"…Rialto’s randomised controlled study has seized attention because it offers scientific – and encouraging – findings: after cameras were introduced in February 2012, public complaints against officers plunged 88% compared with the previous 12 months. Officers’ use of force fell by 60%.”
This should be a federal law.
Oh what a stunning surprise!
Now without the sarcasm~ This seriously needs to happen everywhere. It will pay for itself by the sudden drop of lawsuits against the state.
I live in Rialto, and it’s nice to know that this is going on.
Retired football star Deion Sanders, who played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens. He is, of course, talking about Michael Sam. This is so important. (via Gay Star News)
after an apparent attack by a fox, a street cat named bob was found injured and curled up in the hallway outside of a support housing flat in tottenham were james bowen, a recovering heroin addict and homeless busker, was staying. james took the cat in, got him to the rspca, and nursed him back to health using what little drug money he had for antibiotics.
but in the process, bob helped to nurse james back to health as well, giving him a reason to get up in the morning and get clean. since his recovery, bob has refused to leave james side, following him everywhere for the last six years.
thanks to a literary agent who passed him on the streets, james has since written an international bestselling book about his hardships and friendship with bob. “we’re two injured souls looking for someone we can trust,” james says. done in collaboration with the writer garry jenkins from an islington café, the book also attempts to dispel some of the social stigma that goes with homelessness.
do you wanna have sex?
c) a + b
F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists.
(in honour of Femslash February!)
- Ash & Huntress - Malinda Lo
- Southland - Nina Revoyr
- The Necessary Hunger - Nina Revoyr
- The House You Pass on the Way - Jacqueline Woodson
- The Color Purple - Alice Walker
- The Second Mango - Shira Glassman
- The Telling - Ursula K. Le Guin
- Santa Olivia - Jacqueline Carey
- The Children of Gavrilek - Julie Kirton Chandler
(i’ve only read about half of these, but have been told that the other half is well worth checking out! definitely feel free to add your own recs. :) never enough books about QWOC!)
I strongly strongly rec ‘The Second Mango’.
I finished it last night and it’s amazing. ALSO BROWN, JEWISH LADIES IN RELATIONS WITH EACH OTHER.
Waffles also had an unfortunate run-in with a bee
I don’t think I agree with “beggars can’t be choosers”. I’m not required to accept what I am offered if it is offensive or hurts my feelings. Like what I said before about lesbian representation and them being portrayed as sexy babes to appeal to a male…
WHERE are they getting this stuff !!
First off, and since International Women’s Day is around the corner, can we take a minute to define ‘rape culture’ for those who seem to think it’s an irrational and highly charged blanket statement that seeks to vilify all men for all sins? Even men who consider themselves feminists don’t often get it, because they too come from a place of unconscious privilege.