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My heart didn’t break into a thousand pieces after he left. Instead, I realized all the things he didn’t do. He didn’t want to hear my stories. He didn’t ask me questions. He didn’t hug me out of the blue to make me feel good. His hugs were always a preamble to something else, and after he was gone, I wondered if he ever knew me at all.
Diane Les Becquets (via fleurlungs)
feduptoinfinity
feduptoinfinity:

whythatsbullshit:

setbabiesonfire:

ragemovement:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

Wow look at all them “good” cops watching and defending him

Lt. John Pike, former University of California-Davis campus police. He won more money than any of his victims did in court because of his attack.

So this incident happened as a result of the students forming a roadblock. The police officers were there to take down illegally-erected tents and make arrests, but they couldn’t get around the students sitting there. The students were asked repeatedly to leave, but they wouldn’t move. Arrests were made for failure to disperse and unlawful assembly, both misdemeanors. More protestors arrived and began to encircle the officers, interlocking their arms and refusing to move after being asked repeatedly to do so. Finally, officer John Pike resorted to pepperspray, hoping that it would cause the students to get out of the way. An overreaction to a peaceful protest, yes. He shouldn’t have done it. But it’s not like he was just on a stroll and decided to blast some students in the face for no reason.
But yeah go ahead and continue to spread misinformation it happened like 3 years ago lol

They were sitting on the quad and blocking the walkway, which doesn’t even sound like a roadblock, but a “walkwayblock.” 
The officer used military-grade pepper spray on them at point blank range despite the recommended range being six feet. Two of the students were hospitalized. He is absolutely guilty of using excessive force.

 two officers, one of whom is named John Pike, began spraying Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Stream, 1.3% Red Band military-grade pepper spray at “point-blank range” in the faces of the unarmed seated students. The pepper spray used, according to various websites, has a recommended minimum distance of six feet.[46] Bystanders recorded the incident with cell phone cameras, while members of the crowd chanted “Shame on you” and “Let them go” at the police officers.[47] Eleven protesters received medical treatment; two were hospitalized.

Furthermore, the police were all in riot gear and you’re telling me there was no other way to move them without resorting to that? Bullshit.
Not to mention the officers were expressly requested to not use force of any kind and on the first day of the protests they broke those orders by beating students and dragging them by their hair.

In response, law enforcement officials from UC Berkeley Police, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and other UC Police officers, arrived in riot gear to remove the seven tents from the protest site.[24][25]
Video footage of the afternoon confrontation showed police beating protesters with batons and dragging two protesters by the hair, one of whom was UC Berkeley English professor Celeste Langan.
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On the following day [after the pepper spray incident], she [the chancellor] stated that the police had gone against her specific orders to act peacefully when removing tents or equipment, and not to proceed if there were too many students, and she had not approved the police use of riot gear.[68][69] At a town hall meeting, she told around 1,000 students, “I want to unequivocally apologize to the entire community for the appalling use of pepper spray. I will do everything in my power to make sure nothing like that ever happens again.” She said, "My instructions were for no arrests and no police force. I explicitly directed the chief of police that violence should be avoided at all costs."

So if you’re gonna give us an account of what really happened, make sure you include all the information.

feduptoinfinity:

whythatsbullshit:

setbabiesonfire:

ragemovement:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

Wow look at all them “good” cops watching and defending him

Lt. John Pike, former University of California-Davis campus police. He won more money than any of his victims did in court because of his attack.

So this incident happened as a result of the students forming a roadblock. The police officers were there to take down illegally-erected tents and make arrests, but they couldn’t get around the students sitting there. The students were asked repeatedly to leave, but they wouldn’t move. Arrests were made for failure to disperse and unlawful assembly, both misdemeanors. More protestors arrived and began to encircle the officers, interlocking their arms and refusing to move after being asked repeatedly to do so. Finally, officer John Pike resorted to pepperspray, hoping that it would cause the students to get out of the way. An overreaction to a peaceful protest, yes. He shouldn’t have done it. But it’s not like he was just on a stroll and decided to blast some students in the face for no reason.

But yeah go ahead and continue to spread misinformation it happened like 3 years ago lol

They were sitting on the quad and blocking the walkway, which doesn’t even sound like a roadblock, but a “walkwayblock.” 

The officer used military-grade pepper spray on them at point blank range despite the recommended range being six feet. Two of the students were hospitalized. He is absolutely guilty of using excessive force.

 two officers, one of whom is named John Pike, began spraying Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Stream, 1.3% Red Band military-grade pepper spray at “point-blank range” in the faces of the unarmed seated students. The pepper spray used, according to various websites, has a recommended minimum distance of six feet.[46] Bystanders recorded the incident with cell phone cameras, while members of the crowd chanted “Shame on you” and “Let them go” at the police officers.[47] Eleven protesters received medical treatment; two were hospitalized.

Furthermore, the police were all in riot gear and you’re telling me there was no other way to move them without resorting to that? Bullshit.

Not to mention the officers were expressly requested to not use force of any kind and on the first day of the protests they broke those orders by beating students and dragging them by their hair.

In response, law enforcement officials from UC Berkeley Police, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and other UC Police officers, arrived in riot gear to remove the seven tents from the protest site.[24][25]

Video footage of the afternoon confrontation showed police beating protesters with batons and dragging two protesters by the hair, one of whom was UC Berkeley English professor Celeste Langan.

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On the following day [after the pepper spray incident], she [the chancellor] stated that the police had gone against her specific orders to act peacefully when removing tents or equipment, and not to proceed if there were too many students, and she had not approved the police use of riot gear.[68][69] At a town hall meeting, she told around 1,000 students, “I want to unequivocally apologize to the entire community for the appalling use of pepper spray. I will do everything in my power to make sure nothing like that ever happens again.” She said, "My instructions were for no arrests and no police force. I explicitly directed the chief of police that violence should be avoided at all costs."

So if you’re gonna give us an account of what really happened, make sure you include all the information.

I felt like I looked gross today

and

as I was overdosing on Metamucil after class

whilst listening to music with over-the-ear headphones, waiting for the bus

a girl passed me and made eye contact —

her lips were moving but I couldn’t hear;

I lifted the padding from my right ear and said, “I’m sorry?”

She said, “I said you are very pretty.”

I smiled and sincerely thanked her.