Katie Jennings: keeping cool online by not posting a response or waiting at least 10 hours to cool down since ‘04 (year that I first started using xanga)
The Brown University graduation ceremony ends with the university president tattooing this across your shoulder blades.
It does take a while.
Anonymous said: Okay so in ferguson the cops are in the streets harassing peaceful protestors right? It has nothing to do with the looting at this point? (Or I'm sure it never did). Why won't they just let them protest?
They want to stir up a violent reaction so they can paint the largely African American city as animals to make their racist actions seem justified, as well as distract from the cold-blooded murder that started all this.
Do not buy into it. Please remember what this all is really about: a white-supremist police-state trying to help an officer get away with murder.
Wesley Lowery recalling a scene in his mind when the police were yelling at photographers to back up because they didn’t want photographers documenting anything. This literally made me cry people in Ferguson are terrified for their lives. Scared of the people who are suppose to protect them.
The scene in Ferguson turned violent once again on Monday night after repeated clashes between police and protesters.
Law enforcement officials said early Tuesday that they “came under heavy gunfire” and had arrested 31 people by the end of the evening, Reuters reports.
TUESDAY 8/19: Ferguson PD presented a table full of fabricated evidence at this morning’s press conference - allegedly seized from protestors and stopped cars. The Colt 45 Molotov with a white bandana was the crowning glory, turns out you can’t even buy glass 40’s in Missouri. Stay classy, FPD
I seriously think white supremacist are coming in the area to frame the protesters, but it could just be the cops
Nah I think that’s exactly what’s going on.
Great, this is uncritically cited as “evidence of violence” in every major news outlet (including nyt) and it’s completely fabricated.
I’m looking for more firsthand accounts of what’s happening in Ferguson…tumblr user suggestions? Other blogging platforms with citizens writing from Ferguson? Any recommendations are gladly welcomed. I still feel so out of the loop and worried and far away.Edit: if you don’t know of any, maybe reblog (if you feel so inclined) in case any of your followers do; I’m sure there are many more folks out there feeling like I do who would appreciate more information.