Tumblelog by Soup.io
Newer posts are loading.
You are at the newest post.
Click here to check if anything new just came in.

March 11 2014

Spiderbait
Reposted frompsychob psychob viacoloredgrayscale coloredgrayscale
4336 c0f4 500

brendonurethrafranklin:

laliberty:

laliberty:

Cops Beat a Deaf Man for Seven Minutes Because He didn’t Respond to Their Yelling

Pearl Pearson is a 64 year-old diabetic deaf driver who resides in the Oklahoma City area. On the evening of January 3rd, Pearl crossed paths with the wrong cops.

What’s the story?

At this time, only limited details can be provided since this case is under investigation.

1. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol pulled Pearl over late in the evening on January 3, 2014. Pearl pulled over as he should.

2. Pearl’s driver’s license indicates he is Deaf. He also has a placard in his driver’s door that says, “Driver is deaf”.

3. Pearl pulled over and rolled down his window, expecting an officer to ask for this identification. An officer struck him in the face before Pearl had the chance to do anything.  As you can see, he was struck multiple times.

4. An interpreter was never provided while Pearl was under the care of law enforcement.  Not during the booking, hospital, or time at the jail  was an interpreter provided, even through Pearl requested one.

5. Pearl was left wondering “why” the the entire time.  He has no clue why  he was beat. Pearl and his family are still not sure, but are ready for some answers.

6. Pearl’s own son is a police officer, as was his son-in-law, who is now a deputy sheriff.  He respects law enforcement and knows how to respond when pulled over.  There is no reason for someone like Pearl to be hurt like this by those who are meant to protect and serve.

[LAL Note: "respect[ing] law enforcement" is not a prerequisite for proper treatment by law enforcement.]

Yelling at a deaf man to put up his hands will not do much, except aggravate an already aggressive police officer. This is a tragic scenario of ignorance and needless escalation of violence.

Eric Foster and Kelton Hayes were the two OHP officers that were involved in what an affidavit claims was a 7 minutes altercation.

Where is the dash cam footage from the units of Eric Foster and Kelton Hayes? Wouldn’t this clear up any inconsistencies in this story?

Naturally, it’s paid vacation time:

The two officers have been suspended with pay while the investigation into this incident continues.

This is hardly the first time a bully in blue has attacked a deaf man for not listening. One other notable example: in 2010, a Seattle cop shot and killed an older, partially deaf man for holding a folded pocket knife he used for whittling when the man couldn’t hear (probably unlawful) orders to drop it. He wasn’t harassing anyone, he was just walking (see video here, as man harmlessly crosses a crosswalk minding his own business, the cop jumps out of his car and starts yelling “hey” and “put the knife down” and literally 8 seconds after the cop first called out three shots are heard). The city of Seattle paid the man’s family $1.5 million. Which means, yet again, taxpayers were on the hook for the wrongdoing of state agents. 

UPDATE (Feb 27): The cops will be cleared of wrong-doing and the deaf man will be charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.

It is quite clear that the deaf man brutally and repeatedly assaulted the fists of those officers with his face, and such resistance to arrest - nevermind any probable cause - should not be tolerated. If deaf people cannot respond to the barked ordered of cops, then clearly they don’t deserve to keep their faces bruise-free. This is America, dammit. Learn to hear English.

Gosh this is fucking awful.

6484 fb38 500

supersugoiautism:

it was 99 cents

Spiderbait
Max Payne 3 one-liner
Reposted fromCin Cin viacoloredgrayscale coloredgrayscale
Spiderbait
0842 637b 500
Reposted fromfungi fungi viacoloredgrayscale coloredgrayscale
5977 d4a0
2618 f447 500

rifa:

therandominmyhead:

A wild MACHAMP appeared!

Go! DUGTRIO!

I tried to scroll past this but its too damn clever

Spiderbait
3140 5a90
6324 082c 500

nazmat:
I didn’t think people like this actually existed

birchsoda:
Here we see the Greater Douchebag in one of their natural habitats. Like many poisonous animals, the bright colors are a warning to stay away.
Reposted fromstateofpit stateofpit viaasphantix asphantix
Spiderbait
Reposted fromvolldost volldost viaasphantix asphantix
Spiderbait
Spiderbait
4891 dda7
Reposted fromtailgunner tailgunner viamisseccentric misseccentric
Spiderbait
Spiderbait
Reposted fromNaitlisz Naitlisz viamisseccentric misseccentric
Spiderbait
3083 05f0
Reposted fromkjuik kjuik viaasphantix asphantix
Spiderbait
2750 b6a4
Reposted fromTLC2 TLC2 viaNeutrum Neutrum
Spiderbait
2338 54a0
Reposted frombronies bronies viaNeutrum Neutrum
Spiderbait
Reposted fromscythe scythe
Spiderbait
Reposted fromscythe scythe
1940 1146
Reposted frompullingteeth pullingteeth
Older posts are this way If this message doesn't go away, click anywhere on the page to continue loading posts.
Could not load more posts
Maybe Soup is currently being updated? I'll try again automatically in a few seconds...
Just a second, loading more posts...
You've reached the end.

Don't be the product, buy the product!

Schweinderl