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rtamerica:

Thousands protest against police ahead of 13-year-old shooting victim’s funeral
Over 1,000 people showed up to protest the death of Andy Lopez hours before the funeral for the 13-year-old boy was scheduled to take place. California police fatally shot Lopez last week when they saw him carrying what turned out to be a toy rifle.
The Tuesday rally began at approximately 12pm local time and only seemed to grow as the day went on. Demonstrators planned to march through the small city of Santa Rosa, California, located approximately 50 miles north of San Francisco.
Signs reading “We are all Andy Lopez, the whole damn system is guilty” and “Andy did not have to die” were on display alongside police officers in riot gear who were monitoring the crowd.

rtamerica:

Thousands protest against police ahead of 13-year-old shooting victim’s funeral

Over 1,000 people showed up to protest the death of Andy Lopez hours before the funeral for the 13-year-old boy was scheduled to take place. California police fatally shot Lopez last week when they saw him carrying what turned out to be a toy rifle.

The Tuesday rally began at approximately 12pm local time and only seemed to grow as the day went on. Demonstrators planned to march through the small city of Santa Rosa, California, located approximately 50 miles north of San Francisco.

Signs reading “We are all Andy Lopez, the whole damn system is guilty” and “Andy did not have to die” were on display alongside police officers in riot gear who were monitoring the crowd.

Reblogged from RT America

oldenough2burmom:

Small acts of resistance: Today I had to buy buttermilk, Greek yogurt and Drano at the nearby Target. The cashier asked me to complete an evaluation card of her performance at the register. I complimented her on the work, and then said, ” Shana and the rest of her crew aren’t paid adequately. All workers deserve a living wage and health benefits.” It’s a small act, but if we all engage small acts, the potential for a groundswell exists.

oldenough2burmom:

Small acts of resistance: Today I had to buy buttermilk, Greek yogurt and Drano at the nearby Target. The cashier asked me to complete an evaluation card of her performance at the register. I complimented her on the work, and then said, ” Shana and the rest of her crew aren’t paid adequately. All workers deserve a living wage and health benefits.” It’s a small act, but if we all engage small acts, the potential for a groundswell exists.

immigrantstories:

nemyy:

On January 12, 2010, one day after his 18th birthday, CAPA High School honors student Jordan Trent Miles was ambushed by three plain clothes Pittsburgh police officers, who failed to identify themselves and approached him aggressively. The officers did not say “Stop! Police!”, they jumped out of an unmarked vehicle, one of them yelling “Where’s your money? Where’s the drugs? Where’s the gun?” Miles, never before in trouble with the police and thinking he was being robbed, began to run, and slipped on the icy sidewalk. The officers overtook Miles and administered a brutal beating that left him unrecognizable, ripping dreadlocks out of his head, and continuing to beat him as he lay on the ground after their initial assault, stammering the Lord’s Prayer. There can be no explaining away or excusing what was done to Miles.

The police officers lied about what happened, claiming there was a bulge in his pocket they assumed was a gun but “turned out to be a Mountain Dew bottle”. No bottle was ever entered into evidence, and Jordan and his friends will tell you he doesn’t even drink the soda. The officers also attempted to claim a neighbor reported him as a prowler and attempted to bring assault charges against Miles, which were tossed out of court when the neighbor said she did no such thing. Despite all this, the City of Pittsburgh went on to reward these violent officers with a commendation and, during their suspension, paid them more than they earned while working. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh DA has not brought charges and the Justice Department announced on May 4th, 2011 that it would not prosecute the three officers. The mayor and police chief announced on May 5th that the three officers would be returning to work.

“I feel that my son was racially profiled,” Terez Miles said. “It’s a rough neighborhood; it was after dark. … They assumed he was up to no good because he’s black. My son, he knows nothing about the streets at all. He’s had a very sheltered life, he’s very quiet, he doesn’t know police officers sit in cars and stalk people like that.”

http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/

wtf no. im gonna cry. -___ - whyyyy

Oh my Allah.

“Despite all this, the City of Pittsburgh went on to reward these violent officers with a commendation and, during their suspension, paid them more than they earned while working. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh DA has not brought charges and the Justice Department announced on May 4th, 2011 that it would not prosecute the three officers. The mayor and police chief announced on May 5th that the three officers would be returning to work.”

Once these demands have been met, we will come up with more, and then more, until we are living in a sane, just, and sustainable culture. We believe that such a culture is our birthright, both as human beings with inalienable rights and as animals who love our home. We have not forgotten that the Declaration of Independence states that when a government becomes destructive of our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, then it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it.

Derrick Jensen, “Self-Evident Truths” (Orion, 2012) (via tyrenshaw)

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numol:

rally & vigil already happened, but reblogging this again anyway for the info and links:
numol:

*** this is for 2 DAYS FROM NOW, please spread the word ***

Night of Global Remembrance Rally and 24 hour Candlelight Vigil in Support of Freedom for Marissa Alexander and victims of Domestic Abuse
Percival Landing, Downtown  in Olympia, WA  For more information: Allan Hill allhill@comcast.net (360) 705-0922 (R)

— Source Link [WARNING: talk of domestic violence at link]
text in image:

Justice ForMarissa AlexanderRally, Fundraiser and 24 Hour VigilFundraiser[photo of Marissa Alexander]Victim of Domestic ViolenceFired a warning shotNo criminal recordNo one was murderedNo one was injuredSentenced to 20 YearsDate: August 27, 2012Time: 6:00 PMPlace: Percival Landing217 Thurston Avenue NW, Olympia, Washington 98501Contact: Lincoln Alexander   641-715-3900  Ext: 115615-FloridaAllan Hill   360-705-0922-Olympia, WashingtonInfoDonatewww.Justice4Marissa.com

[same Warning as above for that link]
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ALSO:
[image: wristbands that read: “JUSTICE FOR MARISSA” / “Good TRIUMPHS Over Evil”]
These special wristbands are sent to donors who contribute to the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund with a donation over a particular amount ($20) as a token of appreciation and love from Marissa’s family and friends.
— link to facebook post
DONATION INFO from the support blog:

Marissa Alexander is very fortunate to have a great team of Pro Bono attorneys however; there are many additional legal expenses. Donations for Marissa Alexander’s Legal Defense are now tax deductible. (June 6, 2012)
Payments are accepted via several methods:
US Mail - paper checks Global Alliance, Inc. For: The Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund Global Alliance, Inc. P.O. Box 290956 Columbia, SC 29229
Pay Pal
We Pay

— link to post; PayPal and WePay links are in the sidebar there [same Warning for this link]
PETITION LINK [WARNING: details of domestic violence]
twitter page link (@FreeMarissa)

numol:

rally & vigil already happened, but reblogging this again anyway for the info and links:

numol:

*** this is for 2 DAYS FROM NOW, please spread the word ***

Night of Global Remembrance
Rally and 24 hour Candlelight Vigil in Support of Freedom for Marissa Alexander and victims of Domestic Abuse

Percival Landing, Downtown  in Olympia, WA
For more information:
Allan Hill
allhill@comcast.net

(360) 705-0922 (R)

Source Link [WARNING: talk of domestic violence at link]

text in image:

Justice For
Marissa Alexander

Rally, Fundraiser and 24 Hour Vigil

Fundraiser
[photo of Marissa Alexander]
Victim of Domestic Violence

Fired a warning shot
No criminal record
No one was murdered
No one was injured

Sentenced to 20 Years

Date: August 27, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Percival Landing
217 Thurston Avenue NW, Olympia, Washington 98501
Contact: Lincoln Alexander   641-715-3900  Ext: 115615-Florida
Allan Hill   360-705-0922-Olympia, Washington

Info
Donate
www.Justice4Marissa.com

[same Warning as above for that link]

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ALSO:


[image: wristbands that read: “JUSTICE FOR MARISSA” / “Good TRIUMPHS Over Evil”]

These special wristbands are sent to donors who contribute to the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund with a donation over a particular amount ($20) as a token of appreciation and love from Marissa’s family and friends.

link to facebook post

DONATION INFO from the support blog:

Marissa Alexander is very fortunate to have a great team of Pro Bono attorneys however; there are many additional legal expenses. Donations for Marissa Alexander’s Legal Defense are now tax deductible. (June 6, 2012)

Payments are accepted via several methods:

  • US Mail - paper checks
    Global Alliance, Inc.
    For: The Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund
    Global Alliance, Inc.
    P.O. Box 290956
    Columbia, SC 29229
  • Pay Pal
  • We Pay

link to post; PayPal and WePay links are in the sidebar there [same Warning for this link]

PETITION LINK [WARNING: details of domestic violence]

twitter page link (@FreeMarissa)

(via mujeristaxicana)

michaelgizzi:

Stop and Frisk, New York Style…   This mural, painted on a wall in East New York, Brooklyn, depicts the NYPDs Stop and Frisk policies, in which minorities are targeted at a extremely high rate to be stop, frisked, and harassed by police at a far higher rate than caucasians.        This street art is a sad yet powerful commentary on our time.
Photo Source:  The New York Times 

michaelgizzi:

Stop and Frisk, New York Style…   

This mural, painted on a wall in East New York, Brooklyn, depicts the NYPDs Stop and Frisk policies, in which minorities are targeted at a extremely high rate to be stop, frisked, and harassed by police at a far higher rate than caucasians.        This street art is a sad yet powerful commentary on our time.

Photo Source:  The New York Times 

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torrid-wind:

Justice for Deaf Woman Tasered and Jailed by Police!

Lashonn White is a deaf woman who called 911 after being attacked in her apartment. Instead of being helped, Tacoma police tasered her and put her in jail for 60 hours without an interpreter.

Two police officers were dispatched who had been told that she is deaf. She ran outside to meet them, and immediately, Officer Koskovich tasered her in her rib and stomach. Because of the fall, she suffered heavy bleeding from her knuckles, injuries to her cheek, chin, ribs, neck, and arms, and swelling on the right side of her face. 

Then they handcuffed her — she was incredibly confused as to why she was under arrest, and couldn’t talk to the officers because they don’t know sign language. Koskovich said that he had yelled for White to stop, but she had ignored him, when she actually couldn’t hear him. 

Please tell the Tacoma Police Department that all officers need to receive training concerning disabled individuals and to do a full investigation of the incident. Get justice for Lashonn White! 

Sign the petition here. Sources are here and here for more information.


 




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cobyfromthesuburbs:

Can you imagine how a man could shoot himself in the head while his hands have been double locked behind his back? Now imagine him shooting himself squarely in the right temple, when he is left-handed.
This seemingly impossible suicide is how Jonesboro, Arkansas police explain the death of twenty one year old Chavis Carter. On Saturday night he was placed in a patrol car because he had marijuana on his person. He also had a warrant for previous drug possession.
“As protocol, he was handcuffed behind his back, double-locked and searched” said Jonesboro Police Department Sgt. Lyle Waterworth. Yet minutes later he was shot in the head. The police claim that he had hidden a gun and had taken it out to shoot himself.
His mother, Teresa Chavis, thinks the police killed him. She says he wasn’t suicidal and had just called his girlfriend to let her know what was happening. He told her he would call her from jail. Teresa wants to know what happened to her son.
The two officers who were present when Carter was shot were placed on administrative leave, but we cannot let that be the end of the story.
Tell the Jonesboro Police Department and the Jonesboro Mayor that the whole world is watching them. We expect a full investigation. Chavis’s mother deserves to know exactly how her son died.
If it becomes clear that the police murdered this young man, they should not be put on “administrative leave” – they should be tried and sent to prison. Chavis was handcuffed behind his back and could not defend himself. As in the case of Trayvon Martin, jailing the killer will not reverse the death of a young man. But it will remind the world that we do not live in a country that ignores violence against African Americans.
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Why do all these stories sound so damn familiar. Why do these things happen more often than we could ever fucking know. Why is it that we can’t make people see what’s happening to our people? We’re being slaughtered like animals.. and the police get away with it like nothing happened. These pigs get away with it like nothing happened. Any cracker gets away with it like nothing happened.

“Now imagine him shooting himself squarely in the right temple, when he is left-handed.”

bcapitalized:

cobyfromthesuburbs:

Can you imagine how a man could shoot himself in the head while his hands have been double locked behind his back? Now imagine him shooting himself squarely in the right temple, when he is left-handed.

This seemingly impossible suicide is how Jonesboro, Arkansas police explain the death of twenty one year old Chavis Carter. On Saturday night he was placed in a patrol car because he had marijuana on his person. He also had a warrant for previous drug possession.

“As protocol, he was handcuffed behind his back, double-locked and searched” said Jonesboro Police Department Sgt. Lyle Waterworth. Yet minutes later he was shot in the head. The police claim that he had hidden a gun and had taken it out to shoot himself.

His mother, Teresa Chavis, thinks the police killed him. She says he wasn’t suicidal and had just called his girlfriend to let her know what was happening. He told her he would call her from jail. Teresa wants to know what happened to her son.

The two officers who were present when Carter was shot were placed on administrative leave, but we cannot let that be the end of the story.

Tell the Jonesboro Police Department and the Jonesboro Mayor that the whole world is watching them. We expect a full investigation. Chavis’s mother deserves to know exactly how her son died.

If it becomes clear that the police murdered this young man, they should not be put on “administrative leave” – they should be tried and sent to prison. Chavis was handcuffed behind his back and could not defend himself. As in the case of Trayvon Martin, jailing the killer will not reverse the death of a young man. But it will remind the world that we do not live in a country that ignores violence against African Americans.

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Why do all these stories sound so damn familiar. Why do these things happen more often than we could ever fucking know. Why is it that we can’t make people see what’s happening to our people? We’re being slaughtered like animals.. and the police get away with it like nothing happened. These pigs get away with it like nothing happened. Any cracker gets away with it like nothing happened.

“Now imagine him shooting himself squarely in the right temple, when he is left-handed.”

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