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And another… From a protester turned alderman who voted to tax poor black people to fund more aggressive policing,<br><br>’“I need the mayor to give me police officers in this park. I need the police commissioner to put police officers in this park,” <br><br>This is not reformist or out of the box thinking. We got negro leaders advocating what white leaders wouldn’t dare advocating post Ferguson.

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And another... From a protester turned alderman who voted to tax poor black people to fund more aggressive policing,

'“I need the mayor to give me police officers in this park. I need the police commissioner to put police officers in this park,”

This is not reformist or out of the box thinking. We got negro leaders advocating what white leaders wouldn't dare advocating post Ferguson.

Alderman makes impassioned plea for residents and city to clean up and protect O’Fallon Park

ST. LOUIS – A north St. Louis alderman’s passionate plea to residents – take care of O’Fallon Park or don’t be in it at all. Alderman John Collins-Muhammad’s ongoing push for a safer and cleaner park continues. The alderman said it isn’t the first time he’s put out such a request and...

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An example of what happens when your leaders lack political education, historical analysis and are not studied in the movement for black liberation… even without any of that, had he stood with ‘the people’ during Ferguson or had the slightest knowledge about how the national guard was used historically to terrorize black people he would know… <br><br>Want to bring the guard in? Bring the guard in to check these murderous police. Bring the guard in to protect the municipal process. Bring the guard in to keep elected leaders from rescinding reformist bills and circumventing the will of the people. Bring in the guard to arrest those in power guilty of oppression, embezzlement, cronyism, nepotism and benign neglect. Bring in the guard to enforce ward reduction.<br><br>Fuck it, bring in the guard to fix some these potholes.

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An example of what happens when your leaders lack political education, historical analysis and are not studied in the movement for black liberation... even without any of that, had he stood with 'the people' during Ferguson or had the slightest knowledge about how the national guard was used historically to terrorize black people he would know...

Want to bring the guard in? Bring the guard in to check these murderous police. Bring the guard in to protect the municipal process. Bring the guard in to keep elected leaders from rescinding reformist bills and circumventing the will of the people. Bring in the guard to arrest those in power guilty of oppression, embezzlement, cronyism, nepotism and benign neglect. Bring in the guard to enforce ward reduction.

Fuck it, bring in the guard to fix some these potholes.

Alderman seeks BOA support for Nation Guard to patrol North City

ST. LOUIS - A St Louis Aldermen is hoping to bring in the National Guard to help fight street crime in his northside community. Now he plans to crank up efforts to get support from the people and the elected officials Brandon Bosley says so far he’s gotten a lukewarm to downright chilly reception ...

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Political education matters. Education on how movements are co-opted, infiltrated and sabotaged matters. Learning to be strategic matters…. Learning the little things matter, like checking your feelings at the door, the fact that you’re not gonna like everything and most of what you will experience in the quest for black liberation will not feel good. Feeling good comes from collective accomplishment, not from just doing for the sake of “Look at me”.

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Political education matters. Education on how movements are co-opted, infiltrated and sabotaged matters. Learning to be strategic matters.... Learning the little things matter, like checking your feelings at the door, the fact that you're not gonna like everything and most of what you will experience in the quest for black liberation will not feel good. Feeling good comes from collective accomplishment, not from just doing for the sake of "Look at me".