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I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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21st Century Lynching

Video shows Louisiana cops pulling man off tractor and choking him to death while serving expired warrant
Armando Frank, 44, was being arrested on a warrant for minor charges stemming from a neighbor dispute. The charges of simple criminal trespassing and attempted unauthorized entry into a dwelling and had resulted in court-ordered treatment at VA hospital.

Frank died from manual strangulation after the encounter shown in the video. In the video, a law enforcement officer climbs on the tractor behind Frank and applies a choke hold while another officer tries to pull Frank down. Frank goes limp, and the officers drag his lifeless body to a patrol car.

The Advocate had the video reviewed by Gregory Gilbertson, director of the criminal justice program at Centralia College in Washington state. Gilbertson pointed out that Frank was trying to find out what he was being arrested for and who signed the warrant. Instead, sheriff’s deputy Brandon Spillman put him in a lateral vascular neck restraint, which cuts off airflow and is therefore, “typically a last resort,” according to Gilbertson.


A lynching without the picnic....but I am sure they went for a beer afterwards

**August Photography Contest** Comment Thread

Submissions are now open here


Please comment on submissions here!


Soph x

**August Photography Contest** Submission Thread - SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED

First time host - so please be kind

The theme for the contest this month is *drum roll please*

August is Abstract

Abstract defined as:

'relating to or denoting art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but rather seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, colours, and textures.'


Submissions are now open and will stay open until the 12th August at 1700 GMT (sorry but I am a brit!)

Comment thread is here https://www.democraticunderground.com/103665590

Please do not comment here!!! Cheers me dears

The normal rules apply and I am totally stealing from urban hermit for this bit!
/Only one entry per person. You need to post your entry in the submission thread started by the Host of a contest. Please be sure to include a "Title" for your photograph in the Subject line of your post. The submission thread is for photo entries only, no comments, no questions. The Host will start a separate thread just for comments and questions.

Once a photo is entered in a contest it is ineligible for any future contest unless the Host specifies otherwise.

The Host of the contest is the one that comes up with the Theme of their contest. They can just decide on a theme or may ask for suggestions and then run a poll to pick one of them. Either way the Theme will always be at the discretion of the person hosting the contest.

The Host also has the option of adding other rules to the contest they are hosting. An example would be no Black & White or all Black & White entries.

The Host has the option of declaring the submissions being blind (no one knows who entered which photo) or public. Should the Host op for blind submissions it is their responsibility to instruct entrants on how to get their entries to the host.

Please keep your entry no larger than 1024 pixels in its longest dimension and under 675K in file size. If you need help posting a photograph or with image sizing, just ask.

The Host is the final authority in their contests.

Submissions will be limited to 30 entries maximum unless the Photography Group votes to change the limits.

The winner of the contest agrees to host the next month's contest (or recruit someone else to host the contest), and pick the next month's theme. The host of the monthly contest cannot enter the contest they are hosting.

The Submission & Comment threads will be posted in the Photography Group. The Preliminary polls and Final Contest poll will be posted in GD per Skinner’s permission.

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