"The rate of police killings of black Americans is nearly the same rate of lynchings in the early decades of the 20th century."
Never forget that the Ferguson police left Mike Brown’s body out in the hot summer sun, uncovered for more than 5 hours. Sound familiar? #staywoke #farfromover
Richard Haste, an NYPD officer, killed an unarmed black teen (Ramarley Graham) in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother at point blank range over marijuana. The landlady, Paulet Minzie, 55, ran out the shower with only a towel after hearing the gunshots. Officers then put a gun to her head and told her to put her hands up. It wasn’t until she told them that there were cameras surveilling them, that they put their guns down.
Court papers say “[He\] immediately lowered his weapon. His demeanor completely changed, and he alerted his colleague that they may be on camera,”. The footage later revealed that Graham walked calmly to his apartment followed by police barging in without a warrant, contradicting the officers original claim that the teenager was running away from him. (Source)
Haste was freed on $50,000 bail yesterday after pleading not guilty. Police cheered for him as the parents of Graham wept in the court room.
Since this post is making the rounds again, I thought I’ll post an update.
It’s been over two and half years since a white cop broke into a home in the Bronx and shot and killed unarmed Ramarley Graham.
Since then, the family and public still has not been shown the police report or the medical examiner’s report.
It’s also been one year since the Department of Justice promised to investigate the murder, but they haven’t issued a statement since.
Richard Haste was let off twice by two separate grand juries and is still working for the NYPD.
Unfortunately, justice has not been served.
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Microescalations. That’s all these are.
They’re always assumed to be in the right simply because of their badge.
The justifications that are accepted get thinner and thinner every time.
The victims are put on trial, unable to defend themselves. Because they’re dead.
And bit by bit, they get away with a little more.
Eventually, it’ll be open season.
Fuck, it already is open season.
When an undercover officer saw Monica Jones, a black transgender woman, walking down the street just a few blocks from her house, in an area that the officer described as being “known for prostitution,” that was enough to convince him that she intended to engage in prostitution. It was on that basis that he approached and stopped her.
In April of this year, Monica was convicted of violating this overbroad and vague law. Today she appeals that conviction, and the ACLU, along with other advocacy and civil rights organizations, filed a brief in support of her appeal.
We #StandWithMonica because transgender women of color should be able to walk down the street in their neighborhoods without being arrested, or worse, for simply being themselves.
When Walking Down the Street is a Crime. Chase Strangio, ACLU
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.25.14): Protesters in Ferguson are back out tonight, demanding Police Chief Jackson’s resignation and the immediate arrest of Mike Brown’s killer, Darren Wilson. #staywoke #farfromover
Went to the mall to get some stuff for my apartment today. I regret not buying this skirt.
Also San Diego is awesome and I love my life.
This exact moment in Charlie’s angels is so iconic in my life
All photos less than 24 hours ago.
The fight in StLouis continues.
On September 11th 1973, US-backed General Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvadore Allende. Pinochet ordered an air strike on the Presidential Palace, labor activists and famous folk guitarists were rounded up for torture, disappeared, and killed.
Pinochet converted the national football stadium into a detention facility like Guantanamo Bay. Chile’s economy was turned into a plantation for the 1%, as inequality and poverty skyrocketed under the imposed Milton Friedman-style economic model.
Over 40,000 Chileans became victims of Pinochet’s terror. In response, the Nixon administration committed more money, more training, more torture equipment.
The world didn’t begin on September 11th, 2001. Rather, for the first time in modern history, Americans were visited by the same violence the US has imposed since its creation.
In Chile, the US murdered tens of thousands and impoverished millions. This wasn’t America’s first foray in international terrorism, nor would it be the last.
The United States security state is a terrorist and a plague on the people of the world.
last week i baked my family a blueberry pie and they didn’t eat it at all and left it out overnight so it went bad and last night i made cupcakes to give to my boyfriend for our 2 year and they ate some of them….. even though i put notes on it telling them not to and now i am furious
MY IGGY AZALEA DISS… Like I.G.G. BYYEEEREBLOG REBLOG REBLOG
SOMEONE SOURCE THIS PLEEEEEASE
I leave for school in exactly a week. I’m gonna be the cutest girl down there.
the baby boomer culture: how an entire generation literally will not shut up about young people doing things they enjoy
The Divorce Culture: how an entire generation couldn’t keep it together, and forgot how to not project their insecurities onto children.
No Face drinking tea and eating cake - Spirited Away