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Loiter squad, catch phrase jones.
There once was a young boy with a very bad temper. The boy’s father wanted to teach him a lesson, so he gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper he must hammer a nail into their wooden fence.
On the first day of this lesson, the little boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. He was really mad!
Over the course of the next few weeks, the little boy began to control his temper, so the number of nails that were hammered into the fence dramatically decreased.
It wasn’t long before the little boy discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Then, the day finally came when the little boy didn’t lose his temper even once, and he became so proud of himself, he couldn’t wait to tell his father.
Pleased, his father suggested that he now pull out one nail for each day that he could hold his temper.
Several weeks went by and the day finally came when the young boy was able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
Very gently, the father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.
“You have done very well, my son,” he smiled, “but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same.”
The little boy listened carefully as his father continued to speak.
“When you say things in anger, they leave permanent scars just like these. And no matter how many times you say you’re sorry, the wounds will still be there.”
This was really an amazing and necessary thing to read right now.
Great Parenting 101
Jesus Perea is a visual artist from Spain whose work is something completely open and changing. He used to work on painting and has focuse in digital and mixed media since 2 years. Focusing on the simplicity of form, the geometry, the space, the empty and the architecture, Jesus Perea is very interested in the dialog of the form and the stain, the rational and the random, the poetry and emotion that comes from it.He loves the surprise that appears in the process, the manipulation of the image to get somewhere that was unknown for him when he started that work. Through his artwork, Jesus Perea wish that the viewers feel connected with it through some kind of emotion. Please visit artist’s Facebook or follow his Tumblr for more work. (Interview with artist by Artchipel Avr-2013)
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Ten Point Program of the Black Panther Party:
1. We want freedom. We want power to determine the destiny of our Black and oppressed communities.
2. We want full employment for our people.
3. We want an end to the robbery by the capitalists of our Black and oppressed communities.
4. We want decent housing, fit for the shelter of human beings.
5. We want decent education for our people that exposes the true nature of this decadent American society. We want education that teaches us our true history and our role in the present-day society.
6. We want completely free health care for all Black and oppressed people.
7. We want an immediate end for police brutality and murder of Black people, other people of color, all oppressed people inside the United States.
8. We want an immediate end to all wars of aggression.
9. We want freedom for all Black and oppressed people now held in U.S. federal, state, county, city, and military prisons and jails. We want trials by a jury of peers for all persons charged with so-called crimes under the laws of this country.
10. We want land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice, peace, and people’s community control of modern technology.
TW: Police brutality - Judge tosses indictment in Ramarley Graham case, says grand jury was misled
May 15, 2013
A judge has thrown out the indictment against an NYPD officer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in his Bronx home last year, but said prosecutors can present the case again, NBC 4 New York has learned.
Officer Richard Haste, 31, had been indicted on manslaughter charges in the February 2012 shooting death of Ramarley Graham and faced up to 25 years in prison.
On Wednesday, a judge dismissed the indictment on a technicality, siding with defense lawyers who had argued prosecutors gave flawed instructions to the grand jury that indicted Haste.
The Bronx district attorney’s office couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
Graham’s family left the courtroom after the judge’s decision, cursing and calling the officer a “murderer.”
Graham was shot to death in the bathroom of his home on East 229th Street after police chased him inside.
Security video showed Graham entering his home, and police running after him. Police at the time said officers witnessed a drug deal and pursued Graham, believing he had a gun.
They went in and found him in the second-floor bathroom, and shot him in the chest. He died shortly afterward.
Police said later that Graham was not found with a gun.
“This is an outrageous miscarriage of justice and an insult to the family and supporters of Ramarley Graham. We demand that a new Grand Jury is convened immediately and that the case is re-presented.” - Rev. Al Sharpton
Pictured: Ramarley’s parents, Franclot Graham & Constance Malcolm
Slow genocide is STILL genocide. Perhaps it’s even more brilliant and insidious because of its patience.