dear god, let it be enough
The night of August 19th, 2014 was not without some struggles, but was still refreshingly peaceful by recent Ferguson standards.
There was only a few moments of tension, and the police did have to use some forms of crowd control, including rubber bullets and some mace. To many protesters’ relief, no tear gas was used.
Tonight saw the isolation and arrest of various violent individuals, now mostly known as “agitators”. Many of the arrested agitators were revealed to be out-of-towners who appeared to have purposefully gathered to spur the situation towards violence.
Community leaders and peacemakers played an invaluable part in keeping the peace, rising spectacularly to the challenge; at one point, many linked hands and formed a human wall between protesters and police.
Earlier in the protests, a Thomas the Tank Engine Peace Train was driving through, adding a whimsical touch. Unfortunately, it was ordered away by police officers.
A rising concern seems to be the handling of media and the media staging areas (“media pens”), and the growing amount of media personnel on the ground — while intentions appear to be good all around, the sheer amount of people covering the situation has made things unruly. Hopefully there will a solution soon.
It is expected that protesters will be gathering again in the morning for important developments in the Michael Brown case. We can only hope that their patience and grief will see some reward.
Out of state agitator arrested AND released THREE TIMES.
i hate how people use the word “partner” for gay people like no she’s my girlfriend we’re not fucking doing science projects together thank you bye
“More girls should join boys’ teams so it could be a tradition and it wouldn’t be so special.” - 13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis, the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series in its 68-year history, the FIRST girl to throw a Little League World Series SHUTOUT. Her fastball? 70 MILES PER HOUR. #throwlikeagirl #BlackGirlsROCK
babies need to shut the fuck up and get a job
why test on animals when there are prisons full of rapists
because the prisons aren’t actually full of rapists
the rapists run free and the prisons are full of people charged with weed possession
guys I actually shed a tear
Did Tim Burton just nail how everybody feels when they have a crush on someone they know doesn’t like them back?
I LOVE THIS MOVIE
IT TEACHES PEOPLE THAT IF SOMEONE DOESINT LOVE THEM BACK,THAT IF YOUR REALLY LOVE THEM THEN YOUD LET THEM GO INSTEAD OF BEING PISSED OFF AT THEM FOR IT
SHE FUCKIN HELPS THEM GET BACK TOGETHER IN THE END AT THATS WHAT SETS HER FREE
I LOVE THAT
It also teaches you not to wander around 19th century forests at night practicing your marriage vows because Helena Bonham Carter might accidentally come back from the dead and force you into mummy matrimony.
Two ways of dealing with tear gas grenades from comrades in Turkey: Either submerge them in water. Make sure you can close off the container cause the gas will still spread for a while. Or throw them in the fire so the gas burns off before it can spread.
Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, was arrested on Monday during unrest over the death of Michael Brown,KMOV reports.
Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest in downtown St. Louis, Missouri “for failing to disperse” during a protest of Governor Jay Nixon’s decision to call in National Guard into Ferguson. Eight others were also arrested.
“I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety,” Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.”