Monday, May 16, 2011

WWH~~ Wake’N'Bake 101: Accompaniment

GIGANTIC! Props to Carlos Santana who told a crowd in Georgia, Sunday night, where received an honor at the MLB Civil Rights Game: "I represent the human race,” the Mexican-born musical legend and culttural ambassador said. “The people of Arizona, the people of Atlanta, Georgia, you should be ashamed of yourselves.”

This drew boos from portions of Turner Field, apparently from folks who objected to Carlos' turning the celebration of Civil Rights at the ballpark into an occasion to discuss civil rights.

He was responding to a recently passed and signed law in Georgia, along with the virtually exact one enacted this year in Arizona "cracks down on illegal immigration by increasing enforcement powers and requiring many employers to check the immigration status of new hires." But Santana differed with the boilerplate:
(Santana) said the law is based on racism and economic anxiety.

“This is about fear, that people are going to steal my job,” Santana said of the law. “No we ain’t. You don’t clean toilets and clean sheets, stop shucking and jiving.”

Santana referenced his 1960s rock-n-roll background and said he is an artist unafraid to speak out.

"It’s an anti-American law. It’s a cruel law, actually," Santana said. "If you all remember what it was like here with Martin Luther King and the dogs and the hoses, it’s the same thing, only it’s high tech. So let’s change it.”
Viva, Carlos! Oye!@ Como VA!?!?!

Never go back to Georgia, Baby!

Set the people free!~


What happens when the cops go from "Serve & Protect," to "Search & Destroy?"

The rights of the common citizen are swallowed up by the disciplinary technology of the State. Law hustles to keep up.

I thought the Indiana case would go on to SCROTUS, but the Kentucky case takes care of most of the relevant details. Cops can now enter ANY dwelling, occupancy, or establishment WITHOUT a warrant. No "ifs," "ands" or "buts" about it.

In the case upheld by the Supremes, cops pursuing a suspected meth dealer followed him into a building, but lost him. They then smelled marijuana smoke from an (only the WRONG) apartment, and busted down the door, apprehending some folks with weed paraphernalia, and such. But they did all this without a warrant.
It began when police in Lexington, Ky., were following a suspect who allegedly had sold crack cocaine to an informer and then walked into an apartment building. They did not see which apartment he entered, but when they smelled marijuana smoke come from one of the apartments, they wrongly assumed he had gone into that one. They pounded on the door and called "Police. Police. Police," and heard the sounds of people moving.

At this, the officers announced they were coming in, and they broke down the door. They found Hollis King smoking marijuana, and put him under arrest. They also found powder cocaine. King was convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to 11 years in prison.
I remarked elsewhere yesterday that the Indiana Supreme Court decision was the kind of thing the US Opus Deists would welcome. But apparently they already had one on hand for the job...

I'm mute-struck by the 8-1 vote on the SCROTUS decision. Ginsberg was the ONLY dissent. BOTH Santa Sonia, of the Sentiments, and The KAGAN! voted with the State to permit cops to break into your home on the mere suspicion that you might be acting suspiciously? What the fuck? Yet another, if not the last, then among the last nails into the coffin of the 4th Amendment, with virtually the whole bill of Rights (except the 2nd Amendment) under well-financed, cynical attack, by agents of the oligarchs.

In case it somehow escaped you, these past 10 years: Osama wins!

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