The 28th of June, 1998, was a blistering hot day in Splenadora, Texas. It was also the eighth birthday of Robbie Middleton. On this fateful afternoon, which should have been a day of celebration, Robbie was brutally attacked in the woods behind his house. He was was tied to a tree before being doused in gasoline and set alight. Robbie suffered third-degree burns to 99% of his small body. Miraculously, Robbie survived this ruthless attack and managed to run the short distance back to his home where he was immediately rushed to hospital. Over the forthcoming years, he endured 200+ operations. However, his organs were badly damaged by the fire and at the age of 21 in 2011, Robbie passed away from cancer that was caused by the horrific burn injuries. The cause of death was ruled as homicide.
Just 17 days before he passed away, Robbie revealed on videotape who had attacked him on his eighth birthday - Donald Collins. Donald was 13-years-old at the time of the attack. Robbie revealed that two weeks before the shocking attack, Donald raped him in the same woods where he would later set him on fire. The prosecution believes that Donald had burned Robbie to conceal his crime. In fact, when Donald was 16-years-old, he was charged with sexually assaulting another 8-year-old boy.
In 2015, a jury convicted Donald of murder and sentenced him to 40 years.
Serial killer Donald “Pee Wee” Gaskins’ hearse. In the back of the hearse there was a sign that read “I haul dead bodies.” Nobody knew how true this sign was until he was found guilty of eight murders and confessed to over 100.
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to law enforcement leaders in St. Louis on Friday and, remarkably, set the record straight on one of President Donald Trump’s most glaring lies.
“We should remember some context,” Sessions said. “In the past four decades, our nation has won great victories against crime. Overall, crime rates remain near historic lows. Murder rates are half of what they were in 1980. We have driven the violent crime rate down to almost half of what it was at its peak.” Read more. (3/31/17, 2:02 PM)
It’s so funny how Trump gives one speech that is considered “presidential” and people are fucking falling over themselves to praise him. Y’all will praise his tone and presentation and say “finally Trump shows himself to be presidential enough for the job,” while ignoring that his speech was filled with inaccuracies and basically everything he’s said leading up to yesterday has been fucking awful. But what do I expect from people who paint a war criminal POS like George W. as just a cute, funny old man who did his best or whatever apologist bullshit you have for him now.
okay @ dance side of tumblr, i have a question for you. there’s a specific dance move someone always ends up doing in just about every 50s musical i’ve seen that’s just. my absolute favorite thing. it’s like… an angled turn/spin with wide arms. but i can’t figure out if it has a name or not. so. here’s all the gifs i could find of people doing this particular move. if it has a name, pLS LET ME KNOW BECAUSE I AM IN LOVE WITH IT AND I WANT TO MASTER IT AND TALK ABOUT IT BY NAME ALL THE TIME. it looks so free and open and fun. gah.
….honestly it seems like i’ve mostly seen gene kelly do it lol.
or donald o’connor. with gene kelly.
but i’ve seen donald do it in his movies, too. not just with gene lol.
like maybe some of these are different moves altogether and the only thing uniting them is the fact that they’re spinning/turning and spreading their arms and it’s just a generic thing but. if it’s actually a move in itself i’d rEALLY LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IT IS BECAUSE I AM IN LOVE WITH IT.