Posted 2 days ago

The phrase “rubber bullets” is often used to describe what are more accurately termed “rubber-coated metal bullets”, heavy steel projectiles with a minimal coating of 1mm or 2mm of rubber, that are regularly used to lethal effect alongside — not instead of — live ammunition.

Rubber-coated metal bullets are fired from metal tubes placed on the end of high-velocity rifles such as the M-16s commonly used by Israeli troops. Tubes contain around 8 rubber-coated, cylindrical, steel projectiles, which are powered by blank rounds fired from the gun’s magazine.

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Writing in the medical journal, The Lancet, [doctors] said firing the bullets at civilians made it “impossible to avoid severe injuries to vulnerable body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso, leading to substantial mortality, morbidity and disability.”

They added: “We reported a substantial number of severe injuries and fatalities inflicted by use of rubber bullets when vulnerable upper-body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso were struck.

“This type of ammunition should therefore not be considered a safe method of crowd control.”

Posted 2 days ago
america-wakiewakie:

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Caught On Tape: Fla. Cop Threatens To ‘Put A Round’ In Black Men During Traffic Stop | News One
Within the last two months, Eric Garner, 43, unarmed, was killed on July 17 by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who placed him in an illegal chokehold while questioning him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes; John Crawford, 22, unarmed, was shot and killed on August 5 by two Ohio police officers, David Darkow and Sean Williams, in Walmart after he was spotted holding a toy rifle; 18-year-old Mike Brown, unarmed, was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson while walking with a friend in his neighborhood; and Ezell Ford, 24, who was also unarmed, was shot and killed by unnamed officers in the LAPD on August 12.
In the wake of these tragic events and renewed intense conversations surrounding police brutality against Black men, a video  of police in Boynton Beach, Florida threatening to “put a round” through four Black men during a routine traffic stop has emerged and begun making the rounds on social media.
One of the occupants in the video records the interaction, even after the officer tells him to stop, to which he responds:

No, I have rights. I’m not intimidated. I have rights.
Sir, I’m recording your ass. What the f*ck you going to do?
B**ch, you’re on camera. What the f*cks wrong with you. Stupid ass cracker.


The driver of the car repeatedly asks the officer who stopped them for his badge number. The officer provides his name, but not the number, prompting the driver to attempt to take a picture of his badge. The officer slaps the phone out of his hand, pulls him from the car and places him face down on the ground.
That’s when another officer, presumably his partner or back-up rushes to the window, gun drawn, and says:
“I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” with his weapon threw the window pointed directly at the men.
(Watch the Video Here) (Photo Credit: AmericaWakieWakie)

Sorry, but if you act like an asshole and curse at cops, what do you really expect?
Don’t be a dick and give the cop your ID. He gave you his badge number like you asked, don’t be a little punk.

I hate people like this, for real. These folks will jump through hoops to produce an intellectual circus that justifies a cop racial profiling black youth. Never mind that you are, because you DO have the right to know, exercising your right to know why you were pulled over, that for identification there needs to be a crime or declaration of detainment. Don’t be a dick? Fuckin victim blaming knows no bounds.
No oppressor is going to change willingly. We will have to make them. This dumbass displays that superbly, just as millions of racists do everyday. They feel entitled, that they can treat people like shit because it’s so ubiquitous that it’s “normal” so when anybody resists AT ALL it is the resister that’s a dick, not the abusive fuckwitt cop.
No thanks. The Panthers got it right. Arm yourselves. Open carry in packs. Film the cops. Police the police. This shit is a war. Best believe.

"The officer provides his name, but not the number…” Learning to read is good.

america-wakiewakie:

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Caught On Tape: Fla. Cop Threatens To ‘Put A Round’ In Black Men During Traffic Stop | News One

Within the last two months, Eric Garner, 43, unarmed, was killed on July 17 by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who placed him in an illegal chokehold while questioning him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes; John Crawford, 22, unarmed, was shot and killed on August 5 by two Ohio police officers, David Darkow and Sean Williams, in Walmart after he was spotted holding a toy rifle; 18-year-old Mike Brown, unarmed, was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson while walking with a friend in his neighborhood; and Ezell Ford, 24, who was also unarmed, was shot and killed by unnamed officers in the LAPD on August 12.

In the wake of these tragic events and renewed intense conversations surrounding police brutality against Black men, a video  of police in Boynton Beach, Florida threatening to “put a round” through four Black men during a routine traffic stop has emerged and begun making the rounds on social media.

One of the occupants in the video records the interaction, even after the officer tells him to stop, to which he responds:

No, I have rights. I’m not intimidated. I have rights.

Sir, I’m recording your ass. What the f*ck you going to do?

B**ch, you’re on camera. What the f*cks wrong with you. Stupid ass cracker.

The driver of the car repeatedly asks the officer who stopped them for his badge number. The officer provides his name, but not the number, prompting the driver to attempt to take a picture of his badge. The officer slaps the phone out of his hand, pulls him from the car and places him face down on the ground.

That’s when another officer, presumably his partner or back-up rushes to the window, gun drawn, and says:

“I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” with his weapon threw the window pointed directly at the men.

(Watch the Video Here) (Photo Credit: AmericaWakieWakie)

Sorry, but if you act like an asshole and curse at cops, what do you really expect?

Don’t be a dick and give the cop your ID. He gave you his badge number like you asked, don’t be a little punk.

I hate people like this, for real. These folks will jump through hoops to produce an intellectual circus that justifies a cop racial profiling black youth. Never mind that you are, because you DO have the right to know, exercising your right to know why you were pulled over, that for identification there needs to be a crime or declaration of detainment. Don’t be a dick? Fuckin victim blaming knows no bounds.

No oppressor is going to change willingly. We will have to make them. This dumbass displays that superbly, just as millions of racists do everyday. They feel entitled, that they can treat people like shit because it’s so ubiquitous that it’s “normal” so when anybody resists AT ALL it is the resister that’s a dick, not the abusive fuckwitt cop.

No thanks. The Panthers got it right. Arm yourselves. Open carry in packs. Film the cops. Police the police. This shit is a war. Best believe.

"The officer provides his name, but not the number…” Learning to read is good.

Posted 3 days ago
Posted 3 days ago
The plant world is a great teacher of the laws of death and rebirth, of sacrifice and transmutation, and the tree is the supreme teacher of the mysteries of time, with its roots for the most part invisible in the past and the subconscious, and its fruit and leaves likewise mostly hidden from us in the heights of the superconscious - holding the potential of the future in the seeds that will in due time fall.
Adapted from Druid Mysteries by Philip Carr-Gomm [x] (via astranemus)
Posted 4 days ago

tehhufflepuffcompanion:

Spoiler alert: adulthood is 96% of you going “well, I hope this is how it works and I’ll keep doing it till someone yells at me”

Posted 1 week ago

supersmashthestatebros:

soda in a RED can?! telling me to SHARE?! communist trash. i’ll be sticking with mountain dew, thank you.

Posted 1 week ago

jean-luc-gohard:

What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid, two days away from starting college, in broad daylight.

Posted 1 week ago

erika-medie:

lady-of-anti-feminism:

dustythehuntress:

”You don’t like Hillary Clinton? You’re such a miso-”

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”Misandry isn’t re-”

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”You clearly don’t know what femini-”

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”Women are catcalled and are told to smile everyday by their opp-”

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”You have internalized miso-”

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”Ubisoft is sexist because there are no female characters…

flawless.

(Source: raspberry-ragnarok)

Posted 1 week ago
I take it you want to be a poet…well then you must work. Spots of brilliance is not enough. I’ve been the whole trip myself. It wasn’t until I learned to work my guts out that a true poem came into being. Get to work, man, and let the publishing come in its own time even if it’s 15 years from now. No matter. Fight for the poem. Put your energy into it. Force discipline upon madness. You can do it. I did it. Why not you? Guard yourself from the easy thing. Push for the stars, or, at least, go back and push one poem all the way up there. And then another.
Posted 1 week ago

http://meownarchy.tumblr.com/post/95065620569/freexcitizen-along-with-being-in-a-militia-you

meownarchy:

freexcitizen:

Along with being in a Militia you have duty to also be a journalist. Skip buying a gun this month and buy a quality camera. Documenting injustice is just as important as defending against

Citizen Journalist and Citizen Defender.

Actually, I would add to not only go for a…

Posted 1 week ago

thinksquad:

A Democratic Missouri state senator representing parts of Ferguson who tweeted multiple times “fuck you,” at Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon defended her choice of words on Fox News Monday saying she did so because she was tear-gassed for three days.

“The reason why I used profane language is because he has allowed us to get tear-gassed for three days,” Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said. “I am one of his senators in his party and he was at the state fair enjoying a country concert while we were getting teargassed and shot at. And yes, anyone who’s going to get teargassed deserves to say a few ‘F’ bombs here and there.”

“I represent my constituents, not Gov. Nixon,” the senator said. “He has been absent from the minority community his entire career and only comes before us when it is politically expedient for him. Or when he’s running for office, and because he has been outside of this community…let me tell you this, and this is important for your audience to know. He has still yet to come to ground zero. Yet to come to ground zero. He’s been in Florissant, he’s been in Normandy, but he has not spoken to the victims of the crisis we are dealing with and that is why I have called him a coward.”

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/missouri-state-senator-says-she-tweeted-fck-you-at-governor#32tdaru

Posted 1 week ago

Ferguson from my TL

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(From what I understand, the police thought they heard a gunshot and started throwing tear gas into the crowd. Correct me if I’m wrong)

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They don’t deserve to be called police. They are Terror Squads.

Posted 1 week ago

Seattle Coffee Shop that Refused Service to all Cops now Under Blatant Police Surveillance

(Source: allcopsarebad)

Posted 2 weeks ago

supersmashthestatebros:

police the police. film the cops. everybody, get your cameras out and point them at the cops. hey, this means you too. if the camera adds ten pounds, and everybody’s got their cameras out, then eventually we will have enough cameras to render each three-ton cop unfit for their job. film the police, abolish the police.

Posted 2 weeks ago

smidgetz:

dreadqueer:

Reports of mcdonalds being broken into and looted need to take into account why

Oh my god.