Sorry, things are kind of crazy right now. And there isn’t even anything going on, just school in general!
Tibetan monks from India to #Ferguson.
This makes me so happy like wow
He starts by talking to Michael Brown’s family. He says, “I am sorry. I wear this uniform and I should say that I am sorry.”
"This is my neighborhood. You are my family, friends. And I am you. I will stand to protect you. To protect your right to protest. I came in here today and saw people cheering and clapping. This is what the media needs to put on TV," said Captain Ron Johnson.
He goes on to say, “The last 24 hours have been tough for me. I did an interview last night and the reporter said, something is wrong, your tone has changed. Are you tired or is something bothering you? I said my heart is heavy. Last night I met members of Michael Brown’s family. They brought tears to my eyes…”
"When this is over I’m going to go into my son’s room. My black son. Who wears his pants saggy, his hat cocked to the side, got tattoos on his arms. But, that is my baby," said Captain Ron Johnson.
He continues, “And we all ought to be thanking the Brown’s for Michael. Because Michael is going to make it better for our sons to be better black men. Better for our daughters to be better black women. Better for me so I can be a better black father. And, our mothers, so they can be even better than they are today. Lets continue to show the nation who we are. But, when these days are over and Michael’s family is still weeping, still on their knees praying. No matter what positive comes out, we still need to get on our knees and pray. We need to thank Mike for his life. We need to thank him for the change that he is going to make in America. I love you, I stand tall with you and I’ll see you out there.”
Ashley Murphy of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ebony Williams of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theatre cover the June / July 2014 issue of Pointe magazine to voice their struggle of achieving notoriety in the dace world as professional ballerinas of color.
Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf
see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it
Only ~2000 signatures left to go!
this man is probably so ashamed that 50 years later he is in the same spot again
He has nothing to be ashamed of. We do.
For all those people saying they want to live in the 50’s. Well here you go
Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson is marching with protestors in Fergoson, MO.
After being given control of Ferguson from the Missouri Governor, Johnson has ordered all police to remove their masks and cease their violent tactics. He is protecting the citizens’ right to peaceful protest, and is actively engaging in dialogue with protesting residents
More info! From HowStuffWorks:
- Normal conversation: 60 dB
- Lawn mower: 90 dB
- Threshold of pain: 130 dB, depending on the person’s tolerance
- LRAD maximum continuous volume: 162dB
And from Gizmodo:
The LRAD corporation says that anyone within a 100 meters of the device’s sound path will experience extreme pain. The version generally utilized by police department (the LRAD 500X) is designed to communicate at up to 2000 meters during ideal conditions. In a typical outdoor environment, the device can be heard for 650 meters. The 500x is also capable of short bursts of directed sound that cause severe headaches in anyone within a 300-meter range. Anyone within 15 meters of the device’s audio path can experience permanent hearing loss.
[…] Use of the device has come under fire because of the potential for permanent hearing loss. Human discomfort starts when a sound hits 120dB, well below the LRAD’s threshold. Permanent hearing loss begins at 130dB, and if the device is turned up to 140dB, anyone within its path would not only suffer hearing loss, they could potentially lose their balance and be unable to move out of the path of the audio. The device is also entirely operator dependent, which could lead to serious ramifications if the officer in charge doesn’t have sufficient training.
Emphasis mine. For people not on the metric system, 15 meters is a little under 50 feet. We don’t know how far they have it turned up, but from here we know that it is obviously enough to be very painful. Most of the time these are deployed, police aren’t afraid of going up close and personal within that range, hurting protesters— which, by the way, include children.
"Raising a child is like taking care of someone who’s on way too many shrooms, while you yourself are on a moderate amount of shrooms. I am not confident in my decisions, but I know you should not be eating a mousepad."
— Ron Funches (via lazybookreviews)