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Posts tagged murder: tw
February 25, 1941: Birthday of Emmett Till
On this day in 1941 Emmett Till was born. He was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Emmett Till would have been 73 years old today.
Read more events that happened this week in history here on BlackAmericaWeb.com
#RememberEmmettTill #RememberTrayvonMartin#RememberOscarGrant #GonetooSoon
Via Tom Joyner
eta: I want to point out that this happened so recently he would STILL. BE. ALIVE. if he hadn’t been murdered.
Junius Stinney was the youngest person in America to be executed on death row in 1944 at age 14. He was quickly accused by the (white police) of ‘killing’ two little (white girls) with lack of evidence. His conviction and sentencing opened and closed in one day. There were no witnesses called and there was no transcript of the trial details and black people were not allowed inside the courtroom during that time.
[I always repost this because i don’t want anyone to forget about him!]
If she speaks an ancient unknowable tongue - she be a witch. If he has the devils mark - he be a witch. If she is the source of affliction, maladies and conjuration - she be a witch. If she uses her beauty to tempt to ruin people of Salem to commit sins of the flesh - she be a witch. I have but one thing to say to the condemned souls that plague this God fearing colony - you. will. burn. Salem - Coming 2014.
I’d like to remind people again that Allen Ginsberg was a pedophile and rapist, got off on sexual abuse, and supported NAMBLA. That’s the face his victims saw above them. Think about him raping kids while you see how “deep” and “cool” he seems as played by Daniel Radcliffe.
Don’t see Kill Your Darlings.
I’m sick of seeing this utter shit on my dash and no discussion of this.
ugh i hate the beat poets
(Text from Andrea Dworkin’s memoir, Heartbreak, FYI).
I remember having this really long, drawn out argument about the Beat Generation with an old college acquaintance who idolizes them, with the sole exception being Amiri Baraka, who he insists on still calling LeRoi Jones. This was in my more naive days, but I should not have been surprised that the lone black person was the problem in his eyes. He said he hated Baraka because he was racist against whites and abandoned the Beat movement.
This guy was willing to look over the fuckery of many of the Beats, but Baraka was just too much for him. William S. Burroughs shot his wife (Joan Vollmer) in the head, killing her. Some of his fans even say that this was the turning point for Burroughs, because it made him a better writer. Yes, put exactly like that. They just gloss over the fact that he killed his wife, or mention it in passing. Nothing brings out the writer in you like shooting your wife in the head.
Lucien Carr killed a man in Riverside park, and dumped his body in the Hudson river, and was then aided by Jack Kerouac in disposing evidence from the murdered man. Carr claimed it was self-defense from unwanted sexual advances. Yeah, but that still did not explain the whole chain of events after the murder. Ginsberg was a child molester advocate and proud NAMBLA member. He championed child rape, and he thought that the sexualization of children was fine, and that laws on the books against child rape was oppression. When I brought that up, my college acquaintance said “putting that aside, he was a brilliant man.” Yes, just put aside his penchant for fucking little boys.
Many of the Beats were fucked up, but they were white, so they get to be “tortured artists”. Nothing is put aside for Baraka though, and there is nothing Baraka has done that even comes close to what many of the white beats did. The hatred for him solely stems from him not wanting to be with the white beat poets, and breaking away to focus on cultivating the black arts movement and black nationalism. It started when Baraka became involved with the Umbra Poetry scene, and it radicalized him, and I mean that in the most complimentary way. ‘Radical’ is no pejorative from me. Baraka was angry, and rightfully so. I mean, he didn’t have civil rights. This act is seen as unforgivable and too much to bear. Almost treason like with many white groupies of the beat writers. The white beats though? They are free to murder, rape, steal, and molest. They still get a pass. Baraka won’t. Amazing how that plays out.
A small part of me dies when I see some black folks romanticizing the beat generation, whose non-conformity was a hodgepodge of appropriations from black culture, musicians in particular - especially black jazz musicians. Herbert Huncke, Burroughs, Kerouac and many in their circle were obsessed with black jazz musicians, and took liberally from the culture. They dressed like them, talked “jive” like them, and used dope like some of them. It was part and parcel of their identity, and the trendsetters were black jazz musicians. They weren’t going to see white folks playing jazz. No. It was Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Billie Holiday and other ambassadors of black hipness. Huncke even once got arrested with Dexter Gordon. An event that was meaningless to Gordon, but was not for Huncke. If you got arrested with a well known jazz man, you have a story to tell for the rest of your life. What was Gordon supposed to say? He was slumming with some ofay junkie derelict, trying to get a fix and ended up arrested by the cops? Not exactly reputation building stuff. Now, Huncke telling it on the other hand… Exactly.
Part of their non-conformity was not being in line with white society’s norms, so that meant emulating what the white mainstream rejected and what they considered to be “seedy” black culture, the polar opposite of who they really were; white people running away from squareness. Norman Mailer, who I don’t care much for wrote ‘The White Negro' in 1957, and it's pretty much an inside look into their minds and their behavior. It might be old, but it's still relevant today.
The beats also took liberally from various Eastern religions, bastardizing sacred beliefs and traditions in the process. Ginsberg, the child rape advocate claimed to be a buddhist and dabbled in hinduism. These religions were exoticism for them, and nothing more.
Back to Ginsberg, he’s really a despicable person. As if being a proud pedophile isn’t enough, he once said that the beat movement was responsible for black liberation and social justice. Yeah, tell that to Toussaint Louverture and Harriet Tubman. I really cannot associate with anyone that looks up to these people. The beats are the absolute worst. It really tells me a lot about you if these are your heroes.
tl;dr - Fuck Allen Ginsberg.
Elizabeth Báthory is one of the most prolific serial killers in all of history.
She was born into nobility and was highly educated but also very vain.
One day, infuriated, Elizabeth struck one of her servant girls so hard that some blood dripped from her face onto Elizabeth’s hand and she immediately thought that her skin took on a glowing freshness of her young maid.
Elizabeth believed she had found the secret of eternal youth. After this, women were abducted and hung upside down, while they were still alive and their throats were slit to prepare Elizabeth’s bath.
The Countess of Transylvania and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one witness attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted.
Can I just time in here and say a few things, since half of what is written here is straight from the wikipedia page, which don’t get me wrong —it’s accurate— but extremely underwhelming.
“Elizabeth” Erzebet Bathory was so much more than some vain bitch who killed over 650 women, she was a vain bitch who could speak and write more than two languages, in a time where a woman writing one was unheard of. She was raised mostly by her very infamous openly bisexual aunt, and was a torturer and a murderer before she was 14 (rumored).
This woman was the person who made the villagers quake in both fear and revelation, that the courts refused to take action against when young girls started dissapearing, when bodies started being found. She OWNED the country, her family was richer then even the Lords presiding over it, she had all the say.
Her and her ‘accomplices” (which by the way, they were extremely trusted, and unlike her, they were executed without mercy when the truth came out), would gather village children who their parents practically threw their way in hopes of a better future, although the children would never live again. She didn’t only hang them, she caged them, used iron maidens, spears, so many different objects. And the whole ‘bathing in blood’ thing, although is technically can be true, that and the whole striking her maid is all exagerrated to add to the story. Her and her husband got off to killing, literally, they liked the screams. If she bathed in blood, it wasn’t to be younger, it was to enjoy their life ending. Not to say she wasn’t vain, but for good reason. She was considered the most beautiful woman in Hungary for all of her days.
And she technically was tried, although as I said before she practically owned the country, they couldn’t actually kill her. But she had killed another young girl of noble blood, and that couldn’t just be set aside. So instead of execution, they sentenced her to house arrest for the rest of her days, unable to punish her for all the women she had killed.
Also, she had three children, and regardless of her murderous ways it was said that she had been a wonderful, loving mother. Strange how the ‘vain blood mistress’ can be more than just, isn’t it?
I could go on and on about this woman, I’ve read and watched basically everything pertaining to her due to reports and essays that I wrote when I was younger, and even though she was a horrifying murderer, she deserves a bit more than ‘blood bitch’.
It’s also interesting to note that one of her descendents feels so bad about what his ancestor did that he donates blood as often as humanly possible.
so i’m going to re-reblog this and use the actual body of the post rather than the tags to say THERE’S NOTHING COOL ABOUT BEING A FUCKING REAL-LIFE SERIAL KILLER OK being a murderer doesn’t make you a ~strong woman~ it just makes you a fucking murderer. this would be super interesting or cool or whatever if she was a fictional character but SHE REALLY TORTURED AND MURDERED LOADS OF PEOPLE so um let’s not be all “this serial killer deserves to be recognized for non-murderous stuff she did too!” yeah can we please not glorify torture and murder in the name of some bullshit brand of feminism or whatever the second person was going for ok cool thanks pals
thank you, that was really upsetting to read.
It’s disturbing how similar the two murders are. But one is a household name while the other remains in the dark.
Similar to Hollywood’s Rule of Three, the media only allows us to mourn one black person at a time. So Aiyana Jones, Rekia Boyd, and Jordan Davis had to take a back seat to Trayvon Martin.
Now that Trayvon’s murderer has been set free, let’s turn our attention to the next dead black kid that the United States would sooner drag behind a truck, lynch and set on fire, or shoot down in the street, than give a fuck about.
it occurs to me that a lot of people might not actually know the quote is a from a mass murderer because they are too young and didn’t look up the source of the quote
[ screencaps from http://screencapped.net ]
Okay, okay, I don’t follow the Hannibal fandom very closely, so forgive me if anyone else has called this already, BUT:
Does anyone else think that Dr. du Maurier might not exist? Or, alternately, that she might have existed once, but Hannibal killed her and now the “Dr. du Maurier” we see is a figment/projection, as much as Will keeps seeing the Stag and GJ Hobbs?
I mean, think about it: (details based on memory of one viewing of each episode, so I could be wrong on any point)
Dialogue has explained that she was attacked by a patient once (my theory is that it was Hannibal, and she did not survive), and ‘retired’ from practicing psychiatry. Hannibal continues to see her despite her stated desires - which, okay, is kind of rude, let’s be honest. But if she died and now exists solely as a figment/projection, such social conventions no longer apply.
We never see her interact with anyone else. Her room is a ‘dreamy’ space, spacious but intimate, lit with a diffuse, slightly warm light. There’s also something… eerie about how similarly they’re treated/framed in these scenes, how their facial structure is highlighted by the lighting and color palettes, to more resemble each others’. Look at the caps above (taken within seconds of each other) and tell me I’m wrong. She is definitely more ‘feminine’ but there is a clear echo effect happening, and I don’t think it’s merely that one is deliberately ‘mirroring’ the other.
[side note: I love how Mads’ face is always lit - and he always uses it - as if it’s a mask. Brilliant choices, there.]
Not to mention, one scene with them ended with her pouring him a glass of white wine, and the next time we see Hannibal, he’s in his office with a glass of white wine and the dialogue strongly hints at continuity between the two scenes.
I don’t know, u guise, I think there’s something to this but I don’t know canon well enough to know if I’m right. Thoughts?omg it’s not just me - also, the name - is it reference to a woman’s power to shape a relationship from beyond death?
Ohhh, shit. This totally makes sense. The scene with the wine glass in particular really threw me. Not just the glass, but the camera work, it basically spun around him and switched venues. I assumed it was just a fancy transition, but it would fit so fucking well with this theory.
Not to mention, thinking filmmaking reality, Gillian Anderson is a famous and well-established actress, it puzzled me why she had such a comparatively minor role that could really be played by anyone, unless the therapist was due to have a more important/active role in the plot later on…
….that is unless she is dead and a reflection of Hannibal’s psyche, that is an incredibly psychologically interesting role for any actor.
more evidence re: the mirroring theory. check out this sceengrab i got while i was rewatching rôti. when i was reviewing the frames later, i came across this one and my jaw dropped. there’s no way the symmetry between them could be anything but intentional.
Yesss. The part with the wine really confused the hell out of me, but this totally explains it.
And the fact that she seems to understand him completely without mentioning the fact that he kills people is a huge thing. Because if he were talking to himself about it, he wouldn’t mention “oh yeah, this one guy that I killed” because he already knows those details. What he needs is to talk through his thought processes and that can easily be done by talking aloud and/or talking to yourself.
We’re very proud of you.
Real Life in 2013.
Real Life Fuckery. Kick them out of the Union already.
Texas, the state that convicts and executes the mentally disabled, but not men who kill sex workers. Fantastic.
We’re very proud of you.
what would the implications and subsequent repercussions be if the headline read:
“Angry White Man Kills Teen Over Loud Music”
Argument over loud music led to fatal shooting of teen
November 27, 2012
A Brevard County man was in jail Monday, accused of shooting a teenager dead in an argument over loud music.
Michael David Dunn, 45, and his girlfriend were in Jacksonville Friday for Dunn’s son’s wedding when they stopped at a convenience store, Jacksonville sheriff’s Lt. Rob Schoonover said.
Jordan Russell Davis, 17, and several other teenagers were sitting in a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot when Dunn pulled up next to them in a car and asked them to turn down their music, Schoonover said.
Jordan and Dunn exchanged words, and Dunn pulled a gun and shot eight or nine times, striking Jordan twice, Schoonover said. Jordan was sitting in the back seat. No one else was hurt.
Dunn’s attorney Monday said her client acted responsibly and in self-defense. She did not elaborate.
Dunn’s girlfriend and the driver of Jordan’s vehicle were in Gate Food Post, 8251 Southside Blvd., when the shooting happened. Dunn and his girlfriend took off afterward, and witnesses jotted down their tag number, deputies said.
They were staying in a Jacksonville hotel when they heard a news report Saturday morning indicating someone had died in the shooting, deputies said. They then returned to Brevard.
Dunn, a gun collector, was arrested Saturday at his home in Satellite Beach on charges of murder and attempted murder. He was being held without bail.
Jordan, who was a student at Samuel W. Wolfson High School, a magnet school in Duval County, will be buried in his hometown of Marietta, Ga. He is survived by his parents and a brother. Jordan worked at Winn-Dixie, according to his Facebook page.
This is absolutely heartbreaking. Dunn will likely use Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law as defense even though he fired at least eight times into a vehicle with four unarmed teenagers.
no justice. no peace.
Oh yes, how responsible of this piece of human garbage to fire “eight or nine times” at point blank range into a vehicle of children. Dear fellow white people, “self-defense” does not mean what you think it means. It is not defense when you are “defending” yourself from having to be around black teenagers for the ten seconds it takes to get from the parking lotto the 7-11.
This guy needs to go to prison for the rest of his miserable life.
aw, mishkineyti haftina!
This is a serious post so I ask that everyone take the time to read and reblog I would appreciate it very much.
On Tuesday, October 23rd, an Eritrean woman named Nighisti Mehari Semret was murdered in Toronto, Canada. At about 7 a.m she was stalked and stabbed to death by a white male as she walked east through the laneway from Bleecker St. toward Ontario St. The attack took place just 100 metres shy of her home in Cabbagetown.
Her murderer has yet to be caught.
A security camera captured both of their images shown below. Nighisti is seen holding an umbrella in the top two shots, while her murderer is just a few steps behind her. The same footage is shown on video above. Take a good look, try and remember his posture and style of walking.
He is a white male, between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot-2, 150 to 200 pounds with a medium build. Police believe he “lives, frequents and is known to the Cabbagetown and Regent Park area”.
He was wearing a dark, long coat with buttons and a white scarf or garment around his neck, along with a dark hat, pants and shoes.
Officers at 51 Division set up a community vehicle near the scene of the crime, where anyone with information could speak with investigators. If you recognize this man on the street please call the Toronto Police Service @ 416-808-2222. You can also call in anonymously @ 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. My inbox is always open also. Thank you.
When you vote next month, you better think of that child laughing on the right.
Who is this? This is Abdulrahman al-Awlaki. An innocent 16-year old American teenager brutally assassinated by one of Barack Obama’s drone strikes.
Wait, you do not know who he is? How the fuck do you not know? It was all over the news! I bet you know about Big Bird and Binders Full of Women, though.
I mean, it is not like it was a story on:
1. Esquire: http://www.esquire.com/features/obama-lethal-presidency-0812-4
2. TIME: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2097899,00.html
3. NPR: http://www.npr.org/2012/08/26/160077178/obamas-warfare-from-power-to-a-policy
4. Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-airstrike-that-killed-american-teen-in-yemen-raises-legal-ethical-questions/2011/10/20/gIQAdvUY7L_story.html
5. ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/awlaki-family-protests-us-killing-anwar-awlakis-teen/story?id=14765076#.UIQyQJJEpjA
Oh wait. It looks like it was a story on these sites.
Your ignorance is unacceptable.
However, if you knew about this and yet decided that this bit of information is too damaging to your guy to warrant a mention, then your silence is criminal.
Your silence is criminal.
Just as some of us will never forget what happened to the young, innocent Abdulrahman, some of us will never forget your silent complicity