Too late for Michael Brown, but a preventative move for the future.
Police officers here began wearing body cameras on Saturday as marchers took to the streets in the most recent protest of a shooting three weeks earlier by a city officer that left an unarmed teenager dead.
The cameras are being assigned to squads, and each officer will get one to use, he said.
School starts back this week and two of the kids I help with homework (one is currently in the shelter with her mom and the other is her friend from the neighborhood) have the same reading assignment. Today I took some of them to the park with another volunteer for a little Labor Day picnic earlier, and I told them to bring their summer reading assignments so I could look them over.
Mary & Jane (names are made up) both had to answer essay questions about The Great Gatsby, but Jane’s was hella short and you could tell she didn’t really read the book. I asked her why and she said she was tired of reading about white people.
Two, I’m grown. I’m too old to be a hipster and I already grew out of that embarrassing phase of my life.
Three, I’m still grown. You do you, and I’ma do me.
So I guess we’re all living in this wonderful Internet age of “X is really popular right now — let’s hate on it,” my favorite recent topics being the Ice Bucket Challenge, Beyonce, and almond milk. So why is Mother Jones so upset with almond milk? The reasons are really tired and easily dismissed and I can’t believe they wasted their time.
That moment when your dinner potato is about to throw it back on you like an after-hours stripper in Queens complete with bulletholes and stab wounds. Babygirl need to hit them penicillin shots again though.
I am hungover as all get out, but I still have the cognizance to call this no-talent, empty-headed, attention-seeking garbage person out on her half-assed assertions in an interview with Australia’s TV show Sunday Night.
"Elvis, he wasn’t wearing the outfits I was wearing but he was coming out and he was doing like the OG twerking… Like, no one wants to admit that he was twerking, he was. He was like sex. He was a symbol of sex but no one would have ever called Elvis a shit because he wasn’t a girl. It’s that double standard and I think I’m doing something for the double standard.”
The hottest new indie band on the scene: Travis and The Woodchucks!!! (PS Those four little grey blobs are woodchucks. There was only one when we got here but they’ve multiplied into four. It’s a takeover!!!) #Nature #Wildlife #nyc #WhyIsThereNatureAndWildlifeInNYC
Even though this video is all nighttimey and sad, this is one of my ultimate summer bops and the weather today calls for all the summer jams — sunny enough to be happy but not hot enough to sweat.
I honestly never expected Faith to have such longevity when she first came out because Bad Boy kept pimping her as Biggie’s chick and Mary J. Blige's back-up singer, so she came off like an Afterthought. Twenty years later, she's making better music than Mary and bringing us tragic reality TV shows like R&B Divas so looks like Faith had the last laugh after all.
CNN aired footage earlier this week of an alleged recording during the seconds Michael Brown was shot. The recording is from an app called Glide which the anonymous tipster was using to videochat at the time of the shooting. The user came forward with the evidence and now Glide has verified the recording down to the second.