Me at every festival
IM FUCKIN SCREAMING
This is the young man that was walking with Mike Brown
[Video is of a young black man, surrounded by several other people. The video opens with him saying:
"Me and my good friend, we was walking down the street, in the middle of the street, and we wasn’t causing any harm to nobody, we had no weapons on us at all, we just walking having a conversation. No cars were blowing at us or honking at us like we was holding up traffic or anything like that, and a police officer squad car pulled up, and when he pulled up, these was his exact words, he said "Get the ‘f’ on the sidewalk," and we told the officer we was not but a minute away from our destination, and we was to shortly be out the street, we was having a conversation, and he went about his way for about one or two seconds as we continued to walk, and then he reversed his truck, his car, in a manner to where it almost hit us, and it blocked both lanes off, the way he turned his car. So he pulled up on the side of us, he tried to thrust his door open, but we were so close to it that it ricocheted off us and it bounced back to him, and I guess that, you know, got him a little upset. And at that time he reached out the window— he didn’t get out the car, he just reached his arm out the window, and grabbed my friend around his neck, and was trying to— as he was trying to choke my friend, and he was trying to get away. And the officer then reached out and grabbed his arm to pull him into the car, so now it was like, the officer’s pulling him inside the car, he’s trying to pull away. And at no time the officer said that he was going to do anything, until he pulled out his weapon, his weapon was drawn, and he said "I’ll shoot you," or "I’m gonna shoot," and in the same moment, the first shot went off. And we looked at him— he was shot— and it was blood coming from him. And we took off running. And as we took off running, I ducked and hid for my life ‘cause I was feared for my life, and I hid by the first car that I saw. My friend, he kept running, and he told me to keep running ‘cause he feared for me too. So, as he was running the officer was trying to get out of the car, and once he got out the car, he pursued my friend, but his gun— his weapon was drawn. Now, he didn’t see any weapon drawn at him, or anything like that, us going for no weapon— his weapon was already drawn when he got out the car. He shot again, and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and he put his hands in the air, and he started to get down, but the officer still approached with his weapon drawn, and he fired several more shots. And my friend died.”
Another person off camera asks: “Did he say anything to him?”
The first man responds: “He didn’t say anything to him, he just stood over and he shoot him. By then, I was so afraid for my life, I just, I got up and I ran. I ran as fast as I could back home to my daughter and my woman, because I didn’t know what was going on. We wasn’t committing any crime, bringing no harm to nobody, but my friend was murdered in cold blood.”
The other person speaks again, saying: “So, three times, he was shot.”
The man responds: “More than three times. It was over several shots fired. And I don’t know how many times he was hit, but it was over several shots fired. So…”
Another person, again off-camera, asks: “How many people were out here?”
Someone else off-camera says, “It was a lot. The whole complex. The whole complex was out here.”
The man answers simultaneously: “It was, it was community. It was community people out here at the time, like I said.”]
Not all police are bad but this is completely unacceptable. Here is hoping the courts deliver justice.
1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.
2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.
3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.
4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.
5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.
|—||Five things I am trying very hard to accept (via aumoe)|
"i want a blowjob"
quiero una biblia
"call a prostitute"
llama a la monja
"where is the strip club"
donde esta la iglesia
"i want to get laid"
quiero leer la palabra de dios
Elvis presley Cutting His Cousin, Gene Smith’s Hair.