it’s just. ferguson isn’t over. this shit won’t ever be over. but people have stopped reblogging, stopped posting, stopped raising awareness for this major event. people are still angry. i’m still angry. stay angry.
SIGNAL BOOST FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, PARTICULARLY CENTRAL VALLEY/SACRAMENTO REGION
A mother’s plea in Sacramento:
Warning to Parents of Teenage Daughters in Natomas Park:
It is with disgust, heartbreak, and a need to protect all of the children in our community that I share this devastating news with you.
Kevin David Basham, the nearly 26 year old man pictured below, is a cashier at the Raley’s Supermarket (store #4650) on Natomas Blvd. For several weeks earlier this year beginning in February, Basham flirted unabashedly with my child while we would shop for groceries. Although I made it clear to him that my child is only 15 years old, he pursued her vigorously. Lying about his true age, he convinced her to give him her phone number and initiated communication; Basham began texting inappropriate messages and pictures to her immediately and regularly. She reminded him that she was 15, yet he continued messaging her relentlessly. He stalked her at a restaurant. He has been on and inside the Inderkum High School campus to watch her rehearse for talent shows. He was even caught sneaking into my backyard where I met him with a flashlight to the face and instructed him to leave my child alone - at which point he threatened me with these exact words, “You can’t keep me from seeing her.”
Raley’s and the Sacramento Police Department were made aware of his increasing sexual advances towards a minor child, ten years his junior, on March 30th. The police department informed me to call the emergency line if he ever showed up again. Raley’s ignored my multiple complaints. To this very day, Raley’s corporate office has failed to return a single phone call to me.
Between March 30th and April 17th, Basham further manipulated my child into being his “special friend” and sexually assaulted her multiple times, taking her virginity and sending her into a downward spiral; she was diagnosed with having post traumatic stress disorder following the assaults by Basham.
With evidence that I provided, and a confession from Basham himself, he was arrested by the Sacramento Police Department (XREF 4748043), booked into jail, and is being charged by the District Attorney with two counts of felony rape. The DA feels strongly there is enough evidence to have twelve jurors convict him unanimously. Basham posted bail a few hours after his arrest and remains free, as he is due his due process in the court of law. His case has been continued five times since his first court appearance in May, with the next hearing (to determine if he will accept the plea deal offered to him by the DA or set a trial date -yet again- ) scheduled for September 30. Basham continues to work for Raley’s as a lead cashier. He works in close proximity with young female customers from several nearby schools, including: Natomas Park Elementary, Natomas Charter, Natomas Middle, Inderkum High, Heron, and Natomas Middle. Additionally, he lives in an apartment near NP3 Charter Middle and High.
I have remained incredibly quiet on this front since discovering that he sexually assaulted my child in mid-April, per the DA’s request so as to not compromise the case. I have even been asked by the DA to not shop at my local grocery store because it makes the perpetrator “uncomfortable.” Today, however, I feel compelled to share this heartbreaking news with each of you in an effort to protect your child from this predator. With school back in session, and knowing that many of our teenage daughters stop by Raley’s on Natomas Blvd. before and after school for snacks, it is important that they be aware of this dangerous person.
Name: Kevin David Basham
Height: approx. 6’2”
Weight: approx. 190lbs.
It is far too late for me to protect my child, even though I did everything I could to prevent this tragedy from happening as it unfolded before me. If you shop at Raley’s on Natomas Blvd., please keep your teenage daughters near you at all times. Please protect your children from this predator. He is cunning, malicious, and a threat to our community.
PLEASE NOTE: Despite Basham’s confession to this crime, he is “innocent” until proven guilty. This message is intended to be informational only and not a character attack; hence the message containing only verifiable facts and not my personal opinions of this individual.
We’ve blacked out the mother’s name so as to protect the victim and her family, we’ve also bolded the mother’s intentions.
I can’t miss today’s #tcfstyle theme: #fashioninspiration. @manrepeller & @gabifresh are just generally awesome, and consistently inspire me to push myself and expand my sartorial landscape. These blogger virtuosos are some of my biggest inspirations - both have a style that is uniquely theirs, but never staid or played. Just A++ 😻😻😻
shoutout to people working weekends and overnights and overtime, people working in hospitality and retail and food service, who are sacrificing time with their loved ones, so fuckers with weekday desk jobs get to live comfortably with the amenities we provide while simultaneously shitting all over us for not getting “real jobs”
About two weeks we went on the road with our Aussie brothers, Zanerobe most notable for their sureshot pants (joggers) with a super laid back style between casual and formal. We traveled from LA, Portland and finally Seattle on a three city shoot with clothes from their monochrome collection
Photography by Christopher Parsons
Instead of insane, say unreal.
Instead of crazy, say unbelievable.
Instead of calling someone a psycho, call them an asshole.
Instead of stupid, say awful.
Instead of dumb, say bad.
Taking ableist language out of your vocabulary is simple and will help widen your vocabulary.
The overwhelming injustice of John Crawford’s murder.
Today in Solidarity (9.27.14): The Lost Voices campground since Mike Brown’s murder was ransacked by police… so petty. #staywoke #farfromover
Don’t know who the Lost Voices are yet? They’re the youth brigade on the frontlines of Ferguson, leading the fight for justice for Mike Brown. (Many of those tweets you see on my posts are from LV.) Yesterday, their campsite was raided without notice. These young leaders have been under constant attack from police since protests began, but yesterday was a clear intimidation move. Well guess what— Lost Voices will not be intimidated or stopped. Please make sure you’re showing them your love and support. Consider donating to their efforts today.
This little girl went missing from her hotel in Prince Albert last night. If you see her call the police at 1-306-953-4222.
Saskatchewan and prairie peeps please reblog.
Man, she went to get a pop from the vending machine in her hotel and disappeared. This was this morning.
They still haven’t found her.
Madison MacIntyre, 13 years old.
SIGNAL BOOST, PLEASE.
MacIntyre is described as being between 5’ 5” and 5’ 6” in height and weighs approximately 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing black Saskatchewan Roughrider shorts and a grey Metallica T-shirt.
Anyone with information regarding MacIntyre’s whereabouts should contact the Prince Albert Police Service at 306-953-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Going to date this with September 26, 2014, so you all know it’s relevant NOW. Just checked it out, it’s true.
As of September 27th, 2014 at 2:32pm Saskatchewan time - Madison MacIntyre still hasn’t been seen or heard from.
[Image Description: photo set a woc with short hair stands on a solid color wall in various photos. She wears a sleeveless sheer blouse tied in a knot at the waist and floral print leggings. In the first phot she is smiling looking at the camera. In the second her eyes are closed with a hand raised behind her head, the last she is looking to her side.]
I wore these leggings out on Sunday and even though I love them, I fucking hated them. I thought my legs looked too big (as I usually do) and honestly, I didn’t even want to look at myself. So, last night I decided that I was going to love them again. I found this shirt in the back of my closet, put on some makeup, and took these pictures.
Being positive about my body is so hard some days because truly, I’ve been told my whole life that my body is wrong and takes up too much space. But I’ve definitely come a long way. Last month, I would never have posted pictures that showed this much of my arms, stomach, thighs, etc. Last year, I would never have tied this shirt up, worn it without a tank top , and I SURE AS HELL would not have taken or posted pictures in it.
So these pictures are a giant FUCK YOU to everyone who has ever tried to make me feel bad about my body. It’s a fuck you to all of the people who wanted to like me in private because they couldn’t handle my body. It’s a fuck you to everyone who has ever offered me dieting or exercise tips that I never fucking asked for. And most of all it’s a fuck you to everyone who fetishes the fat body.
I don’t want your fucking help. I am not your fucking fetish. I will not hate my body to fit your standards
***DONT REBLOG THIS TO YOUR FETISH/PORN BLOGS that’s not what these are for