October172012
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September252012
girljanitor:

girljanitor:


Today in What The Entire Fuck?!: Mississippi Schools Sending Kids To Prison For Misbehaving In The Classroom

The Department of Justice on Friday uncovered a so-called “School-to-Prison pipeline” in Mississippi, where teachers and principals are shipping off children into the criminal justice system for infractions as small as a dress code violation.
Schools in the city of Meridian, MS, have an established practice of sending students, particularly black and disabled students, to prison for minor disciplinary problems — in clear violation of the Constitution. As ABC reports, that DOJ is claiming that the schools, which protect against “abuse of government authority in legal proceedings and fairness of due process rights,” are violating the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.

from ABC:

Also in the findings letter the Civil Rights Division alleges that “Lauderdale County and the Youth Court Judges violate the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments by failing to provide children procedural due process in the youth court. Lauderdale County, the Youth Court judges, and the Mississippi Division of Youth Services violate the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments by failing to provide children procedural due process rights in the probationary process.”


I posted this a few weeks ago….I really was hoping it would get more notes.

I’m happy to see this making the rounds again, because this. shit. is. fucked. up.
this is the school-to-prison pipeline.

girljanitor:

girljanitor:

Today in What The Entire Fuck?!: Mississippi Schools Sending Kids To Prison For Misbehaving In The Classroom

The Department of Justice on Friday uncovered a so-called “School-to-Prison pipeline” in Mississippi, where teachers and principals are shipping off children into the criminal justice system for infractions as small as a dress code violation.

Schools in the city of Meridian, MS, have an established practice of sending students, particularly black and disabled students, to prison for minor disciplinary problems — in clear violation of the Constitution. As ABC reports, that DOJ is claiming that the schools, which protect against “abuse of government authority in legal proceedings and fairness of due process rights,” are violating the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.

from ABC:

Also in the findings letter the Civil Rights Division alleges that “Lauderdale County and the Youth Court Judges violate the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments by failing to provide children procedural due process in the youth court. Lauderdale County, the Youth Court judges, and the Mississippi Division of Youth Services violate the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments by failing to provide children procedural due process rights in the probationary process.”

I posted this a few weeks ago….I really was hoping it would get more notes.

I’m happy to see this making the rounds again, because this. shit. is. fucked. up.

this is the school-to-prison pipeline.

(via monkeyfrog)

September202012
July182012
newrusticfuture:

(via Thank goodness the authorities have busted these hardened front-yard garden criminals - Boing Boing)

Earlier this year, Josée Landry and Michel Beauchamp of Drummondville, Quebec planted the front yard of the future: a gorgeous and meticulously-maintained edible landscape full of healthy fruits and vegetables. Now they’re being ordered by town officials to remove most of their gardens (town code states that a vegetable garden can’t occupy more than 30% of the area of a front yard) in the next two weeks to make their yard conform with newly harmonized town code. Front yard kitchen gardens are not the problem; they’re part of the solution to healthier and more sustainable communities.


This would be illegal in my town too. Yet, I am entirely envious of it’s beauty. It makes my garden look like a wild bramble patch.

newrusticfuture:

(via Thank goodness the authorities have busted these hardened front-yard garden criminals - Boing Boing)

Earlier this year, Josée Landry and Michel Beauchamp of Drummondville, Quebec planted the front yard of the future: a gorgeous and meticulously-maintained edible landscape full of healthy fruits and vegetables. Now they’re being ordered by town officials to remove most of their gardens (town code states that a vegetable garden can’t occupy more than 30% of the area of a front yard) in the next two weeks to make their yard conform with newly harmonized town code. Front yard kitchen gardens are not the problem; they’re part of the solution to healthier and more sustainable communities.

This would be illegal in my town too. Yet, I am entirely envious of it’s beauty. It makes my garden look like a wild bramble patch.

(via urbanhomesteadingnovice)

June252012

Its time i tell the truth

parisparadisee:

You all might be wondering what I’m talking about and it kills me to bring myself to say it but I cant hide my true self any longer. I like to rub mayonnaise on my body to feel whiter as I listen to the bag pipes cd I bought at some small Irish fair as I gently rub my goats shaven body. Im not currently at the time seeking medical attention for this even though its been recommended. I’m sorry I deceived you all. 

um….

(Source: parisjemm)

wtf 

April102012

monkeyfrog:

misschasse:

How to Bathe a Chicken

Cary?

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

"Plunge them in an up and down motion." (?!)

OMG, I’ve never seen such a well behaved chicken.

April22012

(Source: galaxymeme)

March62012
oh, man, this is classic!

oh, man, this is classic!

(Source: sensational-space-shifter)

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