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jumpingjackolantern:

murdercityboulevard:

castielangelofthetrenchcoats:

echelonsohma:

nowtheresanideaalfrey:

… These kids will rule the world.

THE LAST ONE THO.

these children are perfect

BETTER LATE THAN PREGNANT

a bird in the hand is going to poop on you.

jumpingjackolantern:

murdercityboulevard:

castielangelofthetrenchcoats:

echelonsohma:

nowtheresanideaalfrey:

… These kids will rule the world.

THE LAST ONE THO.

these children are perfect

BETTER LATE THAN PREGNANT

a bird in the hand is going to poop on you.

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whitepeoplemadatthings:

WARNING: In this video, you will see a man shot to death from a distance of 50 to 100 feet.

I’m really, really sorry. I normally wouldn’t post something this graphic, but I feel that the world needs to understand what the people of Ferguson are dealing with.

The man who was killed, Kajiemi Powell, was obviously at least emotionally unbalanced (you can hear him shouting “shoot me” repeatedly at the cops after they draw their guns—which they do almost immediately, since, you know, people who steal two cans of soda are among the most dangerous of petty criminals), but you can see that he poses no obvious threat. They kill him while he’s merely pacing around their perimeter. There were other ways of dealing with this situation, but because the cops don’t value black lives, they didn’t care enough to even consider them. Hell, they exit the car with their guns drawn. Because he stole two sodas.

I don’t even know what to say about this. It’s awful. I didn’t want to watch it. But it needs to be seen to dismantle the “the cops’ lives were in danger” narrative. That narrative is quite clearly bullshit.

It goes without saying that unless you want to really lose your shit, you shouldn’t venture into the comment thread on this video’s Youtube page. There’s some really nasty racism going on over there.

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harrysde:

From Elon James White Tuesday night.

This better have hundreds of thousands of notes at the end of the day or else

Important.

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drkarayua:

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iwillincendiotheheartoutofyou:

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

  • finding someone aesthetically pleasing
  • being sexually attracted to someone
  • being romantically attracted to someone

WHY IS THAT SO HARD FOR SOME PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND

It boils down to this;

Finding someone sexually attractive: I want to have sex with you.

Finding someone romantically attractive: I want to date you.

Finding someone aesthetically pleasing: I want to draw you.

If it’s all three, you’re fucked.

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in3ffable-lib3rty:

IMPORTANT FERGUSON UPDATE - WATCH THIS VIDEO BEFORE YOUTUBE TAKES IT DOWN

CNN REPORTER Fredricka Whitfield interviews the Store Owner’s Lawyer (from the store that was “”“”“”“robbed”“”“”“”“”“”” by “”“”“”“”“”mike brown”“”“”“”“”“)

As the lawyer begins to explain what really happened, cnn “”“”“loses the feed”“”“”“

UPDATE (PLEASE REBLOG WITH UPDATE IF YOU SEE IT):

afterwards cnn got back to the conversation with the lawyer BUT THEY CHANGED THE TOPIC // I made a post with some more information from the lawyer // It’s important to look at that link. you’ll learn that mike brown WAS innocent and the police had nothing on him so they went to the shop, after mike was already dead and the investigation into his death had begun, and that was when they first saw the tapes and were able to say essentially “this guy looks sorta like Mike Brown we can just say he was responding to a robbery report”

The owners never filed a robbery report, either did any of the store’s workers

ALSO IVE GIVEN THIS SOME THOUGHT AND CAN Y’ALL NOT LOOK INTO THIS TOO DEEPLY CUZ IM NOT TRYNA GET ARRESTED OR TO DISAPPEAR #PLEASEANDTHANKYOU #GODBLESS

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thoughtsofablackgirl:

This is Robert  McCulloch the Missouri prosecutor  heading charges against the officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. This is a problem because  Rob McCulloch’s has family ties with St. Louis’ police department and this may impact his ability to conduct an impartial investigation. The prosecutor’s father, mother, brother, uncle and cousin have all worked for the department, and his father was killed while responding to a call involving a black suspect, according to CBS News.  The Mound City Bar Association. One of the oldest African-American bar associations in the U.S is calling for him to step down. A spokesman for McCulloch told CBS on Monday that the prosecutor plans to remain in charge of the investigation.

"Cops and District Attorneys are in cahoots with each other. They always support each other during elections. They are all i the same anti-We the People club." Shelly Keller 
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How Ferguson Highlights the Dangers of For-Profit Policing

shortformblog:

Slate highlights the financial dynamics that led to the insane police situation in Ferguson:

When you split a metro area into dozens of tiny local governments (St. Louis County, to be clear, doesn’t include the actual city of St. Louis, which spun off from it in the 19th century), they tend to duplicate each others’ services, which is of course extremely expensive. But raising taxes so that each tiny borough can afford its own police and fire department is a nonstarter, since wealthy residents can always just move one town over. End result: You have police departments that self-fund by handing out tickets. And thanks to the delightful racial dynamics of U.S. law enforcement, black residents are disproportionately stopped and accosted, even though police in Ferguson are less likely to find contraband when they search black drivers than when they search whites.

In other words, Ferguson’s police department financially buoys itself by treating its residents like crap.

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atane:

The above are the first 3 responses to Dr. Redmond’s spot on tweet. This is the boorish behavior that Black people have to deal with from white people for merely speaking out against white supremacy. The harassment from white people towards Black people is constant and virulent. If you’re a Black person speaking out against white supremacy, white people will attack you or at the very least, they will have a major problem with you. They will attack you more than a “good” white person saying the exact same thing. Tim Wise does not put up with an inkling of the abuse Black people endure and he isn’t saying anything new. Discourse about white supremacy from a white mouth is more palatable to the white masses than from the mouths of those victimized by white supremacy.

Ironically, the “good” white people become like the rest of their white brethren when they attempt to separate themselves by saying “not all white people”. They too become a nuisance that everlastingly badgers. They are largely silent about injustice, inequity and marginalization at the hands of white supremacy. However, the minute the marginalized speak out against their abusers, they are quick to lend a voice in defense of the abusers. It’s because even when white people are clearly abusers, other white people still see their humanity. In the face of this abuse, merely pointing out that the perpetrators of the abuse are white angers white people. The abuse itself doesn’t elicit the same level of anger from them.

Another problem are these alleged white liberals. Truth be told, I get more harassment from white liberals than from anyone else. White conservatives don’t hide their disdain for Blackness. For them, it’s a badge of honor. We know where they stand. White liberals in contrast tend to be silent, but will speak up to center themselves in a crisis or will be apologetic towards white abusers, instead of condemning them. Many will not acknowledge that white supremacy even exists. If they do acknowledge a problem, they will wrap it up in empty platitudes about everyone needing to get along, how they don’t see race, how we’re all human, how they have Black friends or whatever post-racial nonsense they ascribe to, as if that addresses white supremacy. They believe that the problem “goes both ways”.

If the above isn’t you as a white person, do not take this as your cue to respond with “not all white people”. As the saying goes, the hit dog will holler. If something does not apply to you, then why are you hollering? Did I hit you? Maybe I did. The only thing many white people can bring themselves to say in response to Black suffering and white supremacy is “not all white people” or "this is reverse racism" or their favorite chopped up MLK Jr. quote “hate cannot drive out hate”. The response from white people is never a unanimous “the system of white supremacy is a scourge that must end and we must fight to end it”. It is never that.

Whiteness will always justify the extermination of Blackness. Mike Brown was gunned down in Ferguson by officer Darren Wilson and the Ferguson police in turn releases video stills of what they claim to be Brown being an alleged criminal days after his murder. This was completely unrelated to his murder, but there is always a reason for dead Black bodies when whiteness governs. So why did they release these stills if the Ferguson police themselves have admitted that it is completely unrelated to Brown’s murder at the hands of officer Darren Wilson? They did it to smear his image. This is a tactic of white supremacy. It always smears the image of a Black victim.

When Black people are victimized and dehumanized, they still aren’t quite human in the eyes of many white people. At least not on the level of white humanity. It’s why a white terrorist like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can be put on the cover of Rolling Stone, like he’s a heartthrob in a boy band, and be described as “popular and promising”, while unarmed Black people murdered by white people are criminalized in death. Their image gets smeared because full victimhood is relegated to whiteness. Innocence and chasteness will be awarded to a white murderer before a Black murder victim.

I don’t argue or engage with white people on this subject anymore. This Malcolm X quote is forever relevant. I’ll respond or say my piece if need be, but I won’t debate a white person about Black humanity. My response to “good” white folks will always be “go and get your people”. That’s all I have to say to them. Truly good white people don’t need to be told that. They know. Word to John Brown.

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werewolfau:

At a deposition, Ferguson’s former police chief revealed that his staff did not keep records of incidents in which officers used force against citizens, so long as no one died; in other words, there was no way of telling how often incidents like Davis’ happened.

remember shit like this when they talk about how mike brown’s shooter had no disciplinary record

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themouseabides:

Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein is not the monster.

Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein is the monster.

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nystic:

this is important please spread

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4

[part 1] [part 2] [part 3

Reminder that:

- no, this isn’t over;
- no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;
- no, everything isn’t alright now;
- no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;
- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;
- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;
- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago

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