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?
He basically said:
"Give up your rights as a citizen, civilian, and human being when dealing with me, and I might let you live.”
remember when mike brown cooperated with the police and they murdered him in the street
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.
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.
(Source: kohenari, via therobotmonster)
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A Seeing Eye Dog on his first day
he knows he’s gonna do such a good job
Surrender now or prepare to fight!
Prepare for bubbles!
We’re drinking doubles!
To protect the world from carbonation!
To sell our drink in every nation!
To denounce the evils of the Pepsi product!
To extend our taste with rightful conduct!
Team Coke, blasting off like a bottled rocket!
Surrender now that spare change in your pocket!
Meowth! You got it!
sweet dreams are made of bees
who am i, i’m made of bees
everything is made of bees
(Source: tvscripts, via nashscribblings)
If you use YouTube, you need to know this.
You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.
This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.
Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.
Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.
Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.
It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.
If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.
Sign the petition, then spread the word.
Literally just hit twitter a few minutes ago; seems like people are still trying to figure it out, but this gentleman is on the scene.
Also Elon James White is posting interviews from people on the scene.
In addition to Jelani Cobb (tweets above), Adam Serwer and Errin Haines Whack are there.
Okay done reblogging myself bye.
Xena: Warrior Princess, Game Boy Color.
Well!! Some of you may or may not have seen some Transformers on the front cover of the recently revealed September PREVIEWS! I was so humbled and excited to be asked to work on it, I hope you enjoy how it turned out! I was really stoked to finally get to draw Megatron and Drift…