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August 27, 2014 4:32 pm August 15, 2014 7:38 pm
girldoesnothing:

tonidorsay:

I travel the world for the perfect tea
Everybody’s looking for Darjeeling

Some of them want to infuse you
Some of them want to be infused by you

girldoesnothing:

tonidorsay:

I travel the world for the perfect tea

Everybody’s looking for Darjeeling

Some of them want to infuse you

Some of them want to be infused by you

(Source: georgetakei, via complicated-creation)

6:22 pm
falloutdad:

Our history teacher is making us create our own country, so we did this.

falloutdad:

Our history teacher is making us create our own country, so we did this.

(Source: gothiclemon, via dutchster)

4:41 pm
http://inothernews.tumblr.com/post/94839518857/chief-jackson-says-that-the-original-police-stop

inothernews:

  • Chief Jackson says that the original police stop of Michael Brown “had nothing to do with” the robbery at QuikTrip and adds that the officer “did not know” that Brown was a suspect in said robbery, but rather that Brown was stopped because he was “blocking traffic” on the street where he was…
4:40 pm
"When you cut facilities, slash jobs, abuse power, discriminate, drive people into deeper poverty & shoot people dead whilst refusing to provide answers or justice, the people will rise up & express their anger & frustration if you refuse to hear their cries. A riot is the language of the unheard."

Martin Luther King Jr. (via anarcho-queer)

(via think4yourself)

2:27 pm

tup0ck:

*buys heroine*

(Source: dylmanobrien, via dutchster)

2:24 pm
naturepunk:

thewomanofkleenex:

thinksquad:

Amid growing criticism of the military-style equipment and tactics deployed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, a Democrat from Georgia plans to introduce the “Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act” in Congress next month.
Rep. Hank Johnson asked his all his colleagues Thursday to join him in supporting the bill, which he said in a letter “will end the free transfers of certain aggressive military equipment to local law enforcement and ensure that all equipment can be accounted for.”
Images of assault rifle-carrying camouflaged police riding through Ferguson on military vehicles similar to the IED-resistant equipment used by American armed forces in combat have proven to be a jolt of energy for a long-simmering debate about police militarization. In his letter to Congress, Johnson signaled that he expects his bill to break through the partisan gridlock in the House.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/democratic-congressman-will-introduce-police-demilitarizatio#32tdaru

THIS IS A GOOD THING TO CALL YOUR REPS ABOUT.

History in the making.

naturepunk:

thewomanofkleenex:

thinksquad:

Amid growing criticism of the military-style equipment and tactics deployed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, a Democrat from Georgia plans to introduce the “Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act” in Congress next month.

Rep. Hank Johnson asked his all his colleagues Thursday to join him in supporting the bill, which he said in a letter “will end the free transfers of certain aggressive military equipment to local law enforcement and ensure that all equipment can be accounted for.”

Images of assault rifle-carrying camouflaged police riding through Ferguson on military vehicles similar to the IED-resistant equipment used by American armed forces in combat have proven to be a jolt of energy for a long-simmering debate about police militarization.
In his letter to Congress, Johnson signaled that he expects his bill to break through the partisan gridlock in the House.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/democratic-congressman-will-introduce-police-demilitarizatio#32tdaru

THIS IS A GOOD THING TO CALL YOUR REPS ABOUT.

History in the making.

(via contemplativeinspiration)

2:15 pm

deformographhy:

grilledsneakers:

This is what the people of Ferguson are up against and if you still don’t think that this is a big deal then you need to wake the fuck up

Rubber bullets are only suppose to bruise… Wtf?!

(via contemplativeinspiration)

2:14 pm

verdantdeer:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

what the fuck. the more news that comes out of Ferguson, the more heartbroken I am. What a fucked up system we live in.

(via contemplativeinspiration)

2:11 pm

pottersir:

“The key to Luna is that she has that unbelievably rare quality of actually not giving a damn what anyone else thinks of her.” - J.K. Rowling

(Source: pottersir, via dutchster)

2:09 pm 2:08 pm 2:08 pm

lesbianaunt:

Engraved Zippo lighters from the Vietnam War.

Cowan’s Auctions

this is fucking incredible

(Source: ultra-violence-blog, via cookingcatlady)

2:05 pm

gabifresh:

take no shit 2014

(Source: gatissed, via cookingcatlady)

2:02 pm
"

For four nights in a row, they streamed onto West Florissant Avenue wearing camouflage, black helmets and vests with “POLICE” stamped on the back. They carried objects that doubled as warnings: assault rifles and ammunition, slender black nightsticks and gas masks.

They were not just one police force but many, hailing from communities throughout north St. Louis County and loosely coordinated by the county police.

Their adversaries were a ragtag group of mostly unarmed neighborhood residents, hundreds of African-Americans whose pent-up fury at the police had sent them pouring onto streets and sidewalks in Ferguson, demanding justice for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a police officer on Saturday.

When the protesters refused to retreat from the streets, threw firebombs or walked too close to a police officer, the response was swift and unrelenting: tear gas and rubber bullets.

To the rest of the world, the images of explosions, billowing tear gas and armored vehicles made this city look as if it belonged in a chaos-stricken corner of Eastern Europe, not the heart of the American Midwest. As a result, a broad call came from across the political spectrum for America’s police forces to be demilitarized, and Gov. Jay Nixon installed a new overall commander in Ferguson.

“At a time when we must seek to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the local community,” Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said, “I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message.”

Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, and Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, voiced similar sentiments.

But such opposition amounts to a sharp change in tone in Washington, where the federal government has spent more than a decade paying for body armor, mine-resistant trucks and other military gear, all while putting few restrictions on its use. Grant programs that, in the name of fighting terrorism, paid for some of the equipment being used in Ferguson have been consistently popular since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. If there has been any debate at all, it was over which departments deserved the most money.

Department of Homeland Security grant money paid for the $360,000 Bearcat armored truck on patrol in Ferguson, said Nick Gragnani, executive director of St. Louis Area Regional Response System, which administers such grants for the St. Louis area.

Since 2003, the group has spent $9.4 million on equipment for the police in St. Louis County. That includes $3.6 million for two helicopters, plus the Bearcat, other vehicles and night vision equipment. Most of the body armor worn by officers responding to the Ferguson protests was paid for with federal money, Mr. Gragnani said.

“The focus is terrorism, but it’s allowed to do a crossover for other types of responses,” he said. “It’s for any type of civil unrest. We went by the grant guidance. There was no restriction put on that by the federal government.”

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