national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
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Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.
Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (EDIT: i’ve discovered that the Brown family wishes for any and all photos of Michael lying in the streets to be removed. please respect this and do so)
There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident), that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.
According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.
According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.
Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)
The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]
Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.
It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.
And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.
doodled up some busts of my and some pals’ magical gals (and guy) a few weekends ago in RAINBOW COLORS
cel bust commission of x-men mutants asma (left) and rogue (right) for the ever lovely kaedegirl! the vintage theme was tons of fun to work with! thank you for commissioning me, darling! ♥
updated cheebs of the cast from mermaid story, a little project between whitemistrose & me!
row 1: nai’a // demetri // noelani // kale
row 2: ivory // arsenio // rena // shea
Pidgy expressed wanting to do a revamp trade — where we redesigned each others OC — this past weekend and I was like “hell yeah I am for this!” I chose her OC Butterfly, while she drew my Eione for me, which you can see (and stare in awe at the beauty wehh) here!
…and while I was sketching out my part, I quickly realized I am not good with designing magical girls… LOL But I am very proud of how I rendered her face, at least! It was stressful
(SO MUCH PRESSURE TO DO JUSTICE TO HER OCS *SOB*)but I had fun and enjoyed the outcome anyway. <:’D
DANG GIRL idk why you would feel pressured when you always crank out quality stuff!! the rendering is absolutely lovely; i adore her face & the butterfly designs on her coat! your flair really shows through with this design — very mature and aristocratic. ♥ i really love how you retained a lot of the old elements and transformed them into something new, like the hairpiece as the choker and the wing-shaped hem. of course you know my favorite little bit is the butterfly hairbun, hehe! WAHHH i just love this look all over and you know i’m officially adopting it into her canon, muahaha!
thank you for trading with unworthy ol’ me!!
spring break!! ♥ so i did a quick reboot trade with heathergreyfeather, wherein we drew each others’ OC’s as if we had designed them. here is the official eioné, and above is my alternate version! her outfit is heavily inspired by a girl’s i saw on campus the other week — dang kids these days dress better to class than i do going out, LMAO! hopefully this looks like a pleasant enough mix of the real eioné and my taste. ♥
long time no see! super busy with work and school, so here’s the 100% meme until i can doodle again… oh, happy day when i realized working at large sizes enables my sloppiness!
A late bday gift for my friend, Pidgy!
Click on the image to be taken to the deviation.
WAHHHH thank you so much, hon! this is beautimous! i love all the pretty pink and purple hues and her soft curls and va-va-voom body, oHO! this new painterly thang you’ve got goin’ on is absolutely faboo as well! tell me your secretsss…!! <>n<> (and i appreciate the near boobie-baring; i totally understand these things are impossible to do with parents around LMAO…)
thank you for remembering my sweet 16th & gifting me this lovely masterpiece!