Posts Tagged Police brutality

Feministing Jamz: Women and queer people of color on state violence

Though conversations on state violence tend to focus on (presumed straight) men, women, queer, and trans folks of color have a huge stake in this conversation. Violence on behalf of the state affects women, queer, and trans folks of color directly in a lot of different ways — not to mention the very real toll of state violence on other members of our communities: our fathers, our brothers, our children. It should come as no surprise, then, when women and queer folks of color address these issues in their music.

Though conversations on state violence tend to focus on (presumed straight) men, women, queer, and trans folks of color have a huge stake in this conversation. Violence on behalf of the state affects women, ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Republicans are embracing over-the-counter BC to avoid insurance coverage.

Yesterday the 7th Circuit struck down a same-sex marriage ban, noting that “Indiana and Wisconsin are among the shrinking majority of states that do not recognize the validity of same-sex marriages.”

Philadelphia schools perpetrate institutional violence.

Isn’t public misogynistic abuse so artsy?

Human rights lawyer arrested for standing on NYC sidewalk.

A Tindr temper tantrum.

The Economist apologizes for the world’s most racist book review.

Republicans are embracing over-the-counter BC to avoid insurance coverage.

Yesterday the 7th Circuit struck down a same-sex marriage ban, noting that “Indiana and Wisconsin are among the shrinking majority of states that do not ...

Lauryn Hill dedicates version of her song “Black Rage” to Ferguson

Lauryn Hill has released a old sketch of her song “Black Rage” in honor of the people of Ferguson. Recorded in her living room, the song is set to the tune of “My Favorite Things.” Check out the lyrics after the jump. 

Lauryn Hill has released a old sketch of her song “Black Rage” in honor of the people of Ferguson. Recorded in her living room, the song is set to the tune of “My Favorite Things.” Check ...

90-year-old Holocaust survivor arrested at Ferguson protest

Ninety-year-old Hedy Epstein, who was one of several protestors arrested outside Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s office, is no stranger to state-sanction discrimination and violence. Epstein fled the Holocaust as a child. A true intersectionalist, she insists on applying the lessons of the past to the present, refusing to remain idle in the face of persecution, whether she’s protesting the demolition of Palestinians’ homes or police brutality and racism in Ferguson.

Ninety-year-old Hedy Epstein, who was one of several protestors arrested outside Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s office, is no stranger to state-sanction discrimination and violence. Epstein fled the Holocaust as a child. A true intersectionalist, she insists on applying the lessons ...

Fatal Hypothesis: How Belief in a Just World is Killing Us

If prejudice is a structure, as it has now become popular to say, what are its girders made of? What holds it up and what makes it endure? Certainly a great many scholars have ventured indispensable answers to these questions, but in the wake of Michael Brown’s murder and the ongoing tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, I think there is one thing we can pull out of these rich analyses for further examination: the just-world hypothesis.

In defiance of all sense, I often do read the comments, largely because even these feculent brain droppings can provide essential insight into the state of our society. Put simply, to understand one of the roots of ...

If prejudice is a structure, as it has now become popular to say, what are its girders made of? What holds it up and what makes it endure? Certainly a great many scholars

Teens create new app to hold police accountable

As Ferguson continues to reel after Michael Brown’s death and the police threaten to shoot journalists and tear gas children, three badass teenage coders from Georgia have developed a timely mobile app to hold police accountable.

Five-O, created by siblings Ima, Asha, and Caleb Christian, allows users to detail their encounters with police officers and rate them on their professionalism. Anyone can check how their community stacks up and the information will be sent to law enforcement. “We’d like to know which regions in the US provide horrible law enforcement services as well as highlight the agencies that are highly rated by their citizens, explained senior Ima.” In addition to putting more power into the hands of citizens ...

As Ferguson continues to reel after Michael Brown’s death and the police threaten to shoot journalists and tear gas children, three badass teenage coders from Georgia have developed a timely mobile ...

The man who killed Mike Brown is named Darren Wilson

This morning Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson finally named the officer who shot and killed the unarmed Mike Brown: Darren Wilson. Wilson had been with the force for six years and had no disciplinary record — whatever that means when the people judging your behavior also think it’s fine to respond to protests with tear gas, rubber bullets, and dogs.

In a move as infuriating as it was unsurprising, Jackson tried to cast aspersions on the 18-year-old victim’s character with a convoluted and seemingly unrelated story about a “strongarm robbery” that occurred around the same time. The victim-blaming tactic is cruel and dishonest; it’s clear the Chief sees police brutality as a PR problem to be spun away, ...

This morning Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson finally named the officer who shot and killed the unarmed Mike Brown: Darren Wilson. Wilson had been with the force for six years and had no disciplinary ...

An Interview with #NMOS14’s Feminista Jones

In response to Mike Brown’s murder and continued police brutality in Ferguson, the latest example of national state violence, organizers across the country will be coming together today at 7 PM EST / 4 PM PST for a silent vigil. The National Moment of Silence 2014 (or as you’ll see on Twitter, #NMOS14) will honor the innocent lives lost and pay respect to those whose lives have been affected by police brutality.

Spearheaded by activist and writer @FeministaJones, folks have stepped up in their local communities have organized the National Moment of Silence 2014 in just under three days. Demonstrating once again how digital organizing can create amazing results on the ground, #NMOS14 will bring folks together ...

In response to Mike Brown’s murder and continued police brutality in Ferguson, the latest example of national state violence, organizers across the country will be coming together today at 7 PM EST / 4 PM ...

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