- me: im so done
- me: continues
Help give Baby Marcus a proper funeral (TW: child murder)
“Baby Marcus, one year old, of Pittsburgh was the victim of a tragic drive by shooting in East Hills on May 21, 2013. Please donate what you can to donate to his family! Every dollar counts! This summer is for you Baby Marcus! “
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Details about his murder can be found here http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/1yearold-child-killed-in-east-hills-shooting/-/10927008/20245824/-/item/0/-/98q71a/-/index.html
NYPD Data Proves White People Are More Likely To Possess Drugs Or A Weapon Than Racial Minorities When Stopped, Yet 84% of Stop & Frisk Victims Are Black/Latino
During the just-concluded trial on the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program, the city argued that officers’ disproportionate targeting of black and Latino New Yorkers was not due to racial profiling but because each stopped individual was doing something suspicious at the time. The data, however, tells a different story: weapons and drugs were more often found on white New Yorkers during stops than on minorities, according to the Public Advocate’s analysis of the NYPD’s 2012 statistics.
White New Yorkers make up a small minority of stop-and-frisks, which were 84 percent black and Latino residents. Despite this much higher number of minorities deemed suspicious by police, the likelihood that stopping an African American would find a weapon was half the likelihood of finding one on a white person.
• The likelihood a stop of an African American New Yorker yielded a weapon was half that of white New Yorkers stopped. The NYPD uncovered a weapon in one out every 49 stops of white New Yorkers. By contrast, it took the Department 71 stops of Latinos and 93 stops of African Americans to find a weapon.
• The likelihood a stop of an African American New Yorker yielded contraband was one-third less than that of white New Yorkers stopped. The NYPD uncovered contraband in one out every 43 stops of white New Yorkers. By contrast, it took the Department 57 stops of Latinos and 61 stops of African Americans to find contraband.
It’s unlikely that the appropriate lesson to take from these findings is that stops of white people should increase because they are more likely to carry weapons and drugs. Rather, they suggest that police are excessively targeting minorities. Officers may be netting more successful stops of white New Yorkers because they are only likely to stop a white person when they actually suspect that person of committing a crime. Considering one officer’s testimony that superiors explicitly directed him to target young black men, minorities are judged by a much more flexible definition of “reasonable suspicion.”
In general, stop-and-frisk has proven to be remarkably ineffective; nearly 89 percent of all stops result in no charges. The city has also had to settle a surging number of civil rights lawsuits against police to the tune of $22 million in one year.
Can we also acknowledge the white privilege of feeling comfortable carrying these things around because you will, statistically, be less likely to be targeted by police and if you are caught your sentencing will, statistically, likely be much lighter?
When a couple gets together and they’re “in love” within a week
maybe they had feelings for each other before they dated? i dunno, i loved my ex before we even started dating as i’d known her for a while.
Haha, the post before this on my dash was “you can love someone and just not stay friends”. But yeah, that. This always happens to me, and it’s because I get to know people before I go out with them. Although I also don’t really talk about my personal life with people, so no one would necessarily know I’m in love so early on.
hey word nerds!!!
http://etymonline.com/index.php is a thing
it is right up there with phrontistery.info in terms of awesome sites for logophiles
fuck yes i love this site it’s so useful
not a good resource for old english words though because they don’t use diacritics
Yes yes yes yes this is a good site.
(and one the Tumblr population at large could make good use of considering how easily folk etymologies get spread.)
I just got an ask about this, so here is my general message to everyone in case I ever get another: I don’t do automatic follow backs. I’ll only follow you if your blog is interesting to me and doesn’t have any uncritical reblogs of problematic stuff. I pretty much only follow the personal blogs of people who are anti-oppression and preferably radical (their blogs may not be all about that, but I have the comfort of knowing they probably aren’t going to be an asshole, and if they are, I unfollow).