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Tulsa Oklahoma Race Riots on Black Wall Street

Published January 17, 2016 by lenaleansaywhat

Greenwood is a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As one of the most successful and wealthiest black communities in the United States during the early 20th Century, it was popularly known as America’s “Black Wall Street” until the Tulsa race riot of 1921, in which white residents massacred black residents and razed the neighborhood within hours. The riot was one of the most devastating massacres in the history of U.S. race relations, destroying the once thriving Greenwood community.

Within five years after the massacre, surviving residents who chose to remain in Tulsa rebuilt much of the district. They accomplished this despite the opposition of many white Tulsa political and business leaders and punitive rezoning laws enacted to prevent reconstruction. It resumed being a vital black community until segregation was overturned by the Federal Government during the 1950s and 1960s. Desegregation encouraged blacks to live and shop elsewhere in the city, causing Greenwood to lose much of its original vitality. Since then, city leaders have attempted to encourage other economic development activity nearby.



5 Year Old Boy Brings Food to 4 Year old Sisters Funeral After Being Starved to Death!!!???

Published December 13, 2013 by lenaleansaywhat




The five-year-old brother of a girl who was beaten and starved to death by their mother brought food to her funeral so she would have enough to eat in heaven, it was revealed.

‘Monster mom’ Carlotta Brett-Pierce was found guilty of murder last month and sentenced to 32 years to life in prison yesterday.

Her four-year-old daughter Marchella died covered in bruises and open wounds and weighing only 19 pounds in September 2010. She was found drugged and beaten, tied to her SpongeBob SquarePants bed at the Brooklyn home.

Tragic: Marchella Brett-Pierce, four, was found dead in September 2010, tied to her bed with jump ropes in her Brooklyn home

The little girl, who was force-fed allergy pills, was often beaten in front of her brother Tymel.

Prosecutor Jacqueline Kagan revealed that Tymel, now seven, was deeply traumatized by the events he witnessed at home and still grieves for his sister.

When he attended her funeral, he had brought food with him so that he could help his sister.

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Ms Kagan said: ‘He brought with him food because he knew she didn’t get enough. And he told his foster mother, ”I hope that she gets enough food and water in heaven,”’ according to the New York Post.

The month-long trial of Brett-Pierce, 32, in a Brooklyn court room finished quickly on May 9 with the jury requiring only one hour to deliberate over her guilt.

Defiant: Carlotta Brett-Pierce (center) as she was sentenced on Wednesday to 32 years to life in prison for the death of her daughter Marchella in 2010. Her mother Loretta was given up to 15 years for manslaughter

Self-pity: The mother has refused to take responsibility for the death of her daughter who was beaten and starved to death. Grandmother Loretta Brett (right) will also serve up to 15 years

When Marchella Brett-Pierce was found, she was tied to her bed with jump ropes, had been beaten, starved and drugged.

Prosecutors say she had dozens of marks and open wounds on her tiny body which was so emaciated, every rib could be seen.

Carlotta Brett-Pierce was emotionless when the jury proclaimed her guilty of her daughter Marchella’s death. Her punishment did not even stop her from giving the judge some attitude when asked if she understood.

‘I heard what you said,’ the 32-year-old said.

Abused: Marchella was born prematurely with breathing problems and died when she was four years old

Accomplice: The girl’s grandmother, Loretta Pierce, will serve up to 15 years for manslaughter

She has refused to accept blame for the death of her daughter, blaming the jurors, lawyers and the press for her murder conviction, calling it a ‘tragedy’.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Patricia DiMango said yesterday: ‘This child, at her tender age, was subjected to a hell that no one should have to endure.

‘What kind of person could do this to a child, let alone their own child?’ she said, according to DNAinfo.com

During the trial, Brett-Pierce’s answers painted a ghastly picture of their home life.

She said of her daughter near the time of her September 2010 death: ‘To me, at the time, it didn’t look bad.’

Brett-Pierce said that her daughter lost weight by running around in the heat and sustained the bruises from falling in the stairway.

Judge DiMango also sentenced grandmother Loretta Brett to five to 15 years in prison for manslaughter in the death.

Throughout the trial, her lawyers switched between disproving the prosecutions tales of horrific beatings and arguing that Brett-Pierce was an overwhelmed mother with a sick daughter that she didn’t know how to care for.

Marchella spent the first three-and-a-half years of her life in hospital after she was born prematurely with severe breathing difficulties.

Her mother admitted on the stand that in the seven months she was in her care, she never took the four-year-old to a pediatrician.

Gruesome: The tiny bed which the four-year-girl was tied to and starved in removed from the home in Brooklyn

A prosecutor showed the mother a doctor’s note indicating that her youngest boy weighed 18 pounds at nine months – roughly the same weight as four-year-old Marchella when she died.

She told the court she fed her daughter ‘potato chips, fried chicken and cheese doodles’, but an autopsy recorded that only a single corn kernel was found in her body, along with a high level of antihistamines.

Marchella should have been on a specialized diet and fed through a tube, which prosecutors say the mother totally ignored, instead feeding her junk food.

Unrepentant: Brett-Pierce will serve 32 years to life in prison for the murder of her daughter

During questioning she denied certain things she had already told police and called Marchella ‘my baby’ as opposed to ‘that b***h’ – which she was heard calling her in a recorded jail conversation played for the jury saying: ‘That b***h wasn’t that f***ing light.’

When she was released from hospital seven months before her death, she weighed 26lbs- a stark contrast from her final weight of 18.9 pounds.

The Administration for Children’s Services became involved with the family after Brett Pierce gave birth to a boy who tested positive for drugs.

Two social workers from ACS who had involvement in Marchella’s case were charged separately with criminally negligent homicide for failing to prevent the tragic death.

Damon Adams and Chereece Bell were both charged with criminally negligent homicide, official misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child. Their case is due to begin.

Hurricane Sandy’s Death Toll reaches 50!!!???

Published October 31, 2012 by lenaleansaywhat

During a visit to the Red Cross headquarters in Washington, D.C., this afternoon, Obama sent a very clear message to federal agencies.
“Do not figure out why we can’t do something. I want you to figure out how we do something,” the president said. “I want you to cut through red tape. I want you to cut through bureaucracy. There’s no excuse for inaction at this point. I want every agency to lean forward and to make sure that we are getting the resources where they need — where they’re needed as quickly as possible.”
The president said mayors and governors who run into any trouble can call him directly at the White House. He praised the heroic efforts of rescuers and helpful community members, but emphasized that recovery is going to take some time.
“It is not going to be easy for a lot of these communities to recover swiftly, and so it is going to be important that we sustain that spirit of resilience, that we continue to be good neighbors for the duration until everybody is back on their feet,” Obama said.
Among the hardest hit were New Jersey and New York, where public transportation was shut down, millions lost power and storm surges swamped cars, homes, businesses and boardwalks.
But in the wake of the devastation, states are beginning to make moves toward comebacks.
In New York, the New York Stock Exchange is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday after being closed for an unprecedented two days. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was scheduled to ring the opening bell.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the area’s airports and bridges, said it plans to have two major airports — John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, N.Y., and Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey — open Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. with limited service. However, LaGuardia Airport in New York City will remain closed amid flooding on the tarmac and other damage.
Public transportation in the city also screeched to a halt as the subway system, rail yards and bus depots were flooded in what officials called the biggest disaster of its 108 years in existence.
“The New York City subway system … has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night,” MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said in a statement.
All bridges into Manhattan were reopened today and limited bus service was to resume this evening — though the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel remained submerged beneath floods. The Holland Tunnel also remained closed though the Lincoln Tunnel was reopened early Tuesday.
Officials hoped to have power restored to New York in two to three days and aim to have the subways running in three to four days, Bloomberg said.
It will take about a week for PATH trains between New Jersey and New York to resume service.
“This was a devastating storm, maybe the worst that we have ever experienced,” Bloomberg said at a news conference today.

Woman Shot to Death by Police After Fight with Sister!!!???

Published October 26, 2012 by lenaleansaywhat

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The family of a 26-year-old woman shot and killed by police have filed a lawsuit and Eric Deters will serve as the family’s attorney.
Erica Collins was shot and killed Saturday at Park Valley Apartments after police responded to the complex for a domestic dispute between Collins and her sister.
Cincinnati police say Collins, who was armed with a knife, did not comply with their demands for her to drop the weapon. Collins was shot twice by Officer Matthew Latzy and died at the scene.
It is unclear if Collins lunged at officers or not.
In a statement from Deters, he says that Collins’ siblings witnessed the shooting and maintain she was not near anyone when she was shot and that she had dropped the knife.
Deters says the knife was to slash her sister’s tires and that he visited the scene of the shooting and spoke with witnesses, who he claims said no one was in, “imminent harm when Erica was shot and killed by a police officer.”
In the lawsuit, Deters says the confrontation occurred outside the apartment complex and next to Collins’ sister’s front driver’s side wheel while Collins had a knife in her hand. Officer Latzy told Collins, “Ma’am, drop the knife,” to which Collins stated, “I’m fixin’ to cut her tires.”
The lawsuit claims Latzy then said “No ma’am, don’t cut her tires.” Deters says in the suit that Collins then stood up without the knife in her hand and said, “how are you just gonna let [Collins’ sister] leave?” The suit states Collins then put her hands up in the air and said, “No,” and that is when officer Latzy shot Collins twice, once in the head and once in the chest, killing her.
Cincinnati police are refuting Deters claims. Latzy allegedly told police Collins came at him with a butcher knife and dared him to shoot her from only three to five feet away.
Latzy is a 14-year veteran of law enforcement and a former detective who voluntarily went back on patrol because he wanted to be back out in the community, police said.
Cincinnati police indicated that Latzy had a clean performance record prior to the shooting.
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory also visited the scene on Saturday and asked for the community to withhold judgment, vowing that a thorough investigation would be done.

Cincinnati Man charged with Murdering Older Brother!!!???

Published October 24, 2012 by lenaleansaywhat

Cincinnati Man charged with Murdering Older Brother!!!???

A man was arrested after police say he struck and killed his brother with a car in Madisonville on Saturday night.

Kevin Lavizzo, 46, was arrested after hitting his brother, Theodore Lavizzo, 57, while backing a car out of a narrow driveway about 8:45 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Kevin Lavizzo said he did not know of the crash until after he parked the car down the street and spotted his brother lying in the driveway.
Police charged Lavizzo with murder after his brother died at University Hospital that night.
Investigators said alcohol may have been a factor. Bond for Kevin Lavizzo was set at $1 million on Monday morning.

16 year Old Girls Fight Over Fart Ends in Death!!!???

Published October 24, 2012 by lenaleansaywhat

16 year Old Girls Fight Over Fart Ends in Death!!!???

A 16-year-old Ohio girl is dead after a fight that started when she made fun of another teenager for flatulence.

The other girl, also 16, now faces a murder charge. Cops haven’t released her name.

Now talk about a DEADLY Fart……..

A group of adults, including the stepfather of victim Shaakira Dorsey, watched the two teens go at it last Wednesday in Warrensville Heights after Shaakira teased the other girl for passing gas, witnesses said.

“At the end of my driveway, it’s some kids fighting, and it’s adults there watching,” one person told a 911 operator.

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