A woman called 911 for an ambulance because she was worried that her 43-year-old fiance Jack Lamar Roberson was having complications with his diabetes. Instead, a police car showed up, and the officers walked inside and shot him four times. Roberson was unarmed and had his hands in the air when he was shot. His whole family - including his 8-year-old daughter - saw it happen.
Last year, the same county police force was responsible for the shooting of a 26-year-old unarmed black man. All officers are on administrative leave pending an investigation.
WHAT THE FUCK. This shit is fucking terrifying!
Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow
Decided to have a big fun show before I go back to work for the year!!
Thurs Sept 18th Union Hall 8pm, $10
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While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.
You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.
The John Crawford story makes me so angry.
Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz carries her mattress on campus as part of her sernior thesis, a performance art piece called “Carry That Weight.” Photo: Emma Sulkowicz One week after drawing international attention to the issue of rape on college campuses, Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz still hasn’t heard from her school. “I realize that the university is extremely stubborn and they may never move a muscle.” Sulkowicz made headlines last week for pledging to carry her mattress with her everywhere she goes this year, part of a performance art piece she’s calling “Carry That Weight,” a reference to the burden she feels she’s been carrying since her alleged on campus rape two years ago.
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
Chambaland - “Love Is Trouble” (Taylor Swift vs. Pat Benatar)