Libertarian party candidate for Texas lieutenant governor Robert Butler, at microphone, speaks in 2014 in front of the Alamo about his election platform during a news conference for Libertarian party candidates seeking statewide office.
From former Libertarian candidate, David Griggs: "Recently, The Sun published an article covering Kanye West’s attempt to become an independent candidate for president. Although Mr. West has successfully gotten on the ballot in a few states, he probably will not be on enough ballots to be a viable candidate, one who could get enough Electoral College votes to be elected to the office... What causes me significant concern is that you do not cover in any way the nominee of the Libertarian Party, Jo Jorgensen, who will be on the ballots of 50 states and could have the possibility of winning or at least influencing November’s election." ... See MoreSee Less
Ryan was shot and killed by the police in Phoenix, Arizona on May 21st of this year.
A neighbor called the police about a noise complaint, annoyed and answering the questions of the dispatcher just to get it dealt with as fast as possible. On the 911 call, the neighbor stated "It could be physical. I could say yeah if that makes anybody hurry it up. Get anybody here faster." The neighbor isn’t the problem, though. What could have been a much simpler police call, ended in needless and horrific tragedy.
Ryan and his girlfriend were “making salsa and playing Crash Bandicoot”, according to Ryan’s girlfriend, and confirmed by the bodycam footage of the responding officers. The cops knocked on Ryan’s door, announcing themselves with a quick shout, which most likely was inaudible from inside Ryan’s home. The officers stood on each side of the door, concealing themselves from view. As it was late at night, Ryan Whitaker opened the door with a firearm in hand, held toward the ground, presumably fearing for his safety.
Noticing the gun, the officers yelled "HANDS!”, and Ryan attempted to get down on the ground. One of the officers, Jeff Cooke, shot him twice in the back after Ryan had already dropped the gun and put his hands up.
Two months later, the bodycam footage was released showing a man well within his right to defend his home. Ryan was a law abiding citizen, murdered by the police.
As of yet, no arrests have been made.
No warrants have been served.
Law enforcement agents need to be held to the same standard the rest of us are held to.
Stories like Ryan’s happen too often, and they need to come to an end. #EndQualifiedImmunity #JusticeForRyanWhitaker ... See MoreSee Less
Currently entering into the Turner Station Community. .. It is time to get out infrastructure fixed ! Our neighbors don't need their houses , businesses or yards flooded ! Be safe everyone if you don't know the depth don't drive through it ! ... See MoreSee Less
Essex day is cancelled so we will not be attending any festivals this year .The Essex Day Festival Board of Directors is saddened to announce that the 2020 Essex Day Festival is canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our community is a top priority for us, and we will be back better than ever in 2021. Vendors who have already paid their fees will receive a full refund within 30 days. Please email email@example.com with questions. Stay safe, everyone! ... See MoreSee Less