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thestar.com
Toronto police again turn victim into suspect: Cole
Needless escalations like the one I witnessed explain how black men like Andrew Loku and Jermaine Carby end up being shot and killed by police

Police carding is alive and well — I just witnessed it.

On my way to a Blue Jays game on Tuesday, I saw a young black man standing on the sidewalk in Chinatown, surrounded by Toronto police, his hands held in the air. The man was backed up against a storefront window, wide-eyed and trembling. The fear in this man’s face gripped me and I approached the scene to make sure he was all right.

Toronto Police tell us that carding — the arbitrary stopping and documenting of civilians in Toronto — is over, but I witnessed it yet again this week with my eyes, and through the lens of my cellphone camera. Cops say they care about good community relations, but their treatment of this man, and of me for looking out for him, proves that many officers value intimidation over dialogue. They continue detaining, searching, and documenting innocent people, especially black people, and putting our lives at risk to satisfy their own prejudices.

I couldn’t determine this young man’s name, but we’ll call him Omar. When I arrived at the scene on Spadina Ave. near Dundas St. W., police were clearly running Omar’s name through their databases to determine his identity. As he stood flabbergasted, Omar kept asking police, “Why are you making this about me? I’m the one who called you!”

Police were repeatedly questioning Omar about his middle name, and about his precise address, as if he may have been trying to mislead them. An officer on the scene would later tell me that Omar himself had called 911 to say he’d been stabbed (I heard Omar tell police about being robbed, not stabbed — he produced some cash from a pocket to indicate what he’d lost). But at that moment, Omar was being treated as a suspect, humiliated on a public street after he’d called for help.

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anonymous asked:

Donald Trump is a dangerous, immature man who has no business being in politics. He does not know what he is doing. Hilary Clinton is a professional politician who knows what she is doing. No politician is perfect, I am not saying she is, but she is competent and can do the job. Your country is fucked up, I'm so glad I'm not American.

You’re comparing a guy who has said mean and racist things to a woman who has said racist things… and voted for the Iraq war, supported drone warfare in Pakistan and Yeman, leading to thousands of innocent deaths. Supported intervention in Libya, creating a power vacuum and allowing ISIS to gain a foot hold there.

Don’t get me wrong, Trump is clueless, particularly on trade and foreign policy, but he doesn’t have thousands of innocent people’s blood on his hands.

You know what I am disappointed with in the DA fandom? The way magic is romanticized. I always see very great positive headcanons, but what about those posts that acknowledge the raw power mages have? They can set something on fire at will, freeze it, make the earth tremble, they can summon demons - of course, ingame even a mage is no big deal, and a demon? as if. But if you place it in the context of the world, mages are powerful, and they are threatened by demons. I sorta want to see more posts about the temptations they have to face, maybe even the fear they must be dealing with because from day one, they keep hearing of the dangers of magic and demons. Spells that go wrong, spells that accidentally harm innocent people because their area of effect cannot always be perfectly controlled, maybe because it’s a spell too advanced for the caster.
Spells going wrong because someone was too nervous, too stressed, nightmares induced by demons, the temptation to resort to blood magic and demons to save your own life when things get so dire you are not sure you get out of there on your own - 

   magic is feared under the qun and the chantry, and is considered a blessing in Tevinter. Either way, I am disappointed by how magic is often just sorta… trivialized in this fandom.

nymag.com
Orlando Gunman Omar Mateen Name-drops Obscure ISIS Terrorist in 911 Transcripts
He demanded the end to U.S. air strikes.

โ€œYou have to tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq,โ€ Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen instructs a police negotiator, in newly released 911 transcripts. โ€œThey are killing a lot of innocent people. What am I to do here when my people are getting killed over there. You get what Iโ€™m saying?โ€

Mateen makes this demand more than once in multiple calls. The gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando pledges allegiance to the Islamic State, also more than once, though the transcript omits part of his declaration:

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easygrl  asked:

Stay strong! Those hater anons are just dingloids who have nothing better to do than waste their time picking on innocent people like you -3-

It’s been so nice to see the bizarrely angry anon messages tempered by the kindness and support of my friends and followers. Thank you all so much! This sun bear doesn’t deserve you <3

And don’t worry, the anons aren’t bothering me - it’s actually been really fun replying to them haha.

@Regrann from @bravenewfilms - Another unarmed black man is killed by a police officer when “a woman asked California police to help her unarmed mentally ill brother.” Too many, too often. This racial bias must stop because it’s killing many innocent people. Repost: @undocumedia #Regrann #StayWoke #Amerikkka #bluekluxklan #bluelivesmurder

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