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Ferguson police chief: It’s ‘hurtful’ to hear allegations that his department is racist or too aggressive

sonofbaldwin:

"[Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas] Jackson then called it ‘hurtful’ to hear allegations that his department was racist or too aggressive. He disputed the idea that his department racially profiles drivers — and said he tells his officers ‘to treat everyone how you would want your mother to be treated.’"

One of the things that bothers me most about when some white people are involved in discussions about institutionalized anti-black racism or are interrogated for their own expressions of anti-black racism is the feigned shock and surprise.

This blasted innocence that they retreat into; the elaborate cocoon of white silk that they’ve weaved to protect them reality, confrontation, and change; and, of course, the manufactured tears that are symbolic of the confounding notion that their hurt feelings at the accusations are as important as, or are more important than, the people who have to suffer their machinations.

It makes me want to do like those people used to do in old movies before a duel. I just want to take off a nice pair of gloves and use them to slap the shit out of some of these folks and then humiliate them during a fencing match.

I’m trying to be a little sophisticated about my anger, but we’re really running out of options here with these pathological space cadets who run away from reality because it’s too painful, but they’re the source of most of the pain.

“[Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas] Jackson then called it ‘hurtful’ to hear allegations that his department was racist or too aggressive. He disputed the idea that his department racially profiles drivers — and said he tells his officers ‘to treat everyone how you would want your mother to be treated.’”

This is one of those situations when what they say doesn’t look anything like what they do.

Their feefees are just so much more important than the lives of the people they kill right? Can someone just make them stop talking?

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Octopus WIG by Kirstie Williams

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This will sound sort of morbid but, if I ever get cancer (which given my medical history is a reasonable possibility) and have to go on chemo and lose my hair, can someone please buy me one of these. Please! Or you could just buy it for me now. That works too. **Kids this is why you don’t tumblr while medicated on mmj***

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Today in Solidarity (9.27.14): The Lost Voices campground since Mike Brown’s murder was ransacked by police… so petty. #staywoke #farfromover

Don’t know who the Lost Voices are yet? They’re the youth brigade on the frontlines of Ferguson, leading the fight for justice for Mike Brown. (Many of those tweets you see on my posts are from LV.) Yesterday, their campsite was raided without notice. These young leaders have been under constant attack from police since protests began, but yesterday was a clear intimidation move. Well guess what— Lost Voices will not be intimidated or stopped.  Please make sure you’re showing them your love and support. Consider donating to their efforts today. 

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raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters are angry about these strange negotiations to release protesters. What kind of practice is this?

September 28th

When police start using terrorist hijacker tactics… WTF

Wow. The DoJ needs to come in and start that whole fucking police force all over again, from the ground up.

If people who weren’t wearing uniforms were doing this it would be criminal.  It should be criminal.  When bank robbers do this, it’s still criminal.  WHAT THE FUCK IS THE WHITE HOUSE DOING ABOUT THIS?

*swearing a blue streak*

This is unethical. This is just wrong. Tactics like this are used in dictatorships and tyrannical governments, NOT in democratic nations that claim to be the world’s freedom police. 

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