Black people make up 9% of the population in Los Angeles, but they were 31% of the people stopped by the Los Angeles Police Department for jaywalking between 2018 to 2020. The numbers are similar in Long Beach and San Diego, and reports in Sacramento and elsewhere have also uncovered disparities in jaywalking enforcement. Police generally have a heavier presence in Black communities, and advocates say officers use jaywalking as a pretext to stop people.
Editorial: Jaywalking shouldn’t be a crime in California
Jaywalking is a crime in California. It’s stupid, and our state government is probably going to change that.
It will shock you to learn that police organizations are REALLY AGAINST IT. Gosh. I wonder why.
a cop in a tv show could beat the living shit out of someone, scam and blackmail their informants, steal and plant evidence without a warrant, spit on civilians, and exclusively display contempt for anyone who's not a cop. and then the tv show would be like yes we're portraying the nuance and hard work that comes with the job of being a cop,
Whenever companies are like "we plan to be zero carbon by [year that's 10-15+ years away] and therefore you know we're eco-conscious" I'm like we already have all the necessary tech to be zero carbon and we need to be zero carbon fucking yesterday you're just pretending that the need is that far away in order to improve your image
I cried so hard watching the clip of Gabby trying to talk to the cop. When he told her "there's no reason to be crying right now" i audibly gasped because a cop has said that exact same to me and worse.
May 13, 2021 - Immigration cops tried to arrest two men in Glasgow, Scotland, on the day of Eid. A huge crowd of locals in the area of Pollokshields, chanting “these are our neighbours, let them go!”, turned up and boxed the police van in for seven hours, withstanding attempts by police to break through the crowd, until the cops were forced to let the two men go. [video]/[article]
Metropolis has one of the least corrupt police departments in the DCU, because some sneaky bastard reporter who looks like a nerdy lumberjack keeps sniffing out and exposing all the racists in the department. (This is because Superman, while not always listening, can always hear when one of them to start saying racist things and once he does he immediately starts investigating as Clark.)
Who watches the watchers? Some hulking bespectacled doofus, apparently.
Members of the Red Lake Nation sent out to perform a ceremony on their treaty lands, but were assaulted & arrested. They chose treaty lands at the mouth of a pipeline Enbridge is has been trying to lay (With pushback and even sabotage from water protectors). Treaty rights surpass all federal and state laws, but Enbridge and their badge wearing guard dogs don't care.
This is Alex Golden Wolf explaining (they've since been arrested, their venmo & the bailout account are below).
Update from Red Lake Treaty Camp now:
Alex Golden Wolf, Two spirit Indigenous leader of the white Earth Nation was violently arrested out of ceremony before the completion of the ceremony. Alex is a staff carrier, and a care taker of Indigenous Children, she helps with language and art skills at Camp Migizi.
Today at Red Lake Treaty Camp indigenous leaders gathered at sunrise to do ceremony in front of the gates of the construction site where Enbridge is drilling under the Red Lake River in order to lay an oil pipeline on land protected by treaty rights. This sacred ceremony was interrupted by police with no regard for indigenous traditions. Along with Alex Golden Wolf, around 20 indigenous leaders and allies who formed a peaceful blockade around those in ceremony where arrested.
Red Lake Treaty Camp is currently under blockade by the police, with no one allowed in or out. A water protector who locked down to the drill this morning was extracted and work has begun again.
Water protectors are being threatened. Treaty rights are being trampled on. Indigenous two spirit folks are being assaulted. Stop Line 3.
Red Lake Treaty Camp Bail Fund: @Stars_On_Stone
Photo: Chris Trinh [ig @christhaotrinh]
They need you!!! We all need you!! The best way you could help right now is to SHOW UP. I can't stress that enough! PLEASE GO IF YOU CAN. Short of that PLEASE spread awareness, share this post, follow The Lakota People's Law Project, Red Lake Treaty Camp, donate to the bail funds and call, email the people below!
The funniest part about the “bad apple” flavor of cop apologia is that the cops disagree
Every time a pig kills an unarmed innocent person and has any kind of trial or review, the defense is always that he’s a good man, he was doing his job perfectly, the entire institution of the police stands behind him and his actions, and the murder of innocent people is an unavoidable consequence of the existence of police, if not an intentional aspect of their job description. They literally tell everyone that innocent people will continue to be killed as long as cops exist and there’s nothing that can be done to stop them, and then they expect you to be okay with that
Cops want to make it very clear to you that if you condemn one cop, you condemn all cops. Maybe you should trust them
a black woman named zoe amira posted a video on youtube. this video is an hour long and filled with art and music from black creators. it has a ton of ads, and in result will rack up a ton of revenue. 100% of the ad revenue from the video will be dispersed between various blm organizations, including bail-out funds for protesters. it will be split between the following, dependent on necessity
brooklyn bail fund
minnesota freedom fund
atlanta action network
columbus freedom fund
louisville community bail fund
black visions collective
richmond community bail fund
the bail project inc
nw com bail fund
philadelphia bail fund
the korchhinski-parquet family gofundme
george floyd’s family gofundme
reclaim the block
turn off your adblocker and do not skip ads. between each time watch 3-5 other videos (mix it up) before restarting. this will ensure you aren’t marked as spam by youtube. mute the tab if you need to focus elsewhere but don’t mute the video itself. and let. it. play.
youtube will donate to blm for you.
please, please reblog. for people who don’t have money to spare, this is incredibly important information to have.