Another reason liberalism is bankrupt: We will NEVER convince all white people, or even a majority, that racism is as real and insidious as it is. Do any of us believe rich people will give away their wealth to end poverty if enough poor folks plead the right way, at the right time? Do any of us believe if enough of us just took shorter showers the California drought would have ended? Do any of us believe if enough Black and Brown folks wear the right clothes police won’t harass and shoot them? I hope not. Because individual change doesn’t dismantle structural violence.
Steve Wright, often referred to as the “Suffolk Strangler”, was responsible for the murders of five women in Ipswich in 2006.
Wright was born in 1958 and was one of four children. His mother left when Wright was eight and his father, a military policeman, remarried. Wright was married and divorced twice and had two children, one with each of his former wives.
He became known for his addictive gambling habits, heavy drinking and his propensity for domestic violence, but in the mid-1990s and again in 2000, Wright attempted suicide, once by carbon monoxide poisoning in his car, and the second time by taking an overdose of pills.
In 2001 he was convicted of theft when he stole £100 to pay off the gambling debts. It is also known that Wright worked on a cruise ship at the same time as Suzy Lamplugh in the 1980s before the London estate agent simply disappeared after meeting a client at a house in Fulham. There has never been any evidence to link Wright to the disappearance and murder of 25-year-old Suzy.
In late 2006, five prostitutes were found dead at different locations over a six-week period. The women were discovered in the surrounding countryside, stripped naked and in two instances posed in a cruciform position. Despite their bodies being stripped naked by the killer, the women had not been sexually assaulted before their deaths.
Wright attempted to dispose of any evidence that would lead to his capture by ensuring his car and clothes were scrupulously cleaned after each attack. However, traces of Wright’s DNA were discovered on three of the victims’ bodies and microscopic fibres found on all five women were linked to his clothing, car and home.
The police sifted through 10,000 hours of CCTV footage of the red light district and surrounding area of Ipswich and, by using an automatic car registration plate reader, they were able to identify a Ford Mondeo in the area at the time at which each of the women disappeared.
On 19th December 2006, Suffolk Police arrested Steve Wright on suspicion of murder. The trial, which lasted for six weeks, resulted in a conviction for all five murders and a sentence of life imprisonment with a recommendation that he is never released from prison.
Imagine how many story plots would be severely altered if men were as easily distracted from their tasks by women’s knees, shoulders, elbows, existence in general, as they seem to be according to the American education system and its dress codes. “I have to throw this ring into the fires of Mordor because the fate of Middle Earth depends on—oh shIT AN ELF ANKLE I CAN’T GO ON CARRY ME SAMWISE”
Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission. Pariston is not even in this movie for more than 5 seconds and already i have to call the fashion police on his trashy ass.
Where do i even begin. First of all, he needs to completely trash that ugly ass pinstripe suit. I honestly think he finds his clothes in a dumpster and throws school glitter all over them.
Second of all, the fucki ing shirt. Why. Pariston those are two completely different patterns. The stripes with the leopard print…just no. Also i can’t tell if he attempted to comb his hair or not. He’s the vice chairman. This isn’t something i have to guess at his hair should be A+ level neatness at all times
Ok another issue that needs to be addressed; on what fucking planet is wearing a magenta tie with freaking triangles and squiggles acceptable with the rest of the outfit ? Does he look in the mirror when he puts this shit on? That’s 4 different patterns this man is wearing between the stripes, animal print, triangles, and squiggles. And like i admit my eyesight is pretty shitty but even a newborn can see that those colors were not meant to be together and worn in an office environment. Looking at this man too long may cause eye strain
Now i don’t hate Pariston at all but he’s p trashy and needs fashion assistance asap. There are 2 types of trash. Pariston Hill is the trash of higher quality but at the end of the day all trash goes the same place: the dumpster. Better luck next time, Pariston
What are your opinions on the incident with Marine Le Pen with the wearing of the hijab? I find her actions purposefully disrespectful and an attempt to further the National Front's agenda. Especially how she going on about how she is making a stand for "freedom and equality". (I think I have just found my least favorite female politician of the day)
I personally think nobody should police women’s clothing but yeah, it comes off more as a publicity stunt to me, the way she dramatically walked out of it. It’s intended to play well with her far right base. Because she was in Lebanon and she didn’t have to agree to the meeting with a senior Lebanese cleric if the hijab is an issue in the first place. I’m pretty skeptical she wasn’t told beforehand, because a dress code of sorts is the norm like when you’re meeting religious leaders. Michelle Obama and Nancy Reagan wore veils when meeting the Pope, for example, because that’s part of the dress code for women. Ngl I also find it a tad hypocritical, if her position against the hijab or burkini in France is basically that ‘in Rome, do as the Romans do’ and she claims these things are inimical to French culture- but she doesn’t apply that standard to herself when she’s in someone else’s country? And she only makes a fuss about ‘secularism’ and ‘equality’ and ‘freedom’ when it’s about Islam most of the time, not say, Catholicism in France.
But in general I’d say Le Pen not wanting to wear the scarf herself to meet the Mufti is a much smaller matter than her parties’ policies towards the hijab and French Muslims in general. If she doesn’t want to wear it to meet the Mufti OK fine, it’s about her own choice- but imposing that on other people is another matter. IMO freedom & equality includes giving a margin for people to practise their religion in public. I know existing French law bans government officials from wearing any religious symbols but Le Pen wants to go even further including private individuals when she says she wants to ban ‘ostentatious’ symbols. Who’s this gonna disproportionately effect? Less so Christians, but probably Muslim women who wear a hijab and Jewish people (re: the kippah).
It’s not that there aren’t issues with women being forced to wear the headscarf (it’s compulsory in Iran, for example) but IMO insisting they can’t wear it is also taking away choice. It’s the same old policing of women’s bodies, and that’s not something the state should have a right to do. And headscarves in general aren’t even totally alien to Western fashion amongst non-Muslim women? Why does it have to be made into such a big deal? Her idea that you can tell from peoples’ attire alone whether they’re radicalised is absolute bullshit. Some of the Brits here who went to Syria to join IS didn’t even appear that religiously devout to people who knew them before.
I think no religion is above criticism and yes, there are issues with sexism in terms of how society has applied and interpreted religion- that’s something I personally experienced having a very conservative Chinese Christian background. (That’s an issue where there is a lively discussion going on amongst Muslim women themselves.) But imo Le Pen and her party are clearly pushing it in a manner motivated by bigotry and to the point of making people feel they cannot express their personal religious beliefs.
So yeah, that stunt of hers- she’s conveniently a champion for ‘equality’ and ‘freedom’ as a figleaf for her bigoted agenda.
Summary: The reader is getting ready for a first date with a man she met online but her brothers, Sam and Dean, seem to be trying everything they can think of to ruin her evening.
Pairings/Characters: Sister!Reader x Marcus (OMC), Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester
Word Count: 1553
Warnings: lots of fluff, Sam and Dean being overprotective big brothers, some cursing
A/N: This was written for @idreamofhazel and @impala-dreamer1K/2K SammySays Challenge! ‘Grats to you both on the milestones! My prompt was Sam’s line from The Real Ghostbusters “we have guns and we’ll find you” and it’s bolded in the fic. I know I told you it was going to be a genfic and it looks like it’s a OMC fic, but it’s really not in the end, I promise.
Cause I just love conspiracy theories here’s a few I found surfacing the Internet. Most of which depicts the Trench Coat Mafia as more than just a group of outcast. Once again this all theory and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. I also think the conflicting eye witness accounts are just a cause of mass hysteria. It is just a different perspective on what happened all those years ago. Although I have to say I do think some of these are far fetched, I will forever find the Joe Stair theory valid just cause of how sketchy he was period. Well let me know what it think! All comments welcomed!
The real cover up revolves around the fact that the conspiracy was much wider than “two boys”.
-The two boys were affiliated with the Trenchcoat Mafia, an unofficial “club” at the school for people who were known as the “outcasts of outcasts”. Many members were away from school during the Columbine attack. They were also involved in Satanism. Trenchcoat Mafia member Eric Dutro walked around the cafeteria in Spring 1998 saying “Satan loves you”. During the aftermath of the shooting, some students talked to Clement Park worker Steve Ogle, and told him that the Trenchcoat Mafia members were “Satanists”. Student Jecoa Catt told an investigator that the Trenchcoat Mafia was a Satanic group. Student Lacey Shott said she believed that the members of the Trenchcoat Mafia worshipped the devil. One witness reported that Joe Stair, founder of the Trenchcoat Mafia, frequently came to class with a book he called the “Devil’s Bible”. Shortly prior to the attack (On the day), one student saw a Trenchcoat Mafia member with their hair fashioned into Devil’s horns. Ralph Zaeschmar has compiled a long list of evidence that the group was Satanic. You can find that here.
-Chris Morris, a close friend of the two boys, talked about constructing explosives and was known as a “mean kid” who had gotten into trouble for pulling knives on other students. His mother was a Cherry Hills police officer. On the day of Columbine, witnesses saw him with a handgun in the North Hall. Rumors spread through the school about his involvement. He was arrested at the school, and his alibi rested on the account of Cory Friesen, his best friend and another suspect (Thought to have helped carry gear into the school). A Trenhcoat Mafia insider stated that he was involved.
-Robert Perry, a Trenchcoat Mafia member who had left the school in 1998 but still spent a lot of time on campus, was seen shooting by countless witnesses. In 2008, Perry’s mother (A witness for his alibi) died of undisclosed causes. A Trenchcoat Mafia insider stated that he was involved.
-Joseph Stair was the founder of the Trenchcoat Mafia. He was known to have a hit list and talked of blowing up the school. His father was a US Air Force veteran who had been involved in work at Kodak Island that not even his own daughter can recall. Students saw him in the school immediately before and during the shooting, which contradicts his alibi. He was reportedly arrested in the library by plain-clothes police officers. A number of students reported the shooters addressing someone named “Joe”. A Trenchcoat Mafia insider stated that Stair was involved. In September 2007, he was found hung to death – it was ruled a suicide, though there was unexplained blood on the floor at the scene. His funeral was held on Friday, September 21st – the date of the long-delayed Columbine memorial dedication.
-One suspect was seen with a shotgun. He wore camouflage pants and a trenchcoat. He was seen bringing a heavy bag into the school.
-Several witnesses in the science hall saw a muscular man in his 30s with a “chiseled face” and a shotgun.
-Students saw a short, pudgy male in a white T-shirt and blue jeans. He was walking with two of the Trenchcoated gunmen immediately before the shooting, and shouted out “GO!! GO!!” to initiate the attack.
-A short gunman (5'6") with ear-length hair was seen running through the cafeteria, firing a weapon. He wore a black jacket.
-A shooter on the west side of the school was described as being 5'9" or 5'10" and as having a “very round face”. They were not Harris or Klebold, according to witness statements. The descriptions match Brian Sargent, who was a member of the Trenchcoat Mafia, and who was named as being involved by Cara Sanders.
-Eric Dutro was a member of the Trenchcoat Mafia who Valeen Schnurr said she thought could have been the shooter she had seen, instead of Harris. Reports indicate that Dutro asked people “Do you believe in God?”. He was kicked out of the school.
-A shooter with a shirt that was either red or orange was seen in the cafeteria. This shooter wore baggy black pants and spoke German.
-Witnesses reported armed gunmen on the roof of the school. Officially, Harris and Klebold were never on the roof.
-Two witnesses saw a shooter armed with a shotgun in Weaver Park, near Columbine. He appeared to be leaving.
-Some witnesses reported that a man who “looked like a giant rat” and had a moustache participated in the shooting. They describe him as wearing a police/firefighter uniform. This matches the description of Nate C. Marshall, a West Metro firefighter who, according to Donna Taylor, was the mysterious “adult” who was reported to have handled/supervised/trained the two boys.
-Many witnesses described the perpetrators as “men wearing masks”.
-One witness told her mother (Who was on the phone with the news) that the shooter had bushy eyebrows (Neither of the two boys had that), dark brown hair (Neither of the two boys had that), and were incredibly ugly. She did not recognize the shooter as a student.
The masked bandit, train robber, foot pad, et al., is familiar to us in fact and fiction, but the masked detective or police officer is a new one, indeed. This clever idea was adopted by the Los Angeles, Cal., police to prevent alleged crooks and gunmen from identifying plain clothes men while they are engaged in the work of identification themselves.