i have such a busy schedule. i may have to cut out “studying” to make room for “crying over tv shows” and “4 hour nap”
Niall Horan: A Summary (insp)
Remembering Injured/Killed African-American Victims of Police Brutality
Dymond Milburn, 20-Year-Old African-American Teenager Assaulted By Police Officers When She Was 12, Then Charged With Assault By The Cops That Assaulted Her, & Police Alleged She Was A Prostitute
Three police officers in Texas accused a 12-year-old black girl of being a prostitute, beat and kidnapped her, and none of them ever faced any consequences for their actions.
On August 22, 2006, 12-year-old Dymond Milburn was outside her home flipping a breaker switch to help her family after the electricity went out, when a blue van pulled up and three men exited the vehicle without identifying themselves. The men were cops in plain clothes with the Galveston police and they accused Dymond, who is black, of being a prostitute.
“You’re a prostitute,” an officer declared. “You’re coming with me.”
They then tried to drag Milburn into their van while she scratched and clawed in her struggle to stop them from taking her. She screamed for her father to come to her rescue while the angry officers began beating her in an effort to force her into the van. One of the officers, David Roark, muzzled the girl’s mouth with his hand to silence her.
Hearing her screams, Dymond’s parents arrived on the scene and told officers, “That’s our daughter. She’s twelve.” But Roark didn’t give a damn. “I don’t care if she’s twenty-two, thirty-two, or forty-six,” Roark responded.
Along with Roark, the other officers included Sean Stewart and their Sergeant, Gilbert Gomez. They believed they had the right to take Dymond Milburn away without consulting her parents. Horrified, Dymond’s parents were devastated and powerless as the officers literally kidnapped their daughter before their eyes.
The officers decided to bring Dymond to the hospital for medical attention, and the level of her injuries was devastating. As a result of the brutal beating by police, the little girl suffered a head injury, a throat injury, abrasions on her arms, a sprained wrist, two black eyes, and lacerations as well as spinal injuries. On top of all these physical wounds, Dymond also suffered nightmares and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In all, her injuries resulted in a hospital bill totaling $8,000.
But police still weren’t done putting Dymond through hell. When she finally returned to school following her release from the hospital, police embarrassed her further by showing up at her school. They arrested her in front of her classmates at Austin Middle School in revenge for putting up a fight. The charges? Assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.
You read that right. Cops beat the hell out of this girl and they charge HER with assault. Plus she resisted the officers because that’s what we tell our children to do when strangers try to force them into a vehicle against their will.
Milburn and her family had to deal with two mistrials over a period of three years before the District Attorney agreed to stop pursuing the charges. By then, Dymond was 15-years-old and a huge chunk of her childhood was stolen from her. In retaliation, the Milburns filed a civil lawsuit against the officers who changed her life three year earlier. But none of them have been punished and a settlement hasn’t occurred. Basically, all three officers complicit in the kidnapping and beating of the then-12-year-old girl got away with it. Sean Stewart was actually named “Officer of the Year” sometime later and Gomez went on to be promoted prior to becoming a private detective.
Dymond Milburn is 20-years-old now and still hasn’t received justice for what these police officers did to her. She was just a black 12-year-old girl in front of her own home at night, and yet, police accused her of being a prostitute even though she didn’t do anything wrong and officers had no cause to accuse her of anything. In fact, the only reason the officers were around is because they were responding to a call about three white prostitutes allegedly soliciting in the area. However, they attacked a black child who obviously didn’t fit the description instead and accused her of being the prostitute. Remember, we’re talking about a 12-year-old girl who was at her house with her parents. She was an honors student helping around the house. She wasn’t out on the street hooking.
Police brutality against people of color is not just an epidemic today. It’s been around for a long time. And even children aren’t immune from illegal police behavior. If this can happen to one child, it can happen to any child in America. For too long, police have been able to do what they want to the citizens they are supposed to serve and protect with little or no consequences. That needs to change or police behavior never will. [PoliticusUSA]
K: I don’t usually like to make comments on reblogs, but this INFURIATING. FUCK. COPS.
A FUCKING TWELVE-YEAR-OLD?!
(2, continued…) and you just /know/ that harry signs up for birthing classes which teach pain-management and labour techniques and of course he drags louis along as well. he tries to make the other boys come to the classes too, reminding them that “if you want to be the godfather you have to be there for the birth you know”. anne, jay, and gemma throw harry a massive baby shower and they talk about nappy rashes and the important of emotional attachment over tea and biscuits…
(3…) Harry is absolutely NOT that pregnant person who cries about being ‘fat’ because he knows (and is so proud) that he is carrying a little life inside of him - his louis’ baby - and this bub needs to grow big and strong before its ready to bless the world with its presence. and now that the baby has started kicking, harry falls asleep to louis’ face next to his belly, hands on his tummy, singing “you’ll be in my heart” so that their their princess knows she’s loved forever and always…
(4…) but louis has always been the carefree one in the group right? but all of a sudden he sees his little girl (their beautiful angel) and he’s overcome by this sense of duty to protect and care for her forever (“i’d like to see some little punk /try/ and ask her out” “louis she’s three days old” “and??”). harry loves his family so much. and harry is that dad that buys pink boggles and bow clips to put in her hair and dress her in spotted cardigans. OMG SCIENCE NEEDS TO HURRY UP ALREADY!!! (fin)
me right now
preach it, sexuality mermaids! c:
the set is now complete! :))
SEXUALITY MERMAIDS i’m now officially a mermaid and NO ONE can argue !!
these arts are WONDERFUL ♥ ♥
I will never be a merman D:
BUT I LOVE THE SHIT OUT OF THESE MERMAIDS
It’s unimaginable and disgusting that this happens to children that don’t even understand what’s happening to them.
BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY CAME TO MY UNIVERSITY AND I FOUND HIM AND HE ASKED IF I WANTED A SELFIE WITH HIM
AND NOW I HAVE A SELFIE WITH BILL NYE
NO I DONT THINK YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND
BILL NYE ASKED ME IF I WANTED A SELFIE AND THEN WALKED ME THROUGH THE STEPS OF TAKING A SELFIE
YESTERDAY WAS GLORIOUS
We must protect Bill Nye at all costs
Louis speaks about gay fans [x]
I will always reblog this because the interview isnt online anymore…
she come in my garden everyday and sit in front of me while I work on my sketchbook. she doesn’t want food, she just sit there looking at me. today I covered her in flower and we were both happy.
Maybe she’s your guardian angel.. I mean srsly. Just look at this cat.
There is way too much intelligence in those eyes. There is a goddess in your garden.
So I have a guardian angel and it comes in the form a cat. sweet
It’s eyes give me chills.
I love my mom.
I am risking nothing
I AM SORRY FOLLOWERS, I LOVE MY MOMMY
Will not risk.
sorry followers :(
omg im so glad to se so many people love their mummy
Why’re you being mean to my mum?
Nope. Googled it. 15 minuets. Nope. Not taking any chances
This has 1.2 million reblogs …
Ps not riskin it
ps not risking it
WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?
NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN
IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!
WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!
VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!
I can’t find a source. Does anyone have any? I won’t believe it until I get a source.
A planet’s a planet, no matter how small.
Dogs that are having a worse hair day than you are.