10:42 pm - 08/13/2014

janet mock, mia farrow, other celebs protest police crackdown in ferguson

this is basically what's happening

here's a live stream

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boweeko 14th-Aug-2014 02:43 am (UTC)
wait what's going on??
lucky_latkes 14th-Aug-2014 02:54 am (UTC)
Police have turned ferguson into a military state complete with tanks, dogs, and the works all for PEACEFUL PROTESTS for Michael Brown, an unarmed kid who was supposed to start college this week. He was shot in the face and then repeatedly after he walked away and surrendered with his hands up. He was left in the street for hours like road kill. The police aren't letting anything in or out basically and the MURDERER is still free and being paid.
boweeko 14th-Aug-2014 02:56 am (UTC)
I hate everything
ifeellikea_joan 14th-Aug-2014 03:05 am (UTC)
Sorry for my ignorance but is this the same kid that had a toy gun in his hand?
frickinawesome7 14th-Aug-2014 03:05 am (UTC)
I thought there were riots going on at one point. Weren't stores burnt down?
banana68 14th-Aug-2014 03:57 am (UTC)
waitr wtfff what was the cop's excuse?
agoraphobicorgy 14th-Aug-2014 04:48 am (UTC)
fuck my life. my fucking god
neemah 14th-Aug-2014 03:19 am (UTC)
FAA also issued a no fly zone over Ferguson. So there won't be any news helicopters.
brosling 14th-Aug-2014 02:44 am (UTC)
i've been following the livestream for hours now
this is fucking terrifying and appalling
noon 14th-Aug-2014 02:44 am (UTC)
ty for this post op, i just got home and turned on the news and saw this smdh
rkt 14th-Aug-2014 04:07 am (UTC)
Im leaving this on the first page in case the op doesn't see my other comment, but there are vigils planned for thursday. (National moment of Silence for victims of police brutality
noneformethanx 14th-Aug-2014 02:44 am (UTC)
aria_grace 14th-Aug-2014 02:45 am (UTC)
THis will work. I submitted a post about the 2 reporters getting arrested but I think I fucked it up. Glad this post is up!

Tweet from the Washington Post reporter who was arrested:

This is so insane!
arielazul_22 14th-Aug-2014 02:52 am (UTC)
what the actual fuck is going on out there?! when you demand a cop's badge number, they have to give it to you...they also have to give you a reason for arrest at some fucking point. have the pigs just said fuck it all or something??
aria_grace 14th-Aug-2014 02:55 am (UTC)
It sounds like the cops have just decided to ignore all laws. They are like 'fuck it, we have MRAPs, we can do whatever the fuck we want." and they are unfortunately right, as least for the time being. :(

I hope the people of Ferguson can find the courage to keep protesting. Shit needs to change.
phoenix_singing 14th-Aug-2014 01:40 pm (UTC)
And it was a SWAT team! They sent a goddamn SWAT team to clear out a McD's and arrest a couple of journalists!

At this point it feels like they're holding a copy of the Constitution in their hands and just marking off constitutional rights like items on a grocery list.

"Peaceful protest? Got that one...Freedom of the press? Yup, check that off the list...Okay, what else do we need to trample on today?"

This is how dystopias start.
kiwibutter 14th-Aug-2014 02:45 am (UTC)
Holy shit, this 1960s civil rights protest realness. Fuck power hungry (and most likely racially motivated) cops.
theblackwidow 14th-Aug-2014 02:50 am (UTC)
seriously, it is so fucked up. Have we not learned from history? Well they don't teach compassion/civil rights/non-whitewashed history so obviously we haven't
fatbom 14th-Aug-2014 03:06 am (UTC)
mte. i think most people when they think of 1960s protests would think of white guys with beards and flowers.
stellar_ball 14th-Aug-2014 02:52 am (UTC)
I IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT ABOUT THAT. I was like, didn't I read about this in history class? About this happening 50+ years ago? NOPE. IT'S HAPPENING NOW.
ilovespooons 14th-Aug-2014 02:57 am (UTC)

unclecraig 14th-Aug-2014 02:45 am (UTC)
ugh, this just make me sf mad.
aqua12185 14th-Aug-2014 02:45 am (UTC)

Another stream. It is not live anymore, but it has video from earlier that really puts into perspective what is going on in Ferguson.

Edited at 2014-08-14 02:46 am (UTC)
goldengal1193 14th-Aug-2014 02:45 am (UTC)

vibeology_e 14th-Aug-2014 02:47 am (UTC)
This gives me chills. Thinking of the people in Ferguson tonight.
xoxobliss 14th-Aug-2014 02:46 am (UTC)
Speak on it. Thank god for users like you op! This post was needed. I am so frustrated with the news.
theblackwidow 14th-Aug-2014 02:46 am (UTC)
It shocks me how bad racism can still be this day in age. I'd like to think it's better where I live because it's *slightly* less segregated but I don't think it is
mjfan4lyfe 14th-Aug-2014 02:46 am (UTC)

200kmwronglane 14th-Aug-2014 02:47 am (UTC)
Honestly upset by this, I hope everyone present is safe and well!
bee_q 14th-Aug-2014 02:47 am (UTC)
The picture that girl uploaded of her hiding in the car with her eyes messed up from tear gas really broke me. This is Ridiculous...
angebleu 14th-Aug-2014 03:36 am (UTC)
Omg!!! Can I have a link?? :(
bee_q 14th-Aug-2014 04:01 am (UTC)
I don't know how to embed tweets but here's the link


ETA : holy shit I thought it was just a random girl.. turns out it was a reporter. So that just goes to show you how fucked things are if even the press is getting hurt O_O

Edited at 2014-08-14 04:01 am (UTC)
goldengal1193 14th-Aug-2014 02:48 am (UTC)
Tear gas? REALLY mother fuckers? REALLY? What's next? The fucking fire hose?
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