I really wanted to try and develop an art style, as well as practice facial anatomy. So I thought ‘Well, there’s a huge variety of Inquisitors’. Thus, I’m gonna be doing 5 portraits of each Inquisitor type; Lavellan, Cadash, Trevelyan, and Adaar. I’ve included the names of who these beauties belong to! Check their blogs out too!
ST. ANTHONY, Minn. (AP) —- St. Anthony’s police chief defended his officer who shot and killed a black man during a traffic stop as level-headed and skilled in an interview with The Associated Press Wednesday, using his first public comments about the July incident to paint a contrasting picture of the officer shown screaming expletives while pointing his gun at the dying man in livestreamed footage of the shooting’s aftermath.
St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot 32-year-old Philando Castile during a traffic stop in nearby Falcon Heights on July 6. Castile’s girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook and said Castile was shot several times while reaching for his ID after telling the officer he had a gun permit and was armed.
More than a month later, Yanez was expected to return to work for the first time Wednesday, Chief Jon Mangseth said. Yanez will perform desk duties and other administrative work until the investigation is completed and charging decisions are made, the chief said.
Mangseth wouldn’t discuss any details of the shooting, including what prompted the traffic stop that preceded Castile’s death, citing the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s ongoing review of the incident.
Mangseth also wouldn’t say whether he thinks his officer should be charged or exonerated in the case. But he said the 28-year-old Yanez, who is Latino, has had a sterling reputation in St. Anthony’s police ranks since joining the force in late 2011.
“He has a real sound ability when it comes to communicating and relating to people,” Mangseth said. “He showed me that he could shine in that public eye.”
In Castile’s girlfriend’s archived video of the aftermath of the shooting, Yanez is shown occasionally yelling expletives and pointing his gun at Castile as he lies bleeding in the driver’s seat of the car.
“I told him not to reach for it! I told him to get his hand off it!” he screams. The chief called Yanez’s reaction common in a high-stress situation.
Castile’s death set off weeks of protests and calls for Yanez to be charged. It also put the sleepy collection of St. Paul suburbs that St. Anthony police serve in the group of communities dealing with officer-involved shootings of black men, along with Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, and most recently Milwaukee.
“There’s been no time in my career where we’ve ever had this type of dynamic at work, this national stage, so to speak,” said Mangseth, who joined the department in 1995 and took over as chief earlier this year.
That scrutiny eventually revealed Mangseth’s department has disproportionately arrested African Americans. While just 7 percent of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is black, nearly half of the St. Anthony police’s arrests in the first half of 2016 were of black people, according to an AP analysis of arrest data provided by the department. Members of Minnesota’s black community said the statistics were proof of racial profiling.
Mangseth called those arrest rates a societal issue that extends far beyond law enforcement, St. Anthony’s police department or the neighboring communities of Falcon Heights and Lauderdale that it also serves. He said it merits a discussion in their area of 16,000 people, and said he’d consider implementing bias training for his 23-member department.
“I am open for that training,” he said.
Mangseth said he spoke to Yanez a handful of times while he was on administrative leave. The chief said he made sure to offer counseling or psychological services, though he couldn’t say whether Yanez had used them.
“He’s concerned for his future and for his family,” the chief said. “This has put him and his family front and center in our metro area, not to mention the nation.”
Too Cruel to Fail: Dairy Farmers Think Your Tax Dollars Should Bail Them Out
According to a recent Politico tip sheet, a bipartisan group of more than 60 lawmakers is asking the United States Department of Agriculture to provide emergency financial assistance to the dairy industry.
A 2013 report by the USDA found that dairy consumption has been on the decline for decades. In fact, it has fallen a whopping 40 percent since 1970, with each generation consuming less milk than the one before.
Now dairy farmers nationwide are complaining that they are unable to sell their product and are asking lawmakers to help bail them out.
We encourage USDA to take any and all actions available in order to make an immediate market injection and offer financial assistance that will directly support U.S. dairy farmers equally, while being cautious to not stimulate overproduction further.
Here is my photos from Minn Con. Yep. total Misha girl. I will say that Misha is a total flirt. Every time we met, he would wink at me. And, yes I did wear my Squirrel Girl cosplay. Misha was a bit confused by my Tippy-Toe.
Are you now shipping Cas and Squirrel Girl now? We shall call this ship- Flying Squirrel
Do you have any guides for ordering stuff from japan online? I really wanna buy mori girl clothing but have no idea where to look or start....
If you want to buy something from Japan online shops (f.ex. minne, global rakuten) or auctions (yahoo auctions, mbok.co.jp) you will need shopping service. (Several japanese online shops provides international shipping and service in English langauge but I’ve never ordered from this kind of shops, so I just share my knowledge based on my own experiences.) Personally, I’ve used japonicamarket.com shopping service so far because they’re registered company in Japan and always offer excellent service and various shipping methods. You don’t have to make an account on their site - just fill an order form on their site (different for auctions and different for online shops) and contact them via email. They accept PayPal payments only. Next shopping steps and shipping rates you will find on their site but I also want to add something from my personal experience that you won’t find there, especially if you want to buy from online auctions where you can find bunch of used and brand-new clothes from various japanese brands for super cheap! Unfortunately most of them requires bidding and if you want to bid through shopping service you have to pay them deposit first. Deposit means your max bid price and it’s 100% refundable if you won’t win it, so it’s always worth to try! ;) Japonica Market also offers “snipe bid” (last minute bid) option which helps you buy items for the lowest price. But how to estimate max bid price…? Personally, I place order couple of hours before ending of the auction during the Japonica Market Team working hours and then I estimate max bid price basing on the how many other people are aiming for the same thing and how much time I have to the end and the most important thing - how much money I want to spend. I always avoid auctions with very low starting price because it often ends up with around 40-60 people bidding in the same time and a price always is higher than when it comes to clothes with over than 2000JPY starting price… Sometimes you can buy a thing for starting price when nobody except you bid. I often looking for this kind of auctions. They’re always have higher starting price but you won’t pay more than when you want to compete with 40 more people… -_- But when you want to compete with someone and it’s only 1-2 people bidding except you, always pay twice as much as the current price couple of hours before end of the auction. I almost forgot about how to serach! I always write names of the brands for example sm2, par avion… And then I automatically translate the site and choose options to find items that interests me the most. You can also use online dictionay! I hope that I helped! Have a great shopping! - Rosette ♥
Yesterday: About Ackles twins. Gen to Jared: “Honey, did you hear the news. The Ackles just caught up and passed us.” Jared: “Get in the bedroom. I can’t let him beat me.” 😂 😂😂😍 #Minncon #SPNmin #AcklesTwins #JensenAckles #Jensen #DeanWinchester #Dean #JaredPadalecki #Jared #Sam #SamWinchester #MishaCollins #Misha #Castiel #Cass #cas #supernatural #SPN #SPNfamily #supernaturalfandom #SPNfandom #supernaturalconvention #spncon #spnconvention Credit : YouTube : minn con 2016 Jensen /Jared by Joanna Dashwood