lovelyandbrown:

grandmasterbooty:

Distressing Video Captures EXACTLY How Cops Treat Black People

I had to reblog this again because it just reduced me to tears. 

As most of you know, I am an attorney. And I am an attorney licensed in Minnesota. This is the state where I took an oath last year to uphold state and federal laws and to protect the rights of the citizens.

It PAINS me to see this. To see these unjust cops who I for all intents & purposes, have to stand along side. When they are abusing EVERY SINGLE OUNCE of POWER. Minneapolis/St. Paul have BEEN a war zone. I’m ashamed. I’m embarrassed.

Not all officers are bad. Please don’t let that be the take away. But police brutality is VERY FUCKING REAL. 

Watch this. If this doesn’t move you, if this doesn’t make you cry out in agony and want to change the world, I don’t know what will.

[trigger warning]

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redbellied-piranha:

gorlt:

jbaines19:

Remember Tarika

Black women also have a long history of abuse and violence at the hands of the state.

Read Danielle McGuire’s At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistancehttp://amzn.to/1m8Bkyi
 

shot while holding a baby

She was on her knees too

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boomstudios:

A How-To Guide on How to Get The SLEEPY HOLLOW Comics

Can’t get enough Sleepy Hollow, Sleepyheads! We know how you feel. Season 2 can’t come quick enough!

If you want to make sure you get the SLEEPY HOLLOW comics, written by Marguerite Bennett, art by Jorge Coelho and featuring shorts by Noelle Stevenson, when it comes out October, just follow this handy guide:

  1. Print out the pre-order form above.

    Pre-ordering 
    a comic lets your local comic shop know you WANT, I mean, NEED, this comic and that they should make sure their shop carries enough SLEEPY HOLLOW comics.

  2. Find a local comic shop in your area.

    Drop by the shop, locate a member of the staff and present them with your SLEEPY HOLLOW pre-order form! Providing them the form by September 22 (the day Season 2 premieres) guarantees a copy for you (or many copies for you and your friends)!

  3. Welcome to the world of comics!

  4. Or you can pre-order and subscribe directly from the BOOM! Webstore here!

  5. If you’re a digital reader, there’s no pre-ordering necessary! Head to comiXology the day Sleepy Hollow #1 comes out (October 15) and purchase directly to your tablet! You can subscribe to the series and ensure you don’t miss an issue!

Season 2 of Sleepy Hollow premieres on FOX September 22nd! Watch Sleepy Hollow, read comics (October 15), don’t lose your heads! Easy, right?

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angelica-aswald:

mtvstyle:

want this moment burned on my eyelids

So many girls saw this. Bless.

angelica-aswald:

mtvstyle:

want this moment burned on my eyelids

So many girls saw this. Bless.

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jspark3000:

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Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.

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