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Medals awarded to officers for murder of Native teen in own home
[PHOTO: Family photo of Mah-hi-Vist GoodBlanket, who was shot to death by white police officers in Oklahoma on December 18, 2013.]
Chance Avery, and Dillon Mach are both recipients of the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Medal of Honor after responding to a call that led to them killing Mah-hi-Vist GoodBlanket in his family’s own home.
“We called the police to protect him,” said his mother Melissa. The GoodBlankets were waiting in their car when police deputies first arrived at their home.
What the GoodBlankets saw does not reflect what the officers claim. They saw the events unfold from their vantage point in the driveway where they say they could see into the windows of the home.
Autopsy reports show that Mah-hi-Vist was shot 7 times, once in the head, and twice by a Taser gun. The officers were eventually cleared of any wrongdoing and returned to work after a short leave of absence.
So when the Oklahoma Sheriff’s association chose Dillon Mach and Chance Avery to be recipients of the Medal of Honor ‘[i]n recognition of (their) performance above and beyond the call of duty, while disregarding your own personal safety and exhibiting exceptional courage in a life threatening situation’, the parents of Mah-hi-Vist were angered.
The family has not let up on their efforts to seek justice for their son and have organized several rallies including one yesterday at the Oklahoma State capitol.
 For more information, and to lend support to the efforts of the GoodBlanket family, please visit their FaceBook page: TouchingCloudGoodblanket.

nativenews:

Medals awarded to officers for murder of Native teen in own home

[PHOTO: Family photo of Mah-hi-Vist GoodBlanket, who was shot to death by white police officers in Oklahoma on December 18, 2013.]

Chance Avery, and Dillon Mach are both recipients of the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Medal of Honor after responding to a call that led to them killing Mah-hi-Vist GoodBlanket in his family’s own home.

“We called the police to protect him,” said his mother Melissa. The GoodBlankets were waiting in their car when police deputies first arrived at their home.

What the GoodBlankets saw does not reflect what the officers claim. They saw the events unfold from their vantage point in the driveway where they say they could see into the windows of the home.

Autopsy reports show that Mah-hi-Vist was shot 7 times, once in the head, and twice by a Taser gun. The officers were eventually cleared of any wrongdoing and returned to work after a short leave of absence.

So when the Oklahoma Sheriff’s association chose Dillon Mach and Chance Avery to be recipients of the Medal of Honor ‘[i]n recognition of (their) performance above and beyond the call of duty, while disregarding your own personal safety and exhibiting exceptional courage in a life threatening situation’, the parents of Mah-hi-Vist were angered.

The family has not let up on their efforts to seek justice for their son and have organized several rallies including one yesterday at the Oklahoma State capitol.

For more information, and to lend support to the efforts of the GoodBlanket family, please visit their FaceBook page: TouchingCloudGoodblanket.

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If you do not want others to tell you what to blog, don’t do it either.

I personally don’t give a damn if what I post isn’t what some insiders want you to hear. I don’t give a monkeys butt if it hurts your feelings that I think something is wrong no matter if its: the bad writing of a tv show, a…

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It’s never, never, never the woman’s fault. No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman. No means no. […] The one regret I have is we call it domestic violence as if it’s a domesticated cat. It is the most vicious form of violence there is, because not only the physical scars are left, the psychological scars that are left. This whole culture for so long has put the onus on the woman. What were you wearing? What did you say? What did you do to provoke? That is never the appropriate question.

Joe Biden on Today this morning (h/t Joy)

Uncle Joe FTW

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This is why I will forever stan for Uncle Joe. This is extremely important…coming from a man who is the Vice President of the United States of America. Hold my purse while I shout!

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Sam is great. We have a really good working relationship

*sigh*

Random for this particular blog, but try Outlander. It is exquisite. Love is love. Then again, I have been in love with them for 8 books now and the tv production is excellent. Try it, for those who are romantic fools like me with a bent for adventure.

I love this couple, and this show so much!!

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This kid here is Julian, he’s 2 years old now. He was tragically injured in a car accident at 6 months old, thanks to a drunk driver asshole. He’s been in a wheelchair ever since. The doctors he goes to now say they don’t have enough experience dealing with those injuries on such a young person. Shriner’s in Chicago offered a free evaluation, they just need to get and stay there which unfortunately costs a lot of money anyway. So there’s this fund going and even if you can’t donate yourself please just signal boost this and maybe it reaches people who can.  

(I’m trying not to be mad as fuck but seeing funds for shit like racist cops and potato salad reaching thousands and this fund going so slow is making it really hard not to get absolutely livid and throw stuff around.)

Guys, signal boost the fuck out of this. This kid has a shot at free treatment, and they just need to money to get to the Shriners hospital. 

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