i don’t call the cops.
there’s nothing they can do for me that i can’t do for myself.
There are alternatives to calling the cops. For example you can file an notarized affidavit with any court that does the exact same thing as filing a police report. Well it does everything except get the cops to investigate. I might file a police report and an affidavit if a firearm or my truck was stolen. These things usually have ways to prove they are mine built right into them. But if someone stole my goddamn crescent wrench it’s almost impossible to prove which wrench is mine . The cops wont put the effort into finding a $100 wrench that they would a registered firearm or automobile.
No matter what is stolen the affidavit is probably more powerful in the event of a problem than the police report. The police report doesn’t get filed into the public record until charges are laid with the court. Police have been known to “forget” to do their job and it’s not a stretch to say the report never got transferred from the cop’s notebook to their recording system. But when you file an affidavit it becomes public record. For the courts or police to lose or improperly file an affidavit is a very serious problem as compared to losing or improperly handling a police report. The police lose or refuse to file reports all the time.
The affidavit is more powerful for many reasons. The most important is that the police rarely have the time to follow up on these things. They need to fill their ticket and arrest quota. Chasing down a wrench that can’t be effectively proven to be the one in question isn’t a priority.
Another benefit is that an affidavit keeps the injury private. When you have a cop file a police report the injury is transferred to the government. It’s now their injury and you willingly surrendered all of your rights to it. For example did you ever notice that all charges laid in court have a monetary value attached to them? The charges might be “petty theft of a wrench valued at $100” and the value of the charges could be set to $500. What’s that $500 about? If the thief is convicted do you ever see the money? Not if you called the cops. You surrendered that right when you brought the cops about it. The crime went from a private injuryto a public one. So not only will the thief be sentenced to way too much time in prison for theft but you don’t get your rightful compensation for the injury. Now the judge gets your compensation added to his retirement fund or something. Is it any wonder why Judges are so rich and that they get considerably richer as they move up the judicial ladder?
Another thing a police report does is subjects a petty thief to inhumane punishment. Why should they go to prison over your stolen wrench when they could just pay you the $500 and return the wrench? What benefit is there to society to subject another human being to those monsters in the “justice” system? Don’t you really just want your wrench back and compensation for the time and money the theft caused you? Is a wrench really worth all that inhumane treatment? Geez man if I get my wrench back and compensation for having to go buy a new wrench in the mean time what more can I really ask for? Is it worth risking the thief being brutalized in prison over?
The police, judges and lawyers all conspire to keep this from you. Either they aren’t allowed to tell you or they hide it because they all aspire to move up in this scam. So by safeguarding the scam for those higher on the ladder they are safeguarding their future as well. If this information was more widely known the whole balance of power could shift. These guys won’t give you the information that could render them obsolete.
LET’S DO SOMETHING FOR ANTHONY MACKIE.
But instead of a book or a video or something that he might not see (because I honestly suspect he doesn’t much look at Twitter, and we KNOW he has no use for Tumblr or Instagram) maybe we could do something in his name?
I propose setting up a fund to donate in honor of Anthony to the NOCCA Institute, the community support and advocacy arm of NOCCA, where Anthony went to school in New Orleans. It’d be funding a good cause AND it would be something more meaningful and long-term effective than messages and such.
There’s no reason we can’t do BOTH, of course, but I’m curious—if you’re interested in donating to the ANTHONY MACKIE BIRTHDAY CHARITY FUNDRAISER please reblog. If I see enough interest, I’ll set up the deets, and post something by beginning of next week that organizes how we might donate as a unified front in Anthony’s name!
The community in Ferguson is struggling to come up with the money to keep their kids fed, since school has been cancelled all this time, yet people have donated over $12,000 to the murderer who started all of this in the last 24 hours alone. Think about that. And then donate to the right cause.
I don’t think I know anyone with this background, but maybe we can signal boost. One major thing the Ferguson organizers have been asking for specifically for several days is for service donations from mental health professionals with a background in trauma counseling, people of color would be preferable for obvious reasons. If you know someone who might be willing to either to go to Ferguson or do tele-sessions, please direct them to this form.
This is a bail and legal fund set up to assist our brothers and sisters arrested last night for taking direct action against the murderous Ferguson Police Department. Two days ago, Michael “Mike Mike” Brown was gunned down by police after eyewitnesses stated he had thrown his hands in the air and was complying with police orders. Racial tension in Saint Louis has simmered for decades with some of the highest recorded levels of white flight in history, mass segregation and police violence directed primarily at people of color. The unjustified murder of Mike Mike by the state was the proverbial straw that broke the camels back. Hundreds came for a candlelight vigil held yesterday at the scene, vigil goers were met with riot cops armed with assault weapons and K-9 units. As people tried to leave the vigil they were forced back by a police line, who reportedly fired rubber bullets into the crowd. Things boiled over and the streets were taken, after tear gas and backup from surrounding areas proved no match for the crowd the police retreated. The unrest continues tonight with even greater response from heavily armed police, local media was ordered to leave the area or face arrest.
Rest In Power Mike Mike
NO JUSTICE NO PEACE
Non-military US citizens are 29 times more likely to be killed by a cop than a terrorist.
I went to high school with this guy. He’s only 22 years old and has been battling testicular cancer since he was 18. He needs a bone marrow transplant that can save his life. Please. Donate anything that you can. Every little bit helps! To donate, go to https://fundly.com/help-save-jeremiah
Hey tumblr! Did you know that if you suffer from depression / anxiety or any other mental illness, you can register your dog as an emotional support animal, making it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to you? That’s right. No breed restrictions, no weight restrictions, no matter what, they are not allowed to refuse.
This includes cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, etc.!! Go here to register your pet as an ESA :~)
This is a scam.
The website linked (and many others) will sell you fake IDs in for a fee and it literally doesn’t qualify you for anything. Unfortunately, (at least in the United States) emotional support/therapy animals do not qualify as service animals. This means you can very well be legally rejected by a landlord, public transportation service, etc.
Please read this and stop spreading false information that will scam people out of their money. Taking advantage of people with mental issues is one of the most disgusting things you can do.
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