August 18, 2014
odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow
1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 75% of those residents are Black
2. The Ferguson police department has around 530 cops —less than 5 of them are Black
3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson
4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime
5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color
6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police
7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent
8. This is Not the first time Ferguson’s police have been heavy handed with it’s Black residents  - Innocent Black man beaten by cops, then charged with bleeding on police officer’s uniforms 
9. So please - don’t get it twisted

odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow

1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 75% of those residents are Black

2. The Ferguson police department has around 530 cops —less than 5 of them are Black

3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson

4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime

5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color

6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police

7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent

8. This is Not the first time Ferguson’s police have been heavy handed with it’s Black residents  - Innocent Black man beaten by cops, then charged with bleeding on police officer’s uniforms 

9. So please - don’t get it twisted

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August 18, 2014
subtle-pretext-chiming-in:

Flowers

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Flowers

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August 18, 2014
israelwc:

RT @khamenei_ir: Flag of #HumanRights is being carried by those who are themselves the biggest violators of HR.3/21/05
#Ferguson #Gaza http://t.co/VG4zgRckQ8

israelwc:

RT @khamenei_ir: Flag of #HumanRights is being carried by those who are themselves the biggest violators of HR.3/21/05
#Ferguson #Gaza http://t.co/VG4zgRckQ8

August 18, 2014
freepeople:

River Rose

freepeople:

River Rose

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August 18, 2014

mohala-sumiko:

they attacked without warning
threatened journalists
tear gassed fuckin CHILDREN

DON’T forget about Ferguson!

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August 18, 2014
maski:

sensei-aishitemasu:

Tear gas is banned in international warfare — and in use in Ferguson, MO
http://www.vox.com/2014/8/14/6001995/ferguson-missouri-tear-gas-painful
In case anyone didn’t know, the use of tear gas was banned in international warfare at the Geneva Convention. These are human rights violations, people. Ferguson PD needs to be put in front of a UN board as war criminals. They are also arresting and detaining journalists.
Stay woke.


Sadly, tear gas is not allowed at war, but it is in domestic riots. Since US government is the one who decides how to call the PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION in Ferguson, they aren’t technically doing anything illegal. Isn’t that handy.(PS US didn’t ratify plenty of Geneva Convention anyway and they cried a lot when tear gas was banned in warfare.)

maski:

sensei-aishitemasu:

Tear gas is banned in international warfare — and in use in Ferguson, MO

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/14/6001995/ferguson-missouri-tear-gas-painful

In case anyone didn’t know, the use of tear gas was banned in international warfare at the Geneva Convention. These are human rights violations, people. Ferguson PD needs to be put in front of a UN board as war criminals. They are also arresting and detaining journalists.

Stay woke.

Sadly, tear gas is not allowed at war, but it is in domestic riots. Since US government is the one who decides how to call the PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION in Ferguson, they aren’t technically doing anything illegal. Isn’t that handy.
(PS US didn’t ratify plenty of Geneva Convention anyway and they cried a lot when tear gas was banned in warfare.)

August 18, 2014

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August 18, 2014

2damnfeisty:

"14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  

So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer.  It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired.  These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.

Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”

Read more here. [x]

Black Excellence

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August 18, 2014

August 17, 2014
KICK THE PIGS IN THE ASS

KICK THE PIGS IN THE ASS

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