Planning to video some police brutality? Do you need extra battery life because the popo are out of control? Police badge number recognition? Instant posting to Facebook? Jerrod Carmichael has the perfect phone for you!
BORDERS is a game from Gonzalo Alvarez where players walk in the shoes of an immigrant to endure the danger of a journey across the desert. You only win if you can avoid La Migra and beat the heat by hiding under bushes and staying hydrated. Many make the journey towards the border with the promise of a better life, but only the fittest survive.
Meanwhile in Seoul, Korea, two college students video an excursion to local Mexican restaurant Don Charly for a class project. They are unclear on the entire enchilada, knife and fork concept.
I’ve witnessed countless incidents of racially motivated police brutality in my lifetime and it’s time to say ‘Enough!’ in the name of all those wrongfully killed and abused. For all the courageous men and women raising their voices against injustice in #Ferguson, and beyond, give ’em hell. This song is for you. [NSFW adult language.]
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Last month we published the powerful essay Maybe I grew up in a Latino and African-American neighborhood by Navarro, the Chicago-based hiphop artist formerly known as Scheme. Now it’s back, with music:
Kap G is just cruisin’ round town when the cops pull him over and jack him up and all his friends. There’s a song for that: F____ la policia. [NSFW adult language.]
Anyone can make a video of San Diego low riders hopping, and lowrider fans partying. But not everyone can set it to operatic music. Filmmaker Gloria Morán, of San Francisco, did just that.
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“Selfie” is a real word, you know. Officially! “Selfie” and “twerk” were added to the Oxford English Dictionary Online in August.
And that’s why we’re extra pleased to present just a taste of the excellent Tumblr Cops Taking Selfies Of course, we’re just featuring photos of two officers with Hispanic names because it is still Hispanic Heritage Month until October 15, but you can click through for equally-charming Anglos and some additional Hispanics we might have missed !
A pocho and a gabacho’s fine bromance runs into a hitch when their time-honored dispute resolution process — the game of rock-paper-scissors — involves a girl. Wesley Rodriguez’ La Piedra, made this summer in a single day, was the winner of the University of Florida 24-Hour Film Festival.
Now in the shadows of the world’s most famous amusement park residents of Anaheim are bravely (and in some cases stupidly) confronting the Anaheim Police Department, an at times callous, authoritative government power that isn’t accustomed to being questioned even when it executes people. Crisis always spurs creativity and the most original ideas are presently forming outside of the gates of Disneyland.
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Art by Lalo Alcaraz, photo by Johnny Nguyen.