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What did Grant Morrison say about it?

Last year he did an interview on Kevin Smith’s podcast and said this:


“No one gets the end, because Batman kills The Joker. […] That’s why it’s called The Killing Joke. The…

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Lions Save Kidnapped Girl

if lions are coming to rescue someone, you have to know what you’re doing is wrong. you know, in that moment before you’re torn in to tiny little pieces by said lions 

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lolshtus:

Lions Save Kidnapped Girl

if lions are coming to rescue someone, you have to know what you’re doing is wrong. you know, in that moment before you’re torn in to tiny little pieces by said lions 

New York Cops Know People Have a Right to Record Them; They Just Don't Care

laliberty:

From his car, Brooklyn resident Dick George sees a couple of cops exit an unmarked vehicle and perform a “stop and frisk” and three black youths. George takes pictures of this encounter. After the cops walk away, George tells youths that next time they should demand badge numbers.

Cops overhear this and one says “What did he just say to them, get our badge number? … Let’s go get him,” or words to that effect. The cops then accost George:

After stopping George’s car, the cops roughed him up, handcuffed him, and took him to the precinct house, where he was strip-searched, locked in a cell, and charged with disorderly conduct. When he got his cellphone back after being released with a desk appearance ticket, he found that the photos of the stop-and-frisk encounter had been deleted.

According to George’s complaint, the cops repeatedly told him he was getting what he deserved for “being an activist.” Ferber allegedly said something like: “Now we are going to give you what you deserve for meddling in our business and when we finish with you, you can sue the city for $5,000,000 and get rich. We don’t care.”

That estimate was off by a factor of 40. The New York Daily News reported on Monday that the city agreed to settle George’s lawsuit for $125,000. “After a thorough review of the case facts,” a lawyer for the city said, “it was in the best interest of all to resolve this matter without costly litigation and trial.”

The officers, of course, are not on the hook for any of that money, which will instead come out of taxpayers’ pockets. And judging from the comments reported by George, the prospect of litigation does not deter this sort of unlawful bullying. The problem was not that the cops didn’t realize they were violating George’s rights; it was that they did not care, because they did not expect to suffer any negative consequences as a result—for good reason, according to the lawsuit:

The supervisory staff of the NYPD has consistently failed to investigate allegations such as those contained herein and to discipline officers who have violated NYPD guidelines. The investigation of these incidents by central office and/or supervisory staff reflects a bias in favor of uniformed officers. Furthermore, officers and staff who are known to have violated an individual’s civil rights in one command are often transferred by NYPD to another command rather than be disciplined, demoted or fired by the NYPD.

The cost of settling lawsuits like George’s helps explain the recent NYPD memo. But reminding cops that they are supposed to respect people’s constitutional rights will not accomplish much unless they suffer personally for violating them. Since courts have ruled that cops do not receive qualified immunity in cases like this (because the right to record them is well established), officers can theoretically find themselves owing damages to the people they victimize. But the usual practice in settling cases is to drop claims against individual cops along with claims against the city and the police department. Maybe it is time to reconsider that practice. The threat of financial ruin would be harder to laugh off than the threat of taxpayer-funded damages.

Yet another example of the unofficial police policy on engaging suspects at work.

thepoliticalnotebook:


This Week in War. A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism.
An excellent piece of longform with accompanying photography in the Washington Post on life amidst a forgotten conflict in the Congo.
Photographer Phil Moore talks about covering the Congo for the past three years. 
A new video shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau alive and well (and flipping off the camera) despite the Nigerian government’s claims they killed him two weeks ago.
South Sudan’s government twice delays discussion on the security bill.
30 Libyan soldiers were killed in a double suicide bombing and clashes in Benghazi on Thursday.
Violence in Lebanon targets Syrian refugees.
Evaluating changing balances of power in Yemen.
The reconstruction plan in Gaza is drawing criticism for its restrictive monitoring of supplies, with detractors saying the plan puts the UN in charge of a continuing Israeli blockade.
The White House criticized Israeli settlement plans in east Jerusalem, saying it will “poison the atmosphere.”
Palestine drafts a UN resolution to end Israeli occupation.
The OPCW-UN mission to destroy chemical weapons in Syria has completed and will withdraw from the country.
ISIS beheaded ten people in the Kurdish region of Syria: a civilian, a handful of Kurdish fighters and Syrian Arab rebels.
The northern Syrian town of Kobane is under heavy fire, caught in fighting between ISIS and Kurdish forces.
Iraqi security has deteriorated in recent days, with an uptick in car bombs and mortar attacks, like the Baghdad car bomb Wednesday night that killed 14 and wounded 51.
According to UN figures, at least 1,119 Iraqis were killed as a result of acts of terrorism and violence in September (these numbers exclude Anbar province).
US bombing in Iraq is not being held to the “near-certainty” standard for avoiding civilian casualties.
In desperation, an Iraqi unit defending itself against ISIS in Anbar made as many calls as they could for assistance which never came, forcing them to flee.
ISIS uses wheat as a tool of control.
A third video of ISIS hostage John Cantlie has been released.
Is that VICE documentary on ISIS illegal?
The ISIS war machine and the limitations of leadership targeting.
Marines deployed a new 2300-strong quick reaction force in Kuwait.
A look at Qatar’s relationship with extremism
After Ashraf Ghani was sworn in as the new president  of Afghanistan, the US finally got its signed Bilateral Security Agreement, one that permits US troops to stay “until 2024 and beyond.” Here is the agreement in full.
Ghani also ordered a reopening of the Kabul Bank fraud investigation.
A suicide bombing killed three army officers in Kabul Thursday and two similar attacks killed eleven the day before.
Blurred lines between militants and military in Pakistan.
The bombing of a passenger bus in Peshawar in northwest Pakistan killed seven.
Tensions between Hong Kong protesters and the government deepen.
Militants in the Abu Sayyaf group in the Philippines threaten to behead one of two German captives if their demands go unmet.
Ukrainian rebels have renewed their offensive against the Donetsk airport.
A Swiss Red Cross employee was killed after shells hit the Red Cross offices in Donetsk.
A Ukrainian activist recounts his experience in captivity at the hands of pro-Russian separatists. 
The young survivors of the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis move ahead with their lives, documented by photographer Oksana Yushko.
New inquests have been ordered into the deaths of two Belfast civilians shot by security forces in 1972.
AFP editors talk about the experience and process of sifting through graphic photographs from war zones. 
The September update on US drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.
A federal judge denied the Department of Justice’s request to close the Guantánamo Bay force feeding hearings, a request she called “deeply troubling.”
VICE interviews Guantánamo’s new commander, Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad.
Terrorism charges against former Guantánamo inmate Moazzem Begg fell apart, resulting in a not guilty verdict and setting him free from Belmarsh prison.
Photo: Syrian Kurds on the border between Turkey and Syria just after mortars hit on both sides. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty.

thepoliticalnotebook:

This Week in War. A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism.

  • An excellent piece of longform with accompanying photography in the Washington Post on life amidst a forgotten conflict in the Congo.
  • Photographer Phil Moore talks about covering the Congo for the past three years. 
  • A new video shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau alive and well (and flipping off the camera) despite the Nigerian government’s claims they killed him two weeks ago.
  • South Sudan’s government twice delays discussion on the security bill.
  • 30 Libyan soldiers were killed in a double suicide bombing and clashes in Benghazi on Thursday.
  • Violence in Lebanon targets Syrian refugees.
  • Evaluating changing balances of power in Yemen.
  • The reconstruction plan in Gaza is drawing criticism for its restrictive monitoring of supplies, with detractors saying the plan puts the UN in charge of a continuing Israeli blockade.
  • The White House criticized Israeli settlement plans in east Jerusalem, saying it will “poison the atmosphere.”
  • Palestine drafts a UN resolution to end Israeli occupation.
  • The OPCW-UN mission to destroy chemical weapons in Syria has completed and will withdraw from the country.
  • ISIS beheaded ten people in the Kurdish region of Syria: a civilian, a handful of Kurdish fighters and Syrian Arab rebels.
  • The northern Syrian town of Kobane is under heavy fire, caught in fighting between ISIS and Kurdish forces.
  • Iraqi security has deteriorated in recent days, with an uptick in car bombs and mortar attacks, like the Baghdad car bomb Wednesday night that killed 14 and wounded 51.
  • According to UN figures, at least 1,119 Iraqis were killed as a result of acts of terrorism and violence in September (these numbers exclude Anbar province).
  • US bombing in Iraq is not being held to the “near-certainty” standard for avoiding civilian casualties.
  • In desperation, an Iraqi unit defending itself against ISIS in Anbar made as many calls as they could for assistance which never came, forcing them to flee.
  • ISIS uses wheat as a tool of control.
  • A third video of ISIS hostage John Cantlie has been released.
  • Is that VICE documentary on ISIS illegal?
  • The ISIS war machine and the limitations of leadership targeting.
  • Marines deployed a new 2300-strong quick reaction force in Kuwait.
  • A look at Qatar’s relationship with extremism
  • After Ashraf Ghani was sworn in as the new president  of Afghanistan, the US finally got its signed Bilateral Security Agreement, one that permits US troops to stay “until 2024 and beyond.” Here is the agreement in full.
  • Ghani also ordered a reopening of the Kabul Bank fraud investigation.
  • A suicide bombing killed three army officers in Kabul Thursday and two similar attacks killed eleven the day before.
  • Blurred lines between militants and military in Pakistan.
  • The bombing of a passenger bus in Peshawar in northwest Pakistan killed seven.
  • Tensions between Hong Kong protesters and the government deepen.
  • Militants in the Abu Sayyaf group in the Philippines threaten to behead one of two German captives if their demands go unmet.
  • Ukrainian rebels have renewed their offensive against the Donetsk airport.
  • A Swiss Red Cross employee was killed after shells hit the Red Cross offices in Donetsk.
  • A Ukrainian activist recounts his experience in captivity at the hands of pro-Russian separatists. 
  • The young survivors of the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis move ahead with their lives, documented by photographer Oksana Yushko.
  • New inquests have been ordered into the deaths of two Belfast civilians shot by security forces in 1972.
  • AFP editors talk about the experience and process of sifting through graphic photographs from war zones. 
  • The September update on US drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.
  • A federal judge denied the Department of Justice’s request to close the Guantánamo Bay force feeding hearings, a request she called “deeply troubling.”
  • VICE interviews Guantánamo’s new commander, Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad.
  • Terrorism charges against former Guantánamo inmate Moazzem Begg fell apart, resulting in a not guilty verdict and setting him free from Belmarsh prison.

Photo: Syrian Kurds on the border between Turkey and Syria just after mortars hit on both sides. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty.

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1998 NBA All-Star Game : Michael Jordan & Kobe Bryant Interview

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cadyanne94:

Dedicated to all my fellow retail employees

All of these are oh so painfully true.

I used to think I wasn’t a people person. But working in retail has taught me that I love meeting and talking to people.

It’s the assholes that ruin it for me.

Exactly!!

LOL the last one so hard 

Ohhh my god 😩 it’s been a year since I’ve had a job and now I’m not looking forward to starting next week hahaha I forgot about all this shit

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the-fault-in-our-youtubers:

It’s On Us: 

To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.

To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.

To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.

To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

It’s On Us

Not Alone