reminder that george floyd wasn't a martyr who sacrificed his life for the betterment of white people
he didn't choose to die. he didn't sacrifice himself. he was murdered in cold blood
white people are already twisting this, thanking him for his sacrifice like he decided to be brutally murdered by a white cop for existing as a black man
like. stop thanking him for being killed just because it made you open your eyes! it was never his responsibilty to make you take a stand against police violence and racial profiling in the first place
you want to make something out of his death? acknowledge that it was senseless and never should have happened in the first place! stop glorifying this murder
a gunman in georgia just went on a shooting spree targeting asian owned business in a hate crime involving 8 deaths of people with varying nationalities (6 asian, with 1 white woman and 1 white man) last night. (click on photos to enlarge, credits to @frogvk on twitter for the graphics)
more on the murder (likely assassination) of Winston Smith Jr.
Winston Smith was killed by federally deputized sheriffs at 2pm on June 3rd, 2021, on a rooftop parking garage after a date (first picture). His date was with him in the car and was treated for shrapnel wounds after the murder.
Law enforcement initially claimed Smith produced a gun, leading them to fire. They then said they found his gun in the glove compartment.
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is choosing not to release the names of officers involved.
No officers were wearing body cameras.
Police have been escalating violence at protests for Smith, including the arrest of 2 water protectors from Camp Migizi, a site of resistance against the Line 3 pipeline.
Police used a “spit bag” (plastic mesh bag) over the head of one of the water protectors arrested.
Star Tribune initially reported that Smith was a murder suspect according to sources they won’t name. 5 days later, they rebuked their post and reported that Smith was wanted for illegal possession of firearm.
Community members claim Smith was a revolutionary and that this was an assassination. His social media posts align with this, as he’s quoted saying: “All this protesting shit, Y’all still coming with y’all ‘hands up’ saying y’all surrender. Beggin for y’all freedom. Asking for justice. Is y’all serious? Y’all serious? That’s the plan? … Something wrong with y’all … When Martin Luther King was here, we had a million motherfuckers marching saying ‘let’s be peaceful’ but now y’all still begging for your freedom and they still shooting y’all down.”
GoFundMe for Smith’s funeral expenses and family support
GoFundMe specifically for Smith’s 7th grade daughter
can we talk about the absolute cinematic experience that was the egg reveal scene in the masquerade?? like, i am actually obsessed with how brilliantly it played out, and let me explain why
when he and billiam enter, karl goes in facing the entrance. there’s a bit of tension because we all know that ranbutler was probably the one murdering everybody. when they go inside the panic room, we’re expected to have a bit of relief and safety for the time being, especially as billiam bars the entrance.
karl makes sure not to completely turn around for a bit, even keeping his eyes pinned on billiam beside him, so all we see for a bit is the unoccupied parts of the panic room.
and then karl turns around. and we see the egg.
i’m still not over that fucking reveal. i remember how hard chat was freaking out because even the sight of the damn thing was enough to warrant panic. because we know what it is and we know what it can do. we went from on edge to calm to straight-up screaming in the span of a minute, and it’s great.
then billiam explains the extremely disturbing details of the egg and how it’s been controlling everyone, and karl backs out and sees ranbutler. and ranbutler’s voice just adds to the Off vibes we’re experiencing, since only a minute earlier his voice was soft and meek, confusedly asking why karl and billiam were running from him. but now he sounds more firm and demanding, and the feeling of danger we had established on him before when he was following them becomes amplified. so we don’t exactly blame karl for going back in.
and oh man, the last part. im not sure how to explain this part but. look at this.
karl turns and sees ranbutler, blocking the exit.
karl looks back at the egg, and billiam assures him he only feeds poor people to the egg. the lights start flickering, and there’s a feeling of dread.
karl once again turns to ranbutler.
and he’s highlighted, clutching a sword. like the possessed murderers from before.
“oh,” billiam says, “the egg is hungry.”
ranbutler charges at karl as he frantically tries to get away, exiting the room and running through the mansion.
but the screen turns black, and all we hear is the
thwack, thwack, thwack, thwack
of the sword.
i may be hyping it way too much, but i dont care, i love this scene so much and it, especially the ending, gives me chills every. single. time. the execution was amazing and i really give kudos to karl, ranboo and techno for how good it was. just *chefs kiss*
Police murdered Walter Wallace on camera. His mother was trying to de-escalate his mental health crisis. Rioters over powered armed police last night. Solidarity protests have popped up nationally as a response.
man what an indictment of our criminal justice system and policing that the whole world saw beyond a reasonable doubt that derek chauvin murdered george floyd on camera and we genuinely did not know what the verdict would be
"no cus sapnap will hurt george on accident when theyre play fighting 😭😭" george has a bat on his desk right next to him and will swing it at air. george accidentally gave tommy a small black eye with a rubber duck without looking at him. george looked at wilbur, a man like a head taller than him, and went like "i want to bash your brains out" and then punched him in a face. throughout the entire shock stream, george was actively trying to make sapnap fry his own nerve endings. georges first idea of what he may have behind a usually close door is dead bodies. george has absolutely no chill when it comes to violence. he has the level of bone deep pent up rage of an average queer person. he doesnt play fight. dream will have to pry george off sapnap's body. /hj
The footage circulating on social media shows three officers intervening against a young Romani man who keeps trying to get out from under them. One officer holds the man's feet, another then kneels on his neck for several minutes.
A third officer helps handcuff the man, who is shouting. Several Romani people who are bystanders can be heard in the footage commenting on the intervention.
"They're smothering him," a woman's voice can be heard to say. "That's their job," a man's voice says, defending the police intervention.
Michal Mižigár, a Romani student of history and Romani Studies who won the Aspen Central Europe Leadership Award in 2019 from the Aspen Institute Central Europe, commented that the footage shows "The Romani Floyd today in Teplice!" Recalling the attack on Romani children at a summer camp run by the Romani musician Ida Kelarová and the death of a Romani man in police custody inside a pizzeria in Žatec, he added: "I feel genuinely powerless and sad. This is not the first case."