Last week I had one of the worst runs of my life and was so so nervous for today’s race. Powered through it today (for me) including three Harlem Hills. Might finish the @marinecorpsmarathon after all. #nyrr #running #marathontraining #18miletuneup
Not a bad evening in #Chicago. (at The J. Parker)
It’s here. Thank you @teespring. #rbg #fightforyourrights
We made it! #dinerenblanc
"We have a lot of media that have not done a great job."
Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, who surprisingly did not continue by adding:
Instead of passively watching people get teargassed, they should have been actively helping us with the teargassing. It would have been far more efficient if they’d just been willing to help us out. Do you know how long it took us to teargas everyone in Ferguson yesterday? We were driving around all night! All night! By the end of it, we were just tossing teargas grenades into front yards willy-nilly as we drove past, hoping to get a couple on-target. We didn’t even have the time to stop and arrest people for “failure to disperse” from the area we’d trapped them in!
What he did go on to say, however was:
"We had a number of journalists — and not all, I want to say that now — the journalists have been on our side, they have been our partners…
Proving that the Ferguson HP and PD see this as an “us versus them” where “us” is “law enforcement,” and “them” is "literally everyone else who’s not actively supporting every action taken by law enforcement."
More importantly, it shows that there’s no actual law enforcement goal in Ferguson, except to “win” - whatever that means - by any and all means necessary; though I suspect “winning” in this case means “stop questioning our tactics - that we used them justifies their use.”
What none of them has yet understood though, is there’s no “winning” a protest about law enforcement’s usage of excessive force and over-militarization by using more excessive force.
Enjoying a lovely ice bath after a 14 mile run. I believe I will do absolutely nothing for the rest of the day. #marathontraining #thisismyideaoffun
I’m in the median everyone! #nyc
mattfisher: Congratulations on having scrolled through that whole thing and going blind and fucking insane.
Yes…that…but also now very hungry.
@thedriftingflame #sparkamoment today I realized there is always a choice and always people who will pick you up and make things better. There is beauty everywhere you look.