instead of two copfuckers "representing" north in barb Johnson and blong yang who were probably the strongest pro-cop voices on the council, and barb was the president of it, now instead of those shitlords:
we have two black men, elected in 2017, Jeremiah Ellison and Phillipe Cunningham, who can use this moment appropriately
local elections, ok? thanks
More peaceful protestors and journalists have been jailed in the past week than all the bankers who were jailed for fraud during the financial collapse.
Apparently, cops can show restraint when men armed with AR-15s are storming the state Capital but they attack unarmed demonstrators with teargas and batons. There are only so many conclusions you can draw from that.
politics, police violence
Despite everything going on, discussions about de-funding police are only barely making it into mainstream party politics -- just the tiniest blip, really. This is a good reminder of how far away established politicians are from doing anything that will actually fix the problems they like to tweet about.
-some people throw water bottles at cops and tell them to go home
-cop shoots tear gas at you while your hands are up
-you throw the tear gas back with the gloves you brought, cuz you expected this
-the cop shoots the next tear gas can at your fucking leg, coming inches away from castrating you
that's how protesting cops go. they will never tolerate dissent, and they will hit back harder if you try to defend yourself.
don't worry about me. I'm a little hobbled and I smell like tear gas but I'll be fine. worry about the ones who didn't get out. donate to the mass bail fund: https://www.massbailfund.org/
so to summarize the day:
-cops escalated cuz they couldn't handle getting shouted at
-we got tear gassed with our hands up
-I threw tear gas canisters back at cops (with gloves)
-I got shot in the thigh with a tear gas canister
-I backed up, tried to keep the intersection behind us clear
-an older white guy hit me with his car and almost ran me over
-I stood in the front for a while as it feeled like things were cooling down
okay so because i feel really weird about promoting myself, i'm releasing these Pride Month designs for free. remember that stonewall was a riot and that black and brown trans and queer folk throwing bricks at cops are who gave us our freedoms today. there would be no pride without black people, and without justice there is no peace.
you can use these for whatever- print stickers and go vandalize your heart out if you wanna, just try to keep them out of the grasp of mass marketing algorithm machines.
and if you want to support me, you can do so at my teespring
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