The video shows police choking Eric Garner to death. The medical examiner declared his death a homicide. Chokeholds have been banned by the NYPD since 1993. That looks like a straight-forward march to trial, but of course, the case is wrapped up in red tape and political posturing because no one wants to risk angering police or their constituents. I’m already convinced there will be no justice, but I want everyone to be very aware of the reasons why.
Yes, Marissa Alexander’s original 20-year sentence was overturned. However, she now faces 60 years. The gossip blogs sharing the “breaking news” about her 20-year sentence being overturned took a year-old article from ABC News and…
“Every friend you’ll ever have will eventually disappoint you. Count on it. That doesn’t mean that every offense of a friend requires forgiveness; some slights need only be overlooked and forgotten.”—Leslie Parrott (via simply-quotes)
“I did this radio show and the deejay asks me, ‘What if you woke up tomorrow and you were beautiful?’
What do you mean ‘what if’?
He said, ‘What if you woke up and you were blonde and you had blue eyes and you were 5’11 and you weighed 100 pounds and you were beautiful? What would you do?’
And I said, ‘Well, I probably wouldn’t get up ‘cause I’d be too weak to stand.’
And I felt very sorry for him, ‘cause if that’s the only kind if person that you think is beautiful, you must not see very much beauty in the world.
And I think everybody is beautiful. And if you don’t think that I am beautiful, you are missing out. Because I am so beautiful.”—Margaret Cho: Beautiful (via artfucker1996)