Hashtag Highlight: @ifitwags’s #peanutbutterseries
The origins of the #peanutbutterseries, started by Stephanie McCombie (@ifitwags) and her two German Shorthair Pointers, are just as straightforward as you might imagine. “I was watching the boys eating peanut butter one day and burst out laughing at the faces they were making,” says Stephanie of her pups Travis and Gus, “so I grabbed my camera and started shooting. The photos ended up being so funny I wanted to see other dogs in action!”
Since the first #peanutbutterseries photo was posted last month, Travis and Gus—both rescues whom Stephanie calls #thepointerbrothers—have inspired hundreds of other pups and their humans to break out jars of peanut butter and start snapping.
Want to join in on the fun? Stephanie offers these tips: “Don’t be afraid of a little mess and have lots of peanut butter on hand. Shooting in a space with lots of light works best… must avoid blurry tongues!”
this is great!
and again…more awful crime committed by those who are supposed to be PROTECTING us.
Surveillance camera video from the bus depot at which a 37-year-old man was confronted by Fullerton officers July 5 was part of a long-awaited preliminary he…
THIS NEEDS TO END
NO ONE should be above the law.
Police should NOT be able to act however they want.
This is murder
Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old homeless man (whom his Dr’s say was mentally slow, and had the mind of an 11 year old), was beaten to death in Fullerton, California by police officers who felt they were above the law. They are now on trial. Kelly was tasered, beaten with batons, punched and kneed repeatedly, and was even hit in the face with the end of a Taser. After the beating, you can hear Kelly in the video slowly dying as his desperate screams for his father trail off into groans of ‘Daddy’ and then stop altogether as he loses consciousness. It’s important to note that the paramedics treated the officers before tending to Kelly, as he laid in a pool of his own blood. Video:http://youtu.be/wYQ5nqPQ_gE Full Video: http://youtu.be/e6yaeD-E_MY In the video you see Ramos approach Kelly, “It seems like every day, we have to talk to you about something. Do you enjoy it?” Within minutes, Ramos snaps on latex gloves, holding his fists in front of Kelly’s face, taunting him, “See my fists? They are getting ready to fuck you up!” Kelly stands up and pulls away while Ramos then tackles him, punching and kneeing him in the ribs as he pins him down for the other officers like a blood-thirsty hyena. Manuel Ramos, who pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, Jay Cicinelli, who pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force (Both are free on bail), and Joseph Wolfe, who will be tried separately on charges of involuntary manslaughter and excessive force are the three officers being tried. Three other officers, Officer Kenton Hampton, Sergeant Kevin Craig and Corporal James Blatney, were not charged.