Police had been responding to a “disturbance” near the University of Tennessee when a house party estimated to be composed of 800+ individuals spilled out onto the street. Deputy Brandon Gilliam wrote in the report that when detaining Dotson, he “began to physically resist officers’ instructions to place his hands behind his back, and at one point grabbed on to an officer’s leg.” At some point, Deputy Phillips felt the need to begin choking Dotson to the point where he passed out — lethal force by any definition.
The deputy who assaulted the student was fired and the deputies who stood by were suspended. As it should be.
This dude made a rookie mistake. You never assault the rich white kids, they’re the only ones the system cares about after all.
LETS FUCKING CLARIFY:
A COP CHOKES A WHITE BOY AFTER A ROWDY PARTY UNTIL HE PASSED OUT AND GETS FIRED ASAP.
A COP PUTS AN ASTHMATIC BLACK MAN IN A CHOKE HOLD UNTIL HE DIED AND WE’RE STILL WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO FUCKING HAPPEN.
THIS IS WHY I CANNOT TRUST “THE SYSTEM”. ITS EITHER SUPER FUCKED UP OR ITS WORKING JUST THE WAY THEY INTENDED IT TO. and we all know which one is right.
This commentary is on point.
This photoset is all kinds of fucked…
how can people see this and still say it’s not about race when everything in the universe is pointing to the fact that it is?
Bailout Rhythm and Hues Studios, Inc. in the manner of the Corporate Bailouts of 2008.
We hereby petition the Federal Government to bailout Rhythm and Hues Studios in the manner of the 2008 Corporate Bailouts.
Long one of the biggest and most important of the industry’s visual effects companies and the creator of the digital animals and environments for “Life of Pi,” Rhythm and Hues is in the surreal position of being nominated twice for the 2013 Academy Award for Visual Effects, while simultaneously attempting to avert bankruptcy and outright closure.
The climate for creative professionals has never been as comfortable as it has for corporate executives in this country, yet I come to you for equal representation for a company who’s only benefit to the public good has been to bring smiles of delight and joy to children and adults around the world for over 25 years.