51 days, 16 hours since Mike Brown was killed.

hasdarrenwilsonbeenarrestedyet:

Systematic injustice persists in Ferguson as police arrest protesters and then attempt to use them to coerce protesters.. As @caulkthewagon wrote: “If Ferguson PD is willing to exchange arrestees for crowd movement, then those people haven’t been arrested, they’ve been kidnapped.”

99 more days until Grand Jury deadline.

varlysbowtie:

troyeller:

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Wait, wait, wait, I have an amazing new idea. How about we fix the American school system.

The American School System is shit and it needs to be fixed.

Sadly, this is America and social/education issues will ever be fixed.

This sexism, racism, anti-special needs, hyper-micromanagement, and conform-or-we-crush-you-ism is nauseating.

Hunt for two suspects as tension runs high in Missouri city after shooting of teenager Michael Brown in August

liz-pls:

I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.

If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.

WTF, Yankistan?!

10000bc:

since abercrombie an fitch destroys its unsold clothes and wont donate bc poor people wearing their clothes gives them a bad image i say everyone should donate as much abercrombie and fitch brand clothing that you have to homeless shelters so you can simultaneously piss off a shitty company and help those in need

betamuffin:

It is time to save the internet from those who want to control it for profit.  

Join the Fight!

Who would have thought that having roving bands of heavily armed conspiracy theory freaks roaming the desert looking for “justice” to dish out would lead to problems.

A group of heavily-armed militia surrounded and confronted a group of people near the U.S.-Mexico border who they thought were illegal migrants or smugglers, but who turned out to be a group of conservationists conducting a wildlife population survey. […]

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada told TNN that the militia men — who are civilian volunteers and not actual federal border patrol agents — were riding ATVs, wearing camouflage and brandishing weapons when they came upon the group of scientists.

“Obviously, they mistook them for smugglers or illegal entrants,” said Estrada.

Aside from surrounding and “confronting” the camping biologists (they were doing a study of the local bat population), there was no gunplay—presumably because the scientists spoke English and so therefore could swear at the dumbasses in their native language. Estrada said that one of the border militia apologized to the angry and frightened scientists, but they “weren’t having any of it.” […]

Gardner Canyon is a popular spot for camping and hiking and people are often there at night, said the biologists. The militia are needlessly putting people’s lives at risk, they said.

Indeed, that would be the whole point of wandering the desert at night while heavily armed and looking for trouble. That the militia didn’t know they were performing their savvy recon efforts in a popular camping area is just an unfortunate oops, the same sort of oops that’s going to happen when these brilliant tacticians sooner or later accidentally wander across the border and get in a shootout with Mexican law enforcement. Or, even more likely, stumble into another “patriot” group wearing camo and waving guns, upon which both groups suppose the other to be one of those vicious and heavily armed drug cartels they keep hearing so much about. …

tamorapierce:

socialnetworkhell:

"Consensual sex" is just sex. To say that implies that there is such a thing as "non consensual sex", which there isn’t. That’s rape. That is what it needs to be called. There is only sex or rape. Do not teach people that rape is just another type of sex. They are two very separate events. You wouldn’t say "breathing swimming" and "non breathing swimming", you say swimming and drowning.

This is a very good point.

lottalace:

I know they aren’t from the same generation and all but it’s so disappointing hearing my own father blame a child solely because of their race and the prejudice he has against black people. We discussed the Ferguson travesty going on now and he had such close minded opinions about it, I could barely take it. And he REFUSED to listen to me and my valid points because he got robbed at gunpoint once and he see’s ghetto people that happen to be African-American so he is judgmental and assumes they’re all the same.

He even dared to say

“You obviously haven’t been around black people.”

Like I love my father but I can’t stand being my honest and genuine self around either one of my parents because it just turns into some critical and judgmental bs evaluation of me and how young and stupid I sound just because I’m younger.

Much empathy here for all those born into families who are strangers rather than old friends.

jbaines19:

Black children are denied their innocence and childhood, even in death.

#Pseudo Journalism

jbaines19:

Black children are denied their innocence and childhood, even in death.

#Pseudo Journalism

"being authorized to use lethal force doesn’t, by definition, mean that the force used must ALWAYS result in death, a point which apparently eludes every member of every law enforcement agency in the country"
23 days, 3 hours since Mike Brown was killed.
retroluminati:

The surveillance tapes supposedly shows Michael Brown “robbing” a Ferguson convenience store market. But in spite of the fact that the “robbery” was carried out without the brandishing of a weapon, and in spite of the fact that this was really more a case of petty theft shoplifting, this Friday, for the first time, the owners of the store have said that they never said they believed Michael Brown was the individual who stole the item from their store.
In fact, while the owners are speaking out through an attorney about the surveillance video, the mainstream, corporate media are largely ignoring everything they said, pretending that this video definitively identifies Michael Brown as the strong arm shoplifter.
The owners claim that this is a claim the police have come up with on their own. For his part, Dorian Johnson, a witness to the shooting of Michael Brown, has reportedly confessed to being with Brown in the convenient store. But for now, that has not been corroborated by the store owner, employees or eye witnesses. As well, we are not hearing this from Johnson himself, so a number of questions remain.
Through their attorney, the owner of the store also even dispute the claim that they or an employee called 911. They say that a customer inside the store made the call. This is pretty strange if this was indeed a “robbery”.
As well, in addition to clarifying that they never said they believed, nor identified the suspect with Michael Brown, they claimed that the St. Louis County issued the warrants for the hard drive of surveillance video Friday, based on the police claiming that Brown fit the description of the person in the video… the person who the owners and employees of the store were not even going to call the police on. Again, the owner clarifies that neither the management, nor any employee ever identified Brown as the suspect in that video.
They simply never said they believed that, this was a claim made by the police alone. So the real question is why the media has been taking the word of the police on this matter, even over the word of the eye witnesses and the store owner?
countercurrentnews.com

retroluminati:

The surveillance tapes supposedly shows Michael Brown “robbing” a Ferguson convenience store market. But in spite of the fact that the “robbery” was carried out without the brandishing of a weapon, and in spite of the fact that this was really more a case of petty theft shoplifting, this Friday, for the first time, the owners of the store have said that they never said they believed Michael Brown was the individual who stole the item from their store.

In fact, while the owners are speaking out through an attorney about the surveillance video, the mainstream, corporate media are largely ignoring everything they said, pretending that this video definitively identifies Michael Brown as the strong arm shoplifter.

The owners claim that this is a claim the police have come up with on their own. For his part, Dorian Johnson, a witness to the shooting of Michael Brown, has reportedly confessed to being with Brown in the convenient store. But for now, that has not been corroborated by the store owner, employees or eye witnesses. As well, we are not hearing this from Johnson himself, so a number of questions remain.

Through their attorney, the owner of the store also even dispute the claim that they or an employee called 911. They say that a customer inside the store made the call. This is pretty strange if this was indeed a “robbery”.

As well, in addition to clarifying that they never said they believed, nor identified the suspect with Michael Brown, they claimed that the St. Louis County issued the warrants for the hard drive of surveillance video Friday, based on the police claiming that Brown fit the description of the person in the video… the person who the owners and employees of the store were not even going to call the police on. Again, the owner clarifies that neither the management, nor any employee ever identified Brown as the suspect in that video.

They simply never said they believed that, this was a claim made by the police alone. So the real question is why the media has been taking the word of the police on this matter, even over the word of the eye witnesses and the store owner?

countercurrentnews.com

undeadthug:

I actually feel sick reading this TIME article. I would never think that an esteemed source of media like TIME would actually publish an article that comments on how ”Negrophobia” and the “fear of black people” could be “lethal”.

It’s like nooooo he didn’t shoot an 18yo unarmed boy multiple times because he was racist! He shot him because he had….NEGROPHOBIA!!

This is so surreal.

We’ve reached a point where white people are making up medical terms to dismiss their racism. I’m in disbelief right now.

#Pseudo Journalism