tranqualizer:

save-wiyabi-project:

"A Jacksonville woman whose case generated outrage when she was sentenced to 20 years in prison may end up behind bars for 60 years for the same crime.

The Office of State Attorney Angela Corey will seek to put Marissa Alexander in prison for 60 years, essentially a life sentence, if it succeeds in convicting her for a second time for firing a shot in the direction of her estranged husband and two of his children. Her trial is scheduled to begin on July 28.

Alexander, 33, was previously convicted in 2012 of three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to 20 years in prison by Circuit Judge James Daniel under the state’s 10-20-life law. Daniel actually imposed three separate 20-year sentences on Alexander but ordered that they be served concurrently, which meant Alexander would get out in 20 years.”

please boost her fundraiser for a strong legal defense team!!!

here here here 

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"

On the morning of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murder earlier this year, with the mainstream media raising the specter of riots, blogger Jay Smooth made a prediction: ‘The fundamental danger of an acquittal is not more riots, it is more George Zimmermans.’

There were no riots. There have been more George Zimmermans.

"

Joel Reinstein | The racist killing of Renisha McBride (via america-wakiewakie)

(Source: america-wakiewakie, via chonklatime)

NEW RULE: EVERY SINGLE TIME JOURNALISTS MENTION RENISHA MCBRIDE’S BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL, THEY ALSO HAVE TO MENTION THAT THEODORE PAUL WAFER STILL HAS OUTSTANDING CHARGES FOR STALKING

odinsblog:

Why are Black murder victims put on trial?

(via troubledsigh)

note-a-bear:

junkyardvarren:

anarcho-queer:

Police Dog Attacks 5th Grader During “Stimulated Drug Raid” After Cops Planted Drugs on Him
Brazil, Indiana - Children were subjected to a “simulated raid” of a party so they could witness police searching citizens with dogs and look for reasons to arrest them in a “drug awareness” event. The idea went from bad to worse when one of the children was attacked by the police dog as it sniffed them for drugs.
This week is apparently “Red Ribbon Awareness week,” in which children across the country are told how important it is to keep up the status quo with drug prohibition. The Clay County Courthouse set up a police state demonstration for a group of 5th graders which involved a simulated police raid of a party involving searches and seizures using a vicious police dog.
With the goal of “educating the Clay County fifth-graders on drug awareness,” police crashed into a simulated party to search the attendees for narcotics. The children involved were told to hold very still while they were searched by police and their K-9.
Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen revealed that police deliberately planted drugs on an 11-year-old boy in order to make the raid appear more realistic. According to the Brazil Times:
McQueen said a very small amount of illegal drugs were hidden on one of the juveniles to show how the dogs can find even the smallest trace of an illegal substance. He added all this was done “under exclusive control and supervision of members of the court and law enforcement.”
Dog handler, Ray Walters, issued a report that described the event that resulted in his dog attacking the 5th grader’s leg.
“As I got closer to the actors, Max [the dog] began searching the juveniles,” wrote Walters. “The first male juvenile began moving his legs around as Max searched him. When the male began moving his legs, (this is what) I believe prompted Max’s action to bite the male juvenile on the left calf.”
The unnamed boy was transported by ambulance to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for puncture wounds on his leg from where the police K-9′s fangs had ripped his skin open.

Are you fucking kidding me.

:|How in the fucking fuck

note-a-bear:

junkyardvarren:

anarcho-queer:

Police Dog Attacks 5th Grader During “Stimulated Drug Raid” After Cops Planted Drugs on Him

Brazil, Indiana - Children were subjected to a “simulated raid” of a party so they could witness police searching citizens with dogs and look for reasons to arrest them in a “drug awareness” event. The idea went from bad to worse when one of the children was attacked by the police dog as it sniffed them for drugs.

This week is apparently “Red Ribbon Awareness week,” in which children across the country are told how important it is to keep up the status quo with drug prohibition. The Clay County Courthouse set up a police state demonstration for a group of 5th graders which involved a simulated police raid of a party involving searches and seizures using a vicious police dog.

With the goal of “educating the Clay County fifth-graders on drug awareness,” police crashed into a simulated party to search the attendees for narcotics. The children involved were told to hold very still while they were searched by police and their K-9.

Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen revealed that police deliberately planted drugs on an 11-year-old boy in order to make the raid appear more realistic. According to the Brazil Times:

McQueen said a very small amount of illegal drugs were hidden on one of the juveniles to show how the dogs can find even the smallest trace of an illegal substance. He added all this was done “under exclusive control and supervision of members of the court and law enforcement.”

Dog handler, Ray Walters, issued a report that described the event that resulted in his dog attacking the 5th grader’s leg.

As I got closer to the actors, Max [the dog] began searching the juveniles,” wrote Walters. “The first male juvenile began moving his legs around as Max searched him. When the male began moving his legs, (this is what) I believe prompted Max’s action to bite the male juvenile on the left calf.

The unnamed boy was transported by ambulance to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for puncture wounds on his leg from where the police K-9′s fangs had ripped his skin open.

Are you fucking kidding me.

:|

How in the fucking fuck

(via angelsscream)

sancophaleague:

Renisha Mcbride was a 19 year old Black Girl from Michigan. On November 2nd, she was involved in a terrible car crash but survived. After the accident, she ran to the nearest house looking for help because her phone had died. She knocked on the front door and was shot in the face with a shotgun by the White Homeowner. After the murder, No Charges have been pressed against the White shooter and it is being called a justified Killing. Several Police officers and the Shooter’s lawyer have said that “He acted Properly” in shooting her. Don’t ever be fooled into believing that Racism is over.

If you’re a Fan of signing Petitions, you can sign one at http://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/Renisha/?akid=662.675511.T8Xw70&rd=1&t=4

Written By @KingKwajo

(via therotund)

lifeforliberation:

newwavefeminism:

While I’m glad to hear of this development, the last lines of the article brought me back to reality:

"Prosecutors told the Associated Press they’re investigating further to determine whether or not to charge the 54-year-old man."

I’m more disgusted by how NOT surprised I am at the fact that they still have to DECIDE if charges need to be filed in a death that has been ruled a homicide.

Because being black in a strange neighborhood is automatic plausible deniability.

What the FUCKKKKKKKK????????

(via talesofthestarshipregeneration)

"Nationally, an estimated 5.85 million Americans are denied the right to vote because of laws that prohibit voting by people with felony convictions. Felony disenfranchisement is an obstacle to participation in democratic life which is exacerbated by racial disparities in the criminal justice system, resulting in 1 of every 13 African Americans unable to vote."

Felony Disenfranchisement is highest in the former slave states and states with a history of civil rights violations like Florida and North Carolina. Today’s red states—particularly in the bible belt—where the Republican voting base is strongest, appear to have vested racist and political interests in permanantly separating Black people from their right to vote

Note:This link provides information on each state’s voting laws for those with a felony record

h/t sentencingproject and felonvoting

(via odinsblog)

(via superopinionated)

White supremacy killed Trayvon Martin and set George Zimmerman free

I’ve been trying to signal boost Black voices in the past few days, because they are much more important than mine, and much more likely to be purposely ignored or silenced.

But of course, White people are certainly relevant, because White people (and people who benefit, in this situation if not all situations, from White supremacy) killed Trayvon Martin, and we also found George Zimmerman not guilty of his death.

While Zimmerman may not always be considered White, as blackraincloud and others have pointed out, the changing demographics of the US mean that people who have not BEEN White are going to BECOME White.  It’s happened before and it is how White supremacy reinforces its hold (not that a numerical majority is required for supremacy).  In the moment that the cops showed up and tested a dead Black child for drugs but not the man who killed him, the power of White supremacy was being assigned to Zimmerman even if it was only temporary.

White supremacy teaches us that POC, but especially Black people, are not human, that they do not suffer pain or have dreams, that they are inherently threatening because they exist.  It teaches us, as it has since chattel slavery, that Black men are a particular danger to White women, like those who made up almost the entirety of the Zimmerman jury.

White supremacist political systems, which have been of late outdoing themselves in the disenfranchisement of low-income people and POC in general, but especially Black men, created Stand Your Ground laws that recent research has shown make it even easier for White people to kill Black people without consequence than it was previously—while the race of perpetrator and victim have always affected outcomes and sentencing, in a state with SYG laws, a White person who kills a Black person is 354% more likely to be found “justified” than a White person who kills another White person (compared to 250% more likely in states without them).

And of course, that’s if they go to trial in the first place; as you may recall, the state of Florida didn’t even want to prosecute Zimmerman (while at the same time prosecuting a Black woman for firing warning shots in the presence of her abuser, injuring no one; Marissa Alexander received a 20-year sentence in 2012 despite her case seeming like a clear-cut example of what SYG is meant to legitimize).  White supremacist ideology and law set up Black children as monsters and justify a total lack of attention and resources to investigating their murders, let alone prosecuting them.

None of this means that the members of the jury are not culpable, as some people are suggesting.  If race didn’t influence how jurors interpreted the evidence presented to them, we wouldn’t still see clear under-representation of Black people on juries, even after controlling for the effects of a heavily biased criminal justice system that disproportionately convicts Black people of crimes and then bars those convicted from political and legal participation like jury duty and voting.  White juries do not reach the same conclusions that actually racially representative juries do, and people are not primarily removed from juries because of an inability to be “impartial,” whatever the hell that is presumed to mean.  I didn’t need Juror B37 basically admitting on national TV that she had already decided Zimmerman was not guilty when the trial began to know that.

These jurors are White women who ultimately decided that White supremacy was more valuable and in need of protection than a Black child.

The murderer, the laws, the police, the courts, the jurors: they are all part of White supremacy.  I’m not victimized by it, which means I am part of it, too.  I have an obligation to fight back against it, but I will never have a first-hand understanding of it the way that POC, especially Black people, do.

queensheartsnpeacesigns:

fowndthevegen:

thepeoplesrecord:

Grand jury indicts man in Jordan Davis shooting on first degree murder; faces life in prisonDecember 16, 2012
A Florida grand jury has indicted a man on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a teenager following an argument over loud music coming from the teen’s car.
The Florida Times-Union reports officials in the state attorney’s office said Thursday they won’t be seeking the death penalty against 46-year-old Michael David Dunn. He was initially charged with second-degree murder.
Dunn is accused of the Nov. 23 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
Officials say Dunn parked next to the vehicle where Davis was sitting with three other teens. Dunn complained about the loud music and they stared arguing. Dunn told police he thought he saw a gun and fired eight or nine shots into the vehicle.
Grand jurors also added three counts of attempted murder.
Source

During the outrage of Zimmermans freedom, can we all please remember that the trial for this boy is also coming shortly. Another innocent young man shot and killed for no reason. JORDAN DAVISJORDAN DAVISJORDAN DAVISJORDAN DAVIS

September is only 2 months away. Don’t forget Jordan Davis!!!!

queensheartsnpeacesigns:

fowndthevegen:

thepeoplesrecord:

Grand jury indicts man in Jordan Davis shooting on first degree murder; faces life in prison
December 16, 2012

A Florida grand jury has indicted a man on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a teenager following an argument over loud music coming from the teen’s car.

The Florida Times-Union reports officials in the state attorney’s office said Thursday they won’t be seeking the death penalty against 46-year-old Michael David Dunn. He was initially charged with second-degree murder.

Dunn is accused of the Nov. 23 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Officials say Dunn parked next to the vehicle where Davis was sitting with three other teens. Dunn complained about the loud music and they stared arguing. Dunn told police he thought he saw a gun and fired eight or nine shots into the vehicle.

Grand jurors also added three counts of attempted murder.

Source

During the outrage of Zimmermans freedom, can we all please remember that the trial for this boy is also coming shortly. Another innocent young man shot and killed for no reason.
JORDAN DAVIS
JORDAN DAVIS
JORDAN DAVIS
JORDAN DAVIS

September is only 2 months away. Don’t forget Jordan Davis!!!!

(Source: thepeoplesrecord, via nue-sur-la-lune)

In late April in a courthouse in Madison County, Ala., a prosecutor was asked to explain why he had struck 11 of 14 black potential jurors in a capital murder case.

The district attorney, Robert Broussard, said one had seemed “arrogant” and “pretty vocal.” In another woman, he said he “detected hostility.”

Mr. Broussard also questioned the “sophistication” of a former Army sergeant, a forklift operator with three years of college, a cafeteria manager, an assembly-line worker and a retired Department of Defense program analyst.

The analyst, he said, “did not appear to be sophisticated to us in her questionnaire, in that she spelled Wal-Mart, as one of her previous employers, as Wal-marts.”

Arguments like these were used for years to keep blacks off juries in the segregationist South, systematically denying justice to black defendants and victims. But today, the practice of excluding blacks and other minorities from Southern juries remains widespread and, according to defense lawyers and a new study by the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit human rights and legal services organization in Montgomery, Ala., largely unchecked.

In the Madison County case, the defendant, Jason M. Sharp, a white man, was sentenced to death after a trial by a jury of 11 whites and one black. The April hearing was the result of a challenge by defense lawyers who argued that jury selection was tainted by racial discrimination — a claim that is difficult to prove because prosecutors can claim any race-neutral reason, no matter how implausible, for dismissing a juror.

While jury makeup varies widely by jurisdiction, the organization, which studied eight Southern states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee — found areas in all of them where significant problems persist. In Alabama, courts have found racially discriminatory jury selection in 25 death penalty cases since 1987, and there are counties where more than 75 percent of black jury pool members have been struck in death penalty cases.

An analysis of Jefferson Parish, La., by the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center found that from 1999 to 2007, blacks were struck from juries at more than three times the rate of whites.

In North Carolina, at least 26 current death row defendants were sentenced by all-white juries. In South Carolina, a prosecutor said he struck a black potential juror because he “shucked and jived” when he walked.

Studies have shown that racially diverse juries deliberate longer, consider a wider variety of perspectives and make fewer factual errors than all-white juries, and that predominantly black juries are less likely to impose the death penalty.

Excluding jurors based on race has been illegal since 1875, but after Reconstruction, all-white juries remained the norm in the South.

“It really made lynching and the Ku Klux Klan possible,” said Christopher Waldrep, a historian at San Francisco State University and the author of a forthcoming book about a lawyer who was able, in a rare case, to prove jury discrimination in Mississippi in 1906. “If you’d had a lot of black grand jurors investigating crimes, it would have made lynching impossible.”

Back then, judges and prosecutors often argued that blacks lacked the intelligence or education to serve. That such claims persist is evidence, said Bryan A. Stevenson, the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, that jury selection remains largely unscrutinized.

“There’s just this tolerance, there’s indifference to excluding people on the basis of race, and prosecutors are doing it with impunity,” Mr. Stevenson said. “Unless you’re in the courtroom, unless you’re a lawyer working on these issues, you’re not going to know whether your local prosecutor consistently bars people of color.”

…..

Prosecutors have claimed to strike jurors because they live in high-crime neighborhoods, are unemployed or are single parents. In one Louisiana case, a judge allowed a black juror to be dismissed because the prosecutor said he “looked like a drug dealer.”

(Source: so-treu)

whutevayo:

Please reblog!

whutevayo:

Please reblog!

(Source: tnaallday, via birchsoda)

"I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family’s decision to care for a pet. As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals. I want to ensure that my children establish a loving bond and treat all of God’s creatures with kindness and respect."

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback MICHAEL VICK, after adopting a dog back in October.  He was recently spotted inside a pet store in New Jersey attending a training / obedience course for his dog.

Good guy.

(via the New York Daily News)

I understand people not liking Michael Vick to a certain degree but it’s incredibly off-putting when people are like, frothing-at-the-mouth passionately angry about him being allowed to play football again or, idk, be alive

Especially when it’s people who have never gotten remotely as mad over NFL players with histories of abusing women

(via dignified-and-old)

TRUTH

Like, what is the fucking point of the justice system if we’re not going to allow people to do their time and then come back and have lives again, might as well just shoot anybody who’s committed a crime if we’re going to be like that

Black man tangentially involved in the abuse of dogs does hard time and still gets shit for it, white man directly involved in multiple sexual assaults gets a slap on the wrist from the league and nobody cares

(Roethlisberger)

Honestly, it sounds like he is legitimately trying to ensure that his kids grow up respecting and caring for animals so that they would never treat animals cruelly—against all odds (considering how we structure and run our institutions), a case of real rehabilitation.

(via cristaanne)

so-treu:

since the original headline didn’t wanna acknowledge that the profiling that occurs is RACIAL profiling…..

Dr. Latisha Smith, an expert in decompression sicknesses afflicting deep sea divers, has cleared criminal background checks throughout her medical career. Yet someone searching the Web for the Washington State physician might well come across an Internet ad suggesting she may have an arrest record.

“Latisha Smith, arrested?” reads one such advertisement.

Another says: “Latisha Smith Truth… Check Latisha Smith’s Arrests.”

Instantcheckmate.com, which labels itself the “Internet’s leading authority on background checks,” placed both ads. A statistical analysis of the company’s advertising has found it has disproportionately used ad copy including the word “arrested” for black-identifying names, even when a person has no arrest record.

Latanya Sweeney is a Harvard University professor of government with a doctorate in computer science. After learning that her own name had popped up in an “arrested?” ad when a colleague was searching for one of her academic publications, she ran more than 120,000 searches for names primarily given to either black or white children, testing ads delivered for 2,400 real names 50 times each. (The author of this story is a Harvard University fellow collaborating with Professor Sweeney on a book about the business of personal data.)

Ebony Jefferson, for example, often turns up an instantcheckmate.com ad reading: “Ebony Jefferson, arrested?” but an ad triggered by a search for Emily Jefferson would read: “We found Emily Jefferson.” Searches for randomly chosen black-identifying names such as Deshawn Williams, Latisha Smith or Latanya Smith often produced the “arrested?” headline or ad text with the word “arrest,” whereas other less ethnic-sounding first names matched with the same surnames typically did not.

“As an African-American, I’m used to profiling like that,” said Dr. Smith. “I think it’s horrendous that they get away with it.”

Instantcheckmate.com declined to comment. The company’s founder and managing partner, Kristian Kibak, did not respond to repeated emails and phone calls over a period of several months, and other employees referred calls to management. Company officials also declined to comment when visited twice at their call center in Las Vegas. Former employees said they had signed nondisclosure agreements that barred them from speaking openly about Instant Checkmate.

Instantcheckmate.com is one of many data brokers that use and sell data for a variety of purposes. The field is attracting growing attention, both from government and consumers concerned about possible abuse. Rapid advances in technology have opened up all sorts of opportunities for commercialization of data.

Anyone can set up shop and sell arrest records as long as they stay clear of U.S. legal limitations such as using the information to determine creditworthiness, insurance or job suitability.

Companies that compete with instantcheckmate.com include intelius.com and mylife.com. An examination of Internet advertising starting last March as well as Sweeney’s study did not find any rival companies advertising background searches on individual names along racial lines.

WHO CAN BE TRUSTED?

In its own marketing, Instantcheckmate.com sums up its mission like this: “Parents will no longer need to wonder about whether their neighbors, friends, home day care providers, a former spouse’s new love interest or preschool providers can be trusted to care for their children responsibly.”

According to preliminary findings of Professor Sweeney’s research, searches of names assigned primarily to black babies, such as Tyrone, Darnell, Ebony and Latisha, generated “arrest” in the instantcheckmate.com ad copy between 75 percent and 96 percent of the time. Names assigned at birth primarily to whites, such as Geoffrey, Brett, Kristen and Anne, led to more neutral copy, with the word “arrest” appearing between zero and 9 percent of the time.

A few names fell outside of these patterns: Brad, a name predominantly given to white babies, produced an ad with the word “arrest” 62 percent to 65 percent of the time. Sweeney found that ads appear regardless of whether the name has an arrest record attached to it.

Blacks make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but account for 28 percent of the arrests listed on the FBI’s most recent annual crime statistics.

Internet advertising based on millions of name pairs has only existed in recent years, so targeting ads along racial lines raises new legal questions. Experts say the Federal Trade Commission, which this year assessed an $800,000 penalty against personal data site Spokeo.com for different reasons (related to the use of data for job-vetting purposes), would be the institution best placed to review Instant Checkmate’s practices.

The FTC enforces regulations against unfair or deceptive business practices. A deceptive claim that would be more likely to get people to purchase a product than they would otherwise would be a typical reason the FTC might act against a company, said one FTC official who did not want to be identified. For example, authorities could take action against a firm that makes misleading claims suggesting a product such as records exist when they do not.

“It’s disturbing,” Julie Brill, an FTC commissioner, said of Instant Checkmate’s advertising. “I don’t know if it’s illegal … It’s something that we’d need to study to see if any enforcement action is needed.”

Instant Checkmate’s Kibak, who is in his late 20s, works out of a San Diego office near the Pacific Ocean. The son of a California biology professor, he did not respond to repeated phone calls and emails seeking comment about his business.

“We would consider the answers to most of your questions trade secrets and therefore would not be comfortable disclosing that information,” Joey Rocco, Kibak’s partner according to the firm’s Nevada state registration, said in an email.

Instant Checkmate LLC maintains its official corporate headquarters at an address in an industrial zone across the highway from the Las Vegas strip. At the back of a long parking lot, the company shares a warehouse building with an auto repair shop. At one end, a large roll-up garage-style door opens to the company’s call center. Workers face a gray cinder-block wall, their backs to the entrance. Staff declined to answer questions.

DATA FIRMS PROLIFERATE

Professor Sweeney’s analysis found that some instantcheckmate.com ads hint at arrest records when the firm’s database has no record of any arrest for that name, as is the case with her own name. In other cases, such as that of Latisha Smith, the company does have arrest records for some people by that name, although not for the doctor of hypobaric medicine in Washington State.

Laura Beatty, an Internet Marketing Inc expert in helping companies achieve prominent placement in Web searches, said instantcheckmate.com appeared to choose its ads based on combinations of thousands of different first and last names and then segment them based on the first names.

“There does look like there is some definite profiling going on here,” she said. “In the searches that I looked at, it seemed like the more Midwestern- and WASP-sounding the name was, the less likely it was to have either any advertisement at all or to have something that was more geared around the arrest or criminal background.”

Internet firms selling criminal records and personal data to the public have proliferated in recent years, as low-cost computing enables even modest operations to maintain large databases on millions of Americans. Such sites sell access to users for a one-time fee - $29.95 in the case of instantcheckmate.com - or via monthly subscription plans.

Instant Checkmate, first registered in Nevada in 2010, said in a recent press release posted online that the firm had attracted more than 570,000 customers since its start and counted more than 200,000 subscribers.

According to alexa.com, an Amazon.Com Inc site analyzing website traffic, instantcheckmate.com has ranged roughly between the 500th and 600th most visited U.S. site in recent weeks, making it an increasingly major player in this area.

The company is able to target its ads on an individual name basis through a program called Google AdWords. Instantcheckmate.com and others companies like it use Google AdWords to bid to place small text advertisements alongside search results on major websites triggered by the names in their data base. Such ads typically cost a company far less than a dollar, sometimes just a few pennies, each time they’re clicked.

Google says it does not control what names appear in AdWords. “Advertisers select all of their keywords, and ads are triggered when someone searches for that name. We don’t have any role in the advertiser’s selection of unique proper names,” said a Google spokesman.

Some in Congress have raised concerns about developments in the use of personal data. In October, Senator John Rockefeller IV, a Democrat from West Virginia and chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, opened a probe into leading data brokers. “Collecting, storing and selling information about Americans raises all types of questions that require careful scrutiny,” he said.

(via dangercupcakemurdericing)

"

Gay and transgender youth, particularly gender nonconforming girls, are up to three times more likely to experience harsh disciplinary treatment by school administrators than their heterosexual counterparts.

As with racial disparities in school discipline, these higher rates of punishment do not correlate to higher rates of misbehavior among gay and transgender youth.

LGBT youth make up 13-15 percent of the juvenile justice system, even though they make-up only 5–7 percent of the population overall, and 60 percent of these youth are black or Latino.

This high rate of contact with the system is due in part to harsh school sanctions often based on their perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

"

Zero-tolerance policies perpetuate a school-to-prison pipeline for LGBT youths (via zeram)

(Source: queerkhmer, via karnythia)

"In the U.S., where ninety-six percent of the reported perpetrators of rape are white, eighty percent of the men in prison for rape are black."

Joseph Weinberg & Michael Biernbaum, Conversations of Consent: Sexual Intimacy without Sexual Assault (via cocknbull)

oops

(via crackerhell)

96%wow just wow.

(via clairebearology) Not shocking being white men brought rape to the new world and still do it worldwide. (via bad-dominicana)

but someone please tell me how jim crow is over. please. and why the hell we don’t talk about this as an aspect of rape culture.

(via so-treu)

(Source: creatorbreakdown, via thecurvature)