listen children i just had my groceries delivered to me and brought up to my kitchen for me and if you don’t think that’s swell as hell step back because i feel like the queen of england what a glorious hour it has been
Unarmed Black Man Shot At By NYPD Has Been Charged With Assault Because Bullets Hit Bystanders
Glenn Broadnax, a 35-year-old black man from Brooklyn, was unarmed on the night of September 14 when NYPD officers shot at him in the middle of Times Square, striking two bystanders.
Instead of apologizing, the New York Times reports that the city has charged Broadnax ”with assault, on the theory that he was responsible for bullet wounds suffered by two bystanders.”
Broadnax was emotionally disturbed and dodging cars in the middle of the street when officers say he reached into his pocket to grab what they believed was a weapon, prompting them to open fire. His lawyers says he was reaching for his wallet.So, because the NYPD is made up of trigger happy, crappy marksmen who fire at unarmed black people with impunity, Broadnax might spend up to 25 years in prison on trumped up assault charges, which the Manhattan district attorney insisted on.… Meanwhile, the two cops who did the shooting are on desk duty pending an investigation. If the past is any indication, that means they will be back on the streets in no time.
from nytimes: Mariann Wang, a lawyer representing Sahar Khoshakhlagh, one of the women who was wounded, said the district attorney should be pursuing charges against the two officers who fired their weapons in a crowd, not against Mr. Broadnax. “It’s an incredibly unfortunate use of prosecutorial discretion to be prosecuting a man who didn’t even injure my client,” she said. “It’s the police who injured my client.”
"When he reached into his pants pocket [for his wallet], two officers…opened fire, missing Mr. Broadnax, but hitting two nearby women. ‘The defendant is the one that created the situation that injured innocent bystanders,’ said an assistant district attorney, Shannon Lucey."
are you serious????
Basically, they’re charging him with not taking the bullet himself.
the bold tho
what it really means to be a new yorker, not the gossip girl hype
"My point is: in this whole wide world the only person you can depend on is you."-Haruki Murakami (via anjes)
Wal-Mart's Employee Food Drive Reveals What's Wrong With America
Yesterday, it was revealed that employees at a Cleveland Wal-Mart are holding a holiday food drive for other Wal-Mart employees.
This situation says everything about what’s wrong with the U.S. economy right now.
Wal-Mart is one of the richest companies in the world.
Wal-Mart has a market value of $260 billion and made $17 billion in profit last year.
But Wal-Mart does not pay its employees enough to buy food for the holidays.
George R.R. Martin is ruthless - every death in the Game of Thrones series is tabbed
"One day it just gets better. There’s no explanation or reason why . You just wake up and you’re not angry anymore."-Unknown (via fawun)
"Black women can’t conform. Everything about the black woman is defiant. Look at their hair. Growing upward. Defying gravity."-Unknown (via chocolatehighhh)
What does this infographic tell us?
Racism is institutional.
"You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served."-Nina Simone (via ehosk)
little acts are a better judge of character