skrelp:

A police officer shot and killed an unarmed, mentally challenged black man in Los Angeles on Monday, his family said.

Family members identified Ezell Ford, 25, as the man the cop killed on the 200 block of West 65th St. about 8:20 p.m. And one eyewitness says the officer yelled “shoot him” before killing the man in the street.

His mother, Tritobia Ford, said the shooting was unjustified and that her son was complying with the officer’s orders, according to local media.

"My heart is so heavy," she told KTLA. ”My son was a good kid. He didn’t deserve to die the way he did.”

Ford, she said, was lying on the ground when the officer shot him in the back three times.

A man claiming to be Ford’s cousin told the station he witnessed the incident and that there was no justification for excessive force.

"They laid him out and for whatever reason, they shot him in the back, knowing, mentally, he has complications. Every officer in this area, from the Newton Division, knows that — that this child has mental problems," he told KTLA.

And another eyewitness told the Huffington Post that an officer screamed out “shoot him” before the unarmed Ford was filled with three slugs.

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malformalady:

Tooth eroded by acid in cola. The phosphoric acid in cola drinks erodes away tooth enamel, and the coloring makes the root go dark brown
Photo credit: Stefan Sollfors

malformalady:

Tooth eroded by acid in cola. The phosphoric acid in cola drinks erodes away tooth enamel, and the coloring makes the root go dark brown

Photo credit: Stefan Sollfors

hel-looks:

Aura, 20“The summer makes me want to wear dark colours and wrap myself in layers.”23 May 2014, Näytös14 

hel-looks:

Aura, 20

“The summer makes me want to wear dark colours and wrap myself in layers.”

23 May 2014, Näytös14 

hitrecordjoe:

HitRECord On TV // RE: The Other Side // Adieu Animation

CLICK HERE to watch “Adieu” from Season 1, with collaboratively hand-drawn animation by 22 artists on hitRECord and music written & performed by joerud.

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chescaleigh:

Robin Williams Is NOT Free (via Phoebe Gavin)

Did you know that suicide is contagious?
Yep. A great deal of research has been done on cases spanning the last three hundred years the show that suicide rates spike after a highly publicized suicide – especially when it’s a celebrity suicide.
Does that mean we shouldn’t talk about suicide or Robin Williams? No. It means we should talk about suicide and Robin Williams responsibly.
From the CDC: ASPECTS OF NEWS COVERAGE THAT CAN PROMOTE SUICIDE CONTAGION
  • Presenting simplistic explanations for suicide
  • Engaging in repetitive, ongoing, or excessive reporting of suicide in the news
  • Providing sensational coverage of suicide
  • Reporting “how-to” descriptions of suicide
  • Presenting suicide as a tool for accomplishing certain ends
  • Glorifying suicide or persons who commit suicide
  • Focusing on the suicide completer’s positive characteristics
"But Phoebe, they’re basically saying don’t talk about suicide."
No, they’re saying is don’t make it sound attractive. 

An example of what not to do: 

Robin Williams is NOT free.

Please watch this. 

(via ceedling)