Charles Kinsey was trying to protect Arnaldo Rios (pictured), who is autistic, when Kinsey was shot by a North Miami police officer. WPLG Local10.com

“…The 90-year-old city is one of the largest in Miami-Dade County and is host to a melting pot of residents, many of whom are black and Haitian American. The city is about 59 percent black, 27 percent Hispanic and 12 percent non-Hispanic white according to U.S. Census data. The City Council includes two white members and three Haitian-American councilmen, including Mayor Smith Joseph. The city manager, city clerk and city attorney are all black.

Black Lives Matter activists held a protest at the North Miami Police Department on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in reaction to the shooting of unarmed mental healthcare worker Charles Kinsey.

…While the city’s police force has faced crime issues and its share of homicides and burglaries, it had not dealt with many police-involved incidents before an officer shot Kinsey, a black unarmed mental healthcare worker who was tending to his patient, Arnoldo Eliud Rios Soto, who wandered from a nearby mental health center. Monday’s shooting happened in a mostly quiet, suburban part of the city lined with’50s- and ’60s-style homes and smaller apartment complexes.

The mayor, who has held the position since November 2014, said the city will let the police investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney’s Office take its course and called the incident a sad day for North Miami.

‘I assure you that we will go wherever the truth takes us and necessary decisions will be made by the proper authorities,’ Joseph said at a press conference Friday afternoon.

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, John Rivera, president of the Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association, said that the North Miami police officer thought Kinsey was in danger, attempted to shoot Soto and missed his target.

On Friday, the police identified Kinsey’s shooter as officer Jonathan Aledda, placed him on leave, and also placed newly promoted Commander Emile Hollant on unpaid leave, saying he had misled investigators.

…Vice Mayor Alix Desulme said he supports the chief and also sent his sympathy to the Kinsey family. Kinsey left Jackson Memorial Hospital late Thursday night and is recovering at home.

‘Our hearts go out to the family, and we’re doing the best we can to come to a resolution,’ Desulme said….” Lance Dixon, Miami Herald

“The mother and sister of an autistic man who apparently was the intended target of a North Miami police officer’s bullet said they are worried about the safety of their 26-year-old family member.

Arnaldo Rios is suffering from emotional distress and has been in a hospital since Monday’s shooting of unarmed therapist Charles Kinsey, Miami attorney Matthew Dietz said Saturday at a news conference.

Dietz said Miami has inadequate facilities for people like Rios, and he said the police should have been trained to handle someone with mental illness.

‘After they knew that he had autism, what did they do? They threw him on the ground,’ Dietz said.

…Dietz said Rios viewed Kinsey as a father figure.

The North Miami Police Department identified the officer who pulled the trigger as Jonathan Aledda. The 30-year-old officer has been placed on administrative leave.

A second police officer, Cmdr. Emile Hollant, has been suspended without pay for giving conflicting statements about the circumstances surrounding the controversial shooting of Kinsey, City Manager Larry Spring said….” Peter BurkeLocal10.com Managing Editor

I’ve gotten halfway through Pokemon Art Academy


James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834–1903, United States/England)


Whistler was an American artist, active during the American Gilded Age and based primarily in England. He was averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting, and was a leading proponent of the credo “art for art’s sake”. His signature on many of his paintings was in the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail.

Finding a parallel between painting and music, Whistler entitled many of his paintings Arrangements, Harmonies, and Nocturnes, emphasizing the primacy of tonal harmony. His most famous painting is Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 (1871), commonly known as Whistler’s Mother, the revered and oft-parodied portrait of motherhood. Whistler influenced the art world and the broader culture of his time with his artistic theories and his interactions with leading artists and writers.

Türkçülerin ırkçılık prensipleri Türkiye’de hâkim olsaydı bugün bu memlekette veremden ve sefaletten kırılan Türklere mukabil, İstanbul’un en lüks yerlerini dolduran azınlıklar bulunmayacaktı.

Cephelerde kan akıtmış eski askerlerin çocukları kitap parası bulamazken, gayri Türklerin çocukları Avrupa ve Amerika’da tahsil görmek için on binlerce lira sarf edemeyecekti.

Irkçılık prensibi hâkim olmadığı için bu ülkenin sahibi bulunan Türkler halâ kalkınamadı.

—  (Orkun, Irkçılık - Turancılık Davası, 59. Sayı)
  • I feel majorly guilty for being happy. I don’t understand how this works. I was severely depressed for such a long time and now that I’m not I feel exceptionally guilty and undeserving. Total glitch in the matrix.
  • I don’t understand how I can remember so many useless facts but I can’t remember what I ate for breakfast or if I even ate breakfast. For example the inventor of Kevlar was a woman called Stephanie Kwolek and only 30% of the Sahara, the world’s largest desert is covered in sand the rest is all rock but did I eat this morning who knows?
  • I have completely ran out of responses to people who keep asking if I’m settling down soon or when I’m planning on having kids. I want dogs a hell of a lot more than I want babies. I mean, my worst fear is that I have a kid and they turn out like me or if I choose the wrong person to create a life with. You can’t go wrong with picking a puppy. Ever.

We livened up the wall above our accordion window with a Awesome Gallery Print from @adgnashville of Yosemite National Park (check out their full collection of all 59 national parks) to the left of that we picked up a postcard frame which we will hang small postcards also from @adgnashville of each national park we have visited while on our Cross-Country Road Trip we did in may & June. With these two additions we shifted over our wedding photograph and lastly we mounted this 8 point buck we captured from @cb2 made from copper wire. All these additions allowed us to work around our hat rack with our ever growing collection of @goorinbros hats

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