As darkness fell on Canfield Drive on August 9, a makeshift memorial sprang up in the middle of the street where Michael Brown’s body had been sprawled in plain view for more than four hours. Flowers and candles were scattered over the bloodstains on the pavement. Someone had affixed a stuffed animal to a streetlight pole a few yards away. Neighborhood residents and others were gathering, many of them upset and angry.
Soon, police vehicles reappeared, including from the St. Louis County Police Department, which had taken control of the investigation. Several officers emerged with dogs. What happened next, according to several sources, was emblematic of what has inflamed the city of Ferguson, Missouri, ever since the unarmed 18-year-old was gunned down: An officer on the street let the dog he was controlling urinate on the memorial site.
The incident was related to me separately by three state and local officials who worked with the community in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. One confirmed that he interviewed an eyewitness, a young woman, and pressed her on what exactly she saw. “She said that the officer just let the dog pee on it,” that official told me. “She was very distraught about it.” The identity of the officer who handled the dog and the agency he was with remain unclear.
Candles and flowers marking the spot where Brown died were soon run over by police vehicles.
The day brought other indignities for Brown’s family, and the community. Missouri state Rep. Sharon Pace, whose district includes the neighborhood where the shooting occurred, told me she went to the scene that afternoon to comfort the parents, who were blocked by police from approaching their son’s body. Pace purchased some tea lights for the family, and around 7 p.m. she joined Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, and others as they placed the candles and sprinkled flowers on the ground where Brown had died. “They spelled out his initials with rose petals over the bloodstains,” Pace recalled.
By then, police had prohibited all vehicles from entering Canfield Drive except for their own. Soon the candles and flowers had been smashed, after police drove over them.
"That made people in the crowd mad," Pace said, "and it made me mad." Some residents began walking in front of police vehicles at the end of the block to prevent them from driving in.
My fan art of Katie from Bryan Lee O’Malley’s brilliant recent graphic novel, Seconds. The man is a master storyteller with such a distinct voice. The full-color art is gorgeous. I highly recommend you pick up a copy!
eeeeek! so cool
Wow, one day I will post a proper tutorial but today is not that day.
Ah yes, I’ve recieved many questions about my workflow concerning pokemon fusions and since it’s actually not that complicated I piled up some progress shots for you guys. I should note that I am using an Intuos4 L drawing tablet, FireAlpaca (freeware), Apophysis7x (freeware) and Photoshop CC 2014 (any version of Photoshop should be fine in this case).
I also apologize for any grammatical mistakes for I am from the mythical land of bratwurst and sauerkraut.
the thing about being someone who’s never catcalled is that you start to wonder why like is it because im ugly???
and then you realize that youre judging your worth by whether or not you are objectifiable to a man and thats so fucked up like honestly its so fucked up
but the worst part about the patriarchy is that it still sits at the back of your mind regardless like “nobody thinks youre pretty because they dont see you as a sex object” like somehow thats a desirable thing and it fucks me up
Hi!! So Tomodachi Life recently came out, and DUDE I seriously want to get it. But the problem is, I don’t have the cash for it! This is where you, hopefully, come in! I’ll be taking commissions! Nothing NSFW, nothing fetish-y, and nothing with like 100 characters. (Should mention, +$2 for every characters past the first two).
I’d appreciate it if you’d help me out with this!
- Filled by Nutty!
edit: I just realized the ‘flat colors’ one isn’t flat colors. Imagine it without the weird slight shading on the arms and you’re good to go
This is back again! Mostly because I really wanna go to this RBF/The Maxies concert!
//This began the rise of Aperture Science.
SPRTIZ THIS SHIT ON YOUR DICK AND YOUR E HARD FOR LIFE
That was the most Cave Johnson statement I’ve ever seen
An assortment of Avian AU doodles from twitter! Sorry, it’s just that most of the activity and discussion for it happens on there.
Descriptions in the captions
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