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fantastic-nonsense:

I’m going to nip this post in the bud right now.
Tear gas is only a weapon of war during a war, and as such the use of tear gas is only banned during wartime. The Fourth Geneva Convention governs WARFARE, not domestic law enforcement. This is neither an international conflict nor a war; the Fourth Geneva Convention does not apply in this instance. Tear gas is legal for domestic law enforcement; whether this is a just law or not is irrelevant to the above comment. We can go round and round about whether or not tear gas should be legal for domestic law enforcement purposes. The point is that it is. Please stop spreading misinformation. 

fantastic-nonsense:

I’m going to nip this post in the bud right now.

Tear gas is only a weapon of war during a war, and as such the use of tear gas is only banned during wartime. The Fourth Geneva Convention governs WARFARE, not domestic law enforcement. This is neither an international conflict nor a war; the Fourth Geneva Convention does not apply in this instance. Tear gas is legal for domestic law enforcement; whether this is a just law or not is irrelevant to the above comment. We can go round and round about whether or not tear gas should be legal for domestic law enforcement purposes. The point is that it is. Please stop spreading misinformation. 

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librarienne:

How are people not absolutely horrified and outraged by Michael Brown’s death and what is going on in Ferguson? How are people insisting that Brown robbed a store when the police chief is admitting that he had nothing to do with it? How are people seeing these videos of…

Literally had a girl tell me, today, “I don’t want to talk about it because it makes me uncomfortable.”
I get it, me too, save it for a very specific time. But talk about it. Rant about it. Get angry and fucking think about it for the love of individuality, get uncomfortable. If this isn’t uncomfortable for you, you’re too removed to realize what’s happening. And that’s why we need to broadcast it.