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So, Governor Nixon says that it is hard to tell among protesters at night who was there to help and who was there to hurt. Given that the unarmed teen was killed by a police officer during the day, and given that the response of the governor was to suspend the First Amendment rights of protesters in the nighttime hours because of the difficulty of telling which ones of them are there to help and which ones to hurt, has there been any discussion about suspending the rights of police officers to carry weapons during the day? Because it is difficult to tell which of them are there to help, and which of them are there to hurt.
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These tweets (and one retweet) are from my friend Ryan, a journalist who has been on the ground in Ferguson for the past few days. (His Twitter account is here, and it’s a great source of updates on the situation there   [x]).

I just wanted to remind everybody that while spreading word about Michael Brown’s unjust murder and the horrifying events of the night of August 14, 2014, please do not oversimplify or ignore the complexities of the situation.

Journalists in the town have been doing what journalists do: focusing on all the negative aspects about the community to try and make it look like a hell-hole in order to sell their own pictures and stories, and basically all many of them want to do is further their own careers. But focusing on all that negativity only paints the picture of one side of the story, ignoring a lot of other important things going on there.

Please do not fall prey to the media’s game. Anger at the actions of the police in Ferguson is totally justified, but in the midst of that we cannot allow the people who are living with the situation every day to be dehumanized. Despite all this tragedy and chaos going on around them, they’re still a community and in many ways they’re pulling through all of it together. They want peace. Anyone looting or burning things down is a very small portion of the community. The whole story is so much bigger.

A story doesn’t need tear gas to be interesting. We need to hear every side of this story, not just the horrific parts.

TL:DR: please don’t fall prey to media attempts to dehumanize and oversimplify the situation in ferguson!!

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This broke my heart

if you haven’t seen this movie you really need to

what movie is this?

Fruitvale Station everyone if you haven’t seen it PLEASE go watch it

tell EVERYONE about it

it shows Oscar Grant’s life leading up to him getting shot by a cop for no reason and almost no one knows about it

Love this movie

I was tearing up at the end of this movie.

I legit cried for maybe 20 minutes