August 20, 2014   1 note
August 19, 2014   67,811 notes
shauneezy:

Ferguson PD be like.

shauneezy:

Ferguson PD be like.

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August 19, 2014   160 notes
liberalsarecool:


Here’s what Canfield Court [in Ferguson, MO] looks like on Google’s street view: not exactly busy.
Knowing this, it appears to me that Officer Darren Wilson purposely & without cause provoked [Michael] Brown & [Dorian] Johnson by telling them to move to the sidewalk. (According to Johnson, Wilson shouted to them, “Get the fuck on the sidewalk.”) The fact that Wilson was cruising a residential street suggests that he was a neighborhood patrolman, someone who is supposed to establish rapport with residents & create a sense of public trust in the police. (“Get the fuck on the sidewalk” is not the best outreach initiative.)

Two black kids walking down the street equals “disobey me and I have a bullet with your name on it”-type sadistic police engagement.

liberalsarecool:

Here’s what Canfield Court [in Ferguson, MO] looks like on Google’s street view: not exactly busy.

Knowing this, it appears to me that Officer Darren Wilson purposely & without cause provoked [Michael] Brown & [Dorian] Johnson by telling them to move to the sidewalk. (According to Johnson, Wilson shouted to them, “Get the fuck on the sidewalk.”) The fact that Wilson was cruising a residential street suggests that he was a neighborhood patrolman, someone who is supposed to establish rapport with residents & create a sense of public trust in the police. (“Get the fuck on the sidewalk” is not the best outreach initiative.)

Two black kids walking down the street equals “disobey me and I have a bullet with your name on it”-type sadistic police engagement.

August 19, 2014   637 notes
liberalsarecool:

Police are public servants for their community. They are not military in a foreign country.
Police are incapable of protecting people they do not respect.

liberalsarecool:

Police are public servants for their community. They are not military in a foreign country.

Police are incapable of protecting people they do not respect.

August 19, 2014   162,758 notes

candidlycara:

John Oliver is not fucking around in the least. 

(Source: -teesa-)

August 19, 2014   5,549 notes
liberalsarecool:

St Louis Police would fail this test.

liberalsarecool:

St Louis Police would fail this test.

August 19, 2014   2 notes

“ When the New York Times Magazine publishes a story about libertarians, it puts a picture of Paul on the cover. When veteran Washington Post reporter Dan Balz writes a story about the libertarian response to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, most of it is about Paul. Such attention isn’t completely misguided (I’m doing it right now!), because Paul is a national figure who wants to be president of the United States, and that makes him important. But Paul’s inescapable association with libertarianism shows the limits the philosophy faces if its adherents want to win political victories and not just intellectual satisfaction. ”

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The political unicorn.

August 19, 2014   62,719 notes
deux-zero-deux:

it actually is illegal. officers are required to wear their name tags for accountability purposes.
if a cashier can be penalized for being on the clock without a name tag, so can an officer. the biggest fucked up part about it is that you can’t even report it to their superiors because their superiors probably told them to remove their tags.

deux-zero-deux:

it actually is illegal. officers are required to wear their name tags for accountability purposes.

if a cashier can be penalized for being on the clock without a name tag, so can an officer. the biggest fucked up part about it is that you can’t even report it to their superiors because their superiors probably told them to remove their tags.

(Source: thesoftghetto, via silas216)

August 18, 2014   601 notes
mommapolitico:

…at least until they are born. After that, they are on their own. Thanks, GOP!

mommapolitico:

…at least until they are born. After that, they are on their own. Thanks, GOP!

(Source: cartoonpolitics)

August 18, 2014   205 notes

(Source: questionall, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)