Ten years ago, the Dallas Police Department found an average of fewer than 10 minors working as prostitutes every year, along with one pimp working with them. In 2007, the department found 119 girls involved in prostitution and arrested 44 pimps.
The city’s child prostitution problem has grown over time. But the bigger reason for the change is how the department handles the cases, using a special unit and some unusual techniques.
Previously, said Sgt. Byron A. Fassett, who leads the department’s effort, girls working as prostitutes were handled as perpetrators rather than sexual assault victims. If a 45-year-old man had sex with a 14-year-old girl and no money changed hands, she was likely to get counseling and he was likely to get jail time for statutory rape, Sergeant Fassett said. If the same man left $80 on the table after having sex with her, she would probably be locked up for prostitution and he would probably go home with a fine as a john.
The department’s flip interviews almost always failed, and even if they worked, there was no place to put the girls to receive treatment. Officers resisted investigating what they viewed as a nuisance, not a crime. Prosecutors regularly refused the cases against pimps because the girls made for shaky witnesses and unsympathetic plaintiffs.
Frustrated with this system, Sergeant Fassett started combing through old case files, looking for patterns. One stuck out: 80 percent of the prostituted children the department had handled had run away from home at least four or more times a year.
“It dawned on me, if you want to effectively deal with teen prostitutes, you need to look for repeat runaways,” he said.
In 2005, Sergeant Fassett created the “High Risk Victim” unit in the Dallas Police Department, which flags any juvenile in the city who runs away from home four or more times in a given year. About 200 juveniles per year fit that description. If one of those children is picked up by the police anywhere in the country, the child is directed back to Sergeant Fassett’s unit, which immediately begins investigating the juvenile’s background.
The unit’s strength is timing. If the girls are arrested for prostitution, they are at their least cooperative. So the unit instead targets them for such minor offenses as truancy or picks them up as high-risk victims, speaking to them when their guard is down. Only later, as trust builds, do officers and social workers move into discussions of prostitution.
Repeat runaways are not put in juvenile detention but in a special city shelter for up to a month, receiving counseling.
Three quarters of the girls who get treatment do not return to prostitution.
The results of the Dallas system are clear: in the past five years, the Dallas County district attorney’s office has on average indicted and convicted or won guilty pleas from over 90 percent of the pimps arrested. In virtually all of those cases, the children involved in the prostitution testified against their pimps, according to the prosecutor’s office. Over half of those convictions started as cases involving girls who were picked up by the police not for prostitution but simply as repeat runaways.
In 2007, Congress nearly approved a proposal to spend more than $55 million for cities to create pilot programs across the country modeled on the Dallas system. But after a dispute with President George W. Bush over the larger federal budget, the plan was dropped and Congress never appropriated the money.
Personally, Latina Advocates For A Change (LAFAC) would like to see the cities of Reading, Allentown, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia PA as well as Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Houston and El Paso TX be the initial cities to have the needed funding approved. YOUR City can also benefit, but like us you need to write your local, state, and federal elected officials. So, Greatest of Luck and let us know how well your actions are making a difference in your community!
by Angela Longerbeam
Sex trafficking has no place in the city, according to a new campaign by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, and both Sarah Jessica Parker and Gabourey Sidibe agree. To help promote the campaign and a new local hot line, the celebs recently lent their voices to a set of ads currently running on local airwaves.
In SJP’s spot, the Sex and the City star notes that she had been unaware of sex trafficking as a domestic crime. But, she states, “At least 100,000 American children are trafficked into prostitution each year.” Gabourey Sidibe’s PSA complements with a more local approach; the Precious star was born in Brooklyn and is all too aware of the crime’s prevalence. “It makes me sick,” she says, “to think of those animals taking 12-, 13- and 14-year-old girls and renting them out to a John.”
Listeners are encouraged to be aware of sex trafficking in Brooklyn, to know that its victims include both immigrants and Americans, runaways and otherwise vulnerable girls and boys. The campaign also includes posters and fliers visible throughout the community, with information on how to identify sex trafficking. And those with tips to share – or those in need of services – can call the Brooklyn Sex Trafficking Unit’s new hot line at (718) 250-2770.
BKSTU, as the unit calls itself, partners with local agencies to combat sex trafficking, educate the community and provide comprehensive care for victims. With cases consistently making headlines, some of which induce vomiting better than ipecac, the area clearly needs a specialized enforcement unit with a bit of celebrity star power behind it. However, sex trafficking victims nationwide could use greater support. They need shelters, as well as access to medical, counseling and legal services. They need local law enforcement and social service agencies that are equipped to recognize and handle their cases. And they need awareness and understanding from their communities.
If you haven’t already, please take a moment and encourage your representatives to pass the Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act, in order to provide federal and state governments with the resources they need to address this crime. After all, even Gabourey Sidibe and Sarah Jessica Parker can't be everywhere at once.
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Davontae has been moved back to the Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer, Michigan where things are made much more difficult for him. He is feeling very sad and alone in all this and frequently asks his mother Taminko if people know he is innocent and if anyone cares that he is locked up for something he didn’t do. Taminko has asked that people write Davontae if they can. Please, let’s show him that he is not alone in this terrible situation and that there are many of us out here who know and care.
The prosecution’s theory was that after a
night of drinking DeJac strangled her daughter while she was in a
drunken rage. DeJac’s prosecution was based on the testimony of three
men. Wayne Hudson had two felony convictions and was facing a mandatory
25 years to life sentence as a three time loser. A felony indictment
against Hudson was dismissed in exchange for his testimony that DeJac
confessed to him. Keith Cramer, an ex-boyfriend of DeJac, and Dennis P.
Donohue, another ex-boyfriend, testified that when drinking DeJac had
an unpredictable temper. In exchange for his grand jury testimony
Donohue was given transactional immunity from prosecution and a reduced
sentence for an unrelated crime.
Buffalo cold case
detective Dennis Delano wasn’t convinced of DeJac’s guilt and
diligently worked on her case. By September 2007 Cramer had recanted
his testimony and DNA testing unavailable at the time of DeJac’s trial
revealed that Donohue’s DNA was found on the bedding Crystallynn’s body
was laying on, it was mixed in with her blood on the bedroom wall, and
it was found inside her. The DNA evidence did not place DeJac in
Crystallynn’s bedroom at the time of her death. Based on the new
evidence DeJac filed a motion to vacate her conviction.
motion was granted on November 28, 2007, over the opposition of Erie
County District Attorney Frank Clark. After 13 years and 7 months of
imprisonment, the 43-year-old DeJac was released later that day on bail
pending her retrial.
DA Clark announced he would retry
DeJac, but with the Buffalo media and a firestorm of callers to talk
radio programs openly questioning why a new trial was being pursued,
Clark hired nationally known forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden to
review the medical evidence. Baden determined that Crystallynn died
from “acute cocaine intoxication” and not strangulation. The Erie
County Medical Examiner then reviewed the evidence and determined
Crystallynn died from a cocaine overdose and a head injury of unknown
origin. The ME issued a new death certificate reflecting Crystallynn’s
revised causes of death.
DA Clark held a press conference
on February 13, 2008, and announced the findings of Baden and the
medical examiner. He said that the bruises on Crystallynn’s head could
have resulted from a fall after an overdose, which would explain the
overturned table in her bedroom. He said DeJac wouldn't be retried, and
the charges were dismissed against her two weeks later.
exoneration was a mixed bag. She vigorously denied that her daughter
used cocaine, and even though the DNA evidence suggests Donohue was
involved in her death, he can’t be prosecuted because of the immunity
he was granted for his grand jury testimony, and even if he could be
prosecuted, the revised cause of death doesn't identify Crystallynn’s
death as a homicide. Donohue was convicted in 2008 of strangling a
woman to death in South Buffalo in 1993, and he is serving a sentence
of 25 years to life. The judge told Donohue at his sentencing that he
is a, “cold-blooded murderer. You brutally murdered a woman you knew.
You’re smart, but DNA technology caught up with you.” Donohue's DNA
matched skin cells found under the dead woman’s fingernails.
In 2008 DeJac filed a claim with the New York’s State Court of Claims for almost $14.5 million. Her claim is pending.
On November 24, 2010, DeJac (now Lynn DeJac Peters) filed a $30 million dollar federal civil rights lawsuit
that names Erie County, former District Attorney Frank J. Clark and
former Deputy District Attorney Joseph J. Marusak, the City of Buffalo
and the Buffalo Police Department as defendants. The lawsuit alleges
that the Erie County DA and the Buffalo police knew at the time of
DeJac’s prosecution that she did not murder her daughter, and that all
the evidence pointed to Donohue, which was why he was granted immunity
for his grand jury testimony.
In June 2010 Anthony J. Capozzi settled
his claim against New York State for $4.25 million. Capozzi was wrongly
imprisoned for almost 22 years after being erroneously identied as
Buffalo’s notorious Bike Path Rapist. Buffalo PD Detective Dennis
Delano also assisted in overturning Capozzi’s convictions.
Footsteps echo across the nation from days past. It was the spring of 1965 and the start of a five-day Freedom March began, focused on civil rights and segregation. Dr. Martin Luther King and the Freedom Marchers brought awareness to their cause as they flooded the steps of the State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. Thousands of voices united as one as their cries for fair treatment and equality were heard around the world. Forty-four years later, with the election of our first black president, the Freedom Marchers from long ago have fulfilled their dream. Today, Freedom Marchers have a new agenda. It is awareness for wrongful convictions and an end to the archaic practice of putting our nations offenders to death. On June 27, 2009 at 10 am C.S.T., it is our dream to see every State Capitol in the nation filled with the cries of concerned citizens; a unified voice for freedom. The members of http://www.RayeofHope.org are organizing a nationwide March for Freedom http://www.FreedomMarchUSA.org and to date, the response has been overwhelming. However, volunteers and coordinators are needed in every state in the nation to make this March for Freedom a success. Bringing awareness to wrongful convictions and abolishing the death penalty is a crucial topic today. Shall we continue to lock away people who could possibly be innocent? Clearly, many of those who are in prison are mothers. How many children are being raised without a parent due to wrongful convictions? Shall we continue to put to death those who may have been wrongfully convicted? Nationwide coverage is needed to bring attention to this injustice. Ask yourself, as a society, are we to stand by, quietly thinking "someone else" will bring awareness to wrongful convictions? Join us at http://www.FreedomMarchUSA.org. According to Bill and Gloria Newmiller, Once someone you love is wrongly convicted, you never sleep the same again. Their son, Todd Newmiller was, in their opinion, wrongfully convicted of murder (Colorado Appeals Case # 04CR5770) after a fight that left one man dead, and witnesses who stated the states star witness was the only man seen fighting with the victim. For more on Todds case, go to http://bearingfalsewitness.blogspot.com. Gayla Smith believes her daughter, Raye Dawn Smith (Oklahoma Appeals Case # F-2007-1196), was wrongfully convicted in connection with the death of her two-year-old daughter, Kelsey Smith-Briggs, http://www.thetruthaboutkelsey.com. Gayla states, Our family has been living in a nightmare since October 11, 2005. Before my granddaughters death and wrongful conviction of Raye Dawn, I thought our justice system was fair. Unfortunately, our nightmare will not end until this injustice ends. Do your part to effect change for a better America. Please go to http://freedommarchusa.org and volunteer. Dont let another innocent persons blood be spilled or years of a life stolen by a justice system that continues to put political agendas above the lives of our nations people. Music by John Waller
Yes, Anthony is homeless. We met at a rotating shelter near Detroit. When Anthony first lost is job and a place to live he tried living in an abandoned building filled with people using drugs.
Then he found MCREST Rotating Shelter [http://www.mcrest.org] I love the rotating shelter model. Basically a group a faith based organizations come together sharing resources to help hurting people. Hmmmm, that sounds to me like what church should be all about. If your church or bowling team is not helping your community like this - START! Anthony has a job and by now is living in his own apartment. He is also going back to school. I wish all stories ended like Anthony's. With your help they can. Special thanks to http://www.mcrest.org more stories http://invisiblepeople.tv follow http://twitter.com/hardlynormal
Normally I don't use last names. But this is not your ordinary story, and Eric Sheptock is no ordinary homeless advocate. I first heard about Eric from an NPR piece [http://n.pr/a6JNPO] a little over a year ago. Eric's blogs on Change.org [http://bit.ly/ao5jaK] continue to impress. He has a vast knowledge of the political landscape of this social crisis. I just had to meet him.
Last year I tried to connect. Then each time I passed through DC. Each time I tried to connect with Eric it never happened. I wanted to interview him for hardlynormal.com because I somehow thought homelessness was in his past. Then, just this last week, I finally met Eric in person. Now I know why communication was a challenge between us. Eric lives in a shelter. Eric is still homeless.
I have lots of respect for Eric. The challenges of living without housing are tremendous, yet he finds the strength to fight for others. You can read his personal blog here http://streatstv.blogspot.com and follow him on Twitter here http://twitter.com/ericsheptock
This is a powerful interview I hope you share. I love Eric's three wishes so much I have now changed mine.
I met LaQuisha and her daughter at a rotating shelter near Detroit. Although living in a homeless shelter can be challenging LaQuisha works hard to look at the bright side. She was scared at first. But as she made friends with people in the same situation she changed.
I love the rotating shelter system. I visited this one the year before. As I listened to LaQuisha's story, and how her mom kicked her out, I could not help but be reminded of Dawn's story and the similarities [http://youtu.be/NIMgII7JVxI]
Special thanks to http://www.mcrest.org
more stories http://invisiblepeople.tv
McKPR celebrates 20 years of Public Relations with a Conscience. In this video, President and Founder, Gwen McKinney sits down for 1-on-1 interviews with co-founder Leila McDowell, McKPR's first employee Cynthia Kain, and longest-serving client Elaine Jones for some frank conversation on what PR with a conscience really means and how importany McKPR's work is still today.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. Frederick Douglass,
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The boy was transported to Carson-Tahoe Hospital and later careflighted to Renown, where he died. Deputies say he had multiple injuries, but they have not released other details at this time.
Inside Interview "PRESSURES AS AN (Ex) FELON"
This is a still video of me speaking in a home interview with a friend about the pressures as an EX felon. 12 years ago today, I was discharged from a womens prison, served perfect three year parole term, filed for a 1203.4 "Certificate of Rehabilitation with the courts of which was GRANTED, this constituted an automatic applicaton for a gubernational pardon and I'm still waiting. It's quite devistating that I've seen nor had any major alteration in my life. Imagine the lives of thousands upon thousands of individuals who are suffering similiar all due to the fact the the Justice system is out of control. Read some of their devistation here http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-labeling-and-discriminating-against-ex-felons
Holiday Card-Writing Party for US-Held Political Prisoners & POWs Sunday, December 5 3 - 7 p.m. At 263 Eastern Parkway (between Franklin and Classon, #2,3,4, 5 to Franklin Ave./Eastern Pkwy-take left elevator to apt. 5D)
718-783-8141 * firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to the Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War in the jails of this country, incarcerated for their love of justice and their militant resistance to the US government.Refreshments will be served. We'll offer you updates on the political prisoner/prisoner of war campaigns as well as paints, markers, crayons, and envelopes.
-- A revolution now cannot be confined to the place or people where it may commence, but flashes with lightning speed from heart to heart, from land to land, til it has traversed the globe ... --Frederick Douglass
OUR COMMON GROUND:Saving Our Children, Activist Author, Cedric Dean
☥ OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham ☥ Saturday, November 27, 2010 10 pm ET www.blogtalkradio.com/OCG Prisoner, Activist Author Cedric Dean How to Save Our Children from Drugs Violence and Prison Inspiration and Lessons from Prison Cedric Dean Prisoner, Activist Author "How To Stop Your Children From Going To Prison" and "How To Save Our Children From Crime, Drugs and Violence He grew up in the streets of Charlotte, N.C. where his ambition early on was to go to jail and solidify his street credibility. At age 13, in 1985, he began robbing and stealing. By 15, he was expelled from school for carrying a gun onto a school bus - months later he shot someone. Shortly after his 16th birthday he committed armed robbery and was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Five and a half years later, he was released from prison with the aspirations of being a crack dealer. Eleven months later, he was back in jail - this time he received Life without parole for his role in a Federal crack cocaine conspiracy. Cedric Dean has been in prison for more than 20 years. He has served his prison sentence at USP Tucson, USP Atwater, USP Coleman, and is currently incarcerated at USP Lee. He has gone from a Life sentence to a sentence of 20 yrs for his work from prison. But more importantly, he has gone from a Life sentence to a commitment to a "LIFE work" - how he can help and save parents, community and children from a cycle of drugs, violence and prison. Today, he is committed to helping the misguided see the mistake in not learning from his mistakes. His activism and published book strike at the heart of what we need to do to SAVE AMERICA'S CHILDREN. His work has been lauded across the nation . Learn more about Cedric Deal www.cedricdean.com His book is available for purchase on Amazon.com Contact Cedric Dean: HowToSaveOurChildren@gmail.com
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TIME photographer Steve Liss travels to a juvenile detention center in Laredo, Texas, and meets with the children incarcerated inside
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Front steps of the Sacramento State Capitol Building
Nikki Junker, Purpura Ardilla, Elizabeth Holmes, Barbie Magoffin
We have begun the process of requesting the Clemency of Sara Kruzan, but with little time for Gov. Schwarzenneger to make his decision we will be bringin the issue to California Legislators by a peaceful sit in on the steps of the California State Capitol. For more information on the case of Sara, who is improsined for life without the possiblity of parole for shooting her 33 year old pimp when she was 16 years old please visit the links below.
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George Washington was really the 8th President of the United States!
George Washington was not the first President of the United States. In fact the first President of the United States was John Hanson. Don't go checking the encyclopaedia for this guy's name - he is one of those great men that are lost to history. If you're extremely lucky, you may actually find a brief mention of his name.
The new country was actually formed on March 1, 1781 with the adoption of The Articles of Confederation.
This document was actually proposed on June 11, 1776, but not agreed upon by Congress until November 15, 1777. Maryland refused to sign this document until Virginia and New York ceded their western lands (Maryland was afraid that these states would gain too much power in the new government from such large amounts of land).
Once the signing took place in 1781, a President was needed to run the country. John Hanson was chosen unanimously by Congress (which included George Washington). In fact, all the other potential candidates refused to run against him, as he was a major player in the revolution and an extremely influential member of Congress.
As the first President, Hanson had quite the shoes to fill. No one had ever been President and the role was poorly defined. His actions in office would set precedent for all future Presidents.
He took office just as the Revolutionary War ended. Almost immediately, the troops demanded to be paid. As would be expected after any long war, there were no funds to meet the salaries. As a result, the soldiers threatened to overthrow the new government and put Washington on the throne as a monarch.
All the members of Congress ran for their lives, leaving Hanson as the only guy left running the government. He somehow managed to calm the troops down and hold the country together. If he had failed, the government would have fallen almost immediately and everyone would have been bowing to King Washington. In fact, Hanson sent 800 pounds of sterling silver by his brother Samuel Hanson to George Washington to provide the troops with shoes.
Hanson, as President, ordered all foreign troops off American soil, as well as the removal of all foreign flags. This was quite the feat, considering the fact that so many European countries had a stake in the United States since the days following Columbus.
Hanson established the Great Seal of the United States, which all Presidents have since been required to use on all official documents.
President Hanson also established the first Treasury Department, the first Secretary of War, and the first Foreign Affairs Department.
Lastly, he declared that the fourth Thursday of every November was to be Thanksgiving Day, which is still true today.
The Articles of Confederation only allowed a President to serve a one year term during any three year period, so Hanson actually accomplished quite a bit in such little time.
Six other presidents were elected after him - Elias Boudinot (1783), Thomas Mifflin (1784), Richard Henry Lee (1785), Nathan Gorman (1786), Arthur St. Clair (1787), and Cyrus Griffin (1788) - all prior to Washington taking office.
So what happened?
Why don't we ever hear about the first seven Presidents of the United States?
It's quite simple - The Articles of Confederation didn't work well. The individual states had too much power and nothing could be agreed upon.
A new doctrine needed to be written - something we know as the Constitution.
And that leads us to the end of our story.
George Washington was definitely not the first President of the United States. He was the first President of the United States under the Constitution we follow today.
And the first seven Presidents are forgotten in history...
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John Hanson 1781-1782 A.D. The First Black President of the United States!
Black people are 26 times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched by police in England and Wales, the most glaring example of "racial profiling" researchers have seen, according to an international report.
The analysis of government data has brought claims of discrimination from campaigners who say the findings corroborate concerns that black and Asian Britons are being unfairly targeted. The US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, who arrives in London today to launch a campaign aimed at curbing what he says is stop-and-search discrimination, described the figures as "astonishing".
One of the most visible advocates of nonviolence and direct action as methods of social change, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta on 15 January 1929. As the grandson of the Rev. A.D. Williams, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist church and a founder of Atlanta's NAACP chapter, and the son of Martin Luther King, Sr., who succeeded Williams as Ebenezer's pastor, King's roots were in the African-American Baptist church. After attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, King went on to study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania and Boston University, where he deepened his understanding of theological scholarship and explored Mahatma Gandhi's nonviolent strategy for social change.
King married Coretta Scott in 1953, and the following year he accepted the pastorate at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. King received his Ph.D. in systematic theology in 1955.
On 5 December 1955, after civil rights activist Rosa Parks refused to comply with Montgomery's segregation policy on buses, black residents launched a bus boycott and elected King president of the newly-formed Montgomery Improvement Association. The boycott continued throughout 1956 and King gained national prominence for his role in the campaign. In December 1956 the United States Supreme Court declared Alabama's segregation laws unconstitutional and Montgomery buses were desegregated.
Seeking to build upon the success in Montgomery, King and other southern black ministers founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957. In 1959, King toured India and further developed his understanding of Gandhian nonviolent strategies. Later that year, King resigned from Dexter and returned to Atlanta to become co-pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church with his father.
In 1960, black college students initiated a wave of sit-in protests that led to the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). King supported the student movement and expressed an interest in creating a youth arm of the SCLC. Student activists admired King, but they were critical of his top-down leadership style and were determined to maintain their autonomy. As an advisor to SNCC, Ella Baker, who had previously served as associate director of SCLC, made clear to representatives from other civil rights organizations that SNCC was to remain a student-led organization. The 1961 "Freedom Rides" heightened tensions between King and younger activists, as he faced criticism for his decision not to participate in the rides. Conflicts between SCLC and SNCC continued during the Albany Movement of 1961 and 1962.
In the spring of 1963, King and SCLC lead mass demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama, where local white police officials were known for their violent opposition to integration. Clashes between unarmed black demonstrators and police armed with dogs and fire hoses generated newspaper headlines throughout the world. President Kennedy responded to the Birmingham protests by submitting broad civil rights legislation to Congress, which led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Subsequent mass demonstrations culminated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on 28 August 1963, in which more than 250,000 protesters gathered in Washington, D. C. It was on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial that King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
King's renown continued to grow as he became Time magazine's Man of the Year in 1963 and the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. However, along with the fame and accolades came conflict within the movement's leadership. Malcolm X's message of self-defense and black nationalism resonated with northern, urban blacks more effectively than King's call for nonviolence; King also faced public criticism from "Black Power" proponent, Stokely Carmichael.
King's efficacy was not only hindered by divisions among black leadership, but also by the increasing resistance he encountered from national political leaders. FBI director J. Edgar Hoover's extensive efforts to undermine King's leadership were intensified during 1967 as urban racial violence escalated, and King's public criticism of U.S. intervention in the Vietnam War led to strained relations with Lyndon Johnson's administration.
In late 1967, King initiated a Poor People's Campaign designed to confront economic problems that had not been addressed by earlier civil rights reforms. The following year, while supporting striking sanitation workers in Memphis, he delivered his final address "I've Been to the Mountaintop." The next day, 4 April 1968, King was assassinated.
To this day, King remains a controversial symbol of the African-American civil rights struggle, revered by many for his martyrdom on behalf of nonviolence and condemned by others for his militancy and insurgent views.
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The rights of journalists have just won backing from a major European security watchdog. The OSCE sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of State condemning the recent detention of an RT news team. The organisation is calling on Hillary Clinton for an independent investigation into the case accusing American police of going too far in their attempts to maintain order. The RT crew was arrested while covering a peaceful protest outside a military academy in the state of Georgia, dubbed the 'school of assassins'. The two crew members spent around 32 hours in jail before they were released on bail.
A letter is read that was written by political prisoner Leonard Peltier for the 40th National Day Of Mourning. For 40 years, Native Americans have gathered in Plymouth, Mass. on the American Thanksgiving holiday, to protest the genocide committed by the European invaders since 1492.
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AGAIN HE COMMENTS
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7TH I DON'T CLAIM TO BE PERFECT & TRY BE-IN POSITIVE -HOWEVER SOME DEVILS JUST BRING OUT THE DEMON -& YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM
8TH I SHALL ENDEVOUR TO LET THE WORLD KNOW DEEJAY BENJI IS A RASCIST
9TH TO BE HONEST I CAN'T BE BOTHERED JUST FIND A FAST LANE, BUY A SCRATCH CARD, FOLLOW MORE YA WHITE LINES -& HOPE-FULLY DON'T CONTINUE...BREATH-IN-OUT
10TH PS RESPECT & RATE THE HONESTY THOUGH -MAY THE DEMONS CURSE YOU -AS I CAST UP SOME ENERGY & SPEAK IN TONGUES -KARMA IS KARMA, -RANDOM ACTS OF NEGATIVE UNWARRENTED NEEDS A LESSON-IN LIFE