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sunvapor asked: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?


Answer:

clehmentine:

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.

— 6 days ago with 258564 notes
#wtf  #important  #ferguson 

Being attracted to someone else is terrible for me 

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#liam blabs 

Peter Jason Quill, he’s also known as Star-Lord.

Who calls him that?

Himself mostly.

(Source: marvelmovies, via marvelmovies)

— 1 week ago with 24399 notes
#gotg  #guardians of the galaxy  #gifs  #gifset 
Anonymous asked: liam why did u say that terrible joke last week jesus christ


Answer:

Because I am terrible at jokes I didn’t really know where the it was going

— 2 weeks ago
My half of an art trade with the amazing Andiree! She asked for Piper Mclean from Heroes of Olympus, you can find her half here: http://andiree.tumblr.com/post/91706630663.

My half of an art trade with the amazing Andiree! She asked for Piper Mclean from Heroes of Olympus, you can find her half here: http://andiree.tumblr.com/post/91706630663.

— 1 month ago with 27 notes
#andiree  #art trade  #my art  #piper mclean  #heroes of olympus  #hoo 
andiree:

ANNABETH CHASE (in color palette #35) for my art trade with twitchyteleporter! I’m also going to label this as a belated drawing for Annabeth’s birthday, which was yesterday. 

Thanks Andi! I will start right now on my half, the palette worked really well and I love the shading :)

andiree:

ANNABETH CHASE (in color palette #35) for my art trade with twitchyteleporter! I’m also going to label this as a belated drawing for Annabeth’s birthday, which was yesterday. 

Thanks Andi! I will start right now on my half, the palette worked really well and I love the shading :)

— 1 month ago with 543 notes
#annabeth chase  #art trade  #andiree  #thanks  #pjo  #hoo 

nickgindraux:

More concepts I did for The Last of Us.  Had a ton of fun working on this sequence!

(via oscarburd-insp)

— 1 month ago with 332 notes
#art inspiration  #concept art  #the last of us 

carriehopefletcher:

thebobblehat:

thefoodispeople:

dottewa:

a-void-reality:

GO WATCH THIS SHOW, HONESTLY IT IS SO AMAZING. 

IF THIS POST CREATES 1 NEW PUSHING DAISIES FAN MY LIFE = MADE. 

Alright let me help out then:

1) Most of the cast is female. In fact only two main characters are male.

2) Both male characters take typically non-masculine hobbies. Emerson Cod knits almost non-stop and makes pop-up books. Ned is literally called “The Pie-Maker” because he bakes homestyle pies from his mother’s method. Both are shown to be very nurturing and even maternal characters. Conversely, the women? A pair of professional travelling show performers that have gritty sexual scandals the way men usually get (see the entire “Chuck’s father” storylines), a beekeeper who is the single most positive and optimistic character imaginable, and a former professional jockey- Three of four pro athletes.

3) You could very easily make the claim Ned is asexual.

4) Yes, the storyline is about romance. But it’s also about the positive side of a love story, and their only drama lies in overcoming their inability to actually share contact.

5) A very good friend of mine recommended this show to me as “Disney for adults.” I told her it was already on my list to watch because “It’s by Bryan Fuller, from Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me.” Bryan Fuller is now most known for “Hannibal.” The same camera methods and bright colours and lighting techniques Hannibal is known for? Perfected in this show, just using a different tone- The same colour methods in reverse, upping the vivid greens and yellows instead of reds and blues, which sells emotion both ways.

7) Probably one of the best examples of a modern day fairy tale possible.

8) Narrated by Jim Dale- The narrator for the HP audio books.

I don’t know if anyone’s already added links to this, but all of these here work and if you hover over the links, an episode description shows :)

Season 1:

  1. Pie-Lette
  2. Dummy
  3. The Fun in Funeral
  4. Pigeon
  5. Girth
  6. Bitches
  7. Smell of Success
  8. Bitter Sweets
  9. Corpsicle

Season 2:

  1. Bzzzzzzzzz!
  2. Circus Circus
  3. Bad Habits
  4. Frescorts
  5. Dim Sum Lose Some
  6. Oh Oh Oh… It’s Magic
  7. Robbing Hood
  8. Comfort Food
  9. The Legend of Merle McQuoddy
  10. The Norwegians
  11. Window Dressed to Kill
  12. Water & Power
  13. Kerplunk

May I just say, before I saw this gifset explaining the show, I just thought that PD was about a really adorable germ-a-phobe.

Pushing Daisies is one of my all time favourite shows. Gutted it only had two season but those two seasons are PHENOMENAL! 

(via bresketch)

— 1 month ago with 423016 notes

onlyfortheworst:

magicalgirlbeowulf:

cosbyykidd:

I was told that I couldn’t do it, that I didn’t belong, that I should give up. But you all kept me going. You kept the faith. They counted me out but look at me now.

thank yall so much

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HE DID IT

HE HIT 1 MIL

HE’S GOING TO DISNEY WORLD

HAVE FUN

so happy for you

*HUGS*

(via psychoticpsychic)

— 1 month ago with 46903 notes

deantrippe:

thosedamnedbees:

deerhoof:

the future is here and it’s horrible

May robots always be fuckups

#robotswillwin

(Source: pierregrassou)

— 1 month ago with 295045 notes