tanya77:

"14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  

So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer.  It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired.  These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.

Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”

Read more here. [x]

Police pwned.

(via think4yourself)

candidinatlanta:

"As the protesters marched through the streets, it began to storm. Every time the thunder crashed, the protesters would cheer louder and louder. It seemed as if mother nature herself were cheering them on.."

(via yasboogie)

hershethings:

Again the media won’t this…stay strong brother ✊
*Please don’t delete source*

hershethings:

Again the media won’t this…stay strong brother ✊

*Please don’t delete source*

(via yasboogie)

In Dellwood, Ferguson, basically, in North County, if you’re black, they’re going to stop you,” a resident said according to a new report on policing in the area.

For residents of Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding municipalities in St. Louis County, it’s not surprising that racial tensions have boiled over. In a town of 21,000, two-thirds of the residents are African-American, and many reports have highlighted a fraught relationship between Ferguson’s residents and its mostly white police force. Only three people in the 53-member police department are black, according to the Washington Post, and the Ferguson Police Department disproportionately stops and arrests black drivers.

“Everybody in this city has been a victim of DWB, [driving while black],” Anthony Ross, 26, explained to the Post.

Despite Ferguson’s relative poverty, fines and court fees comprise the second largest source of revenue for the city, a total of $2,635,400, according to the ArchCity Defenders report. And in 2013, the Ferguson Municipal Court issued 24,532 arrest warrants and 12,018 cases, or about 3 warrants and 1.5 cases per household.

Racially profiled *for profit* in Ferguson. From dirty tricks by the local courts to bogus traffic stops by the police, in a city where two thirds of the residents are Black people, these residents don’t just feel that they are getting stopped because of the color of their skin. Rather, they feel like they are getting stopped because of the color of their skin so that the city of Ferguson can profit off of them—for traffic tickets.

A literal “Black tax”

Read The entire article.

(via odinsblog)

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

sinidentidades:

The Texas government has resolved to spend over $17 million a month (from funding for social services) on further militarizing the border with National Guard members, Department of Public Safety officers, and other local and state law enforcement officers.
Politicians at all levels have exploited the current humanitarian crisis on the border for their own interests by resorting to racist tactics, such as spreading fears of disease (a claim that has been disputed). These are tactics used to dehumanize a desperate group of people fleeing problems entirely out of their control in order to further propagate an agenda. The agenda in question being the overt militarization of the U.S./Mexico border. 
No amount of militarization will ever bring about the end of undocumented immigration because it’s a much more complicated issue than that. The further militarization and the recent presence of armed militias will not resolve the history of and current policies and warmongering the United States has used in Latin America to exploit its people and resources, leading to the current disarray that is often blamed on the people of Latin America.
Feel like you have something to say?
Take action!
Here’s some contact information:
Governor Rick Perry on Facebook
Governor Rick Perry on Twitter
Office of the Governor of Texas on Facebook
Office of the Governor website
Mailing Address
Office of the GovernorP.O. Box 12428Austin, Texas 78711-2428
Delivery Address
Office of the GovernorState Insurance Building1100 San JacintoAustin, Texas 78701
Telephone & Fax
Information and Referral Hotline [for Texas callers]: (800) 843-5789
Information and Referral and Opinion Hotline [for Austin, Texas and out-of-state callers]:(512) 463-1782
Office of the Governor Main Switchboard [office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST]: (512) 463-2000
If you are using a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD),  call 711 to reach Relay Texas
Office of the Governor Fax: (512) 463-1849
Don’t know who represents you? Click here
DON’T STOP THERE.
Organize locally using social media, word of mouth, whatever you have at your disposal.
We can make a change through collective effort! 
RELATED STORIES AND SOURCES: 
Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating
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Disease Threat From Immigrant Children Wildly Overstated
Masked, armed militias patrolling Texas side of border draw scrutiny
Armed Fascist Militias Amassing Along Texas Border With State Lawmaker’s Blessing

sinidentidades:

The Texas government has resolved to spend over $17 million a month (from funding for social services) on further militarizing the border with National Guard members, Department of Public Safety officers, and other local and state law enforcement officers.

Politicians at all levels have exploited the current humanitarian crisis on the border for their own interests by resorting to racist tactics, such as spreading fears of disease (a claim that has been disputed). These are tactics used to dehumanize a desperate group of people fleeing problems entirely out of their control in order to further propagate an agenda. The agenda in question being the overt militarization of the U.S./Mexico border. 

No amount of militarization will ever bring about the end of undocumented immigration because it’s a much more complicated issue than that. The further militarization and the recent presence of armed militias will not resolve the history of and current policies and warmongering the United States has used in Latin America to exploit its people and resources, leading to the current disarray that is often blamed on the people of Latin America.

Feel like you have something to say?

Take action!

Here’s some contact information:

Mailing Address

Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428

Delivery Address

Office of the Governor
State Insurance Building
1100 San Jacinto
Austin, Texas 78701

Telephone & Fax

  • Information and Referral Hotline [for Texas callers]: (800) 843-5789
  • Information and Referral and Opinion Hotline [for Austin, Texas and out-of-state callers]:(512) 463-1782
  • Office of the Governor Main Switchboard [office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST]: (512) 463-2000
  • If you are using a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD),  call 711 to reach Relay Texas
  • Office of the Governor Fax: (512) 463-1849

Don’t know who represents you? Click here

DON’T STOP THERE.

Organize locally using social media, word of mouth, whatever you have at your disposal.

We can make a change through collective effort! 

RELATED STORIES AND SOURCES: 

(via america-wakiewakie)

If that’s not fanning the political flames, I don’t know what is. I think it’s not only disgusting but completely inappropriate.
Matt Wills, executive director of the Missouri RNC on people registering to vote in Ferguson (via micdotcom)
thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: Here’s Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Mugshot, Do With It What You Will, The First Sitting Governor of Texas To Be Indicted In Over 100 Years
On Tuesday afternoon Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) turned himself in at the Travis County Criminal Justice Center to be officially processed for charges of abuse of power. He spoke to the press and vowed to fight the charges, before entering the building to get fingerprinted and have his mugshot taken.
You can read more about his indictment here, but what you’ve really come for is the mugshot, so let’s just cut to the chase.
See above. [Mediaite]

thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: Here’s Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Mugshot, Do With It What You Will, The First Sitting Governor of Texas To Be Indicted In Over 100 Years

On Tuesday afternoon Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) turned himself in at the Travis County Criminal Justice Center to be officially processed for charges of abuse of power. He spoke to the press and vowed to fight the charges, before entering the building to get fingerprinted and have his mugshot taken.

You can read more about his indictment here, but what you’ve really come for is the mugshot, so let’s just cut to the chase.

See above. [Mediaite]

NEW: #Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson has been interviewed by investigators; will be offered opportunity to testify to grand jury

thepoliticalfreakshow:

I’m tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men. I don’t give a f**k if it’s by police or peers. This s**t is not normal.

Rapper J. Cole, in a statement on his blog about police brutality in Ferguson, Mo. (via dailydot)

Be sure to read this article while listening to his new song about all this, “Be Free.”

(via shortformblog)

(via shortformblog)

cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

No justice, no peace.

(via thegirl-with-kaleidoscope-eyes)

cactesse:

thesoftghetto:

Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.

people complain sooo much about social media and “twitter activism” completely ignoring that without social media the only way anyone would know whats going on is through media controlled by straight, white, capitalist men

(via wilwheaton)

NSFW - no joke. Rude & unapologetic.

#INFP - so true. Who knew? #NoH8 #ProChoice #fem2 #ChildAbuse #AnimalAbuse

Contrarian by nature; Democrat by choice. #p2 #p21 #CTL #Obama2012

Together we MUST take back the power wrongfully seized by banks, corporations, and the corrupt politicians they fund. #OWS #99

#Justice4Trayvon is the other tumblr I branched from this one so I could track the developments in the #Trayvon Martin case.

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