"If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names. I want them to be afraid every time they see the police that they might get arrested."
Chief Russell Mills to the LA Times after shooting and killing black 89-year-old great grandfather Shawn Monroe at a barbecue unprovoked. Today, he walks free with no charges, despite numerous witnesses and his own admission that he enjoys terrorizing black people.
Tell me again why Black people should be okay with police when they have, since the history of our being kidnapped to this fucking country, have not EVER been about protecting us, but about terrorizing us?
Police are NOT for Black people’s safety. They are about torturing us, terrorizing us and killing us. Period. There is no safety with police. There is no peace keeping with police. They have ALWAYS been a terror to the Black community and I am tired of this fact being pushed to the wayside.
And Ray Kelly, when he was Commissioner in NYC said the same thing.
Arpaio has said the same thing.
This is a ROUTINE assertion that the point of the police is to be an agent of state terror. And that such terror should be all but exclusively focused on Black and Brown bodies.
"I want them to be afraid every time they see the police…"
And so we are…every. Single. Time.
Congratulations, it works.
Fuck the cops.
(Source: writeswrongs, via anarchistpeopleofcolor)
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Currently, there are two of us actively in an effort to locate affordable land in either the Northeast (mainly Pennsylvania and upstate New York) or the Pacific Northwest (mainly coastal Oregon and Washington), as these areas have, to the best of our knowledge, the best climate change prospects in the United States. A few of our friends are considering joining us down the line, but we are definitely looking for several more folks with whom we have affinity and with whom we can live in anarchy.
Officials on Tuesday announced the “School Redesign Initiative,” inviting teachers, principals, universities, and community organizations to propose turnarounds of their own design…
Successful teams would receive grants of up to $30,000 - to be raised through donations - to plan the overhauls, although teachers on redesign teams would have to do the work on their own time, and schools are not guaranteed bigger budgets to make the changes.
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