Profiling


Profile Avenger 2014 #001

Nov 6, 2014

It's tough being poor anywhere in the world, but here in the hypocritically wealthiest and hypocritically most racist nation on earth it is particularly challenging. When those with so much more wealth flaunt it and those with white skin privilege pretend white privilege doesnt exist: that's when it gets especially challenging.

One of the greatest challenges is when other people of color put that oppression onto us.

How to (Maybe) Survive and Encouter With Law Enforcement Even If You're Black Brown or Disabled!

October 2014

Since September 11, 2001, there have been numerous incidents involving law enforcement severely injuring or killing civilians. The vast majority of these victims have been black, brown or disabled.

The majority of the officers have been white.

Most recently the incident that has made national headlines regarding this sort of incident involved unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Unfair Fare Evasion

On September 25, 2014, I was stopped by the San Francisco Police and given a ticket for fare evasion.

I and another gentlemen of African descent were stopped for this alleged offense while hipsters and yuppies enjoyed their privilege of not being cited by police presumably because it was assumed that they were going to work and therefore “contributing” to society.

Less than an hour earlier I received a transfer from the previous bus I caught that morning but apparently lost it.

Hand's Up! Don't Shoot! In Palestine, Ferguson, and Iraq

August 12, 2014

Just as negotiations broke down Friday and the second ceasefire allegedly ended because Hamas fired rockets into Israel, 18 year old Michael Brown was gunned down by Ferguson Missouri police while visiting his grandmother.

Pic the Police!

July 14, 2014

Within the last year there has been a greater visible police presence all over the city of San Francisco. What was once tolerated and even considered part of the local culture, or ambiance, if you will, is no longer tolerated. This includes street vending street food and open marijuana consumption.

With the influx of Tech Boomers and rising housing costs, also came this new intolerance. No coincidence!

BB Guns

June 17, 2014

I heard a young girl crying hysterically outside of my home, which kicked my maternal instincts into overdrive as I rushed to her aid. "They shot me with them BB guns!"

This Story Is Not About Alex Nieto

April 21, 2014

On March 22, 2014 Alex Nieto was shot and killed by SFPD, citing claims that he appeared to have a firearm that he allegedly drew on officers. It was later disclosed to be a taser he used in his work as a security guard.

San Francisco County Jail Cookbook #6?

March 25, 2014

With the news of 6 SFPD Officers being indicted by federal prosecuters, the $50,000 question is: Are things back to normal in SF, or will more people than ever be arrested for alleged marijuana offenses, or have they had their fill?

I've been arrested more times than anyone since “Brownie Mary” in 20 years.

Racist Cops in Yolo 2014

Let me get one thing absolutely clear from the gate. I am NOT in the
habit of pulling the race(ist) card without being 100% certain of my
facts.

Open Letter to the DOJ about Police Brutality

February 12, 2014


State of California, Department of Justice
Office of the Attorney General, Kamala D. Harris
Attn: Public Inquiry Unit
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550

To Attorney General Kamala D. Harris:

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