20 People Have Been Shot In Chicago Over The Past 24 Hours *(THOSE GENTLE GIANTS ARE AT IT AGAIN IN CHICAGO)*

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DO BLACK LIVES REALLY MATTER?

Five people were killed and at least 15 other people were wounded since early Sunday afternoon during separate shootings across the city, authorities said.

In the latest shooting, two men were killed and one was injured around 3:10 a.m. Monday following a fight in a club in the 2200 block of North Ashland Avenue in the Bucktown neighborhood on the North Side, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

Elijah Moore, 41, was shot in the chest and Deonte Jackson, 34, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the wrist and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition stabilized, authorities said.

Two men were shot dead about 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the 5800 block of West North Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood on the West Side , said Officer Veejay Zala, a police spokesman.

The two were inside a vehicle traveling east on North Avenue when another car pulled up and an occupant fired shots, hitting the men, said Zala.

The vehicle they were in then crashed into a parked car, and the two were declared dead on the scene, according to Zala, who said no arrests have been made. A motive was not clear Sunday night.

According to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, the two men are Andre Chatman, 23, and Carey Hollis, 28. Both live in the 1000 block of North Mayfield Avenue.

Earlier, a 16-year-old boy died after being shot in the head around 12:52 p.m. Sunday in the 5800 block of West Patterson Avenue in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, Alfaro said.

The boy was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, Alfaro said. The boy, identified by the medical examiner’s office as Giovanni Matos of the 500 block of West Henderson Street, was later pronounced dead at 4:39 p.m.

The Patterson shooting appears to have been a drive-by, police said.

GOVERNMENT SECRECY AT ALL-TIME HIGH

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by ZERO HEDGE | MARCH 28, 2015

US Supreme Court Justice Brandeis said:

Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.

But there’s no longer much sunlight to disinfect the corruption of the government or the powers-that-be.

More and more commonly, the government prosecutes cases based upon “secret evidence” that they don’t show to the defendant … or sometimes even the judge hearing the case.

As just one example, government is “laundering” information gained through mass surveillance through other agencies, with an agreement that the agencies will “recreate” the evidence in a “parallel construction” … so the original source of the evidence is kept secret from the defendant, defense attorneys and the judge.   A former top NSA official says that this is the opposite of following the Fourth Amendment, but is a “totalitarian process” which shows that we’re in a “police state”.

The government uses “secret evidence” to spy on Americans, prosecute leaking or terrorism charges (even against U.S. soldiers) and even assassinate people. And see this and this.

Secret witnesses are being used in some cases. And sometimes lawyers are being prevented from reading their own briefs.

Indeed, even the laws themselves are now starting to be kept secret. And it’s about to get a lot worse.

American citizens are also being detained in Guantanamo-like conditions in Chicago … including being held in secret, with the government refusing to tell a suspect’s lawyer whether his client is being held.   And see thisthis and this.

The Department of Defense has also made it a secret – even from Congress – as to the identity of the main enemies of the United States.

Today, Glenn Greenwald adds yet another twist to the trend towards secrecy:

A truly stunning debasement of the U.S. justice system just occurred through the joint efforts of the Obama Justice Department and a meek and frightened Obama-appointed federal judge, Edgardo Ramos, all in order to protect an extremist neocon front group from scrutiny and accountability. The details are crucial for understanding the magnitude of the abuse here.

At the center of it is an anti-Iranian group calling itself “United Against Nuclear Iran” (UANI), which is very likely a front for some combination of the Israeli and U.S. intelligence services. When launched, NBC described its mission as waging “economic and psychological warfare” against Iran. The group was founded and is run and guided by a roster of U.S., Israeli and British neocon extremists such as Joe Lieberman, former Bush Homeland Security adviser (and current CNN “analyst”) Fran Townsend, former CIA Director James Woolsey, and former Mossad Director Meir Dagan. One of its key advisers is Olli Heinonen, who just co-authored a Washington Post Op-Ed with former Bush CIA/NSA Director Michael Hayden arguing that Washington is being too soft on Tehran.

This group of neocon extremists was literally just immunized by a federal court from the rule of law. That was based on the claim — advocated by the Obama DOJ and accepted by Judge Ramos — that subjecting them to litigation for their actions would risk disclosure of vital “state secrets.” The court’s ruling was based on assertions made through completely secret proceedings between the court and the U.S. government, with everyone else — including the lawyers for the parties — kept in the dark.

In May 2013, UANI launched a “name and shame” campaign designed to publicly identify — and malign — any individuals or entities enabling trade with Iran. One of the accused was the shipping company of Greek billionaire Victor Restis, who vehemently denies the accusation. He hired an American law firm and sued UANI for defamation in a New York federal court, claiming the “name and shame” campaign destroyed his reputation.

Up until that point, there was nothing unusual about any of this: just a garden-variety defamation case brought in court by someone who claims that public statements made about him are damaging and false. That happens every day. But then something quite extraordinary happened: In September of last year, the U.S. government, which was not a party, formally intervened in the lawsuit, and demanded that the court refuse to hear Restis’s claims and instead dismiss the lawsuit against UANI before it could even start, on the ground that allowing the case to proceed would damage national security.

When the DOJ intervened in this case and asserted the “state secrets privilege,” it confounded almost everyone. The New York Times’s Matt Apuzzo noted at the time that “the group is not affiliated with the government, and lists no government contracts on its tax forms. The government has cited no precedent for using the so­-called state­ secrets privilege to quash a private lawsuit that does not focus on government activity.” He quoted the ACLU’s Ben Wizner as saying: “I have never seen anything like this.” Reuters’s Allison Frankel labeled the DOJ’s involvement a “mystery” and said “the government’s brief is maddeningly opaque about its interest in a private libel case.”

Usually, when the U.S. government asserts the “state secrets privilege,” it is because they are a party to the lawsuit, being sued for their own allegedly illegal acts (such as torture or warrantless surveillance), and they claim that national security would be harmed if they are forced to defend themselves. In rare cases, they do intervene and assert the privilege in lawsuits between private parties, but only where the subject of the litigation is a government program and one of the parties is a government contractor involved in that program — such as when torture victims sued a Boeing subsidiary, Jeppesen, for its role in providing airplanes for the rendition program and the Obama DOJ insisted (successfully) that the case not go forward, and the victim of U.S. torture was thus told that he could not even have a day in court.

But in this case, there is no apparent U.S. government conduct at issue in the lawsuit. At least based on what they claim about themselves, UANI is just “a not-for-profit, non-partisan, advocacy group” that seeks to “educate” the public about the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program. Why would such a group like this even possess “state secrets”? It would be illegal to give them such material. Or could it be that the CIA or some other U.S. government agency has created and controls the group, which would be a form of government-disseminated propaganda, which happens to be illegal?

What else could explain the basis for the U.S. government’s argument that allowing UANI to be sued would risk the disclosure of vital “state secrets” besides a desire to cover up something quite untoward if not illegal? What “state secrets” could possibly be disclosed by suing a nice, little “not-for-profit, non-partisan, advocacy group”?

We don’t know the answers to those questions, nor do the lawyers for the plaintiffs whose lawsuit the DOJ wants dismissed. That’s because, beyond the bizarre DOJ intervention itself, the extreme secrecy that shaped the judicial proceedings is hard to overstate. Usually, when the U.S. government asserts the “state secrets privilege,” at least some information is made public about what they are claiming: which official or department is invoking the privilege, the general nature of the secrets allegedly at risk, the reasons why allowing the claims to be adjudicated would risk disclosure, etc. Some redacted version of the affidavit from the government official making the secrecy claim is made part of the case.

Here, virtually everything has been hidden, even from the plaintiffs’ lawyers. Not only did the U.S. government provide no clue as to what the supposedly endangered “state secrets” are, but they concealed even the identity of the agency making the claim: was it the CIA, the Treasury Department, the State Department, some combination? Nothing is known about any of this, not even who is making the secrecy claim.

Instead, the DOJ’s arguments about why “secrecy” compels dismissal of the entire lawsuit were made in a brief that only Judge Ramos (and not even the parties) gets to read, but even more amazingly, were elaborated on in secret meetings by DOJ lawyers in the judge’s chambers with nobody else present. Were recordings or transcripts of these meetings made? Is there any record of what the U.S. government whispered in the ear of the judge to scare him into believing that National Security Would Be Harmed™ if he allowed the case to proceed? Nobody knows. The whole process is veiled in total secrecy, labeled a “judicial proceeding” but containing none of the transparency, safeguards or adversarial process that characterizes minimally fair courts.

This sham worked. This week, Judge Ramos issued his ruling dismissing the entire lawsuit (see below). As a result of the DOJ’s protection, UANI cannot be sued. Among other things, it means this group of neocon extremists now has a license to defame anyone they want. They can destroy your reputation with false accusations in a highly public campaign, and when you sue them for it, the DOJ will come in and whisper in the judge’s ear that national security will be damaged if — like everyone else in the world — UANI must answer in a court of law for their conduct. And subservient judicial officials like Judge Ramos will obey the U.S. government’s dictates and dismiss your lawsuit before it begins, without your having any idea why that even happened.

Worse, in his written ruling, the judge expressly acknowledges that dismissal of the entire lawsuit at the start on secrecy grounds is what he calls a “harsh sanction,” and also acknowledges that “it is particularly so in this case because Plaintiffs not only do not get their day in court, but cannot be told why” (emphasis added). But he does it anyway, in a perfunctory 18-page opinion that does little other than re-state some basic legal principles, and then just concludes that everything the government whispered in his ear should be accepted. Just read for yourself what Judge Ramos said in defending his dismissal to see how wildly disparate it is from everything we’re propagandized to believe about the U.S. justice system:

What kind of “justice system” allows a neocon “advocacy” group to be immunized from the law, because the U.S. government waltzed into court, met privately with the judge, and whispered in secret that he had better dismiss all claims against that group lest he harm national security? To describe what happened here is to illustrate what a perverse travesty it is. Restis’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said in a statement this week:

We are disappointed that some secret relationship between UANI and the government allows UANI to hide from disclosing that association or to defend what has now been proven to be its false and defamatory allegations directed at Mr. Restis and his company. We are mystified that the U.S. government has such a stake in this case that it would take such extraordinary steps to prevent full disclosure of the secret interest it has with UANI or others. And, we are concerned that, in our court system, such a result could occur on the basis of sealed, one-sided filings and meetings in which we were not allowed to participate.

Indeed, the government is going to incredible lengths to keep secrets, including:

  • Treating reporters like terrorists. Andsee this
  • Prosecuting and demanding draconian jail sentences for whistleblowers
  • Framing whistleblowers with false evidence

Sadly, the sunlight is fading … and America is falling into darkness.

Postscript: On “Freedom of Information Day” – in the middle of “Sunshine Week” – the Obama administration announced that White House emails are not subject to freedom of information requests, and urged that a whole new category of information be kept secret from the American people.

Orwell would be proud.

Obama Should Put his Presidential Library in Ferguson, Missouri

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BY GARY DEMAR

Plans are already in the works for Obama’s Presidential Library. The most likely site will be Chicago, although New York and Hawaii are in the running. “A decision on the final selection among four announced finalists (the University of Chicago; the University of Illinois at Chicago; Columbia University and the University of Hawaii) will be made by First Lady Michelle Obama in March 2015.”

These institutions don’t need the money that will be poured into these communities. The people and businesses of Ferguson do.

If Obama is really serious about human rights, he needs to reconsider and rework his plans and build his library in Ferguson, Missouri.

He, Holder, and a number of “black leaders” have destroyed the city. And let’s not forget all the lies that came out about the shooting incident. Black athletes and personalities also bear some responsibility that led to the deplorable economic conditions in Ferguson because they didn’t wait for all the evidence to come in. Now they look like fools, but worse, they destroyed a city.

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/16593/obama-should-put-his-presidential-library-in-ferguson-missouri/#ycdLJC4V4cW6sWiI.99

NATIONAL GUARDSMAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED LINKS TO ISIS, PLANS FOR U.S. ATTACK *(IF OBAMA HAD SONS THESE TWO WOULD BE IT.)*

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Two Aurora cousins — one an Illinois National Guardsman — plotted to have one carry out a terrorist attack at a northern Illinois military facility while the other traveled overseas to fight with Islamic State, federal authorities alleged Thursday.

Hasan Edmonds, 22, an Army National Guard specialist, was arrested Wednesday night at Midway Airport as he attempted to fly to Cairo to wage violence on behalf of Islamic State, according to authorities.

Edmonds’ cousin, Jonas Edmonds, 29, planned to carry out the attack against a military installation after his cousin departed the country, authorities said.

The cousins made an initial appearance in federal court Thursday afternoon while shackled at the ankles and handcuffed. Both face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Jonas Edmonds appeared to be acting strangely in the courtroom, yawning loudly, swiveling in a chair and tugging at his beard.

His cousin, bald and wearing glasses, was subdued. Asked a question by the judge, he first nodded his head. Told he had to answer aloud, his voice was barely audible.

The federal complaint says the two met with an undercover FBI employee and presented a plan to carry out an armed attack against an undisclosed U.S. military facility in northern Illinois where Hasan Edmonds had been training, the criminal complaint alleges.

Jonas Edmonds asked the undercover FBI employee to assist in the attack and said they would use Hasan Edmonds’ uniforms and inside knowledge of how to access the installation and target officers for attack, authorities charged.
lRelated Terror suspect: ‘If we can break their spirits we will win’

Hasan Edmonds was assigned to Golf Company of the Joliet-based 634th Brigade Support Battalion, according to the National Guard. The complaint does not name the facility the cousins allegedly plotted to attack.

In an online exchange Jan. 30, Hasan Edmonds told the undercover agent that the best way to beat the U.S. and its Army was to “break their will,” according to the complaint.

“With the U.S., no matter how many you kill they will keep coming unless the soldiers and the American public no longer have the will to fight,” Edmonds wrote, according to the complaint. “If we can break their spirits, we will win.”

A woman who identified herself as Hasan’s sister and Jonas’ cousin said by phone Thursday that the FBI showed up Wednesday night at the family home in Aurora armed with a search warrant and removed computers from the address.

Manchinique Bates, 23, repeatedly denied the charges against them were true, saying her brother and cousin never spoke of any extreme beliefs.

“To be honest, we didn’t know anything about my brother trying to travel across seas nor did we know about the supposed attacks my cousin was supposedly doing,” she said. “… They don’t go out seeking trouble. … Neither one of them come off as terrorists. They aren’t terrorists.”

Bates, who said she also had been in the National Guard, said she and her brother and other family members joined the military together as a way to travel and help the country.

“I do not feel as if my cousin or brother would ever do anything of such nature,” she said. “My brother is very, very much so … what is the word I am looking for .. he is always .. into the military .. and wanting to join the Army.”

Bates said she last saw her brother leave the house around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday without any bags.

The FBI said it began investigating Hasan Edmonds late last year, when the agency discovered that he and Jonas Edmonds allegedly had devised a plan for Hasan Edmonds to travel overseas and use his military training to fight for Islamic State.

Hasan Edmonds booked a flight to leave Chicago on Wednesday and arrive in Cairo on Thursday, with layovers in Detroit and Amsterdam.

Jonas Edmonds was to stay behind “to carry out an act of terrorism in the United States,” the complaint states.

According to the complaint, the cousins met with a second undercover agent on Monday to discuss the planned attack on the military installation where Hasan Edmonds had been training.

Jonas told the undercover worker that after his cousin left for the Middle East, he planned to purchase weapons, including AK-47 assault rifles and grenades, from a third party and then attack the facility, anticipating a “body count” of 100 to 150 people.

Hasan Edmonds said he would provide a list of officer rankings, advising they should “kill the head,” the complaint alleged.

The next day, all three drove to the installation to scout the attack, according to the complaint. Hasan Edmonds described the inside of the installation and which rooms to avoid during the assault. He also went into the facility and “retrieved a military training schedule,” which he gave to his cousin, the complaint alleged.

Lt. Col. Brad Leighton, a spokesman for the Illinois National Guard, said federal authorities informed the Guard that Edmonds was under investigation, so the Guard took “discrete but concrete steps” to ensure he didn’t have access to equipment or computers and even gave him different duties.

Leighton said Edmonds was a supply specialist who joined the Guard in August 2011. He last drilled with the Guard for a weekend this month, he said.

Both cousins were charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. That charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila Finnegan set a detention hearing for Hasan Edmonds on Monday, while attorneys for Jonas Edmonds decided not to fight his detention.

The cousins attended West Aurora High School, according to district spokesman Tony Martinez. Hasan Edmonds graduated in 2011. Jonas Edmonds left the district’s system in 2004 when he was a senior.

According to the complaint, Jonas Edmonds spent time in a Georgia prison for a felony conviction.

Online court records from Cobb County in suburban Atlanta show that Jonas Edmonds was charged along with two others in the 2004 armed robbery of a McDonald’s restaurant. He pleaded guilty in 2005 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Records show he was released in June 2010.

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10 wounded in citywide shootings *(DO “BLACK LIVES REALLY MATTER”?) ONE OF THESE SHOOTINGS JUST 2 BLOCKS FROM MY HOUSE.

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THOSE GENTLE GIANTS AT WORK

By Quinn Ford

At least ten people were wounded in shootings across the city since Saturday night.

Most recently, two men walked into a South Side hospital after being shot in the Englewood neighborhood early Sunday morning.

The two men walked into St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center with gunshot wounds about 4:20 a.m. Sunday, said Officer Amina Greer, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman.

The two men, ages 26 and 29, told police they were driving southbound in the 5700 block of South Princeton Avenue on the South Side when someone stepped out of a dark-colored vehicle and opened fire on their car, Greer said. The 26-year-old man was shot in his back and leg, and the 29-year-old man was shot in his leg. The two were stabilized at St. Bernard, police said.

About 2:30 a.m. Sunday, a 43-year-old man was shot in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The man was in the 3500 block of West Fullerton Avenue when he was shot in both of his feet and his leg, police said. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

About 15 minutes earlier Sunday, a man and a woman were shot in Chicago Lawn. Around 2:15 a.m., the two were outside in the 2800 block of West 61st Street on the Southwest Side when someone inside a passing gray van fired shots at them, police said. The 33-year-old man’s head was grazed by a bullet. He drove himself to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where his condition stabilized, police said. The 23-year-old woman also wounded in the shooting was shot in her leg. She was found on the scene and was transported to Christ Medical Center, where her condition was also stabilized.

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Shortly before 2 a.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in Gresham on the South Side. The man was walking in the 8700 block of South Wood Street when a gunman got out of a light-colored van and opened fire on the man, hitting his body multiple times, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center where his condition was stabilized. Saturday afternoon a 30-year-old man had been shot and killed about a block away in the 8800 block of South Wood Street.

A 34-year-old man was shot Sunday during a robbery in the Golden Gate neighborhood on the Far South Side. Police were called to the 13200 block of South Eberhart Avenue about 1:30 a.m., police said. The man was inside a home on the block when someone knocked on the door. When the 34-year-old answered the door, a gunman forced his way inside, announced a robbery and shot the man repeatedly in his abdomen, police said. The man was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where his condition stabilized, police said.

About 10 p.m. Saturday, a 30-year-old man was shot in Chicago Lawn. The man was walking in the 6100 block of South Rockwell Street when a gunman standing on a nearby corner opened fire in the 30-year-old’s direction. The man was shot in his foot, police said and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition stabilized. The gunman fled westbound on foot.

About 9:20 p.m. Saturday, two men were shot in the 4400 block of West Monroe Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. A 19-year-old was shot in the arm and was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where his condition stabilized, police said. A 20-year-old later walked into Stroger hospital with a gunshot wound to his foot after he transported himself to the hospital from the scene of the shooting. His condition was also stabilized, police said.

The two men told police they were walking in the 4400 block of West Monroe Street when they heard gunfire and felt pain, police said. No one was in custody in connection with the shooting as of late Saturday.

As of early Sunday morning, no one was in custody for any of the shootings reported since Saturday night, police said. At least one person was killed and another five were wounded in shootings from Saturday morning through Saturday evening.

Former Breitbart Reporter Receiving Death Threats Over Revealing Obama’s ‘Fake’ Past: “Ever seen a photo of a pregnant Michelle Obama?” (*YOU MUST NEVER SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUR OUR KING AND QUEEN.*)

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Former Breitbart reporter and founder of GotNews.com, Charles C. Johnson, claims he has never before seen information that answers to why no one has seen photos of a pregnant Michelle Obama, why Obama’s family photos are fakes, and why his birth certificate is anything but authentic (but says he was born in Hawaii not Kenya).

But ‘serious’ death threats are so far keeping Johnson quiet, according to a barrage of recent Twitter posts.

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If true, the former Breitbart reporter may be in an eerily similar position to that of his former boss, Andrew Breitbart, who promised to reveal bombshell info on President Obama on what turned out to be the day died, officially of a heart attack. In early 2012, Andrew Breitbart reportedly told Sinclair News, “Wait til they see what happens March 1st.” He added this teaser, “I’ve got video from his college days that show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008 – the videos are going to come out.”

While the importance of the information Johnson claims to have cannot be verified, he gives some hints that would be – if proven true – not only embarrassing to the Obama family, but threaten to unravel his entire legacy and shatter the false history that has been presented as unverified fact. It likely far too late to unravel his presidency:

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Jesse Jackson, Jr. possibly the father? The Obama’s rise in politics could not have happened without the aid of the prominent Jackson political family. Michelle Robinson Obama “just about grew up in Jesse Jackson’s home,” and received numerous jobs and positions with their aid, while Barack was boosted by political capital and campaign help from Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Sr. alike.

WND’s Jerome Corsi, who authored the book Where’s the Birth Certificate?, wrote:

“If you want to understand Michelle Obama, you’ve got to go back to Jesse Jackson,” a woman called “Robyn” for this article told WND.

Robyn, who spent several years working for Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition, explained to a WND investigator in Chicago that Michelle Obama “just about grew up in Jesse Jackson’s home.”

[…]

“At the City of Chicago, where she worked under Mayor Daley, Michelle had one of those ‘Jesse hires’ positions. These are patronage jobs where the recipients did nothing.”

Robyn claimed that while working for Daley, Michelle just collected a check, doing very little work.

[…]

The Chicago sources told WND the selection of Michelle Robinson for Obama was made by Jesse Jackson, and Jeremiah Wright agreed it would be a good combination.

“It all relates back to Trinity United and to the Jesse Jackson orbit of blacks here in Chicago who gave Obama legitimacy and helped him establish his identity as a black man ‘from Chicago,’” Robyn explained.

“That’s what Wright did for Obama,” she claimed. “He connected Obama in the community, and he helped Obama hide his homosexuality.”

According to Robyn, Jackson explained to Michelle that she would live a life of luxury once Obama was president, and that she never again would have to worry about money.

[…]

“The political left wanted to push a black to the presidency, and the key operatives in the Democratic Party decided long ago it wouldn’t be Jesse Jackson (Sr.). […] So, the political left then chose Obama.”

Meanwhile, there are other phony aspects of Obama’s past which Johnson also ranted about on Twitter.

For Johnson, the “birther” issues are a distraction from the true dark secrets of Obama’s past. Regardless, the American public was not told the truth about our sitting two term president, and Obama was not properly vetted by the media lapdogs people have been conditioned to trust as watchdogs.

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Johnson suggests as others have that Obama’s “real father” Frank Marshall Davis – a black poet tainted by his involvement in American Communism – may be the real reason for the birth certificate forgery.

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He calls out “official” family photos from Obama’s childhood – and his official biography – as complete and obvious frauds:

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Will these revelations prove to be significant? Will they see the light of day? Or is it just too late to “out” the composite life of President Barack Hussein Obama? Johnson tweeted:

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OPRF board president: Black Lives Matter assembly set ‘dangerous precedent’ *(AS A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER, WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO ME IF I HAD A WHITE-STUDENTS-ONLY ASSEMBLY?) (WAKE UP AMERICA!)*

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BY REBECCA R. BIBBS

In the wake of a controversial black-students-only assembly at Oak Park and River Forest High School, members of the School District 200 Board said Monday they’re worried about potential legal consequences.

OPRF gained national attention for a “Black Lives Matter” assembly held Feb. 27 after parents of white students who tried to participate in the assembly complained they were turned away. Principal Nathaniel Rouse, the assembly’s organizer, said he thought black students would speak more freely among members of their own race, a model known as affinity grouping.

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In the wake of the assembly, some online commenters said they believe it is unconstitutional to segregate students for activities on school property during school hours. Others have called for Rouse to be fired; some even called for complaints to be filed against the school with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

The fallout from the Black Lives Matter assembly spurred a three-hour discussion at OPRF’s School Board meeting March 16 that included public comment from dozens of parents, students and teachers — almost all of whom spoke out in support of Rouse and the assembly.

School Board President John Phelan, a lawyer by trade, said he was concerned about a process that led to an event that could be considered separate but equal, a segregationist doctrine that was later deemed unconstitutional with the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case.Each trustee of the Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 Board supported the intent of the assembly, but several worried about potential legal consequences faced by the school.

“We’d all like to look the other way,” he said. “From my perspective, though, it’s a dangerous precedent to set.”

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“We have violated our policy as I understand it on equal education opportunity,” said Trustee Steve Gevinson.

School Board Vice President Jeff Weissglass, a lawyer with a history of diversity training who has led affinity groups in business settings, said he also was troubled by the legal ramifications.

“If affinity groups are really unconstitutional to public institutions, that will come as a surprise to a lot of people,” he said.

Defending his use of affinity grouping as a way to allow students to speak of their challenges with race in a single-race environment, Rouse said he planned affinity groups for students of other races that would culminate in an all-school assembly. However, no dates have been set for any future affinity groups.

Superintendent Steven Isoye said he believed he was the only non-black person at the assembly.

“It was clear to me that Mr. Rouse was trying to build a space that was safe space for our black students,” he said.

Though much of the social media discussion surrounding the assembly centered upon the fact that white students were excluded, most of the members of the public who spoke at the March 16 Board meeting were black.

Citizens who spoke at the meeting said they believe this is an issue only because it involves black children, and that if the assembly were female- or gay-only, no one would complain. Several also questioned the community’s professed commitment to diversity and inclusion.

“When OPRF claims racial diversity, I have to call farce,” said Julianne Darden, cofounder of the OPRF black student group Code Black.

“Not everything is about us. Not everything needs to have our stamp of approval, much less our participation. Can we just check our white privilege for a minute?” said OPRF English teacher Paul Noble. “I don’t know why a white affinity group is necessary to make a black affinity group palatable.”

Karen Steward-Nolan, who made bumper stickers in support of Rouse, said she understands some parents felt their children were aiding the cause of black students by wanting to participate in the assembly.

“The important part of being a white ally is to know when to be quiet and listen,” she said.

Though most speakers supported the affinity group concept, parent John Callahan described it as divisive.

“I’m very sad this has come about in Oak Park,” the 1983 OPRF graduate said. “I think this was bad for this organization. I think it was bad for Nate Rouse.”