The Gentlemen's Club

The Good Die Young & The Bad live Forever

cerulean-warbler:

I do not own these photos. Simply added annotations. 

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lovelyandbrown:

musicsoundsmuchbetterwithyou:

lovelyandbrown:

As an attorney, I just want to add that if an officer says that filming/photography is interfering with law enforcement’s job, he legally can tell you to stop. I STRONGLY suggest that if you hear an officer say that you ARE interfering with law enforcement (phrasing that is the same/VERY close to that is important) that you stop filming. Otherwise, you can be arrested for obstruction of justice.Further more, please do not goad the police officer during your filming. Stay silent, aside from the suggested talking points above. 

i am taking virtually everything you say as gold lately, being an attorney and me not knowing nearly as much about the law during these troubling times.

Sure. This is ‘public knowledge’ since it is your 1st Amendment right; however it is incredibly important to know how to navigate that right without exacerbating the situation.
Moreover, know that you CAN publicly film. But if the cop says you are interfering with law enforcement (HOW you would be by silently filming, I don’t know, but if they say it they mean it) then you need to stop filming.
In regards to SECRETLY filming police officers, that matter is not settled across all jurisdictions, so unless you know that your state allows you to secretly film officers, DON’T. The 1st Amendment only covers public filming in a public sphere (like the side of the road) not private/secret tapings. 
And of course, if you are arrested, request to speak with an attorney and say NOTHING ELSE. You would be AMAZED at the case studies that I have read where people think that after they say they want an attorney post-Miranda Rights, they just start TALKING “It wasn’t me, I don’t deserve this, fuck this shit” I mean literally SAY NOTHING. In a situation like that where your civil rights are being absolutely infringed on, I know it is VERY hard in the heat of the moment but it is VERY easy to be goaded by an officer into getting you to talk FURTHER and then before you know it, you’ve built a case against yourself and you didn’t even know it.

lovelyandbrown:

musicsoundsmuchbetterwithyou:

lovelyandbrown:

As an attorney, I just want to add that if an officer says that filming/photography is interfering with law enforcement’s job, he legally can tell you to stop. I STRONGLY suggest that if you hear an officer say that you ARE interfering with law enforcement (phrasing that is the same/VERY close to that is important) that you stop filming. Otherwise, you can be arrested for obstruction of justice.

Further more, please do not goad the police officer during your filming. Stay silent, aside from the suggested talking points above.

i am taking virtually everything you say as gold lately, being an attorney and me not knowing nearly as much about the law during these troubling times.

Sure. This is ‘public knowledge’ since it is your 1st Amendment right; however it is incredibly important to know how to navigate that right without exacerbating the situation.

Moreover, know that you CAN publicly film. But if the cop says you are interfering with law enforcement (HOW you would be by silently filming, I don’t know, but if they say it they mean it) then you need to stop filming.

In regards to SECRETLY filming police officers, that matter is not settled across all jurisdictions, so unless you know that your state allows you to secretly film officers, DON’T. The 1st Amendment only covers public filming in a public sphere (like the side of the road) not private/secret tapings. 

And of course, if you are arrested, request to speak with an attorney and say NOTHING ELSE. You would be AMAZED at the case studies that I have read where people think that after they say they want an attorney post-Miranda Rights, they just start TALKING “It wasn’t me, I don’t deserve this, fuck this shit” I mean literally SAY NOTHING. In a situation like that where your civil rights are being absolutely infringed on, I know it is VERY hard in the heat of the moment but it is VERY easy to be goaded by an officer into getting you to talk FURTHER and then before you know it, you’ve built a case against yourself and you didn’t even know it.

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reverseracism:

Jesse Williams is another Black Celebrity who is awake and conscious.

"I see it time and time again, and it doesn’t move the story forward. It just kind of cryogenically freezes us in this old racial paradigm." - Jesse Williams

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Marissa Alexander denied 'stand your ground' hearing

freemarissanow:

Marissa Alexander has been denied a new Stand Your Ground hearing. Yet again, Florida refuses to free this survivor of domestic violence, fails to support women’s right to self defense, and continues to support anti-black racism in the judicial system. Her new trial is still scheduled to begin Dec 8th.

Marissa needs your voices and support more than ever!
Standing Our Ground Week of Action is still on!
July 25-Aug 1: LET’S TAKE ACTION!

http://www.freemarissanow.org/standing-our-ground-week.html

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shanellbklyn:

micdotcom:

Days after Michael Brown’s death, Ferguson looks like a war zone

A vigil held for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager gunned down by Ferguson, Mo., police on Saturday in disputed circumstances, turned into what the media described as a riot on Monday evening.

But while national coverage has focused on the indisputably counterproductive violence and destruction committed by Ferguson residents during a moment of anguish, videos and photos taken from the scene show local police aggravating the situation as well.

Years of tension have reached a boiling point

This shit got me in tears

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stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: The Ferguson Protests - #NMOS14

In light of Mike Brown’s murder, and the police occupation of Ferguson, something extraordinary is happening. With the help of #BlackTwitter, social media, the spotlight of national attention and the impassioned citizens of Ferguson, a protest movement is taking shape and it is important to bear witness.

First there was the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown thread which was reported in the NY Times & LA Times, the #DontShoot thread of photos (some above), and tomorrow a National Moment of Silence across the country for the victims of police brutality.  

Thursday, August 14th#NMOS14 - 4:00P (PT) / 6:00P (CT) / 7:00P (ET). Check cities/location here.

The issue of police brutality against communities of color is a decades-old problem. But with new technology, everyone has access to more information and these cases are getting more attention. Plus, in the last four weeks, four unarmed black men have been killed by policemen across the country. Along with Mike Brown in St. Louis, Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Dayton, OH and Ezell Ford in L.A. Yes, it’s time for a movement.

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Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us

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