number of police officers killed in the line of duty had been on a downward trajectory since 1970. But this year, cop deaths are up more than 50 percent, and the victims in Dallas, Baton Rouge and other cases were targeted for assassination rather than killed in the process of confronting dangerous criminals.
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the number of officers fatally shot is already up 56 percent compared with last year.

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#BlackLivesMatter #COP Killings up 78% ! #TERROR #OBAMA

Report: Firearm killings of police up 78% this year; ambush killings up 300%

By Andrew V. Pestano Follow @AVPLive9 Contact the Author   |   July 27, 2016 at 7:38 AM
Portraits of the five slain officers are shown in front of the speakers platform during a candle light vigil outside City Hall in Dallas, Texas on July 11, 2016. The Dallas officers killed are part of the 32 officers killed by firearms so far in 2016, a 78 percent increase from the previous year. Photo by Chris McGathey/UPI 
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WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- There has been a 78 percent increase in shooting deaths of law enforcement officers so far in 2016 when compared to the same period last year, according to a report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Ambush killings of police officers, such as the attacks that killed eight police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, rose by 300 percent. Of the 32 officers killed by firearms in 2016 so far, 14 were killed in an ambush, seven were killed while investigating suspicious persons or circumstances, and five were killed in a tactical situation, such as a hostage situation or when a gunman barricades himself or herself.
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Four other officers were fatally shot while attempting to make arrests in cases not related to burglary or robbery, and two were killed while handling or transporting prisoners in their custody. Despite the year-to-year spike, police fatalities from firearms remain the lowest in decades. The 1970s was the deadliest decade for officers, according to NLEOMF data. Since then, fatal shootings of officers have decreased with each decade.
The NLEOMF's Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report includes the Dallas and Baton Rogue shootings, which occurred July 7 and July 17, respectively.
"Firearms-related fatalities peaked in 1973, with 84 officers shot and killed in the first half of the year. Since then, the annual average has decreased from 63 in the 1970s, to 29 in the 2000s," the NLEOMF report says. "Handguns were the leading type of firearm used in fatal shootings of law enforcement officers in the first half 2016. Of the 32 officer fatalities, 19 officers were shot and killed with a handgun. Twelve officers were shot and killed with rifles and one officer was shot and killed with an unidentified firearm."
The average mid-year firearms-related fatalities so far in the 2010s is 26 per year. Traffic-related deaths were the second leading cause of police deaths with 24 officers killed so far, a 17 percent decrease over the same period in 2015. Thirteen officers died in vehicle collisions, five were struck while outside their vehicle, four died in motorcycle crashes and two died in single-vehicle crashes.
Six officers died due to heart attacks, two fell to their death, one died in an aircraft crash, one was beaten to death and one drowned.
"Each day some 900,000 men and women work to keep our communities safe, and we owe each of them a debt of gratitude," NLEOMF President and CEO Craig W. Floyd said in a statement. "All American citizens should be outraged at the number of officers who have been targeted, shot and killed this year. The brutal assassinations of law enforcement officers in Texas and Louisiana shocked our nation and we saw similar ambush attacks on officers in other parts of the country earlier this year."
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San Diego Police Shooting: One Officer Killed, One Rushed to Surgery

 2 police officers shot in San Diego; suspect in custody 2:22
A police officer was fatally shot and another seriously injured during a traffic stop in San Diego late Thursday, officials said.
Authorities said early Friday that one person was in custody, but told residents to stay indoors while they searched the area for other potential suspects.
SWAT vehicles, helicopters and patrol cars were involved in the extensive operation.
The shooting happened at around 11 p.m. local time (2 a.m. ET Friday) in the Southcrest neighborhood, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told reporters early Friday outside Scripps Mercy Hospital.
The officers — both assigned to the department's gang unit — had just pulled over a car when, almost immediately after, they called for emergency cover, Zimmerman said. It was not immediately clear if the cops were in uniform or in a marked patrol car at the time.
"Other officers were in the area. They arrived shortly on scene and found both of our officers suffering from gunshot wounds," she added.
One of the officers died at the hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso. The other cop was also shot in the upper torso and rushed to surgery.
"We are hopeful that that officer will survive and make a full recovery," Zimmerman said.
The department later tweeted that he is "expected to survive."
They were not immediately identified pending notification of next of kin, but Zimmerman said the deceased officer was a husband and father of two.
The suspect, described as an Hispanic male, was caught near the scene of the shooting and was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound, police said.
Sources told NBC News that he and other suspects may belong to a local gang and there was no early indication that the officers were specifically targeted as in recent police ambush attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Zimmerman said the investigation into the shooting was ongoing, and that the department was "heartbroken" and would be mourning the officer who died.
"They're out there every day like all of our officers trying to make sure that our great citizens are kept safe," the police chief said, "and that's what they were doing tonight."
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer condemned the shooting, tweeting that officers in the city need the community's support.
"Violence against the men and women who wear the badge is violence against us all," he wrote.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has declared himself the "law and order candidate," weighed in on the shooting Friday. He tweeted that "it is only getting worse. People want LAW AND ORDER!"