Tag Archives: Racism

Photo of the Day: Ferguson police fire tear gas on protestors

TweetOn another night of protests in Ferguson, police, decked out in riot gear, semi-automatic weapons, and armored vehicles, fired rubber bullets and smoke bombs on unarmed crowds and arrested more than a dozen people, including two journalists. Antonio French, a St. Louis alderman who has been documenting the protests on social media from the start, was also arrested. As [...]
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“I question a society that values property over black life.”

TweetAs the community comes out of another night of anguished protests sparked by the death of Michael Brown, met with tear gas and rubber bullets by the police, Brittney Cooper defends Black rage in Ferguson — and beyond. It seems far easier to focus on the few looters who have reacted unproductively to this tragedy than [...]
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“Ferguson Police just executed my unarmed son.”

TweetStacia L. Brown has a powerful piece on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb while walking unarmed down the street on Saturday afternoon.  Tweet
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Renisha McBride’s killer is convicted — and the AP blames the victim

Tweet Yesterday, Theodore Wafer, the man who shot Renisha McBride, was found guilty on all three charge brought against him, including second degree murder. There was no question that Wafer killed McBride, who knocked on his door after surviving a car crash. The defendant claimed, though, that the shooting was self-defense: Wafer insisted he thought McBride, who [...]
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The Feministing Five: Justice for Jane

TweetAs Feministing has covered and continues to cover, the State of Connecticut is currently holding a 16-year-old trans Latina girl in prison under the ridiculous claim that there is no better place for her. She has been in prison for nearly 100 days, yet she has not been convicted of any crime. 16 year old [...]
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