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Steven Perez

Steven Perez

Hopping Master of the White Rain. Rabbit of the Radical Mien. As old as my skin, and a little older than my teeth. GV: (830) 743-9770.
kanrose: iammakingperfectsense: insidemymmind: Okay, so in Science class yesterday we were talking about sleep cycles and melatonin and my science teacher said, “if you’re trying to sleep, avoid one colour. Blue. Your melatonin levels decrease when looking at the colour blue because it’s the colour of the sky.” GUYS, I KNOW WHY NONE OF US SLEEP.... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
Aw crap, my FF background is blue too! - Heather
thinksquad: A Harris County grand jury has no billed a Navasota police officer who was off duty when he shot and killed a 17-year-old during a confrontation. Neither the officer involved nor the family of the dead teenager would talk about the grand jury’s decision as they left court. Those jurors weighed what happened last November in the... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
thinksquad:
  
A Harris County grand jury has no billed a Navasota police officer who was off duty when he shot and killed a 17-year-old during a confrontation.
 
Neither the officer involved nor the family of the dead teenager would talk about the grand jury’s decision as they left court. Those jurors weighed what happened last November in the villages of Copperfield apartments off Park Point Drive and Highway 6.
 
Jonathan Santellana died after a confrontation with off-duty Navasota police officer Rey Garza, who lived in the complex.
 
At the time, investigators said Garza worked security there and told them he saw suspicious activity, possibly involving drugs, in a parked car.
 
When he approached, Garza said the driver threw the car in reverse and hit him, so he opened fire. But a woman with Santellana told Eyewitness News Garza never identified himself as an officer when he approached with a gun. Thinking they were being robbed, they took off.
 
Garza was placed on administrative leave. Santellana’s family called for justice.
 
Now, 9 months later, both have had their day in court and a grand jury found there wasn’t enough evidence to indict Garza.
 
http://abc13.com/news/navasota-officer-wont-face-charges-for-fatally-shooting-teen/281936/
spheress: okagami: marypsue: Kill the idea that naivety is an unforgivable flaw but cynicism is just wisdom, murder it, chop it up and serve it for dinner, I don’t care, just end this bullshit idea that it’s better to hate than to love and better to rot in miserable bitter resignation than to hope for the best. PREACH - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
thinksquad: (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled that Connecticut police cannot claim immunity to quash lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from a botched 2008 raid by a SWAT team that severely injured a homeowner and killed his friend. The decision by the U.S. 2nd Court of Appeals in New York clears the way for a judge... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
thinksquad:
  
(Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled that Connecticut police cannot claim immunity to quash lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from a botched 2008 raid by a SWAT team that severely injured a homeowner and killed his friend.
 
The decision by the U.S. 2nd Court of Appeals in New York clears the way for a judge to decide whether five suburban Connecticut police departments violated the constitutional rights of homeowner Ronald Terebesi by using excessive force.
 
On May 18, 2008, a heavily armed SWAT - or special weapons and tactics - team unit knocked down Terebesi’s door, threw stun flash grenades into his Easton home and fatally shot 33-year-old Gonzalo Guizan of Norfolk as the two men watched television.
 
Guizan, who was visiting the home, died after being shot a half dozen times.
 
http://news.yahoo.com/u-court-not-block-lawsuits-over-connecticut-swat-233911169.html
Surveillance Tape Shows John Crawford Was Shopping When Police Gunned Him Down In Ohio Walmart - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
BREAKING: Full protests in Ferguson, MO will return on Saturday. - @RyanJReilly - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
Ferguson Police Get Caught On Camera Firing Rubber Bullets At Black Protesters Who Were Doing Nothing Wrong (VIDEO) - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
Man Leaves Car To Fatally Shoot Panhandler In Wheelchair - http://crooksandliars.com/2014...
Georgia Police Used Taser Like A Cattle Prod To Force Black Man To Walk Until He Died (VIDEO) - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
mediamattersforamerica: It took less than 24 hours for one of Bill O’Reilly’s Fox colleagues to prove that white privilege does in fact exist. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
mediamattersforamerica:
  
It took less than 24 hours for one of Bill O’Reilly’s Fox colleagues to prove that white privilege does in fact exist.
‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police - http://labornotes.org/blogs...
And we’re not going to be debating all these gosh darn proposals. That’s all we do in the Senate is vote on things like raising the minimum wage - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
assholeofday: Bill O’Reilly, Asshole of the Day for August 27, 2014 by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat) Bill O’Reilly has fought hard for over a decade against the “War On Christmas”. To him it’s very real and very important. He believes in the War On Christmas. But last night he announced that he doesn’t believe in white privilege: O’REILLY:... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
assholeofday:
  
Bill O’Reilly, Asshole of the Day for August 27, 2014
 
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
 
Bill O’Reilly has fought hard for over a decade against the “War On Christmas”. To him it’s very real and very important. He believes in the War On Christmas.
 
But last night he announced that he doesn’t believe in white privilege:
  
O’REILLY: Talking Points does not, does not believe in white privilege. However, there is no question that African-Americans have a much harder time succeeding in our society than whites do.
 
[…]
 
American children must learn not only academics but also civil behavior, right from wrong, as well as how to speak properly and how to act respectfully in public. If African-American children do not learn those things, they will likely fail as adults. They will be poor. They will be angry, and they often will be looking to blame someone else. One caveat, the Asian-American experience historically has not been nearly as tough as the African-American experience. Slavery is unique and it has harmed black Americans to a degree that is still being felt today.
 
But, in order to succeed in our competitive society, every American has to overcome the obstacles they face. And here is where the African-American leadership in America is failing. Instead of preaching a cultural revolution, the leadership provide excuses for failure. The race hustlers blame white privilege, an unfair society, a terrible country. So the message is, it’s not your fault if you abandon your children, if you become a substance abuser, if you are a criminal. No, it’s not your fault, it’s society’s fault. That is the big lie that is keeping some African-Americans from reaching their full potential. Until personal responsibility and a cultural change takes place, millions of African-Americans will struggle, and their anger, some of it justified, will seethe.
  
The shorter version of this rant came from Vox under the headline "White privilege, in one Fox News screen grab":
  
  
This is so ridiculous. “Every American has to overcome the obstacles they face,” he says, but somehow ignores the ongoing systemic racism in the form of racial profiling, housing discrimination, and unequal enforcement of the law. Those things are real. In order to deny that white privilege exists, you don’t get to claim that “everyone has obstacles”, because if the obstacles are much larger for African Americans then that is white privilege.
 
If black men are harassed and shot by police, subjected to stops and searches when they are just trying to drive to and from work, but white men of the same age and income are not stopped, then that is white privilege.
 
In the current context of Ferguson, if Michael Brown was shot because the cop didn’t like how Brown responded to a jaywalking stop, but a white man is never confronted by a hostile policeman for jaywalking, then that’s white privilege.
 
Changing their behavior won’t exempt them from traffic stops without any cause other than “driving while black”. Better manners won’t save them from suspicion. If a black teen smokes a joint and gets a year in prison but a white teen does not, then how is that not white privilege? Laws are enforced differently for them, and that adds up. And it’s out of their control. When you talk about “civil behavior”, the civil behavior for a black man is a different standard. Why can’t he have one joint and not be a convicted felon, having his right to vote and get good jobs taken from him for the rest of his life, when a white man doesn’t face the same consequences for the same action? Why is an African American teenage boy not allowed a few youthful mistakes but a white one is allowed them?
 
But Bill O’Reilly isn’t stupid. He could figure all this out, or he could at least try to listen when even Megyn Kelly —yes, the same Megyn Kelly who claimed Santa has to be white— tries to explain white privilege to him. But he just prefers not to. He prefers his state of ignorance. It’s good for his self-esteem. It’s good for his ratings. It’s good for his paycheck. And it’s also clear that he enjoys moralizing about the failings of African Americans and blaming Beyonce. And for that, he is the Asshole of the Day.
 
It is Bill O’Reilly’s fourth time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for
 saying “Jesus wouldn’t be down with welfare” saying “Jesus died to protest taxes” saying there’s no point in discussing the gender pay gap 
Full story: Media Matters.
 
And here’s a good parting thought from Rex Huppke:
  
Bill O’Reilly denying the existence of white privilege is like a light bulb denying the existence of electricity.
 
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke)
 August 27, 2014
Why This Woman Is Facing Decades In Prison For Going To The Hospital [TW: Sexism, Misogyny, Criminalization of Women & Pregnant Women] - http://thinkprogress.org/health...
Tomgram: Aviva Chomsky, What's at Stake in the Border Debate | TomDispatch - http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog...
anigrrrl2: Remember when the police shut the bridge down after Katrina and wouldn’t let the primarily black residents cross to safety from the flooding? Cause I do.  - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
Yep. - Betsy
questionall: Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video: http://bit.ly/1l8QoAA] - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
questionall:
  
Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video: http://bit.ly/1l8QoAA]
todayinlaborhistory: Today in labor history, August 27, 1950: In anticipation of a nationwide strike by railroad workers just weeks after the start of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman issues an executive order putting the country’s railroads under the control of the U.S. Army. The strike lasted for 21 months. In May 1952, Truman approved... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
todayinlaborhistory:
  
Today in labor history, August 27, 1950: In anticipation of a nationwide strike by railroad workers just weeks after the start of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman issues an executive order putting the country’s railroads under the control of the U.S. Army. The strike lasted for 21 months. In May 1952, Truman approved the return of the railroads to private ownership.
No good result can come from any investigation which refuses to consider the facts. A conclusion that is based upon a presumption instead of the best evidence is unworthy of a moment”s consideration. The lynching record, as it is compiled from day to day by unbiased, reliable, and responsible public journals, should be the basis of every... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
My name is Crystal Williams. What happened to my son here in Florissant, they was nine or 10 years old. I was living out there, and my son had got a ticket for a Snickers bar, and I didn’t know about it. Well, in that county, they issue a warrant. They kicked down my door. They put nine-millimeters on my kid’s head, and they weren’t nothing but... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
mediamattersforamerica: Bill O’Reilly “does not believe in white privilege,” saying it’s a “big lie that is keeping some African-Americans from reaching their full potential.” Now back to reality: One in 3 black men can expect to go to prison at some point. A black college student “has the same chances of getting a job as a white high school... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
mediamattersforamerica:
 
Bill O’Reilly “does not believe in white privilege,” saying it’s a “big lie that is keeping some African-Americans from reaching their full potential.”
 
Now back to reality:
 One in 3 black men can expect to go to prison at some point.  A black college student “has the same chances of getting a job as a white high school dropout.”  Media cover 19.5% of cases with missing African American children, while 33.2% of missing children cases involve black kids.  At least “4 million African-Americans and Latinos experience housing discrimination each year.”  While black Americans make up 14% of monthly drug users, “they are 37% of the people arrested for drug offenses.”  We could go on and on and on… 
Yes, this is the same multimillionaire who "exempt[ed]" himself from “that white privilege banner” because he used to “paint houses” and “cut lawns.”  
odinsblog: 1. PSA: Please don’t try the BS “I have a Black friend” excuse on me again 2. Related: Why so many White people fail to understand Ferguson 3. Personal: Getting real tired of all the calm, analytic “what about this” discussions I hear every single time UNARMED Black people are murdered by the police - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
odinsblog:
  
1. PSA: Please don’t try the BS “I have a Black friend” excuse on me again
 
2. Related: Why so many White people fail to understand Ferguson
 
3. Personal: Getting real tired of all the calm, analytic “what about this” discussions I hear every single time UNARMED Black people are murdered by the police
I think a post-Obama America is an America in post-traumatic depression. Because the levels of disillusionment are so deep. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
mothernaturenetwork: Drone films dozens of wild dolphins surfing together A quadcopter spied this pod of bottlenose dolphins riding waves near Esperance, Western Australia. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
mothernaturenetwork:
  
Drone films dozens of wild dolphins surfing together
A quadcopter spied this pod of bottlenose dolphins riding waves near Esperance, Western Australia.
You see, you being ignorant of [the media response to violence in Chicago] doesn’t mean the issue itself is being ignored, in the same way that when it snows where you live doesn’t mean the world isn’t getting hotter. - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
thinksquad: The Tacoma Police Department apparently has bought — and quietly used for six years — controversial surveillance equipment that can sweep up records of every cellphone call, text message and data transfer up to a half a mile away. You don’t have to be a criminal to be caught in this law enforcement snare. You just have to be near one... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
thinksquad:
  
The Tacoma Police Department apparently has bought — and quietly used for six years — controversial surveillance equipment that can sweep up records of every cellphone call, text message and data transfer up to a half a mile away.
 
You don’t have to be a criminal to be caught in this law enforcement snare. You just have to be near one and use a cellphone.
 
Known as Stingray, the device — small enough to be carried in a car — tricks cellphones into thinking it’s a cell tower and draws in their information.
 
News that the city was using the surveillance equipment surprised City Council members, who approved an update for a device last year, and prosecutors, defense attorneys and even judges, who in court deal with evidence gathered using the surveillance equipment.
 
“If they use it wisely and within limits, that’s one thing,” said Ronald Culpepper, the presiding judge of Pierce County Superior Court, when informed of the device Tuesday. “I would certainly personally have some concerns about just sweeping up information from non-involved and innocent parties — and to do it with a whole neighborhood? That’s concerning.”
 
For years, a growing number of local law enforcement agencies have used the surveillance devices to track a cell signal to deduce a subject’s location, who he communicates with, for how long and how often.
 
Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/08/26/3347665_documents-tacoma-police-using.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy
A Woman Wore A Hidden Camera To Show How Many Times In A Day She Gets Harassed. Argh. - http://www.upworthy.com/a-woman...
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