elizabethanne:

I want to watch this movie right now

Hello Troop Beverly Hills,

At any point during the day I will find myself silently singing “Beverly Hills, what a thrill!”

Phyllis Neffler was my idol in fashion and faaaaaanulous. And in some ways she was the mom I wish I had. It’s also the movie I put on when I’m sick our it’s raining (yes, I own a copy) and I can’t believe it’s 25 yrs old.

notnadia:

breakingnews:

Autopsy: Michael Brown shot at least six times in Ferguson, Mo.
The New York Times: Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen who was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., was shot at least six times, a preliminary private autopsy found.
The former chief medical examiner for the City of New York found that Brown was four times in the right arm and two times in the head. The bullets did not appear to have been shot from close range.
Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.
Photo: A detail from a report showing the entry, and re-entry and exit wounds from six bullets. (Dr. Michael M. Baden)

SO I’ve been doing this tonight.

notnadia:

breakingnews:

Autopsy: Michael Brown shot at least six times in Ferguson, Mo.

The New York Times: Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen who was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., was shot at least six times, a preliminary private autopsy found.

The former chief medical examiner for the City of New York found that Brown was four times in the right arm and two times in the head. The bullets did not appear to have been shot from close range.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: A detail from a report showing the entry, and re-entry and exit wounds from six bullets. (Dr. Michael M. Baden)

SO I’ve been doing this tonight.

assholeofday:

Thomas Jackson, Asshole of the Day for August 15, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
Ferguson Police Chief spent the morning going over documents and video tape related to a nearby theft that Michael Brown was a suspect in. Robbery. Top suspect.
Then after all that, Chief Jackson said this afternoon:

“The initial contact between the officer and Mr. Brown was not related to the robbery,” Thomas Jackson, the police chief, said during a news conference Friday afternoon.
Rather, it stemmed from the fact that Brown and his friend were “walking down the street blocking traffic,” Jackson said.

So then Brown wasn’t shot because he was a suspect fleeing a petty crime— not that fleeing a theft is grounds for shooting— but for how he handled being stopped for jaywalking. Jaywalking.
So why did Chief Jackson spend all morning on the robbery details? By his own admission now, those details played NO ROLE in the shooting. NONE.
Hmmm. Here’s a few thoughts that I flagged on Twitter today, which I think get to the heart of it:

Someone at the press conference just said “seems like you’re only answering questions that demean the character of Mike Brown”
— AdamSerwer (@AdamSerwer)
August 15, 2014

What I know is this: when an unarmed Black man/woman is killed by police or by another citizen, a period of character assassination begins.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing)
August 15, 2014

Took a week, but we finally at the moment where Mike Brown Is officially a suspect in his own murder. #Ferguson
— BWD (@theonlyadult)
August 15, 2014
So the robbery played no part, but Chief Jackson spent all morning smearing a man his officer killed over a jaywalking encounter. And that is why he is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Thomas Jackson’s first time as Asshole of the Day.
Full story: Washington Post.

assholeofday:

Thomas Jackson, Asshole of the Day for August 15, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Ferguson Police Chief spent the morning going over documents and video tape related to a nearby theft that Michael Brown was a suspect in. Robbery. Top suspect.

Then after all that, Chief Jackson said this afternoon:

“The initial contact between the officer and Mr. Brown was not related to the robbery,” Thomas Jackson, the police chief, said during a news conference Friday afternoon.

Rather, it stemmed from the fact that Brown and his friend were “walking down the street blocking traffic,” Jackson said.

So then Brown wasn’t shot because he was a suspect fleeing a petty crime— not that fleeing a theft is grounds for shooting— but for how he handled being stopped for jaywalking. Jaywalking.

So why did Chief Jackson spend all morning on the robbery details? By his own admission now, those details played NO ROLE in the shooting. NONE.

Hmmm. Here’s a few thoughts that I flagged on Twitter today, which I think get to the heart of it:

So the robbery played no part, but Chief Jackson spent all morning smearing a man his officer killed over a jaywalking encounter. And that is why he is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Thomas Jackson’s first time as Asshole of the Day.

Full story: Washington Post.