VIDEO: DOJ ‘police reform’ consultant taunts NYPD police
Bassem Masri, an infamous Ferguson agitator, has surfaced in New York City taunting police officers who were mourning the loss of their fellow colleagues, Officers Rafael Ramos, and Wenjian Liu.
As reported by Victoria O’Kane at Broadside News,
Officer Lieu was only twenty-eight and had just been married two months earlier. Officer Ramos had just turned forty on December ninth and had a thirteen year old son who must now grow up without a father.
Masri took to the streets of New York City after the horrific execution to goad police officers as he did so many times in Ferguson. In the video, Masri encourages police to stand with “real men” of the “Palestinian resistance.”
Watch the video here, if you can stomach it:
Masri made similar statements while in Ferguson:
Bassem Masri has gotten himself plenty of attention for his activities in Ferguson, Missouri. Back in November, J.E. Dyer at Liberty Unyielding wrote about his antics as a Hamas supporter and police instigator. Dyer also revealed that Masri was tapped by the Department of Justice to act as a consultant on “police reform.”
Why would the taxpayer-funded Department of Justice enlist in the help of a man like Masri for reforming police “nationwide?” The idea of federalizing the police has been getting some play in the media. If progressives are worried about a “police state,” the idea of a government-run police force should send shivers up their spines. Most Americans surely recognize that police officers run to criminals as others run in the opposite direction.
Considering that every single day, police officers deal with the worst among us, it is frankly shocking that there are not more fatalities and violence. After all, on any given day, one can find local news stories about police officers getting injured and even killed by criminals.
Does Masri agree with these communist-led useful idiots that call for “dead cops?” See a partial list of the groups behind the Ferguson “movement.”
This article has been cross-posted at Broadside News.
2 NYPD Officers Shot in the Head, Killed in Ambush on Cop Car in Brooklyn
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Ex-NYPD Commissioner Kerik is right… De Blasio and Sharpton Have ‘Blood on Their Hands.’ They brought this on and they share responsibility for the deaths of these two officers. Last Saturday, two NYPD officers were assaulted by seven protesters who punched and kicked them. Now this. What did the race baiters expect? They begged for this to happen – they incited riots and violence and now two good men are dead. They were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Very dark irony at play.
Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a gang banger, nonchalantly walked up to the patrol car, pulled a gun and shot the officers. His Instagram page bragged about committing this atrocity 48 hours before he did the deed. First he shot his girlfriend in Baltimore… then he drove to New York and murdered two officers and then committed suicide in a subway station. This was an execution plain and simple and Brinsley said he did it in revenge for Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Both killed by cops in the line of duty and both grand juries found the officers innocent. But because of ginned up racial unrest by the likes of Al Sharpton and Mayor De Blasio, thugs are taking their own form of justice in the streets. Well done, you grandstanding, evil idiots.
De Blasio is on the air as I write this. I can’t stomach watching the hypocrite. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos will miss Christmas with their grieving families this year. Meanwhile, De Blasio poses for the cameras and tries to look sad. I call bull crap. He threw all of the NYPD under the bus over the Garner incident. They weren’t innocent till proven guilty – they were ruled innocent and declared guilty by their own Marxist Mayor.
Brinsley only committed suicide when he was cornered by cops. But I don’t believe he thought he would be going home. He knew it was a one-way assassination and therefore shot his girlfriend. That’s what malignant narcissists do. He wrote on Instagram creepy one liners such as “I’m Putting Wings on Pigs Today,” “I’m putting pigs in blankets,” “They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs” and then “This May Be My Final Post.” He also used the hashtag #ShootThePolice.
The officers were pronounced dead at Woodhull Hospital. Their families, friends and fellow officers gathered, wept and grieved. Guess who was not welcome? City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill De Blasio. Yeah, De Blasio is also persona non-grata at all police funerals. They don’t want the two-faced communist defiling any warrior’s send off. Can’t blame them in the least.
From the New York Post:
“We’re all in this together,” the mayor told grieving cops, according to a cop who was there.
“No we’re not,” one officer said tersely in response.
Just last week cops began signing a “Don’t Insult My Sacrifice” waiver, distributed by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, that warned the mayor and speaker to stay away from funerals of cops killed in the line of duty.
Lieutenants Benevolent Association President Lou Turco, like many cops, likened the murders to the 1988 assassination of Police Officer Eddie Byrne.
The 22-year-old rookie cop was alone in a squad car in Jamaica, Queens, guarding the home of a witness in a drug case, when he was shot in the head five times. The hit was ordered by jailed drug kingpin “Pappy” Mason, in retaliation for his arrest.
“I don’t even know how to respond to this,” Turco said. “Twenty-eight years on and I don’t know what to say.”
Another cop, who is black, said he fears that “this is just the beginning.
Both shooting locations — above and below ground — were scenes of blood and terror.
“There are people out there who will want to be copycats. The tension out there is the worst I’ve ever seen it.”
This demon shot those cops in the face… the face. There was blood everywhere and their faces were ruined. This is what De Blasio has wrought and it probably is just the beginning.
Brinsley had a criminal record dating back to at least 2006, when he was arrested in Georgia for carrying a concealed weapon and a knife. He was also convicted of shoplifting. The next year he was arrested in Dekalb County, GA, for criminal trespass and by 2009, he was indicted in Ohio for robbery — a charge that was later apparently dismissed. In 2011, he was arrested again in Georgia for reckless conduct, tampering with evidence, criminal property damage and discharging his weapon. And let’s not forget he was a gang banger. The Islamic moniker is interesting as well. Turns out he was a Muslim – terrorism anyone?
From Brinsley’s Facebook Page
From Bare Naked Islam (his bio on Facebook is no longer there):
According to his Facebook page, Brinsley speaks Arabic. His favorite quotation on his page is: The Foot You Step On Today Could Be Connected To The The Ass You May Have To Kiss Tomorrow. On his Facebook page he went by the moniker “Bleau Barracuda.” According to an arrest sheet for Brinsley from 2007 in Georgia, his middle name is Abdullah. In that incident, Brinsley was accused of criminal trespass.
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik:
Kerik told Newsmax that the officers’ deaths resulted from a climate created by De Blasio, Sharpton and other New York City officials.
“This guy’s intent — based on that Instagram post — was retribution for Eric Garner and Michael Brown,” he told Newsmax. “The people who encouraged these protests — you had peaceful protesters who were screaming ‘kill the cops’ — the so-called peaceful protesters.
“Who was encouraging these protesters? De Blasio, Sharpton and other elected officials and community leaders. They encouraged this mentality. They encouraged this behavior.
“They encouraged it — and these two cops are dead because of people like them,” Kerik said. “They don’t owe the cops an apology.
“An apology isn’t good enough. They have blood on their hands.”
Damned straight… no apology will ever be enough. It will never bring them back. Is this what you had in mind New York, when you elected a Marxist as your Mayor? It’s certainly what you got.
Now there are evil people celebrating the death of these two brave cops in the streets. They are disgusting. These murderous radicals couldn’t contain themselves…
Garner did not die from a chokehold. First off, it was a headlock. Second, he died of cardiac arrest in the ambulance after being arrested. Arrested for selling illegal merchandise and resisting arrest. Sorry, no sympathy here. Brown robbed a store, charged a cop like a drugged up bull, tried to wrest the cop’s gun from him and beat on the cop before he was shot. Once again, no sympathy whatsoever here. So, these radicals believe that justice lies with those who break the law, not with those who are sworn to uphold the law and protect us? This is not a racial thing – it is to overturn our rule of law.
All the die-ins across the nation were just a warm up act for the real thing. And it will be on both sides if this keeps up. Two good guys died today. I grieve with their families and their fellow officers. I grieve even more for a nation sinking into a contrived abyss of radical upheaval. Change has come to America.
Journalism Educator “Hates” Republicans and Loves Marxism
By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media
A feminist professor of communications at the University of Michigan has become a laughingstock for a poorly-sourced column in a socialist newspaper about the academic basis for hating Republicans. In the article, Susan J. Douglas began with the statement, “I hate Republicans” and declares that “marrying a Republican is unimaginable to me…”
A specialist on “Gender and the Media,” she is reportedly married with a daughter.
I’ve got something that beats that. Curtis J. MacDougall, the author of a journalism textbook that I used in college, was a Marxist with a 319-page FBI file, who wrote favorably about Fidel Castro and feared Joe McCarthy. MacDougall was an activist in the communist-dominated Progressive Party.
As a young journalism student, I studied from MacDougall’s textbook, Interpretative Reporting, which encouraged a form of advocacy journalism, and “learned” that Walter Duranty of The New York Times was one of the great figures in the media. I later discovered that Duranty was a stooge of Stalin and one of the greatest liars in the history of journalism. In fact, he helped Stalin cover up the deaths of 7- to 10-million Ukrainians in a forced famine.
A modern-day MacDougall, Professor Douglas tries to sound like an intellectual and apparently wants to be taken seriously. She insists in the article that a “series of studies has found that political conservatives tend toward certain psychological characteristics,” such as “Dogmatism, rigidity and intolerance of ambiguity; a need to avoid uncertainty; support for authoritarianism; a heightened sense of threat from others; and a personal need for structure.”
She cites unnamed “researchers” as proving that “the two core dimensions of conservative thought are resistance to change and support for inequality.”
Douglas, who graduated from Elmira College in New York and received a master’s degree and a doctorate from Brown University, is not only a professor but the head of the University of Michigan communications studies department.
Since MacDougall’s textbook, Interpretative Reporting, was instrumental in training a generation of journalists, perhaps he influenced Douglas.
Now, she is trying to influence her students. But her self-declared “hate” for Republicans has backfired. She has exposed the real purpose of her “educational” pursuits.
The Detroit News reports that Andrea Fischer Newman, a member of the UM Board of Regents, said she found Douglas’s column “extremely troubling and offensive,” and that it condoned “hatred toward an entire segment of individuals in our society based solely on their political views…”
Grant Strobl, head of Young Americans for Freedom at the school, called the Douglas piece “ugly and full of hatred.”
While the article has to be taken seriously, its dependence on clearly dubious “studies” and “research” make it practically ridiculous.
Douglas ought to be laughed out of academia.
In an earlier piece for In These Times, she also gave us a precious insight into her own ideology. She hailed Stuart Hall, the founding editor of New Left Review, as a “towering Marxist public intellectual” who had “influenced multiple generations of professors and their students…” It’s apparent she is one of them.
Indeed, she appears to thank Hall for helping establish “communication studies” as “one of the most popular majors in the United States…” She wrote, “We owe him a monumental debt.”
She notes that Hall was a follower of Antonio Gramsci, but doesn’t point out that Gramsci was an Italian communist whose writings were introduced to the United States in the mid-1950s by Carl Marzani, a publisher and Soviet KGB agent whose publishing house was subsidized by the KGB. (Interestingly, Curtis A. MacDougall’s history of the Progressive Party, Gideon’s Army, was published by Marzani as well.)
Gramsci popularized the idea of destroying Western society through infiltration rather than armed revolution. It helps explain why Weather Underground terrorists such as Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn became college professors after giving up on a communist armed revolution inside the United States.
Robert Chandler, in his book Shadow World, noted that Gramsci’s Marxist theory of cultural revolution “stressed that dominance over the existing order in the West, including religion, was rooted in education, the media, law, and a mass culture of beliefs, values, and traditions.” In order to overturn the existing order and “Marxize the inner man,” Gramsci taught that “one must create a subversive program of ‘counter-hegemony’ against its supporting culture,” in order to “negate the established modes of thought and ways of doing things.”
That appears to be Susan Douglas’s mission in academia and journalism.
Douglas’ Curriculum Vitae identifies her participation in a “Rethinking Marxism” conference in 1992, delivering a talk on “Pop Culture, Kitsch and Social Change in the 1960s: Hegemony, Subjectivity and the Rise of Feminism.”
The editors of the journal, Rethinking Marxism, also sponsor “Marxism and the World Stage” conferences, described as “celebrations of the Marxian tradition.”
Douglas’s “academic credentials” include numerous articles for such publications as The Nation, The Progressive, and In These Times.
Her hate for Republicans is making news, but don’t think students in her classes haven’t been aware of the agenda she’s been pushing. Some of the comments from students who have taken her classes include:
- She openly states that she hates certain members of the student body based on their political opinions. Avoid this closed minded intolerant person….
- Boring and disorganized. Talks to students like they are children. I think she rates herself to get good scores.
- Condones hatred and intolerance towards differing viewpoints.
- Socialist feminist nut.
This controversy will serve a purpose if it renews a focus on the corruption in journalism education and why left-wing and even pro-Marxist bias in the media is getting worse.
Her book on decoding “enlightened sexism” was the subject of a talk she gave that was video recorded. An elitist who knows better than everyone else, she claims to be an expert on uncovering “subtle” forms of sexism in the media.
Her courses include:
- Media, Culture, and Society
- Media Theory and Criticism—introductory and advanced levels
- Qualitative Methods in Media Studies
- Gender and the Media
- History of Broadcasting
- Origins of Mass Culture: 1870-1930
- Images of Women in Popular Culture: 1945-present
- Analysis of Television News
- Motherhood and the Mass Media
- The Social History of Radio in America
- History of Communications Technologies
- Introduction to Mass Communications
In a University of Michigan profile of Douglas, she was asked, “What inspires you?,” and she replied, “My students inspire me. I love teaching undergraduates: their energy, their optimism, their openness to new ideas.”
But this “love” seems to have undergone a transformation into a closed mind of hate toward opposing views. She has made explicit what we know and understand to be their usually hidden biases.
Thank you Ms. Douglas for telling us openly what we always suspected to be the case. Thank you for alerting us to the Marxist revolutionaries in positions of power in journalism and academia.
Now, please tell us why you deserve to be in a position of trust and authority over students who desire a good education and want to make something of their lives.