national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
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please GET INVOLVED
SOOOOO. I just called the Ferguson Police Department.
Before I could say ONE word, this lady says “You wannabe revolutionaries are wasting your fucking time”.
whats the number
Get ‘em! John Legend stay woke.
if the guy who got shot was white none of you would give a fuck tho
people who look like you and me don’t get targeted by the police, people who look like you and me don’t get shot in the street by the people who are paid to protect us, people who look like me and you shoot up schools and get called “misunderstood” by the mainstream media. that’s the point
one thing that’s unsettling to me about what’s going on in Ferguson, Missouri as a non-American is just how militarised many of the police units look. When I hear of Americans talking about police brutality, and how the power relations between the police and the public is…
Shut the fuck up this is so amazing. 😱
oh my god
okay first of all HOW
Since July 17th there has been five reported occurrences exemplifying the police and American justice system’s lack of reverence for Black life. These are the five stories that were able to attract at least minimal attention. Who knows what is going on out there covered up (like the Ferguson police is trying to do with Mike Brown’s murder), unrecorded, and unknown. In the past 23 days the police have perpetrated the humiliation, degradation, and murdering of Black dignity,souls, and people. Knowledge is power. Do not rely on mainstream media to give you the full/accurate story. They will always be complicit in the devaluing of Black life because Blackness has been criminalized in America. Please spread these stories and add any more that you know of under the hashtag #badges are the new hoods. We need to start documenting, and spreading information. They will try to silence us as they did to Ramsey Orta, and Alba Lekaj, the people who filmed the NYPD harasing and murdering Eric Garner. But united we can make a difference. Knowledge is power. Stay woke Black America, Stay woke.
this happened in the past 23 days
A month y’all. Less than.
I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??
"Protests again roil in Ferguson, Mo., over Michael Brown shooting."
Right now, in St. Louis County, people are being arrested, manhandled, and mistreated simply for speaking out against the blatant social injustice and inequality. Protesters are being met by armored cars, officers in riot gear carrying assault rifles, rubber bullets, smoke bombs, and tear gas.
These riots are the result of yet another police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, 18 year old Michael Brown on August 2nd, 2014 at 2:15 pm; who was standing 35 feet away from the police vehicle where the officer shot him from. People still do not know who the shooter was.
Five days after the shooting, people are rioting and picketing on the streets, using a signature gesture of open palms in the air; undoubtedly a remark on the fact Brown was unarmed (just as the many shootings in the past years, ex. Trayvon Martin, Ezell Ford, Eric Garner, etc.) at the time of death.
"We’ve done everything we can to demonstrate a remarkable amount of restraint. If there was an easy way to fix this, we would have already solved the problem.", stated Police Chief Jon Belmar.
Reports from officers and protesters alike are describing the situation as a "war-zone" and that it "reminds them of Cairo". Ferguson itself has a long history of tensity between people and the PD, especially with a largely-black population and a white-majority Police Force.
Reporters are being attacked, shot at, and arrested under no rightful jurisdiction or explanation.
Please signal boost to get the word out.
The world doesn’t need more teens shot unarmed simply because of racial prejudice, or people shot for no reason at all.