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nevver:

“…when you’re looking at live footage of a city in your country where people are being ASSAULTED by the police - side with the people.

omigod that last picture…poor baby shouldn’t have to see this. Crying again

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It's not just about Michael Brown: In past 10 days, cops have killed at least THREE unarmed citizens. A 4th charged with murder.

eltigrechico:

It’s not just Michael Brown.

It’s Ezell Ford of Los Angeles, unarmed and shot to death by cops in LA last week. “Diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, Ford was taking medication and seeing a doctor, a family member said”

It’s Andrew Gaynier, an unarmed 26-year-old and father of a 19-month-old, killed by a police officer in Dallas August 11th.

It’s Dillon Taylor, a 20-year-old shot by cops a week ago Monday who was apparently unarmed. There’s no evidence he had a weapon and the cops still refuse to say if he did nine days after the shooting. (He almost certainly wasn’t armed. If he were, the cops would have released that info long ago).

And also in Utah, a local cop has recently been charged with murder for shooting an unarmed 21-year-old drug suspect while she was backing her car out of a parking space. Perhaps relevant, perhaps not: She was white.

In fact, the people shot dead in three of these four cases were white.

As Mark Steyn has pointed out,American cops kill far more citizens in the line of duty than any other Western police force. That doesn’t mean all—or even ANY—of those shootings were wrong, but it should cause everyone to ask some tough questions.  If you’re not even willing to ask those questions, you’re not “pro-cop,” you’re pro-ignorance.

If you really cared about police and supporting them, you’d want to know if we’re using the wrong police strategy. If you want citizens to respect the cops, you’d want the handful of cops who don’t respect us weeded out of the force.

But more importantly, if you’re willing to let government agents gun down your fellow unarmed citizens, you’re not worthy of the title “citizen.” You’re a serf, a ward of the state, a “comrade” in the old Soviet sense of the word.

Being a free citizen involves responsibility. It involves confronting authority. And it involves thinking for yourself. If you don’t want to do that, if you just want to blindly obey the government—move to Cuba.

Wow. This is coming from Michael Graham, a conservative talk show host in Atlanta who has previously been what I could only call excessively pro-cop.

Not long after this he also linked to a Reason.com piece about the “If you don’t want to get shot just do what I tell you” Op-Ed in Washington Post, to which Graham added:

How can (alleged) small-government conservatives not see the irony when they argue citizens should “just do what you’re told to, and nobody will get hurt?”

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I’ll still buy whatever you’re selling, Cary Elwes

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superdames:

—Legends #6 (1987) script by John Ostrander & Len Wein, art by John Byrne & Karl Kesel

superdames:

—Legends #6 (1987) script by John Ostrander & Len Wein, art by John Byrne & Karl Kesel

shesherowngirl:

excdcs:

Lionsgate released some haunting teaser posters for the upcoming, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

THESE ARE SO INSANELY COOL THO.

Most of them are disturbing, but District 9 looks like a Goddess of the Harvest.

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randomhouseca:

Outdoor Reading Area Gallery

I’ve never wanted something so much in my life.

Look at all these little rooms :)

I want a little room of my own :(

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magnus-thegreat-redundancy:

I believe that every american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom

Bravo!

this is my favorite post.

So so many people need to see this

Yep.

But…corndogs?

But Angels are real, right?

quitefranklytv:

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micdotcom:

5 disturbing facts about police militarization in America

Those cops in riot armor beating and tear-gassing protesters in Ferguson didn’t drop out of thin air. As American police continue to receive billions in military-grade equipment free or subsidized by the Pentagon and Homeland Security, they’ve predictably started to act more like a military force in hostile territory than the public’s protectors.

Facts from ACLU report show just how big the problem has become Follow micdotcom

Don’t you think cops are becoming more aggressive because the people they’re trying to protect are equally, if not more, aggressive? Also, grouping all cops again like one bad cop represents all of them.

For all of you who are just starting to wake up to what those crazy Conspiracy Theorists have been screaming about for years: Welcome to reality. This was all happening while you were watching the E! channel.

There’s a bit more to the last image than some people would like to come to grips with, but still.

Is it wrong that I am glad this topic is FINALLY being talked about on MSM and by “average” citizens? This has been a problem for years, this is not new!

The cops are more aggressive because they are being trained to be. They used to be peacekeepers, now they are soldiers. People are fighting back, defending themselves, SICK OF THE SOS!

We have to keep the dialogue going, have to keep sharing the stories so all the deluded people who think this only happens on TV can learn!

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#OnThisDate in 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. The amendment was signed into law a week later. #OTD

#OnThisDate in 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. The amendment was signed into law a week later. #OTD