Piscatella’s backstory in Orange is The New Black wasn’t included to make you sympathize with him. It was a reference to a real life event. On June 23, 2012, four correction officers locked black prisoner Darren Rainey in a shower and raised the temperature to 180 degrees. He kicked the door and begged to be let out, and they laughed and asked if it was warm enough. They left him in there for two hours. When he was pulled out, his internal body temperature was too hot to register with a thermometer. His skin was peeling off. Burns covered 90% of his body. Despite all of this, the official statement was that cause of death was “undetermined” and on March 17, 2017 it was announced that the four COs involved will not face any charges.
His name was Darren Rainey. Say his name. Remember his name.
Hajime Tabata: Noctis experiences isolation in his youth and has a fear of losing those close to him. His words and actions often stem from a fear of being unable to meet the expectations of those around him.
Saori Itamuro: While Noct dreads becoming the future king, he’s never walked away from his calling. Then again, he was born into that life, so there’s never been anywhere to run. (source for both quotes)
an anti-israel protest by turkish ultranationalists yesterday in instanbul surrounded a synagogue [neve shalom], kicked the doors, & threw rocks at the windows, saying it was revenge for israel keeping muslims from entering haram al-sharif & that they’ll be back today & every day after that for more
the jewish community in turkey goes back two & a half millennium & they have nothing to do with israeli policy. please keep them in mind & refuse to let diaspora jews be blamed for israeli actions