White privilege is a post made by a white person with hundreds of thousands of notes instructing people how to shoplift, but white people saying Mike Brown deserve to die because he allegedly stole cigarellos

anonymous asked:

If you have sex with a prostitute against her will, is it rape or shoplifting

ask your whore mother

Two current high-profile stories—police killings of Black people and the secret torture prisons run by the U.S. military and CIA in the “war on terror”— might seem separate and distinct. In truth, the path between them is short. A system that tortures prisoners abroad will murder people at home, and the targeted populations are not randomly chosen. There are several common elements:

Dehumanization. In order to subject someone to waterboarding, sleep deprivation, freezing, or stretching until their tendons rip and bones break, the torturer has to regard the prisoner as both subhuman and dangerous, inherently unworthy of life. To gun down or choke to death unarmed people on the pretext that they might have sold loose cigarettes or shoplifted a box of cigars, or a kid holding a toy gun, the police must regard those people and their communities as collectively and individually criminal, “animal-like” as officer Darren Wilson described Michael Brown, and too dangerous to come under the protection of human rights and due process.

Routinization. Torture of “terrorism suspects,” we’re told, began with CIA and U.S. government panic in the wake of the intelligence failure to detect the 9/11 attacks. It became a commonplace, institutional routine in the following years, even when it produced no authentic information. In the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, night raids by “coalition” troops on villages and homes were standard practice, with huge civilian deaths.

In Black and Latino communities, institutional practices like stop-and-frisk in New York, or the regular practice of driving-while-Black and walking-while-Black arrests to fund Ferguson and other St. Louis County municipalities, or grabbing immigrant parents dropping off their kids at school, become standard daily routines of policing. It’s a permanent “low-intensity conflict” from which daily abuse escalates all the way to confrontations and deadly force.

Control. The purpose of torture, as its expert practitioners testify, is to achieve complete subservience of the subject – to the point where a detainee would voluntarily walk to the waterboarding table when the torturer snapped his fingers. In today’s America, police instruct Black community meetings that in how young people should comply with orders so not to be blown away – which of course normalizes and further emboldens police provocative behavior, deepens resentment and increases the likelihood of confrontations turning explosive and lethal.

Impunity. There is never prosecution for police who murder unarmed Black civilians, just as there is always political protection for the CIA and military torturers and the higher-ups who gave them the orders. This, unfortunately, is so consistent that the agents of the state who carry out these practices can take it for granted that they will face no consequences.

Cop’s Act of Kindness Toward Shoplifting Grandma

When Tarrant, Alabama Police Officer William Stacy was called to the Dollar General store on Saturday, December 6, he wasn’t especially surprised. “We get shoplifting calls at Dollar General all the time,” he tells Yahoo Parenting. “Usually people are stealing things like makeup or phone chargers – not things they need to get by.”

So when Stacy arrived to find 47-year-old Helen Johnson stealing eggs to feed her two daughters, her niece, and two young grandkids, he knew this incident was different. Johnson explained to Stacy that her family hadn’t eaten since Thursday. So instead of making an arrest, the officer, 23, bought Johnson a carton of eggs. “When she mentioned the kids and said they were hungry, that’s when I knew I wanted to buy the eggs,” Stacy says. “No matter what financial situation kids are in, it’s not their fault they’re hungry.”

After letting Johnson go home, Stacy says his Lieutenant helped her sign up for the Tarrant Fire Department’s Toy Drive, which provides Christmas toys and food for families at the holidays.  By that Wednesday, when Stacy returned to work, donations from across the country started pouring in for the Johnson family – a response to the viral video, which Tripp labeled #feelgoodstoryoftheday. “It took an entire shift to take all the stuff to her house and unload it,” Stacy says of the afternoon he spent delivering groceries to the Johnsons . “I’ve taken three Tahoe loads of food to her house, and I know a food bank came to bring her food, and they also got a Christmas tree donated.” 

On Facebook, users are calling Stacy “an angel in disguise,” but the officer says he was just doing his job. “There’s a real trust issue between law enforcement and citizens right now, but hopefully this shows we are not robots who just want to arrest people,” Stacy says. “We have hearts – you have to have a big heart and clear conscience of mind to do this job.”

The Tarrant Police Department is still collecting donations for the Johnson family and other local residents. To donate, send checks to:

Tarrant Police Department Charity Fund Or Tarrant Police Department Charity Fund Johnson Family People’s First Credit Union 1140 Ford Ave. Tarrant, AL 35217

Okay so I want to talk about this.

I was at work the other night, going through a booger cart (a cart of stuff that was found in the wrong place in the store), when I came across this

My first thought was “hey, they made a Spider-Girl action figure! That’s pretty cool!” And then I looked closer, and realized that no, the packaging still said “Spider-Man” on it. So I looked closer.

This is a Barbie that someone painted to look like Spider-Man. The head isn’t the original Barbie head, though — it’s made of wood and replaces the original head, which would have been the wrong shape. They then took this, new, dummy Spider-Man, grabbed the box for the actual Spider-Man toy off the shelf, and swapped them out. As my friend (who took the picture since he was off the clock when I found this) put it: They Indiana Jones’d us.

Now, just as a frame of reference here: the stolen Spider-Man was an Ultimate Spider-Man action figure from the Titan Heroes line. Where I work, they retail at $7.88, but they range between that and about twelve bucks, depending on where you buy it from. The Spider-Barbie? Well, the doll alone is in the same price range, not to mention the cost of paint, the materials to make the new head, etc. Even if the shoplifter had all that stuff already (which is possible), the amount of time that went into that wasn’t insignificant. Honestly, buying it would probably have been easier and cheaper.

I mean, there’s shoplifting, then there’s this. I mean, honestly, this is just impressive. Whoever did this, hats off to you. You deserve the Spider-Man action figure.

You left us with the cooler one anyway.

Police Officers Chip In to Help a Shoplifting Dad

A 23-year-old father was caught shoplifting baby formula on Sunday, but instead of arresting him, four cops—and the store—chipped in to send the dad home with $80 worth of food for his 11-month-old.

An employee at a Roswell, New Mexico, Albertsons grocery store called police after spotting the dad smuggling canisters of formula into a baby carrier. When the police confronted the man, they learned that he had recently lost his job. “We just looked at each other and had that feeling that we should try to help this kid out,” Officer Joe Mason tells Yahoo Parenting. “We didn’t think he had any criminal intent so the manager decided not to press charges. We took him outside and talked with him about how he could get some help.”

Each of the four police officers on the scene contributed, as did the Albertsons, and bought the dad four canisters of formula. An older gentleman in the parking lot even handed the man $15, Mason says.

The officers are trying to help the father, who has a barber’s license, find a job, and Mason says he doesn’t expect to find him shoplifting again. “People from the community have sent in everything from cash to diapers and clothing,” Mason says. “I’m going to pick up a basket for him at a local business today.” 

Black mother allegedly shoplifts and gets shot and killed in front of her two children after an officer opened fire shooting into her vehicle, which the children were in at the time, all on suspicion. Her name was Shelley Frey. The family has spoken out saying “she didn’t deserve to die”. 

Rich white woman steals loads of clothing and ends up with community service and even her employer said they would continue “to value highly her association with Warburg Realty”. Also, she was not shot and killed.

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in light of recent events i’d like to bring attention to fucking assholes like this guy who get off to tormenting people shoplifting $2-5 items.

this is why you guys NEVER LET ANYONE SEE YOU. NOT EVEN CUSTOMERS. you never know if some fucking asshole is a wannabe cop and will confront you or alert store security. lmfao.

also, guys what are y’all’s tips if someone decides to pull out a camera and tries to intimidate you?

i want to say that it’s best to ignore someone like that and walk away? maybe even drop the items? but if they have you on camera then that’d be a pretty big fucking confession right there x:

what do you guys think?