September 20, 2009: Ferguson Police DepartmentThe officers got the wrong man, but charged him anyway—with getting his blood on their uniforms. How the Ferguson PD ran the town where Michael Brown was gunned down.Police in Ferguson, Missouri, once charged a man with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms while four of them allegedly beat him.“On and/or about the 20th day of Sept. 20, 2009 at or near 222 S. Florissant within the corporate limits of Ferguson, Missouri, the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of ‘property damage’ to wit did transfer blood to the uniform,” reads the charge sheet.The address is the headquarters of the Ferguson Police Department, where a 52-year-old welder named Henry Davis was taken in the predawn hours on that date. He had been arrested for an outstanding warrant that proved to actually be for another man of the same surname, but a different middle name and Social Security number.“I said, ‘I told you guys it wasn’t me,’” Davis later testified.He recalled the booking officer saying, “We have a problem.”“I told the police officers there that I didn’t do nothing, ‘Why is you guys doing this to me?’” Davis testified. “They said, ‘OK, just lay on the ground and put your hands behind your back.’”Davis said he complied and that a female officer straddled and then handcuffed him. Two other officers crowded into the cell.“They started hitting me,” he testified. “I was getting hit and I just covered up.”“He ran in and kicked me in the head,” Davis recalled. “I almost passed out at that point… Paramedics came… They said it was too much blood, I had to go to the hospital.”A patrol car took the bleeding Davis to a nearby emergency room. He refused treatment, demanding somebody first take his picture.“I wanted a witness and proof of what they done to me,” Davis said.He was driven back to the jail, where he was held for several days before he posted $1,500 bond on four counts of “property damage.” Police Officer John Beaird had signed complaints swearing on pain of perjury that Davis had bled on his uniform and those of three fellow officer“ After Mr. Davis was detained, did you have any blood on you?” asked Davis’ lawyer, James Schottel.“No, sir,” Beaird replied.Schottel showed Beaird a copy of the “property damage” complaint.“Is that your signature as complainant?” the lawyer asked.“It is, sir,” the cop said.“And what do you allege that Mr. Davis did unlawfully in this one?” the lawyer asked.“Transferred blood to my uniform while Davis was resisting,” the cop said.“And didn’t I ask you earlier in this deposition if Mr. Davis got blood on your uniform?”“You did, sir.”“And didn’t you respond no?”“Correct. I did.”
So glad my boyfriend likes good food and isn’t afraid to try new things 😍🍛🍜 (at pho plus)
Got to sleep in and now I’ve just been laying in bed for like three hours. I’m hungry but dunno what I wanna eat. I might just wait for Lenny to get home and then see what he wants to do.
Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts
well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?
this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.
the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.
It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.
The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)
Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.
I love how white people are all shocked about this like it’s new. Anyone who has taken any history course beyond the scope of “Look at what white people did” knows this.
Like this was literally the first thing I learned in my World Civilizations course.
Human feelings as a drug
I would abuse these on a different level
also have to buy myself a birthday crown so ppl will know its my bday and buy me drinks without me actually talking to people
Home from work. So tired. But I need to go to the store to get something to put my sister’s present in. Meh.
I thought I had to work at four. Lol nope I go in at five. Back to nap time then!
This is clever manipulation over real footage. These rides do not exist in real life, but oh man, could you imagine if they did? Just seeing it makes me queasy. Thank you angrynerdyblogger for posting it on the sixpenceee tag and bringing it to my attention. (Video)
That was the most unnerving video I’ve seen since the vid about the fake illness that turns you into metal.
How could we forget the post on metalosis maligna
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
This is what an apartheid looks like.