When people say, it just doesn’t add up, I will tell you what doesn’t add up, these photos. Because I was expecting to see and we’ve all seen them, I’ve looked at a them, I’ve studied them, and I was expecting to see his face mangled. I hear what he’s saying and that he was afraid and this happened and that happened, but I always go back to the beginning and the beginning is this: You got an armed man and an unarmed man. The unarmed man is shot six to seven times. He unloaded many many more bullets. Why? He doesn’t even have a bruise, right? It’s red. He’s got a red mark! I don’t see it. And another thing, when he says ‘It all happened so fast I couldn’t think,’ then later says ‘I paused and thought, “Can I legally shoot him?”‘ Listen, it doesn’t add up.
Look, do you know how many times I have sided against a cop? Never. But to me, this is bigger than a badge. And I don’t like speaking out against a cop, but this doesn’t add up. And another thing, grand jury. I have presented to grand juries so many times I can’t even count them. On a single day, we would present 75 to 150 cases to the grand jury and we would do that two times a week… I feel that the district attorney, as much as I respect him in other ways, used the grand jury to do as he wanted them to do as his tool. He didn’t want to drop it. He presented it in such a way that this grand jury would not bring charges and I don’t like that.
The grand jurors are like sheep, they’re babes in the woods. The prosecutor’s duty is to seek the truth. I am telling you that the prosecutors, if they want an indictment, they will get an indictment. When I went to a grand jury, I went to the grand jury on each case because I believed the offense had been committed and I had the right guy or the police had the right guy, and I went in there to present our evidence. If I didn’t think there was a case I would never have gone to the grand jury. You don’t use the grand jury to achieve your personal gain, to achieve what you want them to do. You go in to get a true verdict.
send one of the following for a letter from my muse to yours
why my muse writes :
1 - your muse broke up with them 2 - my muse has just come back from your muse’s funeral 3 - our muses have lost touch and mine thinks of yours a few years later 4 - our muses have had a huge row 5 - my muse is worried about yours 6 - my muse needs to tell yours something they can’t say out loud 7 - my muse thinks they’ll never see yours again 8 - my muse needs to tell yours bad news, but they can’t voice it 9 - an apology that’s way too late 10 - other, please specify
So one day in, it looks like someone’s loaded the future news items for the new Sherlock app with the wrong date. Meaning they’re all showing up now. Kind of takes the suspense out of it. (Most of the future news items still aren’t functioning links, so at least there’s that.)
But hey, we know we’re getting a new video and a social promo at some point…
“If It’s Bad News, It Can Wait” — from Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)’s new album You Will Eventually Be Forgotten — out everywhere August 2014 through Count Your Lucky Stars Records and Topshelf Records.
I was thinking about this earlier, so! For the record!
Right now, I am fully intending on using the new paper airplane whatever thing as my replies. They’re not the same and they’re not what I want, but they’re what I’ve got, and I miss talking to y’all, so they’re what I’m going to use.
When I send you an airplane chatty thing, it has the same intent behind it as a public reply. I don’t expect a response at all if it’s not necessary (e.g. with commiserations, reactions to your good/bad news, answers to specific questions, etc.). I don’t need acknowledgement that you received it unless you’d like to let me know. I absolutely do not expect to start an immediate chat back and forth, regardless of whether I see you active on tumblr at the same time. That’s my reply, no strings attached!
And for the foreseeable record, if I message you in response to one of your posts, please consider it 100% okay to copy/paste & answer publicly, just like a reply, unless it’s specifically stated otherwise. I know some people are far more comfortable with answering all the replies to something in one place, and if you have a specific post you want to gather all the messages for so you can find them again later (e.g. fic! art! fanworks! anything you’ve produced by working really hard on!) I am absolutely 100% okay with that!
So there. I’m gonna talk to y’all whether tumblr likes it or not.