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Sun Oct 26, 2014, 10:23 PM

 

Rifle-Toting Huey P. Newton Gun Club Delivers Report on Police Shootings to Feds

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2014/10/huey_p_newton_gun_club_dixon_circle_james_harper.php

Rifle-Toting Huey P. Newton Gun Club Delivers Report on Police Shootings to Feds
By Sky Chadde Tue., Oct. 7 2014 at 7:38 AM



The Huey P. Newton Gun Club and the Indigenous People's Liberation Party stand across the street from the Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse.

In hopes of raising awareness of police brutality, two groups walked single-file together through downtown Dallas Monday afternoon with rifles slung over their shoulders. The Huey P. Newton Gun Club, which marched down Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in August, and the Indigenous People's Liberation Party stopped in front of the Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse. As about 10 members stood in a line on the sidewalk across the building's entrance, three members went inside and attempted to hand a report directly to U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldana.

They got as far as her division manager with the report, compiled from data obtained through open-records requests, which shows that the majority of victims of Dallas police shootings are from the minority community. It's the same report Dallas Communities Organizing for Change released to the media last week. To the marchers, the numbers in the report are evidence of a systemic problem of police abuse toward minorities.

Charles Goodson, one of the three who handed over the report and a Gun Club leader, believes the numbers in the report have been largely ignored by the city and police Chief David Brown.

"I think it's a great contradiction that they would allow us to get these records and then at the same time when we present them with the facts and the records that they've given to us they don't really pay close attention to that at all," Goodson said. "One of the main things we want to do here today is put that information forward to the community and get it legitimized."



Members of the Gun Club prepare for their downtown march.


Wonder what those that pissed all over a more recent group of armed demonstrators
in this thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014928412

will have to say about this- that is, if they don't studiously ignore it?

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Reply Rifle-Toting Huey P. Newton Gun Club Delivers Report on Police Shootings to Feds (Original post)
friendly_iconoclast Oct 2014 OP
NYC_SKP Oct 2014 #1
99th_Monkey Oct 2014 #2
NYC_SKP Oct 2014 #4
hack89 Oct 2014 #6
Eleanors38 Oct 2014 #3
ileus Oct 2014 #5
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2014 #7
friendly_iconoclast Oct 2014 #8
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2014 #9
Eleanors38 Nov 2014 #10

Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 10:30 PM

1. "In my mind I see overweight, middleaged and white male."

 

I can say this and it's NOT a bigoted racist broadbrush, because GUNZ©!

and mockery of some of the offensive things people say when there's a demonstration in favor of gun rights.

I don't have to support Open Carry in every part of the country to find such comments really offensive.

I think it's a community standards issue, if it's OK with people who live in, say, Grass Valley, CA, then it's fine by me.

Now I especially LOVE seeing people of color and diversity representing.

The only thing better would to see these folks head up to Ferguson, MO.

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 10:58 PM

2. IF ANYone ought to be carrying fire-arms

 

it would be young black males, to protect themselves and their families.

That said, it is a BIG IF, in light of the MLK/Gandhian codes of nonviolent resistance.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 11:21 PM

4. MLK had armed guards.

 

Being armed is not inconsistent with nonviolent protest.

And Mahatma Gandhi said, “Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.”

Read more: http://www.storyleak.com/fact-even-gandhi-opposed-gun-bans/#ixzz3HJe1Uiqj

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 05:42 AM

6. Young black males have plenty of fire arms

Hence the disproportionate number of dead young black males.

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 11:14 PM

3. Clearly photo-shopped. Area 51 stuff. No woo for you!

 

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 04:41 AM

5. Look at those killer clips...don't they realize guns kill people?

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 07:24 AM

7. Why would I care about news and facts?

If you want to change my mind about something, post a cartoon.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 01:28 PM

8. One of the prohibitionists is claiming "open carry IS a white privilege", even AFTER...

 

...I posted a link to this over in the LBN thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=929303

Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #44) Mon Oct 27, 2014, 12:35 PM

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104. Typical open-carry crowd.

And contrary to the protestor's sign, open carry IS a white privilege, and a very big privilege, at that.


Which means: a)They are visually impaired and don't know who Huey P. Newton was

b) are in denial

c)are prevaricating

My money's on 'c'...

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 01:32 PM

9. now there's a shock n/t

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 6, 2014, 07:09 AM

10. I say A) or B), due to Rodney King Video Syndrome.

 

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