sarakobus:

Had this cutie at work tonight. He just learned how to pick up his ears 😍

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ayothewuisback:

"It’s not about race!"

So I guess the Ku Klux Klan showed up for some fresh air, then?

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lozf:

AS A WARNING TO ANYONE WHO HASN’T SEEN IT: SOMEONE DIES IN THIS VIDEO. SOMEONE IS SHOT TO DEATH. KNOW BEFORE CLICKING PLAY.

I don’t normally edit the top of posts but thought putting the warning up top was necessary in this case.

cupsnake:

shaggy-reid:

Just in case you thought this was anywhere near over:

St. Louis, MO

Since the police report was bullshit, this is footage of what actually happened in the Kajieme Powell shooting YESTERDAY (8/19). Yes, they got another one of our boys. They handcuffed him AFTER shooting him NINE TIMES for stealing donuts and soda. Apparently, “he had a knife”, but they could have easily defended themselves with a taser.

This happened about three miles from where Mike Brown was killed.

White cops are killing all of these brown bodies without hesitation over petty crimes, but this isn’t a race issue? k

AS A WARNING TO ANYONE WHO HASN’T SEEN IT: SOMEONE DIES IN THIS VIDEO. SOMEONE IS SHOT TO DEATH. KNOW BEFORE CLICKING PLAY.

This man was obviously upset. No one is denying he was being belligerent. I don’t care what you think, though, no one deserves to be shot over two drinks and a box of donuts or yelling at the police. NON-LETHAL FORCE COULD HAVE BEEN UTILIZED. There was so much time. So much distance. Negotiating could have been attempted, even. What do they do instead? They make a bullet filled body out of him, then handcuff him. Kill ‘em and cuff ‘em over shouting and shop lifting. Fucking. Police. Brutality.

His knife wasn’t out and his hands were at his side, but the cops are claiming he was within 3 or 4 feet with his knife raised to stab. If this gentleman had been WHITE, cops would have wrestled him down and those cuffs would have been slapped on LIVE wrists. White men with guns have been non-lethally subdued and arrested after lethally shooting multiple people. Let that sink in.

"Female voters in the US have been called “soccer moms” and “security moms”. In 2004, single women were “Sex and the City voters”. Now – because apparently women can’t ever just be “citizens” or “voters”, or more likely because conservatives prefer to call us names instead of delving too deep into women’s issues – we are “Beyoncé voters”. Bow down, bitches.

Most single ladies would generally be thrilled with a comparison to Queen Bey in any way, shape or form, but the cutesy nicknames for politically-engaged women need to stop. Surely pundits and the political media culture can deal with the collective electoral power of the majority voting bloc in this country in some better way than symbolically calling us “sweetheart”, complete with head pat."

Jessica Valenti: Nick-naming women ‘Beyoncé voters’ is exactly why we don’t vote Republican (via gregferrell)

(Source: jessicavalenti, via remango)

redriyo said: i am just... so... beyond words. right now. i feel like a fog has been lifted from my sight. like, since joining tumblr and meeting sourcedumal, i *knew* that racism was alive and well. but in light of the shooting of kajieme powell, and just... just knowing that LITERAL MASS MURDERERS OF ***CHILDREN*** get better treatment than that man did, just because they're white, i just... i don't understand. i don't understand how anyone can ignore this. how anyone can deny this. i don't understand.

A lot of folk, and they’re not just white folk, have dehumanized black folk to such a degree that they say “oh he was high” and think that validates the murder by police officers. When I heard the story that Michael Brown went for the cops gun I knew IMMEDIATELY it was bullshit. No black dude in America is that fuckin’ stupid….but white cops think they are. And white cops know that white juries would believe it even though no POC would ever have attempted such an idiotic thing. 

In the murder of Kajieme Powell its the same thing- they find a reason to validate the murder AFTER THE FACT. This happens all the fucking time. You think I trust cops? No. I have thankfully only had good interactions with cops but I blame that on my light-skinnedness (that makes me more ‘safe’- white privilege and anti-blackness at work) and my ‘white girl’ voice. But a black dude and a knife (potential butter knife)? Asking to be killed, according to cops in Missouri.

When people dehumanize others….any abuse towards the oppressed is seen as ‘okay’ because hey, they got out of line. Its so fucking demented. Its incredibly and horribly and terribly twisted and wrong and yet here we are with white folk around me trying to protect the cops and vilify Michael Brown. 

And I honestly don’t know what to do to fix this. White folk in america refuse to take the blame for the fucked up shit that they do. They refuse to negotiate with POC, especially black persons. Because if they try to negotiate, or talk to, or just listen to black persons they would realize how thoroughly, horrendously they have ruined black lives and continue to ruin black lives. A black body is just collateral for the white anarchists, a black body is a joy to white supremacists, a black body is just not even news anymore for white amerikkka.  

redriyo:

We need to be talking about this. We need to be paying attention to this. These officers are LEGALLY JUSTIFIED in killing this man, but anyone with a conscience SHOULD be asking these questions:

  1. Why did the cops exit the car with their guns drawn and trained on this man - who had only shoplifted and hadn’t yet shown a weapon?
  2. Should the way cops are trained to handle potential threats be addressed and changed?
  3. Should legal justification to “shoot to kill” be addressed and eliminated?
  4. Why did a slow-walking man with a knife get shot 9 times, including after he was motionless on the ground, when a white man actively threatening people with a gun received 1 nonlethal shot and was then hospitalized?

In many ways, the stone cold facts of this shooting are more eye-opening than the disputes surrounding Michael Brown’s case.

werewolfau:

At a deposition, Ferguson’s former police chief revealed that his staff did not keep records of incidents in which officers used force against citizens, so long as no one died; in other words, there was no way of telling how often incidents like Davis’ happened.

remember shit like this when they talk about how mike brown’s shooter had no disciplinary record

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Tags: Ferguson

"‎”Black Power isn’t racist. It’s a proactive response to racism. The Black Panthers were never a Black version of the KKK."

Do your homework” - Black Knowledge (via dirtybubblez)

People not understanding this are the most annoying people in the world

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Nor were they terrorist 

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bikenesmith:

im really tired of europeans on here reblogging posts about racism in america and adding shocked disapproving comments like “get it together america lol” as if there isn’t an enormous amount of racism in europe and as if it wasn’t the europeans that first colonized the new world that planted the seed of racism in north america

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