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?
Yes this is very much about race, I won’t deny that. But what would have been a better outcome here? The cop wasn’t fired? I think the answer is to fight for everyone to get the same treatment this boy did and have the situation end up in a fired cop and a bunch of suspended bystanding cops, regardless of the race of the victim. Just to be clear.
It means no worries, for the rest of our days
It’s my condom free
I can totally appreciate this as a funny turn of phrase, but it concerns me that so many people seem to equate Truvada with the end of the need for condoms, even jokingly. Truvada protects you very well against one thing, HIV. Admittedly, it’s possibly the most serious thing we think about when talking about gay sexual health, but it’s still one thing. Unless you really love dealing with lots of run-of-the-mill-yet-slowly-becoming-antibiotic-resistant-and-such low-grade STI’s, why not keep the condoms AND take Truvada?
Using both protects you, it protects your partners, and it contributes to an overall healthier gay community. Many of us have already spent large parts of our lives scared of being ourselves and even scared of having sex. Shouldn’t we do everything we can to take the fear out of being gay?
(If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out any of the articles here.)
Thank you. Thank you.
GUYS I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING
Oh my god, it’s happening already.
so many feels
As someone who was a teenager in that era, I can firmly announce that it was fucking incredible. Bye.
Spoiler alert kids (and baby boomers): Everything was awful always and no one was ever really happy.
you talk about it like it was an ideal bygone era. Sorry, people were just as shallow, popularity obsessed, and terrible then as they are now. Just our style was a little worse. And those 3 bands are awful. Good day.