Last week I told you all that a school district in my city (San Diego Unified School District) acquired an MRAP (Mine-Resitant Ambush Protected) vehicle and was trying to present it to the community as a “rescue” vehicle for SDUSD schools.

Today I’m happy to say that SDUSD is returning the vehicle to the Department of Defense. NO ONE can ever tell me that activism & community organizing doesn’t work. We came together, made calls and put pressure on the Superintendent to have this vehicle removed from our school district and we won!

This vehicle, and others like it, do not belong in our communities and school districts. These are vehicles of fear and oppression. I was utterly shocked to see this in a school district were I live, but again, if we acquired one, I’m certain other school districts have too. LAUSD currently has 3 grenade launchers, an MRAP & 61 assault rifles. We should all be looking into the school districts in our respective cities to see what they may have acquired from the Military Surplus Program & then pressure them to return it.

We cannot allow our communities & schools districts to be militarized.

SDUSD to return armored vehicle to the feds: http://bit.ly/1sEhbSM

anonymous said:

What happened to han hyo joo?

i feel like i became a writer from all the typing here lol

Her brother bullied a soldier to death. Then his family try to compensate the victim’s family while the army write it off as psychological illness. They neither visit nor apologize to the victim’s family. Her bro is still around freely while he just took away someone’s presh son, disgusting.

Usually sth controversial like this would bring in a lot of articles but guess what, there’s none. And voila Han Hyo Joo is an actress under a big company, she’s an army ambassador while her father is a veteran commander of the air force. Who else would pull out all the articles and try to cover up everything? Obviously its Han Hyo Joo and her company and her father. They are powerful and have connections w money, so stop articles printing out would be a breeze for them. Then the students at the victim’s university put up paper signs and even after the documentary was released, all of the online searches disappeared like magic They basically try to cover up everything.

Ppl said its her brother’s doing and he should take responsibility for it and she shouldnt be blame for it. While agree that its true, but she is shielding her brother from taking that responsibility just cuz she has influence. If she apologize on behalf of her brother or let him apologize then let her brother come out and take responsibility for whatever he did, ppl wouldnt bash and hate her this much. When Cha Seung Won’s son sexually assaulted a girl, he came out and apologized even when he didnt do the crime himself. They are public figures and ppl will pay attention to their actions which influence a lot of ppl so if they do sth wrong, the consequence gon be bigger too. She’s basically an accomplice by shielding her brother so ppl put up petition to protest her CFs and all of her works are pretty much screwed until she come out and do the right thing. And i’m glad ppl protest cuz that’s how u solve these societal prob.

A lot of soldiers are being bullied to death and the Korean army write it off and try to blame the victims ,its so disgusting tbh. Then a bully happens to be bro and son of powerful figures so he get to go free. That’s freaking unfair because the ordinary citizens have neither power nor money to go against them. Just cause they’re famous and rich, they get away w their crimes, what kind of justice is that? Now a lot of ppl are worried to send their sons, some fam only have 1 son, to the army while the men themselves are afraid too. That’s sad cuz they enlist to fight for the country but pass away in the army. It became a huge prob, and if injustice keeps being swept under the rugged or buried and no one said anything ,the consequence gon be huge. So those ppl who protest and demand Han Hyo Joo to come out have their reasons. Hell if that was my bro and the bully got away cuz his sister is famous and his dad is rich, i’ll be extremely mad too and to hell w them i’ll try to fight back too. Ppl who defend her are either not informed about the details of the situation or simply delu. A death is silenced, and imagine if its someone u love, can u still shield her?

Poor and working people in this country are sent to kill poor and working people in another country to make the rich richer, and without racism soldiers would realize that they have more in common with the Iraqi people than they do with the billionaires who send us to war.
—  raq War veteran Mike Prysner

Death of Handcuffed Lousiana Man Shot in Chest Ruled Suicide | The Root

A Louisiana man who state police claimed shot and killed himself in March while in police custody died, not of a gunshot wound to the back, as police had initially reported, but of a shot to the chest, according to an autopsy report, KATC reports

The shooting occurred in the backseat of a patrol car after Victor White III was arrested for drug possession, KLFY notes. White’s hands were apparently cuffed behind his back as he was transported to jail. Once there, the 22-year-old reportedly did not want to get out of the patrol car. At some point, a gun that he was allegedly hiding in his pants appeared and he shot himself in the back, according to police reports.

However, according to KATC, the first page of the autopsy report, released by the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office, details how White was shot in the chest, completely contradicting earlier police reports made after the fateful night in early March.

The bullet entered the young man’s chest and pierced his left lung and his heart before exiting around his armpit, according to the autopsy, which also called White’s death a “suicide.”

“Here is a family that, we are still grieving,” White’s father, Victor White Sr., told KLFY. “I’m angry the autopsy report took so long. I’m angry and frustrated with the fact that it’s still not over.

“My son didn’t shoot himself. I never believed it. I won’t believe it,” the father added. “My initial response was correct, that something was awry, and that something had gone wrong.”

According to KATC, State Police Master Trooper Brooks David acknowledged that the investigation into White’s death is still open. David also confirmed that while law enforcement did initially think that the wound came from the back, the autopsy proved otherwise.

Read more at KATC and KLFY.

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There’s been an update with @PsykoUK’s ordeal and im sickened. These racist thugs that are the metropolitan police found it was ok to detain him without probable cause. For simply sticking up for 3 eleven year old girls who did not have their Oyster cards, he was criminalised for being black. The worst part about this is that there will be no justice. Take a good look at Institutional racism and white supremacy here folks. Absolutely disgusting.

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