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What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

Asked by sunvapor

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (EDIT: i’ve discovered that the Brown family wishes for any and all photos of Michael lying in the streets to be removed. please respect this and do so)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

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adriansayyss:

ayyjoceee:

unamusedsloth:

If alcohol labels told the truth.

lol

Lmaoooooo blackout

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secretworkings:

IT’S PERFECT MEDITATION ADVICE.

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sixpenceee:

thedreamdictionary:

if you’ve ever wondered what’s going on in your head while you’re sleeping, or what exactly those things you saw meant, then please follow this blog and shoot us an ask!

we analyze and interpret the secret meanings behind people’s dreams or nightmares, and it’s all free, too! but, to start this off, we decided to compile the meanings of the most common dreams people have. enjoy!

BEING CHASED OR ATTACKED

these dreams are a natural reaction to daily stress; it could be that an important or stressful event is getting closer and closer, or that you are trying to ‘get away’ from something in your waking life, literally or figuratively. common causes: work/school stress, being around toxic people, moving, leaving/attempting to leave an abusive or dangerous situation, big events.

BEING LOST OR TRAPPED

there are many dreams that can be lumped under this category: being buried alive, being unable to speak or move, looking for something important and never finding it, etc. these dreams occur because of confusion and conflict. they could appear because of how other people act around you, or because of how you act around other people. common causes: being ignored, being in an abusive situation, financial or romantic issues, being lied to.

BEING INJURED, ILL OR DYING

when you dream of the unintentional death of anyone, their death symbolizes something inside of you that is no longer functioning, emotionally or physically. on the other hand, it can also symbolize new beginnings! on the other other hand it is also commonly associated with extreme anxiety about your appearance and how others see you. common causes: actual illness, moving, getting into a new relationship, being at/expected to be at a large social event, acting excessively different around close friends and family.

POOR PERFORMANCES

ever dreamed about missing for a test? giving an embarrassing speech? bombing a job interview or single-handedly ruining a play? dreams like these can occur at any point in your life and usually mean that you are being tested some way in waking life. some psychologists even say that they can be caused by anxiety in the bedroom. common causes: having a bad day, dealing with difficult people or situations, anxiety, big events.

FALLING OR FLYING

this is definitely the most common one! falling dreams are often reflections of insecurities and helplessness, specifically because of a lack of support or definitive life choices. flying dreams are almost the opposite — they are meant to fill the dreamer with confidence, creativity and leave them with a sense of spirituality. common causes: (falling) unemployment, distancing yourself from friends or family, arguments with loved ones, being in an abusive situation (flying) lack of stimulation, ___-block, being in a religious space, overcoming personal issues.

BEING NAKED IN PUBLIC

having a dream about being naked in public means that you are feeling exposed or vulnerable. the dreams also have elements of shame and embarrassment. common causes: issues with body image, being betrayed, making a bad speech or public appearance, being ill, constantly being in the limelight.

NATURAL DISASTERS

floods, tidal waves, earthquakes, tornadoes…these all represent personal problems raging out of control. if you have these dreams constantly, then chances are you’re seriously ignoring the elephant in the room (whatever it may be). common causes: breakups, arguments with loved ones, school/work stress, ignoring mental or physical health.

which dreams do you have the most often? :0 tell us if you feel these are at all accurate, and please follow!

thanks, for posting this in the sixpenceee tag

a lot of people ask me about their dreams/nightmares and the possible meaning but usually I have no idea.

but here’s a blog dedicated to answering your questions!

thanks for being awesome thedreamdictionary!

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endearing-dreamer:

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magconbabe-matt:

This shit better work

HAH I REBLOGGED THIS LAST NIGHT AND LOOK WHAT I GOT FROM MY DAD TODAY OUT OF THE BLUE

what if we all got paper lol
GUYS I REBLOGGED THIS LAST NIGHT AND I JUST GOT $150 

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