dynastylnoire:

jspark3000:

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Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

Thanks for theendofbadmemories for tagging me in this post thingy (the only one I’ll probably ever do)

After putting my iTunes playlist on shuffle, the first 10 songs that play are:

1. If I Ain’t Got You | Alicia Keys

2. Come To Me | Diddy ft. Nicole Scherzinger

3. All The Above | Maino ft. T-Pain

4. Crown | Jay Z (??)

5. Shot For Me | Drake

6. Hoe | Jhene Aiko ft. Miguel

7. Forgive Them Father | Lauryn Hill

8. Stunt | Tinashe

9. Just A Taste | Tinashe

10. Walk It Out | Unk (LOLLL)

Now I nominate the following to put their iTunes on shuffle and post the first 10 songs that play: trishamarie, thethreeamrants, orange-rae, littlesponge92, camisherri, daeeday, afro-virgo

kaybyeeeee.

FOUR YEARS LATER: BIG STEPS TOWARD ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA

greenpeaceusa:

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You may not have heard of the Kemper County Coal Plant, but what it releases in the air impacts more than 186,000 customers and residents across the Mississippi Delta. The coal plant is located in Kemper County, Mississippi, a small county with over 10,300 residents. Many of the residents are of low socioeconomic status and in turn, are gravely affected by the coal plant’s health risks and financial impact.

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