This is a heavy one today, so take care of yourself as needed.
Queer as in F*ck You
Police Who Fatally Shot “Stop Cop City” Activist Tortuguita Will Not Face Criminal Charges. The Indigenous queer and nonbinary activist Tortuguita was shot and killed by police on January 18 was shot and killed following a raid on a tent in the Atlanta Forest where activists have been fighting against “Cop City,” the truly vile proposed police training facility. The police claim Tortuguita shot at them, but an independent autopsy released this spring discovered Tortuguita was sitting with their hands up when they were shot 57 times. Now, according to Them.us: “The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it will not pursue criminal charges against the state troopers who shot and killed a nonbinary activist in January during a protest against Atlanta’s infamous ‘Cop City’ development project.”
I urge you to read more about Stop Cop City, its contexts, and what you can do to help even from afar.
Saw This, Thought of You
One More Thing
Instead of the usual embedded Instagram post containing a poem, I search around to see if I could find a person June Jordan favorite online: “Moving towards Home” by June Jordan.