Two Examples of how the Justice System is Rigged Against Men

By Ockydub | Posted Dec 6 2016 | 7 Comments  

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Michael Sabbie was a 35-year-old stay-at-home father of four. Every school day he packed his kids’ lunches, drove them to and from school, and carted them around to their after-school activities. He wrote a Facebook post thanking God for his kids just hours before his arrest. He was arrested after his wife said he threatened her during an argument; not assaulted, not abused but threatened.

Walter Scott was a 50-year-old forklift operator, studying massage therapy. Scott’s police record listed ten arrests: for contempt of court regarding failure to pay child support. In her opening statement for the prosecution, Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said Scott decided to run because he knew that once Michael Slager (the police officer on trial for his murder) ran his license, he would go to “debtors’ jail.” That’s because a warrant had been issued for Scott over unpaid child support.

Both of these men are dead today because our for profit justice system feeds off of racial gender biases and greed that disproportionately impacts men.

Listen to Ocky Williams commentary below.

 

 

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Ockydub

Octavius is a founder and editor of Cypher Avenue. He's here to help speak for us and show the world that masculine gay / bisexual men of color are not a part of the stereotypical gay normal that is seen and fed to the masses. No...we are a distinct breed, filled with character and pride. Cypher Avenue is here to show the world how we are different.

   
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  1. sydney
    sydney | December 8th, 2016
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    One of the most difficult things for blacks is to get the “Leap Effect” This is the effect of regardless of how you where raise, you manage to raise your kids better and most black raise there child according to the environment that they were raise in. If a black don’t have a high school diploma, many aren’t preaching how it is important to get it. If a black is not degreed, many have difficulty pointing out the importance of education to there children and guiding them to it. And those who don’t have a high school diploma but there child eventually get one, they think it is great within itself that they have a high school diploma. So whether they go to college or not, isn’t that important.

    This goes to your comment. if many parents don’t explain to there children the exact thing you just said in your podcast, then they have eight kids before they learn. So what we need as blacks is to get the “Leap Effect”. So although you might have screwed up and had five children, work on your kids by telling them they shouldn’t and the reason why.

    • Aejae
      Aejae | December 8th, 2016
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      The whole “do as I say and not as I do” quote. I believe in that whole heartily because in a way, I kinda got that while living with my momma and just watching her struggle to raise three kids on her own. I never wanted that for myself and I hoped that my sisters would’ve also gotten that memo as well. I just want us as a generating to learn to be better and to want better than how we were raised by the generating before us, but obviously, and unfortunately, it’s not working that way.

  2. elg | December 14th, 2016
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    There’s an interesting article in the Sunday December 11, 2016 issue of the New York Times entitled “An Alt-Right Makeover Shrouds the Swastikas”. This article links various cultures within the alt-right movement including white nationalists, neo-Nazis, conspiracy theorists and a certain stratum of the internet known as the “manosphere”.

    Ocky, I don’t know if you are sympathetic to the so-called manosphere or not but the NYT article cited above makes a case that the alt-right movement is infested with racist, anti-Semitic (which most of us already knew) AND misogynistic (i.e., manosphere) cultures. What seems to bind these disparate factions is their white nationalist belief system, according to the article. The truth is that where ever you have misogyny, homophobia is sure to follow.

    Shifting gears somewhat, a black man’s version of the manosphere might be the so-called “hotep” movement (is it a “movement” or not?) which seems to want to make straight black men the center of the universe (good luck with that) or at least the center of the so-called “black community”. It goes without saying that hotep folks blame all or most of the ills of the black community on uppity women and homosexuality which they claim was “forced” on black people by Europeans. The hoteps will defend a straight black man no matter what he does.

    Regarding Walter Scott and Michael Sabbie, if the manosphere thinks the system is rigged against men (what they really mean is straight men because they hate gay men) they (heterosexual men) should avoid the “traps”: like don’t have children they can’t provide for and stop “threatening” women. A typical straight man would probably say of an HIV-positive gay man that he should have used a condom or not had homosexual sex at all. I have as much sympathy for a typical straight man and his so-called “issues” as he would probably have for an HIV-positive gay man (or any gay man): none.

    I’ll start caring about straight men and their “issues” when they start caring about the issues that many gay men face.

  3. Ockydub
    Ockydub | December 14th, 2016
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    There's an interesting article in the Sunday December 11, 2016 issue of the New York Times entitled "An Alt-Right Makeover Shrouds the Swastikas". This article links various cultures within the alt-right movement including white nationalists, neo-Nazis, conspiracy theorists and a certain stratum of the internet known as the "manosphere". Ocky, I don't know if you are sympathetic to the so-called manosphere or not but the NYT article cited above makes a case that the alt-right movement is infested with racist, anti-Semitic (which most of us already knew) AND misogynistic (i.e., manosphere) cultures. What seems to bind these disparate factions is their white nationalist belief system, according to the article. The truth is that where ever you have misogyny, homophobia is sure to follow. Shifting gears somewhat, a black man's version of the manosphere might be the so-called "hotep" movement (is it a "movement" or not?) which seems to want to make straight black men the center of the universe (good luck with that) or at least the center of the so-called "black community". It goes without saying that hotep folks blame all or most of the ills of the black community on uppity women and homosexuality which they claim was "forced" on black people by Europeans. The hoteps will defend a straight black man no matter what he does. Regarding Walter Scott and Michael Sabbie, if the manosphere thinks the system is rigged against men (what they really mean is straight men because they hate gay men) they (heterosexual men) should avoid the "traps": like don't have children they can't provide for and stop "threatening" women. A typical straight man would probably say of an HIV-positive gay man that he should have used a condom or not had homosexual sex at all. I have as much sympathy for a typical straight man and his so-called "issues" as he would probably have for an HIV-positive gay man (or any gay man): none. I'll start caring about straight men and their "issues" when they start caring about the issues that many gay men face.

    I think a lot of your commentary falls in the "us vs them" mentality. Not to dissect this point by point but because most in our society operate in an "us vs them" , or "with us or against us" mentality, nuances and commonalities are lost and ignored.

    Example:

    Just because the Manosphere (which I'm very familiar with) and Black Manosphere operates in misogyny, racism and anti-homosexual arenas, that doesn't mean points made about many aspects of men's issues, the hypocrisies and double standards, which are in reaction to, are not valid. Notice how you didn't focus on the commentary or points within the video but automatically went into a diatribe about gay men vs straight men. This seems to me the result of indoctrination and programming.

    • elg | December 14th, 2016
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      For you to say that the manosphere operates in misogyny, racism and homophobia but that many of their points are “valid” is roughly the same as a Jew saying that the Nazis were good for Germany in some ways because, for example, they made the trains run on time.

      Show me where openly homosexual men and straight men have established effective alliances and work together in peace and harmony. I’ll wait. Most gay men I know would jump at the chance to work with straight men because they (gay men) want “validation” from straight men but most het men want nothing to do with gay men and you know this. The division between gay men and straight men was created entirely by straight men (and women), most of whom are homophobic.

      I am not indoctrinated or programed. I am entirely “woke”, so to speak: I see things for what they are.

  4. Ockydub
    Ockydub | December 15th, 2016
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    I am not indoctrinated or programed. I am entirely "woke", so to speak: I see things for what they are.

    The fact that you are using the term "woke" says otherwise. Not only that, your points have nothing to do with the topic but thanks for commenting none-the-less.

    • elg | December 16th, 2016
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      It’s your space so … have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.




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