chicago raids

basedjak3-deactivated20140608  asked:

You're just as bad as racist white people. You generalize and discriminate due to race just like all other racists in this world.

Link me to how I’m discriminating against white people and what I’m holding back white people from. Show me what white people don’t have access to because I’m telling white people that they have to examine their position of privilege in this country. Show me how “you have to critically examine that you benefit from being white” is the same as doing or benefiting from this

But yeah, white people’s feelings :*(

I actually changed my mind, I’m adding more

Whoa, it does not stop

I will fucking wait for the link and bookmark this message. Messages like this are exactly why the fuck white people need to be critical of their positions of privilege… this is disgusting. On what fuck level on what planet is saying “you need to actually stop racism and recognize that you can’t just dodge responsibility for benefiting from privilege” the same as this? Link me. Link me to the negative consequences of white people examining their privilege you disgusting fucking child lol

Chicago police operate "black site" to interrogate suspects, hold them without legal council

The militarization of police doesn’t just apply to no-knock raids.  In Chicago, the police operate a “black site” in which they deny suspects their basic rights and violently interrogate them. 

from Guardian:

The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.

Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:

  • Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
  • Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
  • Shackling for prolonged periods.
  • Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.
  • Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.
  • At least one man was found unresponsive in a Homan Square “interview room” and later pronounced dead.
Brian Jacob Church, a protester known as one of the “Nato Three”, was held and questioned at Homan Square in 2012 following a police raid. Officers restrained Church for the better part of a day, denying him access to an attorney, before sending him to a nearby police station to be booked and charged.

“Homan Square is definitely an unusual place,” Church told the Guardian on Friday. “It brings to mind the interrogation facilities they use in the Middle East. The CIA calls them black sites. It’s a domestic black site. When you go in, no one knows what’s happened to you.”

The secretive warehouse is the latest example of Chicago police practices that echo the much-criticized detention abuses of the US war on terrorism. While those abuses impacted people overseas, Homan Square – said to house military-style vehicles, interrogation cells and even a cage – trains its focus on Americans, most often poor, black and brown.

Unlike a precinct, no one taken to Homan Square is said to be booked. Witnesses, suspects or other Chicagoans who end up inside do not appear to have a public, searchable record entered into a database indicating where they are, as happens when someone is booked at a precinct. Lawyers and relatives insist there is no way of finding their whereabouts. Those lawyers who have attempted to gain access to Homan Square are most often turned away, even as their clients remain in custody inside.

“It’s sort of an open secret among attorneys that regularly make police station visits, this place – if you can’t find a client in the system, odds are they’re there,” said Chicago lawyer Julia Bartmes.

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This is simply the natural progression of allowing the militarized police state to go unchecked in the US.  When we fail to stand up for the rights of the few, eventually the rights of many will be in jeopardy. 

nemeoublie  asked:

Oh no, I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration you gave me. I live in the south and here is called the Bible belt and being the only Jewish kid in a school can be just as hard as being a black kid. I was made fun of for fasting, and during

WW2 lessons, the teacher said that Jews started the turmoil in Germany by banking and helping their Jewish friends with money. Haven’t you learned about how ww2 began? Black people have all the opportunity in the world because people fear being

Called racist. I mean, look at Oprah, one of the most richest beings in the world but feels in some way oppressed because she’s black. And if a white person gets an advantage, it’s not always white privilege. Please don’t feel oppressed, embrace it.

  1. You win for the day’s worst most baseless message
  2. Oprah is one of the richest people ever but was still literally racially profiled because she’s Black
  3. “white people don’t have white privilege” “you ‘feel’ oppressed” “don’t feel oppressed”
  4. “Black people have all the opportunity in the world”

Do we really?

Stop with the fucking “Jewish People Have It Worse / just as bad” argument today it’s not a god damn competition, oppression isn’t fun. You also contradicted yourself. And stop invalidating Black people’s experiences with racism with literally baseless 5 year old arguments that make absolutely no sense..  What is today? Why is this happening today lol?

snowiey  asked:

so, i'm white, and i've been in a few situations where i say that racism against white people doesn't exist and end up arguing with PoC about it, and these situations always made me feel uncomfortable and kind of confused because im white so i haven't experienced racism personally so im not really in a place to say that but at the same time i know i am right so i was wondering if you had any tips on what to say in these situations

Explain what racism is (systemic oppression against a race) etc. and then tell them to name a law or news story that affected everyone of the white race and put everyone of the white race in a lower position than another race and then when they can’t find one, show them this list

barn-rose-deactivated20170105  asked:

I don't understand why you dislike white people so much. I'm not denying that the white race has done some awful , disgusting things but not all white people are racists. I'm not trying to offend anyone I'm just curious .

Not all white people are racist, but they do all benefit from white privilege. There’s a difference. I’ve answered this question countless times so I’m just going to copy/paste a list of links.

Whoa, it does not stop

And if we’re talking about personal experiences, I’ve had to grow up in a society where I’m reminded every day that my skin is not “radiant” like pale skin, how my “exotic” looks makes me more attractive than my counterparts, but still nowhere NEAR that of pale skin. How teachers, professors, etc look down on me when I tell them of my future goals and aspirations because a brown skinned person will obviously never amount to anything, and of course how I;m presumed to be a thief whenever I enter bath and bodyworks. I could go on but I’m pretty sure you get the point. Also, check this out for more statistics in a fun comic version.