Patchwork Poetics

poet. quilter. a little off-kilter.

werewolfau:

At a deposition, Ferguson’s former police chief revealed that his staff did not keep records of incidents in which officers used force against citizens, so long as no one died; in other words, there was no way of telling how often incidents like Davis’ happened.

remember shit like this when they talk about how mike brown’s shooter had no disciplinary record

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Charlie Sheen smokes crack live in a web-chat and they make him the highest paid actor on television.

An 18-year-old black person smokes a blunt and he is unfit to live.

I see you white power.

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Comedian Greg Blackshear (via sonofbaldwin)

Not to mention Rob Ford still being allowed to hold office after admitting to a crack addiction and alcoholism, tackling a representative, etc.

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[Image: a young person with light brown skin, black assymetrical hair and dark eyes stands against a white background. she is wearing a bright orange hoodie and big, sparkly, hoop earrings, and a very slight smirk on her face.]
TW: violence against children, murder, racism, graphic description.>>>>>>>>>>>>>nitanahkohe:

Tina Fontaine, 15, was reported missing on Aug. 9. Her body was found in the Red River near the Alexander Docks at about 1:30 p.m., more than a week after she was reported missing. Fontaine, of Sagkeeng First Nation, had only been in Winnipeg for a month before her disappearance. “She’s a petite little thing — just turned 15, barely in the city for a little over a month,” O’Donovan said. “And she’s definitely been exploited and taken advantage of and murdered.” 
Fontaine was in the care of a Child and Family Services agency when she went missing, according to police. She had run away from her foster home before, including once in July of this year. Police said she was found wrapped in a bag, in “a condition she couldn’t have put herself in.”
“She’s a child. This is a child that has been murdered … Society should be horrified,” O’Donovan said. “That’s why we’re asking for people to come forward. And that’s why we’re asking for people to help us and to come forward with anything they know about this child.” Anyone with information can contact police at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

[Image: a young person with light brown skin, black assymetrical hair and dark eyes stands against a white background. she is wearing a bright orange hoodie and big, sparkly, hoop earrings, and a very slight smirk on her face.]

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nitanahkohe
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Tina Fontaine, 15, was reported missing on Aug. 9. Her body was found in the Red River near the Alexander Docks at about 1:30 p.m., more than a week after she was reported missing. Fontaine, of Sagkeeng First Nation, had only been in Winnipeg for a month before her disappearance. “She’s a petite little thing — just turned 15, barely in the city for a little over a month,” O’Donovan said. “And she’s definitely been exploited and taken advantage of and murdered.” 

Fontaine was in the care of a Child and Family Services agency when she went missing, according to police. She had run away from her foster home before, including once in July of this year. Police said she was found wrapped in a bag, in “a condition she couldn’t have put herself in.”

“She’s a child. This is a child that has been murdered … Society should be horrified,” O’Donovan said. “That’s why we’re asking for people to come forward. And that’s why we’re asking for people to help us and to come forward with anything they know about this child.” Anyone with information can contact police at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

Sperm cells created from female embryo

rowanontheriver:

blackfreethinkers:

MRA’s are either having apoplectic fits or spontaneously combusting at this news…

*or couples where one person is trans

*or people w/out sperm-making bodies

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Black Women Are Killed by Police, Too

(Source: ethiopienne)

petitsirena:

sticks and stones may break my bones, but language dictates everything from social norms to legislation and it’s indeed often used to bolster violence and oppression sooOo

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In case anyone is having a bad night:

heythereclifford:

radiolightning:

Here is the fudgiest brownie in a mug recipe I’ve found

Here are some fun sites

Here is a master post of Adventure Time episodes and comics

Here is a master post of movies including Disney and Studio Ghibli

Here is a master post of other master posts to TV shows and movies

*tucks you in with fuzzy blanket* *pats your head*

You’ll be okay, friend <3

i will reblog this everytime it shows up because any of my followers could have a bad night right now

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chronicillnessmemes:

chronicillnessproblems:

Instead of Dairy Queen I want to make a Non-Dairy Queen and have all the same stuff but completely dairy free for lactose intolerances, dairy allergies, and vegans. 

(Plus you could totally probably do that with parody laws, yeah? That’s actually a thing, right?)

Would you put a franchise up on Spoonie Island? (Once Spoonie Island exists anyway.)

crumbsinthesand:

i’m so sick of inadequate pain management.

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Support Disability Justice

hellomynameismaddy:

Sins Invalid is a disability justice* based performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists. Our performance work explores the themes of sexuality, embodiment and the disabled** body. Conceived and led by disabled people of color, we present provocative work where paradigms of “normal” and “sexy” are challenged, offering instead a vision of beauty and sexuality inclusive of all individuals and communities. 

Support collective access by sending a founder of disability justice performance project Sins Invalid to screen our film in Vancouver!

Sins Invalid is AMAZING and they’re almost at the end of their Indiegogo campaign (it’s over on August 1st at 11:59 PST). They’re 90% of the way to their goal, so if you’ve got some spare change lying around consider donating to this project!!!!

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