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atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

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Self defence sprays that are legal to carry and use in the United Kingdom

Image 1: Farbgel
Image 2: StoppaRed

I’ve seen a lot of people (mostly women, for reasons which may be obvious) speaking about being worried when going out, be it alone or even with friends, both in the day and at night. I know that a lot of female friends of mine carry around a can of antiperspirant or a pot of pepper to use if they’re ever attacked. What I know a lot of people don’t realise is that there are products out there which work in a violent situation and help in catching the assailant for the best part of a week afterwards.

Known as ‘criminal identifiers’, these sprays are brightly coloured dyes which can be sprayed in the face of an attacker. Unlike things such as CS or Pepper sprays, criminal identifier sprays are legal in the UK.

There’s a few available on the market, with farbgel and Mace’s Stoppared being the mostly highly recommended.

What these sprays do is release a sticky, brightly coloured dye. It’s difficult to wipe away and stains the skin a bright red colour. No matter how hard an attacker might try to remove it from their skin and clothing, the staining typically lasts for around a week and doesn’t even start to fade until after a few days have passed.

Unlike CS and Pepper sprays (which, again, aren’t legal in the UK) criminal identifier sprays don’t cause irritation or pain to an attacker. Instead, they expand and clog up the area sprayed with a kind of sticky foam that’s difficult to wipe away. It should give you enough time to escape and report someone whose face resembles a baboon’s arse to the police.

Each can of the sprays costs around £10 each, though it may be cheaper when buying multiple canisters and if you shop around.

FarbGel 

StoppaRed UV Personal Attack Self-Defence Spray by Mace

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It should give you enough time to escape and report someone whose face resembles a baboon’s arse to the police.

That’s brilliant

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odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow

1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 75% of those residents are Black

2. The Ferguson police department has around 530 cops —less than 5 of them are Black

3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson

4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime

5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color

6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police

7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent

8. So please - don’t get it twisted

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jean-luc-gohard:

The police have remilitarized in Ferguson. It’s mostly being covered by conservative twitter, who are alternating between racist comments about riots and Obama and comments about police brutality that disgustingly strip the issue of its racist nature and try to refocus it on white people.

But the peace didn’t last long. Stay safe out there.

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narcolepticnarcissus:

For anyone who doesn’t know who Michael Brown is or what’s been going on in Ferguson

  • Saturday Aug. 9, 2014: Reports out of Ferguson, MO. that a 17 y/o boy was shot 10 times by police over stolen candy
  • He is identified as 18 y/o Michael Brown. The store Mike Brown allegedly stole candy from…
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zubat:

zubat:

Calling the Ferguson Police Dept. and requesting information about Antonio French’s release

After posting this video, I discovered new information that states his arrest and release are public record and according to the Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 610 “Governmental Bodies and Records”, Section 610.200, information about whether his arrest involved a crime or infraction is supposed to be available to the public for copying and inspection. So I called a second time. A different operator answered and I asked, “I would like to request information about Antonio French’s arrest and release.” He told me Antonio French is on a 24 hour hold. I asked if his arrest involved a crime or infraction and the operator told me that he couldn’t give that information over the phone. When I asked why, he said it was “policy.” I asked him to read me the policy and he refused to because “it wasn’t in front of him and he’s not going to look for it.” I told him that according to the statutes, that information must be made available to the public. He told me, “Okay, you went to law school. You know how to read. That’s great, but I’m not releasing that information to you. Do you have any more questions?”

"Yes. Will you please read me the policy that states you can’t release information regarding his arrest over the phone?"

"No. Any more questions?"

"Yes. What is your name?" He hung up.

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These Women Are About To Tell You Some Things That Are Absolutely None Of Your Business

Holy shit women on fire. This video gave me chills. If you do nothing at all today - watch this!

this shit is fucking A+++++++++++++++++ omg perfection 

these ladies spittin’ some real shit ya’ll better pay attention

That world has arrived

going through my likes and bringing this back because it’s so fucking important

THIS IS PERFECTION. THIS IS RIGHT.

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1. Eric Garner executed on July 17th, 2014. Put in illegal choke hold and strangled by the NYPD

2. Pregnant lady gets put in an illegal chokehold by an NYPD officer for “illegally grilling” while her seven year old daughter watches July 27th, 2014

3. NYPD enters wrong house and drags a naked woman across the floor, then pepper sprays her four year old grandson August 2nd, 2014.

4. Man shot and killed by police for holding a toy gun in a Walmart, Dayton, Ohio - August 6th, 2014

5. Unarmed Black teen shot ten times by the Ferguson Police while walking home with his friend from the convenience store - August 9th, 2014

Since July 17th there has been five reported occurrences exemplifying the police and American justice system’s lack of reverence for Black life. These are the five stories that were able to attract at least minimal attention. Who knows what is going on out there covered up (like the Ferguson police is trying to do with Mike Brown’s murder), unrecorded, and unknown. In the past 23 days the police have perpetrated the humiliation, degradation, and murdering of Black dignity,souls, and people. Knowledge is power. Do not rely on mainstream media to give you the full/accurate story. They will always be complicit in the devaluing of Black life because Blackness has been criminalized in America. Please spread these stories and add any more that you know of under the hashtag #badges are the new hoods. We need to start documenting, and spreading information. They will try to silence us as they did to Ramsey Orta, and Alba Lekaj, the people who filmed the NYPD harasing and murdering Eric Garner. But united we can make a difference.  Knowledge is power. Stay woke Black America, Stay woke.

this happened in the past 23 days

The  KKK now dresses in blue

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-teesa-:

8.5.14

Because Jon Stewart likes to ignore any and all facts, I’m just gonna leave this article here that articulates what I was gonna say far better:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/08/06/why-do-two-white-americans-get-the-ebola-serum-while-hundreds-of-africans-die/

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chasertiff:

When I say “boys are dumb” what I really mean is “boys have been raised in a patriarchal society that forces them into an incorrect and problematic view of masculinity that not only forces them to strip away valuable virtues from themselves, like patience and gentleness, but also forces them them to view and treat women in unhealthy ways that devalues women as people and makes them into objects purely for a man’s benefit”

but it’s a lot faster to say “boys are dumb”

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Long armpit hair, man hating lesbians

I’m sure you’ve heard the term by now

Feminists

or the joke that society makes “feminazi”

Maybe if I take this opportunity to explain you’ll understand too

I need feminism because a woman breastfeeding in public is obscene but you can buy a playboy at most 7-11s

So you’re telling me that breasts are only acceptable if there is money being made?

I need feminism because a woman is seen as dirty and contaminated after she’s been assualted

How about we look at the hands of the person doing this to her?

I need feminism because a woman is more likely to tell a man she has a boyfriend than to simply say she’s not interested

Why is it that a man will only leave you alone if he knows there is already a man in your life?

I need feminism because there are things on Facebook saying “If you have sex with a prostitute while she’s sleeping is that considered rape or robbery?”

Are you starting to see the problem?

I need feminism because the biggest argument is that “it’s not all men”

Do you see the fucking issue? The argument is no longer focused on sexual assault instead it’s becoming a hit on the male gender

I need feminism because I’m seen as weak because I bleed once a month

Yet did you know that the uterus expands to the size of a watermelon during childbirth?

I need feminism because last month I read a story about a convicted rapist getting custody of his daughter

Did I mention that the mother was the victim? How about the fact that she was fourteen years old?

I need feminism because the biggest insult you can call someone is a cunt yet that seems to be the only part of a woman that a man values

Are you starting to see the irony?

I need feminism because the biggest discussion about Hilary Clinton running for president is can a grandmother run the country?

Did you know that Mitt Romney has twenty two grandchildren?

I need feminism because a woman gets paid seventy seven cents to every dollar a man makes

With all that extra money maybe all those overpriced pads and tampons wouldn’t seem so unreasonable

I need feminism because I’m tired of having to carry a whistle, pepper spray, and brass knuckles on my keychain

Even with all that would it surprise you to know that I’m still petrified to walk alone at night?

What I fear on a daily basis is a man’s biggest fear in prison

See there’s this global problem that a woman is sexually assaulted every two minutes

Every woman is living on a schedule waiting for it to happen

I’ve had my turn and that’s why I write these words

I need feminism because I don’t want that woman to be you

"

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thefeministme:

"It’s A Shame We Need A Comeback To ‘What About The Men?’ But This One Really Nails It" - Upworthy

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http://albinwonderland.com/post/93513416222/escapedosmil-today-i-had-a-very-interesting

escapedosmil:

Today i had a very interesting thing happen.

First, some pretext:

I work in an abortion clinic. It is my job to accompany the patient from beginning to end making sure they have the information they need to make an informed decision about their procedure. I test their blood,…

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