Do 'BlackLivesMatter' To The Orlando Mayoral Candidates? HELL NO!!
- Category: Politics
- Published: Thursday, 08 October 2015 21:12
- Written by Attorney Natalie Jackson
by Attorney Natalie Jackson
staff note: Attorney Natalie Jackson viewed a analyzed the Orlando Sentinel editorial staff questioning the Orlando Mayoral candidates. She was particularly interested in the candidates interest in Black issues focusing on police interaction with Black people. Attorney Jackson was not happy as shown by her 'cliff notes', and further FaceBook comments.
Attorney Natalie Jackson notes:
(but the Orlando Sentinel editorial staff only asked 2 questions about the police and ZERO questions about the #BlackLivesMatter movement...even though Orlando is over 30% BLACK and even though #BlackLivesMatter is a nationwide political subject)
Ok...I've watch this long boring video so that you don't have to...I wanted to see what these candidates said about the problem of some Orlando police abusing citizens.
If you want to skip to that section go to the 33:40 minute mark (33:40min-39min).
Orlando Sentinel: The police have been involved in several high profile excessive force cases. Does the department have a problem and if so what are you going to do about it?
MAYOR BUDDY DYER:
-Even though there has been 4 high profile cases in the last year he thinks that's an "aberration"
-Feels OPD is more accountable and transparent then any other local police force
-Says they report to internal affairs more uses of force than any other agency.
-In this years budget they [city council] have provided funding for body cams (THIS IS A LIE)
-He "said" Orlando started testing body cam a year before there was a call to do so nationally (THIS IS A LIE)
-He's proud of what Chief Mina has done
-He says of the four high-profile cases this year, 3 of the 4 have been terminated and subject to criminal prosecution (THIS IS AN EXAGGERATION OF THE FACTS)
CANDIDATE PAUL PAULSON:
-Police may need sensitivity training (DUH!)
-We could say that Black Lives Matter but every life matters and we can't kick people when they are down (AT LEAST HE MENTIONED BLACK LIVES MATTER)
-He saw a video at the District 6 debate, said "Mayor Dyer was a no show", and was sad and appalled
-May need to re-train and reprogram officers....may need to be sensitive on the types of people we hire
CANDIDATE SUNSHINE LINDA GRUND:
-Citizens need to be more involved by volunteering
-Hopeful the officers will retire and we will become better
MY TAKE AWAY IS THAT EVEN THOUGH ORLANDO IS OVER 30% BLACK...NONE OF THESE CANDIDATES HAS PUT MUCH THOUGHT INTO OR EVEN CARE ABOUT THE NUMBER #1 ISSUE OF CONCERN AMONG BLACK AMERICANS.
Attorney Natalie Jackson FaceBook Comments:
Natalie Jackson - Here is the info and real facts about the body cams: The city council DID NOT approved Body cams they approved for the police to APPLY FOR A $600K FEDERAL GRANT for Body cameras (Chief Mina said need almost $2million for cams)
Natalie Jackson - ON PAGE 7: (2) Approving Application FY 2015 Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program Grant. Approved, filed
and documentary #150615H02: http://www.cityoforlando.net/cityclerk/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2014/03/Council-Minutes-6-15-15.pdf