"In México they kill you for being a student"
Alive they took them.
Alive we want them.
Los queremos vivos.
A 25 year old black man was shot and killed this Tuesday. He is allegedly well-known by the police because, as his cousin puts it, “… mentally, he has complications. Every officer in this area, from the Newton Division, knows that — that this child has mental problems.”
In south LA, a cop was responding to a call on a disturbance in the area.Ezell Ford was walking down the street with his mom when the cop told him to get on the ground. He did. As he was on the ground, complying with police orders, the cop shot him in the back. Ezell died during emergency surgery.
I urge everyone in the LA area to join this protest.
Today in Solidarity (9.27.14): The Lost Voices campground since Mike Brown’s murder was ransacked by police… so petty. #staywoke #farfromover
Don’t know who the Lost Voices are yet? They’re the youth brigade on the frontlines of Ferguson, leading the fight for justice for Mike Brown. (Many of those tweets you see on my posts are from LV.) Yesterday, their campsite was raided without notice. These young leaders have been under constant attack from police since protests began, but yesterday was a clear intimidation move. Well guess what— Lost Voices will not be intimidated or stopped. Please make sure you’re showing them your love and support. Consider donating to their efforts today.
Lucian Freud (1922, b. Berlin -2011) Evening in the Studio 1993 (detail)
Oil on canvas 200 x 169,9 cm - Lewis Collection