“I Ran That Nigger Over”–Man Killed in Hate Crime in Mississippi

 

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  1. Dees to David W. Johnson, Founder & President
    If We Save Our Children…We Save America

    show details 3:44 PM (2 hours ago)

    Feb. 16, 2010

    Dear Friend,

    As you may have read in yesterday’s New York Times, we’ve just filed an important new lawsuit against the town of Homer, Louisiana, where an elderly black man was shot dead by a white police officer while standing harmlessly on his own front porch.
    Our suit seeks justice for Bernard Monroe’s widow and his five children. But there’s also a larger issue at stake — the pattern of racial profiling and police harassment of African Americans that led directly to Monroe’s death.
    Last year, the white police chief in the town told a newspaper: “If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names. I want them to be afraid every time they see the police that they might get arrested.”
    Monroe, 73, a retiree known as “Mr. Ben,” was enjoying a gathering of family and friends on a mild winter day last February when two white police officers pulled up in front of the modest wood-frame house he had called home for the past 25 years.
    For no good reason, the officers chased his adult son into the house. They had no warrant, and nobody there was wanted for any crime. When Mr. Monroe walked up the front porch steps during the commotion to check on his elderly wife, an officer who was still inside the house opened fire through the screen door, hitting him multiple times in the chest, back and arms.
    This terrible tragedy should never have happened. And it wouldn’t have happened if the police had acted responsibly. But, apparently, this type of police intimidation was well known to African Americans in the town.
    Earlier on the day Monroe was killed, the police officer who fired the deadly shots had also searched and questioned other African Americans who were doing nothing more than sitting in their yard, minding their own business.
    I’m outraged that this type of racial profiling is still occurring almost half a century after Jim Crow segregation was struck down in the South. The people of Homer deserve a police department that protects, rather than harasses them.
    We’re determined to get justice for the Monroe family and to stop unlawful discrimination.
    The dangers of bigotry are clear. Please speak out against racial profiling and every form of discrimination. Thank you for supporting our work and for everything you do to promote justice in your own community.
    Sincerely,

    Morris Dees
    Founder, Southern Poverty Law Center

    Southern Poverty Law Center
    400 Washington Ave.
    Montgomery, AL 36104

  2. Our Future Or Back To This
    JUST BEING CONSIDERED “NIGGERS”
    By: David W. Johnson, Jr.

    Just what in the world is wrong with “African Americans” in America today
    You rather drink, make babies, curse, get fat, sell drugs and kill one another
    So call men, not Real Men are letting good Children and Women go astray
    We run our mouths and pretend that we still care about a Sister or Brother

    Our Children are struggling to live and our Women are struggling to work
    Males are selling drugs, robbing and killing while females are having babies
    Our enemies are really enjoying just how much “niggers” are going berserk
    More and more, America is treating African Americans like they have rabies

    They can no longer kill us in cotton fields, so they are using guns and prisons
    Dr. King envision a future for African Americans and President Obama is it
    Why are we not also fighting to give our children a future, what are the reasons
    Instead of supporting our President, on our worthless behinds we rather just sit

    Politicians, teachers, preachers, police, are out there having sex with children
    President Obama and the First Lady are prime examples of being good parents
    Our Children can make it when they have parents on whom they can depend
    Do we want children to have jobs, nice homes or live with drugs and rodents

    Our children are living in homes with obese, filthy mouth parents doing drugs
    They have no idea how to help their children with homework or read the Bible
    Instead of a great relationship with a Man, females only love money from thugs
    Our neighborhoods have gotten away from days of unity and resorted to rival

    Good teachers, preachers, neighbors are trying to make bad children change
    Instead of offering appreciation, children’s “so-called” parents take offense
    In the meantime our poor children are being shot like targets on a firing range
    We better put down the liquor, drugs, sexual obsession and pickup some sense

    Pull our pants up, control our eating, sleeping around and get our lives on track
    Our enemies are just happy about us constantly on ourselves, pulling the trigger
    Like grocery on shelves day after day, in cemeteries and jails we are stacked
    Will we be African Americans again or enjoy “Just Being Considered “Niggers”

    Do We Want Our Sons To Be Here… …Or Here…

  3. RETURNING TO THE DAYS RACIST LOVED THE BEST
    By: David W. Johnson, Jr.

    Well Brothers and Sisters, we have another wakeup call
    A New Law Allows Loaded Guns In Our National Parks
    Will we now have even more of our names on deaths wall
    Nothing but more hatred and racism will such laws spark

    Would they pass a law like that for Inner-City Citizens?
    Course not; they do not care about their lives being saved
    They consider us losing our lives as merely misdemeanors
    These people prefer us in our graves or have us re-enslaved

    Firearms will remained banned in federal buildings
    Can be carried in private lodges & concession stands
    To Our Children, a lot more deaths these type laws brings
    Hey, let’s take control of our lives into our very own hands!

    Doesn’t have anything to do with Race, a lot of you will say
    Pass laws that if not hunting only police can carry weapons
    For some politician’s stupidity, with dead bodies, we will pay
    Very, very soon African Americans will loose lives by the tons

    Do I believe African Americans will be the only ones dying?
    No but the racists does not care if non-racist loose their lives
    When we loose our lives they like seeing our loved ones crying
    No more college degrees, they want us killed by guns or knives

    Who in their right minds would want guns around little babies
    If it is done illegally, that’s one thing but making it legal is crazy
    Such people should be locked in a cage with wolves with rabies
    Unless we protest this law, we truly are sorry, worthless and lazy

    Chris W. Cox, NRA’s chief lobbyist, is a supporter of the law
    Probably consider African Americans nothing more than pest
    Even think we should still be in fields picking cotton or bailing straw
    WAKEUP, we are “Returning To The Days Racist Love The Best”

    We Need More Of This………….To Prevent………………Less Of This
    …Another Legal Law To Destroy Us…

  4. We are constantly being attacked and abused in various, and numerous ways!

    I hate to try to explain information to those who haven’t read enough books on these subjects, but millions of African-Americans educated to one extent or another, or not, have no idea that we are being played! As our ancestors were being captured and enslaved, those who were left in Africa were being played. When they were on the ships crossing the oceans they were being preyed on, and played on. When they got here they were being sold, enslaved, raped and played. The first process of the game after emancipation was to make sure they were played the religious program and adhered to it. A program which is very static, and adhesive, it appears.

    Just as then, we are being played now. The religion is just as adhesive today as it was back then when they, ‘Anglo Saxons’ and the like, made ‘black’ life a living hell. The smart thing to do to survive was to accept the “white man’s” religion, because the Native Americans were slaughtered, mainly because they would not accept this European styled ‘God’ worship. This pattern of worship also carries with it a large bag of other cultural and social practices that are supposed to improve the lives of the people who believe in it, but to this day it hasn’t helped as much as people might think.

    To this day we are still being played as a people. We are played on and we are set up to play against each other, all the while the same overtly white supremacy conditions apply. As we practice their religious beliefs, and are conditioned to act, and look like them, but we are not like them and they make sure we are treated that way. They make sure the world sees us that way.

    It is no accident that we are a totally destroyed group of people. We have no Identity to speak of. We have no language of our own, and no true African culture of our own, we have no tradition of our own, nor do we have an unified economic base, or country to support us, like other nationalities do. Those or some of the major differences between ours, and the collective successes of others.

    It is beyond comprehension how we could ever have strength and unity with so many negative issues and conditions heaped on us. It’s not like we don’t want our lives to be better, and it’s not like we don’t want to make our society better for us and our children. We were psychologically and socially attacked from the very beginning, and that attack, as sometimes invisible as it is, is very prevalent in our status in this country [we like to call ours, but it’s not], as it is throughout the entire African Diaspora. This country was stolen by some very devious white people from a very devious European continent and they will use us and abuse us whether we like it or not, and whether we know it or not.

    The problem with many, is that they are not privy to the goings-on up and down this Euro-centric social spectrum. They have been conditioned to raise their children, and live their lives a certain way (The American Way), even when it doesn’t work for them, as it was not supposed to work for them, although some seem to be able to pull it off, and some were well prepared to do so, but the majority of blacks are not prepared to live in this hostile environment. This environment that was geared to turn everyone against us, and everyone against each other!

    That being said. We have no major level of unified communication, no leadership allowed to inform us and help each other pull ourselves together as one people. We have various leaders trying to do what little that they can do, but they are never allowed to work in a concerted effort with funding specifically created to do the work needed. Why? Because the same people who brought our ancestors here want to make sure that we never gain the power, nor respect that might put their supremacy, power, and wealth in jeopardy. Because as it is, they can rob a divided people, a divided nation and a collage of weaker ‘color oriented’ nations at will.
    What ever negativity we experience here is multiplied and intensified across the diaspora and that’s because we are sitting in the country that is doing it, and have been purposely rendered too weak and helpless ourselves, to help ourselves, or anyone else!

  5. Jermey Longston

    Now is the time for people of color to stand up to Obama and say we will not stand to be sold out. After all, it was the Republicans who freed the slaves.

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