odinsblog:

golubmc:

Flint Farmer was armed only with a cell phone when video footage caught Officer Gildardo Sierra beating him to the ground and shooting him seven times.

Sierra fired 16 rounds. He admitted drinking “multiple” beers before killing Farmer under the mistaken assumption that he was armed. He had a fatal shooting on his record already. And Cook County prosecutors are refusing even to bring charges against him.

Please…tell me…how in the hell do you get recorded shooting an unarmed man, who is laying on his stomach, 7 times—in the back—and still not have ANY charges filed against you?

If someone got caught shooting a dog 7 times “because they were drunk” they would face a harsher penalty than absolutely nothing

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social-darwin-awards:

heterosexism:

asdagjg:

babushka-spider-nipples:

Yeah and doctors would be making like 267 dollars an hour.
 Are you fucking retarded

Minimum here is like 17 or so

What the fuck does the comment about doctors have to do with anything? A number of the most high-priced of them do make comparable figures to that anyway.
A lot of the cause of the income and the wealth gaps which have grown over the last thirty years is attributable to an upward redistribution of wealth. Not just the creation of new wealth. And that’s not even addressing how inflation has eaten away at the worth of the minimum wage over the years.
-Meph

Are you really surprised babushka-nipples would say something like that, Mephistopheles?

social-darwin-awards:

heterosexism:

asdagjg:

babushka-spider-nipples:

Yeah and doctors would be making like 267 dollars an hour.


Are you fucking retarded

Minimum here is like 17 or so

What the fuck does the comment about doctors have to do with anything? A number of the most high-priced of them do make comparable figures to that anyway.

A lot of the cause of the income and the wealth gaps which have grown over the last thirty years is attributable to an upward redistribution of wealth. Not just the creation of new wealth. And that’s not even addressing how inflation has eaten away at the worth of the minimum wage over the years.

-Meph

Are you really surprised babushka-nipples would say something like that, Mephistopheles?

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I get angry when Christians in the United States — especially the Christian Right — try to have it both ways on the “persecuted martyr /favored majority” question. I get angry when they play the “Christian nation” card, saying “majority rules, there are more of us then there are of you, we get to push the rest of you around and make everyone play the way we want”… and then, when it’s politically expedient, they turn around and howl about how Christians are being persecuted by the secular humanist power structure, and how Christianity is in grave danger of being eradicated. Those things can’t both be true. Pick one.
Why Are You Atheists So Angry? (via candidlycara)

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politicsandhandgrenades:

Woah!!! You mean human beings in a position of omnipotent power are abusing the tools meant to protect civilians??? wHO sAW tHAT cOMING

(Source: conservateriamoderata)

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bspolitics:

Here’s another “not from The Onion” article!

Seriously. Read it. Look at the image of the message board comments included with the article.

It’s like that joke that says “if Obama came out in support of oxygen, Republicans would suffocate.” except it’s not a joke.

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liberalsarecool:

Cantor’s idea of help is to make you cry for help as he is crushing your social safety net.

liberalsarecool:

Cantor’s idea of help is to make you cry for help as he is crushing your social safety net.

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

In order to demonstrate the impossibility of George Zimmerman’s defense, that he was pinned on his back, with Trayvon Martin in full mount on top of him, while bashing his head into the ground, the Three Temples Internal Kung Fu school has presented us with this sequence of photographs, showing a reenactment of the story, and that it is impossible to draw a weapon from this position.

1

Shifu Micah Naziri, of Three Temples Internal Kung Fu is being mounted by an attacker.

This position is standard for all systems of grappling, including the MMA instruction that George Zimmerman was trained in. Trayvon Martin, however, had no such martial arts background. Zimmerman’s defense, however, repeatedly insisted that it was the much skinnier Martin on top. We see here that regardless of the size of the attacker, the person on the ground simply does not have access to a waistband holster, either behind the back or on the hip.

2

Micah tries unsuccessfully to reach his hip holster, while having his head hit into the ground.

Even with a much smaller attacker mounting him, Micah cannot possibly access his firearm. This was problematic even without the added complication of having his head bashed into the grass. Were this on concrete, it would be even more ridiculous a scenario.

3

Accessing the holster behind the back, inside of the waistband was even more difficult while the attacker was mounting Micah.

Reaching for the holster behind the back proved even more difficult, resulting in no successful draw. This was compounded – of course – by his head being bashed into the ground, even lightly. The disorienting effects made it impossible, as did the position of the attacker.

It is important to note that while there are escapes for being mounted, Zimmerman claims he employed NONE of them. He claims he was having his head bashed into the ground while mounted, when he drew his gun. His Martial Arts instructor even testified in court that he was horrible at grappling and could not have escaped. So we do not need to wonder if he employed any of the numerous escapes from mounts before he drew, his defense rested on his inability to escape without drawing his weapon and firing.

We had a VERY vivid picture painted of what Zimmerman CLAIMED happened, based on the defense painting it for us. In that testimony, they said explicitly that Trayvon was on top of Zimmerman in an Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) style “mount” and that he was “grounding and pounding” him. Zimmerman’s defense attorney, West said “ground and pound is when you’re mounted on someone, they are helpless, and you are basically beating them senseless.”

So we do not have to wonder what position Zimmerman was in when he drew and fired three shots. They told us explicitly that Zimmerman was being mounted. As you can see from the images of above, if that was true, Zimmerman would never have been able to draw his gun. This means that the gun was either already in his hand or he was never the one being mounted.

SPREAD THE WORD! George Zimmerman’s defense is a LIE. The prosecution that never wanted to charge him simply THREW THE CASE!

(Source: thepoliticalfreakshow)

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