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May 08 2015

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Police the Police

Atlanta Cops Kill Woman, Say She Fired on them While Handcuffed in Back of Patrol Car

Something doesn't add up.



May 07 2015


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whoop there it is

If you white n you wanna help post this

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“Shelley Niro parodies the archetypal tourist tee-shirt from the point of view of First Nations Peoples as an exploration into the lasting effects of European colonialism in North America. Facing the camera directly and poised against the landscape of “America”, an Aboriginal woman with biker-like accessories bears a sequential series of statements on her tee-shirt that together comprise a discourse on colonialism. The darkly ironic and yet brutally truthful messages of “The Shirt” draw attention to the history of invasion that indigenous peoples have experienced in North America. By presenting the tee-shirts as souvenirs and memories of these impositions, Niro’s work suggests that the consequences of colonialism are still active today.“ - National Gallery of Canada


Shelley Niro,

Video stills from The Shirt, 2003

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May 04 2015

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Amount of people the police in UK, USA and Iceland killed
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Cops murdered a 92-year-old unarmed black woman in her home and most of us never even heard about it. If you marching for Freddie Gray, you got damn well better be marching for Kathryn Johnston. Via @ForHarriet

April 29 2015

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Protest for Freddie Gray in Baltimore, MD today (4/26). Thousands showed up. This is the seventh consecutive day of protest. (x)

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April 28 2015


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April 21 2015

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12 Year Old Dymond Milburn was severely beaten by 3 plainclothes police officers because they thought she was a prostitute. Even though they beat her with a flashlight and caused injuries to her head, spine, throat and ear, the cops charged her with assault.

Sean Stewart, one of the cops involved, later received “Officer of the Year”

Credit: Cop Block


it’s said that this isn’t even surprising… there’s just a feeling of general hopelessness tbh

NO it’s so important you read the article though, because it’s even worse. 

According to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Galveston, Dymond Larae Milburn went outside her home to flip a circuit breaker at about 7:45 p.m. on Aug. 22, 2006.

Responding to a call that three white prostitutes were soliciting in the neighborhood, the plainclothes officers jumped out of an unmarked van on Gomez’s orders and one of them grabbed the girl, who is black, the lawsuit states.

The girl contends that the officers did not identify themselves as police and that the officer who grabbed her, later identified as Roark, told her, “You’re a prostitute. You’re coming with me.”

Her parents heard her cries for help and came outside to see the hysterical girl hanging on to a tree and screaming “Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!” while two officers hit her about the head, face and throat, the family alleges.

Plainclothes officers. Three adult male strangers jumped out of a van, called a little girl a prostitute, and attempted to drag her away into the van. And then later they charge her with resisting arrest. 

And from this article (I don’t understand why they have that image as a header depicting a scary black man threatening/silencing a crying little white girl when it was a white COP beating on a little black girl but ok)

Officer David Roark had his hand over the mouth of Milburn when her father came out on the balcony after hearing his daughter’s cries for help. The other officers, Justin Popovich and Sean Stewart, beat Dymond’s face, head and throat while their supervisor, Sgt. Gilbert Gomez, watched on in approval.

Dymond’s parents approached the cops and said “That’s our daughter. She’s twelve.” Roark responded “I don’t care if she’s twenty-two, thirty-two, or forty-six.”

and then:

The examining physician found that the girl had injuries from multiple blows to the head, face, neck, lower back, left shoulder, and left hip/waist area. She suffered a contusion to the back of the head (where she was struck with a flashlight). There were abrasions on her arm and wrist. Dymond’s throat was swollen; she had difficulty swallowing, nausea and vomiting, and hoarseness of voice due to being struck in the throat. She had black eyes, scalp lacerations, tenderness of the vertebrae. She was experiencing double vision and loss of hearing. Dymond’s ear drum and nose were also injured (blood in ear, bruised nasal septum, and nose bleed).

After the attack, Dymond suffered from PTSD, nightmares, and an inability to concentrate in school.

When she finally healed enough (physically) to return to school a horrible surprise was waiting for her. Police showed up to Austin Middle School and arrested Dymond for resisting and assaulting a peace officer. A twelve year old girl!

In a blatant disregard of logic and common sense, the court system in Galveston felt these charges were justified and Milburn was actually charged with assault on an officer and tried, twice! After three years and two mistrials, the DA finally dropped her case.

Immediately after her criminal trials, the family filed a civil suit, naming the four officers as plaintiffs. After multiple appeals by officers, including asking the court to dismiss the case based upon qualified immunity, meaning that the officers were just doing their job and are thereby shielded from civil liability, a settlement has yet to have been reached.

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The thing about republicans is that they tend to be vewy, vewy quiet when they're adding hundreds of billions of dollars to the deficit. You remember the deficit? The thing republicans say that they don't want your kids and grandkids to pay for? That deficit.


April 18 2015

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April 16 2015

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20 years in prison after having a miscarriage

On Monday an Indiana court sentenced Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old who says she suffered a miscarriage in 2013, to 20 years in prison, making her the first woman in America to be convicted of feticide. The courts essentially used laws meant to protect women against her.

April 14 2015

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April 06 2015

Schaut mal, wie toll das mit den TTIP-Schiedsgerichten ...

Schaut mal, wie toll das mit den TTIP-Schiedsgerichten wird. Wie toll das jetzt schon ist!

Es geht um ein Kohlekraftwerk in Hamburg. Hamburg hatte sich an die EU-Richtlinien gehalten, Vattenfall baute das Kraftwerk, die Grünen verschärften die Umweltschutzauflagen, daraufhin klagte Vattenfall vor einem "Schiedsgericht" in Washington. Die Klage richtete sich gegen die Bundesrepublik. Daraufhin machte die Bundesregierung einen Vergleich in Washington, die Details sind geheim. Vattenfall bekam eine "wasserrechtliche Erlaubnis unter Anordnung des Sofortvollzugs". Und dagegen klagt jetzt die EU-Kommission.

Und jetzt? Jetzt werden entweder die Auflagen wieder verschärft, dann platzt der Vergleich und es wird eine Strafzahlung via "Schiedsgericht" fällig. Oder sie werden nicht verschärft, dann wird eine Strafzahlung an die EU fällig.

So und jetzt überlegt euch mal, wieviel Demokratie eigentlich noch übrig ist unter solchen Bedingungen.

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