Friday, July 29, 2016

"Joey Kennedy nails it. If you're with Trump then you're just like Trump. Deal with it."

Today's Must Read.
How can anybody support Trump? How can anybody believe he’s the best we have to lead the United States. Don’t vote for Hillary if you don’t like her. But don’t vote for Trump unless you’re like him.
Surely, Trump only caters to those who look like him: Angry White Men. With Bad Hair.
You are who/what you vote.... for.
These are times that try men and womens’ souls. We have not heard the type of things we’ve heard from Trump since George Wallace in 1968.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Where are all of the Constitution Thumpers when African Americans constitutional rights are violated?

EYE should be celebrating a joyous and historic  time,  but EYE find myself Pi$$ed Off instead. 

Eight years ago, Hillary Clinton famously said her first White House bid had put“about 18 million cracks” in the glass ceiling, one for each voter who’d cast a ballot for her in the 2008 primary.
On Tuesday, that glass ceiling finally came down.
Clinton was formally named the Democratic nominee for president at her party’s convention in Philadelphia, making her the first woman ever to top a major party’s ticket for the White House.
More than 200 other women have sought the presidency since 1872, but none have come this far. The female Democratic leaders gathered in Philadelphia this week have waited their entire lives to see one of their own reach this point, just a step away from the Oval Office. To them, Clinton’s nomination represents the culmination of decades of work devoted to tearing down the barriers women have faced seeking high office in America.
Despite having a black judge,prosecutor, and mayor all charges were dropped against all six of the police officers in the death of #Freddie Grey.  
Prosecutors in Baltimore dropped all charges against the three remaining Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray despite holding firm in their belief that Gray's death was a homicide.
“We do not believe that Gray killed himself. We stand by the medical examiner's determination that Freddie Gray’s death was a homicide," Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby told reporters this morning, delivering a strong defense for her decision to prosecute six officers involved in Gray's death.

At the motion’s hearing for State v Garrett Miller this morning, prosecutors announced they would not pursue the remaining cases related to the arrest and death of Gray, bringing to an end one of the most closely watched police prosecutions in the country. The gag order against all parties involved, including prosecutors and defense attorneys and their clients, has also been rescinded.
Then EYE find out Republican Presidential nominee,  Donald Trump is calling on the Russia to help him take down his political opponent.  Uh, isn't that like Treason...

We The Peeps dare not unite,  organize, rise up,  and exercise the First Amendment , because our Government will label the protest(ers) violent and roll out their tax payer funded, government  issued weapons of mass destruction and kill up a bunch of us.

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

EYE will wait.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Wardynski uses fear, intimation, and HPD to control the narrative #HCSBOE.

Under the capable command and control of Colonel Wardynski (aka Huntsville City Schools Instructional Leader), and his Cabinet (aka the Board of Education), Huntsville City Schools is now a Militarized Zone.  It's Wardynski's way or the highway.

Fresh off of dedicating the new state of the art Sonnie Hereford III Elementary School, and presenting the final draft of the much anticipated Behavioral Learning Guide, the BOE successfully bullied, threatened, intimidated, and harassed a citizen to prevent them from speaking.

At last night's Huntsville school board meeting, Eddgra Fallin was removed by school officials and police after she began live streaming the meeting on Facebook with her phone.
The video has since been viewed nearly 5,000 times on Facebook.
"As I indicated last night, I was not violating any written rules, nor did I violate any law," said Fallin this morning. "The board room was practically empty. Prior to me being kicked out, aisles were full of people taking pictures and video of the college academy presentation and they were invited and encouraged to do so."
The citizen comments portion of the public meeting had just started and three citizens, including Fallin, were scheduled to speak, she said.
HCS  and Colonel Wardynski have a documented history of intimidating the  citizens of Huntsville, and  stifling dissent.
There were no less that six district security personnel at the board meeting tonight. And even more disconcerting than that, there were at least five marked Huntsville Police Department cars and one unmarked police car present at the meeting tonight.
During the citizen comments, which I think were nearly cancelled tonight as they were left off the agenda, there were approximately 10 security personnel in the board room.
And that was after all the general public entered the building through a metal detector again.
The only time this level of security was present was during the removal of the Lee High name from the new high school. Then I think there may have been three district personnel and perhaps two or three armed police officers.
 This is what the Consent Decree was designed to address.
One might argue that security was being used to intimidate members of the public for undertaking state statute protected activities. One might argue that the superintendent was attempting to influence the board and the public by using emotionally charged, racially charged images. One might argue that the superintendent was the one attempting to intimidate others the last time that citizen comments were broadcast in his comments to a teacher who stood up for what she believes in.
(I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that the citizen’s comments to the board weren’t broadcast during the board meeting immediately following the superintendent’s“cautioning” of a teacher. You know, the meeting where the citizen’s comments worked against him.)
This is what it's all about.
The Citizen Comments section of the board agenda provides an opportunity for public comment on any item concerning public education and provides for any resident up to three minutes to fully present his or her position on a particular issue. It also provides us an opportunity to appear to care about the little people as we pack up to go home. Speakers are required to include their name and address before speaking. A speaker must show the expected reverence due to the board of education when approaching the board. A speaker cannot delegate his or her time to another person. A speaker should approach the board slowly and quietly as the board members are easily threatened. We suggest that speakers keep their heads down at all times as eye contact with your superiors is inappropriate. Speakers will not be limited unless they become repetitive and no new information is provided or unless we’re just sick of hearing from you. The time clock is displayed in the front board station. God help you if you make any disparaging remarks, comments or statements pertaining to the good name and character of any individual. Finally, please do not expect any board action or response on a request or a comment made under this section unless you have sued us. This will allow the board the opportunity to pretend to responsibly study, research all expressed concerns, issues or requests and quietly dismiss them without embarrassment to us or harming our reelection campaigns.
The Devil, EYE mean, details are in the comment section 
EYE always say if you want to see who those in positions of power and influence pander to, and how they really feel, hold your nose and sort through the anonymous commentators. You might accidentally trip over the truth.
"Board President Laurie McCaulley had stepped out of the room to take care of personal business just before the citizen comments began, so she missed the commotion." 
It's election season. Mrs. McCaulley stepped out of the room intentionally to keep her hands clean. She determines the order of the speakers for citizen comments. She knew Mrs. Fallin would be filming. It was planned to give Mrs. Fallin a hard time. Did you see the smug look on David Driscoll's face? It is time for new leadership on our school board!! The shenanigans and drama are completely unnecessary if the current board truly focused on kids and not on controlling and punishing the adults that step out of line.
None of the folks standing up to film and photograph earlier in the meeting were asked to sit down.
NOTICE: Due to Huntsville City School Superintendent Casey Warydynski's Executive Orders, the school district may have read your social media accounts without warning, warrant, or notice. You have no recourse nor protection but to call for the resignation of the Superintendent and the Board of Education who enabled him.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pleading to be treated like "We The People" in 2016

One by one, parents and other members of the of the African American community, took the stand in District Court and pleaded for a seat at the table in the Huntsville desegregation case. 
More than a half century since her grandfather sued to end dual schooling in Huntsville, Catherine Hereford took the witness stand in an attempt to fill his shoes.
"I want to continue the work my grandfather did and see it through to completion," Hereford told U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on Monday in a crowded federal courtroom in downtown Huntsville
At stake is who gets a seat in the negotiations to end the city's long-running desegregation case.
Everybody has a seat at the table except those who are impacted the most   
"Since the filing of the Consent Decree in this case, the DOJ has failed to adequately represent the interests of African-American students in the Huntsville City Schools," reads the motion filed Friday.
Not surprisingly Huntsville City Schools and the DOJ want to keep it that way
"Please don't put us in a position that it's so unwieldy we cannot deal with," said J.R. Brooks, the school board attorney, in his closing appeal to the judge. He said that four new plaintiffs could open the door to even more new plaintiffs.

And the Judge thinks it's "growing pains"? 
The SPLC repeatedly commended the proposed consent order's objectives and efforts but argued it "does not comprehensively address many of the issues with HCS discipline procedures and practices, nor has the court been fully apprised of the issues during this litigation."
The Montgomery-based organization concluded in its 10-page letter that the plan risks being a "temporary fix" or "exacerbating" the situation unless it adds four revisions:
Meaningful judicial oversight;
Robust accountability measures;
Significant due process protections;
An expeditious time frame.
The SPLC criticized the proposed consent order as being written in "vague and overbroad terms that create uncertainty" and make it hard for the court to enforce.
It also seeks language that requires the school district to provide attorneys to students/families brought to disciplinary hearings in they can't afford one; obligations to report ongoing data; and a time frame for implementing reforms.
So here Black Parents and Community leaders go again.  Pleading to be heard.  Pleading for a seat at the table.  Pleading to be treated like human beings.  My question is why do we have to beg? 
I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, why Democracy means, everybody but me. Langston Hughes

Monday, July 18, 2016

Huntsville City Schools Black/Brown/Poor Children are still "Waiting For Superman" Redux

Huntsville City Schools March 11, 1963 -March 11, 2016  (Huntsville Times file)
Hopefully Superman, in the form of  U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala, will put on her cape, leap tall buildings in a single bound, and allow new plaintiffs to join the long standing Huntsville City Schools desegregation case.
Black parents in north Huntsville are urging a federal judge to allow their four children to join the 53-year-old lawsuit to desegregate Huntsville City Schools.
The parents filed a motion in U.S. District Court late Friday that argues the U.S. Department of Justice does not represent the concerns of local families.
"The DOJ has failed to maintain regular communications with the African-American community in Huntsville," reads the motion. "It has not held a single meeting with the said community."
Birmingham attorney Mark Debro filed the motion, which also contends that the Justice Department has ignored complaints from those affected in Huntsville.
Debro seeks to have four children substituted for the original plaintiffs or otherwise added as intervenors alongside the Justice Department.
Why this action is even necessary.
So, the North Huntsville Collective says the plan is OK and they plan to monitor it persistently, after they said the plan failed north Huntsville Schools. Really? And how do they plan to monitor a plan that can't be monitored? And what makes them believe this administration and this school board are going to listen to them about anything? Heck, they won't even allow black elected officials and community leaders to hold a press conference on the steps of the Merts Center. They won't allow citizens to comment at public meetings without writing down their questions and having them read by a Mime. They no longer televise citizens comments because citizens might actually be informed instead of misinformed. They have teachers and parents afraid to speak out. So good luck with that persistent monitoring thingy.
Ironically the legendary Civil Rights Pioneer who iniated the desegregation law suit, Dr. Sonnie Wellington Hereford III was laid to rest last week. It's a shame he died with Huntsville City Schools looking the same way it did on March 11, 1963.  Hopefully, Judge Haikala will enable a new generation of plaintiffs to finally complete the work he started.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

EYE love how "Freedom of Speech" applies to everyone but African Americans #WhitePrivilegeMeans

In case you've been living under a rock, the first black Miss Alabama, Kayln Chapman James was suspended from her job for daring to publicly express her innermost thoughts and feelings about current events on live on Facebook.   Gasp!   EYE mean, how dare she exercise her first amendment rights in the land of the free and the home of the brave?  She should know by now democracy applies to everybody but Black Folks, especially since we have an African American President, but EYE digress.
Public TV station suspends former Miss Alabama for comments

Kayln Chapman James isn't only one being ostracized, crucified, and arrested for speaking out and taking a stand , the WNBA Minnesota Lynk Basketbal team found out Freedom isn't Free  too.


EYE want you to compare and contrast the actions of these women of color to what former United States Congressman (yes you read it right) Joe Walsh threatened President Obama's life on Twitter. 

Now, compare and contrast the consequences Joe Walsh faced.

Lemon asked Walsh if he stood by his words on Twitter.
"Yeah. Oh, absolutely, because I stand by what I meant, Don," Walsh said. "I didn't intend to say everybody go threaten Barack Obama or incite violence against Barack Obama. I don't know of a sane person that would do that. That's not what I meant, Don."
He told Lemon he made that remark because he's "pissed off" and "there really is a war on our cops."
EYE will wait.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Can EYE Rant about #Drones #MicahJohnson #WhitePrivilegeMeans #Drones #USA and #BlackLivesMatter?

There used to be a radio disc jockey who used to say "If you are scared then say you are scared"  EYE am telling you right now EYE am scared of my government and for my country.  Whew. Feels good to finally get that out.  Why am EYE scared?  Because a drone was used to blow up an American citizen without a trial yesterday.  Let that sink in.
(RPI) The Dallas shootings have ushered in a very new world for U.S. citizens. For the very first time, a drone has been used on U.S. soil to kill an American without trial or charges.
The suspected shooter in yesterday’s tragic killings, U.S. Army veteran Micah Xavier Johnson, was, according to police and press reports, holed up in a parking garage and would not give himself up. After hours of what police claimed were fruitless negotiations with Johnson, a weaponized robot was sent to where he was hiding and blown up, taking Johnson with it.
EYE don't know if Micah Xavier Johnson is guilty of being a cold blooded cop killer or not and we will never know now because the Dallas PD decided to be judge, jury, and the executioner, which ironically is what the #BlackLivesMatter Movement is protesting against.
At this point nearly everything we know about Johnson comes from the Dallas police. Some of it does not ring true.
We don't know what we don't know.  We know what Fox News and the cable networks want us to know. Personally EYE am more afraid of the media  and the police than EYE am of the Black Lives Matter Movement.  The Black Lives Matter Movement is about saving lives, not taking lives.  
Fox News wants you to be afraid, very afraid, of Black Lives Matter.
Meanwhile The Bahamas just issued a travel warning to the United States of America.  You know, the land of the free and the home of the brave.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has taken a note of the recent tensions in some American cities over shootings of young black males by police officers,” the statement read. “We wish to advise all Bahamians traveling to the US but especially to the affected cities to exercise appropriate caution generally. In particular young males are asked to exercise extreme caution in affected cities in their interactions with the police. Do not be confrontational and cooperate.”
EYE was afraid to write this post, but EYE was more afraid not to write this post, because this is no who or what we are as a country.  We have to fix this people, because if we don't, it's not going to matter who the President IS.

RedEye tiptoeing away from the computer to go pray for our country and the world.

Friday, July 8, 2016

EYE "Don't want to hear another word about how far we've come" #BlackInAmerica2016

When are the American people going to wake up and say Enough,  this is not OKAY?

Diamond Reynolds' 4-year-old daughter rests on momma. Philando Castile

We’re being hunted, every day. It’s a silent war against African-American people, as a whole.” 
We Shall Overcome...Oneday
Honestly RedEye, if I were black I don't think I would have the courage to have children in this country~havalittletalk