Saturday morning, over 1,000 people march for justice for Michael Brown.
Jon Stewart is back from vacation, and he’s not wasting any time going after one of his favorite targets: Fox News.
"We knew we wanted that car, so all we had to decide was the color. “This should be easy,” I said to Sara. I was a fool.
The second we walked into the dealership I felt like a piece of bloody meat splashing into a shark tank.
The fastest shark was Phil. I’m calling him Phil because that was his name. I’m not protecting him. He was not innocent. He was human evil.”
you know that scene in ghostbusters where dana opens her fridge and it’s a portal to hell?
still so relevant
What did you do to my fridge you monster
that’s what you get when i housesit: notes on notes
I should really throw out that pumpkin butter from last year.
white people: mike brown robbed that store!
Lawyer: no he didn’t
Store owners: nope
Eye witnesses: nah
white people: MIKE BROWN ROBBED THAT STORE
people who are paying attention: hey hey did you know that robbing a store is not actually grounds for an extrajudicial execution anyway
Notice something in common in these photos?
It’s not what you think
I gave it away in the third pic
That’s right! None of these cops are wearing badges or name tags! I wonder why… seems like it’d be important to wear those, since it’s even illegal not to in other states…
This is actually illegal in all states. A police officer must be marked as such with name and badge at all times unless their jurisdiction states otherwise (such as an undercover officer), and even when not wearing a badge, the officer must have the badge accessible at all times and must show the badge in order to make an arrest. Name tags are not required as long as a badge is available because the badge has the officer number on it.
This has really been bothering me. The police in Ferguson are breaking the law by concealing their identities. Everyone knows this, it’s been going on for ten days, and it appears that nobody is doing anything about it.
The police are clearly and systematically violating the first amendment rights of the press, and they are getting away with it. This has been happening for days, and nobody appears to be doing anything about it.
A police officer pointed a rifle at a journalist and told him to fuck off *while he was being filmed, so he’s easily identifiable by his superiors*, and that police officer still has a job.
I know that not all cops are bad (or even most cops), but there are clearly bad cops in Ferguson, and they’re acting with complete impunity. I don’t understand why those cops aren’t being taken off the scene, and why a higher (possibly federal) authority isn’t coming in to address these things.
TUESDAY 8/19: Ferguson PD presented a table full of fabricated evidence at this morning’s press conference - allegedly seized from protestors and stopped cars. The Colt 45 Molotov with a white bandana was the crowning glory, turns out you can’t even buy glass 40’s in Missouri. Stay classy, FPD
I seriously think white supremacist are coming in the area to frame the protesters, but it could just be the cops
Nah I think that’s exactly what’s going on.
Remember when that IL cop got fired for shooting a dog who posed a deadly threat?
I forgot all about this, which is why I love the Internet. Thank you for reminding me that Black lives are worth less than those of white families’ pets.
Neighbors called the police about a…