Anonymous asked: Hi um do you know whats actually happened in Ferguson... I only know about the police tear gassing people and media lockdown.. I cant seem to figure out what happened and stuff... sorry if this is rude or anything I dont mean to be #'-'#
Hey, first of all anon - you’re not being rude. It is SUPER important to know what’s going on in Ferguson right now, and your curiosity is a good thing.
Here is a rundown of the situation for you.
From what I’ve seen on tumblr, livestreams and tweets from people inside the Ferguson area, the continued police brutality and outrageous racism includes:
- Police taking off their badges and ID cards
- A senator being tear-gassed (she was black… obviously)
- An elected official being arrested (he was also black… obviously)
- Media reporters and journalists being arrested, bombarded with tear gas and threatened by police if they don’t stay out of the area
- Tanks, assault rifles, snipers, shotguns, armoured vehicles, K9 units (police dogs), tear gas and rubber bullets have all been used by the police/are in place.
- Tear gas and rubber bullets have apparently been shot into people’s houses or thrown into people’s gardens.
- A pregnant woman was shoved into the pavement
If you want to look at some live updates, livestream feeds, and first-hand accounts of the residents in Ferguson, go to the #Ferguson tag on twitter.
And perhaps most importantly - THIS PETITION RIGHT HERE for police brutality to stop and new regulations to be put in place to prevent these kind of attrocities. Go sign it. Now. You don’t need an account. They need 1 million signatures for anybody to pay attention. Please.