nystic:

this is important please spread
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nystic:

this is important please spread

"You realize that everything the police are doing in Ferguson is carefully calculated, right? They’re purposely turning peaceful protests into riots. They’re purposely committing violence to incite violence. From saying ‘We won’t be answering 911 calls,’ which is a very clever way to set themselves up to be able to say, ‘We were afraid for our safety - any call could really be an ambush, our lives were in danger’ right down to the camouflage and the military tanks and wearing more body armor than a soldier in a war zone. Its exactly why they’re going for a media blackout - yet allowing certain photos through - they WANT you to see their tanks. They want you to see their riot gear. They WANT you to see a war-zone. They’re trying to sell the world the idea that this community is inherently and constantly a source of violence and turmoil - they want you to think that they [the police] are being attacked daily in a place so vicious they need full body armor. You know why? Because then, at the end of the day, you might just be able to believe the story they’re going to spin. They’re going to tell you that this (white) officer goes to work in this war zone every day - that he spends every working moment in constant fear for his life. They’re going to tell you that Michael Brown attacked this officer. And then they’re going to bring up everything that has happened in the aftermath and try to use it to convince you that he shot that little boy because he was afraid for his life. They’re setting up a defense. You mark my words, they’re trying to set up a defense."

My mom’s take on what’s going on in Ferguson (via actualbanshee)

Your mom isn’t wrong. That’s why it’s so important to keep the signal going. Too many are silenced with lies and fear and if they cannot speak then we have to do it for them.

(via auntpol)

“I would love to direct. I do it in my head when I’m watching other directors direct. […] The mistake I see even the really good directors make is they assume they are the only creative person on the set. Actually, make-up artists are not just girls with brushes who put foundation on, and costume guys are not just there to stitch up accidents. They are all immensely creative people.”

Oh, that doesn’t do them justice by a long road.

(Source: lotrlorien)

oktotalk:

I don’t want to be the black sheep any more I want my mother and father to love me like the other kids I want to feel the beauty in my fake smile that every one says is so pretty I don’t want to be alone any more I want someone to be afraid of loosing me I want the depression I have been battling for so long to leave me alone I want someone anyone to love me

I don’t know who posted this, but I’m so proud of you for making it this far. I know how hard it can be. It may be hard to see, but there are people who care about you and love you. You aren’t as alone as you feel like you are. Lots of us have been there. It takes work, and you will have to keep being brave, but it will be okay. I promise. If whoever posted this sees this, feel free to come talk to me.

"Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are."
John Green, Paper Towns  (via phatsoneephan)

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boygeorgemichaelbluth:

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tchallmedia:

Justice for Kendrick Johnson at The March on Washington 50th Anniversary - August 28th, 2013

Kendrick Johnson was a 17-year-old student at Lowndes County High School in Valdosta, Georgia, where he was last seen in his fourth-period class on the afternoon of Thursday, January 10, 2013.  After that, he never showed up to any of his other classes.

And he wasn’t on the school bus home, as he always was at the end of the day.

Worried like any parents would be, Kenneth and Jackie Johnson reported him missing to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department.   Both in their mid-forties, Kenneth is a truck driver and Jackie, a school bus driver.  They spent a long night wondering if their child would come home safely.

Lowndes County High School is a complex of low lying buildings, built in a horseshoe shape around a large parking lot.  The old school gym is a small building, sandwiched between two larger ones.  There are surveillance cameras outside and inside the gym, where a student visited early the next morning following Kendrick’s disappearance.

Wrestling mats were rolled up and standing vertically, as they usually were, in the back of the gym.  Horsing around, the student noticed that one mat was different from the others.  Someone’s bare feet were sticking out of the top of one of the mats.  Was this some sort of practical joke?  But it wasn’t Halloween, so what was going on?

The student quickly left and called a teacher.  When adults came to the gym and unrolled the mat, inside was the body of a male African American.  It was impossible to identify him by sight; his face had been beaten beyond recognition.  Paramedics were summoned.

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department arrived after, though the exact time which they showed up is unclear. Searching the body, police found a wallet in the pocket of his gym shorts.  Opening it, the identification said, “Kendrick Johnson.”  Inexplicably, County Coroner Bill Watson was not summoned until 3:45 PM, approximately five hours and forty five minutes later.

When Watson got there, it was chaos. The entire scene around the body was trampled by everyone from curious coaches and teachers, to the cops themselves.  To say the crime scene was contaminated is putting it mildly.  Little evidence was gathered; no one was questioned; and no crime scene photos were taken.  The body was eventually carted off to the Harrington Funeral Home, where an interested worker did snap the only photo extant of Kendrick’s face in death.

this fails to mention that Kendrick’s brain, heart, liver, and lungs were missing from his body—replaced by newspaper. 

we speak and remember his name.

i read the sheriff’s son had something to do with it

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  2. Aperture: f/9
  3. Exposure: 1/160th
  4. Focal Length: 36mm