Efficient government programs undermine conservative ideology.
Efficient programs beget more government programs.
Conservatives will do everything to destroy government credibility.
Black Leopard’s Reaction When He Sees His Favorite Zoo Keeper
I want that job now.
HUMAN!! YOU’RE BACK, HUMAN!! I thought yous was gones forevers!! I LOVE YOU HUMAN!!!
And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.
The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.
|—||Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)|
So next time you’re in a situation where you are recording an officer and fear for the safety of your video evidence, try using the Bambuser app.
It uploads your video online to your Bambuser account while you record it. You can also stream the video live. This way your videos are saved online, safe from the hands of the uniformed pigs.
People are losing their fire and forgetting about Ferguson. That’s exactly what the police want, though: for all of this to just go away and for people to forget about it.
Don’t let that happen.
This is an absolutely heartbreaking case of police brutality. A 22 year old black man with down syndrome was beaten by the police for the bulge in his pants. That bulge turned out to be his colostomy bag. They ripped the bag off his body. This was an unprovoked attack. No one is safe out here.
Reblogging with updated link. The old one was dead.
Remember the case of 22 year old Gilberto Powell.
Absolutely heartbreaking and so is the reporting. You might be sighing in relief like “wow at least they represented him fairly” I don’t think so. Why do they say he was “in an encounter that left him badly bruised” as if it was just a ghost or an ambiguous wave that went over him and he magically got bruised. Someone enacted violent force UPON HIM. There was an active party harming him and they make it seem like “he happened to just wind up bruised” instead of opening with “a police officer violently attacked him for no reason”. Subtle but completely inappropriate. They have “Excessive force?” in a banner as if it’s not clear… This incident is horrifying and the reporting is completely inappropriate.