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That Time When SCOTUS Said Your Land Is My Land
Did ya’ll know the United States government, in 1823, decided that Natives did not actually have rights to the land they’d been on forever? When I say the US government, I really me the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”). It’s this thing called “Title by Discovery” and “Title by Conquer”. Here’s the case: Johnson v. M’Intosh, Supreme Court of the United States 21 U.S. (8 Wheat.) 543 (1823).
Long story short: What had happened was Johnson purchased and was conveyed land from a local Native American tribe. M’Intosh later received the same land as a grant from the US gov’t. Johnson sued claiming right of first possession.
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Have You Heard About MOVE?
On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia PD BOMBED a Black neighborhood in West Philly. 6 children & 5 adults died.
This was the MOVE bombing.
Philly PD dropped the bomb on a home occupied by the MOVE Org. Philly FD, just let it burn. Over 60 homes were destroyed. More than 250 people left houseless. 11 people died, including kidsRead the rest of this entry