I decided to start watching Nathan For You. The first episode is so hilarious, but man that show is hard to watch. It’s gonna take me a while to catch up on this series because I probably won’t be able to watch more than one episode per day.
That segment where Nathan goes in for a job interview and Jon Benjamin is outside feeding him lines on an earpiece. I almost died.
it blows my mind that people are more willing to believe that a tall black kid, who has without a doubt spent his whole life being acutely aware of how he is perceived by the authorities, would get stoned and decide to get into a fight with a cop and try to take his gun
rather than believe that a cop was an overly aggressive profiling asshole
I’ve seen people claiming that Eric Garner was not put in a chokehold despite the fact that there is very clear video evidence that he was. Some people just don’t feel comfortable siding against police no matter how wrong they are. To a lot of white people, the idea of police being bad is so inconceivable that they will look for any possible reason to justify what they do, no matter how absurd.
REALLY sick of reading in major news outlets that Michael Brown had “marijuana in his system” as if that is some sort of relevant factor in his murder. If it is then the police might as well go around murdering every white kid at a Dave Matthews concert.
“If even the governor can’t distinguish between the good and the bad elements of the community, and decides to punish everyone equally, then that should go both ways. I know the police love their ridiculous unnecessary military equipment, so here’s another patronizing test: let’s take it all away from them, and if they can make it through a whole month without killing a single unarmed black man, then — and only then– can they get their fucking toys back.”
The case around Mike Brown’s killing by a Ferguson police officer is only getting murkier.
After releasing images from a gas station robbery to the press Friday morning with the suggestion Mike Brown was pictured in them, the Ferguson police department is now backtracking. In a second press conference hours later, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson admitted that Brown’s shooting was unrelated to the incident.
Jackson told reporters that Brown and a friend were in fact stopped, “because they were walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic.”
He also admitted that Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Brown, didn’t suspect Brown at the time that he stopped him.
When Chief Jackson was asked by reporters why his department chose to release the robbery tape if it was unrelated to the shooting, he replied that he had to because “the media asked for it.”
Hey can we just kill this idea that a documentary isn’t “good” or a “real documentary” if it takes a stance on its subject or doesn’t show total impartiality? I’m sick of seeing dudes treating films like they are supposed to be academic research papers.
“There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys.”—America Is Not For Black People (via jean-luc-gohard)