Imagine Dragons - It’s Time
There are a lot of good songs on this album but this is my favorite song.
"I don’t ever want to let you down"
Danny Trejo and a “puppy” haha
That awkward moment when you get caught
Aoi Miyazaki in Shonen Merikensack
Can’t believe she’s 26… :)
The feeling of being defeated. Sometimes things happen in life that does this to us. Tonight is one of those nights.
"Unamused Cat" hahah
Today I had the chance to watch this amazing and astonishing video that was made possible by a brave young teenager living in New York City. This short 13 minute video really touched me and I just wanted to put in my 2 cent on the topic. I would also like to apologize in advance if I seem naive and ignorant for being so surprised that this shit happens. Hopefully, you don’t mind the ranting.
I am a supporter of the law and the people whose job it is to enforce it. Personally, I’ve had my run-ins with the law but not once have I blamed them for my mistakes. I accepted that they are just doing their job in order to maintain order and protect the general public. I’ve always felt gratitude and respect for friends and family who have aspirations to join law enforcement.
Unfortunately, after watching this video, my perception and opinion of law enforcers have changed. I would not go as far to say that I am anti-police nor would I say that all policeman are corrupted. I would just say that I am much more open to stories that I hear from friends and read on the internet about how cops break the law themselves, how they discriminate, how they abuse their powers, etc. Before, I would always assume that these people are only saying these things because they were caught doing something wrong and wanted to blame the police instead of themselves. However, this video have opened my eyes and mind to the fact that cops are nowhere near perfect and many of them do not deserve the power that they are given.
The recording of the Alvin’s interaction with the cop made me feel so disgusted about the people that our tax money pays. The language and the actions that was displayed by the cops towards Alvin was so full of hatred that I wouldn’t even believe that they were doing it to fulfill their quota (although enforcing a quota is the dumbest idea I have ever heard of). Saying that he was being arrested for being a “mutt” and provoking him with violence really pushed it over edge for me. They were so angry with Alvin and demanded that he “showed some respect” when they were not doing anything to deserve respect. A lot of people would argue that the cops are only getting angry because Alvin was disrespectful and confrontational but that wasn’t the case and even if it was, this does not warrant them to push him and yelling profanity at him. The recording does not in any way show that the cop was only doing this because they were ordered to, in fact it seems like these individual cops were having a bad day and wanted to take it out on Alvin just because he looked back at them. They acted very power hungry and abused the public’s trust.
I felt that there were 3 parts of the clip that was the most provoking. The first part was when a veteran officer recalled how a Captain walked into the precinct and told his officers “we’re going to go out there and we’re going to violate some rights." What the hell kind of message is that for rookies and recruits. This kind of shit is the stuff that justifies people referring to cops as pigs…This is the kind of shit that creates corrupted cops.
The second part is when the cop angrily and stupidly told Alvin that he was going to get arrested and go to jail “for being a fucking mutt!" I do not understand what was going through the officer’s mind at this point that would lead him to say such a hurtful and ignorant thing. The government wants us to respect and obey the law. Fuck, the cops wants us to respect them but how could they expect respect from anybody when they talk this way to people. In this situation the cop just openly admitted that he was racial profiling to conduct his stops…
Finally, one of the most powerful part of the clip was when the a veteran officer said “I wanted to help people but the civilian population are being hunted instead of being protected by us.” Another veteran said “This one individual was thinking about doing the NYPD. The first thing I told him was ‘definitely not.’ This job racial profiles and will force you to do things that you don’t want to do." When you hear a veteran member of the police force say this about his job, it is not hard not to lose faith in law enforcement. It is widely accepted that the happiest and most motivated people are people who love what they do. This officer’s words reveals that he hates what he does and he hates what he is forced to do. This really says a lot about the current state of the NYPD…
Anyway, sorry for rambling so much but putting my thoughts into words was the way for me to sort through my thoughts after watching this clip. Please watch share so that this situation does not disappear and hopefully this issue will be something our lawmakers take seriously.
It’s okay to press the play button again.
Vaski ft. Ava - Insane