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blue-author:

postracialcomments:

The parents of a toddler who was severely injured when a SWAT team’s grenade exploded in his face may be on the hook for all of his medical expenses.

Georgia will not pick up the tab for the more than $500,000 worth of medical treatment Bounkham Phonesavanh received after he was injured during a botched drug raid in May.

"It leaves me heartbroken to know that they really don’t have any compassion or remorse for what they’ve done to my family," Phonesavanh’s mom, Alecia, told The Huffington Post. "

I read all these articles about how bad they feel and how traumatized they are, but I don’t see it. I don’t see it in their words or their actions at all.”

A SWAT officer threw a flash grenade that landed in the toddler’s crib, badly burning him. The blast left holes in Phonesavanh’s face and tore away at his chest, exposing his ribs.

He was put into a medically induced coma for days and, at one point, had only a 50 percent chance of survival, his family said.

Authorities said that they previously purchased drugs from the house and that there was no evidence to indicate a child would be present.

The suspect, wanted on federal drug charges, was not there. The American Civil Liberties Union has challenged the assertion that there was no sign a child could be present, saying that there were toys in the front lawn.

Phonesavanh said there were no drugs found in the house and that it was “not a drug house.” Now, the county says it’s not legally allowed to pay the child’s medical bills.

"The question before the board was whether it is legally permitted to pay these expenses," the county said in a statement sent to the station. "

After consideration of this question following advice of counsel, the board of commissioners has concluded that it would be in violation of the law for it to do so.

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So many conversations about the role of police and the use of force, and so many of the justifications come down to “Well, that’s their job.” and “What do you expect them to do?”, all of which ignores the fact that their job is not something we unearthed in a cave somewhere but something that has been created, for specific purposes both implicit and explicit.

When we have the people in charge saying that the law allows the agents of the government to make “mistakes” like this but prevents that government from making necessary amends, that’s a huge flashing sign that says we need to stop talking in terms of the way things are and start asking why they’re that way, and talking about what other ways they could be.

Posted 11 hours ago

ramjet94:

Remember how Teen Titans had a lesson about Racism without blatantly bringing Cyborg’s Race into it?

(Source: attackoncat)

Posted 20 hours ago

ghoularmin:

enerjaeger:

enerjaeger:

one time in an interview Zac Efron said that he loved death note and idk if he was just saying that bc the interviewer mentioned it or what but the point is Zac Efron may be a closet weeb

also this

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does this look like a coincidence to  you?

Posted 20 hours ago

metamorphosis2011:

Let’s play ‘spot the guys who’ve been snooping round tumblr’

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Posted 1 day ago

asianspacelesbian:

kiwiiprincess:

drunkengarch0mp:

likelovetothelost:

pooky24:

idkhowitlooks:

imchillnjustchilln:

fuckablogname:

THINGS WE WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN!

^^^^true

So much of my childhood

The 90s was the best!

the gas prices and that skittles bubble gum tho (and I refuse to believe that the Trix Yogurt cups are going )

;_; its beautiful

*sobs over French toast crunch and lion king spoons*

I FUCKIN’ LOVED THOSE LION KING SPOONS!!

Posted 1 day ago

Cosplay Help Masterlist

for-the-cosplay:

So basically I had a bunch of tutorials liked/bookmarked and I wanted to consolidate them into one nice place. I hope this is helpful! I will probably make a part two later. EDIT Here is part two!

Beginner Help

Cosplay Crash Course - x

A Guide to Conventions - x

Posted 1 day ago

everybodyilovedies:

tonysttark:

this is so important to me

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exactly how any of us would react to hanging around on alien worlds.

(Source: starlourd)

Posted 1 day ago

ianimateinnovate:

narutomakis:

dolldust:

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i’m still laughing about this tbh

WHERE IS KAKASHI’S OTHER LEG THO

It’s awkwardly hanging towards the ground. After Gai Sensei dropped it in favour of his victory pose.

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giojsnow:

Harley Quinn & Ivy Poison in Batman: Harley and Ivy