"We’ve been coming up on six years of existence and we don’t have a use of force on our unit. Which means we never tased anybody. We’ve never shot anybody. We’ve never hit anybody with [a baton]. But patients, talking to them, we get the result we want in the end. And we don’t have to force it on them."

A San Antonio police officer who has been trained to recognize mental illness and respond to it in a nonviolent manner. The training has saved taxpayers $50 million over five years and dramatically reduced the number of violent interactions between police and citizens.

This needs to be implemented EVERYWHERE. 

(via hipsterlibertarian)

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dailykos:

SIGN THE PETITION: Tell Congress to give Dr. Vivek Murthy a fair vote–http://wefb.it/B821CF

Dr. Vivek sees gun violence as a health care issue, so it’s the NRA stopping his nomination.

dailykos:

SIGN THE PETITION: Tell Congress to give Dr. Vivek Murthy a fair vote–http://wefb.it/B821CF

Dr. Vivek sees gun violence as a health care issue, so it’s the NRA stopping his nomination.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

questionall:

Something isn’t right here… Along with eliminating health benefits for part-time employees, Walmart is also increasing health insurance premiums for its entire workforce next year.

questionall:

Something isn’t right here… Along with eliminating health benefits for part-time employees, Walmart is also increasing health insurance premiums for its entire workforce next year.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

whitehouse:

Here’s what you need to know about Ebola, and what we’re doing to respond.

whitehouse:

Here’s what you need to know about Ebola, and what we’re doing to respond.

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workingamerica:

#TBT Our friends at AFGE remind us of the progress we’ve made thanks to the labor movement.
Text RAISE to 30644 to continue that progress and join our fight for fair wages. http://ift.tt/1F4eiEq

workingamerica:

#TBT Our friends at AFGE remind us of the progress we’ve made thanks to the labor movement.

Text RAISE to 30644 to continue that progress and join our fight for fair wages. http://ift.tt/1F4eiEq

afro-dominicano:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke

in this week’s episode of shit black folks would get murdered or jailed with no trial for

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blackgirlcrisis:

Statistically, black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, even though more white women are diagnosed with it. In fact, among black women,the numbers have changed very little comparatively since the Pink Ribbon campaigning started over twenty years ago. Any statistic showing a lack of progress in fighting cancer is heartbreaking, but what struck me was that besides the difference being accredited to economic issues, and a consequence of a lack of healthcare, the other culprit cited was Fear.

Women are dying of breast cancer because they are too afraid to even get tested.

In my work for breast cancer awareness, I speak with women of all nationalities, and they’ve confirmed these sentiments, and even expressed that fear leads them to take less appropriate treatments. The intensity of treatments, as well as the consequences of them (e.g. worrying about losing a sense of femininity because of the physical ramifications,) are too daunting to stomach for some. This means that not only are many dying from not getting tested, they are risking their lives because they’re not seeking the most appropriate treatment options. What this is saying to me is that fear is paralyzing women. Fear is killing women.”

(via generalbriefing)

memegop:

One the bright side: if the GOP can disenfranchise enough people, they won’t have to cheat outright! http://electionlawblog.org/?p=63868‪#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue‬ ‪#‎VoteBlue‬

This is the Republican answer to everything, if there is a chance that someone somewhere cheats the system, then those are deserving should get nothing.

memegop:

One the bright side: if the GOP can disenfranchise enough people, they won’t have to cheat outright! http://electionlawblog.org/?p=63868
‪#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue‬ ‪#‎VoteBlue‬

This is the Republican answer to everything, if there is a chance that someone somewhere cheats the system, then those are deserving should get nothing.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

"

I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.

My family are some of the greatest water men on earth. I’m not, but I’m going to go train with them. But it’s really an honor just being a Polynesian. And water is the most important thing in this world and we all know it. It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe.

"

— Jason Momoa on getting to play Aquaman (via fyeahlilbit3point0)

(via starknakedpatriot)