jaytransformed 5 cop cars at the scene of an arrest of ONE Black man for allegedly stealing from Whole Foods & allegedly under the influence (of? He seems fine to me). FIVE, y'all. Blackness criminalized to the nth degree. I can't. Listening to the cop threateningly tell the guy - I found a pipe in your pocket, that's a misdemeanor (!). He's also telling him while I stand here that he's not going to jail tonight & is "only" getting a citation so that he doesn't violate his probation, which I suppose is nice but this whole picture just sucks. Imagine if they put 5 cop cars worth of institutional power to supporting this dude living his fullest, healthiest life.... #ijs #BlackLivesMatter #DecriminalizeBlackness #AndYesWholeFoodsCalledthePopoOnHim 7h
  •   anthoknees 7h
  •   jaytransformed Talked to him when the cops walked away while he was still in the back of the car. Asked him how his day was otherwise (he said aiiiight. Not super positive or super negative) and said I was sorry that he was having this experience. He said his names Quan, said he came in just to use the bathroom; also thanked me for sayin what's up cuz "you the only one that actually had a conversation with me".... That cut deep and I hope he gets another actual conversation soon. #HumanizeBlackness

    P.S. He seemed not under ANY influence whatsoever. Like, whatsoEVER.
    P.P.S. I saw the TWO huge security guards tackle this lil man (like 5'6" & mayyybe 150lbs) like THEIR lives depended on roughing him up as much as possible. Ugh. Why tho?! 7h
  •   theblackpound Nice!! - As black people, we are constantly told our beauty isn't light enough, our businesses aren't worth investing in, our community will never be united and that our heritage celebration is racial segregation. Follow us to help change this! #ProudToBeBlack 7h
  •   homorococo FTP. Also, lez follow up on him, yeah? 6h
  •   deedottiedot I'm happy you spoke to him to @jaytransformed We are such a long way to go. 6h
  •   deedottiedot Have a long way to go* / Keep documenting...but you knew this. 6h
  •   supermahdio Yo, love you. Stay strong out there. Cali is on some other shit right now and wish the best for you. 5h
  •   jaytransformed @homorococo yea, but like, How would we do that? Talked to him again after they released him. Doesn't really have a spot where he lives or anything. Hard out here for a non-rich/white/cisMan. 5h

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statdorf Overheard: "Well...there are only so many places to barefoot dance in the East Bay". Yep. #oakland #oaktown 8h

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ling_garcia I knew I was in the right place when these were growing wild by my home. And then at the store. If there were just a field of them, then I'd be in my favorite movie. Instead I know, I'm just a fish that can't be caught :) "There are some fish that cannot be caught. It's not that they are faster or stronger than other fish, they're just touched by something extra." Young Ed Bloom, Big Fish. #daffodils #lure #bait #stella 3d

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sandra_madanat Thank you @_rm93_ for today... So excited 4d

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eleanorbartosh Today's sunny launch walk. 5d

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ruemapp This Pot de Creme with a touch of sea salt made me buy it. #WholeFoodsSyndrome 5d
  •   deidrej @ruemapp it is pretty expensive for the at most 4 ounces # 5d
  •   deidrej But I think it is made in Oakland 5d

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mugsmoney_ Whole foods! Smack 5d

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wild_friends Hey Bay Area people! Did you know you can find our #WildFriends peanut butter at the Oakland @wholefoodsmarketoakland?! We also sell at all other Northern California Whole Foods! 😎 .
Our jars are on sale until the end of the month so hurry into the location nearest you!
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#bayarea #CA #WholeFoods #peanutbutter #wildfriends #wildfriendsnutbutter
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