"Last month Jacob Sims turned 16 and was awarded his blue belt in a special way. During the roll with Professor Kenny he untied his old belt and tied his new blue belt on him." (x)
Sweet :) Props to the instructor.
This is sooo cool
Seriously, what the police are doing is not “bad”, it’s illegal.
There is a reason why people are raging mad at this situation, and it’s because it’s a blatant violation of basic human rights.
If you don’t understand that, then you are part of the problem.
"Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.
The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.
In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue."
Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.
The Ferguson PD has successfully reframed the conversation to be about a robbery, but remember, Darren Wilson didn’t know about any robbery when he stopped Mike Brown. That means he didn’t even get shot over $2-3 in stolen cigarillos. He got shot for jaywalking.
"tell the class a little about yourself"
Oh god, forgot how awful this was.. definitely skipping the ice breakers classes this year..
Wish all this wind would give it a break, sick and tired of picking up all the potted plants in the patio -.-
12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.
Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.
Buster is currently engrossed in Juno.
Awkward moment when someone who’s made your life hell and despite when he asked why did you go to Essex it’s so far away.. answering to get away from everyone especially you then decides to apply and come to Essex.
Important Animal Stuff, please read.
So, okay the deal is, i have two map turtles that i can no longer look after due to the fact that i am moving to liverpool, so if anyone would be interested in adopting them (comepletely free of charge) and giving them a good home, in the manchester area, or knows anyone who would be interested please please please hit me up.
Plus, i’d be super grateful if you could reblog this for me, thank you very much!
"And I understand. I understand why people hold hands: I’d always thought it was about possessiveness, saying ‘This is mine’. But it’s about maintaining contact. It is about speaking without words. It is about I want you with me and don’t go."
"Finding someone worth waking up to is better than finding someone to sleep with."