I would urge you to absolve yourself of any sense of responsibility to take time out of your day to respond to the “He was a thug” crowd. Consider using those keystrokes and that time to do something that’s more likely to reap rewards. Can you share what’s happening with friends and family who may not be fully tuned in but would be receptive? Can you donate to one of the many efforts to improve life in the near term for Ferguson residents? Can you simply be a witness to what’s happening and discuss your reactions on your own page (and then pledge not to engage with the comments)?
How to Deal With Friends’ Racist Reactions to Ferguson - The Root

There’s no word on the type of punishment Catron could face, but the police department’s social media policy states that officers can’t post anything that can “negatively affect the public or professional perception of the department. Officers must also refrain from posting anything that would “ridicule, malign, disparage or otherwise express bias anything any race, any religion or other protected class of individuals.”

But killing unarmed people is just A-OK.

Kansas City Cop Under Investigation After Racist Michael Brown Facebook Posts - Clutch Magazine
I want to question the desire for “innocence,” and I want to question the usual ways that we calculate a person of worth.
Why don’t we hear about women victims of state violence?
A tiny hamburger and @heatherhansson afternoon 👍💕🍷🍔🌞

A tiny hamburger and @heatherhansson afternoon 👍💕🍷🍔🌞

normcore-dad:

Shout out to Al Jazeera straight up showing a video of their reporters getting tear gassed during a live interview of the Ferguson police chief denying that they are tear gassing journalists.

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How the internet is run, governed and filtered is a human rights issue.
What Happens to #Ferguson Affects Ferguson: — The Message — Medium
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