thesmithian:

Venezuelans younger than 30 (majority of the pop) have not known any govt other than that of Hugo Chávez or Maduro. For them, “Chavismo” is the past…Blaming the CIA, the “fascist opposition,” or “dark international forces,” as Nicolas Maduro and his allies customarily do, has become fodder for parodies flooding YouTube. The concrete effects of 15 years of Chavismo are all too visible in empty shelves and overflowing morgues. The youth who are continuing to protest in almost all of Venezuela’s large cities, risking brutal beatings, savage torture, and death, are convinced that they will not have a better future unless the policies to which this government is strongly committed are changed. And the only government promise they believe is its pledge to stay the course regardless of results or what its opponents say.

more.

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grrlyman:

blackpussypower:

revitiligo:

youngblackandvegan:

aroyalmind:

dereksvacation:

blackourstory:

thebadgerman619:

No wonder…

Well, actually…

Fuck that they never took us seriously and never will.

that’s what i’m saying. they aint take us seriously back then. we still niggas in suits. fuck that.

they didn’t take us seriously. that’s why they killed him.
they shot him and he was wearing a suit

Y’all forreal need to quit with these respectability politics, them dudes on the bottom aren’t doing anything that would warrant any disrespect

it hurts me that so many black people really believe this and that proving shit to white people is even the goal to begin with. they have BEEN laughing at us and they always will. sagging pants weren’t poppin when sambo jezebel sapphire picaninny etc first came about cmon.




when they took us seriously.

grrlyman:

blackpussypower:

revitiligo:

youngblackandvegan:

aroyalmind:

dereksvacation:

blackourstory:

thebadgerman619:

No wonder…

Well, actually…

Fuck that they never took us seriously and never will.

that’s what i’m saying. they aint take us seriously back then. we still niggas in suits. fuck that.

they didn’t take us seriously. that’s why they killed him.

they shot him and he was wearing a suit

Y’all forreal need to quit with these respectability politics, them dudes on the bottom aren’t doing anything that would warrant any disrespect

it hurts me that so many black people really believe this and that proving shit to white people is even the goal to begin with. they have BEEN laughing at us and they always will. sagging pants weren’t poppin when sambo jezebel sapphire picaninny etc first came about cmon.

when they took us seriously.


atane:

nerdscloset:

Miles Davis covered in blood after an altercation with police

"Altercation" sounds so polite, like it was a mutual thing and not one man getting assaulted by the police. Miles got beat up by the police.
The cops assaulted Miles because he was black. He was standing outside Birdland where he just performed and was taking a break. His name was on the marquee. They saw him escort a white female friend from the club into a taxi and then they approached him after as he was taking a smoke break. The cops told him to “move on”. Miles said he was playing at the club and was on break. They weren’t hearing any of that. One cop then punched him in the stomach, while another one cracked him on the head with a nightstick. That’s why he’s covered in blood. He was a victim of police brutality.

atane:

nerdscloset:

Miles Davis covered in blood after an altercation with police

"Altercation" sounds so polite, like it was a mutual thing and not one man getting assaulted by the police. Miles got beat up by the police.

The cops assaulted Miles because he was black. He was standing outside Birdland where he just performed and was taking a break. His name was on the marquee. They saw him escort a white female friend from the club into a taxi and then they approached him after as he was taking a smoke break. The cops told him to “move on”. Miles said he was playing at the club and was on break. They weren’t hearing any of that. One cop then punched him in the stomach, while another one cracked him on the head with a nightstick. That’s why he’s covered in blood. He was a victim of police brutality.

(via kemeticballbuster)


anarcho-queer:

Protesters Disrupt Police Review Board Meeting On Anniversary Of Kayla Moore’s Death

On the evening of February 12th, a small crowd gathered outside Gaia Apartments in downtown Berkeley to demand answers regarding the death of Kayla Moore, a black transgender woman who was killed by six Berkeley police officers in the apartment at the beginning of 2013.

The vigil and march was only the most recent action in a year-long campaign by Berkeley Copwatch and Kayla’s family after BPD refused to release the details of her death, which occurred after a ‘mental health evaluation’ ended in six BPD officers pinning her to the mattress and suffocating her.

None of the seven police officers present, all of whom are trained in emergency first aid, performed mouth-to–mouth resuscitation on Moore, which would have assisted her, because they considered her transgender status as something objectionable.

Kayla was detained by police for an outstanding San Francisco warrant they discovered for a Xavier Moore. While Kayla’s birth name was Xavier, the warrant described a man in his 60s, Moore was only 41 and should not have been mistaken for the other Moore, according to a lawsuit against the police.

The meeting was stormed by participants in the angry march as they shouted “Cops! Pigs! Murderers!” and took over the hearing to speak about Kayla’s murder and the review board’s inaction in investigation.

The board, of course, announced that they couldn’t tell Kayla’s family anything yet, but that the inquiry process was entering a second stage, which consists of a secret meeting at a secret time in which all of the officers would be interviewed and none of the transcripts would be publicly available.

The crowd berated officers and review board members and interrupted the meeting until it was over, but ultimately knew that the board had no intention of helping Kayla’s family get any answers. Berkeley Copwatch, however, is committed to continuing to help the Moore family get as many details as possible about Kayla’s death.

(via holyfuckmeinthemouth)


riotsandrhymes:

Do you Know what is happening in Venezuela? This is what is happening. This is what has been happening during a week. The students have been protesting in a pacific way against the repressive and tyrant government that we have since 1999 (yes, 15 years living with insecurity, food and medicine shortages, deprivation of liberty, and media blackout) and what is the police and the army doing? Beating us, shooting us, and recently some students were condemned to jail for 13 years!! For what crime? For claiming justice and democracy. Please, share this post, the world needs to know.

#PrayForVenezuela

#SOSVenezuela

(via thishandsomefemme)


siddharthasmama:

kenobi-wan-obi:


crownprince81:

tricountyshit:

666hunnabruh:

sortahuman3030:

fuglyhottie:

leftyrosenthal:

The number one gang in america.
KNOWN FOR KICKING PEOPLE WHILE THEY ARE DOWN

Smfh

are u fucking serious??

Fuck them

obviously resisting arrest. you seen how he moved all limp when the first dude tackle slid into him? classic sign of resisting arrest.

The true terrorists…

it literally looked like they were beating up a lifeless ragdoll


:/ i feel so sad for this individual and the literally millions of others like him that this happens to. fuck the police man, ACAB.

This is what I see when white people tell me not to take things so seriously, with their jokes and their appropriation. Their daily dehumanization of black folk feeds and arises from this violence.

siddharthasmama:

kenobi-wan-obi:

crownprince81:

tricountyshit:

666hunnabruh:

sortahuman3030:

fuglyhottie:

leftyrosenthal:

The number one gang in america.

KNOWN FOR KICKING PEOPLE WHILE THEY ARE DOWN

Smfh

are u fucking serious??

Fuck them

obviously resisting arrest. you seen how he moved all limp when the first dude tackle slid into him? classic sign of resisting arrest.

The true terrorists…

it literally looked like they were beating up a lifeless ragdoll

:/ i feel so sad for this individual and the literally millions of others like him that this happens to. fuck the police man, ACAB.

This is what I see when white people tell me not to take things so seriously, with their jokes and their appropriation. Their daily dehumanization of black folk feeds and arises from this violence.



theotherscottpeterson:

addictinginfo:

Caught On Video: Police Hit, Tie Down, Then Chop Off Possible Rape Victim’s Hair (VIDEO)

Police caught on camera hitting, tying down a 22 year old black mother before chopping off her…

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Jesus GOD.

Read the article if you can stomach it.
"Just a little over a week ago, the republican Executive Director of Oakland County, Michigan, another suburb of Detroit, suggested that Detroit be turned into an ‘Indian reservation,” but for black people.

“I made a prediction a long time ago and it’s come to pass. I said what we’re gonna do is turn Detroit into an Indian reservation, where we herd all the Indians into the city, build a fence around it and then throw in the blankets and the corn.”

He later clarified his statement, saying that his comment was in reference to black people, not Indians.
In another suburb of Detroit, Gross Pointe, it was brought to light that police were humiliating mentally disabled black men. Videos show cops telling the men to sing, dance, walk like chimps and perform other demeaning acts. The men were recorded and the videos were circulated among friends and family members of the officers involved, along with racist messages.
Detroit is currently under an extreme law, written by Republicans and Tea Party members in the Michigan legislature. The law allows the governor to legally strip the citizens of their right to elect local government. It allows the state’s republican governor, Rick Snyder, to remove duly elected representatives and appoint hand picked representatives in their place. During the summer of 2013, the Governor’s hand-picked emergency manager shut off power to a large part of the city of Detroit, on the hottest day of the year. He later admitted, on camera, that it was done to teach the citizens of Detroit “a lesson.”

theotherscottpeterson:

addictinginfo:

Caught On Video: Police Hit, Tie Down, Then Chop Off Possible Rape Victim’s Hair (VIDEO)

Police caught on camera hitting, tying down a 22 year old black mother before chopping off her…

View Post

Jesus GOD.

Read the article if you can stomach it.

"Just a little over a week ago, the republican Executive Director of Oakland County, Michigan, another suburb of Detroit, suggested that Detroit be turned into an ‘Indian reservation,” but for black people.

“I made a prediction a long time ago and it’s come to pass. I said what we’re gonna do is turn Detroit into an Indian reservation, where we herd all the Indians into the city, build a fence around it and then throw in the blankets and the corn.”

He later clarified his statement, saying that his comment was in reference to black people, not Indians.

In another suburb of Detroit, Gross Pointe, it was brought to light that police were humiliating mentally disabled black men. Videos show cops telling the men to sing, dance, walk like chimps and perform other demeaning acts. The men were recorded and the videos were circulated among friends and family members of the officers involved, along with racist messages.

Detroit is currently under an extreme law, written by Republicans and Tea Party members in the Michigan legislature. The law allows the governor to legally strip the citizens of their right to elect local government. It allows the state’s republican governor, Rick Snyder, to remove duly elected representatives and appoint hand picked representatives in their place. During the summer of 2013, the Governor’s hand-picked emergency manager shut off power to a large part of the city of Detroit, on the hottest day of the year. He later admitted, on camera, that it was done to teach the citizens of Detroit “a lesson.

(via sugahwaatah)


student-for-an-anarchist-society:

d0gbl0g:

angelclark:

Police shoot pregnant mother’s dog in her own driveway

Expectant mother Jessica Cabrera now has a new reason to hate Mondays. Two weeks ago, the gate to her backyard in Sun Valley, Calif. was somehow left open, and her dogs got out. The dogs, being dogs, enjoyed the freedom of not being “gated” but quickly came back to their home. Cabrera’s 4-year-old mixed Pit bull Drake, probably should have stayed away. Drake was shot in the head by the LAPD before his owners even knew the gate was open.

A neighbor must have called the police about the dogs being outside. The LAPD never attempted to contact Cabrera, who was right inside the house watching her 16-month-old daughter. According to the police, when they found the dogs on Cabrera’s property, one of the dogs “ran away” from the approaching LAPD. Drake, who had been playing with Cabrera’s daughter since she was an infant, “walked” towards the police. There was no mention of Drake acting aggressively, barking, or even growling, just “walking”.

The “walking” was apparently too much for the two officers, and one of them shot Drake in the eye, most likely expecting the dog to be killed. Edwin Ayala, Cabrera’s husband, was just coming home from work. He pulled into his driveway to the sound of gunshots and saw two police officers in the back driveway. “He was three seconds too late,” Cabrera told the Examiner.

Cabrera rushed Drake to the veterinarian, and they were able to save his life, at a cost. Cabrera described the wounds on GoFundMe, a crowdsourcing website she’s using to try to pay the thousands of dollars it will cost to keep Drake alive.

“Our dog has suffered severe trauma to his head and eye, and will now be disabled for the remainder of his life. The vet had to remove his eye, which was completely ruptured, he has brain damage and shattered bones all in his face. His nasal cavity has also been destroyed. The vet could not believe the damage that this all did, she said if it happened to a human we would be dead because the impact was so hard it destroyed all the muscles and nerves in his face.”

READ MORE http://www.examiner.com/article/police-shoot-pregnant-mother-s-dog-her-own-driveway

DONATE TO DRAKE’S VET BILLS http://www.gofundme.com/justicefordrake

:(

Friendly reminders: Never call the police on anything Animal Related because their first and apparently only option across all police departments is to kill the dog regardless of any threat it may or may not pose.

Not so friendly reminder to remember that police kill anyone who isn’t abled and white as well. They aren’t protectors. They are a violent gang.

(via blackmagicalgirlmisandry)


laliberty:

kv96ic28:

This is how the police in the USA handle someone who is “resisting”.  Notice his “resistance”.

The eagerness with which the rotund cop scampered in to tase the unarmed black man with his hands in the air further serves to demonstrate how so many cops join the force for power-tripping opportunities to dish out abuse just like this.

laliberty:

kv96ic28:

This is how the police in the USA handle someone who is “resisting”.  Notice his “resistance”.

The eagerness with which the rotund cop scampered in to tase the unarmed black man with his hands in the air further serves to demonstrate how so many cops join the force for power-tripping opportunities to dish out abuse just like this.

(via laliberty)