Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Phoenix-2019


A Funny, but not so Funny thing happened in Phoenix ,Arizona lately.... Dravon Ames thought he would be dead if it weren't for the cameras.

He said he feared for his life and the safety of his family as Phoenix police allegedly pointed a gun in his face and threatened to shoot him during their May 27 encounter with police in an apartment complex parking lot.

He couldn't help his six-month pregnant fiancee, Iesha Harper, as he followed an officer's order to lay face down on the hot pavement.

He thought at least his death would mean something when he saw bystanders filming, Ames told The Arizona Republic during the couple's first extended interview Monday. "At least it will be recorded and we can make a difference,"

Ames said he was thinking at the time. "We're alive to tell the story. We're alive to let people know that this is going on."

The family's lives have been a flurry of raw emotions since the first video was released to the media last week. Harper said they're still trying to heal — both physically and emotionally — as they publicly fight for justice.

The apologies of Mayor Kate Gallego and Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams aren't enough, they said.

Pulling the officer who pointed a gun in their faces off the street and onto desk duty isn't either, Harper said.

She wants to see Officer Christopher Meyer and the others involved fired. "Behind the desk isn't good enough for me," said Harper. "Sooner or later, they're going to be right back out on the streets. They should be fired. Their job is to protect and serve." '

"I was just trying to survive'' The first time Ames saw Meyer was when he knocked on the driver's side window of his car in the parking lot of an apartment complex on May 27,

Ames said. They had just left the Family Dollar and were planning to drop one of the children off at the babysitter's when they heard the knock. Both Ames and Harper said they were surprised to see him. They said they didn't know their 4-year-old daughter had stolen a doll from the store.

"The next thing I know, the officer's outside of the car, banging on the window and telling us he's going to shoot us in our face," Ames said. In one of the videos, Meyer can be seen pointing a gun into the car. An officer can be heard saying, "You're going to get fucking shot!"

Ames said he immediately wondered whether he would make it out of this situation alive. He said he tried to remain calm and comply with the officer's orders.

He said he tried to do whatever it took to make sure their family made it out of this situation safely. Ames said he was pulled out of the car and thrown to the ground, face-down onto the hot pavement.

An officer pushed a knee into his back as Ames told the officer repeatedly that he was being compliant and doing nothing wrong. He asked the officer to calm down. "I was just trying to survive," Ames said. "They could kill us and get away with it."

Ames was handcuffed and then pulled up from the pavement, he said. Meyer then slammed Ames' head into the door and closed it, Ames said. He then slammed him against the door again and told Ames to spread his legs. "When I tell you to do something you fucking do it,"

Meyer can be heard yelling in the video. Meyer kicked out Ames' legs, causing Ames to buckle forward slightly. Ames said the officer then hit him in the back and told him he could have shot him in the head in front of his kids. ''All I did was fear for my life''

Another officer came to where Harper was seated in the front passenger seat. She said she told him she was unarmed, her daughters were in the car and they were afraid.

The video shows the officer's gun drawn as he opened the door.

Harper stepped out of the car, holding her 1-year-old in her arm and clutching the hand of her 4-year-old. Harper handed her children off to a stranger when she was ordered to place her baby on the hot pavement.

The child's arm was hurt in the struggle, Harper said. "All I did was fear for my life with every second that went on," she said.

Ames was in the back of a police car for about an hour and Harper was in a different car for about 15 minutes. Ames said he was asked whether he'd stolen the car they were in. He said he told the officers he owned the car.


After all of this, They were released and neither Ames nor Harper were charged in connection with the incident.

Ames was issued a citation for driving on a suspended license. Ames said he was shocked by the use of force and the lack of respect. "I've seen people shoot up schools and walk up to a police car, and they were treated with better respect than my family was,"

Ames said. What do police say? The 16-page report the Phoenix Police Department released last week differs from the family's narrative in several ways.

Police said another woman in the couple's vehicle tried to steal aluminum foil from the store, but she dropped it after she saw Officer Nicholas Welch and fled.

 She was later arrested on three misdemeanor warrants.

The report also contends Ames admitted to stealing underwear from the dollar store and threw it out of the car window as they fled. Ames denied the allegation. There's no mention of a gun being pointed at the couple or any explicit threats in the report.

Police said the family was combative and refused to follow officers' commands. At one point, officers thought Ames was reaching for a weapon, according to the report.

Pure Bullshit...And I keep asking myself...Why does this always happen to Black people? Why?

These two cops should be fired...

The story about underwear being stolen was a lie...The four year old may have taken the doll, but all small children, three and four years old (regardless of race)will just grab something they want..I've seen it too many times myself..

And whether or not...A dollar pair of panties or boxer shorts and a dollar Barbie doll doesn't call for guns being drawn, people being thrown to the ground and a pregnant woman with two small children being cussed at and handcuffed...

This was overkill...(Thank god there were no fatalities..) It's not like they robbed the bank and came out with sacks of money..

Screw an apology from the Mayor and the Police Chief...Those two bozo cops are still getting a paycheck and still on the force whether they are at a desk or not..THEY SHOULD BE FIRED,PLAIN AND SIMPLE!!!

The City has been sued for 10 million because of their stupidity.....I'd fire them for no more than that!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Weekend Humor



In Loving memory of my good friend, Crystal "Acquie" Wright  (1961-2019) who provided a lot of the Weekend Humor jokes I used.. Rest in Peace.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Weekend Humor

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

London Blues


And Trump's "Tremendous" popularity continues.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Pearl Anniversary


Thirty Years Ago! Thirty Years Ago Today We Did This! Happy Anniversary to my lovely wife....Here is to another Thirty! #Pearl ANNIVERSARY!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day

Some gave a little...Some Gave All!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Weekend Humor

NUFF SAID!

Everybody have a safe holiday weekend!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Some Mistakes

THE HYPOCRISY IS REAL!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Reason Why Women Have Abortions


Stephanie Is Right You Know

I am so through with these fake religious folk like the ones in Georgia and Alabama who have criminalized abortion and a woman's right to have control over her uterus.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Weekend Humor



HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

THe Heart Of The Matter


This was shared with me by a good friend. It may be of interest to you.

 Remember, I am not the author, just forwarding what appears to be some interesting advice. AK HEART ATTACKS AND WATER !

How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night. Heart Attack and Water - I never knew all of this !

Interesting....... Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor - Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement! I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.

Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist! Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body 2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion 1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure 1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack I can also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps.

 Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse. Mayo Clinic Aspirin Dr. Virend Somers, is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon.

Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.

1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night. The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.

2. FYI, Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest, for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar). Please read on... Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.

Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks. There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.

Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack. The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.

Afterwards: - Call 911. - Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by.- Say "heart attack!" - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and …

DO NOT LIE DOWN! A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved! I have already shared this information.

What about you? Do forward this message. It may save lives!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Health Scares

The Recent deaths of Actor Luke Perry and Film-maker, John Singelton got me to thinking about my own health and my long road.....


Luke Perry was 53, John Singelton ,51, both men considerably younger than I am...

When I was 51, I discovered I had High Blood Pressure Not a little high, Off the charts high...I had no symptoms...I felt fine, but my pressure was high... I was immediately put on medication, which I take to this day...

I also discovered my cholesterol was high...I was given medication for that....It lowers my cholesterol, but the side effects are weird dreams and sometimes sleepless nights...That's okay..my cholesterol is low as is my blood pressure...

When I was 55...It was discovered I am pre-diabetic...So I take Metforim after every meal...I take four pills a day to stay healthy...

I have went from 234 pounds...the heaviest I've ever been in life to my present 219 pounds..I feel better, my blood pressure is low, my cholesteral is managed and my sugar is being managed..

My purpose in writing all of this is we should get checked up, we should see a physician and we should lose weight...Nothing about having a heart attack or stroke sounds like fun to me...It shouldn't sound like fun to you either.. (Drops the mike..)

Just something Everybody should think about!

Monday, May 6, 2019

More Than Happy

Kind Of Makes You Think Huh?

Thursday, May 2, 2019

What I've Learned


1.Love what You Have, Before Life Teaches You to Love What You've Lost.

2.Letting Go Of Toxic people is a big step to being happier.

3.There will always be someone who won't see your worth..just don't let that be you.

4.Easier to build strong children , than to fix broken adults.

5.Keep Calm and find the key to Fairy Tales.

6.Don't Stumble Over Something Behind You!

7.Participate in Life, there is no free rides.

8.Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself

9.There Are No Mistakes, just lessons to be learned

10.Even Superheroes just need to chill sometimes.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Reality Check


Stop Believing lies ,Trump Supporters!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Keith's Music Spotlight



Happy Sunday, Enjoy

Friday, April 26, 2019

Weekend Humor

An art thief once stole some very expensive paintings from the Louvre in Paris.

He took two Van Goghs, a couple Monets, a DeGas, and many others.

Everything went perfectly, except he was captured sitting in his van with the paintings only 2 blocks from the museum. His van had run out of fuel!
...
When asked by the police how he could plan such a successful robbery and then be foiled by such a simple error, he replied...

''I had no MONET to buy DEGAS to make the VAN GOGH!''


Everybody have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

This Guy



I didn't write this...but it's appropriate-  From Esquire Magazine-


In my life, I have watched John Kennedy talk on television about missiles in Cuba. I saw Lyndon Johnson look Richard Russell squarely in the eye and and say, "And we shall overcome." 

I saw Richard Nixon resign and Gerald Ford tell the Congress that our long national nightmare was over.

 I saw Jimmy Carter talk about malaise and Ronald Reagan talk about a shining city on a hill. 

I saw George H.W. Bush deliver the eulogy for the Soviet bloc, and Bill Clinton comfort the survivors of Timothy McVeigh's madness in Oklahoma City. 

I saw George W. Bush struggle to make sense of it all on September 11, 2001, and I saw Barack Obama sing 'Amazing Grace' in the wounded sanctuary of Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina. "

These were the presidents of my lifetime. These were not perfect men. They were not perfect presidents, god knows. Not one of them was that.

 But they approached the job, and they took to the podium, with all the gravitas they could muster as appropriate to the job. They tried, at least, to reach for something in the presidency that was beyond their grasp as ordinary human beings. 

They were not all ennobled by the attempt, but they tried nonetheless. "

And comes now this hopeless, vicious buffoon, and the audience of equally hopeless and vicious buffoons who laughed and cheered when he made sport of a woman whose lasting memory of the trauma she suffered is the laughter of the perpetrators. 

Now he comes, a man swathed in scandal, with no interest beyond what he can put in his pocket and what he can put over on a universe of suckers, and he does something like this while occupying an office that we gave him, and while endowed with a public trust that he dishonors every day he wakes up in the White House.

 "The scion of a multigenerational criminal enterprise, the parameters of which we are only now beginning to comprehend. A vessel for all the worst elements of the American condition. And a cheap, soulless bully besides. We never have had such a cheap counterfeit of a president* as currently occupies the office. 

We never have had a president* so completely deserving of scorn and yet so small in the office that it almost seems a waste of time and energy to summon up the requisite contempt. "Watch how a republic dies in the empty eyes of an empty man who feels nothing but his own imaginary greatness, and who cannot find in himself the decency simply to shut up even when it is in his best interest to do so. 

Presidents don't have to be heroes to be good presidents. They just have to realize that their humanity is our common humanity, and that their political commonwealth is our political commonwealth, too. Watch him behind the seal of the President of the United States. Isn't he a funny man? Isn't what happened to that lady hilarious? Watch the assembled morons cheer. This is the only story now." - 

Charles Pierce

Monday, April 22, 2019

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