Alright. I’m about to fall asleep at my computer, so I’m gonna sign out now and pray that tonight isn’t a night construction because a good night’s sleep is all that’s going to keep me from lighting those documents on fire tomorrow.
200 fucking pages.
Early to bed, early to rise makes a blogger no less grumpy but hopefully well rested enough to not fall asleep reading and annotating 200+ pages of government instructions.
accurate depiction of the blogger
Please attempt to understand what is going through the minds of these victims of excessive police force and brutality. As a person of color who has seen over and over again what kind of power the police use against those who are in no position to defend themselves physically or legally, I feel I am in no position to judge someone who does not complete the good citizen checklist upon being met with such a terrifying situation. Imagine being in their position, knowing that if you get out of the car or reach to unlock a door or whatever you need to do, you could get shot down with no hesitation by the person pointing a weapon in your direction.
People have been killed while being 100% compliant. Compliancy is not a guarantee you will make it out alive. When you feel like your life could end any second at the whim of a power-tripping police officer, you may feel extreme pressure to make some fight or flight decisions because you know deep down, those officers see no value in your life. You are no longer a citizen, you are a target.
Blaming someone for how they react in such a stressful situation does not change the fact that they shouldn’t have been made to feel like they were, quite possibly, in their last moments of life.