random legal PSA I just learned: if you're being questioned by police, merely remaining silent does not actually constitute invoking your 5th Amendment right to silence; you have to actively tell the police that that's what your doing, otherwise the police might be able to construe your silence as a negative.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berghuis

This is fucked up bullshit that completely shoots Miranda in the knees, and somehow I've never heard of it, but. It's the law, so you should know it.

periodic reminder that "IQ" is pseudoscience rooted originally (and i would say still) in racism

Pol, police murder, Toledo 

The lawyer for the cop who murdered a 13 year old kid said the cop had no other choice because the kid had a gun and officer had no cover:
lite.cnn.com/en/article/h_a028

Pretending that one believes anything a cop says, ever, for any reason, this video explains why *even* that specific excuse is bullshit:
youtu.be/BmjB7TUroyE

Tl;dr: The cop controls the situation and chooses to enter situations without cover. There is literally no excuse for this shit.

here's some people doing jail support locally in case you wanted to know who is doing that. mnuprising.wordpress.com/

RT @FreyjaErlings@twitter.com

It's a grand fucking irony of our age that people think Bill Gates is trying to implant us all with microchips when the actual conspiracy he is behind and which is completely open and on record is preventing open source vaccines, preserving copyright and slowing vaccinations

🐦🔗: twitter.com/FreyjaErlings/stat

@ezlev arrestee fund here from trusted comrades.

Overall tho, the movement here in mpls is still pretty well funded from last year. Consider giving to rebels where you live!

can anyone with firsthand experience in Minneapolis give me some leads on groups to donate to & share about that are doing good work with supplies/bail/jail support/etc?

i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!

these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.

(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))

tinytools.directory

can anyone with firsthand experience in Minneapolis give me some leads on groups to donate to & share about that are doing good work with supplies/bail/jail support/etc?

I'm very excited to have an essay in the new anthology "There is Nothing So Whole as a Broken Heart: Mending the World as Jewish Anarchists", out now on AK Press! Join us for an online launch event on April 29th at 7pm ET. Register here: bit.ly/nothingsowhole

RT @SawyerHackett@twitter.com

The officer who killed Daunte Wright was the president of the Brooklyn Center Police Association.

They like to share fun memes on their Facebook page. Here’s one.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SawyerHackett/stat

Thread 🧵 of 501(c)(3) public charities you can support instead of the FSF, if you care about its mission:

Someone being angry, upset, or loud, doesn't make them wrong, and remaining calm in an argument doesn't make someone right either.

There are plenty of reasonable situations where someone can be angry and right, or calm and wrong. Don't make this mistake when assessing the validity of either side of an argument.

hot take 

if you have a public platform (of any size) you should use it to advocate for your beliefs, no matter what those may be, instead of pretending to be neutral for the illusion of a wider appeal or to "protect your career".

fuck jobs. i dont want to 'work'. i want to contribute to something useful. be an equal part of something useful.

remember when noted child-slayer george zimmerman offered an open challenge for an amateur boxing match and dmx stepped up and said "i'm going to kill that guy" and zimmerman quietly withdrew from the whole thing

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oh shit dmx died and it got completely overshadowed by the death of an inbred racist

update: I was right about this book. it’s really good

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