Distressing Video Captures EXACTLY How Cops Treat Black People
I had to reblog this again because it just reduced me to tears.
As most of you know, I am an attorney. And I am an attorney licensed in Minnesota. This is the state where I took an oath last year to uphold state and federal laws and to protect the rights of the citizens.
It PAINS me to see this. To see these unjust cops who I for all intents & purposes, have to stand along side. When they are abusing EVERY SINGLE OUNCE of POWER. Minneapolis/St. Paul have BEEN a war zone. I’m ashamed. I’m embarrassed.
Not all officers are bad. Please don’t let that be the take away. But police brutality is VERY FUCKING REAL.
Watch this. If this doesn’t move you, if this doesn’t make you cry out in agony and want to change the world, I don’t know what will.
This game has a glitch on the front cover
How can [game name] 3: [subtitle] be a sequel to [game name]??? Where’s 2? What kind of shoddy-ass one horse operation are they running here??????
"Satoru Iwata also mentioned that several other titles are in development exclusively for the New Nintendo 3DS. These will not be playable on the old 3DS models."
Nintendo is the devil tbh
We keep trying to change the industry, we #1reasonwhy and #1reasontobe and protest and thinkpiece and organize, but the truth is not much has changed. We talk about how the most recent IGDA game dev survey says the number of women in the industry has doubled, but the truth is that women still make up less than a quarter of the industry’s work force.
I have met some of the most amazing women I have ever known through the game industry. Larger-than-life, funny, warm, sweet, razor-sharp, overeducated women, the kind who laugh too loudly in quiet rooms. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard most of them laugh. One of them IMed me today about how she was leaving the industry and she couldn’t handle the idea of disappointing me but she just couldn’t take it any more, and I told her it was okay, it’s fine, self-care is so important, because it is.
The truth is that after our conversation ended, I put my head in my hands and cried.
I could tell you stories about the voices we’ve lost, the women we’ve scarred, the people we’ve left behind. I want to, but I’m not sure you’d get it. I tweeted earlier today, We should have a war memorial for all of the women we have lost to this. We should lay flowers and grieve and see our reflections in stone. And I meant it. I wish there were a way to honor the people our industry has wronged, and a way to visualize the enormity of what we have lost because of it— some representation of the gap between what games are and what they can be, and the pieces of the bridge between that have fallen away.
yo this is a really, really good article and it makes my fucking chest hurt.
the current state of the games industry and community is not acceptable. and i hope to fuck it’s not sustainable, because jesus christ.
i’m tired of this being something we still have to deal with.
flowercuco replied to your post:how can rwby be a show with so little content yet…the boob to punch ratio, skills honed from dead fantasy
so i’m not the only person that thinks that a dude lavishly animating a bunch of video game girls beating the fucking crap out of each other with no dialogue, characterization, or fucking reason involved to be a little fucking creepy right
this seems like one of those creepy “dudes love to watch girls in mud wrestling” things
"Defendants took up arms and, in militaristic displays of force and weaponry, engaged U.S. Citizens as if they were war combatants," the suit claims.
WASHINGTON — A multi-million dollar lawsuit was filed in federal court in Missouri on Thursday, seeking compensation for “excessive force” by the police in Ferguson, Missouri, in the days after the shooting of Michael Brown.
According to the suit, the excessive force included false arrest, assault and battery; led to intentional infliction of emotional distress; was the result of negligent supervision and discipline; and resulted in a violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.
The lawsuit, filed by three out-of-state lawyers — including Malik Shabazz from Black Lawyers for Justice, who participated in the protests in Missouri — seeks multi-million dollar judgments against the City of Ferguson and St. Louis County, as well as one specific ands several unknown officers on behalf of Tracey White, Dewayne A. Matthews Jr., Kerry White, Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green.
In addition to the city and county, the chief of both city and county police are named as defendants, as is Justin Cosma, a police officer with the Ferguson Police Department.
Source: Chris Geidner for Buzzfeed News
Whenever somebody refers to “tumblr” as some unified group in a negative way on here I’m automatically suspicious of what they say because 99% of the time “tumblr” is just a thinly-veiled codeword for “the marginalised people on tumblr I don’t like” and the person in question is trying to hide their misogyny/transphobia/transmisogyny/racism/ableism/etc by removing the labels of people they’re referring to. Essentially, it’s used in a similar fashion to the term “social justice warrior,” as a way of depersonalising members of marginalised groups.
bring me jontron’s head on a plate
I hope every person JonTron has ever admired makes a point of shitting on him for his terrible views on everything.
Very classy Jon. VERY classy.
HE’S GOING DOWN IN FLAMES.