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My Mind, Basically:

Sep 20 '14
jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.

Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.

His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

(Source: thefreelioness)

Sep 20 '14

anakistarsong:

zing-noir:

River otters at the Zoological & Botanical Garden in Ichikawa, Japan

omg the last one he pops up ahjfskghfagskjfkhdjs ahahaha

This is what heaven looks like…

(Source: minhonoo)

Sep 20 '14

caswithashotgun:

caswithashotgun:

"if you don’t consider breasts sexual organs then why do you care if i grab them"
well EXCUSE ME BUT IF I JUST STRUTTED UP AND GRABBED YOUR EAR AND FELT IT UP LIKE MMMM YEAH BABY I BET YOU HEAR REAAAL GOOD WOULD YOU NOT BE UNCOMFORTABLE

glad to see y’all spreading the word

Sep 20 '14

mightyhealthyquest:

IT’S ALWAYS TEA TIME!

Sep 20 '14
"When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog."
A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States (via bookoisseur)

(Source: africandogontheprairie)

Sep 20 '14

oceanashenue:

so today my ap art history teacher was teaching us about Hapshetsut the only female pharaoh and he was like “have you seen women they can pop out a baby and be like alright let’s go” and then he walked over to this guy and aimed his fist towards his balls and the guy flinched and held his crotch so he was like “men may be stronger but women are tougher” and then he said “so when someone tells you to grow a pair, they mean ovaries”

Sep 20 '14

ridge:

why does everyone care about being mature for their age like maybe i fucking like drinking from juice boxes and eating my popcorn like a fucking lizard fight me about it

Sep 20 '14
dkc2:

Well I know reason #1

dkc2:

Well I know reason #1

Sep 20 '14

powerpointandpaint:

10 Slides is not enough. So many other things I wanted to talk about, like Sex-Repulsed and Sex-Positive Aces and everything in between.

But in the end, I really wanted to give Aromanticism some visibility, and Demisexuals and Grey-As I thought rounded the thing out nicely by helping explain to people searching for their identity that asexuality need not be black and white.

Sep 20 '14
thrillboswaggins:

girlwhowasonfire:

shitangiggle:

girlwhowasonfire:

Petition to ban old men from writing books just because they don’t know how to use an iPhone

Petition to have the youth in this country to actually educate themselves instead of spitting out some bullshit they read on some shitty post on facebook that’s untrue, and continues to spread like wildfire.

In 2012, young adults have set the record of completing both high school and college and are on course to become the most educated generation in America history. Maybe you should follow the example of ‘the youth in this country’ and do the same.

thrillboswaggins:

girlwhowasonfire:

shitangiggle:

girlwhowasonfire:

Petition to ban old men from writing books just because they don’t know how to use an iPhone

Petition to have the youth in this country to actually educate themselves instead of spitting out some bullshit they read on some shitty post on facebook that’s untrue, and continues to spread like wildfire.

In 2012, young adults have set the record of completing both high school and college and are on course to become the most educated generation in America history. Maybe you should follow the example of ‘the youth in this country’ and do the same.

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Sep 20 '14

johnlocklives:

STEP BY STEP - John Watson

- mechanical pencil, grey colour pencil, soft N1 pencil and white gel pen on A4 paper

Part 3 of my Step by Step series, Part 2  Part 1

Sep 20 '14
littlejesseryan:

My mom asked me for a “formal picture” of my one month old baby, I sent her this.

littlejesseryan:

My mom asked me for a “formal picture” of my one month old baby, I sent her this.

(Source: sofapizza)

Sep 20 '14

beinghipsteristoomainstream:

why is it socially acceptable for guys to sag their pants all the way down to their knees but if a girl shows a little bit of her bra it’s hOLY SHIT YOU FUCKING SLUT SHAME ON YOU WOW THAT’S SO NOT CLASSY LET’S DRESS CODE YOU IF YOU EVER DO IT AGAIN I’M CALLING YOUR PARENTS AND DISHONOR ON YOU DISNHONOR ON YOUR FAMILY DISHONOR ON YOUR COW 

(Source: opalbeifong)

Sep 20 '14

d3ssins:

my actual vocabulary in real life consists mostly of

  • omg
  • dude
  • (weird noises)
  • what the hell
  • i’m going to kill you
  • fuck you
Sep 20 '14

(Source: grooting)