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17

Sep

When the “Freedom Riders Came to town by Dr Reynaldo Anderson

  • By Hands Up Dont Shoot

How did we get here? Dr Reynaldo Anderson breaks down Labor Day weekend 2014.

3 years ago going into Labor Day weekend, a group of black activists came to town to support the people in the Ferguson Movement that had popularizted the term “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” and introduced themselves as the new “Freedom Riders” on my campus Harris-Stowe State University. Someone had put them in contact with me as a reliable progressive/ radical scholar, Vice President of the faculty Union (NEA) at the time, and sympathetic to what the Ferguson Movement was evolving into, a potentially anti-systemic model that could inform other largely ostensibly Black Communities and enclaves across the country around the issue of police brutality and social inequality.
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20

Sep

Gotta issue a couple of disclaimers this morning … If it don’t apply, let it fly. When I use words like “all”, I’m generalizing, talking about ALL the people guilty of the behavior I describe. If that’s not you, then I’m not talking about you. If that’s not your boy, then I’m not talking about him. If your pastor, fav movement personality or elected leader doesn’t fall into that category, then I’m not talking about them. Ditto for generalizations about white people, the LGBT community and others. I am am very specific about the behaviors I describe, if my posts make you feel some type of way, perhaps it’s because you are guilty or turn a blind eye to these behaviors out of blind loyalty. Either way, that’s on you.

  • By Hands Up Dont Shoot
Gotta issue a couple of disclaimers this morning ...

If it don't apply, let it fly. When I use words like "all", I'm generalizing, talking about ALL the people guilty of the behavior I describe. If that's not you, then I'm not talking about you. If that's not your boy, then I'm not talking about him. If your pastor, fav movement personality or elected leader doesn't fall into that category, then I'm not talking about them. Ditto for generalizations about white people, the LGBT community and others.

I am am very specific about the behaviors I describe, if my posts make you feel some type of way, perhaps it's because you are guilty or turn a blind eye to these behaviors out of blind loyalty.

Either way, that's on you.


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19

Sep

“Krewson cancels town hall meetings, says ‘intimidation’ by police won’t be tolerated”…<br><br>Rolling eyes… Intimidation, brutality even murder by police is tolerated. That’s how we got here.<br><br>Dont be fooled. This isn’t about police intimidation, this is about the Mayor ducking and dodging constituents.

  • By Hands Up Dont Shoot
"Krewson cancels town hall meetings, says 'intimidation' by police won't be tolerated"...

Rolling eyes... Intimidation, brutality even murder by police is tolerated. That's how we got here.

Dont be fooled. This isn't about police intimidation, this is about the Mayor ducking and dodging constituents.

Krewson cancels town hall meetings, says 'intimidation' by police won't be tolerated

St. Louis mayor says she's hearing valid complaints from protesters.


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19

Sep

White people wake up call… it took this happening to HER for her to be outraged… despite listening to her black neighbor describe atrocities committed by police that drove her to stand against police brutality in Ferguson. <br><br>This not guilty verdict Stockley, the latest affirmation of injustice emboldened police. <br><br> Indifference and turning a blind eye created this monster.

  • By Hands Up Dont Shoot
White people wake up call... it took this happening to HER for her to be outraged... despite listening to her black neighbor describe atrocities committed by police that drove her to stand against police brutality in Ferguson.

This not guilty verdict Stockley, the latest affirmation of injustice emboldened police.

Indifference and turning a blind eye created this monster.

Messenger: A downtown resident talks of her new fears, not of protesters, but of police

On the night police owned, Gabriela Canchola became a protester.


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