excessive force

shat•ter (ˈSHadər) [verb]: to use excessive force in order to break a Gem into several shards, thus dissipating the Gem’s physical form and dispersing their consciousness between each shard (the thoughts of which are only capable of basic thought, like wanting to form or create a bubble).

Shattering is irreversible.

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jtfr96  asked:

Hey since you have such a large audience and have said that your Trypticon has been fine, can you warn people that more cases are popping up? I just got mine and just by transforming him to Dino mode his hip got ruined.

Sure.  I guess wiggle your Trypticons when you open ‘em, folks.  If they seem to require excessive force, you might need to snip the spring inside.


Alton Sterling’s children sue Baton Rouge over shooting, alleging racism and excessive force

  • The children of Alton Sterling, the black man fatally shot by a white police officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, nearly a year ago, are suing the city, the police department and the officer, the Associated Press reported. 
  • The wrongful death lawsuit, filed in a state court on Tuesday, alleges that Sterling’s shooting fits a pattern of racist conduct and excessive force by Baton Rouge police.
  • Baton Rouge police officers have also sent racist text messages to colleagues about people who protested Sterling’s death, the family’s lawsuit alleges.
  • “The City of Baton Rouge has a long standing pervasive policy of tolerating racist behavior by some of its officers,” the suit says, according to the AP. “There have also been multiple verbal racist comments by officers reported to the department. This tolerance of such behavior directly leads to the mistreatment of individuals of African-American descent.” Read more (6/28/17)

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Charleena Lyles was a “powerful lady” — until she faced Seattle’s flawed criminal justice system

  • Charleena Lyles’ younger brother, Domico Jones, has an endearing nickname for his sister: “String bean Leen.”
  • The 30-year-old mother’s physical build and her documented history of mental illness made the circumstances of her shooting death by Seattle police on Sunday all the more confusing to the family. 
  • How could the officers who killed Lyles see her as a threat after she’d called 911 to report a burglary at her apartment, the family wondered. 
  • The petite and reportedly pregnant woman, whose mental illness was known to Seattle police, experienced homelessness and was a victim of domestic violence during her short life.
  • In Seattle, Lyles’ death puts her at the intersection of several social justice issues. Excessive uses of force by officers, the over-reliance on prisons and jails to deal with women who experience mental health instabilities and a lack of adequate treatment are among the most persistent problems, advocates say. 
  • For nearly five years, Seattle has tried to address some of these issues — the city is under a federal order to retrain its police force and address a pattern of brutality against subjects who exhibit serious psychological distress. 
  • But Lyles’ case suggests these efforts are falling short, as have similar efforts in criminal justice systems around the country. Read more. (6/24/17, 8:41 AM)

Study: Americans want police to stop using force on the mentally ill, as long as they’re white

  • When it comes to police using excessive force on the mentally ill, not everyone gets the benefit of the doubt. 
  • Overall, Kahn’s study found that people across the board were against police use of force. But when mental health was introduced, opinions were split in two: 
  • For many high-profile cases, sympathy for mental illness is reserved for the white, according to a study published this month in the Journal of Experimental Criminology.
  • “When we talk about all of the mitigating factors and additional training, people are mostly thinking about that in terms of white individuals,” Kimberly Barsamian Kahn, the study’s author, said in a phone interview on Monday. 
  • “But if we look at African-Americans with a history of mental illness, people want police to be more punitive.”
  • White victims got additional benefit of the doubt, while force against black victims was seen as more justified. Read more (6/6/17)

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Fact Check: Are Prosecutors Too Quick To Let The Police Off?
The decision not to charge the officers involved in the death of Alton Sterling is being met with anger by activists who say prosecutors are too deferential to cops. Is it true?

The Justice Department decided not to charge the officers involved last July in the fatal shooting of a black man, Alton Sterling.

The decision is being met with anger by activists who say prosecutors are too deferential toward cops — and are too quick to let them off. That notion has been front and center since the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Mo., that followed the death of Michael Brown.

Here are four questions and answers you should know about whether that complaint is true:

Read more at http://www.npr.org/2017/05/04/526811507/fact-check-are-prosecutors-too-quick-to-let-off-the-police

Judge declares mistrial for the officer who fatally shot Samuel DuBose

June 23: In 2015, Ray Tensing, a former University of Cincinnati police officer, fatally shot Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop. In a recent trial, the judge declared a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a consensus.

Burned Quran stuffed with bacon found outside a mosque

June 24: On Saturday, a burned Quran stuffed with bacon was found hangingoutside of a Sacramento, California, mosque. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Off-duty officer threatens to kill black teen on video

June 24: On Saturday, an off-duty cop assaulted 15-year-old Jordan Brunson for allegedly trespassing in his yard. In a video taken by Brunson’s friend, the officer says, “You came into my fucking property, I’mma fucking kill you.” The incident is now under investigation by the Lansing Police Department.

17-year-old transgender girl Ava Le’Ray Barrin killed in Georgia

June 25: On Sunday morning, Ava Le’Ray Barrin, a black transgender girl, was shot during an altercation with an acquaintance. She later died in the hospital, making her the 14th reported killing of a transgender woman of color in 2017.

Philando Castile’s family reaches a settlement with Minnesota police

June 26: Following the acquittal of Jeronimo Yanez, the ex-officer who fatally shot Philando Castile, the family of the victim settled in court for $3 million. According to the family’s attorney, this decision allowed the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota, to avoid a federal wrongful death lawsuit.

Another sign in honor of Emmett Till’s murder found vandalized

June 26: On Tuesday, a sign in Money, Mississippi, marking where Emmett Till first encountered his killers was vandalized. The unidentified suspects erased the inscriptions on the sign. It is currently unclear if the city has a plan to repair the sign, but there is a fundraiser to help fix it.

Chicago officers charged with conspiracy in relation to the Laquan McDonald shooting

June 27: Three Chicago police officers have been charged in connection to the coverup following the 2014 death of black teen Laquan McDonald. Detective David March and patrolmen Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney were charged with conspiracy, official misconduct and obstruction of justice.

Alton Sterling’s children sue city for the fatal shooting of their father

June 27: Alton Sterling was fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 5. Now his children are suing the city alleging that this shooting mirrors a pattern of racist conduct and excessive force by Baton Rouge police.

Seattle teen fatally shot hours before his high-school graduation

June 28: King County Sheriff’s officers fatally shot teen Tommy Le after reports that he was harassing people with a knife. A week later, however, King County Sheriff’s Office officials released a statement indicating that Le was in fact holding a pen, not a weapon. The incident happened hours before Le’s high-school graduation.

Hate crime reports might be on the rise, but more than 50% still go unreported

June 29: According to a report released by the Department of Justice on Thursday, the amount of unreported hate crimes has decreased by 10 percentage points since 2011. However, 54% of these crimes still go unreported. Read more (6/30/17)

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July 5, 2016: Sterling was fatally shot

While selling CDs in front of a Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, Sterling was fatally shot by police. Numerous onlookers managed to capture the entire scene on video, some of which were picked up by both local and national news sources.

July 6, 2016: Officials released the names of the officers

Baton Rouge police officials released the names of officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake, who held down and shot Sterling. During this press briefing, the Department of Justice announced it would investigate the shooting.

July 7, 2016: Protests erupted across the nation; celebrities and more reacted

After the video of Sterling’s death went viral, protests erupted across the country and several black celebrities and influencers weighed in on the epidemic of police brutality. Drake wrote an open letter, comedian Larry Wilmore covered it in a segment on The Nightly Show, and Issa Rae started a GoFundMe for Sterling’s children, raising over $200,000 in nine hours.

July 10-11, 2016: Protests gained nationwide attention

This photo made by Jonathan Bachman of Reuters from the protests in Baton Rouge is incredible.

In the week following Sterling’s death, protests across Baton Rouge led to dozens of arrests. The above image of Leshia Evans, a mother to a 5-year-old son, became an iconic image of protest that summer.

July 13, 2016: Sterling’s son, Cameron, spoke out

Cameron Sterling, who was 15 at the time, spoke out during a press conference organized by the family’s attorney. “I feel that everyone, yes, you can protest,” he said. “But I want everyone to protest the right way. Protest in peace — not guns, not drugs, not alcohol, not violence. Everyone needs to protest the right way. With peace, no violence. None whatsoever.”

Aug. 23, 2016: Obama met with the family

Over a month after Sterling’s death, then-President Barack Obama met privately with members of the Sterling family. After seven years in office, this was the first time he met and consoled a black family whose loved one was fatally shot by police.

May 2, 2017: The DOJ decided not to charge the officers

Ten months after the DOJ announced it would investigate Sterling’s death, it decided not to charge either of the officers involved in the shooting. Baton Rouge residents protested the decision outside of the police department headquarters, the Advocate reported.

June 27, 2017: Sterling’s children sued Baton Rouge

Sterling’s children are suing the city of Baton Rouge, the police department and the officer who fired the shot. The wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the fatal shooting was indicative of racist conduct and excessive force by Baton Rouge police. Read more (7/5/17)

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United’s victim had a “troubled past.” But the Chicago police department’s is worse.

  • After a doctor was dragged off a United Airlines plane by police for refusing to give up his seat, journalists had a slew of questions. Why are the police arbitrating simple disputes between companies and consumers by using physical force? 
  • Why didn’t United simply offer passengers more money to give up seats?The Kentucky-based Courier-Journal had a different question: What’s up with this doctor? The paper dug in hard, looking at his licensing history, his formal patients and even some decade-old drug charges. This doctor? He had a “troubled past,” the Courier-Journal concluded.

  • This is a common device used after police and other perpetrators are criticized for excessive use of force, especially when it comes to people of color: to examine erroneous elements of the victim’s history in order to suggest to the public that they were deserving of their treatment. 

  • Think Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Riceand plenty of others.But while we’re on the subject of past records, let’s take a closer look at the ones dragging the 69-year-old man down the aisle: the Chicago Police Department. Read more. (4/11/2017 3:22 PM)

Cop #1: What are we looking at?
Forensic Scientist: Seven stab wounds. Excessive force used.
Cop #1: Did you speak to the perpetrator? Why did she kill her?
Cop #2: Yes. The victim insulted her OTP.
Cop #1: No crime here. It was OTP-defense. Who wants a donut?

*Law & Order theme: Don, Don*

A female Muslim student was called a “fucking terrorist” by her classmate. Then, she was suspended.

  • The Council of American Islamic Relations’ Minnesota Chapter is calling on law enforcement authorities to investigate an Apple Valley High School security guard and police officer for allegedly using excessive force on a female Muslim student after she faced Islamophobic harassment.
  • The Muslim civil rights group said a male classmate taunted the student, who wears the hijab, and called her “a fucking terrorist." 
  • According to CAIR-MN, the student’s hijab was removed from her hair when the police officer exerted excessive force. She was later taken out of school and sent to her parents.
  • After the incident, school administrators met with the Muslim student and her family on Friday before suspending her for the rest of the school year, Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported. 
  • CAIR-MN said following the altercation between the police officer and the student, the advocacy group received about a dozen complaints from Apple Valley High Muslim students who felt unsafe and concerned about the police officer. Read more (6/6/17)

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That’s because it’s a false comparison. “Blaming all Muslims for the actions of a few” is exactly what’s happening, but “blaming all police officers for the actions of a few” is not.

No matter how much Muslims speak out against the dangerous extremists, they’re still blamed as a whole for the actions of a few.

Meanwhile, if a few police officers murdered people, and the good police officers showed sympathy for the victims and did everything they could to punish the bad police officers, the police would not be blamed as a whole. But that’s not what happens.

When a police officer kills someone, the response from the pro-police crowd is not to defend the majority of police officers by insisting that they’re nothing like the ones who kill, but to actually defend the ones who kill. The police and their supporters make excuses to justify the use of lethal force, and any police officer who tries to stop them or hold them accountable is retaliated against. It’s not uncommon for a police officer who uses excessive force to keep their job as a police officer.


Police brutality protests in Paris suburbs

Protests continue in the Paris suburbs over the assault of a young black man allegedly sodomized with a police baton.

The police accused “several hundred” individuals of various “acts of violence and damage.”

The rioting capped a week of nightly clashes in the northern Paris suburb over the treatment of Theo, a 22-year-old youth worker, who claims a police officer sodomized him with his baton after a stop-and-search check in a housing estate.

One officer has been charged with rape over the affair, and three others with assault. All four have been suspended from their duties.

Theo’s case has revived long-simmering frustrations over policing in immigrant communities, where young men accuse the police of repeatedly targeting them in aggressive stop-and-search operations and using excessive force during arrests.

The police for their part complain of being drawn into a cat-and-mouse game with delinquents and drug dealers operating out of housing estates. (AFP)

(Photos: Christian Hartmann/Reuters, Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images [2], Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images)

See more images from the protests on Yahoo News.

Michael Brown’s parents reach settlement with Ferguson government

  • Michael Brown’s family has reached a settlement with the city of Ferguson, according to the Associated Press.
  • According to the New York Daily News, a Missouri federal judge approved the settlement, which did not disclose the dollar amount, on Tuesday. 
  • The family filed the suit. It accused Darren Wilson and Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson of wrongful death, excessive force and tampering with evidence.
  • The original suit sought $75,000 from the city. Though the final dollar amount was undisclosed, it can be no larger than $3 million, the city’s upper threshold on its insurance, according to STLToday. Read more (6/20/17)

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She was gunned down in cold blood by Detroit Police Officer Isaac Parrish. 

  • She was at that police officer’s party at his house. 
  • She only knew one person at that party(the person that brought her).
  • The fabricated story the police gave is that she was dancing on the police officer and his gun accidentally went off (from his hip) when she went to hug him. 


  • She was shot in the CHEST but he says his gun was on his waist!
  • They took 25 minutes to call the police in a party with 20+ people
  • The cop that murdered her wasn’t questioned until the day after





Mutual Destruction - Jeff Atkins x Reader // Part One

ManEater!(fem)reader and Womaniser!Jeff (lemme know if this is good enough to carry on, I’m planning for it to have multiple parts)

Part Two

Playlist (optional):

Muse - OCAD

Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet

If there was one thing she loved, it was a good challenge. Montgomery De La Cruz was a BIG challenge. Huge. Thriving jock and pretty well known with the ladies, she’d had her eye on the boy for a while, wondering what flavour girl baseball players were into.

Helmet down by his side, he ruffled through his hair as he leaned against the batting cages taking a breather. Yum. He was well built, and his cheekbones were so sharp they would slice her if she wasn’t careful.

However, Y/N wasn’t a feelings kinda gal, and word on the street had it that Monty was a feelings kinda guy, beneath the hotheaded jock exterior.

It was a hot summers day, and Y/N was certainly feeling hot right now. She sucked on her necklace, it was a nervous habit of hers. She was sat in the bleachers, arms out behind her, soaking up the sun. Today, she had a free period, and although there was initial intent to study, it had all gone out the window the second she had seen that cute little baseball outfit that fit Monty oh-so-well.

Although he was in her social circles, and they had the occasional conversation, she didn’t know Monty too well. She’d witnessed a fair few fights between the boy and people who’d got on his nerves, and wondered if his temper translated elsewhere, too.

She watched as Cruz leaned his foot up behind him, and his wandering eyes found her. She smiled mischievously, and began to make her way over to him.

The net created a barrier between the two of them. Monty turned as he saw Y/N approaching.

“L/N.” he announced, holding his helmet in both hands. “What gives me the pleasure?”

“I’m a little bored over there, and you looked like you were taking a break, so I thought, I’ll go talk to him.” She smirked, lacing her fingers through the netting. The boy smirked in response.

“Well, you don’t have long, I should be back soon-ish.” He teased. “I was wondering, we’ve known each other years right? So how come we never went out?” She raised her sculpted eyebrow.

Monty chuckled. “You’ve always been too busy with other guys, Y/N.”

“That’s not true. You’ve just never had the balls to ask me out.” She joked.

“I have, L/N, multiple times. You’ve always turned me down.” He looked sincere.

“I’m starting to see that was a mistake.” She fiddled with the netting, keeping her eyes on Monty.

“CRUZ, BACK ON PLAY!” Jeff Atkins called to the boy in front of her.

“I’ll see you round, Cruz.” She walked backwards, loosely waving her fingers at him, before collecting her things and deciding the library would be best to study.

“Damn man, timing.” Monty was pissed at Jeff.

“You’ll get no where with that one anyway, I did you a favour.” Jeff said as he raised his bat to the ball coming toward him. Monty stuffed his helmet back onto his head.

“How would you know? She was into me, man.” Monty argued.

Jeff raised his eyebrows. “No, she wasn’t. She does that with everyone.”

“Shut up, Jeff, you wouldn’t know what you’re talking about. You do that with everyone.” Monty hit the incoming ball with excessive force.


“You’re stupid.”

Jeff chuckled. “Whatever you say, man, don’t cry to me when she chews you up and spits you out.”

“You talking about Y/N L/N?” Bryce Walker swaggered up to the batting cages, swinging his bat around.

“She was flirting with me real hard.” Monty smirked at Bryce.

“I agree with Jeff, don’t go near her. Major whore.” He spat.

“That’s not what i meant, Bryce. I just meant that she’s not the girl for our delicate little Monty.” Jeff was Bryce’s #1 hater. He was just a huge asshole and Jeff didn’t roll with that.

“But she is a slut. I can’t believe you’d even try to go there, Cruz.” He chuckled to himself.

“Shut the fuck up Bryce, she can do what she wants.” Jeff tried to drown out his sickly voice by concentrating 100% on hitting the balls coming his way, maybe pretending they were Bryce’s head.


Y/N shoved her books into her locker, she’d done enough work for the day. From nowhere, she could sense a presence that made her more than slightly uneasy. Chills climbed up her bones, a feeling she recognised oh so well, anytime he was near. Turning, her suspicions were confirmed. Zach Dempsey. The boy who had blown her heart out of her chest and ripped it into so many pieces she could no longer feel it. Not even all the walls she’d put up since could stop the wound stinging each and every time she saw his face, or heard his voice. It was a struggle to see the blindingly adorable smile plastered to his face and not feel something. He had made her who she was today, whether that was a good thing, or a bad thing.

From the corner of her eye, she watched as he joked around with his friends, clearly so unaffected by her proximity. There was no need for her to torture herself like this.

“Hey, Y/N.” Montgomery had come up behind her and leant against the lockers, whilst she had been in deep in her thoughts.

“You’re back?” Her usual confident charisma returned to her as though there had been no slip in the first place. She smirked at the boy, closing her locker and mimicking his actions.

“Looks like I am. So, i have a question?” Monty was nervous, she could tell.


“How do you feel about Rosie’s?” He rubbed the back of his neck.

“They do pretty awesome milkshakes.” She replied coolly.

“How do you feel about going with me? Tonight maybe, 7ish?” Proposed Monty, coughing slightly.

She grinned cheekily. “I might turn up, I’ll see how I’m feeling.”


“Y/N, can I have a word with you?” Mrs Reed, the psychology teacher, stopped her as she was leaving.

“Uh, yeah, what is it?” Y/N asked.

“As much as you like to hide at the back and pretend you know nothing, you do have the highest grades in the class.” Mrs Reed began.

“I know, I’m sorry.” Apologised Y/N.

“Don’t be, but I would like you to do me a favour. How do you feel about tutoring?” She asked.

“In psychology?” Y/N was baffled.

“Well, yes.”

“I suppose I wouldn’t be opposed to it, it would probably help me study.” Despite hating to admit to it, Y/N was top of most of her classes, and worked very hard for her grades.

“I have suggested to Mr Jeff Atkins that you may tutor him in psychology.”

“Jeff? He needs tutoring?” This shocked her. Jeff Atkins was a baseball champion, and one of the most popular guys at school. They were acquainted with each other.

“I believe so, if he wants a baseball scholarship to colleges next year, he will need at least a C.”

“What’s he on right now?”

“Anything below a C.”

“But how? Psychology is simple-”

“Not to everyone, Miss L/N.”

“Right, sorry.”

“Do Monday lunchtimes and after school Wednesday’s work for you? You will get extra credit if you decide to do this.” Her eyes scorched Y/N. She was clearly determined to help Jeff out.

“Yeah that works. Thank you, Mrs Reed.” Y/N smiled before leaving the classroom.

How on earth was she going to tutor Jeff Atkins in psychology?