-Are you a God?
- they asked the Buddha.
- No.
- Are you an angel, then?
- No.
- A saint?
- No.
- Then what are you?


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure of
the universe"-Albert Einstein-

Om Mani Padme Hum

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 7 1-6

1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The American Civil War Was not A Civil War

Just reading an article online was the last straw. The American Civil War, what everybody seems to call it, WAS NOT a civil war, like the Revolutionary War before it, it was a war of secession. A civil war is one in which the rebels or patriots, (depending on your point of view), seize, or attempt to seize, the existing government. A war of secession is when they leave the existing government, and start their own. To keep calling it a civil war is ridiculous. Reading anything, newspapers, books, all talk about the secession of the southern states, they set up their own government, their own President, their own army. Thus was clearly a war of secession and not a civil war.

Article on secession from the Encyclopaedia Britannica

Lee Murray

Monday, April 9, 2012

More of Death Visits White Plains New York In The Guise Of At Least Three White Plains, NY Cops

Here's an article that I came across that tells the story. I'm going to put anything I want to emphasise in Bold. If I have comments they'll be in black print.

White Plains cop Anthony Carelli, the cop who fatally shot (murdered) retired Marine, working as deejay.
From the NY Daily News:
Kenneth Chamberlain's niece details night of shooting, says deadly confrontation with police could've been avoided

Published: Thursday, April 5, 2012, 11:24 PM
Updated: Friday, April 6, 2012, 3:00 AM

Link to the Daily News Article

Union officials said a cop who fatally shot a 68-year-old retired Marine deserves a fair hearing (surprise) — a luxury the dead man’s son said his father never got.

“I’m for (Officer) Carelli getting a fair hearing, also,” Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. told the Daily News. “Let the facts speak for themselves. But did my father get a fair hearing? No, he (Carelli) played judge and executioner right then and there.”
Rob Riley, president of the White Plains Police Benevolent Association, defended Officer Anthony Carelli on Thursday. He praised his law enforcement career and railed against the public release of his name. (of course he said that, it's his job to prevent cops who kill innocent people from facing consequences)
“We are very disappointed that anybody would release the name of this officer during an ongoing investigation,” Riley said. (Again, doing what the cops pay union dues for)
“Officer Anthony Carelli has numerous commendations and has been an excellent police officer, both on and off the job, and he deserves the right to a fair and impartial inquiry,” he added. (So what? Doesn't everybody? Even the guilty?)
The Daily News was the first to report Carelli’s name after two sources familiar with the investigation confirmed he was the officer who shot and killed Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. on Nov. 19.
White Plains officials had refused for more than four months to identify any of the cops on the scene during the early morning shooting.  (hoping it'd go away, or be swept under the rug)
“They should have released the names of the cops involved immediately after the shooting,” the son of the retired Marine said. (They do as long as it isn't a protected class under the double standard, meaning cops)
A News investigation also revealed that Carelli is one of six White Plains cops facing a $10 million lawsuit in federal court over allegations of excessive force and civil rights violations during the arrest of two young men outside a downtown White Plains bar in 2008.
Twin brothers Jereis (Jerry) Hatter and Salameh (Sal) Hatter claimed in the suit that the city of White Plains “failed to train its employees to control their tempers.” The brothers, whose parents are Jordanian immigrants, said Carelli was the most brutal of the cops who beat and kicked them, and called them “ragheads.”
That lawsuit is scheduled for trial on April 23.
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore has been "investigating" the circumstances surrounding Chamberlain’s death since the shooting. She has told the dead man’s family that she will begin presenting evidence to a grand jury next week. The grand jury will determine whether the cops will be charged with crimes.
Immediately after the November clash, David Chong, the city’s public safety commissioner, declared all police actions justified. (Surprise!!!) He said Chamberlain was emotionally disturbed and became belligerent (So being belligerant, if he was, means it's ok to kill him?) when cops came to his door in the Winbrook Public Houses about 5 a.m. to help him.
Chamberlain, who suffered from heart trouble, had inadvertently set off a medical alert pendant, and when the medical company heard no response on a two-way call box installed in his apartment, they asked police to check on him. (That's all just check on him, apparently that's beyond the comprehension of the White Plains cops, who showed up in force, in body armor, to "check on him")

According to Chong, Chamberlain attacked police first with a hatchet and then a knife. In an attempt to subdue him, cops used a Taser, then shot beanbags at him. Carelli finally fired two shots from his service gun as Chamberlain advanced with a knife. (later shown to be lies by the PD to justify murder, and sweep murder of an innocent civilian under the rug.)
But the dead man’s son and his lawyers, who have seen videos from a camera attached to the Taser and a security camera, say Chamberlain had no weapon in his hand when cops fired the stun gun.
A niece of Chamberlain’s who lived in the same building and who was present during the incident, says the entire confrontation might have been defused if cops had allowed family members to intercede.
Tonyia Greenhill, 51, said she was awakened by a phone call that morning from her mother — the dead man’s sister — who in turn had received a call from the medical alert company.
“My mom asked me to go downstairs and check on my uncle,” Greenhill said.
She rushed down the stairs in her pajamas to Chamberlain’s first-floor apartment, her cell phone in hand.
“On my way down, I could hear my uncle screaming: ‘Please leave me alone, I’m all right. I don’t need help.’” Greenhill recalled.
When she got to the first floor, she saw five uniformed cops. All were facing Chamberlain’s door demanding to be let in. They turned to look at her for a moment, then faced back to the door.
“I told them, ‘I’m his niece,’” she said, but “they didn’t acknowledge me or anything.”
She then called her mother on her cell phone and the mother asked to speak to one of the cops.
An officer took the phone and spoke to Greenhill’s mother for a while, then handed the phone back to the niece. All the while, her uncle kept refusing to open the door.
He kept “pleading with them to leave him alone and telling them, ‘I know my rights,’” Greenhill said.
She ran back upstairs to her apartment to get a coat to put over her pajamas. When she returned a few moments later, the situation had escalated.
They all had their guns drawn, and an African-American cop who was with them motioned me to get back upstairs,” she said.
From the landing, she could hear cops shaking and banging on the door.
One cop asked, “Does he have any family?”
She yelled out from the landing, “Yes, he does.”
Cops ignored her, she said.
Greenhill then went out a back entrance of the building at the Winbrook Houses and ran around to the front, where she saw several more cops, firefighters and an ambulance.
Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. (r.)
 says White Plains cop
 Anthony Carelli played
 judge and executioner
 in fatal shooting of his father.

One young officer jumped over a railing and began banging on her uncle’s window, she said.
All the while, she could hear her uncle screaming: “Leave me alone! I didn’t call you here!”
She then went back to her apartment to put on some warmer shoes.
As she was returning down the stairs, she heard “two loud booms,” Greenhill said.
She asked a firefighter outside, “Did they just shoot my uncle?”
Paramedics soon came out of the building carrying her uncle on a stretcher.
He died during surgery about an hour later at White Plains Hospital.
Relatives filed a notice of claim, alerting the city of their intent to sue. They’re still demanding answers.
“There were so many discrepancies from the start that it smelled like a coverup,” Chamberlain Jr. said. “We’re not saying it’s the whole White Plains Police Department. We’re saying you have some individuals who should not be part of the Police Department.”

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Death Visits White Plains New York In The Guise Of At Least Three White Plains, NY Cops

A couple of months ago a man, 68 years old with a bad heart was murdered by a cop who answered a medical alert call by LifeAid Alert to simply go by and check on him after his device had allegedly gone off as he slept and being asleep apparently didn't hear them trying to contact him through the base unit in his apartment. THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH A CRIME, they were there for no other reason that to verify he was ok. For this reason only, White Plains cops showed up apparently by the dozens, in full body armor, prepared and eager to blow the door off it's hinges, then assault the subject of the medical alert with a tazer, a bean bag shot from a shotgun and finally killing him, not a criminal or possible criminal, a medical alert, another innocent victim of rampant murder by cop.
This is an evil that's existed as long as there's been police in one form or another, but it seems to have become more and more common in this day and age. It seems that police brutality and murder of innocent victims was more commonly directed at blacks and Hispanics in the past, but it's now something that can and does happen to anyone, no matter race, sex, whatever.
The murderer who fired the shots, has been identified by the White Plains pd, after months of outright refusal to release the name of their murderous cop who brutally shot Kenneth Chamberlain.  Surprise! It turns out he's the same officer involved in another police brutality case that a local Eyewitness News has been looking into where he brutally beat a man who was  restrained in handcuffs. White Plains Police finally admit that the murderer is Officer Anthony Carelli, a cop and bully, for 8-years, who shot and killed Kenneth Chamberlain. Who knows just how many cases of murder and torture, how many beatings and instances of brutality there really are? Is this cop on the take? Is he a wife beater? Who knows? Anything is possible, apparently he's capable of any crime.
Mr. Chamberlain was a former Marine, and a retired corrections officer, so this murderer, this murderous cop, did what calls for the Death Sentence in NY, he killed a cop, a co-worker, at least that's how I see it, probably he doesn't.  When this happened the pd called it a "good shoot" which isn't really surprising. Every pd calls every shooting no matter how egregious or obvious it's bad good, they're all good shootings. Even in the Kelly Thomas murder the Fullerton pd called it good, within guidelines.
Of course the murderous cop wasn't alone, there were other uniformed criminals, at least two. One who tazed Mr. Chamberlain, who they knew suffered from a bad heart, and another who shot him with a beanbag. These cops were also there allegedly because they wanted to find out if Mr. Chamberlain was ok. He had committed NO crime, he was in his own apartment, unarmed and just aroused out of sleep in the middle of the night by someone, he didn't know who was pounding, and pounding and pounding on his door. They claimed to be police, even assuming he believed that, they demanded that he open the door and let them in. He said no, that he was alright and he didn't want them to come in. Chamberlain told them through the door that he was alright, one of the cops was recorded responding, “I don’t give a f**k, n****r, open the door."  So they "took" the door off it's hinges, probably blowing the hinges with a shotgun or something similar. Mr. Chamberlain's son says audio and video which the District Attorney gave him access to, shows his father was in undershorts with his arms hanging at his sides hands empty, he had no weapon, when police broke into his apartment, brutalizing him with tazer and beanbag shot from a shotgun and murdering him.
Mr. Chamberlain somehow knew, how we don't know that he was going to die at Carelli's hands. He was recorded saying as these White Plains, NY "police officers" were breaking into his home, "My name is Kenneth Chamberlain.This is my sworn testimony. White Plains police are going to come in here and kill me." Somehow he knew, and he was right. 
Interestingly, I was watching an episode of Twilight Zone today about a kid with a radio on board an airliner, who finds he can hear what others think through the headphones connected to his radio. He discovers a man on board who has a bomb, planning to blow up the plane, because he lost his young daughter in a plane crash, and believes the only way to force safer planes is to blow up this one. The kid manages to put his headphones on the bomber and he hears what the others are thinking, the fears and regrets of the other passengers. Suddenly he realizes that he's destroying people not just an airliner. That his act goes beyond just him and his loss, it impacts other people and they're innumerable, not just the other passengers but their families, friends, and others unknown to them. 
The point being, that while you wouldn't necessarily expect a criminal about to kill to realize the concept that his act of murder or violence impacts many people beyond his victim. But you would expect a police officer to realize it and therefore to act in such a manner that he tries to never put himself or anyone else in that position. While it's true that a police officer may have to kill someone in the performance of his job, there are many, very many, who've never drawn their gun. This is true today as it was in the past. But it seems that recently there are more and more, every day that use any excuse to murder, then use the flimsy excuse of being in fear of their lives. In my opinion, if they're that afraid they shouldn't be cops. The truth is that they're looking for an excuse, any excuse, to shoot something or someone. They murder fearlessly not facing any consequence of their crime, for the simple reason that all cops, their departments, their unions, their cities, and even the district attorneys that should be punishing them become accomplices after the fact, finding any reason to call the crime as no crime at all. Which means that there are no good cops, police depts, court officers, etc., none at all. Either they're criminals, or accomplices to the crimes.
Finally, as a veteran of the Marine Corps, Mr. Chamberlain's murder should be noticed by the Corps. As a friend who brought this to my attention pointed out you'd think the Marines would object to one of their own being murdered, especially by a cop, who shot him unarmed and helpless in his own home. Then adding insult to injury by lying about it and trying to cover it up. I agree they should but won't, simply because the saying "once a Marine, always a Marine," is a saying from times far past. It may even be true that some of those White Plains cops, possibly even the two that assaulted him and the murderer, were Marines. If so, they made fun of another Marine, yelling insults through the door. Marines or not, all of these cops should be ashamed, and they should all be dismissed never to be police again. As to the three who assaulted and murdered Mr. Chamberlain, they should be sent to prison, if there were any justice in this world. But there is no justice where criminal cops are concerned, there is a double standard instead.   
Link to Video and Transcript of the Video
White Plains Cop Identified
DA Said To Be Weak On Charging Police With Criminal Actions
Still Another Article About The Murder