Sorry if this doesn’t fit my blog, but what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri is no laughing matter. Our first amendment rights to free speech and peaceful assembly are being thrown out the window. Our police force is becoming increasingly militaristic and it is time that we assert ourselves as American citizens, we are NOT animals to be corralled through excessive force, we will NOT stand idly by as our basic human rights are violated, we will NOT let the police prevent journalists from keeping us informed. We demand JUSTICE for those murdered and injured through police brutality.
Raise awareness on social media #Ferguson
Enough is enough.
Trip across country was good. But I am happy to be back. Still playing catchup of course. To do list updates tomorrow and hopefully more writing by the end of the week.
Im happy. Good friends, good boos, good dogs, good roommates.
Gnight richmond I love you
1967 vs 2014
Throughout this time, we asked the officers for badge numbers. We asked to speak to a supervising officer. We asked why we were being detained. We were told: trespassing in a McDonald’s.
“I hope you’re happy with yourself,” one officer told me. And I responded: “This story’s going to get out there. It’s going to be on the front page of The Washington Post tomorrow.”
And he said, “Yeah, well, you’re going to be in my jail cell tonight.”
Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery’s account of his arrest in Ferguson, MO