– By Kitty Hundal May 26 2k16
The second anniversary of Jason Westcott’s death is coming up on May 27, 2016 and his family will be hosting an Event in his memory.
—| Jason’s Two Year Memorial May 27th 2016 |—
1) Memorial on Friday at 7:00 pm in Oldsmar, Florida at the Memorial Park on Shore Drive.
2) Memorial on Friday at 4:00 pm in Rome, New York for family and friends at Pinti Field.
Jason Westcott was a young man whose death was a needless tragedy.
Why should this matter to you and me?
Like millions of others living in poverty and struggling to survive, Jason worked hard, smoked weed and occasionally sold small amounts to his friends for their personal use.
This is not the profile of a hardened criminal working within organized crime. It is not the profile of a man so dangerous that the police needed a SWAT team to arrest him and kill him in the process of that arrest.
He was a frightened man who had received death threats and who had been advised by the police to keep his gun available and use it if necessary. He followed their advice.
So, why did this tragedy happen?
It happened because abuse of power and corruption are infesting police forces and our justice system, from the lowest to the highest levels, around the world. This corruption and abuse of power is being treated as though it’s acceptable and a ‘necessary evil’ in the ‘war on drugs’.
It’s okay for confidential informants to lie if it suits the police agenda.
It’s okay for police officers to perjure themselves in court since their target must be guilty, according to them.
It’s okay for judges to toss people in jail at the drop of a hat and over the most minor of offenses, to assume guilt even if the evidence doesn’t warrant such an assumption, or, to violate their civil rights, if they are disenfranchised and can’t afford to fight back.
Tampa Bay is no different. It’s no better or worse.
Unless we fix the problem of abuse of power and corruption no matter where it appears or at what level of society we will continue to have Jason Westcott’s die needlessly and tragically.
“In the minds of the Tampa police, Jason Westcott was expendable. Now that he’s dead, he’s just another piece of drug war collateral damage. Just like Eurie Stamps. Or Kathryn Johnston. Or Jonathan Ayers. Or Gonzalo Guizan. Or Isaac Singletary, Tarika Williams, Alberto Sepulveda, Pedro Navarro, Jose Guerena, Trevon Cole, Humbert Henkel, or Ramarley Graham, among others. There’s no need to reexamine the policies that led to these people dying, because these people simply aren’t that important. There have been dozens of Jason Westcotts before this one. And there will be more.”
Let’s take this opportunity to remember Jason as well as all of the other victims of state and police corruption and abuse of power.
Pledge in Jason’s name to expose and oppose these crimes.
The article was written by Kitty Hundal, founder of Hacktivist Culture, a Canadian Activist and supporter of the Anonymous Collective.
IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN (and if you dont read this you’re lazy and of no use to any of us!)
When shills, feds, trolls and all round assholes wants to destroy something good, (because building something is to hard for morons), they resort to what we call “JTRIG-ing”. A little something we learned from Snowden and Greenwald. They make fake pages to dilute your message and weaken your voice.
They make copies of your pages, like the asshat making The Pirate Party of Norway page which you can see further down on my wall, and then try their best to make sure that you do not get heard.
Whether employed by our government or just an asshat, they really are #Anonymous and #Pirates worst enemies. Snakes in the garden. I am one of the ones burning the grass so we can see them. It will never be pretty but it will be what we have to do.
Now wake the fuck up and then forgive my brusque words when I tell them to fuck off. Someone needs to be the garbage man. – Ray
I HATE 2 OUT OF 3 AMERICANS (yes, im not a coward)
I posted this an hour ago and got no liker or haters or nothing. Have you all gone numb, dumb or just cowardly in general.
“Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe torture can be justified to extract information from suspected terrorists, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, a level of support similar to that seen in countries like Nigeria where militant attacks are common.”
Torturing anyone, let alone someone innocent, is a crime against humanity. I have made it my life’s work to bring the Americans before a tribunal before I die. If you know me, you know some people should start preparing for a G5 forced flight to The Hague, The Netherlands. I am the storm!
Stop by and I will tell you what torture is – from experience. Then you too will feel my anger and not resent me for hating 2 out of 3 Americans
SAN FRANCISCO – Following Friday’s unveiling of the much un-anticipated PineApple, a bemused tech press is left scratching its head over Steve Wozniak’s next big idea.
Wozniak, who co-founded tech giant Apple in a garage along with his pal Steve Jobs, is going head-to-head with his old company with his new startup, dubbed PineApple.
Apple was named after Newton’s apple, which disrupted his thought process and led to his development of the theory of gravity.
PineApple is a fruit of a different color, its spiky exterior giving no hint of the sweetness within.
Wozniak replied, I thought, why can’t a pineapple make history too? We need more variety in our tech diet.”
The tech legend has long supported social causes, and there is much speculation on what, specifically, the new startup will do: is it computers? gadgets? a nonprofit of some kind?
Wozniak took several years off to return to school and qualify as a schoolteacher, so no doubt there is a lesson in it for all of us, somewhere. Somewhere past that spiky exterior.
—-> Offficial video presentation @ www.twitter.com/whatspineapple
11.30am BST – 06:30am EDT- 03:30am PDT 06:30pm CST (China)
—-> Leaked teaser: https://vine.co/v/ijKHm2EVHII