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micdotcom:

New witnesses say Michael Brown was indeed shot with his hands up

Two unidentified witnesses have surfaced alleging that unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown had his hands up when he was shot by officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.
A cellphone video obtained by CNN shows the two men, who as contractors were some 50 feet from the shooting site for work, discussing the shooting of Brown. 
Video reveals new witness observation

micdotcom:

New witnesses say Michael Brown was indeed shot with his hands up

Two unidentified witnesses have surfaced alleging that unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown had his hands up when he was shot by officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.

A cellphone video obtained by CNN shows the two men, who as contractors were some 50 feet from the shooting site for work, discussing the shooting of Brown. 

Video reveals new witness observation

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— 5 days ago with 556 notes
#ferguson  #mike brown  #justiceformikebrown  #don'tshoot 
rotagallery:

Viking Moses (on tour from Baltimore, MD)Brendon Massei is a world traveling musician since 1993 with tunes that flirt with pop, folk, indie, grunge and Americana, all strung together.http://vikingmoses.bandcamp.com/Tyler Daniel Bean(from Burlington, VT)Most popularly known in these parts as the indie emo roll commander of the North!http://tylerdanielbean.bandcamp.com/Adrian Aardvark (full band chaos and Seven Days favs)Weird freak folk rock that will make you laugh and cry.http://adrianaardvark.bandcamp.com/Comrade Nixon (somewhere in the deep Adirondacks)A truly talented post-punk gentlemanAll ages, substance free! $3-10 Sliding scale admission price at door.

Adrian Aardvark’s next show. Full band. Lots of surprises and goodies. Very excited to play Viking Moses, Tyler Daniel Bean and Comrade Nixon at the ROTA Gallery!

rotagallery:

Viking Moses (on tour from Baltimore, MD)
Brendon Massei is a world traveling musician since 1993 with tunes that flirt with pop, folk, indie, grunge and Americana, all strung together.

http://vikingmoses.bandcamp.com/

Tyler Daniel Bean(from Burlington, VT)
Most popularly known in these parts as the indie emo roll commander of the North!

http://tylerdanielbean.bandcamp.com/

Adrian Aardvark (full band chaos and Seven Days favs)
Weird freak folk rock that will make you laugh and cry.

http://adrianaardvark.bandcamp.com/

Comrade Nixon (somewhere in the deep Adirondacks)
A truly talented post-punk gentleman

All ages, substance free! 
$3-10 Sliding scale admission price at door.

Adrian Aardvark’s next show. Full band. Lots of surprises and goodies. Very excited to play Viking Moses, Tyler Daniel Bean and Comrade Nixon at the ROTA Gallery!

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— 1 week ago with 10 notes
#diy  #shows  #music  #adrianaardvark  #plattsburgh 

micdotcom:

One month later, Ferguson continues to feel the impact of Mike Brown’s murder

While the media coverage has died off significantly, local community members, activists and political figures continue fighting for police reform around one of the more galvanizing civil rights tragedies in recent memory.

Despite positive changes, the elephant in the room still hasn’t left |Follow micdotcom

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— 1 week ago with 3128 notes
#ferguson  #support ferguson  #mike brown  #michael brown  #darren wilson 

With the positive review from Seven Days… we’ve rereleased BONES POSITIVE with some bonus material. Hear some full band demos, song ideas and solo acoustic demos!

Read the review here…
http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/four-more-local-albums-you-probably-havent-heard/Content?oid=2430987

— 1 week ago with 5 notes
#adrian aardvark  #seven days  #vermont  #bones positive  #music 
Can’t believe I’ve already had some negative feedback with the new Adrian Aardvark EP, When History Repeats Itself. We stand by supporting the family of Michael Brown, the family of Trayvon Martin and the protesters in Ferguson and around the world who are fighting for justice/civil rights/human dignity. All of us are the same. We all are meat, bones and blood. Most religions make murder the biggest taboo. How can anyone justify taking a life, especially an unarmed high school graduate? This year is the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. What have we accomplished?

What would happen if a white, unarmed suburban high school grad went into some shop and stole some cigarettes? He flees, and a police officer apprehends him. The teen tries to flee or a struggle takes place. The police officer TAKES THE SAFETY off his gun and proceeds to fire SIX shots (TWO being head shots). How would the country react? Would we be as divided as the media is making it seem? Would the protests be met with a militarized police force armed with the spoils of war?

I am the son of parents who both served in the United States Navy. Lived in United States military bases around the world. Because of that, I was exposed to many cultures, beliefs and experiences most Americans do not get the opportunity to have. I even was trained and served as an armed security officer in Texas. Armed with a nine millimeter, shotgun, pepper spray, handcuffs, bulletproof vest and a police baton. We were trained how to take down a suspect or threat in so many different ways that didn’t involve firing one single shot. Again, I wasn’t a police officer but I can’t imagine that my training was too different or more advance.

What I am trying to get at, there is absolutely no reason that FPD Officer Darren Wilson needed to use deadly force. Even if Michael Brown was allegedly (as some news sources have reported) was going for Officer Wilson’s gun, the gun in question should have had the safety on. The ONLY time you remove the safety… is for a direct clear shot. I am not sure what other nonlethal weapons Officer Wilson had on him that day. Possibly a tazer gun, police baton or pepper spray?

Why did they leave his body in the street for four hours without letting a nurse even check if he was still breathing? So many questions and history keeps repeating itself.

Please help the Brown family…
http://www.gofundme.com/justiceformikebrown

Please learn more…
http://www.naacp.org/pages/justice-for-michael-brown

If you care to listen/donate to our EP that helped me voice some of my frustrations…
https://adrianaardvark.bandcamp.com/album/when-history-repeats-itself

Can’t believe I’ve already had some negative feedback with the new Adrian Aardvark EP, When History Repeats Itself. We stand by supporting the family of Michael Brown, the family of Trayvon Martin and the protesters in Ferguson and around the world who are fighting for justice/civil rights/human dignity. All of us are the same. We all are meat, bones and blood. Most religions make murder the biggest taboo. How can anyone justify taking a life, especially an unarmed high school graduate? This year is the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. What have we accomplished?

What would happen if a white, unarmed suburban high school grad went into some shop and stole some cigarettes? He flees, and a police officer apprehends him. The teen tries to flee or a struggle takes place. The police officer TAKES THE SAFETY off his gun and proceeds to fire SIX shots (TWO being head shots). How would the country react? Would we be as divided as the media is making it seem? Would the protests be met with a militarized police force armed with the spoils of war?

I am the son of parents who both served in the United States Navy. Lived in United States military bases around the world. Because of that, I was exposed to many cultures, beliefs and experiences most Americans do not get the opportunity to have. I even was trained and served as an armed security officer in Texas. Armed with a nine millimeter, shotgun, pepper spray, handcuffs, bulletproof vest and a police baton. We were trained how to take down a suspect or threat in so many different ways that didn’t involve firing one single shot. Again, I wasn’t a police officer but I can’t imagine that my training was too different or more advance.

What I am trying to get at, there is absolutely no reason that FPD Officer Darren Wilson needed to use deadly force. Even if Michael Brown was allegedly (as some news sources have reported) was going for Officer Wilson’s gun, the gun in question should have had the safety on. The ONLY time you remove the safety… is for a direct clear shot. I am not sure what other nonlethal weapons Officer Wilson had on him that day. Possibly a tazer gun, police baton or pepper spray?

Why did they leave his body in the street for four hours without letting a nurse even check if he was still breathing? So many questions and history keeps repeating itself.

Please help the Brown family…
http://www.gofundme.com/justiceformikebrown

Please learn more…
http://www.naacp.org/pages/justice-for-michael-brown

If you care to listen/donate to our EP that helped me voice some of my frustrations…
https://adrianaardvark.bandcamp.com/album/when-history-repeats-itself

— 1 week ago with 15 notes
#michael brown  #ferguson  #police brutality  #support  #over use of force 

dumbledoresarmy-againstbigotry:

buttonpoetry:

Support the artist! Watch the full poem: Javon Johnson - “cuz he’s black”

this is so relevant in light of recent events of police brutality against MIchael Brown and john Crawford. #blacklivesmatter

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— 1 week ago with 243883 notes
Court Says Mike Brown Had No Serious Felony Convictions, and That's Beside the Point Anyway | VICE News →

sonofbaldwin:

For some people, Officer Darren Wilson’s murder of Michael Brown would be justified if they can somehow prove that Michael was not a nice or perfect person.

This desire to make Michael worthy of murder so that a peculiar worldview can be preserved is wholly white supremacist, but not at all limited to white people.

In the latest attempt to make Michael murderable, members of the media have sued to have his juvenile records unsealed. One conservative blogger named Charles C. Johnson kept posting about how he had “inside information” that Michael had a juvenile criminal record and was arrested for second-degree murder.

Going against their strict laws regarding the confidentiality of juvenile records, a St. Louis court made an official statement absolving Michael of any class A or class B juvenile crimes, proving Johnson a liar and a fraud.

This situation, however, reveals the insidious power of white supremacy. Laws were broken in order to give white supremacy what it wanted—information about Michael’s juvenile record. We felt compelled to protect Michael’s reputation because it was being questioned by white supremacy.

It is exactly as Toni Morrison described back in 1975:

"The function, the very serious function, of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language, so you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly, so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Somebody says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of that is necessary. There will always be one more thing."

It isn’t really about Michael Brown. It’s bigger than him. It’s about white supremacy’s attempt to dehumanize and destroy all black people by convincing the world that we’re worthy of ruin. It’s about painting us all as savages so that when they commit genocide against us, the world will cheer rather than wage war on our behalf.

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— 1 week ago with 599 notes

almostwalrus:

When those without military training have military weapons.

AKA: When you give racist, former C students assault rifles.

(Source: sandandglass, via meredithxgraves)

— 1 week ago with 186036 notes
AA sister Catherine IV H-Wurster and DRONE WITCH wizard Bryce Brushnefski made some music wonders this past Labor Day.

http://www.dronewitch.com/2014/09/the-womb-of-mother-containing-twins.html

Or listen/download it here…

https://archive.org/details/thewombofthemothercontaingthetwinsdelrio

AA sister Catherine IV H-Wurster and DRONE WITCH wizard Bryce Brushnefski made some music wonders this past Labor Day.

http://www.dronewitch.com/2014/09/the-womb-of-mother-containing-twins.html

Or listen/download it here…

https://archive.org/details/thewombofthemothercontaingthetwinsdelrio

— 1 week ago with 6 notes
#drone witch  #doomfuck  #plattsburgh  #noise  #wurster 

adrianaardvark:

Everything happening in Ferguson/across the United States and many other events that have been going on closer to home have been on our minds. What a horrific tragedy and a slap in the face for the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. If anything, this has shed light on other terrible incidences of police brutality or over use of force that haven’t been as publicly know. Please be good to one another. I hope that Michael Brown finds peace where ever we all eventually go.

All proceeds will go to www.gofundme.com/justiceformikebrown

Support to all the protesters, family, neighbors in Ferguson and all over the world.


ADRIAN AARDVARK is…
Sean Godreau: mix master, zube tube
Christopher Rigsbee: bells, didgeridoo, electric guitar, vocals, zube tube
Christopher Shacklett: drums, percussion
Shannon Stott: violin
Catie Wurster: double bass

Please share and repost. Thank you.

— 2 weeks ago with 20 notes
#ferguson  #mike brown  #police brutality  #civil rights  #adrian aardvark 
msnbc:


"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

(via comicsansalwaysscreamsfun)

— 2 weeks ago with 44474 notes