Bored Man Gets Paid.

Bored Man Gets Paid.


Foot on necks/now I’m taking bets. holler: codeswitch@npr.org

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@BlockerRyan  Even on Original Recipe Law & Order, Lenny Briscoe and them would casually threaten witnesses who didn’t cooperate. “oh, yeah? Why don’t we take a trip downtown/call immigration to check in on your workers/and see if that won’t help jog your memory?”

@BlockerRyan  IRL, this is exactly why ppl who are undocumented or have minor warrants or whatever avoid contact with the police at all costs. Bc there’s no encounter that won’t upend your life — and it also means the police can never be an avenue to protection for you.

@BlockerRyan  It’s wild when you think about the granddaddy of TV police dramas, Dragnet, literally the brainchild of the LAPD in the middle of the 20th century with the express purpose of being copaganda.

@BlockerRyan  there is a large, white public that has never been on the business end of American policing, whose experience with the police have mostly been mediated via their depictions in entertainment media, and are thus invested in the notion that cops are heroic and competent.

And this kind of abstract investment by the unpoliced is a material obstacle in the discourse over rethinking policing.

Like, just autodidacts throwing around decontextualized fake-deep shit

It happens at the same age and everything

She might be the only celebrity alive with a 90%+ approval rating, my god

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In 2000, a Haitan American man named Patrick Dorismond was standing outside a bar in midtown Manhattan. A plainsclothes cop walked up to him and asked him where he could buy crack. “What are you doing asking me for that shit?” Dorimsond asked.

Spike Lee said that when Do The Right Thing came out, a lot of critics thought it irresponsible to show Mookie throw a trash can through the window of Sal's pizzeria bc it would encourage riots...but they had far less to say about the cops choking Radio Raheem to death 🤷🏿‍♂️

Raise your hand if your living parents and grandparents lived under Jim Crow. ??‍♂️

one of the wildest things abt white supremacy is how white people's feelings abt racism are always the terrain being contested and always presented as The Stakes.

Sandra Bland didn't signal a lane change. John Crawford was shopping at a Wal-Mart. Philando Castile was coming home from dinner.

James Craig Anderson was a 47-year-old gay Black man from Mississippi. One night in 2011, he was standing in a parking lot he was attacked by a roving pack of young white dudes who had gone out to, in their words, “fuck with some niggers.”

“Our manager never intended for these men to be arrested...this should never have escalated as it did.” Calling the police introduces the prospect of arrest, and since the police are armed, the prospect of violence. Calling the police IS an escalation.

The very sole of our nation depends on it

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again, Trump is only a viable candidate because of his overwhelming white support, up and down the income ladder and across generations. white voters are the constant. if Trump lightly underperformed with white voters in, say, Florida, the map looks different. But go off.

Jonathan Ferrell was asking for help after a car crash. Tamir Rice was playing in a park. Akai Gurley was walking down the stairs.

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