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This guideline doesn’t address any particular problem. They have not been very specific about what they’re trying to solve. This opens the door with all kinds of issues with men deciding one day they want to be women and then switching back the next day. It’s just — it doesn’t answer any particular question.
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

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U r literally Lardo???!!!¡¡¿¿

I was walking in Target when I got this ask and I did the closest thing to !!!!!! as I could get; which is to say, thank you!!! I love Lardo with all my heart and soul :’’) she is truly my #vietgoals

(tho since I’m only a visual arts minor, I’m probably the girl Nursey wanted to set Dex up with for Winter Screw; does experimental theatre, makes own clothes)

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(via Wab 794 and AB 663 double headed Steam Train  -  October 2006)

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On march 6th, 1970, two members of the Weather Underground were constructing bombs in the basement of 18 West 11th Street in Greenwich Village. One of the bomb makers had made a wrong move and the device detonated, causing all the other explosives in the basement to explode.

People don’t realize these home grown terrorists (The Weathermen/Weather Underground an off-shoot of the SDS) set off more than 4,000 bombs in 1969 & 1970

If the goal of this lawsuit against North Carolina is to reinforce the fact that trans people are human beings and thus deserve the same rights as any other human being, then it is absolutely critical that the federal government look at its own treatment of trans people lest these words turn hollow and dry.
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BREAKING: San Francisco Police Chief Resigns After Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Black Woman
Mayor Ed Lee said he asked Greg Suhr to step down after continuing issues of distrust between police and members of the community.
By Claudia Koerner

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Thursday announced the resignation of the city’s police chief following the fatal officer-involved shooting of a 27-year-old black woman.

Under Chief Greg Suhr’s leadership, Lee said issues related to officer-involved shootings and community distrust of police had not been resolved quickly enough.

“We will be pressing forward with new accountability measures and oversight of police use of force,” Lee said at an afternoon news conference.

Deputy Chief Toney Chaplin will fill in as acting chief while the city and police commission consider a successor, Lee added.

On Thursday, a 27-year-old black woman in a stolen vehicle was fatally shot as officers attempted to arrest her, the Associated Press reported. The shooting came days after a hunger strike by community activists who were protesting other instances of police use of force while calling for Suhr’s resignation. Four of the city’s supervisors joined the protestors, asking for Suhr to leave the department along with other changes.

A racist text messaging scandal last month also rocked the department, which could affect hundreds of cases.

Suhr is a 33-year veteran of the department, becoming its chief in 2011.

“He’s a true public servant and he’ll always have respect from me,” Lee told reporters on Thursday.

Chaplin has most recently led the department’s professional standards and principled policing bureau. Lee commended him for his experience working with diverse communities.

Another Day, Another Miscarriage of Justice

By now most of you have probably heard that the second police officer to go to trial in the Freddie Gray case has been found Not Guilty. The first trial ended in a hung jury. Suffice to say this isn’t looking good for the side of justice. And as is the custom with cases of police brutality; I am highly skeptical of justice being served at all. 

Given the facts of this case, how can one deduce that Freddie Gray was responsible for his injuries? Not only was he handcuffed, but witnesses that were in the paddy wagon with him say that he didn’t hurt himself. Whether or not it was intentional (I say it was, as Baltimore PD has been accused of rough rides before  the facts are he was arrested without probable cause, put in the back of a van (most likely unsecured) and after the indirect route taken by the officers he sustained injuries which led to his death. At the very least they’re guilty of negligence, at most homicide. 

If I go out and kill someone as a civillian I’ll go to trial and likely be in prison for the rest of my life, if not given the death penalty. Why aren’t those entrusted to uphold our laws held to the same standard? Why is a badge a license to kill and get away with it? Enough is Enough. 

-Mod S