Posted : 5 hours ago

socialjusticekoolaid:

What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 

Posted : 8 hours ago
Posted : 8 hours ago

shychemist:

Some interesting commentary from Crommunist, who is a Canadian black man on how he is treated by the Vancouver Police (Canadian) vs what’s going on in the US with Ferguson.

You should follow his twitter, though. I’m a fan.

Posted : 8 hours ago

unitedstatesofmeryl:

tina is not fucking around

Posted : 8 hours ago

thatsonofamitch:

Just a few of the of the comments on the campaign to support officer wilson. I’m having a hard time believing these are actual real people who actually believe and say these kinds of things. Not only is the amount of money this has raised disgusting, but you find yourself getting even sicker as you go down and read the comments with the donations.

How to report the page.

Posted : 8 hours ago

putley:

This is an update for the different funding campaigns associated with the events in Ferguson. It’s absolutely tragic, I’m so saddened to see the gap between them widen even more. 

Here are comments made by those who donated to both causes:

Michael Brown Memorial Fund:

"You guys deserve everything. I am so sorry for your lose. I can’t even imagine. There is evil in this world and you have experienced it fully. You are all so strong and I am supporting you and your people 200%. Rest in Peace Mike Brown."

"I am profoundly saddened by the loss of this young man. I offer my deepest condolences to the family and community of Michael Brown."

Support Officer Darren Wilson:

"I wholeheartedly support you and your family in these difficult circumstances you have been thrown into Officer Wilson. I believe in your innocence and pray daily for God’s peace to surround you and your family. The truth will prevail & you Sir, will walk & serve in freedom again~! My community would embrace and be honored to have an officer with your integrity! Really!! Stand strong for what you know is right~!"

"Psalm 138:8 May the Lord vindicate you and keep His eyes upon you and keep you in His perfect peace! and He will take care of that which is of great concern to you!!"

And the worst: 

"Thank you for saving me tax dollars to keep that walking turd alive."

This makes me so upset. This just displays the hatred and clear mass advocacy of institutionalized racism. This shows how the media will spin a story until it displays the complete opposite of what is actually going on.

I can pick up “To Kill a Mockingbird” and read about Harper Lee’s experiences with racism and court-proceedings and how awful life was in the southern states during the 1930s. But if Wilson somehow wins his case, then how much can we say has really changed? If we’re certain that someone is being unjustly attacked by a police officer then how can anyone possibly pretend to defend that? But of course, this fund exists to do just that. If anything, the Brown case is worse than the kind we see in Lee’s book. Unlike in her story, there are numerous witnesses. There’s a coroner’s report explaining Brown’s obvious murder. There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that this is the unjust murder of an unarmed man and there is no evidence which can support the opposite: none. 

Eight decades on from the 1930s and how much has really changed? When middle-class white people will openly support a white man who undoubtedly deserves no support for what he has done.

You can donate to Michael Brown’s fund here

Posted : 8 hours ago

fohatapparel:

In case you havent heard there has been news of some white guy who comes out at night to cause trouble during the ferguson protest. If you see him give him a kick in the nuts and tell him to get the fuck out the community.

Posted : 8 hours ago
Posted : 8 hours ago
Anonymous sent: So you still think mike brown was innocent? The autopsy has proven all of the shots came from the front, meaning brown couldn't have been running away. A dozen witnesses have confirmed the officers side of the story. So, what is unacceptable? Can you not accept the fact that a black kid could commit a crime? Or that a white cop would have to defend himself? Or is it unacceptable that people agree that the facts are against mike brown and that pisses you off?

lilacghost:

The police have changed their story multiple times. The witnesses on both sides have changed their stories multiple times.

Tell me why this young, unarmed man was shot 6 times, including blows to the top of the head? Tell me why this officer stopped him in the first place, because police claimed the officer had no previous knowledge of the alleged robbery? The store clerk denied that he, nor his employees, even reported a robbery?

If he did commit petty theft, does that mean he should be executed for it? And if he did get into a fight with the officer, are you telling me that an officer couldn’t restrain this teenager? The officer that people claim fought for his life was pacing the parking lot for a good while after the murder and was walking around the teenager he killed with not a drop of blood on his uniform - how does that make any sense to you? Why did they leave Mike’s dead body on the ground uncovered for hours? If it was self defense, why did they need to change the story so many times?

If Mike Brown committed petty theft, he should have been arrested and had been given due process. People don’t fucking get murdered for stealing from convenience stores. Back in high school, some of my friends would steal the dumbest shit and they were actually all arrested but I can promise you that they’re all still alive because stealing something is not punishable by death.

It pisses me off that this young guy was murdered and for what exactly? The police were sure quick to release that surveillance video but where’s the video that was taken from the cop car?

And beyond Mike Brown, if the way the law is handling the protests in that city isn’t upsetting to you, you might want to ask yourself why. Why are you okay with tear gas being thrown at little kids and protesters who are just sitting on the sidewalk? Why is okay they throw tear gas into private property? That they put assault rifles in peoples faces? That isn’t how you handle a fucking protest. If they are afraid of riots, where is their riot gear? Are they getting ready for a riot or a purge?

Black people are being treated like they’re wild animals.Their lives are considered less valuable by an enormous amount of people. I’m sick of people making it sound like it’s only the “REALLY bad racist people” who view black people as second class citizens because whether you want to admit it or not it has been ingrained into white people and other poc since childhood that black people are somehow scary and are to be feared and are alien or are just Others.

That’s what pisses me off. Why doesn’t that piss you off? Why are you okay with police breaking the law by not wearing any identifiable tags and refusing to give their names when asked? Why are you okay with pregnant women being thrown on the ground and being forced to stay on their stomachs? Why are you okay with police brutality? Why do you believe law enforcement when they are the ones throwing tear gas at media? What’s wrong with you?

Posted : 8 hours ago