“Climate change is a crisis of justice among human beings. We all depend on this planet, but some are more insulated from its undoing than others. Some will be bailed out, but most won’t. Some will find a way to profit as the waters rise, but many more will drown. The challenge of stemming climate change is not just a matter of raising consciousness and spreading awareness; it is a struggle for democracy and survival.”—Nathan Schneider, Climate change is war – and Wall Street is winning
Protesters want to be able to communicate, to document the protests, and to share photos and video with the world. So they’ll be carrying phones, and they’ll face a complex set of considerations about the privacy of the data those phones hold.
BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, has told an Australian government proceeding that people who use VPNs a lot should be assumed to be engaged in piracy, that ISPs should surveil their users, that websites should be censored by Chinese-style national firewalls, and that the families of people accused of watching TV the wrong way should be disconnected from the Internet.
thanks to gentrification, they’re starting to push out / evict tenants who can’t pay the steeping rent prices, myself included. so I made this gofundme (or if you don’t feel comfortable using that there’s a paypal donation link in my blog) in hopes to save something for the eventual eviction or just to keep up with rent if we don’t get evicted. any contribution would help, thank you. pls boost if you can.
“The cameras scan at an extremely high rate, usually around 60 plates per second. Law enforcement policies vary widely concerning how long that information can be retained. Different agencies keep that data anywhere from a few weeks to indefinitely. Some cities have even mounted such cameras at their city borders, monitoring who comes in and out. Various jurisdictions disagree about whether individuals can access their own LPR records, much less a broader dataset.”—Los Angeles cops do not need to hand over license plate reader data, judge finds | Ars Technica (via infoneer-pulse)
Victor White III, the New Iberia man who State Police said shot and killed himself in March while in custody in the backseat of a sheriff’s car, was shot in the chest, according to a report from the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office.
Remember when the police said this man shot himself while handcuffed in the back of their police car?
reminder to white followers: I’m not your psychologist or padre, don’t come to me with confessionals whenever you’ve seen, heard, experienced a racist act with a paragraph about it all and expect me to go read through it every time. I am also a person with mental limits and if you’re troubled enough about the experience then you should do something more active than dump all that shit on a black blogger already dealing with their own set of problems. if you think racism is disgusting and unbearable then don’t come tell me, go tell your whites cause they’re the ones who need to hear it. I’ve said it time and again, whites prefer to listen to other whites even in situations where they aren’t the real experts like on the subject of racism. if you really feel so strongly about racism and antiblackness why not organize among other white friends and help us out by informing and mobilizing other whites for antiblack racist issues. you’re literally doing nothing but adding to an already piling problem when you come to our inbox with this “I’m sorry”, “how do i not racist???” “do blacks human too?” bullshit, like go inform yourselves and then your close ones and do something besides use our personal spaces as your resource for emotional dumps and white guilt.
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation wants the power to break into any computer on the Internet and to spy on any person in the world: Liberal MP Philip Ruddock says “We are now looking at how you find out what people are thinking about even before they do it.”
An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and charged sexually assaulting at least six women while he was on patrol, though police expect more alleged victims to come forward.
Daniel Holtzclaw is charged with rape, oral sodomy and sexual battery. The three-year veteran of the force is being held on a $5 million bond, Reuters reports.
Police said the assaults took place while Holtzclaw was on the job, in some cases as a result of traffic stops.
alright first of all it’s really important to know that he attacked black women ages 34-58, where he demanded they expose themselves, fondle them, raping them, and either asking or demanding oral sex from them.
ladies of oklahoma, if you’ve been attacked by this man, most likely during traffic stops, please don’t be scared to report. this guy’s looking at life in prison and i’m sure your brave contribution would confirm his confinement.
reminder that kkk and neo nazis exist in such an organized fashion that they are encouraged within their groups to not shave or look like a typical skinhead racist. they’re also encouraged to join local law enforcement and government agencies (as shown in this FBI report on white supremacist infiltration) and have even landed on FBI and CIA watchlists (but aren’t as prosecuted or engaged with as say black, muslim and latin@ folks). and this isn’t some 1950s shit either this is happening today in ‘post-racist’ america.
poc be on your toes out there, white folks is plottin.
In light of the Ferguson situation, It’s scary how relevant this post became.
really the more I see what’s happening in Ferguson unfold the more it looks like the police and in turn the military industrial complex that’s linked to it are just using black people for their military fashion show