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New Atlanta-Based Group Formed To Combat ‘Police Terrorism’ Against the Black Community

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Cynthia McKinney

After the recent and ongoing killings of unarmed Black men by police officers, a new Atlanta-based group called the Coalition to Combat Police Terrorism is adding its voice to discussions of how police brutality has been plaguing the Black community.

Many groups have been formed specifically to help combat police brutality but there has been a recent surge in Black vigilante groups sharing more radical views on the issue.

In a country where police officers are viewed by many as heroes, the Coalition to Combat Police Terrorism cites history to make the claim that the modern police are just an extension of the Ku Klux Klan.

“They’re the descendants of the Ku Klux Klan,” Dhoruba bin-Wahad, a former leader of the Black Panther party and current member of the Coalition to Combat Police Terrorism, said during a news conference on Monday. “They’re descendants of the militias that used to go hunt slaves and run them down. That’s how they police our community.”

The group is led by former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who is no stranger to stirring up controversy in order to fight for the Black community.

Her political career reflected her willingness to speak her mind and actively step in for the Black community where the government fell short—often pissing off white people in the process.

At the news conference she was asked if the group felt like it should show some sort of restraint following the recent killing of two New York police officers.

The killer, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, claimed the murders were to seek vengeance for Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

McKinney simply explained that the group’s mission is always a relevant one and that it will charge forward despite the circumstances.

“It’s not against police officers in general,” McKinney said at the news conference. “But it certainly is against those who use excessive force, who use the opportunity that they have to protect the community to terrorize the community.”

McKinney wanted to make it clear that she has no problem with police officers in general, especially considering the fact that her own father was an historic police officer.

Rep. Bill McKinney was one of Atlanta’s first post-integration Black police officers.

Other groups, like the Dallas-based Huey P. Newton Gun Club, are also boldly moving forward with more radical ways to address police brutality.

The group, which is named in honor of the former Black Panther leader, stages protests during which they proudly carry their own semiautomatic weapons.

The newly formed group listed multiple demands on its official website, one of which was to put a stop to police brutality.

They also view the recent killings and overall treatment of Blacks by police officers as blatant acts of terrorism.

“The recent murders of unarmed black, brown, and whites across the United States of America has eradicated trust in the police,” the group’s website states. “Individuals across the nation have been stripped of due process, subjected to state-sponsored police terrorism, and continue to suffer the fate of being terminated extra-judicially.”

 

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5 thoughts on “New Atlanta-Based Group Formed To Combat ‘Police Terrorism’ Against the Black Community

  1. Hank Wilson says:

    Black Intelligentsia, running away from your ethnicity, running from your community and running from the skin that Almighty God gave you will never make you a whole living-vessel. You must have a culture, a community and shoulders to stand on within your ethnicity; and if you do not then what you got of course, you will never ever be able to keep it. This just happen to be the law of your humanity…accept it or perish!!!

  2. Royce Cheong says:

    what I am think about is there some people out there trying to start a race war with black and white american or another civil war let be careful of those evil devils who want all of us american in fema camps I think that there is more then to it then just killing some black children I think they are trying to start a civil war between black and white american and the government take our guns from us put us in fema camps and then the chinese invade and then we are left out in the cold not able to protect our home or family and all that they don't kill will be their worker or farmer growing their food and raising their animals for food we will be their slave one again now y'all might think I am crazy but something is going on maybe I don't know but we don't have any more right in this country any more now tell me I am lien about that with my crazy self well at less I am thinking not like a sheep being feed and fat dumb and happy headede for the slaughter so y'all keep being feed their lie's just keep believing that they want the best for y'all white america ust think if they will do evil o black people what make you poor white people think that they won't do evil to y'all too cause y'all not all european white some of y'all been mix with spanish or even black people but threw the century of marriing back into poor white family's who also re mix up with who know what race indains spanish and blacks some of y'all look white but have other race in y'all genes so what I am saying is that they will do the same thing to y'all down te line just wait and see if y'all american can't come together and stop figthting each other and stand up for one another and make america the country that god want us to be brother and sister in one nation under god with freedom to say and think and do what is right for our family and country and nation.

  3. Royce Cheong I agree and have been saying this for years. It has really come to a heard. I think this is the way to bring about Martial Law and have people request it. Another way people will voluntarily give over their freedoms from panic and fear. Fear the Black Boogie Man or the White Devil are coming to get them. Another way to stop people of color from branching out – mental warfare before the actual war. I wish I could say who. I see both black and white and Hispanic in this as pons on a chess board. Programs assigned and accepted by a visibly invisible force. Instead of progress we have digressed 60 years backward. I feel like it is purposely not something that just rose to the surface – infused.

  4. Lyn Burns says:

    yes the people are waking up now , war is on! time to take back the north gate.

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