police brutality

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krxs10:

YOUNG UNARMED BLACK MAN SHOT AND PARALYZED IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD BY FAKE COP FOR TALKING TO WHITE GIRL IN HIS CAR

On February 4, sitting in his own car in his own neighborhood, talking to a female passenger, Monroe Bird was shot in the neck by a security guard, Ricky Stone, a 52-year-old white man. The bullet pierced the C3 vertebrae in his neck. Standing 6 feet, 8 inches, Bird, a gifted athlete, is now unable to move his arms or legs and relies on a ventilator to breathe. 

Heres what you need to know:

  1. The security guard who shot Bird possessed marijuana at the time of the shooting. He told the Tulsa police that he hadn’t smoked it in a few weeks, and they didn’t even give him a citation. This is the definition of white privilege. Mind you, Tulsa was quick to test Eric Harris for drugs after they killed him and then released the results widely—even though he never acted violently toward officers.
  2. The security guard went to the tired, age-old excuse and claimed that he saw Bird reach into his glove compartment. According to the police report, no weapons were found in or near the car, and no items that even seemed to belong in the glove compartment were found out or about in the car.
  3. The security guard claimed he thought Monroe and his female passenger were having sex in the car and that he only approached them because of this. She’s white. Bird is black. Both denied doing anything of the sort. 
  4. The security guard has claimed that Bird, who has no criminal record, attempted to run him over and basically kill him there on the spot.  

    Both the female passenger and Bird denied the guard’s account and stated that they were driving away when Stone began recklessly firing his gun into the car.

  5. The security guard who shot Bird worked for Benjy D. Smith, who owns Smith & Son Security Company. This important to know because Smith is a reserve deputy for the same Tulsa Sheriff’s Office that is currently under national scrutiny for its unethical practices with Reserve Deputy Bob Bates, who shot and killed Eric Harris earlier this year.

  6. The insurance company is denying him coverage because they claim “it was his own fault that he got shot.”

PLEASE HELP HIM!! 

you can either Donate (doesnt have to be alot it can be as small as $5) or Call the healthcare group and demand they give coverage with the number listed above.

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This really hurt my heart.

I just cannot with the world anymore. I avoid the news sometimes cause it is so hurtful. But I also need to be woke.

SIGNAL BOOST

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This is disgusting. I hope she’s okay. They really don’t give a fuck about us out here y’all. Stay woke. 

here is a video of here speaking about her arrest and a link to the article above (x)

[Transcription of the video: My name is Sadaisha Shimmers. On the 21st of April I requested to meet with Hillary Rodham Clinton on the Ellen Degeneres show. Within 24 hours of requesting to speak with her about the 20 transgender deaths in our country, the lack of military inclusion, and the segregation that is being lobbied for jails as well as bathrooms in our country, I was leaving my place of residence when I was thrown on the ground by two male officers. I had no idea what was going on and I was subsequently held and detained in down-town San Francisco jail for 24 hours. During which time I was strip searched one time by six male officers and a second time by another male officer by another male officer. They also changed my legally changed gender from female back to male. While I was incarcerated they refused to feed me stating that I was a vegetarian and that they were unable to process a vegetarian tray within the first twelve hours. 

During my incarceration I was not charged with anything. There was no crime attached to why I was being held in jail. These officers came out after I had called 911 saying that there had been people harassing me as a transgender female and I was in fear for my life. They said they were unable to come out to respond to my call and that I needed to go in. After getting dressed to go in and make a police report I was leaving my house when the officers grabbed me, threw me on the ground and arrested me. 

This is illegal. It is illegal to hold somebody without any formal charges. It is illegal to strip search a female when you are a male officer. And it is certainly illegal to deprive me of the medical care that I required. During my incarceration for that 24 hour period I was deprived of various central medications to my health, which resulted in a 24 hour hospital stay due to bleeding ulcers in my stomach. This is a violation of my civil rights. I am in fear for my safety and I fear retaliation. Is this what happens in our country when we ask our future president to help us out? 

This is our trans nation. I need each and every trans person to not allow this to continue to happen. Share this video. God bless.]

Mya Hall

transetheralbrimwylf:

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was killed in Baltimore.

And the coverage on her by and large has been horrible:

http://feministing.com/2015/04/03/they-were-our-sisters-feminists-should-not-abandon-mya-hall-or-miriam-carey/

I’d specifically like to bring attention to this line from the article, since I live near the NSA, and my girlfriend drives past it everyday on the way to work:

That someone in distress made a wrong turn, lost their bearings, and panicked when police surrounded them. According to new AP reports that interview those who knew Mya, she was struggling with her mental health and was unable to afford treatment.

Google maps has a really bad habit of actually routing you through the NSA depending on the destination you input in your GPS. Somehow Google maps thinks this is a shortcut. 

So one time my gf accidentally drove down the NSA exit when we were new to the area because Google Maps told her to. She then spent the next hour having her car searched and being questioned by a group of armed individuals (who did pull out their guns) because she had mistakenly made a wrong turn. 

My point is that it’s extremely easy to take a wrong turn into the NSA, especially if you are using GPS for directions. And if you didn’t realize that you had taken the wrong turn (my gf did but there was no way to turn around) being suddenly surrounded by a group of armed men pointing guns at you would probably cause anyone to panic. 

RIP Mya Hall.

revolutionary-afrolatino:

krxs10:

IMMIGRATION OFFICER FATALLY SHOOTS UNARMED 19 YR OLD BLACK MAN 10 TIMES DURING BALTIMORE RIOTS.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer shot and killed 20-year-old Terrence Kellum, Monday afternoon on Detroit’s northwest side.

Police say the agent — part of a fugitive task force involving ICE and officers with the Detroit Police Department — was attempting to serve an armed robbery warrant at a home in the 9500 block of Evergreen near W. Chicago when the shooting occurred.

“I am told there was no forced entry into the residence, that they were allowed inside,” said Detroit Police Chief James Craig. “And I’m also told that the agent may have been faced with a threat, and it was at that point when he decided to use deadly force.” Craig would not talk more specifically about that alleged threat.

One of the eyewitnesses, a woman, shouted at the chief as she described what she claims happened. “It was 10 bullets…and did it take 10 bullets? When he came out, they didn’t have the handcuffs on him!” she said. “They shot him! He was not able to run to do nothin’. Y’all didn’t give him a chance!”

An Investigation has been promised but we all know how that goes….

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#STAYWOKE

yo you heard about the Black person killed by police the other day?

WHICH ONE?

WHICH ONE

WHICH ONE

WHICH ONE

WHICH. ONE.

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12 Year Old Dymond Milburn was severely beaten by 3 plainclothes police officers because they thought she was a prostitute. Even though they beat her with a flashlight and caused injuries to her head, spine, throat and ear, the cops charged her with assault.

Sean Stewart, one of the cops involved, later received “Officer of the Year”

Credit: Cop Block

WHAT THE FUUCK

it’s said that this isn’t even surprising… there’s just a feeling of general hopelessness tbh

NO it’s so important you read the article though, because it’s even worse. 

According to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Galveston, Dymond Larae Milburn went outside her home to flip a circuit breaker at about 7:45 p.m. on Aug. 22, 2006.

Responding to a call that three white prostitutes were soliciting in the neighborhood, the plainclothes officers jumped out of an unmarked van on Gomez’s orders and one of them grabbed the girl, who is black, the lawsuit states.

The girl contends that the officers did not identify themselves as police and that the officer who grabbed her, later identified as Roark, told her, “You’re a prostitute. You’re coming with me.”

Her parents heard her cries for help and came outside to see the hysterical girl hanging on to a tree and screaming “Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!” while two officers hit her about the head, face and throat, the family alleges.

Plainclothes officers. Three adult male strangers jumped out of a van, called a little girl a prostitute, and attempted to drag her away into the van. And then later they charge her with resisting arrest. 

And from this article (I don’t understand why they have that image as a header depicting a scary black man threatening/silencing a crying little white girl when it was a white COP beating on a little black girl but ok)

Officer David Roark had his hand over the mouth of Milburn when her father came out on the balcony after hearing his daughter’s cries for help. The other officers, Justin Popovich and Sean Stewart, beat Dymond’s face, head and throat while their supervisor, Sgt. Gilbert Gomez, watched on in approval.

Dymond’s parents approached the cops and said “That’s our daughter. She’s twelve.” Roark responded “I don’t care if she’s twenty-two, thirty-two, or forty-six.”

and then:

The examining physician found that the girl had injuries from multiple blows to the head, face, neck, lower back, left shoulder, and left hip/waist area. She suffered a contusion to the back of the head (where she was struck with a flashlight). There were abrasions on her arm and wrist. Dymond’s throat was swollen; she had difficulty swallowing, nausea and vomiting, and hoarseness of voice due to being struck in the throat. She had black eyes, scalp lacerations, tenderness of the vertebrae. She was experiencing double vision and loss of hearing. Dymond’s ear drum and nose were also injured (blood in ear, bruised nasal septum, and nose bleed).

After the attack, Dymond suffered from PTSD, nightmares, and an inability to concentrate in school.

When she finally healed enough (physically) to return to school a horrible surprise was waiting for her. Police showed up to Austin Middle School and arrested Dymond for resisting and assaulting a peace officer. A twelve year old girl!

In a blatant disregard of logic and common sense, the court system in Galveston felt these charges were justified and Milburn was actually charged with assault on an officer and tried, twice! After three years and two mistrials, the DA finally dropped her case.

Immediately after her criminal trials, the family filed a civil suit, naming the four officers as plaintiffs. After multiple appeals by officers, including asking the court to dismiss the case based upon qualified immunity, meaning that the officers were just doing their job and are thereby shielded from civil liability, a settlement has yet to have been reached.

Absolutely disgusting. 

This is the worst thing I’ve ever read. Fuck all cops, seriously.

Why ‘I was afraid for my safety’ isn’t good enough justification for the ending of lives

Why ‘I was afraid for my safety’ isn’t good enough justification for the ending of lives

I got very very angry and wrote a very very angry thing.

Autistic 6th Grader Assaulted by School Cop, Now He is a Convicted Felon

Autistic 6th Grader Assaulted by School Cop, Now He is a Convicted Felon

tr4panese:

This is how an autistic 11-year-old is treated in a police state.

this is why we needed people to participate in autistic visibility day, it is not a little white boy condition, this is how we treat autistic black boys when they have a meltdown after being yelled at