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Dec 6, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
A cop was videotaped high-fiving a Proud Boy & this is what the police chief had to say: “We understand how this looks & how this could make community members feel. However, this was not done to show solidarity but an attempt to diffuse a tense situation.”… Organizers cancelled the event because after hearing that Proud Boys planned to terrorize it, organizers reached out to @ColumbusPolice for help / protection and got crickets. But the cops sure did show up and give the Proud Boys a warm welcome.
Sep 30, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Ellen Pompeo wasn’t just wildly rude to Denzel Washington on set, she confronted his wife when she came to visit. And the entire reason Denzel Washington was brought on as a director is that producer Debbie Allen was trying to appease Pompeo. Wow.… Bruh. “Washington, director of Antwone Fisher, The Great Debaters, and Fences, has steered clear of the small screen ever since—never directing another episode of TV.”
Sep 29, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Oh. “In June/August 2021, Columbus Police Officer Merino allegedly distributed approximately seven and a half kilograms of fentanyl Officer Kotchkoski provided to him. It is alleged Merino would make between $60,000 and $80,000 for the sale of the fentanyl.”…
Sep 25, 2021 14 tweets 3 min read
Man, listen. Great white sharks are so afraid of orcas that, in 2009, after some orcas passed by Southeast Farallon for just *3* hours, sharks avoided that whole area for the rest of the damn year. The phenomenon is called “landscape of fear.” Orcas terrify ALL the other animals. “[The whale’s] mere presence—and most likely their scent—is enough. Many predators have similar effects. Their sounds and smells create a “landscape of fear”—a simmering dread that changes the behavior and whereabouts of their prey.”…
Sep 25, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
I just remembered something: right after the 2016 election, people started wearing safety pins???? I can’t remember what the safety pins were supposed to do but I think it had something to do with… well, honestly I don’t even know. THE SAFETY PINS WERE TO LET US KNOW WE WERE “SAFE” WITH YOU???????
Sep 23, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
I really do love “Inception” but I’ll cope! BYE, LEO! *pushes him toward the door* I SAID GOOD DAY, SIR. The ONLY reason I’m not violently booting RDJ — whom I cannot stand — is that I’m not trying to fuck up my MCU timeline. I’ve come too far and put in too much work.
Jul 7, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Gratitude to @nhannahjones b/c her decision has sparked conversations about (1) what it feels like to get lost inside institutions that begrudge us EVEN AS they use us and our work to launder their reputations. Many institutions would rather spite themselves than even do that. (2) Institutions are adept at making us feel like we couldn’t professionally survive without them. We start to believe it and doubt our potential to thrive independently. When in doubt about our potential, let’s remember the GIANT neon exit sign @nhannahjones made for us.
Jun 28, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
If shootings continue to happen in area as heavily policed as Times Square, I would like someone — in good faith — to explain why the solution should be more cops. Setting aside history, everyday we’re seeing that the status quo isn’t working. But activists and community members are framed as ridiculous for suggesting that a radical transformation is necessary: