Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.
Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)
There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident), that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.
According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.
According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.
Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)
The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]
Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.
It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.
And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.
Taking control of the airship
This is a great example of something I’ve been noticing in my current re-watch of A:tLA — the action beats in LoK tend to feel shorter and more brutal than their A:tLA counterparts.
Toph demonstrates quite a bit of creativity with her bending here, turning the metal door into a suit of armor to weather her enemies’ fire and crawling on the ceiling like a spider. Korra, in contrast, is really straightforward and efficient, moving no more than necessary to take her opponents to pieces, and her actions feel more violent because of the way their bodies ragdoll when she does so.
There’s definitely a different tone to these scenes in any case, even if they do have a lot in common.
It’s thematic to their eras. Aang & his allies fighting styles are based on very traditional martial arts styles that are half philosophy. Korra is very distinctly based on an MMA fighter - drawing and streamlining moves from different styles into the most efficient combat options (as opposed to Aang who rather than streamlining, just practiced 4 different martial arts styles). As Pro-Benders with previous background on the streets, Mako and Bolin are similarly blunter instruments than the AtLA characters with their more spiritual training.
That’s a good way to put it. I also feel like Korra’s MMA influence is meant to reflect the way she was trained as “the Avatar” rather than as a bender in each discipline — she doesn’t view her arts as separate, just different extensions of what she can do.
this is from an actual 40 minute OVA and it’s possibly the most mind blowing thing i have ever witnessed
So yeah, I just woke up to this and I was not disappointed. Clearly, I need to find this OVA.
just so you know…
What the fucks happening in Ferguson?
- Harry: Alright now we're gonna learn expelliarmus.
- Some lil twit in the DA: but isn't that kind of a pansy-ass spell?
- Harry: I have LITERALLY USED THIS AGAINST THE DARK LORD HIMSELF, TAKE A SEAT SON.
Aang's sons looking at his statue.
friend: can you go buy something for me at the store ill give you the money
friend: you can buy something for yourself too with my money
Natasha saving Sam and Steve
#not only does she pull steve’s head out of the way just in time#she also uses her leg to push sam out of the way of the bullet#this is something i never noticed before#but now i want to build an altar to it#reason 354 why natasha is my fave
Avatars getting captured while they were in the Spirit World.
A: TLA MEME: 5 fights [2/5]
↳ Katara vs. Azula - “There you are, filthy peasant!”