I don’t know who made this adorable infographic (found it on Pinterest) but I thought it was a nice share on this dreary, gray morning on the east coast. My strategy for “waking up” is to haul myself out of bed, wash my face, and do my makeup and hair. That does the trick because I know I can’t crawl back into bed with my lipstick, eyeliner and mascara — all I can do is head out of the door.
And it’s an understatement to say that the data on how many people police kill a year is a bit questionable. For example, the federal statistic
that there have been roughly 400 “justifiable police homicides” a year over the last half dozen years is shaky to say the least. Those killed unjustifiably are “skirted,”
according to analysis by Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com. But perhaps
we can dive into a broader question: How often do police go to jail for
To answer that, we turned to a study by the CATO Institute’s National Police Misconduct Reporting Project.
They tracked 8,300 credible reports alleging police misconduct in the
U.S. between April 2009-Dec. 2010, the most recent study CATO has
For perspective, this is what 8,300 looks like (each square represents one allegation):
From those 8,300 allegations, 3,238 criminal charges were brought against law officers:
Of the 3,238 criminal charges, 1,063 officers were convicted:
And of the 1,063 convicted cops, only 383 went behind bars.
Just over a third of cops convicted of a criminal charge went to jail or prison. But digging into data released by the U.S. Department of Justice, CATO researchers found that
on average, 70 percent of convicted non-police officers — the so-called
“general population” of Americans — go behind bars, a difference of 33
When cops do go to jail, they also go for
shorter periods of time than other convicts: An average of 34.6 months
for police officers, compared
to an average 49 months for everyone else.
“Allow individuals, businesses, universities, adoption agencies, and others to use religion to challenge or opt out of laws, including state and local laws that protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations;
Prohibit cities and towns from protecting LGBT people from discrimination;
Criminalize transgender people for using appropriate restrooms; and
Explicitly protect therapists who engage in harmful ‘conversion therapy.’”
2015, you are not looking good right now. (via HRC)
Our intrigue about dreams stems from its mystery and significance of the inner workings of the subconscious. For example, every face you have seen in your dreams resembles a person you have exposed to in your life. Your body is paralyzed during your sleep, for the purpose of not acting out your dreams. Studies also show that the human mind has the capacity to conjure up a dream in the mother’s womb, from the fetal age of seven months.
To find our more about dreams, read the infographic here!