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Tune into instagram RIGHT NOW to hear @Damon_AF and @BellaBahhs talk about the fight to #TakeBacktheBudget, and more about abolitionist campaign to #DefundCPD. We'll be live tweeting it here.
"Even the Declaration of Independence states that if a government is destructive of your right as a citizen.. it's your duty to abolish it." @BellaBahhs #DefundCPD #TakeBacktheBudget
Damon talks about the history of chattel slavery in the system, "Ground yourself in the 13th amendment. Whenever the CPD does its job, you are legally living under slavery." #TakeBacktheBudget #DefundCPD
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Y'all do not understand how much I missed @BlackGazePod! 1/3 of the way through Episode 1 of Season 2 -- Protect Black Womxn. @dr_s_bertrand & @DrPorcher bringing it again! Also, shout out to @MauricePorcher for the sound effects. The claps though 👏👏👏 1/
Also, got me wondering, has @DrPorcher given me a nickname? Do I need to rethink our relationship? 🤔 @BlackGazePod #BlackGazePodcast 2/
This episode is just so powerful. Centering Black womxn means accepting & affirming ALL that they are: the brilliance, power & drive, but also the softness & humanity #ProtectBlackwomxn #BlackGazePodcast @BlackGazePod 3/
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A Suntimes reporter quoted our tweet, where we basically called CPD a state sponsored & protected gang. CPD has shot & jailed #LatrellAllen & shot & killed #MiguelVega!

Yesterday a Sheriff & a off duty cop shot people in 2 separate incidents!

#LatrellAllen fortunately survived being shot in the back by CPD & like #JacobBlake he was handcuffed to his bed in the hospital while getting treatment for his injuries. They criminalized him & sent him straight to jail!…
#MiguelVega’s family says that he was running away from the gunfire when he got killed by CPD! He won’t be able to share his story & like Latrell he has also been criminalized by CPD & the media! Please donate what you can.…
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As more Americans grapple with fundamental questions about race and the police, Fault Lines digs into our archives to share 12 episodes on the crisis in US policing.

From violence and impunity, to militarization and surveillance, a thread of documentaries about the police ⬇️
In Ferguson, protests in 2014 and their disproportionate, heavy-handed police reaction showed that the killing of #MichaelBrown sparked something bigger—exposing tensions that had been bubbling beneath the surface for years.
Months after the Ferguson unrest, we returned to investigate why the relationship between police and local black communities is fraught with distrust.

For many, #MichaelBrown was a symbol for an entire system unfairly tilted against black communities.
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(For allies)
As a white person, I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can shelter-in-place (#BreonnaTaylor & #RegisKorchinksiPaquet)
I can play video games at home (#AtatianaJefferson)
I can go shopping at Walmart (#ShellyFrey)
I can park at 7/11 (#IndiaKager)
I can report a burglary (#CharleenaLyles)
I can fall asleep on the couch (#AiyannaStanleyJones)
I can seek help for a mental illness (#KaylaMoore & #TanishaAnderson)
I can stand up for my rights (#KorrynGaines)
I can laugh outside friends (#RekiaBoyd)
I can go Christmas shopping (#SonjiTaylor)
I can walk home (#FrankeAnnPerkins)
I can talk on a cell phone (#LatanyaHaggerty)
I can dispute a traffic ticket (#SandraBland)
I can seek help for a domestic dispute (#YvetteSmith)
I can answer the door (#MichelleCusseaux)
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White women kneeling during the anthem to protest “rape culture” is highjacking a movement you took no risks for. You didn’t kneel in solidarity to protest the murder of Black people, don’t co opt & make it about your victimization. That’s white supremacy in the name of feminism.
I can’t help but ask where liberal white women were when we were seeking justice for...


...and so many other Black women. You don’t even know their names.

One more thing, when are y’all going to deal with your Barbecue Becky’s & Permit Patty’s randomly calling cops on Black people for no reason?

White women participate in our oppression, yet try to appropriate the language & movements associated with it.…
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