Once again saying that there’s a better way than victim statements at a sentencing. Urging the court to treat the defendant like an animal, throw the defendant away, or wishing inhumane treatment upon them as retribution
only reinforces that the “issues” within the system are not in fact issues but inhumanity at the request of the “victim.” Requests to treat human beings as pigs, dogs, animals has no place in polite society,
requests for the court and by proxy the prison to physically abuse, torture, or treat otherwise inhumanely has no place in a system that purports to be deserving of respect.
Allowing these statements and requests normalizes these realities.
There’s no question that Judas and The Black Messiah is a phenomenally acted, well shot, well scripted movie...but watching white supremacy win in the same way it still does today leaves you with an intense desire to burn everything to the fucking ground. There’s no fixing this.
White supremacy wins at all costs. It takes the vulnerable & destitute, turning them against themselves to survive within it. Fred Hampton at just 20 years old: “We are going to fight racism, not with racism but with solidarity. Peace to you, if you’re willing to fight for it.”
It’s enraging that in 1969 police murdered Fred Hampton in his bed while he slept.
But it’s enraging beyond capable of rational thought that police are STILL more than 40 years later shooting Black people in their beds.
Lola got lost yesterday. My husband left our fence gate open, then came inside and didn’t remember she was outside until about 20 minutes later. We both ran out and went separate ways to look for her. When I started calling her name while running down the street,
I heard a bark in the distance almost as if it was responding. I called her again, again a bark response. Called again and the next thing I see is her running from the backyard of house a street over towards our house and straight into the backyard.
That house has a dog she sees on her walks. Y’all she just went visit a friend and was basically like “Gtg, I hear my mom calling me to go home, it’s time for dinner. See you tomorrow!”
Unlike Lola, I am realizing that I’ve just randomly posted Petey’s videos without much context. I found him on a rare (like every 10 years supposed to be rare) 10-20 degree weather day, I was on my way to work on a major highway and I say this tiny little dog darting between
Traffic on the 4 lane highway. I immediately pulled over, resigned that I was going to be late, and got out of my car. I screamed, “PUPPY!!!!” He stopped in the middle of the street, turned and looked at me, then like in a romcom, turned and ran toward me like
I’ve found the way I love, I opened my arms wide and screamed “puppy!!!!” Again and he finished darting across 8 lanes of traffic straight into my arms. I immediately put him in my car and blasted the heater to warm him up. Once I was convinced he was warm enough
My mother called to see how my day was so I mentioned the judge‘a threat to jail attorneys escalated from implied to actual today, she said, “well, I hope you just keep your mouth shut, talking back is not worth going to jail over.”
My boomer mother still doesn’t get what I do.
She ended the conversation with a speak about respecting authority and not talking back.
Only 10am and already the Judge has threatened to put all the defense attorney's in jail for "coming unprepared" twice after one of the defense attorney requested to speak with their incarcerated client in a breakout room and a request for outstanding DNA.
We have hours to go.
requests denied and I have several of these requests to make sooooo...
Received discovery this morning at 10:29 while in court and only had the case 1.5 weeks, requested a continuance— “request denied.” She set for trial Friday.
Trials are suspended here 🤷🏻♀️
But if today is any indication how the rest of this week is going to play out...
The only surprising part of this story is that he openly and boldly shared what other professionals sneak away to do in the bathroom stalls. Recreational drug use is prevalent among professionals. This man is just fiercely claiming who he is, I’m ok with that.
This is Dr. Hart who has studied addiction and the brain for the last 25 years. He has tenure in Columbia’s Psychology Department. He’s on the National Advisory Council for Drug Abuse.
Coming out can have academic benefit (i.e., improving our understanding of drugs, of people who use drugs, and of drug research) and contribute to activist goals (e.g., de-stigmatization of drug use and demarginalization of people who use drugs).
Lawyers, out of curiosity, when on zoom in court (or generally in normal court times) if you have been unable to reach your client prior to that court date and now that your client is present— that subject is broached in any way— how do you handle it?
Generally there seems to be two ideologies amongst lawyers
a) the feeling that you need to protect your license at all costs and detail to the court all your efforts to contact client, effectively putting the burden on client and directing its ire to client
b) the feeling that you must protect client at all costs and refrain from detailing all efforts made to the court, effectively falling on your sword for client and keeping ire on you
I’m wondering if any of you do it like above and why. Or if you don’t, how do you do it and why.
Please consider helping these dogs out:local rescue specializing in pitbull mixes at a kill shelter need donations to save 6 good bois from execution. money transports them to their forever homes. Seeing them happy living their best life is the best reward facebook.com/story.php?stor…
The biggest reward is seeing these babies leave this place and living their best life. This is one of those— this baby was found in a ditch in 100 degree weather. She was rescued, cared for, then transported to New York where she found her dad and has lived happily ever after.
What a little time and love can do! Her dad is a trainer and has adopted Beatrice and her brother from Louisiana!