Racism AmeriKKKan Style: South Bend Uniform Co. Sells “Breath Easy” Shirts Supporting Choke-hold Murderers.

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From The Grio:

Indiana company selling ‘Breathe Easy’ t-shirts

by | December 16, 2014


An Indiana uniform company is responding to the “I Can’t Breathe” shirts that star athletes and protesters have been wearing following the death of Eric Garner by an NYPD officer with a t-shirt of their own.


South Bend Uniform Company is currently selling “Breathe Easy” shirts, reports RTV6. The black t-shirts with white text feature “Breathe Easy” written at the top, followed by an illustration of a police badge and then the words “Don’t Break The Law.”


According to the company’s website, it is owned and operated by Corporal Jason Barthel of the Mishawaka Police Department.


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The new t-shirt came shortly after the Notre Dame women’s basketball team donned “I Can’t Breathe” shirts while warming up for their game Saturday.


After receiving negative feedback via social media, the uniform company posted an explanation for the t-shirts on their Facebook page.

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Thank you The Grio & .


Company Selling ‘Breathe Easy: Don’t Break the Law’ Shirts to Rebut ‘I Can’t Breathe’



Breathe Easy, Don’t Break the Law


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Maybe the good old AmeriKKKan boys over at South Bend Uniform, should hear from us on how much we appreciate them supporting murderers who used an illegal choke-hold to kill Eric Garner.




I simply don’t have the words to express how racist, cruel and insensitive this garbage is to humanity.  THIS is what the asshole owner says about his business venture: “For those upset, please understand when we use the slogan “Breathe Easy” we are referring to knowing the police are there for you! We are one people, one nation regardless of race, religion, creed or gender. We are all in this together. 


As I have repeatedly said to racist asshole on social media, “when caucasians start to die at the hands of law enforcement for being caucasian, then and ONLY then will we all be in this together”. Then and ONLY then will you caucasian skinned Americans understand what it’s like to be hunted by police. Fuck The Police…they are dumbfucks and this tee shirt, it’s creator and his business proves my point.


Shoot First, Question Later: Interrogation Of John Crawford’s Girlfriend Released

Published on Dec 16, 2014

“A newly released video shows Ohio police aggressively interrogating the girlfriend of a young black man officers had shot and killed earlier in the day. A detective threatened Tasha Thomas, John Crawford’s girlfriend, with jail time and suggested she was high during an interrogation that lasted more than 90 minutes.Throughout the questioning, Thomas can be heard pleading with the detective and swearing on the lives of her relatives that she didn’t know Crawford had a gun.”




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Samuel L Jackson Just Challenged Celebrities to Call Out the “Violence of the Racist Police”

Samuel L. Jackson Just Challenged Celebrities to Call Out the “Violence of the Racist Police

In a bold move, heavyweight actor Samuel L. Jackson has issued a call to action, similar to that of the ice bucket challenge, but for police.


Saturday, on his facebook page, Jackson offers to “all the celebrities that poured ice water on their head, a chance to do something else.”


Jackson challenges celebrities to sing the “We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free” song.


The song starts off with a reference to Eric Garner’s last words.


“I can hear my neighbor cryin’ ‘I can’t breathe’

Now I’m in the struggle and I can’t leave.

Callin’ out the violence of the racist police.

We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.

We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.”



Jackson then ends the 47 second challenge asking celebrities to “come on, sing it out.”


This is a bold move by Jackson, as sometimes those who call out the establishment using their celebrity statuses are quickly blacklisted or ridiculed.


Hopefully this call to action by Jackson can help to garner support for police accountability in the US.


This is not the first time in recent months that a celebrity has called out the problem of police brutality either. Immediately following the killing of Michael Brown in August, actor Orlando Jones issued a similar call to action.


Jones’ call to action also included a reference to the ice bucket challenge, only Jones used a bucket of bullets.


“It’s not about black or white,” said Jones, in his video. “It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious.”


Orlando Jones Modifies the Bucket Challenge to Raise Awareness for Another ‘Very Serious Disease’

Orlando Jones – Bucket Challenge

“It all seems to stem from a militarized police force threatening the rights of people to assemble.”


Actor, NRA member, and special member of the Louisiana sheriff’s reserve force, Orlando Jones, has put a new spin on the Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead of donning a bucket of ice and water, he grabs a bucket of bullets to raise awareness to the rising militarized police state and the lack of concern by citizens in the US.


Jones does not make light of ALS and in fact says he will donate to the cause. However, in this video he speaks of another serious disease, apathy.



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Samuel Jackson is not race baiting here, he’s simply calling out the “racist” police. To deny that the system is racist is to deny that police brutality exists.


However, racism is only part of the problem. The other part of this problem is the color blue, and the violent unaccountable leviathan that it represents in police state America.


A racist idiot without a badge and uniform is simply a racist idiot, add the power of the state and that racist idiot lays waste to civil rights, initiates violence, and extorts the populace; all of this, with impunity.


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The MilitantNegro SoapBox™: Mr. Bill Cosby

Published on Dec 15, 2014

We as Americans tend to make idols & heroes out of celebrities or athletes or people who get TV shows or become wealthy. Instead of these people we should idolize teachers, firemen, volunteers & case workers. Bill Cosby was an icon because he was an actor and a voice of commercials. He created a Saturday morning cartoon of Black kids for Black kids. He became America’s surrogate father.


Little did we know that during all that hero worship and idolization of Bill Cosby the icon, Bill Cosby the man could have been raping women. Could have been sexually assaulting young teen girls. May have been drugging women who came to him for guidance and assistance to break into “the business” of entertainment.


Bill has been accused by women who number in double digits. Bill has also been as silent on these numerous accusations as a church mouse. Not a word to defend himself.








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“Time Out” Bar Boycotts The St. Louis Rams Over The Rams Supporting Ferguson Protest, Before Sunday’s Game.


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On Sunday as the St. Louis Rams were introduced to the crowd in St. Louis, this is how some players responded…..

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I hear the St. Louis Policemens union was not too happy…..guess what policeman union…..


From Politicus Sports:

St. Louis Sports Bar Boycotts Rams For ‘Bone Headed’ Support Of Ferguson ‘Thugs’


Time Out Sports Bar & Grill, a sports bar located in south St. Louis, posted a message to its Facebook page early Monday morning declaring that it will no longer support the St. Louis Rams due to the gesture displayed by five of its players prior to Sunday’s game. The receiving corps of the Rams came out during the pre-game introductions with their hands up to show solidarity with Ferguson protesters. Since Michael Brown’s death at the hands of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, demonstrators have used the motion as a symbol to represent Brown. Witnesses have claimed Brown had his hands in the air when Wilson shot and killed him.


In the bar’s Facebook post, it said it will not longer support the hometown team due to the actions of its players. The bar stated that it was a “bone headed” decision by the Rams players and therefore the bar will not show Rams games nor have any of the team’s memorabilia on display. The establishment said it needs to “stand up to thugs” and “boycott the other thugs/organizations who support them.”


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A few hours after this post went up, the bar made another post claiming that their new team of choice is the Kansas City Chiefs. Therefore, all happy hours and gameday specials related to football will only be in relation to the Chiefs.


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While it seems that Time Out received some positive comments on the Facebook page over their decision, a number of commenters pointed out that there was a very racist tone to the post. Others commented that due to this public statement against the team and Ferguson protesters, they will never step foot in the bar. The post also got widely shared on Facebook. As of mid-afternoon Monday, it had over 1,500 likes, 500 shares and 400 comments.


We’ll see how long the boycott lasts and if this decision positively or negatively impacts the bar’s business.


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Now wouldn’t it be just dandy like candy if a tiny sports bar named “Time Out” were to become the subject of a boycott….based on their racist name calling of an entire city who is tired of racial profiling and murder of it’s Black citizens.


The “Time Out” Bar…….. 



Time Out Sports Bar
Address: 4140 Gravois Ave, St Louis, MO 63116
Hours: Open today · 11:00 am – 3:00 am


Sometimes it’s best, for business purposes, to keep your nasty evil racist mouth shut the fuck closed.


Rams players show support for Ferguson before Sunday’s game

Published on Nov 30, 2014

Members of the St. Louis Rams showed their support for protesters in Ferguson, Missouri when they took the field against the Oakland Raiders Sunday afternoon. Members of the St. Louis Rams showed their support for protesters in Ferguson, Missouri when they took the field against the Oakland Raiders Sunday afternoon. Members of the St. Louis Rams showed their support for protesters in Ferguson, Missouri when they took the field against the Oakland Raiders Sunday afternoon.



NFL Will Not Punish St. Louis Rams Players For Showing Solidarity With Ferguson Protesters


Despite calls for punishment by the St. Louis Police Officers Association, the NFL released a statement Monday confirming that the five St. Louis Rams players who displayed the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ gesture prior to Sunday’s game will not face any discipline. Four wide receivers (Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Kenny Britt, Chris Givens) and tight end Jared Cook planned the action shortly before the game. They all came out of the stadium tunnel with their hands raised in a show of solidarity with Ferguson protesters, who have used the gesture in reference to slain teenager Michel Brown, who witnesses say had his hands up when Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed him on August 9th.


After the players’ actions drew a lot of media attention, the SLPOA released a statement Sunday evening calling on the Rams and the NFL to issue a public apology to police officers and for the league to punish the players. Jeff Roorda, the association’s business manager and public supporter of Wilson’s, called the protesters “violent thugs” and threatened a boycott of the league and team. The league decided to stand by the players and not hit them with any fines or suspensions.


In a statement to USA Today, league spokesman Brian McCarthy said that while the league respected the concerns of everyone and their views of the situation, the league would not follow the request of the SLPOA to punish the players involved. Considering the league will fine players for wearing the wrong socks or shoes during a game, this is a pretty powerful statement by the league.


Cook explained after the Rams victory over the Oakland Raiders why he and the other receivers decided to make the gesture.


“We kind of came collectively together and decided we wanted to do something. We haven’t been able to go down to Ferguson to do anything because we have been busy. Secondly, it’s kind of dangerous down there and none of us want to get caught up in anything. So we wanted to come out and show our respect to the protests and the people who have been doing a heck of a job around the world.”


St. Louis Cops Condemn Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Gesture

Published on Dec 1, 2014

A group representing police in St. Louis says it’s infuriated after five St. Louis Rams players raised their hands Sunday in solidarity with protesters upset at Michael Brown’s death.

The St. Louis Police Officers Association says it’s “profoundly disappointed” with those football players who sent a silent but strong message before they took the field Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.



St. Louis Rams Show Support Of Ferguson By Holding Hands Up Don’t Shoot Signal Before Game

I LOVE thus gesture…shows balls. Guts. Conviction.

Reminds me of these days…………..

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And this……….

In this image posted to Miami Heat basketball player LeBron James’ Twitter page, Miami Heat players wear team hoodies. Heat stars Dwyane Wade and James decided, March 22, 2012, to make their reactions about the Trayvon Martin situation public, and James felt the best way to do that was the team photo with everyone wearing hoodies.

In this image posted to Miami Heat basketball player LeBron James’ Twitter page, Miami Heat players wear team hoodies. Heat stars Dwyane Wade and James decided, March 22, 2012, to make their reactions about the Trayvon Martin situation public, and James felt the best way to do that was the team photo with everyone wearing hoodies.

Tavon Austin #11, Jared Cook #89, Chris Givens #13 of the St. Louis Rams pay homage to Mike Brown

Tavon Austin #11, Jared Cook #89, Chris Givens #13 of the St. Louis Rams pay homage to Mike Brown

St. Louis Rams’ Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens and Kenny Britt put their hands up to show support for Michael Brown before a game against the Oakland Raiders at the Edward Jones Dome.

St. Louis Rams’ Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens and Kenny Britt put their hands up to show support for Michael Brown before a game against the Oakland Raiders at the Edward Jones Dome.

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Shop Small Business Saturday Today.




Shop Small Business Saturday


Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving in the U.S. In 2014, Small Business Saturday will be November 29. The day is intended to encourage American shoppers to consider small retailers and merchants as they think of their holiday shopping. It comes as an answer to the Friday after the U.S. Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday of November) called Black Friday and the following Monday called Cyber Monday. Both of those days have come to be associated with discounts and promotions at large retail chains and ecommerce businesses. Small Business Saturday is a promotional effort intended to encourage consumers to support local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.



In 2010, the Small Business Saturday promotion was created and sponsored by American Express, who registered the URLSmallBusinessSaturday.com and registered the trademark for the term Small Business Saturday. The company also created a Facebook page supporting the event and promoted the event with national television advertising and a broad array of public relations activities. It was inspired by the 3/50 Project (choose three independent businesses at which to spend $50 each), that was created by Cinda Baxter, a small business advocate in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


As part of the promotion, the first 10,000 small business owners who signed up to participate received $100 worth of free Facebook advertising, and the first 200,000 American Express cardholders who pledged to use their credit cards on Nov. 27 to support small businesses received a $25 credit.


On the American Express website and Facebook page in 2010, credit was given also to the following co-sponsors and endorsers: American Express OPEN, The 3/50 Project, Business Matchmaking, Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau, Count Me In, Destination DC, E Women Network, Facebook, Girls Inc., Greater Boston Conventional & Visitors Bureau, LA Inc., NAWBO, National Trust for Historic Preservation‘s Main Street Center, NYC & Co., NYC Department of Small Business Services, San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, SCORE, Women Impacting Public Policy, Women Presidents’ Organization, Women’s Leadership Exchange, Yelp.


In 2014, the Small Business Saturday website lists the year’s premiere sponsors as FedEx, Four Square, Twitter and the U.S. Postal Service. New promotional aspects of 2014 include an interactive map for participating businesses that accept American Express cards and a promotion that enables American Express card holders to get three $10 credits (total, $30) for use at three small businesses that accept the American Express card.






The story of America is written in every small business. It’s written in the cafes where we meet our first loves. And in the boutiques where we buy our babies’ clothes. On Nov 29, be there for the businesses that are there for you to help write the next chapter.


Small Business Saturday


Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after U.S. Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Small Business Saturday is a registered trademark of American Express corporation.


In 2010 the holiday was conceived and promoted by American Express via a nationwide radio and television advertising campaign. That year Amex bought advertising inventory on Facebook, which it in turn gave to its small merchant account holders, and also gave rebates to new customers to promote the event.


American Express publicized the initiative using social media, advertising, and public relations. At least 41 local politicians and many small business groups in the United States issued proclamations concerning the campaign, which generated more than one million Facebook “like” registrations and nearly 30,000 tweets under the Twitter hashtags #smallbusinesssaturday (which had existed since early 2010) and #smallbizsaturday.


The Twitter hashtag #SmallBusinessSaturday has existed since early 2010 and was used to promote small businesses on any Saturday (not solely that Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday). The hashtag is used in a manner similar to #FollowFriday to highlight favorite local businesses. Additionally, some small business owners have run marketing specials on the November Small Business Saturday to help capitalize on the boost in foot or online traffic, as most customers in this time period are actively shopping for the holidays.




Small Business Saturday UK began in the UK in 2013 after the success of Small Business Saturday in America.


Small Business Saturday
Observed by United States
Celebrations Shopping
Date Saturday after U.S. Thanksgiving
2013 date November 30
2014 date November 29
2015 date November 28
2016 date November 26
Frequency annual
Related to Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day,

Cyber Monday,Giving Tuesday, and Christmas


The First Family Supports Small Business Saturday

Raw: Obama Goes Shopping at DC Bookstore

Published on Nov 29, 2014

President Barack Obama bought at least two bags of books at Washington’s Politics and Prose bookstore on Small Business Saturday, a day designated to support independently owned businesses. (Nov. 29)



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Why You Need to Support Small Businesses

Small business is – quite frankly – big business. The Small Business Administration identified that there are more than 28.2 million businesses operating in the United States as of March 2014, with about 63% of new jobs being created from small businesses between 1993 and mid 2013. Of these 28.2 million businesses, most are “self-employed” – making up about 3/4 of the U.S.’s total businesses. Meanwhile, approximately half of small businesses survive five years or more, many of which make up your local coffee shops, favorite local boutiques, preferred chiropractor or local pet shop.


When you consider how many small businesses surround you in your everyday lives, it is impressive to think about the amount of time, commitment and labor these hard working individuals contribute to make their businesses both come to life and stay alive. Yet, many Americans frequent chain stores without considering their local merchant or other small business options. Whether it’s filling a prescription at a local pharmacy vs. Walgreens or picking up eggs and milk at a local corner store vs. your nearest Walmart, small businesses are too often overlooked for all the wrong reasons. Customers assume that pricing will automatically be higher at a small business vs. a corporate owned store,  as well as they dismiss the perks that many small businesses offer such as customer care, inventory assortment and community support. However, did you know that many of these misconceptions about small businesses are just that… misconceptions? Here’s why:


1. Stores do not control pricing of most products. Vendors do. When you consider brand names like Under Armour UA +1.15%, Melissa & Doug children’s products or Fossil FOSL -0.42%, you have to also consider that the prices identified on them for sale are identified by the vendor – not the store. With some exceptions, stores primarily have no control over a product price but rather are provided a MSRP (Manufactured Suggested Retail Price) that tells them the price the product should be sold at. Over time, if the product doesn’t sell or a store has a promotional event taking place, this price may be lowered. But generally speaking, vendors want their products sold at their suggested rate, therefore retailers are not encouraged to lower them unless it’s discussed in advance – such as stores like Nordstrom do for their famous Anniversary Sale. Many small merchants, as well, also offer discounted items for special occasions – therefore not making this exclusive to big box stores.


2. Inventory is not always more easily available at big box stores. Smaller merchants have the same access to vendors as big box stores do, therefore if you need an item and it’s not available in their store, it’s likely they can get in touch with the vendor right away and try and order it for you right away. Of course, there are always exceptions, but most small store owners are eager to go above and beyond in their customer service support and this is just one way they can do so for their customers.


3. Customer service is more personalized, hands-on and noteworthy from smaller businesses. Again, there are exceptions to every rule, but generally speaking you should expect that a smaller business will deliver stronger customer service. Their personal commitment to their business certainly helps in these efforts, but even from their collective team – no matter how small or large it is – typically stronger customer care is experienced. Among the reasons why is that they have a more hands-on role within the company, therefore building a stronger sense of care for the job they do. Additionally, smaller companies are more flexible in their customer support – with a willingness to bend rules if necessary (such as alter a return policy) or deliver VIP treatment when least expected (such as home delivery for a customer during a rain storm). While every business is different, what also makes customer care among small businesses more valuable is just that – being different.


4. Product diversity and options are often greater at small businesses vs. chain stores. Sure, a big box merchant may have a larger footprint in your local community, but that doesn’t mean they have more variety to offer you. When you walk into a chain store, you know exactly what you will find. However, when you walk into a local business, you are often surprised by the inventory options. This is to a customer’s advantage and is among the many reasons to frequent your local stores more often. And remember – just because a big box store is just that… bigger… doesn’t mean they have more to offer. The assortment of inventory at big box store are just deeper, not more diverse.


5. Local business owners are more likely to give back to your community. Beyond actual dollars being kept within your local community – which is significantly higher when dollars are spent at a local business vs. corporate one – small business owners are also more likely to “do good” for your community, as well. Small businesses deliver community character and economic advantages to the town they are positioned in, but also strengthen partnerships among neighbors, residents, other small business owners, community leaders and even schools by offering social and economic relationships. Many also support local causes, creating even more good within a community.


Another interesting point to consider is that small businesses do not always stay small – such as Ben & Jerry’s or Ralph Lauren. Both began as just dreams filled with a tremendous amount of hard work, long days and tired nights. Today, they are among the most recognized brands in our country. Yet while most small business owners will not see this type of growth, their value to our economy and more specifically – your local economy – are just as important. There’s even a day to celebrate them – Small Business Saturday – which takes place the Saturday following Thanksgiving, anchored between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.


Small Business Saturday, any Saturday or any other day in between, supporting small businesses deserves to be part of your everyday routine.


Nicole Leinbach Reyhle is the Author of Retail 101: The Guide to Managing and Marketing Your Retail Business from McGraw-Hill.


Expansion of Small Business Saturday

American Express continued its backing of the promotion in following years. Beginning in 2011, the company offered its cardholders a $25 “statement credit” for purchases a small businesses made on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. To support the promotion, in 2011 American Express produced a television advertising campaign that it ran on network and cable television networks prior to Small Business Saturday[6]. The official American Express promotion gained the endorsement of dozens of small business state and local government agencies, and small business-oriented organizations. Several large corporations that sell products and services to small businesses also provided financial and advertising support.




Shop Local

Beginning in 2013, American Express began to use another trademarked advertising tag line, “Shop Small” in its Small Business Saturday promotions. The tag line enables the company to extend the marketing efforts surrounding Small Business Saturday into other parts of the year.




Small Business Saturday 2014 Promo

Published on Nov 9, 2014

Rocky Hill CT Town Council passes Resolution supporting Small Business Saturday 2014 proposed by Scott Coleman of Business Now!. Mayor Henry Vasel reads resolution into the record.




Shop Small Business Saturday

Published on Nov 3, 2014

Thanksgiving is almost here, that means the start of the holiday season! More food, more family and likely, lots of gifts. When you head out for holiday shopping, remember to visit your neighborhood businesses. Those local shops are what help communities thrive.

American Express wants to encourage people to shop at small businesses on “Small Business Saturday” November 29th!



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A Name You Won’t Hear Mentioned Sunday Evening During The Academy Awards: Sarah Jones.


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Film crew worker’s tragic death prompts Hollywood movement


By Christina Zdanowicz, CNN


Sarah Elizabeth Jones died doing the job she loved. The South Carolina native was working as a second camera assistant when she was killed on set Thursday. Her friends and the film community are rallying to remember Jones in a movement called Slates for Sarah. Hundreds have shared photo tributes since the group started on Monday.




(CNN) — The film community is coming together in a touching way to honor one of their own who died on a movie set.


Sarah Elizabeth Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was on the set of musician Gregg Allman‘s biopic “Midnight Rider” when she was struck and killed by a freight train near Savannah, Georgia, on Thursday.


‘Midnight Rider’ production halted after crew member death


Her death rocked the local film community, leaving many questioning who was to blame for the accident. A group of friends set up a Facebook page on Monday in tribute to Jones with a simple call to action: “Sarah Elizabeth Jones, friend and family to so many, made every day awesome. Show your slate love here along with all the good stories of her life.”




Film crew members from various countries immediately began sharing photo tributes, holding clapboards with messages of remembrance for her. It’s become a movement with more than 800 images shared on the Facebook group Slates for Sarah, which was created on Monday. As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 30,000 people had liked the page.



It’s a fitting tribute, as Jones’ primary job on set was to operate the slate at the beginning of each take. Jones, an Atlanta resident and member of the International Cinematographers Guild, used her “spunk and determination” to climb up in the industry, according to her obituary. The word about the tribute is spreading through her comrades, the behind-the-scenes workers in the industry.


Her friends and co-workers are also trying to do the near-impossible: They’re asking the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to add Jones’ name to the In Memoriam list displayed during the Oscars this weekend. CNN has contacted the Academy for comment.




Eric Henson, one of the people who helped start Slates for Sarah, worked in the camera department with Jones on two seasons of “The Vampire Diaries,” as well as a few movies. The two became friends after meeting on set five years ago, when Jones moved to Atlanta, he said.


Henson was on the set of “The Vampire Diaries” when the crew learned about her death, just hours after it had happened. He said the producer wrapped after they heard the news.


Buses of crew members from “Vampire Diaries” and other productions filming in Georgia were on their way to Jones’ memorial in Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday afternoon. Jones was a native of West Columbia.




“We were all devastated,” Henson said. “The beautiful thing about this kind of work is that you spend 12 to 13 hours a day with someone, and it becomes a family situation. Something like this happens and you see how close knit we all are.”


“It’s given us an opportunity to look at how we make films and how to make it a safer environment.”
Eric Henson, friend and coworker

When Henson and a group of Jones’ friends saw a few people posting clapboards in honor of her, they decided to create a page to house all of the memories and messages for Jones. He and others have been trading off shifts to post photos and respond to the outpouring of supporters.


“I’ve had a lot of people saying, ‘I haven’t seen something like this in 30 to 40 years in the film industry,'” Henson said. “The solidarity of people coming together has really been incredible.”


Jones’ death has also been a wake-up call to the community, launching discussions about changing the industry.




“That’s part of what Slates for Sarah has become,” he said. “It’s a really tragic situation, but it’s given us an opportunity to look at how we make films and how to make it a safer environment.”


Jones and others were filming on train tracks at the time of the accident, according to a police report from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. Jones died and seven others were injured during the accident.


Gregg Allman, the focus of the movie Jones was working on, shared his condolences. “I am so terribly saddened by the news of the tragedy that took the young life of Sarah Elizabeth Jones on the film set,” he wrote on his website Saturday. “My thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends and colleagues during this time of mourning.”




Actors who worked on set with her, notably stars from “The Vampire Diaries,” as well as crew members from TV shows “Glee,” “Scandal” and “Downton Abbey,” are among the hundreds who have shared messages of “RIP Sarah Jones.”


Even people who had never met Jones were moved to share their own tributes from places as far away as South Africa, Israel and Germany. Members of cinematography crews also shared messages of peace and love, saying “your death will not be in vain.”





“From the heights of the mountains she hiked, to the depths of the oceans she dove (and never without a camera to record her experiences), the gift of her presence was felt far and wide,” read Jones’ obituary.


Jones’ life has touched hundreds in the industry, as seen through the outpouring of the Slates for Sarah movement. It’s a legacy her friends are proud of.


“We’re all extremely sad but all really proud that Sarah can have this kind of effect on everyone,” said Henson.











Sarah Jones: 5 Things To Know About Dead ‘Vampire Diaries’ Crew Member



‘Vampire Diaries’ crew member Sarah Jones died tragically at the age of 27 on Feb. 20, and now her peers are petitioning for her to be honored during the Oscars on March 2. We’re sure you’d like to know more about Sarah, so HollywoodLife.com has found five facts about the beloved camera assistant.


Friends, family and co-workers were devastated when Sarah Jones was killed by a train while filming the Greg Allman biopic Midnight Rider in Georgia. Here are five things to know about the much-loved Vampire Diaries crew member.



1. Sarah started her career as a crew member on Army Wives.


2. Sarah was a beloved crew member on The Vampire Diaries, and the show’s star Nina Dobrev took to Twitter to remember Sarah saying, “(she) had the most beautiful spirit and a smile that lit up our set for years.”


3. Sarah loved bacon and kombucha. On Feb. 26, The Vampire Diaries‘ craft services posted a picture to Facebook of a table stocked with “two of Sarah’s favorite things, bacon and kombucha.” They even spelled out her name in bacon as a tribute.


4. Sarah was an avid photographer and fearless adventurer. Her obituary read, “From the heights of the mountains she hiked, to the depths of the oceans she dove (and never without a camera to record her experiences).”


5. Sarah’s accidental death has prompted an online petition, started by members of the film community, asking that Sarah be included in the memorial section during the Academy Awards on March 2. The petition had over 30,000 signatures as of Feb. 26.



Petition To Add Sarah Elizabeth Jones To The Academy Awards Memoriam Tribute






Sarah Elizabeth Jones was a West Columbia native who died last week while filming a movie in South Georgia.


Only 27 years old, Sarah’s promising life was cut short when she was struck by a train while working on a dangerous set. Crew members are the unsung heroes of film and television production who work long hours and sometimes very dangerous conditions for the love of filmmaking. Sarah Elizabeth Jones was one of us.


We ask for Sarah Elizabeth Jones’ love and passion for filmmaking be acknowledged on the grandest stage of all, The Academy Awards.


UPDATE: This petition will be submitted for consideration by The Academy on Sunday. Signatures on this petition are going through electronically to the Oscars. Thank you for supporting one of our own.


#SafetyForSarah  #SlatesforSarah  #RIPSarahJones


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