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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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CultureHISTORY: The Ferguson Protests - #NMOS14

In light of Mike Brown’s murder, and the police occupation of Ferguson, something extraordinary is happening. With the help of #BlackTwitter, social media, the spotlight of national attention and the impassioned citizens of Ferguson, a protest movement is taking shape and it is important to bear witness.

First there was the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown thread which was reported in the NY Times & LA Times, the #DontShoot thread of photos (some above), and tomorrow a National Moment of Silence across the country for the victims of police brutality.  

Thursday, August 14th#NMOS14 - 4:00P (PT) / 6:00P (CT) / 7:00P (ET). Check cities/location here.

The issue of police brutality against communities of color is a decades-old problem. But with new technology, everyone has access to more information and these cases are getting more attention. Plus, in the last four weeks, four unarmed black men have been killed by policemen across the country. Along with Mike Brown in St. Louis, Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Dayton, OH and Ezell Ford in L.A. Yes, it’s time for a movement.

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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/

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When #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Happens in Print: 

Section from the Rolling Stone profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two brothers who committed the Boston Marathon bombings vs section from the New York Times profile of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. 

H/T to @daviddtss 

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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