20-year old Philippe Holland was delivering pizzas on Tuesday night in Philly when he was approached by plain-clothes cops. These cops weren’t wearing uniforms. Philippe thought he was being robbed, so he ran to his car and started driving.
These cops decided to start shooting at Philippe as he was driving. They shot the car 10 times. Philipe was shot at least three times: in the neck, a leg and head. Doctors said that he could be permanently blind after the shot to his head damaged his eyesight.
Philippe works two jobs, and now his life will be completely changed. The cops are justifying this shooting:
Police spokesperson Lt. John Stanford noted that the officers may have violated the department’s use-of-force guidelines, which states that officers “shall not discharge their firearms at or from a moving vehicle unless deadly physical force is being used against the police officer or another person present, by means other than the moving vehicle.”
“That is our policy, ‘Don’t shoot at moving vehicles’ – it’s clearly laid out that way,” Stanford remarked. “But I wasn’t there, so I can’t say whether these officers were right or wrong, what their process of thinking was, whether they were in fear for their lives or not.”
I wasn’t there either, but I can tell you right now, THESE COPS WERE WRONG AND THEY MOST LIKELY JUST RUINED AN INNOCENT MAN’S LIFE.
How will Philippe be able to continue working if he’s blind? He certainly won’t be able to deliver pizzas anymore.
and everyone says this doesn’t happen often. how many more young black men need to die or be shot at? fuck
If the policy is says you cannot ”discharge your firearms at or from a moving vehicle unless deadly physical force is being used against the police officer or another person present, by means other than the moving vehicle” then, nothing about this incident matters outside of the fact that the officers COMPLETELY VIOLATED SAID POLICY. The officers were wrong. That’s the fact. So fucking tired of these tragedies.
well, yet another solo latte art practice sesh. Seems even when you invite everyone you work with plus the entire roastry staff and the staff of the roastry cafe, no one’s intested. This, coupled with the fact that the girl that’s been leading me on for a few weeks has come in to visit me at the shop every day this week results in a very specific sort of frustration. It seems that regardless of how much I try, I can’t seem to connect with the right kind of people and those that I do connect with are otherwise preoccupied.
Can I just have my Peace Corps assignment already so I can peace the fuck out?
It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.
GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT
I want you to go man!
if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago
People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.
Disney magic is for everyone. Fuck racists.
Disney magic is for everyone, always.
Wow, uh. I have news for you, racist assholes. WE ALREADY GO TO DISNEY WORLD. THER ARE BLACK PEOPLE AT DISNEY WORLD RIGHT THIS MINUTE. zomg.
Every time this comes up on my dash, I immediately reblog it, then queue it. Because srsly, fuck that.
WHAT TIME IS IT?
this went up like 100,000 notes since I saw it earlier today so let’s do this
realizing that you you’ll never be able to move back home because other people discovered it and made it too damn expensive to live in
Here’s the winner of this weeks shittiest Yelp review award!
First, we have ALWAYS had ice coffee… during the Spring-Fall. We don’t have it in winter because we’re in Colorado and it’s fucking cold, ain’t nobody drinking iced coffee when it’s cold. Second, if you “checked” and we didn’t have any iced coffee, either it was a) Winter or b) we had run out. Thirdly, WE HAVE A MENU THAT SAYS WE HAVE ICED COFFEE ON IT… FUCKING READ IT. And lastly, unless the barista disappeared into oblivion, they must’ve returned to the bar at some point; given that you reviewed the coffee and said it was good, that means you wound up with a beverage somehow. Thus, either you butted your way in front of someone and asked while another customer was being helped or you were too impatient to wait for the barista to come back because they were probably going to fetch your damn coffee or double check to make sure we had enough to serve you.
I don’t think I’ll ever understand this “baristas are assholes” assumption that people seem to generally make. We don’t get off on treating you terribly; talk to us, most of us love our jobs because we spend all day doing what we love (working in coffee) AND making people happy as a result. Negative experiences are created by both parties. If you come into the shop, butting your way in front of the line of people we’re helping and expect us to drop what we’re doing to immediately address whatever “concern” you have, then we may be a bit brusk, albeit unintentionally. And we’re only that way because a) you interrrupted us in the middle of doing our job and b) you’re preventing us from helping a customer that has been in line before you. If you go into a shop assuming you know everything because you’ve been to coffee shops before and get frustrated when our menu is different; tough shit, the menu is written down, read it and ask any resulting questions… WE LIKE TALKING ABOUT COFFEE, JUST FUCKING ASK US ABOUT IT. If you go to a shop and micromanage your drink, yes, you may see us get frustrated; that’s not because we hate you and think you’re dumb, it’s because our job is to make coffee and your job is to drink it. Would you walk into the kitchen of a restaurant and criticize a chef’s knife technique or complain that they way they sauté is wrong because it’s not how do it at home? No. You order your food and let them make it… IF YOU GIVE US THAT FREEDOM, I PROMISE YOU’LL NEVER HAVE A SHITTY COFFEE EXPERIENCE AGAIN.
Our aim is not to make people feel uncool or stupid, our aim is to give y’all a stellar drink. If we ever make any mistakes it’s not because we don’t care about our jobs and hate you, it’s because WE’RE HUMAN FUCKING BEINGS THAT OCCASIONALLY SCREW UP. 9/10 times we’ll rectify any mistake made AND/OR comp you your drink because we care about how good of an experience you have and want to make sure that one of the highlights of your day is coming into our shop for something tasty.