In 1982, a study by the Chicago Law Enforcement Study Group/a found that 70 percent of the victims of police shootings were Black and that Black victims were less likely than White or Hispanics to be armed or threatening physical force. The study’s authors recommended “the nation’s police departments adopt a ‘defense of life’ shooting policy.”

– Burns Institute Blog, http://www.burnsinstitute.org/article.php?id=106

Save the Chocolate!!!!

Noooooo!!! Scharffen Berger is being shut down. Poodlesticks.


In other news, Mehserle was granted fucking bail at $3 mil. Oakland isn’t going to be very peaceful tonight. :/

UC and service workers reach contract : Indybay

UC and service workers reach contract : Indybay.

8,500 UC Service Workers reached agreement with the University of California on a historic contract today that will lift thousands of families out of poverty. After a year and a half of bargaining, custodians, gardeners, food service workers and drivers won this historic agreement that will include significant wage increases, a pay system that rewards seniority and a first time ever statewide minimum wage for their job classifications.

Hello World!

Ok so wordpress 2.7 blows my f-ing mind.

I need a good way to import livejournal entries to wordpress (not archived ones, like, keeping up-to-date), then i’ll really be flying. Perhaps I’ll just blow off the lj. The Lifestream plugin looks promising, will play with it more soon.


The Way I Am

Written by Ingrid Michaelson

If you were falling, then I would catch you
You need a light, I’d find a match

Cuz I love the way you say good morning
And you take me the way I am

If you are chilly, here take my sweater
Your head is aching; I’ll make it better

Cuz I love the way you call me baby
And you take me the way I am

I’d buy you Rogaine when you start losing all your hair
Sew on patches to all you tear

Cuz I love you more than I could ever promise
And you take me the way I am
You take me the way I am
You take me the way I am


Support for the LGBT Community

“While we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do. Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It’s about whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality by treating all its citizens with dignity and respect.”

— Barack Obama, June 1, 2007