Glenn Broadnax, a 35-year-old black man from Brooklyn, was unarmed on the night of September 14 when NYPD officers shot at him in the middle of Times Square, striking two bystanders.
Instead of apologizing, the New York Timesreports that the city has charged Broadnax ”with assault, on the theory that he was responsible for bullet wounds suffered by two bystanders.”
Broadnax was emotionally disturbed and dodging cars in the middle of the street when officers say he reached into his pocket to grab what they believed was a weapon, prompting them to open fire. His lawyers says he was reaching for his wallet.
So, because the NYPD is made up of trigger happy, crappy marksmen who fire at unarmed black people with impunity, Broadnax might spend up to 25 years in prison on trumped up assault charges, which the Manhattan district attorney insisted on.
… Meanwhile, the two cops who did the shooting are on desk duty pending an investigation. If the past is any indication, that means they will be back on the streets in no time.
FUCK THIS SO HARD. I hope someone does a dox on them and releases their information.
"Pondering why so many “Doms” declare that a woman with a strong personality is not submissive.
If you don’t run every time I snap my fingers… you are not submissive.
If you have an opinion… you are not submissive.
If you stand up to me… you are not submissive.
If you do not always agree with me without question… you are not submissive.
If you debate me… you are not submissive.
If you have friends and a interests of your own… you are not submissive.
If you do not sit at home alone waiting for me to summon you… you are not submissive.
If you do not defer to me at every turn… you are not submissive.
Let me be clear here… BULLSHIT.
Anyone can Dom a doormat. Just as anyone can tightly tie up a woman and tell her not to move. I prefer to place her arm and tell her not to move it - with the full knowledge that she will not.
Anyone can de-claw a cat and rest assured it will not scratch. I desire a woman with claws fully sharpened that keeps them retracted only for me.
I adore strong women. I desire strong women. I respect strong women.
I know there are many out there that enjoy a completely passive submissive - and completely passive submissives that desire to be passive - this is not aimed at you. It is aimed directly at those that desire to put on their Dom hats and automatically be respected for no other reason than they proclaim what they are.”
“You realize you are not alone, right? No one in their twenties has life figured out. It’s okay to be a mess. You’re living.”—Things my therapist told me today that almost made me burst out into tears. I need to remember this more often. (via anditslove)