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Being Alone, Apparently, and Cars: Make a contribution The.. Guardian News Opinion Sport Culture Lifestyle US World Environment Soccer More Tennessee sheriff taped saying Ilove this shit' after ordering suspect's killing Oddie Shoupe is being sued for excessive force after telling deputies to shoot unarmed Michael Dial rather than risk damage to police cars <p><a href="https://libertarian-lady.tumblr.com/post/170595631737/a-tennessee-sheriff-is-being-sued-for-using" class="tumblr_blog">libertarian-lady</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>A Tennessee sheriff is being sued for using excessive force after he was recorded boasting he had told officers to shoot a man rather than risk damaging police cars by ramming him off the road.</p> <p>“They said ‘we’re ramming him,’” Sheriff Oddie Shoupe of White County said on tape in the aftermath of the killing of suspect Michael Dial. “I said, ‘Don’t ram him, shoot him.’ Fuck that shit. Ain’t gonna tear up my cars.”</p> <p>Shoupe arrived on the scene shortly after police had shot Dial at the conclusion of a low-speed chase, clearly upset he had missed the excitement.</p> <p>“I love this shit,” Shoupe said, apparently unaware that his comments were being picked up by another deputy’s body-worn camera. “God, I tell you what, I thrive on it.</p> <p>“If they don’t think I’ll give the damn order to kill that motherfucker they’re full of shit,” he added, laughing. “Take him out. I’m here on the damn wrong end of the county,” he said.</p> <p>Shoupe’s comments have prompted a federal lawsuit from Dial’s widow, Robyn Dial, alleging the use of excessive force against her late husband, who was unarmed.</p> <p>“It was not only inappropriate but also unconscionable for Defendant Shoupe to give the order to use deadly force,” the filing states, calling his decision proof of a “malicious and sadistic mindset”. The suit also names the county, the city of Sparta and the two officers who fired their weapons.</p> <p>“The comments as seen on the video are extremely disturbing. I’m not sure how anybody can thrive on the taking of a life, let alone somebody in law enforcement,” Dial’s attorney David Weissman told the Guardian.</p> <p>Police had initially attempted to pull Dial over in April last year for driving on a suspended licence. He drove away, but the fact that he was driving a 40-odd-year-old pickup truck with a fully loaded trailer severely restricted his speed.</p> <p>DeKalb County deputies, who began the pursuit before White County deputies took over, told investigators it was “more like a funeral procession” than a highway chase, with speeds topping out around 50mph.</p> <p>Deputies tried using a PIT (Pursuit Intervention Technique) maneuverto slow Dial’s car, a common police tactic involving a police car nudging another vehicle to turn it sideways.</p> <p>But Shoupe radioed officers to tell them to stop attempting to do that, instead ordering them to shoot the driver.</p> <p>When a deputy had successfully nudged Dial off the road, Reserve Deputy Adam West, who was in pursuit in his own personal vehicle, fired three shots as the vehicle went down into a ditch. Dial died of a gunshot wound to the head.</p> <p>In June, the county district attorney declared the shooting justified.</p> <p>Dial told Tennessee’s News Channel 5 that she believed her husband had tried to drive away from the police because he was scared, and said she could not make sense of the order to shoot. “I feel with every part of me that’s exactly what they wanted to do was kill him.”</p> <p>The sheriff’s office declined to comment to the Guardian.</p></blockquote>
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Bless Up, Chill, and Club: Stairway to Heaven @DrSmasihlove Sorry for talking about the gym all the time but I gotta give y'all one more story. Alright so I'm on the elliptical this morning. Like 15 yards away (that's like almost 14 meters for my non American readers 🤗) is a chubby blond woman with black nerd glasses, curly hair, and black tank, and pink tights on the Precor machine absolutely going ape shit to whatever music she listening to - WHILE she working out...Bobbing her head, flapping her arms, flicking her wrist, hitting dat hoe, everything. Doing the absolute most. And u can see people kinda staring in disapproving bewilderment and she ain't even seeing them - literally - she closed her eyes while she dancing and moving her feet 😂. Bro. My new idol. IDGAF. She wins. I fucks with her enthusiasm. I fucks with her joviality. U feel me? I fucks with her energy. What. Is it not appropriate to dance at the gym? U dance in the shower. U dance when u out at night. Why is it appropriate at the club at not the gym? Shit, I be seeing girls at the club not even dancing. They where u suppose to dance, but they ain't dancing. They done snorted so much Coke and popped so much Molly that they just heat-seeking zombies, swaying off-beat to the music, with only enough mental faculties to come to my table, drink out of one of my bottles, and grab my PP (side note: chill 🤚. Find your friends, sweetie. I'm not dumb (or desperate) enuf for this fuckshit. This ends with me on the witness stand crying saying "she came on to me, your honor!" while I'm in a orange jump suit with my hands cuffed. No thank you ... AS FUCK 🙃). How did I digress? Oh. Fuck that shit. From this day forward, dancing at the gym is ok. The big girl with the pink tights did it and I approve so it's a thing now. Do whatever u gotta do to get into the mood to get fit. Put some pink tights on and HIT DAT HOE COT - IF THAT'S WHAT U NEED TO BOOST YOUR MORALE ENUF TO FINISH THAT WORKOUT THEN DON'T LET NOBODY TELL U OTHERWISE - BLESS UP 💃🏻😍😂😂😂
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Memes, 🤖, and Sirens: White people when they see black people in the suburbs He's Just standing There. Menacingly! I never came from deep pockets Why can't I make a deposit? Can't call it, uh, can't call it Yeah, can't call it, I can't call it I never came from deep pockets Why can't I make a deposit? Can't call it, can't call it Oh, I had so many days of crying Oh, I had so many days of pain Have you ever been as sad as I am? Lord, I ask if anything would change? I can see the future that we're heading I would say it's better not to tell If it's anything like this in Heaven Maybe I'd be better off in hell (Better off in hell) Tables do turn and labels do burn, the second that they ask you to sell your soul Don't you do it, don't you fold, say "Fuck that shit" and be bold Cause all them stories you told on records worth more than gold And if you never go gold again, at least you will know The end of your rope was chose by you and not companies Who control our remote control and hide the truth on my no But don't mind me, I'm just high again, smokin' weed to get by again No, actually I'm lyin' cause smokin' it got me smilin' Rhyming like I rhyme, way back when I would play the violin Thought that shit wasn't cool, momma sorry, I just stopped tryin' Paid for your house in hopes there'd be no more reason for cryin' That shows you how stupid I am, cause niggas is out here dying From police that flash the siren and then pull up and just start firin' Niggas murkin' each other, n murky water I try and swim How the fuck do I look when I brag to you about some diamond? Said all I could say, now I play with thoughts of retirement Oh, I had so many days of crying Oh, I had so many days of pain Have you ever been as sad as I am? Lord, I ask if anything would change? I can see the future that we're heading I would say it's better off not to tell If it's anything like this in Heaven Maybe I'd be better off in hell (Better off in hell)
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