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“Scientists talk about dark matter, the invisible, mysterious substance that occupies the space between stars. Dark matter makes up 99.99 percent of the universe, and they don't know what it is. Well I do. It's apathy. That's the truth of it; pile together everything we know and care about in the universe and it will still be nothing more than a tiny speck in the middle of a vast black ocean of Who Gives a Fuck.”

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You Aren’t Boring I Just Suck At Conversations I’m Sorry: a novel by me

I’m Not Ignoring You I Just Don’t Know What To Say: a sequel by me

I Feel Like I have Nothing Interesting To Say So I Don’t Say Anything At All And I’m Really Sorry Don’t Stop Talking To Me: the trilogy.

are these fall out boy song titles

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anarcho-queer:

NYPD Officer Knocks Teen Unconscious For Smoking A ‘Suspicious’ Cigarette

October 11th, 2014

Marcel Hamer, 17, was punched out June 4 as he pleaded with the officer that he was smoking a tobacco cigarette, not marijuana. You wanna get fucked up?' the cop asks before dropping the hammer. The officer has since been suspended in the latest viral video black eye for the NYPD.

Mister, it was just a cigarette, sir,” Hamer can be heard saying on the video.

It was just a cigarette.

As the officer notices a person videotaping the incident, he taunts the individual, “Yeah, get it on film.

Although the alleged knockout blow is not seen, the teen appears to be unconscious at the end of the footage.

You knocked him out!” one of Hamer’s friends could be heard saying.

The teen’s family said he now suffers neurological problems, according to The Brooklyn Paper.

The law firm released the video the same day as another piece of footage surfaced showing officers in Bedford-Stuyvesant punch and pistol-whip an unarmed teen who has his hands raised in surrender. Police arrested the teen for marijuana possession, according to a report by DNAinfo.

Another video, obtained by the Daily News, shows an officer allegedly removing $1,300 from Lomard Joye’s pocket during a stop-and-frisk in Coney Island. Joye was then pepper sprayed when he demanded his money back. 

When Joye’s sister, Lateefah Joye, tried to get the cop’s badge number, she too was pepper sprayed. 

The NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating all three incidents.

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White man in Dallas shoots 8-year-old black boy in the face as he plays ‘tag’

An 8-year-old African-American boy in Texas is struggling to recover after being shot in the face by a 46-year-old white man, but authorities have not been able to determine a motive.

Dallas police said that Donald Maiden Jr., who had just celebrated his 8th birthday on Sunday, was playing tag outside his apartment complex on Tuesday. According to his grandmother, Maiden ran inside to get some toys and was shot as came back outside.

Witnesses told police that 46-year-old Brian Cloninger had been seen waiving a handgun at people prior to the shooting, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Police reports said that Cloninger was seen standing beside his pickup truck as the boy was bleeding, and a witness asked him if he shot the boy.

“Yes I shot that kid,” Cloninger reportedly said.

Maiden’s mother, Latamarin Locklin, recalled the aftermath of the shooting to KTVT on Thursday.

“When he ran in I just screamed,” she said. “His mouth was just hanging off and it was just a big hole… I just threw him on the couch and laid him in my arms and put pressure on his mouth with the towel.”

Locklin couldn’t understand why anyone would shoot her child “out of the blue.”

Maiden was in critical but stable condition as of Thursday. He still needed a breathing tube and had a plate in his jaw. He he could wink and nod to communicate, but could not talk. The boy was expected to have more surgeries after swelling from the most-recent surgeries goes down.

Cloninger was charged with injury to a child, and was being held $2.2 million dollar bond.

Take notes “charged with injury to a child” rather than attempted murder.

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

The manager of the store where VonDerrit Myers, Jr. bought a sandwich shortly before he was killed says that the young man did not have a gun on him.

Thursday, October 9th

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