Destroying the fortress of hate

Jamal Dupree, one of Tyre Nichols’ older brothers, speaks as family members and activist held a rally for Tyre Nichols at the National Civil Rights Museum on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. Nichols was killed during a traffic stop with Memphis Police on Jan. 7. (Lucas Finton/The Commercial Appeal via AP)
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This morning, as I was browsing our PACE TULSA NETWORK ACCIDENT VICTIMS HOPE FUND (GoFund ME fundraiser account), images of Tyre Nichols, the young man from Memphis TN, brutally murdered by a police clandestine tactical command outfit “during a traffic stop” tiled my page.

The city of Memphis has fired five police officers involved in the violent and eventually fatal traffic stop of Tyre Nichols.  Their names are as follows: Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr and Justin Smith.  Memphis officials condemned the officers, who were fired on Friday evening.

My very first thoughts were, ” Here’s a post of another dead black man on my computer screen. What happened?”

According to his family’s GOFund ME account


My name is RowVaughn Wells.

I am the mother of Tyre Nichols.

My son, Tyre Nichols, was pulled over for suspected “reckless driving” on January 7, 2023.

There is no evidence to substantiate this claim.

Further, police claim that my son left the scene on foot.

It turns out that he was just trying to get to my house for safety — which was only a few blocks away from where the incident happened.

My baby was just trying to make it home to be safe in my arms.

Tyre was unarmed, nonthreatening, and respectful to police during the entire encounter!

Who was Tyre Nichols?

Kenyana Dixon tearfully addresses a crowd gathered during a rally for her brother Tyre Nichols at the National Civil Rights Museum on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. Nichols was killed during a traffic stop with Memphis Police on Jan. 7. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian via AP)

Born on June 5, 1993, Tyre Nichols was a civilian, FedEx employee, and photographer from Memphis, Tennessee.

He was the youngest of four children and he also has a four-year-old son of his own.

At a press conference, Tyre’s mother RowVaughn Wells remembered: “I know everybody says that they had a good son, and everybody’s son is good, but my son, he actually was a good boy.

“My son was a beautiful soul and he touched everyone. Nobody’s perfect but he was damn near.

Tyre Nichols video shows brutal 3-minute beating by police


During my son’s interaction with the police, they beat him beyond recognition until he became unconscious.

The footage shows officers savagely beating the FedEx worker in an assault the family’s legal team likened to the infamous police beating of Rodney King. 

He was then taken to a hospital and immediately placed on life support.

He died 3 days later, but I believe that my son died on January 7th, the moment those 5 Black Memphis Police Officers pulled Tyre over and beat him to death for no good reason.

If you would like to read the rest of Tyre Nichols moms Mrs. RowVaughn Wells GO Fund ME

As a “Celebration of Friendship,” PACE TULSA NETWORK would like to invite you to participate in the “Destroying The Fortress Of Hatred Project.”

In the old days, people, organizations, and groups would kick off campaign community events by co-sponsoring icebreakers.

Our icebreaker is a Chain Letter event called, “Destroying The Fortress Of Hatred.”

The idea behind the chain letter is to build lasting relationships with people in our community.

People that have common interests surrounding one another with kindness, attention, discovery and empathy strengthening connections making building trust possible.

Hopefully the common message of ending Workplace Discrimination:  Racism, Sexism & Wage Retaliation, will help ease disrespect, violence, and mistrust. 

Help PACE TULSA NETWORK rekindle forgotten, lost, or ignored folks by creating meaningful connections grounded with respectful conversations while engaging with like-minded people.

It’s simple: read the chain later; take pictures; record videos; post endearing stories; or use PTN”S post-office address to mail-in your creations. Or find another person in our community to address.  Build on your own thoughts, add comments or brainstorm chain letter ideas.

Don't hit the gas pedal and brake at the same time! 

Feel what you’re feeling, but remember your goal is to get more shares and viewership.  So, be thoughtful, as well as. respectful.

Our goal is to get 100,000 views and emailing’s.

As word travels, so too will the joy of friendship travel.

In the Spirit of Trust, PACE TULSA NETWORK would like to invite you to participate in the “Destroying The Fortress Of Hatred Project.”



The amount of African-American blood shed on Tulsa, Oklahoma soil is primarily due to increased disease.

Demonstrators protest Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, in Washington, over the death of Tyre Nichols, who died after being beaten by Memphis police officers on Jan. 7. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

However, much of the civil unrest is due largely to excessive grants of power in the use of lethal deadly force by law enforcement agencies in the United States and in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

If that’s not enough, today, it seems African-American adults are increasingly reporting verbal mistreatment, financial mistreatment, and physical mistreatment because of actions by a family members, neighbors and co-workers.


Among all large U.S. counties, Oklahoma County had the 10th-highest gun-related death rate. With a slightly smaller population, Tulsa County, ranked 15th among mid-sized counties nationwide.

More than gang violence or other crimes, the largest percentage of Oklahoma gun deaths are rooted in mental illness, studies show, linked to suicide and substance abuse.

But, what factors are contributing to the rise in “African-American Mistreatment”? 

A Trump Supporter takes a selfie during a Trump rally at the Oklahoma BOK- (Seth Harrold, getty images)

We know that mistreatment of African-American Black-People is a direct effect of:  


The landmark ruling in 2020, McGirt v. Oklahoma, said that Native Americans who commit crimes on the reservation cannot be prosecuted by state or local law enforcement. Credit…Michael Noble Jr./Tulsa World, via Associated Press
A recent Supreme Court decision will have major implications for regulatory authority over tribal land in Oklahoma. \Image: 

On, July 9 2020, the case before the United States Supreme Court, McGirt v. Oklahoma, concerned Jimcy McGirt, an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma who was convicted of sex crimes against a child on Creek land.

Image:  An opening brief has been submitted on behalf of Jimcy McGirt, the Indian inmate whose U.S. Supreme Court case is poised to resolve the sovereign status of millions of acres of land in Oklahoma.

In post-conviction proceedings, Jimcy McGirt argued that the state lacked jurisdiction in the case and that he must be retried in federal court. The high court agreed.

Front row, left to right: Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito. Back row: Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. (Fred Schilling/Supreme Court). \ image: Federal Times

The Supreme Court ruled that about half of the land in Oklahoma is within a Native American reservation, a decision that will have major consequences for both past and future criminal and civil cases.

The decision was 5-4, with Justices Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer in the majority, while Justices John Roberts, Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented.

The Supreme Court ruling comes at a time in history when African-American, “Black People,” in Tulsa, OK and across the entire world, are seeking an end to racism, injustice and excessive grants of power to law enforcement agencies.

Since half of Oklahoma is an Indian Reservation, “the entitlement-gap” widens. 

The entitlement theory which is primarily concerned with respecting people’s rights, especially, their rights to property and their rights to self-ownership. 

Entitlement theory of justice involves three ideas; justice in acquisition, justice in transfer, and rectification of injustice. 

Affirmative action policies work when there is a rectification criteria.  


Rectification is an equitable remedy by which the court may amend the terms of a legal document.  Rectification is necessary because of a mistake made during an initial assessment of those factors impacting equity which are flawed and fail to accurately reflect the intention (s) of the parties to it.

Kary Stackelbeck, an Oklahoma state archaeologist, takes photos June 25 during the excavation of a mass grave at Oaklawn Cemetery. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World/AP


Four psycho-social foci and their impact on relationships directly linked to “social integration” and “social leisure.”





Changes in social network structure, typically include diminished size of network, decreased frequency of interaction, loss of friendships, and increased divorce in younger populations.

Riverview Youth & Community partners have come together to form the Riverview Youth Network, which will work to address specific issues that impact young people’s well-being and their ability to succeed in school. These issues include bullying, drug use, sense of belonging and community connections.

As the network evolves there are also changes in within social relationship(s) functioning to include: a reduction in the multidimensionality or range of companionate activity (activities where people engage with partners, spouses and equal companions), social space modularization, and heightened discomfort in communication directly impacting support processes.

Inevitably, relationship quality is affected as a result of the absence of valued relationship provisions.

The difficulty of negotiating relationships constrains convergent production. Through talking with your family and friends, you will be able to share your own ideas and decide the direction you want your life to take.

Howard University student Channing Hill demonstrates outside the White House over the death of Tyre Nichols, who died after being beaten by Memphis police officers, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Although, finding this direction can be difficult. It might mean that you live with your family for a while after a crisis or an event that has uprooted your livelihood. If this is you, then you and your family will have a chance to adjust together. This can be a good thing.  Meanwhile, Illness and disability, degenerative or unpredictable health problems, as well as, other unforeseen causes may implicitly impact your attitude or mental and psychological health.

Much of Tulsa, the state’s second-largest city, is located on Muscogee (Creek) land. The tribal representatives said, in a statement. “Today’s decision will allow the Nation to honor our ancestors by maintaining our established sovereignty and territorial boundaries.”

Image: L-R, Second Chief Del Beaver, National Council Second Speaker Darrell Proctor, National Council Speaker Randall Hicks, Principal Chief David Hill, former Secretary of Education Greg Anderson and MCN Ambassador Jonodev Chaudhuri.

The Jimcy McGirt ruling will have significant legal implications for eastern Oklahoma residents.  Widening the entitlement gap as concerning: justice in acquisition and  justice in transfer.



**This is an example of a chain letter idea.  These Chain Letter examples create opportunities to forum, discuss, and talk-out issues and topics in our communities, and in our lives that aren’t necessarily published.

#Elder mistreatment, #Abuse, #Vulnerability,

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