alivesoul:

Welcome to Passive, New York
As Andy Henriquez, a 19 year old from Washington Heights lay in his cell dying from a tear in his aorta, an artery that supplies blood to the heart, he asked a guard if he could call his mother just to say goodbye. For days he suffered in pain barely able to breathe as the blood made its way down to his groin. He request was denied. His fellow inmates knew something was wrong. They screamed and kicked doors in a failed bid to get Andy some help.  A doctor who visited him earlier that day prescribed him hand cream and wrote the prescription in the wrong name.
Hours later he was found dead on the floor of his cell.
This happened in April of last year, New Yorkers are just hearing about it today because a suit has been filed by the lawyer of Mr. Henriquez’s family.
In this last year I have been thinking about some things….
I have thought about the death of Eric Garner and the muted outrage that followed.
I have thought about all the black men who were set up by Detective Louis Scarcella from Brooklyn, who have languished in jail for years and are just now having their cases reviewed after it was discovered Scarcella was crooked and the silence that followed.
I have thought about how everyone just accepts that Stop and Frisk is a thing of the past and that the rights of black and brown men here in New York City are not still being violated.
I have thought about how slick it was for our Mayor to parade his black family in front of the cameras to get elected and how New Yorkers have yet to check him for basically being Bloomberg 2.0.
I have thought about those who live in the projects whose stewards, NYCHA, last year said they had a surplus of money to fix them and are now saying this year they have no money.
I have thought about how “affordable housing” here means you must make damn near 100k, yet no one seems to believe that this city hates its poor.
I have thought about the fact that this city has the highest rates of workplace discrimination lawsuits in the country, yet no one wants to address racism in the workplace.
I have thought about how gentrification of this city has made many neighborhoods I once loved and enjoyed unrecognizable and in my view turned its residents into the quietest, softest, most passive lot of New Yorkers I have ever experienced in my lifetime here.
Who the fuck are you people?
There will be very little outrage over Mr. Henriquez’s death. This lot of New Yorkers would be more outraged if you kicked a cat than if you choked a young black man to death or allowed one to internally bleed to death on the floor of a jail cell.

alivesoul:

Welcome to Passive, New York

As Andy Henriquez, a 19 year old from Washington Heights lay in his cell dying from a tear in his aorta, an artery that supplies blood to the heart, he asked a guard if he could call his mother just to say goodbye. For days he suffered in pain barely able to breathe as the blood made its way down to his groin. He request was denied. His fellow inmates knew something was wrong. They screamed and kicked doors in a failed bid to get Andy some help.

A doctor who visited him earlier that day prescribed him hand cream and wrote the prescription in the wrong name.

Hours later he was found dead on the floor of his cell.

This happened in April of last year, New Yorkers are just hearing about it today because a suit has been filed by the lawyer of Mr. Henriquez’s family.

In this last year I have been thinking about some things….

I have thought about the death of Eric Garner and the muted outrage that followed.

I have thought about all the black men who were set up by Detective Louis Scarcella from Brooklyn, who have languished in jail for years and are just now having their cases reviewed after it was discovered Scarcella was crooked and the silence that followed.

I have thought about how everyone just accepts that Stop and Frisk is a thing of the past and that the rights of black and brown men here in New York City are not still being violated.

I have thought about how slick it was for our Mayor to parade his black family in front of the cameras to get elected and how New Yorkers have yet to check him for basically being Bloomberg 2.0.

I have thought about those who live in the projects whose stewards, NYCHA, last year said they had a surplus of money to fix them and are now saying this year they have no money.

I have thought about how “affordable housing” here means you must make damn near 100k, yet no one seems to believe that this city hates its poor.

I have thought about the fact that this city has the highest rates of workplace discrimination lawsuits in the country, yet no one wants to address racism in the workplace.

I have thought about how gentrification of this city has made many neighborhoods I once loved and enjoyed unrecognizable and in my view turned its residents into the quietest, softest, most passive lot of New Yorkers I have ever experienced in my lifetime here.

Who the fuck are you people?

There will be very little outrage over Mr. Henriquez’s death. This lot of New Yorkers would be more outraged if you kicked a cat than if you choked a young black man to death or allowed one to internally bleed to death on the floor of a jail cell.

harrysde:

From Elon James White Tuesday night.

pax-arabica:

eretzyisrael:

Hamas has proudly announced that it fired a rocket at Jerusalem, home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The silence from the Muslim world is deafening.
via: @AviMayer

Hey there buddy, real nice misinformation you’re using there. It’s top notch really. Mind if I cut in?
I can’t help but notice you’re being really vague. It’s alright, I can help with that.
The rocket was fired at West Jerusalem. It was aimed at West Jerusalem. Need me to jog your memory on what that means? Sure! You bet, anything for my dear neighborino.
West Jerusalem was the part of Jerusalem you completely ethnically cleansed of all Palestinians when you took it over. The same “Jerusalem” where the majority of which was built by your wonderful people around the original Jerusalem to boost your demographic presence there.
Ya know, that “Jerusalem” that is inhabited almost exclusively by Israeli Jews?
It’s okay, I know sometimes all this history and geography stuff gets fuzzy. You’re so lucky I’m here to give you a helping hand, can you imagine how embarrassing these things get?
Just in case you forgot, East Jerusalem is where the ancient holy sites are located. The Aqsa Mosque, the Holy Sepulcher and others. Not West Jerusalem. I know, it’s tricky!
I know you Israelis like to count East + West Jerusalem all as one Jerusalem, but you’re almost the only country that recognizes this.
I’m sure I don’t need to remind you, old pal, that according to international law and other silly human rights people, East Jerusalem is occupied territory, and not part of Israel. I know, I know, they’re probably just jealous of all your freedom and other junk.
Really I just want to thank you so much. I love how concerned you are about our holy places. I don’t feel like you’re just instrumentalizing our suffering to make a point at all. I mean..people might think that, especially considering that the vast majority of Palestinians are de facto banned from praying at the Aqsa mosque or the Holy Sepulcher by you, but nah, I’m sure you only have our best interest in mind.
So really, no ancient holy sites have been under the threat of those booger breath Hamas rockets. Just the glorified settlement bloc known today as West Jerusalem.
Say, neighbor, since we’re talking now, and since you so clearly care for all Jerusalemites and stuff, what is up with that whole Gafni Commission hoohah?
I mean it planned for Arabs to be a small minority in Jerusalem, and you’ve been kinda going at that hard. You’ve been reducing (some troublemakers would say ethnically cleansing) the Arab population in Jerusalem and establishing Jewish only neighborhoods. Some might say that it’s kinda unethical, sorta, maybe.
But no, what am I saying, you care about your citizens, I mean, the Jerusalem municipality spends more of its budget on 1 Jewish Jerusalemite than it does for over 5 Arab Jerusalemites, but I’m sure that’s just a coincidence, you love all your citizens equally.
Well, I’m really glad I could sort some of that stuff out for you! I know it can get mushy up in your head from all the mental gymnastics needed to act like a center of tolerance when you have segregated schools, but I’m sure you’ll manage.
If you’re still having cognitive dissonance and misremembering stuff, I’m always around the corner. Ya know, under your soldiers boots. Still here. Haven’t budged.
And if worse comes to worse, you can always recall these ancient words of wisdom:
Oink oink you vile Zionist shit bag.

pax-arabica:

eretzyisrael:

Hamas has proudly announced that it fired a rocket at Jerusalem, home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The silence from the Muslim world is deafening.

via: @AviMayer

Hey there buddy, real nice misinformation you’re using there. It’s top notch really. Mind if I cut in?

I can’t help but notice you’re being really vague. It’s alright, I can help with that.

The rocket was fired at West Jerusalem. It was aimed at West Jerusalem. Need me to jog your memory on what that means? Sure! You bet, anything for my dear neighborino.

West Jerusalem was the part of Jerusalem you completely ethnically cleansed of all Palestinians when you took it over. The same “Jerusalem” where the majority of which was built by your wonderful people around the original Jerusalem to boost your demographic presence there.

Ya know, that “Jerusalem” that is inhabited almost exclusively by Israeli Jews?

It’s okay, I know sometimes all this history and geography stuff gets fuzzy. You’re so lucky I’m here to give you a helping hand, can you imagine how embarrassing these things get?

Just in case you forgot, East Jerusalem is where the ancient holy sites are located. The Aqsa Mosque, the Holy Sepulcher and others. Not West Jerusalem. I know, it’s tricky!

I know you Israelis like to count East + West Jerusalem all as one Jerusalem, but you’re almost the only country that recognizes this.

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you, old pal, that according to international law and other silly human rights people, East Jerusalem is occupied territory, and not part of Israel. I know, I know, they’re probably just jealous of all your freedom and other junk.

Really I just want to thank you so much. I love how concerned you are about our holy places. I don’t feel like you’re just instrumentalizing our suffering to make a point at all. I mean..people might think that, especially considering that the vast majority of Palestinians are de facto banned from praying at the Aqsa mosque or the Holy Sepulcher by you, but nah, I’m sure you only have our best interest in mind.

So really, no ancient holy sites have been under the threat of those booger breath Hamas rockets. Just the glorified settlement bloc known today as West Jerusalem.

Say, neighbor, since we’re talking now, and since you so clearly care for all Jerusalemites and stuff, what is up with that whole Gafni Commission hoohah?

I mean it planned for Arabs to be a small minority in Jerusalem, and you’ve been kinda going at that hard. You’ve been reducing (some troublemakers would say ethnically cleansing) the Arab population in Jerusalem and establishing Jewish only neighborhoods. Some might say that it’s kinda unethical, sorta, maybe.

But no, what am I saying, you care about your citizens, I mean, the Jerusalem municipality spends more of its budget on 1 Jewish Jerusalemite than it does for over 5 Arab Jerusalemites, but I’m sure that’s just a coincidence, you love all your citizens equally.

Well, I’m really glad I could sort some of that stuff out for you! I know it can get mushy up in your head from all the mental gymnastics needed to act like a center of tolerance when you have segregated schools, but I’m sure you’ll manage.

If you’re still having cognitive dissonance and misremembering stuff, I’m always around the corner. Ya know, under your soldiers boots. Still here. Haven’t budged.

And if worse comes to worse, you can always recall these ancient words of wisdom:

Oink oink you vile Zionist shit bag.

transfolk:

when ur group of privileged friends are laughing about something terrible and offensive

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fictionalred:

cap-n-stark:

do you ever get frustrated because you don’t have powers

wilwheaton:

mjolnirismypenis:

imnothavinit:

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.

realvsable:

*protestation intensifies*

thesoftghetto:

frantzofanon:

大家你好!!! check out my new tattoo!! it means “harmony” in english!!! I can’t wait to start showing white people my tattoo and asking them if they can understand it!!! TFW YOLO! (That’s what they say right?)

So much shade I have to get a damn coat..

thesoftghetto:

frantzofanon:

大家你好!!! check out my new tattoo!! it means “harmony” in english!!! I can’t wait to start showing white people my tattoo and asking them if they can understand it!!! TFW YOLO! (That’s what they say right?)

So much shade I have to get a damn coat..

rad-moves:

OH MY GOD