Tonight is For All of Us: Remembering Scout Schultz RIP

From IT’s Going Down

Remembering Scout Schultz on Georgia Tech Campus

On September 18th, 2017, hundreds gathered outside of the Georgia Tech student center for a vigil commemorating the killing of Scout Schultz. Scout was beloved by many, was a dedicated LGBTQ+ activist, an antifascist, and a revolutionary anticapitalist. Two days ago, they were killed by Georgia Tech police.

Online video has surfaced showing Scout in a distressed state, walking barefoot and surrounded by police who had their guns drawn. Scout held a closed multi-tool in their hand. The police opened fire.

“COPS – PIGS – MURDERERS”

As the sky darkened, student bureaucrats lost control of the vigil as students and friends of Scout began to shout out their feelings, their despair, their rage. A large section of the crowd began assembling and chanting anti-police slogans while adorning masks. The masked contingent was around 100 people.

Masked demonstrators quickly began lighting fireworks, flares, and smoke bombs to the cheers of the crowd. Flares and smoke bombs were thrown at police cruisers on Tech Parkway who sped off. When the crowd arrived at the police headquarters, the confrontation took a decisive turn.

Police began antagonizing the crowd, which then encircled a police cruiser. Scuffles broke out in the crowd with police. In defense of a fellow protester, someone emptied a fire extinguisher on a police officer. Demonstrators smashed the windows of police cruisers and attempted to defend themselves while police beat protesters with the help of at least one white “patriot.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Georgia Tech student and LGBTQ activist was shot and killed by campus police on Saturday, NBC News reported.

According to NBC News, Scout Schultz, a 21-year-old engineering student, was shot and killed by campus police, who said Schultz was reportedly holding a knife at the time of the shooting. After receiving a 911 call saying that someone was carrying a gun (which turned out to reportedly be a knife), Georgia Tech police arrived to a campus parking lot at 11:17 p.m. on Saturday, NBC News reported. In a video of the incident, it appears that Schultz was yelling, “Shoot me,” though police can be heard telling Schultz, “Nobody wants to hurt you.” When Schultz moved forward with the knife, they were shot. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the knife was a switchblade and photos show the blade was not extended when Schultz was shot.

Georgia Tech’s Pride Alliance website indicated Schultz used they/them pronouns and identified as bisexual and nonbinary and was intersex. Schultz was the group’s president. In a statement posted on the website, the group mourned Schultz’s loss.

“As you might have heard, last night we lost our President, Scout Schultz. We are all deeply saddened by what has occurred. They have been the driving force behind Pride Alliance for the past two years,” the statement says. “They pushed us to do more events and a larger variety events, and we would not be the organization we are known as without their constant hard work and dedication. Their leadership allowed us to create change across campus and in the Atlanta community. Scout always reminded us to think critically about the intersection of identities and how a multitude of factors play into one’s experience on Tech’s campus and beyond. We love you Scout and we will continue to push for change.”

In a posting on Facebook, Call Me They had this to say.

TW: murder, police, mental health, misgendering

Not only a “21-Year-Old LGBTQ Activist.” A bisexual, non-binary, intersex person: identities constantly erased and ignored both in cishet communities and LGBTQ+ communities.

The police SHOT them while they were distressed and holding a knife (that I will note, was a switchblade *NOT* extended… not that it MATTERS the amount of knife-ness there was or was not).

MANY PEOPLE are saying Scout DESERVED to be shot because Scout was saying “Shoot me.” The police are TRAINED to DISARM distressed individuals.

You’re telling me if I ask the police to shoot me, they should? That is ABSURD. This death was AVOIDABLE.

I feel passionate about every trans person murdered, but this one — for a non-binary sibling of mine who uses they/them, who had mental illness … — it hurts real bad.

And now in reports, I am seeing Scout repeatedly misgendered. The LEAST anyone can do is use Scout’s pronouns. To every person PURPOSELY calling Scott “he” or even more despicable “it,” you are VILE and blocked.

RIP Scout. I will not forget you.

Furbirdsqueerly says: Please always remember this-

Cops are just one component of the bourgeoisie’s repressive apparatus for subjugating the working class and anyone else that strays from the bourgeoisie norm.

Historically, cops have been perhaps the #1 most dangerous enemy of gay / trans / queer people for decades, and continue to target us today.

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He has been Identified!

Posted: September 18, 2017 in Call to Action, Fight Back

Dennis Lloyd Mothersbaugh

In from Shaun King via facebook.

We just positively identified another violent white supremacist who assaulted someone in Charlottesville.

Dear FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation & Charlottesville, Virginia & Charlottesville Police Department & Virginia State Police,
We have identified this violent white supremacist for you.
His name is Dennis Lloyd Mothersbaugh, age 37, of North Vernon, Indiana. He is a violent bigot with dozens of arrests, convictions, hate crimes, and a life of targeting and harassing people of color, Jews, women, and immigrants. He has open court cases and is in violation of his probation.
This is a violent felony. He should’ve been arrested a month ago.
We found him because he did an interview 6 years ago that mentions several of his unique tattoos – including the one of the Kurt Cobain lyric on the back of his head.
Please issue a warrant for his arrest.
CC Indiana State Police – Public Information Office & North Vernon Police Department In from Shaun King

 

Here is another posting by Shaun King about Dennis Lloyd Mothersbaugh.

I have to get something off my chest.

It took me and a scrappy team of volunteers a few days to identify and locate Dennis Lloyd Mothersbaugh as one of the bigoted attackers in Charlottesville.

But here’s what’s crazy – had this man been Black or Brown or a Muslim or an immigrant, he would’ve never made it out of Charlottesville. Never!

These mugshots are a tiny fraction of the mugshots we found for this man. He has been a white supremacist for decades and has terrorized people in at least 3 different states. He served prison time for a hate crime in Portland.

Last night, at 3am, a team and I were literally translating documents from Swedish that identified him and his unique tattoos SIX YEARS AGO.

What do I pay taxes for? Why am I having to teach myself how to track down these men and figure out how to sleuth through foreign documents to find a man?

I know why – BECAUSE OUR COUNTRY DOES NOT CARE. Period.

So, we will have to do this ourselves. And we will.

AND HERE IS MR. MOTHERSBAUGH’S MUG SHOTS. JAIL THIS MAN! HE IS A DANGER TO SOCIETY.

 

Artist Lee’s Family Tree.

Posted: September 16, 2017 in art

Here is a new work. It has been in the making for perhaps some 50 years. It was one of those projects that have fallen by the wayside with the slogan, “will get back to it again someday.” Well yesterday I was doing nothing and said, “Hey do you remember all those folks named Lee?” “Why yes,” I said and proceeded to write. Artist Lee is from back in the day when we were young and full of fun, living in Goon City on the other side of town.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets on Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3065633 or the day of performance at the Box Office at the Carriage House Theater 360 Farmington Ave Hartford.

Pearwater Productions Facebook page HERE.

For online tickets HERE.

Image  —  Posted: September 16, 2017 in Call to Action, Fight Back, For your information