But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…
An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”
Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.
Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.
"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.
#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot
but then u have white people in target carrying actual rifles and no one does shit
Fuck this country to its grave. I have never been so bitter as I have been in the last few years. We’re supposed to be improving as a people. Not killing innocent black boys. Bullshit, America. I call bullshit.
Banned Grey Poupon ad is hilariously wrong [YouTube]
THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN
WHY WAS THIS BANNED THIS IS BRILLIANT
They saw their chance and they fuckin took it.
ohhhhh myyyyy goooodddd
“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”
Shut up already.
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection.
As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…
A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier. Her dad has ALS. The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp. And they did. She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.
I forgot about a homework assignment. If ANY of you are not doing anything right now I need a few more people to fill out this survey (just, to the best of your ability. It’s okay to say you don’t know or to bs it, it’s for census purposes) SO!
How much do you know about Islamic history? I was tasked with finding a few interesting facts in my Islamic history textbook, and then testing how many of those facts are common knowledge among ten people.
1. Let’s start small. Who was the founder of the Islamic faith?
2. In what city/cities was the Islamic faith founded in?
3. What are the “leaders” (kind of like a pope but also not) of Muslim people politically and spiritually called?
4. Most people know Shiites and Sunnis are different. Do you know what caused the split originally?
5. You might know what the Q’ran is to Muslim people. How about the Hadith?
6. Do you know what Sufism is and why it was significant to women at the foundation of Islam?
7. Do you know what Jihad ACTUALLY means?
8. Who built Bhagdad and what was it’s original name/purpose?
9. What is one reason Persians started converting from their then-faith Zoroastrianism to Islam in the way back when Middle East?
10. What is one part of Islamic culture that was positively influenced by their contact with the surrounding Mongolian societies?