After Trayvon: A Word of Love to Every Black Person I Know – Player Perspective by J Danielle » Player Perspective by J Danielle July 14, 2013
Tags: florida, george zimmerman, gun violence, jessica daniel, jim crow, legal issues, love your blackness, no justice, race, reblog, social justice, trayvon martin
Random Thought June 24, 2013
Tags: american legal system, florida, george zimmerman, gun violence, justice, murder, racism, stand your ground, stop killing young black boys, television, the view, trayvon martin
Everybody’s calling this The Zimmerman trial and she was the only one I can think of who actually called it what it is
The Trayvon Martin Murder Trial.
April is the cruelest month April 20, 2013
Tags: April, bombings, gun violence, massacre, remembrance, tribute
Martin Richard, Boston Marathon
April 15, 2013
April 20, 1999
April 19, 1995
Bill Hicks on guns April 18, 2013
Tags: bill hicks, common sense, gun control, gun violence, reblog, stand up
Modern Life – Pt 1 March 6, 2013
Tags: be good to each other, don't snitch, fear, gangsta, gun violence, HuffPO, parenting, reblog, retaliation, school violence, social justice
Maybe this should be filed under “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”. Or better yet “Teach Your Children”.
One kid threatened another kid with a gun during an argument. Another kid disarmed him and this kid, the one that disarmed the gun toting student, is the one that got suspended. How does that happen?
Officials are saying it’s because he didn’t cooperate with the investigation and wouldn’t say where the gun came from. Fortunately info got around, the cops went to the kid’s (gunman’s) house and found the weapon. (Although I don’t really understand how he ended up back with the gun at his house if the one kid disarmed him. I mean – why disarm him if you’re just gonna give it back?)
The disarmer’s mom said she stands behind him for doing the right thing, which is great. But she seems to have no problem with her kid not giving up the info on the gunman during the police investigation. From the Huff Post article:
The boy’s mother said she believes her son wouldn’t reveal the details to police
because he was “born and raised” not to “snitch.”
I applaud the kid for disarming the other student, but he should have cooperated with the investigation. It’s not just about stepping up and keeping guns away from stupid people, it’s also about speaking up as well. This “don’t snitch” ethos just keeps letting people get away with stuff and sets up the possibility of more dangerous stuff popping off. So mom, you did a half-good job of teaching your kid the right thing to do. But half isn’t good enough.
The kid did a good thing, but you gotta follow through. The saying goes “Snitches get stitches.” I could jokingly add “And wind up in ditches”, but I get that people get scared about retaliation. But if nobody steps up this kind of stuff will keep happening.
And what is it teaching the gunman? It’s saying there’re really no consequences to doing something wrong. Of course the fact that he brought a gun to school and threatened a classmate to solve a verbal disagreement kind of makes you believe he doesn’t see this as something wrong. It’s just what you do nowadays. And this “don’t snitch” crap is all part of that code of so-called “honor”. Until somebody they love gets hurt because somebody else didn’t speak up when they knew something.
People want to blame the police for not protecting people, but we all live in this world. We should think about protecting each other. You know “Do unto others …” etc, etc. It takes courage. And conscience. And just good old human decency.
Whatever happened to that?
Don’t feed the beast March 2, 2013
Tags: columbine, gun violence, infamous, marilyn manson, media focus, media obsession, reblog, remember the victims
From the courageous to the cowardly January 31, 2013
Tags: assholes, butthurt, conservatives, gabby giffords, gun violence, repubs, senate hearing, social justice, testimony
The following is a video of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords giving testimony before the Gun Violence hearing in the U.S. Senate.
It was very difficult to say but very moving. The handwritten statement was even published by The Washington Post.
But all the conservative rabblerousers can do is pitch a fit because she didn’t physically write it herself, her speech therapist did. Seriously?! The words, thoughts and emotions were all Giffords’. And you’re bitching because she didn’t take pen to paper? The woman was shot. IN THE HEAD, you a-holes!!!
Her progress thus far has been fantastic and anyone with a soul would be effected by her words and her presence. But noooooooo. You guys just have to drench everything you do in supreme fuckery and idiocy. Dumbasses.
Author Stephen King: Require NRA to “help clean up the blood, the brains & the chunks of intestine” at school shooting scenes | The Political Carnival January 30, 2013
Tags: commentary, death, essay, gun control, gun violence, kindle, op ed, reblog, social justice, stephen-king
Shannyn Moore: My Guns Are Less Regulated Than My Uterus January 13, 2013
Tags: congress, gun control, gun violence, newton, politics, social justice, viva lauterati, war against women, wtf
Send Your Love December 17, 2012
Tags: eagles, gun violence, i wish you peace, mental health, newton conn, remembrance, videos, wall of love