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WE CANT HAVE SHIT I SWEAR UPDATE: @goawayjoyce changed her username to @sadgirl6987 + she’s still being a racist. She got her racist friends to gang up on me on Twitter today. @justininthepack has sincerely apologized. @gunnardickson is actually a spoiled raging racist asshole. + has no remorse. @alexinacup just laughs at it. @holsaw_10 jumped in with @sadgirl6987 to bully me. ch

This just went from bad to worse.

—- UPDATE: She turns out to be a random lady from Florida and not actually his wife. (I did not know this when I posted this picture.) I took a screenshot of this post from a Facebook page that affiliates with Anonymous. However, I am not going to delete this because she is still a piece of scum for saying this and deserves to be put in negative light - plus, people need to know what is going on! Either way, sorry for the confusion.
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Following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen on Saturday, and the ensuing media portrayal of his death, Twitter users expressed outrage in the form of a hashtag.

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown protests the depiction of minorities — especially African-Americans — who are often presented as “violent thugs with gang and drug affiliations,” according to The Root. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday after an altercation with the officer in Ferguson, a predominately black suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, police said. Details of the shooting are in dispute, and the St. Louis County Police Department is still investigating the incident.

The anger on Twitter was prompted by a photo used in some news stories about Brown’s death. It shows the 18-year-old with his fingers extended, which some have interpreted as a peace sign, while others considered it a “gang sign.”

In response, many black men and women tweeted side-by-side photos of themselves — one image depicting the user as an upstanding or everyday citizen, and another showing the user as stereotypically thuggish. They included the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown.

http://mashable.com/2014/08/12/iftheygunnedmedown-hashtag/

Mike Brown’s Death Proves Racism Isn’t Over

Have you seen the hashtags #Ferguson and #MikeBrown trending on Twitter and Facebook over the past few days? Here’s why: On August 9, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in broad daylight in the town of Ferguson, Mo. Details of what happened are mixed and murky; the police chief claims that Brown assaulted the officer who killed him and even reached for his gun.

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After tear gas in Ferguson, Anonymous claims to name officer

Authorities in Missouri on Thursday stood by their earlier decision to withhold the name of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, but denied he was the person identified online by Anonymous.

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When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims

On the afternoon of Aug. 9, a police officer fatally shot an unarmed, black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. Details remain in dispute.Eyewitnesses have said that Brown was compliant with police and was shot while he had his hands up. Police maintain that the 18-year-old had assaulted an officer and was reaching for the officer’s gun. One thing clear, however, is that Brown’s death follows a disturbingly common trend of black men being killed, often while unarmed and at the hands of police officers, security guards and vigilantes.

After news of Brown’s death broke, media-watchers carefully followed the narratives that news outlets began crafting about the teenager and the incident that claimed his life. Wary of the controversy surrounding the media’s depiction of Trayvon Martin – the Florida teen killed in a high-profile case that led to the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman – people on Twitter wondered, “If they gunned me down, which picture would they use?” Using thehashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, users posted side-by-side photos, demonstrating the power that news outlets wield in portraying victims based on images they select….

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