Please sign Sen. Jamilah Nasheed’s petition that Robert McCulloch recuse himself and his office from all investigation related to the murder of Michael Brown. McCullogh can not be trusted to bring the law to bear on Darren Wilson or the Ferguson Police Department.
McCulloch’s decision not to charge officers who murdered two unarmed African American men in 2000 by shooting into their car 20 times, especially in the face the U.S. Attorney Office’s independent investigation that those officers lied about their actions, gives us no confidence that his office can provide a fair and impartial investigation into this current matter.
“America was built on two monumental crimes: the genocide of the Native American and the enslavement of the African American. The tendency of official America is to memorialize other peoples’ crimes and to forget its own - to seek a high moral ground as a pretext to ignore real issues.”—Mahmood Mamdani (via jackfrostapplesauce)
The fact that white people equate a Starbucks joke to being enslaved, being racially profiled, being stripped of basic human rights, being denied jobs, being treated as less than human, being seen as suspect by default, and being hated from the moment of birth just proves how far they are from seeing our side..
They have hurt feelings while we have dead children.
”—White people can’t experience racism (via black—lamb)
The officers got the wrong man, but charged him anyway—with getting his blood on their uniforms. How the Ferguson PD ran the town where Michael Brown was gunned down.
The Sparknotes version: this guy pulls off a highway ramp because it’s raining too hard to drive, and a cop pulls up behind him and runs his plates. Cop gets the name of someone with a warrant—but a different middle name and SSN. Arrests him anyway. Booking officer says “we have a problem.” Puts him in a cell anyway. Beats him anyway—badly enough he has to be taken to the hospital. The kicker—gets taken back to jail and held on a property damage charge, because he bled on their fucking uniforms. Read further for the bit about bald-faced police perfjury.
This is a fund set up for the people who have been arrested while protesting in Ferguson. Please donate if you can and share widely. This is concrete action we can take to support the people of Ferguson. Also please call your local representative and let them know you do not agree with what’s happening. Here’s a script and a way to find the contact info for your local reps.
“We criticize dictators for quelling dissent and silencing protestors with tactics like curfews, we’ll certainly speak out when it’s happening in our own backyard," he said. "The people of Ferguson have the right to protest peacefully the lack of accountability for Michael Brown’s shooting.”—Amnesty International sending team to Ferguson. First time it’s deployed inside the US. (via soulsinsolidarity)