Friday, May 17, 2013
President Obama made a promise prior to the 2008 election and now we need to demand that he keep that promise. You know what they are doing to the prisoners in the Guantanamo Bay camps and your silence makes you complicit.
For more information on how you can do your part to demand this dump be closed forever, visit:
We are closing Guantanamo Bay for good
I can tell you that after 5pm EST the White House stops answering telephone lines and there is no system in place to leave messages except via the fax #. Please make your calls on Monday, 20 May 2013, if you have not already. This operation is supposed to be 17-19 May, though it should be extended until the camps are closed. Please sign the petition if you have not already.
There are those that blame Congress for blocking President Obama's intended closing of the camps, but I do not buy it. If you do, then dial your congressman today, tomorrow, and every day until GTMO is closed.
The existence of this offshore concentration camp is an outrageous slap in the face to US citizens and the rest of the world. Demand it be closed forever!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
David Silva was beaten to death by 7 Kern County, California Sheriff's deputies and 2 California Highway Patrol officers on Wednesday, the 8th of May. What was his crime? He was accused of "possibly being intoxicated," but we really do not know if that is even true. He "resisted" a deputy and a vicious canine and for that, he was beaten to death with batons by a gang of angry thugs.
How does a man on the ground resist a police canine?
This is Rodney King all over again and multiplied, which equals death with cops today. And these bad boys cover their crimes - videos taken by bystanders on cell phones were later confiscated by deputies and at least one witness was harassed and arrested on false charges. A woman dialed 911 while David Silva was being beaten to death and stated that she got it all on videotape.
Cops actually went to the homes of witnesses and confiscated their cellphones with the video evidence. They entered one woman's home uninvited. Please read the account here:
We the people must demand that these bad cops are held accountable. At this point the Kern County Sheriff's Office is investigating the actions of its own officers and that will never be acceptable. The investigation must be by the DOJ Civil Rights Division. It is the Eastern District of California, Fresno Office that serves Kern County.
What can we do?
Call the US Attorney's Office in Fresno and demand accountability at (559)497-4000 or fax (559)497-4099. The more people that call to demand that there is a real investigation and all officers are held accountable the better. Please remember to be polite and state that you are a citizen demanding an investigation into the killing of David Silva:
Complaints should also be made here. Scroll to "Criminal" and you will see a list of complaints handled by this division, including: Excessive force or other Constitutional violations by persons acting as law enforcement officials or public officials
David Silva's killers must be held accountable!
UPDATE on 12 May 2013 @6pm:
At least the Kern County Sheriff's Office has publicly named the deputies involved in David Silva's murder, which is more information than is ever offered in Orange County, Florida when a victim is killed in police custody. In Orange County, they're always referred to as John Doe Deputy 1, John Doe Deputy 2 etc... until or unless the public demands names and they're forced to comply. The deputies involved in David Silva's killing are:
Sgt. Douglas Sword
Deputy Ryan Greer
Deputy Tanner Miller
Deputy Jeffrey Kelly
Deputy Luis Almanza
Deputy Brian Brock
Deputy David Stephens
In Custody Death Investigation - 05/09/2013 2:48pm
We also need the names of the two California Highway Patrol officers.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Please do your part to close GTMO once and for all. For more information read:
We are closing Guantanamo Bay for Good
I'll post more on the upcoming operation to close GTMO in a new post.
Peace to you!