While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.
Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart
Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story
You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.
As we fear another military engagement across the oceans because of the the things THEY (chicken hawks, war mongers & religious zealots) want us to fear most….is no comparison to what we fear from our own homemade citizen, public worker terrorists.
And here I thought the police were there to serve and protect.
Serve and protect who?
nice how they gave the murderer a chance to clear out his social media history to protect his reputation while the unarmed black teen who got shot had his reputation dragged through the mud
Wars are seldom caused by spontaneous hatreds between peoples, for peoples in general are too ignorant of one another to have grievances and too indifferent to what goes on beyond their borders to plan conquests. They must be urged to slaughter by politicians who know how to alarm them.
H. L. Mencken, “Its State Today,” Treatise on Right and Wrong, 1934 (via priceofliberty)
BREAKING: September 9th will be officially an entire month since the murder of Ferguson African-American unarmed teenage Michael Brown, at the hands of racist Ferguson PD Officer Darren Wilson. In this entire month, Officer Darren Wilson hasn’t been heard from, he has literally disappeared. He still has not been arrested, charged, or indicted in the murder of Michael Brown.
You don’t owe people the person you used to be. You don’t have to talk to people who are speaking to the old you. If they want to drag old you out, and you’ve already left that person behind, they don’t get to talk to you. When you’ve gone from weakness to strength, you don’t owe a show of your former self to someone who just can’t wrap their head around your change.
If Police Come To Your Door Without a Warrant, Shut Them Down Like This Guy (VIDEO)
Men's Rights Activists: THIS IS NOT FAIR. MEN HAVE PROBLEMS TOO.
Black Men: We're constantly demonized by mainstream media and are targets of police brutality.
Gay Men: We face discrimination and hatred and are denied marriage and job security.
Trans Men: We are outcasts and are denied medical care, our lives are constantly under threat and our gender is always under scrutiny and policed by others.
Men's Rights Activist: ....
Men's Right Activist: Y-Yeah, but... a Feminist was mean to me...
Christianity in America has largely become a glorified Sunday self-help seminar; where the point is no longer sacrifice and service in Jesus’ name, but popularity and prosperity with Jesus’ help.
We are living in insane times. Like purveyors of a bad Orwellian joke, right-wing politicians and figures on the religious right too numerous to count have hijacked the meanings of justice and equity and, with cynical self-righteousness, have perverted them into something the biblical writers themselves would scarcely recognize. The Old Testament and the Gospel of Jesus both command all who hold them dear to care for the poor, the weak, the vulnerable and, yes, the immigrant stranger as well. Yet right-wing religionists and politicians interpret the Bible in ways that largely serve America’s rich and ignore the suffering of its poor. Right-wingers piously proclaim themselves to be “pro-life Christians,” yet their concern for human life often seems to wane at the womb. Their “pro-life” piety shamelessly supports state-sponsored executions; calls for reductions in crucial funding for education, child care, health care and elder care; treats immigrant strangers like lesser forms of life; and gives at least tacit approval to unprovoked wars of domination. Even worse, their pro-life piety casually speaks in murderous metaphors, loudly advocating for unregulated homicidal assault weapons and what some benighted right-wing politicians ominously call “Second Amendment remedies.”
Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism.