"I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me. Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me."
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Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department responds to the police actions happening in Ferguson.

Pretty scary that he doesn’t even recognize that this type of police mentality is a problem.

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I really don’t understand how they expect anyone to respect their authority when they’re now nothing more than a gang of thugs.

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On the one hand, as a customer service person, I can respect that cops have an extraordinarily hard job. They are like customer service people for life itself. They are like every difficult return and shitty sexist remark out there multiplied tenfold. They take all the mickey. They have to fix so much of what isn’t fixable. It would be frustrating. It already is frustrating for me, and I do way less than they do.

But like, when I get angry at customers, the thing is, I can’t then shoot them in the head six times and then get off scot-free because I’m a barista. My every act of force is not justified by citing my duty to uphold my cafe’s rules. I exist under the law, so unfortunately, no shooting, tasing, pepper spraying, or batons are in my nightmare customers’ futures. ‘By any means necessary’ does not apply to me. Even if I’m intimidated or being talked down to. Even if I’m at the end of my rope. 

Kinda sucks that these guys somehow don’t exist under the same laws I do. Seems like a kind of a dangerous fringe benefit.

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blacksupervillain:

dynastylnoire:

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

a comment on the article:

past year, 33 police officers were killed by firearms, where as the amount of “justifiable homicides” by police is over 300. In Seattle in 2012, 20% of the homicides in the entire city that year were committed by police officers. That’s fucked and that’s institutional.

themanicpixienightmaregirl:

A different kind of cissexism.

crystalballfucker:

"trans women of color have so much representation and visibility now, look at Laverne Cox!"

yes of course how could i be so foolish, remembering all the massive amounts of screentime and character development she got in season 2 of OitNB

just-art:

Art is FRESH — Accident Series by Zeren Badar

Archival print on Kodak metallic paper 11x17

efedra:

Christopher Saunders

1. The Long Now, 2011

2. Solid Air, 2009

Anonim asked:
Hey the gofoundme twitter page just updated that they have closed the Darren Wilson campaign!!!

postracialcomments:

karrius:

postracialcomments:

The campaign is still up and people are still able to donate. They just “deleted” the comments

So basically all they’re doing is hiding the obvious racism involved, making it even harder for people to show how the existence of the fund is inherently bigoted in nature.

Amazing. Talk about pretending to work for one group while stabbing them in the back.

Yeah

So fyi to everyone, find another crowd funding website to use!

lets play fake or real. reblog this post with a comment or image and i will tell you if its fake or real

ladygolem:

image

jacobs-stabber:

asylum-art:

'All the Wild Horses' by Andrew McGibbon

And all the wild inspiration… I’m such a sucker for insane colours and lightnings!