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gokuma:

mad-lynn:

fuzzytek:

The backlog of rape kits has put justice on hold for a lot of people. Back in 2009, more than 11,000 untested kits were found in a Detroit Police Department storage facility. Some were more than 25 years old.

Mariska Hargitay speaks on some of the issues surrounding the rape kit backlog in Detroit, Michigan. #endthebacklog (x)

It costs between $1,000 – $1,500 to test every single rape kit. There are over 10,000 kits left in Detroit’s rape kit backlog. Your donation can go directly to testing them. Donate to the Detroit Crime Commission’s backlog initiative by clicking here.

I am pretty explicitly anti-police in every respect. But I support Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy and her push to catalogue the egregious backlog of unprocessed rape kits in Detroit. 

Her work has already identified countless serial rapists in southeast Michigan, and will continue to identify these rapist pieces of shit as she moves forward.

Who cares if this process leads to conviction or not. Just give us the list. We can take care of the rest.

"After Detroit tested the first 10% of its backlogged kits, authorities were able to link cases to 46 serial rapists." (x)

Just think about it: 46 serial rapists. And the evidence against them was out there, all the time, in those backlogged kits. And that’s just 10% of them


I’m just screaming oh no and my friend’s bed


ceegypt:

blackfeminism:

do people say “bad neighborhood” for cities next to all-white high schools where the boys are getting high every day and raping girls? do they even say “bad neighborhood” for cities with large kkk meetings? or is bad neighborhood a strictly anti-black code?

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pattilahell:

rafi-dangelo:

Robert H. Richards IV admitted to sexually assaulting his infant son and daughter and has been sentenced to probation because the judge believes Richards “will not fare well” in prison.

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He’s an unemployed heir living off a trust fund, so of course “will not fare well” is just code for “is too rich to serve time.”

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THIS IS THE GROSSEST THING I’VE SEEN ALL DAY.


delicately-interconnected:

My teacher just dropped a feminist bomb

"ALL men benefit from SOME men raping women. ALL white people benefit from SOME white people killing people of color"

My class went crazy. I’m just sitting here, taking notes.

wut


posttragicmulatto:

thefreelioness:

11,000 abandoned rape kits dating back to the 1980’s.
100 serial rapists identified in 1,600 finally tested.
They moved on to commit similar crimes in 23 other states.
An estimated 400,000 rape kits remain untested nationally.

Meanwhile half of the prison population in America is there for non-violent, drug-related offenses. 

Kym Worthy pushed for this so hard. 


  • The Detroit Crime Commission is supporting an initiative spearheaded by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy to test thousands of rape kits that were never submitted for testing. During a tour of a Detroit Police Department Property storage facility, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office discovered more than 11,000 rape kits dating back nearly twenty-five years. Each of those kits represents a woman, man or child who suffered a violent assault and underwent a lengthy and physically invasive evidentiary collection procedure in an effort to apprehend his or her assailant. Each rape kit has the potential to solve multiple crimes. If tested, a rape kit can provide valuable investigative leads that may identify unknown rapists and connect evidence to serial rapists. On average, it costs between $1,200 to $1,500 to test a kit. However, testing kits is not enough. To successfully put rapists behind bars, we must investigate the leads that testing provides and prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law. Wayne County Prosecutor Kim Worthy is leading the effort to find the funding to resolve the rape kit crisis in Detroit. An estimated $15 million is needed to test the kits and investigate and prosecute the cases. The challenge is finding the funds and she says, “It’s a massive undertaking.” 

    The Detroit Crime Commission has partnered with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for the SAF-D Initiative and is acting as the pass-through agency for donations. The DCC is taking no administrative costs for its participation in the SAF-D Initiative. 

  1. Click on the donation icon which will take you to PayPal
  2. Enter the amount of the donation and payment information
  3. Confirm your information and proceed to the next screen
  4. If you would like the funds to be directed towards the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office SAF-D Initiative please select “Add special instructions to the seller” and write “SAF-D Initiative” in the box [?]
Please click the PayPal button to make a secure online donation with any credit card: 

The Detroit Crime Commission has partnered for the SAF-D Initiative with the Wayne County Prosecutors Office and the Detroit Police Department such that the DCC, using the donated funds, pays the laboratory directly as each kit is processed. This is a 100% pass through program with the DCC taking no administrative costs. 100% of your donations will be used for the program. 

Please make check payable to “Detroit Crime Commission” and write “SAF-D Initiative” in the memo to donate to this initiative. Please mail to:

Detroit Crime Commission
1001 Woodward Avenue, Suite 650
Detroit, MI 48226


The Detroit Crime Commission is a tax exempt public charity as defined by Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. You will receive a receipt for income tax purposes in the mail within two weeks.

http://www.detroitcrimecommission.org/initiatives.html


Toxic masculinity hurts men, but there’s a big difference between women dealing with the constant threat of being raped, beaten, and killed by the men in their lives, and men not being able to cry.

Robert Jensen (via quoilecanard)

^^^^THISSS!!

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alycetrelawny:

Adepero Oduye doesn’t get enough credit for her role in “12 Years a Slave.”She was pretty amazing. If you didn’t cry along with this woman when her children were snatched away from her, I kinda don’t want to talk to you anymore.

Augh I just lost it. Her love of her children made her give up her own freedom (and her daughters) so they could be together. She was coerced into sex so her children wouldn’t be raped and they could stay together, And after all of that, after alllll of that she still lost her children. My heart broke in the theater


blackpowerisforblackmen:

Tumblr user kushitekalkulus is a sexist, transphobic, homophobic/lesbianphobic/biphobic, rape/abuse apologist, misogynist. He is infamous on Tumblr for attacking black women (specifically black feminists and black queer men/women) and black men who defend these black women/black queer men and women. He recently attacked the moderators at whitepeoplesaidwhat when they called him out. This dude is a perfect example of  #blackpowerisforblackmen and he’s a “Ankh Nigga”.  I warn you the content you’re about to read below is extremely triggering, if you’re easily triggered please DON’T read this.

[BIG TRIGGER WARNING] 

He follows a lot of popular black/POC blogs like blackinasia, dynamicafrica, black-culture, fucknofetishization etc. If he follows you, block him immediately. He’s the most disgusting, inhumane person I’ve ever seen on Tumblr. 

wth is wrong with this guy


ourblackproject:

It was Sonia Sanchez who said, “The black artist is dangerous. Black art controls the “Negro’s” reality, negates negative influences, and creates positive images.” 

Black contemporary art has met resistance from the white dominated art world. An arena that limited itself from a diverse aesthetic of culture and vibrancy. Galleries of “white walls, with white people, drinking white wine.” 

Yet, black artists continued to produce,whether accepted by the white dominated art world or not, and produced some of the greatest and memorable pieces in contemporary American art.


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