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moniquill:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

trials-of-socrates:

errors-dot-albi:

thatscienceteacher:

theveganarchist:

stfuconservatives:

lesserjoke:

antigovernmentextremist:

gerrycanavan:

Jury nullification. Pass it on.

Jury nullification is so fucking important.

This is something that more people should be aware of, if only because (in many states, at least) defense attorneys are actually prohibited from mentioning it to jurors. The law allows a jury to return a “not guilty” verdict contrary to the facts of the case, but not for the defense to inform them of that power or to argue for its application in the current trial.

I didn’t know about this. Wow.

always reblog

This is SUPER IMPORTANT and also a good reason to show up for jury duty. You know all those laws you think are stupid? This is your chance to maybe do something about it. 

I…. I thought this was common knowledge… signal boosting this because it obviously isn’t!

Did not know this

I’m pretty sure this is true in UKvia, too.


Fun fact: They do not tell you this when you’re called for jury duty and sit through the ‘how to be a juror’ instruction course in the state of RI.

moniquill:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

trials-of-socrates:

errors-dot-albi:

thatscienceteacher:

theveganarchist:

stfuconservatives:

lesserjoke:

antigovernmentextremist:

gerrycanavan:

Jury nullification. Pass it on.

Jury nullification is so fucking important.

This is something that more people should be aware of, if only because (in many states, at least) defense attorneys are actually prohibited from mentioning it to jurors. The law allows a jury to return a “not guilty” verdict contrary to the facts of the case, but not for the defense to inform them of that power or to argue for its application in the current trial.

I didn’t know about this. Wow.

always reblog

This is SUPER IMPORTANT and also a good reason to show up for jury duty. You know all those laws you think are stupid? This is your chance to maybe do something about it. 

I…. I thought this was common knowledge… signal boosting this because it obviously isn’t!

Did not know this

I’m pretty sure this is true in UKvia, too.

Fun fact: They do not tell you this when you’re called for jury duty and sit through the ‘how to be a juror’ instruction course in the state of RI.

(Reblogged from moniquill)

flawlesstitties:

otherbully1:

internetsgreatesthits:

cutebeam:

softboycollective:

postracialcomments:

A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.

Police State USAreports  that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.

Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.

Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.

The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?

Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?

Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.

Source

Thank you lieutenantnorals!

"cop breaks and enters with state approval, gets his ass shot"

brah………………. BRUV……………………..

this happened in Texas where it is perfectly legal to shoot and kill someone who is breaking into your home

Literally everybody knows that in Texas you can open fire on someone who comes onto your property without permission. What in the hell did they expect??

Where the NRA at? In the largest pro-gun state of Texass, those second amendment rights only apply if you’re white.

(Reblogged from moniquill)

dear-white-people:

We can bring the black “smart-house” back to American cinema y’all! Who will be there opening day?!

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(Reblogged from blood-and-vitriol)

southern comfort
(picking spanish nettle/bidens alba flowers, steeping a strong tea for to make a kind of flower wine, traumatized my cats by putting them in the only carrier i or my mom had to take them to the vet, and working on finishing a quilt i started two years ago)

tropicalhomestead:

Beautyberry Jelly

I found enough beautyberries to try this recipe for Beautyberry Jelly!

Just look at that beautiful color.

The recipe is ridiculously easy, Boil the berries for 20 minutes, strain (no mashing), boil the strained liquid with sugar and pectin, pour into sterilized jars, and put on your lids and rings. I then boiled in hot water bath for 5 minutes. 

As you can see, the berries lost their color in a spectacularly disgusting way, but the end result is a sweet, floral, gorgeous pink (fuchsia?) jelly.

wait but if i don’t want jelly could i make vinegar or home soda (the answer is yes of course, try it, tell us how it tastes)

(Reblogged from mattdoux)
(Reblogged from fyeahcracker)

lgbtqblogs:

#WhatBiLooksLike brings bisexual visibility to Twitter

The hashtag, started by The Huffington Post on Twitter, has inspired bisexual people to submit photos of what bisexual looks like for them.

(Reblogged from fuckyeahlgbtqblackpeople)

did i forget to tell the internet that some advanced douchebag left two rotisserie chickens shoved into the baby food section and feeling angry about it i bought both chickens

but i found them like 15 minutes apart and told my manager that i would go home if i found another chicken

(i threaten to walk out when faced with bullshit sometimes, and usually it’s a joke)

tl;dr i have a ridiculous amount of rotisserie chicken atm

(Reblogged from freemarissanow)

Sept. 17 1:10 pm

justice4mikebrown:

(Reblogged from fyeahcracker)

heart heavy feels about certain topics

a friend of mine (also gender-ambiguous) was given this drug to inhibit their puberty years ago for reasons not related to gender identity and now they’re suffering all these horrendous side effects (like loss of nerve function in the gut, symptoms of diabetes, severe bone density loss, memory loss, etc)

and yet this drug is given to trans kids to help them go through one puberty but probably not informing the families of the side effects and the lawsuits and hooray trans kids feel better but are they going to suffer these same side effects after the depot shots of this other drug cease? will they even be able to tie their symptoms to the drug?

i searched the name of the drug on tumblr and it’s mostly ppl with endometriosis giving like “week 2 updates on (drug)! i feel better!” (wait til year 2 after you stop taking it) and this super terf blog and it’s like none of this is relevant to my friend’s specific case rn, how can there be community in that? despite all the lawsuits, how is this drug still on the market?!

and just ughhh why is everything a double edged sword

byebyebatbrains said: a list of woc and qtpoc bands would be amazing - are there any lists out there already?

brujacore:

Not that I know of! However, I’m gonna start one, right here, right now. I’m sure I’ll miss a few but I’m inviting everyone here to add bands they know. Below are some currently active punk/hardcore/indie/alt bands that are fronted by, or in which half the band is made up of, women of color and/or LGBTQ people of color:

Aye Nako
Sourpatch
Try The Pie
The Younger Lovers
Bloomer
In School
3Jane
Penguin
Cojoba
Negation 
Permanent Ruin -
soundcloud / tumblr
The Mighty Paradocs -
facebook // myspace
Downtown Boys
Malportado Kids
Olivia Neutron-John
Tin Vulva
White Noise Supremacists
Omega Sirius Moon
The Ch’izhii’s « does anyone have any music links?
Shady Hawkins
Kera and the Lesbians
Heliotropes
Turnip King
La Luz
Habibi
Disparate
The Tuts
Neonates
Sparkleshit
Las Otras
La Misma
Wallflower
Midwest Moms
Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries
Las Robertas
Destruye Y Huye
Replica (CA)
Lozen ««< ????
Half-Breed
Obama Youth -
facebook
Rayos X -
last.fm
Tuberculosis -
last.fm
Generación Suicida
Bascom (w folks from sourpatch)
Crabapple
SBSM
Kurraka
My Parade
Ephemera «< ????
Bedrooms «< is this riiite??
Blood Horses BATTY
Alyssa of
See-Through Girls
Laura of
Heavy Bangs
1000 Lights ««??? 
This Or That
Sarchasm
Punk Funk Mob
Bestfriend/Grrlfriend
Ancient Wing
No Bone
Wizard Apprentice (formerly fat transfer) (Tumblr) (Soundcloud)
Oxygen Facial FKA
Melting Wreck
Gorgeous Vermillion
Beast Nest -
Soundcloud / Tumblr
Sangre de Abajo
Centre «< ???
Fanciulla Gentile -
Soundcloud / Tumblr
Placentaur
No Babies
Apostasis
Kai from Self Defense Family (and Bloomer!) ««???
 x1955x
Horregias -
soundcloud // tumblr
Kumbia Queers
The Golfas -
soundcloud // youtube
Juvenilia
The Breathing Light -
tumblr // facebook
Anus Kings
New Bloods
The Discotays
TV Tramps -
facebook
Miracle Dolls
Bat Vomit - Scum Bastard (Youtube)
Dead Rez Reflex
Blackfire
Baby Shampoo «« ????
Its Morning Somewhere Helms Alee
JD’s Revenge «< ??????
Kuzikia «<??
Genders
Criaturas -
bandcamp // soundcloud
Big Joanie -
bandcamp // soundcloud
Bushoong « ??
Moor Mother Goddess -
soundcloud // bandcamp
Atomic Tan Lines
Bike Crash Ziyoou Vachi (Queen Bee) - youtube ” KUCHISAKE ONNA / 女王蜂 - 口裂け女”
Lior from Gay Panic
Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in The Dilapidation - youtube video
Girl in a Coma
Langton Drive - facebook / bandcamp
Virgin Gun Club
Tragic Gadget
Vulgar Fashion
Bitchface
Queen Crescent
Wet Brain
Bitter Fruit
Centre

(Reblogged from brujacore)
genderoftheday:

Today’s gender of the day is: cabbage

genderoftheday:

Today’s gender of the day is: cabbage

(Reblogged from genderoftheday)