Racial turmoil is bad enough today without people pouring gasoline on the fire but apparently there are some firebugs who just can't help themselves. The Black Lives Matter crowd is mad at the police. Police supporters are mad at the Black Lives Matter Crowd. The media eats it up because it loves a controversy and race wars drive ratings. Enter the firebugs:
WIVB (Buffalo) reported:
Students at the University at Buffalo found signs reading “White Only” posted near restrooms and water fountains Wednesday morning.Students were upset as some saw a re-emergence of the Klan, segregation, and all things white power. However, campus newspaper The Spectrum shed some more light on the matter and reported the signs were posted by a Black student:
“It brought up feelings of the past of a past that our generation has never seen which I think is why it was so shocking for us to see,” said Micah Oliver, the President for the Black Student Union.
He said emotions were running high as the club had more than 100 students turn out to their regular meeting Wednesday night to discuss the signs.
“There was fear expressed, anger, disappointment – all of that,” said Oliver. Article.
A UB graduate art student has admitted to hanging the ‘White Only’ and ‘Black Only’ signs seen in Clemens Hall Wednesday as part of a class project.
Ashley Powell, a graduate fine arts student, while standing in front of a group of more than 70 students at a Black Student Union (BSU) meeting Wednesday evening, admitted to hanging the signs.
Powell declined to be interviewed but submitted a statement to The Spectrum Thursday night. The full statement can be read here.
“I apologize for the extreme trauma, fear, and actual hurt and pain these signs brought about,” Powell said in the statement. “I apologize if you were hurt, but I do not apologize for what I did. Once again, this is my art practice. My work directly involves black trauma and non-white suffering. I do not believe that there can be social healing without first coming to terms with and expressing our own pain, rage, and trauma.”
Powell said she might be open to an interview eventually. Article
That is real bright. How about I create similar "art" here in Jackson. I think I will walk over to George Elementary and put a noose on a tree or maybe Beth Israel and place a couple of ovens in front of the Synagogue. Healing needs to take place but first we must understand suffering before we can heal because that is what we must do because too much of this is ignored by our racist society. Do you think anyone will appreciate the "art" or understand what I was trying to do? Didn't think so.
This campus idiot probably hits herself in the head with a hammer because her head will feel better when she stops. She also probably thinks the way to help someone heal from trauma is to cause trauma. Please, don't let this woman near an emergency room and damn sure don't ever let her become a therapist. However, such tomfoolery is not limited a dumb black college students. White folks can pull the same stunt as well and even make some money as well. KDFW (Dallas) reported:
A Central Texas man who claimed anti-police vandals had attacked the family pickup truck has been arrested after police believe he vandalized the truck.
Scott Lattin, a disabled veteran, told Whitney police on Sept. 8 someone tagged his truck with "Black Lives Matter" and other graffiti because he displayed pro-police messages and symbols on his pickup.
But on Friday afternoon, Whitney police arrested Lattin on a misdemeanor charge of making a false police report.
"Very disturbing," said Whitney Police Chief Chris Bentley.
Bentley said the investigation turned to Lattin because after FOX4 first broke the story.
"We had initial video when the officers took the report and then when we saw your story on Channel 4. When we looked at those two videos, there were some differences in those and that led us to take the investigation into a different direction,” Bentley said.
Bentley said when they took the report there was no damage to the inside of the truck. But when FOX4 showed up, Lattin showed that the glove box was ripped off and the seats slashed.
Lattin denies the charges by police that he vandalized his own vehicle, telling FOX4, "That's absolutely not true! Absolutely not true."Dear police: Throw the book at this guy. He used y'all and tried to make some money off of good ole-fashioned race-baiting. There is enough tension right now between minorities and the police without losers such as this one stirring things up just so he can get some pocket change and attention. Dear Judge: Please sentence this guy to community service in an area where he is the only white guy for miles around in all directions. Let the punishment fit the crime. Please.
But Lattin's arrest warrant affidavit said Lattin admitted damaging the inside of his vehicle for insurance reasons.
Police say they're not looking for any additional suspects. More charges against Lattin, including felonies, could be filed.
"We have so many groups that have participated and come to Whitney, Texas of all places to help these people-- and for them to have been deceived? It's just wrong!” Bentley said.
Lattin's neighbor Levonda Bradshaw was suspicious from the very beginning, because they have a fenced in property with dogs that bark at everyone that comes near there.
Word began to spread quickly in the small town of about 2,000 residents of Lattin’s arrest.
"Oh this just makes me sick! This is just wrong,” said Marty Rosseau, Whitney resident.
A Lattin family relative started a Go Fund Me account to help pay for repairs to the truck. In addition, car dealers and body shops even offered to help.
The police chief is asking people to stop sending the family money. He's working with the district attorney's office to see how to handle the Go Fund Me account that raised nearly $6,000 and hopes to get the money back to duped donors. Article and video.