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Af, Books, and Community: ti skerb Retweeted Shan AF RJ mesa 15 - AF SP mesa 71 @ShanaBRX Jun 14 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3 News All News May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest welcome to them, and remind everyone that our committees are working to make AO3 as accessible as possible in languages other than English Read more... 20 t 2.8K 6.4K Show this thread ao3tagoftheday: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.  Somewhere between ¼ to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.  A lot of the tickets are what I’d characterize as “intro” tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they’ve written. Although this isn’t necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn’t uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).  We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.  We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven’t, we help them do so.  This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply.  This is a challenging process, although we’ve found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).  We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.  We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we’re here.  We hope that we’ll be able to help as many of them as possible.   There have been a few (thankfully few, that I’ve seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.  To this I would say: 1. Have patience and be considerate.  They are coming to a new site that they aren’t familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.  You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don’t want to see them.  Or just scroll past.   2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.  This will not cause the authors to “get in trouble” (a concern I’ve heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).  It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn’t, they can edit it directly.  If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.  This is why AO3 exists.  We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.   I am a Taiwanese and I’d like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users. China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives–he has became a dictator). They censor words that are deemed “sensitive”, you can’t type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won’t even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don’t have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either. To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through “chinese tradition family value” but that’s another story). Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 天一 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for “selling obscene publications” and “illegal publication” (she’s not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It’s a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that’s “not approved” by the government that they can literally ruin you.  Just recently the chinese government “contacted” website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 晉江 and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can’t write anything that’s slightly “obscene”. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can’t even write any bodily interaction below neck (I’m not kidding here). But that’s not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can’t write anything that’s about the government, the military, the police, “sensitive history”, “race problems”, which is… you basically can’t write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can’t write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don’t even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that’s why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. I bet it won’t be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. I’m crying so loud…As a Chinese, you don’t know how your kindness meant to us. When I’m young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it’s getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn’t spell anything wrong) Hi everyone! As much as I poke fun at ao3 culture on this blog, I love the platform and the community and I’m glad that it can function as a refuge for Chinese fans, both writers and readers.So followers! I encourage you all to be welcoming and helpful to Chinese fans joining us on ao3 and to be patient as the platform figures out how to integrate them. If any of you are Chinese speakers and are inclined to volunteer with ao3, I’m sure that would be appreciated. As for the rest of us, let’s remember that ao3 exists as a sanctuary for our community, especially exactly those parts of it that are most at risk under Chinese censorship (lgbt+ content, explicit fics, etc.) and let’s take this opportunity to be grateful that our community has worked together so well for so long in order to create this sanctuary. I’m delighted that that effort can now be helpful to Chinese fans facing censorship, and I’m excited to see how Chinese fans and fan culture will interact and co-create with English speaking fandom.And with that, I’m off to slip ao3 an extra 10 dollars.
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 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4
 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of
 new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions
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eabevella:

naryrising:

You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.  Somewhere between ¼ to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.  A lot of the tickets are what I’d characterize as “intro” tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they’ve written. Although this isn’t necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn’t uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).  We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.  We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven’t, we help them do so.  This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply. 
This is a challenging process, although we’ve found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).  We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.  We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we’re here.  We hope that we’ll be able to help as many of them as possible.  
There have been a few (thankfully few, that I’ve seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.  To this I would say:
1. Have patience and be considerate.  They are coming to a new site that they aren’t familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.  You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don’t want to see them.  Or just scroll past.  
2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.  This will not cause the authors to “get in trouble” (a concern I’ve heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).  It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn’t, they can edit it directly. 
If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.  This is why AO3 exists.  We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.  

I am a Taiwanese and I’d like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users.
China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives–he has became a dictator). 
They censor words that are deemed “sensitive”, you can’t type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won’t even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don’t have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either.
To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through “chinese tradition family value” but that’s another story). 
Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 天一 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for “selling obscene publications” and “illegal publication” (she’s not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It’s a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that’s “not approved” by the government that they can literally ruin you.  
Just recently the chinese government “contacted” website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 
晉江

and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can’t write anything that’s slightly “obscene”. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can’t even write any bodily interaction below neck (I’m not kidding here). 
But that’s not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can’t write anything that’s about the government, the military, the police, “sensitive history”, “race problems”, which is… you basically can’t write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). 
This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can’t write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don’t even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that’s why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. 
I bet it won’t be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. 


I’m crying so loud…As a Chinese, you don’t know how your kindness meant to us. When I’m young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it’s getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn’t spell anything wrong)


Hi everyone! As much as I poke fun at ao3 culture on this blog, I love the platform and the community and I’m glad that it can function as a refuge for Chinese fans, both writers and readers.So followers! I encourage you all to be welcoming and helpful to Chinese fans joining us on ao3 and to be patient as the platform figures out how to integrate them. If any of you are Chinese speakers and are inclined to volunteer with ao3, I’m sure that would be appreciated. As for the rest of us, let’s remember that ao3 exists as a sanctuary for our community, especially exactly those parts of it that are most at risk under Chinese censorship (lgbt+ content, explicit fics, etc.) and let’s take this opportunity to be grateful that our community has worked together so well for so long in order to create this sanctuary. I’m delighted that that effort can now be helpful to Chinese fans facing censorship, and I’m excited to see how Chinese fans and fan culture will interact and co-create with English speaking fandom.And with that, I’m off to slip ao3 an extra 10 dollars.

ao3tagoftheday: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what th...

Children, Girls, and Life: To you, my Father, why do you hate girls? systlin: appropriately-inappropriate: kittiesatemypronouns: r1vk4: ‘To you, my Father, who do you hate girls? With the same hatred you hate our Mothers…’ In the village of Umoja in Kenya, men are not welcome. In fact, they are banned. In Swahili, one of Kenya’s official languages, Umoja means unity. It is a safe and inspirational refuge for 50 women and 200 children. Umoja was founded in 1990 by female survivors of rape and sexual violence. It has also become a haven for women fleeing sexual and domestic violence, and welcomes people fleeing female genital mutilation, child marriage, and more. ‘I wouldnt wish any Maasai girl to go through what I went through.’ The local Samburu culture is patriarchal where historically women are seen as property. Beading is culturally significant and the women are able to support themselves by selling crafts. Protected by a wall of thorns, the village is self-sufficient and the women run their own lives. Despite resistance from local male-run tribal groups, the village continues to grow. Life is frugal, but the women own the land the village is on and proudly call Umoja their home. A beacon of light for women, Umoja has inspired other women-only villages in Kenya.  - Umoja: The Town Where Men Are Banned They are making and selling jewelry online now! ☺☺ https://umojajewellery.com/ Oh fuck I want the jewelry. That’s gonna be gifted to everyone come holiday season. Welp time to buy some jewelry
Children, Girls, and Life: To you, my Father, why do you hate girls?
systlin:
appropriately-inappropriate:

kittiesatemypronouns:


r1vk4:

‘To you, my Father, who do you hate girls? With the same hatred you hate our Mothers…’
In the village of Umoja in Kenya, men are not welcome. In fact, they are banned. In Swahili, one of Kenya’s official languages, Umoja means unity. It is a safe and inspirational refuge for 50 women and 200 children. Umoja was founded in 1990 by female survivors of rape and sexual violence. It has also become a haven for women fleeing sexual and domestic violence, and welcomes people fleeing female genital mutilation, child marriage, and more.
‘I wouldnt wish any Maasai girl to go through what I went through.’
The local Samburu culture is patriarchal where historically women are seen as property. Beading is culturally significant and the women are able to support themselves by selling crafts. Protected by a wall of thorns, the village is self-sufficient and the women run their own lives. Despite resistance from local male-run tribal groups, the village continues to grow. Life is frugal, but the women own the land the village is on and proudly call Umoja their home. A beacon of light for women, Umoja has inspired other women-only villages in Kenya. 
- Umoja: The Town Where Men Are Banned


They are making and selling jewelry online now! ☺☺
https://umojajewellery.com/


Oh fuck I want the jewelry. That’s gonna be gifted to everyone come holiday season. 

Welp time to buy some jewelry

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Books, God, and Internet: Dear Lord, Close any door that you think should be closed even if I think it should be open. Don't let my comfort stop you God. Father, I come to You today, bowing in my heart, asking for protection from the evil one. Lord, we are assailed moment by moment with images on television, the internet, books and newspapers that leave us vulnerable to sin of every kind. Surround us with Your divine hedge of protection. Encompass us round about with Your strength and Your might. Let all who take refuge in You be glad, let them ever sing for joy. And may You shelter us, that those who love Your name may exult in You. For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him favor as with a shield. (Psalm 5:11-12) Lord, I ask that You protect our minds. Father, the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:6) O God, set our minds on You. Let us not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds that we may prove what Your will is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2) Help us by the power of Your Spirit to think on whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, let our minds dwell on these things. (Philippians 4:8) Lord, close any door that’s meant to be shut. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN god spiritual protection love amen Jesus relationships
Books, God, and Internet: Dear Lord, Close any door that you
 think should be closed even if I think it
 should be open. Don't let my comfort
 stop you God.
Father, I come to You today, bowing in my heart, asking for protection from the evil one. Lord, we are assailed moment by moment with images on television, the internet, books and newspapers that leave us vulnerable to sin of every kind. Surround us with Your divine hedge of protection. Encompass us round about with Your strength and Your might. Let all who take refuge in You be glad, let them ever sing for joy. And may You shelter us, that those who love Your name may exult in You. For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him favor as with a shield. (Psalm 5:11-12) Lord, I ask that You protect our minds. Father, the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:6) O God, set our minds on You. Let us not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds that we may prove what Your will is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2) Help us by the power of Your Spirit to think on whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, let our minds dwell on these things. (Philippians 4:8) Lord, close any door that’s meant to be shut. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN god spiritual protection love amen Jesus relationships

Father, I come to You today, bowing in my heart, asking for protection from the evil one. Lord, we are assailed moment by moment with images...

Alive, Doctor, and Memes: WORLD NEWS RESCUE CAVE MISSION July 2 12 boys and their soccer coach have all been found alive after missing in a cave in Thailand for nine days. Rescue workers have found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive after missing for nine days in a cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The boys are part of the Wild Boar soccer team, and range in ages from 11 to 16. They entered the Tham Luang Nang Non cave on Saturday, June 23 with their coach during a team outing. The team and their coach became stranded in the dark caves after a sudden downpour. ___ The international rescue operation included Thai Navy SEALS as well as rescuers and experts from the U.S., China, Australia, and the U.K. Rescuers were working against a large, deep chamber, informally known as Pattaya Beach, which had been flooded. They believed the boys and their coach had taken refuge there. ___ The rescuers have to drain the water from the cave before they can retrieve the boys and the coach. ___ Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters on Monday night: - "Our mission (is) not done yet. We will drain all water out from the cave then we will take all 13 people out of the cave. We are now planning how to send nurse and doctor inside the cave to check their health and movement. We will work all night." ___ Photos: Thai Navy SEAL | AFP | BBC
Alive, Doctor, and Memes: WORLD NEWS
 RESCUE CAVE MISSION
 July 2 12 boys and their soccer coach have
 all been found alive after missing in a cave
 in Thailand for nine days.
Rescue workers have found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive after missing for nine days in a cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The boys are part of the Wild Boar soccer team, and range in ages from 11 to 16. They entered the Tham Luang Nang Non cave on Saturday, June 23 with their coach during a team outing. The team and their coach became stranded in the dark caves after a sudden downpour. ___ The international rescue operation included Thai Navy SEALS as well as rescuers and experts from the U.S., China, Australia, and the U.K. Rescuers were working against a large, deep chamber, informally known as Pattaya Beach, which had been flooded. They believed the boys and their coach had taken refuge there. ___ The rescuers have to drain the water from the cave before they can retrieve the boys and the coach. ___ Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters on Monday night: - "Our mission (is) not done yet. We will drain all water out from the cave then we will take all 13 people out of the cave. We are now planning how to send nurse and doctor inside the cave to check their health and movement. We will work all night." ___ Photos: Thai Navy SEAL | AFP | BBC

Rescue workers have found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive after missing for nine days in a cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The boys a...

Tumblr, Blog, and Http: qou: Flamingos take refuge in a bathroom at Miami-Metro Zoo, Sept. 14, 1999 as tropical-storm force winds from Hurricane Floyd approached the Miami area.
Tumblr, Blog, and Http: qou:


Flamingos take refuge in a bathroom at Miami-Metro Zoo, Sept. 14, 1999 as tropical-storm force winds from Hurricane Floyd approached the Miami area.

qou: Flamingos take refuge in a bathroom at Miami-Metro Zoo, Sept. 14, 1999 as tropical-storm force winds from Hurricane Floyd approached ...

Deer, Saw, and Tumblr: bright-witch: The deer often take refuge in my yard and I saw the cutest thing this morning ;-; I had to film it.
Deer, Saw, and Tumblr: bright-witch:
The deer often take refuge in my yard and I saw the cutest thing this morning ;-; I had to film it.

bright-witch: The deer often take refuge in my yard and I saw the cutest thing this morning ;-; I had to film it.

Family, Survivor, and London: Sole survivor of family seeks refuge in a bunker from a bombing raid in London during the blitz. (1941, colourised)
Family, Survivor, and London: Sole survivor of family seeks refuge in a bunker from a bombing raid in London during the blitz. (1941, colourised)

Sole survivor of family seeks refuge in a bunker from a bombing raid in London during the blitz. (1941, colourised)

Community, Goals, and Guns: my unapologetic... ACCESSIBLE PROTEST PACK EX Can everyone qet here? choose barrier-free spaces that Can everyone take a break or escape? are easy to travel to and navigate .. く$, secure nearby rest and refuge :/ spaces that accommodate bodily and sensory needs Can everyone feel safe here? maximally minimize potential Can everyone breathe? for harm and protect those most likely to be targeted by police and other powers D use fragrance-fee candles and designate no candle zones at vigil.s Can everyone understand? O provide signage, digitize handouts, and offer interpreting translating, sign language, live captioning, and guidence services Can everyone participate? O involve people typically disabled by society from day one of organizing fknroyal: If one of the goals of your protest is to attain maximal reach for your cause, but you aren’t taking steps to make your action accessible, you’re lack of inclusivity will be a detriment to your own goal! Here are some things for organizers to keep in mind for tomorrow’s March For Our Lives and all protests. To support the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the 30,000 people killed by guns every year, check out these links to find a march in your community, sign the petition to end gun violence, or donate to the March For Our Lives action fund .
Community, Goals, and Guns: my unapologetic...
 ACCESSIBLE PROTEST PACK
 EX
 Can everyone qet here?
 choose barrier-free spaces that
 Can everyone take a
 break or escape?
 are easy to travel to and navigate
 ..
 く$,
 secure nearby rest and refuge :/
 spaces that accommodate bodily
 and sensory needs
 Can everyone feel safe
 here?
 maximally minimize potential
 Can everyone breathe?
 for harm and protect those most
 likely to be targeted by police and
 other powers
 D use fragrance-fee candles and
 designate no candle zones at vigil.s
 Can everyone understand?
 O provide signage, digitize
 handouts, and offer interpreting
 translating, sign language, live
 captioning, and guidence services
 Can everyone participate?
 O involve people typically
 disabled by society from day one of
 organizing
fknroyal:
If one of the goals of your protest is to attain maximal reach for your cause, but you aren’t taking steps to make your action accessible, you’re lack of inclusivity will be a detriment to your own goal! Here are some things for organizers to keep in mind for tomorrow’s March For Our Lives and all protests. 
To support the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the 30,000 people killed by guns every year, check out these links to find a march in your community, sign the petition to end gun violence, or donate to the March For Our Lives action fund .

fknroyal: If one of the goals of your protest is to attain maximal reach for your cause, but you aren’t taking steps to make your action acc...

Birthday, Christmas, and Click: New York Man Arrested for Cutting Wires to Red Light Cameras After Exposing Government Revenue Generating Scheme BEN KELLER wecanalldobetter: thecheshirecass: untilstarsfall: nabyss: killbenedictcumberbatch: sambolic: westernsocietyfucked100years: cointelpro-plant: Man found the stoplight cameras were activated during yellow lights and decided to cut the wires of it. hero STOP SCROLLING!!! Please take a moment to read the article about what this man is doing, the criminals he is exposing, and the deaths of so many poor and middle class families at the hands of the greedy. Yellow lights with Xerox cameras were shortened from 5 seconds to 3 seconds in poor and middle class neighborhoods to surprise drivers and generate more revenue. Many deaths ensued. This story is already a couple months old, but there isn’t enough talk about it. Please signal boost this. http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2016/04/26/new-york-man-arrested-for-cutting-wires-to-red-light-cameras-after-exposing-government-revenue-generating-scheme/ even traffic lights are racist 😧😧😧😧 The gag is it was a Black man who invented the traffic light and now white supremacy is using it to kill us what in the fuck. Also notice this man looks DELIGHTED in his mugshot, probably because he knows it will help shine a light on the subject. This guy’s an actual American hero, using his white privilege for good.  Please read his story and I know y’all don’t click links so: A New York man known as the Red Light Robin Hood was arrested again this  month after cutting wires to red light cameras where yellow light duration  times were shortened by the city in order to generate more citations and  revenue. The shortened durations at the traffic lights generate $32 million for Suffolk  County, which is why the county allows the practice to continue despite their  own study showing they lead to an increase in accidents with injuries. PINAC’s Theresa Richard reported about Stephen Ruth back in February  after seeing videos he posted on Facebook that prove the lights near the  cameras trick drivers into citations. At that point, Ruth had already been arrested in August for using a painter’s  extension rod to point the cameras towards the sky. On April 11, he went a little further and cut wires to 18 cameras. “I cut the cable wires, making it useless. I’ve made it  dysfunctional, just like the whole red-light camera  program,” said Ruth during a local interview. “I did it in  order to save lives.” And after he cut the wires, he called the news to cover his act of civil  disobedience, which resulted in his arrest after police received pressure from  politicians. Ruth said police and sheriff deputies support him, because  they’re aware of the shortened yellow lights. Some may even testify on his behalf if his case goes to trial. When he was in  jail for his most recent arrest, a sheriff’s deputy even offered to bail him out. But after receiving attention from local residents and media, Ruth discovered  a government entity mounted a camera outside of his home on a telephone  pole just like the one LaVoy Finicum took down during the standoff with the  government at a National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. But Ruth doesn’t know exactly where it came from. “The only reason the government is so concerned about me is because I  proved that they shortened the yellow lights to generate revenue and killed a  lot of innocent people,” said Stephen Ruth just before he painted over the  camera with a painter’s extension pole. Ruth currently faces 22 years in prison for tampering of public property and  obstructing government administration, but relies on his faith and stated he’s  on a mission from God to save lives. Ruth said that a car tried to hit him head-on and narrowly missed his vehicle.  Upon talking to neighbors, they described a similar vehicle with similar  occupants staking out his house and lurking around his neighborhood. He said someone could be trying to kill him, although he said he could be  wrong. “The only way they can keep this from gaining national attention is to get rid of me,” he said. If you think Ruth may be paranoid, consider the case of John Lang, a traffic- light scam whistleblower in Fresno, California who posted on Facebook that  police were trying to kill him just days before he was found stabbed to death  in his burned down house. Police ruled his death a suicide. If Suffolk County’s contract with Xerox is any indication of what other cities’  contracts with Xerox look like, the problem extends much farther than Suffolk  County. So Ruth’s “paranoia” might not be paranoia at all. In Suffolk County, yellow lights at 50 intersections with cameras were shortened  in 2011 after state legislators approved the cameras to be installed in 2010. In  2012, 50 more cameras were installed at intersections, which increased revenue  by $17 million. The video below, shot by Ruth, shows the duration of a yellow light at an  intersection with no cameras to be five seconds compared to the duration of a  yellow light at an intersection with a camera to be three seconds. That two-second reduction has netted millions of extra dollars for the county  and Xerox, the publicly-owned company that contracts the cameras. Ruth pointed out some cameras that were put up have been taken down after  they fell short of daily contract-quota with Xerox to produce 25 citations, per  camera, between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., which costs Suffolk County $2,132 per  day, according to the Xerox contract with the county. Xerox collects $13 from Suffolk County for each ticket, which increases to $33  per ticket when a camera generates more than 90 tickets in a month. Ruth pointed out that the vast majority of cameras were placed in lower to  middle class neighborhoods. “I’m on 25A and Setauket and you can see that there’s no  cameras to be found. Lower class neighborhoods are  loaded with cameras. But if you drive through Setauket,  you won’t see any cameras. Why are they all over the lower  and middle class neighborhoods? That’s what we want to  know,” he stated in a video seen below. Another vexing problem for Ruth is the coverage the issue has gotten from local  news, specifically News12, which is owned by CableVision who provides the  internet service to the cameras at the lights. When victims of the lights went to News12 about the deaths of their family  members due to the shortened lights, News12 interviewed them, but never ran  the story. And while other local media outlets report from Ruth’s point of view  and most of the public’s, News12 has painted Ruth a criminal. When the news failed to investigate some of the deaths at intersections with  shortened lights, Ruth took his own camera to document the light-duration  times at the scene of the deaths. When he arrived, he recorded a light-duration  of three seconds at an intersection where it was previously five seconds. “I saw the crosses and thought I was in the right place.” However, when he determined he was actually at the wrong location, he went to  the correct location the following day and found the same thing, again – a light  shortened from five seconds to three where a person was killed. Ruth’s energy and persistence on social media and news media have gained the  yellow light issue local support and he’s spoken on behalf of victim’s families to  representatives urging them to discontinue the program. His supporters consist  of a variety of groups from judges to cops to just about everyone in Suffolk  County. Meanwhile, Ruth’s support seems to be growing everywhere but the U.S., where  it has remained mostly specific to Suffolk County.  He posted a screen shot on  his Facebook page of folks from England calling him a “hero” and saying they  “idolize” him. “I’m even getting messages from Australia,” Ruth told  PINAC. When asked if he was afraid of the possibility of jail  he said, “I’m willing to go to jail for doing what’s right.” Ruth said one of his hero’s is MLK, who he shares a birthday with on January 15. “You gotta love a guy like that. He was willing to go to jail to do what’s right.” “I’m just trying to save lives. I spend Christmases delivering flowers to the  cemetery, because nobody wants to work on Christmas. I get orders from all  around the world from people ordering flowers to put on graves. I take my son  and tell him to note the ages of the people who died fighting for our country.  And they come back to this?” So we asked what he’d like to see come from risking his own life and freedom to  save the lives of others and expose the traffic light scandal. “I want people to go to jail.” Ironically, at this point in time, Stephen Ruth is the only person facing jail time  for “crimes” related to the Suffolk County yellow light scandal.
Birthday, Christmas, and Click: New York Man Arrested
 for Cutting Wires to Red
 Light Cameras After
 Exposing Government
 Revenue Generating
 Scheme
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Man found the stoplight cameras were activated during yellow lights and decided to cut the wires of it.
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STOP SCROLLING!!! Please take a moment to read the article about what this man is doing, the criminals he is exposing, and the deaths of so many poor and middle class families at the hands of the greedy. Yellow lights with Xerox cameras were shortened from 5 seconds to 3 seconds in poor and middle class neighborhoods to surprise drivers and generate more revenue. Many deaths ensued. This story is already a couple months old, but there isn’t enough talk about it. Please signal boost this.
http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2016/04/26/new-york-man-arrested-for-cutting-wires-to-red-light-cameras-after-exposing-government-revenue-generating-scheme/


even traffic lights are racist

😧😧😧😧

The gag is it was a Black man who invented the traffic light and now white supremacy is using it to kill us what in the fuck.


Also notice this man looks DELIGHTED in his mugshot, probably because he knows it will help shine a light on the subject.

This guy’s an actual American hero, using his white privilege for good. 
Please read his story and I know y’all don’t click links so:

A New York man known as the Red Light Robin Hood was arrested again this
 month after cutting wires to red light cameras where yellow light duration
 times were shortened by the city in order to generate more citations and 
revenue.

The shortened durations at the traffic lights generate $32 million for Suffolk 
County, which is why the county allows the practice to continue despite their
 own study showing they lead to an increase in accidents with injuries.

PINAC’s Theresa Richard reported about Stephen Ruth back in February
 after seeing videos he posted on Facebook that prove the lights near the 
cameras trick drivers into citations.

At that point, Ruth had already been arrested in August for using a painter’s
 extension rod to point the cameras towards the sky.

On April 11, he went a little further and cut wires to 18 cameras.

“I cut the cable wires, making it useless. I’ve made it
 dysfunctional, just like the whole red-light camera 
program,” said Ruth during a local interview. “I did it in 
order to save lives.”

And after he cut the wires, he called the news to cover his act of civil 
disobedience, which resulted in his arrest after police received pressure from
 politicians. Ruth said police and sheriff deputies support him, because 
they’re aware of the shortened yellow lights.

Some may even testify on his behalf if his case goes to trial. When he was in
 jail for his most recent arrest, a sheriff’s deputy even offered to bail him out.

But after receiving attention from local residents and media, Ruth discovered 
a government entity mounted a camera outside of his home on a telephone 
pole just like the one LaVoy Finicum took down during the standoff with the
 government at a National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

But Ruth doesn’t know exactly where it came from.

“The only reason the government is so concerned about me is because I 
proved that they shortened the yellow lights to generate revenue and killed a
 lot of innocent people,” said Stephen Ruth just before he painted over the 
camera with a painter’s extension pole.

Ruth currently faces 22 years in prison for tampering of public property and
 obstructing government administration, but relies on his faith and stated he’s
 on a mission from God to save lives.

Ruth said that a car tried to hit him head-on and narrowly missed his vehicle. 
Upon talking to neighbors, they described a similar vehicle with similar 
occupants staking out his house and lurking around his neighborhood.

He said someone could be trying to kill him, although he said he could be 
wrong.

“The only way they can keep this from gaining national attention is to get rid of me,” he said.

If you think Ruth may be paranoid, consider the case of John Lang, a traffic-
light scam whistleblower in Fresno, California who posted on Facebook that 
police were trying to kill him just days before he was found stabbed to death 
in his burned down house.

Police ruled his death a suicide.

If Suffolk County’s contract with Xerox is any indication of what other cities’ 
contracts with Xerox look like, the problem extends much farther than Suffolk 
County. So Ruth’s “paranoia” might not be paranoia at all.

In Suffolk County, yellow lights at 50 intersections with cameras were shortened 
in 2011 after state legislators approved the cameras to be installed in 2010. In 
2012, 50 more cameras were installed at intersections, which increased revenue 
by $17 million.

The video below, shot by Ruth, shows the duration of a yellow light at an 
intersection with no cameras to be five seconds compared to the duration of a 
yellow light at an intersection with a camera to be three seconds.

That two-second reduction has netted millions of extra dollars for the county 
and Xerox, the publicly-owned company that contracts the cameras.

Ruth pointed out some cameras that were put up have been taken down after 
they fell short of daily contract-quota with Xerox to produce 25 citations, per 
camera, between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., which costs Suffolk County $2,132 per 
day, according to the Xerox contract with the county.

Xerox collects $13 from Suffolk County for each ticket, which increases to $33 
per ticket when a camera generates more than 90 tickets in a month.

Ruth pointed out that the vast majority of cameras were placed in lower to 
middle class neighborhoods.

“I’m on 25A and Setauket and you can see that there’s no
 cameras to be found. Lower class neighborhoods are
 loaded with cameras. But if you drive through Setauket, 
you won’t see any cameras. Why are they all over the lower 
and middle class neighborhoods? That’s what we want to 
know,” he stated in a video seen below.

Another vexing problem for Ruth is the coverage the issue has gotten from local
 news, specifically News12, which is owned by CableVision who provides the 
internet service to the cameras at the lights.

When victims of the lights went to News12 about the deaths of their family 
members due to the shortened lights, News12 interviewed them, but never ran 
the story. And while other local media outlets report from Ruth’s point of view 
and most of the public’s, News12 has painted Ruth a criminal.

When the news failed to investigate some of the deaths at intersections with 
shortened lights, Ruth took his own camera to document the light-duration 
times at the scene of the deaths. When he arrived, he recorded a light-duration
 of three seconds at an intersection where it was previously five seconds.

“I saw the crosses and thought I was in the right place.”

However, when he determined he was actually at the wrong location, he went to 
the correct location the following day and found the same thing, again – a light 
shortened from five seconds to three where a person was killed.

Ruth’s energy and persistence on social media and news media have gained the
 yellow light issue local support and he’s spoken on behalf of victim’s families to 
representatives urging them to discontinue the program. His supporters consist
 of a variety of groups from judges to cops to just about everyone in Suffolk 
County.

Meanwhile, Ruth’s support seems to be growing everywhere but the U.S., where
 it has remained mostly specific to Suffolk County.  He posted a screen shot on 
his Facebook page of folks from England calling him a “hero” and saying they 
“idolize” him.

“I’m even getting messages from Australia,” Ruth told 
PINAC. When asked if he was afraid of the possibility of jail 
he said, “I’m willing to go to jail for doing what’s right.”

Ruth said one of his hero’s is MLK, who he shares a birthday with on January 15.

“You gotta love a guy like that. He was willing to go to jail to do what’s right.”
“I’m just trying to save lives. I spend Christmases delivering flowers to the 
cemetery, because nobody wants to work on Christmas. I get orders from all 
around the world from people ordering flowers to put on graves. I take my son 
and tell him to note the ages of the people who died fighting for our country. 
And they come back to this?”

So we asked what he’d like to see come from risking his own life and freedom to
 save the lives of others and expose the traffic light scandal.

“I want people to go to jail.”

Ironically, at this point in time, Stephen Ruth is the only person facing jail time 
for “crimes” related to the Suffolk County yellow light scandal.

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Memes, Parents, and Beach: Mark Florida Water Management Di Two newly-hatched bald eaglets are keeping their parents busy at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach, Florida.
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Two newly-hatched bald eaglets are keeping their parents busy at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Two newly-hatched bald eaglets are keeping their parents busy at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Africa, Braids, and Facts: Facts that will blow your mind: Braids were used for enslaved women to draw (braid) maps on their heads to escape plantations Qafrokingdom DID YOU KNOW CORNROWS WERE USED AS MAPS FOR ESCAPED FORMERLY ENSLAVED AFRICANS. San Basilio de Palenque is a village in Northern Colombia about 50 miles East of Cartagena with a population of around 3,500 people. San Basilio de Palenque is one of several walled cities that were started by escaped slaves in the 17th century. The city was set up as a refuge for escaped slaves by escaped slave Benkos Bioho, it is also the only city that has survived and is still inhabited today. The people who live here now are mainly Afro-Colombians which are direct descendants of African slaves brought by the Spanish during the Colonization of the Americas. Benkos Bioho was born in Africa and claimed to have been a king there. Captured in Africa by the Portuguese and sold several times until being sold to a Spaniard in Cartagena. Benkos Bioho tried to escape several times before he finally succeeded. After his escape he formed a town with others that freed themselves. There they developed their own language called Palenquero. The language is influenced by the Kikongo language of Congo and Angola and also by Portuguese. He also formed an army and an intelligence network to help organize the escape of other slaves and to guide them to the liberated areas. One of the things he did was have the women shape maps in their cornrows. They were also used as symbols to deliver messages. Bioho also had the women collect seeds and put them in their hair as decoration. Later the seeds would be passed on to the village so they could start to grow their own crops. He was later called King Benkos grew his army of Maroons (African refugees who escaped slavery in the Americas and formed independent settlements). His army of Maroons started raiding Spanish plantations, farms, and ranches. King Benkos also had spies that alerted him to the movements of his enemies and because of this he was never defeated. Unable to defeat King Benkos and the Maroons the Spanish Governor of Cartengena offered a peace treaty. The peace deal was finalized but a few years later was called off after the Spanish discovered a plot King Benkos was organizing against them. The Spaniards captured Benkos & 👇🏾
Africa, Braids, and Facts: Facts that will blow your mind:
 Braids were used for enslaved women to draw
 (braid) maps on their heads to escape plantations
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DID YOU KNOW CORNROWS WERE USED AS MAPS FOR ESCAPED FORMERLY ENSLAVED AFRICANS. San Basilio de Palenque is a village in Northern Colombia about 50 miles East of Cartagena with a population of around 3,500 people. San Basilio de Palenque is one of several walled cities that were started by escaped slaves in the 17th century. The city was set up as a refuge for escaped slaves by escaped slave Benkos Bioho, it is also the only city that has survived and is still inhabited today. The people who live here now are mainly Afro-Colombians which are direct descendants of African slaves brought by the Spanish during the Colonization of the Americas. Benkos Bioho was born in Africa and claimed to have been a king there. Captured in Africa by the Portuguese and sold several times until being sold to a Spaniard in Cartagena. Benkos Bioho tried to escape several times before he finally succeeded. After his escape he formed a town with others that freed themselves. There they developed their own language called Palenquero. The language is influenced by the Kikongo language of Congo and Angola and also by Portuguese. He also formed an army and an intelligence network to help organize the escape of other slaves and to guide them to the liberated areas. One of the things he did was have the women shape maps in their cornrows. They were also used as symbols to deliver messages. Bioho also had the women collect seeds and put them in their hair as decoration. Later the seeds would be passed on to the village so they could start to grow their own crops. He was later called King Benkos grew his army of Maroons (African refugees who escaped slavery in the Americas and formed independent settlements). His army of Maroons started raiding Spanish plantations, farms, and ranches. King Benkos also had spies that alerted him to the movements of his enemies and because of this he was never defeated. Unable to defeat King Benkos and the Maroons the Spanish Governor of Cartengena offered a peace treaty. The peace deal was finalized but a few years later was called off after the Spanish discovered a plot King Benkos was organizing against them. The Spaniards captured Benkos & 👇🏾

DID YOU KNOW CORNROWS WERE USED AS MAPS FOR ESCAPED FORMERLY ENSLAVED AFRICANS. San Basilio de Palenque is a village in Northern Colombia ab...

Adobe, Energy, and Memes: 27-Year-Old Activist Is Building Disaster- Proof Plastic Bottle Homes For Refugees In Algeria While there are numerous ways one can contribute to society and make the world a better place, action taken by 27-year-old Tateh Lehbib Breica stands apart from the rest. This is because the Sahrawi refugee has taken it upon himself to construct disaster-resistant homes using discarded plastic bottles. Not only can the homes be built for an affordable price, they are made for harsh desert conditions and can last for years. UNCHR reports that Tindouf, Algeria, is not an easy place to live, for temperatures regularly spike to 113 degrees Fahrenheit, and sandstorms can wreak havoc on refuge structures. But because people have been fleeing to the area to escape violence in the Western Sahara War for over 40 years, a housing solution was desperately needed. It’s because of this Breica decided to engineer homes that can survive harsh climates and are disaster-proof. The 27-year-old has a master’s degree in energy efficiency and participated in a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) scholarship program. His first intention was to construct a rooftop garden where he and others could grow seedlings in the bottles. However, the circular shape of the energy-efficient home he was planning posed too much challenge to that idea. After brainstorming and recalling a documentary he watched on building structures out of plastic water bottles, he was struck with a new idea. Inhabitat relays that the plastic bottle homes can withstand storms better than adobe, mud brick or tent homes. Additionally, they are water resistant — a fact which is essential, considering heavy rains demolished thousands of homes in 2015. The homes have thick walls and due to their circular shape, are resistant against sandstorms. The 27-year-old has a master’s degree in energy efficiency and participated in a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) scholarship program. His first intention was to construct a rooftop garden where he and others could grow seedlings in the bottles. ✋ more below 👇
Adobe, Energy, and Memes: 27-Year-Old Activist Is Building Disaster-
 Proof Plastic Bottle Homes For Refugees
 In Algeria
While there are numerous ways one can contribute to society and make the world a better place, action taken by 27-year-old Tateh Lehbib Breica stands apart from the rest. This is because the Sahrawi refugee has taken it upon himself to construct disaster-resistant homes using discarded plastic bottles. Not only can the homes be built for an affordable price, they are made for harsh desert conditions and can last for years. UNCHR reports that Tindouf, Algeria, is not an easy place to live, for temperatures regularly spike to 113 degrees Fahrenheit, and sandstorms can wreak havoc on refuge structures. But because people have been fleeing to the area to escape violence in the Western Sahara War for over 40 years, a housing solution was desperately needed. It’s because of this Breica decided to engineer homes that can survive harsh climates and are disaster-proof. The 27-year-old has a master’s degree in energy efficiency and participated in a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) scholarship program. His first intention was to construct a rooftop garden where he and others could grow seedlings in the bottles. However, the circular shape of the energy-efficient home he was planning posed too much challenge to that idea. After brainstorming and recalling a documentary he watched on building structures out of plastic water bottles, he was struck with a new idea. Inhabitat relays that the plastic bottle homes can withstand storms better than adobe, mud brick or tent homes. Additionally, they are water resistant — a fact which is essential, considering heavy rains demolished thousands of homes in 2015. The homes have thick walls and due to their circular shape, are resistant against sandstorms. The 27-year-old has a master’s degree in energy efficiency and participated in a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) scholarship program. His first intention was to construct a rooftop garden where he and others could grow seedlings in the bottles. ✋ more below 👇

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Being Alone, Memes, and Sublime: THERE IS NO MIGHT OR POWER EXCEPT WITH ALLAH ALONE gardeuethepious When you seek a need, beseech Allah, and when you seek help, ask help from Allah..." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi, 2516) - Glorious is He, Who possesses the treasures of the heavens and the earth. When we need anything, we should seek it from Al-Wahhab Al-Karim (The Giver of All and The Generous) not from the creation itself. - “As for seeking the help of Allah alone, it is required because a worshipper is unable to attain his interests, protect himself from harm and evil, and there is none but Allah Who can support him in achieving his worldly and religious interests. If Allah supports a worshipper, such worshipper is saved but if Allah abandons him, he is ruined. This is the very meaning of saying, ‘La Hawla wala Quwwata Illa Billah (There is no might or refuge except in Allah.)’” 📘 (Ibn Rajab al Hanbali Rahimahullah, in a translation of Jami’ Al-Ulum Wal-Hikam) - “If seeking for assistance from the creature is with regard to what no one has power over except Allah, it is major shirk. But if seeking for assistance from creatures has to do with something they are capable of then such is allowed. However, avoiding it is better because it entails degradation and being in need of the people. It is better for you to be contented with Allah the Mighty and Sublime.” 📕 (Commentary by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan) - If we seek help and support from the creation of Allah alone, we will be abandoned with the creation and left in ruin. It is always important to remember nothing happens to us except what Allah has decreed for us. - @gardenofthepious ForeverTemporary
Being Alone, Memes, and Sublime: THERE IS NO
 MIGHT OR POWER
 EXCEPT WITH
 ALLAH ALONE
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When you seek a need, beseech Allah, and when you seek help, ask help from Allah..." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi, 2516) - Glorious is He, Who possesses the treasures of the heavens and the earth. When we need anything, we should seek it from Al-Wahhab Al-Karim (The Giver of All and The Generous) not from the creation itself. - “As for seeking the help of Allah alone, it is required because a worshipper is unable to attain his interests, protect himself from harm and evil, and there is none but Allah Who can support him in achieving his worldly and religious interests. If Allah supports a worshipper, such worshipper is saved but if Allah abandons him, he is ruined. This is the very meaning of saying, ‘La Hawla wala Quwwata Illa Billah (There is no might or refuge except in Allah.)’” 📘 (Ibn Rajab al Hanbali Rahimahullah, in a translation of Jami’ Al-Ulum Wal-Hikam) - “If seeking for assistance from the creature is with regard to what no one has power over except Allah, it is major shirk. But if seeking for assistance from creatures has to do with something they are capable of then such is allowed. However, avoiding it is better because it entails degradation and being in need of the people. It is better for you to be contented with Allah the Mighty and Sublime.” 📕 (Commentary by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan) - If we seek help and support from the creation of Allah alone, we will be abandoned with the creation and left in ruin. It is always important to remember nothing happens to us except what Allah has decreed for us. - @gardenofthepious ForeverTemporary

When you seek a need, beseech Allah, and when you seek help, ask help from Allah..." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi, 2516) - Glorious is He, Who possess...

Facebook, Jail, and Memes: New York Man Arrested for Cutting Wires to Red Light Cameras After Exposing Government Revenue Generating Scheme BEN KELLER Rp @the_eye_is_on_us | Repost via @eyenero - A New York man known as the Red Light Robin Hood was arrested again this month after cutting wires to red light cameras where yellow light duration times were shortened by the city in order to generate more citations and revenue. The shortened durations at the traffic lights generate $32 million for Suffolk County, which is why the county allows the practice to continue despite their own study showing they lead to an increase in accidents with injuries. PINAC’s Theresa Richard reported about Stephen Ruth back in February after seeing videos he posted on Facebook that prove the lights near the cameras trick drivers into citations. At that point, Ruth had already been arrested in August for using a painter’s extension rod to point the cameras towards the sky. On April 11, he went a little further and cut wires to 18 cameras. “I cut the cable wires, making it useless. I’ve made it dysfunctional, just like the whole red-light camera program,” said Ruth during a local interview. “I did it in order to save lives.” And after he cut the wires, he called the news to cover his act of civil disobedience, which resulted in his arrest after police received pressure from politicians. Ruth said police and sheriff deputies support him, because they’re aware of the shortened yellow lights. Some may even testify on his behalf if his case goes to trial. When he was in jail for his most recent arrest, a sheriff’s deputy even offered to bail him out. But after receiving attention from local residents and media, Ruth discovered a government entity mounted a camera outside of his home on a telephone pole just like the one LaVoy Finicum took down during the standoff with the government at a National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. But Ruth doesn’t know exactly where it came from. “The only reason the government is so concerned about me is because I proved that they shortened the yellow lights to generate revenue and killed a lot of innocent people,” said Stephen Ruth just before he painted over the camera with a painter’s extension pole. Ruth currently faces 22 years in prison for tampering of public property and.."
Facebook, Jail, and Memes: New York Man Arrested
 for Cutting Wires to Red
 Light Cameras After
 Exposing Government
 Revenue Generating
 Scheme
 BEN KELLER
Rp @the_eye_is_on_us | Repost via @eyenero - A New York man known as the Red Light Robin Hood was arrested again this month after cutting wires to red light cameras where yellow light duration times were shortened by the city in order to generate more citations and revenue. The shortened durations at the traffic lights generate $32 million for Suffolk County, which is why the county allows the practice to continue despite their own study showing they lead to an increase in accidents with injuries. PINAC’s Theresa Richard reported about Stephen Ruth back in February after seeing videos he posted on Facebook that prove the lights near the cameras trick drivers into citations. At that point, Ruth had already been arrested in August for using a painter’s extension rod to point the cameras towards the sky. On April 11, he went a little further and cut wires to 18 cameras. “I cut the cable wires, making it useless. I’ve made it dysfunctional, just like the whole red-light camera program,” said Ruth during a local interview. “I did it in order to save lives.” And after he cut the wires, he called the news to cover his act of civil disobedience, which resulted in his arrest after police received pressure from politicians. Ruth said police and sheriff deputies support him, because they’re aware of the shortened yellow lights. Some may even testify on his behalf if his case goes to trial. When he was in jail for his most recent arrest, a sheriff’s deputy even offered to bail him out. But after receiving attention from local residents and media, Ruth discovered a government entity mounted a camera outside of his home on a telephone pole just like the one LaVoy Finicum took down during the standoff with the government at a National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. But Ruth doesn’t know exactly where it came from. “The only reason the government is so concerned about me is because I proved that they shortened the yellow lights to generate revenue and killed a lot of innocent people,” said Stephen Ruth just before he painted over the camera with a painter’s extension pole. Ruth currently faces 22 years in prison for tampering of public property and.."

Rp @the_eye_is_on_us | Repost via @eyenero - A New York man known as the Red Light Robin Hood was arrested again this month after cutting wi...

Desperate, Facebook, and Life: Some despicable people destroyed 50 life-saving water jugs that were put out in the dessert to save migrants' lives. C @borderangelsofficial ecumed Repost @borderangelsofficial: "Yesterday, while scouting for this Saturday’s Water Drop, we discovered something despicable. Something evil. We found 50 of the 53 life-saving water jugs put out only a month ago had been deliberately destroyed. By who, we don’t know. They could be racist anti-migrant vigilantes, an organized hate group, or rogue Border Patrol agents. Whoever they are, they slashed and smashed FIFTY jugs, most of them covered in volunteers’ sentimental messages to be read by migrants. For these hate-filled individuals, it was no small task. These jugs were spread across a wide stretch of territory, revealing just how determined they were. Given just how treacherous crossing the desert can be, each slashed and crushed jug could have made the difference between life and death. How many migrants in desperate need of water approached what from afar looked to be a life-saving oasis, and discovered this evil? Imagine how that would feel. First, imagine the euphoric sense of hope, knowing that you’ll survive and soon embrace the ones you cherish most, that you’ll escape poverty and find refuge from violence. Then imagine that newly found hope ripped away from you, knowing you’ll likely die, and that people in this country want exactly that. The perpetrators’ message was loud and clear: migrants OF COLOR are not just unwelcome, but they should die. This is only one of many hateful and possibly deadly actions taken upon our life-saving supplies. In each and every instance, as far as we're concerned, those responsible are complicit in the potential death of fellow human beings. That’s called murder. They are serious criminals, and in a just world, would be treated as such. We are not deterred by these acts. In fact, we have grown only more determined. For every one jug they destroy, we'll replace it with two more, and make our deposits less vulnerable to their racist sabotage. To take action in the fight to protect the greatest human right there is, the right to life, join us on our Water Drops every third Saturday. For more information on how to sign up, check our Facebook page for RSVP details at the beginning of every month. "
Desperate, Facebook, and Life: Some despicable people destroyed 50
 life-saving water jugs that were put out
 in the dessert to save migrants' lives. C
 @borderangelsofficial
 ecumed
Repost @borderangelsofficial: "Yesterday, while scouting for this Saturday’s Water Drop, we discovered something despicable. Something evil. We found 50 of the 53 life-saving water jugs put out only a month ago had been deliberately destroyed. By who, we don’t know. They could be racist anti-migrant vigilantes, an organized hate group, or rogue Border Patrol agents. Whoever they are, they slashed and smashed FIFTY jugs, most of them covered in volunteers’ sentimental messages to be read by migrants. For these hate-filled individuals, it was no small task. These jugs were spread across a wide stretch of territory, revealing just how determined they were. Given just how treacherous crossing the desert can be, each slashed and crushed jug could have made the difference between life and death. How many migrants in desperate need of water approached what from afar looked to be a life-saving oasis, and discovered this evil? Imagine how that would feel. First, imagine the euphoric sense of hope, knowing that you’ll survive and soon embrace the ones you cherish most, that you’ll escape poverty and find refuge from violence. Then imagine that newly found hope ripped away from you, knowing you’ll likely die, and that people in this country want exactly that. The perpetrators’ message was loud and clear: migrants OF COLOR are not just unwelcome, but they should die. This is only one of many hateful and possibly deadly actions taken upon our life-saving supplies. In each and every instance, as far as we're concerned, those responsible are complicit in the potential death of fellow human beings. That’s called murder. They are serious criminals, and in a just world, would be treated as such. We are not deterred by these acts. In fact, we have grown only more determined. For every one jug they destroy, we'll replace it with two more, and make our deposits less vulnerable to their racist sabotage. To take action in the fight to protect the greatest human right there is, the right to life, join us on our Water Drops every third Saturday. For more information on how to sign up, check our Facebook page for RSVP details at the beginning of every month. "

Repost @borderangelsofficial: "Yesterday, while scouting for this Saturday’s Water Drop, we discovered something despicable. Something evil....

Anaconda, Children, and Church: Jeanette Vizguerra Took Refuge in a Church to Avoid Deportation. She's Now Walking Free for Mother's Day Source: TIME undocumedia She was granted a stay of removal 🦋😢😊 YES!!! FelizDiaDeLasMadres Jeanette 🌹❤ "Jeanette Vizguerra, the undocumented mother of four who took sanctuary in a Denver church to avoid deportation, walked out of the church Friday morning after she was granted a 2-year stay of deportation on Thursday. It’s a special day for me because I will be able to celebrate MothersDay with my children and grandchildren,” said Vizguerra in a press conference outside the church where she was staying. Still, she vowed to continue fighting for other undocumented immigrants threatened with deportation. “Their struggle is my struggle, and my struggle is their struggle, because we are a community,” she said. Vizguerra, who is originally from Mexico and has lived in the U.S. for two decades, took refuge in the First Unitarian Society after her first stay of removal expired and she skipped a meeting with ICE, fearing deportation. A private bill was introduced in Congress to grant Vizguerra a lawful permanent resident status, and she quickly became a symbol of impact of President DonaldTrump’s immigration policies on law-abiding immigrants. Vizguerra was included in the 2017 TIME 100 list of most influential people." HereToStay
Anaconda, Children, and Church: Jeanette Vizguerra Took
 Refuge in a Church to
 Avoid Deportation. She's
 Now Walking Free for
 Mother's Day
 Source: TIME
 undocumedia
 She was granted a stay of removal
🦋😢😊 YES!!! FelizDiaDeLasMadres Jeanette 🌹❤ "Jeanette Vizguerra, the undocumented mother of four who took sanctuary in a Denver church to avoid deportation, walked out of the church Friday morning after she was granted a 2-year stay of deportation on Thursday. It’s a special day for me because I will be able to celebrate MothersDay with my children and grandchildren,” said Vizguerra in a press conference outside the church where she was staying. Still, she vowed to continue fighting for other undocumented immigrants threatened with deportation. “Their struggle is my struggle, and my struggle is their struggle, because we are a community,” she said. Vizguerra, who is originally from Mexico and has lived in the U.S. for two decades, took refuge in the First Unitarian Society after her first stay of removal expired and she skipped a meeting with ICE, fearing deportation. A private bill was introduced in Congress to grant Vizguerra a lawful permanent resident status, and she quickly became a symbol of impact of President DonaldTrump’s immigration policies on law-abiding immigrants. Vizguerra was included in the 2017 TIME 100 list of most influential people." HereToStay

🦋😢😊 YES!!! FelizDiaDeLasMadres Jeanette 🌹❤ "Jeanette Vizguerra, the undocumented mother of four who took sanctuary in a Denver church to avo...