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Latausha Nedd: Activist, Terrorist or Just Foolish

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(ThyBlackMan.com) If you do not know the name Latausha Nedd (aka Eye Empress Sekhmet), you should and you probably will. Nedd was arrested in September of 2015 in Clayton County, GA after she posted at least two Youtube videos calling for African Americans to take the guns of police officers and kill “crackas”. Like Sandra Bland, Latausha Nedd thought she knew her rights but she didn’t. As of the time this article was written, Nedd sits in the county jail with no bond, charged with Terroristic Threats and Criminal Solicitation. And even though we at the Metro Atlanta Crime Commission Task Force have desperately been producing resource tools and conducting FREE seminars for our communities on knowing your rights, how to handle a police encounter and lawful solutions to police brutality – our people are not getting the information, learning their rights or participating like they need to. WAKE UP PEOPLE! Knowing your rights (as we teach in our seminars) is more important than knowing who won the freakin game. Our lives are on the line and now is the time for wisdom, not placing yourself at unnecessary risk.

If it is still on Youtube, here is the link to one of the videos Latausha Nedd posted:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVBYSSpGQMU

Here is a news report which shows Nedd stating our community should talk the guns of police officers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3yWQLVqiOo

We have Nedd’s first court appearance on video and at about 5 minutes, 52 seconds into it, she states (paraphrase) that she does not understand how she could be arrested for a Youtube video. If she understood the First Amendment limitations, Latausha Nedd would likely be at home right now. But instead, she was taken from her home after U.S. Marshals, a joint terrorism task force and the FBI arrested her.

If it is still online, here is the link to Latausha Nedd’s first court appearance:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV83HsGUEK8

This article is about presenting the facts, whether we like them or not – just as I did in the Sandra Bland case. Terroristic threats, hate speech that provokes or incites violence and urging others to commit a crime against any group of people are NOT COVERED BY YOUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS. And in this climate of riots and the killing of unarmed African Americans, all such speech is being taken very seriously. We should know this from what happened a while back when a Black Panther urged others to attack Zimmerman after the verdict in the Trayvon martin case (may we never forget). Yet Latausha Nedd, like Samuel Dubose, Sandra Bland and Eric Garner, unfortunately jumped in the lion’s mouth and punched him in the tooth. Not a smart move, not at all. We know that the KKK, Neo-Nazis and other hate groups appear to have gotten away with the same or similar things. But God has not forgotten.

If you cannot find the videos above online, contact us at atlantacrimecommission@yahoo.com

Anger must not wipe out the use of wisdom and there are plenty of lawful solutions to fight against police brutality and get results. That is exactly what we teach in our seminars and resource tools, but too many African Americans would rather be angry and foolish in their actions. Latausha Nedd is being called a “domestic terrorist” by some already. And it is highly unusual that a citizen with no violent prior criminal history would be held without bail for the crimes of Terroristic Threats and Criminal Solicitation in Georgia, unless she is a flight risk. But the intensity and swiftness with which she was arrested should show all of us how seriously this matter is being taken. My point is simple, there are better and lawful ways than the way Nedd chose. And you do not have to put yourself at risk in order to get results. She apparently did not understand that. Nor did she realize what was excluded by the First Amendment. Nor did she understand her constitutional right to freedom of speech. These facts are evident by her course of action, like it or not. And Black Lives Matter is walking a tightrope as well with no safety net.

If Georgia decided to bump Nedd’s case up to a federal case (remember the FBI and U.S. Marshals are already involved) and if Nedd was classified as a “domestic terrorist”, her case could fall up under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This Act was quietly signed into law by President Obama a few years ago and I suggest you research the NDAA on Youtube or Google. The NDAA authorizes the United States government to hold a terrorist or enemy combatant (even a U.S. citizen) for an unspecified period of time, at an undisclosed location and without trial or attorney.

Many of you may disagree with this article, but facts are facts and I do not create them. Some of you may agree with the approach used by Latausha Nedd, but you see where it got her. I am not taking the side of thee courts nor the police – I am telling you the facts and letting the chips fall where they may in hpes that our people will learn what NOT to do. And if you agree with her approach, you have missed the entire point of this article. The system will work for you if you learn how to use that system skillfully, legally and lawfully You do not have to place yourself at risk, sit in jail or be made an example of like Latausha Nedd. Learn how to fight oppression lawfully. The system you fight against is like a trillion dollar bill – it takes on the character of those who have the knowledge and skill to use it effectively and lawfully to get results. Technology can find you easily. Don’t make the threats.

The courts and law enforcement have a vested interest in using Latausha Nedd as an example to others as a message of what not to do. This means that Nedd is likely going to carry the weight of that burden as well. And the “legal” system is not afraid of riots or protests because Latausha Nedd incriminated herself. Nedd thus did not understand her 5th amendment right not to incriminate herself. What has she accomplished? But what do you understand and what will you do to fight against oppression? Latausha Nedd is likely not a terrorist but she placed herself in the limelight where she can be labeled one. Is she angry? If course, many of our people are and they have a reason to be. Is she an activist? Maybe but not a wise one if this is how she leads. Is she a fool? The answer to that depends on who you ask. Latausha keep your head up but know there is a better and smarter way. King didn’t use a gun.

Contact us at atlantacrimecommission@yahoo.com for resource information, the Free Ebook on Police Brutality or to schedule a free seminar in your area. And remember, because of their oaths, mandates and the scope of their duties, there are many things police officers and attorneys cannot and will not tell you. But whatever you do, use wisdom in your approach and do not place yourself unnecessarily at risk.

Staff Writer; Marque-Anthony

 

 


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