Thursday, December 04, 2014

MUST READ!!! MISSOURI REP. AND BLACK CAUCUS CHAIR BRANDON ELLINGTON STANDS WITH PEACEFUL PROTESTORS!!!



TKC NOTE: This open letter from Kansas City MO House Rep. Brandon Ellington just hit the Internets and it's a thoughtful reflection on the reality of recent protest on the legislative process in Missouri and beyond. Check it:

Open Letter from Ellington

What people should understand about the protests that have been occurring nationwide following Mike Brown's death is that the protesters are drawing attention and unifying the country around police brutality which so-called minorities and underprivileged communities have been suffering for years.

If it had not been for protesters blocking traffic, showing up to malls, boycotting Black Friday and disrupting Orthodox life as usual we would not be seeing the President talking about legislation to de-militarize the police. We would not see politicians talking about video and audio equipment for law enforcement. I filed the bill last year and I couldn't get the support of some the politicians talking about filing or the need of this type of legislation now.

Yesterday, I was asked what difference video equipment would make when the police that killed Eric Garner were on video and still evaded prosecution. Well the answer is simple, exposure, it's hard for society to change until the ugly nature of that society and or the institutions that make up that society are exposed. I stand in solidarity with those that are protesting peacefully. As a State Representative I fight passionately to change a system that has overt bias in it. As a black man or an American of African descent it infuriates me when I hear mainstream society belittle those communities that have been oppressed. There are factual, non-anecdotal disparities that are evident in our institutions, social and economic conditions.

I could continue to rant and rave but my true motivation for writing this letter is to ask those that are willing to fight for change to join me regardless of ones ethnicity, social status, educational attainment or income. As an elected official I would like to make it known that you have somebody that is willing to stand with you and to fight with you to change a system that has to be changed.
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31 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Haters might rage at this one but at the very least Brandon is letting voters know where he stands and not playing both sides of the fence on this one.

In reality, Brandon is one of the best local leaders out there and he is always willing to meet with his constituents and listen to all side of a debate. That's part of the reason he has risen so quickly because he has the respect of his peers both republican and democrat alike.

Anonymous said...

no more doublespeak from the slave owners. fuck the politicians.

Anonymous said...

aiyana stanley jones didnt break any laws, resist arrest or try to steal a cops gun and she was still murdered by acop showing off for reality TV.

Christopher Cooper (independence Mo) didnt break any laws, resist arrest or try to steal a cops gun and he was still left for dead, called a cockroach, and asked why he wouldn't die.

Anonymous said...

Now they are saying that Officer Pantaleo was a child molester and that the NYPD covered it up. Sounds like sick pig. Where is Joni Ernst? Send Pantaleo to her farm and make him SQUEEALLLLL. OOOOIIIIINNNNKKK

Anonymous said...

Enjoy a large spike in crime for your district Mr. Ellington. The police will certainly take a hands off approach in the black neighborhoods as a result of you and your ilk.

Anonymous said...

The 13th Amendment says, "Slavery is legal as punishment for a crime".

Dr. Jones said...

I think it's a good point about police reaction. But I would say that as long as protestors are peaceful, the police don't have any problem with them. Cops aren't as thin skinned as some might think.

It's possible to support the police and rights for black people.

Anonymous said...

good and they can keep their revenue generating speed traps outta my white neighborhood.

what crimes do cops solve???? none, unless they find the perp still there they don't do any investigating. so what will the difference be.

Anonymous said...

Doc fuck the blacks what about civil asset forfeiture, what about cops beating whites, what about cops kids NEVER facing their speeding tickets. its a two class system not white and black its cop or not

Anonymous said...

RAND PAUL 2016

Anonymous said...

RAND PAUL = MORE FREEDOM LESS GOVERNMENT

Anonymous said...

this isnt a race issue over 60% of people killed by cops are white. RIP Brandon Ellingson

Blinder Justice said...

Hey you ass hat politician. Have you introduced any legislation At all so that all these terrible tings you believe are happening will now be illegal? FUCK NO YOU HAVEN'T !!! So what makes you any different than those you condemn?

Anonymous said...

437 right on. government is the problem, not race. two tiers, government and the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

vote Rand Paul in 2016

Anonymous said...

The burgeoning B.P.I.C. spurs huge demand for Community Organizers , hack politicians and journalists, and Democrat weasel trial lawyers.

Profiteers piling in.

i.e. - The Black Paranoia Industrial Complex

Anonymous said...

cops are out of control, civil asset forfeiture, red light cameras, US Patriot Act, NSA, and top cop Holder/Obama.

Anonymous said...

the Bush/Obama nanny state continues

Anonymous said...

Truly, the unmistakable noise of true ignorance

Polar Bear said...

Wonder how the spicster is going to try and spin this one.

Since the cop was a beaner, bet this will go down as accidental.

I have to give the dead Negro some credit on this one. That fat fuck was trying to make a dollar without stealing it. He was simply selling individual cigs.

Now that's not a real fast way of making money, but consider the stupid fuck doing it.

Something wrong when 5 cops have to kill a fat guy because he is selling cigs. This one was wrong. The Mexican cop should be charged and bitched in prison.

Anonymous said...

He had a heart attack P-Bear. The cops didn't kill him. Although, there is speculation the Mexican cop farted (nasty chili farts) causing temporary asphyxiation which led to the heart attack.

Anonymous said...

Suck it nigger

Anonymous said...

Gangster rappers like Ellington have nothing to do with the problems in the hood. right?

Anonymous said...

He fucked her right in the pussy!

Anonymous said...

Open Sore From Ellington

What people should clearly comprehend about the protests that have been occurring nationwide following Mike Brown's suicide-by-cop is that the protesters are grandstanding and dividing the country around law enforcement which so-named criminals and government dependent communities have been battling against for years.

Yesterday, I was asked what difference video equipment would make when the police that were forced to subdue an Eric Garner who was resisting arrest were on video and still accused of brutality. Well the answer is simple, exposure, it's hard for society to ignore the loud protesters until the ugly nature of their provocation and or the blackmailing activist organizations that make up that society are exposed. I stand in solidarity with those that are intent on disrupting and harassing the innocent law-abiding public. As a State Representative I fight passionately to promote a system that has overt racism at it's core and perpetuates the forever black victim stereotype. As a black man or an American who claims a nearly mythical African descent it infuriates me when I hear white society expect those communities that have been reliant upon subsidies for so long to transition off of government ASAP. There are factual, non-anecdotal disparities that are evident in our institutions, social and economic conditions which lead some to believe that many black Americans are content to live as wards of the state.

I could continue to rant and rave but my true motivation for writing this letter is to ask those that are willing to overlook my racist views which keep minorities trapped in poverty to join me regardless of ones ethnicity, social status, educational attainment or income. As an elected official I would like to make it known that you have somebody that is willing to ignore your long-term interests and to accept a system that need not be changed if I'm to maintain my political position misrepresenting you.
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Anonymous said...

Ellington , you are appreciated.

3rd said...

Agree. Good that Ellington is willing to stand up for something. Most legislators are only looking out for their career.

Anonymous said...

Where's your proof most legislators are looking out for their careers.

Anonymous said...

Billions spent on campaigns wold not be evidence of that?

Anonymous said...

Fuck the nigger caucus. How about a white one? Oh, that would be racist. Fuck all of you socialist niggers, especially the one staining the white house.

Anonymous said...

7:16, Billions are not spent on state legislature seats, so no, your argument isn't valid. dipshit