illbeoutback:

If you’re protesting abortion, the Supreme Court says you can get right in women’s faces and scream at them on their way into the clinic. Because freedom of speech.

But if you try and protest the murder of a black man, you get tear gas fired at you.

thebicker:

alicetookadrink:

invisiblelad:

trcunning:

twerks4loanpayments:

ladytatyana:

darvinasafo:

Tulsa, Oklahoma near the original Black Wall Street.

Just sad

I guess that meme of DaQuan—the one y’all thought was funny—came true mhmmm 😒

These people

  • kicked their daughter out (left her at a homeless shelter)
  • found out she had left the shelter to live with a guy
  • tracked them down at 9 at night to yell at her
  • shot her unarmed boyfriend (killing him)
  • shot at her after she ran to hide in the bushes
  • shot at the bf’s 13 yr old brother (hitting him in the arm)
  • fled the scene 
  • were allowed to turn themselves in
  • were put on PAID suspension

Such bullshit

Attempted murder (and shooting at minors!)  only gets paid leave. The more one scratches the surface..

I like can’t even process the amount of racism and violence that has suddenly spiked. Not that it’s not like it was never happening but fucking hell I’m seeing a new story everyday about some child of color getting gunned down like an animal while white guys that shoot up schools and movie theaters get probation because “they where so mentally ill.” I hate the world

This happened earlier this month. Both parents are members of the Tulsa police force.

Both are held at the Tulsa jail, police chief Chuck Jordan said, but are confined in an area away from other inmates they may have come into contact with on the job.”

Yeah wow that’d be so scary for them.

The article also cites two of the killers’ neighbors who, naturally, call them “wonderful” and praise their parenting. Further down in the article, it says there “were no incident reports” for the victim at the homeless shelter, because that’s totally relevant information.

Tulsa is the worst. I was drugged and raped in Tulsa and the cops refused to do their job. I was hysterical and they told me it was my fault.

Reblogged from thebicker

Even at age twelve I could tell that Jimmy Carter was an honest man trying to address complicated issues and Ronald Reagan was a brilcreemed salesman telling people what they wanted to hear. I secretly wept on the stairs the night he was elected President, because I understood that the kind of shitheads I had to listen to in the cafeteria grew up to become voters, and won. I spent the eight years he was in office living in one of those science-fiction movies where everyone is taken over by aliens—I was appalled by how stupid and mean-spirited and repulsive the world was becoming while everyone else in America seemed to agree that things were finally exactly as they should be. The Washington Press corps was so enamored of his down-to-earth charm that they never checked his facts, but if you watched his face when it was at rest, when he wasn’t performing for anyone, you could see him for what he really was—a black-eyed, slit-mouthed, lizard-faced old son-of-a-bitch. He was a bad actor, an informer for McCarthy, and a hired front man for a gang of Texas oilmen, fundamentalist dingbats, and right-wing psychotics out of Dr. Strangelove. He put a genial face on chauvanism, callousness, and greed, and made people feel good about being bigots again. He likened Central American death squads to our founding fathers and called the Taliban “freedom fighters.” His legacy includes the dismantling of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, the final dirty win of Management over Labor, the outsourcing of America’s manufacturing base, the embezzlement of almost all the country’s wealth by 1% of its citizens, the scapegoating of the poor and black, the War on Drugs, the eviction of schizophrenics into the streets, AIDS, acid rain, Iran-Contra, and, let’s not forget, the corpses of two hundred forty United States Marines. He moved the center of political discourse in this country to somewhere in between Richard Nixon and Augusto Pinochet. He believed in astrology and Armageddon and didn’t know the difference between history and movies; his stories were lies and his jokes were scripted. He was the triumph of image over truth, paving the way for even more vapid spokesmodels like George W. Bush. He was, as everyone agrees, exactly what he appeared to be—nothing. He made me ashamed to be an American. If there was any justice in this world his Presidential Library would contain nothing but boys’ adventure books and bad cowboy movies, and the only things named after him would be shopping malls and Potter’s Fields. Let the earth where he is buried be seeded with salt.
The Pain (via azspot)

Tellin it like it is.

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

Seattle Mall Cop Arrested and Maced a bypassing Black Man during a Israel protest that he wasn’t involved in.

From the description:


Mall Cop Ignores White Guy Screaming Racial Slurs; Maces African American Bystander Instead 
Innocent bystander pepper sprayed and arrested by Westlake security during protest in Seattle
Westlake Mall Cop Ignores Agitator, Maces African American Bystander at Israel Protest
Westlake security pepper spray & arrest innocent bystander after he’s harassed by pro Israel supporter during protest 
Mall cop gets a call for a white man with his shirt off harassing and assaulting random people and protesters on the street. Cop finds him and squaring off with a passerby that he had shoved a moment prior (black man). Cop maces and arrests black man.

Everyone that witnessed the event is yelling “dude you are arresting the wrong guy”. Cop ignores them. White man walks off.

Ashamed that this happened in my city…

Demonstrators protest the violence in Gaza during a pro Palestine rally in Seattle. As protestors lined the sidewalks in Westlake Park, a pro Israel supporter walks by, harassing the demonstrators, yelling in peoples faces, screaming obscenities, and racial slurs. After crossing the street and harassing another group of demonstrators, the man tore off his shirt and began walking towards the group with fists clenched. As someone who wasn’t a part of the demonstration walked by, the pro Israel supporter turned and said something as he passed. The man then turned around as if he was going to swing, but thought better of it. The pro Israel supporter squared off with him, but a Westlake security guard who was watching the interaction pulled out his pepper spray, and sprayed the innocent passerby, grabbed him by the arm and tried to wrestle him to the ground.

Here’s what’s happening, according to witnesses: A man employed by the private company Valor Security, which guards Westlake Center, is unloading a can of mace in the face of 25-year-old Raymond Wilford, who says he was on his way inside the mall to meet a friend.
You can see Garland’s full photo set of the incident here. What did Wilford do to deserve being pepper-sprayed in the face? The mall’s security director says the incident is under investigation and the company has no comment. Nor would he tell me the guard’s name.

According to a Seattle police report, the mall cop told officers that when Wilford “took an aggressive step towards him he deployed his pepper spray.”
Westlake Mall Cop Ignores Agitator, Maces African-American Bystander at Israel Protest…..

Why is no one talking about this incident? This is crazy. This is a MALL COP ffs

soulrevision:

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32 Year Old Chicago Activist, Leonore Draper, Fatally Shot After Anti-Violence Event
A Chicago woman is shot and killed moments after attending an anti-violence event that she helped organize.
Police officers heard the gunshots around 10:30 Friday night in the 1300 block of West 116th in the West Pullman neighborhood.
A budget analyst for Chicago Public Schools and a freelance make-up artist, 32-year-old Leonore Draper was committed to fighting gun violence on Chicago’s city streets.
On the committee of an anti-violence non-profit called A Charitable Confection, Draper was coming home from a fundraiser Friday night when she was shot and killed while sitting in her car on Chicago’s Far South Side.
"She was sitting in the car dropping her husband off who is handicapped," said neighbor Andrew Loss. "Some little girl was taking the man into the house. Then when the little girl came back out the lady, she was dead."
Police are still investigating the circumstances, but say it was after 10:30 Friday when they heard gunshots near the 1300 block of West 116th Street. After touring the area they found Draper with a gunshot wound to her arm. She was rushed to the hospital, where she later died.
Delk Adams is Draper’s former college roommate and the organizer of Friday night’s fundraiser, which she says was raising money to support a teen run charity that fight’s violence on the city’s South Side.
Rest In Power #LeonoreDraper
http://bit.ly/1lp2va4


This breaks my heart. So young, so many good things she was doing.

soulrevision:

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32 Year Old Chicago Activist, Leonore Draper, Fatally Shot After Anti-Violence Event

A Chicago woman is shot and killed moments after attending an anti-violence event that she helped organize.

Police officers heard the gunshots around 10:30 Friday night in the 1300 block of West 116th in the West Pullman neighborhood.

A budget analyst for Chicago Public Schools and a freelance make-up artist, 32-year-old Leonore Draper was committed to fighting gun violence on Chicago’s city streets.

On the committee of an anti-violence non-profit called A Charitable Confection, Draper was coming home from a fundraiser Friday night when she was shot and killed while sitting in her car on Chicago’s Far South Side.

"She was sitting in the car dropping her husband off who is handicapped," said neighbor Andrew Loss. "Some little girl was taking the man into the house. Then when the little girl came back out the lady, she was dead."

Police are still investigating the circumstances, but say it was after 10:30 Friday when they heard gunshots near the 1300 block of West 116th Street. After touring the area they found Draper with a gunshot wound to her arm. She was rushed to the hospital, where she later died.

Delk Adams is Draper’s former college roommate and the organizer of Friday night’s fundraiser, which she says was raising money to support a teen run charity that fight’s violence on the city’s South Side.

Rest In Power #LeonoreDraper

http://bit.ly/1lp2va4

This breaks my heart. So young, so many good things she was doing.

Reblogged from stfueverything

We were grabbing a bite of lunch at a small cafe, in a mall, right across from a booth that sold jewelry and where ears could be pierced for a fee. A mother approaches with a little girl of six or seven years old. The little girl is clearly stating that she doesn’t want her ears pierced, that’s she’s afraid of how much it will hurt, that she doesn’t like earrings much in the first place. Her protests, her clear ‘no’ is simply not heard. The mother and two other women, who work the booth, begin chatting and trying to engage the little girl in picking out a pair of earrings. She has to wear a particular kind when the piercing is first done but she could pick out a fun pair for later.

"I don’t want my ears pierced."

"I don’t want any earrings."

The three adults glance at each other conspiratorially and now the pressure really begins. She will look so nice, all the other girls she knows wear earrings, the pain isn’t bad.

She, the child, sees what’s coming and starts crying. As the adults up the volume so does she, she’s crying and emitting a low wail at the same time. “I DON’T WANT MY EARS PIERCED.”

Her mother leans down and speaks to her, quietly but strongly, the only words we could hear were ‘… embarrassing me.’

We heard, then, two small screams, when the ears were pierced.

Little children learn early and often that ‘no doesn’t mean no.’

Little children learn early that no one will stand with them, even the two old men looking horrified at the events from the cafeteria.

Little girls learn early and often that their will is not their own.

No means no, yeah, right.

Most often, for kids and others without power, ”no means force.”

from "No Means Force" at Dave Hingsburger’s blog.

This is important. It doesn’t just apply to little girls and other children, though it often begins there.

For the marginalized, our “no’s” are discounted as frivolous protests, rebelliousness, or anger issues, or we don’t know what we’re talking about, or we don’t understand what’s happening.

When “no means force” we become afraid to say no.

(via k-pagination)

Now imagine this from the stance of her being disabled and having to undergo constant shots, medical examinations, and other things. Disabled kids learn this lesson constantly.

(via phoenixhobbit)

How is this not child abuse??