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thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.
There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:
Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind
LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas
7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-Jones – Detroit Free Press
17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux
Mackala Ross and Delores Epps
Eleanor Bumpurs
Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police
Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)
Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)
Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)
Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com
Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)
After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)
Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression
Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)
Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman
Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)
Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One
Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)
Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)
The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)
Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)
$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)
No Charges in Killing of Tyisha Miller – Los Angeles Times
Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.

There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:

Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind

LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas

7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-JonesDetroit Free Press

17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux

Mackala Ross and Delores Epps

Eleanor Bumpurs

Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police

Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)

Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)

Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)

Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com

Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)

After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)

Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression

Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)

Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman

Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)

Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One

Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)

Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)

The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)

Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)

$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)

No Charges in Killing of Tyisha MillerLos Angeles Times

Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

(via sorayachemaly)

“The Obama Administration announced an easy fix to restore birth control coverage to tens of thousands of women. But we need to make our voices heard, or right-wingers will kill the proposal. Can you submit a comment?”

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Can you submit a comment?

http://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/HL_birthcontrol_comments/?referring_akid=.485910.4KiPmK&source=taf 

REBLOG AS MUCH AS YOU CAN

BOYCOTT HOBBY LOBBY

“I support the proposed federal rule that will restore access to birth control coverage for the tens of thousands affected by the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision. Please approve it as soon as possible.”

UltraViolet | This'll bring back birth control

Restore Birth Control!

We’ve got a huge opportunity to fix the Supreme Court’s outrageous Hobby Lobby decision, and DON’T need Congress to get it done. But we also don’t have much time to make it happen, so we ALL need to speak up right away.

On Friday, the Obama administration announced plans to restore birth control to tens of thousands who lost it when the Court sided with corporations over women. But there’s one huge catch: nothing will be done until after a public comment period.1

We know anti-birth control extremists like Hobby Lobby and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops are going to fight it tooth and nail. That’s why it’s critical that pro-birth control, pro-women advocates are heard in this process. What’s more, the math adds up: just a minute of your time to type one comment adds up to literally thousands of dollars every woman will save on co-pays in just one year.

COMMENT! REBLOG LIKE MAD! KEEP WOMEN ALIVE!!!

SHARE THIS EVERYWHERE - FB, TWITTER, EMAIL, REBLOG, MAKE PHONE CALLS! SHARE, SHARE, SHARE AND ADD YOUR NAME!

And REMEMBER TO VOTE THEM OUT NOVEMBER 2014

BOYCOTT HOBBY LOBBY

tymethiefslongerthoughts:

Primary Voter achievement: unlocked

Me, too. But my sticker (I just realized) went into the washing machine with my shirt. Sigh.

tymethiefslongerthoughts:

Primary Voter achievement: unlocked

Me, too. But my sticker (I just realized) went into the washing machine with my shirt. Sigh.

Hey,
I just joined a movement of more than 2-million mayors, moms, cops, teachers, survivors, gun owners, and everyday Americans committed to making our communities safe from gun violence.
Join us here:
http://act.everytown.org/signup/everytown/?referring_akid=.1069395.rXUPLA&source=taf

Thanks!

Hey,

I just joined a movement of more than 2-million mayors, moms, cops, teachers, survivors, gun owners, and everyday Americans committed to making our communities safe from gun violence.

Join us here:

http://act.everytown.org/signup/everytown/?referring_akid=.1069395.rXUPLA&source=taf

Thanks!

A Famous Gun Owner Was Invited To Speak To A Roomful Of D.C. Elites. He Owned It.

CLOSE THE GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE!
http://www.upworthy.com/a-guy-walked-into-a-convention-with-a-hidden-camera-what-he-captured-was-beyond-absurd?c=reccon1
STOP ILLEGAL GUN SALES!
19/30 GUN “COLLECTORS” SOLD TO UNDERCOVER COPS WHO SAID THEY PROBABLY WOULDN’T PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK - THESE “COLLECTORS” DID SO - AGAINST THE LAW.
"COLLECTORS" ARE SELLING PLASTIC GUNS.
"COLLECTORS" ARE SELLING GUNS, HUNDREDS A YEAR, TO JUST ANYBODY, THEY DON’T CARE, AS LONG AS THEY GET THEIR $500/GUN.
IF “COLLECTORS” REFUSE TO FOLLOW THE LAW, GUN SHOWS SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN.

CLOSE THE GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE!

http://www.upworthy.com/a-guy-walked-into-a-convention-with-a-hidden-camera-what-he-captured-was-beyond-absurd?c=reccon1

STOP ILLEGAL GUN SALES!

19/30 GUN “COLLECTORS” SOLD TO UNDERCOVER COPS WHO SAID THEY PROBABLY WOULDN’T PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK - THESE “COLLECTORS” DID SO - AGAINST THE LAW.

"COLLECTORS" ARE SELLING PLASTIC GUNS.

"COLLECTORS" ARE SELLING GUNS, HUNDREDS A YEAR, TO JUST ANYBODY, THEY DON’T CARE, AS LONG AS THEY GET THEIR $500/GUN.

IF “COLLECTORS” REFUSE TO FOLLOW THE LAW, GUN SHOWS SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN.

I’m joining @MomsRising 4 #WomensEqualityDay 2 tell Congress #WEmatter and we vote! - http://moms.ly/1pap2Ky
Y’all forgot REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE. I joined anyway.

Anti-choice organization wants Planned Parenthood declared enemy of church

sorayachemaly:

A Catholic anti-abortion group wants Pope Francis to declare Planned Parenthood an “enemy of the Church.”

The American Life League (ALL), which describes itself as the largest Catholic anti-abortion group, has started a campaign called “Defend the Faith” targeting the pro-abortion rights group…

That’s great. Easier to have Church declared “Enemy of Women”

Exactly.

I never heard of ALL, and the Catholics currently using birth control is waaaaay more of an “all” than just this piddly group of loudmouths threatened by women. I doubt the Pope will ever hear of them either.

(Source: thehill.com)