John Crawford is dead because ONE paranoid white man and his wife decided he was a threat to public safety and called 911. The story he originally gave police is falling apart because — SURPRISE! —- there are security cameras, so now he’s changed his tune.
“There’s no point to a guy yelling, “Hey sexy baby” at me out of the passenger window of a car as it speeds past. Even if I was into creepy misogynists and wanted to give him my number, I couldn’t. The car didn’t even slow down. But that’s okay, because he wasn’t actually hitting on me. The point wasn’t to proposition me or chat me up. The only point was to remind me, and all women, that our bodies are his to stare at, assess, comment on, even touch. “Hey sexy baby” is the first part of a sentence that finishes, “this is your daily message from the patriarchy, reminding you that your body is public property”.”—My First Name Ain’t Baby: ‘Hey Baby’ and Street Harassment (via official-mens-frights-activist)
there’s a scene in guardians of the galaxy where lee pace is naked and his minion people are like cleaning and preparing him or whatever and four people stand around him and pour water on him at waist level, so one person just stood there and poured water on lee pace’s ass. someone was hired just for this and was paid specifically to dramatically pour water on lee pace’s naked ass
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer charged with sexually assaulting at least eight women was released on $500,000 bond Friday two days after his bond was reduced from $5 million, even though a prosecutor said he was a danger to the community.
Good morning Fam:
I’m so sorry to hit you with horrific news so early in the morning, and on a Saturday no less, but this is too egregious to ignore.
The police officer who raped EIGHT BLACK WOMEN is free on bond today.
The question that is burning a whole in my mind is: WHY WAS THERE BOND IN THE FIRST PLACE?
This man is a CLEAR menace to society. He is CLEARLY a danger to black women.
And yet—the judge REDUCED his bond from $5 million to $500,000 even though the prosecutor argued how much of a lit stick of dynamite this man is JUST so this shit puddle can go free.
This is irrefutable proof of how white supremacy operates when it has perceived that one of its own is evil and might be held accountable for that evil. All sense it thrown out of the window and innocence, which is to say Whiteness, circles in on itself.
This is proof how little the suffering of black women matters in this country.
If nothing else this year deserves a march, we need to march to have the judge on this case removed from the bench and have this rapist’s (and possible murderer) bond revoked.
“‘Next thing you know I see a few cars come so I was like ‘oh no.’ Then they had gloves on and that’s when eight of them approached me,’ Jackson said.
In his lawsuit filed Tuesday, Jackson claims the officers lied and said he was driving the truck at the time of the accident. But the surveillance video clearly shows that he wasn’t.
‘I told him you wrong for that and arresting me in front of my kids like that, and he was like ‘I’m not messing up my $750,000 home over you!’’ Jackson said. ‘It’s their word against my word, and nine times out of 10 I probably would’ve had to plead guilty to something I didn’t do. It’s like that.”
Routine police behavior:
So an NYPD cruiser goes the wrong way down a one way street and hits a parked car.
When the owner of the parked car gets out to see what happened, the cops immediately say: “You hit our car and caused this accident.”
They then arrested him and falsely charged him with the accident and resisting arrest.
Then, the surveillance video surfaced showing that the cops lied their fucking asses off.
The charges were dropped and Jackson is suing the shit out of the NYPD like he absolutely should.
There are people who actually believe this kind of police behavior is rare or exceptional.
NO THE FUCK IT ISN’T.
It’s completely and utterly ROUTINE. This is NORMAL and REGULAR police behavior.
The only thing that’s relatively rare is that there’s video to exposed these lying-ass pigs.
When America named it the “criminal justice system,” they’re using the word “criminal” in that title different from what you might expect. They are telling you, to your face, that this system is about committing crimes, not preventing them.