"I feel like I’m killing part of myself, that I’m ignoring my heart until it becomes blind and deaf. I can feel myself growing harder, and I worry that I’m becoming someone you will not love.”
What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid.
HE HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. MIKE REACHED FOR HIS GUN. HIS FRIEND THAT WAS WITH HIM EVEN ADMITTED THAT HE LIED ABOUT THE COP JUST RANDOMLY SHOOTING HIM AND CONFIRMED THAT THEY ROBBED THE STORE. SELF DEFESE.
None of this is true. This is how good the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign has been. Not one sentence here is accurate. Let’s break this down:
- "HE HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL." Michael Brown’s autopsy showed no sign of struggle.The picture of the CT scan that’s being passed around to show that Wilson had an orbital blowout fracture is actually from 2008 from the University of Iowa, and a right-wing pundit photoshopped out the date and hospital info.
- "MIKE REACHED FOR HIS GUN." Officer Wilson’s story is that the first shot that went off was an accidental discharge while they were fighting over the gun. However. there was no gunpowder residue on Mike Brown, meaning that he was absolutely not holding the gun when it went off and furthermore that he was not even that close. He was fired on from a distance.
- "HIS FRIEND THAT WAS WITH HIM EVEN ADMITTED THAT HE LIED ABOUT THE COP JUST RANDOMLY SHOOTING HIM AND CONFIRMED THAT THEY ROBBED THE STORE." This is actually a compound lie, which is kind of impressive. His friend, Dorian Johnson, did not say that. His lawyer said they were together in the convenience store, the police said there was a robbery, and the media put those two statements next to each other to imply a statement was made that never was. Johnson isn’t being charged with anything because the Ferguson PD “determined he committed no crime." The Ferguson PD also admitted Officer Wilson didn’t know about the scuffle at the convenience store before he stopped Brown and Johnson. You may be wondering why I say scuffle instead of robbery. That’s because there wasn’t one: the owners of the store didn’t call the police and video shows Brown paying for the cigarillos! The clerk confronted Brown about reaching across the counter instead of waiting for him to hand over the cigarillos, he put his hand on Brown, and Brown pushed him. Yes, he pushed him too hard, but the clerk apparently didn’t care enough to call the police. The police were called by another customer in the store, who apparently didn’t know what was actually happening.
- "SELF DEFESE." The autopsy shows that he was shot on the inside of his arm, meaning his hands were up, and the top of his head, meaning that, since Brown was 6’4”, either he was on his knees or the officer was 8’ tall. The officer was not 8’ tall.
The evidence clearly shows that Officer Wilson, who had no idea of the not-actually-a-robbery, executed the unarmed Mike Brown while he was on his knees with his hands in the air. Just like all of the eyewitnesses said (except for “Josie,” who turned out not to be real).
But the Ferguson PD’s already tainted public opinion. They’ve spread so many lies so effectively that no amount of evidence will bring justice. Your ignorance here is proof of just how effective it’s been.
zayn is no better, zayn participated in that snl skit, zayn has a yin yang tattoo, zayn has a tipi in his backyard, zayn didn’t say shit to louis in the video, zayn doesn’t say shit to his girlfriend about the things she does, zayn made a rape joke, zayn threw up the west side hand sign with the rest of them, zayn has mocked accents, zayn has been unintentionally racist as well this doesn’t mean he’s a shitty person or any of them are shitty people, they’re ignorant and they shouldn’t be allowed to stay that way, they shouldn’t be defended for it either, they should know better, we should all know better and strive to be better
zayn has it worse than every other boy in the band yeah and he needs to be protected from the racism that runs amok in this fan base but he’s not an angel if you’re “staying in the fandom” bc of zayn just know that he’s done some shit too, they all have
everyone has done and said things that are racist and/or sexist and/or homophobic, whether they were doing it intentionally or on purpose, how they react when they are called out is what determines what kind of person they are, if the behavior stops or if an apology is made.
“I was having so much fun working that I felt I should give all the money back! Banging outfits, chopping legs off, men with swords, beautiful Richard Madden, amazing Michelle Fairley?? I should be paying them!” | Oona Chaplin photographed by Nhu Xuan Hua for 1883 magazine, June 2013
Ezra Koenig performing NEW DORP. NEW YORK. with SBTRKT at Reading Festival 2014