The tension between black communities and white cops in America is at an all-time high following the recent developments in Ferguson, Missouri. In the video above Brandon McKean, a young black man, is stopped by a cop in his patrol car in Pontiac, Michigan, because someone reported him for walking down the street with his hands in his pockets on Thanksgiving afteroon, regardless of the fact it was a freezing cold day.
The officer stopped Brendon because he felt he was acting suspiciously and when challeneged he explained that there had been a high number of robberies in the area. Choosing to ignore of course all the other white people who were walking down the street with their hands in their pockets.
In light of the incident at Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this month, this video, shot by the rear passenger of a car stopped by a traffic policeman in Boynton Beach, quickly deconstructs any salvage work on the reputation of American police and their conduct on the job.
The level of aggression exhibited by both officers is frightening, especially from the second whose approach to the incident and subsequent line to the driver beggars belief.
Like something out of a John Grisham novel the FBI have made public, for the first time in 12 years a coded note which once successfully deciphered could help solve a murder case.
The hand written note, (as seen above and below), was found on the body of 41 year-old Ricky McCormick on June 30th 1999, in a field in St Louis, Missouri. Ricky had been murdered and dumped there and the only clues found at the scene were two encrypted notes which were discovered in the victim’s trouser pockets.
The FBI website states:
“Despite extensive work by our Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit (CRRU), as well as help from the American Cryptogram Association, the meanings of those two coded notes remain a mystery to this day, and Ricky McCormick’s murderer has yet to face justice.
The more than 30 lines of coded material use a maddening variety of letters, numbers, dashes, and parentheses. McCormick was a high school dropout, but he was able to read and write and was said to be “street smart.” According to members of his family, McCormick had used such encrypted notes since he was a boy, but apparently no one in his family knows how to decipher the codes, and it’s unknown whether anyone besides McCormick could translate his secret language. Investigators believe the notes in McCormick’s pockets were written up to three days before his death.”
Unsurprisingly there has been a massive reaction to this appeal, so much so that authorities have had to set up a separate page to deal with public comments and theories. Chart a course for more information on this appeal HERE.