Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.
For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.
Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.
People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.
Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”
Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.
SPREAD THIS. Don’t let them lie.
(Photo: Dmitry Lovetsky / AP)
Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 295 people on board was shot out of the sky over Ukraine on Thursday by a surface-to-air missile, U.S. officials told NBC News.
Cautious reading lies ahead. Nothing is certain. Most information is speculation. Still unknown who shot down the airliner.
Israel has begun it’s campaign in launching the biggest ground assault on Gaza in more than 5 years.
The people of Gaza have absolutely no chance at this point. Israel will do anything to wipe Gaza off the planet. WE MUST TAKE ACTION. BOOST
The Israeli government has given the military permission to mobilize up to 40,000 additional reservists as it steps up an offensive in the Gaza Strip aimed at eradicating the source of the Palestinian Rocket Fire.
The last time a ground invasion occurred was in 2009 when 4,000 Israeli troops were deployed in Gaza. The death toll added up to 13 Israeli deaths (3 from friendly fire) and 1,417 Palestinian Deaths which included 114 women and 431 children.
This time there are ten times as many troops being deployed. Already casualties from rocket fire are escalating well past precedent; One can only imagine the toll this ground invasion will take on the Palestinian people.
The only way the fighting will end is if Israel agrees to a peace treaty that gives Palestine their land back along the original 1967 borders declared by the United Nations (which still allocates a disproportionately larger amount of land to the Israeli people).
Please signal boost this to spread awareness and pray for the civilians of both countries involved.
Boost the shit out of this.
A gunman who is still at large shot and killed three RCMP officers and injured two others in Moncton, N.B., Wednesday evening, police said.
I am saddened to hear about this, afraid it is a result of the ripple effect. Most major Canadian news outlets are live updating.
Hope they catch the shooter soon.
DAKAR / NEW YORK, 6 May 2014 – “The abduction of eight more girls in Nigeria is an outrage and a worsening nightmare for the girls themselves and for the families of the more than 200 girls who have been stolen from their communities in the last several weeks.
“That the girls are alleged to have been abducted to prevent them from attending school is especially abhorrent.
“UNICEF calls on the abductors to immediately return these girls unharmed to their communities, and we implore all those with influence on the perpetrators to do everything they can to secure the safe return of the girls - and to bring their abductors to justice.
“Our hearts go out to the families of these girls. UNICEF continues to monitor the situation and expresses its solidarity with the people of Nigeria.” (via UNICEF statement on second abduction of Nigerian school girls | UNICEF Canada : No Child too Far)
SYRIA, ALEPPO : Syrians help an injured child following an alleged airstrike by government forces near a school in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on January 21, 2014. At least another 30 people died ealier in the week in violence across the country, including 15 killed when regime planes dropped barrel bombs on rebel zones in the northern province of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD AL-HALABI
Outrage is growing against a Billings, Montana, judge who handed down a 30-day sentence to a rapist teacher and said the victim, who had killed herself, “was as much in control of the situation” as the teacher—35 years her senior at the time—because she was “older than her chronological age.” Prosecutors had sought a 20-year sentence in the case, with 10 years suspended. District Judge G. Todd Baugh imposed a 15-year sentence and suspended all but 31 days of it, with one day credited for time already served. The judge noted that the crime “did not warrant a lengthy sentence.”
Whatever other rulings the 66-year-old Baugh has made during his time on the bench, that one makes him unfit to serve a single day longer.
His victim was a 14 year-old child.
FOURTEEN. YEARS. OLD.
And he was given 31 days for raping a child.
I don’t even have words right now, I’m so angry.
Here is the whole story from Dailymail UK.
Here’s an excerpt that will make your blood boil…
"It was later revealed that administrators at Billings Senior High School had warned Rambold not to touch female students or be alone with them”
I’d be just as mad if not more mad at the admins that ALLOWED this guy to keep working at a co-ed high school.
They knew. They knew he was a threat to those kids and they let him keep working in that school.
There’s more going on here than a shitty judge, there’s also a shitty teaching admin.
So here’s there names and emails.
Dennis Holmes, Principal
Joe Sukut, Associate Principal
Shelli Strouf, Assistant Principal
Jeff Uhren, Assistant Principal
Academy (406) 281-5188
Senior (406) 281-5408
Mark Wahl, Assistant Principal
These contacts are from the Billings Senior High School website (via).
Those words are the last words a father’s to his dead daughters who killed by Bashar al-Assad and his supporter army with chemical weapon attack.
Almost 2000 innocent people died at this attack. Most of all, 0-10 years old children. Most of them, killed while they are sleeping. They couldn’t wake up for a new day.
There’s no words to explain this massacres. You don’t have to be a Syrian or Muslim to support this people. This can be happen to you, one day. We don’t know what’s gonna happen to us. Please, share this with everyone. Please.
[NOTE: My english is pretty bad but I hope you’d get it.]
Reblog, reblog now.
It’s painful to see but it’s a crisis that needs more attention. Just like Fukushima, we can’t let these people down. Knowing is half the truth, keeping it in the media, reminding each other that there is still problems in the world is important. Problems that we can help resolve or support those in need.
Read about where countries stand in this issue from the BBC here.
Read about the Syrian Civil War via wikipedia here.
Kim Jong-Un too fucking young/stupid for the job. Seriously kid, leave the world out of your penis flexing.
You being scared of filling daddy’s shoes =/= putting millions of lives at risk.
EDMONTON - Edmonton city councillor Kim Krushell’s cat Magneto used to fetch, and likely still would if his humans hadn’t confiscated his beloved Nerf gun darts.
Chasing and retrieving the plastic-tipped foam projectiles was one of his favourite pastimes, much to the delight of Krushell, husband Jay and son Alex, 12.
“We trained him to fetch,” says Krushell. “He would run and catch it and then bring it back and drop it at our feet. Honestly, he’s like a dog.”
No one noticed when one of the tips went missing from one of Magneto’s toys before Christmas, but they did notice when he stopped eating.
This is what my city thinks is news… *facepalm*
Morocco to change laws to outlaw rape marriages after suicide of girl forced to wed her rapist
Nearly a year after Morocco was shocked by the suicide of a 16-year-old girl who was forced to marry her alleged rapist, the government has announced plans to change the penal code to outlaw the traditional practice.
Women’s rights activists on Tuesday welcomed Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid’s announcement, but said it was only a first step in reforming a penal code that doesn’t do enough to stop violence against women in this North African kingdom.
A paragraph in Article 475 of the penal code allows those convicted of “corruption” or “kidnapping” of a minor to go free if they marry their victim and the practice was encouraged by judges to spare family shame. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
This is the article of the day.
This is a verbal warning, if you are interested in news about Syria be warned that the search term from Syria on Tumblr is informed but sympathetically gruesome. As in there are news links and photos but much of it is documentation of the fallen victims of the war.
You have been warned.
If you don’t know, the Syrian government has disabled all internet communications in Syria. Wireless telecommunications is also disabled in and around Damascus, Syria’s capital. They were blocking the road to the international airport though some reports are that the rebels pushed back and managed to get the road open.
Here is a recent story by the CBC about day 2 of Syria’s blockout.