Once upon a time, not very long ago, white people took photos of lynchings and attended them as cheery social outings, sometimes turning the occasion into family picnics. But all of a sudden, now even with police routinely caught on camera executing unarmed black people, courts still have trouble convicting killer cops? And somehow white people persist in asking for irrefutable proof of systemic anti-blackness, because even when murder is caught on film, it’s still not good enough since we can’t “prove” what’s in someone’s heart?

Please. If we let proving “what’s in someone’s heart” become the impossibly high standard of guilt, then the police will never be convicted for murdering black people.

An unarmed man getting shot in the back as he was running away, not presenting a threat, should be the most open and shut case of police brutality ever. And the fact that Michael Slager was filmed planting evidence on Walter Scott’s dead body should be proof enough as to what was in Slager’s alleged heart.

Anyone who doesn’t see racism is being willfully ignorant. They aren’t seeing it because they don’t want to see, because it it’s always been right there in front of all our faces.

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Meet Raheem, a Facebook Messenger chat bot who wants your help to keep tabs on police

At any time of day, no matter what happens between you and a police officer, Raheem wants to know about it. Raheem never sleeps. Raheem is a Facebook Messenger chat bot that will gather and map out interactions with police across the country; it just entered beta testing and is looking for a few thousand helping hands. Raheem’s creator, Brandon Anderson, eventually wants to use reports from thousands of users to build a people’s map of police behavior. Using Raheem is super easy.

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Blue Lives Matter calls for a boycott of Ben & Jerry’s

Don’t eat delicious ice cream was the message police blog Blue Lives Matter had for its followers Monday.  In a post, the blog author addressed the ice cream brand’s support for Black Lives Matter and accused it of peddling “a misinformation campaign” that might prove “dangerous” to officers. Conveniently, the blog leaves out a few key facts about law enforcement in the U.S.

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Militarized Police and National Guard Attack #NoDAPL Protest Camp

If this doesn’t open up your eyes and show you that our government cares more about corporate agendas than the people in this country, I don’t know what will. #Hate it!

This is a photo my friend posted of what their little brother wants for Christmas. And I love it, I want to help make this happen..

The people of Standing Rock Indian reservation have been protesting and fighting against the multi-billion dollar oil pipeline that would pass through four states. This pipeline would pass through both the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, and would be half a mile from the Standing Rock Indian reservation. This means that any possible oil spill could have devastating effects upon the local’s water supply. The residents are also worried that the pipeline might also destroy their sacred suit tribal sites.

The protesters have been gathering for about a year in hopes to preserve and save the land. And of course, police are involved. There has been a series of upsetting allegations, such as a woman’s arm being blown off, mass arrests, and even police armed with teargas and bean bag rounds to evict protesters which resulted in over 140 arrests. Though I understand some force had to be taken when a few protesters trespassed on private property, resisted arrest and refused to leave the site after being asked too, I also believe that these locals have the right to their freedom of speech and I understand them wanting to protect the land. But this isn’t about my thoughts. This is about helping the people of Standing Rock Indian reservations and a making a little kids Christmas wish comes true.

SOOOOO here are 10 ways we can help Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

1. Call North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200. When leaving a message stating your thoughts about this subject please be professional.

2. Sign the petition to the White House to Stop DAPL: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/…/stop-construction…

3. Donate to support the Standing Rock Sioux at http://standingrock.org/…/standing-rock-sioux-tribe…/

4. Donate items from the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List: http://sacredstonecamp.org/supply-list/

5. Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414. Tell President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

6. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund: https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf

7. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp gofundme account: https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp

8. Call the Army Corps of Engineers and demand that they reverse the permit: (202) 761-5903

9. Sign other petitions asking President Obama to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Here’s the latest to cross my desk – https://act.credoaction.com/sign/NoDAPL

10. Call the executives of the companies that are building the pipeline:

a. Lee Hanse Executive Vice President Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 800 E Sonterra Blvd #400 San Antonio, Texas 78258 Telephone: (210) 403-6455 Lee.Hanse@energytransfer.com

b. Glenn Emery Vice President Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 800 E Sonterra Blvd #400 San Antonio, Texas 78258 Telephone: (210) 403-6762 Glenn.Emery@energytransfer.com

c. Michael (Cliff) Waters Lead Analyst Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 1300 Main St. Houston, Texas 77002 Telephone: (713) 989-2404 Michael.Waters@energytransfer.com

all of the info can be found here.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/10-protest-dakota-access-pipeline/

PLEASE consider helping out in any way you can. I will love you forever.