"Waste of good ammo. It’s my privilege to buy you a replacement box."
"All self-respecting whites have a moral responsibility to support our growing number of martyrs to the failed experiment called diversity."
"I thank all Police, you are the ‘Thin Blue Line’ protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages. America is surely at the tipping point."
Just a few quotes (in case it’s hard to read) from that collection of donation messages for Darren Wilson.
Does anyone else want to say it’s not about race?
petition for the next companion to not be a white girl in her 20s who crushes on the Doctor
petition for the next companion to be a grumpy chinese-american grandma who complains about plot-holes and knits the doctor horrific time-travel-themed sweaters to wear when she thinks it’s cold out (most of the time)
reblogging because this is the best idea ever
Marina Abramovic meets Ulay
“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”
white people dead ass be like “well mike brown didn’t bring cupcakes to the school picnic when he said he would back in the 2nd grade so yeah he got what he deserved, but i’m not racist”
Ferguson Police conveniently forgot to publicly release this part of the footage.
It shows Michael Brown paying for the pack of cigars he supposedly stole.
The officer who murdered Michael did not know he was a ‘suspect of a robbery’, so the tape of him ‘stealing’ the cigars have no relation to the killing.
But this footage is important because it proves that the police are trying to justify Mike’s murder by slandering his character.
Then what about him pushing a store worker? What’s the explanation for that?
Yeah that’s the part the OP conveniently cut out of the original video. If he paid for them why did he have to shove the store worker on his way out? Why was the worker blocking the door and having a confrontation with Brown?
I am going to say this and it will probably bring me abuse but I am going to say it anyway.
This snippet of video (which was part of the original video I watched, though I am not sure if that was the official police release or not) does not prove that he did not steal from the store. You see him reach behind the counter and then pass something to his friend. Now - he may have paid for something at that point, it is difficult to tell. He waits a few seconds and you then see him reaching really fucking far behind the counter, and taking something else which looks like an opened 200 deck to me, though it is not easy to tell. You can see something falling out of this (if it is an opened strip, as it looks like to me, then a couple of packs have fallen out). I have personally never been in a store where you had to reach that far to give the assistant money, or take your product off them. Again, that doesn’t prove that he DID steal - I am just saying what I see. He then seems to put the remainder of this pack back on the counter.. It looks like to me that his friend then puts whatever he had been handed back on the counter and starts to leave… if you look closely you can see that someone from behind the counter (the man who confronts him actually, because you can see him walking round the counter afterwards) takes those two items back behind the counter (the remainder of the strip, and the original item Brown had handed to his friend) and then Brown picks up the pack(s) that had fallen on the floor and starts to leave with them and that is when the man confronts him.
Now. None of this is conclusive proof that he stole anything, the video is grainy, it is unclear how wide the counter is, when he reaches across he could indeed be handing money to someone. But neither is it conclusive proof that he did not steal anything.
Now let me get this out here right now. Whether he stole anything or not there is no justification for his murder - and from everything I have seen this is exactly what happened, the cop had absolutely no justification for his actions whatsoever. I will also not deny that the police do seem to be looking for ways to drag his name through the mud and justify what happened in some way, and that doesn’t wash with me either.
But - I do think it is important to have all of the facts of what happened because it allows us to form an exact picture of the events that led up to his murder. I simply don’t think it’s constructive to say ‘yes he is definitely innocent’- and what is shown here does not in fact constitute proof, in my opinion. Equally it is not constructive to say ‘yes he is definitely guilty’ because we do not know that either. If he is guilty of stealing then that does nothing to justify his murder. Similarly if he is innocent of stealing then that does not make his murder any worse (although it does call into question some of the information coming from the police).