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Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video: http://bit.ly/1l8QoAA]

Black excellence.

More indepth info about this project:
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/ferguson-man-forms-inspiring-team-cop-watchers-hold-police-accountable/

I know gofundme has fucked shit up, but it seems like this project is about 700 away from its second goal of clip on cameras for residents

http://www.gofundme.com/Copwatching-in-Ferguson

themerrymisnomer:

stuffwhitepeopleask:

If White People Were Described Like People Of Color In Literature

ommmgggggg

Oh gods…this just made it funny…because I want to see this in literature…especially serious/morbid moments.

He raised the dagger, the silver light of the moon only adding to highlight the strawberry cream cotton candy of his scalded skin. But the boy was too quick with his caesar salad dressing flesh glowing like the ripeness of aged cheddar.

huffingtonpost:

THIS MAN HAS ALS, AND HIS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. THEN IT’LL MAKE YOU CRY

The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water. 

So watch the full video here and laugh out loud at the first half and then get ready to tear up in the second half. 

I will not be returning to Ferguson

abbyjean:

I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week. After what I saw last night, I will not be returning. The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling, that I cannot in good conscience continue to be a part of the spectacle.

Things I’ve seen:

  • Cameramen yelling at residents in public meetings for standing in way of their cameras
  • Cameramen yelling at community leaders for stepping away from podium microphones to better talk to residents
  • TV crews making small talk and laughing at the spot where Mike Brown was killed, as residents prayed, mourned
  • A TV crew of a to-be-left-unnamed major cable network taking pieces out of a Ferguson business retaining wall to weigh down their tent
  • Another major TV network renting out a gated parking lot for their one camera, not letting people in. Safely reporting the news on the other side of a tall fence.
  • Journalists making the story about them
  • National news correspondents glossing over the context and depth of this story, focusing instead on the sexy images of tear gas, rubber bullets, etc.
  • One reporter who, last night, said he came to Ferguson as a “networking opportunity.” He later asked me to take a picture of him with Anderson Cooper. 
  • One anecdote that stands out: as the TV cameras were doing their live shots in front of the one burnt-out building in the three-block stretch of “Ground Zero,” around the corner was a community food/goods drive. I heard one resident say: “Where are the cameras? I’m going to go see if I can find some people to film this.”
  • Last night a frustrated resident confronted me when he saw my camera: “Yall are down here photographing US, but who gets paid?!” 
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