Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.
Amid growing criticism of the military-style equipment and tactics deployed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, a Democrat from Georgia plans to introduce the “Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act” in Congress next month.
Rep. Hank Johnson asked his all his colleagues Thursday to join him in supporting the bill, which he said in a letter “will end the free transfers of certain aggressive military equipment to local law enforcement and ensure that all equipment can be accounted for.”
Images of assault rifle-carrying camouflaged police riding through Ferguson on military vehicles similar to the IED-resistant equipment used by American armed forces in combat have proven to be a jolt of energy for a long-simmering debate about police militarization. In his letter to Congress, Johnson signaled that he expects his bill to break through the partisan gridlock in the House.
but now much you wanna bet that pics of them getting milk from mcdonalds will start circulating. imagine the racist comments. like imagine
breaking windows to steal the milk, even if used to clear the tear gas out of their eyes, is wrong.
we have reached peak cracker
Okay, hey. Hi. If uh, if you see an image of human beings that are suffering from something like tear gas having to resort to extreme measures to save/help/assist the other victims and the first/only thing you think of is that they’re looting, or stealing. You might uh. You might be a little bit racist?
They’re trying to fucking survive an emergency. they’re trying to survive a catastrophe where the police force that was “sworn to protect” them is trying to destroy them. Get real.