This is Baltimore right now. It started as a peaceful protest for the murder of Freddie Gray. People are attacking cars, busting windows of buildings, and tossing trash cans.
If you are going to protest police brutality, you cannot be violent. Do not stoop to the level of the police. That makes it worse for the people that protest the right way. The point of protesting police brutality is to show that the police are the violent ones attacking innocent, unarmed people. This is taking away from the memory of and justice for Freddie Gray.
In my history lesson we were learning about riots during the black power movement. In the 1964 Harlem riot an unarmed black teenager was shot by a white off duty police officer. AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED SINCE THEN. Police brutality for racial reasons is more prolific in America than it is any where else because white officers can brutally murder an innocent for no other reason than the colour of their skin. I’d really hoped that by now racial divides no longer existed but they seem to be more prominent now than they ever have been before. When I look at the civil rights movement and see how far African Americans have come, it deeply saddens me that idiots like those white officers still believe that they holds more authority and power than those who are black. And that is absolutely disgusting.
#Baltimore #BlackLivesMatter #FreddieGray Let me point out again that, just as in #Ferguson, we’re largely dependent on citizen journalism to tell us what is going on in our country tonight. Think about that.
Hey all you tumblr activists, why is it that i haven’t ONCE seen anything about this north charleston shooting? Or the fact the cop is charged with MURDER. Progress is being made. But no one seems to notice? Why was there no celebrations of this? Do you only care when there is tragedy? I, for one, am fucking delighted at the news of the murder charge. We are moving forward. and that is fantastic.
Parents of the 43 disappeared students from #Ayotzinapa in conversation with family members of people killed by the NYPD connecting the struggles for justice in #Mexico, #NYC, #Baltimore, & #Ferguson. #LaLuchaSigue #Caravana43 #Black&BrownUnity #solidarity (at St Mark’s Episcopal Church)
Memorial Tree Planted In Michael Brown’s Name Is Cut Down In Ferguson; it’s memorial stone is also missing - On Saturday morning the living tree memorial was planted in Michael Brown Jr.’s name at the January Wabash Memorial Park located in Ferguson. The tree was donated by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. FULL ARTICLE
This is what racists do to dead Black people. It’s not enough that Mike is dead and his killer got off. They continue to desecrate over and over again.
Militarized police pointed their guns at an empty house for hours this afternoon, while community members talked down suspect who had run to nearby church. [part seven/]
Tuesday, April 21st.
The three hour police standoff in Ferguson this afternoon ended with a SWAT team finding the house to be empty. The man they were searching for, named Lorenzo, had escaped to a nearby church, where people there spoke with him and convinced him to turn himself over to the police. Lorenzo, who is schizophrenic, is currently receiving mental health attention.
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I saw this last night and I haven’t been able to sleep since. These Ferguson Protesters put their lives on the front lines for us, Black People. They saw the beast in its full unadulterated and ferocious form…and they did not budge! With no weapon, shield or training they fought for us…
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NEW VIDEO RELEASED OF MENTALLY ILL MAN TASED TO DEATH IN POLICE CUSTODY FOR “SAGGING PANTS”
On November 26, 2013, 38 year old Ervin Edwards,partially deaf and mentally ill, was arrested by police for sagging his pantsand taken to the West Baton Rouge Parish jail in Louisiana. He only lived for a few more minutes inside of the cell.
For 18 months, police have lied over and over again about what happened the night Ervin Edwards died in their custody. Now thata video of their despicable actions has been released, ( Warning very tough to watch ) it’s clear they murdered this man and left him to die all alone in his jail cell.
Here are the 5 things you need to know:
The Video Shows an Officer Held a Taser on Him for 1 Minute, Contradicting Earlier Claims
Edwards Was Left Alone & Unresponsive in the Cell for 10 Minutes Before He Was Given Medical Aid
An Internal Review Found No criminal wrongdoing by the Officers
His Girlfriend Told Officers He Had Health Issues That Could Make the Use of a Taser Fatal
A Corrections Expert Said the Video is ‘One of the Worst Things I’ve Seen’