Crime

Having watched Philando Castile's bereaved partner's 13 minute message, I must tell you it was heartbreaking to watch. How have organisations become so corrupt that they will go as far as to tamper with evidence, and try to cover up their crimes. The police are supposed to "protect and serve", but tragic events like these only prove they do no such thing. As a young black woman, I feel threatened and sad for the future generation of black people in particular. And then there will always be the statements..."it is with deep regret", etc etc etc. To be honest, I'm done. Action needs to be taken, because as the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. And all these words are doing nothing but cause more pain and tension between different groups. To the police, change your actions...
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Dear McKinney, TX police, Thank you for beating the hell out of me for being suicidle at one point in my life, it really seems like the best option for someone that needs help. I mean that's what officer Wilkerson said as he approached me the night of February 21st 2016. He said "I hear you need some help." I told him no I am fine, which I was, otherwise I wouldn't have been back at my house. I guess he didn't like that answer, so he grabbed me. Well as a natural reaction since I didn't do anything wrong I tried to pull his hand off mine. I don't remember much after that but my brother told me you hit me in the face 2 times. I'm guessing that's the part where I stopped remembering everything. The next thing I do remember is being tasered in my driveway pulling it out and being...
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I was locked out. I had no place to go. Hostels were full. “Friends” turned me away. You offered me a place to stay. You said you’d sleep on the couch. I awoke to the feel of your hands. The feel of your hands all over me. I froze. Didn’t know what to do. Was it me? Did I do something wrong? Did I drink too much? Did I wear too little? Did I make you believe I wanted this? No. It was not my fault. It was yours. Yes means yes and no means no. A vulnerable girl is not yours for the taking.
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I am angry. I am upset. My heart is with the victim of the Stanford rape, as well as all other survivors of sexual assault. I am in shock that there seems to be so little anger in the courtroom towards rapist Brock Turner. I am appalled that someone who committed so heinous a crime has only been sentenced to six months. My stomach is sick as I read the victim’s letter to her attacker, as she describes through her own eyes the pain and suffering she has gone through. Yet, none of this seems to phase Turner as he shows no regret for what he has done. Instead he places the blame on something else. Alcohol. Most know what it is to be drunk, to be a little more giggly or to throw your cares away, but being drunk does not turn someone into a rapist. The intent was already there. Alcohol does...
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In the war against campus sexual assault, why are we not talking about drinking? When dealing with intoxication and sex, there are the built-in complications of incomplete memories and differing interpretations of intent and consent. More than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol related sexual assault or date rape. Young women are getting a distorted message that their right to match men drink for drink is a feminist issue. The real "feminist" message should be that when you lose the ability to be responsible for yourself, you drastically increase attracting the wrong kind of attention. So, should the complainants word be enough to convict, even if her recollection of what happened is blurry or non-existent due to intoxication? Alcohol smudges the lens...
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It’s time to start looking at all of these mass shootings from a big picture perspective. It’s not just about terrorism, or gun control, or hate crimes. It’s about how American society is, slowly but surely, dehumanizing people. Every time a tragic mass murder happens, everyone grieves together for about two hours, and then everyone turns on each other as people try to place blame: “ISIL is prevalent here. Let’s ban all the Muslims.” “More crazy white men have killed than Muslims. You are racist.” “This was a hate crime.” “It couldn’t have been a hate crime because the shooter identified with the victimized community. This was a matter of mental illness.” “We should have tighter gun restriction laws.” “How dare they threaten my right to the 2nd Amendment.” “The government...
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Dear Mom and Dad: There are things about me you may not know. I love you with all my heart but there’s things I rather keep to myself. So I use tinder, it’s an app that allows you to meet people who are looking for dates, friends or casual sex from close locations. I do think it’s a useful tool for people, especially in the LGBT community. In my opinion, it’s safer than Grindr (Another app that’s a bit rawer). Anyway, the thing is that last night as we were discussing the horrible news of Orlando’s shooting I lied. I lied, and you may never know it because it may only increase your concerns whenever I travel or whenever I go out. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Orlando several times, most of them with you but a few on my own. And I’ve been to pulse. I’ve been to pulse with a...
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Terrorism!.. Part-1 A Scary alarm frightened again in the morning the news retain to be continued as a violence takes place More than many of people's are dying again Many school children's are not back to their Home  There parents are unaware to hear That their children has been killed  Just to see on the Place which is a bank of mixed blood Were innocent life's been turned off!.. Threats alive with humour of daily life  Blamed the cohere unexpected situations  Every Second there is a risk on a life Same point rises again, who is behind in this Tearful face of a frightened home is the answer of Terrorism  Liberty of dying is the answer of Terrorism Humanity gets lost is the answer of Terrorism  We Have many answers to give For Terrorism but does we have the question why...
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An Open Letter to the Government of the United States of America: There's a veritable wellspring of emotions flowing through me this weekend, and I wish I could say any of them were good. Confusion, sadness, grief, outrage... all of which are more than adequately justified, I'm sure. One tragedy this weekend was enough to be called depressing, but two in two days? In the same city? What in the hell is going on here? On June 11, in Orlando, we lost a true treasure. Christina Grimmie, a talented, wonderful artist whose star was well on the rise, was shot and killed after a concert, while she was signing autographs. She was 22, and had far too many years in front of her to end up dying so needlessly. And now, one day later, fifty people in a gay nightclub were gunned down and killed in...
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Dear America, You truly are the land of the "free". Free enough that innocent people are TAKING THEIR LIVES ALONG WITH OTHERS, and that is NOT okay. Look at the world around us: Basically almost every other country is either scared of us or hate us, and it's not "Cause they ain't us." It's because we are beyond stupid and way too lenient with criminal justice. We are a mess! Of course, America in itself is great... In the previous generations. So many great people had taken their lives because this generation and way of life is WAY too much to handle. Robin Williams? Kurt Cobain? Marilyn Monroe? GET THE HINT! We are a failing generation! Wake up, America! Today, an innocent soul was taken from us because some idiot wanted to "Go out with a bang"! Imagine if it was someone like another...
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