Q:can I ask why you're so against tagging triggers? it takes two seconds and makes things more accessible for people who really want to access this blog's content but have things like phobias and stuff. sorry.
because it’s not that serious. and i’m not tagging a bug because one person doesn’t like bugs. i don’t care. i’ve made it clear that i tag murder lynching and rape. you do not have to follow this blog. you can unfollow.
I mean, don’t tag whatever, but it is serious for the people triggered by that stuff so I kinda don’t get that statement? And I can’t speak about the others but you haven’t tagged rape for a very very recent post so idk.
if you have a problem, then unfollow. i tag but a lot of times the tags from a mobile reblog doesn’t pop up. i’m not triggering everything. i don’t care if a napkin triggers you, don’t message me asking to tag it. i don’t have time for alla that.
and people need to take responsibility. i can understand wanting there to be a trigger warning on things like tv shows or ads that you can’t avoid. but you can avoid my blog. it’s not that serious. you guys need to get a life. i’m not tagging things just because you want me to. unfollow and move the fuck on. y’all crying over bull shit. because i wouldn’t tag bugs? come on now, this is just stupid.
Not sure I agree with this….
who cares if you agree?
For such a subversive blog you sometimes let the little things bog you down. Tag that shit, ain’t no thing.
Let me tell you more about the kind of cops we have here on Staten Island.
Pictured above is NYPD officer Peter Ciollo. He was busted for the attempted rape of a 16 year old girl last summer. In case you’re wondering, he was an officer from the 120th precinct on Staten Island. The same precinct where the officers that choked and murdered Eric Garner are from. 20 years ago, cops from that same precinct killed an unarmed Black man named Ernest Sayon. People go into the 120th precinct holding cells and come out brutally beaten and in a few instances dead. That precinct gets a lot of complaints for brutality and close to 70% of it is from Black people. To put it in perspective, Staten Island is only 10% Black. Cops from that precinct are known for abuse. I know the NYPD abuses power, but that precinct is just a coven for dirtbags. Quite a few of them were dirtbags I knew from high school. Now they are walking around with badges and guns.
More on officer Peter Ciollo via the NYDaily News
Peter Ciollo, 29, gave the teenager alcohol and sexually abused her, authorities said. He is assigned to the 120th Precinct on Staten Island.
An NYPD veteran plied a teenager with porn and booze before a Fourth of July sexual encounter that ended when his wife found the two in bed, police sources said.
Peter Ciollo, 29, was off duty when he allegedly targeted the 16-year-old victim over the holiday weekend, the sources said.
Ciollo was partying with two 16-year-old girls before participating in “multiple sexual acts” with the victim, Staten Island prosecutor Victoria Levin said Thursday at the cop’s arraignment.
Levin, reading from the criminal complaint, said the accused officer blamed the victim for what started on the night of July 4 and finished around 2 a.m. the next day.
“She came on to me,” Ciollo reportedly told authorities. “She told me she was 17.”
According to the sources, Ciollo gave the victim alcohol before letting her drive his car. The cop allegedly provided her with more to drink before they returned to his home.
Ciollo, at some point, used a computer to show the girl pornography before kissing her on the lips and urging her to take her shirt off, the sources said.
The pair wound up in bed, where the officer had the teen climb on top of him while he rubbed his genitals against hers, the sources said.
The woozy girl later said she remembers waking up in somebody else’s underwear before Ciollo’s wife found the two in bed, the sources said.
When I tell people about the kind of officers out here patrolling the streets, I’m often met with disbelief. These people are thugs plain and simple. This cop thought “she came on to me” is an acceptable defense. He’s a cop.
Here’s another example of their ridiculousness. There was an investigation on a steroid distribution ring here on Staten Island (Steroids are big business here. A lot of Jersey Shore types.) One problem though, many of the people on steroids here are cops. I know for a fact that a big chunk of the people using them are cops! I used to work out at a bodybuilding gym here and they were pretty brazen about it. Cops were talking about what they were using like it was nothing. They would openly talk about their steroid cycles over protein shakes like they were talking about the weather.
That’s the culture here. There is a heavy NYPD and FDNY presence in the hardcore gyms and many of them are on tons of steroids. It’s what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They start to feel invincible and act accordingly. That’s all they do; work out, use steroids and harass Black people when they’re on duty. It’s just so laughable that these cops who are on copious amounts of anabolic steroids were conducting a steroid investigation. What a joke. They’re gonna have to arrest themselves then. One of the guys that got busted mentioned how the amount the cops logged in when he found out what his charges were wasn’t even remotely close to what they took from him. Most of his inventory just disappeared. They took his stuff! Luckily for him, he got a slap on the wrist because the amounts the cops said he had was deemed small enough for personal use and not distribution. He said some of the cops who busted him were his customers and he thinks they set him up. He’s just happy not to be in jail, and took this whole thing as a wake up call. He took the loss and kept it moving. He has an honest job now, but he always warns people about these dirty ass cops.
The level of corruption from them is appalling. Half these cops look like they’re auditioning for the Jersey Shore reality show on mtv. That’s what is out here. Meatheads on steroids going around abusing their power.
When you hear about communities not trusting the police, refusing to cooperate with them on investigations etc, know that there is a reason for it. There’s usually a track record of rotten behavior from them. They don’t trust cops for a reason.
Q:You're disgusting. You're so hateful to others that you don't even see that these people have names, lives, memories, deeds they have done to promote the general welfare. How about you stop "blogging" and back up your shit talk? Wait you can't because you are a coward and hateful. Hate caused everything or are you just too dumb enough to see?
I have a story and a message for those of you whose consciences have not yet despaired of trying.
So today, on my way home from Orlando, a purely domestic flight, my family and I were detained at the airport.
Now, my father being held up at airports is not an unusual occurrence for my family (and, I’m sure, many other Muslim families), primarily because of his prolific Muslim activism over his past 32 years as an American - indeed, we’re far more surprised when it doesn’t happen. But this time, something different happened - my mother and I also ended up on the mysterious (and supposedly random) “SSSS” list.
What this meant is that the three of us (with my little brothers in tow), the only ostensibly Muslim family, were pulled aside in front of everyone by an incredibly rude TSA officer (who chose to primarily escort us by finger-wagging) and forced to stand there as another officer called the powers that be (the FBI) to determine if our evil Muslim-ness was a threat. At that point, we did not make much of a fuss, and instead made jokes about “random” searches and smuggling coconuts from the Bahamas and similar things, because sometimes laughing in the face of injustice really is the only thing you can do.
Apparently, the powers said something, because we were graciously allowed to continue to a search more prolific than that of our fellow passengers: a pat down, a thorough bag and shoe search by hand, and that hand swipe thing that checks for drugs and explosives. During the bag search, an officer made some rather shameless comments about the contents of my mother’s bag, and then asked her if she spoke English. Being the fantastic person she is, she began a vehement discussion of sorts with the officer about the clear failure of the system to secure liberty and justice and rights to all Americans and about the complete insensibility of the situation.
Although I had been restraining myself previously, deciding to not take it up with the officers who have little control over the incredibly broken system, something snapped in me and I decided to join my mother. Together, we told the officer about this infringement upon our freedoms, this constant reminder that we were guilty until proven innocent. The officer, while not exactly rude, was still standoffish. The discussion continued.
And then… another officer came. This officer decided to begin lecturing my mother and me about how loud we were being, and how he could hear us all the way from the other side of the area. He told us that we shouldn’t be talking like that (a textbook example of tone policing) and that we were disturbing other travelers. I told him that I couldn’t care less if others were being inconvenienced by my standing up against injustice, and suggested that they in fact SHOULD be inconvenienced when others are facing such an infringement - nothing ever comes from an ignorant and complacent public.
This officer, however, decided to treat me like a child, telling me that this was “inappropriate” and that I needed to “calm down.” I told him that my anger was justified, and repeatedly told him that I was an adult and that his condescension was not appreciated, but he insisted that it was respect. I told him there was a clear line between respect and condescension and that I was an adult and that he needed to stop treating me like a child, especially when it came to an issue as fundamental as this.
In response (get this), he turned to my mother and began to tell her that I was causing a scene and it was unnecessary. I told him to stop talking to my mother about me like I was a child, and that my concerns were legitimate, and that I would not take this 80000th injustice with a smile and a nod.
At that point, my father came back from his patdown, and this officer turns to my dad and begins lecturing HIM about me. I approached the conversation, and the officer told me it didn’t concern me, but I told him hell yes it did if he was talking about me and if he had my passport in his hand. He decided to ignore me and I sort of stormed sort of stepped aside to get my shoes and bag and try to cool down, because I was 10000% done with this guy.
Another officer then came over and began talking to my mother about how she completely understood and there was little she could do and gave her a number and email to contact. She was the only officer who treated us with respect and like human beings - clearly the exception, not the rule.
After that, we left to get onto our plane, and now I’m sitting in the gate and writing this. But I am left with several conclusions and questions.
It is impossible to be an active Muslim American and not be controversial. That’s why my dad is on the list.
But if that’s why my dad is, then why my mother, who is a law-abiding American citizen who teaches at a community college and hasn’t been involved in heavy activism or other activities of the sort?
And why me, a 17-year-old American-born-and-raised teenager whose favorite pastimes include reading, blogging, and marathoning TV shows?
If we’re going to accept the premise that my dad is on the list reasonably (and we shouldn’t), then are my mother and I on it by association? Is this collective punishment, something illegal under international (and by extension) US law?
And if we aren’t going to accept that premise, then are we just going to accept that Muslim Americans should be put on lists by virtue of their religious beliefs? Are we going to accept that the US engages (and it does) in profiling in its law enforcement and homeland security, and that this is a part of life we are willing to stomach?
And if this only happens on a domestic flight, please consider what happens on international ones. (Answer: Hours of search and questioning - even on the port back from the Bahamas.)
(And, perhaps tangentially, if DHS is this horrible to citizens domestically, consider what happens to those who are undocumented being held in detention centers miles from home?)
In the aftermath of 9/11, the US government has engaged in massive programs that criminalize and victimize Muslim Americans, from the micro(ish) level in the NYPD to the macro level in the Department of Homeland Security. And while civil rights groups have made some progress on such issues (shout out to CAIR, the ACLU, and the ADC among others), the path remains long and unpleasant. My family still goes to the airport hours early because we know what will happen. We still tell family members to pick us up hours late from international flights. We still gird ourselves for extra scrutiny from law enforcement.
We still feel like second-class citizens in the only home we have.
We still feel like we are seen through lenses of guilty-guilty-guilty, when the Constitution guarantees us innocent-innocent-innocent.
We are sick and tired and disappointed.
There’s something deeply wrong here, America. And we are so, so tired of being the only ones who see it.
Open your eyes.
Terrible. But if we are to be real about it, the only people that should be subject to rigorous searches are White House and security officials who do and sense nothing while these nefarious plots develop and happen on their watch.
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