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Edward Crawford, Ferguson protest hero in iconic photo, found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

  • Edward Crawford, the man many considered a hero of the Ferguson Uprising after he was photographed throwing a tear gas canister away from protesters, was found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday.
  • Pet the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Crawford, 27, was confirmed dead by his father and mother, who identified his body at a morgue on Friday. 
  • St. Louis police said Crawford had been complaining of distress to two women seated in the car, where he suddenly shot himself.
  • Crawford’s death came as a shock to his father, Edward Crawford Sr., who told the Post-Dispatch that he’d seen his son in good spirits two days before the shooting. “He was wonderful, great, always in a good mood,” the elder Crawford said. “He just got a new apartment and was training for a new job.” Read more (5/5/17)

Yesterday evening at work, I looked out the window and saw several people standing on the sidewalk with signs saying “No Planned Parenthood In Waco”

I was really confused because I am in Austin, not Waco, and they were outside of a bar called The Belmont, not a Planned Parenthood. 

I decided to make a sign and join them. They didn’t like my sign. 

Then I gave my sign to my friends because I had to go back to my desk, and they held it up until I got off the clock.

Thank you Tyler and Katie. You are the real heroes. 

@plannedparenthood 

Off Limits (Skam - Chris x OC) Part 16

Pairing: Chris x OC

Synopsis: Mara Magnusson has always had everything she ever wanted in her life, except for one thing. The boyish charm of her brother’s childhood friend had wrecked her poor heart and ruined her for any other guy – you can trust her, she has tried. She could see the way he looked at her, though she knew there were rules about not hitting on your best friend’s little sister. Luckily for her, there were no restrictions when it was the other way around.

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They thought the radio silence was bad, but neither of them expected the sudden wave of texts that blew up their phones to be even worse. It started around noon and the flow of messages and missed calls from William stayed steady until the unexpected happened and Mara snapped. Bottling up feelings is not good for you they say. Everything will come out all at once they say. Well they are right, and Mara has bottled up so much rage and exhaustion.

But we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves here. First things first: they woke up, stayed in bed for a while, and had slow, lazy morning sex to seal their reconciliation.

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