Charading it up celebrating Mike’s next adventure as an EMT!
Fast food workers struggling for a wage of $15 an hour and the right to unionize participated in a nonviolent civil disobedience action last week.
This is Emily Nguyen (ponytail) and Kalia Vang (visor). Emily is 20 years-old and a sophomore at Sacramento City College. She’s worked in fast food for a year and a half and makes California minimum wage ($9 an hour). She says, “I’m just working to breathe, to stay alive. I’m not really living life. We won’t stop till we meet our destination, till our wages go up.”
CNN has obtained a video, taken shortly after Michael Brown was shot, that shows a contractor who had been working near the shooting site describing the incident in a manner that matches other eyewitness testimony—raising his arms and shouting “man, he was going like this,” as if to suggest that Brown had adopted a posture of surrender before he died.
Two contractors are shown in the video, and both have spoken to CNN; one also spoke previously to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and one to Fox affiliate KTVI. The individual who is shouting and raising his arms in in the video told CNN that “the cop didn’t say get on the ground. He just kept shooting.” The other said that he saw officer Darren Wilson “chasing” Brown, that Wilson fired a shot at Brown while Brown’s back was turned, and that Brown raised his hands before he died, though it’s not clear at what point the witness saw Brown’s hands raised. (For what it’s worth, it seems like the worker who spoke to KTVI is the one wearing a pink shirt in the video and that the worker who spoke to the Post-Dispatch is wearing a green shirt.)
The CNN account notes that the workers are not from Ferguson and did not know the Brown family—a detail that could increase their perceived objectivity vis a vis witnesses from Brown’s neighborhood.
33 Days since Mike Brown’s murder, and his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. How much more evidence is needed to make a fucking arrest?! #farfromover #staywoke #ArrestDarrenWilson
Oh hello I’m #EvaChen.
reading a foreign language: yeah
writing in a foreign language: ok
listening to a foreign language: wait
speaking in a foreign language: fuck
For me it’s the opposite, in respects to Mandarin Chinese. I can listen and speak conversationally, but have me read or write something I know like…20 characters.
also I like the idea of going for a walk outside but it’s 4:40 in the mornin’ and what the hell I should be asleep.
Damn. I have this tendency to think of hypothetical situations that are incredibly awful and sad (like someone dying, being shouted at) and I’m instantly crying. A bit awkward when I’m having a good time drawing and suddenly I’m bawling.
Or have weird deja vu about something really creepy and all I can do is repeat the visual in my head.
Night owling has taken a dark turn.
My new favorite thing to make:
Oven fried wings tossed with white vinegar, garlic, honey, and salt + roasted zucchini, potatoes, and onions.
Anyone want a recipe?
(I’d post a pic but inhaled everything omnomnomnommmm)
ten movies everyone should see → 13 Going On 30
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My ridiculously keen face-recognition skills make me the ultimate creeper.
Just confirmed seeing another artist I admire at PAX. Found her twitter and tweeting her a hello sometime soon (but not at this ungodly hour ho geez)
when i was little i always thought i was gonna grow up 2 look like lonneke engel in these ads…. i only got the clothing part down tho