I am loaf
i’ve seen a lot of people reblogging news from ferguson, wondering if the situation has changed at all. the answer is YES—massively! so i thought i would compile some updates, courtesy of alderman antonio french (who, less than 24 hours ago, was being [wrongfully] held in jail for alleged unlawful assembly). the time right now is 4:20AM CST, august 15th.
yesterday afternoon—thursday, august 14th—ferguson & stl police were taken out of control of ferguson and replaced with MO highway patrol, led by captain ron johnson, who grew up in the area. his first order of business was to order police to remove their masks and cease violent tactics.
orange cones replaced tanks, the police line vanished, not a drop of tear gas was in sight and families felt safe enough to have their young people out protesting with them. without the fear tactics and police intimidation, people came out in droves to support ferguson.
the discussion of mike brown cannot end here. the relief is palpable and the decrease of tension under johnson’s excellent leadership is a huge mercy, but justice has not been served yet. now, hopefully, citizens will get to work together with the legal system for swift and transparent justice for mike brown & the countless other black men & women across the nation who have been unlawfully treated, and in many cases died, at the hands of police. let all of us use the alleviated atmosphere to focus the conversation, focus the nation. #mikebrown
Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf
see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it
…it isn’t letting me sign the petition. Keeping it up on my browser and refreshing until it does
It’s not letting me sign also… But, I will be keeping this page up the rest of the night. I will be signing this, dammit!!!
The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen.
This shit is chilling and made me tear up.
the shame of a nation!!!!!!!!!!!
In high school, my economy teacher made us read this stupid essay called, ” I, Pencil”, and had us write from the perspective of some random item to explain how it helps the economy going and how it brings stupid companies. I’m reading through it, and man, I really BSed it. A few lines of my brilliance:
“ Did they help create all the threads used to hold together the fabric? Of course not, people are too lazy these days to harvest their own cotton to make their items. And we laughed at the humans as they progressively got lazier.”
“Of course, these places can be a little wrong in their ways when their employees are either poorly paid, or children, which some people would call child labor, but hey, that kid is going to need that experience when making his resume in high school.”
“The workers are in charge of cutting the fabric and stitching them into the beautiful thing I am today, a shirt. My sewer was named Mia and she did a wonderful job, we stayed in touch.”
“Those shirts are usually too cocky to want to be around, it’s a proud day when one of them are getting too full of themselves and then see the shirt across the room got picked instead. Not so smug anymore, are you Carl? ”
"…and you, the idiots who buy us for our overpriced designs, though it’s nice to be reminded how much we are loved. We shirts are grateful, so grateful that we cover your sweaty bodies everyday.”
And I somehow got an 100%. I’m one sassy motherfuckin’ shirt.
Zombie AU where Stiles, Derek, Lydia and Parrish are all out of town when the world ends and together they’ve got to get back to Beacon Hills, kicking ass, taking names and having lots of hot four-way sex along the way
001. Toxic | Melanie Martinez
I took a sip from a devil’s cup
It’s taking over me