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