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Wisconsin in Pictures

Most of the members of the Common Folk Collective have spent a significant amount of time in Wisconsin. Slate has a pretty good photo blog section and today it features Mark Brautigam’s photos of Wisconsin.

Photo by Mark Brautigam

Photo by Mark Brautigam


Common Folk Stands With Their Hoods Up in Solidarity


This is for Trayvon Martin. I didn’t know him. I don’t know the man that shot and killed him. I don’t know exactly what happened and no one ever will. Regardless, this teenager is dead. And it’s ashamedly not really anything new.

When people with guns make bad choices there’s no turning back. None.

I’ve gotten my ass beat down, badly. But guess what, I healed. And I would take a beat down again and again and again and never would I be justified in taking someone else’s life.

Recently in Slinger, WI a 20yr old, Bo Morrison, was also shot and killed when he ran from a underage drinking party to hide from the police on a neighbors enclosed back porch. The homeowner went out on the porch and shot him. Obviously situations like this are never cut and dry. I’m all for protecting your home and family but there’s smart ways to do so and shooting to kill is not justified unless you are in immediate, imminent, absolute danger.

To keep it real, bad choices were probably made by all parties involved but in no way should either of these young men had to pay with their lives.

(The hoody print is from OG New York street artist Dan Witz, check him out and buy from DanWitz.com)