Poe - “Hey Pretty”
Little trivia: Poe is the sister of Mark Z. Danielewski, writer of House of Leaves. She even named a song on her Haunted album after the book (which is very good, by the way).
On the left is a paragraph from the New York Times about Mike Brown’s “troubled” teenage years; on the right is a paragraph from Rolling Stone about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombers.
What could possibly account for the difference in presentation of these two teenagers?
And let’s remember that one was unarmed when he was shot to death by a police officer who stopped him for walking in the street after allegedly stealing some cigars and pushing a store clerk, while the other was taken alive after allegedly setting off a bomb at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing a police officer, engaging in a shootout with a host of other police officers, and then hiding from a full-scale manhunt.
There’s some line editor up in the Times building right now, pondering whether they did enough editing on this piece.
Update: Fuck the media with twelve rusty tetanus-filled screwdrivers
So yeah, the New York Times can be equally as scummy as the other rags sometimes. Fucking unnecessary hatchet job
(Source: New York Times).
In response to the GoFundMe Campaign for Darren Wilson, people are asking GoFundMe to close the account due to the fact that it incites hate and obviously violates their terms and conditions
The donors and the comments attached to the campaign are sick and simply racist. They asking for the “Killing of N*****s”, “purging the savages” and to support a “fellow White” individual that has the right to murder Black people.
Pass this around. Report the Darren Wilson page as for the violation
I will add their contact info as soon as I find it.
1. Has this been on repeat sporadically on my speakers today? Yes.
2. When this is released in instrumental format will I use it as a ringtone? Yes.
Killer Mike interviewed about Ferguson, his barber shop, and what we need to do to move forward, on CNN.
Killer Mike is ON POINT in this interview.
What would I say to him?
Where could I start?
How could I explain to him?
I know the minor world would probably look strange to him
Would he feel like today had a place for him?
Global imprisonment, sickness, indifference
When he said, “Save the babies,” was we listenin?
When he said, “Mercy, mercy,” did he really know
That decades later we’d still be killin’ folks?
What Orlando writes below is important. So important. Try to watch the video before you read the post—the impact hits hard.
This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”
*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy. If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious.
"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"
This is incredibly powerful and I’m glad someone’s done this. I haven’t been a big fan of the whole Ice Bucket thing, although it has put down money so as far as slacktivist bullshit is concerned it’s worked. Still, Jones has pushed it around for a cause that means a bit more to me.
(Certainly a lot more positive than my intended plan of putting a video of pouring ice over my middle finger holding a sign saying “JUST FUCKING DONATE, IDIOTS.”)
In October of 2013, Andy Lopez who was just 13 years old was shot to death by Sonoma County Sheffis Deputy Erick Gelhaus. Andy was walking to a friends house carrying a toy gun designed to look like an AK-47. After being spotted by the police, they stopped and told him to drop his gun. Without allowing him enough time to properly react to the deputy’s orders, Andy was shot 7 times killing him atthe scene. It has been revealed that the deputy, Erick Gelhaus has a history of using excessive force and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s office was aware of it. He is also a firearms instructor who has been accused of having “racist and extremist tendencies and beliefs”. Last week Andy Lopez would of celebrated his 14th birthday. Instead, his family continues to fight for justice. There is an epidemic happening in our streets where police officers continue to criminalize and terrorize our black and brown community members. Continue to demand that the DA prosecute Sheriff Deputy Erick Gelhaus for his crime. PLEASE SHARE!!!!!
Quick reminder that Latinos also get murked by the cops as well.
It’s not the police, but the people they stop, who can prevent a detention from turning into a tragedy.
Pretty great breakdown of why Officer Dutta is wrong, on Gawker.
"This man is delusional. He amazingly broadcasts several times in his article, "just do what I tell you", "for me each traffic stop is a potentially dangerous encounter", "don’t make our job more difficult." Shit, his outright FEAR at being an officer…why did he become one?" - My mom, smart lady.
Get me out of here.
This article read like an extended “STOP RESISTING” as I got mentally beat down by the sheer patronizing vibe and stupidity of it.
This is so FUCKING SCARY
what the fuck is going on
THIS IS THE ONLY TIME I WILL EVER SAY THIS. NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF BLOG YOU ARE RUNNING REBLOG THIS. THIS CRAP NEEDS TO BE KNOWN. NEEDS TO BE SEEN. AND NEEDS TO BE SPREAD.THIS IS HAPPENING IN MY STATE AND IT IS FUCKING TERRIFYING. LET IT BE KNOWN. DON’T STOP SPREADING THE NEWS. MAKE EVERYONE SEE THE SHIT THAT IS GOING DOWN. Please. No body else seems to be protecting them anymore. Do what you can.