1. sonofbaldwin:








    & somehow cops managed without a tank & tear gas. #ferguson #mikebrown #policebrutality #racism


    What the FUCK

    White people riot all the damn time. UNC wins? Riot. UNC loses? Riot. Penn State fires a guy for covering for a pedophile for years? RIOT RIOT RIOT!

    But too many black people gather, even peacefully, and here comes the tear gas and rubber(coated) bullets.



    Stay woke

    The thing is:

    White people riot and destroy property when they lose games, or, strangely, when they win games, at sporting events.

    They riot and destroy property when child rapists and people who are complicit in covering up child rape are penalized and punished.

    But if black people riot and destroy property in response to systemic injustice and State-sanctioned violence against black people, then the country, the media, and American citizens regard us as unthinking savages.

    Surely, the unmitigated fuckery present in this paradigm is self-evident….

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  2. "Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.

    The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.

    In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue."

  3. lokiaintevenbovvered:


    The correct pronunciation of “colonel” is, without exaggeration, the stupidest thing on this planet


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  4. Tagged #sexism
  5. odinsblog:

    The New Jim Crow

    1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 67% of those residents are Black

    2. The Ferguson police department has around 53 commisioned officers —3 of them are Black

    3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson

    4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime

    5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color

    6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police

    7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent

    8. This is Not the first time Ferguson’s police have been heavy handed with it’s Black residents  - Innocent Black man beaten by cops, then charged with bleeding on police officer’s uniforms

    9. So please - don’t get it twisted

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    Tagged #ferguson
  6. complimentstothechief:


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)

    Pretty fucking relevant.

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  7. blastortoise:

    okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazi’s supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.

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  8. Tagged #racism
  9. (Source: awesomesava, via arathesane)

    Tagged #johnny cash
  10. archatlas:

    MAS | Museum Aan de Stroom Neutelings Riedijk Architects

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    Tagged #architecture