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Boston Bruins. Hockey. Soccer (Footy). Life. Adventure Time. Nerdfighteria. Music. Mental Health. Happiness. Trying to not suck.

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Amy Bruce Spaceshow

Give these a listen, they’re free and they’re great. The lyrics are beyond gold. 

edwardspoonhands:

christel-thoughts:

pattilahell:

issarae:

Necessary.

I signed a change.org petition asking that this, among other necessary policies be made mandatory by federal law. FUCKING SIGN IT.

well would you look at that…

I think this will happen…many police unions do not want it to happen, but I think it will happen. It will take a lot of time and a lot of fighting, but every moment of that fight is going to be worth it. 
Police unions will want more research, I think that’s important, and that research is being done now. While use of force and number of complaints are important statistics, so is overall crime rate (which unions will argue is adversely affected (because officers are thinking about how they’ll look on camera, not how to do their jobs) unless there are overwhelming data to counter that claim).
Also vitally important will be whether these save police departments money (which they probably will, in reduced complaints and simpler court cases.) 
And let’s not forget about privacy…if these videos are being uploaded to cloud-based evidence systems (which they probably will be) who is going to have access to them? What do you do with videos that have nothing to do with active cases? How long are videos stored for? How do you protect that data? Who decides when the cameras are on or off (civil rights orgs (and I) will argue that they must be always-on, police officers will say “what about when I’m peeing.”) And, if there’s an off switch, we can assume the off switch will get used at the exact time when we will have wanted it to be on.
As I say, this is coming, and it’s important, and it will be a force that runs counter to a lot of the bullshit police work that’s being done in some places in America…but the areas where it’s most vital will be the ones where it arrives last.
And, unfortunately, the federal government will never be able to make a blanket law because congress can’t even agree if flowers are pretty.
This is going to have to be a battle fought in every city in America individually, don’t let that drain your will. Yes, it would be better if it just happened tomorrow, but it will be worse if we all get lazy and say “it’s not happening the way I want so I don’t care if it happens at all.” 
Fuck that…we need do make it happen whatever way we can, even if it takes a long-ass time. 
Sincerely,An Old Guy

edwardspoonhands:

christel-thoughts:

pattilahell:

issarae:

Necessary.

I signed a change.org petition asking that this, among other necessary policies be made mandatory by federal law. FUCKING SIGN IT.

well would you look at that…

I think this will happen…many police unions do not want it to happen, but I think it will happen. It will take a lot of time and a lot of fighting, but every moment of that fight is going to be worth it. 

Police unions will want more research, I think that’s important, and that research is being done now. While use of force and number of complaints are important statistics, so is overall crime rate (which unions will argue is adversely affected (because officers are thinking about how they’ll look on camera, not how to do their jobs) unless there are overwhelming data to counter that claim).

Also vitally important will be whether these save police departments money (which they probably will, in reduced complaints and simpler court cases.) 

And let’s not forget about privacy…if these videos are being uploaded to cloud-based evidence systems (which they probably will be) who is going to have access to them? What do you do with videos that have nothing to do with active cases? How long are videos stored for? How do you protect that data? Who decides when the cameras are on or off (civil rights orgs (and I) will argue that they must be always-on, police officers will say “what about when I’m peeing.”) And, if there’s an off switch, we can assume the off switch will get used at the exact time when we will have wanted it to be on.

As I say, this is coming, and it’s important, and it will be a force that runs counter to a lot of the bullshit police work that’s being done in some places in America…but the areas where it’s most vital will be the ones where it arrives last.

And, unfortunately, the federal government will never be able to make a blanket law because congress can’t even agree if flowers are pretty.

This is going to have to be a battle fought in every city in America individually, don’t let that drain your will. Yes, it would be better if it just happened tomorrow, but it will be worse if we all get lazy and say “it’s not happening the way I want so I don’t care if it happens at all.” 

Fuck that…we need do make it happen whatever way we can, even if it takes a long-ass time. 

Sincerely,
An Old Guy

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Kevin Breel: Confessions of a depressed comic

Share. Watch. Learn. Please.

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emptyaltoidscan:

fifty years apart #ferguson #peace #knowledge #nodemocracy

emptyaltoidscan:

fifty years apart #ferguson #peace #knowledge #nodemocracy

striderprince:

My thoughts exactly.

striderprince:

My thoughts exactly.

guardian:

Heavily armed police in Missouri fired teargas and rubber bullets to force hundreds of protesters out of the centre of Ferguson on Wednesday, as the crackdown on demonstrations over the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown intensified on their fourth night.
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guardian:

Heavily armed police in Missouri fired teargas and rubber bullets to force hundreds of protesters out of the centre of Ferguson on Wednesday, as the crackdown on demonstrations over the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown intensified on their fourth night.

Read the latest report 

Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

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Are We Really Free?
Are We Really Equal?

Are We Really Free?

Are We Really Equal?

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dropthosegloves:

I may be a hockey blog, but I’m not going to stop posting about Ferguson. Unfollow me if you must, but this shit is important. 


fragileclara:

greybies:

who even came up with the word motherfucker in the first place?

oedipus

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ebonyeyes1984:

School is really important: Reading, writing, arithmetic. But what they tend to do is teach you reading, writing, arithmetic…then teach you reading, writing, arithmetic again. Then again, then again, just making it harder and harder just to keep you busy. And that’s where I think they messed up. There should be a class on drugs. There should be a class on sex education. No, REAL sex education class, not just pictures and illogical terms…There should be a class on scams, there should be a class on religious cults, there should be a class on police brutality, there should be a class on apartheid, there should be a class on racism in America, there should be a class on why people are hungry, but there not, their class is on…gym….Their class is like Algebra. we have yet to go a store and said, “Can I have X Y + 2 and give me my Y change back, thank you.” You know?…Like foreign languages. I think that they are important, but I don’t think it should be required. Actually, they should be teaching you English, and then teach you how to understand double talk, politician’s double talk. Not teaching you how to understand French and Spanish and GERMAN. When am I going to Germany? I can’t afford to pay my rent in America! How am I going to Germany?

—Tupac, Age 17 On the Topic of Education, 1988.