“It’s just like a rush. You’re revolting from the cops,” he said, sometime after 9 p.m. “It’s a blast to do things that you’re not supposed to do.
One person’s quote from the New Hampshire Keene State riots sums up white privilege in America. Whites don’t have to worry about police/other people coming down hard on them for simply existing, for walking down a sidewalk (Michael Brown), for carrying a gun in a Wal-Mart (John Crawford), for walking home after going to a convenience store (Trayvon Martin), for trying to get help after a car crash (Renisha McBride, Jonathan Ferrell).
So, yeah, Steven, go on and enjoy your white privilege. Never mind that African-Americans are literally dying while you and other whites get to literally stand on top of upturned cars without threats of being killed for simply existing.
Meanwhile, thank you for giving us a quote to illustrate white privilege in America. You’re an asshole, Steven. [Sentinel Source]
People blown over in streets as Storm Ivar hits Norway
makin’ my way dOWNTO—-
MAKIN’ MY WAY UPTOWN
not gonna lie at first I thought these people were really good at the Smooth Criminal lean
step 1. buy several hundred bags of miniature marshmallows
step 2. somehow get upwind
step 3. open the bags and let the sugary puffs fly free
step 4. enjoy the sight of people getting absolutely pelted with marshmallows
step 5. ?????????
step 6. profit
oh my god
guys for real im laughing so hard rn
shout out to people who are scared to call others out, whose hands shake when they try to explain what’s wrong, whose throats threaten to close up with thoughts of ‘what if i’m just overreacting’, whose hearts are pounding out of their chests because they just stuck their necks out for their beliefs, who have lost friends and respect and safety for aligning themselves with causes
One Pennsylvania teen, who is originally from Guinea, recently had to endure his high school rival’s soccer team chanting “Ebola” at him during a match, WPVI reports.
According to the station, Ibrahim Toumkara, a Nazareth Area High School student and soccer player, got into a fight last week after he heard players from rival Northampton High School taunting him about the deadly virus, which has killed more than 4,000 people across West Africa, including in his home country.
"Being from western Africa and having family in that area, he didn’t take too kindly to those remarks and went after one of the players on the Northampton team," the boy’s coach, Edward Bachert, explained. Bachert is also Ibrahim’s legal guardian, as well as a police chief for Lehigh County.
The 16-year-old moved away from Guinea three years ago, the station notes.
"There were tears coming down his eyes. He was visibly shaken by this, that it got to that level on the field," Bachert added.
Ibrahim’s parents are still in West Africa, and according to WPVI, he is constantly worrying for them.
After the tasteless incident, both Northampton’s head soccer coach and its assistant coach resigned. Some of the student athletes are also expected to face disciplinary action, according to the station.
"This is part of the educational process to make sure that students are understanding sportsmanship and what’s happening out there in the world," Northampton Area Superintendent Joseph Kovalchik said.
Since when is a deadly virus funny? When will African lives not be nothing but a comedic piece to westerners?
I swear to god if people idiotically blame this all on white people despite the fact that it was most likely more than just one race of people.
Out of this entire article, that’s your main concern? That’s what you felt the need to comment on?
Fun fact about American health care: if I ever need an organ transplant, I’ll somehow have to hide my autism, depression, and anxiety from the doctors, or else I’ll be disqualified under ideas about quality of life. It’s really great to know how valued…
Two MSU basketball players raped a woman in the dorms then one admitted to it. Their only consequence was that they had to move out of the dorms. This picture is of me and one other woman holding up this banner during Midnight Madness. Two other brave souls had a banner on the other side for a while before some jerk started playing tug or war with them over it. This was taken before we got booed at by 10,000 people and police escorted from the stadium.
How screwed up are people to boo at this?
Let’s keep reposting this. Rapists should be charged.
how is sport more important than the lives of women?
like honestly baffling
Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke
in this week’s episode of shit black folks would get murdered or jailed with no trial for
The 43-year-old suspect confessed to strangling a woman in Hammond, Indiana, then led police to the remains of six other women. UPDATE: The Hammond police chief has indicated there is a possibility…
Hammond Police Chief John D. Doughty said in a Monday press conference the investigation may lead to more victims.
The police are seeking murder chargers against the suspect, Darren Deon Vann, later today.
Doughty said Vann cooperated with the investigation and was “looking for a deal with prosecutors.”
Crime scenes could go as far back as 20 years based on Vann’s statements to the police, said Doughty. Oct. 20, 2014, at 1:05 p.m.
A 43-year-old man confessed to the murder of a 19-year-old woman on Friday, then led Indiana police to the bodies of six other murdered women over the weekend.
Authorities identified the suspect as Darren Deon Vann, a 43-year-old man from Gary, Indiana.
The body of 19-year-old Afrika Hardy was found strangled to death in a Motel 6 room in Hammond on Friday evening.
Police said Vann solicited Hardy’s services on Backpage.com, a classified advertising website that carries ads for prostitutes and escorts and has been at the center of a child sex trafficking lawsuit.
Vann confessed to killing Hardy and told police “where several other female victims of possible homicide were located.”
He is currently being held in the Hammond City Jail.
The police also discovered the body of Anith Jones, a 35-year-old woman from Merrillville, in an abandoned home in Gary on Saturday night.
Jones was reported missing on Oct. 8. She had moved from Chicago to Indiana 10 years ago and ran a stand at a local flea market.
Two other women’s bodies were found in abandoned homes in Gary late Saturday night.
One of the victims was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans and another was in jeans and white Nike shoes.
The county coroner’s office confirmed that three other unidentified women’s bodies were found in Gary late Sunday. All seven deaths have been ruled homicides.
The areas where most of the bodies were found were comprised of abandoned and fire-damaged houses.
Vann is a registered lifetime sex offender in Texas since 2009. He is listed as a low-risk sex offender.KEYE CBS News, Austin / Via Facebook: KEYETV
Vann served a five-year sentence for sexual assault in Texas. He was discharged from the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice when his sentence expired in July last year, according to a spokesman.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. called the man a “serial killer” in a Facebook post.
He said the man was an “admitted serial killer” who had also confessed to a “couple of homicides in Hammond” in 1994 or 1995. McDermott also said the man is a convicted sex offender.
However, Gary police spokesperson Cpl. Gabrielle King tried to downplay the fear of a serial killer in the city:
We would like to dispel the rumor that there is a serial killer on the loose. There is a 43-year-old man in the custody of the Hammond Police Department, who led officials to three deceased female victims who has claimed responsibility for their demise. Gary police are closely working with Hammond police to assist in covering every area of the investigation needed to pursue charges as expeditiously as possible.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson told the Associated Press that the man was convicted of sex crimes in Texas in 1994 or 1995.
aggressive reminder that black women with disabilities are the lowest earning and least likely to be aided group of people in america and you should defend and protect them at all costs