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I’m Thinking……

Posted in Culture, Family n Friends, Life, Politics, Rant n Rave on May 6, 2011 by bakerboi

It’s a lot going on in our world today and right now I’m thinking about so much. I have never stopped searching for truth and in that search I’ve found out so much I want to share with you all. I know many of you have stopped viewing my blog because of my absents, but that will change in a major way once you see my new vision for the blog. Please have patience and be ready to hear the “TRUTH BE TOLD”.

Once Again, Injustice Overshadows Justice

Posted in Culture, Family n Friends, Life, Politics, Rant n Rave on July 9, 2010 by bakerboi

Greetings all, today I will be embarking on a mission to make some type of sense of the verdict in the Johannes Mehserle case.  Here’s a little background on the situation.  On the early morning of January 1, 2009 there was a fight on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train at the Fruitvale Station with a group of young men that was restraint by BART police who are legally allow to carried hand guns and tasers.  During this time, the BART police had gotten control of the situation and began the process of removing rowdy parties from the stations platform, all the while being video recorded from numerous passengers.  Meanwhile, an incident with a group on men and BART police broke out and the police again gained control by handcuffing bout 4-5 men  and sitting them on the platform of the station.  One of the men handcuffed was laid on his stomach and had a knee on his neck, his name was Oscar Grant.  No one really knows what lead to what happened next, but all we could tell from the video is that Officer Johannes Mehserle pulled out his BART issued semi-automatic weapon and shot Oscar Grant in the back while handcuffed and laying on his stomach.

Fast forward to July 8, 2010 and all the headlines read, Johannes Mehserle Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter!  Wow, the lesser of the verdicts the jury of his peers could have given him.  They totally removed Murder 1 and gave the jury 4 options: 2nd degree Murder (15-life), Voluntary Manslaughter (10-15), Involuntary Manslaughter (2-4) or acquittal.  I will try to make sense of it all and post the logical, illogical and my opinion about the whole situation today.

Logically, Johannes Mehserle was tried by a group of his peers.  What else did you expect?  I’m surprise they didn’t acquit him totally, but they really couldn’t because of the evidence video and material they had against him.  Involuntary Manslaughter carries a sentencing of 2-4 years, period.  So, logically speaking a person in their right minds could see justice not being served.  Logically.

Let’s keep this all the way real, folks.  In the history of minorities, especially African Americans in the Untied States of America how many times has justice been served?  To be truthful with you I don’t know of one time when there was an incident with a white cop and an African American, where the cop was at fault that there has been justice served, awarded and gave to us on a platter.  Not once in the history of the US.  If you can find something, please enlighten me and send me the links.  That makes me wonder if the shoe was on the other foot and Oscar Grant was a BART police and Johannes Mehserle was a passenger, what would that outcome be?  It’s only right for people to think this way because that’s the only other gauge we have.  Would Officer Grant have only gotten 2-4 years for killing a white passenger?

The other side is the illogical thinking that has gotten us to this point in the first place and that grabs logical thinking and turns it on the side, therefore making no sense whatsoever.  Rioting proves nothing except that there are ignorant people in this world who thinks violence and destruction solves anything.  It’s solves nothing, actually it makes things worse.  I truly believe the rioting back in 2009 affected the outcome of this trail because it forced the officials to move it to Los Angeles where there is a history of getting cops off on crimes against minorities.  Yeah, I said it.  Everyone knows how we think just like we know how they think and that’s why they were prepared for it this time around.  I never seen that many people trying to get out of Downtown Oakland so fast before in my life.  They knew if a verdict was not reached that was to the public’s liking all hell was going to be raised.

Come on, honestly did you think justice was going to be served?  You have got to remember whose justice we are talking about here.  We are talking about a corrupt man- made justice system that has had flaws since its first inception.  Yeah, yeah we have a black president, but what does that really mean?  Hell they are still dragging black folks down the road with chains around they’re necks.  Then people wonder why we riot and that’s because of all the frustrations build up, it seems like the right thing to do at the time.  When in all actuality it’s the wrong thing.  I hear people say “Oh, the police insight the riots ” and yes they are right, their smug asses sit there behind the shield of justice and look as if God granted them the authority over us mere mortals and that we ought to bow down at their feet and not look a them or challenge them when wrong.  But what type of people just sits back and allow injustice to take root in their society.  A people who have been victimize for so long that it’s really numb to all the injustices it has faced and only knows of one way to get any resolve and that’s to riot, loot, destroy and vandalize their own communities.  That’s right, tear up your own shit, that’ll show ‘em.  That will let them know we mean business.  Break into the Footlocker and steal shoes and clothes to burn in the trash cans, yeah that’s right.  That’s a great point to make.  See, that’s that ignorant thinking that will have us following and not leading.

In my honest opinion, justice has not been served.  No matter how you cut it, dice it or slice it a young man with a family was killed in cold blood and no ones is going to pay the full price of it.  The rioting damaged the trail because it was moved to a place where white police get off all the time for victimizing, killing and beating minorities at an alarming rate.  Let’s face it people we are living in a corrupt society where the chips are stack against us and we can’t win by tearing down our own communities.  That only proves to them that we are not ready to be heads of our communities and even if we did it wouldn’t be long before we’d run it in the ground.  We have got to start giving ourselves more credit than that, we have got to know when to challenge and when to back of and live.  Everyone has to know there place and that place is not always challenging the place of the MAN.  But knowing how to beat them at there own game, be smart about it.  Don’t be the fools and end up in prison or dead.  What can we take from this to better ourselves?  Talk to me…….

Side Note……

Posted in Culture, Family n Friends, Life, Politics, Rant n Rave, Relationships with tags , , on April 15, 2010 by bakerboi

Hey folks, how’s it been. Just dropping a line or two so everyone can see I’m still here in this peace. Riddle me this, why is it when you are different from others, people think your the lame one? When they are the lames for becoming victims to peer pressure.

Just because I don’t do the things you do, does not make you better than me or vice versa. You can’t alway judge a person because they don’t pertisipate is the same activities as the so-called in crowd.

I’ve always been one to take the road less traveled because why go down the road everyone else has and see the same shit when I can go my way see new things and have new adventures.

I talk, dress, walk, laugh, cry and dance they way I want to, not the way you want me to.

With that said, that L7 that you think I am, I’m really outside that box looking at you playing your boring little part inside the box.

Giving Back to Your Community…

Posted in Culture, Family n Friends, Life, Rant n Rave on January 13, 2010 by bakerboi

First off, I me say a prayer to the families in Haiti.  The poorest people always get the raw deal.  May the Lord have mercy on everyone.

Now for today’s topic, how can we give back to a community that has taken so much from us?  I was on Jermaine Dupree’s blog www.global14.com and he has a section called talk to me where he ask his readers questions.  Well, today it seems he’s in my neck of the woods in Northern California, Richmond to be exact and he was playing Xbox or something with some people from Richmond and they started talking about all the violence and crimes going on out here and in the Bay period.  So you know me, being who I am I had to put my quarter waters worth in and explained that it’s not just one thing that adding to the violence, it’s a combination of many.  I said the circumstances of today are the result of choices made yesterday.  Meaning, this is the result from broken homes, less than equally education, crime, violence and the WAR ON DRUGS of the 80’s and 90’s.  The crack babies are all grown up now and are more dysfunctional than we were because the chips are stacked against them from the get go.

Take me for instance, I grew up in the Oakland, Ca from the age of 12 and stayed until I was 25.  I came from a broken home, had a mother who was on drugs, went to schools with an educational system that was below average, but was all we had.  Sure, I fell victim to peer pressure during my teenage years.  I did things I should not have done and got away with some, but not with all.  One thing about my moms was that she might have done her thing, but when it came to raising her two sons she did not play.  Respect and education was HUGE to her and if any of those thing where not met, it was hell to pay and that’s why I spent my whole 7th grade year on punishment and getting ass whippings.  However, after that I was on point because I figured it out or should I say I figured her out.  I got a lot of leeway when I started bring home those 3.0 and above, boy I was never home, always in the street or at my boys house.

See, the point I’m trying to make is that she cared.  She cared enough to put the fear of the Lord in my butt.  See, there’s no one to care for these kids out here because they are too for gone and can’t be reached without a group or community effort.  So, how can we give back to a community that has taken so much from us?  We can’t, we just have to build another community from scratch or something because the shell that was once my community wasn’t all that great in the first place.  Back then that was the beginning of the end and today is the result and things are 100 times worst on so many levels that trying to fix it will be a losing effort because that’s what many have tried before.  We have to come anew, we have to pick up the dice and roll again because fixing something that’s shattered is crazy.  What can we do, how can we take our communities back?  Where does it start?  Who takes the first stand?  I don’t know, but something has to be done because we are losing and it has nothing to do with race, we all are losing some more than others.  Holla Back!

So It’s Been A Long Time……

Posted in Culture, Family n Friends, Life, Politics, Rant n Rave on December 7, 2009 by bakerboi

Mr. President where the LOVE!

First let me say that I have been extremely busy for the past couple of weeks and haven’t had time or energy to blog, plus I couldn’t get to my blog from my job.  See that’s where most of my good topics come from, when I’m at work.  So, to give it to you straight and with no cut, I have decided to start trying my best to do one post a week.

During this time I have really had a lot to say, but didn’t write it down and now I have forgotten what I wanted to tell the world.  However, something has been weighing heavily on my heart.

Is it me or does it seem like our president is an extension of the previous.  I mean it is about to be a year in and what exactly has he done for the American people.  The stimulus was for the banking industry and auto industry, the health care reform is up in the air and the additional troops that are being sent to the Middle East isn’t helping none.  What is going on, I believe we (meaning the people who stood by him and voted him in by a landslide victory) have been patiently waiting for him to get situated in office and start making some changes in our country, but all I see is the big dogs getting favorable decision thrown their way.  It is also no coincident that his approval rating has fallen below 50%.  Oh, I know he waiting for the opportune time to spring the trap and show us that he is who he said he is and pull the American people out of the depths of their debt.  Or could the opportune time during his re-election when he starts to bring the troops home, help the people who lost everything to the banks that he first bailed out during the first days of his office.

How about satisfying the ones who voted his ass in office.  Ooops my fault, from the looks of it our vote didn’t matter in the first place, I think that hand goes to big business.  Those are the ones it seems he is looking out for.

I’m just going to put it out there and say it and if I offend anyone, just remember this is my opinion and I’m entitled to that, but don’t take my word for it.  You have every right to your own opinion and please back that up with your due diligence in it.  Here’s we go, from the look of how things are going right now, this historic moment in American history has been smeared because all that happen is that there’s a black face on the NWO now.  Business as usual, nothing has changed.  If you think things are going to better, think again.  They will appear to be better, getting the American people back to spending their hard-earned money on things that wasnt’ even made in the US.  A country who doesn’t build anything doesn’t have national sovereignty.  It has nothing backing them up, the last thing that did that was the auto industry and look what happen there.  So, don’t get caught up in that smoke and mirrors trick, things aren’t what they seem and alway prepare yourself and your family for the worse.

Too Much Going On!

Posted in Culture, Family n Friends, Life, Rant n Rave, Relationships, SEX, Uncategorized on July 8, 2009 by bakerboi

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Long time no see or is it no write.  Whatever, these past couple of days has been a trying time with the death of MJ and the apparent murder-suicide of Steve McNair and his jump off.  I am truly at a loss of words concerning the Steve McNair thing.  I really like dude as a player because he played his heart out every Sunday and left it on the field at all time.  Didn’t matter if he was hurt or not, he gave his all.  I wish I could say the same for him being a human being.  I’m not here to judge him because he’s not here to defend himself and I hate when blogs and other websites do that.  However, I will say the real victims here are the 4 sons and wife he left behind.

OK, let’s keep it all the way real.  This is not the first time, nor will it be the last time someone with fame and fortune cheats on their family with a mistress, secrete lover, jump off.  Men have been doing this for centuries and women may have been doing it longer and just never got caught.  Come on men, we keeping it all the way real, right.  Women are so much better at cheating because they know how to hide their intentions and cover their emotions and they are very careful in covering their tracks.  Hell, we as men wouldn’t never find out unless she wanted us to or we simple caught her out of pocket.  They’re good, real good.

Although, the above statements are true, but what happen during the lead up to and after is tragic enough and the end result is what happens when people play with other people emotions.  You can’t go around having people believe one thing and it turns out to be another.  We all are emotional people and that’s doesn’t justify what happen on the 4th of July in the McNair case, but hell people have been killed for a lot less.  If you are going to step out on your family make sure the person your stepping out with understands your situation so there won’t be any confusion later on down the line and the person is able to make a informed choice on weather to mess with your cheating ass or not.  That way, when 5 months down the line it comes out that your not getting a divorce or that your going to work it out with your family, it won’t come as a surprise and that person doesn’t want to blow your damn head off because they always knew it was a possibility you would do just that.  You can’t lead people on thinking you are giving them the world and end up giving them the shaft (pun intended).

We all have made mistakes in our lives, but no matter how big the mistake is, a person should not have to pay with their lives being taken and their loved ones paying a very heavy price down the road.  We never know what other people intention are, but we have to understand that we never truly know peoples motives and have to be careful who we let into our lives and be really careful on how we treat people, all the way around.

If the King is a Monkey, What Does that Make YOU?

Posted in Culture, Life, Politics, Rant n Rave on June 24, 2009 by bakerboi
If the King is a Monkey, then what are you?

If the King is a Monkey, then what are you?

Greetings all, how are we today.  I thought summer was on it’s way here in the Bay, but it took a quick left and skipped town.  Anyway, let me tell you a story right quick.  I was on the Bart (Bay Area Rapid Transit) today, you know that place where killer cops prey on the passengers.  Yeah, that’s the one and I was getting off the Bart walking my normal route when something caught the corner of my eye.  I glance at it because I’m moving on the escalator and had to step back and get a good look.  To my surprise (not really because it’s the norm, I mean it’s been going on for hundred’s of years) there was a sticker placed in black and white that had the resemblance of  President Obama looking like a character from the Planet of the Apes and it read in big white letters “OBAMA 08”.  Not only that, people are so disrespectful that last week  a Senator said the First Lady was a descendant of orangutans.  WOW! A senator said that about his First Lady.  I wonder what would have happened if Mrs. Bush got called something so despicable (they would have had his ass in a sling).

So, this got me to thinking on my way to work today about just how much people are ignorant because of course that is the norm and white people have been calling blacks monkeys and apes for eons, but let’s think about this for a minute.  If the King of a land is a monkey, then what does that make the people of the land?

I think I have just came to the realization that we have a very, very long way to go in our country dealing with thing big ugly thorn in America’s side called racism.  It is the core, the foundation and the fundamental existence of our country and it’s going to take more that just electing a black President to over come the cold grip it has on our society.  Now, if we were to have called President Bush a white-bread-chicken-shit-mother-fucking-honkey (and as I spell “honkey”, my spell-check tells me that word doesn’t exist,but when I spell “nigga” my spell-check corrects me with “nigger”, LMAO) would have been made public, if a Senator of the House of Representatives stood up in the Grand Hall and said that shit, they would have hung that fool.  Am I lying, that’s why my blog is called “Truth Be Told”.  Think about that shit for a moment.  Peace.