“Flynn said that he decided to terminate Manney based on an Internal Affairs investigation, and while he would not say whether the former officer should face criminal charges, he did acknowledge “errors of judgment, but no malice” in Manney’s handling of the confrontation. “There’s got to be a way for us to hold ourselves accountable absent putting cops in jail for making mistakes,” he said”
Let me repeat what the Police Chief Flynn said
"There’s got to be a way for us to hold ourselves accountable absent putting cops in jail for making mistakes"
Making a mistake, that took the life on an innocent unarmed mad. We must hold ourselves accountable because the cops don’t know when to not shoot an unarmed man
Here’s your Milwaukee Police Department
The Milwaukee Police Association condemned the firing.
"The decision to terminate this officer is cowardice and certainly unfounded and unsupported by fact," President Mike Crivello said in a statement.
Milwaukee Police officers showed support to the fired cop yesterday.
I quit this world
Umm if you break the law no one cares about mistakes
Mexican Students Demand Justice for Missing Normalistas of Ayotzinapa
Thousands of Mexican college and high school students gathered on Wednesday to demand justice for the 43 missing normalistas of Ayotzinapa. At more than 30 universities and high schools nationwide, students held rallies in a show of solidarity for those missing, with many reading the names and displaying the photos of the missing normalistas.
Several hundred met later at PGR (Attorney General) headquarters in downtown Mexico City where many expressed their sorrow and anger with performance pieces and loud chants directed at government officials. Some in attendance broke office windows.
While some in the international press have forgotten about this story, Mexican students haven’t. They’re standing up for their fellow student, but most of all, their brother Mexican!
The White House Council on Transgender Individuals could provide potential much-needed support!! Some issues include higher rates of unemployment and suicide compared to the general population. We need 100,000 signatures in 30 days. Sign here at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/create-white-house-council-transgender-individuals/8dVYT5wT
Ferguson protesters take their message to the Rams game!
Monday, October 13th
This is SO amazing and important! Critiquing the capitalistic exploitation and dehumanization of Black athletes in order to entertain and deepen the pockets of white people is such a great way of discussing why Black people only matter when they benefit white people/ the white gaze but are so easily disposable off the field/court/arena. And even then, to what extent are Black athletes appreciated when sports leagues will still use Black people to be the face of violence when it’s convenient to deter criticism of rape culture & misogyny in sports, white athletes, and the white men in power.
Here’s a heads up, folks:
Yes, Marissa Alexander’s original 20-year sentence was overturned. However, she now faces 60 years. The gossip blogs sharing the “breaking news” about her 20-year sentence being overturned took a year-old article from ABC News and slapped a new date on it without publishing updated information. Here are two more updated articles about her case.
I’ve been seeing that Black Media Scoop article being shared and retweeted everywhere, so I didn’t want anyone else to fall prey to the hype. Please feel free to spread the word.
BY MIMI READ
WALLACE — At Whitney Plantation, one of the antebellum estates that line the Great River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the architectural centerpiece is a Creole-style main house where hand-painted ceilings are adorned with flowers and vines. Out front are a matching pair of pigeonniers and an alley of oak trees whose branches theatrically drag the ground.
It’s easy to imagine a typical moonlight-and-magnolias tour unfolding here, with guides in hoop skirts expounding on the antiques — except that Whitney’s owner, John Cummings, will have none of that.
“Who in the hell built this house?” Cummings thundered recently while ferrying a couple of visitors around Whitney’s 250 acres in a golf cart through the rain. “Who built this son of a bitch? We have to own our history.”
Shit happened to Ferguson is happening in Hong Kong right now!
Students were just protesting peacefully for genuine democracy around Admiralty and Central, yet the police force used pepper spray, tear gas and violence to disperse the crowd. According to the protesters, the police even raided a first aid booth with pepper spray.
Queer And Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives is a collection of interviews that author, artist, activist and podcaster Nia King has done with QTPOC artists (Nia notes in the book that QTPOC is pronounced “QT” like “cutie” and “‘POC’ as in Tupac.”) through her podcast, which you can find at her website. She had initially had the podcast interviews transcribed to make them…
This week marks the 43rd anniversary of the historic Attica Rebellion. The commemoration makes us excited to share new work from Critical Resistance New York City (CRNYC): the Attica Interview Project. The Attica Interview Project, which utilizes oral history, video, audio recordings, and still images, was initiated by CRNYC to support prison closure organizing in New York.
At the time of the…