One of the best things about having a “system”, is that it allows us to consistently assess and categorize information in order to organize it. But how do we consistently view and categorize the “imperfect victim” of crimes? On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri touch on technology, open carry demonstrations, and how we judge imperfect victims when something bad happens to them.
Topics discussed include Heit’s software solution for sharing show notes, the now defunct Google Wave program, looking for the best way to compile and organize notes, Cheri’s poor file management skills, smartpens, a group of Black people in Dallas doing an “open carry” gun demonstration, t Guerilla Mainframe, the “imperfect victim” and how it affects how we view their victimhood, why President Obama and Atty General Holder won’t do a thing about the Ferguson incident, the hypocrisy of people who condemn people for having a criminal record when they have admitted to doing the same things, and more!
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- Discussion about Heit’s software solution for sharing our show notes with one another.
- Discussion about the now defunct Google Wave program.
- Discussion about looking for the best way to compile and organize notes, and the challenges of finding one. Why does pen and paper still reign supreme.
- Cheri confesses her poor file management skills.
- Discussion about smartpens that electronically copy everything you write on special paper. There is a learning curve for using these products.
- Discussion about a group of Black people in Dallas doing an “open carry” gun demonstration. Whites have been doing this under the name Texas Open Carry.
They’ve lost faith in police. Now a new group is planning to grab their guns and patrol the streets of south Dallas.
The group behind the event calls itself the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, a reference to one of the founders of the Black Panther Party.
On Wednesday, the group will be walking down the sidewalk along Martin Luther King Boulevard, for two-and-a half miles, in what organizers call an “armed self-defense patrol” of the area.
A spokesperson, responding to the group’s e-mail account, told CBS 11 News that between 15 and 30 people are expected to participate in the first event scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Charles Goodson, who identified himself as the organization’s leader, said the event would be similar to an Open Carry rally.
A news release sent out Tuesday said the gathering would be a little different than what has been seen before. Club members said “black and brown residents of the city of Dallas” would participate in the patrol.
Goodson said he is curious to see if they are treated the same as other Open Carry organizations, which have attracted predominantly white protestors.
The Huey P. Newton Gun Club website references recent police shootings, saying the incidents have eradicated public trust.
On the site the group sets out a list of so called demands that call for an “immediate end to police brutality” and says they assert “the right of the people, particularly those of color, to bear arms and protect themselves.”
- Heit & Cheri agree that they would not fear Blacks open carrying in their neighborhood.
- Discussion about the history of open carry protests by the Black Panther Party.
- Cheri expresses fear when seeing groups of whites open carrying because they seem threatening–carrying Confederate flags and whatnot. They seem like historical racist figures that mean Black people harm.
- Discussion about the different styles of dress between the Black and white open carry groups.
- Discussion about choosing to go to other neighborhoods to open carry.
- Discussion about Guerilla Mainframe.
- Discussion about te idea of the “imperfect victim” and how it affects how we view their victimhood.
- Discussion about how the media will use mug shots for some people, even when they have other photos available.
- Discussion about the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, and how the police release video which they say shows he robbed a store just before his murder.
- Discussion about how the police and media tried to disparage Trayvon Martin’s character in order to sway public opinion on the case.
- Discussion about how even during The Civil Rights Movement, Rosa parks was an example of a perfect victim. There was n unwed mother whom the NAACP refused to use as their poster child because she was an unwed mother.
- Examples of how people make themselves look good and their opponents look bad based on a single incident that they have spun to their advantage.
- Discussion about why President Obama and Atty General Holder won’t do a thing about the Ferguson incident–they won’t even address it with full vigor.
- Discussion about the hypocrisy of people who condemn people for having a criminal record when they have admitted to doing the same things. The only difference is they didn’t get caught.
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