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Families of Terence Crutcher, Walter Scott speak out ahead of of police-shooting trials

  • Tiffany Crutcher, the twin sister of Terence Crutcher, a black man gunned down by Tulsa, Oklahoma, police Officer Betty Shelby in September, said  her family has a singular focus as the officer goes to trial in early May.
  • “Our mission is to, on May 8, as we start this trial, make sure we get a conviction in Tulsa, Oklahoma,” Crutcher said Wednesday during a panel of families touched by police and vigilante violence.
  •  Crutcher said she recognizes how rare it is for officers to be charged in shooting, particularly when the victim is black.
  • “That right there says a lot,” Crutcher told the gathering of more than 200. “So we’re going to fight for a conviction. We’re going to be a voice for the voiceless.” Read more (4/27/17 10 AM)

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anonymous asked:

Sorry but I'm so uncomfortable with these anons you're publishing and respectfully disagree with all of this, punishing harry by cancelling preorders because you guys are angry about babygate is frankly unfair and not something I want to be a part of. It's not Harry's fuckin fault and it makes anyone who does this look selfish to even consider something like that just to prove a point to Sony who don't give a flying fuck. If you guys love Louis, you will support the love of his life. Period.

you seem to not understand how capitalism and consumer culture works so let me break it down for you.

people are not obligated to pay for products they don’t want. they don’t have to justify their decision with a reason you find acceptable because it’s not your money. it’s theirs. 

whether people choose not to buy it because they find themselves not actually liking the music all that much or because of sony, you don’t get a say. 

period.

Connecticut bill would allow police to use armed drones

  • Should police be allowed to use weaponized drones?
  • That’s the question Connecticut lawmakers are debating right now with House Bill 7260, which would allow law enforcement to deploy drones to release tear gas, bullets and bombs.
  • Proponents of the measure say that it’s necessary and that it would be “extremely narrowly tailored.”
  • “Obviously this is for very limited circumstances,” Republican state Sen. John Kissel, co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee that approved the bill and sent it to the House, said, according to the Associated Press.
  • “We can certainly envision some incident on some campus or someplace where someone is a rogue shooter or someone was kidnapped and you try to blow out a tire.” Read more (4/27/17)

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