21st August 2014

Quote reblogged from Rhythmic Hallucination with 231 notes

“Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.” -Winston Churchill
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21st August 2014

Photo reblogged from The Grey Man Theory with 4,670 notes

brothertedd:

The Dark Knight (2008)

brothertedd:

The Dark Knight (2008)

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21st August 2014

Quote reblogged from Nudity and Nerdery with 19,519 notes

If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names. I want them to be afraid every time they see the police that they might get arrested.

Chief Russell Mills to the LA Times after shooting and killing black 89-year-old great grandfather Shawn Monroe at a barbecue unprovoked. Today, he walks free with no charges, despite numerous witnesses and his own admission that he enjoys terrorizing black people.

Tell me again why Black people should be okay with police when they have, since the history of our being kidnapped to this fucking country, have not EVER been about protecting us, but about terrorizing us?

Police are NOT for Black people’s safety. They are about torturing us, terrorizing us and killing us. Period. There is no safety with police. There is no peace keeping with police. They have ALWAYS been a terror to the Black community and I am tired of this fact being pushed to the wayside.

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And Ray Kelly, when he was Commissioner in NYC said the same thing.
Arpaio has said the same thing.

This is a ROUTINE assertion that the point of the police is to be an agent of state terror. And that such terror should be all but exclusively focused on Black and Brown bodies.

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"The ghost of bull conner" ~ MHP

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20th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Nudity and Nerdery with 1,288 notes

veterum-regum:

© Jacques Cali

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© Jacques Cali

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19th August 2014

Link reblogged from Bugcatcher Asshole with 21,816 notes

Hey, White Americans. We Need to Talk. →

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According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of…

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18th August 2014

Photo reblogged from You are not a slave to depression with 436 notes

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05510020 (by Linnea ☀)

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05510020 (by Linnea ☀)

18th August 2014

Quote reblogged from Neil Gaiman with 7,079 notes

Officers have tanks now. They have drones. They have automatic rifles, and planes, and helicopters, and they go through military-style boot camp training. It’s a constant complaint from what remains of this country’s civil liberties caucus. Just this last June, the ACLU issued a report on how police departments now possess arsenals in need of a use. Few paid attention, as usually happens.
 
The worst part of outfitting our police officers as soldiers has been psychological. Give a man access to drones, tanks, and body armor, and he’ll reasonably think that his job isn’t simply to maintain peace, but to eradicate danger. Instead of protecting and serving, police are searching and destroying.
 
If officers are soldiers, it follows that the neighborhoods they patrol are battlefields. And if they’re working battlefields, it follows that the population is the enemy. And because of correlations, rooted in historical injustice, between crime and income and income and race, the enemy population will consist largely of people of color, and especially of black men. Throughout the country, police officers are capturing, imprisoning, and killing black males at a ridiculous clip, waging a very literal war on people like Michael Brown.

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16th August 2014

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Honeymoon by J.C. Leyendecker, 1926.

wonderful-strange:

Honeymoon by J.C. Leyendecker, 1926.

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