The overwhelming injustice of John Crawford’s murder.
I live in Boston.
"Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages."- Angela Davis
it’s interesting but also terrifying to see the ways that capitalism has shaped our language and how we talk about bodies. can you be useful? can you be a productive member of society? can you work? can you make money? that is all this comes back to. so much ableist and fat phobic rhetoric is, at its core, does your body enable you to produce capital. if not, then you are useless and don’t deserve humanity.
A mom (Argentina) captures a strange creature while filming her son. She believes it to be a Duende, which is a fairy or goblin-like creature from Latin American or Filipino folklore.
SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS
really running too!!! out here!!!!!!!!!!
What the fuck?
this shit better be fake
its got a shadow, even
Via harriettumbles: "While the District Attorney’s Office has not yet decided whether to file charges, former prosecutor Steve Meister said even with video evidence, an argument can be made the officer used force to prevent a potentially deadly multiple car crash on the 10 Freeway.
You read that correctly.
This “prosecutor” says that it may or may not have been “necessary” for a police officer to repeatedly and brutally full-force punch an unarmed, homeless, 51-year-old disabled woman in the face.
The insidious thing that is revealed here is the idea that representatives of the criminal justice system agree that the humane treatment of black bodies is not something they can guarantee or regard as a universally sound strategy or understand as an actual human right.
So many people talk about racism as a “system” and I agree that it is a system. But I also think that the system of racism cannot run without racist people.
I think of racism like a car.
A car has to first be conceived. Someone has to first imagine the possibility of it. Then someone has to assess a need for it. Then someone has to come up with a design. Then someone has to determine if the science behind the design is sound. Then someone has to determine what materials are needed to construct it. Then someone has to build it. Then someone has to test it. Then someone has to patent it. Then someone has to promote it. Then someone has to prove, through some state or federal means, that they’re qualified to handle it. Then someone has to sell it. Then someone has to buy it. Then someone has to register it. Then someone has to drive it. Then someone has to maintain it.Then someone has to periodically repair it.
Without all of the “someones” in this scenario, the car wouldn’t even exist. The car can only exist as a machine, as a functioning vehicle, because it has someone to carry it along every step of the way. Someone has to bring it from the imagination into reality. Even remote-controlled cars require some human intelligence behind them to operate.
RIP Mike Brown. His momma said she didn’t want anymore pics of him laying dead on the street so she shared pics of him as she knew him. This is one…And I swear if it’s the last thing I do on this bloody website we are gunna make sure this doesn’t get forgotten. If we can’t get justice we’ll get change. The event in ferguson show that things have to fucking change
In today’s BLATANT display of Missy Anne Syndrome and Alabaster Bullshit:
"1. John Crawford III (a young black man) was slaughtered by police because a white man LIED and said he was waving a gun, which turned out to be a toy from the store’s shelves, and pointing it at people. This was a bold lie and the store video proves it.
2. Grand jury refuses to indict the incompetent officers responsible for Crawford’s murder.
3. White woman flees gunshots in the store and has a resulting heart attack, which leads to her death.
4. Woman’s heart attack is ruled a homicide, unlike Crawford’s murder by police.
5. America gives not one tenth of an iota of fuck about you, black people. None. Police can murder you based on lies, or even because they just feel like it. But if a white person dies in concert with, or because police decided to murder you, then only one person’s death is a murder. And black person, it sure as shit isn’t yours.”
- Matty’s Daughter