Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.
Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.
Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.
The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.
this will forever be my favorite tweet of all time
She says I need to join the Accounting program at UMASS Lowell because so many people I know are there. She says I really shouldn’t though because, according to her, “You can’t add, you can’t count, you would just fail.” It’s true, but I’m still offended #sisterbondingtime #MathIsStressful
Rosario Dawson in Death Proof (2007)
i feel like in the past I’ve been guilty of making those types of “this girl is racist so let me make fun of her looks” type jokes and even at the time i hated them. Like I would ask myself why I thought that that was the appropriate response. It definitely wasn’t helping my cause, it just made me seem rude and petty. I could never really justify it to myself I guess I just did it because I’d seen it done by ppl i really liked so I figured someone somewhere must have justified it at some point.
Now I’ve realized it’s just another form of internalized misogyny, honestly. What is a woman’s true worth in this society? What do we value? Her appearance, the ways in which she can be objectified. You can cut down her worth by calling her ugly, ya know? That’s what we’ve been taught. There’s no worth to women who aren’t considered attractive. We need to challenge that, not play into it.
I’m really glad that I’ve had that realization that it IS tasteless sexist bullying and I hope more SJ bloggers have that epiphany
like we don’t have to employ age old sexist rebuttals in order to call out racists/ lgbtqaphobes
literally always reblog