Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.
Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)
There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident), that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.
According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.
According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.
Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)
The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]
Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.
It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.
And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.
I was talking to my dad earlier about getting a job as a software developer, then he said it is a great choice, but then he got serious by saying, “It is a whole lot better than making anime, anime is a useless thing, we won’t need it in the future. No one is into those.” That got me really upset, I love anime a lot and I wanna tell him that there are thousands, no, millions of people who love anime, so I decided that if this post gets more than 1,000,000 notes, I will prove him wrong.
Weird Al made a shitty song better.
OH MY GOD YES. THANK YOU! I loved the original beat, HATED the original lyrics. Finally a version of the song easily purchasable without any of the rape culture BS.
Shit, I’d love this even if the original WASN’T complete shit.
Weird Al, thank you for always writing the actual soundtrack to my life.
I THOUGHT THIS WAS KIDDING SOGMLASG
((Fuck, I’m on mobile))
If you your on mobile you can just hold the reblog button down
SO I DISCOVERED THESE SCARVES
AND THEY MAKE IT LOOK LIKE
WHERE CAN I GET THESE
You can buy them from this store on Etsy!
The winner of this giveaway gets to pick any 3 Pokemon from here that he/she wants =) All are Kalos Born (except Terrakion)!
All you have to do is reblog this and you will be entered!
I will use a random number generator to determine the winner! (If you’re the first reblog then you’re assigned #1, etc)
Winner will be selected Sunday, June 22nd =)
SOUND THE TRUMPETS! #HOENCONFIRMED GIVE AWAY!
Treecko: Level 1 - Nature: Modest - MAX IV’s: 5 (minus ATK)
Torchic: Level 1 - Nature: Adamant - MAX IV’s: 5 (minus SPATK)
Mudkip: Level 1 - Nature: Adamant - MAX IV’s: 5 (minus SPATK)
Like: 1 entry - Reblog: 1 entry - Follow: 1 entry
(you may enter as many times as you wish!)
THERE WILL BE 3 WINNERS
NOVMEBERMAY 14th 2014
If you have been on tumblr for more than 5 seconds today you will have realized that the new ruby and sapphire remakes were announced. To celebrate the new games, I am giving away an event kyogre and groudon from the Japanese 3rd gen 10th anniversary, as well as a shiny event rayquaza (also Japanese). All pokemon will have perfect IVs! To enter, all you need to do is reblog this post! No following necessary! Winners will be picked on the 15th of may.
Hello Forgottenhsfacts! I realize this isn’t a Homestuck fact (Though I’m trying to gather some facts about the fandom.) but I was wondering if you guys could help me spread around a survey I’m doing. I saw that a few other fandoms have done something like this, so I’d like to see what sorts of people make up the Homestuck fanbase. Once I get a large enough sample size, I’ll pore through the data and make some fancy charts and graphs and share the information with everyone. Over 1700 people have already filled it out. The survey can be found here.
Hello, everyone! This is Tammy’s assistant, Jae, here to announce something the two of us started kicking around as an idea when we saw how many followers Tammy was getting.
SO, HERE IT IS:
3,000 Follower Giveaway Celebration!
To celebrate passing this tumblr landmark, we’re going to be giving away 5 signed copies of her books (one for each winner). Here’s how it’s going to work.
1. There will be 5 winners total. Each will get to pick ONE of Tammy’s currently-published novels for signature.
2. You MUST be following her blog in order to participate. After all, this is a thank-you to all of those who pushed us over the 3,000 mark.
3. Each individual is allowed TWO entries, NO MORE. That’s a reblog and a like.
4. Entries will be allowed until March 25th, and this post will be periodically reblogged on Tammy’s tumblr until then to give everyone a fair shake.
5. Contest-only blogs will not be named winners.
On the 26th, I’ll pick 5 usernames at random and message the winners. This means you have to have your ask boxes open at that time. Winners will need to get back to me within a week with the book that they want signed and where I should send it. If I don’t receive a message from a winner within that week, or I can’t reach them via ask, I’ll pick someone new. Once I’ve heard from everyone, we’ll post a public congratulation to let everyone know that the contest is over.
Good luck, and thank you all for being here!