US protests, Tulsa riots, BLM appropriation, CALLOUT about allies co-opting protests! 

PSA:

I am no longer supporting the Tulsa area medic 'leadership'. My bestie and I are throwing our support where it is genuinely NEEDED and we will not stand by and tolerate the shit we are witnessing first hand. Nor will either of us be fucking SILENT about it!

Medic volunteer 'leaders' in Tulsa Oklahoma have begun inserting themselves into organization planning, speeches, have emotionally whitewashed the local protests, started directing black organizers, and doing legitimate harm to everything the movement stands for.

They are not allies, they are CENTERING their feelings, trusting news outlets like FOX to have accurate information, operating on privileged assumptions- and worse, they are dismissing racially motivated attacks, protests, gatherings, and genuine harm still being done in our local community! These so called leaders are ignoring actual assaults, murders, and riots that need medic volunteers present.

These medics are not leaders, nor are they allies. They are clout chasers and they are using this opportunity now to profit off of the black community's suffering.

It is with unmatched shame that I must request no further donations be passed through the aadams cash app link I have previously shared. I am removing the posts in which it was mentioned.

I signed up to defend people's lives, not pass out water to the white privilege parade that happened yesterday in Broken Arrow. Oh- but guess what? It made the news!

...Fucking end me.

re: US protests, Tulsa riots, BLM appropriation, CALLOUT about allies co-opting protests!- RE: Racism, murder, white silence, distracting from purpose, hate crime 

UPDATE: It is my duty to inform folx that the BA privilege parade has caused several horrors to become very starkly highlighted and I MUST draw further attention to this or we will see more people die!

A) made front page newspapers because the protestors decided to follow the head medic's advice and instead of marching where they wanted and needed to- they marched down and empty street with cops "helping"- what this means is that c ops directed where protestors were allowed to walk, and remained peaceful only because people complied with the police's demands.

B) These very 'team leaders' denied that they had been withholding information of a black man's murder the exact same day for the sake of maintaining "peaceful" protesting and "safety". They should have brought it up and used the platform- instead they silenced an entire community by throttling the sharing of information and swept the incident under the rug so they could have their press time in the park. Their reasoning? "We didn't know if it was racially motivated, we were waiting for news to release more information." I'm not kidding, they swore they were waiting for more CREDIBLE information when we were the ones throwing all this info directly at their blissfully ignorant faces!!! We were not credible, at all, we are trans men. Imagine thaaaaaat.

C) They knew about it, they said nothing, they assumed it wasn't racially motivated despite evidence- they are letting black people die in our own backyard and ignoring it because they call the "peaceful" gatherings progress while willfully ignoring that they have allowed the violence to continue and have begun focusing on- I shit you the fuck NOT- basically wrangling black protestors "for their own personal safety".

D) when we confronted them about it they denied any position of privilege on their part (despite both being non black) and dismissed every concern- they literally did not care about Carson's death, they cared about their clout on fucking camera and black people are DYING over their fucking arrogance still.

E) I am keeping a safety buddy eye on a local woman because they have put her in DIRECT DANGER by maintaining silence and white supremecist groups and POLICE are watching and seeking her out now. They are actively damaging our community with this shit and black people are being targeted and murdered because of these assholes refusing to acknowledge the harm still being done. Their clout and imaginary progress are literally more important than people's actual fucking lives after leaving protests.

None of this is hyper bole, this is not overreacting. They literally heard a black man was murdered while they were helping organize a protest to call for an end to EXACTLY THAT and they said NOTHING. They are complicit in white violence, they are complicit in silencing and destabilizing the local organization, and they need to understand that my bestie and I have been screaming this at them from the start.

This needs to stop, Tulsa needs to focus on protecting black people again, not chasing goddamn CLOUT. Lives are at stake, when is that going to get through white people's fucking heads???

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RE: Cops, news, racism, murder- that bitch made bail 

Local news covered this story so thinly and weakly btw. I wonder why?

Please read these articles carefully and notice how absolutely little info is included.

They don't mention the killer's fb was plastered with racism, they never mention the things he'd say- why is that? Could it be because he's straight, white, cis, and in a /position of power/?

We the community had Carlos Carson's name on our lips and knew his murderer had been released on bail before the privilege parade medic leaders did and we were TELLING them. We were all ignored.

Links: ktul.com/news/local/shooting-0

newson6.com/story/5edbdaa0694c

tulsaworld.com/news/local/crim

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RE: local news, racism, brutality described, survivor's guilt- protecting black folx 

His name was Carlos Carson. Say it with me.

He was on his way home and minding his own business when he was maced without provocation by a racist security guard. When Carlos DEFENDED himself Carlos' attacker used it as an excuse to execute Mr. Carson in cold blood and broad daylight.

Mr. Carson deserved to make it home alive. People like Carlos Carson are the exact reason I started showing up at protests- to help folx like him made it home alive and safe.

I cannot tell you how much I feel like I have /personally/ failed him. Even with my privilege there was nothing I could have done to prevent the tragedy from happening.

When I joined I came with both hands ready to lift- and I had to sit back and hand out water to a boatload of clout obsessed Karens walking down an empty street while a fellow Tulsan was killed in cold blood.

The very same local platform that should have been used to echo his family's pain and called for justice was silence by people with white privilege.

I could not protect Mr. Carson's life with my own, I couldn't have shown up and stopped the racist dirtbag that did this. Nothing I can do will ever bring back the fellow Tulsan we lost on June 6th.

What I can do is scream with my whole chest about the injustice and the complacent silence- and the people complicit in allowing his murder to go unnoticed.

The very person who shared the information initially and sought to draw attention to Mr. Carson's murder- the very same black person who spoke up and immediately demanded justice for him?

She's already being targeted and I've reached out to inform her of the fact that both police and racist pieces of shit are now looking to cause her harm.

I pray she's still okay. I hope to the stars I can help keep her safe by having tipped her off. I pray her name does not get added to the list because she dared to speak up. I'm scared sure, but how fucking terrified is SHE?

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UPDATE: NAMED CALLOUT FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, TULSA STREET MEDICS, PRIVILEGED ALLIES CO-OPTING LOCAL MOVEMENTS 

I am no longer interested in protecting the anonymity of the two medic 'leaders' in Tulsa Oklahoma that seem to be going out of their way to get black people fucking killed.

I'm not going to let them sweep more murders like Carlos Carson's under the rug. I won't be silent while the two trusted medics in the rallies play god with other people's lives because it gives a battered combat vet "purpose" to his miserable fucking life and he has to bask in the spotlight of someone else to feel worthwhile.

Ashleigh and Dave Aadams are not vetting street medics, training them, nor ensuring that the medics understand "Patch them and get them to EMSA".

I'm shaking as I write this- if this gets to them I damn well know I am DEAD. I don't care.

You have heard me speak about them in this thread and outline only a few of the atrocities they became complicit in and made the rest of us complicit in.

Now they are putting Tulsans in even more danger than before.

I saw a red flag when they told us we didn't have the budget for face masks for the street medics- yet somehow we had the $50 for paint, shirts, and uniform medic marks.

I saw red flags when they just kept accepting drive up donations and people left- nobody tested the water or snacks for tampering but me and I only realized I was doing it SUBCONSCIOUSLY!

They never vetted anyone we worked with more than talking to them for five minutes. They don't actually care about making sure anyone knows what to do in a given situation- they try to control the given situation.

This shit is dangerous and if I don't say something someone can get seriously fucking injured or worse.

PLEASE, please boost this! Please let people know NOT to blindly trust the street medics in Tulsa, just because someone has on a Red Cross does NOT mean they are safe, trained, or were even vetted!

Dave came to relive his fucking combat glory and it truly shows with every breath he speaks. Please, be safe! VET YOUR MEDICS OR TAKE A FIRST AID CLASS YOURSELF! If we cannot trust the people in our community we must be able to trust ourselves!

You may refuse treatment from street medics and demand an EMSA, I HIGHLY suggest doing so if you are injured or having health issues at any Tulsa rally!! I urge you to be aware of who is on your team and vet the people you will likely rely on.

If you think I'm being an alarmist, please read back through the whole thread and remember that black futures matter- the future of our local community matters.

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Tulsa pol, Named callout, spite doxxing trans activists!! 

Please boost the shit out of this if you're a trans activist in Tulsa or know someone who is!!

Dave and Ashleigh Aadams need to stop deciding all the trans people who call them out on their privilege should be exposed to even more violence and potentially murdered.

They have been vociferously calling any trans activist who calls them out on their privilege and I quote "violent instigators". This includes me, this includes my bestie, this includes a teenager they are just shy of fully fucking DOXXING.

They keep slandering trans activists who have called them out and they painted a target on a trans youth's back. That kid is 19. NINETEEN.

Dave is a military veteran who's 50 something- he has far more power, sway, and control- at this point it feels like he KNOWS outing us and labeling us as violent will result in our murder and it's as if he is hoping for our silence so he can make a CAREER out of redirecting the protests into boot licking competitions.

Make it make sense. In the event of my murder because of Dave's actions I have several friends holding the raw screenshots of us calling him and his wife the fuck out.

Tulsa pol, Named callout, spite doxxing trans activists!! 

@ThornEater Would you be willing to compress the punchiest parts of this down to a short post and what you think is the most incriminating image? And then that way I can try to spread it over on :birdsite: as well?

Tulsa pol, Named callout, spite doxxing trans activists!! 

@ThornEater the gist of the message seems to be: During a protest for the racist murder of Carlos Carson, Tulsa medics were compromised by white supremacists who seized control of the march and put people in danger. The enemies in question have names

Tulsa pol, Named callout, spite doxxing trans activists!! 

@ThornEater but i don't wanna be the one who tries to create that headline bc it's a lot of info i'm not as familiar with as you. i don't wanna speak your message for you and garble it

re: Tulsa pol, Named callout, spite doxxing trans activists!! 

@Absolutely_Blakely yep, that's basically the whole of it! only the infiltrators refuse to acknowledge privilege, but I'd not call them supremecists (at least not yet)

re: Tulsa pol, Named callout, spite doxxing trans activists!! 

@Absolutely_Blakely yes, here it comes!

Dave and Ashliegh Aadams are the Tulsa area "leadership" medics for the Peaceful Protest rally.

They actively make the organizer change her plans, they're outing and doxxing trans activists who call them out for co-opting the movement and white washing it while refusing to acknowledge their privilege. Exactly what we're calling them on is what they are using to attempt to silence us.

They are actively seeking to get trans folx who talk about their behavior KILLED.

re: Tulsa pol, Named callout, spite doxxing trans activists!! 

@ThornEater okay i'll have to decide whether i can safely put this up without putting myself in danger for retribution on :birdsite: since it mentions people's names

re: Tulsa pol, Named callout, spite doxxing trans activists!! 

@Absolutely_Blakely If it puts YOU at risk I won't ask you to. Ever.

All I want is people safe. That's it.

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