BREAKING NEWS: This morning Judge Gene Paul Kean of the 5th Circuit Court in Aberdeen, SD dismissed ALL charges in the trial against Brandon Taliaferro and Shirley Schwab. This is a huge victory for these two child advocates, who were targeted by the state for speaking out on behalf of sexually molested Lakota foster girls and accusing the DSS of protecting the abusive father. We are grateful to our research and investigative team, which helped expose the state’s actions in a special report last year. And we’re so grateful to our allies and supporters—especially those who made it to Aberdeen for the trial! You can read about Judge Kean’s decision here: http://lakota.cc/U8HK4c
Gee, I wonder if these charges had anything to do with Brandon Taliaferro and Shirley Schwab trying to get the state of South Dakota to stop stealing 700 Native American children per month and placing them with white families against the Indian Child Welfare Act.
I imagine it has a bit of something to do with shutting them up so the state can keep receiving the 100 million per year it gets from the government:
States receive money if they move kids out of foster care and into adoption — about $4,000 a child. But according to federal records, if the child has “special needs,” a state can get as much as $12,000.
A decade ago, South Dakota designated all Native American children “special needs,” which means Native American children who are permanently removed from their homes are worth more financially to the state than other children.
So, basically what ends up happening:
[Native American] children make up less than 15 percent of the child population, yet they make up more than half of the children in foster care.
That’s what these charges are meant to try and cover up.
reblogged for added info.
Asshole/country singer Brad Paisley has released a new song with LL Cool J called “Accidental Racist”
Yes, it’s as bad as you guessed. In “Accidental Racist”, Paisley discusses the hardships he’s faced as a white man who just wants to wear a Confederate flag shirt without being mistaken for a racist. It’s hard out there for a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan.
The chorus goes (yes really):
I’m just a white man comin’ to you from the south land tryin’ to understand what it’s like not to be.
I’m proud of where I’m from but not everything we’ve done. It ain’t like you and me can rewrite history.
Our generation didn’t start this nation. We’re still pickin’ up the pieces, walkin’ on eggshells, fightin’ over yesterday.
Caught between southern pride and southern blame.
And then after that LL Cool J raps ”If you don’t judge my du-rag/I won’t judge your red flag” and “If you don’t judge my gold chains/I’ll forget the iron chains”. Because those things are completely synonymous.
You can listen to the whole horrible song here.
Here’s a little something in case you guys wanted to be creeped out today.
LL…what the FUCK?!
LL…are times that hard? Are they really? Maynne…
|Mindy Lahiri:||I cannot be the victim of a single white female situation right now. I have way too much going on.|