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Ancient Warrior King Jaromir Jagr has been haunting me lately, calling upon me to make his image real.

Jagr is probably undying and I am now channeling a past version of him.

(Original image by Young-june Choi)

Filed under jaromir jagr hockey new jersey devils so tempted to tag pittsburgh penguins no explanation for this except for my desire for a million jagr historical AUs imagine jagr in his great hall enthroned on the bones of his enemies bonfire burning jagr swilling mead his booming laugh filling the hall DOES IT NOT FEEL RIGHT

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i fucking love renaissance art like i saw this piece today that depicted the virgin’s immaculate conception as a tiny jesus flying in through a window on a collision course with mary’s hoo ha like






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Filed under the most important piece of christian art ever produced i go on pilgrimages to the cloisters to visit him ahhh the benefits of living in a cultural center like nyc tiny jesus on a mission right here in my home town merode altarpiece if anyone was wondering

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NYC teen spends 3 years in solitary with NO TRIAL after being falsely accused of stealing backpack



This is among the most egregious violations of Constitutional rights that I have read about in a long time.

from Raw Story:

On May 15, 2010, Kalief Browder was returning home from a party in the Bronx with a friend. He was stopped by police, who were working on a tip that he had robbed someone earlier that night. In the backseat of the police car, the man who provided that tip pointed at Browder and said he had stolen something from him.

“I didn’t do it,” Browder responded. “I didn’t steal anything. Check my pockets.”

The police went back to the car to consult with the man in the backseat, who then changed his story, and said that the robbery had occurred a few weeks earlier.

Browder accompanied the police to the station, thinking, “I’m just going to be here for a couple hours. We’ll clear up this misunderstanding.”

It would be three years before the “misunderstanding” was cleared up.

He was sent to Rikers Island, the jail complex where individuals from New York City wait while their case moves through the court system. Because Browder was on probation for a prior case, his bail was set prohibitively high — $3,000 — and his family was unable to pay it.

Like many, Browder was being held in one of the most appalling, abusive juvenile facilities in the country in order to force him to plead guilty to the charges against him.

Jennifer Gonnerman, who wrote about Browder’s plight in The New Yorker, said that his trial was then indefinitely delayed. On June 23, 2011, prosecutors requested a one-day delay, which turned into three months, because on August 24, 2011, they requested another day, which also turned into another three months.

On November 4, 2011, prosecutors requested another two weeks. “Once they asked for a week or two weeks, it would turn into a matter of scheduling,” she said.

“Everybody looks at their calendars, and maybe the prosecutor can’t do it, or maybe the judge can’t do it, or maybe the defense attorney can’t. And it became a sort of logistics game at every court date. But, you know, one or two weeks turning into six weeks, you know, for somebody like Kalief, that’s six more weeks that he’s got to wait.”

Gonnerman explained that this is because of what’s called “the ready rule,” in which prosecutors can say, “we’re not ready, but we can be ready in a week.”

“So that’s one week charged against them,” she continued. “But the court — the next court date is set one month, two months, three months away. So that only counts as one week against the six-month deadline that we have in New York. So, even though he was held for three years, it’s not like there’s three — the three years count against him.”

“So time is moving in two separate ways.”

The charges against him were eventually dismissed — three years later — after the credibility of the witness became suspect.

read the rest

The 6th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees Americans the right to a speedy trial:

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

The Browder family is now suing the state of New York for violating their son’s Constitutional rights.  Honestly, the judge or judges who allowed this to happen should be disbarred as well.  No person with even cursory knowledge of the Constitution should have allowed this to happen. 

Filed under heartbreaking enraging racism the white people who read stories about police brutality and say 'they're all criminals' who refuse to recognize that HUGE institutional injustices are maintaining inequality that the problems are being created and maintained by forces outside the communities how can you not realize how can you just put your faith in the justice system and assume it's working how can you deny that race is a factor in these things

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I’ve never been more emotional about any social media post in my entire life

UPDATE: guys Beth Broderick tweeted yesterday that this Salem is THE SAME SALEM!!! He’s 20 years old man!!!! 20!

That Salem is still kicking is all I care about.

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Filed under I showed this to my sister and she lost her shit right where she lives Salem in specific black cats in general and especially super little old man black cats she's not recovered at all Sabrina the teenage witch Salem animals cats

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Well… I finally decided to stop asking why there wasn’t a video compiling every Nick Foligno Sergei Bobrovsky hug in existence and just made one myself. So here is footage of every Nick and Bob hug I could find on the internet, set to some catchy tunez~ 

An alternate Vimeo link if the youtube version doesn’t work for you is here:

The password is hugbob

You can find full versions of the videos used at the end here:

And big thanks to ofgeography for giving me feedback on this bad boy. 

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Filed under columbus blue jackets nick foligno sergei bobrovsky YAY BEST

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Eric Holder’s Department of Justice is ON IT! #staywoke #farfromover

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Filed under every fucking thing about the ferguson police's behavior is disgusting woooo out there interacting with people while identifying themselves only as siding with a cop who shot an unarmed person and all the people who flip out about not being able to use slurs and harass people bc of 'freedom of speech'? the inability to safely assemble is the BIGGEST danger to freedom from an oppressive government where are you now WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU NOW