@jackstormwriter has since deleted those tweets and disabled his account. He also deleted jackstormwriter.wordpress.com.
I saved a copy of his about page for those interested here:
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I wish that someone who felt so desperate would not be in a manic state, and use their considerable funds (if he made 1.4 million last year alone) in a campaign against police brutality. A life like a Christian monk from the medieval era or a Buddhist of freedom. As far as his "career being over" as he said, someone of his stature would have been gladly supported by generous benefactors as he spent a life crusading against injustices even if he spent every dime he had.
He likely had other demons going on, but this is reaction is something that someone very justice minded, someone who would demand libre software like Debian would do.
That said, Debian is the most respected distro in the world. Hearing Ubuntu mentioned so much next to Debian is like nails on a chalkboard to me, but as an extension Mint has an Ubuntu base and straight Debian base available, and even SteamOS is based off Debian. So almost everything noteworthy, quite a legacy.
An injustice in the software that governs our lives is bad enough, but injustices outside are hard to swallow. RIP Ian.
Looking at twitter conversion. Most people speculating this tweet on suicide. He also said "The rest of my life will be devoted to fighting against police abuse".
jackstormwriter - wonder who owns this @ianmurdock account, 2007 no post.
Of course, this isn't confirmed. But if it is, oh the anger.
Even if it isn't, this is a damned shame.
I would think any racist feelings he had would have come to light long before now.
Police use force. This can be surprising. Sometimes they use it when you may not think it's warranted. You might have thought you presented no threat. When police start to raise their voice and use force the last thing you should do is get upset. You just need to do whatever you can to listen to their instructions and do what they tell you. They may continue to use physical force like pushing, punching, twisting and causing you pain even if you are listening to everything they are saying and trying your best.
The hard truth is you just have to deal with it. Resisting will only make it worse, and even puts your life at risk.
If you can, it's best to avoid police whenever possible. If police show up just leave. If they stop you on the road stay calm, don't argue, do what they say and try to share as little information as possible.
Again the best thing to do is to just avoid encounters with police in the first place.
I'd like for someone to comment as to why they down voted.
Unfortunately there's no possibility of legal justice if you're jumped by the largest gang.
For the record, I agree that you're probably correct.
>5:27pm: Maybe my suicide at this, you now, a successful business man, not a NIGGER, will finally bring some attention to this very serious issue.
Nice intersectionalism there. /s
Ian was obviously fighting with some very serious demons.
My heart goes out to his loved ones who survive him, and I pray he finds peace where he took himself.
From personal experience, this can be a very lonely and painful time of year.
I've seen things that I shouldn't even describe as I feel like people would just think I'm making the shit up.
Nothing in civil society even come close to what happens to you during the first 6 hours in most US county jails.
From reading his tweets, it sounds like he was simply going thru the typical steps that all people who get arrested go thru. The process is as brutal as it is uncaring.
I am heartbroken that they guy chose to end his life, but I can hardly believe that this was the only issue he was battling when he chose that path.
I am not speculating BTW...I'm relating his actions to my own life and my own feelings and thoughts related to being alone during this time of year.
I did not just randomingly pick this twitter post for shock value...I picked it for a specific reason.
Like I've said..I've spent more time then I care to admit in both county jails and prison. The one absolute thing that a white person never says in those environments is the N-word that Ian used in his tweet.
It is literately the third-rail of vocabulary where perhaps 75% of your fellow detainees are of color,and for that reason is why it stood out so much to me, in reflection of MY personal experience.
I just thought a bit a deeper explanation may be in order.