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Why do police have quotas? If a doctor went around intentionally sneezing on people to get more patients, that would be seen as a travesty to their profession. But police, can sit around and wait for someone to turn on a red light or commit other mundane ‘offenses’ because they have quotas to meet. Quotas are all the proof we need that policing is not a public service vocation; it’s a business and a subsidiary of Wall Street.

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Enrique Molina (via withoutadjectives)

While I was sleeping, this went viral.

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this answer on yahoo from a retired officer will add on some further insight to this

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dion-thesocialist:

Christian Bale is going to play Moses and where oh where are all the white people who are always so angry about race bending and historical accuracy??? Where are you??? Why are you not outraged??? I thought movies had to be historically accurate and races should never change from the source material???

plzgoaweyhey:

A day full of flowers!

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sodomymcscurvylegs:

sodomymcscurvylegs:

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punacceptable:

fun prank: teach girls from an early age that their entire worth lays in how pretty they are, then make fun of them for being “”“superficial”“”

What people need to learn:

abnormollies:

Birth control is not abortion.

Birth control prevents abortion.

Don’t deny birth control coverage and then try to get rid of abortion.

We’re running out of options here.

dragondicks:

"free speech" is my fav. thing nerds resort to to defend their opinions they’re literally saying "I am completely out of coherent defences for my opinion so I’m just going to state that it’s not legal for you to arrest me for it" am i supposed to respond with "its ok im not a cop" or what i dunno

Did you know that, no matter the evidence, if a jury feels a law is unjust, it is permitted to “nullify” the law rather than finding someone guilty? Basically, jury nullification is a jury’s way of saying, “By the letter of the law, the defendant is guilty, but we also disagree with that law, so we vote to not punish the accused.” Ultimately, the verdict serves as an acquittal.

Haven’t heard of jury nullification? Don’t feel bad; you’re far from alone. If anything, your unfamiliarity is by design. Generally, defense lawyers are not allowed to even mention jury nullification as a possibility during a trial because judges prefer juries to follow the general protocols rather than delivering independent verdicts.

Surprisingly, the Supreme Court has routinely agreed that judges have no obligation to inform juries about jury nullification. Paradoxically, jury nullification is permitted to exist as an option to all juries, yet this option cannot be discussed in most courtrooms.
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Jury nullification is undoubtedly feared because of its ability to upset the system. A jury that considers drug laws to be outrageous can nullify. A jury that is aware of the mass inequality in incarceration rates and believes a defendant was targeted via racial profiling can nullify. A jury that believes a harmless defendant is a victim of the prison industrial complex rather than a perpetrator can nullify. This counter-verdict exists so that citizens can right the wrongs inherent in our supposed “justice” system.

Of course, as the New York Times points out, jury nullification hasn’t always been used to “do good.” Historically, racist southern juries have nullified cases involving hate crimes and overly optimistic juries have nullified instances of police brutality, unwilling to fault police officers. However, if you agree that an informed jury can produce the correct verdict, nullification remains a valuable tool in the pursuit of justice.

- Jury Nullification: Why Every American Needs to Learn This Taboo Verdict (via jadedhippy)

10 things I want to see in smutty fanfiction - because realism.

silvermoonphantom:

1) Someone getting a leg cramp, partner thinks they’re hurting them, the mood is gone. 

2) Cuddling that goes on forever, without long and intimate discussions. 

3) Bra or Belt being impossible to unfasten with one hand in the dark. Having to get the other person to do it.

4) Having to violently sneeze because someone’s hair just went up their nose. Or making faces because said hair went in their mouth. 

5) Trying to dramatically throw oneself onto the bed, ending up cracking their head against the wall or bedpost on accident. 

6) Start cuddling with the intention of going further, but someone falls asleep on accident and the other person doesn’t have the heart to wake them. 

7) Wriggling around trying to strip socks off with their toes, because their hands are busy doing other things, but ending up making everything worse. 

8) Pausing to shove an uncomfortable lump of blankets, or a discarded shirt out from under someone. 

9) Trying to sexy talk, but sounding really awkward and both parties burst out laughing. 

10) Trying out one partner’s kink, and finding out the other person really isn’t into it.