Hi I just wanted to ask you to show your followers this http://t.co/jZca4qdkcJ . National moment of silence is being planned in which we honor victims of police violence please share it around
Anonymous said: are you requesting/comfortable with white people participating in #HandsUp?
No, they can post already made pictures from the Hashtag and post on their social media expressing their solidarity and extending their allyship.
A white person with their hands up would not be shot, and even sometimes armed white people aren’t shot. Their participation in the hashtag by posting images of themselves with hands up or saying don’t shoot, glosses over the entire point.
WHY WE CAN’T TRUST ANYTHING #FERGUSON PD SAYS #justiceformikebrown #nojusticenopeace #ourlivesmatter #canwelive #resist
Apparently KKK members are walking around Ferguson and burning Crosses tonight. This and a post from one of the blogs I follow is all the evidence that I could gather on the subject, seeing as the police are not allowing news stations to record the matter. I’m really hoping that the information is false at this point but still I want all the people in Ferguson to stay safe and know that your in my prayers.
If anybody has some extra information on this matter, please add on to the post.
wtf is going on
Police are releasing mugshots and names of looters, but not of the officer who killed #MikeBrown. -@zellieimani
Anon has officially started doxing. They are doxing Ferguson’s police Chief John Belmar and his family. They HAVE ALSO POSTED HIS ADDRESS ONLINE AS WELL.
With the protest going on in Ferguson plus the help of Anon, this is history in the making.
I feel bad for the good, honest cops who are currently given a bad name due to the unfair, corrupted cops.
A child is dead and you direct your sympathy towards members of the corrupt institution that murdered him.
There’s no such thing as a good cop. If a cop was good, he’d reveal the corrupt things his coworkers do and be fired or murdered. Any cop following the Blue Code of Silence—which is all of them—is a bad cop.
Police have closed off Ferguson from the rest of Missouri and the country. No media, no citizens. Don’t know what you think, but that sounds like some municipal martial law shit right there.
the big point
look at the search rates then look at the contraband hit rates.
the police are terrorizing Black people for no good reason… even though they’re getting more evidence of crime off whites.
crunched a couple of numbers and even taking into account that the black population is about double the white population in the “local” area (i’d like some definition on that but i’ll assume in the meantime that it’s the boundaries of jurisdiction), black people as a group are being stopped 6.75 times more than white people as a group, and even when put in perspective with the population ratios, are being stopped 3.61 times more than white people (and make up 90% of the people searched).
The disparity numbers listed indicate that the black population is overrepresented in stop rates by 137%, and this number reads as way too low to me (compare to the number I calculated of 361%).
christel-thoughts pointed out the contraband rate specifically, which is notable because searches of white people produced contraband 12.33% more times than searches of black people, but the arrest rate for black individuals is virtually twice that of white people.