Fox News Loses It After Comic Shows Superman Defending Protesters From Violent Cops

Fox News Loses It After Comic Shows Superman Defending Protesters From Violent Cops

For decades, Superman has fought for “truth, justice, and the American Way,” but according to some conservatives, that shouldn’t include standing up to violent cops. In the comic book series Action Comics, Superman recently found himself squaring off against an army of riot police who came to his neighborhood to crackdown on peaceful protesters. It doesn’t take much of a leap of imagination to…

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July 6  11:30 am
Yes, Sir, I am calling in sick
because my people are
dying on their knees
with their hands in the air,
praying to a god
who prefers white skin;
-
and the last time
we went to church,
we found our pastor’s blood
in the communion wine
but unlike God
he did not turn into bread;
-
and the last time
we dipped our hands in holy water,
an officer shoved us in
and choked us under
until the water turned black;
-
and the last time
we tried to breathe,
an arm clamped around our neck
and forced us to the ground
so we could hear our lungs explode
in our collapsing chest;
-
and the last time
we tried to stand up straight,
our spine snapped in two,
and when we tried to run,
our back ate four bullets,
our heart ate one,
and when we asked to be buried
in that same little town,
a pale-skinned terrorist
carried out the will of God;
-
and maybe, maybe I could
make it to work,
but I’m afraid to leave my house
because corpses hang from every tree:
corpses from a hundred years ago,
corpses from a hundred years from now,
corpses from this morning,
stripped of their names,
swinging in a stale white wind;
-
and you expect me to act normal,
to smile wide
and assure you that my people
are just exaggerating
about our own bullet wounds,
but even Uncle Tom
died at his master’s feet;
-
so, Sir, I am incredibly sorry
to inconvenience you,
but my people are dead
and my heart is sick,
and I’ll need a lifetime
just to cut down these trees.
—  When Life Cannot Go On As Normal.
Mourning the souls who are still your soul.

Remember to practice lots of self-care, everyone, and to take time to mourn or cry or scream or write or dance or whatever you need to do.  Don’t let anyone tell you how you should feel.
Mike Brown was murdered 10 months ago.

Darren Wilson still has not been arrested or charged.

Mike Brown’s parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, former Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and former Officer Darren Wilson.

Dorian Johnson has also filed a lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Darren Wilson, and Tom Jackson.

The 2 lawsuits are headed to federal court as requested by Darren Wilson and Tom Jackson.

Judge Joseph Walsh deferred ruling on a request for a probe into Bob McCulloch’s handling of Ferguson Grand Jury.

none-sam-left-demon perguntou:

Why are tags such as Ferguson being deleted?

I was really disappointed that this rumor got traction, and I hope you all know that there is nothing more important to our team than your trust.

Outside of a small handful of posts that were doxxing individuals (publishing credit card information, Social Security numbers, and private addresses, which we don’t allow for obvious reasons), we absolutely did not censor tags or remove posts about Ferguson.

Quite the contrary, our team featured the Ferguson tag (and a bunch of related tags) in all the places where we highlight content—as a trending tag, in the radar, and on our staff blog. If you search for “Ferguson,” you’ll see all of the hundreds of thousands of posts you made.

thinkprogress.org
Feds Say Police In Ferguson Violated Protesters’ Rights And Unnecessarily Escalated Violence
The third of 4 Ferguson reports claims police were at fault last August.

Almost one year ago, the shooting death of Michael Brown sparked a wave of protests over the teen’s death and the general mistreatment of black lives in Ferguson. Police responded with riot gear and tear gas, leaving many demonstrators wounded — including an 8-year-old boy.

The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives, you know, that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on.  We’re not cured of it. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say ‘nigger’ in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not.”

… Societies don’t overnight completely erase everything that happened two to 300 years prior.

— 

Discussing racism in America with comedian Marc Maron, PRESIDENT OBAMA.

We’re not cured of it.

(via the New York Times)

Mike Brown was murdered 11 months ago.

Darren Wilson still has not been arrested or charged.

Mike Brown’s parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, former Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and former Officer Darren Wilson.

Dorian Johnson has also filed a lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Darren Wilson, and Tom Jackson.

The 2 lawsuits are headed to federal court as requested by Darren Wilson and Tom Jackson.

Judge Joseph Walsh deferred ruling on a request for a probe into Bob McCulloch’s handling of Ferguson Grand Jury.