Richard Haste, an NYPD officer, killed an unarmed black teen (Ramarley Graham) in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother at point blank range over marijuana. The landlady, Paulet Minzie, 55, ran out the shower with only a towel after hearing the gunshots. Officers then put a gun to her head and told her to put her hands up. It wasn’t until she told them that there were cameras surveilling them, that they put their guns down.
Court papers say “[He\] immediately lowered his weapon. His demeanor completely changed, and he alerted his colleague that they may be on camera,”. The footage later revealed that Graham walked calmly to his apartment followed by police barging in without a warrant, contradicting the officers original claim that the teenager was running away from him. (Source)
Haste was freed on $50,000 bail yesterday after pleading not guilty. Police cheered for him as the parents of Graham wept in the court room.
Murderers. Evil filthy murderers. I hate the police.
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Time to pull out the important questions
Has Pumpkin online reached their kick starter goal?
THEY DID IT
Hey everyone!Thank you so much to friends and family for your support of Pumpkin Online! We would not be where we are without you and your support. Now starts the push for our Stretch Goals! We will be releasing new Stretch Goals as we complete them. Look forward to some really amazing things that you have all been asking for and some that you might not have even considered. Let’s keep up the momentum! Our first Stretch Goal is getting Spoony Island to have it’s own official quest line and to promote chronic illness awareness. Keep up the amazing job and let’s see how far we can go with the amazing support from everyone!The Pumpkin Online Team
I really thank you all staffs and supporters!
BUT, now they aims to the stretch goal to making Spoonie Island! So, if you can afford to donate/ have not donated yet, PLEASE THINK OF ANOTHER SUPPORT!
THEY’RE FUNDED *HAPPY TEARS*
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When a white teenager named Steve Lohner was stopped by the police last month and refused to show his ID after carrying a loaded shotgun on the streets of Aurora, Colorado (the same city where a mass murderer killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a packed movie theater in July 2012), the teen walked away with nothing but a citation.
But when a 22-year-old black kid named John Crawford picked up a mere BB gun in a Walmart store in Dayton, Ohio last week, customers called the police, who then shot and killed him.
Here lies a racial disparity that’s difficult for honest people to ignore. How can black people openly carry a real gun when we can’t even pick up a BB gun in a store without arousing suspicion? The answer in America is that the Second Amendment doesn’t really apply to black people.
Keith Boykin, "Does the Second Amendment Only Apply to White People?" (via holygoddamnshitballs)
True, anyone who’s been paying attention knows this. The only time you can get gun control passed in this country is when politicians start seeing POC walking around freely with guns.
WHY WE CAN’T TRUST ANYTHING #FERGUSON PD SAYS #justiceformikebrown #nojusticenopeace #ourlivesmatter #canwelive #resist