wannydillis24 asked:

About you mcdonalds looting post: You can't justify breaking into someone's establishment and looting it because they were helping out protestors with the goods they stole. No one is telling the loot- protestors to go out and practice their first amendment right. But if they want to (to which they rightfully have the right to) they aren't justified to go and destroy property and loot others work. It's sickening what's going on over there and worst yet, the naiivety of "supporters" for the cause

I'm, Only Finding Myself Answer:

kingjaffejoffer:

You find it sickening that people support breaking into a McDonalds to get milk to help out people who were tear gassed.

I find it sickening that people like you hide behind the disingenuous care for local businesses and focus on poor McDonalds having their window broken instead of FAR more egregious rights violations and abuse of power that is going on with law enforcement. 

Journalists have been arrested for no reason. 
Cops are walking around with no badges or name tags.
Kids have been purposely tear gassed.
People standing on their OWN PROPERTY have been shot with rubber bullets and tear gassed. 

You ignore all of that to focus on some fucking milk from McDonalds because you can’t find any other way to oppose protests in regards to a Black teenager being murdered without looking like a bigot. 

That wack ass bullshit logic doesn’t fly around here. 

mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

hate5sixofficial:

Consider the probability that police are planting agitators to justify further action in Ferguson. Here’s a hint: documented history shows that that probability is non-zero.

hate5sixofficial:

Consider the probability that police are planting agitators to justify further action in Ferguson. Here’s a hint: documented history shows that that probability is non-zero.

"

'Thank God, they’re only rubber,'
I say to myself,
as the bullets, rubber bullets,
rain down on us
like hail.
We try to move
with the crowd, as it scatters,
like rats;
the rats who rule these streets.
One wrong move,
one slip of the foot,
we’ll go down
and if we do, we fear,
we will not be getting back up.

Feeling the hard welts,
the tender buboes, that are beginning
to rise along my aching ribs,
my arms and legs;
just not my face, please God,
not my pretty face,
I think, ‘How did this happen?’
How did this peaceful protest
degenerate into mania and frenzy?
Every man, woman and child for themselves,
in a vicious storm
of black, rubber bees.

About this time,
to my pleasant surprise, I realize
that I am still holding onto my beer,
the only security blanket
I’m likely to find.
‘Thank God for small favors,’
I speak out loud,
To no one in particular, while simultaneously realizing,
there’s been a lot of Jesus talk
form the mouth of this professed atheist.
I’m running wildly now and
have no idea what has become
of my friends.
I do hope they are safe
and find their way home.
Really, though, they’re on their own.
I’m having enough trouble
just taking care of myself.

Turning a corner, into an alley,
I stop dead in my tracks,
my beer bottle
slipping from my fingers
and smashing cacophonously
in the filth strewn gutter below.
Blocking my way
are six heavily armed riot cops,
decked out in full regalia,
guns trained on my torso.
As I drop to my knees
and throw my hands in the air,
I have one last humorously lighthearted thought,
‘Even bees can kill you
if enough of them sting you
all at once.’

"
-

Max Mundan, Rubber Bullets

© David Rutter 2014

Follow me on twitter @dmr226

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ambivalentjoint:

I’ve been sharing pics from other people’s pages and twitter, but this right here is the most powerful. (So far lol) Crips and Bloods guarding a store from looters. This right here is what we need, the most powerful people in the streets to come BACK together. Back because the original purpose of the gangs wasn’t too beef but protect. Revolutionary gangstas. #ferguson #crips #bloods #streetsoldiers #americathegreat

ambivalentjoint:

I’ve been sharing pics from other people’s pages and twitter, but this right here is the most powerful. (So far lol) Crips and Bloods guarding a store from looters. This right here is what we need, the most powerful people in the streets to come BACK together. Back because the original purpose of the gangs wasn’t too beef but protect. Revolutionary gangstas. #ferguson #crips #bloods #streetsoldiers #americathegreat

orchidse:

"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety. We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety."Article here.

orchidse:

"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety. We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety."Article here.

unphazedcat:

ok but seriously my biggest problem with the cops in ferguson not wearing badges is with out the badge and name plate you not only dont know their name or badge number but you also dont know if they are even a cop.

which means anyone can put on a cop outfit go down to ferguson and act like they police and pretty much do what ever they want.

and ppl wanna say ‘oh not all the cops there are bad’ but its like

none of them are wearing badges

how do we know they even cops?

elwynbrooks:

Here’s the shotguns used tonight. Lots of restraint shown:

Summary of the night (August 18th, 2014):

There were many arrests throughout the night. Water bottles and other objects were thrown at police, and after gunshots rang out near the QuikTrip, police began firing smoke and gas indiscriminately. There have been reports of white anarchist agitators from out of town, provoking police.

Many protesters ran, terrified, coughing. Journalists were caught in the gas: one canister rolled right under a photographer, who collapsed from it. Fires and bricks were used by residents to try and keep back police.

Police began clearing out the street, ordering anyone who wasn’t credentialed media to leave or be faced with arrest. When one reporter (who is livestreaming the events and has a camera on him) explained he lost his credentials while being fired at and showed his PRESS patch instead, officer told him “this doesn’t mean shit” while ripping the journalist’s PRESS patch off of his vest and throwing it to the ground.

Police formed two lines and began moving forward. A handful of protesters got caught between the lines, trapped but repeatedly told to get out. Among them, WaPo reporter Wesley Lowery reports that the entire neighbourhood has barriers and many people are unable to get home.

SWAT teams have begun doing tactical sweeps and media were ordered away.

Amnesty International was also on the ground tonight and were kicked out by police. Currently, AI is highly critical of the US.

There are still a few people trapped, it appears, including a few reporters, who are tweeting that they’re being mercilessly gassed. After ordering the media away, the police seem to be gassing entire neighbourhoods indiscriminately:

And here’s an image of what it looks like when they fire gas:

Currently waiting for a presser from Captain Johnson, who was seen tonight attempting to keep peace with no helmet/mask/gear.

codyjohnston:

This brave woman was arrested earlier today for peacefully protesting alongside that Holocaust survivor I mentioned earlier. Tons of other similar tweets of people walking in small groups, getting gassed without question or warning. It’s a shit show down there. A disgrace.

Don’t watch the news. Watch people.