Sound and Nerdery

Because the story is always more complicated.

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mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…
An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”
Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.
Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.
"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.
#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

mynaturalsistas:

But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…

An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”

Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.

Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.

"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.

#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot

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thedandybutch:

nightmarishthings:

thedandybutch sumbitted me about a very interesting Icelandic Magical Stave.

Icelandic magical staves (sigils) are symbols credited with magical effect preserved in various grimoires dating from the 17th century and later.According to the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft, the effects credited to most of the staves were very relevant to the average Icelanders of the time, who were mostly subsistence farmers and had to deal with harsh climatic conditions

The one they told me about was the Nábrókarstafur,a stave used when making Necropants, a pair of pants made from the skin of a dead man that are capable of producing an endless supply of money. X

I submitted this because “NECROPANTS” are exactly what they sound like; holy shit.

D:

D: !!!

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ashleighthelion:

FREE FIGURE'S CONSENT RALLY!
Black women are not animals. We are not exhibits. Our bodies do not exist for your entertainment or your curiosity. Our bodies are worthy of autonomy and respect. Our hair is NEVER yours to touch, defile, question, gaze upon, or eroticize.

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Anonymous asked: White people are common so we don't matter? Not the best thing to be broadcasting. Diversity and representation is about EVERYONE. Not just who you pick out. If you're nitpicking who you choose to be in fiction deliberately, you're a bad writer, and no better than someone whitewashing all their characters.

writingwithcolor:

bye felicia

Dear other white people: kindly shut the fuck up.

Diversity and representation will be for everyone on the fucking day whenever a director says “oh we just got the right actor for the job” the “right actor” isn’t always white.

Go look at some fucking casting calls some time. Go read some scripts and consider how characters, unless explicitly indicated by an overtly ethnic name or character notes, are assumed to be white. And then even if the character is written as non-white, how fucking often THEY END UP WHITE ANYWAY.

GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH