Posts Tagged: Crime



Who gets murdered in America

The murder rate in America among black men between the ages of 20-24 is over 100 per 100,000. If this group were a country, it would be more violent than Honduras, the world’s most violent nation. 

jesus, black males lead every category. Even “under 5”??

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Source: theeconomist
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Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back

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While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.


Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

Follow @shaunking

in a way the Crawford shooting added fuel to the fire of the Mike Brown shooting, their closeness on the calendar making it painfully obvious that yes, cops treat black people differently. I hope that Crawford’s killers are held accountable for their negligence.

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either there’s enough evidence to arrest Darren Wilson or there isn’t, the state’s Attorney General should make a statement to break this silence

or are they waiting for the FBI to make that call?

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Source: justice4mikebrown

"In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street."


Neil deGrasse Tyson  (via wilwheaton)

ok but on the other hand, is Neil deGrasse Tyson really one of our “peers”? He seems to operate on a higher level of everything

actually when you look at it that way, Tyson could commit murder in broad daylight and say “good luck finding twelve of my ‘peers’ to sit on a jury” and the judge would have to agree. case dismissed.

tl;dr neil degrasse tyson is above the law

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Source: thartist72


In this episode video blogger Laci Green explains the practice of victim blaming, how it works and why it is such a serious problem both online and offline.

"Why are we so quick to defend men’s freedom (including the freedom to commit crimes) while handing women a long list of restrictions on our everyday lives?"

it’s almost as if society affords men and maleness special privileges, while femininity and independent women are scrutinized and made examples of.


Source: femfreq
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Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

this is what a hero looks like

This woman is my fucking hero.

jesus hornblower christ, I don’t know how she has the strength (physically or mentally) to pull this off. Good luck Emma.

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Source: thepeoplesrecord


Yes please, explain to me again how this has nothing to do with sexism.


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Source: femfreq

"Peter Nunn retweeted “menacing” posts threatening to rape the Walthamstow MP and called her a witch. He launched his “campaign of hatred” after she backed Caroline Criado-Perez’s campaign to keep a woman on a British banknote."


A man in the UK was caught sending rape threats to a Minister of Parliament (warning: graphic language in the full story) and he followed the Misogyny 101 playbook To The Letter, using identical tactics to all the dudes who’ve been harassing Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn for months.

1: Get livid about a non-issue, in his case putting Jane Austin on the 10-pound note

2: Harass a woman publicly using gendered threats using twitter and youtube

3: Justify the threats because the target is well known, “If you can’t threaten to rape a celebrity, what is the point in having them?” as he put it

4: Accuse the target of restricting “free speech,” quote: “They are probably working with the government, the government wants to restrict freedom.”

5: Accuse the target of faking their own abuse: “Feminists are using it (Twitter) to push their own agenda, I think it might be a hoax”

6: When confronted, claim it’s all “a joke” or “satire” or worse yet: “Peter Nunn told police he had retweeted violent messages to further debate" (emphasis added)

I hope the punks read this. I hope everyone reads this and sees that these tactics to silence women are well-established.

"It’s not about gender!" they always say. So why do women face so much abuse over and over again? You can set your watch to these stages by now.

Rape threats are not debate. They are not satire. They are not funny. You are not championing free speech if your words are chosen to frighten and intimidate.

(thanks to @Manpuncher for sharing this on Twitter)