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odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow
1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 67% of those residents are Black
2. The Ferguson police department has around 53 commisioned officers —3 of them are Black
3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson
4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime
5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color
6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police
7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent
8. This is Not the first time Ferguson’s police have been heavy handed with it’s Black residents  - Innocent Black man beaten by cops, then charged with bleeding on police officer’s uniforms 
9. So please - don’t get it twisted

odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow

1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 67% of those residents are Black

2. The Ferguson police department has around 53 commisioned officers —3 of them are Black

3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson

4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime

5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color

6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police

7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent

8. This is Not the first time Ferguson’s police have been heavy handed with it’s Black residents  - Innocent Black man beaten by cops, then charged with bleeding on police officer’s uniforms 

9. So please - don’t get it twisted

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rileykonor:

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I have had the personal pleasure of meeting the owner, Searah - and I can truly say this place is top-notch. I am actually an affiliate of Early to Bed too, so if you click the linked photo of Early to Bed (located in my blog’s side blurb on the bottom left), I will receive a portion of the proceeds of WHATEVER you buy. (All transactions are anonymous.)
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rileykonor:

Early to Bed is my all-time favourite sex toy store with friendly, knowledgeable staff, great selections of toys and accessories, and good prices. The shop is queer, trans, and gender non-conforming friendly. All toys are safe and durable. Early to Bed staff and affiliates even review ALL toys and accessories PRIOR to putting them on the shelves. They are Chicago-based and offer a wide variety of sex education classes too!

I have had the personal pleasure of meeting the owner, Searah - and I can truly say this place is top-notch. I am actually an affiliate of Early to Bed too, so if you click the linked photo of Early to Bed (located in my blog’s side blurb on the bottom left), I will receive a portion of the proceeds of WHATEVER you buy. (All transactions are anonymous.)

AND for a limited time, you can get $5 off your purchase with the promo code “5off” at checkout! U.S. standard shipping is currently only $6.50, and orders over $125 get free shipping every day!

In need of a new dildo, vibrator, butt plug, harness, porn, lube, packer, STP, binder, book, or sex accessory? Check this place out now!

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