But are you paying attention to what’s going on??? My heart is so heavy….. so heavy…
An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”
Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.
Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.
"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.
#johncrawford #rip #justice #dontshoot
This is what an apartheid looks like.
When is it going to stop!!?
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Anonymous said: I've always wanted a career in the military. My parents approve of me joining the National Guard when I turn 17. In fact my dad was even the one to suggest it, which was surprising. I really want to pursue that. But at the same time, I want to come out and I want to start hormones after I'm 18. Obviously that would cause problems if I'm in the military, because of their current policy. What should I do? Is there a disadvantage to starting hormones later in life? I'm so torn.
Zak: First off, I’d recommend checking out transmilitary which is the Tumblr of a trans guy who, if I’m not mistaken, transitioned while in the U.S. military until he was outed and discharged. He talks a lot about trans issues in the US military and answers a lot of questions very similar to this one.
Ultimately it’s your decision what you want to do. I don’t consider myself to be particularly in the know, transmilitary has frequently stated that he puts his guess on a change in US military policy in regard to trans people at 3-5 years away. Given that along with reading about his experience being outed and discharged, I’d say that both physically transitioning and joining the military isn’t really an option at this point and won’t be for at least a little while. You are the one who has to choose because you are the one who has to live with the decision. Joining the military as female and having to delay physical transition might be totally worth it to you, on the other hand you might find that your dysphoria makes it hardly even a viable option. Everyone is different, and you need to weigh the pros and cons for yourself.
As for whether or not there are disadvantages to starting hormones later in life, it depends on what ages we are talking about. Hormones can give but they can’t take away. So, if you’re not finished developing certain secondary sex characteristics (such as breasts), than yes, taking testosterone and halting their development would be advantageous. Is there a major difference between starting testosterone at 20 versus 25? I doubt it. What about 20 versus 35 or 40? I don’t know, but I would guess the physical disadvantages would be slim to none. I’m not positive, though. Emotionally and socially I think it is often easier to physically transition at a younger age because going through a second puberty as an adult can be awkward and frustrating. Again, people vary, though, and you have to figure out what would be best for you in your particular circumstance.
Well said. Being a person who HAS begun transitioning, later in life I’m in my early 40’s and have had no complications. I’m in tip top shape for the most part and most often mistaken that I am half my age! So I would give a very brief opinion on how you should handle the situation. Follow your heart. Would love to hear how things pan out for you. I’ve been on T for 13 almost 14 months, pre-op. If I had it all to do over, I would not change any decisions I have made to medically and socially transition. Best wishes!