…wait. Isn’t America a First Amendment area?

…wait. Isn’t America a First Amendment area?

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#OccupyLA and #OccupyPhilly being raided

cognitivedissonance:

Over 900 officers in riot gear headed to #OccupyLA now, booking and processing staged at Dodgers Stadium. Video here and here

#OccupyPhilly livestream is down. Police are reported to be staged at the Art Museum.

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riotgrrrrrrl:

I’ve been spending my days as a grahic design intern for Amnesty International. Here’s one of the projects I made about the death penalty in America.

riotgrrrrrrl:

I’ve been spending my days as a grahic design intern for Amnesty International. Here’s one of the projects I made about the death penalty in America.

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itsthemusicpeople:

Reggie Clemons: Missouri’s Troy Davis

In April 1991, Julie and Robin Kerry plunged to their deaths from a  bridge over the Mississippi River. Their white cousin Thomas Cummins  initially took responsibility for their deaths, but later retracted his  statement.
Sentenced as an accomplice in the 1991 murder of two young white women,  [Reggie] Clemons has already faced one execution date, and one of his  co-defendants has already been executed. But a multitude of flaws both  in the investigation and in the original trial leaves a massive amount  of doubt about Clemons’ guilt.
As in the Davis case, there’s no physical evidence linking Clemons to  the crime, only the testimony of two witnesses. The prosecution conceded  that Clemons, who was 19 when the crime occurred, neither killed the  victims nor planned the crime.
The allegations of police misconduct in the Clemons case are stark  and disturbing. After his interrogation, Clemons’ face was so swollen  that the court where he was to be arraigned sent him instead to the  emergency room.
The trial prosecutor was cited for “abusive and boorish” behavior.  The defense lawyers — a divorced husband and wife, one of whom lived in  California and practiced tax law — weren’t up to the challenge.
The racial dynamic in the Clemons case can’t be disputed. The trial  was heard by a jury in which 10 of the 12 jurors were white. Higher  courts have dismissed Clemons’ appeals on these issues, on procedural  technicalities rather than their merits.
Some new evidence has also emerged. Last year, a rape kit was discovered  in the St. Louis police department’s evidence room — evidently  forgotten for 19 years. That it sat unnoticed for so long casts further  doubt on the quality of the investigation and trial.

[image via Justice for Reggie]

itsthemusicpeople:

Reggie Clemons: Missouri’s Troy Davis

In April 1991, Julie and Robin Kerry plunged to their deaths from a bridge over the Mississippi River. Their white cousin Thomas Cummins initially took responsibility for their deaths, but later retracted his statement.

Sentenced as an accomplice in the 1991 murder of two young white women, [Reggie] Clemons has already faced one execution date, and one of his co-defendants has already been executed. But a multitude of flaws both in the investigation and in the original trial leaves a massive amount of doubt about Clemons’ guilt.

As in the Davis case, there’s no physical evidence linking Clemons to the crime, only the testimony of two witnesses. The prosecution conceded that Clemons, who was 19 when the crime occurred, neither killed the victims nor planned the crime.

The allegations of police misconduct in the Clemons case are stark and disturbing. After his interrogation, Clemons’ face was so swollen that the court where he was to be arraigned sent him instead to the emergency room.

The trial prosecutor was cited for “abusive and boorish” behavior. The defense lawyers — a divorced husband and wife, one of whom lived in California and practiced tax law — weren’t up to the challenge.

The racial dynamic in the Clemons case can’t be disputed. The trial was heard by a jury in which 10 of the 12 jurors were white. Higher courts have dismissed Clemons’ appeals on these issues, on procedural technicalities rather than their merits.

Some new evidence has also emerged. Last year, a rape kit was discovered in the St. Louis police department’s evidence room — evidently forgotten for 19 years. That it sat unnoticed for so long casts further doubt on the quality of the investigation and trial.

[image via Justice for Reggie]

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“‎”Dear Santa,
I have tried to be good Santa, but boys will be boys. You must know that cuz you are a boy … So please bring me a new bike and an X-Box 360. I got an X-Box last Christmas, but my brother broke it. That’s why I need a new one. Please bring me two ties for both of my two Dads. I know that Christmas is about giving not getting so I will give you some cookies! Thank you
~ Your friend, Matt, 11, Greenfield, Ohio””
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“Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals created the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What did conservatives do? They opposed every single one of those things. Every one. So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, ‘liberal’, as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won’t work, because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor.”
— Matt Santos - on “The West Wing” (via angiepants)

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Reminds me of a similar argument…
"We let those faggots live together. Now they want the same benefits as us!

Reminds me of a similar argument…

"We let those faggots live together. Now they want the same benefits as us!

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