Monday, January 30, 2006

Eyes on YOU!!


With all this talk of The GPD's "SECRET POLICE" and The Dubya Administration's ILLEGAL WIRETAPPING OF AMERICA, I have only one question (At the momment.):




Wray & Hege: Birds of a feather?

Are these guys similar in their way of thinking?

Now before anyone says I'm bashing law enforcement, I'M NOT!

We need effective law enforcement because, quite frankly, there are some a**holes in society that need to be PUT AWAY!

The problem is that LE in this area has taken a hit because of A FEW people that haven't been doing right. I knew that Wray would leave office, but not this soon and not in this way. There's ALOT more to this story than is being told. For instance, why isn't the city letting us see the investigative report on him and the department?



When sh*t goes down, we need honest cops to "handle business."

But not guys who would ABUSE the priviledge.

Gerald "Stop'em if they're darker than snow" Hege

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Let's get some HONEST cops in power.

BLACK, BROWN, OR WHITE. It doesn't matter to me...

Just thinkin' about some things...


I was juuuuust thinkin'...

What if there was NO RACISM?

What if there was NO SEXISM?



What if there was NO AGE DISCRIMINATION?

As jaded as we are in our society nowadays, could we really HANDLE IT?




Could we really handle it?

I have my doubts...

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

"Black Positive" stuff: Part 2...

"Black Klansman" Ron Stallworth

Hey, folks. Here's the story on "Tyrone Biggums."

His real name is Ron Stallworth and he's a true "American Hero." I thought I would add this with all of the bullsh#t going on with our own Police Dept..

There ARE good cops around.


Read on...


Black sergeant was 'loyal Klansman'

By Deborah Bulkeley
Deseret Morning News

About 25 years ago, Ron Stallworth was asked to lead the Ku Klux Klan chapter in Colorado Springs.

Ron Stallworth carries his KKK membership card as a memento.

Problem was, the outgoing Klan leader didn't know that Stallworth is black. "He asked me to take over the lead because I was a good, loyal Klansman," said Stallworth, who had been in constant phone contact with the Klan leader while leading a yearlong Colorado Springs police investigation into the Klan.

Stallworth later moved to Utah, where he recently retired after nearly 20 years as an investigator for the Utah Department of Public Safety. He says he's amazed that no one ever caught on to the investigation he led starting in 1979. After he was offered Klan leadership, he quietly disappeared. As a memento Stallworth still carries his Klan membership card — signed by David Duke. "It was one of the most fun" investigations, he said. "Everybody said it couldn't be done."

Stallworth communicated with Klan leaders using the telephone. A white officer posing as Stallworth went to the meetings. "The challenge for me was to maintain the conversation flow," Stallworth said. At the same time, Stallworth also led an undercover investigation into the Progressive Labor Party, a communist group that protested at Klan rallies.

Stallworth, of Layton, worked 30 years in law enforcement in four states. Stallworth's undercover experience and research led him to become a nationally known expert on gang culture. He calls the Klan investigation "one of the most significant investigations I was ever involved in because of the scope and the magnitude of how it unfolded."

The investigation revealed that Klan members were in the military, including two at NORAD who controlled the triggers for nuclear weapons. "I was told they were being reassigned to somewhere like the North Pole or Greenland," Stallworth said.

The Klan investigation isn't the only time Stallworth has been mistaken for a white guy. He's been contacted by academics about his "scholarly research" on gangs. One such academic "said he was so impressed that a white Mormon in Utah could write such an impressive work on black gang culture." Stallworth said he laughed and explained that not only is he not white or Mormon, he started his college career in 1971 and remains about 2 1/2 years shy of his bachelor's degree.

Stallworth started to work on gang activity for the Utah Department of Public Safety in the late 1980s. He wrote a report that led to the formation of Utah's first gang task force — the Gang Narcotics Intelligence Unit that involved the Utah Division of Investigation and the Salt Lake City Police Department.

"Based on what was going on at the time, I knew about the L.A. gang problem," he said. Utah gang suspects were "telling us they were Crips from California." Stallworth said of his work in Utah, it's his investigation of gangs that he's most proud of. "It's had a lasting impact, first and foremost, on law enforcement," he said.

Wes McBride, president of the California Gang Investigators Association and retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, said about 15 years ago he "heard about this guy in Salt Lake who was becoming an expert" in gangsta rap music. So, he invited Stallworth to speak on the topic. It was the first of a series of lectures Stallworth gave on street-gang culture.

"I don't know that any of us ever listened to it," McBride said. "Where he was instrumental with us was pointing out to listen to the words, to listen to what these gangsters were saying."

The two both testified in a 1993 homicide in which a Texas state trooper was killed by a 19-year-old gang member, McBride said. Stallworth was the expert witness on the connection between gangsta rap and gang culture in the case, McBride recalled.

Leticia Medina, executive director of Utah Issues, said she started working with Stallworth on gangs in the late 1980s, when the first Metro Gang Unit was under development. She was a youth corrections provider at the time. "He was very interested in what my perspectives were," she said. "I learned from him as much as I hope he learned from me.

"Law enforcement is not something that I grew up trusting. I had an opportunity to deal with a cop and see his world," she said. At the time, Medina said, law enforcement wasn't involved in the community.

"They started the Metro Gang Unit, and everyone knew who the gang unit was," she said. "One key that Ron worked on was getting to know the community and community leaders. . . . Law enforcement needed to be trained in cultural competence and gang culture." Stallworth has self-published four books on gang culture and has testified before Congress on gangs and violence. He also served as the state's first gang-intelligence coordinator.

In 1994, he was selected by the U.S. Justice Department's National Drug Intelligence Center to participate in a national street-gang symposium, the results of which were presented to the U.S. attorney general. Now that he's retired, Stallworth plans to remain active, politically and otherwise.

Stallworth is chairman of the Black Advisory Council and serves on Layton's Parks and Recreation Commission and Planning Commission.

He also was one of several applicants for a vacant City Council seat in Layton. Stallworth didn't get the seat but says he plans to run for City Council.

He coaches a youth track team for 9-to-14-year-old boys and girls, and would like to volunteer for the Huntsman Cancer Center, which cared for his wife, Micki, before her death.

Stallworth is also going back to school. He wants to complete a bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration at Columbia College. Medina said she wouldn't be surprised if Stallworth continues to speak up on issues close to him.

"Now that he's retired, watch out," Medina said. "He is very committed to all these communities. He is also very committed to the career he chose as a law-enforcement officer. . . . People need to take the time to really listen to him."



Nice work, bruh...

F#ck the KKK!!!

Some "Black Positive" stuff...

"The Queen of Africa" Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
The New President of Liberia

Here's some "Black Positive" stuff that's going on 'round the world: The First African Woman President & Black Klansman.

Now, before you start with the "Dave Chappelle" joke, noooo, I'm not talking about "Tyrone Biggums."

The brotha was undercover working for the side of good.

Read on...


Liberia Installs Africa's First Woman Head Of State

Published on 1/17/2006

Monrovia, Liberia — Greeted by shouts of “Queen of Africa!” and standing before the bullet-scarred capitol of this war-torn nation, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Harvard-trained banker and stalwart survivor of Liberia's brutal politics, took the oath of office on Monday to become Africa's first woman to be elected a head of state.

Her words interrupted again and again with joyful shouts of “Yes!” and “Amen!” Johnson Sirleaf told the crowd that she would bring “a fundamental break with the past, thereby requiring we take bold and decisive steps to address the problems that for decades have stunted our progress, undermined national unity and kept old and new cleavages in ferment.”

It was a jubilant moment suffused with history, observed with smiles by members of the old boy's club Johnson Sirleaf joins, the formerly all-male fraternity of African leaders. Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria's president and chairman of the African Union, looked on beaming as Johnson Sirleaf took the oath of office.
A U.S. delegation led by Laura Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also looked on, seated beneath simple woven canopies, the high-level delegation a sign of the long and often troubled relationship between Liberia, which was founded by slaves returned from the United States in 1847, and the United States.

In the front row sat also-ran George Weah, the soccer star who lost to Johnson Sirleaf and refused to concede the election, raising the possibility that long-suffering Liberia's opportunity for lasting peace might slip away. But Weah conceded last month, paving the way for Monday's historic ceremony.

Despite the euphoria, Johnson Sirleaf faces a mountain of troubles in a nation afflicted by civil war for 14 years. Liberia's infrastructure is in shambles; there is no piped water, no electric grid. Its roads, schools and health centers, where they still exist, barely function.
An interim government that has ruled since warlord Charles Taylor fled in 2003 was supposed to kick-start development, but rampant corruption forced many foreign donors to halt their programs.

The European Union had been supporting an effort to electrify the capital, for example, but withdrew because of corruption concerns. With the new president taking office, the EU will begin the program again, committing $70 million. The United States is committed to rebuilding the country's armed forces. The U.N. mission in Liberia, which includes 15,000 peacekeeping troops, costs about $700 million a year.

Liberians, even the partisans of Weah, who had rampaged through the streets to protest what they said was a rigged election, exulted in the moment, by turns relieved that war seems finally to have left their shores and proud that their nation has produced the continent's first head of state who is a woman.

“I voted for George Weah, but I accept Ellen because she is our Ma and is going take care of us,” said Benedict Newon, a 19-year-old former child soldier. He first hoisted a weapon for Charles Taylor when he was 10, though he later switched allegiance to another rebel group.

“I never carry gun again,” Newon said, gesturing at his 8-month-old son and his wife Fatou's pregnant belly. “I have a future now. I gotta protect it. I gotta be patient with Ma Ellen.”
That notion of president as mater familias may seem new, but in Liberia politics has always been paternalistic — fighters for Taylor called him their “Papay.”

In an interview before the inauguration, Johnson Sirleaf said that unlike some Western women in politics, she embraces the stereotypical feminine roles as part of her appeal, though she is also known as Liberia's iron lady from her years in opposition politics, which included two stints as a political prisoner.

“The iron lady of course that comes from the toughness of many years of being a professional in a male dominated world,” Johnson Sirleaf said. “But also the many young people we have here, and the suffering I have seen, and the despair and lack of hope, brought out the motherliness in me, and that is where the Ma Ellen comes from.”

It is a combination — tough and tender — that has won women new respect in the increasingly democratic political scene in Africa. Once dominated by male autocrats, many African countries now have women in high positions and a handful are poised to join Johnson Sirleaf at the pinnacle of power.

Women from across the continent flocked to Monrovia to celebrate her victory. Abena P.A. Busia, an English professor from Ghana said she would have swum to the inauguration.

Euphoria was palpable in the streets, where squads of workers frantically readied this battered city for its long-awaited close-up. Lacking heavy equipment, crews painted lines in the roads using huge stencils and hand brushes.

Pandora Matati, a 20-year-old former fighter, was among the crews who worked furiously to prepare for the big event. “I love Ellen because she is going to do so much for us,” Matati said as she took a brief break from her job laying concrete at the capitol. “With Ellen, anything is possible.”


You go, girl!!

Coming up next, "Tyrone Biggums"...

Whoa!! Cops, Drugs, Strippers, & a Black Book...

I really didn't want to think this "black book" was real.

It was.

I didn't want to believe that The Greensboro Police Dept. was blatantly racially-profiling Black folks in The 21st Century.

It happened.

Now, at least according to the local news and local blogs, a big-time drug dealer and some strippers are now involved in the mix.

This will make a nice cable movie or documentary on Court TV or A&E someday.

Here are some links to this interesting and still developing story:

(I thought this was pure fantasy. It looks like it wasn't.)

( Lorraine Ahearn of The N&R wrote this.)

(The Troublemaker's Ben Holden's view on the subject.)


Strippers, Drugs, Bad Cops...

What's next, a midget and a clown?

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Hurray for the Good Guys!!

Reinstated and back on duty.

Lt. James "Herc" Hinson is back on the job and cleared of ALL of the unfounded charges against him.
It's nice when the Good Guys win for a change. Things HAVE changed since The KKK Massacre back in '79. And alittle stayed the same...

Do you think that all of this would have came about if it didn't?

Here's some news about it:


Cleared officer, lawyer hold news conference

Staff Reports


To listen to Wednesday's statement read by Lt. James Hinson, click here (1:05).To listen to the statement read by Hinson's attorney, Joe Williams, click here (2:23).

Lt. James Hinson and his attorney Joe Williams addressed the media Wednesday with written statements read in front of the entrance to the Greensboro Police Department on Washington Street.

Neither man took questions afterward. Hinson was welcomed back from a seven-month suspension by more than a dozen police officers who hugged him and shook hands as he stepped from the main entrance to the building.

Hinson, who comes back from administrative leave today, will return to uniform Thursday as the executive officer who oversees patrol operations in the eastern region of the city.

Pick up Thursday's News & Record for more information on this story.


"Davey-Boy" pissed so many people off that even the White cops were mad as Hell at him!


Some more GPD Scandal Garbage...

Former Police Chief David "Davey-Boy" Wray:
Uhhhh... sorry?

Do you belive that Davey-Boy actually kept a "black book" on Black cops and Black citizens?

An actual, physical book on his fellow cops...

That's f*cked up, Davey-Boy.

Talk about "Big Bro" watching...

At least City Manager Mitchell Johnson didn't play around with Davey-Boy.

You go, Mitch!!!

Here's some more news on this crap:




Official: Wray hid 'black book'

By Eric J.S. Townsend and Eric Swensen, Staff Writers

GREENSBORO — Former police Chief David Wray misled city leaders when he covered up the actions of a “secret police” unit that targeted black officers for unfair internal investigation, Greensboro officials said.Part of the cover-up included the hiding of a “black book” that contained photos of at least 19 African American officers, officials said late Tuesday. The book was eventually recovered by investigators probing allegations of misconduct within the Greensboro Police Department. And a black lieutenant whose claims of racism triggered seven months of controversy in the department returns to work today , his record cleared of unfounded criminal charges.

City Manager Mitchell Johnson disclosed during a news conference partial findings of an internal probe into actions Wray and the Greensboro police Special Intelligence Section took. He did so after a unanimous vote by the City Council to make the information public. Johnson described the “black book” as a police lineup used by Special Intelligence, but he provided few details about its exact use by the five-officer squad. “The activities of this unit and its continued pursuit of unproven, previously investigated and unsubstantiated charges against certain African American officers created an atmosphere of fear, distrust and suspicion, which undermined the department’s morale and efficiency,” he said. Johnson also said Wray violated North Carolina’s Personnel Privacy Act and may have inappropriately negotiated with the Greensboro Police Officers Association. Wray resigned Monday. Efforts to reach him late Tuesday for comment were unsuccessful. Assistant Chief Tim Bellamy has been named Greensboro’s acting chief.

“If I was a black officer, I would certainly feel targeted,” Johnson said. “Whether it represents systematic racism or simply very poor decision making ... is yet to be determined.” Johnson said he has not spoken with Wray since Friday, when the locks to the chief’s office were changed after a meeting between the two men. The city manager had given Wray the weekend to explain what was in the report — and told the chief he would face administrative leave beginning Monday “unless he was able to present information which would place the totality of the report in doubt.” “Our discussions have not included an apology for these particular issues,” Johnson said Tuesday in response to questions from the media. “He has expressed regret for what happened under his watch. ”Wray faxed a letter to media from a local FedEx Kinko’s explaining his resignation. “Certain events during the last several months have created controversy,” Wray said in the letter. “During this period I have at all times acted in what I believed to be the best interest of the department and the community, attempting to find balance between a number of conflicting interests.“ The result, however, is that the city manager and some others have lost confidence and trust in my ability to lead. This is my great regret.”

The investigation, which has cost $70,000 so far, found Wray misled the public and city leaders about Lt. James Hinson when he publicly implied in June that Hinson was part of a drug investigation.Hinson went public June 10 with accusations that Special Intelligence was targeting him. He had spotted officers from the squad trailing him during his shift the evening of June 3. Wray hosted a news conference June 17 after placing Hinson on paid leave. During that event, the chief said he was unable to address the allegations sooner because of an ongoing drug investigation “wide-ranging in nature” and with “far-reaching geographic and subject matter implications.”

But Johnson said Tuesday that Wray knew before that news conference that Hinson had been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in 2003 and administrative wrongdoing in 2004. Hinson could not be reached for comment late Tuesday. He did not return a message left on his cell phone.Reactions to Johnson’s disclosures were immediate. “It’s going to take a little bit of digesting,” said Eddy Summers, president of the 410-officer Greensboro Police Officers Association. “This appears to have only touched upon one allegation that has been rumored around the department.” Summers said other internal affairs investigations had been altered during Wray’s tenure. Johnson acknowledged he has yet to review a second report that details other improprieties; he declined to provide additional details.

Two other high-ranking officers retired without notice the week after Thanksgiving, immediately after their interviews with the consultants assisting city staff with the investigation, Johnson said. Employee personnel records are generally confidential under state law. But a city manager can release information about an employee’s job status and reasons for change if elected officials concur and it “is essential to maintaining public confidence in the administration of city services.”

Greensboro council members said they authorized Johnson to release the information to clear up misinformation and rumors. Councilwoman Sandy Carmany said she heard a lot of criticism of Johnson’s decisions and how he conducted the investigation, as well as rumors that the Wray investigation was to appease officers unhappy with his implementation of rotating shifts. Mayor Keith Holliday said it was important to release information because of “the loss of trust and faith in the police department and the chief.” “To have the chief make his own disclosure — it left too many unanswered questions,” he said.

City leaders interviewed after the news conference Tuesday said the findings troubled them. But they added they were pleased with Johnson’s efforts to look into the situation. Greensboro staff has spent an estimated 1,100 hours on the investigation. “It was very disturbing, but I am pleased with this administration for not trying to hide it ... but to try to correct it,” Councilwoman Yvonne Johnson said. Carmany said she was disappointed in the report’s findings, especially given her close ties to the department — her husband retired from it six years ago. But she said the investigation affirms “nobody is going to be above the law.”

Contact Eric J.S. Townsend at 373-7008 or

Contact Eric Swensen at 373-7351 or


David Wray = Liar...

David Wray = Bad Cop...

David Wray, YOU'RE OUTTA HERE!!!