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BREAKING: Ferguson Police Department Implements Body Cameras

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Image AP Photo/Damian DovarganesA Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera, similar to the ones implemented in Ferguson, Mo., during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles.  (AP PHOTO/DAMIAN DOVARGANES)

Police officers in Ferguson began wearing body cameras over the weekend, as residents continue to protest the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager three weeks earlier.

About 50 body cameras were donated by two security firms, Safety Vision and Digital Ally, last week, after talks with the Ferguson Police Department in response to differing stories coming out the of the shooting on Aug. 9 of Michael Brown Jr. by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said that officers are adjusting to working with body cameras, but that the overall response is positive now that nearly the entire department has been trained.

“They are really enjoying them,” Jackson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “They are trying to get used to using them.”

More than 150,000 Americans have petitioned the White House to create the Mike Brown Law, which would require all state, county and local police officers to wear body cameras. 

Source: Allen McDuffee for The Wire

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honeyyvanille:

Sometimes you need to remind yourself that you were the one who carried you through the heartache. You are the one who sits with the cold body on the shower floor, and picks it up. You are the one who feeds it, who clothes it, who tucks it into bed, and you should be proud of that. Having the strength to take care of yourself when everyone around you is trying to bleed you dry, that is the strongest thing in the universe.

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madamemalfoy:

I decided to create this as an outline for anyone who may need it. These fifteen points are what I consider most often when developing a character, but there are others, given the genre and plot I’m aiming to achieve.I thought it’d be fun to make it a challenge to develop one character throughout fifteen tasks because I honestly do think personas have become lost in recent years and are typically replaced with self-insert narrators or too static leads.

Let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy!

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siribear:

if you think ‘did not have rights during the time period’ is a valid reason to leave a certain demographic out of a video game you can leave now

Remember guys, jumping thirty feet in the air and jumping across fifty foot chasms to catch a ledge and hold on are totally realistic concepts.  Literally becoming invisible?  Realistic.  Women and people of color? Completely unrealistic.

dragons and unicorns = plausible. gay marriage = fairy tale bullshit

This shit pisses me off so bad. It is FICTION, fiction is supposed to be BETTER than real life! FICTION is for escaping harsh realities, being someone powerful when you feel powerless or being part of something good and important when you feel like your life is slipping away while you just try to survive.  Sometimes its just to make you smile and forget your problems, big or small as they may be.  Everyone deserves that, FICTION is for everyone!

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Aug. 31 10:28 am

justice4mikebrown:

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Filed under ferguson ferguson isn't about black rage against cops its white rage against progress- that needs to go on my facebook

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Are there any socialist/communist countries doing it right?  Or are they all hugely corrupt and racist?  I mean, can humans even properly take care of each other at all?  Is there any hope for us or are we going to destroy the planet with our greed, hatred and apathy before we get our shit together?  

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