From @socialstudies4socialjustice on Instagram
From @socialstudies4socialjustice on Instagram
Saturday, June 12th, 2021 It's been 456 days since Breonna Taylor was killed by the LMPD & Brett Hankinson, Jonathan Mattingly & Miles Cosgrove haven't faced charges or been arrested for her death.
Man having to open a tiktok through safari is really risky because its like auto play is on and the next thing you know you are seeing videos of police brutality
Has New York Hit a Progressive Plateau? The Mayor’s Race Is a Key Test.
“For the other candidates,” he added, “that really cedes that discussion to Adams.” An NY1-Ipsos poll released on Monday found that 46 percent of likely Democratic voters viewed crime and public safety as the top priority for the next mayor. A staggering 72 percent said they somewhat or strongly agreed that the Police Department should put more officers on the street. A quarter of likely voters…
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🏳️🌈 Celebrating PRIDE Month – Part I 🏳️🌈
My posts are usually geared toward socio-political issues such as racism & bigotry, politics, the environment, etc., but every now and then there is something that takes precedence over all those things — they will still be here tomorrow, right? Today, I am dedicating Filosofa’s Word, as I have for the past two years, to Pride Month. Quick question: do you know what PRIDE stands for? I’m…
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This is so infuriating. I'm more and more convinced that policemen are trained to be mindless thugs and always use brutal force regardless of the situation.
The wizard had a dagger at his throat, but it wasn’t the huge sword dangling at the soldier’s waist, which was - better? Maybe? The other soldier had drawn his bastard sword but had it in one hand, the other hand keeping a bruisingly tight grip on his upper arm. The dagger point moved slightly upward, and he lifted his head higher, stretching up away from the blade.
“Just surrender now,” the captain of the guards said, his weapons still sheathed and his tone not quite patient, but at least passably jovial. “You don’t want to cause us trouble.”
The wizard started incanting, planning to teleport to the other side of the wall and away, but with a quick, practiced set of gestures from the captain, the spell died on his tongue, fizzling into nothing.
The wizard’s eyes widened, and he tried to back up, even knowing there was a wall there to stop him.
“Last chance,” the captain said, “Surrender now and I won’t have you whipped until you can’t hold your head up once we’ve brought you in.”
His heart raced, the dagger pushing harder against his throat, cutting in just slightly, blood beading up around it. He closed his eyes. He was near the end of his strength. He was SO near the end of his strength. And yet -
A loud clap of thunder sounded and the soldiers were forced backward, sliding 5 feet with the impact of the sound, and the wizard landed on his feet about 2 yards behind the captain, already running
People will really hear "hey I dont think someone who was in no way actively dangerous should've been murdered" and go "oh my god you idiots dont you know this person was sort of possibly involved in a crime that wasnt going on at the time they were killed" and think that's a good point huh. Like do you seriously think people should be executed on the spot without trial for possibly being criminals or are you just racist?
mom: oh well now i don't think that's such a good thing
mom: the girl who filmed that foreman guy with the knee on his neck is getting a pulitzer
literally how am i supposed to respond to this. what could i possibly say. she’s just going to start yelling
Tumblr is refusing to load it for me, but an AK state trooper used a controversial maneuver at a traffic incident that caused a pregnant woman’s car to flip/roll over and crash. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/06/10/arkansas-trooper-janice-harper/
Saw a post go around about this with not many details so here's some info: On July 9, 2020, Nicole Harper was signaled to pull over for a speeding violation by Arkansas State Trooper Rodney Dunn on Highway 167 outside Jacksonville, Arkansas. Having seen the signals, Harper slowed, changed to the right lane, and turned on her hazard lights to pull over at the next exit. After three minutes of pursuing her car, State Trooper Dunn used what is called a Precision Immobilization Technique Maneuver and hit her car, causing it to hit the concrete barrier on the side of the highway and flip. Harper's lawyer said of that stretch of highway:
"It's essentially a bowling alley with bumpers on both sides... There's nowhere to go; you're boxed in by concrete barriers on both sides." (NBC)
(Attached are also pictures of the highway in and around Jacksonville. I've been there. She wouldn't have deserved this even if there were places to pull over, but there are some places where's there's literally almost no shoulder.)
[image description: two images of Arkansas Highway 67/167. One shows the highway running directly through Jacksonville, the other shows the highway leading up to Jacksonville.)
Harper is now suing the Arkansas State Police:
The suit claims the highway left Harper with, “no room to safely pullover” because the shoulder was too small. It goes on to say Sr. Cpl. Dunn “negligently” used a PIT maneuver which put Harper’s life and the life of her unborn child at risk.
According to the lawsuit Arkansas State Police “failed to train” Dunn on “proper and safe PIT maneuver technique,” failed to “investigate allegations of excessive force” and “failed to discipline officers for violations of policy related to excessive force.” (KARK)
This procedure is common in other states, too. Around 30 people have died because of this and many have been injured. Below are some links where you can read more.
Washington Post (article on PIT maneuvers in general. cw for police violence, racism, black death, child death, car accidents)
NBC (article about Nicole Harper specifically. cw for police violence, car accidents)
KARK (article about Nicole Harper specifically. cw for police violence, car accidents) (for those of you wondering about credibility it's a local news source and that's why i included it)
Hello! This is an important post about police brutality and cahoots, that's why it's pinned. I already reposted two tiktoks that explained it better than I ever could (with the permission of the op).
These are by @beetles.in.boots on tiktok, along with the petition for cahoot.
I don't know what happened to my last post,, since it's this exact video but it didn't upload? Idk.
This is @beetles.in.boots on tiktok and pt 2 will be up in just a sec
Enjolras (Santiago de Chile, Chile):
Courfeyrac (Skopje, Macedonia):
Combeferre (Borlangue, Sweden):
Bahorel (Birmingham, UK):
Jehan (Baton Rouge, US):
Feuilly (Moskow, Russia):
Bossuet (Antwerp, Belgium):
Joly (San José, US):
Gavroche (Brno, Czech Republic; Santiago de Chile, Chile):
M. Mabeuf (Hong Kong):
Leaving aside the bloody catalog of oppression, which we are, in one way, too familiar with already, what this does to the subjugated is to destroy his sense of reality. This means, in the case of an American negro, born in that glittering republic, and in the moment you are born, since you don't know any better, every stick and stone and every face is white, and since you have not yet seen a mirror, you suppose that you are too. - James Baldwin at Cambridge Debate (1965)
last day to end qualified immunity in new york!!! email and put pressure on your senators!!! find and message them at the link i reblog w this post, it'll be under the tag endqiny