do you ever sit in school like i know the answer to that questions but i’m not saying it because this class is pissing me off
if u ever need something to smile at here’s my dog in his raincoat
Another week, another galling report of police brutality.
This time, the victim is an 8-year-old Rosebud Sioux girl whose babysitter called the cops when the child threw a tantrum while holding a paring knife. The babysitter told the 911 dispatcher that the girl was trying to cut herself but also admitted there was no visible blood. In other words, this was more a case of an unprepared babysitter than a suicidal kid.
Nevertheless, police arrived and tased the girl within two minutes of meeting her. Explains the family’s attorney:
The material facts are fairly undisputed, they walked in, they saw a child holding a small kitchen knife throwing a tantrum and they shot her with 50,000 volts of electricity with a weapon that put two hooks into her.
As the girl’s grandmother commented, the way police escalated the situation is totally inexcusable:
Four police officers responded to this…To a little girl who stands maybe only 4 feet tall. All you have to do is grab her arm and correct the situation. I feel that these guys must not have been in their right minds. At that age, children are very easily talked into changing their minds. I find it ridiculous because I just don’t see how this could happen.
Only after the tasering was the child’s mother called—a move which indicates they had (or could easily have gotten) her number all along.
Per the grandmother’s account, the police’s continued defense of their actions included the excuse that they could have used a baton or handgun instead.
Two months after the incident, which occurred last year but is only just now receiving extensive media attention, the local State’s Attorney, one Wendy Kloeppner, released a report which stated “she was satisfied with an independent investigation, deploying a taser was the best viable way to diffuse the situation.” As a result, no charges were filed against the officers involved.
There are fewer than 820 Icelandic goats left on the planet, and nearly half that population will be slaughtered in less than a month when the Haafell goat farm is foreclosed upon. This species is in a fragile state after suffering from a severe population decrease, and if the money isn’t raised to save the farm, their already small number will be reduced even further.
There is an IndieGoGo page set up in the farm’s honor, and they are only halfway to their goal with 18 days left. There are a ton of great perks available, many of which come from the farm itself. If you can, please donate.
So fucking tired of my father’s bullshit today. Fuck off— you’re not even in here— you’re on the phone with a million people in a different room. It doesn’t even affect you. Go away.
what a girl wants…according to tumblr
Fort Green, Brooklyn
Photographer: Damion Reid
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.
Our loss, U.S.A….
If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.
um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues
aaaand she had a pet cheetah