To recap: In two years of homeownership, I have had to fix the A/C 4xs, had a flood and had to redo the whole floor and other items and am still fighting with insurance 7 months later, and now the dishwasher.
Wright, who has seen store surveillance video of the shooting incident, said Crawford was shot while talking on the phone, holding the butt of the gun with the barrel pointed at the floor.
He said Crawford was “shot on sight” in a “militaristic” response.
“Everything released is one-sided. There is nothing favorable to John Crawford. You can’t show different pieces, show it all, don’t trickle pieces to gain favor of the public, “said Michael Wright, Crawford family attorney. Wright wants to see the release of events in chronological order.
Wright says the video shows Crawford standing in the direction of some shelves. He say Crawford was talking on his cell phone and probably did not see or hear the police officer sent to the store to investigate. He said in one frame you see Crawford on the phone, the next you see him on the floor.
Crawford’s father questions the timing of the state’s investigation.
“My main concern is the delay. What’s taking so long? I understand it’s a process, but frankly, I see stall tactics,” said John Crawford II [the decedent’s father].
Crawford was speaking by cell phone to his girlfriend, who was with his parents, when he was shot.
“He said he was at the video games playing videos, and he went over there by the toy section where the toy guns were,” said LeeCee Johnson, the mother of his two children. “The next thing I know, he said, ‘It’s not real,’ and the police start shooting, and they said ‘Get on the ground,’ but he was already on the ground because they had shot him.”
Johnson put the phone on speaker mode, and she and Crawford’s parents heard him die.
“I could hear him just crying and screaming,” Johnson said. “I feel like they shot him down like he was not even human.”
“This is what happens when the bonds of trust and respect that hold any community together fray. Nobody wants to see our streets look like a war zone. Not in America. We are better than that.”—Hillary Clinton, on Ferguson
I think this quote (I don’t know about the rest of the speech) misses the point. This is not an isolated incident. America has been “frayed” since it was born as far as race issues. We may have come a long way, but we’ve never gotten it right. We have a long way to go.
My neighbor said he fixed the garbage disposal and therefore the dishwasher was fixed -- but he didn't check the dishwasher.
Before he came, the dish washer water (which I was told to leave so he could see it) started to smell and probably contributed to this horrible sinus infection I have.
Just ran the dish washer. It did not drain. The propeller thing popped off and was floating in the water. Dad suggested getting the shop vac across the street to get the water our instead of a cup and towels which I had been doing before. Opened shop vac to remove cloth. Dust flew everywhere. I am allergic to dust. I coughed so hard I threw up. Then I had to clean that up, the dust, and the water.
My dish washer is still broke. I’m sick and frustrated.
Last semester, we saw a number of student-initiated actions against colleges and universities around the country. It was due to a pretty outrageous statistic: one in five female students is sexually assaulted while in college, and sexual assault on campus is chronically underreported.
"I would like for no protesting going on," Michael Brown Sr. said during an interview on Hot 104.1 FM, a hip-hop radio station in St. Louis. "We just want a moment of silence that whole day. Just out of respect for our son."
Brown went on air this morning with the Demetrious Johnson Show, which runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Michael Brown’s funeral is set for 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, in a church in St. Louis that can accommodate up to 4,500 people. Three White House officials, Rev. Al Sharpton, and thousands of community members are expected to attend.”
Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run. Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph. The released footage by NYPDwas proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp.
On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture. I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive. But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency. Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up.
Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case. *Edit* This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police. Please advise, it is highly disturbing.
And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.
On February 21st, 2013, Ryo Oyamada was struck and killed by a police cruiser while crossing the street. NYPD claimed that the cruiser’s lights and sirens were on before the collision, but multiple eyewitnesses stated otherwise, that the lights and sirens were only turned on afterwards, and that the cruiser was speeding in excess of 70 mph down a residential street. None of these eyewitnesses were interviewed for the police report.
The ever popular “thot” is currently the bane of my existence as well as “huwahh”
I’ve never in my life heard either.
My students don’t really use slang, but I would like them to say I need the bathroom instead of yelling peepee or caca when they need to go. I am also tired of asking certain adults not to ask them if they need to go pee pee and instead use bathroom.
washingtonpost: Love you guys for covering this, but did you realize we also have pre and post tests for our Pre-K kids (ages 4 and 5) many of which are part of Head Start? Head Start students in Florida are typically very poor and do not speak English at home. Then we compare them to kids from high economic families who also take the VPK to evaluate programs.
Hey PPT! Are we doing teacher buddies this semester? I know I would definitely benefit from having one! I understand that it is a lot of work on your part, though. Just thought I would ask. :-) I hope you have a wonderful school year!
I don’t like to ask for help for my classroom on Tumblr, but I have a great opportunity through Donors Choose right now and I have less than 24 hours to make things happen.
Through today, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is sponsoring all projects on Donors Choose for a half-off match. The catch is that if the project isn’t fully funded by the end of the day today, the project loses the match.
I posted a new project yesterday to get some materials to create a more accommodating environment for some of my special learners and to build a community of acceptance and understanding. That means that since it’s a new project, it’s also eligible for the INSPIRE match.
That means if someone gives $5 to my project and uses the INSPIRE match code, your $5 becomes $10. If the project is funded today, your $5 becomes $20.
If you are willing and able to give ANY amount… here’s what to do!
Send me a message and I will share my project link with you.
At checkout, use the match code INSPIRE.
That’s it! The project has $107 left to fund, so if 11 people give $5 with the match, the project will be fully funded!