Things are heating up again in Ferguson. This is Friday night, from about midnight to 1AM local time.
this is fucking breaking my heart. ive been to ferguson, i have friends in ferguson. i love the st louis area in general. if anything this is making me NOT miss the racist bullshit coming out on facebook and twitter towards the community.
plus the fact that over the past few days since the murder happened, when there wasn’t an ominous police presence it was FUCKING FINE. Let people protest. Jesus fucking christ.
i’m watching a live stream with Vice and Al Jazeera America camera crews on the ground in Ferguson right now and it is absolutely incredible. the area was very good and there was a lot of positive energy from people who were glad the police weren’t attacking and shooting them anymore and they were break-dancing and camera crews were doing interviews with them and then the police thought that it was getting out of control so they brought in SWAT teams and tried to break everyone up.
a lot of people started reacting really negatively and breaking things and going into the street and the police told them to get out of the street and go home and people were yelling about how the police told mike brown to “get the fuck on the sidewalk” before they murdered him. a group of people then broke into the liquor store that the police claimed mike brown stole from and threatened the Vice and Al Jazeera America crews, telling them to stop filming them (the looters) (all of this was on the live stream which i was watching) and shoving them into the road so they backed off for a long time and were nervous to check on the store again for about 15 minutes.
when they next checked there was a group of about half a dozen black men blocking the broken entrance to the liquor store with their hands raised and keeping anyone else from going in. the camera crews approached them and began interviewing them and here are some things i caught even though it was loud with multiple interviews going on at once: “we live in this town and these are our stores. we shop at these stores. every one of us protecting this store is from ferguson and the people looting it weren’t. they wanted to set it on fire. we stopped them and told them ‘that’s what they want us to do. that’s how they want us to act here’. very few people want to fuck things up and ruin people’s day to day jobs and those are the stories the press wants to cover but they don’t show us chasing them off and protecting our stores. we want our town to stay together. the police don’t care about us, they will kill us the same as if we were the ones doing it because they can’t tell us apart. they don’t care enough to try to tell who is looting and who is peacefully protesting and trying to keep things together.”
one of the guy who was blocking people from looting the store then handed his cellphone to the al jazeera america reporter and said “my mom is on the phone and she’s scared for me, she thinks i’m out here fucking things up, can you tell her what is going on” and the reporter talked to the guy’s mom and was telling her how brave her son is. god damn.
The case around Mike Brown’s killing by a Ferguson police officer is only getting murkier.
After releasing images from a gas station robbery to the press Friday morning with the suggestion Mike Brown was pictured in them, the Ferguson police department is now backtracking. In a second press conference hours later, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson admitted that Brown’s shooting was unrelated to the incident.
Jackson told reporters that Brown and a friend were in fact stopped, “because they were walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic.”
He also admitted that Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Brown, didn’t suspect Brown at the time that he stopped him.
When Chief Jackson was asked by reporters why his department chose to release the robbery tape if it was unrelated to the shooting, he replied that he had to because “the media asked for it.”
fuck you chief jackson
This just happened in Seattle. A group of nonviolent protestors in support of Palestine were being harassed by a WHITE MAN, this fucking mall cop comes out and maces and detains a black man WITH NO AFFILIATION TOWARDS EITHER GROUP. AN INNOCENT BLACK MAN JUST WALKING INTO THE WESTLAKE MALL. The protestors are actively telling the mall cop that he MACED THE WRONG GUY, that the black man did nothing wrong, and he still handcuffs him and DENIES him water to flush out his eyes being offered by the protestors. I’m so disgusted. I have been to this area and mall many times in my life and I no longer feel safe going. I hope to god he presses charges and that this scum sucking shitstain loses his job. I’m so scared right now. I’m so fucking scared. Source here, but let the video speak for itself.
5 or 6 years back my little sister and her best friend got zoinked on some valium or xannies or something and ended up shoplifting from the Palm Beach Gardens Mall. We were all up there visiting my aunt for a weekend. I guess they stole a bunch of shit from Victoria’s Secret and then got caught trying to nab some Juicy Couture from the Nordstroms. She was like 16 or 17 at the time.
So we get there and a police officer is holding them in some back room at the Nordstroms.
My mom was all like, “No, you take those little bitches to jail. I don’t want to deal with this tonight. I’m gonna go get some dinner. We’ll pick ‘em up in the morning.”
The officer was all like, “Ma’am, ma’am, calm down. We don’t have to do that.”
My mom’s like, “No, lock ‘em up. I don’t care.”
Anyway, eventually my mom calmed down, and the officer released the girls back to us.
So basically, if you’re white, a police officer will actually go easier on you than your parent.
Anyway, my sister started grad school last week, and the other girl, who she doesn’t speak to, has multiple mug shots online.
i keep seeing the picture of the dude w/ locs throwing that tear gas canister w/ the caption “he’s throwing it at the cops” on his twitter he’s stated that he was throwing it away from a group of kids standing near him
The Howard alumni who was shot in the head made a speedy recovery and she was able to tell her side of the story. The police said that it was a drive by conducted by a group of black men and that it was fatal. They didn’t expect her to survive and talk.
Her name is Mya Aaten-White and there is very little news about this.
I had to make a part 2//part 1
I was once asked what it means to enter the void. I will tell you. An airbender may meditate for a hundred years trying to detach herself from the world, but she cannot do it. Humans cherish human life, and by that they are bound to this world. The only way to abandon the world is to abandon one’s humanity. New growth cannot exist without first the destruction of the old. The void is found in the sowing of death. From that death springs life on the wind.
This user previously leaked Book 3 Episode 10 Long Live the Queen before it was officially released and captioned his leak post with a quote from the episode. Book 3 Episode 12 is titled Enter the Void and this speech contains similar words related to that title. Could this quote be from a future episode & is this user planning to leak another episode(s)?
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Men don’t appreciate the amount of self-control women have to exercise in order not to spend their entire lives facepalming.
life hack: get a tattoo. if the people at the job interview notice it and look concerned, laugh a little and explain “it’s just temporary.” months later if your boss asks why you lied and said it was a temporary tattoo, stare off into the distance and whisper with a tremulous voice the poor excuse for truth your subconscious has been fighting for its entire insignificant existence: “everything is temporary.”