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US teens are organizing a school walkout to campaign for gun control. Held on the anniversary of the Columbine massacre. [source]
This is exactly what straights were afraid of when they heard about gay athletes.
hello i’m john fbi, the head of the fbi, and we are going to be dissolving our school shooter division and moving you all to the donald trump crimes division. no buts, you all know that this is definitely how it works here at the fbi
Fotografie Maureen Brinkhof | Anne-Marie Wonen
So grown men forcibly gave a minor in custody an erection? Sounds like custodial rape to me
I read the first thing and went “did I read that with my own two eyes????”
what the ever loving fuck
jesus fucking christ
“the right to force children to masturbate”
This system has no idea what rights are.
Every day I learn something new about queer history.
This is his Jokers first day on the job, and he’s being such a good boy.
Donald W. Cook is a Los Angeles attorney with decades of experience bringing lawsuits over police dog bites — and mostly losing. He blames what he calls “The Rin Tin Tin Effect” — juries think of police dogs as noble, and have trouble visualizing how violent they can be during an arrest.
“[Police] use terms like ‘apprehend’ and ‘restrain,’ to try to portray it as a very antiseptic event,” Cook says. “But you look at the video and the dog is chewing away on his leg and mutilating him.”
Cook says the proliferation of smart phones and body cameras is capturing a reality that used to be lost on juries. “If it’s a good video,” he says, “it makes a case much easier to prevail on.”
The new generation of videos is capturing scenes of K9 arrests that are bloodier and more violent than imagined by the public. An NPR examination of police videos shows some officers using biting dogs against people who show minimal threat to officers, and a degree of violence that would be unacceptable if inflicted directly by the officers.
In fact, in many videos, the release of a dog appears to escalate the violence of an arrest.
“You just look at the dog as the source of pain and you do everything you can to address that pain,” says Seth Stoughton. He’s a former police officer, now an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina who studies police use of force. “Those shouted commands — you’ll deal with that later, when the pain stops.”
And yet suspects who kick and try to shake the dog off are often accused of resisting arrest.
NPR (November 20, 2017)
i don’t care what this dog in particular is being trained to do. furthering the idea that police dogs are somehow cute or good directly contributes to injustice and the perceived acceptability of police violence
My aunt rescues and rehabilitates german shepherds, and the vast majority are failed police dogs. The rehab process for these dogs is intense. They are trained to be hyper vigilant and to resort to violence. They are often is worse condition than formerly abused animals.
I spent a summer training one of these balls of anxiety. She was too fast and strong for my aunt to train her, so I did it. The biggest hurdle was getting her out of the mindset that biting someone gets her a treat. I had to let her bite my arm, forcible break the hold, and kennel her all without giving her a response because these dogs are trained to equate someone screaming at them as Go Time.
By letting her attack me and showing her that I was stronger than her and then not allowing her to play with the other dogs was what finally got her to stop attacking whenever she heard a loud noise or was surprised or just felt like it.
She still had to be homed in a gun-free, pet-free, child-free home because of the sheer anxiety she was bred for. These dogs are not cute, they are horribly mistreated.
My mom did the exact opposite of what the person above is talking about, she was involved in training the dogs not to restrain themselves when attacking. She was 18 - 21 and they had her wear this thick glove and then provoke the dogs onto biting her arm. She said they didn’t naturally want to be very aggressive towards a 100 pound, 5'3" girl, which is the size my mother was at the time. She has scars on her arm from getting time to bite so hard it broke the protective gloves.
I remember thinking that was cool as a kid. Now I just find it horrifying that they were teaching dogs to use brutal force against…. children. My mother may have been a young adult at the time but most people are 100 pounds and 5'3" as teenagers, not adults
What are short, skinny teens even doing that warrants the use of dogs? Can a grown man with a gun really not subdue someone that size on their own??
It’s animal abuse used to further police brutality
Yeah. This pup isn’t cute, it’s being trained to by exceptionally dangerous. If he fails (and chances are he will) he will be in for a very long recovery. If he ‘passes’ then when he gets older and can no longer work, they will merely euthanize him since rehabilitating him at ten will be too much work.
These dogs are exceedingly dangerous, suffered years of abuse at the hands of their handlers and trainers, and are quite simply not ‘adorable’, even ‘on their first day’ seeing as we know what abuses they are in for. They’re trained to do as much damage as possible, even against people who are no threat to begin with. And if the person tries to fight the dog off, as any person might, the dog is trained to escalate. If the person screams, struggles, or attempts to defend themselves, the dog is trained to escalate.
Read that again. If a person performs any normal human pain-responses in response to being bitten and chewed by a dog, the dog has been trained to do even more damage. In videos they are often forcibly removed from the victim by an officer who is wearing gear to protect them from the dog because they will not stop, and they are too dangerous for the officer to pull them away without heavy protective gear. Without protective gear, the officers are at risk of being mangled by their own dogs because the dog doesn’t care who it is attacking.
And before anyone makes any 4/20 weed comments, the date is the anniversary of the Columbine massacre.