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When I watch this video, I don’t see a car full of young men who are behaving in a manner consistent with fear of the police.

Boynton Beach Police Chief Jeffrey Katz in reference to a video where a car of young black men are stopped and harassed, one being pulled from the car and handcuffed, while the others sat under gunpoint. In the video the officer who drew his gun says, “I’ll put a fucking round in your ass so quick,” to one of the young men filming him. 

Clearly, if you do not instantly and totally comply with a police officer’s violation of your rights, if you do not fear the police… you have the right to be made to fear them. 

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Which is why we get cops saying a black person was giving them “dehumanizing stares”.

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starlingsongs:

So last night Anita Sarkeesian published the latest Feminist Frequency video on misogyny in video games and received another wave of death threats, this time including one of terrifying specificity, demonstrating knowledge of where she and several of her family members lived, compelling her to contact the authorities and leave her home.

A threat intended, of course, to demonstrate that there is no misogyny directed at women involved in video games, and that her video series is unnecessary man hating slander.

You know what makes me angry, though? The death threat is horrible, but what makes me mad is that in the comments section for every site on the net for so-called “games journalists”, there will be mountains of posts that begin something along the lines of “that’s so horrible and i can’t believe anyone would do something so bad, /HOWEVERRRRR/, i don’t know if there’s really a misogyny problem blah blah blah her videos are so controvercial blah blah blah maybe if she hadn’t blah blah blah i don’t see why you females are all so mad at me im just stating an opinion blah blah blah but i’m an ally blah blah blah you all just hate men blah blah blah fart”

For every one guy who’s sociopathic and cruel enough to send hate mail to a woman for speaking out in her sisters’ defense, there are a THOUSAND perfectly willing to be tone-deaf apologists for a culture of violence against women, usually riding in on the dead, beaten horse that is the maybe-the-truth-is-in-the-middle non-analysis.

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The Investigators: Dashcam video clears NJ man; Cops now indicted

jessehimself:

Investigative Reporter Sarah Wallace obtained the dashcam tapes, and has spoken exclusively with the 30-year old DJ who was looking at years in prison.

It was quite a turnabout, all the criminal charges against Marcus Jeter have been dismissed, and two Bloomfield police officers have been indicted for falsifying reports, and one of them, for assault.

A third pleaded guilty early on to tampering. It’s all thanks to those dashcam tapes. It’s the video that prosecutors say they never saw when the pursued criminal charges against 30 year-old Marcus Jeter . In the video, his hands were in the air. He was charged with eluding police, resisting arrest and assault. One officer in the video can be seen throwing repeated punches.

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dreamofbecoming:

Reasons abortion should be fully covered on all insurance plans:

  • If you can’t afford an abortion, you definitely can’t afford a pregnancy
  • If you can’t afford an abortion, and are forced to carry a pregnancy to term anyway, you sure as hell can’t afford a child

Who the fuck do you think you’re really protecting here?

Makes sense in that view.

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William Bratton: Investigate Ryo Oyamada's Death

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Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

This is atrocious. . By the time everyone wakes up.. i fear it will be too late..

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it’s crazy that it’s taken me 22 years to figure out how to be friends with a woman. patriarchy is so real.

palmares-politics:

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palmares-politics:

rebelbaes:

?????

so patriarchy is the reason you have biological impulses?

come on breh.  

ha nah the biological impulses are still here, the entitlement to their bodies is gone doe. 

Ok. I feel you. But do you think that males are the only ones that have a sense of entitlement to the opposite sex’s body?

when i look back on the ways i thought about and interacted with my friends who are women, it was always me schemin on them. i don’t think the opposite is true.