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amazighprincex:

[A series of tweets by Shaun King (@ShaunKing) on 17 October, 2014, about the circumstances surrounding the murder of Mike Brown.

I wonder if Wilson told authorities how angry he got after he drove away and saw that Mike & Dorian refused to get on the sidewalk.

Darren Wilson DROVE AWAY from Mike Brown & Dorian Johnson after telling them to get on the sidewalk. Follow me for a second.

He drove away. THEN 4 witnesses saw & heard him so violently shift his SUV into reverse that the tires screeched down Canfield Drive.

Eyewitnesses said that Dorian Johnson & Mike Brown were nearly hit by his SUV when he reversed it down Canfield.

Dorian Johnson said that when Darren Wilson so violently flung his door open that it hit him and “knocked the breath” out of Dorian.

The sheer size of Mike caused that SUV door to close back at Darren Wilson and he was PISSED. Instantly pissed.

He reached through that window and grabbed Mike Brown in anger. Several eyewitnesses saw Mike Brown TRYING HARD to get away.

And, if he didn’t know about the store incident, the SUV reversal alone is a deep insight into the energy and anger Darren Wilson possessed.

Remember, all he knew is that Mike Brown & Dorian Johnson were jaywalking AND he PULLED AWAY. He left. WILSON came back for the conflict.

jujubee58:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

If only he had kept driving away…

His goal was to kill someone black that day!

Note that this fits exactly with Dorian Johnson’s account. All of the eyewitness accounts match up perfectly. It’s the police who are lying and changing their story.

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kitofalice:

professional-skeleton:

From the article:

An email to Utah State University threatened “the deadliest school shooting in American history” if the school did not cancel a lecture Wednesday morning by a well-known feminist writer and video game critic.
"Feminists have ruined my life, and I will have my revenge, for my sake and the sake of all others they’ve wronged," read the message from a sender who claimed to be a USU student.
The message threatened to rain gunfire and shrapnel upon a lecture by Anita Sarkeesian, creator of a feminist video blog and a video series on misogyny in video games. She is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. at the Taggart Student Center Auditorium.
"A Montreal Massacre style attack will be carried out," warned the message, sent to multiple departments and individuals around campus. "I have at my disposal a semi-automatic rifle, multiple pistols, and a collection of pipe bombs."
After consulting with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, the university decided to host Sarkeesian’s lecture as scheduled, said USU spokesman Tim Vitale.
"We’re an institution of higher learning. We educate people. This is what we do," Vitale said. "This is a chance for students to listen for themselves to the topic, voice their opinions as they choose, and learn something."
The university planned to increase security for the lecture and forbid backpacks in the auditorium.
The writer goes by the moniker “Marc Lepine,” after a shooter who murdered 14 women at a Montreal engineering school in 1989. The writer, as Lepine did in his suicide note, wrote that “feminists have ruined my life.”
"We live in a nation of emasculated cowards too afraid to challenge the vile, misandrist harpies who seek to destroy them. Feminism has taken over every facet of our society, and women like Sarkeesian want to punish us for even fantasizing about being men."
He wrote that increased security was futile.
"Even if they’re able to stop me, there are plenty of feminists on campus who won’t be able to defend themselves," he wrote. "One way or another, I’m going to make sure they die."
Sarkeesian is most famous for her critiques of how women are depicted in video games and popular culture and has received many death threats and terror threats against her speaking engagements. Those threats have escalated since a 2012 online harassment campaign targeted her fundraising for the video series, “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games,” which analyzes female stereotypes in the games.
"Anita Sarkeesian is everything wrong with the feminist woman, and she is going to die screaming like the craven little whore that she is if you let her come to USU," the email states. "I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America."

Regardless of what you think about Anita Sarkeesian in particular, this is just sick.

An addendum: Anita cancelled this talk. After discussing with the school they said that there would be no metal detectors or pat-downs. Due to state law, if a student had a concealed weapons permit they would be allowed to take that weapon in. There was no way to stop people from bringing guns in. There still is no way to stop people from bringing guns into a school that just received a shooting threat. By state law.

Let me guess, no follow up investigations into a mass murder threat either.

What the actual fuck, America.

drquinzel:

laughterbynight:

kitofalice:

professional-skeleton:

From the article:

An email to Utah State University threatened “the deadliest school shooting in American history” if the school did not cancel a lecture Wednesday morning by a well-known feminist writer and video game critic.

"Feminists have ruined my life, and I will have my revenge, for my sake and the sake of all others they’ve wronged," read the message from a sender who claimed to be a USU student.

The message threatened to rain gunfire and shrapnel upon a lecture by Anita Sarkeesian, creator of a feminist video blog and a video series on misogyny in video games. She is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. at the Taggart Student Center Auditorium.

"A Montreal Massacre style attack will be carried out," warned the message, sent to multiple departments and individuals around campus. "I have at my disposal a semi-automatic rifle, multiple pistols, and a collection of pipe bombs."

After consulting with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, the university decided to host Sarkeesian’s lecture as scheduled, said USU spokesman Tim Vitale.

"We’re an institution of higher learning. We educate people. This is what we do," Vitale said. "This is a chance for students to listen for themselves to the topic, voice their opinions as they choose, and learn something."

The university planned to increase security for the lecture and forbid backpacks in the auditorium.

The writer goes by the moniker “Marc Lepine,” after a shooter who murdered 14 women at a Montreal engineering school in 1989. The writer, as Lepine did in his suicide note, wrote that “feminists have ruined my life.”

"We live in a nation of emasculated cowards too afraid to challenge the vile, misandrist harpies who seek to destroy them. Feminism has taken over every facet of our society, and women like Sarkeesian want to punish us for even fantasizing about being men."

He wrote that increased security was futile.

"Even if they’re able to stop me, there are plenty of feminists on campus who won’t be able to defend themselves," he wrote. "One way or another, I’m going to make sure they die."

Sarkeesian is most famous for her critiques of how women are depicted in video games and popular culture and has received many death threats and terror threats against her speaking engagements. Those threats have escalated since a 2012 online harassment campaign targeted her fundraising for the video series, “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games,” which analyzes female stereotypes in the games.

"Anita Sarkeesian is everything wrong with the feminist woman, and she is going to die screaming like the craven little whore that she is if you let her come to USU," the email states. "I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America."

Regardless of what you think about Anita Sarkeesian in particular, this is just sick.

An addendum: Anita cancelled this talk. After discussing with the school they said that there would be no metal detectors or pat-downs. Due to state law, if a student had a concealed weapons permit they would be allowed to take that weapon in. There was no way to stop people from bringing guns in. There still is no way to stop people from bringing guns into a school that just received a shooting threat. By state law.

Let me guess, no follow up investigations into a mass murder threat either.

What the actual fuck, America.

(Source: professional-student-loans, via tanukitsune)

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