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  • conniecann:

    Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. 

    "There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”

    from America is Not For Black People

    if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.

    from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder

    (via whitepeoplestealingculture)

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  • america-wakiewakie:

    Caught On Tape: Fla. Cop Threatens To ‘Put A Round’ In Black Men During Traffic Stop | News One

    Within the last two months, Eric Garner, 43, unarmed, was killed on July 17 by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who placed him in an illegal chokehold while questioning him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes; John Crawford, 22, unarmed, was shot and killed on August 5 by two Ohio police officers, David Darkow and Sean Williams, in Walmart after he was spotted holding a toy rifle; 18-year-old Mike Brown, unarmed, was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson while walking with a friend in his neighborhood; and Ezell Ford, 24, who was also unarmed, was shot and killed by unnamed officers in the LAPD on August 12.

    In the wake of these tragic events and renewed intense conversations surrounding police brutality against Black men, a video  of police in Boynton Beach, Florida threatening to “put a round” through four Black men during a routine traffic stop has emerged and begun making the rounds on social media.

    One of the occupants in the video records the interaction, even after the officer tells him to stop, to which he responds:

    No, I have rights. I’m not intimidated. I have rights.

    Sir, I’m recording your ass. What the f*ck you going to do?

    B**ch, you’re on camera. What the f*cks wrong with you. Stupid ass cracker.

    The driver of the car repeatedly asks the officer who stopped them for his badge number. The officer provides his name, but not the number, prompting the driver to attempt to take a picture of his badge. The officer slaps the phone out of his hand, pulls him from the car and places him face down on the ground.

    That’s when another officer, presumably his partner or back-up rushes to the window, gun drawn, and says:

    “I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” with his weapon threw the window pointed directly at the men.

    (Watch the Video Here) (Photo Credit: AmericaWakieWakie)

    (via fuckyourracism)

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  • matt112830:

    sharplydressedtentacles:

    banesidhe:

    calming-tea:

    samrgarrett:

    outofthecavern:

    opiatevampire:

    theworldisconfused:

    In addition to essentially inventing the computer, Alan Turing also broke the German Enigma Code during World War II which paved the way for the D-Day invasion. The man was a hyper-genius. I’ve read descriptions of his work by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose. He’s been a hero of mine ever since.

    The level of thought required to come up with the stuff he came up with is totally beyond my comprehension. I actually did not even know about his orientation until much later. He was prosecuted and ordered to undergo chemical castration. Soon thereafter, he committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.

    The government forced him to take estrogen as a punishment (or “cure”?). He began to develop breasts and other side effects.

    He committed suicide by biting into a cyanide laced apple. This is supposedly the inspiration for the name/logo of Apple computers.

    omfg

    omfg

    and old Apple computers

    the apple was a rainbow 

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    Reblogging again because more people need to know about Turing dammit.

    Whoa…

    (Source: communism-kills, via earthmoonlotus)

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  • tsabe:

    72 Degrees in the shade.

    The Animated Self Portrait 

    T.S Abe

    (Source: tsabe.co.uk, via blackgirlsrnerdy)

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  • totheendsofearthandonward:

    feeling-euphoric:

    slayboybunny:

    ya hes cute…….but is he conscientious of the social inequalities and corruption in hierarchies of power that plague this world

    so important

    This. 

    (via takeprideinyourheritage)

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  • thesoftghetto:

    They will NOT leave until justice is served.

    (via theawesomeadventurer)

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  • thisiseverydayracism:

    AUSTRALIA - This video is just to show you a bit of what this women’s like to me everyday

    Share this!

    I’m from the sunshine coast and this a women 44 years old who abuses me the young ABORIGINAL girl everyday (13 years old) I’v moved up here to start a new begining but this seems to be the worst place. to get away from that. I can’t even go to the shops without getting called a little black cunt , little slut, blackdog and every name you could think of FROM THIS ONE WOMEN. The bus driver drops me off at the front of their house where she waits and a soon as the bus leaves thats when it all starts.The bus company is accomadating her for her racist rants beacuse she lied to them so she can abuse me I ‘m so affected but she’s just an uneducated women. (IN THE FIRST PART OF THIS VIDEO SHES SAYING TO ME COME HERE YOU BLACK DOG THE CLIP AFTER IS HER HARRESING US, AFTER THAT IS WHERE IM MENT TO BE DROPPED OFF ON THE BUS BUT IT DROPS ME OFF INFRONT OF HER HOUSE, THE CLIP AFTER IS HER CALLING ME A BLACK CUNT AFTER IV GOTTON OFF THE BUS)… Ill never call a white person that because my granddads White (My mothers Father) My dad doesnt want me to turn out to hate white SO im trying not to, it’s affecting my learning , My neighbors have called the police and they said they CANT DO ANYTHING! AS YOU CAN SEE THEY DONT BELIEVE ME, I have got so many witnesses but the police dont want to take any statements something needs to be done

    Thankyou! and that’s my horrifying story i go threw everyday :( LISTEN VERY CLOSELY TO THE WORDS:((((

    Source: http://youtu.be/m_kr6zh4Tik
    More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4WhflMh_jI

    (via whitepeoplestealingculture)

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  • veganelfprincess:

    kev-n:

    wolfprincess616:

    truyorkbity:

    AvaLynn was attacked by another student on the school playground. We are fighting for answers and for greater supervision at school.

    My friend Lacey Harris’s 5 year old daughter was brutalized by another child on the playground at school this week, in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Her face is swollen and bruised beyond recognition, and the only thing the school can tell her is that they “are investigating”

    This sweet little 5 year old girl is terrified to return to school. She is in pain and she has been MAIMED. This needs IMMEDIATE media attention. The school and local news are ignoring the mother’s and loved ones’ cries for help. This family needs justice for what has been done to their poor little angel, and not just to be swept under the rug, as the school district is attempting to do. PLEASE shine some light on this situation and force school administration and news media to get some answers!

    The mother has started a GoFundMe page to request help for paying medical bills and legal fees, as it looks as though she’s going to have to pursue this route in order to get any justice at all for her little girl. Please, please, share this link on your page. Even if people are unable to donate, please just help us get the word out on what is going on with this poor family.

    This is really heartbroken for me and extremely hard to look at.

    This is the link to Ava’s donation page.
    Please donate and share and PRAY!
    God bless you all!

    http://www.gofundme.com/doid6w

    Fuck! What the fuck is wrong with people?!

    This is infuriating

    Fuck. Donating as soon as I can.

    (via takeprideinyourheritage)

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  • tashabilities:

    losguantesverdes:

    -imaginarythoughts-:

    hipsterlibertarian:

    In July I shared a story of an incident in which my city’s police stormed a man’s house looking for drugs in the middle of the night and executed his two (understandably startled) dogs. One of the dogs was shot to death while fleeing in fear, and as I noted then, this isn’t an isolated incident. Just a few years ago, the Saint Paul Police killed another family dog…and forced handcuffed children to sit next to its bleeding corpse. The kicker? The raid wasn’t even in the right house!

    Now, a new report has surfaced of SPPD brutality. This time, a young father named Chris Lollie was arrested while waiting to pick up his kids from school. The charges wereTrespassing, Disorderly Conduct, and Obstructing Legal Process,” and police claimed he refused to leave an area reserved for employees of the bank building he was in. However, not only were there no signs indicating that the location was private, but Lollie wasn’t even in the bank proper; he was in the skyway.

    (For those who aren’t familiar with the skyway system, it’s a thing we have in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and some other Minnesota cities. Basically, it gets hella cold here in the winter, so they built enclosed sidewalks, or skyways, one or two stories up. In the downtown areas, the skyways form a whole second network of pedestrian roads, and once you get inside your office building—or whichever building is closest to your parking garage or bus stop or whatever—you can use them to move from building to building to get around the whole downtown area. It’s an easy way to go to lunch or meetings without having the snot in your nostrils freeze. I mention all that to say: Skyways are public spaces. You do not have to be an employee in the buildings they connect to use them. Lollie was not trespassing.)

    Fortunately, Lollie had the presence of mind to capture his interaction with the SPPD on film. Here’s a transcript I’ve made of the first few seconds:

    Lollie: So what’s your business with me right now?

    Officer: I want to find out who you are, and what the problem was back there…

    Lollie: There is no problem—that’s the thing.

    Officer: So, talk to me, let me know, and you can be on your way.

    Lollie: Let you know…why do I have to let you know who I am? Who I am isn’t the problem.

    Officer: Because that’s what police do when they get called.

    Lollie: Well, I know my rights, first off. Secondly, I don’t have to let you know who I am if I haven’t broken any laws. Like I told him, I’m going to New Horizons [School] to pick up my kids at 10 o’clock. I was sitting there for ten minutes…

    As the officer brushes aside his explanation and continues to illegally demand he identify himself, Lollie cuts to the chase: “The problem is I’m black. That’s the problem. No, it really is, because I didn’t do anything wrong.”

    Next, Lollie and the female officer he’s been walking and talking with meet a male officer. When Lollie politely asks the officer not to touch or obstruct him, because he has to go get his kids, the man immediately responds, “Well, you’re going to go to jail then.”

    As the police initiate the arrest process—telling him to put his hand behind his back or “otherwise things are going to get ugly"—the camera visuals go black. Lollie continues to be heard pleading, still polite even while he’s assaulted, that he be allowed to go meet his children.

    Next, they tase him.

    If that’s not enough to convince you that this is gross police misconduct, seriously, take five minutes and watch the video. The calmness of his tone alone should make it obvious that there is no possible argument that the situation merited this kind of police action:

    After multiple witnesses verified Lollie’s version of events, prosecutors dropped all charges against him. One woman who is also not an employee at the bank the skyway links noted that she regularly sits during her lunch break exactly where Lollie was sitting, but she has never been harassed by police. However, the SPPD continue to defend their actions.

    At The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf points out how simple it would have been for police to resolve this situation without violence and an arrest had they cared to do so:

    His story about getting his kids wasn’t merely plausible, given the man’s age and the fact that there was a school right there–it was a story the female police officer shown at the beginning of the video or the male officer shown later could easily confirm. 

    Lollie is also absolutely correct that no law required him to show an ID to police officers. As Flex Your Rights explains, “Police can never compel you to identify yourself without reasonable suspicion to believe you’re involved in illegal activity,” and while 24 states have passed “stop and identify” statutes “requiring citizens to reveal their identity when officers have reasonable suspicion to believe criminal activity may be taking place,” Minnesota isn’t one of those states.

    The female officer shown in the beginning of the video could easily have de-escalated the encounter by saying, “You’re right, sir, you have every right to refuse to show me identification, and if you’re just picking up your kids I’m so sorry to have bothered you. If you don’t mind, I just want to walk with you to confirm that your story checks out so I can inform the 911 caller of their error. That way we can make sure this never happens again when you’re just here to pick up your kids.”

    Or she could’ve said, “Sir, I totally see why this is confusing–a lot of people would think so. Let me try to explain. That totally looks like a public seating area, but it’s actually private. Don’t you think they should have a sign saying so? Calling me may seem like an overreaction, but technically they can ask you to leave. You’re walking away now, so there’s actually no problem as long as you’re not going to go back. Are you? Okay, then we have no problem, have a wonderful day.”  

    As Lollie is carried away post-tasing, he can be heard challenging the officers’ “legal” assault: "Who are you? You don’t rule me. I didn’t do anything wrong. I didn’t hurt anybody. I didn’t touch anybody."

    If only the SPPD could honestly say the same.

    That video that was being passed around yesterday

    She really smiled/smirked/straight up laughed when he said, “The problem is I’m black.”

    Fuck cops, man.

    The Police Benevolent Society KNOW they can’t call me for a MOTHERFUCKING thing

    (via reverseracism)

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