Is Ferguson Feeding on the Poor? City Disproportionately Stops, Charges and Fines People of Color | Democracy Now! ›

As the police killing of Michael Brown has focused global attention on the racial divide in the counties in and surrounding St. Louis, Missouri, a new report may explain why residents’ mistrust of the police runs so deep. It shows how a large part of the revenue for these counties comes from fines paid by African-American residents who are disproportionately targeted for traffic stops and other low-level offenses. In Ferguson, the fines and fees are actually the city’s second-largest source of income, which is expected to generate $2.7 million in fiscal year 2014. We speak with Thomas Harvey, executive director of ArchCity Defenders and co-author of their new report, which has been widely cited — including in a stunning chart in Monday’s New York Times that shows how Ferguson issued on average nearly three warrants per household last year — the highest number of warrants in the state, relative to its size. “What my clients have told me since the first day I’ve ever represented anybody is, this is not about public safety, it’s about the money,” Harvey says. We also hear about the impact of the police harassment and ticketing from George Fields, who was among the local residents lined up for Michael Brown’s funeral on Monday in St. Louis.

  August 28, 2014 at 09:17am

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My name is Danica Williams. I’m the fastest girl alive.

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humansofnewyork:

"When they don’t think I’m watching, they do the funniest things. They are always dancing together. I found them in the kitchen yesterday, pretending to cook."
"What’s your greatest worry as a parent?"
"Their health. They’re always getting sick from the cold and the dust. Sometimes the dust gets so bad, they lose their voices."

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So this happened: Famous giant panda fakes pregnancy, gets nice things

10 incredible hotels in Bali you won’t believe under $50 ›

  August 28, 2014 at 08:27am

The children killed in Gaza during 50 days of conflict ›

As a ceasefire is agreed after 50 days of conflict between Israel and Hamas, the Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights has compiled a list of 504 children killed in Gaza, comprising almost quarter of the total Palestinian dead

  August 28, 2014 at 08:16am
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rockmusic2094:

ive been waiting so long, to be where im going, in the sunshine of your looooooovveeeeeee

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IDF Hamas Human Shield Manual a Sloppy Forgery - The Evidence [UPDATED August 8th] ›

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#IOF  #Israel  #NAZI  #apartheid  
  August 26, 2014 at 10:00pm

aph-peter-kirkland:

So I want to help calm people down and stuff, so here’s a bird appreciation post.

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Look how colorful this one is

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This one is so pretty

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LOOK HOW BLUE THIS ONE IS

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THIS ONE IS SO FAT

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Emus are so weird I love them 

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Kiwi birds are adorable 

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IT’S FLUFFY

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This one looks angry

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Majestic as fuck

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Just, BIRDS! 

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How to make a grilled cheese sandwich

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Hudson bay wolves (Canis lupus hudsonicus) by joke kok

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rebeccamock:

The Aftershocks
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I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving.
This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!

Rebecca is amazing!

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