+What we know: On November 22, 2014 at 3:30 PM in a park near his home, Tamir Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland Police officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Gramback. No commands were given to Tamir before the officers fatally shot him, nor were the officers charged or fired. Currently, a grand jury is reviewing the case led by Cleveland prosecutor Tim McGinty. McGinty hand-picked pro police experts who have already established that the police acted “reasonably”. The family of Tamir Rice has no confidence that McGinty is capable of overseeing a fair and just grand jury hearing, as he has already shown immense bias that could corrupt the outcome(s) of the case. The family is calling for a new prosecutor for the case and they are calling for the officers involved to be arrested, fired, and charged with the murder of Tamir Rice. +Why we should care: Tamir Rice and his family deserve justice. There are steps we can take to press forward in a way that affirms the conditions of Tamir’s life and death. +What we can do: The community is encouraged to participate in a teach-in, informing people about this injustice and why it is imperative that we get involved. Since the family has asked for the replacement of McGinty as prosecutor on the case, we will also hold a community phone bank, giving people the opportunity to make calls to McGinty’s office and ask him to step down or be removed. Tamir Rice’s family has called on the the world to remember Tamir Rice on November 22, 2014. Finally, we can rally as a community to acknowledge and affirm the lives and deaths of victims of state-sanctioned violence.
On Wednesday, October 29, students started to gather in front of Low Memorial Library on the campus of Columbia University in carrying around mattresses and pillows to end sexual and domestic violence.
Students “Carry that weight” to end sexual violence
On Wednesday, October 29, students started to gather in front of Low Memorial Library on the campus of Columbia University in carrying around mattresses and pillows. It was a part of movement “Carry that weight” on National Day of Action to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Survivors, elected officials, and allies shared their stories and called on Columbia University and all schools to support survivors and adopt meaningful reform. (Read More)
So proud to that my school is one of the many across the country supporting this movement and that so many people have signed the mattress and are pledging to #CarryThatWeight #NationalDayOfAction #ConnColl (at Connecticut College)
People with mental illness are not getting the proper care in this country.. Many people that are mentally ill can’t help themselves. They can only be admitted to a mental facility without their consent if they are a threat to themselves or to others. This law doesn’t allow families to help their loved ones to get the proper care. Do they have to hurt somone or themselves? Do they have to be homeless? Inorder to get help. This is insane. Even mental health professionals if they believe a patient would benefit from inpatient care at a hospital, they have to show that this person is a threat to themselves or to somone else. When a person is admitted to a mental health care facility the average stay is 3 to 7 days. At that point they are let go as an out patient. Even if a patient would benefit from a longer stay. A number of health care professionals that I have spoken to in major hospitals such as Weil Cornel and McClean have expressed that the mental health care in this country is at a crisis level.
Police chief Deleo basically saying he can’t speak on the ongoing investigation of the officer that tazed Viola Young #NoJusticeNoPeace #FergusonOctober #NationalDayofAction #BlackLivesMatter (at City of Tallahassee Police Department)
“People don’t seem to realize that males get raped too. It less common but it happens.”
“Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there.”