shrugging:

I am so thankful for camera phones and the internet like without it the real news would never reach us

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The fact that freedom of press, speech, recording, feelings, rights, and RESPECT could turn your life into a casket or a jail cell is unacceptable!! Period!!

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kohwala:

what’s happening in Ferguson? international media isn’t reporting it :/

Check social media. They are trying to block it from international media so no one will see what’s really going on. Check YouTube Google all those sites.

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thinksquad:

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/

This police shit kissing me off all the way in Florida. Man this is bullshit how disrespected we are.

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What is happening in Ferguson is exactly what opponents of the rise in military-style policing across America have long feared: when the feds arm white local cops with weapons of war and their superiors encourage them not to just play dress-up but to use their new war toys, it is inevitable that ordinary citizens – especially citizens of color – will get treated as the enemy.
Ferguson is what happens when white suburban cops get weapons of war, writes Sadhbh Walshe.  (via guardian) 3,619 notes
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airplanebeats:

" These Are The Last Days "

Truth!!

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stacksbreadup:

Fuck. Respectability. Politics.

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