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Watch what happens when an ordinary citizen pulls over a cop for violating the law

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We say it all the time around here: people in great positions of authority must be held accountable. Police officers are supposed to be the enforcers of the law, but what happens when they themselves violate the law?

One concerned citizen in Washington state saw an officer who was in clear…

Check out the video. It’s pretty amazing.

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wakeupslaves:

Georgia teen’s autopsy reveals organs were removed: He was stuffed with newspaper

by Yvette Caslin


On January 11, 2013, Kendrick Johnson, 17, was found dead rolled up in a wrestling mat at his high school in Valdosta, Ga. An athlete, Johnson was found dead in an upright athletic mat behind the bleachers in the school’s gym on January 11, 2013.

The first autopsy performed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) on the teen revealed he died from “positional asphyxia” and his death was ruled an accident. A second autopsy was performed by a private pathologist, Dr. Bill Anderson, at the request of his parents, Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson, who believe their beloved son was murdered revealed something more horrible. His organs – brains, heart and lungs – were missing and replaced with balls of crumpled newspaper.

Georgia teen found dead in a wrestling mat

Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson

His parents, Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson, didn’t take this ruling and walk away. They deem it foul play and are demanding officials at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Ga. turn over the surveillance video. His father believed his son was murdered and requested the case is reopened. There are photos and video that provide evidence that there is more that happened on this fateful day than school authorities are willing to admit. Not far from the body, there was a pair of red stained shoes and a sweatshirt, that authorities claim was not blood therefore they weren’t bagged and tagged.

Both the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), which conducted the autopsy and ruled that he died from “positional asphyxia”, stand by their findings that the boy died accidentally.

The Johnson family has gained the support of the National Action Network and The United Justice League.

Photos are graphic, proceed to the gallery with caution.

This world tho 😓

I’m still not over this!!!!

fucking hell…

this.. this gets me angry

Don’t forget this. They claim he went into a standing mat to get something and died. Gtfoh. Keep fighting mom and dad.

Get angry get fucking angry and talk about it

What the fuck is wrong with our society??? Don’t fucking lie to me and tell me this country is built on Christian values! THIS is not an example of Christian values! Brutally murdering a young man and then desecrating his corpse ARE NOT CHRISTIAN VALUES!!!!

Humans make me sick!

For those of you who think the situation in Ferguson, Missouri doesn’t affect you. Remember the words of Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller…

south-florida-blog:

adignorantium:

south-florida-blog:

adignorantium:

south-florida-blog:

adignorantium:

"When they came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.”

- Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller

When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

When they came for me,there was no one left.

〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰

If you don’t speak up because it’s the right thing to do, consider speaking up because YOU could be next!

Darren Wilson needs to face trial for the murder of Mike Brown. If he’s found innocent, fine. But he needs to answer for the death of an unarmed youth.

You’re applying that quote to Ferguson? That’s hilarious.

Really? It’s hilarious to sit back while cops murder unarmed black men?

Do you think terrorizing a black family at a traffic stop is hilarious?

The point of this quote is that apathy is dangerous. When white people sit back and say, “well, it’s not my problem” they give police officers a free pass to do as they will. Sure, law enforcement is a rough job. I couldn’t do it. But cops must be held accountable when they go too far.

One more thing.

The United States is concerned about terrorist groups recruiting  westerners. One of the things we need to think about is what makes a westerner want to join these terrorist organizations. Personally, I think joining these groups is suicide. It’s treasonous. But if you’re made to feel like you’re less than human anyway, well…

I’m against police brutality, but one unfortunate shooting is not evidence that we’re moving toward fascism, which is what that quote implies.

If it was “one unfortunate shooting” we wouldn’t be having this conversation.

But the issue is, are we headed toward fascism? Of course not.

This post has nothing to do with fascism. It’s about apathy. Don’t try to redirect from my point.

The Niemöller quote, and all of it’s variations, is about sitting by and allowing bad things to happen to others. The implication is that eventually there will be no one left.

The idea is that we are all in this together.

Black lives matter. LGBT lives matter. Women’s lives matter.

All life matters.

For those of you who think the situation in Ferguson, Missouri doesn’t affect you. Remember the words of Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller…

south-florida-blog:

adignorantium:

"When they came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.”

- Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller

When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

When they came for me,there was no one left.

〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰

If you don’t speak up because it’s the right thing to do, consider speaking up because YOU could be next!

Darren Wilson needs to face trial for the murder of Mike Brown. If he’s found innocent, fine. But he needs to answer for the death of an unarmed youth.

You’re applying that quote to Ferguson? That’s hilarious.

Really? It’s hilarious to sit back while cops murder unarmed black men?

Do you think terrorizing a black family at a traffic stop is hilarious?

The point of this quote is that apathy is dangerous. When white people sit back and say, “well, it’s not my problem” they give police officers a free pass to do as they will. Sure, law enforcement is a rough job. I couldn’t do it. But cops must be held accountable when they go too far.

One more thing.

The United States is concerned about terrorist groups recruiting  westerners. One of the things we need to think about is what makes a westerner want to join these terrorist organizations. Personally, I think joining these groups is suicide. It’s treasonous. But if you’re made to feel like you’re less than human anyway, well…

Melissa Harris-Perry Delivers Powerful Tribute to Unarmed Black Men Killed By Police

  • Note: Melissa mentions Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney, the man for whom Philadelphia’s Little League phenoms the Taney Dragons are named. Justice Taney is most famous for the Dred Scott v. Sandford decision, which is considered to have indirectly been a cause of the Civil War. He said in part, …when the Constitution of the United States was framed and adopted… They (African descendants) had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations, and so far unfit that they (black men) had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.”

I bring up the Taney Dragons for two reasons…

  1. Mo’Ne Davis, a young black girl on a team largely populated by black children, is a superior athlete who deserves commands respect.
  2. Maybe it’s time for the Taney Dragons to change their name.

Javon Johnson - “cuz he’s black” (NPS 2013)

"It’s not about whether or not the shooter is racist. It’s about how poor black boys are treated as problems well before we are treated as people."

I’ve seen the GIF set of this video floating around and thought maybe folks should see the entire video.

  • As a side note, white privilege allows me to turn off my TV or log off of social media whenever this stuff gets too real for me to handle, but the people of Ferguson can’t change the channel. The people in North Philly can’t just turn it off. These are real people’s lives, people that matter. Remember that the next time you get the urge to log off Tumblr because the “unpleasantness” of the world is getting a little “too real”. - Frank D (aka adignorantium)

Special thanks to talldarklefty for the link to this video.

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Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video: http://bit.ly/1l8QoAA]

This is great.

Very good

This is the definition of ‘community’.

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questionall:

Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video: http://bit.ly/1l8QoAA]

This is great.

Very good

This is the definition of ‘community’.

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This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”

*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy.  If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious.

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"

Join me.

My kids thought they were beads in the bucket, or ball bearings. I explained what they were, and why Orlando was pouring those instead of ice. 

I know the degree of privilege I have - we have - to not know what shell casings are - I’d never seen them myself until I was 14 and paid a visit to a military base - and God willing I hope my kids never see them In Real Life. In this context, they’re something to think about, and they hopefully will spur action. 

Hey, White Americans. We Need to Talk.

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According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of…

"So educate yourself, get the tools, and start dismantling this fucker.

Privilege is the bandwidth to speak up and dismantle because you’re not in fear for your life. And there is no conscionable excuse for failing to use it.”

This happenedThis is happening. Not recognizing it; stonewalling and insulating ourselves in our little bubbles does not make it go away.