criminal punishment

I keep thinking how much more powerful the Spiderman origin story would be if Peter Parker was an African American kid, whose Uncle Ben was shot by police while being arrested for a minor parking infraction. There is no formal investigation, and Peter decides to put himself on the line to prevent it happening again. He tackles the white crimes that go unpunished, punishes POC criminals fairly. He is the leveler, always fighting to be without bias, to be just. To protect people like his uncle. 

This not only mirrors so much of what’s happening in America, but feeds right into the complex relationship between Spiderman, the authorities and the media. 

Peter Parker is a brilliant student, awkward, a nerd, but is branded a thug, a gang member, a criminal, because of his appearance. The media latch on to that and misrepresent him totally.

The police, humilitated by the fact that he refuses to work with them and often punishes cops themselves for brutalizing innocent people, or guilty people who still deserve better treatment than they get, attempt to hunt him down.

I’ve been trying to find the right words since last night, but I can really only speak in echoes of what has already been said, over and over:

I am afraid.

I sobbed last night. I woke up my mother because panic and fear were strangling me. I’m not “bummed” that my candidate didn’t win. I’m not a “sore loser” – I am legitimately, honestly terrified, and I cried in the dark for hours while my mind projected a thousand gruesome futures on the back of my eyelids, every one of them more terrible than the one before, and all of them with Trump’s face at the forefront.

This is a man who erected his campaign on fear mongering. Racism. Sexism. Xenophobia. Homophobia. Transphobia. Violent, disrespectful, offensive rhetoric. This is a man who mocked a disabled reporter. This is a man who disgraced POWs. This is a man who believes in criminally punishing people who get abortions. This is a man who not only advocates sexual assault, but is a sexual predator himself. This is a man who is on trial for raping a child.

He has no political experience. No business skill. No heart or compassion. And not only did he set his sights on the White House, but the American people paved the way for him. They heard his ugly, terrible words, and in him saw a reflection of their most awful selves, and were validated in every backwards thought they’ve ever had.

Mike Pence, our new Vice President, would rather jail me than let me get married. He’d rather electrocute me – literally torture me – than allow me to love who I love. And he sits right at Donald Trump’s heel.

People in my family voted for this. People who claim to love and support me cast their vote for a candidate who would take away the few rights I have if he could.

Shame on you. Shame on all of you.

I am deeply sickened. Disturbed. Devastated. But most of all, I am afraid. I am afraid for my queer and trans siblings. I am afraid for my friends of color. My Muslim friends. My disabled friends.

My life, our lives, are in danger.

And you, Trump voters, are responsible. I hope you’re happy.

One day, I will get married to the love of my life. It will be a queer wedding, and it will be a political statement, and an expression of our love and commitment to one another at the same time. Because our existence as queer people is radical in and of itself.

And if you voted for Trump, then I don’t want you there. Because you’ve clearly shown that you don’t support my freedom, my happiness, or my future.

Frankly, you can all go fuck yourselves.

Cesare Beccaria was a Italian Criminologist in the 18th Century. 
He is recognised as one of the founding fathers of Classical Criminal Theory as well as mainly known for his treatise on Crimes and Punishment. 
Beccarias work changed the criminal justice system that we use today. He wanted to use punishment as a deterrent for crimes as well as the punishment had to be proportionate to the crime committed. 

For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes (Matthew 5). But, often with tears in their eyes, the demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course, that’s Moses, not Jesus. I haven’t heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere.

“Blessed are the merciful” in a courtroom? “Blessed are the peacemakers” in the Pentagon? Give me a break!

—  Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country



Seriously, you guys make it sound like they censor all their freaking games. Besides, even if they kept it uncensored, it wouldn’t have changed the boring repetitiveness of the damn mini games.

Lemony Snicket Sentence Meme

“Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.”

“I suppose I’ll have to add the force of gravity to my list of enemies.”

“The sad truth is the truth is sad.” 

“I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.”

“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.”

“This is my knife. It is very sharp and very eager to hurt you.”

“As I am sure you know, when people say ‘It’s my pleasure,’ they usually mean something along the lines of, 'There’s nothing on Earth I would rather do less.'”

“There is no worse sound in the world than someone who cannot play the violin but insists on doing so anyway.” 

“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.” 

“Criminals should be punished, not fed pastries.” 

“This toast feels raw. Is it safe to eat raw toast?” 

“I never want to be away from you again, except at work, in the restroom or when one of us is at a movie the other does not want to see.” 

“Can’t we sleep ten minutes more? I was having a lovely dream about sneezing without covering my mouth, and giving everybody germs.” 

“I will love you if I never see you again, and I will love you if I see you every Tuesday.” 

“How can someone so wonderful do something so terrible?” 

“There are many difficult things in this world to hide, but a secret is not one of them.” 

“Normally it is not polite to go into somebody’s room without knocking, but you can make an exception if the person is dead, or pretending to be dead.” 

“Every night I give a violin recital for six hours, and attendance is mandatory. The word 'mandatory’ means that if you don’t show up, you have to buy me a large bag of candy and watch me eat it.” 

“It has been said that the hardest job in the world is raising a child, but the people who says this have probably never worked at a comb factory or captured pirates on the high seas.” 

“Friends can make you feel that the world is smaller and less sneaky than it really is, because you know people who have similar experiences.” 

“Don’t repeat yourself. It’s not only repetitive, it’s redundant, and people have heard it before.” 

“Summer without you is as cold as winter. Winter without you, is even colder.” 

“I’m happier than a pig eating bacon!”

“I am so tired, I can hardly type these worfs.” 

“You’re just jealous of me because I’m a tap-dancing ballerina fairy princess veterinarian!” 

“The last time I saw you, I was trying to throw thumbtacks into your cradle!” 

“Get out of my way, you cakesniffers!”

“Nobody wants to hear that you will try your best. It is the wrong thing to say. It is like saying 'I probably won’t hit you with a shovel.’ Suddenly everyone is afraid you will do the opposite.”

“When things don’t go right, go left.” 


Lucifer CS AU:

The Angel Lucifer was cast out of Heaven and condemned to rule Hell for all eternity. Until he decided to take a vacation…

When a murder brings Sheriff Swan to a club called Lux, she meets a charming owner named Lucifer, the Devil himself. He proves himself to be useful in solving the crime and soon he starts to follow her around trying to help punish criminals. Between Emma’s Ex, whom Lucifer dubbed Detective Douche, and Lucifer’s angelic brother who needs to bring him back to Hell, it’s gonna be a wild ride.  

anonymous asked:

Let's just say sugarbaby!Steve eventually got to the point where he couldn't resist touching himself and finding his release while CEO! Or Criminal!Bucky was away on business... We all know guilt would overcome Steve at some point (whether it be when Bucky asks him if he's been a good boy, or when he /calls/ him his good boy) and he would fess up to his master and tell him what happened. What would Bucky do in this situation?

Ah, punishment!

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OK so I have a new Helsa plotbunny...

…and I have no idea why if I haven’t done anything for them in like a year or two and I’m still annoyed at the film but here goes. Basically the only way I can concieve Fire!Hans happening.

Say the Southern Isles are actually full of jerks even worse than Hans. And they want to finish where Hans left off taking over Arendelle, but by force instead of the ‘Roundabout, cowardly’ methods Hans might have used. They have good ships and a big army and they know Arendelle hasn’t had a war in years so it sounds easy enough except for one teeny tiny detail…they have the monster Snow Queen that can freeze them in a movement. So what do these assholes do? Research for ways to get their very own monster. They find one, but it implies what is downright torture and very possible danger of the subject dying in the process. Although, they just so happen to have a criminal still devoid of punishment… 

Thus, Fire!Hans is born as a weapon for his country. However, the suffering he was put through wasn’t kind on his mind and he’s beyond himself with rage and pain. When they finally comfront him with Elsa, it takes her half a battle to recognize him and once she does and realizes what they have done to him, her righteous anger multiplies tenfold, giving her powers more fuel. She freezes him to keep him from making any more damage and makes the army retreat. After much debating with Anna on whether she should unfreeze him or not, they end up deciding that keeping him frozen is way too cruel, given all that has already happened to him (Plus they can see how he became what he is) and technically the only one who can contain him is Elsa so UGH, they’re stuck with him at least until he learns to control his powers and is at least a little healthier in the emotional/mental field. 

anonymous asked:

Lime-blood male, 8.5 sweeps old, 6′. Has a very black and white view of justice (punish all criminals) and spends a lot of his time acting like a superhero. Has the power to temporarily copy another troll’s power by touching them (kinda like Rogue from X-Men) and he uses this in his crime fighting. He would like his partner to be somebody who shares his vision of an ideal, crime-free world (though a villain would make an interesting kismesis)

Both Khonsu and Satare could probably fit into his black quad (Khonsu and him might switch between black and red/pale), though for different reasons.

Khonsu, while also being a goody-two-shoes type of guy and trying to spread good wherever he can, also isn’t as harsh. He’s willing to help someone up after shit comes crashing down on them for their bad choices and kind of nudge them towards a “redemption arc” of sorts. He also tends to take pity on people that steal or kill because they’re forced to or have no other choice, as Alternia is pretty damn brutal. Sometimes people just get caught between a rock and a hard place. So they’d absolutely butt heads on that. I can also see Khonsu’s rocky past being a topic of conflict between them if it ever came up.

Satare is much more of a “villain” in this case. He’s a mercenary and hitman for hire that basically kills and blackmails people for a living. Has no issue with using violence to get what he wants and sees rules as restraints more than anything else. Is more often than not very merciless and will throw people out to the wolves if he doesn’t directly care about them or benefit from them. Limeblood and him would probably have a lot of “superhero vs villain fight on a rooftop in the city” clashes. I can see them really playing up the melodrama and going all out about it like fuckin dweebs. Warning though, Satare is very much hypersexual and flirty, so he’d just drop them to a standard rival pretty quick if he got no reciprocation in that area.