SLEAZY INTELLECT

opiumdreamland:

unexplained-events:

This photo was taken over 20 years ago by Todd Robertson during a KKK rally in northeast Georgia. One of the boys approached a black state trooper, who was holding his riot shield on the ground. Seeing his reflection, the boy reached for the shield, and Robertson snapped the photo.
I think the officer’s expression says it all. This child standing before him is being taught how to hate even though he doesn’t understand it. He probably doesn’t understand the difference between this and Halloween.

there is literally nothing sadder to me than little kids being taught prejudice and hate/self-hate.

opiumdreamland:

unexplained-events:

This photo was taken over 20 years ago by Todd Robertson during a KKK rally in northeast Georgia. One of the boys approached a black state trooper, who was holding his riot shield on the ground. Seeing his reflection, the boy reached for the shield, and Robertson snapped the photo.

I think the officer’s expression says it all. This child standing before him is being taught how to hate even though he doesn’t understand it. He probably doesn’t understand the difference between this and Halloween.

there is literally nothing sadder to me than little kids being taught prejudice and hate/self-hate.

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American Horror Story: Easter

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anarcho-queer:

thinksquad:

Los Angeles police officers tampered with voice recording equipment in dozens of patrol cars in an effort to avoid being monitored while on duty
An inspection by Los Angeles Police Department investigators found about half of the estimated 80 cars in one South L.A. patrol division were missing antennas, which help capture what officers say in the field. The antennas in at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions had also been removed.
http://articles.latimes.com/2014/apr/07/local/la-me-lapd-tamper-20140408

“LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other top officials learned of the problem last summer but chose not to investigate which officers were responsible.”

anarcho-queer:

thinksquad:

Los Angeles police officers tampered with voice recording equipment in dozens of patrol cars in an effort to avoid being monitored while on duty

An inspection by Los Angeles Police Department investigators found about half of the estimated 80 cars in one South L.A. patrol division were missing antennas, which help capture what officers say in the field. The antennas in at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions had also been removed.

http://articles.latimes.com/2014/apr/07/local/la-me-lapd-tamper-20140408

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other top officials learned of the problem last summer but chose not to investigate which officers were responsible.

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approachingsignificance:

Choosing Redemption Over Revenge in Iran

Instead of participating in the execution of their son’s murderer, the slain man’s parents publicly spare the killer in northern Iran.

  1. Balal, who reportedly stabbed-to-death 18-year-old Abdolah Hosseinzadeh in a street fight in 2007, is led to the gallows to be executed on Tuesday.
  2. Abdolah Hosseinzadeh’s mothers slaps Balal, who was convicted of her son’s murder in the northern city of Nowshahr on Tuesday. In Iran, a victim’s family is able to participate in hangings by pushing aside the chair the convicted stands on. In this case, Hosseinzadeh’s parents removed the noose from Balal’s neck and spared his life, The Guardian reported.
  3. Abdolah Hosseinzadeh’s parents remove the noose from the neck of convicted murderer Balal, according to semi-official news service Isna and The Guardian newspaper.
  4. Samereh Alinejad cries after sparing the life of her son’s convicted murderer.
  5. The mother of Balal (L), who was convicted of murdering Abdolah Hosseinzadeh in a street fight in 2007, cries with Hosseinzadeh’s mother.

Touching. See Crime, Shame, and Reintegration by Braithwaite.

I abhor the death penalty, but love the role of the victim’s family in the punishment process. 

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afp-photo:

CZECH REPUBLIC, Vacenovice : Marie Jukubickova (R) and Ludmila Vlasakova wearing traditional costume decorate Easter eggs in Vacenovice, South Moravia, Czech Republic, on April 10, 2014. The women use the old method of scraping colored eggs with a nail file to decorate them and are the last two women in southern Moravia who know this method decorating Easter eggs for almost 70 years.AFP PHOTO/ RADEK MICA

afp-photo:

CZECH REPUBLIC, Vacenovice : Marie Jukubickova (R) and Ludmila Vlasakova wearing traditional costume decorate Easter eggs in Vacenovice, South Moravia, Czech Republic, on April 10, 2014. The women use the old method of scraping colored eggs with a nail file to decorate them and are the last two women in southern Moravia who know this method decorating Easter eggs for almost 70 years.
AFP PHOTO/ RADEK MICA

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