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The End of Policing 

I’m gonna follow @Odd_Bloke’s lead and make a thread of interesting quotes and points from the book I’m reading, “The End of Policing” by Alex S. Vitale. you can download and read it for free from Verso Books here:

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Hey I have a friend who’s fighting stage 3 Lyme disease and NEEDS donations in order to survive. This is life or death. Can y’all plz take a minute to donate if you can and boost this? Destin can’t leave their home due to seizures, low energy levels, having trouble walking, etc. all due to Lyme.

They need an oxygen concentrator which are ridiculously expensive, but they are having so much trouble breathing it’s become necessary. It’s really important that they get one.

I know that if we all boost this and donate a couple bucks then they can get the care they need. I donated $25 which was all I can afford really, so now I’m sharing. My friend really needs help so please boost! Especially because they are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus due to Lyme... it’s really important that they get the medical care they need.

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Also i have a ko-fi now if yall could boost this i'd appreciate it i'm out of work for 8-10 weeks bc of coronavirus i know everyone needs money now but id still appreciate the help :)

I think I might need to get an autism diagnosis for real

Has anyone in the US applied for disability before? I’m confused and nervous

mh (-) 

I’m struggling. I don’t feel like I can keep my job it feels too overwhelming.

I may not look androgynous but I sure as fuck can own it anyway

hey, the chicago police dept stole a shitton of bikes from folks trying to keep protesters safe at a black indigenous solidarity rally

for a lot of these folks biking is their primary form of transportation and expensive/difficult to replace, so if you can please venmo @chicagobikefund to help them replace em, anything would help

I’m having a rough time with my Lyme disease and mental health so any healing energy or prayers y’all want to send my way would be appreciated

How many posts can I make that say “I’m tired” before I get banned

I’m reading “becoming dangerous” and it’s really good so far

personal, mh (-) 

I’m so inexplicably depressed and suicidal and upset idk I can barely function rn

The End of Policing 

“The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? … We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news.”

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The End of Policing 

“Nixon’s chief of staff, H. R. “Bob” Haldeman, infamously wrote in his diary about the way President Nixon “emphasized that you have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognizes this while not appearing to.””

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The End of Policing 

“The modern War on Drugs really began with Richard Nixon, who saw it as a way of inserting the federal government more forcefully into local law enforcement. This was part of his “Southern Strategy” to win over historically Democratic Southern whites in the wake of desegregation and the civil rights movement.”

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I actually have money now thanks to unemployment???? Time to donate it all

Wish I could’ve gone out to protest today. Solidarity to everyone who’s on the frontlines tonight

Mutated version of coronavirus 

An international study finds that a mutated version of the #coronavirus, which is spreading across the US and Europe, is more infectious & will permit it to spread faster, but will not make people sicker.

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