I managed to put 116 posts on queue! I was just never reblogging, only putting stuff on queue…
Anyways, Dec 11 I’m going to start a new life and I’ll be offline for a while. I just wanted to wish everyone a very beautiful end of the year - hope you all celebrate 2013 like the bitch that it was! And then, 2014 begins…full of new chances. I’m so looking forward to it.
I’d say I’ll miss tumblr, but I probably won’t even have time to miss anything. But I really do wish everyone happy holidays!
Glenn Broadnax, a 35-year-old black man from Brooklyn, was unarmed on the night of September 14 when NYPD officers shot at him in the middle of Times Square, striking two bystanders.
Instead of apologizing, the New York Timesreports that the city has charged Broadnax ”with assault, on the theory that he was responsible for bullet wounds suffered by two bystanders.”
Broadnax was emotionally disturbed and dodging cars in the middle of the street when officers say he reached into his pocket to grab what they believed was a weapon, prompting them to open fire. His lawyers says he was reaching for his wallet.
So, because the NYPD is made up of trigger happy, crappy marksmen who fire at unarmed black people with impunity, Broadnax might spend up to 25 years in prison on trumped up assault charges, which the Manhattan district attorney insisted on.
… Meanwhile, the two cops who did the shooting are on desk duty pending an investigation. If the past is any indication, that means they will be back on the streets in no time.
from nytimes: Mariann Wang, a lawyer representing Sahar Khoshakhlagh, one of the women who was wounded, said the district attorney should be pursuing charges against the two officers who fired their weapons in a crowd, not against Mr. Broadnax. “It’s an incredibly unfortunate use of prosecutorial discretion to be prosecuting a man who didn’t even injure my client,” she said. “It’s the police who injured my client.”
"When he reached into his pants pocket [for his wallet], two officers…opened fire, missing Mr. Broadnax, but hitting two nearby women. ‘The defendant is the one that created the situation that injured innocent bystanders,’ said an assistant district attorney, Shannon Lucey."
are you serious????
Basically, they’re charging him with not taking the bullet himself.
“Peter’s not coming, darling.
You can latch the window and take the white ribbons from your hair,
stop sleeping with socks on and packing going-away bags.
Whispering the names of the lost boys will not hasten them to you.
Clapping your hands is no enchantment.
There is magic, though, in lining your eyes,
and spells to be cast in sharpening your tongue.
Come to me, darling, and I’ll show you how queens carry themselves.
I will teach you how to wrangle womanhood and tame it into a lapdog,
to recognize pirates without their hooks and rapier them with words,
to say no to heartless boys who need mothering
and make peace with stern princesses and jealous faeries.
I will help hide away childhood in the gilded cage of your ribs,
where it may blossom and thrive in the wildest part of you.
Here you will never grow old, never die.
Here is your Neverland, laced through your heart like corset strings,
tied up tight into a ribbon no span of years can unravel.”—To Growing Girls Who Dream of Neverland by S.T. Gibson (via raleighsweaters)
I just saw this article were they said that it’s the first time in history that Island police officers have killed someone during an operation!
And then there are places like my city, Rio de Janeiro…where they don’t even tell anyone when they kill criminals, because it’s the most ‘common’ thing.
It’s not even the police’s fault in the end. It’s the whole system, the corrupt politics of our country. It’s so infuriating to see how it works perfectly fine in other places but it doesn’t here just because of the politician’s greed. I just wish we could change things…so many mothers have lost their sons, so many kids have become criminals just because they feel like there’s no other option…while we have such an immensely rich country full of resources that mother nature gave us. If the people who are in control of this country wouldn’t steal from us, we could have everything that we deserve. We could become a first world country and finally be proud of ourselves for something other than football.
Instead they keep on killing criminals without giving us a solution. Instead they give us panem et circenses.