That’s how much the price of college in America has increased over the past 4 decades.
That is not a typo.(via fortheloveofgop)
Rhis is by design. States cut budgets, and banks/government make billions off student loans.
Cheap school tuition is not good for capitalism.
(Source: micdotcom, via satanic-capitalist)
#Ferguson could be 1950s/1960s America.
Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me. Most field stops are complete in minutes. How difficult is it to cooperate for that long? —
LAPD officer Sunil Dutta, writing 100% seriously in a WaPo op-ed entitled (I kid you not) “I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.” (via hipsterlibertarian)
The sense of entitled, sadistic, “moral disengagement” by the police is truly disheartening. How can they build trust in a community they are using for their role-playing FPS fantasies?
(Source: kohenari, via randomactsofchaos)
'The biggest crime in the U.S. criminal justice system is that it is a race-based institution where African-Americans are directly targeted and punished in a much more aggressive way than white people' .. (from here)
Here’s what Canfield Court [in Ferguson, MO] looks like on Google’s street view: not exactly busy.
Knowing this, it appears to me that Officer Darren Wilson purposely & without cause provoked [Michael] Brown & [Dorian] Johnson by telling them to move to the sidewalk. (According to Johnson, Wilson shouted to them, “Get the fuck on the sidewalk.”) The fact that Wilson was cruising a residential street suggests that he was a neighborhood patrolman, someone who is supposed to establish rapport with residents & create a sense of public trust in the police. (“Get the fuck on the sidewalk” is not the best outreach initiative.)
Two black kids walking down the street equals “disobey me and I have a bullet with your name on it”-type sadistic police engagement.
Victim-blaming 101: The Backbone of Conservative Politics
Fear of a black victim.