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)
these are the defining moments of our generation. either we bow to this or we rise against it.
Why doesn’t this have a million notes?!
i love how the “did you drug them” has a little pit stop at “you’re evil”
As well it should.
I’ve reblogged this before but Imma do it again because a)it’s awesome and b) I have a specific voice when I say “Do not do the sex”.
This needs to be on a billboard and posters all around the world. Maybe even on menus are restaurants
Needs to be in bars
Ferguson police are being sued for $40mil, +++ some of the officers are facing individual lawsuits for rights infringement. fucking break those cops.
this is some of the best news I’ve had in days and I want you to be excited about it to
It gives the impression the police officer has overreacted when they haven’t. If the police officer has a small body cam, then not only is the community reassured that’s someone not being treated unfairly, it protects that police officer from being accused of treating someone unfairly.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who is finally taking action against police militarization
Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair
On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.
The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.
THIS IS TERRIFYING AND HORRIBLE
to navajos cutting your hair is losing your knowledge..this is some boarding school shit
this is fucking terrible I want to fucking cry, hair is so fucking important. This crosses the line in so many different ways on so many different levels, just thinking about how this probably happens to people all the time makes me so sick.
Really can’t stress enough how much being a survivor of abuse is not a job. It does not come with any obligations.
If you don’t have the energy or ability—or simply don’t want—to become a politically active anti-abuse advocate, to warn everyone in your abuser’s path, to seek justice through the courts or otherwise? You don’t have to.
You didn’t choose to be abused, so you didn’t take on any moral obligations that a non-survivor doesn’t have.
Solar energy that doesn’t block the view
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”
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!
im actually crying why are children beating each other up
For those who value survival, sentimentality is not an option.
The question is: is this going to be Capaldi’s new catchphrase
Okay everyone sit down I’m gonna write a thing on your gifset sorry.
This is something my uncle and I touched on.
My g’father is an engineer and if you ask him any sort of technical question — like ask him ‘How does this work?’ — he goes ‘That’s not the question you should be asking. The question you should be asking is …’ Like without fail. He will almost never answer the question you asked directly. He will make you ask him different questions until you arrive at the point you need to be at.
A LOT of the mannerisms 12 has dished out so far are in line with sort of the stereotypical engineer mentality (I say this having been raised by one and also knowing that, despite being a creative, I have the ‘engineer gene’). This, the sense of his intelligence exceeding his headspace (the chalk scene), the way his version of caring comes across as being somehow simultaneously callous and clueless (‘I don’t want you to change’) … These are all already Doctor-y things, but the way they’re executed is so familiar to me because I grew up with this.
12’s a frickin’ engineer. You’ve all been warned.
Some writers need a while to charge their batteries, and then write their books very rapidly. Some writers write a page or so every day, rain or shine. Some writers run out of steam, and need to do whatever it is they happen to do until they’re ready to write again.