More and more children being arrested for trivial things…
#1 At one public school down in Texas, a 12-year-old girl named Sarah Bustamantes was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume.
#2 A 13-year-old student at a school in Albuquerque, New Mexico was recently arrested by police for burping in class.
#3 Another student down in Albuquerque was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched because he had $200 in his pocket. The student was never formally charged with doing anything wrong.
#4 A security guard at one school in California broke the arm of a 16-year-old girl because she left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning up some cake that she had spilled.
#5 One teenage couple down in Houston poured milk on each other during a squabble while they were breaking up. Instead of being sent to see the principal, they were arrested and sent to court.
#6 In early 2010, a 12-year-old girl at a school in Forest Hills, New York was arrested by police and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk. “I love my friends Abby and Faith” was what she reportedly scribbled on her desk.
#7 A 6-year-old girl down in Florida was handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.
#8 One student down in Texas was reportedly arrested by police for throwing paper airplanes in class.
#9 A 17-year-old honor student in North Carolina named Ashley Smithwick accidentally took her father’s lunch with her to school. It contained a small paring knife which he would use to slice up apples. So what happened to this standout student when the school discovered this? The school suspended her for the rest of the year and the police charged her with a misdemeanor.
#10 In Allentown, Pennsylvania a 14-year-old girl was tasered in the groin area by a school security officer even though she had put up her hands in the air to surrender.
#11 Down in Florida, an 11-year-old student was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a third-degree felony for bringing a plastic butter knife to school.
#12 Back in 2009, an 8-year-old boy in Massachusetts was sent home from school and was forced to undergo a psychological evaluation because he drew a picture of Jesus on the cross.
#13 A police officer in San Mateo, California blasted a 7-year-old special education student in the face with pepper spray because he would not quit climbing on the furniture.
#14 In America today, even 5-year-old children are treated brutally by police. The following is from a recent article that described what happened to one very young student in Stockton, California a while back….
“Earlier this year, a Stockton student was handcuffed with zip ties on his hands and feet, forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was charged with battery on a police officer. That student was 5 years old”.
#15 At one school in Connecticut, a 17-year-old boy was thrown to the floor and tasered five times because he was yelling at a cafeteria worker.
#16 A teenager in suburban Dallas was forced to take on a part-time job after being ticketed for using foul language in one high school classroom. The original ticket was for $340, but additional fees have raised the total bill to $637.
#17 A few months ago, police were called out when a little girl kissed a little boy during a physical education class at an elementary school down in Florida.
#18 A 6-year-old boy was recently charged with sexual battery for some “inappropriate touching” during a game of tag at one elementary school in the San Francisco area.
#19 In Massachusetts, police were recently sent out to collect an overdue library book from a 5-year-old girl.
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Kids are fucked up these days…
All of the adults allowing this should be slapped and then relieved of any authority that they have
Important to note that these type of incidents dispropritionately affect black children and childen of color. The picture up there should probably feature a child who isn’t white considering this.
Nineteen-year-old Tarikuwa Lemma is a survivor, of an international adoption scandal. When she was 13, she was effectively sold from her native Ethiopia to an American family. The corrupt “adoption agency” convinced her father, who was a widow, that Tarikuwa and her younger sisters were headed to the U.S. as part of an educational exchange program, and that they would return home every summer and on holiday breaks. Little did he know, his daughters had been placed with adoptive couples in the U.S., never to return. Tarikuwa’s name was changed against her will, and she was forbidden by her American “family” from speaking her native language. The issue of transnational adoption, its evangelical Christian component, and the exploitation of communities that sometimes results, is the subject of the book, The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption by Kathryn Joyce, who appeared, along with Tarikuwa, on last Sunday’s “Melissa Harris Perry” show on MSNBC. Below is Tarikuwa’s satirical look at the “rescue” of children from her home country, to “better lives” in America.
Stop ‘Rescuing’ African Children Through Corrupt Adoptions
Tarikuwa Lemma appearing on Melissa Harris Perry Show April 28, 2013.
From The Grio — Nineteen-year…
Doesn’t seem to matter the background of the child, the methods of colonialism and assimilation haven’t changed.
someone was asking the other day about how to go about boycotting Monsanto so here’s a good place to start
I think I would literally be throwing out most of the shit in my kitchen
Congra is a fucking food conglomerate
I guess I just won’t eat now
how come we never get a list of companies/local co-ops by major cities that we CAN buy from? that take food stamps and forms of government assistance?
telling people to boycott the most accessible food does nothing if you don’t provide truly accessible alternatives and other options
Seriously though, this is an incredibly important message.
its the notion of boycotts
you wanna know why the bus boycotts of the civil rights movement were so successful?
because an alternative black run transportation system was created for those who couldn’t walk to work or whatever they had to go
they didn’t just tell people “oh the bus enforces…
Okay, boo hoo, so every male character -of the vast majority of male characters- isn’t Prince Charming. How sad, cry me a river. How dare they have male characters who are fat or stupid. Not all men are like that. We should have more handsome, smart, muscular men on TV, to accurately portray the true glory of mankind.
When they are portrayed as being sexy, hot, glorious males, it’s putting soooooo much pressure on the poor dears. Seriously?
The number of men in the media is so high, you can find no end of whatever sort of men you want. Fat unkempt men? You’ve got it. Realistically handsome and smart men? You’ve got it. Geeky men? Tons of them. Muscular eye-candy? Yup.
With so. Many. Men in the media, there’s bound to be a certain amount of them portraying some variety of men or the other. Just because some of them are imperfect or some of them are unrealistically too perfect, doesn’t make men goddamn victims of the media.
Seriously, any man that wants to boycott a certain male stereotype will have a WEALTH of other media options to turn to. There are so many shows about each type, probably at least 5 popular ones right now that go for the “antisocial, geeky, brilliant but hilarious” sector.
Women on the other hand always have to be like, “Oh, this is kinda sexist. But there’s nothing that’s better so I’ll just have to pretend I didn’t notice that”
SUPER-DUPER FUN FACT: around 93% of media executives- the people who run these companies and help create this material- are men. Men have no one to blame for their media representation but themselves. Are you unhappy about “~The stupid, fat, useless, immature man of modern television~”? Are you unhappy about that “~Hot, perfect guy that all the girls want~”? And how you, as a man, can’t possibly fit these stereotypes and be all these things and you feel the pressure because it’s just so hard and unfair?
These images and this media culture is created by and presided over by men.
And then, even if you’re unhappy, even if one or two stereotypes of men repulse you or make you want to rip your hair out, because you’re not like that, that’s not an accurate representation of you, that’s not how men behave, you have a million different portrayals of men to choose from. It may be unfair, but you have options. If you’re unhappy with Sheldon Cooper, you can press that little channel button on your remote and see Charlie Sheen on the next channel up. If you’re unhappy with the “Men of modern television,” you can find Donald Draper in the same time slot on AMC. You can be unhappy with Donald Draper and go watch Leonard Hoffstader instead. See what we’re getting at here? It takes next to no effort to find different types of male characters on television. Men may not have the best representation through television, but they have a wider, deeper, more developed range of characters than women.
What do women have?
Well, we have Lifetime, apparently. You know, the one “women’s network”.
If this page wanted to draw attention to how men of color are unfairly stereotyped in the media and have very limited representation, I would be here for that. [Of course, it’s even worse for women of color.]
Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, in case you hadn’t heard. How dare she remove those ticking time bombs from her chest, amiright? Like, hasn’t she learned by now that her body is public domain and we all get to vote on what she does with it? Sheesh, how selfish can ya get.
Breasts don’t explode though.
Wait a minute, the only possible explanation is that those women strapped the bomb to him. Just because he says something like that doesn’t mean they can fucking kill him!
intellectual titan mistercaekface weighs in
metaphors are the tool of the matriarchy
Dude these two eagles were fighting mid-air and got stuck. They crash landed at an airport and both survived.
How hardcore is that? Look at their faces tho.
Its like “I swear to GAWD Jerry”
Too much freedom in this photo.
As American as it gets.
Ok, but actually THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED AND CAN BE DANGEROUS IF YOU DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE DOING.
HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE
Let’s say it’s 6.15pm and you’re going home (alone of course), after an unusually hard day on the job. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself..!!
NOW HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE…
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating.
The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can perhaps buy precious time to get themselves to a phone and dial 911.
Rather than sharing another joke please contribute by broadcasting this which can save a person’s life!
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major signal boost
Reblogging cause this could save someone’s life
This could save many lives, reblog
note to women: not all men are rapists but don’t dress like a whore and be responsible for your actions because all men are rapists
You forgot “be clear about your boundaries with men, but don’t ever directly say no, because you might hurt their feelings and not be ladylike, and unladylike women deserve whatever happens to them.”
“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her. She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted.
Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly. “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”
This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.”
This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”
this is why performance art is important
So every single person who told me ‘ignore them they’ll go away’ and ‘you can’t let them know they bothered you’ and ‘They’ll stop if they don’t see you react’ and all that bull shit, my entire school career, I want you to look good and hard at this.
I want you to think about what you said.
What you keep saying.
What you are telling your children.
You are making them powerless.
This is funny.
Shitty pop punk alienates people once again. Congrats.
Seriously though… While kids who hold their phone up for the entire show to take photos/videos are annoying (and that phenomenon is most CERTAINLY not exclusive to young women), I’m beginning to think the kids who get elitist over a band’s fanbase and how they were into a band earlier on are possibly more annoying.
This is funny.
This goes for just about any band popular on tumblr.
is this some tough guy show bullshit? cause WHATEVER thanks for always making it look like girls don’t also go to shows. this shit is boring
I don’t care for The Story So Far but I’ve seen this kind of commentary made about SO MANY bands in my time… As soon as girls are into them, the band is no longer “cool” or fun to see live in lots of people’s eyes and that’s some royal BS.
Like what you like and stop putting down girls and assuming that when they like something you like that they like it for the “wrong” reasons.