“People can’t save you but they can fucking destroy you.”
Re-watching Thor TDW
Frigga: “A true king admits his faults.”
~~ Like Two Minutes Later ~~
Thor: “My father doesn’t know everything.”
Frigga: “Don’t let him hear you say that.”
Oh, God, are you serious? >_>
Tensions between police and African American residents in Ferguson, Mo., were already at a boiling point prior to the shooting death of Michael Brown.
For instance, there are more warrants issued in Ferguson than there are people. And black people make up two-thirds of the total driving population, but account for 86 percent of all traffic stops there.
What. Is. Her. Name.
Thanks to a follower for finding this: Her name is Venus Green.
In July 2009, Green’s grandson, Tallie, was shot and wounded. Tallie said he was shot at a convenience store, but police insisted it happened inside Green’s house and that the shooter was either Tallie or Green.
"Police kept questioning him. They wouldn’t let the ambulance attendant treat him," Green said. "So, I got up and said, ‘Sir, would you please let the attendants treat him? He’s in pain,’" Green said.
Green said the officer said to her, “Oh, you did it, come on, let’s go inside. I’ll prove where that blood is. You did it.”
Police wanted to go the basement, where Tallie lived, but Green refused on the basis that the police did not have a warrant.
"I said, ‘No, you don’t have a warrant. You don’t go down in my house like that. He wasn’t shot in here.’" Green said the officer replied, "I’m going to find that gun. I’m going to prove that you did it."
A struggle ensued between a male officer and Green.
"He dragged me, threw me across the chair, put handcuffs on me and just started calling me the ‘b’ name. He ridiculed me," Green said.
An officer went into the basement and Green locked him inside.
"She locked the door, the basement door. She basically took matters into her own hands," Nilson said.
"This was my private home, and if I latched it, that was my prerogative because he had no search warrant to go in my basement. So, I had to right to latch it," Green said.
Green said she suffered a separated shoulder in the scuffle, and she sued the Police Department for assault and violations of her rights.
"I was once a block watcher, department head of a high school. (I’ve) been around education for over 50 years. (I’m a) law-abiding citizen, I’ve never been arrested, I paid my taxes, owned my home, my husband died 34 years ago. (I) raised my son and I have been brutally abused," Green said. "I feel like the Police Department needs to go back to school."
This woman is a straight up damn hero. Fuck that officer and fuck our police system that empowers arrogant assholes to think they can surpass the law.
God bless this amazing woman. God give us a thousand more like her.
Don’t buy a girl flowers. Flowers die. Buy her a dragon.
Protesters occupy St. Louis University.
Early morning, Monday, October 13th
"This is an education"
The community releases balloons into the sky in remembrance of VonDerrit Myers.
Thursday, October 9th
Story is gonna change about 358535 more times
next week were gonna find out he has an invisible cloak
yes Loki. I hear you. I love you.
"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.” - Gary Provost
Reading this was so satisfying woah
For those of you who are going out to protest
This is a gas mask you can make to prevent breathing tear gas bombs that the police throw
If you’re looking to send things to Ferguson protesters, send them here:
P.O. Box 5277
St. Louis MO 63115
**Include a return address and a full name**
Some of the things they need: hats, gloves, snacks, scarves, coats/jackets, warm socks, etc. It’s only getting colder in STL so think warm!
Today, Ferguson is prepared to “keep it moving.”