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Community, Memes, and Soon...: CONCEALED CARRY WINS AGAIN! Newly-released video (attached) from inside the George Webb restaurant at S. 21st and W. Mitchell St. shows an adult male go behind the counter to approach and punch a female manager-waitress in the face. Alderman Bob Donovan, who obtained the video footage yesterday, said the incident took place last week. He said he hopes the public can help the Milwaukee PoliceDepartment locate the suspect as soon as possible. “It is sickening to see this unsuspecting worker assaulted so brutally by this individual,” said Alderman Donovan, chair of the Public Safety and Health Committee. Alderman Donovan said MPD is actively seeking a known individual but also welcomes additional information from the community that might help the case. “It was an unprovoked attack and I am asking anyone with information to please contact MPD immediately at 414-935-7360 so we can get him off the street and behind bars where he belongs,” he said. The video shows a George Webb co-worker pointing a firearm at the suspect to get him away from the victim. Alderman Donovan said the co-worker – who he was told has a concealed carry permit for the firearm – was successful in getting the suspect to leave the premises. “One can only imagine what might have occurred if that employee had not pulled out her weapon,” the alderman said. “Sadly, I’m told the co-worker quit her job shortly after the incident.” “And can you really blame her for quitting? This is just sickening and I am tired of this crap happening in my district and in too many other neighborhoods across Milwaukee,” he said. Alderman Donovan said the victim is facing thousands of dollars in medical bills to treat her injuries and does not have insurance. “This woman is struggling to just eek out a living and has this idiot attack her for no reason,” he said. “I am told the attacker has an extensive criminal record – surprise, surprise – another glaring indictment of our criminal justice system!” Alderman Donovan said. “A person capable of this brutality is a threat to each and every one of us and needs to be behind bars,” he said. “Wake up Milwaukee, wake up!” he said.
Community, Memes, and Soon...: CONCEALED CARRY WINS AGAIN! Newly-released video (attached) from inside the George Webb restaurant at S. 21st and W. Mitchell St. shows an adult male go behind the counter to approach and punch a female manager-waitress in the face. Alderman Bob Donovan, who obtained the video footage yesterday, said the incident took place last week. He said he hopes the public can help the Milwaukee PoliceDepartment locate the suspect as soon as possible. “It is sickening to see this unsuspecting worker assaulted so brutally by this individual,” said Alderman Donovan, chair of the Public Safety and Health Committee. Alderman Donovan said MPD is actively seeking a known individual but also welcomes additional information from the community that might help the case. “It was an unprovoked attack and I am asking anyone with information to please contact MPD immediately at 414-935-7360 so we can get him off the street and behind bars where he belongs,” he said. The video shows a George Webb co-worker pointing a firearm at the suspect to get him away from the victim. Alderman Donovan said the co-worker – who he was told has a concealed carry permit for the firearm – was successful in getting the suspect to leave the premises. “One can only imagine what might have occurred if that employee had not pulled out her weapon,” the alderman said. “Sadly, I’m told the co-worker quit her job shortly after the incident.” “And can you really blame her for quitting? This is just sickening and I am tired of this crap happening in my district and in too many other neighborhoods across Milwaukee,” he said. Alderman Donovan said the victim is facing thousands of dollars in medical bills to treat her injuries and does not have insurance. “This woman is struggling to just eek out a living and has this idiot attack her for no reason,” he said. “I am told the attacker has an extensive criminal record – surprise, surprise – another glaring indictment of our criminal justice system!” Alderman Donovan said. “A person capable of this brutality is a threat to each and every one of us and needs to be behind bars,” he said. “Wake up Milwaukee, wake up!” he said.

CONCEALED CARRY WINS AGAIN! Newly-released video (attached) from inside the George Webb restaurant at S. 21st and W. Mitchell St. shows an a...

America, Fuck You, and Life: WPLN - Nashville Public Radio pIn @WPLN Follow As he heads back to prison, a Nashville man says 'goodbye' to the new life he hoped to build: bit.ly/21K89YHH 5:30 AM - 25 May 2018 1,806 Retweets 2,445 Likes Matt Walsh Follow @MattWalshBlog He's sentenced to 35 years for selling rehabilitates himself, is released, finds a crack. He serves over 20 years, job and starts a new life, and now is being sent back for another 10 years because the original release was an error." This is unjust, inhumane, and immoral. WPLN - Nashville Public Radio WPLN As he heads back to prison, a Nashville man says 'goodbye' to the new life he hoped to build: bit.ly/21K89YH 10:48 AM - 27 May 2018 51,001 Retweets 91,996 Likes Matt Walsh @MattWalshBlog Follow And 35 years is a ludicrous sentence for a non violent drug offense. There are rapists and child molesters who don't get that kind of time. 10:51 AM - 27 May 2018 2,298 Retweets 10,019 Likes ) <p><a href="http://cisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/174707065646/lastsonlost-ikariyuiofficial" class="tumblr_blog">cisnowflake</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/174706988952/ikariyuiofficial-pinkcheesegreenghost" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://ikariyuiofficial.tumblr.com/post/174597974677/pinkcheesegreenghost-otsitsyataka" class="tumblr_blog">ikariyuiofficial</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://pinkcheesegreenghost.tumblr.com/post/174358723843/otsitsyataka-gahdamnpunk-an-error-is-this" class="tumblr_blog">pinkcheesegreenghost</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://otsitsyataka.tumblr.com/post/174357484423/gahdamnpunk-an-error-is-this-even-legal-35" class="tumblr_blog">otsitsyataka</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://gahdamnpunk.tumblr.com/post/174353587224/an-error-is-this-even-legal-35-years-for-a-non" class="tumblr_blog">gahdamnpunk</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>An error? Is this even legal??<br/></p> <p>35 YEARS FOR A <b>NON VIOLENT</b> DRUG OFFENSE</p> <p>Fuck you, America’s criminal justice system<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>This is heartbreaking 💔</p> </blockquote> <p>his name is <a href="http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/he-heads-back-prison-nashville-man-says-goodbye-new-life-he-hoped-build#stream/0">Matthew Charles</a></p> </blockquote> <p>Ways you can help:</p> <p><a href="https://www.gofundme.com/matthew-charles-legal-fund">Donate to the GoFundMe raising money for Matthew’s legal costs.</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-commute-matthew-charles-prison-sentence">Sign the Change.org petition asking for clemency</a> (though the efficacy of this is sorely debated)</p> </blockquote> <p>Did the state literally just pulled “backsies” on this nigga?</p> </blockquote> <p>Oh just let the man go for fucks sake. As long as he didn’t do anything violent and he isn’t breaking any laws now who cares? </p> </blockquote>
America, Fuck You, and Life: WPLN - Nashville Public Radio
 pIn @WPLN
 Follow
 As he heads back to prison, a Nashville man
 says 'goodbye' to the new life he hoped to
 build: bit.ly/21K89YHH
 5:30 AM - 25 May 2018
 1,806 Retweets 2,445 Likes

 Matt Walsh
 Follow
 @MattWalshBlog
 He's sentenced to 35 years for selling
 rehabilitates himself, is released, finds a
 crack. He serves over 20 years,
 job and starts a new life, and now is
 being sent back for another 10 years
 because the original release was an
 error."
 This is unjust, inhumane, and immoral.
 WPLN - Nashville Public Radio WPLN
 As he heads back to prison, a Nashville man says 'goodbye'
 to the new life he hoped to build: bit.ly/21K89YH
 10:48 AM - 27 May 2018
 51,001 Retweets 91,996 Likes

 Matt Walsh
 @MattWalshBlog
 Follow
 And 35 years is a ludicrous sentence for
 a non violent drug offense. There are
 rapists and child molesters who don't get
 that kind of time.
 10:51 AM - 27 May 2018
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<p><a href="https://pinkcheesegreenghost.tumblr.com/post/174358723843/otsitsyataka-gahdamnpunk-an-error-is-this" class="tumblr_blog">pinkcheesegreenghost</a>:</p>
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<p>An error? Is this even legal??<br/></p>
<p>35 YEARS FOR A <b>NON VIOLENT</b> DRUG OFFENSE</p>
<p>Fuck you, America’s criminal justice system<br/></p>
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<p>This is heartbreaking 💔</p>
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<p>his name is <a href="http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/he-heads-back-prison-nashville-man-says-goodbye-new-life-he-hoped-build#stream/0">Matthew Charles</a></p>
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<p>Ways you can help:</p>
<p><a href="https://www.gofundme.com/matthew-charles-legal-fund">Donate to the GoFundMe raising money for Matthew’s legal costs.</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-commute-matthew-charles-prison-sentence">Sign the Change.org petition asking for clemency</a> (though the efficacy of this is sorely debated)</p>
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<p>Did the state literally just pulled “backsies” on this nigga?</p>
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<p>Oh just let the man go for fucks sake. As long as he didn’t do anything violent and he isn’t breaking any laws now who cares? </p>
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Community, Detroit, and Fucking: How a flawed criminal justice system put a pregnant Detroit activist behind bars by Tom Perkins April 02, 2018 at 10:37 AM comment <p><a href="http://lovelyardie.tumblr.com/post/173718002277/krungle-colionnoir-ra-who-is-pregnant" class="tumblr_blog">lovelyardie</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://krungle.tumblr.com/post/173692650832/colionnoir-ra-who-is-pregnant-sits-in" class="tumblr_blog">krungle</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://colionnoir.tumblr.com/post/173689971140/ra-who-is-pregnant-sits-in-prison-where-she" class="tumblr_blog">colionnoir</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Ra — who is pregnant — sits in prison, where she faces the prospect of giving birth to her second child in June. According to her attorneys, she’s there because she brandished a registered firearm to defend herself, her mother, and her 2-year-old daughter from an attack by a woman who repeatedly tried hitting them with a car.<br/> ______<br/> At the sentencing, Michigan’s mandatory sentencing laws for crimes committed with a gun stripped the judge of any discretion. That eliminated consideration for the incident’s circumstances, Ra’s clean record, her community work, and other factors that should weigh into a sentence. Ra’s attorneys stress that they don’t blame the judge — they fault the Michigan Legislature, which passed the minimum sentence law in 1977.<br/> ______<br/> Beyond that, attorneys say that the jury appeared hurried to wrap up the case before a snowstorm hit, made its decision while unaware of the two-year mandatory prison term, and arrived at a contradictory verdict.<br/> _____</p> <p>And at her sentencing, Ra spoke of the role she believes race played in the jury’s decision.<br/> ______<br/> “The prosecutor convinced the jury and judge that I lacked fear and that’s not true,” Ra said. “I was so afraid, especially for my toddler and mother. I don’t believe they could imagine a black woman being scared — only mad.”<br/> ____<br/> Link to the full story is in my profile section or go here: <a href="https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2018/04/02/how-a-flawed-criminal-justice-system-put-a-pregnant-detroit-activist-behind-bars">https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2018/04/02/how-a-flawed-criminal-justice-system-put-a-pregnant-detroit-activist-behind-bars</a></p> </blockquote> <p>Let me get this straight. A liberal activist uses an unloaded gun that she kept in her car’s glove-box to back off another woman that is committing vehicular assault against her, her mother and her daughter. Yet because the other person gets to the cops first, Ra is automatically charged with the felony assault.</p> <p>Now she is yelling ‘racism’ in a city that had black mayors for forty years and a majority black city council for 50 years and presently has a black police chief. Yet she was charged and convicted under the laws these very liberal black people set into place and the lack of any mention of the jury make-up (and considering Detroit’s racial demographics of over 70% black) I seriously doubt the jury was loaded up with white people.</p> <p>But she condemns the NRA for being silent when she stored a gun in her car’s glove-box while a 2 yo played in the car showing a lack of common sense in gun ownership. But, no, it isn’t her poor gun handling/storing, it is the NRA is racist. But then the NRA didn’t defend me either when I defended myself in my own home against a mentally ill sibling who forced their way into my house and beat me with a pipe, and the reason the told me why is because I was not a card-carrying member.</p> <p style="">Seems to me this liberal activist got exactly what she had voted for.</p> <p>Stop yelling “racist!” and start voting conservative.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I honestly think when your sibling beat you with the pipe, they beat the only 2 of your fucking IQ points out of your piece of shit brain because you honestly tried to conflate being a young black woman exercising both her first amendment and second amendment rights with being a criminal and tried to justify her unlawful imprisonment. Lets not even mention how you willfully ignored how they are neglecting to provide her INNOCENT, UNBORN CHILD with proper prenatal care, especially since she is a high risk pregnancy. But i guess you really don’t give two shits about that, right? You have no idea who she voted for, but I guess you really never learned the difference between inferring based on your own dumbass biases and actually confirming your findings. So do us all a favor and go back to huffing some car exhaust, would ya?</p></blockquote>
Community, Detroit, and Fucking: How a flawed criminal
 justice system put a
 pregnant Detroit
 activist behind bars
 by Tom Perkins April 02, 2018 at 10:37 AM
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<blockquote><p><a href="http://krungle.tumblr.com/post/173692650832/colionnoir-ra-who-is-pregnant-sits-in" class="tumblr_blog">krungle</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://colionnoir.tumblr.com/post/173689971140/ra-who-is-pregnant-sits-in-prison-where-she" class="tumblr_blog">colionnoir</a>:</p>
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<p>Ra — who is pregnant — sits in prison, where she faces the prospect of giving birth to her second child in June. According to her attorneys, she’s there because she brandished a registered firearm to defend herself, her mother, and her 2-year-old daughter from an attack by a woman who repeatedly tried hitting them with a car.<br/>
______<br/>
At the sentencing, Michigan’s mandatory sentencing laws for crimes committed with a gun stripped the judge of any discretion. That eliminated consideration for the incident’s circumstances, Ra’s clean record, her community work, and other factors that should weigh into a sentence. Ra’s attorneys stress that they don’t blame the judge — they fault the Michigan Legislature, which passed the minimum sentence law in 1977.<br/>
______<br/>
Beyond that, attorneys say that the jury appeared hurried to wrap up the case before a snowstorm hit, made its decision while unaware of the two-year mandatory prison term, and arrived at a contradictory verdict.<br/>
_____</p>

<p>And at her sentencing, Ra spoke of the role she believes race played in the jury’s decision.<br/>
______<br/>
“The prosecutor convinced the jury and judge that I lacked fear and that’s not true,” Ra said. “I was so afraid, especially for my toddler and mother. I don’t believe they could imagine a black woman being scared — only mad.”<br/>
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Link to the full story is in my profile section or go here: <a href="https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2018/04/02/how-a-flawed-criminal-justice-system-put-a-pregnant-detroit-activist-behind-bars">https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2018/04/02/how-a-flawed-criminal-justice-system-put-a-pregnant-detroit-activist-behind-bars</a></p>
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<p>Let me get this straight. A liberal activist uses an unloaded gun that she kept in her car’s glove-box to back off another woman that is committing vehicular assault against her, her mother and her daughter. Yet because the other person gets to the cops first, Ra is automatically charged with the felony assault.</p>
<p>Now she is yelling ‘racism’ in a city that had black mayors for forty years and a majority black city council for 50 years and presently has a black police chief. Yet she was charged and convicted under the laws these very liberal black people set into place and the lack of any mention of the jury make-up (and considering Detroit’s racial demographics of over 70% black) I seriously doubt the jury was loaded up with white people.</p>
<p>But she condemns the NRA for being silent when she stored a gun in her car’s glove-box while a 2 yo played in the car showing a lack of common sense in gun ownership. But, no, it isn’t her poor gun handling/storing, it is the NRA is racist. But then the NRA didn’t defend me either when I defended myself in my own home against a mentally ill sibling who forced their way into my house and beat me with a pipe, and the reason the told me why is because I was not a card-carrying member.</p>
<p style="">Seems to me this liberal activist got exactly what she had voted for.</p>
<p>Stop yelling “racist!” and start voting conservative.<br/></p>
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<p>I honestly think when your sibling beat you with the pipe, they beat the only 2 of your fucking IQ points out of your piece of shit brain because you honestly tried to conflate being a young black woman exercising both her first amendment and second amendment rights with being a criminal and tried to justify her unlawful imprisonment. Lets not even mention how you willfully ignored how they are neglecting to provide her INNOCENT, UNBORN CHILD with proper prenatal care, especially since she is a high risk pregnancy. But i guess you really don’t give two shits about that, right? You have no idea who she voted for, but I guess you really never learned the difference between inferring based on your own dumbass biases and actually confirming your findings. So do us all a favor and go back to huffing some car exhaust, would ya?</p></blockquote>

<p><a href="http://lovelyardie.tumblr.com/post/173718002277/krungle-colionnoir-ra-who-is-pregnant" class="tumblr_blog">lovelyardie</a>:</p> ...

America, Ass, and Children: I DON'T REMEMBER MR, FEENY HAVING A GUN Ro Oh man, isn't this election just like when Voldemort faced Harry in The Deathly Hallows? l am physically unable to talk about real world issues without correlating it to level entry "geek" media because l'm so disconnected with reality that I need to use pop culture as a motivator to care about anything this is what Twitter wants please buy my zelda clone on itch.io AME 聲麗·都融顦.運海 七 <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/172256820410/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172251967684/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172251581035/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172251389154/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250725045/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250552859/cankristi-libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250148495/libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250024264/ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit-for-moving" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I’ll give them a tiny bit of credit for moving away from Harry Potter but we’re still in the lame fictional character references.</p></blockquote> <p>Better than LARPing the American Revolution as an excuse to not do anything about guns. THE SPIRIT OF 1776 WILL RISE AGAIN!!! YEEEHAWWWW</p> </blockquote> <p>Gun violence still accounts for a teeny tiny percentage of deaths in the United States but please go on pretending it’s the biggest issue of our times.</p> </blockquote> <p>All countries have violence. Not all countries have mass shootings on the regular. It’s a big issue because it’s unique to us, not because it has the biggest body count. <br/><br/>The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get  shot to death. We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/><br/>(Also you didn’t address the fact that LARPing as if it’s 1776 is something grown ass adults have done to support their beliefs long before left-leaning people made harry potter references)</p> </blockquote> <p>I didn’t say anything about LARPing 1776 because I don’t give a shit about it. At least 1776 actually happened, unlike the battle of fucking Hogwarts. And whether people want to dress up or not changes nothing about the actual facts of the issue. America does not the highest rate of gun violence. Not even close. In fact we have the highest rate of gun ownership and yet do not have the highest rate of gun violence. If guns were really the problem, we should be the most violent nation in the world.</p> </blockquote> <p>Dodging the issue yet again. We’re the only developed country where kids go to school and are afraid of being shot to death in a mass shooting. That’s why it’s a big issue now. The March for Our Lives organized by the students for the students. <br/><br/>And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments,  etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/><br/>And really? You don’t give a shit about it? So I take it you don’t believe we need guns for revolution? If you do that’s LARPing based on historical conditions that are no longer reality. </p> </blockquote> <p>Who are you to determine whether or not the need for revolution is a reality or that will never be one? To say nothing of the fact that that is only one of several reasons to own a gun. </p> <p>The only one dodging anything is you, pushing for fewer guns despite the fact that America has a remarkably low rate of gun violence when you compare it to the rate of gun ownership. There are 350 million guns in the United States. If this was really some kind of epidemic, we would be seeing deaths by the thousands on a daily basis. Yet all we have are a handful of highly publicized incidents. And any solution for keeping schools safer that isn’t “ban guns” is immediately shot down by these “March for our lives” kids, as evidenced by all the whining that went down when someone suggested clear backpacks or metal detectors. They don’t want a discussion of various “solutions”, there’s only one solution they’re looking for.</p> </blockquote> <p><i> &gt;The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get shot to death.<br/></i><br/>I concur, because they’re at a much higher risk of shooting themselves. Statistically. <br/><br/><i>&gt;We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/></i><br/>Fear is not, and never has been, the same as risk.<br/><br/><i>&gt;And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments, etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/></i><br/>If you <b>ignore all the other variables</b>, yes. Heck, you’re even cherry-picking mass shootings instead of overall violence. Or how most gun crime <b>isn’t with legal guns</b>.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>Holy shit they deactivated what did y’all do? 😂</p>
America, Ass, and Children: I DON'T
 REMEMBER
 MR, FEENY
 HAVING
 A GUN
 Ro

 Oh man, isn't this election just
 like when Voldemort faced
 Harry in The Deathly Hallows?
 l am physically unable to talk about
 real world issues without correlating it
 to level entry "geek" media because l'm
 so disconnected with reality that I need
 to use pop culture as a motivator to
 care about anything
 this is what Twitter wants
 please buy my zelda clone on itch.io
 AME
 聲麗·都融顦.運海
 七
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<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250148495/libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250024264/ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit-for-moving" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>I’ll give them a tiny bit of credit for moving away from Harry Potter but we’re still in the lame fictional character references.</p></blockquote>
<p>Better than LARPing the American Revolution as an excuse to not do anything about guns. THE SPIRIT OF 1776 WILL RISE AGAIN!!! YEEEHAWWWW</p>
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<p>Gun violence still accounts for a teeny tiny percentage of deaths in the United States but please go on pretending it’s the biggest issue of our times.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>All countries have violence. Not all countries have mass shootings on the regular. It’s a big issue because it’s unique to us, not because it has the biggest body count. <br/><br/>The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get  shot to death. We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/><br/>(Also you didn’t address the fact that LARPing as if it’s 1776 is something grown ass adults have done to support their beliefs long before left-leaning people made harry potter references)</p>
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<p>I didn’t say anything about LARPing 1776 because I don’t give a shit about it. At least 1776 actually happened, unlike the battle of fucking Hogwarts. And whether people want to dress up or not changes nothing about the actual facts of the issue. America does not the highest rate of gun violence. Not even close. In fact we have the highest rate of gun ownership and yet do not have the highest rate of gun violence. If guns were really the problem, we should be the most violent nation in the world.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Dodging the issue yet again. We’re the only developed country where kids go to school and are afraid of being shot to death in a mass shooting. That’s why it’s a big issue now. The March for Our Lives organized by the students for the students. <br/><br/>And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments,  etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/><br/>And really? You don’t give a shit about it? So I take it you don’t believe we need guns for revolution? If you do that’s LARPing based on historical conditions that are no longer reality. </p>
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<p>Who are you to determine whether or not the need for revolution is a reality or that will never be one? To say nothing of the fact that that is only one of several reasons to own a gun. </p>
<p>The only one dodging anything is you, pushing for fewer guns despite the fact that America has a remarkably low rate of gun violence when you compare it to the rate of gun ownership. There are 350 million guns in the United States. If this was really some kind of epidemic, we would be seeing deaths by the thousands on a daily basis. Yet all we have are a handful of highly publicized incidents. And any solution for keeping schools safer that isn’t “ban guns” is immediately shot down by these “March for our lives” kids, as evidenced by all the whining that went down when someone suggested clear backpacks or metal detectors. They don’t want a discussion of various “solutions”, there’s only one solution they’re looking for.</p>
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<p><i>

&gt;The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get shot to death.<br/></i><br/>I concur, because they’re at a much higher risk of shooting themselves. Statistically. <br/><br/><i>&gt;We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. 
<br/></i><br/>Fear is not, and never has been, the same as risk.<br/><br/><i>&gt;And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments, etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/></i><br/>If you <b>ignore all the other variables</b>, yes. Heck, you’re even cherry-picking mass shootings instead of overall violence. Or how most gun crime <b>isn’t with legal guns</b>.<br/></p></blockquote>

<p>Holy shit they deactivated what did y’all do? 😂</p>

<p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/172256820410/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebei...

America, Ass, and Children: I DON'T REMEMBER MR, FEENY HAVING A GUN Ro Oh man, isn't this election just like when Voldemort faced Harry in The Deathly Hallows? l am physically unable to talk about real world issues without correlating it to level entry "geek" media because l'm so disconnected with reality that I need to use pop culture as a motivator to care about anything this is what Twitter wants please buy my zelda clone on itch.io AME 聲麗·都融顦.運海 七 <p><a href="https://unlimited-shitpost-works.tumblr.com/post/172254908457/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">unlimited-shitpost-works</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172251581035/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172251389154/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250725045/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250552859/cankristi-libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250148495/libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250024264/ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit-for-moving" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I’ll give them a tiny bit of credit for moving away from Harry Potter but we’re still in the lame fictional character references.</p></blockquote> <p>Better than LARPing the American Revolution as an excuse to not do anything about guns. THE SPIRIT OF 1776 WILL RISE AGAIN!!! YEEEHAWWWW</p> </blockquote> <p>Gun violence still accounts for a teeny tiny percentage of deaths in the United States but please go on pretending it’s the biggest issue of our times.</p> </blockquote> <p>All countries have violence. Not all countries have mass shootings on the regular. It’s a big issue because it’s unique to us, not because it has the biggest body count. <br/><br/>The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get  shot to death. We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/><br/>(Also you didn’t address the fact that LARPing as if it’s 1776 is something grown ass adults have done to support their beliefs long before left-leaning people made harry potter references)</p> </blockquote> <p>I didn’t say anything about LARPing 1776 because I don’t give a shit about it. At least 1776 actually happened, unlike the battle of fucking Hogwarts. And whether people want to dress up or not changes nothing about the actual facts of the issue. America does not the highest rate of gun violence. Not even close. In fact we have the highest rate of gun ownership and yet do not have the highest rate of gun violence. If guns were really the problem, we should be the most violent nation in the world.</p> </blockquote> <p>Dodging the issue yet again. We’re the only developed country where kids go to school and are afraid of being shot to death in a mass shooting. That’s why it’s a big issue now. The March for Our Lives organized by the students for the students. <br/><br/>And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments,  etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/><br/>And really? You don’t give a shit about it? So I take it you don’t believe we need guns for revolution? If you do that’s LARPing based on historical conditions that are no longer reality. </p> </blockquote> <p>Here’s an article that explains why comparing the US to other “developed” countries is a mistake:</p> <p><a href="https://mises.org/wire/mistake-only-comparing-us-murder-rates-developed-countries">https://mises.org/wire/mistake-only-comparing-us-murder-rates-developed-countries</a></p> <p>If you don’t want to read it, I’ll summarize. What you really mean when you say “developed” is an arbitrary list of countries, that are mostly rich, white, and/or European. The fact that you only want to look at a particular set of countries is because if you look at the whole world, you are forced to acknowledge that a particular country’s homicide rate is driven by many factors other than guns, and your narrative falls apart.</p> <p>You are statistically more likely to be struck by lightning that killed in a mass shooting. It’s an irrational fear.</p> <p>The March for our Lives was organized by Everytown and backed by people as big as Oprah.</p> </blockquote>
America, Ass, and Children: I DON'T
 REMEMBER
 MR, FEENY
 HAVING
 A GUN
 Ro

 Oh man, isn't this election just
 like when Voldemort faced
 Harry in The Deathly Hallows?
 l am physically unable to talk about
 real world issues without correlating it
 to level entry "geek" media because l'm
 so disconnected with reality that I need
 to use pop culture as a motivator to
 care about anything
 this is what Twitter wants
 please buy my zelda clone on itch.io
 AME
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<p><a href="https://unlimited-shitpost-works.tumblr.com/post/172254908457/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">unlimited-shitpost-works</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172251581035/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172251389154/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250725045/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250552859/cankristi-libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250148495/libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250024264/ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit-for-moving" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>I’ll give them a tiny bit of credit for moving away from Harry Potter but we’re still in the lame fictional character references.</p></blockquote>
<p>Better than LARPing the American Revolution as an excuse to not do anything about guns. THE SPIRIT OF 1776 WILL RISE AGAIN!!! YEEEHAWWWW</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Gun violence still accounts for a teeny tiny percentage of deaths in the United States but please go on pretending it’s the biggest issue of our times.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>All countries have violence. Not all countries have mass shootings on the regular. It’s a big issue because it’s unique to us, not because it has the biggest body count. <br/><br/>The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get  shot to death. We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/><br/>(Also you didn’t address the fact that LARPing as if it’s 1776 is something grown ass adults have done to support their beliefs long before left-leaning people made harry potter references)</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I didn’t say anything about LARPing 1776 because I don’t give a shit about it. At least 1776 actually happened, unlike the battle of fucking Hogwarts. And whether people want to dress up or not changes nothing about the actual facts of the issue. America does not the highest rate of gun violence. Not even close. In fact we have the highest rate of gun ownership and yet do not have the highest rate of gun violence. If guns were really the problem, we should be the most violent nation in the world.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Dodging the issue yet again. We’re the only developed country where kids go to school and are afraid of being shot to death in a mass shooting. That’s why it’s a big issue now. The March for Our Lives organized by the students for the students. <br/><br/>And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments,  etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/><br/>And really? You don’t give a shit about it? So I take it you don’t believe we need guns for revolution? If you do that’s LARPing based on historical conditions that are no longer reality. </p>
</blockquote>

<p>Here’s an article that explains why comparing the US to other “developed” countries is a mistake:</p>
<p><a href="https://mises.org/wire/mistake-only-comparing-us-murder-rates-developed-countries">https://mises.org/wire/mistake-only-comparing-us-murder-rates-developed-countries</a></p>
<p>If you don’t want to read it, I’ll summarize.  What you really mean when you say “developed” is an arbitrary list of countries, that are mostly rich, white, and/or European.  The fact that you only want to look at a particular set of countries is because if you look at the whole world, you are forced to acknowledge that a particular country’s homicide rate is driven by many factors other than guns, and your narrative falls apart.</p>
<p>You are statistically more likely to be struck by lightning that killed in a mass shooting.  It’s an irrational fear.</p>
<p>The March for our Lives was organized by Everytown and backed by people as big as Oprah.</p>
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<p><a href="https://unlimited-shitpost-works.tumblr.com/post/172254908457/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">unlimited-s...

America, Ass, and Children: I DON'T REMEMBER MR, FEENY HAVING A GUN Ro Oh man, isn't this election just like when Voldemort faced Harry in The Deathly Hallows? l am physically unable to talk about real world issues without correlating it to level entry "geek" media because l'm so disconnected with reality that I need to use pop culture as a motivator to care about anything this is what Twitter wants please buy my zelda clone on itch.io AME 聲麗·都融顦.運海 七 <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172251581035/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172251389154/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250725045/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250552859/cankristi-libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250148495/libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250024264/ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit-for-moving" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I’ll give them a tiny bit of credit for moving away from Harry Potter but we’re still in the lame fictional character references.</p></blockquote> <p>Better than LARPing the American Revolution as an excuse to not do anything about guns. THE SPIRIT OF 1776 WILL RISE AGAIN!!! YEEEHAWWWW</p> </blockquote> <p>Gun violence still accounts for a teeny tiny percentage of deaths in the United States but please go on pretending it’s the biggest issue of our times.</p> </blockquote> <p>All countries have violence. Not all countries have mass shootings on the regular. It’s a big issue because it’s unique to us, not because it has the biggest body count. <br/><br/>The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get  shot to death. We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/><br/>(Also you didn’t address the fact that LARPing as if it’s 1776 is something grown ass adults have done to support their beliefs long before left-leaning people made harry potter references)</p> </blockquote> <p>I didn’t say anything about LARPing 1776 because I don’t give a shit about it. At least 1776 actually happened, unlike the battle of fucking Hogwarts. And whether people want to dress up or not changes nothing about the actual facts of the issue. America does not the highest rate of gun violence. Not even close. In fact we have the highest rate of gun ownership and yet do not have the highest rate of gun violence. If guns were really the problem, we should be the most violent nation in the world.</p> </blockquote> <p>Dodging the issue yet again. We’re the only developed country where kids go to school and are afraid of being shot to death in a mass shooting. That’s why it’s a big issue now. The March for Our Lives organized by the students for the students. <br/><br/>And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments,  etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/><br/>And really? You don’t give a shit about it? So I take it you don’t believe we need guns for revolution? If you do that’s LARPing based on historical conditions that are no longer reality. </p></blockquote> <p>Who are you to determine whether or not the need for revolution is a reality or that will never be one? To say nothing of the fact that that is only one of several reasons to own a gun. </p><p>The only one dodging anything is you, pushing for fewer guns despite the fact that America has a remarkably low rate of gun violence when you compare it to the rate of gun ownership. There are 350 million guns in the United States. If this was really some kind of epidemic, we would be seeing deaths by the thousands on a daily basis. Yet all we have are a handful of highly publicized incidents. And any solution for keeping schools safer that isn’t “ban guns” is immediately shot down by these “March for our lives” kids, as evidenced by all the whining that went down when someone suggested clear backpacks or metal detectors. They don’t want a discussion of various “solutions”, there’s only one solution they’re looking for.</p>
America, Ass, and Children: I DON'T
 REMEMBER
 MR, FEENY
 HAVING
 A GUN
 Ro

 Oh man, isn't this election just
 like when Voldemort faced
 Harry in The Deathly Hallows?
 l am physically unable to talk about
 real world issues without correlating it
 to level entry "geek" media because l'm
 so disconnected with reality that I need
 to use pop culture as a motivator to
 care about anything
 this is what Twitter wants
 please buy my zelda clone on itch.io
 AME
 聲麗·都融顦.運海
 七
<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172251581035/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172251389154/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250725045/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250552859/cankristi-libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250148495/libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250024264/ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit-for-moving" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>I’ll give them a tiny bit of credit for moving away from Harry Potter but we’re still in the lame fictional character references.</p></blockquote>
<p>Better than LARPing the American Revolution as an excuse to not do anything about guns. THE SPIRIT OF 1776 WILL RISE AGAIN!!! YEEEHAWWWW</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Gun violence still accounts for a teeny tiny percentage of deaths in the United States but please go on pretending it’s the biggest issue of our times.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>All countries have violence. Not all countries have mass shootings on the regular. It’s a big issue because it’s unique to us, not because it has the biggest body count. <br/><br/>The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get  shot to death. We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/><br/>(Also you didn’t address the fact that LARPing as if it’s 1776 is something grown ass adults have done to support their beliefs long before left-leaning people made harry potter references)</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I didn’t say anything about LARPing 1776 because I don’t give a shit about it. At least 1776 actually happened, unlike the battle of fucking Hogwarts. And whether people want to dress up or not changes nothing about the actual facts of the issue. America does not the highest rate of gun violence. Not even close. In fact we have the highest rate of gun ownership and yet do not have the highest rate of gun violence. If guns were really the problem, we should be the most violent nation in the world.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Dodging the issue yet again. We’re the only developed country where kids go to school and are afraid of being shot to death in a mass shooting. That’s why it’s a big issue now. The March for Our Lives organized by the students for the students. <br/><br/>And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments,  etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/><br/>And really? You don’t give a shit about it? So I take it you don’t believe we need guns for revolution? If you do that’s LARPing based on historical conditions that are no longer reality. </p></blockquote>

<p>Who are you to determine whether or not the need for revolution is a reality or that will never be one? To say nothing of the fact that that is only one of several reasons to own a gun. </p><p>The only one dodging anything is you, pushing for fewer guns despite the fact that America has a remarkably low rate of gun violence when you compare it to the rate of gun ownership. There are 350 million guns in the United States. If this was really some kind of epidemic, we would be seeing deaths by the thousands on a daily basis. Yet all we have are a handful of highly publicized incidents. And any solution for keeping schools safer that isn’t “ban guns” is immediately shot down by these “March for our lives” kids, as evidenced by all the whining that went down when someone suggested clear backpacks or metal detectors. They don’t want a discussion of various “solutions”, there’s only one solution they’re looking for.</p>

<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172251581035/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <bl...

Child Support, Fail, and Jail: Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Invest $3 Million in App That Combats Mass Incarceration @balleralert Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Invest $3 Million in App That Combats Mass Incarceration-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Jay-Z and Roc Nation will reportedly make a $3 million investment in an app called Promise, that combats mass incarceration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the website, the app was created by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins and Diana Frappier to “get people out of jail and provide ongoing support and supervision to help keep them out.” The hope is that the platform will exist as an alternative to incarcerating individuals who cannot afford bail or who miss court dates by mistake. It will provide services to users that will help them log upcoming court dates, counseling appointments, and drug tests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When it comes to rehabilitation, Promise plans to provide programs to users that assist with job training and getting information about housing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As a rapper, Jay-Z has used his platform to consistently speak about how the jail system is designed to fail those of low class and people of color. Last year the rapper wrote an opinion piece on Father’s Day about the exploitative bail industry. For many individuals, they are jailed due to their inability to afford bail, despite not being convicted of crimes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ During an interview with TechCrunch, Ellis-Lamkins spoke on the small infractions that lead to many people of color ending up behind bars. “People are going to jail because they look at a piece of paper and misread it, or are going to jail because they can’t afford a class because they’re instead paying child support. If we’re putting people in jail because they’re poor, brown or black, we’re spending money the wrong way.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “We are increasingly alarmed by the injustice in our criminal justice system,” Jay-Z said in a statement confirming his involvement with the app. “Money, time and lives are wasted with the current policies. It’s time for an innovative and progressive technology that offers sustainable solutions to tough problems. Promise’s team, led by Phaedra, is building an app that can help provide ‘liberty and justice for all’ to millions.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Child Support, Fail, and Jail: Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Invest $3
 Million in App That Combats Mass
 Incarceration
 @balleralert
Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Invest $3 Million in App That Combats Mass Incarceration-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Jay-Z and Roc Nation will reportedly make a $3 million investment in an app called Promise, that combats mass incarceration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the website, the app was created by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins and Diana Frappier to “get people out of jail and provide ongoing support and supervision to help keep them out.” The hope is that the platform will exist as an alternative to incarcerating individuals who cannot afford bail or who miss court dates by mistake. It will provide services to users that will help them log upcoming court dates, counseling appointments, and drug tests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When it comes to rehabilitation, Promise plans to provide programs to users that assist with job training and getting information about housing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As a rapper, Jay-Z has used his platform to consistently speak about how the jail system is designed to fail those of low class and people of color. Last year the rapper wrote an opinion piece on Father’s Day about the exploitative bail industry. For many individuals, they are jailed due to their inability to afford bail, despite not being convicted of crimes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ During an interview with TechCrunch, Ellis-Lamkins spoke on the small infractions that lead to many people of color ending up behind bars. “People are going to jail because they look at a piece of paper and misread it, or are going to jail because they can’t afford a class because they’re instead paying child support. If we’re putting people in jail because they’re poor, brown or black, we’re spending money the wrong way.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “We are increasingly alarmed by the injustice in our criminal justice system,” Jay-Z said in a statement confirming his involvement with the app. “Money, time and lives are wasted with the current policies. It’s time for an innovative and progressive technology that offers sustainable solutions to tough problems. Promise’s team, led by Phaedra, is building an app that can help provide ‘liberty and justice for all’ to millions.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀

Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Invest $3 Million in App That Combats Mass Incarceration-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Jay-Z and Roc Nation ...

San Francisco 49ers, Anaconda, and Chris Brown: Colin Kaepernick Reaches His Million Dollar Pledge Goal with the Help of Fellow Celebrities @balleralert "峒 Colin Kaepernick Reaches His Million Dollar Pledge Goal with the Help of Fellow Celebrities - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the help of his celebrity friends, ColinKaepernick has managed to reach his ‘Million Dollar Pledge’ goal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s decision to start the pledge followed his monumental kneel during the national anthem at a preseason game in late 2016. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kaepernick announced that he would be donating a total of $1 million to a number of charity organizations that focus on societal issues, as an effort to help the oppressed communities of those in need and raise social awareness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To date, the 30-year-old has donated over $900,000 to nearly 31 charities that are dedicated to homelessness, educational development, community-police relations, criminal justice reform, rights for inmates, at-risk families, and even reproductive rights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In mid-January, as he entered his final $100,000 donation, Kaepernick started the 10for10 project, in which he teamed up with 10 artists, athletes, and influencers to meet the $1 million mark. Each participant was asked to donate $10,000 to a cause of their choice, and Kaepernick would then match it with another $10,000. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yesterday, he matched his last $10,000 with Usher’s donation to H.O.M.E., a Georgia-based organization for single mothers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Thank you to everyone who has supported me, matched me and my pledge, and, most importantly, the people,” Kaepernick expressed. “I know that we still have a lot of work to do, however, by getting everyone involved, I truly believe that we can all achieve and move mountains towards our goals for social justice." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Others to participate were Kevin Durant (Silicon Valley De-Bug), Jesse Williams (Advancement Project), Steph Curry (United Playaz), Snoop Dogg (Mothers Against Police Brutality), Serena Williams (Imagine LA), T.I. (Angel by Nature), Jhene Aiko and Chris Brown (School on Wheels), Nick Cannon and Joey Badass (Communities United by Police Reform), and Meek Mill (Youth Service, Inc.).
San Francisco 49ers, Anaconda, and Chris Brown: Colin Kaepernick Reaches His
 Million Dollar Pledge Goal with the
 Help of Fellow Celebrities
 @balleralert
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Colin Kaepernick Reaches His Million Dollar Pledge Goal with the Help of Fellow Celebrities - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the help of his celebrity friends, ColinKaepernick has managed to reach his ‘Million Dollar Pledge’ goal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s decision to start the pledge followed his monumental kneel during the national anthem at a preseason game in late 2016. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kaepernick announced that he would be donating a total of $1 million to a number of charity organizations that focus on societal issues, as an effort to help the oppressed communities of those in need and raise social awareness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To date, the 30-year-old has donated over $900,000 to nearly 31 charities that are dedicated to homelessness, educational development, community-police relations, criminal justice reform, rights for inmates, at-risk families, and even reproductive rights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In mid-January, as he entered his final $100,000 donation, Kaepernick started the 10for10 project, in which he teamed up with 10 artists, athletes, and influencers to meet the $1 million mark. Each participant was asked to donate $10,000 to a cause of their choice, and Kaepernick would then match it with another $10,000. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yesterday, he matched his last $10,000 with Usher’s donation to H.O.M.E., a Georgia-based organization for single mothers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Thank you to everyone who has supported me, matched me and my pledge, and, most importantly, the people,” Kaepernick expressed. “I know that we still have a lot of work to do, however, by getting everyone involved, I truly believe that we can all achieve and move mountains towards our goals for social justice." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Others to participate were Kevin Durant (Silicon Valley De-Bug), Jesse Williams (Advancement Project), Steph Curry (United Playaz), Snoop Dogg (Mothers Against Police Brutality), Serena Williams (Imagine LA), T.I. (Angel by Nature), Jhene Aiko and Chris Brown (School on Wheels), Nick Cannon and Joey Badass (Communities United by Police Reform), and Meek Mill (Youth Service, Inc.).

Colin Kaepernick Reaches His Million Dollar Pledge Goal with the Help of Fellow Celebrities - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With...

Jay, Jay Z, and Meek Mill: JAY-Z Pens Report In Support Of Meek Mill: "Probation ls A Trap And We Must Fight For Meek And Everyone Else Unjustly Sent To Prison" @balleralert JAY-Z Pens Report In Support Of Meek Mill: "Probation Is A Trap And We Must Fight For Meek And Everyone Else Unjustly Sent To Prison" - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In an opinion piece for the NewYorkTimes titled, “The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill," JAYZ outlined flaws in the criminal justice system and continued his support of his Roc Nation artist in the wake of Meek’s recent prison sentence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jay-Z begins by arguing that "For about a decade, [Meek]'s been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for locking him back inside." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "What’s happening to MeekMill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day," the "4:44" artist wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Probation is a trap and we must fight for Meek and everyone else unjustly sent to prison," he continued. "It’s time we highlight the random ways people trapped in the criminal justice system are punished every day. The system treats them as a danger to society, consistently monitors and follows them for any minor infraction — with the goal of putting them back in prison." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jay-Z concluded the piece by directing readers to Color of Change, an organization that advocates for courts to treat people on parole or probation in Philadelphia more fairly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The music mogul, who previously called Meek's sentence "unjust and heavy-handed" also stopped his show in Dallas last week to denounce Meek's two to four-year prison sentence.
Jay, Jay Z, and Meek Mill: JAY-Z Pens Report In Support Of
 Meek Mill: "Probation ls A Trap And
 We Must Fight For Meek And
 Everyone Else Unjustly Sent To
 Prison"
 @balleralert
JAY-Z Pens Report In Support Of Meek Mill: "Probation Is A Trap And We Must Fight For Meek And Everyone Else Unjustly Sent To Prison" - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In an opinion piece for the NewYorkTimes titled, “The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill," JAYZ outlined flaws in the criminal justice system and continued his support of his Roc Nation artist in the wake of Meek’s recent prison sentence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jay-Z begins by arguing that "For about a decade, [Meek]'s been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for locking him back inside." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "What’s happening to MeekMill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day," the "4:44" artist wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Probation is a trap and we must fight for Meek and everyone else unjustly sent to prison," he continued. "It’s time we highlight the random ways people trapped in the criminal justice system are punished every day. The system treats them as a danger to society, consistently monitors and follows them for any minor infraction — with the goal of putting them back in prison." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jay-Z concluded the piece by directing readers to Color of Change, an organization that advocates for courts to treat people on parole or probation in Philadelphia more fairly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The music mogul, who previously called Meek's sentence "unjust and heavy-handed" also stopped his show in Dallas last week to denounce Meek's two to four-year prison sentence.

JAY-Z Pens Report In Support Of Meek Mill: "Probation Is A Trap And We Must Fight For Meek And Everyone Else Unjustly Sent To Prison" - blog...

Books, Life, and Memes: Dear white people: nobody is saying that your life isn't hard. Mental and physical illness don't discriminate. Prejudice on the basis of sexuality, gender, ability, and age can limit every race's opportunities. Socioeconomic inequality and limited class mobility negatively impact working people of every colour. Our education and health care systems disadvantage every race's youth and rural people of every race largely don't have access to essential resources that our government should guarantee. Nobody is saying that these issues don't exist or that your life is easy. When we talk about white privilege, we're not saying that white people don't have problems. We're saying that white people don't have problems purely derived from whiteness. The criminal justice system favours white defendants. White immigrants are far less likely to be mistreated or deported. People with white-sounding names are more likely to be hired and promoted. White women don't struggle with a culture of racial disrespect and fetishisation. The Western standard for physical beauty centres around white features and the face of the media is largely white. Even our history books tell the white man's story, leaving centuries of racial oppression in the footnotes. The average white person won't recognise this as privilege, because these things aren't perks. They're basic rights guaranteed in a way that people of colour's rights never were. So if someone tells you that you have white privilege, don't get offended, it's nothing to be ashamed of. It's something to recognise, understand, and use for good. It's what makes you an ally. WHITE PEOPLE: Read this! So important and so well written (by @iwritefeminism) 💕
Books, Life, and Memes: Dear white people: nobody is saying that your life isn't hard.
 Mental and physical illness don't discriminate. Prejudice on the
 basis of sexuality, gender, ability, and age can limit every race's
 opportunities. Socioeconomic inequality and limited class mobility
 negatively impact working people of every colour. Our education
 and health care systems disadvantage every race's youth and rural
 people of every race largely don't have access to essential resources
 that our government should guarantee. Nobody is saying that these
 issues don't exist or that your life is easy.
 When we talk about white privilege, we're not saying that white
 people don't have problems. We're saying that white people don't
 have problems purely derived from whiteness. The criminal justice
 system favours white defendants. White immigrants are far less
 likely to be mistreated or deported. People with white-sounding
 names are more likely to be hired and promoted. White women don't
 struggle with a culture of racial disrespect and fetishisation. The
 Western standard for physical beauty centres around white features
 and the face of the media is largely white. Even our history books
 tell the white man's story, leaving centuries of racial oppression in
 the footnotes.
 The average white person won't recognise this as privilege, because
 these things aren't perks. They're basic rights guaranteed in a way
 that people
 of colour's rights never were. So if someone tells you
 that you have white privilege, don't get offended, it's nothing to be
 ashamed of. It's something to recognise, understand, and use for
 good. It's what makes you an ally.
WHITE PEOPLE: Read this! So important and so well written (by @iwritefeminism) 💕

WHITE PEOPLE: Read this! So important and so well written (by @iwritefeminism) 💕

Birthday, Jail, and Memes: Letitia James Wants to Rename Rikers Island After Kalief Browder @balleralert Letitia James Wants to Rename Rikers Island After Kalief Browder – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the wake of Mayor BillDeBlasio’s announcement to eventually shut down RikersIsland, Public Advocate LetitiaJames introduced a new idea about the notorious 413-acre island, rename it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ James stood before a crowd during a press conference about the island's potential shut down, urging the city to rename the jail after a victim of its brutality and isolation, KaliefBrowder. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you recall, back in 2010, just before his 17th birthday, Browder was arrested and charged with stealing a backpack. However, the case never went to trial. But, Browder was subject to three years of brutality in Riker’s Island, two of which were spent in solitary confinement. Browder’s story was widely publicized, in an effort to highlight the horrible conditions of the jail. Unable to cope with the emotional trauma and memories of the torture, Browder committed suicide two years after his release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, James is asking the city to honor Browder’s name by renaming the island that is responsible for his death, after him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We must do everything in our power to ensure that our criminal justice system is fair, transparent and accountable,” she said. While, the gesture may have been in good faith, many are opposed to the idea, including one of Browder’s older brothers, Deion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Naming Rikers Island after Kalief Browder is disrespecting his name,” Deion said after a screening of “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On the other hand, Browder’s older brother, Akeem, thinks the change could continue to raise awareness and spread his brother’s story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s really appreciative and thoughtful,” the 34-year-old said. “But it’s something we’d have to think over. The people should have this victory.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Thankfully the time has come,” he added. “Maybe people will look at the Kalief Island, if they want to dub it that, and remember the tragedy that my brother went through.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are your thoughts?
Birthday, Jail, and Memes: Letitia James Wants to Rename
 Rikers Island After Kalief
 Browder
 @balleralert
Letitia James Wants to Rename Rikers Island After Kalief Browder – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the wake of Mayor BillDeBlasio’s announcement to eventually shut down RikersIsland, Public Advocate LetitiaJames introduced a new idea about the notorious 413-acre island, rename it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ James stood before a crowd during a press conference about the island's potential shut down, urging the city to rename the jail after a victim of its brutality and isolation, KaliefBrowder. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you recall, back in 2010, just before his 17th birthday, Browder was arrested and charged with stealing a backpack. However, the case never went to trial. But, Browder was subject to three years of brutality in Riker’s Island, two of which were spent in solitary confinement. Browder’s story was widely publicized, in an effort to highlight the horrible conditions of the jail. Unable to cope with the emotional trauma and memories of the torture, Browder committed suicide two years after his release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, James is asking the city to honor Browder’s name by renaming the island that is responsible for his death, after him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We must do everything in our power to ensure that our criminal justice system is fair, transparent and accountable,” she said. While, the gesture may have been in good faith, many are opposed to the idea, including one of Browder’s older brothers, Deion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Naming Rikers Island after Kalief Browder is disrespecting his name,” Deion said after a screening of “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On the other hand, Browder’s older brother, Akeem, thinks the change could continue to raise awareness and spread his brother’s story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s really appreciative and thoughtful,” the 34-year-old said. “But it’s something we’d have to think over. The people should have this victory.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Thankfully the time has come,” he added. “Maybe people will look at the Kalief Island, if they want to dub it that, and remember the tragedy that my brother went through.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are your thoughts?

Letitia James Wants to Rename Rikers Island After Kalief Browder – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the wake of Mayor BillDeBlasio’s ...