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naturepunk:

Apparently, in an attempt to paint Michael Brown as anything less than innocent, people have been spreading an image of an armed 17-year-old Joda Cain around the web and claiming that it’s Michael Brown.

Joda Cain is accused of murder in my home state of Oregon, and has literally jack shit to do with the Michael Brown murder in Ferguson, Missouri. THESE ARE NOT THE SAME PEOPLE. Anyone using the above image as “proof” that Michael Brown “deserved” to be shot should be called out for defamation, and promptly thrown down a spiral staircase. 

The bottom photo is the real Michael Brown. He was called a “gentle giant” by friends and family. He was unarmed and innocent, and he was murdered by a police officer after being shot more than seven times at close range. Witnesses, including a friend who was with him at the time of the shooting, all agree that he was doing nothing deserving of such violent actions from the officer who gunned him down. 

(via everythingyoulovetohate)

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If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next - Manic Street Preachers

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If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next

by Manic Street Preachers
album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

"I used to be a cop."

"They kick you out for stealin’?" She laughed, showing a few gold teeth. "Takin’ bribes?"

I shook my head. “Shooting kids,” I said.

She laughed louder. “No way, ” she said. “They don’t kick you out for that. They give you a promotion, make you the chief.”

Lawrence Block, WHEN THE SACRED GIN MILL CLOSES (Kindle ed.,1986), 265, loc. 2522.