can we talk about cyntoia brown for a moment though

cyntoia brown is a girl who is serving life in prison after being wrongly tried as an adult at the age of 16.

she was forced into sex work by her abusive boyfriend, and was picked up by a 43 year old johnny allen on a street corner. she then impulsively shot him out of fear, not intending to kill him, when he started acting threatening towards her. she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder during her trial as a result of severe abuse over many years.

johnny allen was committing a sex crime against an underage mentally ill girl forced into sex work against her will. cyntoia brown committed manslaughter out of self defense at the age of 16 and is now in jail for life after being tried as an adult for first degree murder.

please reblog this, and sign this petition, because seriously not enough people know about this.



Yesterday, I wrote a post that apparently angered some people in the #PoliceLivesMatter hashtag on Twitter. (An archived version of my post is here.) So one of them decided to start “reporting everyone,” overwhelmingly Black people judging by their Twitter stream, who speak up against police brutality in what they feel is too militantly a way, to the FBI.

My white privilege is that I can laugh at this instead of feeling terrified by it.


If you want to do a small thing that’s helpful and you have a Twitter account, then report @ElenaElena8585 as a spam account. Do not interact with this account in any way (it invalidates your spam report). Just block the account and report it as spam when you do. If enough people do this quickly enough, the account will get shut down. I’ve already done this on a bunch of my alternative accounts.

Thanks, and please signal boost.

(The photo in this post is a screenshot of the tweet to @FBI, and there’s also an embed directly from Twitter so we can see if the account is still live.)