It’s funny how Fox News can get away with airing some crap like this that completely invalidates Martin Luther Kings experiences. The same thing that happened when MLK peacefully protested is what’s happening in Ferguson now, the police treated the protestors like criminals then and now. How do u think the newspapers portrayed the protestors back then??? As peace loving citizens? Now, u take the news of a handful of looters and run with it, as opposed to the many, many people who are down there risking their well-being to protest. Shame on Fox News, I’ll never respect their message or fall for their agenda that tries to trick the world into thinking that the people in Ferguson are not following in the footsteps of people like Martin and Malcom X who utilized their right to protest to affect change in this country. Go tell all the black, white, Hispanic, old, and young people in Ferguson who are protesting the brutal treatment of an unarmed black kid that their anger is not justified. Tell them to their faces that they are dishonoring the legacies of the men who showed the world that protesting makes a difference, and lets see how well that goes. If people were truly being violent there then there would have been significantly more bloodshed because that militarized police force would have happily started firing more than just tear gas. Use common sense. Do not believe lies. Fox News are not authorities on what is going on in the world, they are AVERAGE CITIZENS LIKE U AND ME and they project reality as they see it onto tv screens. It’s subjective, it’s not unbiased. U look at the facts and determine what is right and wrong for yourself. #foxnews #standwithferguson #mikebrown #truth #martinlutherking
This is what YouTube did to my friend’s NatesVlogs YouTube page that he has been running for years. The style of his videos was somewhat similar to content you’d see on Tosh.0, which some found offensive. 100,000+ subscribers found him hilarious. Now, after being one of the first wave of vloggers who helped make YouTube popular for raw, real content, Nathan’s account has been terminated. Not because of copyright infringement. It was because too many offended people flagged his videos. #icant #idgaf #wtf
I interrupt the news about police brutality, celebrity suicide, & Obama golfing to bring you this. You’re welcome. #toomanyfeels #socute #icant #itssofluffyicoulddie
Just gonna go ahead and leave this right here. #mikebrown #ericgarner #ezellford #johncrawford #policebrutality #handsupdontshoot #civilrights #standup #standwithferguson #racism
Why the fuck was she cutting all those got peppers though? What was she cooking, a portal to hell???
Michael Brown remembered as a ‘gentle giant’ (St. Louis Post- Dispatch)
Michael Brown posted a haunting message on Facebook last week as he prepared to enter a new phase in his life: college. “if i leave this earth today,” he wrote to a friend, “atleast youll know i care about others more then i cared about my damn self.”
Dozens arrested during protests over Ferguson police shooting (Al Jazeera America)
At least 50 were arrested in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, according to police and local media, after a second night of protests over the death of an unarmed African-American teenager shot to death by a police officer.
Police use tear gas in Ferguson, people jam church for moment of silence (St. Louis Post- Dispatch)
Tension stayed high and raw Monday as the St. Louis region waited for answers in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a municipal police officer.
Police use tear gas on crowd in Ferguson, Mo., protesting teen’s death (Washington Post)
For a third night, summer rage pitted the people of Ferguson against those sworn to protect them. On Saturday, officers shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. On Sunday, resident protests turned to riots, marked by looting and the burning of several local stores.
Fifteen arrests were made. St. Louis city alderman Antonio French posted a series of videos and pictures on Twitter documenting the police response. Young people were seen holding their hands up in the same manner that some witnesses have suggested Brown was at the time of the shooting.
“I saw the barrel of the gun pointed at my friend,” said Dorian Johnson, 22. “Then I saw the fire come out of the barrel.” He added that “what began as an order by a police officer to ‘get the f— onto the sidewalk’ quickly escalated into a physical altercation and then, gunfire.”
The FBI is opening an investigation into the shooting of unarmed Missouri teenager Mike Brown by a police officer in suburban St. Louis, officials said on Monday.
The last moments of Michael Brown’s life were filled with shock, fear and terror, says a witness who stood just feet away as a police officer shot and killed the unarmed teen. “I saw the barrel of the gun pointed at my friend,” said Dorian Johnson, 22. “Then I saw the fire come out of the barrel.”
The people of Ferguson are angry. Outraged. The officer’s story is dubious. Any black kid with sense knows it is futile to reach into an officer’s vehicle and take his gun. That story is only plausible to people who believe that black people are animals, that black men go looking for cops to pick fights with. Absurdity. Eyewitness accounts like these make far more sense.
As a black person in America, it’s getting exhausting to still have to explain, in the year 2014, your right to exist in this country. To explain that you are a human being whose value sits no lower than anyone else’s. To explain our basic humanity. And perhaps worst of all, to explain exactly why we are outraged.
The vicious slaying of Mike Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police has once again shown that the narrative the media paints surrounding black people in America more often than not includes depicting us as violent thugs with gang and drug affiliations. It’s safe to say that Brown has become a victim of what I like to refer to as the “Trayvon Martin effect” in the media.
Michael Brown’s Death Didn’t Happen in a Vacuum (ColorLines)
Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, the black St. Louis suburb where Brown lived and died, confronted police officers on Sunday in a scene that’s since been described by the national media as one that quickly devolved into “looting.” In photos, black residents stood in front of police with their hands up to show that they were unarmed. They chanted the slogans we’ve all become too used to over the years: “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!”
Did they say, “Kill the police?!” As long as that’s the way you heard it, they did. And that is what AP will wire out to every mainstream news outlet who can be bothered to report the death of another unarmed black son on a Saturday night. Their truth is not our truth.
The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson where the working-class, majority-black population has been clashing with law enforcement for the last three days has 53 commissioned police officers. According to the city’s police chief, three of them are black.
When We Are Young (Crunk Feminist Collective)
When we are young, often too young to fully understand the anxiety in their voices and the fear in their eyes, many of us listen to our parents tell us how to behave when, not if, we are stopped by the police.
Missouri teen Michael Brown was unarmed when police gunned him down. We don’t need to keep talking about his college plans to communicate that his killing was dead wrong.
Michael Brown and Anti-Black Violence (The Feminist Wire)
Black life matters. Yet the police and their media support team have already begun to execute their standard playbook in the aftermath of yet another slain black youth.
National Moment of Silence Will Remember Victims of Police Brutality (Feminist Majority Foundation)
This Thursday, a National Moment of Silence will be held in cities across the country to remember the lives lost and impacted by police brutality. In the wake of two deadly police-involved shootings in less than a week, online activist Feminista Jones and individual Twitter followers were able to coordinate the event in a single day.
How social media helped facilitate a national moment of silence to honor victims of police brutality, show solidarity with their families, and allow communities to come together in a moment of mourning and support.
CNN finally reporting some real info! #ferguson #ripmikebrown #justiceformikebrown #justiceformike
Oh my God….they did itLook how staggering these statistics are. Racism in institutional; there are many actors involved in keeping it up. One of the highest roles is filled by cops. It’s no coincidence that black communities tend to have all white precincts. The data is here. Numbers don’t lie right?