We have yet another rage over a police death of someone who was resisting arrest and not cooperating with the police. Like all the other cases so far that have black politicians and leaders in a rage, the person involved, Mr. Garner of Staten Island, NYC, was breaking the law and more importantly, resisting arrest. There is this fine line that is quite obvious between resisting arrest/running away from arrest and the amount of force needed by police to make an arrest. In the case of Garner, he used his super size to force the police to put him under physical restraint because he even said, he was tired of being arrested. The fact is, he was always breaking the law each time he was arrested.
The man was selling illegal cigarettes in front of a store selling legal ones, cheap. He was taking away business from a legal tax paying store and the store was continuously calling the police to stop him, he would go to jail, get out and do it again to the same store owner. Many times this happened and finally, when the police tried to arrest him the last time, he said he was tired of being arrested and was going to stand his ground and sell illegal cigarettes so he dared the police to stop arresting him and let him break the law.
The police didn’t intend to kill him, he died of a heart attack. Of course, there is a huge, huge segment of the black population that wants no laws. Period. Many are quite content with driving out everyone else and having a crime zone like Detroit where they can do as they please and there is no one stopping anything. We call these zones ‘slums’.
But first, let’s talk about the cigarette taxes. Cigarettes are very bad for the health. Tobacco is more dangerous than pot. Pot, like any drug, is dangerous when driving but so is legal liquor, for example. Liquor is dangerous for the health and can be addictive like tobacco and was briefly made illegal in the 1920’s. Today, like cigarettes, it is heavily taxed and if you use it and drive a vehicle, you can be arrested and put in prison.
Selling liquor without paying the taxes on it is also illegal. These taxes were all imposed by the citizens, not the State, via various mechanisms and people who are not addicts have greatly approved of these taxes which mainly go towards schools and thus, alleviate the tax burden on home owners.
Indian tribes in places like New York don’t pay any of these taxes and people go to reservations here to buy these things. Many times, they bring the booty home and sell it to neighbors with a small mark up…but they do this quietly at home and don’t do it to the whole neighborhood. Dealers of illegal stuff are all over our slums which because there is little police presence, not more presence. After all these demonstrations and riots, I am betting the little patrolling happening today will decline to zero.
Cigarette and tobacco products tax for the state of NY:
Taxes on cigarettes
New York State imposes an excise tax on cigarettes at the rate of $4.35 per package of twenty cigarettes. New York City imposes a local excise tax at the rate of $1.50 per package of twenty cigarettes, bringing the combined tax rate in New York City to $5.85.
The excise tax is paid when a licensed cigarette stamping agent purchases New York State tax stamps and affixes them to the bottom of each pack of cigarettes sold in New York State as evidence that the state excise tax was paid. A joint New York State/New York City tax stamp is evidence that both the state and city excise taxes were paid. In addition to the excise tax, a prepaid sales tax is paid by the agent at the time the cigarette tax stamps are purchased.
Taxes on other tobacco products
New York State also imposes an excise tax on tobacco products at the following rates:
75% of the wholesale price on cigars and tobacco products (other than little cigars and snuff);
$4.35 per twenty little cigars; and
$2 per container of snuff one ounce or less, and $2 per ounce and a proportionate rate on any fractional amount thereof for containers with more than one ounce.
Licensing requirements for cigarette agents and wholesalers
You must be licensed as a cigarette agent to purchase and affix New York State cigarette tax stamps. Cigarette agent licenses may be issued to:
dealers (wholesalers or retailers) who:
· maintain separate warehousing facilities for receiving and distributing cigarettes and conducting their business, and
· have received commitments from at least two cigarette manufacturers whose aggregate market share is at least 40% of the New York State market.
importers, exporters, or manufacturers of cigarettes, and
certain other businesses dealing in unstamped cigarettes.
You must be licensed as a wholesale dealer of cigarettes if you intend to sell to a retail dealer or other persons for the purpose of resale.
Garner could have sold his cigarettes under the table at home. He could have gone to an empty street corner where all the homes have been burned or vandalized and sold them there, too. But he wanted frequent business so he stood in front of a legal store to do these sales. If you sell ANYTHING on the street, food, toys, clothing, while not collecting taxes and do this in front of ANY store selling these same things and paying taxes, you WILL be arrested.
Here is an example of a state raising more tax money for schools this way: How can we expect a cigarette tax to pay for Philly schools, when we also expect it to discourage smokers? | News and Opinion | Philadelphia Weekly
The eternally burning question: How do we find the money to keep Philly’s collapsing schools running after the Corbett administration’s budget cuts? The most recent answer: Let’s add a Philly-only cigarette tax and use that new money.
If only it were that easy.
After more than a year of debate, a $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes passed the House this spring, passed the Senate (twice) and has received verbal support from Gov. Tom Corbett. All this is vital; local governments can only raise such taxes if they have the state’s support.
The other reason for this tax is health:
Philadelphia has one of the highest rates of adult smoking and obesity in the U.S., according to a 2014 Community Health Assessment study. That’s bad. But the past 10 years have seen a 15 percent reduction in adult smoking. The government claims its educational and advertorial efforts deserve the credit for that.
Today, just 23.3 percent of Philadelphians smoke. This is higher than the 18 percent national average, but actually the smallest percentage the state has seen since smoking data has been tallied. The declining rate is a nationwide trend that’s has seen massive victories over the last decade, the most obvious of which are indoor (and some outdoor) smoking bans.
Both New York City and Philadelphia tried to also tax pop drinks that have lots of corn syrup for health reasons, too. But public resistance to this halted the attempt. In the past there was a Stamp Act Revolt. It was because the tax was imposed from London and no one in the colonies had any say in the taxation. Thus the ‘taxation without representation’ business.
Right after the revolution we had the The Whiskey Rebellion which was a tax to pay for the costs of the Revolutionary War.
President Washington sought to resolve this dispute peacefully. In 1792, he issued a national proclamation admonishing westerners for their resistance to the “operation of the laws of the United States for raising revenue upon spirits distilled within the same.”2 However, by 1794 the protests became violent. In July, nearly 400 whiskey rebels near Pittsburgh set fire to the home of John Neville, the regional tax collection supervisor. Left with little recourse and at the urgings of Secretary Hamilton, Washington organized a militia force of 12,950 men and led them towards Western Pennsylvania, warning locals “not to abet, aid, or comfort the Insurgents aforesaid, as they will answer the contrary at their peril.”3
The calling of the militia had the desired effect of essentially ending the Whiskey Rebellion. By the time the militia reached Pittsburgh, the rebels had dispersed and could not be found. The militia apprehended approximately 150 men and tried them for treason. A paucity of evidence and the inability to obtain witnesses hampered the trials. Two men, John Mitchell and Philip Weigel, were found guilty of treason, though both were pardoned by President Washington.
Making slavery illegal was much more violent. This was a case of farmers and manufacturers in the South using cheap slave labor to compete with free labor up North. This was resolved VERY violently and many people died. And the South to this day, whites there hate the North for stopping this noxious form of labor! And blacks are still angry about being made to work for free, too and this is also very understandable.
When someone defies authority, if resistance is high for whatever reason and Mr. Garner thought his immense bulk would prevent arrest and therefore, he would be able to defy the State and break the law due to his sheer size, if resistance is high, the response will rise, too or the State falls. There are always new generations that imagine a revolution will stop taxes.
This was true in the US from day one! The people who didn’t want to pay any whiskey taxes were typical. They thought someone else would be taxed. The rich do this too! When our oligarchs took over the government, they began with Ronnie Reagan to cut their own taxes to the bone. They have gotten very, very rich doing this while our government goes deeper and deeper into debt and other taxes shoot upwards.
This can lead to revolutionary actions but it will NOT stop taxation. No post-revolution government has no taxes unless the country becomes a failed state like say, Libya after NATO attacked or any other nation targeted by the CIA and Mossad. Someone has to pay taxes. School taxes are based on property values and property in slums drops to near zero so the contribution towards funding schools collapses.
States that see this process like say, Michigan, also see suburbs refusing to be taxed to pay for city schools for a wide variety of reasons. Mostly due to feeling that this is good money going after bad money into a rat hole. No one dares talk about this openly in politics because this means confronting all the many reasons why white people flee black neighborhoods to stay alive and have their children learn anything in school.
The liberal response is to attack whites for fleeing even as liberals, once they have children themselves, do likewise. This is why young, childless people can still flock to cities but when they have a school age child and can’t afford private schools in cities, they pick up and leave.
The super rich have moved most of our production overseas seeking cheap labor and have left a huge population shiftless and worthless. No one really wants to interact with this population which is viewed as a monster to be avoided. Middle class black families teeter on the edge of all this because when they move to good schools and no street thugs, things begin to deteriorate and they end up surrounded by black thugs eventually unless they also move outwards in this frantic attempt at avoiding criminals and finding good schools.
This is VERY EXPENSIVE for middle class people. The value of their homes in good school districts that are mostly white or Asian shoots upwards to the sky while homes in black neighborhoods collapse to near or at zero. We do not fix this dynamic via race riots. Former NAACP leader accuses Sharpton and Jackson of ‘exploiting’ Trayvon Martin | The Daily Caller
Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant is accusing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of “exploiting” the Trayvon Martin tragedy to “racially divide this country.”
“His family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions,” Rev. C.L. Bryant said in a Monday interview with The Daily Caller.
The conservative black pastor who was once the chapter president of the Garland, Texas NAACP called Jackson and Sharpton “race hustlers” and said they are “acting as though they are buzzards circling the carcass of this young boy.”
The heads of the New Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam have both openly called for a race war which they really, seriously and very stupidly think they will win via rampaging out of the slums and running into middle class neighborhoods to terrorize and kill white families. Instead of the slow burn and kill which targets whites, it will be a mass attack.
Which will last a very short time. Not due to blacks winning but due to whites finally slamming down hard on blacks in general.
“The epidemic is truly black on black crime,” Bryant said. “The greatest danger to the lives of young black men are young black men.”
Bryant said he wishes civil rights leaders were protesting those problems.
“Why not be angry about the wholesale murder that goes on in the streets of Newark and Chicago?” he asked. “Why isn’t somebody angry about that six-year-old girl who was killed on her steps last weekend in a cross fire when two gang members in Chicago start shooting at each other? Why is there no outrage about that?”
The US and Israel both have problems with social structures but are opposite each other. The US has genuinely tried to make laws and customs so that racism would be stopped and people would have equal chances in life while Israel has gone full Nazi. Israel is quite popular in the US and the US media works hard to insure this and a huge part of this popularity is due to Jews discriminating against Muslim natives, dispossessing them and killing them!!! Which means this can and will happen here if things continue to deteriorate.
Blacks cannot be content to keep making slums and enlarging this home bases. Whites should blame rich white people for refusing to pay taxes and for offshoring all our jobs and bringing in a flood of illegal aliens. The rich have designed this disaster, not blacks. Rich whites are avoiding their obligations to our nation, not black citizens.
Black citizens are caught in this downward cycle of despair as jobs vanish and the only means of production left to them is to defy the state and sell illegal stuff on the streets.
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