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Feb. 4, 1999 - Amadou Diallo, 23 - Bronx
May 25, 1999 - Rodney Mason, 38 - Queens
May 26, 1999 - Dante Johnson, 16 - Bronx
Jun. 28, 1999 - Renato Mercado, 63 - Manhattan
Jul. 24, 1999 - Delano Maloney, 32 - Brooklyn
Aug. 5, 1999 - Jatrek Hewitt, 17 - Staten Island
Aug. 9, 1999 - Robert Striker, 54 - Manhattan
Aug. 15, 1999 - Angel Reyes, 47 - Manhattan
Aug. 18, 1999 - Larry Cobb, 30 - Manhattan 
Aug. 30, 1999 - Gidone “Gary” Busch, 31 - Brooklyn
Aug. 27, 1999 - Unidentified Man, 35 - Bronx
Sep. 1, 1999 - Richard Watson, 32 - Manhattan
Oct. 20, 1999 - Afif Hazim - Queens
Jan. 17, 2000 - Alan Zelencic, 28 - Queens 
Mar. 1, 2000 - Malcolm Ferguson, 23 - Bronx 
Mar. 1, 2000 - Maliki Raymond, 24 - Manhattan
Mar. 16, 2000 - Patrick Dorismond, 26 - Manhattan 
Mar. 31, 2000 - Andre Fields, 17 and Tasheen Bourne, 19 - Brooklyn
Feb. 5, 2000 - Donald Moore, 37 - Queens
Apr. 12, 2000 - Malcolm Burno, 17 - Brooklyn
Apr. 22, 2000 - James Murphy, 43 - Queens
Jul. 7, 2000 - D’andre Darnell Cisco, 25 - Queens
Aug. 4, 2000 - James Edward Moore, 37 - Bronx
Aug. 12, 2000 - Arthur Alalouf, 47 - Brooklyn
Oct. 20, 2000 - Reynaldo Colon, 33 - Brooklyn 
Oct. 23, 2000 - Carmen Valentine, 22 - Brooklyn
Nov. 2000 - Andre “Woody” Harris - Brooklyn
Dec. 24, 2000 - Jonathan Lynch, 32 and James Culberson, 25 - Brooklyn
May 22, 2001 - Curtis Harmon, Jr., 35 - Bronx 
Jun. 8, 2001 - Curtis Merriweather, 45 - Brooklyn
Jul. 26, 2001 - Charmene Pickering, 27 - Brooklyn
Aug. 4, 2001 - Maria Pena Herrera, 24 and Dilcia Pena, 16 and Andy Pena Herrera, 4 and Ricardo Pena Herrera, newborn - Brooklyn 
Oct. 6, 2001 - Malik Mustafa, 36 - Bronx
Oct. 8, 2001 - Shannon Vinson, 28 - Brooklyn
Oct. 8, 2001 - Donna Towe, 45 - Bronx
Oct. 9, 2001 - Richard Hatcher, 18 - Queens
Oct. 15, 2001 - Unidentified Man - Queens
Nov. 11, 2001 - William Phifer, 56 - Manhattan
Nov. 23, 2001 - Steven Michalacos, 67 - Brooklyn
Dec. 22, 2001 - Unidentified Man - Brooklyn
Jan. 16, 2002 - Georgy Louisgene, 23 - Brooklyn
Jan. 23, 2002 - Juan Mendez, 38 - Manhattan
Mar. 30, 2002 - Cesar Mercado, 47 - Manhattan
Apr. 15, 2002 - Unidentified Man, 20s - Manhattan
Apr. 21, 2002 - Ricardo Carlon, 24 - Staten Island 
May 1, 2002 - Egbert Dewgard, 31 - Brooklyn 
Jun. 21, 2002 - Unidentified Man, 20s - Manhattan
Jun. 22, 2002 - Stefanos Kiladitis, 21 - Brooklyn
Jul. 7, 2002 - William Partlow, 42 - Bronx
Jul. 10, 2002 - Kevin McKissick, 13 - Manhattan
Jul. 28, 2002 - Kedrian Edwards, 19 - Bronx
Aug. 26, 2002 - Marcellus Graham, 28 - Brooklyn
Aug. 27, 2002 - Ernest Prather, 39 - Brooklyn
Aug. 31, 2002 - Paul Angel, 55 - Brooklyn
Sep. 1, 2002 - Jamil Moore, 22 - Brooklyn
Sep. 16, 2002 - Raymundo Guzman, 27 - Manhattan
Oct. 30, 2002 - Alfred Nelson, 36 - Staten Island
Jan. 1, 2003 - Jamel Nixon, 19 - Brooklyn
Jan. 1, 2003 - Anthony Reid, 21 - Brooklyn
Jan. 2, 2003 - Allen Newsome, 17 - Manhattan 
Jan. 2, 2003 - John Lagattuta, 35 - Brooklyn 
Jan. 4, 2003 - Lucia Rodriguez, 63 - Brooklyn
Mar. 4, 2003 - Anton Goldenburg, 55 and Rifka Goldenburg, 54 - Brooklyn
Apr. 16, 2003 - Etzel Faulkner, 42 - Queens
Apr. 30, 2003 - Floyd Quinones, 28 - Brooklyn
May 1, 2003 - Carlos Lopez, 19 - Brooklyn
Aug. 8, 2003 - Melvin Sylvester, 65 - Manhattan 
May 16, 2003 - Alberta Spruill, 57 - Manhattan 
May 22, 2003 - Ousmane Zongo, 35 - Manhattan 
Jun. 4, 2003 - Jose Mateo, 22 - Manhattan 
Jun. 16, 2003 - Juan Carlos Sanchez, 30 - Manhattan
Jun. 20, 2003 - Calvin Washington, 41 - Brooklyn
Jul. 22, 2003 - Othniel Askew, 31 - Manhattan
Sep. 19, 2003 - Stephen Seignious, 37 - Bronx
Oct. 29, 2003 - Renardo Powell, 26 - Brooklyn
Nov. 6, 2003 - Russell Wimbush, 43 - Staten Island
Nov. 9, 2003 - Yuekor Yuen, 76 - Brooklyn
Nov. 15, 2003 - Desean Cathcart, 26 - Brooklyn 
Jan. 24, 2004 - Timothy Stansbury, 19 - Brooklyn 
Feb. 8, 2004 - Wilson Alba, 31 - Brooklyn
Feb. 15, 2004 - Thomas Cipolla, 28 - Bronx
Mar. 10, 2004 - Leroy Smalls, 41 - Manhattan
Jun. 20, 2004 - Juan Aponte Huerta, 47 - Manhattan
Jul. 29, 2004 - Dante Pomar, 19 - Queens 
Aug. 30, 2004 - Rashawn Sharif Moody, 18 - Brooklyn
Sep. 24, 2004 - David Guzman, 33 - Queens 
Sep. 27, 2004 - Boangeres Mota, 37 - Manhattan
Oct. 9, 2004 - Gregory Chavis, 19 - Bronx
Oct. 18, 2004 - Manuel Chamelta, 18 - Queens
Nov. 22, 2004 - Jose Feliciano, 44 - Brooklyn
Nov. 24, 2004 - Dominic Middleton, 12 and Kristina Middleton, 1 - Manhattan
Nov. 26, 2004 - Craig Davis, 35 - Brooklyn
Dec. 10, 2004 - Carleton Lockhart, 32 - Bronx
Dec. 14, 2004 - Marie Fares, 60 - Queens
Dec. 15, 2004 - Gayle Duran, 19 - Bronx
Jan. 6 2005 - Brian Allen, 46 - Queens
Feb. 14, 2005 - Tolsie Nohar, 17 - Queens 
Feb. 21, 2005 - Montique Smalls, 38 - Brooklyn
May 8, 2005 - Byron Hearst, 28 - Brooklyn 
Jul. 27, 2005 - Terrence L. Thomas, 35 - Queens
Sep. 10, 2005 - Damien Greenslade, 26 - Manhattan
Sep. 22, 2005 - Paul Bookson, 71 - Brooklyn
Sep. 23, 2005 - Virginia Verdee, 12 - Bronx 
Oct. 22, 2005 - Darryl Green, 21 - Brooklyn
Oct. 30, 2005 - Leonel Disla, 19 - Bronx 
Nov. 4, 2005 - Stephonne Crawford, 21 - Brooklyn
Nov. 18, 2005 - Adam Perez, 31 - Manhattan
Jan. 4, 2006 - Peter Lee, 20 - Bronx
Jan. 26, 2006 - Unidentified Woman - Bronx
Jan. 27, 2006 - Kevin Leo, 28 - Bronx
Feb. 8, 2006 - Eric Hernandez, 24 - Bronx
Feb. 13, 2006 - Michael Harris, 24 - Bronx
Feb. 16, 2006 - Stephanie Lindboe, 65 - Staten Island
Mar. 28, 2006 - Julio Alberto “Zapatone” Ortega-Moncada, 31 - Queens
Mar. 25, 2006 - Rasheem Parrish, 21 - Queens 
Apr. 10, 2006 - Steven Vitale, 55 - Staten Island 
Jul. 5, 2006 - Colleen Marza, 49 - Queens 
Jul. 9, 2006 - Bobby Roman, 26 - Brooklyn
Aug. 9, 2006 - Marilyn Zeh, 32 - Queens
Aug. 22, 2006 - Ronald Clemons, 45 - Brooklyn
Sep. 16, 2006 - Mingo Kenneth Mason, 18 - Manhattan
Sep. 30, 2006 - Joseph Bernazard, 26 - Brooklyn
Oct. 26, 2006 - Eric Hines, 17 - Brooklyn
Nov. 1, 2006 - Jose Rivera, 32 - Bronx
Nov. 11, 2006 - Katrell Butler, 28 - Brooklyn
Dec. 16, 2006 - Anatoly Dmitriev, 62 - Bronx
Nov. 25, 2006 - Sean Bell, 23 - Queens 
Dec. 13, 2006 - Timur Person, 19 - Bronx
Jan. 8, 2007 - Blondel Lassegue, 38 - Queens
Mar. 10, 2007 - Kristen McKenzie, 21 - Brooklyn
Mar. 13, 2007 - Corey Mickins, 25 - Manhattan
Mar. 14, 2007 - David Garvin, 42 - Manhattan
Apr. 26, 2007 - Patrick Bryan, 41 - Queens
May 10, 2007 - Guyatree Harpati. 22 - Queens 
May 18, 2007 - Fermin Arzu, 41 - Bronx
Jun. 19, 2007 - James Harris, 42 - Bronx
Jul. 7, 2007 - Victor Gordon, 23 - Brooklyn 
Jul. 23, 2007 - Shirley Fontanez, 18 - Bronx 
Sep. 7, 2007 - Juan Calves, 51 - Bronx 
Sep. 28, 2007 - Ronald Battle, 25 - Manhattan
Sep. 29, 2007 - Sonia Garcia, 28 - Bay Shore, LI 
Oct. 20, 2007 - Jayson Tirado, 25 - Manhattan 
Nov. 12, 2007 - Khiel Coppin, 18 - Brooklyn
Nov. 18, 2007 - David Kostovski, 29 - Brooklyn
Nov. 20, 2007 - Santos Mulero, 57 - Bronx
Jan. 1, 2008 - Darin John Richardson, 29 - Brooklyn
Jan. 5, 2008 - Ronnie Smalls, 25 - Queens
May 28, 2008 - Eugene Morales, 22 - Manhattan 
Jun. 1, 2008 - Carlos Rios, 47 - Bronx
Jul. 13, 2008 - Unidentified Man - Bronx
Jul. 17, 2008 - Spencer Parris, 39 - Manhattan
Aug. 2, 2008 - Darryl Battle, 20 - Brooklyn 
Sep. 24, 2008 - Iman Morales, 35 - Brooklyn 
Oct. 26, 2008 - Dwayne David Forde, 22 - Brooklyn 
Oct. 26, 2008 - Kayshawn Forde, 21 - Brooklyn
Nov. 13, 2008 - Gilberto Blanco - Brooklyn 
Dec. 9, 2008 - Alex Figueroa, 40 - Bronx
Jan. 12, 2009 - Elena Cole, 46 - Centereach, LI
Mar. 31, 2009 - Eric van Reid, 50 - Queens
Apr. 8, 2009 - Ginette Denize, 48 - Brooklyn
Apr. 12, 2009 - Mauricio Jacques, 35 - Bronx
May 10, 2009 - Kenneth Williams, 21 - Brooklyn
May 28, 2009 - Omar J. Edwards, 25 - Manhattan 
Jul. 11, 2009 - Shem Walker, 49 - Brooklyn
Jul. 22, 2009 - Unidentified Man - Manhattan
Aug. 2, 2009 - Oswaldo Sevilla Moran, 31 - Bronx 
Sep. 12, 2009 - Unidentified Man - Brooklyn
Sep. 27, 2009 - Vionique Valnold, 32 - Bronx 
Oct. 7, 2009 - Carlton Lewis, 21 - Manhattan 
Nov. 20, 2009 - Kevin White, 43 - Brooklyn
Nov. 21, 2009 - Dawshawn Vasconcello, 18 - Queens 
Dec. 10, 2009 - Raymond Martinez, 25 - Manhattan
Feb. 22, 2010 - Satnam Singh, 32 - Bronx
Mar. 8, 2010 - George D’Amato, Jr., 22 - Brooklyn
Mar. 22, 2010 - Santiago Urina, 57 - Bronx
Apr. 1, 2010 - Michael Romero, 32 - Brooklyn
Apr. 26, 2010 - Unidentified Man - Brooklyn
Jun. 24, 2010 - Marvin Fulford, 48 - Bronx 
Aug. 8, 2010 - Luis Soto, 22 - Manhattan 
Aug. 27, 2010 - Briana Ojeda, 11 - Brooklyn
Oct. 3, 2010 - Emmanuel Paulino, 24 - Manhattan 
Dec. 22, 2010 - Zach Bingert, 21 - Queens 
Mar. 8, 2011 - Kemp Yarborough, 37 - Bronx 
Mar. 8, 2011 - Carmelo Calabro, 77 - Brooklyn
Mar. 18 2011 - Johnathan Smith, 26 - Brooklyn 
Mar. 20, 2011 - Paul Goldreyer, 48 - Bronx
Mar. 26, 2011 - Orlando Santos, 28 - Bronx
May 11, 2011 - Unidentified Man, 31 - Brooklyn
Sep. 5, 2011 - Denise Gay, 56 - Brooklyn 
Sep. 7, 2011 - John Collado, 43 - Manhattan 
Sep. 13, 2011 - Makever “Keba” Brown, 22 - Manhattan 
Sep. 14, 2011 - Tyre Chisholm, 22 - Bronx 
Oct. 2, 2011 - Yvonne McNeal, 57 - Manhattan
Nov. 4, 2011 - Theauther Love, 87 - Brooklyn 
Jan. 12, 2012 - Duane Brown, 26, Brooklyn (killed in own home)
Jan. 26, 2012 - Christopher Kissane, 22, Brooklyn
Jan. 29, 2012 - Antwoin White, 17, Brooklyn
Feb. 2, 2012 - Ramarley Graham, 18, Bronx (killed in own home)
Feb. 14, 2012 - Michael McBride, 52, Manhattan
Mar. 15, 2012 - Shereese Francis, 30, Queens
Apr. 12, 2012 - Tamon Robinson, 27, Brooklyn
Apr. 12, 2012 - Rudolph Wyatt, 23, Manhattan
May 10, 2012 - Samuel Rivers, 40, Queens
Jun. 14, 2012 - Shantel Davis, 23, Brooklyn
Jul. 4, 2012 - Edgar Owens, 46, Queens
Aug. 11, 2012 - Eddie Fernandez, 28, Bronx
Aug. 12, 2012 - Darius H. Kennedy, 51 Manhattan
Aug. 24, 2012 - Jeffrey Johnson, 58, Manhattan
Sep. 7, 2012 - Reynaldo Cuevas, 20, Bronx (shot escaping robbery)
Sep. 7, 2012 - Walwyn Jackson, 27, Queens
Sep. 20, 2012 - Tyjuan Hill, 22, Queens
Sep. 25, 2012 - Muhammad Bah, 28, Manhattan
Oct. 5, 2012 - Noel Polanco, 22, Queens
Oct. 25, 2012 - Prince James 18, Bronx
Nov. 4, 2012 - Ronald Herrera, 20, Bronx (friend of Reynaldo Cuevas)
Jan. 3, 2013 - Peter Jourdan, 37, Brooklyn
Feb. 21, 2013 - Ryo Oyamada, 24, Queens
Mar. 23, 2013 - Jackson Alexandre, 28, Brooklyn
Mar. 9, 2013 - Kimani Gray, 16, Brooklyn
Apr. 15, 2013 - Dason Peters, 33, Brooklyn 
Apr. 15, 2013 - Dylan Samuel Peters, 1, Brooklyn
Jun. 19, 2013 - Thomas Robinson, 50, Brooklyn
Jun. 20, 2013 - Jose Muniz, 52, Bronx
Jun. 5, 2013 - Lana Morris, 46, Queens
Jul. 12, 2013 - Deion Fludd, 17, Brooklyn
Jul. 21, 2013 - Kyam Livingston, 37, Brooklyn
Jul. 6, 2013 - Felix Coss, 61, Brooklyn
Aug. 14, 2013 - Eric Zaman, 25, Queens
Aug. 15, 2013 - Carlo Alcis, 43, Brooklyn
Aug. 4, 2013 - Shaaliver Douse, 14, Bronx
Sep. 17, 2013 - Barrington Williams, 25, Bronx
Oct. 31, 2013 - Unidentified man, 26, Bronx
Oct. 4, 2013 - William Bruce Hemphill„ 51 - Staten Island
Nov. 18, 2013 - Rexford Dasrath, 22, Brooklyn
Dec. 26, 2013 - James Torres, 44, Bronx
Apr. 12, 2014 - Jack Calvello, 85, Queens
May 16, 2014 - Scott Kato, 45, Manhattan 
May 18, 2014 - Osbourne Broadie, 39, Brooklyn
May 27, 2014 - Manuel Ocampo, 18 , Brooklyn, NY
Jul. 17, 2014 - Eric Garner, 43, Staten Island


http://nyc.october22.org/KilledsinceBell.pdf

THIS IS JUST NEW YORK.

JUST FUCKING NEW YORK.

BY THE NYPD ALONE.

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niggaimdeadass:

FOR ALL YOU DON LEMON ASS NIGGAS

niggaimdeadass:

FOR ALL YOU DON LEMON ASS NIGGAS

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blueexorcist:

I can’t fucking breathe

blueexorcist:

I can’t fucking breathe

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theamazingindi:

extendedburning:

godtxt:

please do not let ferguson die out like everything else big does. do not let this die out. do not let this continue on for three days and then everyone forget about it. do not let this happen.

queue this post up 3 days from now, a week from now, a month from now, a month from then. make sure even if you forget your blog will remember.

the fact i’m seeing reblogs slow down despite the fact there is still news breaking is concerning

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baronessvondengler:

mood-indie-go:

pinkcookiedimples:

Lol they’ll be black for the fashions it offers but once shit gets serious they’re MIA.



I just asked the same question.

baronessvondengler:

mood-indie-go:

pinkcookiedimples:

Lol they’ll be black for the fashions it offers but once shit gets serious they’re MIA.

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I just asked the same question.

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yesysabella:

Flower Power by Sophie Garmand

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factualfeminist:

How sexism works.

factualfeminist:

How sexism works.

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baronessvondengler:

mood-indie-go:

pinkcookiedimples:

Lol they’ll be black for the fashions it offers but once shit gets serious they’re MIA.



I just asked the same question.

baronessvondengler:

mood-indie-go:

pinkcookiedimples:

Lol they’ll be black for the fashions it offers but once shit gets serious they’re MIA.

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I just asked the same question.

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breefolk:

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Baron Vaughn (x)

That is the most metal goodbye I’ve ever heard.

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zumainthyfuture:

stunningpicture:

Same Crime

I want that shirt.

He know wassup

I love it.

brydeswhale:

queenconsuelabananahammock:

zumainthyfuture:

stunningpicture:

Same Crime

I want that shirt.

He know wassup

I love it.

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troystickel:

Rapunzel in The Festival of Fantasy Parade! She is so cute!

troystickel:

Rapunzel in The Festival of Fantasy Parade! She is so cute!

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majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

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caseybruce:

Black and unarmed.

Remember the names of unarmed Black men who were killed by police or vigilantes. This is only a short list, please reply with other names so we may remember these men.

Trayvon Martin.

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman took place on the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida.  Martin was a 17-year-old African American high school student. He was unarmed and headed home after buying skittles and sweet tea from a gas station close to his home. George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old multi-racial Hispanic American was the neighborhood watch coordinator for the gated community where Martin was temporarily staying and where the shooting took place. Zimmerman, against the instructions of the Emergency dispatcher pursued Martin on foot calling him “the suspect.” When the case garnered international attention sparking protests all over the world, the state of Florida filled charges against him 46 days after Martin’s death. Zimmerman was tried for second-degree murder and manslaughterand found not guilty on Saturday, July 13, 2013.

Ervin Jefferson

The 18-year-old was shot and killed by two security guards — also African American — outside his Atlanta home on Saturday, March 24, 2012. His mother says that he was unarmed and trying to protect his sister from a crowd that was threatening her.

Amadou Diallo

22-year-old Amadou Ahmed Diallo, a Guinnea-Bissau immigrant, was killed when four white New York police officers in plain clothes fired 41 shots at him, 19 of which hit his body. The officers said they thought Diallo was reaching for a gun when they shot him in the doorway of his apartment. Turns out it was his wallet. During the trial, the officers admitted that they never considered the situation (four strangers in an unmarked car with guns approaching a guy on his stoop at night) from Diallo’s point of view. They were acquitted of all charges

 Patrick Dorismond

The 26-year-old father of two young girls was shot to death in 2000 during a confrontation with undercover police officers who asked him where they could purchase drugs. An officer claimed thatDorismond — who was unarmed — grabbed his gun and caused his own death. But the incident made many wonder whether the recent acquittal of the officers in the Amadou Diallo case sent a signal that the police had a license to kill without consequence

Ousmane Zongo

In 2003 Officer Bryan A. Conroy confronted and killed Zongo in New York City during a raid on a counterfeit-CD ring with which Zongo had no involvement. Relatives of the 43-year-old man from Burkina Faso settled a lawsuit against the city for $3 million. The judge in the trial of the officer who shot him (and was convicted of criminally negligent homicide but did not serve jail time) said he was “insufficiently trained, insufficiently supervised and insufficiently led.”

Timothy Stansbury

Unarmed and with no criminal record, 19-year-old Stansbury was killed in 2004 in a Brooklyn, N.Y., stairwell. The officer who shot him said he was startled and fired by mistake. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly called his death “a tragic incident that compels us to take an in-depth look at our tactics and training, both for new and veteran officers.” A grand jury deemed it an accident.

Sean Bell

Hours before his wedding, 23-year-oldSean Bell left the strip that hosted his bachelor party, jumped into a car with two friends, and was killed when police fire 50 shots into his vehicle. Police say they opened fire after Bell rammed his car into an unmarked police van filled with plainclothes officers. They say they followed Bell and his friends outside the club suspecting that one person in their group had a gun. Referring to Bell and his friends, Mayor Bloomberg told the Associated Press "there is no evidence that they did anything wrong." A judge acquitted the officers of all charges in 2008. 

Orlando Barlow

While surrendering on his knees in front of four Las Vegas police officers, Orlando Barlow was shot with an assault rifle by officer Brian Hartman 50 feet away. Hartman argued that he feared Barlow was feigning surrender and about to grab a gun. Barlow was unarmed. A jury ruled the shooting “excusable.” Hartman later resigned from the force a month before a federal probe uncovered that he and other officers printed T-Shirts labeled ”BDRT” which stood for “Baby’s Daddy Removal Team” and “Big Dogs Run Together.” 

Aaron Campbell

 Portland police officers got a call to check on a suicidal and armed man at an apartment complex. Aaron Campbell,25, came of the apartment walking backward toward police with his hands over his head. The Oregonian reported that police say Campbell ignored their orders to put his hands up. At which point one officer fired six bean bag shots at his back. Witnesses say they saw Campbell reach his arm around his back, where the beanbag struck him. Officer Ronald Frashour said he saw Campbell reach both hands around his waistband to get a gun, and so he shot Campbell in the back with an assault rifle. The jury acquitted the police officer with no criminal wrongdoing.

Victor Steen
17-year-old Victor Steen died when he fled from police, was tasered, crashed his bicycle and was run over by police cruiser. Steen committed a simple traffic violation while riding his bike. The deadly incident was captured on video. The officers were acquitted of any criminal wrongdoing.

Ronald Madison and James Brissette

In 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, five officers opened fire on an unarmed family on the east side of the Danziger Bridge, killing 17-year-old James Brissette and wounding four others. Next, officers shot at brothers Lance and Ronald Madison. Ronald, a 40-year-old man with severe mental disabilities, was running away when he was hit, and an officer stomped on and kicked him before he died. In a federal criminal trial, five officers involved in what have become known as the “Danziger Bridge Shootings” were convicted of various civil rights violations, but not murder.

Oscar Grant

On New Years morning, 2009, three Bay Area Rapid Transit officers pulled 22-year-old Oscar Grant and four other black men off a train in Oakland. You can view what happened afterwards in this Youtube video. In it, former-transit officer Mehserle can be seen shooting Grant in the back. During the trial, Mehserle argued that he thought Grant was reaching for a gun near his waistband. To stop this from happening, Mehserle said he intended to Tase him, but shot him with a pistol instead. He was sentenced to two years in prison and served 11 months.

Jordan Davis

On Nov. 23, an unarmed, 17-year-old Jordan Davis, was shot and killed by Michael Dunn after an argument over loud rap music. Dunn, 46, Davis through the window of a sport utility vehicle at a Jacksonville convenience store gas station before driving away, authorities say.Officials say Dunn parked next to the vehicle where Davis was sitting with three other teens. Dunn complained about the loud music and they started arguing. Dunn told police he thought he saw a gun and fired eight or nine shots into the vehicle. N He is charged with first degree murder.

 Kenneth Chamberlain

On November 19, 2011, after his Life Aid medical alert necklace was inadvertently triggered, police came to Chamberlain’s home and demanded that he open his front door. Despite his objections and statements that he did not need help, the police broke down Chamberlain’s door, tasered him, and then shot him dead. Chamberlain was a 68-year-old, African-American, retired former-Marine, and a 20-year veteran of the Westchester County Department of Corrections. He wore the medical alert bracelet due to a chronic heart problem. A grand jury reviewed the case and decided that no criminal charge would be made against police officers involved in the killing.

Abner Louiama

 30-year-old Haitian immigrant, Abner Louima, was arrested and sodomized with a broomstick inside a restroom in the 70th Precinct station house in Brooklyn. The case became a national symbol of police brutality and fed perceptions that New York City police officers were harassing or abusing young black men as part a citywide crackdown on crime. One officer, Justin A. Volpe, admitted in court in May 1999 that he had rammed a broken broomstick into Mr. Louima’s rectum and then thrust it in his face. He said he had mistakenly believed that Mr. Louima had punched him in the head during a street brawl outside a nightclub in Flatbush, but he acknowledged that he had also intended to humiliate the handcuffed immigrant. He left the force and was later sentenced to 30 years in prison. The commanders of the 70th Precinct were replaced within days of the assault. As the legal case wore on, Charles Schwarz, a former police officer, was sentenced in federal court in 2002 to five years in prison for perjury stemming from the torture case. A jury found that Mr. Schwarz had lied when he testified that he had not taken Mr. Louima to the station house bathroom where the assault took place.

Kimani Gray

16-year-old Kimani was shot four times in the front and side of his body and three times in the back by two New York City police officers as he left a friend’s birthday party in Brooklyn on March 9, 2013. The only publicly identified eyewitness is standing by her claim that he was empty-handed when he was gunned down.

 Kendrec McDade

19-year-old college student McDade was shot and killed in March 2012 when officers responded to a report of an armed robbery of a man in Pasadena, Calif. He was later found to be unarmed, with only a cellphone in his pocket. His death has prompted his family to file a lawsuit, in which McDade’s parents argue that he was left on the street for a prolonged period of time without receiving first aid. According to court documents, McDade’s last words were, “Why did they shoot me?” The officers involved were initially placed on paid administrative leave but have since returned to duty.

Timothy Russell

Russell and his passenger, Malissa Williams, were killed in Cleveland after police officers fired 137 rounds into their car after a chase in December 2012. Officers said they saw a possible weapon, but no weapon or shell casings were found in the fleeing car or along the chase route. 

Steven Washington

Washington was shot by gang-enforcement officers Allan Corrales and George Diego in Los Angeles one night in 2010 after he approached them and appeared to remove something from his waistband. The officers said they’d heard a loud sound in the area and the 27-year-old, who was autistic, was looking around suspiciously. No weapon was ever recovered.

Alonzo Ashley

Police say that 29-year-old Ashley refused to stop splashing water from a drinking fountain on his face at the Denver Zoo one hot day in 2011, then made irrational comments and threw a trash can. The responding officers, who didn’t dispute that he was unarmed, killed him with a Taser, saying he had “extraordinary strength.” No criminal charges were filed against them.

Wendell Allen

Allen was fatally shot in the chest by officers executing a warrant on his house on March 7, 2012, in New Orleans. The 20-year-old was unarmed, and five children were home at the time of his death. Police found 4.5 ounces of marijuana on Allen after they killed him. An attorney for the family says that New Orleans police are investigating whether Officer Joshua Colclough was wrong to pull the trigger.

Travares McGill

In 2005 in Sanford, Fla. (the same county in which Travyon Martin was killed), the 16-year-old was killed by two security guards, one of whom testified that Travares was trying to hit him with his car. But evidence showed that the bullet that killed the teen hit him in the middle of the back and that the guard kept firing even after the car was no longer headed toward him.

Ramarley Graham

18-year-old Ramarley Graham was shot and killed in February of 2012, when Officer Richard Haste and his partner followed Graham into his grandmother’s apartment where Graham was attempting to flush a bag of marijuana down the toilet. Haste fatally shot Graham, who was unarmed, in the chest. The officers did not have a warrant to be inside the home. A Bronx judge later tossed out an indictment against the NYPD cop. No weapon was ever uncovered from the scene.

Tyrone Brown 

32-year-old former Marine from East Baltimore, Tyrone Brown was shot 12 times in a crowded bar after an off-duty Baltimore police officer fires 13 rounds at him for groping one of the officer’s lady friend’s. That officer, Gahiji Tshamba, was indicted for murder and faces a maximum life in prison charge if convicted. Tshamba was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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logic-and-art:

christel-thoughts:

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Unrest in Ferguson about a lot more than police shooting unarmed teen.

the big point
look at the search rates then look at the contraband hit rates.
the police are terrorizing Black people for no good reason… even though they’re getting more evidence of crime off whites.

crunched a couple of numbers and even taking into account that the black population is about double the white population in the “local” area (i’d like some definition on that but i’ll assume in the meantime that it’s the boundaries of jurisdiction), black people as a group are being stopped 6.75 times more than white people as a group, and even when put in perspective with the population ratios, are being stopped 3.61 times more than white people (and make up 90% of the people searched).
The disparity numbers listed indicate that the black population is overrepresented in stop rates by 137%, and this number reads as way too low to me (compare to the number I calculated of 361%).
christel-thoughts pointed out the contraband rate specifically, which is notable because searches of white people produced contraband 12.33% more times than searches of black people, but the arrest rate for black individuals is virtually twice that of white people.

logic-and-art:

christel-thoughts:

quickhits:

Unrest in Ferguson about a lot more than police shooting unarmed teen.

the big point

look at the search rates then look at the contraband hit rates.

the police are terrorizing Black people for no good reason… even though they’re getting more evidence of crime off whites.

crunched a couple of numbers and even taking into account that the black population is about double the white population in the “local” area (i’d like some definition on that but i’ll assume in the meantime that it’s the boundaries of jurisdiction), black people as a group are being stopped 6.75 times more than white people as a group, and even when put in perspective with the population ratios, are being stopped 3.61 times more than white people (and make up 90% of the people searched).

The disparity numbers listed indicate that the black population is overrepresented in stop rates by 137%, and this number reads as way too low to me (compare to the number I calculated of 361%).

christel-thoughts pointed out the contraband rate specifically, which is notable because searches of white people produced contraband 12.33% more times than searches of black people, but the arrest rate for black individuals is virtually twice that of white people.

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Despite all the hook-ups in the last few months, I’ve been thinking about my ex here and there. I still find time to sift through all the photos (both on my phone and my laptop) that I’ve neglected to delete. Reading the text messages that were saved to my phone became habitual for a month or two. Every note we left on each other’s windshield resides in a box in my bedroom back home. Our blog still exists. I wake up every morning and replace the empty space on my left wrist with the watch she bought for me two years ago. I have a pair of shoes that I’ve worn more times since we separated (~five months ago) than I did in the forty months we were together. Guess who bought those shoes.

During these reflective junctures, I have a habit of forgetting/ignoring the negative feelings that our relationship embodied. I guess that makes sense; I have no desire to reminisce on or even retain negative thoughts, as they can only lead to spite. 

These reflections aren’t an everyday thing, just once in a while. Anyway, I figured I would share some random thoughts with you beautiful people.

I have to tell y’all about my blossoming dance career as well. I promise that will happen soon.

I’m gonna sit here and hum ‘Come Thru’ while I study. Goodnight.