quentintortellini:

History Parallels

1st image: 1967 Newark Riots

2nd image: 2014 Ferguson Protests

3rd image: 1964 Harlem Riots

4th image: 2014 Ferguson Protests

thebluelip-blondie:

badbilliejean:

Thank you neonnubian for your active post keeping me and others abreast.
"Shot in the head last night by police"tonytonytony70

a college grad got shot for protesting but no not wearing baggy is clothes and getting an education will totally protect us

thebluelip-blondie:

badbilliejean:

Thank you neonnubian for your active post keeping me and others abreast.

"Shot in the head last night by police"
tonytonytony70

a college grad got shot for protesting but no not wearing baggy is clothes and getting an education will totally protect us

logic-and-art:

christel-thoughts:

quickhits:

Unrest in Ferguson about a lot more than police shooting unarmed teen.

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.

I grew up in North County, specifically Florissant, which is right next door to Ferguson. Although Black residents may comprise a majority of Ferguson, this part of North County is fairly diverse and there are many businesses in Ferguson that everyone in the area frequents. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve traveled up and down W. Florissant road through Ferguson, but I can tell you how many times I’ve been stopped and/or frisked: zero.

logic-and-art:

christel-thoughts:

quickhits:

Unrest in Ferguson about a lot more than police shooting unarmed teen.

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.

I grew up in North County, specifically Florissant, which is right next door to Ferguson. Although Black residents may comprise a majority of Ferguson, this part of North County is fairly diverse and there are many businesses in Ferguson that everyone in the area frequents. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve traveled up and down W. Florissant road through Ferguson, but I can tell you how many times I’ve been stopped and/or frisked: zero.

Holy shit.

Holy shit.

thisiseverydayracism:

angrywocunited:

So the wife of Ferguson police chief says community is “feral”. 
A wild cracker appears.

Well, well…

I like how she says “even black ones,” like they’re a distinct group from “police officers.” What a horrible piece of trash. It explains Ferguson’s use of force policies.

thisiseverydayracism:

angrywocunited:

So the wife of Ferguson police chief says community is “feral”. 

A wild cracker appears.

Well, well…

I like how she says “even black ones,” like they’re a distinct group from “police officers.” What a horrible piece of trash. It explains Ferguson’s use of force policies.

istillbelieveinradishes:

fabulazerstokill:

america-wakiewakie:

Hollywood Studios Blacklist Penelope Cruz over Gaza Letter Accusing Israel of ‘Genocide’ | IB Times
Actress Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem have roused the fury of Hollywood producers, with pledges made to snub the Spanish couple.
Oscar-winner Bardem and Cruz signed an open letter speaking against “the genocide perpetrated by the Israeli occupation army”.
The letter accused Israel of “advancing on Palestinian territories instead of withdrawing to the 1967 borders.
"Gaza is living through horror… while the international community does nothing."
The Spanish letter was signed by 100 leading figures in the film industry, including director Pedro Almodovar.
One top producer who has worked with Cruz says he privately has vowed not to hire her again, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Another top Hollywood executive also privately expressed his disapproval, saying he’s “furious at Javier and Penelope” and wasn’t sure about working with the Spanish couple again.
Relativity Media chief executive Ryan Kavanaugh was the only studio head willing to go public with his views: “As the grandson of Holocaust survivors, I know that anyone calling what’s going on in Israel ‘genocide’ vs. self-defense is either ignorant and shouldn’t be commenting or is truly anti-Semitic.”
However, Kavanaugh doesn’t believe the letter will harm either of the actors’ careers as long as their films are box office hits.
As one film producer explained: “I think the thing any executive or producer will try to calculate before working with Penelope Cruz or Javier Bardem in the near future is what their value is in the all-important international marketplace. And what territories they might have alienated people in by what they said. It might not be that many. But it’s really all about business.”
Other Hollywood big names have waded into the controversy, including comedian Joan Rivers. When quizzed by a TMZ reporter on her thoughts about the 2,000 Palestinians who have so far been killed, she said: “Oh my God! Tell that to the people in Hiroshima.
"Good. Good. When you declare war, you declare war. They started it. We now don’t count who’s dead. You’re dead, you deserve to be dead. Don’t you dare make me feel bad about that.
"They were told to get out. They didn’t get out. You don’t get out, you are an idiot. At least the ones that were killed were the ones with low IQs."
(Photo Credit: Adrian Sanchez/Getty)

Add this to the list of reasons why HollyWhite needs to be dismantled
May all those racist producers’ movies flop 

Thou shalt not come after my fav Penelope
Destroy them all

istillbelieveinradishes:

fabulazerstokill:

america-wakiewakie:

Hollywood Studios Blacklist Penelope Cruz over Gaza Letter Accusing Israel of ‘Genocide’ | IB Times

Actress Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem have roused the fury of Hollywood producers, with pledges made to snub the Spanish couple.

Oscar-winner Bardem and Cruz signed an open letter speaking against “the genocide perpetrated by the Israeli occupation army”.

The letter accused Israel of “advancing on Palestinian territories instead of withdrawing to the 1967 borders.

"Gaza is living through horror… while the international community does nothing."

The Spanish letter was signed by 100 leading figures in the film industry, including director Pedro Almodovar.

One top producer who has worked with Cruz says he privately has vowed not to hire her again, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Another top Hollywood executive also privately expressed his disapproval, saying he’s “furious at Javier and Penelope” and wasn’t sure about working with the Spanish couple again.

Relativity Media chief executive Ryan Kavanaugh was the only studio head willing to go public with his views: “As the grandson of Holocaust survivors, I know that anyone calling what’s going on in Israel ‘genocide’ vs. self-defense is either ignorant and shouldn’t be commenting or is truly anti-Semitic.”

However, Kavanaugh doesn’t believe the letter will harm either of the actors’ careers as long as their films are box office hits.

As one film producer explained: “I think the thing any executive or producer will try to calculate before working with Penelope Cruz or Javier Bardem in the near future is what their value is in the all-important international marketplace. And what territories they might have alienated people in by what they said. It might not be that many. But it’s really all about business.”

Other Hollywood big names have waded into the controversy, including comedian Joan Rivers. When quizzed by a TMZ reporter on her thoughts about the 2,000 Palestinians who have so far been killed, she said: “Oh my God! Tell that to the people in Hiroshima.

"Good. Good. When you declare war, you declare war. They started it. We now don’t count who’s dead. You’re dead, you deserve to be dead. Don’t you dare make me feel bad about that.

"They were told to get out. They didn’t get out. You don’t get out, you are an idiot. At least the ones that were killed were the ones with low IQs."

(Photo Credit: Adrian Sanchez/Getty)

Add this to the list of reasons why HollyWhite needs to be dismantled

May all those racist producers’ movies flop 

Thou shalt not come after my fav Penelope

Destroy them all

sauntervaguelydown:

electrikmoonlight:

the-privateer:

wackiness-ensues:

#YESALLWOMEN

wasn’t this the episode where he dressed up as a woman on a bet because he thought women were overreacting?

This show was progressive beyond it’s years

I got half way through the photoset before I remembered this is the one with Shaun in drag

mysterymeat237:

fuckyeah1990s:

Bill Gates jumping over a chair

nice one bill

The whitest of white guys can jump.

Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.

Amazing. And if that’s Ferguson, Missouri, that’s right next door to where I grew up in Florissant.