So some racist fuck at my school posted this picture on Twitter and he got 15K retweets and he got up and not only destroyed this woman’s property but also punched her in the chest. And people are actually supporting his racist ass because “Trump represents racism.” I don’t give a fuck who you support in the presidential race but nobody deserves this. We as Americans have the Freedom Of Speech not the not the freedom to punch someone because they support someone you disagree with. Him and the garbage excuses for people supporting him make me sick. People pretend racism is a one way street but it’s quite clearly not. Fuck this guy and fuck everyone who supported him.

hey so I’m in a weird situation and really, I felt like I could use support.

so I live with my older brother in his house. He called me friday, while he was on his way to visit a friend in another state, to let me know he took on a renter that was moving into our guest room on sunday, and that he wouldn’t be back until monday night and he wanted me to clean out the room. 

I didn’t let on that I was uncomfortable with this, the guy who moved in is an air force guy, a friend of my brother’s friend who is also in the air force. My brother says the guy moving in is his buddy too, but I don’t think they’ve met very often. 

Needless to say, my brother didn’t let our new roommate know that I’m trans. I’ve already been in a weird spot feeling comfortable wearing gender-affirming clothing around the house, and was hoping to talk to my brother about that on friday before he called me. It’s probably safer that my brother didn’t tell our new roommate this, given I would be meeting him alone if I was going to be here at all when he showed up, but I felt like my safety had been recklessly disregarded in my brother’s decision, even if it is his house. I left that night as soon as the new roommate showed up, spent a night at my friend’s house, another night at my parents’ house, and tried to explain to them why a man who is very entrenched in masculinity and doesn’t know that I am trans makes me unsafe in my home.

My family doesn’t see it that way, they all trust that my brother trusts this guy who he didn’t want to tell that I was trans, and don’t understand why I would ever feel unsafe in a house like this with a special forces guy that I know nothing about. My sister wanted to understand when I talked to her, she at least validated me in that I was feeling unsafe but after talking to my family yesterday she was also trying to get me to admit I was being unreasonable. 

My family doesn’t seem to have any grasp of what the state of violence against trans women is, and I need to have conversations with all of them about this but in particular later I am going to need to talk to my brother when he gets home, and really I could use any support, but specifically I am very easily made to shut down in confrontational situations, especially with my older brother, and am prone to dropping whatever I believe as soon as anyone in my family starts second guessing me. What I could especially use are talking points, statistics, fact sheets, anything that I can hold on to and fall back on when I’m talking to him when I have to talk to him about this. 

I feel unsafe, and none of them think my fear has any basis in reality. 

please, if you like reblog this so other people can maybe offer some help.

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ending with a question mark so people can put answers directly on the post?

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HOLMBERG: The heartless slaying of immigrants working at our convenience stores
Why is it we never talk about the possibility of racial or ethnic targeting with these poor folks? The vast majority of these store robbery/murders claim immigrant lives.

RICHMOND, Va. – Joining the 200 or so souls at the sunset vigil Thursday for slain convenience store owner Harshad Partel, I was hit by a powerful wave of deja vu.

Here was another heartfelt vigil for another immigrant killed in another convenience store robbery in the Richmond area.

We heard from people of different races and ages say why they loved Mr. Patel, how he knew everyone’s names and stories, how he joyously blended into the community.

His wife was hugged and loved. Their two twin little girls held balloons for their daddy who worked so hard to build them a home in this land.

I was haunted by their little faces.

Why was this immigrant from India murdered in his store at 6811 Walmsley Boulevard Monday night?

He joins the long list of local convenience store murder victims, nearly all them immigrants.

They came from Iraq, India, Korea, Pakistan and other nations, searching for the American Dream and finding death.

Farooq Bhimdi, Mal Sun Ragin, Nancy Cho, Mohammad Bhimdi, Paresh Patel, Jin Sook Kim, Farooq Anwar, Meyong-Ja-Dan and others.

Some I recalled vividly.

The 2001 murder of Hamood Alshaif at the James Food Store also involved teen-aged suspects. Farooq Bhimdi on Mechanicsville Turnpike and Nancy Cho on Hull street were also deeply admired by the community.

Nearly all were.

And yet they were murdered.

So why is it we never talk about the possibility of racial or ethnic targeting with these poor folks? The vast majority of these store robbery/murders claim immigrant lives. Typically, they are not being killed by their own.

Are they killed because of some kind of cultural distrust or dislike?

We, of course, have an idea why they’re robbed.

They open stores or work in high-risk neighborhoods, scratching to make a living, often working alone and staying open late.

My police sources tell me these immigrants tend to have more cash because they don’t make routine cash drops. They have more ads in their windows, reducing visibility.

But why kill them?

Sometimes they are just straight up blown away - not fighting back or refusing.

Why not just rob them?

One longtime homicide investigator told me video surveillance has eliminated the once-prime motive in robbery murders - to silence witnesses.

(That kind of video helped crack this Patel case, by the way.)

That investigator also believes it’s mostly just wanton disregard for life - anyone’s life.

Longtime anti-violence crusader Charles Willis with United Citizens Against Crime said the same thing after leaving the vigil.

“It’s senseless violence,” he said once the all-too-familiar candles were blown out and the balloons were released. “I don’t think it’s racism. I think it’s ignorance. Folks turn to violence because they don’t know any better.”

He blames long-entrenched poverty that promotes hopelessness and violence, things I’ve said often as well during my quarter-century of covering murders and other violence in RVA.

But I look at how these immigrants strive to fit in, how they pour their hearts and lives into these neighborhoods and then are just cut down, like they don’t belong and don’t matter. The callousness of it is staggering.

I feel the same thing every time there’s a murder of a Latino immigrant during a street robbery.

Sure, we understand why they’re robbed - they’re known not to trust banks or have accounts and therefore likely have more cash.

But why gun them down?

(Most murders in Richmond are not cross-racial and often involve people who know each other. Those incidents are no-less tragic, and I’ve poured my heart into trying to get all of us to care enough to address the root causes, like concentrated poverty and bad public housing. We need to care about every one of these lives.)

Friends, when George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in Florida, we had more than a year of national discussions about profiling and cross-racial violence.

But we have these immigrant murders fairly often, and there’s never that kind of discussion.

Yes, we understand why they’re robbed. But why are they killed?

It’s a question I think we need to be asking.

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Hi! I was wondering if you knew the fic where Erik kidnaps Charles and puts this thing over his neck to make him blond and deaf but they don't know that until Janos figures it out. If you have time there a another one where Raven tricks Charles into getting kidnapped by Erik so he won't get in the way of their plans. Please and thank you💜

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Seeing Sense by Ook [Cherik, PG-13, Violence, WIP]

Emma didn’t want to work with Erik, so Erik decided kidnapping his boyfriend Charles Xavier and holding him using a power suppressing collar would give hinm time to persaude Charles- gently, of course!- to Erik’s school of thought re human-mutant relations. Because every group of mutants needs a telepath.
What he didn’t know, and neither did anyone else, (apart from Charles) is that Charles’ telepathy is intricately connected with his other senses; suppress his telepathy and he is deaf and blind…

younusalgohar.org
Does The Quran Promote Violence?
Younus AlGohar answers a question posed by Mr Harjeet Singh, who claims that the Chapter Anfal in the Quran promotes violence and sanctions terrorism.

‘When the Quran talks about killing, it is mentioned in relation to punishment of the wicked ones and mischief mongers who wanted to destroy the religion of Islam when it was still in the process of establishment. This is not a certificate for Muslims to kill any innocent human being.’

NYPD Cop Wins $15M After Fellow Cops Falsely Arrested & Beat Him at His Daughter’s Birthday

After suing his fellow officers for savagely beating and falsely arresting him at his daughter’s birthday party, an NYPD cop was awarded $15 million by a federal jury on Wednesday. Although he identified himself as an officer, his colleagues viciously struck him with batons and fired pepper spray into his face before bothering to check the badge and ID in his pocket.

On August 22, 2010, NYPD Officer Larry Jackson was off-duty at his daughter’s birthday party in Queens when an unidentified man with a gun appeared in the street breaking a bottle. Although Jackson did not have his gun with him, the off-duty cop confronted the armed man and asked him to leave while Jackson’s wife called 911. As Jackson attempted to calm down the armed man, a crowd of roughly 15 to 20 men armed with bats and sticks began to approach them.

Instead of attacking Jackson or the armed man, the crowd immediately dispersed as a marked patrol car arrived in front of Jackson’s house. Even though Jackson’s wife told dispatchers that her husband was a cop and Jackson immediately identified himself as a fellow officer, the cops ignored him while trying to assess the situation. Hearing an argument from inside Jackson’s home, one of the officers suddenly ran into his house without a search warrant.

After striking one of Jackson’s friends with a police baton, the officer ordered Jackson to step back. Standing his ground, Jackson again identified himself as a cop and informed the officer that they were in his house. Instead of requesting to see Jackson’s police ID or badge, the officer slammed the baton against Jackson’s throat and shoved him into the living room.

While repeatedly punching Jackson in the face, the officer accidentally tripped over a cooler leftover from the birthday party. As Jackson attempted to help the officer up, another cop placed Jackson in a chokehold. Unable to speak, Jackson tried to pull his police ID out of his pocket but another officer restrained his hands.

Falling backwards, Jackson and the cop choking him landed on Jackson’s 82-year-old mother-in-law, briefly knocking her unconscious. As the officer released his chokehold, Jackson again informed the cops that he was an NYPD officer when another cop struck him in the head with an ASP tactical baton. After stumbling down the front steps, Jackson remained on the ground as a group of bloodthirsty officers began beating him with their batons and pepper-spraying him in the face. While placing him in handcuffs, the cops repeatedly kicked his body and kneed him in the back.

Following the brutal assault, the officer who initially attacked Jackson asked him, “Yeah, you motherfucking dirt bag, if you are really a cop, where is your ID?”

“My ID has been in my front pocket the whole entire time,” Jackson responded. “I told you that in the house.”

After finally checking his pockets, the crowd of cops immediately dispersed upon the realization that they just brutalized one of their own without justification. Despite the fact that he had his police ID and did not commit a crime, Jackson was detained at the police station for 20 hours before being transported to a local hospital. According to his medical records, Jackson’s face and torso were covered in large bruises while his right hand was fractured due to numerous baton strikes.

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The story shows the lack of trust to black people, the stupidity and recklessness of police and finally the lack of justice. NYPD Officer Larry Jackson got $15 million (!) while families of other victims of police are still fighting for compensations or receiving lower amounts of money. That’s America!

Miami cop hits boy riding scooter — dragging him up to 40 feet beneath patrol car

A Miami police officer struck and badly injured a boy who was riding a scooter in the street.

Witnesses said the officer was speeding when he struck the 6-year-old boy, who was dragged 30 to 40 feet beneath the patrol car, reported WSVN-TV.
“He hit this corner doing 50 (or) 60 mph, bro,” said witness Raymond McNealy. “I saw him get hit, man. He flew, man, he dragged him all the way down there, man — knocked him out of his shoes.”
The child, Antwan Lawson, remained pinned beneath the patrol car until his grandmother, Caridad Velez, pulled him out.
“He was literally stuck under the car, she panicked, so she took him out from under the car,” said witness Ursula Rocha. “When he took his breath, he was bleeding out of his mouth.”
Bystanders tended to the boy until emergency crews arrived about eight minutes after the crash, and he was alert and conscious when he was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Antwan’s mother said he suffered a broken pelvis and leg and a lacerated spleen and liver — but doctors said he was expected to make a full recovery.
“What was he thinking? What was going on at the time? But I feel like it was negligence of the officer,” said the boy’s mother, Janet Martinez. “I want to see some justice. Something has to get done because it doesn’t make sense that these officers are speeding for nothing.”

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The name of the negligent officer wasn’t released. Traditionally police blames a victim. I’m sure that Janet Martinez will sue the police and I hope she will succeed. Cops always get away with any kind of misconduct – assault, negligence or wrongful arrest. We should do our best to destroy this situation and create healthy society. Police officers should be the last people to show negligence just due to nature of their service.

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Gut-wrenching photos show the violent clash between Neo-Nazis and pro-refugee protesters

On Saturday, a group of fascist nationalists were waiting for anti-fascist protesters at a service station in Maidstone, United Kingdom. The neo-Nazi group allegedly started attacking the protesters’ coaches, throwing objects and punches, smashing one of the windscreens and even reportedly drawing a swastika in blood on one of the busses. Their salute captured in several photos was deeply disturbing.

PBSO deputy had no justification for shooting Dontrell Stephens, expert testifies

Dontrell Stephens stops

10 seconds later Stephens was shot

Had Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy Adams Lin properly assessed the threat posed by Dontrell Stephens, the officer would have never shot the 22-year-old suburban West Palm Beach man four times, leaving him paralyzed, a former police chief told a federal jury in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday.

While Lin testified that he believed Stephens was reaching for a gun after he stopped him in 2013 for riding his bicycle erratically on Haverhill Road, former Tallahassee police chief Mel Tucker said the deputy had no reason to jump to the conclusion that proved to be false. The “dark object” Lin saw in Stephens’ hand was a cell phone.

Tucker, an expert in police procedure, said officers are trained to size up situations so they don’t have to make the proverbial “split-second’ decision to use deadly force. Lin, he said, didn’t do that.

When Lin first saw Stephens he was riding his bicycle, talking on his cell phone. That hardly fits the description of a dangerous person, Tucker said. Further, after Lin pulled him over, Stephens complied with Lin’s commands.

“If you make an accurate threat assessment – you see a young black man riding a bike and talking on a cell phone, not an unusual thing for young people to do – you don’t have to make a split-second decision about whether to use deadly force,” Tucker said.

Further, Tucker said, if Lin was truly worried, he shouldn’t have approached Stephens. Instead, he said, he should have stayed behind a car that separated him from Stephens instead of walking alongside it. “You take cover so you’re not exposing yourself to any danger,” he said of training that is drilled into police officers.

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It’s terrible that your whole life can be changed forever in few seconds by a dumbass cop. Who do they think they are to shoot at people? Lin took away guy’s ability to walk. That wasn’t self-defense. I don’t think that fear for life can be excuse for the use of deadly force. Probably self-defense or defense of others can be an excuse. But Dontrell Stephens posed no threat. Adams Lin appeared to be the only dangerous and violent person in this case. That means that he should be indicted.

MTA BRIDGES AND TUNNELS OFFICER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY BEATING UP AN 8TH GRADER IN THE BRONX

An officer for the MTA is under arrest and charged with beating up an eighth-grader.

The incident apparently happened on a school campus in the Bronx. It turns out the victim was trying to break up another fight.

13-year-old Justin Harris claims he was not only attacked by a classmate, but that the student’s dad, an MTA Bridges and Tunnels officer, allegedly joined in.

The eighth-grader said it started after he tried to defend another student from the alleged bully at Bronx Mathematics Prep School.

“He punched him really hard; he had Ruben on top of my son hitting him in the head. He said to his son, ‘Draw blood,’” said Sean Harris, the victim’s father.

Under the advice of their lawyer Sanford Rubenstein, Justin did not make a statement, rather his father explained what happened Thursday afternoon after the school day ended.

“He had to lacerations on his arms, scratches, on his back where he punched him there was a bruise,” Harris said.

“What this family wants is for this … police officer to be held accountable for what he did,” Rubenstein said.

The off-duty MTA Bridges and Tunnels the officer 36-year-old Ruben Caraballo was arrested and charged with assault.

“To think that this is something he is teaching to his son, what does he expect his son to grow up and do? It’s an abuse of power,” Harris said.

Caraballo works at the Queens Midtown Tunnel. He’s been with the agency since 2005.

He’s on active duty but not allowed to carry a firearm while the investigation continues.

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Cops in schools don’t realize where they are. Campus is not equal to criminal district. There were so many cases when school police officers treated kids like they treat thugs. I have never heard of cases when cops did something useful in schools, but just like in case with Harris, they assault students in aggressive manner. Caraballo should find a better job and leave people alone. Our hero.