“A woman was standing calmly, her long dress the only thing moving in the breeze, as two police officers in full riot gear confronted her in the middle of a roadway to arrest her. She had no facial expression at all. She just stood there.” ~ Jonathan Bachman, photographer

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It turns out this has happened literally on the eve of the second anniversary of Michael Brown’s death! Even in such a memorable and tragic day, cops could not do without another murder! 

I am sincerely sorry for his family and especially for his newborn child! His father became the new trending hashtag…

Never trust the police! NEVER!

#LeekMoss
#StayWoke

Seventy-one percent of police who’ve been shot and killed this year weren’t murdered by black men with cornrows or hoodies. They weren’t gunned down by Latino gang members in low-rider drive-bys. Those stereotypes would be too convenient. Instead, 71% of police who’ve been shot and killed so far in 2016 have been killed by good old-fashioned white men.

Doesn’t fit the “super predator” narrative… #Love it!

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Behind Bar(bie)s

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I guess you’ve heard about this 10-year-boy who was reportedly chased by armed police officers. Legend Preston was running after his basketball when officers saw him. 

When police ran after him, neighbors intervened. Officers mistook him for wanted 20-year-old Casey Joseph Robinson.

Legend’s mother said the police did not apologize. And the family is traumatized.

His mother is furious because he could repeat the fate of Tamir Rice or Trayvon Martin.

#PoliceBrutality
#StayWoke

Hande Kader was a 22-year old politically active sex worker. She was a transgender female, residing in Turkey. Before her body was found, she was last seen getting into a client’s car, after which she went missing for a week. Her body was found, badly burned, on the side of the road in Istanbul. This was after her friends had filed a missing persons report, prompting a search for her location.

On top of being transgender, Kader was seen at protests and demonstrations for LGBTQ rights. There are videos of her facing the police on YouTube, and she has apparently been arrested at least once during LGBTQ rights public events.

It is devastating in so many ways to see a member of my transgender family lost today, as well as the other LGBTQ people who have been attacked in Turkey of late. Please help to spread the word!   #HandeKadereSesVer