Mkay so my youngest bro, he’s six, absolutely ADORES Undertale. I think I accidentally inspired him because I showed him my sketchbook one day and THIS HAPPENED! He wants everyone on “the tumble site” to see his art, so here we are!
(im so proud of him holy crap its so cute and good and hhhhh)
have i mentioned that there is an actual human being in my class named lexie luthor. like that’s a real actual person in my class, and not a cartoon teenage robot piloted by lex luthor to infiltrate the teen titans. i could not make this up if i tried like what the fuck
The non-verdict of the police officer who killed Walter Scott is a national embarrassment
There have been ambiguous police killing cases in the past. We didn’t have video for the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The video of the police shooting of Tamir Rice in Cleveland was a bit blurry, but it showed that Rice really did have a toy gun that officers could have mistaken for a real firearm. Other police killing cases had similar ambiguities.
But we had a clear video, from a bystander, of Scott’s death in April 2015. Scott was shot in the back, haphazardly fleeing from a confrontation that began over a broken brake light. What’s more, the video disproved parts of Slager’s story: Slager claimed that Scott tried to grab his stun gun before he opened fire. But the video shows Scott with his back against the officer when he’s shot. And it shows Slager walking over and seemingly planting the stun gun by Scott’s body, presumably to give his side credibility.
The video was so damning that it flipped major pundits who normally side with police in these cases. Conservative Fox News host Sean Hannity said on his show that “you do not shoot an innocent man in the back eight times in cold blood like this. … If he’s not a threat to the officer, or threat to anybody else, there is never a justification in terms of tactics and techniques and training. There’s no justification for what I see on that video. None.” Conservative National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke echoed a similar view.
So Scott didn’t appear to pose a threat to anyone at the time of the shooting, and there was no reason to believe letting him go would endanger the public, as the law generally requiresto justify a shooting. And Slager’s initial side of the story turned out to be bullshit. But none of that was apparently enough to convince a jury to convict.
Ginny, is love supposed to make you feel like you’re sick and dying, and mad enough to hit someone, and drunk with joy, and your heart’s a boulder in your chest trying to burst into a thousand pieces, all at once?
I am allowed to be mad when something I care about is being misrepresented, or harmed.
I am allowed to be furious when my job - the thing I do for a living - is treated as a joke, or a horror story, rather than what it actually is.
I am allowed to feel my feelings, and to discuss them, when people are being purposefully ignorant.
Ignorance isn’t a virtue. Believing in creationism, denying climate change, saying vaccines cause autism, all are forms of ignorance that are hurting people. Denying the harmfulness of our racist society, ignoring the pervasiveness of sexism and misogyny, pretending prejudice against LGBTQIAP+ doesn’t exist, downplaying the negativity of prejudice against physically disabled people and neuroatypical people - all are forms of willful ignorance that hurt people.