I’m getting tired of seeing people (usually white) try to downplay the excessive violence and death often directed toward POC by saying “but it happens to white people too, the media are biased and don’t show it!”
If they actually cared about people being shot by police, instead of trying to shoot down the message because it is centered on yet another wholly unnecessary shooting of a black person, they’d say “you know what, it shouldn’t be happening to anyone, so why don’t we do something about it so we can all be safer?”
Il 12 aprile è uscito in Italia Inner City Romance, raccolta dei 5 fumetti scritti da Guy Colwell dal 1972 al 1978, tradotti da Marco Bisanti e usciti per Bizarro Books, neonata etichetta editoriale che fa capo al gruppo Red Star Press.
Inner City Romance è un manifesto della cultura underground americana degli anni ’70. Vi ritroviamo infatti tutte le tematiche più calde di quei tempi: la lotta…
TW/ POLICE VIOLENCE/ DEATH
just watched the Adam Toledo police bodycam footage and i am very emotional. i’m struggling to breathe. he was a 13-year-old 7th grader murdered by a Chicago police officer on Mar 29. he was ordered to put his hands up and was shot in the chest when they were halfway up, empty. he died within minutes. the claim is that he dropped a gun shortly before turning around and putting his hands up (which i didn’t see because the footage was really shaky as the officer was running) but he was following the officer’s orders precisely (”drop it, show me your hands”). ultimately it doesn’t matter that he complied. it doesn’t matter that his murderer was officer Eric Stillman, because there are innumerable police officers in Chicago and in the US who would have done the same. ultimately if he had been white and not living in a predominantly black/hispanic neighborhood (he was hispanic) he might have survived. if he had been kyle rittenhouse, robert aaron long, peter manfredonia, gregory mcmichael, travis mcmichael, roger hedgpeth, benjamin murdy, duke webb (from my hometown), thomas kinworthy, dalton potter, anthony trifiletti, matthew bernard, patrick crusius, aaron dean, james holmes, dylann roof, or many many other armed white men/young men who committed violent crimes and were taken into custody without being injured this would not have happened to him. he was 13 years old. he complied. he was a child. he was murdered anyway.
Veteran Isaac Woodard was blinded by police Reposted from @titojacksonboston #sayhisname #isaacwoodard #veterans #veteran #jimcrow #racisminamerica #beingbrowninamerica SAME AS IT EVER WAS Army Second Lieutenant Caron maced by police #soldier #police #blm #blacklivesmatter Nazario https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56696345 https://www.instagram.com/p/CNtxLr7BzEv/?igshid=oaroqn46zg6e
A Minnesota white male was apprehended ALIVE Wednesday after he allegedly trapped a police officer's arm in his truck window while attempting to flee, and then attacking him with the officer's own rescue hammer, police said.
The officer was attempting to stop the suspect, Luke Alvin Oeltjenbruns, 61, after an alleged assault over wearing a mask was reported at a Menards home improvement store in Hutchinson, a city about 60 miles west of Minneapolis.
Hutchinson Police Chief Tom Gifferson told CNN the officer approached the suspect's truck and was standing on a running board on the driver's side when the suspect rolled up the window, trapping the officer's arm, and drove away with the officer clinging to the vehicle, reaching speeds up to 40 mph.
According to the Knight Foundation, “Twitter subcultures give voice to issues that mainstream media don’t cover.” It is the media’s responsibility to inform those in society about the issues that are occurring in all communities and all cultures. When journalists inaccurately portray or decide not to cover these issues, many in society form a distrust toward the media, the people who are supposed to serve the community. This is where social media can be the catalyst. Social media has the power to not only inform the public, but also inform the media about the issues that need to be covered in communities that are desperate for accurate representation. Many of these communities are minorities and their voice and their issues need to be heard. Journalists around the world need to be the ones that highlight the issues of the African-American community, the Latinx community, and all those who are calling out for attention to issues that matter, issues that should matter to us all. A community needs accurate journalism for the truth, and journalism needs a community that trusts them. Social media is the bridge that can connect journalists and communities toward the common goal of social justice.
So my state, Florida, just passed HB1, an anti-protesting law, aiming to designate most peaceful protests as riots.
If this bill had been law last summer, all 600 protestors involved at the Pensacola Graffiti Bridge Black Lives Matter protest would have been arrested and charged with rioting.
In this bill is language making it illegal to block roads. If you are involved with a protest that blocks any roads, bridges, or other infrastructure, you will be arrested and charged with rioting.
If a confederate monument is destroyed or is damaged in excess of 200$, all people involved will be arrested and charged with rioting.
If you're involved in a protest or any event that happens to get violent, or causes physical damage to a business or location, exceeding 200$ (rules for how this damage is examined are nonexistant) for any reason, you can will be arrested and charged with rioting.
Doesn't matter if you organized your event, or just happened to be nearby. You will be arrested and charged with rioting. It is up to the discretion of the officer to decide what constitutes as violent, and we all know how that will go.
With this bill becoming law, an officer can legally stop a peaceful protest, by declaring that there was damage exceeding 200$, or lie and claim that the event was "violent" with zero legal repercussions, and arrest every single person in the area, charging them with rioting.
It is up the the discretion of the officer.
Make no mistake, this is a direct result of Black people standing up for their right to live, last summer, and this is going to lead to a watershed movement of other states passing anti-protesting bills, just like HB1.
Very disgusted by a man like these being a solider and people tell him thanks you for your service , while he probably believes his protecting this country !!!! . #horrible #blm #saynotoracism #coward #cowardculture #Graffiti #instagraffiti #nycgraffiti #bostongraffiti #blacklivesmatter #blacklivesmatter✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blacklives #realsoildersfightforeveryone https://www.instagram.com/p/CNtE4gEhl5n/?igshid=1ohlxncsel88f