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.
On February 21st, 2013, Ryo Oyamada was struck and killed by a police cruiser while crossing the street. NYPD claimed that the cruiser’s lights and sirens were on before the collision, but multiple eyewitnesses stated otherwise, that the lights and sirens were only turned on afterwards, and that the cruiser was speeding in excess of 70 mph down a residential street. None of these eyewitnesses were interviewed for the police report.
I’ve seen more drugs behind the brick walls of my private college than I have ever even heard of back home in my hood.(via newwavefeminism)
Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time.
- Audre Lorde, The Uses of Anger (via eshusplayground)
professional-professional asked: Would you like it in the vag or ass when I rape you?
At least now that I disabled Anonymous asks, your own face is attached to your pitiful hatemail.
And if you recognize this ugly mug, shoot me a name!
ETA: He’s been tracked down.
HIS NAME IS BRANDON BAYARD AND HE LIVES IN SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN.
Reblog the shit out of this so it shows up on every background search done by every guy trying to hire him ever.
REBLOGGING THIS ALWAYS, FUCK THIS PIECE OF SHIT
Things that matter. Pass ‘em on.
I heard his story on NPR. His mom raised him to “not see color” etc. And the cops beat the hell out of him when they pulled him over. It took seeing him in jail beaten half to death for her to see that race matters every day.
"I thought that love would conquer all and skin color really didn’t matter. I had to learn the really hard way when they almost killed you."
The mother spells out that this is in part her fault. Yet there are white folks still trying to tell us that being color blind has nothing to do with what happens.
You do more research into what it takes to buy a car or play pokemon than you do as to what it takes to adopt, let alone live with black people.
Officer: ‘Put your hands on your head. Right here. Come on back.’
Barbour: ‘What is wrong? My kids!’
Officer: ‘How old are they?’
Barbour: ‘They’re six and eight and ten, nine. What are we doing?’
Officer: ‘Hold on a second, okay?’
Barbour: ‘What is going on? Oh my God, you will terrify my children.’
Officer: ‘We got a complaint of a vehicle matching your description and your license plate, waving a gun out the window.’ (Description: Tan Vehicle - Barbour’s vehichle color: Burgundy)
Officer 1: ‘Do they look young to you?’
Officer 2: ‘They do to me.’
Officer 1: ‘Huh?’
Officer 2: ‘They do to me.’
Officer 1: ‘Yep, they’re young.’
Officer 1: [To other officers] ‘Gun down, gun down, gun down.’
Officer 1: [As the child exits the vehicle] ‘Come on back here, son. Come on back here, you’re alright.’
Officer: ‘Y’all okay?’
Child: ‘I’m scared.’
Officer: ‘It’s okay.’
Child: ‘Are we going to jail?’
Officer: ‘No. No one is going to jail.’
Child: [Scream, crying]
Officer: ‘Hey, stop crying. It’s okay. It’s okay. Everything’s fine now.
No officer, everything is NOT fine now. You and your partners should be fired.
Victor White III, the New Iberia man who State Police said shot and killed himself in March while in custody in the backseat of a sheriff’s car, was shot in the chest, according to a report from the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office.
Remember when the police said this man shot himself while handcuffed in the back of their police car?
Turns out they were lying
idc if we’re mutuals if i see blue ivy slander you’re getting cut from the winning team real quick. there is nothing nastier than grown, mentally aware people insulting a child for a cheap laugh. you’re not funny. you’ve never been funny. and i hope you can get over whoever hurt you so bad