"the ice bucket challenge is stupid and it’s not really raising any money or awareness"
a masterpost of everything i could find on the situation. if there’s anything important i missed, please message me and i’ll add it.
(click my url to see updated links & stuff)
What’s going on in Ferguson:
basics by clehmentine
with respect to the brown family
livestream of ferguson
live twitter feed of ferguson
officer who shot mike brown
live CNN coverage
live updates from NY Times
What the police are doing:
rubber bullet attacks
jamming phone signals?
told off someone asking for help
removed their badges and id tags
slurs and threats
more slurs/insults over phone
tear gas violence
arresting/threating news reporters
How you can help:
petition to protect against police brutality/misconduct
food/meal drive for ferguson
what you can do to help post
find contact info for your local reps
help pay for legal fees
help ferguson links
michael brown memorial fund
help ferguson (outside USA)
Scarlett Johansson is a Zionist and supports Israel
stop reblogging pictures of her genocide-loving face
also is the current PR face of an Israeli corporation with factories built on illegally occupied Palestinian land and tapping Palestinian water reserves in order to bottle and sell them
so not just a Zionist, she also directly profits off the continuation of Palestinian oppression
and when told about it she literally stepped down from her role at Oxfam because they had a problem with it and she said she had “no regrets”
characters asking each other for permission to kiss (◡‿◡✿)
characters making boundaries and having them respected (◡‿◡✿)
characters fucking up and not being forgiven just because of ~true love~ (◡‿◡✿)
characters checking in repeatedly to make sure something’s okay (◡‿◡✿)
characters recognizing the value of consent (◡‿◡✿)
fiction actively promoting consent ✧･ﾟ*:(ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Teen Wolf AU - Social Media
A 24-year-old man has died after being shot by police during an encounter in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles, officials said Tuesday.
The incident began at 8:12 p.m. when officers responded to a report of a shooting at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway, said Lt. Ellis Imaizumi of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Eight minutes later, at 8:20 p.m., the officers stopped a man who was walking in the 200 block of 65th, authorities said.
“A struggle ensued” and police opened fire, according to a statement from the Police Department.
The man was transported to a hospital where he underwent surgery, according to Officer Sara Faden, spokeswoman for the LAPD. He later succumbed to his injuries. No officers were hurt in the incident.
It is unknown if the suspect has any gang affiliations, police said.
A woman who said she was the deceased man’s mother identified him as Ezell Ford.
Tritobia Ford said her son was lying on the ground and complying with the officers’ commands when he was shot.
Yet another one…It’s always a “struggle.” And why bring it up if it’s unknown. They know exactly what they’re insinuating. Be fearful of black people and not the police… This is insanity.
EZELL FORD WAS UNARMED. This happened just two days after Mike Brown’s murder. (8/11)
UPDATE: It has been reported that Ezell Ford was mentally disabled.
An eyewitness to the killing, Leroy Hill, describes what happened: “He wasn’t a gang banger at all. I was sitting across the street when it happened. So as he was walking down the street, the police approached him, whatever was said I couldn’t hear it, but the cops jumped out of the car and rushed him over here into this corner. They had him in the corner and were beating him, busted him up, for what reason I don’t know but he didn’t do nothing. The next thing I know I hear a ‘pow!’ while he’s on the ground. They got the knee on him. And then I hear another ‘pow!’ No hesitation. And then I hear another ‘pow!’ Three times.”
At one point while the police had Ford on the ground, but before the shooting took place, Hill said, he heard an officer yell, “Shoot him.”
Unrest has rocked the suburb in the days following Brown’s death. At least four people, including two police officers, have been hurt and 47 arrested in the aftermath of the shooting.
On Wednesday morning in South LA, a group of about 10 young and middle-aged men gathered at a makeshift sidewalk memorial lined with candles and signs that read “Police brutality must stop.”
The men at the memorial near the sight of the shooting were visibly shaken by the events that had unfolded there Monday night. They expressed anger toward the LAPD. They said that Ford wasn’t a gang member at all — that he was a “good guy,” a local man who was born and raised in the neighborhood, one whom everyone knew and liked, who routinely played basketball and who also suffered from some form of mental illness.
While all of the men said Ford suffered from some mental illness, they couldn’t confirm what it was. One young neighbor, who requested to not be identified, said that while “he wasn’t all there, he was there enough to follow orders and know to stop when the police tell him to stop. He did nothing wrong.”
Another eyewitness told KTLA that Ford’s mental state was well-known in the neighborhood and to the police.
"They laid him out and for whatever reason, they shot him in the back, knowing mentally, he has complications. Every officer in this area, from the Newton Division, knows that — that this child has mental problems," the man said in an interview with the local network. "The excessive force … there was no purpose for it. The multiple shootings in the back while he’s laying down? No. Then when the mom comes, they don’t try to console her … they pull the billy clubs out." The young neighbor described the incident as "racial bullshit."
For everybody who thinks this kind of thing is limited to Ferguson, know this happens a lot more frequently than you’ll hear on the news. Go look up Oscar Grant, Ramarley Graham, Rekia Boyd, Eric Garner. John Crawford (shot down in Walmart while looking at a toy gun in the toy section). Every name belongs to an unarmed black person killed by an American police officer, and there are countless more that haven’t made the mainstream American news. Now Ezell Ford.
thought this was a useful infographic
i’m a model, you know what i mean
and i do my little turn on the catwalk
a girl’s gotta eat
Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Derek Hale/Kira Yukimura
Summary: ”Wait,” Kira says, a sudden realization dawning. “There’s not going to be enough seats.”
Derek looks over at her for the first time, and his eyes travel up her body in a way that makes her hot all over before saying, “Why don’t you just sit on my lap?”
Everyone in the group besides the two of them either starts laughing or rolls their eyes, but it is the only way they’re going to fit so Kira just shrugs her shoulders and says, “Okay.”
au in which girlfriends allison and kira go on a weekend trip and stay in a nice hotel. the two bicker over what they think the room’s best feature is - kira loves the bed and allison is obsessed with the shower.
'but allison this bed is so comfortable! how could you not love it?!'
'well,' allison says with a hint of a smile on her lips 'the bed might be comfortable but the shower has the added bonus of me - naked.'
kira looks over at her girlfriend and smiles fondly before getting up to join her in the shower.
for allisonargentisagift (happy late birthday juliette!)
I hate when guys are like “oh you’re not one of those girls that’s going to order a salad for dinner are you?” MAYBE I AM. MAYBE I FUCKING LIKE SALADS. HAVE YOU EVEN TASTED RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE.
erica reyes x kira yukimura