If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names. I want them to be afraid every time they see the police that they might get arrested.

Chief Russell Mills to the LA Times after shooting and killing black 89-year-old great grandfather Shawn Monroe at a barbecue unprovoked. Today, he walks free with no charges, despite numerous witnesses and his own admission that he enjoys terrorizing black people.

Tell me again why Black people should be okay with police when they have, since the history of our being kidnapped to this fucking country, have not EVER been about protecting us, but about terrorizing us?

Police are NOT for Black people’s safety. They are about torturing us, terrorizing us and killing us. Period. There is no safety with police. There is no peace keeping with police. They have ALWAYS been a terror to the Black community and I am tired of this fact being pushed to the wayside.

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And Ray Kelly, when he was Commissioner in NYC said the same thing.
Arpaio has said the same thing.

This is a ROUTINE assertion that the point of the police is to be an agent of state terror. And that such terror should be all but exclusively focused on Black and Brown bodies.

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"The ghost of bull conner" ~ MHP

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This statement doesn’t surprise me, but please note how boldly and comfortably he came out of his face to say this.

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And now we’re supposed to go back to our normal lives. That’s what people do. They have these amazing experiences with another person, and then they just go home and clean the bathroom or whatever.
Susane Colasanti, When It Happens  (via teenager90s)

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He’s so good at saying goodbye I don’t even think he feels it.

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love-and-bdsm:

asriels:

it genuinely baffles me that men don’t want women in positions of power because “they’re slaves to their hormones/emotions” and yet one of the first lines of defence when it comes to rape cases tends to be “it’s hardly his fault look at what she was wearing how could we expect him to control himself

Gee, it’s almost as if misogyny isn’t based in logic.

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alone

michaellottner:

it’s something of
a plea for hope
and understanding

it’s a cry
of loneliness
and it’s
worse
than you think
.

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Annie’d shot her nose off
running from the cops
When they smashed down her door
she’d had to learn the hard way
why it’s a good idea
to hold a shotgun with the barrel down
When you’re in a panic
it’s so easy to slip and fall

“Everything happens for a reason,”
Annie used to say
“Extra face hole, extra money.”
That’s the way she looked at it
It wasn’t my idea of a good time
but I could see how it might appeal to some
Annie’s just another carny
on Spring Street after dark

When gunfire splits the night
there’s a 50/50 chance
some sad sack’s got his nuts blown off
or it’s just Keanu Reeves
doin’ a little CPR on his career
There’s a film crew
under every trashcan
on Spring Street after dark

I’m up on the post office rooftop
with a mint julep in my hand
(the best that irony can buy)
taking potshots at the rats
who scurry through the junkies
lying prostrate in the alley
It’s always a crapshoot
whether these guys will mind at all
if they get hit by mistake

I just watched a Skid Row hooker
polish off her john
then reach behind the dumpster
for the baby in a stroller
she had hidden there
You got to teach ‘em young
That’s the secret
on Spring Street after dark

Beetle could talk a blue streak
around you every night
You’d give him anything he wanted
just to shut him up
You had to be nice to him, though
He could be a Hollywood producer
in the morning
Sure as hell
that’s what he’s been before

You track marks
are your billboard
for the dealers all to see
They might just give you
something a little more deadly
than what you came to find
but you take your life
in your own hands
on Spring Street after dark

Max Mundan, Spring Street After Dark

© David Rutter 2014

Follow me on twitter @dmr226

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paging through a book
frantically
looking for words to comfort a soul
that is weary
that bows down its head in the exhaustion
of having to smile everyday,
futilely muttering words of self-assurance

you look for solace in words of others
for you are drowning in his
drowning in words
that coat you in black ink
and tastes (smells) like tar
covering you, pulling you down
until you are waist deep
in memories of his broken promises
and you realise

your book is suddenly soaked
glistening wetness
crinkling the paper

Inky water | d,p,b (via encret)

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The Lies We Tell

we circumvent

the problem at hand

exchange pleasantries behind its formless back

joke about things that don’t really matter

through its tentacles

and accept drinks

gazes tap dancing around the other’s over

the horns

that protrude from its head

and occasionally when we reach for one another

on our absolute  worst best behavior

actors in their prime

it cuts us

incisors gnashing

and for those brief instances

when the monster draws blood

we are faced with the harsh reality

that no matter how much time we spend

no matter how many nights

we passionately tussle between the sheets

no matter how perfect we may seem

the truth will kill us.

xombiedirge:

The Cornetto Trilogy by Evil Corp/Kibooki

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absentpoetics:

I’m the first to wake
up in the morning
and the last with a
pillow at night.

Cult classic on VH1
give me meaning
please;
I’ll quote you
when I’m running out of
options and my
family asks
about the plan.

I’ll walk away
in the opposite
direction of tradition
with my fist in the air;
I’ll…

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if only

michaellottner:

fumbling to make sense
to form contact between
the tip of my finger
and any part of
your bliss

you never had me
yet you still held me closer
than anyone else
will ever get
.

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what takes away your pain?

what takes away your pain?

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She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach, like when you’re swimming and you want to put your feet down on something solid, but the water’s deeper than you think and there’s nothing there.
Julia Gregson, East of the Sun (via thekidshouse)

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technically we’re not even supposed to drink milk after infancy…
just saying

technically we’re not even supposed to drink milk after infancy…

just saying

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