"Because capitalism is inherently racist, police departments everywhere serve at the behest of corporate sponsored governments — that is, in protective service of white supremacist private corporate power. As an institution police departments operate as state sanctioned gangs employed to uphold the violent, racist hierarchy of capitalism and, whenever possible, to further the monopoly of power where all violence from/by those higher on the hierarchy upon those lower can be legalized and normalized. Any deviation from this narrative, any counterviolence — or even the threat of force — by those lower on the hierarchy upon those higher is met with brutal repression. This is why cops are always present at protests. It is not to “keep the peace.” It is to protect the private property/interests of corporate power, the owners of US government, and to maintain at all times the explicit reminder of America’s power hierarchy, meaning, inevitably, black and brown people’s brutalization above all others. Such will always be the primary function of police no matter who we elect — Democrat or Republican — so long as the cement between private corporate power and government remains un-fractured. Thus we know, all cops may not be racist, but all cops replicate/enforce white supremacist, capitalist oppression."
— Gangs of the State: Police Departments & the Hierarchy of Power | AmericaWakieWakie
1:39 am • 13 August 2014 • 2,027 notes
So the wife of Ferguson police chief says community is “feral”.
A wild cracker appears.
Fuck this bitch
I am so fucking ashamed and my mind is boiling from the ignorance, these people are so brain-washed by their own entitlement I can’t even fucking deal.
And this is fucking racism, and I don’t understand how white people can’t tell the difference. She is racist, she has these views and is married to the chief of police, an organization that can *clearly* get away with murdering black children because they deem us as animals. She has power and clout behind those words, and so do the millions of other racists that murder, attack, abuse, and hate black people. If a black person calls you a cracker or doesn’t trust you, there is no power there. There isn’t generations of brain washing and social norms that have been ingrained in our society, white people see a white person and they are another human, white people see a black person, and they see an animal, wild livestock that needs to be culled, and we have to fight for our humanity, to prove constantly we are human, and how the fuck can we prove our humanity to a group of humans that have devolved into monsters, and see that now as human simply because the skin is white, disassociating themselves from their horrible inexcusable actions.
1:23 am • 13 August 2014 • 26,847 notes
Please keep this circulating. Cops are getting more and more brazen, know your rights!
good to know
Reblogging every time this goes past
With how things are going this might not be as useful anymore
1:20 am • 13 August 2014 • 516,574 notes
Days after Michael Brown’s death, Ferguson looks like a war zone
A vigil held for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager gunned down by Ferguson, Mo., police on Saturday in disputed circumstances, turned into what the media described as a riot on Monday evening.
But while national coverage has focused on the indisputably counterproductive violence and destruction committed by Ferguson residents during a moment of anguish, videos and photos taken from the scene show local police aggravating the situation as well.
Years of tension have reached a boiling point
It looks surreal. People saying “scenes that happen overseas will never happened in America”.
5:00 pm • 12 August 2014 • 118,369 notes
British woman Harnaam Kaur started growing facial hair at 16 as a side effect of polycystic ovary syndrome. She tried waxing, shaving and bleaching before being baptised a Sikh, which forbids the cutting of body hair. Photograph: Brock Elbank/Barcroft Media
4:52 pm • 12 August 2014 • 37,661 notes
Police Department Racial Profiling Data. Look at those numbers.
Facts behind the systemic workings of the police department that shot and killed teenager, Mike Brown.
4:10 pm • 12 August 2014 • 2,314 notes