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How do you deal with anon hate?

officialunitedstates:

Imagine everyone who sends you anon hate as a 12 year old superwehrolock fan who didn’t get a good breakfast and can’t find any good apps for their phone.  The neighborhood kid across the street doesn’t like them as anything more than a friend, and they are anxious about the 7th grade and what new challenges it will bring.

Works for non-anon hate as well.

Especially when there’s a macho photo in their avi.

Jim Hoft’s Unsourced Claim That Officer Darren Wilson Had an “Orbital Blowout Fracture of the Eye Socket”

justinspoliticalcorner:

Also, no ambulance was called for Wilson, and no first aid was administered by other officers, which seems odd if he had indeed suffered this type of serious injury — or any injury at all.

And there’s more evidence that Hoft is trying to pull a fast one again; here is the original image posted at the AAPOS site, showing a CT scan of a blowout fracture (on the left), compared to the image posted at Gateway Pundit by Hoft (on the right):

Original example CT scan (L), compared to altered image posted by Jim Hoft (R)

Notice the difference? In the version posted by Jim Hoft, the text at bottom right that says “UNIV OF IOWA” has been crudely erased. Caught you, Jim.

Was Hoft trying to mislead his readers into thinking this was the actual X-ray (or CT scan) of Darren Wilson? His text does not make it clear it wasn’t Wilson’s CT scan — and the words “UNIV OF IOWA” have been blacked out, quite deliberately.

If Hoft’s intent was to mislead, it worked. All over Twitter and right wing blogs, the wingnuts are raving about “Darren Wilson’s X-ray” that shows a fractured eye socket — but this is just a generic example image of an unknown person’s CT scan.

Time will tell if Wilson is going to claim he had this type of injury, but nobody should take Jim Hoft’s word for it.

And one more point while I’m at it; Hoft writes:

This comes from a source within the Prosecuting Attorney’s office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police.

If that’s true, it’s highly disturbing that the St. Louis prosecutor’s office and the St. Louis County police department are leaking information to a far right hateblogger known for his unrelenting dishonesty, who uses a white supremacist hate group as a source.

Jim Hoft caught lying as usual. 

h/t: Charles Johnson at Little Green Balls

Worth pointing out one more time that this isn’t a misunderstanding on Hoft’s part. It’s not a misreading or differing interpretation of the data. It’s an outright fabrication that is knowingly false. It’s a story based around a photoshop of something else entirely.

So of course it’s being used in stories now on FOX News, as “reports say…”

Don’t be distracted by slanderous stories of light fingers.

Whether true or not, it doesn’t justify shooting kids in the street.

Note who says it does however, remember exactly who simply doesn’t believe in following our system of justice, and who argues for death as righteous punishment for walking in the street or taking candy. Those people have a hatred against humanity, against due process, and against this country.

Remember them.

naturepunk:

Apparently, in an attempt to paint Michael Brown as anything less than innocent, people have been spreading an image of an armed 17-year-old Joda Cain around the web and claiming that it’s Michael Brown.

Joda Cain is accused of murder in my home state of Oregon, and has literally jack shit to do with the Michael Brown murder in Ferguson, Missouri. THESE ARE NOT THE SAME PEOPLE. Anyone using the above image as “proof” that Michael Brown “deserved” to be shot should be called out for defamation, and promptly thrown down a spiral staircase. 

The bottom photo is the real Michael Brown. He was called a “gentle giant” by friends and family. He was unarmed and innocent, and he was murdered by a police officer after being shot more than seven times at close range. Witnesses, including a friend who was with him at the time of the shooting, all agree that he was doing nothing deserving of such violent actions from the officer who gunned him down. 

iacknowledgebuttholesexist:

Did you know that in certain European countries it is illegal to display any sort of Nazi symbol? What the fascist white supremacist neo-Nazi scum of Germany, France, etc. have been doing is displaying the Confederate flag instead, because there is no ban on it.

So the next time someone tries to tell you that the flag of the Confederacy has nothing to do with racism, remember that actual Nazis are using it as their preferred symbol, and please remind them that they are actually pieces of literal shit.

Even if you’ve stolen a piece of candy. Even if you’re walking on the asphalt instead of the sidewalk. Even if you’ve kept walking when police have told you to stop. Even if you took a picture of a policeman. Even if you threw a rock. Even if you’re afraid. Even if you angrily cursed at law enforcement. Even if you’ve slept in a park. Even if you can’t breathe because you’re in a chokehold.

Your actions do not justify your murder. Your actions do not justify your assault. It is not legal for police to attack you for these things.

Yet they will. And they do. Just as in our past, they seldom if ever even lose their jobs, much less see convictions.

Because in Law and Order, Order has become more important than Law for too many people. That is the mark of a dictatorship or of mob rule, not a functioning democracy.

Police violence, whether intimidation, abuse or outright killing, is a national crisis. That has been clear for years.

It isn’t only in places like NY and LA, it has become an epidemic throughout the nation. Until the police themselves speak and act against this wartime mentality, we cannot believe that any officer is a friend. Without action against the violent among their ranks, they can have no expectation of authority, of being obeyed, of assistance or of cooperation.

It’s simply too dangerous to engage them, in any way, to assume that they will not shoot and kill you.

Alderman Arrested, On 24-Hour Jail Hold In Ferguson

crooksandliars:

Alderman Arrested, On 24-Hour Jail Hold In Ferguson

Alderman Antonio French has been an amazing source of real-time updates on what is actually happening in Ferguson. His raw, in-the-moment pictures, vines and tweets are testimony to the abuse of angry residents at the hands of their own police department.

Now he has been arrested, silenced, and will be in jail for at least 24 hours.

This tweet from his wife gives a sense of the arrogance ablaze from these militant cops.

Who will yank these cops back from the precipice?

Because he “didn’t listen.”

That’s right, the police are seeking nothing less than total and absolute capitulation.

You should be shocked because this the US, where we have rule by law, not by man.

You should be saddened because the penalty for black men and women speaking truth in this country has always been harsh and swift.

The only thing that can change this is for more black citizens to continue to speak the truth. And for everyone else to support them and amplify their voices.

Eyewitness to Michael Brown shooting recounts his friend's death

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

Please read the whole thing. People were there and they saw it. Don’t believe the lies that the Ferguson Police Dept or the mainstream media are telling you.

Total capitulation

Searching online for scraps of information about the tragedy in Ferguson, MO, one thing keeps becoming increasingly clear to me.

What the police force there seem to be seeking is not justice and is not the law. It is order and control. That search for control will not be satisfied without total capitulation and obedience.

No one, no citizen in this country, owes total capitulation and obedience to authorities. Not to the governor, not to the mayor, and not to the police.

Yet what we keep seeing, over and over, are demands to obey and to submit to beatings or risk death. No one should have to explain how wrong this is, but here we are, yet again, attempting to describe another young black man’s actions, how he didn’t steal candy, he didn’t disobey, and he didn’t deserve to die.

Are the Ferguson police going to make the claim that stealing candy is punishable by death? Will they say that people walking on the asphalt must be shot? Is a refusal to listen to an unreasonable request grounds for ending someone’s life? Or that simply not moving to the sidewalk quickly enough is a good reason to be killed?

So far, even with no evidence Brown did any of those things, those are the stories, the official justifications, for this man’s murder.

And so, in the face of outrage and anger, the authorities in Ferguson have doubled down. They have brought out their teargas, their armor, their ridiculous (and unconstitutional, in my view) military hardware. They are now demanding total capitulation from the entire town, extending the unreasonable demands from an officer to one young man that he riddled with bullets, to unreasonable demands of the populace.

The Ferguson authorities are clearly treating this situation as a war, and their officer as a victim in it. They are rallying, embracing and extending the killer’s violence to the entire community.

We see this behavior in our movies, historical dramas that show how a black American’s insistence on bring treated as a human have angered mobs into revenge against anyone who looks like them. The movies portray those angry faces as rubes and relics of the past, ignorant brutes that have been drummed out of decent society. But that’s false.

They’re still with us. Some are still government officials, some are still police. But most are the voters who reassure themselves that their lawmen and leaders wouldn’t lash out violently, even lethally, because they felt slighted. After all, that’s in the past, there’s accountability now, right?

Obviously not. Just as Americans did 100 years ago, most of the population looks on, if they look at all, with a smugness that justice is served directly by the police and vigilantes to those that deserve it. Most of the population still witnesses the lynchings, and looks away, or even smiles and applauds. After all, subservience is what this country has always demanded from anyone who is black; it’s what the United States was built on.

That’s what we’re seeing in Ferguson now, the same demands we see in those old newspaper reports of black neighborhoods burned because a resident may or may not have insulted a white lady. It’s the same demands we see in those grainy photos of smiling faces milling around a lynching victim, the same demands of obedience or death.

As a nation, we’ve changed. Our laws and our attitudes have changed for the better. But that foul and ugly history of ours is with us still, ordering total capitulation upon threat of death, and rallying violent masses to defend killers, by extending their threats and violence wider and wider still.

Edited to add: This and other posts on this site refer to stealing “candy,” since that was the original story from Ferguson PD, and was the police justification of a suspected crime at the time this was written. The story was later changed to cigarillos.

The most terrifying thing for those in this country who don’t want change, who want to keep poor people struggling with no opportunities, to keep an endless supply of cheap labor and the quick ability to tell just who occupies each class, is unity.

Before MLK was shot and killed, he appeared to be making inroads toward that end. His message was attracting poor whites who responded to his calls to end poverty, finding common cause with their black neighbors and others. That was new.

That was radical. That’s when he became too dangerous.

We’re moving toward higher inequality today and the crisis of police violence in this nation, of violence against minority citizens, especially black citizens, is increasingly effective at keeping that potential unity at bay. That’s a reassuring outcome for far too many people.

Pay attention to who those people are.

Never trust them.

How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory

dermoosealini:

iammattheweberle:

The result of this concerted campaign of disinformation is a viewership that knows almost nothing about what’s going on in the world. According to recent polls, Fox News viewers are the most misinformed of all news consumers. They are 12 percentage points more likely to believe the stimulus package caused job losses, 17 points more likely to believe Muslims want to establish Shariah law in America, 30 points more likely to say that scientists dispute global warming, and 31 points more likely to doubt President Obama’s citizenship. In fact, a study by the University of Maryland reveals, ignorance of Fox viewers actually increases the longer they watch the network. That’s because Ailes isn’t interested in providing people with information, or even a balanced range of perspectives. Like his political mentor, Richard Nixon, Ailes traffics in the emotions of victimization. 

Ailes has put the Republican Party on his payroll and forced it to remake itself around his image. He is the Chairman, and the conservative movement now reports to him. “Republicans originally thought that Fox worked for us,” said David Frum, the former Bush speechwriter. “Now we’re discovering that we work for Fox.”

Sounds reasonable.

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