Criminal Justice

Bull Connor Lives

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After the questionable police shooting of a 73-year-old black man in his town, Homer, Louisiana Police Chief Russell Mills gave this remarkable quote to the L.A. Times:

"If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names," said Mills, who is white. "I want them to be afraid every time they see the police that they might get arrested."

That quote alone ought to be grounds for a civil rights complaint, and more than enough for Mills to lose his job. 

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  1. The Revolution needs to move South.

  2. If you don’t stop and question people how you gonna find out who downloaded Chinese Democracy illegally?

  3. Mills, you dumbass, you’re supposed to *think* that, not say it aloud. You obviously aren’t from Long Island – their cops know how to handle those undesirable elements.

  4. Fuck. The whole latimes article is infuriating. Due to the obvious racism and the federal inquiry, I’m optimistic at least some of the perpetrators are going to jail.

  5. So what? It’s a dog bites man story. Law enforcement hate young black males. BFD.

    Here’s a man bites dog story that reason should cover (I mean how many times has reason posted about that ME in Mississippi who doctors evidence?

    A Leadership of Cowards?
    Why is Eric Holder embarrassed about enforcing civil rights in Noxubee County?

    By Hans A. von Spakovsky

    Attorney General Eric Holder calls the U.S. “a nation of cowards” because we “do not talk enough about race.” I find this ironic, since the Justice Department seems embarrassed about a recent judgment in its favor by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. U.S. v. Ike Brown is a major Voting Rights Act case involving intentional race-based discrimination by local officials in Noxubee County, Miss.

    When the Fifth Circuit issued its decision on February 27, there was complete silence from Justice. The department typically issues a press release after any significant litigation victory, and the Civil Rights Division trumpets every success. But not here. The silence from the nation’s leading news outlets was also deafening: Not a word was published about the case by the New York Times, the Washington Post, or any other major publication. Why? Because the offensive conduct at issue did not conveniently track with the Left’s view of race discrimination.

    The Noxubee County case presents a deeply disturbing account of some of the most egregious racial discrimination the Justice Department has encountered in decades. In Noxubee, 80 percent of Democrats are black; 20 percent are white. (There are some Republicans as well, but the number is negligible.) The chairman of the Democratic party, Ike Brown, is black, and he, along with the Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee, set about to effectively disenfranchise white voters.

    The court decision shows that Brown had his own local version of Tammany Hall, and local election officials followed his orders. This included publishing in the local newspaper a list of 174 white Democratic voters whose eligibility he intended to challenge if they tried to vote in an upcoming election. According to the court, Brown compiled the list based on the individuals’ perceived lack of support for black candidates. One voter testified that she was so intimidated she didn’t vote. Another testified that she was so scared she felt she couldn’t approach the polls alone.

    The court also found that Brown took measures to ensure that absentee ballots from black voters were automatically counted even if they didn’t comply with Mississippi law, while absentee ballots from white voters with the same deficiencies were challenged and not counted. He even reviewed many absentee ballots the night before an election, placing notes on them saying which should be counted and which should be rejected.

    One victim, whose absentee ballot was basically stolen by the defendants and whose signature on the application and ballot envelope were obviously forged, was brought in a second time to testify after she was confronted by a member of the local Democratic party following her initial testimony. The witness was told that “we black people need to stick together” and was urged to testify that she “probably didn’t understand what [she was] being asked” during the first go-around.

    The court also found that Brown recruited black individuals to run for office against white incumbents despite knowing that they didn’t meet residency requirements; refused to appoint whites as poll workers; and sent out Democratic party members to give unrequested “assistance” to black voters, marking their ballots for them and telling them how to vote. All of this was intended to dilute the voting strength of white voters and to achieve his goal, which he openly expressed – “that all of the county’s elected officials should be black.”

    more at:

    http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NWIwMzU0MGMyYjBkNmIyMWM4NTI3M2Y4ZGUwNzE5OGY=

  6. Hey, if only every cop would be this honest about how they do their job, we should be so lucky. Maybe more people would start to realize how corrupt, racist, and abusive the police are.

  7. The honesty is actually refreshing, in a grim sort of way. I think we all know the cops want us to fear them, but they generally aren’t so upfront about it.

    I’ll be here, holding my breath, waiting for Holder to sic a team of Justice Department Attorneys on this guy.

  8. I don’t think anything will happen to this scumbag. Police defenders will scream Political Correctness, racial bias and whatever else they have in their bag to defend the cop.

  9. “Raaaaaaaaacist!”

  10. “Hey, if only every cop would be this honest about how they do their job, we should be so lucky. Maybe more people would start to realize how corrupt, racist, and abusive the police are.”

    I doubt that. I’ve shown several of Radley’s more unsettling articles and stories to many people and I’d say that at least HALF of them just blankly have this “THEY’RE THE POLICE! THEY HAVE TO BE RIGHT!!!” brainwashing firmly entrenched in to their feeble minds. And many of the others still either try to rationalize or somewhat condone the actions.

    I don’t think I can put in to words how awful these reactions can make one feel.

  11. I vote that “Reason should be covering this” be nominated for addition to the drinking game. With a LoneWacko exception to avoid killing our livers.

  12. When the Revolution is complete we will all be treated equally.

  13. Yo, fook Russell Mills.

  14. You’d think that, but police essentially have carte blanche in this country.

  15. Perhaps it is time to bail out Carte Blanche too?

  16. “I vote that “Reason should be covering this” be nominated for addition to the drinking game. With a LoneWacko exception to avoid killing our livers.”

    Right, because a cop that hates blacks is way bigger than some guy just rigging elections for an entire county.

    My bad.

  17. Right, because a cop that hates blacks is way bigger than some guy just rigging elections for an entire county.

    Yea, they let Bush/Cheney off on that one bigtime.

  18. Mills, you dumbass, you’re supposed to *think* that, not say it aloud.

    Oh, wait, say the loud part quiet and the quiet part loud.

  19. Say it loud, say it proud!

  20. Whew. For a minute there, I thought I was a racist!

  21. Radley, with your time in Mississippi surely this attitude doesn’t surprise you. Law enforcement exists down here to make sure nobody gets uppity.

  22. TofuSushi w/O’ganicWasabi is to joe

    as O’Doul’s is to beer.

  23. Senator Charles Grassley thinks Russell Mills should kill himself.

  24. I think Russell Mills should kill himself!

    Choke to death on his own vomit after he catches his mother/wife/daughter/father/son (whichever fits best) being willing gangbanged by several black men.

  25. *willingly instead of willing.

  26. “I vote that “Reason should be covering this” be nominated for addition to the drinking game. With a LoneWacko exception to avoid killing our livers.”

    I second the nomination!

    Where are the trolls to tell us that we’re all racists anyway because we don’t support welfare programs?

  27. I think Kyle just watched an installment of Interracial Hole Stretchers.

    “It’s like that movie, Interracial Hole Stretchers II. She was white, and they were black. But it didn’t matter in the end, did it? ‘Cause they were in love.”

  28. If only it were possible, Mills should be forced to turn black, like Keenan Wynn in Finian’s Rainbow-not to be confused with Finnegans Wake. Then again, forcing him to read that Joyce book all the way through would serve as a strong enough punishment, too.

  29. Cut the Joyce hate.

  30. Thirded.

    I dont even need the LoneWacko exception. INCIF saves me there (ditto Lefiti). Now if I could get a filter that would filter out the responses to the trolls.

  31. Cut the Joyce hate.

    I kid Joyce.

  32. Wait. A Louisiana police chief said that in 2009? Damn.

    I vote that “Reason should be covering this” be nominated for addition to the drinking game. With a LoneWacko exception to avoid killing our livers.

    You mean that wasn’t LoneWako? Huh, I just assumed it was.

  33. I vote that “Reason should be covering this” be nominated for addition to the drinking game. With a LoneWacko exception to avoid killing our livers.

    Go here Sugar O’Free.

  34. Warren,

    I’ve heard that but I’m not sure whether to believe it. TofuSushi=Lonewacko? I don’t know.

  35. You mean that wasn’t LoneWako? Huh, I just assumed it was.

    Shut the fuck up, Lo…

    Oh, Nevermind…

  36. I don’t think TofuSushi is anyone other than TofuSishi. LoneWacko wouldn’t be that sarcastically dry. I find TS rather amusing, because it sounds like what socialists say to me all the time, but with less tonal indignation.

  37. I vote for the new line being added to the drinking game rules.

    I also propose to add an amendment to the proposal declaring one Jonathan “O’Taktix?” Kyle a demigod and supreme minister of H&R marijuana reserves.

  38. A note to trollers looking for people to read their really important issues of the day.

    1) Give enough information so we can decide whether to click through or not. “Go here because I think it is important” or “Reason writers, you should really be following this story” is not enough to get people who engage in safe surfing to follow a link. Lone Orange, I’m talking to you.

    2) Don’t insert a full page length article. It won’t get read. Give a synopsis and a link. We can decide if it is worth following. O’jism I’m ….

    This public service message on better trolling brought to you by stuartl.

  39. Good deal, J sub D,

    My line for the day was “I’m as Irish as getting punched at a wedding.”

    My poor mangled last name once had an “O’.”

    For my two cents:

    # Anyone feeds the Lonewacko.

    We’d all die.

    # Anyone references the Orange Line Mafia with sincerity.

    Got my vote.

    # Anyone mentions Justin Raimondo, even as a punchline. (“Steeeeve PERRY!!”)

    Maybe this could be expanded to any time the holocaust deniers should up?

    # joe goes off on someone.

    Irrelevant.

    # “generic angry tools”: Proposed by GILMORE on June 2, 2008, at 7:45pm [1]. Seconded by Someone Who Doesn’t Want to Lose His Job. Come on guys; help me out, I’m thirsty.

    Too generic.

    # Any serious reference to Zimbabwe/Weimar republic levels of inflation in the US

    Good rule, until it actually starts happening. 😉

  40. And $30 million for the perverted arts!

  41. Good rule, until it actually starts happening. 😉

    Drink! Oh wait, you’re a mick and it’s St. Patrick’s Day.

    Drink more!

  42. I’m with Kyle on this one. I’m standing their fuming telling the story of one of Radley’s posts and people just act as if the druggies got what they deserved, except when it’s them they would be outraged. But hey, some kid in VA? They don’t know him. Nothing to see here.

  43. I’m a whiskey-soaked potato as is. Had Bushmill’s at lunch and am half-an-hour away from a drink-up cook-out at the house. Woo!

  44. Had Bushmill’s at lunch

    I’m going to make sure whatever new job I get lets me drink at lunch. You can’t be allowed to be the only lunch drinking jerk.

  45. Right, because a cop that hates blacks is way bigger than some guy just rigging elections for an entire county.

    Of course! Why, racism is almost as big as gay marriage!

  46. Had Bushmill’s at lunch

    Real Irishmen had it for breakfast.

    Although for moderately priced Irish, I prefer Tullamore Dew. The fifth in a ceramic jug makes a fine gift for that special drunkard on your Xmas list.

  47. ugh, who made the h&r page unreadable? PLEASE FIX!!!

    Also, is it wrong to wear Orange to a St Patty’s Day party?

  48. I prefer bourbon, though Powers is a nice around the house whiskey for guests. And is a good Boilermaker whiskey as well.

  49. “If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names,”

    I suspect a significant percentage of the people who read that (>50%) read it [have to] as “am legally obligated” instead of “am compelled by my ignorant redneck-ism and visceral need to fuck with the civilians”.

  50. Also, is it wrong to wear Orange to a St Patty’s Day party?

    Not if you’re wearing an orange kilt.

  51. SO’F,

    I prefer bourbon

    I just finished a class with the master distiller for Four Roses, and I have to recommend their Yellow Label if you haven’t tried it. Very similar to Basil Hayden (also ~70 proof) and $17 a bottle.

  52. “If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names,”

    ____________________________________________
    Hmm i wonder if when they say i dont have to talk to you goodbye,as they have the right to do. are they tasered or shot, or just beaten with the pr24. With this sheriff i am guessing the pr-24

  53. Good thing the Obama campaign canceled their stop here.

  54. I is just amazing that this sort of racism still exists.

    Sadly, many of the people I associate with can imagine this level of racism everyplace they look. It is almost as if they cheapen true racism, of that is possible.

  55. He got his truck shot up a few nights ago.

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