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LISTEN UP ALL YOU PROTESTERS, YOU CAN CRY ABOUT SYSTEMIC RACISM, POLICE BRUTALITY, AND ALL THE OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS THAT HAVE CAUSED YOU TO GO OUT INTO THE STREETS WITH YOUR PROTEST SIGNS, BUT IF YOU REALLY WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE REMEMBER ABOVE ALL ELSE THAT THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO PREPARE FOR IT.
YOU CAN FIGHT WITH THE COPS, GET TEAR GASSED TILL HELL FREEZES OVER AND EVEN GO TO JAIL, AND AT THE END OF THE DAY NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE IF YOU ARE UNWILLING TO DO THE KINDS OF THINGS THAT ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE POLITICIANS AND COPS CHANGE THEIR BEHAVIOR.
HERE'S A VERY BASIC LIST OF QUESTIONS AND LINKS THAT HELP YOU FIND THE ANSWERS
IF YOU CAN'T POSITIVELY ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS THEN THE SCREWING YOU'VE BEEN GETTING IS THE SCREWING YOU'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO GET FOR FAILING TO UNDERSTAND THAT DEMOCRACY REQUIRES WORK AND IF YOU INTEND TO CHANGE THEW WORLD YOU GOT TO DO MORE THAN PROTEST
Do you know where you live? By that I mean, do you know who your Mayor is?
Do you know who your City or County Commissioner is?
Do you know where your city or county hall is?
Have you ever been inside the building?
Have you ever attended a city or commission meeting?
Do you know when your municipal government has their budget hearings?
Do you have a clue of how these politicians spend YOUR tax money?
Here's a hint, the BUDGET MEETINGS happen in the next couple months. . The City of Miami will be holding virtual hearing this week, but they've not bothered to put a notice on their website of the dates, times and how to log on. If you're interested, call, 305.416.1500.
The county will also be holding hearings. To find out about those call, 305.375.5143.
Do you know the name of your Chief of Police?
Do you know if your city or county has a public agency that oversees the behavior of the police?
Have you ever heard about the City of Miami Civilian Investigation Panel? Do you know that you can attent their meetings held at Miami City Hall. You can go to their webpage .
Do you know that almost every police department in the country is linked on to a website/bulletin board called LEO AFFAIRS? It's accessible to the public and some of you might want to start paying attention to what the cops talk about on that site. For the City of Miami, the link is .
The link for the Miami-Dade County police is, .
The link for the Broward County Sheriff is .
The Link for the Fort Lauderdale Police is .
Do you know what rights you have to speak at a public meeting?
Have you ever heard of a legal term called "Content Neutral?" If you haven't go and find out.
As distasteful as some of you might find this, have you ever attended a meeting where candidates for Mayor and/or city or county commissioners appeared?
Did you ever ask any of them a question?
If you're old enough, are you registered to vote? If you need to register the link to the Miami-Dade County Board of Elections is .
Have you ever voted??
Have you ever bothered to look at the campaign reports to see who gives politicians money? The link for all the politicians who are running for President all the way down to Circuit Court Judge in Florida in 2020 is .
The link for all the county offices is .
The link for the state-wide PAC and ECO, where the really BIG MONEY gets donasted is . You got to work to figure out how the money flows, but tens of millions of dollars flow from major corporations and deep pocket donors to politicians and this is where you can track some of that flow.
The link for county PAC's and ECO's is .
The link for the City of Miami PAC's and ECO's is .
Have you ever volunteered to get people to the polls?
IN SHORT, HAVE YOU EVER DONE ANYTHING TO CHANGE THE WORLD EXCEPT BITCH?
I have a lot more to say, especially about the lies and mis-statements made by the Mayor of Miami and the Chief of Police, which I will soon enough. But this is a start.
The odds are always stacked against those seeking change, because the people who have power have never demonstrated a willingness to surrender that power without a struggle, but change can happen and it requires focus, persistence and a willingness to dig in and fight the long fight.
I'll be back soon.
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NUMBER 142 - JUNE 1, 2020