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Obama Fails Black America and Trayvon

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There is an episode of the television show Law & Order in which a black attorney is asked by a white counterpart if he thinks of himself as a black lawyer or as a lawyer who’s black. During a racially charged case later in his career, the attorney comes to the conclusion that he originally considered himself the latter but grew to realize that he was the former.

Here’s hoping that before his final term in office concludes, the first black president will rightly conclude that he is a black president, and not just an American president who happens to be black, and subsequently has a responsibility to speak for those black Americans who cannot speak for themselves.

One of them is Trayvon Martin

via Obama Fails Black America and Trayvon.

 

New York cannibal cop in tears as defense rests after one day | Reuters

(Reuters) – The New York City cop on trial for plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women shed tears on Tuesday as his attorneys rested their case after one day.

“Just knowing that we’ve finally come to the conclusion (of the trial) and that his fate is in the jury’s hands” made Officer Gilberto Valle emotional, attorney Robert Baum said after court ended.

“That’s a huge weight for someone to bear,” Baum said.

Closing arguments were scheduled for early on Thursday.

via New York cannibal cop in tears as defense rests after one day | Reuters.

 

NYC woman: Husband wanted to kill me, eat others | CNS News

NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of a New York City police officer on trial on charges that he conspired to kidnap, torture, kill and eat women objected to a defense lawyer‘s characterization of what she saw on her husband’s computer as pornography.

“It wasn’t porn. That was dead people,” 27-year-old Kathleen Mangan-Valle told defense attorney Julia Gatto Monday in an emotion-packed opening day of testimony that took a federal court jury in Manhattan into some of the darkest corners of sexually driven activity on the Internet. “I don’t know why you keep calling that stuff porn.”

via NYC woman: Husband wanted to kill me, eat others | CNS News.

 

Cannibal Cop’s Dark Fetishes Detailed in Grisly Trial Testimony – The Daily Beast

Testimony in the trial of an NYPD officer accused of conspiring to kill and eat women featured talk of ‘Southern-Fried Belle,’ ‘Girl Soup,’ foot fancies, asphyxiation fetishes, and other fantasies the cop raised in emails. Michael Daly reports.

via Cannibal Cop’s Dark Fetishes Detailed in Grisly Trial Testimony – The Daily Beast.