It breaks my heart to share this link, because the horror of it is unimaginable. This is cruelty that was done just for the sake of cruelty; this was a crime of the sickest order, and it happened because nobody stood up to stop it.
A lesbian woman in Alabama went to spend the end of Thanksgiving day with her girlfriend’s family. What happened next, how A got to Z - nobody seems to be clear on, but what we know is that the brother of Mallory Owens, Travis Hawkins, Jr., flipped out, and beat Ms. Owens very literally within an inch of her life. Hawkins’ family stood by and watched. They have done worse than just standing there and watching this; Hawkins’ family is now threatening Owens’ family. Apparently, it’s not enough that their son has made facial reconstruction surgery necessary for the woman that their daughter loves.
The DA in this case charged Hawkins with simple second-degree assault. This is not what happened; what this is was attempted murder and a hate crime.
The story is at the following link. Trigger warning: severe violence against an LGBT person, and graphic pictures of that attack.
Mallory Owens’ story, from what I can gather, is being underreported in Alabama. It’s certainly being treated as unimportant by the legal system. I can promise you that, if the one fighting for his life was Travis Hawkins, this DA would be calling for the death penalty.
Something HAS to be done here. If it’s only that we try to share this story, so that many more eyes are on it and this DA can know that we are watching him, and that we are demanding justice for Mallory Owens. Petitions can be started. Charity accounts can be set up to help with her medical costs. Protests can be arranged.
No matter how it happens, Mallory Owens needs to know that there are people who won’t just stand by.
Please pass this on.
Good. I’m glad to see that there are consequences for his actions.
EXCELLENT. this guy’s given legitimacy and support to pedophiles and stalkers, he deserves nothing less than a permanently tainted employment record. i hope this fucker rots.
The guy is getting PayPal donations from his redditor fanboys after going on Reddit and bemoaning his lack of employment. And I’m sure he will receive thousands upon thousands of dollars.
Anyone who supports this guy is an enabler for pedophiles.
Why is ANYONE still using Reddit as a site? Boycott that shit.
‘Nothing like living in the US with a disabled wife and no health insurance.’
Boo fucking hoo, Michael.
LIKE CONVULSING WITH JOY
ECSTATIC about his firing. Not so much about his fap boys donating to him.
yes, actually. now that i think about it… he’s just gonna sit back and retire and let his reddit tools pay him
Why had I thought I’d be immune to being called a slut, whore, homewrecker, protected from having my motives and intentions questioned, from being treated as if I were the criminal? And by my own attorney, no less.
““We’re going to go out there and violate some rights.” Hear the secret police recordings that will take your breath away. In a bad way.”
I know I already reblogged this eariler, but I’m doing so again because I really really want ya’ll to to watch this video—especially if you’re white. The next time you have any kind of inkling that People of Color fabricate or exaggerate their experiences of being targeted for humiliation and violence simply for existing, the next time you hear someone suggest that we must be doing something to bring it on ourselves, I want you to remember this video.
Seriously. Watch this please. White people especially!
This quote goes well with another favorite of mine, from Einstein: “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.”
Justice for Deaf Woman Tasered and Jailed by Police!
Lashonn White is a deaf woman who called 911 after being attacked in her apartment. Instead of being helped, Tacoma police tasered her and put her in jail for 60 hours without an interpreter.
Two police officers were dispatched who had been told that she is deaf. She ran outside to meet them, and immediately, Officer Koskovich tasered her in her rib and stomach. Because of the fall, she suffered heavy bleeding from her knuckles, injuries to her cheek, chin, ribs, neck, and arms, and swelling on the right side of her face.
Then they handcuffed her — she was incredibly confused as to why she was under arrest, and couldn’t talk to the officers because they don’t know sign language. Koskovich said that he had yelled for White to stop, but she had ignored him, when she actually couldn’t hear him.
Please tell the Tacoma Police Department that all officers need to receive training concerning disabled individuals and to do a full investigation of the incident. Get justice for Lashonn White!
You knew the woman was deaf and you try to say she ignored what you said to her? Give me a break, there is no excuse for this kind of bullshit.
Can you imagine how a man could shoot himself in the head while his hands have been double locked behind his back? Now imagine him shooting himself squarely in the right temple, when he is left-handed.
This seemingly impossible suicide is how Jonesboro, Arkansas police explain the death of twenty one year old Chavis Carter. On Saturday night he was placed in a patrol car because he had marijuana on his person. He also had a warrant for previous drug possession.
“As protocol, he was handcuffed behind his back, double-locked and searched” said Jonesboro Police Department Sgt. Lyle Waterworth. Yet minutes later he was shot in the head. The police claim that he had hidden a gun and had taken it out to shoot himself.
His mother, Teresa Chavis, thinks the police killed him. She says he wasn’t suicidal and had just called his girlfriend to let her know what was happening. He told her he would call her from jail. Teresa wants to know what happened to her son.
The two officers who were present when Carter was shot were placed on administrative leave, but we cannot let that be the end of the story.
Tell the Jonesboro Police Department and the Jonesboro Mayor that the whole world is watching them. We expect a full investigation. Chavis’s mother deserves to know exactly how her son died.
If it becomes clear that the police murdered this young man, they should not be put on “administrative leave” – they should be tried and sent to prison. Chavis was handcuffed behind his back and could not defend himself. As in the case of Travon Martin, jailing the killer will not reverse the death of a young man. But it will remind the world that we do not live in a country that ignores violence against African Americans.
When people ask how I can’t trust our police/government/country I wonder how they can.
Justice for Tasered 8-Months-Pregnant Woman!
Police in Chicago used a Taser on an African-American woman who is 8-months-pregnant because she parked in a handicapped parking space.
Tiffany Rent parked there because she was trying to calm down her 3-year-old daughter. She tried to explain what happened but they wouldn’t listen, and gave her a ticket for $200.
The police, who had blocked her in, started insulting her — one told her to call Jesse Jackson — and Rent got into her car because she was scared. They tasered her through the window, and her boyfriend, Joseph Hobbs, had his elbow dislocated while trying to protect her. This all happened in front of her children.
Rent and Hobbs were taken into custody and charged with resisting arrest and simple assault. Rent was taken to the hospital for treatment, and may have to deliver her baby early because of the stress.
Please tell the Chicago Police Department to do a full investigation of this incident and get justice for Tiffany Rent!
I don’t even know what to say. I am incredibly appalled and angry. Justice for Tiffany Rent!
what the ACTUAL FUCK
Houston judge Lanny Moriarty • On his decision to sentence a 17-year-old honor student, who (since her parents divorced and both skipped town) has had to work both a full and a part time job just to support two siblings, to spend a day in jail, after she missed school recently. Diane Tran, who also takes dual-credit college-level courses, says that she’s often so tired that she finds it difficult to wake up for school. But that didn’t sway Moriarty, who chose to make an example of Tran. If you think this sucks, we direct you to this Change.org petition.
To the parents and judge; What The Fuck??
This is some pure fuck shit. You know good and damn well this was overkill. And now that is going to follow her the rest of her life. And for what? So you can feel high and mighty.
Lemme get my ass over to Change.org right quick.
3 times more likely to suffer from depression.
6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.
26 times more likely to abuse drugs.
4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.
97% of the rapists never spend one day in jail.
This is media-driven controversy.
And you’re a fucking moron.
i hope a car repeatedly runs over your face.
Yeah, guys. That bottom picture just proves that Trayvon is a criminal.
Oh wait. No it fucking doesn’t you dumbshit.
Because, clearly, wearing a suit makes you way more worthwhile.
OK. Here’s the thing. This is me
This is also me
I think almost every Black person has a gangsta pose photo. It means nothing. Does either photo mean it’s ok to shoot me if I’m unarmed and walking down a street? That is the central issue here.
Yeah, like what the fuck?
Oh so posing like a stereotypical gangster means it’s okay to shoot someone. I guess it sucks that I once took a picture like this:
OH WAIT. THAT’S RIGHT. I’M WHITE. IT’S ONLY OKAY TO SHOOT BLACK PEOPLE WHO POSE AS A STEREOTYPICAL GANGSTER, I FORGOT.