Liberals Attack Jill Stein & Ajamu Baraka

by David Samuels
This column appears in the October 13 – 20 edition of the Hartford News…
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Community Update
Housing Code Awareness Forum
by Mary Sanders
Members of Community Party, Vecinos Unidos and Daughters of Eve will be hosting a Housing Code Awareness Forum. NEW LOCATION The event will be held Wednesday, October 26 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at the Hartford Public Library Albany Avenue branch,  1250 Albany Avenue in Hartford. Free parking is available.  Please join us to learn about Hartford housing code and enforcement. Listen to officials from various departments and agencies, including Licensing and Inspection, the Fire Department and Hartford Legal Services. We will present information and discuss issues related to tenants’ rights to safe and adequate housing. We will particularly discuss fire safety as related to existing state and city housing code, and what you can do if you feel your apartment is not safe. Join us and learn about these important issues that are intended to keep you and your families safe. Ask your related questions and contribute ideas in this public awareness forum. We will also discuss the Housing Commission re-established last December, and the current need for Housing Commissioners in our cities. If your group could provide bottled water, light refreshments or transportation from your neighborhood, it would be greatly appreciated.
Police Brutality Caught on Tape
Report courtesy of Free Thought Project…
Hartford, CT — Concerns over excessive force only intensified after Hartford, Connecticut, police released dash camera footage of a controversial arrest — showing an officer in street clothes walk up to a handcuffed suspect sitting on the curb, and kick his head into the ground — for no apparent reason.
“That there is obviously of serious concern to the police department and now to the state’s attorney’s office,” Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley asserted, according to WFSB.
Ricardo Perez’ mugshot — eyes bruised and one swollen shut, a large bandage on his forehead, and his right jaw alarmingly distended — was sufficiently disturbing to spark an immediate internal investigation, even before the department viewed the video.
“The following morning, based on the appearance solely on the mugshot because we weren’t aware of the video at that point, we started an immediate internal investigation,” Foley stated.
On June 4, officers pursued Ricardo Perez and Emilio Diaz through the streets of Hartford and West Hartford in a vehicle police suspected to be stolen. When the chase ended, officers arrested the pair — but the details of those arrests are now the subject of multiple investigations.
According to reports, officers punched, struck, and used their Tasers against Perez and Diaz — both men’s mugshots show facial injuries.
While Hartford police initially claimed Perez’ dramatic head injuries occurred when the vehicle’s airbags deployed, the new dash camera footage shows a cop in street clothes — later identified as Sgt. Sean Spell, a 20-year veteran of the force who has since retired — walking up to the handcuffed man sitting calmly on the curb and deliberately, stomping his head onto the pavement with enough force, it bounces.
Hillary/Trump October Surprise 
CNN political correspondent Phil Mattingly said Donald Trump’s comments about groping women finally stopped Trump’s campaign in its tracks because of one reason: Republican members of Congress who are involved in tight races are fearful of the impact on their own re-election campaigns. .
Meanwhile in the corrupt Hillary Clinton universe…
“Excerpts of Hillary Clinton’s remarks during paid speeches to Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, and other groups were leaked online Friday afternoon by WikiLeaks… Clinton told a housing trade group in 2013 that on certain issues, she has ‘a public and a private position.’ ‘If everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least,’ said Clinton. ‘So, you need both a public and a private position.’ Full story from The Intercept.
Hillary Clinton Tried to Murder Julian Assange

Independent news site True Pundit reported on Hillary Clinton’s attempt to use a drone strike to assassinate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a journalist who is protected by the First Amendment. Clinton wanted to prevent WikiLeaks from releasing 250,000 secret cables between State Department staff and foreign assets and allies, between 1966-2010. “Clinton’s State Department was getting pressure from President Obama and his White House inner circle, as well as heads of state internationally, to try and cutoff Assange’s delivery of the cables and if that effort failed, then to forge a strategy to minimize the administration’s public embarrassment over the contents of the cables. Hence, Clinton’s early morning November meeting of State’s top brass who floated various proposals to stop, slow or spin the Wikileaks contamination. That is when a frustrated Clinton, sources said, at some point blurted out a controversial query.

‘Can’t we just drone this guy?’ Clinton openly inquired, offering a simple remedy to silence Assange and smother Wikileaks via a planned military drone strike, according to State Department sources. The statement drew laughter from the room which quickly died off when the Secretary kept talking in a terse manner, sources said. Clinton said Assange, after all, was a relatively soft target, ‘walking around’ freely and thumbing his nose without any fear of reprisals from the United States. Clinton was upset about Assange’s previous 2010 records releases, divulging secret U.S. documents about the war in Afghanistan in July and the war in Iraq just a month earlier in October, sources said. At that time in 2010, Assange was relatively free and not living cloistered in in the embassy of Ecuador in London. Prior to 2010, Assange focused Wikileaks’ efforts on countries outside the United States but now under Clinton and Obama, Assange was hammering America with an unparalleled third sweeping Wikileaks document dump in five months. Clinton was fuming, sources said, as each State Department cable dispatched during the Obama administration was signed by her.”
Policy Watch: Jill Stein Campaign Exposes Liberal Hypocrisy
The social media comments I have read by white liberals directed at Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein are despicable. One woman called Dr. Stein the Ann Coulter of the left. Then these liberals want to talk about the ignorance and racism of Donald Trump supporters…  Dr. Stein is like truth serum for liberals: she’s bringing out their racism and general hypocrisy. The vicious attacks by liberals on Dr. Stein, who by far has the strongest urban policy platform of the four candidates, and articulates the need for radical policy reform to address structural racism and white supremacy, has me ready to tell off any liberal who disses her. Hillary Clinton supporters don’t give a damn about the racist policy record of the Clintons, which is well documented (Bill’s crime/welfare bills), or the further damage that neoliberal Clinton policies will inflict on communities of color. Liberals want a Democrat in the White House, who will select a liberal Supreme Court Justice. They don’t care about the consequences for Black, Latino and Indigenous people. Trump has only spewed racist rhetoric; the Clintons have already done catastrophic damage to people of color in the U.S., and Brown people around the world.
Liberals’ argument to Black people is that if Hillary is elected we’ll still have to work on the plantation, but unlike Trump she will at least give us Wednesday nights off. If liberals are so scared of Jill Stein costing Hillary the election, they should tell the Democrats to pass an emergency ranked choice voting bill before Election Day. Dr. Stein tried to pass ranked choice voting legislation for SIXTEEN YEARS in the Democratic controlled Massachusetts General Assembly. They killed it every year, because they don’t want competition from third party candidates. Now they’re using the politics of fear to get votes. Black Agenda Report commentator Margaret Kimberley talked about liberals’ vicious, baseless attacks on Dr. Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka.
“Liberals are no longer going through the motions of criticizing the Democrat. Instead they openly show love for Hillary Clinton and disdainfully pile on Stein and Baraka with fury. The blog Wonkette called Jill Stein ‘c—y’ and ‘a mendacious nihilist piece of s—.’ The site Very Smart Brothas declared that a vote for Stein was akin to putting it in the trash. They also threw in a dig at Cornel West because he dared to criticize Barack Obama. The Huffington Post chose to deride Green Party convention delegates because they ate at McDonald’s. Gawker tried to link Ajamu Baraka to holocaust denial. His unassailable human rights credentials didn’t mean much when the media decided to go into attack mode.
“The list is long and will get longer between now and Election Day. The degree of antipathy is actually quite useful. It tells us why the Green Party is so important and why liberals are such a dangerous enemy. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing. They spend years wringing their hands because Republicans control state legislatures but when the recently released DNC emails show that the party starves local races of money they say nothing. When they spoke up at all they made a big deal about a spurious Russian hacker connection to Donald Trump. There is no longer any pretense of claiming a desire for systemic change or even calling themselves progressives. They are ‘with her’ — as the slogan goes — and her illegal activities and record of mass killing don’t dissuade them from supporting her. Liberals don’t want the Democrats to change. They cling to a bizarre hope for reform, nibbling around the edges while keeping the criminals in charge. They prefer to look down their noses at Trump supporters or consider themselves the cool kids in the high school clique. When they have an opportunity to make history and begin the process of dismantling the hold of the Democratic Party they instead become quite vicious on their behalf.”
It’s time to take the halo off of liberals’ heads. As Martin Luther King and Malcolm X have pointed out, they’re worse than conservatives. Liberals pretend to be a friend of Black people, who they actually view as pawns. At least conservatives are honest about their racism.
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