Sing Me A Sweet Melody




Did you come home last night? No.

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theotheristhedoctor:

The price of freedom is high. According to Marvel, it’ll cost an arm 

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and a leg

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Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.

The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.

In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue.

Armed police: Trigger happy | The Economist (via kenyatta)

I’m so sick of this gun debate happening over and over again and nothing changing. How many people have to die at the end of a barrel for people to finally open their eyes?







artlung:

Mo’ne Davis leads her team to the Little League World Series

Davis will be the first American girl to play in Williamsport since 2004. She downplayed her personal accomplishment, but her pitching performance on national television showed that gender is no barrier.

"More girls should join boys’ teams so it could be a tradition and it wouldn’t be so special," she said.

Photo: Philadelphia Inquirer







Ferguson from my TL- August 18 (2/3)

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brightblueinky:

coldalbion:

yukonstar:

anachronistichybrid:

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Guh, flawless. Non-Westernised interpretations of the steampunk genre FTW. 

Wow

I’ve been REALLY wanting to see an Indian take on Steampunk so I am so pleased you have no idea








stankydro:

thelonelythrone:

postracialcomments:

CNN’s Jake Tapper Telling the Truth about Ferguson

Jake Tapper exposing the truth! He earned his stripes today.

LMAO THAT NIGGA SAID LOOK AT THIS

THATS WTF IM TALMBOUT 

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actorswithactionfigures:

sylvie-divine:

Best political cartoons

Sources: Nick Anderson [x] Andy Marlette [x] Dave Granlund [x] Clay Bennett [x

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stunningpicture:

Creative kid. More creative mom.

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