kenobi-wan-obi:

The Jersey City man charged with aggravated assault and other offenses after being shot by a cop nearly four years ago was found guilty on all counts by a jury this afternoon.

Kwadir Felton, 22, was shot by Jersey City Police Sgt. Thomas McVicar on Jan. 10, 2010. He went blind as the result of the shooting. Felton had testified that he never carried a gun, while McVicar testified he only shot Felton after Felton pointed a gun at him. McVicar also testified Felton’s gun was on the ground next to Felton after the incident.

As the guilty verdict was announced, Felton’s mother, Dawn Felton, collapsed on the ground in uncontrollable sobs and kicked the bench near where she had collapsed.

When Judge Paul DePascale asked the courtroom to sit down, Felton remained standing, visibly shaking in shock and grief.

DePascale was forced to pause court proceedings while police officers attempted to calm Felton’s mother, who defense attorney Brooke Barnett said recently had open-heart surgery.

Minutes later, after being unable to calm her down, officers dragged her out of the courtroom.

"I don’t understand!" Felton yelled at a police officer before his mother was removed from the courtroom. "You didn’t have to shoot me in the head for no reason! You trying to charge me with something I didn’t do!"

Damn this is straight up cruelty.. this is dehumanization

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kenobi-wan-obi:

black-culture:

Police punch pregnant woman and bodyslam her face down on the sidewalk

ROCHESTER, NY — An officer for the Rochester Police Department was recorded on video getting punching a pregnant woman in the back of the head and a body-slamming her face first into a sidewalk.

The woman was yelling loudly and not complying with the officer. While an officer struggled with her, she screamed, “Get off of me, you’re gonna kill my baby.”

"I’m pregnant, I’m pregnant," she yelled.

That’s when an unidentified police officer balled his fist and punched the woman in the back of the head.

The officer followed up his punch by holding his weight against the woman and falling with her onto the sidewalk, face first.

The woman screamed and the bystanders cried out in shock.

signal boost, disgusting. shame on the nypd

Who the fuck does this???!!!! To a pregnant woman!!!  NYPD = FUCKING EVIL PIGS.

The late George Carlin dropping some powerful truth bombs.

We do not benefit from genetically modified foods. Here are some of the reasons why…

Soccer is more important than health and education, obviously.

radicalrebellion:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

whyilostmyfaith:

abaldwin360:

Watch.

This.

YES WATCH THIS!

It’s only a few minutes long, but holy shit is it terrifying.

And yet, it’s not even surprising. It’s exactly what you would expect.

This is really old, but it’s making the rounds again. So, I’m reblogging.

But honestly, who is this made for? 

Black people know this already. Brown people know this already. These are facts of reality.

This is clearly for White people… and I’m so tired of trying to prove to White people what’s around them everyday. I really am. We got a damn mountain of evidence…. statistics, stories, everything you can possibly have and yet here we are, still trying to prove how White people make our lives living hell while how many Black and Brown people are in jail???? 

I’m just over it. 

I totally feel where other bloggers come from when they say they don’t feel the need to teach White people anything. I’m gonna have to start doing that… ‘cause it just feels like an unwinable battle. 

It’s like we can’t move the conversation along to the next step ‘cause the majority of White people absolutely refuse to see what happens around them everyday. 

They definitely do this. That’s why it’s damn near impossible to talk to white people about racism, b/c even with facts presented to them they will deny it. The other day there was an article online clearly showing that while whites do the same amount of drug (specifically marijuana) Black people are arrested more often. Inthe comments there were a whole slew of whites saying of course Black people must have been arrested in conjunction with some other crimes, we have lower IQs, we need to go back to Africa if we’re so upset. And these comments got hundreds of up votes, and these were only the first few comments, as I couldn’t bare to look anymore. 

Whites will continue to deny facts presented to them, because they need to believe they are superior to Black people, no matter how “not racist” they believe they are. Since birth, white people (and all ppl tbh) have been trained to believe they are the superior race, they have all “worked hard” for what they have, and racism is over. To them, it’s in the past, and the media, educational system, and general public back up this notion. So they are able to go along believing this even when presented with the truth b/c they don’t live it. 

(via kenobi-wan-obi)