Mofongo and Matzo Balls.

On a never ending journey for self discovery and my Killa tape.

August 20, 2014 1:18 pm
Campaigns for #MikeBrown #Ferguson

Ferguson PD JUST raided a church that is serving as a safe space for protesters. They are currently taking all of their supplies. This is happening RIGHT NOW.

If you can donate please do. If you cant, please reblog. 

August 19, 2014 8:53 pm

fchupacabra:

tin-pan-ali:

I wasn’t sure how to start this, so I’ll just jump right in. 

My father was a cop. He was a good cop! He was a great cop. He taught me about defending people, he taught me about being honest, he taught me about helping people. I always thought it was funny how he stood differently in the uniform, how he did his damnedest to do his job right. He died a good man, and a good cop. I’m one of the first people who gets a twinge when I hear ‘all cops are bad’.

I was raised around cops. I went to the barbecues, I went to the functions, I was friends with their kids. I knew all their nicknames and the radio slang and the badge numbers, and they were always nice to me. I understand the desire to defend cops. But you have to stop.

I watched when a handful of cops attempted to frame my dad for mishandling evidence, because he was getting old and was trying to draw out his service with desk work so he could slow down and not be as stressed when he retired. My father had to retire early, because the cops he’d worked with for years were hounding him. He’d always been stressed, hadn’t gone to the doctor enough, and a few weeks after he retired his heart caught up with him, and he was dead.

My father was a good cop. They are out there, and they do their best.

But I tell you this with the knowledge of someone who has lived and played among and around cops for their whole life.

Cops are a different breed. The uniform goes on, and they aren’t your dad anymore. For some of them, the power that comes with it is easy to put to the side. But most of them are not that strong, and most of them are not that good, and most of them will sell you the second they get the chance. For a long time, I would have been the first person to jump to a police officer’s defense, but I know better now.

Know your rights, comply as best you can, fight back as safely as you can, do not trust them.

And whenever you can, make sure the world knows they’re rotten. Make sure everyone knows, and this goes out especially to my fellow white people- don’t say ‘well….’ no. No. They’re not good. I’m too far away to really DO anything, but I can spread the word, the information, and give my own experience to try and tell you all, that when people are screaming this loudly, YOU ARE AT FAULT for trying to yell louder than them, for trying to ignore them. To deny that black people are being gunned down intentionally is to deny that you can see what’s unfolding in front of you. No good cop would be standing in those lines and firing gas cans into a crowd of peaceful innocents. A good cop would be one of the folks standing with the people.

Don’t let cops think they’re right. Don’t give them ANY back up. Don’t defend them. 

If they’re standing anywhere other than with you, they don’t deserve it.

This is important.

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7:44 pm
Then @jeangreasy made it better. Seriously. Day. Made.

Then @jeangreasy made it better. Seriously. Day. Made.

7:43 pm
. @dopegirlfresh making my day with some free hugs. So needed. So necessary.

. @dopegirlfresh making my day with some free hugs. So needed. So necessary.

6:23 pm

that last post literally made me want to throw up.

6:22 pm
alivesoul:

Welcome to Passive, New York
As Andy Henriquez, a 19 year old from Washington Heights lay in his cell dying from a tear in his aorta, an artery that supplies blood to the heart, he asked a guard if he could call his mother just to say goodbye. For days he suffered in pain barely able to breathe as the blood made its way down to his groin. He request was denied. His fellow inmates knew something was wrong. They screamed and kicked doors in a failed bid to get Andy some help.  A doctor who visited him earlier that day prescribed him hand cream and wrote the prescription in the wrong name.
Hours later he was found dead on the floor of his cell.
This happened in April of last year, New Yorkers are just hearing about it today because a suit has been filed by the lawyer of Mr. Henriquez’s family.
In this last year I have been thinking about some things….
I have thought about the death of Eric Garner and the muted outrage that followed.
I have thought about all the black men who were set up by Detective Louis Scarcella from Brooklyn, who have languished in jail for years and are just now having their cases reviewed after it was discovered Scarcella was crooked and the silence that followed.
I have thought about how everyone just accepts that Stop and Frisk is a thing of the past and that the rights of black and brown men here in New York City are not still being violated.
I have thought about how slick it was for our Mayor to parade his black family in front of the cameras to get elected and how New Yorkers have yet to check him for basically being Bloomberg 2.0.
I have thought about those who live in the projects whose stewards, NYCHA, last year said they had a surplus of money to fix them and are now saying this year they have no money.
I have thought about how “affordable housing” here means you must make damn near 100k, yet no one seems to believe that this city hates its poor.
I have thought about the fact that this city has the highest rates of workplace discrimination lawsuits in the country, yet no one wants to address racism in the workplace.
I have thought about how gentrification of this city has made many neighborhoods I once loved and enjoyed unrecognizable and in my view turned its residents into the quietest, softest, most passive lot of New Yorkers I have ever experienced in my lifetime here.
Who the fuck are you people?
There will be very little outrage over Mr. Henriquez’s death. This lot of New Yorkers would be more outraged if you kicked a cat than if you choked a young black man to death or allowed one to internally bleed to death on the floor of a jail cell.

alivesoul:

Welcome to Passive, New York

As Andy Henriquez, a 19 year old from Washington Heights lay in his cell dying from a tear in his aorta, an artery that supplies blood to the heart, he asked a guard if he could call his mother just to say goodbye. For days he suffered in pain barely able to breathe as the blood made its way down to his groin. He request was denied. His fellow inmates knew something was wrong. They screamed and kicked doors in a failed bid to get Andy some help.

A doctor who visited him earlier that day prescribed him hand cream and wrote the prescription in the wrong name.

Hours later he was found dead on the floor of his cell.

This happened in April of last year, New Yorkers are just hearing about it today because a suit has been filed by the lawyer of Mr. Henriquez’s family.

In this last year I have been thinking about some things….

I have thought about the death of Eric Garner and the muted outrage that followed.

I have thought about all the black men who were set up by Detective Louis Scarcella from Brooklyn, who have languished in jail for years and are just now having their cases reviewed after it was discovered Scarcella was crooked and the silence that followed.

I have thought about how everyone just accepts that Stop and Frisk is a thing of the past and that the rights of black and brown men here in New York City are not still being violated.

I have thought about how slick it was for our Mayor to parade his black family in front of the cameras to get elected and how New Yorkers have yet to check him for basically being Bloomberg 2.0.

I have thought about those who live in the projects whose stewards, NYCHA, last year said they had a surplus of money to fix them and are now saying this year they have no money.

I have thought about how “affordable housing” here means you must make damn near 100k, yet no one seems to believe that this city hates its poor.

I have thought about the fact that this city has the highest rates of workplace discrimination lawsuits in the country, yet no one wants to address racism in the workplace.

I have thought about how gentrification of this city has made many neighborhoods I once loved and enjoyed unrecognizable and in my view turned its residents into the quietest, softest, most passive lot of New Yorkers I have ever experienced in my lifetime here.

Who the fuck are you people?

There will be very little outrage over Mr. Henriquez’s death. This lot of New Yorkers would be more outraged if you kicked a cat than if you choked a young black man to death or allowed one to internally bleed to death on the floor of a jail cell.

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6:19 pm
magnacarterholygrail:

clarknokent:

heartbreakes:

jesscaasqueaks:

50starsand13bars:

Don’t stereotype us and then complain if we stereotype you.

actually this is the “my daddy pays for everything and ive never had a job GO Greek!” outfit. 

The “My name is Preston, and I enjoy roofie-ing girls with my best buds and wearing matching sweaters” look

The ” I’ve never been with a black girl before haha” look

The “I’m drunk on somebody else’s PBR, when are you gonna play some Imagine Dragons, brah?” look

magnacarterholygrail:

clarknokent:

heartbreakes:

jesscaasqueaks:

50starsand13bars:

Don’t stereotype us and then complain if we stereotype you.

actually this is the “my daddy pays for everything and ive never had a job GO Greek!” outfit. 

The “My name is Preston, and I enjoy roofie-ing girls with my best buds and wearing matching sweaters” look

The ” I’ve never been with a black girl before haha” look

The “I’m drunk on somebody else’s PBR, when are you gonna play some Imagine Dragons, brah?” look

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6:16 pm

For all the protesters out there:

pon-raul:

If you aren’t aware, cops love to destroy the phones of people who record them. 

So next time you’re in a situation where you are recording an officer and fear for the safety of your video evidence, try using the Bambuser app.

It uploads your video online to your Bambuser account while you record it. You can also stream the video live. This way your videos are saved online, safe from the hands of the uniformed pigs. 

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5:13 pm
ofcityromance:

i am quoting this a thousand times today.
RIP mike brown.

Also…this…FUCKING THIS. 

ofcityromance:

i am quoting this a thousand times today.

RIP mike brown.

Also…this…FUCKING THIS. 

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5:10 pm

askerquestioner

Anonymous: I can't believe some people are actually saying it was self defense?????? I just? What? If you shoot someone six times for self defense, because someone was bigger than you, you seriously need help? Like wtf is even wrong with people?

dichotomized:

aileen22273:

gloomypup:

aileen22273:

dichotomized:

People refuse to believe that the police can be corrupt.

You can need to shoot six times to stop someone. Get off your high and mighty horse. I think Michael Brown was a bully and the Ferguson police department isn’t properly trained. That was a crash waiting to happen—but don’t put 100% of the blame on “corrupt police officers”. You’re delusional.

It does NOT TAKE SIX BULLETS TO BRING A HUMAN BEING THE GROUND. It takes six bullets to murder someone in cold blood. There was one shot directly to his head. There is evidence already shown that Michael was in a complete position of surrendering and did not put up any fight. Michael Brown was nowhere near a bully so I don’t know where the hell you got that idea. He was actually a very educated and smart man. He did not cause trouble and respected everyone, and that is coming straight from the mouths of the people who knew him best. The police are trained. They are trained to use mace and tasers and the officer used none of those. He shot Michael in cold blood. Everyone keeps saying “not every cop is like that!!!” But when those officers sit around and watch innocent people being attacked and harassed and killed by racist pigs, they are part of the evil. They at NO better than the ones who shoot because they stay silent, they lie to media, the world. They watch murderers continue to be cops. Ridiculous.

You have a great day. Hope you watched the video of shooting that seems to support the police officer’s story.
So nice to have experts here on Tumblr. Please make yourself available to the investigators so this can be cleared up right away.

There’s no video of the shooting, hence why people are questioning what really happened… ?!?

There is no video. Just numerous eye witness accounts telling the same exact story while the PD’s story has changed what…four times? There’s also a forensics report. A report that shows that Mike Brown was in a position of surrender when he was shot. But…bully…truuuuu. 

4:41 pm

i had seent it. and now i want to thank him personally…… hmmm.

If your “personally” is the same as MY “personally” perhaps we can thank him together. Personally. 

4:29 pm

str8nochaser replied to your post: As a proud member of #NeverReadTheComm…

what happened?

In short terms:

Mark Ruffalo: This shit in Ferguson isnt cool. We cant let this stand. 

White People: BUT BIG BLACK GUY ON THE STREET YOU DONT HAVE ALL THE FACTS BIG AND BLACK!! I AM NO LONGER A FAN!!11!!!

2:09 pm

As a proud member of #NeverReadTheCommentsGang

can someone tell me why I went to Mark Ruffalo’s FB to see what people were saying?

Why?

Why did I do that, Sharon?

1:50 pm 12:11 pm
Staten Island District Attorney will convene grand jury to weigh criminal charges in death of Eric Garner 

Look.