“What Happened to Sandra Bland?” A Community Forum

‪#‎TexasSouthernUniversity‬ will hold a community forum entitled “What Happened to Sandra Bland?” A Community Forum for Devising Strategies for Accountability in Combatting this Epidemic” on August 4th at 6:30pm. This community event will provide attendees with a statement of the problems concerning law enforcement over aggression and other criminal justice system injustices through the use of statistical data, knowledgeable experts, and public discussion. ‪#‎WhathappenedtoSandraBland‬‪#‎SandraBland‬ ‪#‎SandySpeaks‬ ‪#‎TSU‬ ‪#‎communityforum‬ ‪#‎civilrights‬‪#‎justiceforSandra‬ ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬ ‪#‎EarlCarlInstitute‬ ‪#‎TeamStyleMag‬

In light of the recent death of Sandra Bland while in custody of law enforcement in Waller County, Texas and the epidemic of overly aggressive police contact with minorities resulting in injustice and far too often death, the Earl Carl Institute and its partners present a forum on the development an…

Shock Study: Police Chases Over Minor Traffic Infractions Kill Thousands of Innocent Bystanders

By Matt Agorist on July 31, 2015

Mainstreet, USA — A shocking report, out of USA Today, shows just how dangerous being an innocent bystander can be when there is a police chase going on.

On average, according to the report, one person every day is killed during a high-speed chase.

To put this into perspective, that’s larger than the number of people killed by floods, tornadoes, lightning and hurricanes — combined.

Contrary to popular thinking, high-speed chases aren’t only dangerous for those involved. Innocent bystanders are all too often the victims of these reckless pursuits.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/protect-bad-drivers-police-chases-killed-thousands-innocent-bystanders/#kf8wVDUJECTQ7QvO.99

Autopsy Indicates that Cop Fatally Shot Teen in the Back, Not in Self-Defense, Over Marijuana

By Johnny Liberty on July 31, 2015

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zachary-hammondAs the Free Thought Project previously reported, on Sunday, July 26th, Zachary Hammond was viciously murdered by police while committing the ‘crime’ of assisting a woman with purchasing a plant. Hammond, 19, who was not armed, was shot through a side window “in self-defense” according to Police Chief John Covington.

However, the Hammond’s attorney says that the autopsy report proves otherwise.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/autopsy-cop-fatally-shot-teen-back-self-defense-marijuana/#lfjJZHRdMjWYIL7P.99

“He Probably Has AIDS, the F****t!” Cops Yell Anti-Gay Slurs as they Brutally Beat Innocent Gay Man

By Matt Agorist on July 31, 2015

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/he-aids-ft-cops-yell-anti-gay-slurs-brutally-beat-innocent-gay-man/#tgc5J3UjzA2C5wxX.99

Despite Fellow Cops Lying to Cover it Up, Cop Finally Found Guilty for Beating Cuffed Man on Video

By Mike Sawyer on July 31, 2015

Huntsville, AL — Four years ago, Huntsville police officer Brett Russell pulled suspect Gary Wayne Hopkins from the back of a police cruiser and proceeded to violently attack him as fellow officers held him down. Despite the assault being captured on video, it took nearly four years for Russell to finally be found guilty. This delay was a function of the blue code of silence.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/fellow-cops-lying-cover-up-cop-finally-guilty-beating-cuffed-man-video/#F8Z51sVwhtQEO45H.99

Computer Support Specialist Training, Adult Education & Literacy – Accelerate Texas (ATX)

HCCS Transition to Training Program

Our Houston Community College Accelerate Texas (ATX) Transition to Training Program allows you to strengthen internet and computing skills (IC3), obtain IT Fundamentals and A+ Certifications and earn a GED or improve basic skills at the same time.

What is a Computer Support Specialist?

Computer support specialists provide technical assistance for hardware and software issues, help desk and technical support, and advice to individuals and organizations that depend on information technology. Support specialists are usually differentiated between technical support specialists and help-desk technicians.

Location:  Carnegie Neighborhood Library & Center for Learning 1050 Quitman, Houston, TX 77009

For more information contact: HCC Adult Education & Literacy Program


ATX- Registration Line-713.718.2312 or *for orientation times and locations please e-mail us at adulteducation.atx@hccs.edu

Church gives 92-year old woman the boot for not paying tithes


How many years do you have to support a church before you are allowed to be a lifelong member?  How old does one have to be before the alleged “men of God” running the church make the decision to give you a pass?  These are some of the questions that are being asked by those who are wondering why 92-year old Josephine King had her church membership rescinded for what the church calls “non-support in the areas of constant and consistent financial and physical participation with church activities and functions.

Public Hearing – I-69 South/I-610 West Interchange

Where: Bellaire City Hall
7008 Rice Ave.
Bellaire, TX 77401
When: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Open House: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Hearing: 6:30 p.m.
Purpose: The purpose of the public hearing is to present proposed improvements to the I-69 South/I-610 West interchange in Harris County and receive public comments.
Description: The proposed project will reconstruct the I-69 South/I-610 West interchange. Improvements are expected to increase safety, reduce congestion and improve traffic flow. Construction will occur in three phases:

Phase One

  • Construct I-610 southbound to US 59 northbound connector
  • Construct I-610 northbound to US 59 southbound connector
  • Construct US 59 northbound to I-610 southbound connector
  • Construct Westheimer ramp to US 59 southbound
  • Construct US 59 southbound exit ramp to Chimney Rock
  • Realign Post Oak Boulevard with METRO accommodations
  • Realign I-610 southbound to US 59 southbound connector
  • Restripe I-610 northbound to US 59 northbound connector

Phase Two

  • Reconstruct US 59 northbound to I-610 northbound connector
  • Reconstruct US 59 southbound to I-610 southbound connector

Phase Three

  • Reconstruct I-610 main lane bridge

The proposed project would require 2.4 acres of additional right of way and includes one commercial property displacement. Maps and information will be displayed during the open house period.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by TxDOT pursuant of 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated Dec. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Teenager During Sting Operation Over a Bag of Marijuana

By Justin Gardner on July 30, 2015

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Columbia, SC — The war on nature continues to claim the lives of innocent young people. In Columbia, South Carolina a teenager lost his life Sunday night for the heinous act of driving a woman to sell a bag of marijuana. It happened in a similar fashion to the shooting of Samuel Dubose by Officer Ray Tensing, who was just charged with murder.


Judge Who Took Kids from Off-Grid Family, Same Judge who Killed his Own Son and Wasn’t Arrested

Cop Unleashes a Fury of Bullets at Car Full of Teens Who Accidentally Knocked on His Door

Sparta, NJ — A car full of teenagers had just left a party and were dropping off a friend when they accidentally knocked at the door of the wrong home. They meant to go to the house next door, and this honest mistake nearly cost them their lives, thanks to one of New Jersey’s finest.

An off-duty New Jersey state trooper fired shots at their car as it drove away from his home early Sunday morning.

According to the AP,

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-unleashes-fury-bullets-car-teens-accidentally-knocked-door/#08lM3ukeyDfoLhzC.99

Medical Malpractice Month

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For Immediate Release


Contact: Deirdre Dickson-Gilbert


Phone: 832-488-5765 Email: nammv1988@gmail.com


July 30, 2015



On the Bridge for Justice Highlighting Medical Malpractice Month

Stop the Silence: Hope, Honor & Healing



Citing the growing epidemic of injury and death resulting from errors in medical care, the cities of Houston, Philadelphia, and Atlanta, along with the local legislators of these cities have joined the National Medical Malpractice Awareness Association (NMMAA) in proclaiming July “Medical Malpractice Awareness Month.”


Preventable mistakes in medical care are the third leading cause of death in America, according to the Journal of Patient Safety. “More than 400,000 people die every year in America’s hospitals from infections, inappropriate treatment, botched procedures, and other preventable mistakes,” says Deirdre Gilbert, National Director of NMMAA. “We are working to alert the public to this dangerous and unacceptable situation. We need to end negligent care, eliminate medical mistakes and support the many who have been injured and the families of those who have lost loved ones.”


We will meet on the Rosemont Bridge at 6:00 PMSaturday August 1, 2015 at Buffalo Bayou Park, Memorial Drive/Allen Parkway, in Houston, TX. This event is open to the public, and hospital executives, legislators, community-based organizations, nursing home administrators, home health agency directors are encouraged to attend.


“Medical Malpractice Awareness Month provided an opportunity to focus on healing, caring about the caretakers of those affected by medical negligence, and to petition for more accountability and oversight to ensure patient safety.


NMMAA culminates the outstanding victories of awareness with a release of butterflies; to represent hope in ending medical negligence, honor those who were injured or lost their lives to medical negligence and to heal hearts of the families who lost their loved ones.


Deirdre D. Gilbert

National Director
National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association
(800) 379-1074 (24 hour hotline)