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spoopyvapor asked:

What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

pumpkinclem:

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. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

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.

500daysofevilexes:

JonTron is a comedian who makes fun of games online. He has a fanbase that rivals the most popular of YouTubers, and up until today very few people had anything negative to say about him.

At some point today, he used the word “retarded” to describe a PS4, and everything went to hell. If you asked Tumblr or Twitter, you’d have thought that the guy burned an orphanage to the ground.

Now here’s the deal: When you’re that famous, nothing gets past your fans. You can’t say “retarded” to describe anything or anyone (no one should, really). So JonTron made a mistake here and used an offensive word in passing to describe something frustrating. 

And the internet exploded. 

I want everyone to know that I’m not “siding” with JonTron here, because I’m not a fucking 12-year-old who “takes sides.” He made a mistake and didn’t publicly apologize for it, and that can be frustrating. However, how did all of this blow out of proportion anyway?

It goes back to the bizarre mentality of ganging up on people via the internet, hashtag hate, and clicktivism. JonTron is well-known and made a mistake, and it’s easier for us to blindly attack as a group than to attack as individuals. Countless studies have shown that human beings want to feel as if they belong, especially people who don’t normally feel like they belong anywhere (which is a majority of people of Tumblr). So they will join internet crusades in sorry attempts to take down YouTube celebrities because, you know, it’s a bandwagon that they can feel high and mighty while a part of.

I think that a large majority of social justice warriors suffer from the mentality of “I need to feel like I belong.” It’s why they knock so many innocent people down in awful ways while simultaneously boosting other lonely, desperate people up. 

In reality, however, this whole “attack on JonTron” did nothing but prove how ridiculous hashtag hate and clicktivism really is. People have been reblogging things like “I hope JonTron gets shipped up to Israel and gets blown up by a missile”, which is infinitely more offensive than JonTron’s original slip-up.

Why is it that responses and threats to people who have offended you are allowed to be more violent and offensive than the remark made by the person you’re attacking?

I can’t believe that I need to say this, but there are so many worse things happening in the world than an internet celebrity calling a video game system retarded.

To close, let me just show all of you clicktivists how you look to the rest of the world:

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Way to save the world, guys.

bonkalore:

susiron:

qimao:

bitchesaloud:

bitches don’t be so full of ourselves and be thankful for people reblogging ur art (and therefore liking it and promoting it) and of course people are entitled to delete the artist comment since it’s their fucking blog and they’ll do the fuck the want with them

LOL I can’t believe how greedy and unthankful some people can be

so since this comment turns out to be real, I’ll say this:

Under your logic, anyone would be “entitled” to punch you in your face if they wanted to and you shouldn’t have a problem with it because it’s their hand and they can do whatever the fuck they want with it. That’s your screwy logic.

Also… Greedy??? Unthankful?????
Who the fuck would be thankful that some asshole decided that their input on their own artwork, that they worked hard on, wasn’t good enough for their blog?????

I don’t want anyone reblogging my art who can’t even respect me enough to leave my commentary where I put it. We put our comments there for it to STAY THERE. REBLOGGING OUR ART DOES NOT MEAN IT NOW BELONGS TO YOU AND YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU PLEASE WITH IT.

What the actual fuck is wrong with you and everyone who reblogged your shitty comment????

Please also note that the length, subject, and relevancy of an artist’s comment do not change this.

Even if you feel the comment is too long— even if you feel the piece can do without it— it is not your place to remove the artist’s comment.

Removing a comment from a piece:

  • takes away an artist’s voice
  • disembodies an artist from their work
  • may abstract needed clarity
  • may remove important notes, details, or text that adds to the piece (even if you feel it does not)
  • removes an easy link that allows people to find the artist (their username over their comment, that is)
  • is straight up disrespectful

Please stop removing comments artists leave on their work.

What’s even worse is when people remove it and provide a link for THEIR blog with some other thing and wow excuse you.

postllimit:

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