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3:47am September 2, 2014

 CORONER CONFIRMS THAT POLICE KILLED VICTOR WHITE & THEN ALLEGED THAT HE COMMITTED SUICIDE WHILE BEING HANDCUFFED BEHIND HIS BACK: Coroner: Black Man Shot Himself in Chest With Hands Cuffed Behind Back [TW: Racism, Ethnocentrism, White Privilege]

atomic-glitter:

coronaryay:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Coroner: Black Man Shot Himself in Chest With Hands Cuffed Behind Back

According to a coroner’s report obtained by NBC News, Victor White, a 22-year-old black man, committed suicide in the back of a police car by shooting himself in the chest while his hands were cuffed behind his back. The report contradicts the official police account, which said White shot himself in the back.

White died March 3rd in New Iberia, Louisiana, after a night spent hanging out with friends. He was stopped by police along with an acquaintance, Isaiah Lewis, on the way back from buying cigars at a local gas station. Cops found a small amount of pot on White during a pat-down, then ran the two men’s names through a database and called for backup. A second search yielded a small amount of cocaine, and White was arrested and placed into an Iberia Parrish police cruiser, where he allegedly produced a .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun and shot himself in the right side of the chest.

The story and the new coroner’s report raise several questions about the incident. One friend said White joked about having a gun earlier that night, but no one is on record as having seen one. If he did have a gun, why didn’t police find it during one of the two searches? How was he able to reach around and shoot himself in the chest with his hands cuffed behind his back? (The coroner’s report said it was possible due to White’s “body habitus.”) Why did police initially claim he shot himself in the back? Why didn’t the coroner find the gunpowder stippling common to close-range shots on White’s wound? White had a laceration on his face at the time of his death that Lewis said wasn’t there the last time two men saw each other, before White got into the cruiser. Where did it come from?

Louisiana State Police opened a still-pending investigation hours after White’s death, NBC reports, but White’s father, a Baptist minister, has doubts about what it will find. “You can’t make me understand,” Rev. Victor White II told NBC. “You can’t make me understand how my son took his left hand, when he was handcuffed behind the back, and shot himself. I don’t believe a thing they’re saying at this point.”

Because the investigation is pending, many pertinent details—including dash cam footage and the names of the officers present during White’s death—have not been released. The state police did release a preliminary incident report stating White had been shot with a .25 caliber handgun—not the .45 caliber gun Iberia police officers are issued—but that police hand’t found it during their searches.

[Image via NBC News]

Source: Andy Cush for Gawker

cops are shameless

You know, this happens so often, I’m beyond being shocked at this point. I guess I’ve become numb… I’ve come to expect this sort of vile fatal racism from cops…

3:45am September 2, 2014
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3:45am September 2, 2014

azertip:

Evsey Moiseenko

3:44am September 2, 2014

cctvnews:

China runners on top - sports track built on school roof!

A resourceful school in East China has come up with a novel way of overcoming a lack of building land.

They’ve built a running track on the school roof - thought to be the first in Chinese mainland.

It welcomed its first runners on Monday, at the beginning of the new semester in China.

The 200-meter-long track was built recently, complete with a basketball court, on the roof of the Second Primary School of Chicheng Street in Tiantai County, Zhejiang Province. The reason - a shortage of building land around the school.

Read more: http://wp.me/p4xlGl-12Q

3:34am September 2, 2014

 "Gay panic" and "trans panic" defenses could be outlawed in California

poppunkvampire:

gaywrites:

This week, the California State Assembly passed a bill that would prevent murder defendants from using “gay panic” or “trans panic” defenses.

Sometimes in murder cases, defendants justify their crimes by saying that they panicked when they discovered the victim was gay or trans, especially if they were sexually involved. And sometimes, it actually gets them off the hook.

Under current California law, murder charges can be reduced to manslaughter if defendants successfully claim their violent acts were triggered by the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity. …

The defense has been used in several high-profile cases in the state including in 2002 when 17 year-old Gwen Araujo was beaten and strangled by four men in Newark, California.

Two of the four defendants were only found guilty of manslaughter.

The state Senate has already passed the law, so it’s up to Gov. Brown to sign it into law. Please, please, please. 

3:30am September 2, 2014
expressinespin:

Mistress of the Dark

expressinespin:

Mistress of the Dark

3:30am September 2, 2014
11:00pm September 1, 2014
Anonymous asked: I have a deep need of more sexy koujaku snapchats please QAQ

koujaku:

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prepare ur buns

10:59pm September 1, 2014

vvtvrmom:

I just looked outside to check the patriarchy and apparently it’s reigning men

adamsifo
10:59pm September 1, 2014
thinksquad:

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.
Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.
Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.
The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-usa-missouri-shooting-idUSKBN0GW13M20140901

thinksquad:

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.

Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.

Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.

The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-usa-missouri-shooting-idUSKBN0GW13M20140901

10:58pm September 1, 2014
smallrevolutionary:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Gary Foley, Aboriginal rights activist, Australia


Always reblog

smallrevolutionary:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Gary Foley, Aboriginal rights activist, Australia

Always reblog

10:56pm September 1, 2014
10:56pm September 1, 2014

White privilege

lilcochina:

afro-dominicano:

ethiopianbutamerican:

Forty-six million white adults today can trace the origins of their family wealth to the Homestead Act of 1862. This bill gave away valuable acres of land for free to white families, but expressly precluded participation by Blacks.

"how do I have privilege?"

I’m using this in my essay about how the American dream is a racist myth

10:53pm September 1, 2014

“Today, the business of human sex trafficking is much more organized and violent. These women and young girls are sold to traffickers, locked up in rooms or brothels for weeks or months, drugged, terrorized, and raped repeatedly. These continual abuses make it easier for the traffickers to control their victims. The captives are so afraid and intimidated that they rarely speak out against their traffickers, even when faced with an opportunity to escape.”

— 

Amanda Walker-Rodriguez & Rodney Hill. “FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin: Human Sex Trafficking.” March 2011.

(via exgynocraticgrrl)

10:50pm September 1, 2014