WOW THIS IS COMBINING SO MANY GOOD THINGS
Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”.
It is not a riot.
Vancouver losing the Stanley Cup a few years ago was a riot. It was angry, drunken destruction with no purpose. (And as a Canadian, it was a shameful event)
Ferguson is not a riot. It is a protest. It is an uprising. It is a civil rights revolution. The prople of Ferguson may be angry, but they have a reason to be angry, and they are not violent, and they are not hooligans, thugs or looters. They are protesting for their human rights which are currently being denied.
Look at the difference between a riot and a protest. A riot is chaos. A protest has a purpose.
No words. She was also with Talib who was told by police to keep his hands up or they’ll blow his brains out. And some resident protestors are exhausted with everything and saying that street medics told them they’re experiencing a subcategory of PTSD.
Wed. night, 20th Aug, Ferguson
TRIGGER WARNING: THIS VIDEO IS GRAPHIC
Video of the Police shooting that killed
Kajieme Powell in St. Louis 08/19/2014
(I hate posting things like this but it needs to be seen!!)
THIS GUY RECORDED THE POLICE SHOOTING A BLACK MAN. RIGHT HERE. ON HIS PHONE.
He stole a can of soda because he was like fuck these people honestly and the police came up not even 2 minutes later and they told him to put his hands up and he didn’t.
Then they shot him in cold blood.
I’m done. Could have TAZED him but no.
THEY KILLED HIM.
IM SO OVER THIS
i have been seeing a lot of different links for different places to donate for bail and legal fees, but i haven’t been able to find anything on whether or not the funds have actually been going towards helping out the people of ferguson so
if you know of any more please add and spread them and if in doubt remember to google first
Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement.
Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.