17 4 / 2014

toasterstrudel:

The struggle.

toasterstrudel:

The struggle.

17 4 / 2014

17 4 / 2014

humansofnewyork:

"I do social work, focusing on young families. Basically I play and dance with babies."

humansofnewyork:

"I do social work, focusing on young families. Basically I play and dance with babies."

(via cocoabutterkiisses)

17 4 / 2014

17 4 / 2014

"Some people say, “Never let them see you cry.” I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone."

Tina Fey, Bossypants (via jdandunderemployed)

(Source: quotes-shape-us, via jdandunderemployed)

17 4 / 2014

hapaloha:

hipsterlibertarian:

Remember this story? This college student, Elizabeth Daly, was walking out of a grocery store with two other girls and a case of La Croix when plainclothes officers started following her. 
Exhibit A: The offending beverage.

Not realizing they were police officers, she got in her car — which only made the situation worse:

Now 21, Daly said she had been terrified when strangers surrounded her car and began pounding on the windows. She couldn’t roll down a window without starting the car, and when she did, one agent jumped on the hood and another pulled a gun, she has said repeatedly since the incident.

Elizabeth dialed 911 and started driving away, still unaware that the men terrorizing her were, in fact, officers of the law. Once the 911 operator confirmed that they were not random men assaulting her, but rather random men with badges, she stopped the car, only to be arrested, charged with assault, and jailed overnight. “She has suffered from tremors since the June incident, she said.”
Now, she’s suing the state for $40 million over the incident, and I wish her well in the suit. Unfortunately, however, if she wins that money will come not from the offending officers but from the taxpayers of Virginia. 
As I’ve written before, police should be just as responsible for the costs of their abusive behavior as the rest of us — and that includes paying settlements. The police are not a special class of citizens. They are not absolved of responsibility for their crimes because they wear a badge. They are not above the law. In fact, if anything, as enforcers of the law, they should be subject to greater scrutiny.
Requiring taxpayers rather than the guilty officers to cover settlements significantly lowers the cost to police of engaging in abusive behavior — and that’s not a cost I want to see lowered. 

This is not a $40 million mistake. To sue for that much is pure greed. And from what I’ve read, the ABC officers only responded with force once she started the vehicle, which was after they identified themselves with a badge. There was clearly misunderstanding on both sides. 

Things I hate more than anything: people with no understanding of the legal system passing judgment on plaintiffs in lawsuits.

hapaloha:

hipsterlibertarian:

Remember this story? This college student, Elizabeth Daly, was walking out of a grocery store with two other girls and a case of La Croix when plainclothes officers started following her. 

Exhibit A: The offending beverage.

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Not realizing they were police officers, she got in her car — which only made the situation worse:

Now 21, Daly said she had been terrified when strangers surrounded her car and began pounding on the windows. She couldn’t roll down a window without starting the car, and when she did, one agent jumped on the hood and another pulled a gun, she has said repeatedly since the incident.

Elizabeth dialed 911 and started driving away, still unaware that the men terrorizing her were, in fact, officers of the law. Once the 911 operator confirmed that they were not random men assaulting her, but rather random men with badges, she stopped the car, only to be arrested, charged with assault, and jailed overnight. “She has suffered from tremors since the June incident, she said.”

Now, she’s suing the state for $40 million over the incident, and I wish her well in the suit. Unfortunately, however, if she wins that money will come not from the offending officers but from the taxpayers of Virginia. 

As I’ve written before, police should be just as responsible for the costs of their abusive behavior as the rest of us — and that includes paying settlements. The police are not a special class of citizens. They are not absolved of responsibility for their crimes because they wear a badge. They are not above the law. In fact, if anything, as enforcers of the law, they should be subject to greater scrutiny.

Requiring taxpayers rather than the guilty officers to cover settlements significantly lowers the cost to police of engaging in abusive behavior — and that’s not a cost I want to see lowered. 

This is not a $40 million mistake. To sue for that much is pure greed. And from what I’ve read, the ABC officers only responded with force once she started the vehicle, which was after they identified themselves with a badge. There was clearly misunderstanding on both sides. 

Things I hate more than anything: people with no understanding of the legal system passing judgment on plaintiffs in lawsuits.

17 4 / 2014

(Source: socrazzy, via warehouse34)

17 4 / 2014

healthier-habits:

Key West Grilled Chicken- 3 T soy sauce, 2 T honey, 1 T vegetable oil, Juice of 1 Lime, 1 tsp minced garlic, 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or cubed, cilantro-optional.
Click here for full directions!

healthier-habits:

Key West Grilled Chicken- 3 T soy sauce, 2 T honey, 1 T vegetable oil, Juice of 1 Lime, 1 tsp minced garlic, 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or cubed, cilantro-optional.

Click here for full directions!

17 4 / 2014

17 4 / 2014

rvacoffeestain:

…indivisible, with liberty and tacos for all

rvacoffeestain:

…indivisible, with liberty and tacos for all