citizen-media

i dont wanna spread panic because every rumour we hear it is possible they will change course/tactics but fyi sources mean jackshit anymore and the grapevine is all that’s left and i want to know what’s potentially coming. the nytimes right now is 30 hours behind the reality of what is happening. 

I’m debuting my new blog with a headcanon

  • look ok the Waynes don’t go to normal banks
  • what are they, poor?
  • but Jason does because he doesn’t have access to their money
  • I mean he is fucking dead
  • and fuck if he’s letting them give him any money
  • so Jason is in line at the bank
  • he looks like a normal guy, if a bit muscular
  • he goes by the name Todd Peters
  • bc he has a sense of humor gdi
  • and some guys in masks run in and shoot at the ceiling
  • they order everybody around
  • and the civilians “cower”
    • none of them are actually all that scared
    • they’re used to this ok
    • they deal with Scarecrow every other week ok they’re fine
    • they just figure this is easier than making a fuss
    • Jason’s pretty sure there’s only one bullet in that gun anyway
  • they start demanding the money
  • and Jason can’t just leave this bc he’s here
  • he might as well deal with it
  • so he stands and brings attention to himself
  • “hey!” he yells
  • they turn to him
  • and he just
  • he just fucking decks the closest one in the face
  • it’s a surprise bc nobody usually tries
  • he’s outnumbers like five to one
  • but he ducks their attacks and kicks their feet out from under them
  • and punches them all and basically just leaves them all black and blue
  • he ties them all up when he’s finished
    • bc of course he has fucking rope with him
    • why wouldn’t he
    • that’s a normal thing to have
    • (no it isn’t Jason what the fuck)
  • he couldn’t help but notice that as this was all happening
  • the civilians just quietly started making their withdrawals
  • the people at the desks thank him when they realized he was done
  • one person calls the cops
  • and then Jason realizes that there’s a camera in the bank
  • and he just makes his withdrawal and fucking books it
  • no doubt the bats will be seeing this footage soon
  • and he’s not about to deal with the police
  • he hides in a safehouse for a while in hopes that they don’t call
    • they do
    • bruce thanks him for leaving them alive
    • he doesn’t respond

I protested tonight in the central street of my county and there were streets blocked off, helicopters, and riot police ready to take us down. Every major news station had cameras and journalists taking statements and live footage of our hoard. I was lucky enough to be apart of a peaceful protest, but there are many other dangerous ones going on elsewhere in my state and around the country, specifically the one in Chicago by Trump Tower.

I know some foreigners are hearing on the news how bad it is, but they never really get to see the damage up close, or people fighting for their rights.

I would encourage you to witness the complete and utter chaos thats happening in my country, just to see from another perspective the steps my generation is taking to keep freedom alive. Listen to American police scanners. Watch citizen taken footage. The media cannot be trusted.

PLEASE REBLOG

I’m a student of Republic of Korea, which is well known as the South Korea.

I’m feeling really sorry to know the pitiful, terrible terror issue in Paris.

But I’m here to beg you to know the truth that the democracy in South Korea is about to be destroyed. In South Korea’s Gwanghwa-moon, there were citizens who were having a peaceful protest craving for their reasonable and deserved rights, but the government ordered the police to suppress it with force. The police is  blasting the demonstrators with water cannons with tear gas and capsaicin, and lots of protesters and innocent citizens passing by got fatal injuries. However the president is in overseas in name of international conference.  South Korean president, the daughter of the dictator, is now suppressing South Korean citizens. The press and medias are on government’s side and they are announcing completely nothing about this protest and the repression using force. I’ll make it clear once more;  SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT IS NOW SUPPRESSING SOUTH KOREAN CITIZENS. I want to keep Korea as a democratic country, all the more so because I love my country a lot. It doesn’t take more than a few seconds for reblogging. Please help us to keep Korea’s democracy. PLEASE pray for Korea.

Thank you.


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저는 대한민국의 학생입니다.

오늘 일어난 파리 테러 사건은 정말 안타깝고 끔찍한 사건이었고, 저도 정말 마음이 아픕니다.

그러나 저는 여러분께 지금 한국의 민주주의가 파괴될 상황에 처해있다는것을 알려드리고자 합니다. 대한민국의 광화문에서는 자신들의 정당한 권리를 추구하는 시민들의 평화로운 시위가 일어나고 있었으나, 정부는 이를 무력으로 탄압했습니다. 정부의 지시를 받은 경찰들은 무고한 시민들에게 최루액과 캡사이신이 섞인 물대포를 쐈고, 이로 인해 많은 사람들이 치명적인 부상을 입었습니다. 하지만 대통령은 현재 회의를 명목으로 해외에 나가있는 상황입니다. 대한민국 대통령이 대한민국 국민을 탄압하고 있습니다. 정부의 편인 언론은 이 시위와 무력진압에 대해 일절 보도하고 있지 않고 있습니다. 다시한번 말합니다. 대한민국 대통령이 대한민국 국민을 탄압하고 있습니다. 저는 대한민국을 사랑하고, 그렇기 때문에 더욱 지켜내고 싶습니다. 대한민국의 민주주의를 지킬 수 있도록 도와주세요. 대한민국을 위해 기도해주세요.

감사합니다.


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[Fic][Request] Save My Heart

Thank you for the prompt! This was the first thing I thought of… I hope this turned out okay for you.


Title: Save My Heart
Genre: Superhero AU, a bit of angst
Word Count: 2321
Warning: A couple instances of swearing.
Summary: Jungkook is a jaded superhero, and all his sidekick Jimin wanted to do was make things easier for him.

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She was abducted at gunpoint and taken blindfolded to a deserted area. She was then ordered to undress partially as several men threatened to rape and kill her. Afterwards, she was told this was all a joke.

Nazira Aytbekova, a prominent television presenter in Kyrgyzstan, has brought criminal charges against tabloid journalists who abducted and threatened to kill her as a ‘practical joke’ for their newspaper.

The ‘mock abduction’ triggered a flurry of angry comments on news forum and in social media.

The most absurd thing is that had Aytbekova not raised a fuss [over the incident], the readers would have simply giggled when reading the ‘practical joke’ published in the newspaper. 

Read more Kyrgyz reactions  on Global Voices.

This was a shield the Police used at the Bataclan that allowed them to engage the terrorists and stop them from killing more innocent people.

YOUR “MILITARIZATION OF POLICE” BULLSHIT IS INVALID

Next time you think to criticize a Police Officer who is wearing Kevlar, or carrying a rifle, or riding in an armored truck, realize that this is what you are complaining about …

THE SAVING OF LIFE.

DON’T LET RACISM FOOL YOU

SATURDAY, MAY 2nd, 2015

Sorry, dudes.  Back to tattooed skulls, pizza beer bongs, and skate rats soon.  But right now, I really gotta get something off my chest. So here it is, typed in a rush.  I know it’s long, but I’d love it if you read the whole thing. Our minds are weapons; let’s keep ‘em sharp and strong, huh?

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I’ve been thinking about what’s going on in Baltimore lately (and multiple cities before that), and getting really fucking mad about cop violence towards black citizens, and about the media’s coverage of the events, and about the white middle-to-upper classes’ reactions to it.

And the conclusion I’ve come to is this: people don’t even fucking know what racism IS anymore. We’ve gotten to a point where so much of the privileged white populace truly believes racism was “solved” (“there’s a black president!”), and that we’re in some kind of post-racist utopia where the only racism that exists is “reverse racism” (AKA: the only type of racism that really, truly, totally does NOT exist.)

Us white people are at a point where we think if we have a few People Of Color in our lives we’re polite with, and we’ve never donned a white hood and lynched anybody, we’re not racist. Which is bullshit.

Here’s an example of being totally racist without realizing it: A white guy who knows that the black population of his own country, his own CITY even, is statistically more likely to be incarcerated, living in poverty, the victim of violence, etc… etc… but REFUSES to believe that that black population is being systemically held back by poor access to education, employment, health care, fresh food, by an antagonistic police force and more. If you do the math, if this shitty they-just-need-to-pull-themselves-up-by-the-bootstraps white dude refuses to believe these are factors in the black population failing to thrive as the white population has, you realize that he believes whites and blacks are on an EVEN PLAYING FIELD and white people are faring FAR BETTER.

This is a commonly held belief among conservatives, and it is racist as FUCK because by failing to acknowledge white privilege, you are blaming blacks for their disadvantages in life and crediting whites for their own advantages. You are saying whites are better than blacks. The person who holds these beliefs is a racist, but I think at least nine times out of ten, they’d vehemently deny it, even to THEMSELVES. But how could you paint it any other way?

Another example of a self-denying racist: if you’ve managed to watch news report after news report of white cops murdering black citizens (children even) and getting away with it despite staggering evidence, and you haven’t been disturbed, but you’ve been FURIOUS when you see a black populace take to the streets in justified outrage, YOU ARE A RACIST. The completely unjustified termination of a black life should make you WAY MADDER than the burning down of a CVS. If it DOESN’T, I repeat, in capitals again: YOU ARE A RACIST.

Another example: Most of these everyday, in-denial racists know that calling black people “niggers” is wrong. But they don’t realize that’s pretty much what they’re doing when they use the words “thugs” and “criminals” to describe the protesters. Conservative media likes to do this. By taking a group of people who are sick of their children being murdered by the same authorities that are supposed to be PROTECTING and SERVING them, and labelling them “thugs” and “criminals” for engaging in the exact same kind of protest YOU’D probably be driven to if you were in THEIR shoes, you’re just subliminally using a new form of the N-word. Painting a large swath of the population as “thugs” and “criminals” for having reached a breaking point under extreme duress is incredibly racist.

By using these words, the conservative media is dismissing the black people and their protests in two ways. One, it’s distancing the inner city black people from the middle-to-upper-class whites who –unfortunately– hold most of the power to better the situation. Two, it dismisses the black population’s entirely justified anger as the tantrum of a lesser people.

Indiscriminately painting crowds of black people as “thugs” and “criminals” without ANY thought to what brought them to that breaking point, is the new “nigger.” Think hard before you use those labels.

Blocking streets and shouting at cops in response to unjustified police violence in your communities is NOT something to be labeled a thug or a criminal over. Even burning down a CVS isn’t. Again, if you’ve lost sight of what brought the situation to this point, or lack the empathy to understand what our black neighbors are going through, you are racist (or maybe incredibly ignorant, but probably both).

Final example (don’t worry, it’s shorter): If you’re one of these straight white dudes who WON’T STOP making racist (or sexist, or homophobic, or transphobic, etc…) jokes because “there’s no real hate behind it, bro!”, but you’ve BEEN TOLD by the targets of those jokes that it doesn’t matter, it’s still damaging and oppressive, then you’re racist. You say you mean no harm, but you don’t give a shit even after being told you ARE doing harm. This is the same syndrome supporters of the Washington Redskins’ name have. No matter how much they’re told by First Nations people that their team’s racial slur name does harm, the name’s supporters DISMISS its victims’ voices and keep insisting it’s HONORING them. Racist. It’s not even about hurt feelings as much as it is about systemic oppression.

To wrap it up, the point I’m trying to make here is: I really believe we white people have lost track of what racism is. We’ve declared this a post-racist society, and narrowed our scope of racism to cartoonishly extreme examples. It’s why we get so many people saying “I’m not racist but [insert something incredibly racist here].”

And the reason I’m airing this out (aside from needing to vent cuz I’ve been so mad about it my chest hurts), is that hopefully, if you recognize any of this in yourself or others around you, you might recognize it, be disgusted by it, and evoke positive change.

I’m not trying to piss people off (but it will; I’ll lose followers, for sure), I’m just trying to snap some people out of a poisonous mindset. Believe me, I get it. I’m a straight, white, able-bodied male; I’ve won the privilege lottery. I KNOW how much we hate having that called out. But the sooner you realize how REAL your privilege is, the better.

Racism is our enemy. Let’s keep it close, and don’t EVER let it shape shift on us. Thanks for reading. I’d be stoked to hear your feedback. Back to tattooed skulls, pizza beer bongs, and skate rats, I promise.

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What everyone should know about filming (and sharing) injustice on social media

Armed with mobile devices and social media, citizen journalists around the world have become essential agents of democracy, bearing witness to criminal behavior and abuses of power that might otherwise remain obscured and unseen. That genie’s not going back in the bottle. But the next time you happen upon an unfolding scene of injustice — particularly when police are involved — there are some things you need to know before you hit record.

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