1. 19:21 25th Aug 2014

    Notes: 40

    Reblogged from abbyjean

    abbyjean:

"I feel like grading Beyonce’s feminism is mental masturbation that doesn’t accomplish much. Because here’s the thing. If the consensus is that Bey (or anyone else) is a bad feminist because they aren’t perfect or consistent …. what effect does that actually have on the world? What change does it create?" - Roxane Gay

    abbyjean:

    "I feel like grading Beyonce’s feminism is mental masturbation that doesn’t accomplish much. Because here’s the thing. If the consensus is that Bey (or anyone else) is a bad feminist because they aren’t perfect or consistent …. what effect does that actually have on the world? What change does it create?" - Roxane Gay

     
  2. 13:10

    Notes: 40631

    Reblogged from artyucko

    (Source: journolist)

     
  3. 12:05

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    thepoliticalfreakshow:

African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.
There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:
Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind
LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas
7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-Jones – Detroit Free Press
17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux
Mackala Ross and Delores Epps
Eleanor Bumpurs
Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police
Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)
Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)
Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)
Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com
Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)
After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)
Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression
Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)
Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman
Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)
Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One
Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)
Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)
The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)
Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)
$2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)
No Charges in Killing of Tyisha Miller – Los Angeles Times
Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

    thepoliticalfreakshow:

    African-American Girls & Women Killed By Police: Speak Their Names. See Their Faces. Know Their Stories.

    There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of police violence. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media, social justice organizations and we the public tend not to focus on it. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I hope this post will make all of us change our minds. Here are the stories of some of the Black women and girls killed by law enforcement:

    Adaisha Miller, Detroit Woman, Hugged Cop From Behind

    LAPD cop charged with assault in death of Alesia Thomas

    7-year- old Aiyana Stanley-JonesDetroit Free Press

    17 Year Old Darnesha Harris Dead after Run-In with Breaux

    Mackala Ross and Delores Epps

    Eleanor Bumpurs

    Erica Collins family files lawsuit against Cincy Police

    Pleasant Grove crash claims life of second person | AL.com (Heather Parker)

    Family grieves after loved one killed in crash with APD (Jacqueline Culp)

    Family of victim question police use of deadly force – KWCH (Karen Day)

    Kendra James remembered at Portland rally | KOIN.com

    Pedestrian Killed on I-95 in Florida (Laporsha Watson)

    After Cleveland shooting, cities restrict police chases(Malissa Williams)

    Miriam Carey, Capitol Suspect, Suffered Post-Partum Depression

    Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer (Pearlie Golden)

    Rekia Boyd Settlement: Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman

    Former Pa. trooper pleads guilty in fatal accident (Robin T. Williams)

    Shantel Davis Killed By NYPD Cop In Car Chase | News One

    Friends: Woman killed by police was nonviolent | Las Vegas (Sharmel Edwards)

    Suspected Walmart Shoplifter Shot To Death In Front Of Kids (Shelly Frey)

    The NYPD’s Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill | Village Voice (Shereese Francis)

    Harrisburg woman identified as victim in police SUV crash (Shulena S. Weldon)

    $2.5M settlement in shooting of Lima woman by police officer (Tarika Wilson)

    No Charges in Killing of Tyisha MillerLos Angeles Times

    Texas Police Admit Officer Shot & Killed Unarmed Woman (Yvette Smith)

     
  4. 17:41 24th Aug 2014

    Notes: 201

    Reblogged from thepathealy

    (Source: rhamphotheca)

     
  5. 13:58 22nd Aug 2014

    Notes: 37

    Reblogged from pankmagazine

     
  6. 13:29

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    princepsfemina:

Please come and support Books Through Bars NYC’s annual bingo fundraiser at ABC No Rio on 9/19! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the games begin at 8:00 p.m. For more info see the facebook event page. Reblog the flyer to signal boost and if in New York City, distribute at your local coffee shops, bookstores, and libraries if you can! 

    princepsfemina:

    Please come and support Books Through Bars NYC’s annual bingo fundraiser at ABC No Rio on 9/19! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the games begin at 8:00 p.m. For more info see the facebook event page. Reblog the flyer to signal boost and if in New York City, distribute at your local coffee shops, bookstores, and libraries if you can! 

     
  7. 10:43

    Notes: 14

    Reblogged from iquantny

    Analyzing New York’s Acquisition of Surplus Military Equipment

    iquantny:

    The recent unrest in Furguson, MO has raised questions about the use of surplus military equipment by local police forces. Several months ago, The New York Times obtained from the Pentagon a list of where excess military equipment given to state and local law enforcement ended up.  

    The Times used the data it in a few  articles, but they also released the data on a GitHub account.  It’s amazing how rare it is for a news organization to release the raw data behind its stories, even though the data is technically public once released.  I praise the Times for this, and I really hope to see more of this from them and that other news organizations follow their lead.

    And if they put the data out there, we have to use it right?  

    At I Quant NY, I usually look at New York City data, but in this data set there was not much to be found.  The city received two items: An Armored Truck (worth $65,000) and a 107 mm Mortar (worth $205,000).  You do not want to be on the receiving end of that thing.  NYC has the largest police force in the country, and so they likely have purchased a lot of their own equipment. Those purchases would not end up in this data set, and so we can’t use it to see much about the cities equipment.

    Since the city data did not give me much to analyze, I decided to explore the distribution statewide.  After all, the site is not called I Quant NYC.

    The map below shows the total number of dollars in military supplies sent to each county in New York State between 2006 and mid-2014 under the Defense Department’s 1033 program:

    About 25 million dollars in supplies were distributed throughout the state. And which county topped the list? Albany.  That was followed by two counties bordering New York City, Nassau and Westchester, which are two of the most populous counties in the state outside the city (only behind Suffolk).  It might make sense that more populous counties need more police resources, but that does not explain Albany’s position.  The table below shows the distribution of equipment, as well as a value normalized per numbers of residents in the county.  

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    Even on a population adjusted basis, Albany is still in the top three recipients. But the most dollars of equipment per resident went to Hamilton and Clinton counties.

    Given that, I was  curious to learn what all this equipment was, so I looked at the equipment which cost the most in aggregate:  

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    The state as a whole received lots of vehicles, but also 55 night vision goggles and one half-a-million dollar “combat/assault/tactical” vehicle that found its way to Broome County.  So keep yours eyes peeled for that Binghamton!  And that’s not to mention the eight mine resistant vehicles that went to 8 different counties, and the 293 military rifles (Either 5.56mm and 7.62mm).

    Digging in on specific equipment per county, it turns out that a mine resistant vehicle and 4 trucks propelled Hamilton County to the top of the per resident list, and two trucks made tiny Clinton County, home to less than 5 thousand people, second.  What made Albany number three on a per resident basis? Well, 98 rifles, 4 utility trucks, 49 pairs of night vision goggles, a mine resistant vehicle, an air plane and a helicopter probably helped.   

    As a reminder, the data does not show what equipment goes to state vs local law enforcement, so it’s not clear where this is all ending up.  But what is clear is that our state capital made out pretty well in all of this.   So one thing is for sure.  The next time there is a Battle of Saratoga, we know one neighboring county who can help out!  (Especially if the battle is at night.) 

    Analysis done in Excel and QGIS.
    County Shape Files for mapping here.
    Data on equipment here.

     

     
  8. 21:52 21st Aug 2014

    Notes: 11

    Reblogged from apocalypsedudes

    apocalypsedudes:

" Remember that only by following instructions can we hope to maintain a successful highway program."

    apocalypsedudes:

    " Remember that only by following instructions can we hope to maintain a successful highway program."

     
  9. Why won’t Richard Dawkins just go the fuck away and shut up forever?

     
  10. 11:44

    Notes: 15

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