Kate. 26. Neo-Seattlite. Novelist. Lit scholar. Liberal. Cosplayer. RPer. Gamer. ♥'s Victorian-Gothic, British literature, Greek mythology, FEMINISM!, world history, grammar, vinyl records, & b-movies.
Current fandoms include: Dragon Age, Hetalia, Harry Potter, ASoIaF, Mythology, & Marvel Comics.
Reblogged from howlingdark
Note Of Note of the Day: From the Associated Press’ Washington-based Assistant Chief of Bureau for photos, J. David Ake:
A protester handed President Barack Obama a note while shaking hands along a rope line in New Hampshire today. Photographer Charlie Dharapak smartly zoomed in so you can read the note for yourself.
Transcript follows for those who can’t:
Mr. President: Over 4000 peaceful protesters / have been arrested / While banksters continue / to destroy the American economy (with impunity) / You must stop the assault / on our 1st ammendment rights [sic]. / Your silence sends a message / that police brutality is ac(ceptable) / Banks got bailed out. / We got sold out.
I honestly, more than anything, wish he would SAY SOMETHING.
Reblogged from petrabrokanian
This is important. Pepper spray should only ever be used to pacify a dangerous suspect. In this case it is being administered as a punishment, in clear violation of the 8th amendment and Article Five of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Activist were peacefully protesting on their campus at University of California, Davis Quad.
Friday afternoon police showed up in riot gear to disperse the protesters by using pepper spray at point-blank range.
The officer who pepper-sprayed UC Davis students is Lt. John Pike. Give his PD a call. 530-752-1727
Oh you gotta be fucking kidding me.
This is where my parents went to school.
How people can see images like this, or hear the screaming and witness the injustice against college students like in the video, and still retain any respect for those police officers or try to justify their actions is baffling to me.
This is literally sickening. Literally.
What the fuck is this country anymore?
Reblogged from neil-gaiman
Retired New York Supreme Court Judge Karen Smith, working as a legal observer after the raids on Zucotti Park this Tuesday, via Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism. (via lukehackney)
Reblogged from stfuconservatives
Occupy Wall Street medic PAUL KOSTORA, on being forced to leave Zuccotti Park by the NYPD.
The police don’t care about you and your God-damned healthcare.
OK I’m going to reblog this again when there’s more people on, but I want to make this very clear:
AN ATTACK ON A CLEARLY MARKED MEDICAL FACILITY/SPACE IS A VIOLATION OF THE GENEVA CONVENTION.
NYPD HAS COMMITTED CLEARLY DEFINED WAR CRIMES AGAINST US CITIZENS.
Reblogged from theproudlordsaid
Holy fucking shit. So that’s why I saw helicopters. Seattle, this is not cool. We need to stop this.
84-year-old Occupy Seattle participant Dorli Rainey, pictured above after being pepper sprayed by Seattle Police on November 15th.
She later wrote about the incident:
“Something funny happened on my way to a transportation meeting in Northgate. As I got off the bus at 3rd and Pine I heard helicopters above. Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out. Especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech. Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters. If it had not been for my Hero (Iraq Vet Caleb) I would have been down on the ground and trampled. This is what democracy looks like. It certainly left an impression on the people who rode the No. 1 bus home with me. In the women’s movement there were signs which said: “Screw us and we multiply.’”
No seattle police wtf! YOU GO GRANNY
What the fuck Seattle.
Also, can I just note how much of a BADASS this woman is?