Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me. Most field stops are complete in minutes. How difficult is it to cooperate for that long?

LAPD officer Sunil Dutta, writing 100% seriously in a WaPo op-ed entitled (I kid you not) “I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.” (via hipsterlibertarian)

The sense of entitled, sadistic, “moral disengagement” by the police is truly disheartening. How can they build trust in a community they are using for their role-playing FPS fantasies?

(via liberalsarecool)

He basically said:

"Give up your rights as a citizen, civilian, and human being when dealing with me, and I might let you live.”

(via sonofbaldwin)

remember when mike brown cooperated with the police and they murdered him in the street

(via justinbabernumberonefan)

I like how in his explanation of what to do to not get shot he doesn’t say anything about not breaking the law which implies the law doesn’t really factor in to whether or not he’ll shoot you.

(via lastbreathoutroduction)

I read this fascist’s entire op-ed. He shouldn’t be put in a position of authority over an ant farm, much less human beings.

isleofrangoon:

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indieannajones:

Seriously, what the police are doing is not “bad”, it’s illegal.

There is a reason why people are raging mad at this situation, and it’s because it’s a blatant violation of basic human rights.

If you don’t understand that, then you are part of the problem.

This. They’ve all but declared martial law and are enforcing it without declaring it. They’ve used military force against civilians. They have tear-gassed neighborhoods and homes. Tear gas canisters burned down a restaurant. They have assaulted members of the press. They have removed their identifying tags and badges. They have imposed curfews which violate the 1st Amendment of the constitution.  

Reports are in that the young woman shot in the head (who thankfully survived due to low penetration) that cops blamed on a drive-by has since fingered the police as the ones who shot her. The supposedly confiscated Molotov cocktail is in a colt 45 bottle that cannot be sold in Missouri. Multiple reports of police attacking protesters while watching looters break into stores without arrest. Multiple reports of police firing guns into the air to have the excuse of ‘shots heard’ to crack heads.

They kicked Amnesty International out of the town, have gassed civilians and are ignoring international human rights organizations. We’ve overthrown middle eastern governments over less.

colleenrants:

MST3K Cocktails: Robot Monster
2 parts vodka
1 part green creme de menthe
2 parts apple juice
club soda
Shake together vodka, creme de menthe, and apple juice, with ice.  Top off with club soda and garnish with an apple slice.

colleenrants:

MST3K Cocktails: Robot Monster

2 parts vodka

1 part green creme de menthe

2 parts apple juice

club soda

Shake together vodka, creme de menthe, and apple juice, with ice.  Top off with club soda and garnish with an apple slice.

uncannybrettwhite:

mvgl:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)

NINETEEN

NINETY

ONE

wilwheaton:

(via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)
Warrior codes and why they happen.

The honorable warrior archetype plays into the cultural zeitgeist heavily for a good reason. It nods to our sense of fair play and presents a person with power who is unwilling to abuse it. A warrior that lives by a code, a set of rules that restrain him, is something we are all familiar with.

The fiction doesn’t often address why those codes came to be. 

Chivalry didn’t arise because the knights were great and noble. It arose because they weren’t. It was imposed on an out-of-control warrior caste to bring them to heel and limit their excesses (at least toward the upper classes). 

This seems relevant, given the revelations about American police that are coming out of Ferguson.

smidgetz:

dreadqueer:

Reports of mcdonalds being broken into and looted need to take into account why

Oh my god.

smidgetz:

dreadqueer:

Reports of mcdonalds being broken into and looted need to take into account why

Oh my god.
thecreach:

therobotmonster:

gomer21xx:

I want to see the entire video, just to see how awkward this is. XD

Lazy  bastards. Try having cybersex on the telegraph, then I’ll be impressed.

Is it bad that I read most of therobotmonster ‘s posts in Starchibald’s voice?

Not really, Starch’s voice is just mine, slightly higher.
Just remember to hear the curse words as beeps.

thecreach:

therobotmonster:

gomer21xx:

I want to see the entire video, just to see how awkward this is. XD

Lazy  bastards. Try having cybersex on the telegraph, then I’ll be impressed.

Is it bad that I read most of therobotmonster ‘s posts in Starchibald’s voice?

Not really, Starch’s voice is just mine, slightly higher.

Just remember to hear the curse words as beeps.

Dad on cultural appropriation. (conversation was in Spanish)
Me: Hey Dad, I have a question
Dad: Alright, lets see if it's within my reach
Me: What do you think of cultural appropriation?
Dad: what?
Me: Cultural appropriation.
Dad: I think you mean acculturation.
Me: yeah, I do. But I was using the term the Social Justice Morons use.
Dad: It's a necessary part of being human, you can't just keep the one culture all of your life!
Me: So how offended would you be if a bunch of white people started speaking Spanish?
Dad: Offended? I would be glad, at least they speak my language!
Me: What if a white guy made tacos?
Dad: what kind of taco? why would I be offended? Did I invent it and patent it?
Me: Nope, just an ordinary taco made by a white guy.
Dad: Why would I be offended? It would like a German guy getting offended because I grilled a hamburger
Me: Well, because it's a Mexican food, it was discovered and is integral to Mexican culture. What if a white person doesn't respect the history of the taco.
Dad: When the woman who first created a taco did that, did the Angels descend from heaven with a deed and a copyright form signed by God informing us that only Mexicans can make it?
Me: Nope. It's just a taco.
Dad: Precisely, it's a taco, eat it. I would actually be happy for that white guy, tacos are pretty good.
Me: What if Tyler wanted to celebrate El Dia de Los Muertos? On his own?
Dad: Tell him to pace himself the skulls are made of pure sugar.
Me: What if he wanted to celebrate El Dia de la Independencia?
Dad: Culture is not something handed to you by God to protect and nurse, it's just something that happens to you, and when you think you have it figured out, it changes. That's what cultures do. They change. You know what these people are trying to do, right?
Me: Yeah,
Dad: They want us all to hate each other and not speak to each other. They want us Mexicans in Mexico, Afro-Americans in Africa, Asians in Asia and none of us talking or being nice to each other. With no resources, no trade, no rights, and only the one language that only we're allowed to speak so that we can't communicate with anyone outside. And that's after they'd kill off all the white people. They're like the KKK, if the KKK didn't have balls.
Me: I arrived at the same conclusion.
Dad: Make yourself a coffee.
Dad:
Dad: Just be sure it's Mexican *laughs*
gomer21xx:

I want to see the entire video, just to see how awkward this is. XD

Lazy  bastards. Try having cybersex on the telegraph, then I’ll be impressed.

gomer21xx:

I want to see the entire video, just to see how awkward this is. XD

Lazy  bastards. Try having cybersex on the telegraph, then I’ll be impressed.

claudetc:

jevoussaluespinelli:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.

Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.

Ugh

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

A curfew is a violation the first Amendment of the US constitution as it infringes on the right of people to peaceably assemble. This is further a violation of Constitutional rights as they are attempting to prevent the people from petitioning the Government for a redress of grievances. The press being pinned into a small zone is also a violation of this Amendment. 

yaridansei19:

Damn Family Guy may be stupid sometimes…but this shit is on. Point.

titleknown:

therobotmonster:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

It may have been goofy, but how many of us would care about the Turtles without it?

And from what I’ve heard the new series takes a lot of the best parts from it, at least in the “lots of weirdo mutants weirding it up” department…

Oh yes! 2003’s series seemed almost embarrassed of the mutant animal thing, but the new series is just chock-full of awesome man-beast hybrids.

isleofrangoon:

Rangoon Rifflets: That Rotten Tea Bag

Your guess is as good as ours, folks.