May. 16th, 2008

Joyce and I aren't speaking. Fine by me. Until I get an apology, I don't give a crap. Paranoid bitch.

Rich called out AGAIN today. I really... REALLY don't understand why he wasn't terminated.

I have a jury summons. I need to call them to ask them what documentation they want to prove that it's been less than three years since I served on a jury. Civil duty my ass... I really won't mind much if I'm not excused, as the experience was surprisingly pleasant. I get the feeling that I'll need something like the payment stub; in which case? Yeah, not going to happen. Those are long gone. What the hell happened to THEIR records? Don't they keep track of this shit?

I'm going to fill out the qualifer, though, bring it in to work to prove that I have a jury summons in case I can't get out of it, and then call and ask what documentation is necessary. The thought just occurred to me that they might tell me that I don't even need to send it back... fuck that. Something gets lost in the system and I could face jailtime if I don't. They're gettin' this thing back whether I'm excused with that phone call or not.

Calvin and I need to get our own place. The drama level at home just skyrocketed because of Mom's control issues. I can't talk about it right now. I'm too upset.

And finally, anyone want a copy of Phantasy Star Collection for the GBA? I lost my old copy, and so went out and bought a new ($7.99, no complaints). This morning? I'm cleaning up my computer desk and what's staring me in the face? So anyone want it?
Cal's watching a sitcom from the 90's, and this particular episode has the family dog being approved for a credit card. Someone mentions the dog being arrested and beaten for fraud (jokingly). It reminded me; I can't describe my physical location by my relation to Philadelphia anymore, because of that stupid racially-motivated beat-down the cops engaged in a few days ago.

Racism happens. Police brutality happens. But, guys? You're making yourselves look like fucking idiots. First order of business: the cops' original story was that there were these three guys who they beat the crap out of, and a fourth unknown gunman. They lost the gunman, but s/he was with these three men.

Well, now there were only those three men. Ladies and gentlemen, this proves, at BEST, that the Philadelphia police cannot count. But it gets worse: according to the Daily News, none of the shooting victims could positively identify the gunman, and they say they NEVER saw the car that the three suspects were pulled out of.

Furthermore, the cops say they never lost sight of those men. Not ONCE.

Where's the gun? Fuck if they know.

Yes, the whole article is like that. Probably the worst of it is that these guys have alibis. A number of people are willing to testify under oath that they were elsewhere when the shots were fired.


Guys, please. Stop trying to save face. If this incident was justified in ANY way, TEN COPS would not be on desk duty and potentially facing criminal charges. Seriously, guys. This is the kind of shit you do to cops who you KNOW did something wrong. Until then, they're on the street on normal duty. That's how it works. We're not stupid, and we know you're not either.

Admit that a couple of cops saw three black men in a nice car and decided they were doing something wrong because of that, and it just spun out of control. Yes, you'll have to deal with the consequences of the actions of those cops.

But you're going to have to do that ANYWAY, and in the meantime the rest of the world is getting more and more disgusted with you. Admit it, sanction/fire those cops, and move the fuck on.



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