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BREAKING: Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Filed Against Ferguson, St. Louis For Police Actions ▷

thepoliticalfreakshow:

WASHINGTON — A multi-million dollar lawsuit was filed in federal court in Missouri on Thursday, seeking compensation for “excessive force” by the police in Ferguson, Missouri, in the days after the shooting of Michael Brown.

According to the suit, the excessive force included false arrest, assault and battery; led to intentional infliction of emotional distress; was the result of negligent supervision and discipline; and resulted in a violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.

The lawsuit, filed by three out-of-state lawyers — including Malik Shabazz from Black Lawyers for Justice, who participated in the protests in Missouri — seeks multi-million dollar judgments against the City of Ferguson and St. Louis County, as well as one specific ands several unknown officers on behalf of Tracey White, Dewayne A. Matthews Jr., Kerry White, Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green.

In addition to the city and county, the chief of both city and county police are named as defendants, as is Justin Cosma, a police officer with the Ferguson Police Department.

The underlying cause:

The underlying cause:

The general reason for the lawsuit:

The general reason for the lawsuit:

The facts underlying Tracey White’s claim:

The facts underlying Tracey White's claim:

The facts underlying Dewayne A. Matthews Jr.’s claim:

The facts underlying Dewayne A. Matthews Jr.'s claim:

The facts underlying Kerry White’s claim:

The facts underlying Kerry White's claim:

The facts underlying Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green’s claim:

The facts underlying Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green's claim:

Read the complaint:

Source: Chris Geidner for Buzzfeed News

sayofthelivinganything:

It literally kills me when men think they know women’s fashion better than women

evilfeminist:

fuckyeahgreatplays:

vrumblr:

Hello can she be my knight please?

Viola from Twelfth Night, obviously.

Rescue me.

thecloneclub:

cosima-wants-the-d-elphine:

I sometimes laugh because I picture Tatiana Maslany standing up with that fire behind her eyes, delivering a venemous line as she stares ferociously at a tennis ball.

This woman gets paid to talk to a tennis ball. On a stick.

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today at the bus I sat a couple of seats away facing a girl maybe aged 17 or so, and a man came and sat next to her. after a while of looking at her (which she ignored) he put his hand on her thigh. She slapped his hand away and said sharply "Don't touch me" and he got really angry and fucking grabbed her throat! She managed to kick him in the chest so that he let go and a couple of people came to help keep him away from her but holy fuck it was really scary he just reacted so quickly!! shit
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thentheysaidburnher:

Contrary to popular male mythology, this man putting his hand on a woman’s leg (that is to say, assaulting her) was not an act beyond his control. He contemplated this act, weighed the negative outcome against the potential positive benefit, and decided his course of action should she choose to reject him.

So he knew a possible outcome of his assault was her rejection, maybe a very vocal rejection. He knew this BEFORE he assaulted her. As a punishment to her and all female witnesses, he escalated the abuse to potentially life-threatening violence.

These assaults are PLANNED, they are preconceived, they are plotted. HE KNEW WHAT COULD HAPPEN AND HE WAS READY TO KILL HER IF HE COULD HAVE.

Women are never safe around men. They keep showing us. What can we do when we finally believe them?

dreamitstheonlywayout:

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boo-meister:

Who’s driving the car?

The Spirit of Jazz and the Knowledge of Impending Racism

This speaks to me

athleticsistas:

Nisida Esther (Colombia): 257.9 lbs

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dilfgod:

I hate when people say money doesn’t buy you happiness. it does. it buys you financial stability, a nice house, nice cars, nice vacations and trips, healthier food, a better education, etc. like wearing burberry while driving around in an audi would probably make me pretty happy too. but it’s just that rich people often take their comfortable lives for granted and end up being spoiled and ungrateful for what they have 

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