waroncops:

hipsterlibertarian:

Remember this story? This college student, Elizabeth Daly, was walking out of a grocery store with two other girls and a case of La Croix when plainclothes officers started following her. 
Exhibit A: The offending beverage.

Not realizing they were police officers, she got in her car — which only made the situation worse:

Now 21, Daly said she had been terrified when strangers surrounded her car and began pounding on the windows. She couldn’t roll down a window without starting the car, and when she did, one agent jumped on the hood and another pulled a gun, she has said repeatedly since the incident.

Elizabeth dialed 911 and started driving away, still unaware that the men terrorizing her were, in fact, officers of the law. Once the 911 operator confirmed that they were not random men assaulting her, but rather random men with badges, she stopped the car, only to be arrested, charged with assault, and jailed overnight. “She has suffered from tremors since the June incident, she said.”
Now, she’s suing the state for $40 million over the incident, and I wish her well in the suit. Unfortunately, however, if she wins that money will come not from the offending officers but from the taxpayers of Virginia. 
As I’ve written before, police should be just as responsible for the costs of their abusive behavior as the rest of us — and that includes paying settlements. The police are not a special class of citizens. They are not absolved of responsibility for their crimes because they wear a badge. They are not above the law. In fact, if anything, as enforcers of the law, they should be subject to greater scrutiny.
Requiring taxpayers rather than the guilty officers to cover settlements significantly lowers the cost to police of engaging in abusive behavior — and that’s not a cost I want to see lowered. 

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waroncops:

hipsterlibertarian:

Remember this story? This college student, Elizabeth Daly, was walking out of a grocery store with two other girls and a case of La Croix when plainclothes officers started following her. 

Exhibit A: The offending beverage.

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Not realizing they were police officers, she got in her car — which only made the situation worse:

Now 21, Daly said she had been terrified when strangers surrounded her car and began pounding on the windows. She couldn’t roll down a window without starting the car, and when she did, one agent jumped on the hood and another pulled a gun, she has said repeatedly since the incident.

Elizabeth dialed 911 and started driving away, still unaware that the men terrorizing her were, in fact, officers of the law. Once the 911 operator confirmed that they were not random men assaulting her, but rather random men with badges, she stopped the car, only to be arrested, charged with assault, and jailed overnight. “She has suffered from tremors since the June incident, she said.”

Now, she’s suing the state for $40 million over the incident, and I wish her well in the suit. Unfortunately, however, if she wins that money will come not from the offending officers but from the taxpayers of Virginia. 

As I’ve written before, police should be just as responsible for the costs of their abusive behavior as the rest of us — and that includes paying settlements. The police are not a special class of citizens. They are not absolved of responsibility for their crimes because they wear a badge. They are not above the law. In fact, if anything, as enforcers of the law, they should be subject to greater scrutiny.

Requiring taxpayers rather than the guilty officers to cover settlements significantly lowers the cost to police of engaging in abusive behavior — and that’s not a cost I want to see lowered. 

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translugia:

*tips muppet* m’namana

bakaandty:

i-want-cheese:

blogorgtfo:

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

Back when I was younger and more ignorant and misinformed than I am now, one of my exes literally made me feel guilty sometimes when he got a boner and I didn’t want to “take care of him”. He claimed that it caused him a lot of pain and he said that his doctor had actually said he couldn’t leave himself in that state or else he could damage himself…. So made me feel like I HAD to give him relief even when I really did not desire to. And that sucked.

Wait… it DOESN’T hurt them?

Boys get boners all the time for no reason. No, it doesn’t hurt them. If any boy tries to tell you otherwise, run away as fast as you can because he’s lying to you for the sake of his penis.

No penis is more important than you because you are a whole person and a penis is just a spongy flab o’ flesh. 

Hahaha deff not I get boners constantly.
Math
Driving
Light
Anything causes them

famee:

THIS IS MEEE WITH ALL THESE OVERPLAYED SONGS

anustartpop:

shavingryansprivates:

i foudn the angriest looking fish in the world

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HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO EAT THIS PIZZA WITHOUT MY DRINK?!

nitanahkohe:

U.S. attorneys declined 50 percent of the Native American cases deferred to them between 2005 and 2009, of which 67 percent were sexual abuse and rape related, according to the Native American Bar Association. [source]

The surest sign of a successful rapper, for example, is his willingness to rap a verse over the anodyne pop song of a white starlet. She sings; he raps; she tries to dance; he stands behind her, looking impressed. If you squint it looks no different than that old tap dancer Bill Robinson clapping his hands and grinning as Shirley Temple dances in front of him. The black artist lends authenticity to the white star; the white star legitimizes the black artist. The music may have changed but the deep structure remains the same.
- Zadie Smith “Creativity & Refusal (via derica)

gradientlair:

I sent these tweets as a part of a Storify, Being Bigoted Isn’t Being Brave (On “Political Correctness” As A Pejorative)These tweets are NOT about is siding with those who want the right to degrade and that’s their issue with political correctness but are in fact questioning two things: The first is privilege and resistance to political correctness (as my tweets were originally in response to a White feminist writer who alluded to the laboriousness of political correctness and how it will harm). Um, what kind of feminism cannot value the choices, identities and humanity of others? That’s the core of my womanism. The second is how the very notion of political correctness needing to exist where it is a pejorative to avoid is antithetical to any feminism where the humanity of all is valued, protected and fought for.

In the Storify I also included tweets from Crommunist who shared an exquisite essay where he mentioned this:

To declare oneself ‘politically incorrect’, once we understand why political correctness is necessary, ceases to be a bold declaration of one’s refusal to mindlessly follow social conventions. To the contrary; it is announcing one’s intention to courageously embrace those conventions and the pillars of privilege upon which they are built. It is stating unequivocally that the speaker is completely uninterested in understanding why it is necessary to adjust language to reflect reality. Rather than being an iconoclastic stance, it is a vainglorious assertion of one’s lack of interest in swimming against the tide of cultural prejudice; preferring instead to tread water in the flowing tide of public opinion.

I really love that he explains how it is adherence to existing oppression, not some sort of insight that makes people think political correctness should even have to exist to then be a pejorative. I’m not interested in feminist politics where even respecting my humanity is a “chore” for the privileged. That…sounds a lot like oppression.

lovelyandbrown:

brownglucose:

lovelyandbrown:

iwillgetthinn:

Going on the list of the most ignorant things ever. NO ONE can make an argument as to why this could be remotely funny. This makes me so mad because there are girls and women (and men) with skin color of the last person on the right that don’t think they’re beautiful because people put the notion out there that dark skin isn’t beautiful! And even though people don’t realize it, tweets like this are just adding to the fire! The person who tweeted this has 725,000+ followers so obviously a lot of people are gonna see it and it breaks my heart. It really does because 98% of the comments are people agreeing and thinking it’s funny.

i hate people.

What’s really crazy is that women who are that complexion probably still follow this clown, whoever he is.

Which makes me literally sick to my stomach. They’re INGESTING this poison from a ‘man’ who isn’t worth a pot to piss in. I’m over it. 

lovelyandbrown:

brownglucose:

lovelyandbrown:

iwillgetthinn:

Going on the list of the most ignorant things ever. NO ONE can make an argument as to why this could be remotely funny. This makes me so mad because there are girls and women (and men) with skin color of the last person on the right that don’t think they’re beautiful because people put the notion out there that dark skin isn’t beautiful! And even though people don’t realize it, tweets like this are just adding to the fire! The person who tweeted this has 725,000+ followers so obviously a lot of people are gonna see it and it breaks my heart. It really does because 98% of the comments are people agreeing and thinking it’s funny.

i hate people.

What’s really crazy is that women who are that complexion probably still follow this clown, whoever he is.

Which makes me literally sick to my stomach. They’re INGESTING this poison from a ‘man’ who isn’t worth a pot to piss in. I’m over it. 

tiny012:

Makoto Fucking Kino everybody.

tiny012:

Makoto Fucking Kino everybody.

workingamerica:

It’s not surprising, but U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is absolutely right. Time for equal pay for equal work. http://bit.ly/1jFytQ8 http://ift.tt/1eAZsvc

workingamerica:

It’s not surprising, but U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is absolutely right. Time for equal pay for equal work. http://bit.ly/1jFytQ8 http://ift.tt/1eAZsvc

If someone beats you up for being "cishet white male" and nothing else, is this okay? Did you deserve it?

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neilcicierega:

what if the world was made of pudding