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HAPPENING NOW (10.9.14): Another young black man, 18-year old Vonderrit Myers, has been killed by a police officer, miles away from Ferguson. St Louis (STL) is turnt the fuck up right now. They literally ran the police out of the neighborhood, and are currently marching around the city. Details are still emerging, but from eye witness accounts, the young man was shot 16 times after the cop mistook a sandwich for a gun. My heart and soul are with the people of STL tonight. See you on Friday for #FergusonOctober. #staywoke #blacklivesmatter (PT 1)

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RIP Vonderrit Myers, the victim of tonight’s police shooting. We fighting for you now too.

My house is in these pictures.

Police officer Fatally Shoots Teenager in South St. Louis City

This was on the block I live on.

First, I am a straight, white male.
I grew up in a lower middle class family in Delaware.
I was at the symphony when this happened.
I am not from St. Louis.

I do not have the experience of fear of cops, mostly I am the sort of person who doesn’t break rules, and would have nothing to fear from the police. I haven’t had to live in fear of someone shooting me for the color of my skin or the way I talk.

This was my block.

I am worried for my neighbors.
I am worried for Vonderrit’s family.
I am worried for my adopted city, which means so much to me, because fear is becoming the watch word.

Fear of the police.
Fear of protestors.
Fear to walk in the daylight.

Be safe
Walk in peace

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