lady-feral:

angiethewitch:

it’s interesting how I haven’t seen news coverage about it in months. I wasn’t even aware they were still ongoing.

crystal-psx-logo:

chismositx:

10.10.20. Washington DC

BLM protests continue, over 120 days now. DC protesters have been in the streets for months to defund the police. In response to calls to defund the police, the police have increased their brutality. How could reform work on those who abuse power to maintain it?

“Still protesting bc
police reaction to protests against police brutality
is police brutality”

people drop everything as soon as it isn’t trendy.

It’s not that people are dropping it; it’s more like corporate media making a conscious choice not to cover the ongoing protests.

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saturnine-powerbomb:

Something that I think is really interesting is that you can go back to the Minneapolis livestreams and watch this happen in real time. First 3 nights of the George Floyd uprising, there were only 2 people who could consistently maintain their signal, as a lot of journalists’ signals got spotty once things were getting hairy.

Both of these streamers kept admonishing people for busting shit up, kept calling for protests to be strictly peaceful.

One of them had to flee because the police scanners mentioned him by name and told officers he had a gun and was threatening people (he wasn’t), I’m not sure if he was streaming after that but he sounded like he got a lot more angry after that.

theconcealedweapon:

The other one you could see change by the hour. I think it was after the first night she stopped admonishing people for acting “violently” because she understood it. Then by the third night, I think she was kicking tear gas back towards police lines and helping provide medical to folks on the front lines.

We are an occupied country, like all the the US occupies.

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anothersavedsoul:

ihatethatchick:

refinery29:

Watch: In a powerful Congresional speech, Sandra Bland’s mother called people who think they’re woke “the walking dead” because of how little we still know

The speech included a rousing call to action before the newly formed Congressional Caucus On Black Women & Girls. And her words were incredibly resonant, even if you think you know the whole story.

Gifs: Josh Begley

WATCH THE VIDEO

fucking hell, plz share this

My heart hurts for these victims and this mother.

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neontologist:

ksylofonimandariini:

The deputy who shot and killed 18-year-old Andres Guardado outside a car shop in Gardena was a prospective member of a violent clique inside the Compton Sheriff’s station, according to the sworn testimony of a whistleblower.

(…)

More than a dozen deputies have matching tattoos and belong to a violent clique called the Executioners at the station, according to Deputy Art Gonzalez, who filed a whistleblower complaint regarding the Executioners in June.

“I now call them a gang because that’s what gangs do – they beat up other people,” Gonzalez said.

(…)

“There are parties after shootings. They call them ‘998 parties.’ Some people say it’s to celebrate the deputy is alive. Others say it’s to celebrate that they’re going to be ‘inking’ somebody.”

Gonzalez, testifying for nearly six hours under oath, said the existence of the clique was “common knowledge” at the station and that the gang’s so-called shot caller controlled the work schedule and their actions boosted arrest numbers.

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As for Gonzalez, he’s now on leave from the department and in fear for his life, he said. His testimony has inspired two more deputies to come forward with similar stories of the Compton station. 

oh shit

A few bad apples…..

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