Sleepytime, she comes.
Let’s see if I can keep my consecutive nightmare streak going.
In states, a legislative rush to nullify federal gun laws -
State legislators are attempting to declare that only they have the right to interpret the Second Amendment, a movement that recalls the anti-federal spirit of the Civil War…
Nothing like trying to be actual Confederates to prove what fools NRA-owned legislators really are.
Next up: reinstating slavery, the “states right” that confederate states were fighting for in the actual Civil War. We’ve already got cops around the country treating black people like runaway slaves, so how much further behind can putting it in writing be?
fuck this sign and everyone that says unhelpful shit like this
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Apparently people were freaking out on twitter over President Obama wearing a tan suit yesterday.
I can only imagine the beating President Reagan would have taken if social media had been around during his presidency.
St. Paul police violently arrest a black man for sitting on bench, waiting for his children (VIDEO) -
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A GOOD COP ESPECIALLY WHERE BLACK PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED…
I nearly cried oh my god
And this is why cops need to be held to a higher standard and empathy needs to be something they should all exhibit IMO.
Thankfully the charges against him were dropped, but the fact that the phone and video were withheld for several months and that this even happened in the first place is reprehensible.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road. — Stephen Hawking
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I think this may be the most stressful gif set I’ve ever seen. I can’t even reblog it — be warned that it shows people narrowly avoiding death/dismemberment.
Fuck. My heart’s beating a mile a minute after seeing those.
Black TV producer on way to Emmys party mistaken for bank robber, handcuffed, held for six hours
An African-American film producer in Beverly Hills for an Emmy pre-party was handcuffed and detained for around six hours on Friday night as police believed he fit the description of a suspect in a nearby bank robbery.
Charles Belk said he left a restaurant alone to refill a parking meter when he was suddenly surrounded by six police cars “handcuffed very tightly, fully searched for weapons, and placed back on the curb,” he wrote on his Facebook page with an accompanying photo of him sitting on the curb as two police officers stand close by.
EVEN IF YOU IN A BENZ YOU STILL A NIGGA IN A COUPE
"The Beverly Hills Police Department regrets the inconvenience to Mr. Belk, but was under obligation to thoroughly verify that he was not the suspect before releasing him."
In other words, the headline here is "In the eyes of the police, you are guilty until proven otherwise. Unless you’re a white police officer, in which case we’ll keep your identity a secret until you can erase your social media accounts and skip town, and then we’ll remind everyone about presumed innocence."
Cops don’t even care about hiding the double standard anymore.
The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie -
“After Mr. Davis was detained, did you have any blood on you?” asked Davis’ lawyer, James Schottel.
“No, sir,” Beaird replied.
Schottel showed Beaird a copy of the “property damage” complaint.
“Is that your signature as complainant?” the lawyer asked.
“It is, sir,” the cop said.
“And what do you allege that Mr. Davis did unlawfully in this one?” the lawyer asked.
“Transferred blood to my uniform while Davis was resisting,” the cop said.
“And didn’t I ask you earlier in this deposition if Mr. Davis got blood on your uniform?”
“You did, sir.”
“And didn’t you respond no?”
“Correct. I did.”
Beaird seemed to be either admitting perjury or committing it. The depositions of other officers suggested that the “property damage” charges were not just bizarre, but trumped up.
Just a little history on the corrupt incompetence that is the Ferguson P.D.
They beat a man in his cell, then charged him with getting blood on their uniforms.
Then, when they realized that they’d have to explain the blood, decided to testify that their original charge had been a complete lie.
When ordered to save the video tape of the incident, they saved the wrong tape — and produced it playing at 32x the normal speed so that nothing could possibly be inferred from it even if they had accidentally provided the correct tape.
Personnel files? What personnel files? The police chief didn’t know where they are or what’s in them or who’s in charge of them.
"I don’t know what they maintain in personnel files," said former chief Thomas Moonier.
"Who was in charge of personnel files, of maintaining them?" Schottel asked.
"I have no idea," Moonier said. "I believe City Hall, but I don’t know."
This is the shit that’s standard operating procedure in Ferguson. And yes, Darren Wilson was on the force when this happened in 2009. He had been fired from one corrupt police department when it was disbanded, and hired right into another corrupt department.
And yet some people still insist on defending these absolutely evil, incompetent disgraces to their profession.
Well, perhaps that’s harsh of me to say. They’re actually shining examples of their profession as it’s practiced in the United States of America today. And that’s the fucking problem.
Shooting instructor killed by nine-year-old girl -
A shooting instructor has been in killed in the United States after he was accidentally shot while showing a nine-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca, 39, died on Monday after he was shot at the Last Stop shooting outdoor range in Arizona, Mohave County Sheriff's officials said. Mr Vacca was airlifted to the University Medical Centre in Las Vegas, the officials said. According to investigators, Mr Vacca was standing next to the girl when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head. Deputies said the girl was at the shooting range with her parents.
why would you put an uzi in a 9-year-old’s hands oh my god
Seriously, who the hell puts a fully automatic weapon in the hands of a nine year old? There are more details about it here, but I warn you that they also have video (which stops just before the girl actually shoots the instructor, though you can see the gun moving towards him as the fully automatic weapon fires and recoils and fires again). The girl lost control of the gun due to the recoil, and shot the instructor in the head.
She’s going to remember that for the rest of her life. I feel worse for her than I do the idiot instructor who willingly put himself in that situation to make a few bucks off of stupid parents.
And yet this wasn’t a violation of procedure or anything — the article I link quotes the shooting range’s manager as saying that they’ll go as young as eight years old with an automatic weapon, as long as their parents are there.
Fucking gun nuts, man. Their paranoia and desire to arm even young kids outweighs their common fucking sense.
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