If you haven’t been keeping a close eye on the story in West, Texas, a lot has happened since the deadly explosion a few weeks ago. Bryce Reed (right), an early responder who was one of the first EMTs on the scene of the incident, was found in possession of an alleged pipe bomb. While he has not been charged with anything in connection with the explosion as of yet, authorities have opened up a criminal investigation into the incident since his arrest. As Talking Points Memo reports, he had a shaky personal situation in recent days.
A white guy with an Anglophone name was found with a pipe bomb in circumstances related to a blast that killed a dozen people, injured scores, and devastated a town?
No, I hadn’t actually heard anything about that. Weird.
what the f…..? SO MANY MORE PEOPLE DIED IN TEXAS THAN PEOPLE DIED IN THE BOSTON BLAST, but we hear more about the “evil”, Muslim “terrorist” bombing suspect in Boston. So fuckin done w/ this crap.
no literally never go out in public with me I will say “dog” every time I see a dog and I will say “hello” to every dog that I meet and if we’re having a conversation I will stop and point when a dog goes by
Skeleton of teenage girl confirms cannibalism at Jamestown colony
‘MERICAS FOUNDING FATHERS Y’ALL
Happy White History Month!
A student who was arrested and beaten for falling asleep at school is now suing an Alabama city, its police department and some school employees for civil rights violation, battery and negligent supervision and hiring. The Courthouse News Service reports that after the diabetic student fell asleep while in a room reserved for “in school suspensions,” a school police officer slammed her face into a cabinet and then arrested her. The incident occurred at a high school in Hoover, Alabama.
Ashlynn Avery, who has diabetes, asthma and sleep apnea, was suspended for cutting class, and had to sit in the in-school suspension room. While she was reading “Huckleberry Finn,” she dozed off. First, the in-school suspension supervisor walked over to her cubicle and struck it, which caused the cubicle to hit Avery’s head, according to the lawsuit. She woke up, but soon fell back asleep. The supervisor, Joshua Whited, then took the book from her and slammed it on on, which caused the book to hit the student in the chest.
Avery was then told to leave the room, according to the complaint, and police officer Christopher Bryant followed her. Bryant slapped her backpack, and then “proceeded to shove Ashlynn face first into a file cabinet and handcuff her,” the complaint states. While in the car, Avery vomited. She was taken to a hospital and had to wear a cast as a result of her injuries.
“Ashlynn required follow-up care to her shoulder, arm, and wrist, Ashlynn also required extended mental counseling for trauma caused by the defendants,” the lawsuit states. The Averys are seeking “compensatory and punitive damages for civil rights violations, battery and negligent supervision and hiring,” the Courthouse News Service reports.
I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT GLOSTER CANARIES AND I’M GONNA CRY LOOKIT THEM
THEY HAVE BOWLCUTS
LOOK AT THAT SMUG LITTLE FUCKER WITH HIS FUCKING BOWLCUT
my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri)
Grammar-police take notice
Biking as Transport Legitimacy also mixed up all in there
I kind of hate biking in the city and never really did it too much but nevertheless I always find myself mentioning in social bike-discussion that my bike got stolen, which is true, but like, it got stolen because I left it locked to a school fence like five yards off Pine for like two and a half weeks without checking on it and had only ever used it to get anywhere like four times or something
but like, “my bike got stolen” is somehow an okay explanation for pedestrianism where “I hate biking and it makes me nervous downtown” does not
one time i told a (white, straight, middle-class) dude that i walk everywhere because biking and buses in Montreal, a city notable for how aggro all the drivers are, are big anxiety triggers for me, and he called me bourgeois and accused me of not wanting to get close to “the people”
also the first time i went into La Voir Libre, the all-dude staff there were condescending and mean to me, and then a skinny white girl showed up in a revealing outfit and literally every single guy in the shop surrounded her in a circle and started hitting on her
I mean, bicycle activism is all very well and good, but I feel like there are a lot of *radikewl bike* places that are uncomfortable for, if not openly hostile to, women in the city, and definitely all of the Radikewl Biking Scene that I have experienced has been dominated by white dudes
tl;dr pedestrian life forever
Montreal is terrible for biking outside of cycling paths
shit radio hosts literally imply on a regular basis that drivers (IE their primary audience) sorta kinda should run over cyclists, not that they condone it or anything
- What you say: Misandry is just as bad as misogyny!
- What you mean: I lack the critical thinking skills to differentiate between an oppressive system that's been upheld for centuries and a comically exaggerated response to oppression on a blogging website.
i feel you, girl.