19 8 / 2014

msnbc:


"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

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19 8 / 2014

"Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.

The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.

In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue."

19 8 / 2014

raptorific:

I can’t wait to be an eccentric old coot

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19 8 / 2014

shadowofadamagedheart:

@jordanangeli: Oh heyyy boys 😉

shadowofadamagedheart:

@jordanangeli: Oh heyyy boys 😉

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18 8 / 2014

jojje94:

Notification trolling.

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18 8 / 2014

wash-spirit:

Jonesy understands our struggles

wash-spirit:

Jonesy understands our struggles

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18 8 / 2014

agent-sarahwalker:


Christopher Colvin‏@CP_Colvin_Photo

Here are a couple more shots of @WashSpirit @Ashlyn_Harris prior to tonight’s match.

agent-sarahwalker:

Here are a couple more shots of @WashSpirit @Ashlyn_Harris prior to tonight’s match.

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18 8 / 2014

measuringinlove:

I did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing, and instead of dumping it all on my head at once I poured the water slowly and shared facts about ALS

and people keep complimenting me on educating others while doing the challenge instead of just doing it and????

wowie friends thanks!!! But basically, I did that because my sister made a post with a bunch of written facts about it and I admired her for doing that

so when Ileana tagged me I was like NOW IS MY CHANCE TO BE LIKE MY SISTER

You’re gonna make me cry, seestra.

(I cried when I saw it last night…)

16 8 / 2014

kitamargarita:

memewhore:

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I love her!!

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16 8 / 2014

markruffalwhoa:

"Science side of tumblr" is just Carlos running hundreds of blogs at once.

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