A Brief Guide for Sharing Reports of ICE Raids on Social Media via MRAC

Reporting ICE raids on Social Media

Please be thoughtful when sharing info on possible ICE operations on social media. It is not helpful to induce panic in affected communities by sharing unclear or unverified reports of ICE operations. The suggestions outlined here are a good guide via Minnesota Rights Action Committee

If You See an ICE Raid, Police Stop, or Hate Crime via Casa San José Including Emergency Number

Via Casa San José¡Conozca sus derechos!¡Conozca su poder!Siempre pueden llamar a nuestro número de emergencia de Casa San José en esos momentos: (412) 736-7167.Know your rights.Know your power.You can always call Casa San Jose’s Emergency Number in those moments: (412) 736-7167.

What To Do If ICE Comes To Your Door via Casa San José

What to do if ICE comes to your door

Via Case San José. If you are looking for a way to combat family separation here in Pittsburgh, you can go here https://casasanjose.org/donate/ to donate to Fondo Solidario, which helps get people out on bond so that they can fight their case at home, with the loving support of their families. .

Brooklyn Lindsey of Kansas City is the 11th Black Trans Woman Murdered in the US during 2019

Brooklyn Lindsey Kansas City

  The 11th trans woman to be murdered in 2019 is 32-year-old Brooklyn Lindsey of Kansas City. Police found her body about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the 600 block of Spruce Avenue. She had obvious signs of trauma to her face, but the cause of death had not been determined, police said. […]

What I Think Allegheny County Should Do to Hold Police Accountable BEFORE They Are Hired

Police Accountability

Just my personal $.02 here. One issue that arises repeatedly when we are discussing police officers who kill civilians is the failure to ‘catch’ the cops who move from police department to police department because of discipline issues or misconduct or just because they are not good cops. There are two sides to this problem […]

Peters Township Voted Racist School Board Director, William Merrell, Out of Office – What’s Next?

Peters Towsnship Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Soooo in a very snappy and necessary turn of events, racist School Board Director William Merrell got his comeuppance. First, the School Board censured him on Monday night. He owned up to the nasty racist tweets, but didn’t resign. He’s a jagoff. In its motion to censure, the board stated Mr. Merrell violated the district’s […]

Racist Billboard Owner in Armstrong County Jabs at Sunoco in Latest Narrative Twist

Worthington Armstrong County billboards

As we’ve been talking this week about racist behavior by a School Board Director in Peters Township (and his wife’s opposition to considering a non-discrimination ordinance on the Peters Township Council), it seems like a good time to drop back in to Worthington, Armstrong County and see what the racist billboard has to say. You […]

Anxiety Ruined My Chance To Meet Damon Young

Damon Young

It’s a beautiful sunny spring day here in Pittsburgh. Chilly, but I can get away with leggings and a light cardigan. I’m  sitting in the parking lot of my therapist’s office, listening to the oldies station and trying to soak up some sunshine – to feel some fragment of joy. I feel only misery. Yes, […]

UPDATED Ashanti Carmon is 2nd Black Trans Woman Murdered in 2019

Ashanti Carmon was 27 years old when she was shot to death Saturday, March 30 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Details are unconfirmed. I’ve updated her age and details of relationship status based on reporting from The Washington Blade. There are no updates from the investigation. Check out @TransEquality’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/TransEquality/status/1112357749604651008?s=09 Fairmount Heights police said they […]

John Placek Responds to Termination of His Sunoco Franchise “I Will Not Give In”

Billboards Worthington Armstrong County

I’m quite glad the mainstream media is running with the story about the racist billboards in Worthington, Armstrong County because I can no longer keep up with the unfolding story. As we reported earlier, Sunoco terminated contracts with Placek’s gas station on Route 422 and took steps today to remove their branding from the business. […]