- me: *owns 264 unread books*
- me: *buys 17 new books*
- me: *rereads harry potter*
I’m ashamed of myself because I know I should be better and I have no idea how to get there.
A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.
Police State USAreports that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.
Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.
Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.
The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?
Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?
Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.
Thank you lieutenantnorals!
"cop breaks and enters with state approval, gets his ass shot"
this happened in Texas where it is perfectly legal to shoot and kill someone who is breaking into your home
Literally everybody knows that in Texas you can open fire on someone who comes onto your property without permission. What in the hell did they expect??
Where the NRA at? In the largest pro-gun state of Texass, those second amendment rights only apply if you’re white.
Oh no stand your ground for the homie right???? NO STAND YOUR GROUND FOR THE HOMIE RIGHT????!????!!!!
me during classes
- "that’s racist"
- "that’s sexist"
- "there are more than two genders"
- "ok but could we maybe not use that word"
- "that’s transphobic"
- "that’s ableist"
- "there aren’t enough girls in here"
It was a moment Anthony Carbajal will never forget: standing on the stage of one of TV’s most popular talk shows, fighting for a cause that touches him and his family profoundly. All while his mom looked proudly on.
When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog.
It’s not setting back every movement ever.
It is the equivalent of “real women have curves”, which while it had a good intention, ultimately lost the message of true body positivity.
Listen. There are a lot of opinions about that song in the community. Some people think it’s not that big of a deal because many of us have been “fat bitches” forever, ridiculed and harassed by our smaller counterparts and see it as nothing for smaller girls to really be upset by. Some people think it is incredibly body shaming and problematic. Some people just like bouncing along to it in their cars and don’t think much about that pop song beyond it’s intention to be catchy and most likely, it’s intention to be positive and uplifting to bigger bodies.
If the entire movement of body positivity were blown down by two lines in one pop song, it would a pretty flimsy movement.
We have to be aware that body shaming exists at all levels and sizes. We also have to admit that there is importance to both, but there is a difference in bodies that are assumed healthy until seemingly too small and bodies assumed unhealthy until deemed small enough.
Obviously I only know what it’s like to be on the bigger side of that equation, the harassment, shame, ridicule and legitimate lack of respect that is displayed very publicly in relation to bodies that take up too much space.
It’s important that we realize songs are written by songwriters and people are all, as I’ve said before, “problematic”. I don’t know that we can depend on a three minute pop song to adequately express an entire movement. Hopefully it starts discussion and when women who feel slighted by the lyrics speak up, we can embrace and really talk about their concerns and outside of the intention of that song really talk about how those feelings of being on the outside are daily experiences for many of us on a larger, global scale.
are oranges named oranges because oranges are orange or is orange called orange because oranges are orange
The colour was named after the fruit. Before that, people would just use the colour red to describe something that we consider orange now. It’s why we call gingers red-heads and why robins are red breasted, when really they’re an orange colour.