The slave trade reached its height in the 1780s. A third of those sold were women. Towards the end a fourth were children! Because the big money was in sugar only 4% came to the cotton and tobacco fields of North America. Three-fourths of those came from West Africa, the rest from what is now Congo, Angola and Mozambique. During the Trans Atlantic Triangular Slave Trade era All of West Africa or All the West of Africa was under the Sovereignty of the Sultan of Morocco (See the treaties between Great Britain and Morocco). It was necessary to list these people on Ship manifest, mortgages, leases and insurance policies as Niggers, Negroes and Blacks to circumvent those treaties which secured their rights as Moors. See United States v. Libellants and Claimants of the Schooner Amistad
During Colonial Slave times Free Blacks were required to carry a pass or certificate with them that proved they were free, in our modern system State ID serves the same purpose as Officers want to check your background during the assessment of whether or not they are going to use their State given powers to deprive you of your freedom. The only difference between the Old Slave Patrol and the New Slave Patrol is simply the Old Slave Patrol was privately funded, the upgrade to keep the Old Slave Patrol Departments funded is what led to the Municipal Corporations and States funding the New Modern Slave Patrols. A mere switch of the Name with the stroke of the pen is enough to fool Blacks into thinking they are not Slaves anymore, despite the fact that there very identity “Black” means “Slave” in the Old Slave Patrol Doctrine, and the New Slave Patrol Job is to take down the Criminals, just as the Old Slave Patrol Job was to taken down the “Blacks” i.e. the Slaves under Both regimes “Slave” means “Black” or “Negro” and “Criminal” means “Black” and “Negro” rendering the term “Criminal” to be synonymous with “Slave” which is fits right into the thirteenth Amendments function as permitting the Enslavement of persons convicted of a crime. Hence the Jim Crow Schemes.
Slave masters even beat pregnant women, devising ways to do it without harming the baby. Slave masters would dig a hole big enough for the woman’s stomach to lay in and proceed with the lashings. See Gray White, Deborah (2013). Freedom On My Mind: A History of African Americans. Bedford/ St. Martins. European Slavers in America used to take a Black woman who would be pregnant and tie her up by her toes, let her be hanging head down, and they would take the knife and cut her stomach open, let that Black unborn child fall out, and then stomp its head, in the ground. See Slave Trade by Spears; From Slavery to Freedom by John Hope Franklin; Negro Family in U.S by Frazier touches upon it… ‘Anti-slavery’ by Dwight Lowell Dummond…” Malcolm X on Afro-American History, Pathfinder Press…
These Slaver incidents are still among us and inflicted on us by persons acting under Color of State Law in most cases, not to long ago it was reported that a Cop Slamed a Pregnant Woman To Ground When She Said She Didn’t Have to Show ID. Slave Patrol officials in the City of Barstow, California are standing by the Slave Patrol officer who used incredible force against a pregnant woman.
The woman, Charlena Michelle Cooks, was 8 months pregnant. But none of that mattered to the Slave Patrol officers who slammed her to the ground when she refused to show them identification. Even though the charges were later dismissed, Barstow Slave Patrol Officers are saying that the Slave Patrol Officers did everything right. The Slave Patrol Officers involved had body cameras on during the incident. The video footage from that encounter was obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal). In that video, we can see a Slave Patrol officer responding to two women in a traffic dispute. One of those women was Charlena Michelle Cooks. She is 8 months pregnant and African American. Some are suggesting that racism was a factor in the police response, as the other unidentified woman was not perceived as being Black, Negro or Africa American. The Non Black woman says Cooks was acting “all crazy.” But the Slave Patrol officer admits that “I don’t see a crime that has been committed.” Then he heads over to talk to Cooks… The very pregnant Cooks tells the officer that this was all just a disagreement about the way she was driving in the parking lot. She explained that the woman was scaring her second grade daughter who was with her in the vehicle. “She called the police for whatever reason, I don’t know,” Cooks explained. “Should I feel threatened by her because she’s white? Because she’s white and she’s making threats to me?” That set the Slave Patrol Officer off. He demanded identification the second Cooks brought up race. “I actually do have the right to ask you for your name,” the Slave Patrol Officer insisted. “Let me make sure,” Cooks replies. She then got on the phone to verify this claim with someone. In less than 20 seconds from then, the Slave Patrol officer and his partner take Cooks down with a painful wrist lock and slam her to the ground belly first. “Why are you resisting?” the Slave Patrol officer said, in the manner they seem to be trained to parrot in order to cover their backs when on camera. “Please! I’m pregnant!” Cooks begged. “Please, stop this!” It turns out that Cooks was right, she had no obligation to identify herself since no crime had been committed, even by the officer’s own admission. ACLU SoCal staff attorney Adrienna Wong said that “it would be a wrongful arrest, but it would be an arrest. Even if an officer is conducting an investigation, in California, unlike some other states, he can’t just require a person to provide ID for no reason.” “Officers in California should not be using the obstruction law, Penal Code 148, to arrest someone for failing to provide ID, when they can’t find any other reason to arrest them,” Wong continued. ACLU SoCal staff attorney Jessica Price believes that racism was a factor. She notes that the Non Black woman was treated in a very different way right from the start. “Imagine getting wrestled to the ground and handcuffed in front of your child’s elementary school,” Price said. “Imagine interacting with other parents afterwards. Imagine what kids who saw the incident tell your child. And if you think the whole incident happened because of your race, how does that impact your view of police?” Cooks was charged with resisting arrest for refusing to show ID (which is not a crime). Those charges were dropped. Still, the city is saying the officers did nothing wrong. “The Barstow Poloce Department continues to be proactive in training its officers to assess and handle interactions with emotionally charged individuals while conducting an investigation, for the protection of everyone involved,” the official statement on this incident says. “This incident was in no way racially motivated, as implied by the ACLU,” it continued. “Barstow is a racially diverse community, as is our Police Department, and we affirm our Police Department’s commitment to protect and serve all of our residents.” Cooks told the Desert Dispatch that she’s “still trying to process everything and get in a good state of mind. I’m in a very fearful state of mind. Barstow is so small and I used to be comfortable living here. Not anymore. I really felt like after all that happened I had some of my everyday freedoms taken from me.” “I don’t think I’ve ever been that terrified in my life,” Cooks added. “I never saw that coming. I told him I was pregnant so he could proceed with caution. That didn’t happen and the first thing I thought was I didn’t want to fall to the ground. I felt the pressure on my stomach from falling and I was calling for help. But those guys are supposed to help me. But who is supposed to help me when they are attacking me?” See Article by M. David
Another example most recently arose when a Slave Patrol Officer assualted another pregnant woman in Chicago says she was verbally and physically assaulted by a racist police officer… and it was all caught on surveillance footage. The footage shows the officer punching a pregnant woman in the stomach and then shouting racist remarks at her. The woman, Nicola Robinson, says that she was just an innocent bystander, not involved in anything that was going on when she passed through the 5100 block of West Washington. That’s where she saw an officer chasing a suspected drug dealer. But the plain clothed officer was too slow to catch the suspect, causing passers by to laugh at him. That made the officer so angry that he decided to take out his anger on a vulnerable pregnant woman. Robinson says this all happened while she was holding her one-year-old son. She was trying to walk into her apartment building when the officer attacked her. Throughout his racist rant, he told her she should be glad he didn’t beat her to the point that she would lose her baby. ? Her story sounded unbelievable to many… until she got the surveillance footage from the apartment building. After that, she says, “you could tell in his face that he knew he f***ed up.” The beating that Robinson did sustain caused her to go into premature labor. The hospital released her later in the day after her condition stabilized. Robinson’s sister, Monique Dickerson, was also a witness of the assault and racist rant. She says there were several other officers on the scene who did NOTHING to stop it! For their part, the Chicago police said they don’t condone behavior like this, but they have still refrained from identifying the officer in question at this time. See Article by S. Wooten and Reagan Ali
Watch the local report below…