crime problems

anonymous asked:

romanticizing pedophilia and incest is morally wrong. having been abused or traumatized is not an excuse for immoral behavior.

hm. this is the basic anti position, isn’t it?

because this blog is all about freedom to create fanworks, i’m going to assume you’re talking about romanticizing fictional depictions of pedophilia and incest.  Don’t think I don’t notice you quietly conflating fictional depictions and real experiences, though.

Let’s run this through the anti-shipper dictionary to get a proper understanding of what’s being said here.

[depicting or enjoying] [age gap ships between fictional characters] and [ships between fictional characters that are related or have a ‘family-like relationship’ in either fanon or canon] is morally wrong. having been abused or traumatized is not an excuse for [depicting or enjoying age gap ships or ships with maybe-related characters].

I appreciate that you didn’t bother with using the euphemism ‘bad’ (or ‘gross’, etc) when you meant ‘immoral’. I admire your honesty.

And I agree: there’s no real reason to separate people who have been through horrific experiences and people who haven’t when it comes to their taste in fiction. It seems pretty evident that survivors have an equal chance of being for or against worrying about shipping morality as everyone else. in fact, saying that being a survivor is an ‘excuse’ for shipping regardless of morality has a backwards implication that trauma makes you lose your moral compass, which is absurd to say the least. 

So let’s skip the part where I explain that most people don’t relate to fiction and reality the same way and that even if we all were equally concerned about moral ships we’d still have wars about what ‘moral’ shipping looks like.

Let’s also skip the part where I point out that ‘pedophilia’ is anti-shipping’s favorite shock word and almost nothing they describe as ‘pedophilia’ comes anywhere close to resembling it, and ‘incest’ is pretty well the same.

Let’s not bother with me pointing out that all ships can be called ‘pedophilia’, ‘incest’, or ‘abuse’ if you squint hard enough and therefore antis just have to pick their poison, usually to perpetuate a ship war or to maintain the absurd shipping rules they’ve set up (but bend at their leisure).

Let’s even skip the part where I mention that anti-shipping double-speak, cultish tendency to refuse meaningful discussion, black and white thinking, authoritarian social habits, and habit of perpetuating a hostile environment and harassment towards everyone else is genuinely making fandom less safe than it was before (and it wasn’t that safe to begin with).

Let’s skip all of that and go right to the point:

You’re allowed to care about your fictional ships being morally correct and having healthy dynamics that would lead to a happy, positive experience if the characters were real people. But nobody gets to force everybody else to do the same.

that’s why we ship and let ship.

(and tag shit. so I can see what I like and you can avoid what you hate!)

Alternative fashion problems: Black lipstick

•Forgetting it’s on your lips and then smudging it if you touch your mouth.

•It’s even harder to fix, especially in a place where you can’t get out makeup remover and clean it up.

•Even worse, not having makeup remover to help fix it up.

•It smudges easily and might make you look like you have a beard (unless you’re a guy, in which case good for you for breaking gender roles).

•It stains easier than other lipsticks

•Comments from family members (usually older ones).

•Comments from family friends (usually older ones)

•Comments from your doctor (yes, this happened)

•People who stare in horror (okay, this is actually kinda funny because it’s an easy way to spot the judgmental people. It’s even funnier if you’re doing something nice like volunteering because it says “hey, this weirdo is being less of a jerk than you.”

•People (usually boys between the ages of 12-20) who just scream “GOTH” or “EMO”

•Those creepy catcalls about where they’d like the lipstick to stain.

•Kids who say to their parents, “I want that lipstick!” And their parents who give you the, “You corrupted my child,” look. (Okay, half of this one is adorable.)

•Being afraid to use any sort of cup, spoon, or mug because you don’t want it to stain; especially at a restaurant or cafe.

•Those people who try to flirt with you (and fail) by giving shitty pet names based off your lipstick.

But hey, it’s all totally worth it, cause if you can pull it off, it looks f*ckinf awesome.

Have an alternative fashion problem? Submit them to me and maybe I’ll mention it (and give credit)


Hey, friend. Reckless promotion of actual criminal activity disgusts me, so between the two of us, in a court of law, I’m the one who actually has a case.

Also. It is my business. Literally. I work (as one of my two part-time jobs, which I work 45-52 hours a week at - including weekends - and which I have fought to have, so that I can pay my bills, so that I can have food on the table, so that someday I can have a real career and life) in Retail. I work Customer Service. I’m a Cashier. It is my business.

Originally posted by mattsgifs

I have dealt with shoplifters in my store. I have turned down returns from people who don’t have receipts for their ‘purchases’ because I can tell the items have been lifted. (Cuz, guess what? My store keeps a record of items that have been sold from it. We know if you bought that or not when you try to return it later.) This also means I have to turn down returns from customers who probably actually bought those items, but store policy without a receipt is pretty strict. Why? Because people steal from us. If this wasn’t the case, we would have no need for the policy at all.

The “lifting community” or “liftblr” or whatever you want to call it is promoting and glorifying a selfish criminal lifestyle and I will never stop reporting and blocking members of it until Tumblr @staff  actually does something to stop them from showing their gross misunderstanding of how life should be, their own insanely skewed perception of what is right for them, their outrageously sense of entitlement, their complete disregard for anyone else or any psychological or moral or legal consequences to their actions, and the way they draw in other people (including, but not limited to, minors!!!) to join their thievery and crimes.

‘Lifting’ is stealing.

Stealing is a crime.

Crimes bring harm to others.

What is wrong with you.

I hope they get caught. I hope they face consequences. I hope they get help, so they can begin to have a healthy mindset and live normal, beautiful, healthy, crime-free lives.

The only ‘lifting’ I will support is with weights, as a form of exercise. Not anything that has to do with taking what is not yours, without any regard for anyone else, being self-centered and proud and cruel, and honestly just plain clueless about how the world actually operates.

This world owes you nothing.

If you have the time, energy, thought, and physical ability to lift, you are completely able to get a job. If you are stealing cosmetics or fashionable clothing or music or electronics or anything other than food, then you don’t have even that marginal excuse of stealing to survive. If you are stealing to survive, friend, there are other ways. Hundreds and hundreds of them. Either way, go get help, stop breaking the law, and stop promoting it here on Tumblr.

Because I will report you.

You’re breaking that law. And the last thing you need is for people to mind their own business and let you go on in this dangerous and unhealthy lifestyle. You need someone to stop you. You need help.

If you feel the need to ask “what about black on black crime??!” after a mass shooting

you don’t really give a fuck about black people.


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You’re trying to tell me that THIS is not attractive? I’m done
As poverty rises, the affluent won’t be able to escape its effects | Darren McGarvey
Rising resentment among the underclass is spilling out from ‘deprived’ areas and threatening to engulf society at large

The study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies predicting a sharp rise in child poverty will provoke the usual, commendable, shrieks of indignation. When news that more children than ever before are soon to be confined to economic deprivation, it’s sure to inspire a slew of robust dinner party debates.

The overriding emotion anyone should be feeling at news that in excess of a third of British children will soon be growing up in relative poverty is fear. The tidal wave of social problems racing towards all of us because of this unsustainable inequality has the potential to overwhelm society.

The cracks are already beginning to show. Take the various constitutional crises gripping Europe. Regardless of the political composition of the movement, the grievance that provokes is invariably the same: political and economic marginalisation underscored by the most galling wealth polarisation.

I’m one of those formerly “poor people” vomited up from the gaping class wound at the heart of British society to offer “shocking”, “inspiring” testimony about the adversity they have since transcended. You might find me recounting the day my drunk mum chased me with a knife or see me on television looking very bored as I explain, yet again, that I managed to avoid smoking crack because somebody knocked on the front door as the pipe was being passed to me.

I’m one of structural poverty’s most comforting cultural tropes: the survivor who lived to tell the tale.

It’s now commonplace to point out the correlation between poverty and nearly every other social problem you care to mention. Not just economic hardship, but poverty of the sort that fertilises cultures of abuse. This problem transcends left/right politics and will eventually overwhelm any society that refuses to deal with it.

When these problems flare up, they are rarely contained within a household or a community. Instead, they spill into our society and multiply, at a massive cost to us all. They spill into overcrowded casualty and high-dependency hospital wards. They spill into six-month waiting lists to access clinical psychologists and psychiatric counselling facilities. They spill into overrun social work departments and inundated supported accommodation projects barely keeping their heads above water. They spill into stressful housing offices, packed to capacity crisis centres and outmoded addictions services. And, for some, they spill into police stations, courts, children’s homes, secure units, young offender institutions and prisons.

Poverty is not only about a lack of employment or opportunity but about having no margin for error while living in constant stress and emotional unpredictability. For many children growing up in the chaos, deprivation leaves them emotionally disfigured and physiologically primed for chronic health problems.

What do you think is driving many of our current social problems where crime, violence, homelessness, addiction and the mental health epidemic are concerned? It all begins with a child living in social deprivation. And when it comes to the scourge of child neglect and abuse, poverty is the factory floor.

For now, the problems remain contained, confined only to the communities we call “deprived”, where the poor can be monitored, surveyed, policed and punished. But only for so long.

Action on poverty will require a far-reaching, long-term political consensus. It will require compromises and excruciating levels of humility from all of us, including the poor. This may require us to become willing to admit we may be wrong about some things and that there are no easy solutions or clear villains.

In other words, the situation can seem hopeless.

A great irony of British life is that lower-class people are often regarded, by their affluent superiors, as being a little coarse and unsophisticated, rough around the edges – when the true vulgarity on display is the apathy of many of those who regard themselves as educated and insightful; those who blindly believe, from the comfort of their economically gated communities, that this untenable status quo, built on sand, won’t soon collapse in on itself, as the coming wave of social dysfunction crashes aground and washes us all away.

Darren McGarvey’s Poverty Safari has just been published

There is a lot of conversation about ending mass incarceration, but almost all of it is focused on changing how we respond to non-violent and low-level crimes. The problem is that more than half of people in state prison are incarcerated for violent crimes, so we will only end mass incarceration if we deal with the question of violence.  

This Issue Time conversation will deal with the question of violence, and will discuss whether mass incarceration actually makes us safer and what else could make us safe instead.


Danielle Sered envisioned, launched, and directs Common Justice. She leads the project’s efforts, locally rooted in Brooklyn but national in scope, to develop and advance practical and groundbreaking solutions to violence that advance racial equity, meet the needs of those harmed, and do not rely on incarceration.

Fatimah Loren Muhammad is the Director of Equal Justice USA’s Trauma Advocacy Initiative, which, in its pilot stage hosts weekly, half-day collaborative workshops bringing over 250 members of the Newark Police Department together with African American community leaders and public health practitioners to discuss issues of race, trauma, violence, policing, and mass incarceration. She is a Senior Fellow at Humanity in Action and a recipient the Leeway Foundation 2010 Social Transformation Award. 

Ryan King is a senior fellow in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where he works on sentencing and corrections issues with a focus on mass incarceration. His objective is to produce high-quality empirical research on the impact of sentencing and corrections policies at the state and federal level; and to work with policymakers, practitioners, and community advocates to identify strategies that assist in the pursuit of a fair, effective, and rational criminal justice system.

Glenn E. Martin, is the President and Founder of JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA), an organization dedicated to cutting the U.S. correctional population in half by 2030.

Our panelists will begin answering your questions on Monday April 17th.

anonymous asked:

If I have a double Major in Psychology and Criminology what can I do with them?

The most obvious thing is probably a criminal/forensic psychologist. Here’s a link with more info about the job - salary, training, location, etc.

It might be more beneficial to get a Master’s in one than to double major in both. You should look into graduate programs to see if it’s something you would be interested in. You would definitely make more money with an advanced degree.

Here are a few other options:

If you truly believe that someone who thinks horrible thoughts is as bad as someone who commits horrible actions, then you’d better watch out, because I’m about to thought-murder you.

Ready?  …now!
You’re dead inside my imagination.
It was brutal.  A real bloodbath.

Did that hurt you?  No?
Then shut up and try to get some perspective.