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Alive, All Lives Matter, and Black Lives Matter: DAILY NEWS VIDEO NY Daily News Video @NYDNVideo Follow The cop that killed this 6-year-old little boy is claiming 'self-defense' #JeremvMardis DAILY NEws NEWS BITES RETWEETS LIKES 4,1172,215 Øcho @ochoBoomin , Follow #BlackLivesMatter g don't see All Lives Matter rallying for you. This is ridiculous. ot vou Lil bro because l NY Daily News Video @NYDNVideo The cop that killed this 6-year-old little boy is claiming 'self defense' #JeremyMardis youtu.be/f3UhWy81WBk RETWEETS LIKES 14,14513,277 whimsysgeekery: genericdubstep: daughterofthestars08: bellaxiao: Self-defense? He’s 6 years old ffs…I can’t More infuriating info: The boy is autistic The boy and his father were in a truck The father stopped the vehicle and raised his arms to show he was unarmed ONE OF THE ARRESTED OFFICERS WAS ACTIVELY STALKING THE FATHER’S FIANCE They are trying to claim self defense AND claim they didn’t know there was a child in the truck They fired “no less than 18 rounds” into the truck The father was hit but still alive. The boy ended up being shot in the head multiple times. There is bodycam footage of the incident and every official/lawyer that has seen and spoken on it has called it horrific. 50% of all police violence victims are autistic or mentally ill. If an autistic person starts screaming or can’t look a cop in the eyes, they use that as an excuse to shoot. I hope Black Lives Matter starts talking about that, too. Police violence hurts the mentally ill a lot and of course that also means black autistic / mentally ill kids are getting hurt and killed. Ableism is deadly. I agree with the sentiments above, I just want to give an update here since Tumblr doesn’t do timestamps. The shooting was in 2015. Stafford was found guilty of manslaughter and is serving 40 years. Greenhouse pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and malfeasance in office and is serving 7 years total. Not enough but at least there was some semblance of justice done. Fucking hell.
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Anaconda, Anna, and Children: Swedish Christmas Goat Burned Down for 27th Time a EXPAND just-a-sideblog: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: naniyou: naniyou: forthegothicheroine: sylvysparrow: cindehella: lord-kitschener: arealliveghost: stillvisions: maybenotboring: and at no point has anyone thought “maybe we should not build a giant flammable goat this year” They tried fireproofing. And armed guards. And fences, and cameras… Sadly the wikipedia page has been cut down by super srs folks to remove all the awesome Keystone cops tales of the goat’s history (emphasis added by me) 1966 Stig Gavlén came up with the idea of a giant goat made out of straw. But it turned out that Gavlén organisation did not have enough funding for the goat. Then Harry Ström, who at that time was the chairman of the Södra Kungsgatan Ideella Förening (a non-profit society), decided to pay the whole cost for the goat out of his own pocket. The goat stood until midnight of New Year’s Eve, when it went up in flames. The perpetrator, who was from Hofors,Gästrikland, was found and convicted of vandalism. The first goat was insured and Ström got all his money back. 1967 Nothing happened. 1968 The goat survived. A fence was built around the goat. Previously it was popular for children to play hide-and-seek inside and around the goat. There was also a rumor that one night a couple had sex inside the goat. In subsequent years the inside of the goat was protected by a chicken-wire net. 1969 The goat was burnt down on New Year’s Eve. 1970 The goat was burnt down only six hours after it was assembled. Two very drunk teenagers were connected with the crime. With help from several financial contributors the goat was reassembled out of lake reed. 1971 The Southern Merchants got tired of their goats being burned and stopped building the goat. The Natural Science Club (Naturvetenskapliga Föreningen:NF) from the School of Vasa (Vasaskolan) took over.  1972 The goat collapsed because of sabotage. 1973 N/A 1974 Burnt. 1975 N/A 1976 Hit by a car. 1977 N/A 1978 Again, the goat was kicked to pieces. 1979 The goat was burnt even before it was erected. A new one was built and fireproofed. It was destroyed and broken into pieces. 1980 Burnt down on Christmas Eve. 1981 Nothing happened. 1982 Burnt down on Lucia (13 December). 1983 The legs were destroyed. 1984 Burnt down on 12 December, the night before Lucia. 1985 The 12.5 metre (41 ft) tall goat of the Natural Science Club was featured in the Guinness Book of Records for the first time. Even though the goat was enclosed by a 2 metres (6.6 ft) high metal fence, guarded by Securitas and even soldiers from the Gävle I 14 Infantry Regiment, it was burnt down in January. 1986 The merchants of Gävle decided they were willing to build the goat once again. From 1986 on two goats were built, the Southern Merchants’ and the School of Vasa’s. The big goat burnt down the night before Christmas Eve. 1987 A heavily fireproofed goat was built. It got burnt down a week before Christmas.[21] 1988 Nothing happened to the goat, but gamblers were for the first time able to gamble on the fate of the goat with English bookmakers. 1989 Again, the goat burnt down before it was assembled. Financial contributions from the public were raised to rebuild a goat that was burnt down in January. In March 1990 another goat was built, this time for the shooting of a Swedish motion picture called Black Jack. 1990 Nothing happened. The goat was guarded by many volunteers. 1991 The goat was joined by an advertising sled, that turned out to be illegally built. On the morning of Christmas Eve the goat was burnt down. It was later rebuilt to be taken to Stockholm as a part of a protest campaign against the closing of the I 14 Infantry Regiment. 1992 The goat was burnt down eight days after it was built. The Natural Science Club’s goat burnt down the same night. The Southern Merchants’ goat was rebuilt, but burned down on 20 December. The perpetrator of the three attacks was caught and sent to jail. The Goat Committee was founded in 1992. 1993 Once more the goat was featured in the Guinness Book of Records, the School of Vasa’s goat measured 14.9 metres (49 ft). The goat was guarded by taxis and the Swedish Home Guard. Nothing happened. 1994 Nothing happened. The goat followed the Swedish national hockey team to Italy for the World Championship in hockey. 1995 A Norwegian was arrested for attempting to burn down the goat. Burnt down on the morning of Christmas Day. Rebuilt to be standing before the 550th anniversary of Gävle county. 1996 The first time the goat was guarded by webcams, nothing happened. 1997 Damaged by fireworks. The Natural Science Club’s goat was attacked too, but survived with minor damage. 1998 Burnt down on 11 December, even though there was a major blizzard. Was rebuilt. 1999 Burnt down only a couple of hours after it was erected. Rebuilt again before Lucia. The Natural Science Club’s goat was burnt down as well. 2000 Burnt down a couple of days before New Year’s Eve. The Natural Science Club’s goat got tossed in the Gävle river. 2001 Goat set on fire on 23 December by Lawrence Jones, a 51-year-old visitor from Cleveland, Ohio, who spent 18 days in jail and was subsequently convicted and ordered to pay 100,000 Swedish kronor in damages. The court confiscated Jones’s cigarette lighter with the argument that he clearly was not able to handle it. Jones stated in court that he was no “goat burner”, and believed that he was taking part in a completely legal goat-burning tradition. After Jones was released from jail he went straight back to the US without paying his fine. As of 2006 it was still unpaid. The Natural Science Club’s goat was also burnt down. 2002 A 22 year old from Stockholm tried to set the Southern Merchants’ goat on fire, but failed, the goat receiving only minor damage. On Lucia the goat was guarded by Swedish radio and TV personality Gert Fylking. 2003 Burnt down on 12 December. 2004 Burnt 21 December, only three days before Christmas Eve. The fire brigade quickly arrived on the scene, but the goat could not be saved. No new goat was built. 2005 Burnt by unknown vandals reportedly dressed as Santa and the gingerbread man, by shooting a flaming arrow at the goat at 21:00 on 3 December. Reconstructed on 5 December. The hunt for the arsonist responsible for the goat-burning in 2005 was featured on the weekly Swedish live broadcast TV3’s “Most Wanted“ (”Efterlyst”) on 8 December. 2006 On the night of 15 December at 03:00, someone tried to set fire to the goat by dousing the right front leg in petrol (gasoline). The red ribbon on that leg was slightly burned and fell off. The lower part of the right leg was scorched, but the rest of the goat failed to light. The leg was repaired that morning. The Natural Science Club’s goat was burned at about 00:40 on 20 December; the vandals were not seen and got away. On the night of 25 December, a drunken man managed to climb up on the goat. Before the police arrived on the scene the man climbed down and disappeared. He did not try to set fire to the goat. The Southern Merchants’ goat survived New Year’s Eve and was taken down on 2 January. It is now stored in a secret location. 2007 The Natural Science Club’s goat was toppled on 13 December and was burned on the night of 24 December. The Southern Merchants’ goat survived. 2008 10,000 people turned out for the inauguration of one of the goats. No back-up goat was built to replace the main goat should the worst happen, nor was the goat treated with flame repellent (Anna Östman, spokesperson of the Goat-committee said the repellent made it look ugly in the previous years, like a brown terrier). On 16 December the Natural Science Club’s Goat was vandalised and later removed. On 26 December there was an attempt to burn down the Southern Merchants’ Goat but patriotic passers-by managed to extinguish the fire. The following day the goat finally succumbed to the flames ignited by an unknown assailant at 03:50 CET. 2009 A person attempted to set the Southern Merchants’ goat on fire the night of 7 December. An unsuccessful attempt was made to throw the Natural Science Club’s goat into the river the weekend of 11 December. The culprit then tried, again without success, to set the goat on fire. Someone stole the Natural Science Club’s goat utilizing a truck the night of 14 December.[36] On the night of 23 December before 04:00 the South Merchant goat was set on fire and was burned to the frame, even though it had a thick layer of snow on its back.[37] The goat had two online webcams which were put out of service by aDoS attack, instigated by computer hackers just before the burning.[38] 2010 On the night of 2 December, arsonists made an unsuccessful attempt to burn the Natural Science Club’s goat.[39] On 17 December, a Swedish news site reported that one of the guards tasked with protecting the Southern Merchants’ goat had been offered payment to leave his post so that the goat could be stolen via helicopter and transported to Stockholm. Both goats survived and were dismantled and returned to storage in early January 2011. 2011 The inauguration of the goat took place on 27 November. The fire-fighters of Gävle sprayed the goat with water to create a coating of ice in the hope of protecting it from arson. The goat was burnt down in the early morning of 2 December. 2012 The inauguration of the goat took place on 2 December. It was burnt just ten days later in the hours before midnight of 12 December, one day before Lucia. 2013 As in 2006 and 2007, the straw used to build the goat has been soaked in anti-flammable liquid to prevent it from burning in the event of an arson attack. The inauguration ceremony took place on 1 December. But despite the anti-flammable liquids the goat was burnt down on the early morning of December 21. Any history of plots involving a DDoS attack on the security cameras, a plot to steal it with a helicopter and flaming arrows shot by people dressed as Santa and the Gingerbread man is just plain hilarious in my book. I’m laughing so much about this goat. obviously if you build something big enough people are going to have sex in it and burn it down. obviously what the fuck is going on in sweden how will the saga continue this year fascinating The saga of the goat is the best part of the season. For those curious about 2015′s goat: It’s that time of year again 2016: Burned within hours of being built 2017: Survived 2018: Nothing yet… WILL THE GOAT LIVE THIS YEAR Best tumblr meme
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Fire, Gif, and Jerry Seinfeld: <p><a href="http://return-of-the-trinidude.tumblr.com/post/176448492051/antifeminism-proegalitarian-thecybersmith" class="tumblr_blog">return-of-the-trinidude</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://antifeminism-proegalitarian.tumblr.com/post/176209431259/thecybersmith-im-jerry-seinfeld" class="tumblr_blog">antifeminism-proegalitarian</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://thecybersmith.tumblr.com/post/176208447767/im-jerry-seinfeld-thecybersmith" class="tumblr_blog">thecybersmith</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://im-jerry-seinfeld.tumblr.com/post/176208008077/thecybersmith-anatomicdeadspace-toronto" class="tumblr_blog">im-jerry-seinfeld</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://thecybersmith.tumblr.com/post/176202331982/anatomicdeadspace-toronto-shooting-gunman-kills" class="tumblr_blog">thecybersmith</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://anatomicdeadspace.tumblr.com/post/176201484543/toronto-shooting-gunman-kills-woman-and-child-in" class="tumblr_blog">anatomicdeadspace</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2><b><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44919771">Toronto shooting: Gunman kills woman and child in Greektown</a></b></h2> <p>A 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman have died after a gunman opened fire on a busy avenue in Canada’s largest city, police say.</p> <p>Thirteen other people, ranging in age between 10 and 59, were injured in the attack in the Greektown district of Toronto, police chief Mark Saunders told reporters.</p> <p>The suspect, 29, had an exchange of gunfire with police officers before being found dead nearby. The motive for the shooting is unknown. Police have not identified the suspect, who was from Toronto, and it is unclear if he was killed by police gunfire or took his own life.</p> <p>The attack happened on Sunday evening. In a video clip shared by Canadian media, a white man wearing a dark cap and dark clothing and carrying a shoulder bag can be seen stopping on a pavement and pulling out a handgun before firing shots.</p> <p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent his sympathies to the victims and the city in a tweet, while Toronto Mayor John Tory condemned the “despicable” attack on “people innocently enjoying a Sunday evening”.</p> </blockquote> <p>F</p> <p>I hope the injured victims recover swiftly.</p> <p>Also, this is yet more evidence that gun control won’t work.</p> </blockquote> <p>DID THIS MAN REALLY SAY “F” HOLY SHIT WE GOTTA KILL EM ALL. EVERY ANGLO. NUKE IT FROM ORBIT. IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO BE SURE.</p> </blockquote> <p><b>Me:</b> pays respect to the victims of violence.</p> <p><b>You:</b> calls for the genocide of my entire ethnic group.</p> <p>WTF?</p> </blockquote> <p>This whole post threw me for a loop</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="226" data-orig-width="400" data-tumblr-attribution="lexarakoon:xI0tcvbDKlD_Lj7hHAVFRg:ZJeWhm22YrHnz"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a095298a115d6d07289d43328c03e940/tumblr_o39x2fzeQc1tk48vko1_400.gif" data-orig-height="226" data-orig-width="400"/></figure></blockquote> <p>I’m at a loss.</p>
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Facebook, Fire, and Friends: Jessica Valenti * aJessicaValenti Somewhat buried in the NYT piece about the Texas school shooting incredibly relevant and sadly unsur- prising nytimes.com/2018/05/18/us/ Kole Dixon, 16, a sophomore, said he was standing outside history class when the fire alarm suddenly went off. He sprinted out a side door, and heard gunshots in rapid succession over the sound of the fire alarm When the shooting stopped, Mr. Dixon said that friends told him that the gunman first entered an art classroom, said "Surprise!" and started shooting. The suspect's ex-girlfriend was among the people shot in that classroom, he said trollkatt: twodotsknowwhy: rapeculturerealities: thecringeandwincefactory: rapeculturerealities: original link to article here More on this here. “One of Pagourtzis’ classmates who died in the attack, Shana Fisher, “had 4 months of problems from this boy,” her mother, Sadie Rodriguez, wrote in a private message to the Los Angeles Times on Facebook. “He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no.” Pagourtzis continued to get more aggressive, and she finally stood up to him and embarrassed him in class, Rodriguez said. “A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn’t like,” she wrote. “Shana being the first one.”“ She wasn’t his ex-girlfriend. She was a girl he stalked and harassed after she turned him down. There’s a really, really big difference between the two WTF is happening to the NYTimes - I remember it as thorough and trustworthy, and now it’s just filled with biased sloppiness and shite?!
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Facebook, Fire, and Friends: Jessica Valenti * aJessicaValenti Somewhat buried in the NYT piece about the Texas school shooting incredibly relevant and sadly unsur- prising nytimes.com/2018/05/18/us/ Kole Dixon, 16, a sophomore, said he was standing outside history class when the fire alarm suddenly went off. He sprinted out a side door, and heard gunshots in rapid succession over the sound of the fire alarm When the shooting stopped, Mr. Dixon said that friends told him that the gunman first entered an art classroom, said "Surprise!" and started shooting. The suspect's ex-girlfriend was among the people shot in that classroom, he said twodotsknowwhy: rapeculturerealities: thecringeandwincefactory: rapeculturerealities: original link to article here More on this here. “One of Pagourtzis’ classmates who died in the attack, Shana Fisher, “had 4 months of problems from this boy,” her mother, Sadie Rodriguez, wrote in a private message to the Los Angeles Times on Facebook. “He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no.” Pagourtzis continued to get more aggressive, and she finally stood up to him and embarrassed him in class, Rodriguez said. “A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn’t like,” she wrote. “Shana being the first one.”“ She wasn’t his ex-girlfriend. She was a girl he stalked and harassed after she turned him down. There’s a really, really big difference between the two

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Being Alone, Children, and Crime: Sirius David Hogg calls for boycott of top investment firms over links to gunmakers The Hill 3 hours ago Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor David Hogg is calling for a boycott of two major investment management companies over their ties to gun manufacturers <p><a href="https://dont-xd-me.tumblr.com/post/173065170500/mrcloudyfun-friendly-neighborhood-patriarch" class="tumblr_blog">dont-xd-me</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://mrcloudyfun.tumblr.com/post/173065007128/friendly-neighborhood-patriarch-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">mrcloudyfun</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/173064740027/libertarirynn-kamiyu910-writetheworldyours" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173064627859/kamiyu910-writetheworldyours-kamiyu910" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/173054714888/writetheworldyours-kamiyu910" class="tumblr_blog">kamiyu910</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://writetheworldyours.tumblr.com/post/173053562300/kamiyu910-writetheworldyours-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">writetheworldyours</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/173051007878/writetheworldyours-libertarirynn-can-this-kid" class="tumblr_blog">kamiyu910</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://writetheworldyours.tumblr.com/post/173047870045/libertarirynn-can-this-kid-just-stop-immediate" class="tumblr_blog">writetheworldyours</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173044898979/can-this-kid-just-stop" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Can this kid just… Stop?</p></blockquote> <p>immediate unfollow</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="105" data-orig-width="483"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/92be71db253a0d18ab8c1b2e89a106f3/tumblr_inline_p7d2v8rw0o1s75wry_540.png" data-orig-height="105" data-orig-width="483"/></figure><p>So, you’re saying I should try to ban every single restaurant and store from selling vegetables and fruits and spices because I’m allergic to plants and people have almost killed me by not taking it seriously at all? That’s the worst analogy ever. </p> <p>You know what we say when we get bucked off a horse? Get back on. Control the fear, don’t let the fear control you. I’ve almost died many different ways, and I learn from it and don’t let the fear control me.</p> <p>I especially don’t go out trying to dictate laws that will affect 325 million people without actually understanding what I’m talking about. This kid and people who support him are making a complete and utter mockery of the anti-gun stance by not knowing the first thing about guns, or the laws that are already on the book.</p> <p>Being almost killed doesn’t make someone a good advocate for a thing. 325 million people have every right to criticize someone who knows nothing about the thing he’s trying to ban. He can certainly talk all he wants, but we all have the right to tell him how and why he’s wrong and shouldn’t be dictating more useless laws on everyone else.</p> </blockquote> <p>Some of what you say I can see your point of view, but the way many people are dealing with this is very distasteful. The people bashing traumatised 17 year olds online are doing nothing but displaying how the world has become viscous, toxic, and immoral with only concern for political and financial gain. We’re all entitled to our opinions when they do not hurt others, whether anti gun control views are hurtful to others is still up for debate so I won’t be hypocritical and in turn bash you for your opinions. But if you agree with or participate in the harmful jokes towards minors, which the one above is skirting on this, then I absolutely will defend these kids regardless of their politics because violence of any type should not be used to prove points, especially considering it does nothing but prove there’s no actual point to be made.</p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t see any harmful jokes in this thread, nor do I agree with harmful jokes. People should focus on facts and evidence, not attacking someone.</p> <p>I live in an area that has very strict gun laws, and very high crime rates. Those criminals are not using legally gained guns, most of the time it’s a felon with a firearm. In the past 10 years, an average of around 8 children (18 and under) per year died in school shootings. More children are killed riding the school bus per year, yet the media makes school shootings seem like an epidemic, when it’s not.</p> <p>They are driving fear needlessly into people. Should we have precautions and safeguards? Of course. We protect government officials with firearms, we protect banks and courthouses and many other buildings with firearms, yet we don’t protect our own children.</p> <p>Around 400 children every year are shot in gang related drive by shootings just in Los Angeles alone, by illegal firearms. There is no law that is going to stop that. The laws that are in place that should have stopped the Parkland shooter failed because law enforcement didn’t do their job, on many occasions. They were warned, multiple times prior to the shooting, and during the shooting, they stood outside the building and did nothing while children were killed.</p> <p>Marching to ban firearms from citizens is not going to stop the law enforcement from failing again. Those people who failed at doing their job must be held accountable above all else, the corruption within the district needs to be addressed and put into the open and destroyed. Focusing on guns will help no one. People need to stop looking at the tool, and look at how to fix the actual root of the problems. </p> <p>For crime in general, this means working within the communities, going after corruption in the government, in the school districts, fixing the education system, helping people stay out of poverty. Poverty and education are key factors in solving crime, but also population density, diversity of culture, neighboring countries, and the ability to trust law enforcement. These are huge problems, and when people focus on the tool, it’s like they’re too busy looking at a mole on someone’s leg while they bleed out of a massive wound in their chest. </p> <p>And when people not only focus on the tool, but obviously know nothing of what they’re talking about, it makes it worse. It’s like someone claiming that if a woman gets pregnant from being raped, she wasn’t really raped because they think women can only conceive if they enjoyed it. It’s a blatant and dangerous form of ignorance, where they don’t care that they know nothing, they’re going to try to push for more laws against things they know nothing about, and that is a serious problem.</p> <p>It’s not right when either side goes for cheap shots, insults, ad hominems, etc. People should stick to the facts, especially when it comes to dictating a law that will affect hundreds of millions of innocent people. They shouldn’t spread fear, they are causing little kids to be terrified of something they are statistically probably never going to experience. Life is dangerous, anything can kill us, why should children be made to fear something like this? Why should someone who experienced something traumatic be considered an expert on it?</p> </blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mXOOgaC6jNRYdkvE8EDH5Kg">@writetheworldyours</a> What specifically have I said that was abusive to the victims? You’re the one who said what I posted warranted an “immediate unfollow”. This post was not a “harmful joke”, it was a picture of a fucking headline and an expression of my exasperation with this person trying to punish law-abiding companies for existing. There was literally nothing abusive here.</p> </blockquote> <p>When these “traumatized kids” start using the source of their trauma as a sledgehammer to force through their political goals, I start having problems.</p></blockquote> <p>Okay, quick question: I remember hearing something on here about Hogg not even being there during the shooting? Was there any truth to that claim?</p></blockquote> <p>^</p></blockquote> <p>Pretty sure that was a misinterpretation based on an out of context clip where he talks about bringing his camera from home after the initial Shooting. It’s the uncertainty of the accuracy of that claim which has stopped me from even making it because I don’t want to use any information that is false. Y’know because I’m so “abusive to the victims”, right <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mXOOgaC6jNRYdkvE8EDH5Kg">@writetheworldyours</a>? 🙄</p>
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Being Alone, Children, and Crime: Sirius David Hogg calls for boycott of top investment firms over links to gunmakers The Hill 3 hours ago Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor David Hogg is calling for a boycott of two major investment management companies over their ties to gun manufacturers <p><a href="https://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/173054714888/writetheworldyours-kamiyu910" class="tumblr_blog">kamiyu910</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://writetheworldyours.tumblr.com/post/173053562300/kamiyu910-writetheworldyours-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">writetheworldyours</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/173051007878/writetheworldyours-libertarirynn-can-this-kid" class="tumblr_blog">kamiyu910</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://writetheworldyours.tumblr.com/post/173047870045/libertarirynn-can-this-kid-just-stop-immediate" class="tumblr_blog">writetheworldyours</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173044898979/can-this-kid-just-stop" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Can this kid just… Stop?</p></blockquote> <p>immediate unfollow</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="105" data-orig-width="483"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/92be71db253a0d18ab8c1b2e89a106f3/tumblr_inline_p7d2v8rw0o1s75wry_540.png" data-orig-height="105" data-orig-width="483"/></figure><p>So, you’re saying I should try to ban every single restaurant and store from selling vegetables and fruits and spices because I’m allergic to plants and people have almost killed me by not taking it seriously at all? That’s the worst analogy ever. </p> <p>You know what we say when we get bucked off a horse? Get back on. Control the fear, don’t let the fear control you. I’ve almost died many different ways, and I learn from it and don’t let the fear control me.</p> <p>I especially don’t go out trying to dictate laws that will affect 325 million people without actually understanding what I’m talking about. This kid and people who support him are making a complete and utter mockery of the anti-gun stance by not knowing the first thing about guns, or the laws that are already on the book.</p> <p>Being almost killed doesn’t make someone a good advocate for a thing. 325 million people have every right to criticize someone who knows nothing about the thing he’s trying to ban. He can certainly talk all he wants, but we all have the right to tell him how and why he’s wrong and shouldn’t be dictating more useless laws on everyone else.</p> </blockquote> <p>Some of what you say I can see your point of view, but the way many people are dealing with this is very distasteful. The people bashing traumatised 17 year olds online are doing nothing but displaying how the world has become viscous, toxic, and immoral with only concern for political and financial gain. We’re all entitled to our opinions when they do not hurt others, whether anti gun control views are hurtful to others is still up for debate so I won’t be hypocritical and in turn bash you for your opinions. But if you agree with or participate in the harmful jokes towards minors, which the one above is skirting on this, then I absolutely will defend these kids regardless of their politics because violence of any type should not be used to prove points, especially considering it does nothing but prove there’s no actual point to be made.</p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t see any harmful jokes in this thread, nor do I agree with harmful jokes. People should focus on facts and evidence, not attacking someone.</p> <p>I live in an area that has very strict gun laws, and very high crime rates. Those criminals are not using legally gained guns, most of the time it’s a felon with a firearm. In the past 10 years, an average of around 8 children (18 and under) per year died in school shootings. More children are killed riding the school bus per year, yet the media makes school shootings seem like an epidemic, when it’s not.</p> <p>They are driving fear needlessly into people. Should we have precautions and safeguards? Of course. We protect government officials with firearms, we protect banks and courthouses and many other buildings with firearms, yet we don’t protect our own children.</p> <p>Around 400 children every year are shot in gang related drive by shootings just in Los Angeles alone, by illegal firearms. There is no law that is going to stop that. The laws that are in place that should have stopped the Parkland shooter failed because law enforcement didn’t do their job, on many occasions. They were warned, multiple times prior to the shooting, and during the shooting, they stood outside the building and did nothing while children were killed.</p> <p>Marching to ban firearms from citizens is not going to stop the law enforcement from failing again. Those people who failed at doing their job must be held accountable above all else, the corruption within the district needs to be addressed and put into the open and destroyed. Focusing on guns will help no one. People need to stop looking at the tool, and look at how to fix the actual root of the problems. </p> <p>For crime in general, this means working within the communities, going after corruption in the government, in the school districts, fixing the education system, helping people stay out of poverty. Poverty and education are key factors in solving crime, but also population density, diversity of culture, neighboring countries, and the ability to trust law enforcement. These are huge problems, and when people focus on the tool, it’s like they’re too busy looking at a mole on someone’s leg while they bleed out of a massive wound in their chest. </p> <p>And when people not only focus on the tool, but obviously know nothing of what they’re talking about, it makes it worse. It’s like someone claiming that if a woman gets pregnant from being raped, she wasn’t really raped because they think women can only conceive if they enjoyed it. It’s a blatant and dangerous form of ignorance, where they don’t care that they know nothing, they’re going to try to push for more laws against things they know nothing about, and that is a serious problem.</p> <p>It’s not right when either side goes for cheap shots, insults, ad hominems, etc. People should stick to the facts, especially when it comes to dictating a law that will affect hundreds of millions of innocent people. They shouldn’t spread fear, they are causing little kids to be terrified of something they are statistically probably never going to experience. Life is dangerous, anything can kill us, why should children be made to fear something like this? Why should someone who experienced something traumatic be considered an expert on it?</p> </blockquote> <p><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mXOOgaC6jNRYdkvE8EDH5Kg">@writetheworldyours</a> What specifically have I said that was abusive to the victims? You’re the one who said what I posted warranted an “immediate unfollow”. This post was not a “harmful joke”, it was a picture of a fucking headline and an expression of my exasperation with this person trying to punish law-abiding companies for existing. There was literally nothing abusive here.</p>
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America, Children, and Chris Evans: Chris Evans @ChrisEvans Amazing CNN@CNN Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack: "We know there's gonna be some backlash... We concluded that if these kids are brave enough to organize and do what they're doing then we should be brave enough to take this stand." cnn.it/2HS9f0c BREAKING NEWS DICK'S SPORTING GOODS WILL STOP SELLING ASSAULT-STYLE RIFLES CN Edward W. Stack Chairman and CEO, Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. M34 OPAY ll 9812Koviews DETROIT 58 HOUSTON 82° NEW DAY wretchedor30: kialessa: odinsblog: The list of businesses dropping the NRA is growing No, no, no; Dick’s take is so much bigger than that. Dick’s did not aim at the NRA, Dick’s took DIRECT ACTION, changing their own gun sale policies and calling on politicians to change the laws. (That’s the TL;DR.) Dick’s Sporting Goods has said: “We at DICK’S Sporting Goods are deeply disturbed and saddened by the tragic events in Parkland. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their loved ones. But thoughts and prayers are not enough. We have tremendous respect and admiration for the students organizing and making their voices heard regarding gun violence in schools and elsewhere in our country. We have heard you. The nation has heard you. We support and respect the Second Amendment, and we recognize and appreciate that the vast majority of gun owners in this country are responsible, law-abiding citizens. But we have to help solve the problem that’s in front of us. Gun violence is an epidemic that’s taking the lives of too many people, including the brightest hope for the future of America – our kids. Following all of the rules and laws, we sold a shotgun to the Parkland shooter in November of 2017. It was not the gun, nor type of gun, he used in the shooting. But it could have been. Clearly this indicates on so many levels that the systems in place are not effective to protect our kids and our citizens. We believe it’s time to do something about it. Beginning today, DICK’S Sporting Goods is committed to the following: We will no longer sell assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles. We had already removed them from all DICK’S stores after the Sandy Hook massacre, but we will now remove them from sale at all 35 Field Stream stores. We will no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age.    We will no longer sell high capacity magazines. We never have and never will sell bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire more rapidly. At the same time, we implore our elected officials to enact common sense gun reform and pass the following regulations: Ban assault-style firearms Raise the minimum age to purchase firearms to 21 Ban high capacity magazines and bump stocks Require universal background checks that include relevant mental health information and previous interactions with the law Ensure a complete universal database of those banned from buying firearms   Close the private sale and gun show loophole that waives the necessity of background checks We hope others join us in this effort to let our kids know that their pleas are being taken seriously.Some will say these steps can’t guarantee tragedies like Parkland will never happen again. They may be correct – but if common sense reform is enacted and even one life is saved, it will have been worth it. We deeply believe that this country’s most precious gift is our children. They are our future. We must keep them safe. Sincerely,Edward W. Stack Chairman CEO DICK’S Sporting Goods” Following all of the rules and laws, we sold a shotgun to the Parkland shooter in November of 2017. It was not the gun, nor type of gun, he used in the shooting. But it could have been. Clearly this indicates on so many levels that the systems in place are not effective to protect our kids and our citizens. We believe it’s time to do something about it. – And that’s how heroes are made. Fuck yeah I’mma go buy a sporting good now thanks Dicks
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America, Children, and Dicks: We at DICK'S Sporting Goods are deeply disturbed and saddened by the tragic events in Parkland. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their loved ones But thoughts and prayers are not enough. We have tremendous respect and admiration for the students organizing and making their voices heard regarding gun violence in schools and elsewhere in our country. We have heard you. The nation has heard you We support and respect the Second Amendment, and we recognize and appreciate that the vast majority of gun owners in this country are responsible, law-abiding citizens. But we have to help solve the problem that's in front of us. Gun violence is an epidemic that's taking the lives of too many people, including the brightest hope for the future of America - our kids Following all of the rules and laws, we sold a shotgun to the Parkland shooter in November of 2017. It was not the gun, nor type of gun, he used in the shooting. But it could have been. Clearly this indicates on so many levels that the systems in place are not effective to protect our kids and our citizens We believe it's time to do something about it Beginning today, DICK'S Sporting Goods is committed to the following We will no longer sell assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles. We had already removed them from all DICK'S stores after the Sandy Hook massacre, but we will now remove them from sale at all 35 Field & Stream stores We will no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age We no longer sell high capacity magazines We never have and never will sell bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire more rapidly . At the same time, we implore our elected officials to enact common sense gun reform and pass the following regulations: Ban assault-style firearms Raise the minimum age to purchase firearms to 21 Ban high capacity magazines and bump stocks .Require universal background checks that include relevant mental health information and previous interactions with the law Ensure a complete universal database of those banned from buying firearms Close the private sale and gun show loophole that waives the necessity of background checks We hope others join us in this effort to let our kids know that their pleas are being taken serioushy Some will say these steps can't guarantee tragedies like Parkland will never happen again They may be correct- but if common sense reform is enacted and even one life is saved, it will have been worth it We deeply believe that this country's most precious gift is our children. They are our future. We must keep them safe DICK S Dick’s Sporting Goods made an announcement this morning stating that they will stop selling “assault-style” rifles and will be raising the age limit to 21 to buy firearms...thoughts? 🤔 WSHH
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Children, Energy, and Friends: isa @isabelchequer Follow yea okay i was bullied too but he shot me so like whats ur poinft Bradenton Herald@bradentonherald School shooter was volatile, ostracized and 'bullied a lot,' classmates and friends say ift.tt/2sAqpw3 12:33 PM-18 Feb 2018 systlin: wolfnanaki: tami-taylors-hair: These Florida kids are not fucking around.  The kids’ response to the shooting has been something truly incredible. Normally, it’s always been very young children and it’s only their parents that can speak about it. The narrative gets controlled, the conspiracy theorists talk about how it’s all an act, so much bullshit. But these are kids who are active on social media, incredibly close to voting age, and they’re demanding their voices are heard. Every single thing that downplays, dismisses or conspiracies the shooting has been subverted by their efforts, and they’re not letting adults who’ve never lived what they lived through control the narrative. “It was a conspiracy!” “No, we have video evidence of it happening.” “Shouldn’t you be calling 911 instead of making videos?” “We called 911 so many times they told us to stop.” “But he was a troubled child!” “We were ALL troubled, that’s no excuse.” And it just goes on like this. Honestly, I’m so proud of my fellow Floridians. I said to my husband the other day that “This one feels different”, referring to this precisely.  The whole energy around it feels different. These kids are not having this bullshit, and while they should not have to stand their ground and fight this battle, goddamn it they are going to. If the adults won’t, then goddamn it these kids will draw a fucking line and say ‘no, no more, this is bullshit’.  I don’t know what it means, or how it will play out long term. But there’s a sense around this whole tragedy that this one is different, and I hope, maybe, that means some actual change will come. 
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Children, Energy, and Friends: isa @isabelchequer Follow yea okay i was bullied too but he shot me so like whats ur poinft Bradenton Herald@bradentonherald School shooter was volatile, ostracized and 'bullied a lot,' classmates and friends say ift.tt/2sAqpw3 12:33 PM-18 Feb 2018 systlin: wolfnanaki: tami-taylors-hair: These Florida kids are not fucking around.  The kids’ response to the shooting has been something truly incredible. Normally, it’s always been very young children and it’s only their parents that can speak about it. The narrative gets controlled, the conspiracy theorists talk about how it’s all an act, so much bullshit. But these are kids who are active on social media, incredibly close to voting age, and they’re demanding their voices are heard. Every single thing that downplays, dismisses or conspiracies the shooting has been subverted by their efforts, and they’re not letting adults who’ve never lived what they lived through control the narrative. “It was a conspiracy!” “No, we have video evidence of it happening.” “Shouldn’t you be calling 911 instead of making videos?” “We called 911 so many times they told us to stop.” “But he was a troubled child!” “We were ALL troubled, that’s no excuse.” And it just goes on like this. Honestly, I’m so proud of my fellow Floridians. I said to my husband the other day that “This one feels different”, referring to this precisely.  The whole energy around it feels different. These kids are not having this bullshit, and while they should not have to stand their ground and fight this battle, goddamn it they are going to. If the adults won’t, then goddamn it these kids will draw a fucking line and say ‘no, no more, this is bullshit’.  I don’t know what it means, or how it will play out long term. But there’s a sense around this whole tragedy that this one is different, and I hope, maybe, that means some actual change will come.  I was bullied relentlessly in middle school and I was only able to avoid it by going to a small, artistic high school. That bullying left me with qualities about myself that I wish I did not have, but will probably never be fixed. But I would never wish harm against those who bullied me. I would never wish them dead and most who have been bullied feel the same way. So stop grasping for straws here and just admit that guns do not belong in some (most) people’s hands
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Drake, Fire, and Friends: Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in south Florida are just beginning to process the horrific shooting that killed at least 17 of their peers and faculty. Jonathan Drake/Reuters And as the case with every major mass shooting in recent US history, the online conversations about it steered to the usual sources of debate. Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren asked "the Left to "let the families grieve for even 24 hours before they push their anti-gun and anti- gunowner" agendas Tomi Lahren @TomiLahren Can the Left let the families grieve for even 24 hours before they push their anti-gun and anti-gunowner agenda? My goodness This isn't about a gun it's about another lunatic #FloridaShooting 10:29 PM - Feb 14, 2018 46.8K 73.3K people are talking about this However, some who lived through the tragedy not only allowed themselves and others to speak out about these issues they were ready to talk. Teens who identified themselves as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students are taking to social media to express their anger and frustration over issues they believe are not being politicized enough. kyra @longlivekcx A gun has killed 17 of my fellow classmates. A gun has traumatized my friends. My entire school, traumatized from this tragedy. This could have been prevented. Please stfu tomi twitter.com/tomilahren/sta... 12:48 AM - Feb 15, 2018 487K 164K people are talking about this nikki @nikta04 it is actually about guns u witch from hell twitter.com/tomilahren/sta.. 8:02 AM - Feb 15, 2018 18.5K 93,372 people are talking about this Carly Novell, a 17-year-old senior, told BuzzFeed News she spent hours hiding in a closet in school as gunshots were fired around her and her classmates. Still, when she saw Lahren's tweet, a fire ignited in her. "She's not the one who gets to decide whether or not we get to talk about it, Carly said. carly @car_nove I was hiding in a closet for 2 hours. It was about guns. You weren't there, you don't know how it felt. Guns give these disgusting people the ability to kill other human beings. This IS about guns and this is about all the people who had their life abruptly ended because of guns. twitter.com/tomilahren/sta... 8:00 AM - Feb 15, 2018 O774K 314K people are talking about this "Igot home around 5, I think. I think I saw Tomi [Lahrenjs tweet and replied right when I saw it," Carly explained. "I was just thinking about how I was literally involved in the shooting and I was talking about gun control... I just don't understand why we at mourn and use our voice to speok out at the same time. h's) lle> KY I j)r l ee x kẩli ch itg าได้ lac le wese s r jį k) li gjuin @terrű re)l iie llet ije i could have prevented the attack at her school. And she started speaking out about it immediately on social media, "because we know that if something is changed we can prevent it from happening to anyone else," she told BuzzFeed News. lex @recklex an 18 year old kid, who literally everyone knew was troubled, was allowed to have multiple fucking guns but yeah let's just send out prayers cause that always seems to do so fucking much 5:57 PM - Feb 14, 2018 3,002 968 people are talking about this buzzfeed: “I just don’t understand why we can’t mourn and use our voice to speak out at the same time.” Students Who Lived Through The Florida Shooting Are Angry And They Want You To Know
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Fire, Football, and Head: An Assistant Football Coach Lost His Life Shielding Students Against Florida High School Shooter @balleralert An Assistant Football Coach Lost His Life Shielding Students In Florida High School Shooting - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An assistant football coach lost his life protecting students during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Wednesday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AaronFeis worked as a coach for the high school’s football team. This Thursday, the team tweeted that he “selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nicolas Cruz is the 19-year old student who carried the act of terror onto his former school. Before the shooting, students thought they were merely performing a fire drill, which is what sent them filing into the hallways. That’s when Cruz, who was wearing a gas mask, toting smoke grenades and several magazines of ammunition for his AR-15 rifle, opened fire killing 17 and injuring more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feis at the time was on duty as the school security guard and responded to a call over walkie-talkies that there were loud pops coming from somewhere in the school. A witness said Feis was seen jumping “in front of bullets to save some students' lives.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The brave coach was also an alumnus of the high school. He graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in 1999 and became the junior varsity head coach of the school’s football team in 2002. Feis leaves behind a wife and one daughter.

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cnn.com, Fire, and Memes: U.S: NEWS NEWS UPDATE Feb 15 | A detailed look at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Yesterday afternoon, 19 year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The shooting resulted in 17 fatalities which included students and adults. Cruz is being charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. ___ The shooting began around 2:40 pm, shortly before school dismissal time. The gunman wore a gas mask into the school, armed with an AR-15 rifle, smoke grenades, and “countless magazines,” officials report. The gunman set off the fire alarm, causing students and teachers to crowd the hallways as he began shooting. He then ducked out of the building by hiding between crowds of students. By the end of the initial shooting rampage, the suspect had killed 12 people inside the school, before killing an additional three outside, including someone standing on the street corner. Two more victims died from their injuries in local hospitals. ___ Nikolas Cruz was arrested in a neighboring city known as Coral Springs just a few miles from the school. Cruz had previously attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but was expelled for issues that school officials have declined to specify. Other students and members of the school have noted that Nikolas Cruz exhibited “troubling” behavior, and often demonstrated possession of weapons on his social media pages. ___ Since the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, there have been at least 239 school shootings nationwide. In these 239 shootings, 438 people were shot, 138 of which died. ___ Jerry News has elected to not share photos of the gunman. ___ Footage - photos: NYT, WSJ, CNN

Yesterday afternoon, 19 year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The shooting res...

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