50 Years After MLK’s Assassination – A Tale Of Four Cities, Memphis To Beijing

video still of the Reverend Martin Luther King delivering his "I have been to the Mountaintop" oration in Memphis on April 3, 1968

by Richard Cameron Memphis and Martin Luther King’s Assassination On this day, 50 years ago, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death. He had come to Memphis, Tennessee the day prior, to join in solidarity with Black city sanitation workers. They and King were known as ‘Negroes’ at the time – and that was the more polite term. The men were on strike to protest unequal pay and dangerous work conditions. While whites were paid even if they stayed home during severe weather events, blacks would be…

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Trump Encourages Law Enforcement To Employ Excessive Force And Unlawful Treatment Of Suspects

Donald Trump speaks before audience of Suffolk County New York police officers

by Richard Cameron Ignoring the Constitution’s provision for due process and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, Donald Trump gave his seal of approval on violent arrest procedures on the part of law enforcement during a speech given to community college police officers in Brentwood, NY on Long Island. Trump told the audience of police officers that: “When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddywagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice.  Like when you guys put…

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