Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Ed Norton marching in the People’s Climate March in NYC this past weekend. This was part of the indigenous people’s rights contingent. People and the Planet over Profit!
As always, so good and on-point!
A father of three died 12 hours after LAPD sergeants beat him in front of his house in South L.A.
The LAPD beat a Omar Abrego for 10 minute, he dies 12 hours later of his injuries.
but don’t forget that the cops were also “injured”:
"One police suffers of a knee injury while the other has a fractured hand" that he used to punch Abrego.
This has got to stop.
A brand new episode of the short documentary series, featuring Abraham. We talked Nigeria, male feminists, patriarchy, crying, “great” britain, reparations for Africa, Palestine, Boko Haram, hair & more.
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In some countries, shoplifters merely have their hands cut off. But if you are Black in America, you can apparrently be publicly executed in the streets for this or even lesser offenses.
Studs Terkel Recalls Lucy Parsons
Prize-winning author Studs Terkel heard the aged Lucy Parsons speak during the 1930s. Parsons, widow of Haymarket martyr Albert Parsons, was herself a lifelong political radical who participated in the founding of the Socialist Party and the Industrial Workers of the World. Terkel heard Parsons at Bughouse Square, as Washington Square Park (opposite the Newberry Library on the city’s North Side) was called. As Terkel explains, by that time Bughouse Square was a well-established site of free and often colorful speech in Chicago. Terkel was interviewed on July 19, 1999.
If you care more about some stolen cigars than you do about the stolen lives of Black people lynched by racist police, then you deserve to rot in hell.
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, once charged a man with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms while four of them allegedly beat him.
“On and/or about the 20th day of Sept. 20, 2009 at or near 222 S. Florissant within the corporate limits of Ferguson, Missouri, the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of ‘property damage’ to wit did transfer blood to the uniform,” reads the charge sheet.
(as released to the press by the attorneys of the Brown family)
Michael Brown’s family is beyond outraged at the devious way the police chief has chosen to disseminate piecemeal information in a manner intended to assassinate the character of their son, following such a brutal assassination of his person in broad daylight.
There is nothing based on the facts that have been placed before us that can justify the execution style murder of their child by this police officer as he held his hands up, which is the universal sign of surrender.
The prolonged release of the officer’s name and then the subsequent alleged information regarding a robbery is the reason why the family and the local community have such distrust for the local law enforcement agencies.
It is no way transparent to release the still photographs alleged to be Michael Brown and refuse to release the photographs of the officer that executed him.
The police strategy of attempting to blame the victim will not divert our attention, form being focused on the autopsy, ballistics report and the trajectory of the bullets that caused Michael’s death and will demonstrate to the world this brutal execution of an unarmed teenager.
The tragic killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department has shocked his family, community, and the nation.
The public and the ACLU of Missouri have called for release of the police incident report on the shooting to resolve the dispute about whether the incident involved the excessive use of lethal force and illegal racial profiling, and to shed light on how many times and where on his body Mr. Brown was shot.
Instead of disclosing that information, the Ferguson Police Department today released approximately 30 seconds of surveillance footage and an offense/incident report concerning a reported shoplifting at a convenience store that police now alleged involved Brown about ten minutes before he was killed. Yet the Ferguson police chief’s own statement undermines the relevance of those disclosures. The officer who shot Mr. Brown, according to the chief, was unaware that he may have been a suspect in the shoplifting and stopped him because he was walking down the middle of a street.
The Ferguson Police Department’s actions appear misleading and remarkably cynical. They call into question the department’s commitment to ensuring an independent and impartial investigation into the killing of Michael Brown. The video and incident report released are of dubious relevance. The decision to disclose them suggests an attempt to assassinate Mr. Brown’s character by showing that he had roughly pushed a convenience store clerk on the day that he was killed. The one-sided and piecemeal disclosure of potentially irrelevant and prejudicial information, while continuing to withhold the critical police incident report that the public has demanded, suggests a desire to confuse rather than to shine a light on what happened.
Mr. Brown’s family and the public deserve better. The Ferguson police’s disclosures seem more like spin control than objective investigation. The department’s apparent attempts to impugn the character of a shooting victim while withholding potentially revealing information about the conduct of it’s own police officer makes a mockery of the concepts of fairness and impartiality.
Therefore, the ACLU calls for an independent and comprehensive federal investigation by the Department of Justice of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Without this, there can be no justice for the Brown family or honest conversation about excessive force, racialized policing, law enforcement accountability and transparency, and the kinds of systemic reforms that are critically needed to ensure fair and effective policing in Ferguson and throughout our country.
With all the drama going on w/ cops killing people and not doing their duties I ask you guys to click on this link and sign this petition!!! https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf
REBLOG AND GET THE WORD OUT THERE BECAUSE THIS ENDS SEPTEMBER 12th
The #Ferguson Chief of Police told reporters that they released the footage from the convenience store allegedly depicting #MikeBrown — even though the Chief also admitted that the footage had nothing to with the actual police murder of Brown later that day — because “the media asked for it”! That’s right, because if the Ferguson police have proven anything these past few days, it is that they are willing to bend over backwards to make sure the media have complete and total access to all the facts on the ground.
"Not all police are bad," they say. Until these so-called "good" police start publicly coming out and speaking out and forcefully condemning the epidemic of terrorism that their cohorts are inflicting on this nation’s oppressed communities, nobody can be faulted for stating that all police are brutish thugs. "If you see something, say something," the police tell us. I say, why don’t you fuckers practice what you preach and stop covering up each others’ crimes?
It’s not murky at all. They got nothing and are trying to cover their asses is all
see, i thought what the article was saying that was “murky” is the fact that first the police release this video allegedly of Mike Brown robbing the convenience store … AND THEN turn around and admit that the officer who shot Mike Brown did not shoot him because of the convenience store, but rather because he was “walking in the middle of the road and blocking traffic.”