There's a really disturbing trend in the wake of the events in Ferguson.

I’m seeing a lot of people, white people, sharing and posting things on Facebook regarding black people killing white people. They’re asking why there isn’t outrage about these incidents and why people aren’t rioting about it. Now, forget the fact that in all of these cases, the murderers were apprehended, charged, and convicted with the maximum expedience of the law. Let’s forget the fact that there were no debates over whether the person deserved to die and let’s forget that there was zero discussion over whether their murders were justified. Let’s forget about the fact that these crimes were actually dealt with and let’s focus on one important thing here:

White people are using black on white murder to justify white on black murder. White people are claiming that since there are black people out there that kill white people, that it is perfectly justified when a white person kills a black person. Now, if that’s the logic we’re going to be using, that one race murdering another one justifies the inverse, then I have several centuries worth of bad news for white people and I think a lot of them might be surprised when they find out about it…

A teacher told my friend that her goal was just a dream. That it wasn't possible. We want to prove her wrong.

On Thursday, August 28, my friend had a ‘goal class’. The teacher made us write our goals down, so my friend wrote down that she wanted to be U Girl for Austin’s concert on September 10th. The teacher looked at her paper and laughed and said, “That’s not gonna happen. There’s no way you can plan that to happen, so find another goal, and make it realistic.” It was really rude on her part. My friend wanted to cry so bad. We want to prove her wrong, but I need help from as many people as I can get help from. Please reblog and if you have a Twitter account, please RT the tweet on the link:

I want nothing more than to prove the teacher wrong. I want to take a picture of my friend on stage being seranated by Austin. I want my friend to show that picture to her teacher and tell her it was possible. It’s not just about proving the teacher wrong, but it would mean the world to my friend if she was U Girl.

If you can, please tweet: #RosyForUGirlSept10 @RoccoValdes @blumsteinmike @CPasalodos

Please help us. Even if you’re not a fan of Austin or a fangirl, the teacher had no right to say what she did.

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Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.

On February 21st, 2013, Ryo Oyamada was struck and killed by a police cruiser while crossing the street.  NYPD claimed that the cruiser’s lights and sirens were on before the collision, but multiple eyewitnesses stated otherwise, that the lights and sirens were only turned on afterwards, and that the cruiser was speeding in excess of 70 mph down a residential street.  None of these eyewitnesses were interviewed for the police report.  

One year anniversary of the murder of Islan Nettles: How long will we wait for justice?
August 17, 2014

Sunday marks one year since 21-year-old Islan Nettles was brutally killed on a street near her home in Harlem. Nettles, an African-American transgender woman, was a design intern at a fashion company. She was beaten to death in the early hours of Aug. 17, in the shadow of the NYPD Housing Bureau’s Service Area 6 .

Yet she — and transgender people around New York City and the world — are still waiting for justice from the NYPD and Manhattan District Attorney. Activity in the investigation, if there has been any, remains shrouded behind a disturbing veil of secrecy.

Nettles had been walking with a group of transgender friends when they came upon a group of young men who subjected them to catcalls and harassment of a type familiar to many women in New York City.

But the catcalling took a violent turn when the men apparently realized that she and her friends were transgender.

Nettles was beaten badly enough that she needed to be hospitalized. At the hospital, she lapsed into a coma. Four days later, she was brain dead. Life support was turned off. She was gone.

While she was in the hospital, the police arrested her alleged assailant. Witnesses reported that he had pushed Nettles to the ground, climbed on top of her and beat her repeatedly while screaming anti-gay and anti-transgender slurs.

Despite this, he was charged only with misdemeanor assault. Of course, Nettles hadn’t yet died at the time of his arrest, and he therefore couldn’t be charged with anything related to her death. But it was still difficult to shake the feeling that the authorities did not take this attack very seriously.

After Nettles died, charges were dropped against this assailant. The expectation was that new charges would be brought against him stemming from her death.

Those never came.

Instead, it appeared that the investigation lost steam. Explanations floated around. The one most commonly heard was that a second man had stepped forward claiming responsibility for killing Islan, but that he was too drunk to remember it clearly.

The various accounts only compound the sense that prosecuting the man who killed Nettles in what is by all appearances a hate crime simply isn’t a priority for the police and district attorney.

In November, the Manhattan DA’s office stated that it was still “aggressively investigating” Nettles’ death.

But the investigation hardly feels aggressive. It’s been a year and there has been little visible effort spent on finding justice.

For the transgender community — scarred by a long and difficult history of violence and an often uneasy relationship with law enforcement — the vacuum of information makes reasonable community members question whether or not resources are truly being directed towards this investigation.

After a year of claims about their commitment to justice, it’s time for officials to become more transparent about their investigation.

Transgender people, and transgender women of color in particular, face harassment and violence on a regular basis. All too often, crimes committed against them go unpunished.

But their lives matter. Islan Nettles’ life mattered. It mattered to her friends, to her family and to her community.

Every day, I work with many transgender women of color like Nettles who astound me with their strength and resilience in the face of widespread discrimination and violence and seeming indifference from authorities.

Transgender people are gaining more visibility, acceptance and legal protection every day. But violence remains a daily part of life. We must demand accountability from law enforcement and an end to anti-transgender violence and discrimination.


Islan Nettles is yet another trans sister whose life will not be forgotten. Demand justice now!

Rally to Honor the Legacy of Islan Nettles
Sunday, August 17th, 2014 3:30 p.m.

Across from the police precinct, 147th street and Frederick Douglas BLVD

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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Just got this in my YouTube subscriptions. EliteDaily just posted clear HD footage of the protests down in Ferguson. Go the 1:50 mark. The protesters are still being peaceful, clapping and cheering for standing their ground. They didn’t provoke anything. Now look in the air. You’ll see the tear gas being thrown onto their side by the cops. Shortly after, you’ll see the same tear gas can being thrown back at the cops (not intentionally, as has been clarified already by the man who did it) before more tear gas goes off. 

Clear evidence that the police initiated everything down there. Don’t believe no bullshit story those cops or the news gives you.

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Michael Jackson - They Don’t Care About Us (Official Prison Version) 

Over the last few weeks this song has constantly been on my mind (with Ferguson ect.). Specifically THIS one, which was the original video but people felt it too controversial (which is why it’s never shown on tv ) and he had to make another video (thus the random Brazil), which is EXTREMELY telling about the American media if you ask me