Monday, March 16, 2015

Chauncey DeVega Talks to Ring of Fire TV About the 'Horde of Racists' Otherwise Known as the Ferguson Police Department

I was a guest on Sunday's edition of Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV.

There, I talked with guest host Farron Cousins about the Department of Justice Report on "the hive of scum and villainy" that is and was the Ferguson Police Department and Courts.

This was a good conversation. I am learning to focus on one or two points, and when given the opportunity, to pivot from there. With practice also comes being more relaxed during a TV interview.

[No, I do not have jaundice. No, my face is not that wide. And yes, we are still getting the gremlins out of the machine, thus a bit of lag. One step in front of the other, one step in front of the other friends...]

My goal in talking with Farron on Ring of Fire TV was to highlight 1) the racist debt peonage racket by police thugs that is a continuance of Jim and Jane Crow and 2) how the Ferguson police department's racism was the context that killed Michael Brown.

[And in further Ferguson developments, does anyone believe for a second that Jeffrey Williams "ambushed" or "sniped" at the two police shot there last week? Moreover, do the Ferguson police have any credibility what so ever in terms of any folks who they decide should be arrested or detained--especially towards those people who are not white?

I would also give even money on the bet that the Ferguson police department was less than kind and professional in their treatment of Mr. Williams.]

As always, any thoughts, suggestions, and advice are welcome.


OldPolarBear said...

I thought that was a very fine TV appearance. You didn't look that bad I don't think. The image/sound sync thing seems to be an issue with a lot of web technology and I did notice it a little bit here.

I especially liked your use of "moral hazard." The right wing loves to throw that around at everybody, never themselves. But the situation in Ferguson that incentivized excessive fines fits that perfectly. Good job!

chauncey devega said...

Jeffrey Wlliams is an easy target. What of the white conservative trash provocateur who should be in jail who tried to provoke riots in lieu of Ferguson?

The gremlins are annoying because they are a distraction. Such is this futuristic technology. I am trying to just make 1 or 2 points and then let things develop from there. The moral hazard claim was one of them.

skilletblonde said...

Go Chauncey!

chauncey devega said...

Go skilletblonde :)

How are you?