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kohenari:


A statement from the Utah County attorney’s office on Saturday said, “Preliminary evidence suggests that Mr. Hunt brandished the sword and lunged toward the officers with the sword, at which time Mr. Hunt was shot.” Police had described it as a samurai sword.
The Hunts’ attorney, Randall Edwards, said in a statement that an independent autopsy revealed that Hunt was shot numerous times, “all from the rear.”
"This is consistent with statements made by witnesses on the scene, who report that Darrien was shot to death while running away from the police," Edwards said. "It would appear difficult, if not impossible, to reconcile these facts with a story that Darrien was lunging toward the officers when he was shot. We continue to hope that a full investigation will reveal the whole truth about this tragedy."
Moss [Hunt’s aunt] said the 3-foot sword strapped to Hunt’s back was a decorator piece that is more of a toy, but it “does look like a sword from a distance.” She said the blade is rounded and would not cut much.

So, the guy either lunged at police with a three foot toy sword, as they say, or else he was carrying a three foot toy sword and he was shot numerous times from behind as he ran away, as witnesses say and the autopsy suggests.
I assume we’ll be asked to give police the benefit of the doubt because, you know, autopsies and multiple witnesses might be wrong, and the police might have felt themselves to be in immediate danger from his toy sword, despite the fact that the above photo, taken shortly before Hunt was shot to death, doesn’t in any way demonstrate them to be.
As his aunt notes: "He was listening to his music, and maybe swinging his sword around to it at times. You don’t deserve to be killed for that. … A lot of people who went to Comic Con last week probably looked a little different, too, in their costumes. Do we want them gunned down when they are just trying to have a fun day?"

kohenari:

A statement from the Utah County attorney’s office on Saturday said, “Preliminary evidence suggests that Mr. Hunt brandished the sword and lunged toward the officers with the sword, at which time Mr. Hunt was shot.” Police had described it as a samurai sword.

The Hunts’ attorney, Randall Edwards, said in a statement that an independent autopsy revealed that Hunt was shot numerous times, “all from the rear.”

"This is consistent with statements made by witnesses on the scene, who report that Darrien was shot to death while running away from the police," Edwards said. "It would appear difficult, if not impossible, to reconcile these facts with a story that Darrien was lunging toward the officers when he was shot. We continue to hope that a full investigation will reveal the whole truth about this tragedy."

Moss [Hunt’s aunt] said the 3-foot sword strapped to Hunt’s back was a decorator piece that is more of a toy, but it “does look like a sword from a distance.” She said the blade is rounded and would not cut much.

So, the guy either lunged at police with a three foot toy sword, as they say, or else he was carrying a three foot toy sword and he was shot numerous times from behind as he ran away, as witnesses say and the autopsy suggests.

I assume we’ll be asked to give police the benefit of the doubt because, you know, autopsies and multiple witnesses might be wrong, and the police might have felt themselves to be in immediate danger from his toy sword, despite the fact that the above photo, taken shortly before Hunt was shot to death, doesn’t in any way demonstrate them to be.

As his aunt notes: "He was listening to his music, and maybe swinging his sword around to it at times. You don’t deserve to be killed for that. … A lot of people who went to Comic Con last week probably looked a little different, too, in their costumes. Do we want them gunned down when they are just trying to have a fun day?"

(Source: sltrib.com)

plaxtic:

there are millions of women world wide who are denied education and reproductive health care and legislative agency on the basis of their womanhood, and yet there are still white women with the audacity to say that feminism is unnecessary because ‘they have all the rights they need’

(Source: ellsworthsmelly, via bulletinaweave)

cartoonpolitics:

“Fear is the State’s psychological weapon of choice to frighten citizens into sacrificing their basic freedoms and rule-of-law protections in exchange for the security promised by their all-powerful government.”  .. (Philip G. Zimbardo, ‘The Lucifer Effect’)

cartoonpolitics:

“Fear is the State’s psychological weapon of choice to frighten citizens into sacrificing their basic freedoms and rule-of-law protections in exchange for the security promised by their all-powerful government.”  .. (Philip G. Zimbardo, ‘The Lucifer Effect’)

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

reverseracism:

Like I’ve stated countless times before: police brutality and violence is nothing new to the unarmed black american.  It’s been happening ever since the original American police force; the “slave patrol” was established to capture runaway slaves and keep the free black people from revolting. I don’t give a fuck about the “good cops” because they aren’t doing a damn thing to stop this terror, they’re benefiting from it.
More people are becoming aware of it now because of the use of social media. Without social media very few of us would be educated about what’s happening to black America.
We should NEVER get used to racist violent acts against black people. NEVER. I never want to wake up and see another one of my people was wrongfully attacked and go “well, I’m not surprised. This always happens”.  I REFUSE, Black lives have value. We are human; we deserve respect and the privilege to have opportunities as much as the next white person.
It’s even heartbreaking that I have to type this out. For all the black people out there who believe white people have the right to their “opinions” look at what their opinions are doing to all of us, yes.. I said ALL of us, you included. For all the black men who don’t see value in black women you are just perpetuating the exact same racist animosity they have towards you.
 BLACK LIVES MATTER.
reverseracism:

Like I’ve stated countless times before: police brutality and violence is nothing new to the unarmed black american.  It’s been happening ever since the original American police force; the “slave patrol” was established to capture runaway slaves and keep the free black people from revolting. I don’t give a fuck about the “good cops” because they aren’t doing a damn thing to stop this terror, they’re benefiting from it.
More people are becoming aware of it now because of the use of social media. Without social media very few of us would be educated about what’s happening to black America.
We should NEVER get used to racist violent acts against black people. NEVER. I never want to wake up and see another one of my people was wrongfully attacked and go “well, I’m not surprised. This always happens”.  I REFUSE, Black lives have value. We are human; we deserve respect and the privilege to have opportunities as much as the next white person.
It’s even heartbreaking that I have to type this out. For all the black people out there who believe white people have the right to their “opinions” look at what their opinions are doing to all of us, yes.. I said ALL of us, you included. For all the black men who don’t see value in black women you are just perpetuating the exact same racist animosity they have towards you.
 BLACK LIVES MATTER.
reverseracism:

Like I’ve stated countless times before: police brutality and violence is nothing new to the unarmed black american.  It’s been happening ever since the original American police force; the “slave patrol” was established to capture runaway slaves and keep the free black people from revolting. I don’t give a fuck about the “good cops” because they aren’t doing a damn thing to stop this terror, they’re benefiting from it.
More people are becoming aware of it now because of the use of social media. Without social media very few of us would be educated about what’s happening to black America.
We should NEVER get used to racist violent acts against black people. NEVER. I never want to wake up and see another one of my people was wrongfully attacked and go “well, I’m not surprised. This always happens”.  I REFUSE, Black lives have value. We are human; we deserve respect and the privilege to have opportunities as much as the next white person.
It’s even heartbreaking that I have to type this out. For all the black people out there who believe white people have the right to their “opinions” look at what their opinions are doing to all of us, yes.. I said ALL of us, you included. For all the black men who don’t see value in black women you are just perpetuating the exact same racist animosity they have towards you.
 BLACK LIVES MATTER.

reverseracism:

Like I’ve stated countless times before: police brutality and violence is nothing new to the unarmed black american.
It’s been happening ever since the original American police force; the “slave patrol” was established to capture runaway slaves and keep the free black people from revolting. I don’t give a fuck about the “good cops” because they aren’t doing a damn thing to stop this terror, they’re benefiting from it.

More people are becoming aware of it now because of the use of social media. Without social media very few of us would be educated about what’s happening to black America.

We should NEVER get used to racist violent acts against black people. NEVER. I never want to wake up and see another one of my people was wrongfully attacked and go “well, I’m not surprised. This always happens”.
I REFUSE, Black lives have value. We are human; we deserve respect and the privilege to have opportunities as much as the next white person.

It’s even heartbreaking that I have to type this out. For all the black people out there who believe white people have the right to their “opinions” look at what their opinions are doing to all of us, yes.. I said ALL of us, you included. For all the black men who don’t see value in black women you are just perpetuating the exact same racist animosity they have towards you.

BLACK LIVES MATTER.

(Source: culturedecay, via socialistexan)

Why Libraries [Still] Matter

Despite these appearance, libraries — real ones concerned with guarding and curating knowledge — remain crucial to free and open societies, and not simply because their traditional services within academia, from curation to preservation to research, remain in high demand by scholars. More broadly, they crucially complement the Web in its highest aspirations: to provide unfettered access to knowledge, and to link authors and readers in new ways. Here’s why.

First, information may be easy to copy, but it’s also easy to poison and destroy. The Web is a distributed marvel: click on any link on a page and you’ll instantly be able to see to what it refers, whether it’s offered by the author of the page you’re already reading, or somewhere on the other side of the world, by a different person writing at a different time for a different purpose. That the act of citation and linkage could be made so easy to forge and to follow, and accessible to anyone with a Web browser rather than special patron privileges, is revolutionary.

But the very characteristics that make the distributed Net so powerful overall also make it dicey in any given use. Links rot; sources evaporate. The anarchic Web loses some luster every time that something an author meant to share turns out to be a 404-not-found error.

(Source: azspot)

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