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redsuns-n-orangemoons:

i-write-wrongs:

realest thing I’ve seen in a while

this was so amazing. so thought provoking. an eye-opening social criticism.

gettyimages:

Last night’s protests in Missouri

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 13: Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

See more HERE

america-wakiewakie:

Gov. Nixon Directs National Guard to Ferguson | CBS St. Louis 
Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order directing additional resources through the Missouri National Guard “to help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson.”
(Photo Credit: Dan Gill/New York Times/Redux)

america-wakiewakie:

Gov. Nixon Directs National Guard to Ferguson | CBS St. Louis 

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order directing additional resources through the Missouri National Guard “to help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson.”

(Photo Credit: Dan Gill/New York Times/Redux)

spacecrone:

CAPT JOHNSON:

Good morning. I’d like to start by thanking the men and women of the highway patrol and the municipal police department, who did a fine job tonight protecting the people of Ferguson. Tonight, which started with prayer, and messages of unity, peace, and justice,…

  #just gonna note that the passive voice is normally used to avoid placing blame or admitting culpability    #i understand that it is in his best interest to appear neutral    #but hasn't shit gone too far for this    #amnesty international is involved at this point so come on    #/end of biased commentary  
fiftythreecrimes:

"First time we’ve deployed inside the US."What does that tell you?

fiftythreecrimes:


"First time we’ve deployed inside the US."

What does that tell you?

acidpolizei:

this is devastating

acidpolizei:

this is devastating

  #!pc  

my-tardis-sense-is-tingling:

These tweets (and one retweet) are from my friend Ryan, a journalist who has been on the ground in Ferguson for the past few days. (His Twitter account is here, and it’s a great source of updates on the situation there   [x]).

I just wanted to remind everybody that while spreading word about Michael Brown’s unjust murder and the horrifying events of the night of August 14, 2014, please do not oversimplify or ignore the complexities of the situation.

Journalists in the town have been doing what journalists do: focusing on all the negative aspects about the community to try and make it look like a hell-hole in order to sell their own pictures and stories, and basically all many of them want to do is further their own careers. But focusing on all that negativity only paints the picture of one side of the story, ignoring a lot of other important things going on there.

Please do not fall prey to the media’s game. Anger at the actions of the police in Ferguson is totally justified, but in the midst of that we cannot allow the people who are living with the situation every day to be dehumanized. Despite all this tragedy and chaos going on around them, they’re still a community and in many ways they’re pulling through all of it together. They want peace. Anyone looting or burning things down is a very small portion of the community. The whole story is so much bigger.

A story doesn’t need tear gas to be interesting. We need to hear every side of this story, not just the horrific parts.

TL:DR: please don’t fall prey to media attempts to dehumanize and oversimplify the situation in ferguson!!

socialismartnature:

The top headline about #Ferguson in a leading Australian newspaper: “LAND OF THE FREE? Insane situation in the US right now.” The top headline about Ferguson in USA Today: “Police seek order as Ferguson furor builds.”

socialismartnature:

The top headline about #Ferguson in a leading Australian newspaper: “LAND OF THE FREE? Insane situation in the US right now.”

The top headline about Ferguson in USA Today: “Police seek order as Ferguson furor builds.”