[Palestinian holds up a poster:
Take my water
Burn my olive trees
Destroy my house
Take my job
Steal my land
Imprison my father
Kill my mother
Bomb my country
Starve us all
Humiliate us all
I am to blame: I shot a rocket back]
The photo speaks louder than any caption ever could.
Jessica Williams and Travon (one of the staff writers) do it again!
This is why white women can’t be in the natural hair movement
*99% of black people all agree that something is offensive*
1 black person comes out with their cooning self and says ‘actually you know what I’m black and I don’t find this offensive tbh’
White people: OMG FINALLY SOMEONE SAID IT. YESSSS. SEE YOU GUYS ARE OVERREACTING. WE ALL BLEED RED WE ALL SUFFER EQUALLY. WE ALL BURN IN THE SUN!!!!!!!!
I hate commentary that assumes white people even have anything worthwhile to say in “opening a national race discussion”. Like what do you have to say over what I have experienced? What makes you think your thoughts on this are so much more important that it’s has weight over the millions of other poc voices that are actually dealing with something that’s an abstract to you? Why should your voice matter over theirs? That’s like taking medical advice from the hospital janitor over your doctor just cause they’re in the same institution. It doesn’t work like that. Why would it work in discussions as important as racism? We give the wrong people a voice when we do shit like that, people who already are heard.
"A more accurate headline would be "Non Compliant Fat Bastard Gets Just Due In Resisting Law Enforcement Officers""
“I guess it’s the best thing for his tribe. He probably never worked a legit job. They city will pay off the family and…
Newly obtained surveillance video shows the violent encounter between a 17-year-old girl and Clairton police officers that left the teenager in the hospital.
A 17-year-old girl claims she was beaten by police in Clairton after she and her friends were stopped for a curfew violation Tuesday night.
Merceedez Wright admits she and her friends were out a few minutes after the city’s 10 p.m. curfew, and that she both ran from officers and resisted them after being tackled, but she doesn’t believe she deserves the injuries she suffered.
Wright is now recovering in the hospital with injuries to her trachea, esophagus and neck, plus several cuts and bruises.
"She’s a cheerleader, she’s a lifeguard at the Clairton pool, she was just on prom court," said Wright’s mother, Audelia Amoah. "She’s a good kid."
Even so, Wright admits she ran from officers.
"I was scared because of how he got out of the car. He didn’t just walk out, he jumped out of the car and started chasing me, so my first instinct was to run," she said.
Wright also said she did resist officers once she was knocked to the ground. She said she was trying to get her arms free to protect herself.
Clairton police did not respond to requests for comment.
You think this is sickening? Me too
551 Ravensburg Blvd
press ‘OPTION 6’ to be connected to the Clairton Police Department.
Flood their mailbox, flood their inbox!
Robert Hoffman is the Chief of Police and you can contact them directly here.
I just wrote in: “Newly obtained surveillance video shows the violent encounter between 17-year-old Merceedez Wright and Clairton police officers that left the teenager in the hospital.
She admits to being out past 10pm AND to “running” from the cops. When I was her age, I was in the same situation and the altercation did not result in me being tackled, in my head or neck being smashed against pavement, or a hospital bill.
I was told to call my mother while the officer POLITELY waited there for her to come pick me up. How is CPD training these officers that their first course of action is to pummel a little girl? The officers involved should be reprimanded without compensation.”
They didn’t do it because she’s a girl, they did it because she’s a black girl!
Pittsburgh is not safe for black folks.
I’m trying to tell you.
hollywood sure has an easy time finding brown and black people to play terrorists, thugs, drug dealers, gangsters, servants, “barbarians”, hypersexualized or desexualized caricatures but all of a sudden you need a lead role and
gosh where did they go i swear we put them here right after zero dark thirty??
Can’t even find them to play black and brown people in movies ABOUT black and brown people.
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