Hampton and Clark: 50 years have never gone, not to forget
One of the most frequent criticisms I get when I write articles that draw attention to the racist, social, legal, political and / or economic wrongs in the United States is, "Why don't you write about it like that?" such a country, as it is much worse there. "
After reading such statements, I often think of what these critics would think of closing one of their relatives, and the prosecutor said to them, "I'm sorry, my office does not prosecute murderers who don't kill only one person, as murderers are worse there more than kill. "
That is the point, I know that countries are more unscrupulous than the United States, and these critics are free (and, in fact, I would recommend them) to write their own articles about them.
But I also know that none of the leaders in these countries, if any, do not cause any action. This is not the protection of these leaders, but instead observation, when you are familiar with tactical your enemy, that you can be aware of what to expect and challenge you.
During the civil rights movement of America in the 1960s and 70s, many activists expressed the same feelings, arguing that rabid racism was not the greatest fear, but the person who pretends to be your "friend," taking you back with one hand and you waiting for you to set aside the other.
America is a country of myths that most of them are truly committed as reality. But, as often, they are veneered in the veneer. For example, America argues that "no one is above the law." However, during the administration of the "Nobel Prize" which Barack Obama won, people were enthusiastically prosecuted to reveal the torture that the CIA used during the so-called "war on terror", to "national security laws". "Overcome, and the offenders themselves, not only did architects of it, and those who destroyed evidence showing it, not only punished, but, in some cases, were rewarded for their actions: university is currently one; a federal judge is another person; and, most perhaps all, the third is now one of the CIA.
America also claims that it is the basis for "human rights," and, in that "spirits", the Senate in the United States, in 2009, began to "investigate" the use of torture by the CIA. However, while many countries were “developing” in offending and disrupting torture and human rights abusers, the US government basically said in its final report that the CIA was a naughty boy, but we will not damn thing about it, only this report is ranked so that the American community can not read it. "
America also requires that "life, freedom, and property" cannot be removed by its citizens without "proper legal process." But told Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, a sixteen-year-old citizen, an American citizen who was killed, in 2011, in an American strike strike.
But even that was not enough. To outdo Obama, Donald Trump ordered, in 2017, an "raid" order that killed an eight-year-old sister Abdulrahman, Nawar, who was also an American citizen.
Determine how it is difficult for the so-called "war on terrorism" to say who the real terrorists.
But people who had experienced the history already knew that these myths were all broken to fifty years ago (December 4, 1969) in an apartment in Chicago. It was on that day that Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, Black Black Panther leader, were a leader of the Chapter Peoria.
As I said in my Pravda.Report section, Why are "Black Lives Matter" Matters, (18 October, 2019), groups that support social change both internally and externally can often experience barriers to diluting their effectiveness, and even destroying them completely. And the Black Panther Party (BPP) was no exception.
During the late 1960s, the Panthers were in favor of teaching Malcolm-self-defense "in no way essential," over Dr.'s advocacy. Martin Luther King Jr. on non-violent resistance.
Their emphasis was on a global revolution, and acceptance of members of all races, with many Black Nationalist groups who believed that the Panthers were not sufficiently focused on issues relating to African Americans.
This argument is worthwhile, as many successful revolutions around the country have not succeeded in improving the situation of racial, religious and / or ethnic minorities, and in some cases even exacerbated their cases.
Indeed, one of the myths surrounding the American revolution is that it tried to fulfill the dream “that all men would be created evenly. However, these words are as precisely in the Declaration Independence. T women not only failed to include women, but that Declaration He also denied "Indian Savage Indian merciless whose rule of war is known, is an indiscriminate destruction of all ages, gender, and conditions."
And the United States Constitution, which was more blessed in its original form, was considered only slaves, for the purpose of identifying the number of federal representatives each state would have, with only three-fifths being the wording of the person alone for all other purposes, slaves were considered a property with him, as Supreme Court Judge Roger Taney said in 1857, "The white person did not respect any rights."
As a former police officer mentioned in the documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolutionthe law enforcement community was not particularly concerned at the painters rhetoric of the Painters until the white college students began to repeat it. It was there that the European Central Bank emphasized the global revolution and the acceptance of members of all races by JJ Edgar Hoover, the FBI's racist director, who put the Black Party's "Public Enemy Number" on Black Panther Party. of the illegal COINTELPRO Tactics of the Bureau to focus on Panther leaders such as Hampton and Clark (for more information about these tactics, please see Go Ask the Panthers, Pravda.Report, March 12, 2007).
One of Hampton's goals in Chicago was to create "Rainbow Coalition" of all races, which could come together as poverty issues, opposing Vietnam War, racism, economic favor and corruption in the legal system, and wrongs. other. And this pressure of unity was the greatest fear of those in power.
One of the measures taken by COINTELPRO was to create suspicion, even paranoia, that would interfere with this unity, and, in some cases, encourage the assassination of those who were seeking it. To that end, according to COINTELPRO PAPERS, he sent an anonymous letter to the leader of one of Chicago's largest African-American gangs, indicating that he should close Hampton.
However, since FBI agents were very white on time, the slang had been used in this letter based primarily on the stereotypical sentences sent by African-Africans in films written by white authors . Needless to say, the letter failed to achieve its purpose.
Without being banned, the FBI sent an informant named William Neal in Chichers Panthers. In early December, the excuse for “searching illegal weapons,” ordered law enforcement for a neal sketch to draw of Hampton's.
apartment. Then a raid was organized, organized by Cook County State Attorney Edward Hanrahan, in the early morning of the morning.th.
During this raid Hampton and Clark were killed and subsequently (according to the documentary) Eyes of the Prize: Nation of Law?, Hanrahan announced that some opportunities were given to the Panthers obeying, and each time responded to "putting it out." Although most of the media ran with the official story, a reporter from the Gaeltacht Chicago Sun-Times he visited the Hampton apartment, urging an investigation to conclude with a ballast expert concluding that the Panthers had done only one, and about 100 shots that were held in the raid, and that Clark was firmly lying on the gun. he had as he was dying. The highest proportion indicated that a number of shots were applied into the bedroom in which Hampton's execution shot was in the back of the head, no shots were made This bedroom, and autopsy showed that Hampton was probably drugged (probably by Neal's) and he was mostly irresponsible as the raid was taking place.
However, in a song that is always well known and still sung today, Hampton and Clark criminals were not charged with officers or law enforcement officers who took part in the raid or decided to do so. In fact, it was the only person who got any consequences than Neal, who believes a lot of guilt about his role in the deaths of Hampton and Clark, he applied suicide on January 25, 1990.
This gives me the ultimate myth that Fred Hampton and Mark Clark broke out for fifty years ago. Americans, and American politicians, love to use the term "law and order" as if these words were synonymous and inseparable.
But, as Eyes of the Prize The narrator showed Julian Bond, there is more concern on American "law" system as usual regarding what he considers to be a "command," to keep even if it means breaking the law.
Fifty years ago, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark opposed this "order" and paid for their lives. So next time someone says, "No one is above the law," or "America is a nation of laws, not men and women," Hampton and Clark told them story.
Fred Hampton: August 30, 1948 to December 4, 1969.
Mark Clark: June 28, 1947 to December 4, 1969.
May you always remember and your sacrifices could not be frank.
Photo: Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=440722
David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Irish Pravda.Report
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