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Police in Alabama planted drugs and guns on over 1,000 innocent Black men

Doug Valeska

photo: Houston County D.A. Office District Attorney Doug Valeska

Black men in Alabama were racially profiled and made criminals by a group of racist police. According to the Henry County Report,  the incidents occurred in Dothan, Alabama where at least 12 White police officers involved.

The officers were a part of a narcotics team and were supervised by Lt. Steve Parrish, who is now Dothan’s Police Chief, and Andy Hughes, Asst. Director of Homeland Security for Alabama. The officers would target innocent Black men and plant drugs and weapons on them. Black men would be arrested and charged by District Attorney Doug Valeska. Valeska knew that the drugs were being planted and continued to prosecute while protecting the officers.

Nearly 1,000 innocent Black men were arrested and falsely prosecuted and many of the Black men who were falsely arrested are still in jail serving time.

Beginning in 1996, the families of the Black men who were convicted began to complain. However, they were often ignored.

It took a group of White police officers who noticed the crimes and shared the information with Internal Affairs Division for an investigation to take place. It was soon discovered that the police officers who planted the drugs and weapons were members of a racist terrorist organization that was designated as a hate group.

It proves, once again, that police officers and district attorneys across the nation are not being vetted properly. How was it possible for a racist organization to have that much control and power over a police department? The United States continues to fail its Black citizens by ignoring obvious mistreatment that goes unpunished.

Since the initial investigation, most of the racist officers involved have advanced in their careers and hold prominent positions. The group of officers who presented the evidence to Internal Affairs Division are willing to testify against the racist officers if U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch assigns a special prosecutor from outside of Alabama to handle the case.

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62 Comments

  1. cupcake333 on December 3, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    wow thats some real mess, we knew it all the time 100s of black men have been locked up nation wide for fraudelent arrest and accusation , we knew this had to be the reason for all these arrest , and just think of 4 black men in building or car police shows up for some reason, and these men, suppose to be questioned well the police been arresting them all then penning the drugs they planted on the men. resulting in atleast two of them going to jail .. its a scam but racist cop master it are the source behind all these arrest and killings

    • Gigi on July 6, 2016 at 6:44 am

      They didn’t say nationwide. Those did wrong should be punished for what of the black men, or is this another lie that wanting to cause more problems Obama has caused alot of hate out here. I don’t trust neither whites or blacks.
      If you from Africa then Aftain American, but born here in the USA you are black or you are white.

      • Adrianne on July 23, 2016 at 5:02 pm

        Hey Gigi get a clue STOP blaming Obama for you finally waking up to something that’s been happening for decades. When NWA told you “F the Police” what did you all think they were just making a “hateful” rap song about the police. Sorry to open your eyes but, this right here, is a NATIONWIDE issue. There’s a reason the FBI wrote an article stating that there was a serious issue with the KKK & other hate groups infiltrating the nations police departments. If you still don’t believe then look at how drugs were distributed by our own gov’t to major urban cities during the ’80’s. If you still don’t get it look at the incarceration rate for black & brown males. Ppl like you can’t be this naive or maybe it’s easier that way.

        • Like I GiveAShitake on October 6, 2016 at 8:26 am

          Of course we can blame Obama. Don’t you know?! It’s Obama’s fault Titanic hit that iceberg causing it to sink. He’s responsible for mapping The Middle Passage, Holocaust, Trail of Tears, snitching to Massa about Kunta Kinte trying to escape which led to him getting his foot chopped off. It’s his fault Franz Ferdinand and his wife was assassinated starting World War I. Come to think of it…he’s also responsible for the start of World War II, as well as World Wars III, IV, AND V.
          Guess who the mastermind was behind the assassinations of JFK, RFK, MLK, Malcolm X, and Medgar Evers turning (in their words) this country upside down causing it to….lololol.…‘lose its innocence’.

          Oh yes, we have a lot to blame Obama for. Get with the program already. ?

          • Adrianne on October 8, 2016 at 7:32 pm

            I have if the sun rose in the West and set in the East, I know it would be Obama hell if the moon fell out the sky we need to give Obama that side-eye b/c he’s probably involved in some way. Hey we got to blame someone right. ?



      • Loud Gang on July 24, 2016 at 2:10 am

        You are one dumb bitch…… I feel Sorry for ya kids if u dumb enough to have some

      • xanayoshi on August 30, 2016 at 3:51 pm

        Or Asian, or Latino, or..stupid, stupid cracker, or….

      • Derek L Briggs on September 20, 2016 at 8:45 am

        YOUR ONE DUMB BITCH

      • paulette barrow on September 23, 2016 at 6:33 pm

        This is nation wide its about money for the jails and the cops

      • Cynthia on July 24, 2017 at 10:19 pm

        I’ll bet you look just as stupid as your comment. The hate was here BEFORE Obama, his parents, AND grandparents were even born. Where have you been?

      • Kenneth Crockett on October 15, 2017 at 8:27 pm

        Let me guess…it’s fake news correct?…even when presented with overwhelming evidence…there are those who would come up with a reason to justify that which took place on this and other videos just like it…

  2. Dan Williams on December 3, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Why hasn’t Obama said anything?? Disgraceful

    • Kevin on December 4, 2015 at 11:42 am

      Dan, don’t blame President Obama. He’s not the one who is responsible for this tirade. The officers involved are clearly responsible for this disgraceful act. The Alabama state & local officials are responsible for handling this problem. Follow protocal….. Did you ask why Pres. Obama not say anything about the recent decrease in gas prices? Hummm! Let me answer, “Hell No!”. As long as it beneficial to you, there is no complaint about OUR PRESIDENT. Find someone else to blame.

      • Gary Dwayne on June 26, 2016 at 1:02 pm

        Dan didn’t blame Obama. He’s simply asking why he hadn’t spoken on this or any issue involving mistreatment of blacks when he has came to the aid or support of other groups.Would a jew president stay silent if jewish ppl were overwhelmingly marginalized and mistreated? Would a Asian pres do nothing, would a gay pres ignore the plight of gays? Get it now?

        • Quest on July 6, 2016 at 10:55 am

          Has Obama never defended blacks?

          • Gary Dwayne on July 6, 2016 at 11:01 am

            Not that I’m aware.



          • Samuel Coleman on July 23, 2017 at 3:08 am

            right…and many Africans who were born here just doesn’t seem to get that fact.



          • James Burns on July 23, 2016 at 11:45 pm

            yes he has many time, now the real question is in 2010, 2012, 2014 when obama said he needed help and for us to get out and vote we stayed our rear end’s at home and left him to hang by him self. the president does not write law and we had the power to contol the whole congress and we did nothing. it is our fault we did not have his back but what he could do he did and that was a lot. so we all are now keeping more money in our pocket’s because of what he was able to do with no support from us. and so if we stay home and do the same thing for hillary we have no one to blame again but us



          • Sonya E on September 30, 2016 at 11:55 am

            I wholeheartedly agree…We stayed at home during mid-term elections… well except me and mine…We were out in force..but what I can tell you is…there were not many folk out voting during mid terms and Dems got squashed. It starts at home folks…



          • Sonya E on September 30, 2016 at 11:40 am

            Yes he has…if you don’t see it..it’s because you don’t want to see it… IJS…



        • ShanSugges on June 22, 2017 at 8:05 pm

          Actually he did and had the DOJ investigate mulltiple department across the US.

          • Gary Dwayne on June 23, 2017 at 7:41 am

            A token gesture clearly that achieved zero results or measures.



          • ShanSugges on June 23, 2017 at 1:04 pm

            It did result in reparations from the Chicago torture dungeon. Also, reports revealed the racism in Chicago, Baltimore, and Ferguson. This is in spite of all the obstruction against his administration. The groundwork is there for civil suits. Now there is a need to organize civil rights attorneys to file suits against those departments on behalf of the citizens. We cannot expect any politician to do it on their own in this political climate especially if their black.



    • guest on December 4, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      Wouldn’t this fall more under the jurisdiction of the Gov. of Alabama? But I would like to see the upper levels of government investigate all the corruption of law enforcement agencies around the country, from local to federal but that would never happen because they’re to afraid of what they would find.

    • billybear3 on July 5, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      The best way for Obama to speak on it is have Lynch prosecute them.

    • Sonya E on September 30, 2016 at 11:39 am

      President Obama has had numerous times when he’s spoken on corrupt police.

  3. Henry Walker on December 4, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I hope every person that was framed sue the crap out of the department and the cop personally

    • 2oosense on December 5, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      With all due respect, first things first. If guns and drugs are the charges, some of those framed have been in jail a long time just going from point A to point B…..as a Black man. ONE DAY is too long, so getting out of jail and back to their families is a first priority.

      • my2oosense on December 5, 2015 at 4:58 pm

        The SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) who tracks hate groups initially posted this FALSE story and has since retracted it. Something told me to check out this story before reposting it on FB. Glad I did.

        There are elements in the US trying to start a race war. Check facts and stories from multiple channnels before you post or tweet, or you’ll just be helping those elements.

        Btw, ANY cop that turns over information about illegal activity in a PD, are the ONLY cops IMHO.

        • Gary Dwayne on June 26, 2016 at 1:03 pm

          I agree on your point of agitators trying to cause racial tensions. It’s almost everywhere you look. I think that was the purpose of Trump’s campaign.

          • James Burns on July 23, 2016 at 11:49 pm

            sorry but they have been doing this for ever. as nixon’s aide wrote the war on drug’s was a policy against black people and that was just a few month’s sgo. we have even seen it on video’s and we do know they have been convicting us and sending us to p[rivate prison’s. what is the annual rate ffor hosing a person in prison 50,000. and how many black men are in jail for small drug charges.so i would rather believe the stat’s then some group. the fact’s are ther for all to see. a judge was just sentenced to 60 years for selling our young kid’s to private youth home’s



          • Goddess BLove on September 8, 2016 at 1:49 am

            You mean the Judge sold young Black kids to detention centers and prisons.



          • Krymson Franklin on October 10, 2016 at 12:46 pm

            Does a Melanocyte in your skin make you a better person? Why do witch
            doctors in afrika hunt down and butcher albinos to eat their flesh? Dont
            bother answering because here is a link.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_people_with_albinism

            I also read somewhere that all Mormons are looking to mix up their
            blood. Its a real thing, they think that if they are milano that white
            folks will not be so quick to slam the door in their face when they show
            up to pimp their flavor of religion.

            OH BTW – here is a another link for you
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanin_theory



          • Goddess BLove on October 17, 2016 at 8:01 am

            Maybe the same reason White Race Soldiers go to Africa to murder the Wildlife ot enslave them for your zoooooos! I guess bad habits are hard to break…..even after decades…



          • Krymson Franklin on October 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm

            You really are stupid. Just plain old stupid. Your people sell those “White Race Soldiers” the right to hunt those animals. Enslaved in zoos? Do you know what enslavement is? Clearly your mind cannot comprehend such a simple thought. Your people are alone in exterminating the elephant species for profit. Your people are alone in exterminating the rhinoceros species for profit. Your people hunt and eat endangered apes for profit. Your people sold their enemies to the rest of the world as slaves for profit. My question was, does the color of your skin make you a better person? Why do people in Afrika EAT other people to gain their powers when they are born without your precious melanin? Run from the question because you cannot hide from the answer.



          • Goddess BLove on October 22, 2016 at 4:17 am

            So what if POOR Ppl sell their souls, do you have to buy it? You and your kind is and have been exterminating the Earth, it’s ppl, and it’s wildlife for way to long! Time for you to go! Take your zoos, and pig farms with you.



          • Krymson Franklin on October 23, 2016 at 3:00 am

            You lost this argument last week.



          • Goddess BLove on October 25, 2016 at 2:40 am

            You are FULL of Lies. Everything is false, stop spreading false accounts of Africa. We now the truth. You and your kind can no longer hide. You will be exposed for all your evil deeds. Then have the Nerve to Blame poor Africans for teaching them your evil. Kidnappers, Thieves, Murderers. You can’t erase proof, and history will prove and expose you evil. Bye Devil!!!



          • Goddess BLove on October 22, 2016 at 4:20 am

            Does eating raw pork make you better? Lol. Don’t bot&with your devil links, nobody cares. Go cook in the sun, like I do, it’s fun!



          • Krymson Franklin on October 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm

            Now I get it, You are not just some stupid ghetto lump. You are a troll. Probably not even a black woman. I don’t get the zoo references or the raw pork but when if I were opening a zoo and needed a stupid nig ger exhibit I would look up someone just like the one you are pretending to be.



        • Rod Brown on September 11, 2016 at 9:58 am

          You say the story is False but thats not exactly what the Washington Post article says that questioned this story and caused the SPLCs retraction…they could not confirm all of the findings, but some of what they did find was actually worse.

          https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/12/03/serious-doubts-raised-about-report-that-dothan-ala-police-planted-drugs-on-young-black-men/?utm_term=.23391a1898f4

  4. Dave on December 6, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Blacks people are the real jews the others are just imitation you must learn your history and not the lie’s that they lied you to believe, you are and always will be the chosen one’s from god

  5. Ty Hunter on December 7, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    If white people had to endure all of what happened to black people, there would be a war everyday

  6. aeg100 on December 9, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Mr. Shaw,
    A great piece of reporting and congratulations for having the guts to research and to get your piece published. All Americans owe you a debt, but not so deep as to the innocent people who were prosecuted by the cruel and evil police and “no justice system.” When the justice system is compromised the very foundation of our culture is compromised. There appears no civilization or English common Law in parts of Dothan, Alabama…even nowadays.

    As recently as 1996? Or, the aggrieved families complaints weren’t taken seriously until 1996? Even in Dothan, Alabama (not known in our Northeast part of the USA for promoting a friendly atmosphere for Afro-Americans and anyone who isn’t “white Southern Baptist”) at this time in our national history this seems too bad to be true. So innocent people have been languishing in prison for more than 20 or 30 years? Just as the Trump bigotry has catered to and re-awakened some of the least attractive values and behaviors among some seriously misguided citizens, it appears ignorance, cruelty, and evil is alive and well in parts of Dothan, Alabama.

    I hope that the honest authorities will take swift and decisive action to right this grievous wrong and as much as might be possible to help these innocent victims and their families put their lives back together and live their remaining years in peace. And, I hope the criminals who perpetrated this giant lie will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, so their lives will end in disgrace and poverty.

    Peace….

  7. Christopher E Moore on December 27, 2015 at 11:04 am

    What is the source data for this? It sounds horrific, but before I simply take it at face value, I’d like to know where you got your information.

  8. Zalif Najla on January 22, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Can you imagine? Your people have been saying that this happens for
    decades and there is no way out. There is no way to find justice. No
    one cares, no one cares to stop it. And do you really truly believe
    that it is an isolated occurrence? Can anyone be that dense? This is
    part of the “IT” that they wish we would just “get over”

    But
    how? How do you just get over this? Nothing has changed, it just has
    fresh paint on the same plantations. We’ve been asleep for Hundreds of Years and now we begin to awaken and realize that we’re still slaves on the same plantation.

    That plantation is America.

    But, we have lost everything, so where do we go, how do we escape this slavery?

  9. MikeParent on June 24, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Time to trot out RICO.

  10. billybob1952 on June 25, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    I read it on the internet so it must be true….

  11. ReddVendetta on July 3, 2016 at 10:10 am

    We been saying that for years and some whites think that’s all paranoia and we are trying to act like victims. Open your eyes white people, we are not looking for hand outs. We just want to be treated fairly.

  12. MsLady Lifestyle on July 6, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Obadiah
    Chapter 1

    1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.
    2 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
    3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
    4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.
    5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?
    6 How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up!
    7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.
    8 Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
    9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
    10 For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
    11 In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.
    12 But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.
    13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;
    14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.
    15 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.
    16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.
    17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
    18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.
    19 And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
    20 And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.
    21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.

  13. Estella Cohen on July 12, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Sadly we are demonized by American society as drug addicts and criminals when this is going on and White Americas believes it! SMH

  14. johnmcc on July 19, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Too bad the story is a fabrication. Black Lies Matter right?

  15. JD on July 22, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    This is NOT new news in black communities. We’ve known, been subjected to, and have endured this BS for generations. This is protocol in most places, small hick towns as well as big cities. Cops are F’n crooks of the highest order, including so-called “good” cops by complicity, association and their unwillingness to speak out.

  16. Dave on August 16, 2016 at 8:27 am

    We need some cited sources on this. Its’ the only way we can get some traction to put these corrupt cops in jail and free the innocent.

  17. a True Cop on August 19, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Was I the only one that read the article. It stated this corruption and profiling started in 1996. According to my math that was 12 years before the current president was elected to his first term. That was back during the Clinton administration. What should be done is a federal investigation conducted and if there has been systemic profiling and racism found and indictments, retuned. On conviction each and every police officer should have to forfeit his or her pension and then sentenced to jail terms like mandatory 8 to 10 years. Have them serve their sentences in the federal prisons like in Atlanta with real dope dealers and violent criminals. Also have their homes, vehicles, boats, beach houses forfeit sold to assist in paying restitution to men that they fraudulent arrested and accused, and lives they ruin. Break up these officers families put them on the street. Send a message!

  18. Sherry Mitchell on September 2, 2016 at 8:36 am

    What hate group did they belong to? I didn’t see that info in the article.

  19. Marsha Simalo on September 10, 2016 at 5:21 am

    White people will never see nothing wrong with this!!!!!

  20. CNC on September 10, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    #VOTE PEOPLE STOP THE FOOLISHNESS AND IGNORANCE WITH THE YOUR VOTE DON’T COUNT COMMENTS. IF YOUR VOTE DIDN’T TRULY COUNT WHY WOULD THEY TRY SO HARD TO KEEP YOU FROM EXERCISING THAT RIGHT! #STATE ELECTIONS AND PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS! #ItMatters! Your police chief, sheriff’s, constables, mayors, governors, state representatives (Congress) are elected officials who are over YOUR police departments. The #Judges and DA’s are elected to their seats. The City Counsel eventually moves up the ladder in an above position, watch who you allow to get those positions. If you don’t vote we will never get the bad seeds out. They try to portray it like it’s the Muslims or Brown People(any other race) that does the killing in America, ignoring the domestic terrorist. Let’s deal with the hard core truth yes. In all of history it is white Christians that have committed the most horrific atrocities on this earth. America alone was taken by the largest genocide in fuqing history period. White Christians who brought their religion with them and then committed the most horrific act known to man. Quit sweeping that under the rug. The next comes by white Christians the human trafficking and enslaving other human beings by judging them less, a sin by the way. Then the raping, mutilation, beatings, and murder is the second most horrific act. Third was the birth of the KKK. White Christians that were and are terrorists. Burning homes and churches isn’t that a joke. Christians burning the house of God. Blasphemy much??? The East St. Louis massacre (200-700), Arkansas (Elaine) massacre (854), Tulsa massacre (300-3000) and The Rosewood massacre (150). Also beating, raping, lynching, and horrific murders right up to the early 70’s. The worst terrorist attack 2nd only to 9/11 is the Oklahoma bombing by two white males. Almost all of the mass shootings are white Christian males. So do not cherry pick one for their countless atrocities that we not only allow but, Thanksgiving you celebrate the worst genocide in history. Insane right? Roof, a White Christian male shot up a African American church. The Louisiana movie theater shooting Another white Christian male. Tucson, Aurora, Lafayette, Oak Creek, Newton, Santa Barbara, Charleston, massacres. They are the worst and those false claims of Christianity is the worst in the world. It was Christians that started beheading, chopping of the feet/hands, stoning, whipping and burning people alive. Calling them witch or demon and hanging and beheading them because they were different from the norm. Holy Wars for greed another blasphemy. Wake up! Your own prejudice and hates are no different than who you point fingers at. And they are the worst. Hitler and the whole bloody Third Reich. By the way did you know Prescott Bush was a personal friend of Hitlers? He admired his NWO he funded millions to Hitlers campaign. That would be Bush Jr’s grandpa. Look it up. There’s so much more that is unrecorded and recorded that isn’t in this small post. And much more with that family. And feel free to look things up I encourage it. I’m not saying radical Islam doesn’t exist, just don’t make it like radical Christianity and racism doesn’t exist on the very same level.

  21. Re. John on September 16, 2016 at 5:56 am

    If this is true!! I PRAY that they will be found guilty for their crimes against these men who they have accuse falsely! its time for accountability on the part of bad policing it must be stop!!!!. in all seriousness!! This is wickedness and corruption!!.. God help us!!!..

  22. Aron Hall on September 19, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Many of Us old Enough to Remember the Start of the War on Drugs Can Tell you its a Muthf#;&;: Mess and Now They Grabbing Anybody . A System Started By Slavery Will Be Maintained By Slavery . How Come They arent Arresting and Profiling White Heroin Dealers and Users they are Running Wild in Boston Whites looking like Zombies all day Everyday.

  23. paulette barrow on September 23, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    If thier innocent why are they still in jail,oh i know its money,this isnt right get them out now

  24. Mason Youngblood on May 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    For every time they planted dope on an Innocent Black man there should be foot planted in their azzz.