as opposed to screaming at the top of my lungs.

phoeni-xx:

jaedewilliams:

theonetruenidoking:

william-elms:

policymic:

Disturbing photos show a cop choking a college student

Police had been responding to a “disturbance” near the University of Tennessee when a house party estimated to be composed of 800+ individuals spilled out onto the street. Deputy Brandon Gilliam wrote in the report that when detaining Dotson, he “began to physically resist officers’ instructions to place his hands behind his back, and at one point grabbed on to an officer’s leg.” At some point, Deputy Phillips felt the need to begin choking Dotson to the point where he passed out — lethal force by any definition.

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The deputy who assaulted the student was fired and the deputies who stood by were suspended. As it should be.

This dude made a rookie mistake. You never assault the rich white kids, they’re the only ones the system cares about after all.

^^^^^^^

LETS FUCKING CLARIFY:

A COP CHOKES A WHITE BOY AFTER A ROWDY PARTY UNTIL HE PASSED OUT AND GETS FIRED ASAP.

A COP PUTS AN ASTHMATIC BLACK MAN IN A CHOKE HOLD UNTIL HE DIED AND WE’RE STILL WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO FUCKING HAPPEN. 

THIS IS WHY I CANNOT TRUST “THE SYSTEM”. ITS EITHER SUPER FUCKED UP OR ITS WORKING JUST THE WAY THEY INTENDED IT TO. and we all know which one is right.

^that^

(Source: micdotcom, via anarcho-queer)

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

of course chris hayes is worried about the mcdonalds. 

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If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.

But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.

So do the carbon barons. But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

Let’s Call Climate Change What It Really Is—Violence | Alternet (via guerrillamamamedicine)

 But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

 But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

 But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

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awordofvice-deactivated20140922 asked: i had a interesting convo with friends last night about people from other countries not identifying as black and even saying that the concept of blackness is an American construct that does not apply to Africans or those of African descent in other nations ie Brazil, DR, etc. for example, someone who is African is dark skinned but not 'black' cuz they are not from the united states, where the black power movement originated. what does this imply? what do you think?

sonofbaldwin:

I’ve heard of this concept. I recently learned that some dark-skinned descendants of Africans (please excuse my use of African as a catchall term for the myriad of countries on that continent; it’s shorthand for sub-Saharan Africa, where most of the people we call black are from or are descended from) in Brazil regard the term “black” as an insult, as a piece of white supremacist construction that they reject.

However, I understand from some Sudanese, Egyptian, Ghanian, Kenyan, and Nigerian friends of mine that there is a concept of blackness, of black identity, that predates colonialism and European/Western imperialism.

I certainly believe that “black,” as most people use it in the United States, is a white supremacist construction. It is meant to express a hierarchy where white is at the top and black is at the bottom. White supremacy constructs black as the object of degraded, savage difference.

Some black people in America have sought to reclaim this label and use it politically as an identity of resistance—a resistance and rejection of the dehumanization, capitalism, materialism, oppression, and all the other pathologies and prejudices contained within the idea of white supremacy. I love this idea and use of Blackness.

I don’t like the idea and use of Blackness where it’s just Whiteness in a darker shade, where is it merely attempting to switch places with Whiteness, keeping all of the same oppressive and dysfunctional characteristics—only this time in black face.

It saddens me that I find that in America, I run into the latter more than I do the former.

I’m not sure, but maybe this is why some other descendants of Africans around the world reject “black” as an identity? I know that when I travel around the world to other communities with large sub-Saharan African or descendant of sub-Saharan African populations, the people always tell me what they know about African Americans is learned mostly through media, particularly rap music and hip-hop culture. And through this media, the perception is usually negative.

stele3:

Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.

For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.

Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.

People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.

Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”

Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.

SPREAD THIS. Don’t let them lie.

(Source: whatwhiteswillneverknow, via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

Man shot dead by police in Walmart 'after he picked up a toy gun' 

thebluelip-blondie:

jean-luc-gohard:

bitterseafigtree:

browngirlblues:

postracialcomments:

accras:

Will it ever end?

"LeeCee Johnson, who has claimed to be the mother of Mr Crawford’s two children, said she was speaking to him on the telephone when police descended on the scene.

Dayton Daily News report her as saying: ‘We was just talking. He said he was at the video games playing videos and he went over there by the toy section where the toy guns were.

‘And the next thing I know, he said “It’s not real,” and the police start shooting and they said “Get on the ground,” but he was already on the ground because they had shot him.’

‘And I could hear him just crying and screaming. I feel like they shot him down like he was not even human.’

Hopefully they release the tapes soon……

they just don’t give a fuck

Remember all the white people carrying assault rifles in target? Cause I do.

Police have yet to comment on claims but say officers acted ‘appropriately’

White people can open carry actual loaded assault rifles in Target, but a black man holds a toy in the toy section of a Wal-Mart and not only does someone call the police, not only do the police show up before he’s out of the toy section, not only do the police murder this father of two before he can react, but they receive approval from the department for doing so.

The police don’t see us as humans. They see us as animals, and they will not hesitate to kill us in cold blood. Fuck the police. There’s no such thing as a good cop.

REMEMBER ALL THE WHITE PEOPLE CARRYING ASSAULT RIFLES IN TARGET

REMEMBER ALL THE WHITE PEOPLE CARRYING ASSAULT RIFLES IN TARGET

REMEMBER ALL THE WHITE PEOPLE CARRYING ASSAULT RIFLES IN TARGET

REMEMBER ALL THE WHITE PEOPLE CARRYING ASSAULT RIFLES IN TARGET

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/06/target-guns-open-carry-oklahoma-virginia

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