South Dallas candidates open up on cite and release and affordable housing

January 11, 2017 § 1 Comment

According to this Facebook comment, District 7 candidate Tammy Johnston supports marijuana decriminalization, specifically cite and release, at least in some form or fashion. This is comforting news considering the Councilwoman Tiffini Young voted against the policy along with the other three black council members. District 7 covers the South Dallas region.

Cite and release is not a perfect policy but a preferable and more progressive one that would greatly impact the people in her district and southern Dallas overall. Lew Sterrett jail has a problem keeping their jail daily population low already and decriminalizing marijuana possession will assist in decreasing jail expenses and occupancy. I would love to hear C/w Young explain her opposition to slowing down the Drug War.

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District 7 Councilwoman Tiffini Young

The comment below was response to a WFAA article about Houston’s marijuana laws.

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Speaking of District 7, Kevin Felder is back in the race and was on EcoLatino three days ago discussing the housing woes in Dallas and lack of affordable housing.

Ft. Worth chief forgives “rude” cop

January 10, 2017 § Leave a comment

 

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Left: Former Dallas Police Chief Brown  // Right: Ft. Worth Police Chief Fitzgerald

Ft. Worth Police Chief Fitzgerald agrees with the rest of the Ft. Worth Police Department that, yes, indeed, you better teach your kid not to litter…OR ELSE. « Read the rest of this entry »

“Black” police chief retires, gets TV spot after telling citizens get over police killings and get a job

December 15, 2016 § Leave a comment

A lot of people may find this title problematic but they probably find the statement, “Ben Carson, Stephen A. Smith and Stacie Dash are coons” problematic. For those of you who don’t have an issue calling out coons and traitors, please continue.

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Governor pulls chess move, picks black female for Dallas District Attorney replacement

December 7, 2016 § Leave a comment

Faith Johnson was appointed as the new District Attorney for Dallas County yesterday. When depressed, drug-addict former DA Susan Hawk resigned at the perfect time – as BE prophesied – with a wink and a nod, Governor Abbott was given the choice to replace her, and not the almost 2.5 million citizens of Dallas County.  « Read the rest of this entry »

Five months later, developers turn down $3M for southern Dallas grocery store

November 29, 2016 § Leave a comment

Before you read this, understand I wrote this piece two months ago and planned to publish it today. Today I called the office and was informed, despite being told information months ago, that information may be incorrect. Now I can’t get in touch with the staff person who supposedly has the correct information. We at Beneath Everything smelled some Trinity River-level bullshit and decided to publish anyway. It is a risk we are willing to take. « Read the rest of this entry »

Average black Oak Cliff resident is clueless

October 20, 2016 § Leave a comment

Follow up from previous article titled, “10 takeaways from Attorney General visit to Dallas, cop-politics as usual, #LynchingDallas Day 1 of 2”


Yes, I said it. The average black resident in southern Dallas is clueless about what’s really going on around them. That average is also the majority. Completely clueless. Most aren’t aware of the planned deck park nearby the Dallas Zoo, aren’t aware of the equestrian park near 175 Hwy, don’t know what “equestrian” is, and can’t locate Trinity Groves. Don’t believe me. Try it for yourself. Go to Redbird Mall or West End taking the blue, greed or red line south or ask the black person watching your child at day care or the desk agent at Planet Fitness or Williams Chicken, and spark up a conversation with any black person about local government. The odds won’t be in your favor. « Read the rest of this entry »

10 takeaways from Attorney General visit to Dallas, cop-politics as usual, #LynchingDallas Day 1 of 2

October 4, 2016 § Leave a comment

Is 21st Century style policing merely the same policing but with tech gadgets? Does it change any dynamics? Processes and protocols? Does it increase transparency or accountability? Is trust manufactured in this style of policing? Or is just hours and hours and terabytes and different angles of bleeding black bodies on live TV, my social media news feeds and totally available for my consumption, playback and share?

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