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Today, I would like to talk elections and media looking at Baltimore and its media coverage of political issues. I want to start with Baltimore City Paper and its Best of Baltimore edition with Devin Allen on its cover----just as with Time Magazine. City Paper started as a very progressive local newspaper a few decades ago and today----it has sold out to national media outlets like Baltimore Sun Media Group. We all know that Baltimore Sun works for the rich and Wall Street Baltimore Development and the International Economic Zone Master Plan so at this point, almost all that is journalism is controlled by global corporate interests. Time Magazine has been known for decades as a very neo-conservative global Wall Street news journal. If you make Time's front page----it is probably because you make corporations rich and powerful.
If that is true---then why did Devin Allen and Baltimore riots make
Time Magazine's cover? If you look at the same picture on the cover of Baltimore's City Paper you see only Devon's head-----if you look further you see Devon's body and he is wearing an UnderArmour T-shirt. I'm sure Devon does not know the significance of this image to Wall Street---and that is why Baltimore City has been allowed to be third world in its repression and poverty having never installed civil rights laws or allowed Federal War on Poverty and New Deal social funding make it to 600,000 working class and poor in Baltimore....all of this with a city hall filled with black politicians.
The image on this cover is great---very artistic and meaningful---but meaning can be interpreted differently.
Go Behind TIME’s Baltimore Cover With Aspiring Photographer Devin Allen
Protestor at city hall In Baltimore on April 25, 2015.
1 of 12A few days ago, Devin Allen, a 26-year-old West Baltimore resident, only aspired to be a professional photographer. For the past two years, he had been photographing models and had tried his hand at street photography, drawing his inspiration from photographers such as Gordon Parks and artists like Andy Warhol.
But, when protests took over his city in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death, the young amateur photographer took to Instagram and found himself propelled on the global stage.
His photographs of the demonstrations — peaceful at first, then more violent — grabbed the headlines: they were featured on the BBC and CNN, and shared by thousands of Twitter and Instagram users, including Rihanna.
Photograph by Devin AllenNow, one of his most iconic images, shot at the heart of the protests on April 25, is featured on this week’s cover of TIME.
The photograph shows a man running away from a pack of charging policemen. “When I shot that, I thought it was a good picture, so I uploaded [from my camera] to my phone,” he told TIME LightBox earlier this week. “By the time I’d done that, the police was all around me. I was in the middle of it.”
The shot perfectly captures the intensity and chaotic nature of the protests, making it the natural choice for TIME’s cover.
“For me, who’s from Baltimore city, to be on the cover of TIME Magazine, I don’t even know what to say. I’m speechless,” says Allen. “It’s amazing. It’s life changing for me. It’s inspiring me to go further. It gives me hope and it gives a lot of people around me hope. After my daughter, who’s my pride and joy, this is the best thing that’s happened to me.”
Read our full interview with Devin Allen: Meet the Amateur Photographer Covering Baltimore’s Protests
When you see Devon with his eye to the camera you know the movement in black America is to video everything having to do with the police. If it wasn't for video only the police versions would be known. This is important in showing how the American people are losing their rights as citizens and US Constitutional law is being thrown aside for this global corporate tribunal law through Trans Pacific Trade Pact. When people lose their voices in government----when they lose their voices in courts-----and finally they cannot even report crimes committed against them without a video to back them up----they are third world----when police officers are known to openly abuse citizens and fabricate all kinds of ways to hide it-----they are third world.
THIS IMAGE OF DEVON SYMBOLIZES THE LOSS BY AMERICAN PEOPLE OF ANY VOICE OR RIGHTS. WE WANT TO SAY THIS IS AIMED AT BLACK CITIZENS BUT IT IS AIMED AT ALL OF US.
Baltimore was taken to such third world injustice by what is black leadership. A very neo-conservative Johns Hopkins and Wall Street Baltimore Development did in Baltimore what they do in Afghanistan or Nigeria-----they identify people that will ignore civil rights for their own gain and then give them access to lots of money. Make a few affluent to repress the many. So, today we have black communities with crony political machines funding a few people's wealth tasked with making sure everyone else does not know the goals of public policy. What makes me upset is this is done while these pols run as Democrats making a large sector of the Democratic base hate Democrats---which is why Clinton neo-liberals and Hopkins neo-cons do this.
UnderArmour goes out of its way to make green/human rights pledges TO WIN BUSINESS FROM SWEAT SHOP NIKE as it locates its global factories in the most labor and environmentally abusive nations. Malaysia is raging neo-liberal and abusive.....NO ONE BELIEVES THAT.
'Along with these statistics, this past May students from the University of Missouri through the organization United Students Against Sweatshops began protests against the unfair labor practices of several companies, including Under Armour'.
'I WANT TO SHARE SOMETHING WITH YOU. THROUGH THE NIGHT, I HAVE SEEN ANOTHER -- A NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE STOP ME AND SAY TO ME, YOU NEED TO TALK TO US AND GET OUR VOICE HEARD. I SAID, YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT'.
Locked up with no charges: Many arrested amid Baltimore riots languish for days
By Colin Daileda and Megan SpeciaApr 29, 2015BALTIMORE — Many arrested in Baltimore early Sunday morning and late Monday in separate riots have yet to be charged, released or have a bail hearing. Some criminal defense attorneys say court officials don't want to release them ahead of large demonstrations planned for this weekend.
Officials have set stunningly high bail for some of the arrestees, as high as $750,000, Mirriam Seddiq, who works for Seddiq Law in Greenbelt, Maryland, told Mashable. Court officials are doing this in the name of protecting the city from violent criminals, she said, but some arrested during the looting that took place in Baltimore on Monday say they were simply watching what was happening in their neighborhoods when they were swept up by police in mass arrests.
I have spoken about the goal of installing International Economic Zone status on Baltimore and surrounding counties and described the concerns with UnderArmour buying huge parcels of land for a global campus complete with FOXCONN global factories that will pull citizens from all over the area into these sweat shop factories especially from Freddie Gray's neighborhood. Baltimore City Hall and Baltimore's Maryland Assembly pols are the ones pushing all the laws allowing all this to occur----including Carl Stokes and Brandon Scott. So, it was not without coincidence that Stokes and Scott were assigned best politicians simply for saying rioters are not thugs and for yelling about policing at the last minute when they knew communities were going to explode.
STOKES AND SCOTT ARE THE FACE OF WALL STREET BALTIMORE DEVELOPMENT AND HOPKINS GLOBAL ECONOMIC ZONE POLICIES THAT KILL COMMUNITIES AND CREATE THE POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT----and Baltimore City Paper names them best pols. Baltimore City Paper names the Mosby's a power couple----which you do not do when you know the Mosby's are deep in a cesspool that is Baltimore City Hall corruption and fraud. Marilyn is of course supposed to be arresting her husband Nick for what we know are racketeering and frauds---that doesn't include what we don't know. So, a main stream news journal connected to a national media group is making legitimate what the country knows to be one of the most corrupt and fraudulent cities. Below you see what was racketeering-----Exelon was given a $100 million dollars tax break for absolutely NO REASON. You cannot just give these tax credits for no reason.
THAT IS WHEN YOU KNOW YOU ARE THIRD WORLD.
When you try to get national press written on fraud and corruption in Baltimore there are none because there are never any government corruption and criminal actions brought to court. To make the corruption stats you have to have functioning prosecuting States Attorney's office. So our media bestow the title of POWER COUPLE on two people most engaged in creating and allowing the corruption.
THIS IS WHY FREDDIE GRAY'S NEIGHBORHOOD IS CRUMBLING AND THIRD WORLD----NO JUSTICE SYSTEM IN BALTIMORE.
Beatty lavished funds on mayor and City Council as they lavished tax credits on Harbor PointPART 1: Neither the mayor nor the City Council members who received Beatty’s cash publicly disclosed the contributions during the $107 million TIF debateMark Reutter March 18, 2014 at 1:17 pm Story Link 26
Of the six elected officials in this picture, five accepted campaign cash from developer Michael Beatty (at podium). Any guesses?
Photo by: Mark Reutter
Should it be called “back scratching,” “quid pro quo” or simply “business as usual” at City Hall?
Recently-released campaign reports reviewed by The Brew show that Michael Beatty, developer of Harbor Point, contributed $5,750 last year to his City Council allies – while his wife, his late father’s architecture firm, his development company and his general contractor paid $16,000 into Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s campaign kitty.
What makes this significant? The contributions came during a time when Beatty was actively pushing for approval of a $107 million TIF tax credit from the city.
Neither the mayor – nor any of the City Council members who received Beatty’s cash – publicly disclosed the contributions during or after the long and heated debate over the tax financing subsidy.
What editors of Time Magazine saw in Devon's front page image was the third world instability that UnderArmour sees as a plus in locating its manufacturing factories. Taking a look at where in the world UnderArmour factories are located gives you knowledge that this global corporation is about maximizing profits any way possible. International Economic Zones under Trans Pacific Trade Pact is all about global corporations being able to go nations tied to this treaty anywhere in the world to operate under the same legal constraints. Baltimore City with its complete lack of Rule of Law, Equal Protection, and with no access to public justice is ground zero for these structures to install TPP and International Economic Zone policy.
THIS IS WHY BALTIMORE CITY HALL COMPLETELY IGNORES RULE OF LAW.....THEY ARE WORKING UNDER WALL STREET BALTIMORE DEVELOPMENT AND JOHNS HOPKINS' MASTER PLAN.
Listen to Maryland pols running as Democrats all still posing progressive after allowing tens of trillions of dollars in corporate fraud to stay with the looters and after staging the coming bond market crash that will be so deep as to force cities like Baltimore into the hands of these global corporations.
THAT WON'T HAPPEN BECAUSE BALTIMORE WILL BECOME A SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC CITY HALL.
All that needs to be done to stop this and protect families and communities from the coming economic crash is to have Baltimore City Hall and Maryland Assembly pols working to protect public assets and not allow fraud to stand and continuing to ignore US Constitutional Rule of Law.
Rule of Law, Transparency,
by Michael Johnston
Department of Political Science,
Improved governance requires an integrated, long-term strategy built upon cooperation between
government and citizens. It involves both participation and institutions. The Rule of Law,
Accountability, and Transparency are technical and legal issues at some levels, but also
interactive to produce government that is legitimate, effective, and widely supported by citizens,
as well as a civil society that is strong, open, and capable of playing a positive role in politics and