Black Panther Elaine Brown Blasts Black Lives Matter Movement

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Elaine Brown has serious problems with the BLM movement, questionable ties to the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton and has expressed so in an interview with Spiked..

I don’t know what Black Lives Matter does, so I can’t tell you how it compares to what the Black Panther Party was. I know what the BPP was. I know the lives we lost, the struggle we put into place, the efforts we made, the assaults on us by the police and government – I know all that. I don’t know what Black Lives Matter does. So if you can tell me, I’ll give you my thoughts.’

 

So says Elaine Brown, activist, singer and former chairwoman of the Black Panther Party, talking to me from her home in Oakland, California. She doesn’t like my question. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, a revolutionary, socialist, black-power organisation formed in Oakland by then college students Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. And, as journalists scrabble to pen pieces about ‘what’s changed’, cack-handed comparisons abound.
I ask Brown about Black Lives Matter, the movement that erupted in the wake of the shooting of Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014. This nebulous hashtag-come-protest movement has been compared – both by its supporters and detractors – with the BPP; it’s either hailed as a continuation of the struggle or slammed as a resurgence in ‘divisive’, ‘militant’ black nationalism. Talking to Brown it becomes clear that both sides give BLM too much credit.

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[video] Eric Garner’s daughter still seeking justice after two years

The New York Police Department officer who choked Eric Garner to death during a confrontation over the sale of individual cigarettes is still on the force two years after Garner’s death. His daughter, Erica Garner, tells RT America’s Anya Parampil that she is still speaking with the US Department of Justice and members of Congress, trying to seek justice for her father’s killing. She also talks about her efforts to bridge the gap between police and the black community.

[video] NYC Cops Cops Reveal Their Department Have Arrest Quotas Target Black Latino Gays

This went right under the radar.

An NYPD lieutenant is the latest active-duty cop to say that the department still uses arrest and summons quotas, despite a 2010 state ban on the practice and a denial from the city’s top cop.
The lieutenant, who asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation, told the I-Team that the 10 active-duty cops in a federal class-action lawsuit against the NYPD who came forward this week “were telling the truth” about the illegal practice.

“There is still a quota system within the NYPD,” the lieutenant said.

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