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Nashville J wrote yesterday:
It is beginning to appear that instead of PROTECT AND SERVE, the Police moto should be BEAT, SHOOT AND KILL. At least they immediately suspended the officers involved, where as KWPD allows them to continue as normal after they kill a man.
New Video Shows Moments Before Deadly LAPD Shooting
A security camera at the Union Rescue Mission captured the events leading up to the fatal shooting of a homeless man by LAPD on Skid Row Sunday.
Watch > http://revolution-news.com/los-angeles-residents-respond-t…/
Community members will be meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd at the Union Rescue Mission on San Pedro between 5th and 6th at 8:00 am to march to the police commission meeting at LAPD Headquarters.
KTLA5 reports: Officers were dispatched to the area of East Sixth Street and South San Pedro Street (map) about 11:36 a.m. after a report of an altercation between two people, said Officer Jack Richter, spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.
After the officers arrived a struggle ensued, during which police tazed a man, the LAPD said. The man was then shot by police, the department said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hard for me to see in the two bystander videos what happened between the officers and the homeless man who was shot. I wonder why they didn’t just step back and taze him after he started resisting? The angels have not indicated anything to me about this shooting, but it just don’t pass my horse sense test that four armed cops put themselves into a position where they felt at risk for their very lives against an unarmed man. Great police public relations in an already soured public.
I seem to be on unpaid administrative leave myself right now relative to the last part of the most recent post at http://goodmorningkeywest.com/?p=28942
Hope you are back doing your thing soon! Miss reading your daily postings!
I didn’t miss writing and putting together the daily posts, and although I missed last night’s city commission meeting, because I was otherwise engaged with what seems far more important to me, and because I spaced the commission meeting out entirely, I did not miss the meeting in the wish I had been there sense.
Brief summary of unpaid, so far, administrative leave:
I have been brought a woman who groks nearly everything I say about my wacky life and angels. She reads auras and picks up on what is going on in other people. Much of what she picks up isn’t pretty, and she feels it and it weights her down. She remembers her dreams, which, like my dreams, relate to things going on in her life today. Alas, without some miracles, there is no way it can move forward. So I return today to what I told her: a life in which I converse with other people using just one of my eight, or perhaps twelve, cyclinders.
Perhaps, though, I should report Jane Doe says there are people who have been living at Keys Overnight Homeless Shelter (KOTS) on Stock Island for many years, and there are a few people living there who are well off but stay there because it’s free.
Jane Doe told me again what got her in dutch with KOTS and banned from there for life.
At the direction of, and with the parcipitation of KOTS/Southern Assistance Homeless League’s (SHAL) Executive Director, Randi Cohen Brown, uncollected homeless people’s mail was being opened, sorted, any money pocketed, and the envelopes and paper shredded, instead of the unclaimed mail being returned to the post office. Right after the post office finished its investigation, Jane was banned from KOTS and one of the monitors was fired.
Prior to that, Jane had done volunteer work at KOTS, cleaning the women’s dorms, so she could store her belongings in the locker, which volunteers are allowed to do. Jane volunteered until she caught scabies, reported that to the KOTS staff, and stopped volunteering. About that time, a man client, who had been giving Jane a hard time (this happens to homeless women, called her a cunt, and she told him he was a dead man after he left KOTS that day. That remark got Jane banned forever, because she had an aggravated assault felony conviction, which had gotten her incarcerated and resulted in her being homeless when she was released from the jail on Stock Island, as the man she had been living with on Stock Island for many years had died while she was in jail, and his children had taken over his estate and she had no place to live.
It was trying to help her fellow run off a tenant in their home, who was not paying his rent, that go Jane convicted of aggravated assault. She went and got her fellow’s Colt Python .44 magnum, which was unloaded, and used it to persuade the tenant to leave. The tenant went outside and dialed 911, sheriff deputies came, and here we are.
Well, not entirley. Not only is Jane banned from KOTS, the aggravated assault conviction prevents her from being accepted into Florida Keys Outreach Coalition and Samuel’s House, which shelter recovery programs would have enabled her to try to get back onto her feet. Jane’s probation officer keeps threatening to violate her probation, because she does not have a fixed address other than a post office box. Jane cannot transfer her probation to another state if she does not have a fixed address there.
Even though Jane Doe has no place to stay inside, Key West cops harass her about sleeping outside at night and for other things because she is homeless. I told Jane perhaps her best course of action, absent a miracle, might be to forfeit her probation, return to the county jail, serve her full sentence, and be released free and clear of the Monroe County criminal justice system. Then, she tries to start over here or somewhere else.
Meanwhile, Jane lives on the street, trapped in Key West, while KOTS’ Executive Director and staff, who destroyed US Government mail and took homeless people’s money, according to Jane, did not get arrested, jailed, prosecuted, convicted of US felonies, and incarcerated. Perhaps another chapter for BUBBA JUSTICE DEUX: More pooping on the People in Paradise.
It is nice knowing I still can fall in love, I’m still a man, I still can laugh and cut up and cry with a woman I really like. It is not nice being given yet another seeming mission impossible by the angels, whose sense of humor remains inhuman in this area of critical concern, as far as I can tell so far. Without sufficient money, there is no way we have a chance of dealing with the various issues involved.
An incarnation of the soul/spirit that was Mary Magdalene, Jane has been treated to a variety of experiences beyond most people’s widest imagination. Some of her experiences were really rough. She has had no kindred spirit. She is coping best as she can. And, she will perish, in my opinion, if she remains on the street. She also will perish if she does not give up her booze and tobacco habits.
What puzzles me is the angels have not taken those two habits off of Jane. It puzzles me, because the angels are perfectly capable of doing that, and because the angels told me in a dreams a few days ago that this “experiment” will be about love. Love will be the angels relieving Jane Doe of those two habits and a giving her, or me, pile of money. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Beyond this tiny asteroid, sort of rhymes with hemorrhoid,
At a meeting on Friday in Taos, New Mexico, Native American leaders weighed a handful of proposals about the future of the United State’s large, illegal European population. After a long debate, NANC decided to extend a road to citizenship for those without criminal records or contagious diseases.
“We will give Europeans the option to apply for Native Citizenship,” explained Chief Sauti of the Nez Perce tribe. “To obtain legal status, each applicant must write a heartfelt apology for their ancestors’ crimes, pay an application fee of $5,000, and, if currently on any ancestral Native land, they must relinquish that land to NANC or pay the market price, which we decide.
“Any illegal European who has a criminal record of any sort, minus traffic and parking tickets, will be deported back to their native land. Anybody with contagious diseases like HIV, smallpox, herpes, etc, will not qualify and will also be deported.”
European colonization of North America began in the 16th and 17th centuries, when arrivals from France, Spain and England first established settlements on land that had been occupied by native peoples. Explorers Lewis & Clark further opened up western lands to settlement, which ultimately led to the creation of the Indian reservation system.
Despite the large number of Europeans residing in the United States, historical scholars mostly agree that indigenous lands were taken illegally through war, genocide and forced displacement.
Despite the council’s decision, a native group called True Americans lambasted the move, claiming amnesty will only serve to reward lawbreakers.
“They all need to be deported back to Europe,” John Dakota from True Americans said. “They came here illegally and took a giant crap on our land. They brought disease and alcoholism, stole everything we have because they were too lazy to improve and develop their own countries.”
stand up comic relief
Max, a cruise ship stand up comic, wrote Monday:
How is Key West doing this morning? You see that cruise ship pulling in? I’m on it
Now why would I be somewhere I could see a cruise ship pulling in? And why would you ask, since you know from reading my ravings that my position on cruise ships is they should be banned from calling on Key West for a variety of reasons, including they dump their wastes beyond the 3-mile limit. Maybe some day a cruise ship will mess up and run aground in Key West’s channel and sink and block the channel and end cruise ships calling on Key West and create a great artificial reef as a bonus. Maybe cruise ships will start heading straight for Havana. Duval Street then could be semi-normal, like it was a long time ago :-), when “Deep Throat” played daily afternoon matinees at the Strand Theater, now a Wallgreen’s. I would offer to try to catch up for lunch, but something has me tied up this morning, not sure for how long. Enjoy your stay, safe trip beyond Key West.
Yes but how do you really feel about cruise ship?? Ha
I agree with you. But they pay me to make them laugh.
I’m here until 4…
this day is busy, Max, keep them laughing, perhaps share our email banter with them (gallows humor), and the pics and cartoons :-), clear skies, fair winds …
“Look! No cruise ships!”
I’ll be back in April it will be a stop before a teas Atlantic cruise to Barcelona. Hope to see you then.
Maybe if I had my way and the money to do it, I would be in Barcelona. Or Prague. Or Poland. Or maybe Tasmania.