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
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20 year old Daunte Wright was murdered by police in Brooklyn Center, a Minneapolis suburb today, April 11th, 2021 during a traffic stop.
As of 7pm, his body is still laying on the ground. Riot cops are on the scene with "less lethals" AND live weapons in response to a large crowd that has formed to hold space for grief and anger. Daunte's mother is there and speaking, and she shared the above photo of Daunte.
The Derek Chauvin trial is currently ongoing and these police are out here still actively murdering our neighbors. ACAB forever.
Say his name and demand Justice for Daunte Wright
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nobody is talking about liam long and i have no idea what to do. i don't have a big following. but nobody is saying his name, so i'm going to and hopefully the info will spread
cw// police brutality stemming from racism and ableism, injury caused by a police vehicle, generally disturbing content that comes with the subject matter, discussions of unreality
on march 30, 2021, a man dialed 9-1-1 requesting a wellness check for his autistic 19 year old client, saying he was experiencing a mental health crisis and/or a psychotic break. the person in question, liam long, was wandering around lexington in distress
when the police approached him, he (understandably) did not react well to the situation. he had been telling people he was "part of the mexican cartel," and this was something he seemed to believe. when the police began to follow him, he pulled out a knife and said they would have to kill him first
more officers began to arrive to the scene, and liam long made a break for it. he jumped a fence and started running. while trying to cross a street, he was hit by a lexington police department cruiser that was traveling at around 40 mph. witnesses said it looked intentional on the cops' part
body cam footage from the perspective of the driver shows that the driver saw liam running through the area so he turned on his lights (but not the sirens). the officer swerved and hit him
liam went flying. his shoe and the knife he was holding landed in a neighbor's yard. he landed and hit his head on the curb. officers approached him and searched his body for a knife. in the ten minutes until the ambulance arrived, liam had three seizures. the cops just stood and watched and asked each other what they should do
witnesses tried to approach the cops and find out what was going on. one woman kept repeating "i just witnessed a murder!" the police told them to give their information so the prosecutors could talk to them later. as the officer that the body cam was on was walking away, he said that the witnesses were being "irrational"
liam long suffered from a traumatic brain injury and hasn't been able to walk without help since the accident. he's been in the ICU since. his family wasn't notified that he was in the ICU until about four hours after his arrival
lpd released a statement in which they lied about his condition and placed the blame of the situation on liam
liam's family repeatedly begged the police dept to release all of the footage surrounding the incident. it wasn't released until april 10, 2021. it was only released after the family filed an official request for the information at a city council meeting. there was a protest outside the department where a group of people were denied to be given a form so they could file a complaint with the department and were told to come back at a later date
liam's autism manifests in such a way that sometimes his family has to speak on his behalf. despite this (and despite the police department interacting with him enough before this that they would have known this) the police department has sent many investigators into the ICU to talk to liam without his family's knowledge
the lexington police department is where brett hankison started. instead of firing him for his many offenses, they let him resign so that he would be able to be employed by other police departments. he went on to be employed by lmpd and kill breonna taylor
liam long is the second black autistic teen to be victimized by lpd since 2019 and nothing has changed
i also have stories myself of interactions i have had with lpd and how they treated me poorly for being autistic. i was able to get away with only minor injuries. this cannot be allowed to continue. lpd is corrupt and repeatedly responds to situations with violence when none is necessary
i will reblog this post with sources as well as any ways we can find for people to help liam and his family
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