Yeee I jumped the pokemon variation bandwagon too! Supriiiseee >:D So heh, there you go. I wanted to do these for quite some time now - can’t say I’m really proud of the art “style” I used here, but otherwise I’m very happy w/ the Feral and Mystique designs I came up with.
PS.: friendly reminder to everyone that the black parts on Lopunny’s face isn’t the eyes
Finally a documentary that focuses on the lives of black women: Fault Lines explores the lesser-known stories of black women who have fallen victim to police violence in the US.
The full documentary will be available online on October 18, 2016.
Rekia Boyd was only 22 years old when she was killed. An
off-duty police officer named Dante Servin fired five shots and one of
the bullets struck Boyd in the head. She was unarmed.
When he was
questioned, Servin told investigators that Boyd’s friend pointed a gun
at him, and that he fired in self-defence. But the gun that Servin says
he saw was never recovered. Boyd’s friend Antonio Cross said he actually
had a cellphone in his hand.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you pose a threat or not, they
will shoot first and ask questions later, but how can you ask questions
to the dead?
Martinez Sutton, Rekia Boyd’s brother
But Servin told Fault Lines that it doesn’t matter
if it was a cellphone or a gun - it was pointed at him and he believed
in that moment that he was being threatened, that’s all that was
Three years later, in 2015, Servin was charged with
involuntary manslaughter, but cleared of all charges the same year.
Judge Dennis Porter ruled that Servin was tried for the wrong crime. He
suggested that a murder charge would have been more appropriate.
In the US, black women are being killed by police at a rate
of one a month. One in four are unarmed. Their stories have often gone
“People don’t care about black women, they just don’t. We’re
in the way in the case of Rekia Boyd. We’re angry black women. Or we’re
just too angry and too black and too womanly in the case of Sandra
Bland. We’re either too x or we’re invisible,” says Page May, teacher
and organiser of Assata’s Daughters.
“At best we’re taken for granted, at worst we’re abused. And
we see the manifestation of that on the mainstream, in the erasure of
our deaths, our suffering, and of our resistance,” she adds.
after Dante Servin’s trial ended, an explosive video was released to
the public: It showed a Chicago police officer shooting 17-year-old
Laquan McDonald - 16 times. The shooting led to widespread protests and
the eventual removal of Chicago’s police chief and the state’s attorney.
While the city reeled from this scandal, police shot and
killed a black woman in the doorway of her home. Bettie Jones was 55
years old - a mother of five, and a grandmother of nine.
“They don’t talk about women that much when they get killed
by the police. They barely talk about women. Why is that? It’s crazy
because you see that even in death women play the second role,” Martinez Sutton, Boyd’s brother says.
Lines investigates the lesser-known stories of black women who have
fallen victim to police violence in the US and ask why black women are
left out of the conversation on police brutality.