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A Ferguson town hall, held in the Wellspring Church, Thursday night, August 28th. Part 1.


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Police brutality in Ferguson costs taxpayers millions.


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Aug. 28 5:41 pm 

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Jason McCall

ROLL CALL FOR MICHAEL BROWN

It will happen,
an honest mistake
in a hot August classroom.

Someone will blink
at the name and swear this
“Michael Brown” can’t be

that “Michael Brown.” Or someone
will be too busy with her head down
finishing syllabi to look up and see the flash

grenades and tear
gas. Someone will be running
late, his mind on the cops

that will probably ticket him
for not having a permit.
Someone won’t see why a name

is such a big deal. Someone will
read his name like the next item on a list
of groceries and move to the next student

before the first groan rumbles
through the stale Missouri air.
Someone will start to speak

his name and then cover his mouth
like a Roman priest closing Janus’s door
and praying all the violence of the world will stop

short of his porch. Someone will ask,
“Michael Brown? Is Michael Brown here?”
and we will all have to answer.

—Poets Respond
August 17, 2014

"  - http://www.rattle.com/poetry/roll-call-for-michael-brown-by-jason-mccall/ (via zavocado)


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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Darren Wilson supporters are the literal worst. 

HOLY. SHIT. I mean wow.

Fuck cops. Fuck that murderer. Fuck his supporters. Fuck white people.


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goodstuffhappenedtoday:


What Ferguson Teachers Are Doing While School Is Delayed

BY NANCY CHANDROSS

When Ferguson, Missouri, elementary school teacher Carrie Pace learned schools would remain closed all week after violence erupted on their city’s streets in the wake of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, it never occurred to her to sit at home and wait it out. “[I was] just looking for something to do, looking for a way to help,” said the 31-year-old art teacher.
Pace decided to start reaching out to other teachers to see if she could organize programs for the kids of Ferguson. She immediately thought of the library.
It started small at first. Pace and her teacher friends began to email parents and post on social media, inviting kids to come to the Ferguson Municipal Public Library. Initially just 12 showed up, but by Thursday they had 60 volunteers and roughly 150 kids, with some spilling out to another space in a nearby church.
“We’ve essentially taken over the library,” said acting principal Antona Smith. They are offering math, writing and literature classes just like in school. “They’re having full academics and teachers are coming with full curricula ready to teach!” And the kids, from pre-k to high school, are ready to learn.

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goodstuffhappenedtoday:

What Ferguson Teachers Are Doing While School Is Delayed

BY NANCY CHANDROSS

When Ferguson, Missouri, elementary school teacher Carrie Pace learned schools would remain closed all week after violence erupted on their city’s streets in the wake of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, it never occurred to her to sit at home and wait it out. “[I was] just looking for something to do, looking for a way to help,” said the 31-year-old art teacher.

Pace decided to start reaching out to other teachers to see if she could organize programs for the kids of Ferguson. She immediately thought of the library.

It started small at first. Pace and her teacher friends began to email parents and post on social media, inviting kids to come to the Ferguson Municipal Public Library. Initially just 12 showed up, but by Thursday they had 60 volunteers and roughly 150 kids, with some spilling out to another space in a nearby church.

“We’ve essentially taken over the library,” said acting principal Antona Smith. They are offering math, writing and literature classes just like in school. “They’re having full academics and teachers are coming with full curricula ready to teach!” And the kids, from pre-k to high school, are ready to learn.

more at the link


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this is my last night in the town i’ve lived in for the past 7 years… huh. 

the last night in my bedroom. 

this is so weird i’m not even really freaking out it’s just like

???????????


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jaclcfrost:

[inhales] [exhales] [looks out into the sunset] the sweet smell of not being in high school

[remembers that i have no idea what i want to do for my future] [continues to stare out into the sunset] shit


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"There is always a saturation point with protest and compassionate response, and this is what the militarized response in Ferguson is banking on—that they can wear out the protest and more strategically, wear out our attention. It’s not that people get bored and move on, it’s that they know we’ll get compassion fatigue and our brains will invoke the Silencing Response, where we want to turn away from things we feel ill-equipped to fix. We have a lot to do now that a compassionate response to injustice has been prompted, and most importantly that includes not shutting down. not turning away because we don’t know what to do. I’m bearing down on bearing witness."  - Deb Rox (via polkadotsandplatypi)


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mohala-sumiko:

the violence continues to escalate in Ferguson.

video of a police officer pointing his weapon at protesters (x) 
video of a legal observer being arrested (x) 
more arrests. I can’t tell, but I think one of the bystanders is screaming “she’s pregnant!” to an officer offscreen. (x) 


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"I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged."  - : I am not Mike Brown. (via asgardian-feminist)


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Ferguson from my TL- August 18th (1/2) 

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Captain Johnson Breaks Promise, Uses Tear Gas And Military Vehicles Against Ferguson Protesters

August 17th, 2014

Captain Johnson broke a direct promise he made on Saturday when officers and SWAT under his control broke up the night’s demonstration using military-like vehicles and tear gas while enforcing a midnight curfew.

Johnson insisted at a press conference earlier in the day that those methods would not be used.

We won’t enforce it with trucks, we won’t enforce it with tear gas. We’ll communicate. We’ll talk about, you know what, it’s time to go home,” Johnson told a boisterous crowd.

But shortly after midnight, when the curfew went into effect, riot police equipped with rifles, shields and five armored vehicles, shot tear gas and smoke grenades to disperse defying protesters chanting “No Justice, No Curfew”.

It was initially unclear whether tear gas or smoke was volleyed. Police spokesmen on the ground told reporters there that the anti-riot agent they were using was merely smoke.

But several reporters tweeted pictures of the canisters they picked off the ground which showed that riot CS smoke was being used.

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