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Ask me anything   Submit   Los Angeles. a near daily drain of the brain during periods of listless inactivity in my day to day life. keep walking.

sirmitchell:

I am unable to join the protests at the moment, but if I were (and I might soon) this is the sign I would use. 

sirmitchell:

I am unable to join the protests at the moment, but if I were (and I might soon) this is the sign I would use. 

— 2 years ago with 620 notes
#occupywallstreet  #occupyLA 
sirmitchell:

Yeah and get a job while you’re at it, ya bums! 

sirmitchell:

Yeah and get a job while you’re at it, ya bums! 

— 2 years ago with 442 notes
#politics  #occupywallstreet 
thenoobyorker:

inothernews:

The New York Times just pisses me off some days.
At this point, they’ve had more than 24 hours to get an official police response to the pepper spray incident from the New York Police Department. 
But in Sarah Maslin-Nir’s blog post, published up at 1:45pm, the best the “newspaper of record” could do was say “a request to the Police Department for comment was not immediately returned.”
The NYPD’s public information office is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.  Nothing from them?
As is the City Hall press office, with someone always on call.  No one there at all to talk to?
What about all of your vaunted police sources who confirm your other stories left and right?  Are they somehow unreachable in this age of cell phones, Blackberrys, iPhones and — gasp!!! — emails?
Meanwhile, Ginia Bellafante’s piece, which has been up since last night, has a dickshittish quote from a day trader who was all too happy to snark on the protesters’ use of a particular brand of computer.
I know it’s Sunday, Times folk, but this is pretty inexcusable.  Especially when you’re playing up an op-ed asking “Whatever happened to the American left?”
Don’t look now, but you probably just helped to wake them up.

The New York Times is also considered “liberal” by many across our nation. Now think about that for a second.

thenoobyorker:

inothernews:

The New York Times just pisses me off some days.

At this point, they’ve had more than 24 hours to get an official police response to the pepper spray incident from the New York Police Department. 

But in Sarah Maslin-Nir’s blog post, published up at 1:45pm, the best the “newspaper of record” could do was say “a request to the Police Department for comment was not immediately returned.”

The NYPD’s public information office is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.  Nothing from them?

As is the City Hall press office, with someone always on call.  No one there at all to talk to?

What about all of your vaunted police sources who confirm your other stories left and right?  Are they somehow unreachable in this age of cell phones, Blackberrys, iPhones and — gasp!!! — emails?

Meanwhile, Ginia Bellafante’s piece, which has been up since last night, has a dickshittish quote from a day trader who was all too happy to snark on the protesters’ use of a particular brand of computer.

I know it’s Sunday, Times folk, but this is pretty inexcusable.  Especially when you’re playing up an op-ed asking “Whatever happened to the American left?”

Don’t look now, but you probably just helped to wake them up.

The New York Times is also considered “liberal” by many across our nation. Now think about that for a second.

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— 2 years ago with 165 notes
#new york times  #journalism  #occupywallstreet  #libertypark  #libertyplaza 
sleepingthrutheworry:

entropyforever:

sunny-sea-turtles:

tharcblack:

burenvanmartin:

solitudinous:

I don’t know if you guys can see that well but those are the red marks on my wrists for being handcuffed for three straight hours today, with my hands twisted unnaturally behind my back. 
I decided to go to the wall street occupation in NYC and…
-was maced in the face while standing on a public sidewalk calmly asking an officer if I could continue walking. 
-was forcefully arrested (arms pulled behind my back by two police officers then lifted off the ground and dragged to a nearby wall) while being treated for the mace on my skin
-had my requests for information (whether I was being arrested or simply detained, why I was being arrested, whether they could read me my rights) greeted with silence by a wall of policemen standing with their nets, watching us sit there handcuffed. 
-was bused, as the cuffs got tighter and tighter, to police headquarters (along with about 80 other peaceful protesters) and made to wait in the van outside headquarters for another two and a half hours
-was detained inside a prison cell for about another 6 hours, again with barely any information about why I was arrested and for how long
-was told I could have a phone call but only if it was to a New York number, and then was subsequently ignored when I asked if I could use a phone book 
-was finally released with a charge of disorderly conduct and a court date nov 3
Right now I’m overwhelmed and exhausted. I missed the last train back to sarah lawrence because of being in fucking jail, so I’m staying at my friend’s dorm at parsons. I had just about every right I “have” violated tonight and it makes me really angry. when the police feel the need to use the amount of force they did on me - i’m 93 lbs and 4 ft - you know something’s off. when they’re detaining the “granny peace brigade” along with me, you know there’s really something off. this isn’t right, this isn’t democracy. that’s all I can say right now because I’m so fucking tired and I need to just go to bed. perhaps I’ll have some more coherent thoughts tomorrow, but again, right now I’m just totally overwhelmed. 

I was fucking pissed off when I heard about this, but then I saw the video footage of you being maced and I almost cried. What. The. Fuck. Where did all of this country’s justice go?

BASTARDS! I hope you’re feeling better now. I seriously hate how some policemen just think they can pretty much do what they want with the weapons they’ve got. Are we supposed to feel safe around them? Because I don’t think we do anymore.

I love how Westboro can do whatever the fuck they want, and people can protest abortion clinics all the fucking time, but peacefully protest Wall Street and police brutality is everywhere. I just get more and more ashamed of my country as the days go on. 

These stories need to be told. People need to listen. This isn’t okay.

Reblog. This is more important than a pretty dress you want or a pretty picture. This is about your future and your children’s future.

sleepingthrutheworry:

entropyforever:

sunny-sea-turtles:

tharcblack:

burenvanmartin:

solitudinous:

I don’t know if you guys can see that well but those are the red marks on my wrists for being handcuffed for three straight hours today, with my hands twisted unnaturally behind my back. 

I decided to go to the wall street occupation in NYC and…

-was maced in the face while standing on a public sidewalk calmly asking an officer if I could continue walking. 

-was forcefully arrested (arms pulled behind my back by two police officers then lifted off the ground and dragged to a nearby wall) while being treated for the mace on my skin

-had my requests for information (whether I was being arrested or simply detained, why I was being arrested, whether they could read me my rights) greeted with silence by a wall of policemen standing with their nets, watching us sit there handcuffed. 

-was bused, as the cuffs got tighter and tighter, to police headquarters (along with about 80 other peaceful protesters) and made to wait in the van outside headquarters for another two and a half hours

-was detained inside a prison cell for about another 6 hours, again with barely any information about why I was arrested and for how long

-was told I could have a phone call but only if it was to a New York number, and then was subsequently ignored when I asked if I could use a phone book 

-was finally released with a charge of disorderly conduct and a court date nov 3

Right now I’m overwhelmed and exhausted. I missed the last train back to sarah lawrence because of being in fucking jail, so I’m staying at my friend’s dorm at parsons. I had just about every right I “have” violated tonight and it makes me really angry. when the police feel the need to use the amount of force they did on me - i’m 93 lbs and 4 ft - you know something’s off. when they’re detaining the “granny peace brigade” along with me, you know there’s really something off. this isn’t right, this isn’t democracy. that’s all I can say right now because I’m so fucking tired and I need to just go to bed. perhaps I’ll have some more coherent thoughts tomorrow, but again, right now I’m just totally overwhelmed. 

I was fucking pissed off when I heard about this, but then I saw the video footage of you being maced and I almost cried. What. The. Fuck. Where did all of this country’s justice go?

BASTARDS! I hope you’re feeling better now. I seriously hate how some policemen just think they can pretty much do what they want with the weapons they’ve got. Are we supposed to feel safe around them? Because I don’t think we do anymore.

I love how Westboro can do whatever the fuck they want, and people can protest abortion clinics all the fucking time, but peacefully protest Wall Street and police brutality is everywhere. I just get more and more ashamed of my country as the days go on. 

These stories need to be told. People need to listen. This isn’t okay.

Reblog. This is more important than a pretty dress you want or a pretty picture. This is about your future and your children’s future.

(via tillybable)

— 2 years ago with 6052 notes
#police brutality  #occupy wall street  #occupywallstreet 
sirmitchell:


“On the 17th of September, we want to see 20,000 people to flood into lower Manhattan, set up beds, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months,” one statement says. “Like our brothers and sisters in Egypt, Greece, Spain, and Iceland, we plan to use the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic of mass occupation to restore democracy in America. We also encourage the use of nonviolence to achieve our ends and maximize the safety of all participants.”
Amazed that this is receiving almost zero media attention. If I was in NYC I would be there right now. Could lead to something amazing and revolutionary. 
For more info, check out: https://occupywallst.org/
Spread the word Y’all! 

sirmitchell:

“On the 17th of September, we want to see 20,000 people to flood into lower Manhattan, set up beds, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months,” one statement says. “Like our brothers and sisters in Egypt, Greece, Spain, and Iceland, we plan to use the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic of mass occupation to restore democracy in America. We also encourage the use of nonviolence to achieve our ends and maximize the safety of all participants.”

Amazed that this is receiving almost zero media attention. If I was in NYC I would be there right now. Could lead to something amazing and revolutionary. 

For more info, check out: https://occupywallst.org/

Spread the word Y’all! 

(via carrotsinfairy)

— 2 years ago with 667 notes
#politics  #news  #wall street  #occupywallstreet