A handy guide to some of the terrible things the Mail has printed since 1924.
This barely scratches the surface, though, I find it hard to believe they didn’t do anything terrible between 1956 and 1984.
and yet people still use it as a source
leftists from outside the UK still use it as a source
you all need to stop using the Daily Mail as a source FOREVER. Do not reblog, do not link, do not go to their site because they profit off ad traffic, and tell anybody you see doing any of these to immediately and permanently stop. We can’t run them into the ground but we can at least put a little dent in their profits and we can at least stop legitimising their bile by giving them anything other than negative attention.
That’s good to know.
I’ve been meaning to add these for a very long time.
- depression: 1-630-482-9696
- suicide: 1-800-784-8433
- lifeLine: 1-800-273-8255
- trevor project: 1-866-488-7386
- sexuality support: 1-800-246-7743
- eating disorders: 1-847-831-3438
- rape and sexual assault: 1-800-656-4673
- grief support: 1-650-321-5272
- runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
- exhale; after abortion: 1-866-4394253
- Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (2433) – Can use in US, U.K., Canada and Singapore
- Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-999-9999
- National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-TALK (8245)
- National Adolescent Suicide Helpline: 1-800-621-4000
- Postpartum Depression: 1-800-PPD-MOMS
- NDMDA Depression Hotline – Support Group: 1-800-826-3632
- Veterans: 1-877-VET2VET
- Crisis Help Line – For Any Kind of Crisis: 1-800-233-4357
- Suicide & Depression Crisis Line – Covenant House: 1-800-999-9999
- National Child Abuse Helpline: 1-800-422-4453
- National Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline (TDD:( 1-800-787-32324
- Center for the Prevention of School Violence: 1-800-299-6504
- Child Abuse Helpline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
- Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-800-548-2722
- Healing Woman Foundation (Abuse:( 1-800-477-4111
- Child Abuse Hotline Support & Information: 1-800-792-5200
- Women’s Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline: (UK Only) 0345 023 468
- Sexual Abuse Centre: (UK Only) 0117 935 1707
- Sexual Assault Support (24/7, English & Spanish:( 1-800-223-5001
- Domestic & Teen Dating Violence (English & Spanish: 1-800-992-2600
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
- National Association for Children of Alcoholics: 1-888-55-4COAS (1-888-554-2627)
- National Drug Abuse: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- Al-Anon/Alateen Hope & Help for young people who are the relatives & friends of a problem drinker:( 1-800-344-2666
- Alcohol/Drug Abuse Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- Be Sober Hotline: 1-800-BE-SOBER (1-800-237-6237)
- Cocaine Help Line: 1-800-COCAINE (1-800-262-2463)
- 24 Hour Cocaine Support Line: 1-800-992-9239
- Ecstasy Addiction: 1-800-468-6933
- Marijuana Anonymous: 1-800-766-6779
Youth & Teen Hotlines
- National Youth Crisis Support: 1-800-448-4663
- Youth America Hotline: 1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454)
- Covenant House Nine-Line (Teens:( 1-800-999-9999
- Boys Town National: 1-800-448-3000
- Teen Helpline: 1-800-400-0900
- TeenLine: 1-800-522-8336
- Youth Crisis Support: 1-800-448-4663 or 1-800-422-0009
- Runaway Support (All Calls are Confidential:( 1-800-231-6946
- Child Helpline: (UK Only) 0800 1111
- Kids Helpline (Australia) 1800 55 1800
- AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center: 1-800-560-0717
- Pregnancy Support: 1-800-4-OPTIONS (1-800-467-8466)
- Pregnancy National Helpline: 1-800-356-5761
- Young Pregnant Support: 1-800 550-4900
Gay and Lesbian Hotlines
- The Trevor Helpline (For homosexuality questions or problems:( 1-800-850-8078
- Gay & Lesbian National Support: 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Youth Support Line: 1-800-850-8078
- Lesbian & Gay Switchboard: (UK Only) 0121 622 6589
- Lothian Gay & Lesbian Switchboard – Scotland: (Scotland Only) 0131 556 4049
- Self-Injury Support: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288) (www.selfinjury.com)
- Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention: 1-800-931-2237 (Hours: 8am-noon daily, PST)
- Eating Disorders Center: 1-888-236-1188
- Help Finding a Therapist: 1-800-THERAPIST (1-800-843-7274)
- Panic Disorder Information and Support: 1-800-64-PANIC (1-800-647-2642)
- TalkZone (Peer Counselors:( 1-800-475-TALK (1-800-475-2855)
- Parental Stress Hotline: 1-800-632-8188
- National AIDS Helpline: (UK Only) 0800 567 123
As are toiletries!
Socks are extremely important! Homeless people wear out socks quickly because they are on their feet a lot and their shoes don’t always fit correctly or may not be in the greatest shape. Socks can be layered to keep the feet warm, they prevent blisters from walking around in poorly fitting shoes, they can even be used on the hands as gloves… It may be hard for those with homes to understand, but socks can make or break one’s quality of life when living on the streets.
For those who like donating to the homeless, I’d like to share an idea that makes making meaningful donations easier and actually kind of fun. We call them “bag parties”. (Usually it’s a group of women when we do it, so we call ourselves “The [my hometown’s Name] Bag Ladies”.)
Invite a group of people over to assemble immediately-use care packages for the homeless.
Ask each person to bring 10-15 small items for donation. Provide large ziploc bags and lay everything out in a kind of donation buffet. You can either sit around as a group and assemble bags together, or simply ask that each guest take a few minutes during the evening to assemble a couple of bags. Then at the end of the event, people can either take a few bags to keep in their cars and give to homeless people when they see them, or the entire lot can be taken to a shelter and distributed as they see fit.
We usually ask that people spend less than $20, and they volunteer for the specific item they’d like to bring when they RSVP for the event. (Just to make sure we don’t get 25 packs of socks and no toothbrushes!)
Items in our bags include things like:
Packs of socks
Travel-sized toiletries like:
—-toothbrush, toothpaste, mouth wash strips
—-sunblock (SUPER NECESSARY!!)
—-shampoo (dry or regular)
—-wet wipes and personal hygiene items
Collapsible rain gear (hats. ponchos)
Small towels (hand towel sized)
First aid items (bandages, antibacterial cream etc.)
Bus tokens and local bus schedules
Lists of shelters and homeless resources
These care packages can change lives, and the individual cost to the giver is negligible.
Just something to think about. =o)
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer caught on video beating a stabbing victim who was handcuffed and shackled to a wheelchair was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in federal prison.
A federal judge imposed the 40-month sentence after viewing hospital security footage of William Cozzi, 52, handcuffing the man to the chair in an emergency room. Cozzi then shackled the man’s legs to the chair and struck him with a sap, a weapon similar to a small blackjack club with a heavy center and usually covered in leather. The officer later accused the man of attacking him.
"We expect the police officers to serve and protect the public and not to do the kinds of things you admit you did," U.S. District Judge Blanche M. Manning said in sentencing the 15-year Chicago Police veteran to half the time sought by prosecutors.
Rank and file officers have complained about Superintendent Jody Weis referring the case to the FBI for investigation after Cozzi already had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge in Cook County Circuit Court and served an 18-month probation term.
Some officers said Cozzi was treated unfairly by Weis, a former FBI official brought in to head the Chicago department after a series of scandals involving officer misconduct.
"This is a message to all those officers in blue out there that after 15 years on the job you’ll get thrown under the bus," defense attorney Terence P. Gillespie said after the sentencing.
Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue has said he has not seen an incident that damaged officer morale more than Cozzi’s case.
U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said Cozzi did not make an error resulting from a snap decision when he felt his life was on the line.
"If they’re handcuffed and shackled, it can’t be tolerated that someone would beat them with a weapon like that and make a false report about it," Fitzgerald said.
The July 2005 incident took place after a man was brought to Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago with stab wounds apparently inflicted by a female companion. Cozzi was sent to the hospital to investigate.
Defense attorney Gillespie said the man was drunk.
"I let my frustration get the best of me, I lost my judgment," Cozzi told the judge.
Cozzi also admitted he falsely charged the man with attacking him and two hospital workers. The charges were dropped.
Manning acknowledged Cozzi had a good reputation with no prior complaints of excessive force.
"It’s just unfortunate that you lost it because you kind of messed up your life for a while," she said.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Drury, however, noted a sap is not authorized police gear.
"If officer Cozzi is such a good officer, why does he have a sap?" he said.
Watch the surveillance footage of the beating (at the beginning of report):
The full release from the US Attorney’s Office:CHICAGO - William Cozzi, a Chicago police officer, was sentenced today to 40 months in federal prison for violating the federal civil rights of a man whom the officer struck repeatedly with a dangerous weapon while the man was handcuffed and shackled in a wheelchair, announced Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Loretta King; and Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Cozzi, 52, of Chicago, pleaded guilty in January, admitting that he used excessive, or unreasonable, force while acting under color of law. He was ordered to begin serving his sentence on Aug. 6, 2009. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Blanche Manning, who also imposed a $2,00 fine, two years of supervised release and 200 hours of community service. Cozzi joined the Chicago Police Department in 1992 and was assigned to the 25th District at the time of the alleged incident. He was subsequently suspended from duty.
Cozzi was charged in April 2008 with depriving the victim of his civil rights. In pleading guilty, Cozzi admitted that on Aug. 2, 2005, while performing his duties as a police officer, he used a “sap” - a dangerous weapon, which is similar to a blackjack - to repeatedly strike the unnamed victim, identified only as “Victim A,” who was handcuffed and shackled in a wheelchair at Norwegian American Hospital, resulting in bodily injury. At the time, Victim A was awaiting treatment in the hospital emergency room after being stabbed in the shoulder.
"Law enforcement officers may not use unreasonable force with impunity and all citizens, regardless of being in police custody, are entitled to be protected from the use of excessive force," Mr. Fitzgerald said.
"Police officers are given tremendous authority and responsibility so that they can protect and serve the public trust. Those who abuse that authority face serious consequences," said Ms. King. "The Civil Rights Division is committed to the vigorous enforcement of federal laws prohibiting this type of misconduct by law enforcement officials."
Cozzi pleaded guilty while reserving his right to appeal a judge’s rulings last year denying his motion to dismiss the indictment on the grounds that the prosecution was based in part on compelled statements he made to the Chicago Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards and during a police review board hearing.
According to a plea agreement, Cozzi was dispatched to the hospital to respond to the stabbing and approached Victim A who was being loud and verbally abusive while awaiting treatment for the stabbing. Shortly after approaching Victim A, Cozzi placed him in handcuffs and left the emergency room to retrieve leg shackles, which he then placed upon Victim A. With the victim restrained, Cozzi used a sap to repeatedly strike him in the face and body. At the time, Victim A posed no physical threat to Cozzi or anyone else at the hospital, according to the plea agreement.
Cozzi also admitted that he subsequently prepared a false arrest report and misdemeanor complaints stating that Victim A attempted to punch him and two hospital security guards, as well as a false tactical response report stating that he used an “open hand strike” on Victim A but omitted that he struck the victim with a sap.
The Government was represented in court by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Drury and DOJ Civil Rights Division Trial Attorney Betsy Biffl.
Cops across America really don’t want you to jaywalk. In San Diego they doled out 328 tickets (on a single day!), in New York they bloodied an 84-year-old who crossed against a red light, and in Austin they jailed a jaywalking jogger.
Austinites responded to the incident with outrage, and Chief Art Acevedo reacted to their outrage with outrage of his own. “In other cities there’s cops who are actually committing sexual assaults on duty,” said Acevedo. “So I thank God that this is what passes for a controversy in Austin, Texas!”
And sure, jaywalkers in LA get stuck with $200 tickets, and entrepreneur Peter Shankman’s offense of jogging in New York’s Central Park before 6:00 a.m. could cost him as much as a thousand bucks, but it’s important to remember that jaywalking crackdowns are all about keeping pedestrians safe. They definitely have nothing to do with raising revenue.
BOSTON, MA — Warrantless bag searches at have become commonplace at travel checkpoints in Boston as concerns for Homeland Security have overridden citizens’ right to be free of unreasonable searches. Travelers are forced to “security inspections” of their handbags, briefcases, and other personal possessions.
Large signs indicate that public spaces under the authority of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) are void of privacy rights. The first bullet point on one of the signs displayed the following:
For the protection and the security of the riding public, all persons choosing to use the MBTA transit system will be subject to security inspections of their handbags, briefcases, and/or other carry on items.
The signage goes on to claim that all persons will be stopped and searched and that declining a search will result in an order to leave the station. Those who object will be arrested and charged with trespassing — on public property — which could result in a $100 fine and up to 30 days in jail.
The Bay State Examiner published a video of one of the checkpoints, located in the Chinatown area, which was staffed by approximately half a dozen armed, badge-carrying checkpoint officers. Individuals from a group called “Defend the 4th” [Amendment] entered the subway station and asked the officers a few questions.
When an individual asked the checkpoint sentries whether they had warrants to conduct any of the bag searches, the leader grew annoyed and insisted that searching bags was legal and had been accepted as legal by the SJC (Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts). The officer then insisted he citizens move along or leave the station — located on public property.
Of course the courts have upheld warrantless searches in public; no one ever believed that a police state could be erected without the complicity of all three branches of government. The courts have tolerated a constant erosion of essential rights for a long time. The enforcers bypass critical questions about their oaths by passing off their constitutional responsibilities to another branch of government.
But we must ask, if the 4th Amendment isn’t applicable on public property, where is it applicable?
The signs and the literature explain that the checkpoints have been installed because of concerns raised by Department of Homeland Security. Searching purses and luggage is the government’s solution to combating terrorism.
Yet isn’t the subversion of liberty exactly what a true terrorist would wish upon his enemies? Isn’t the existence of checkpoints across the USA an indication that the “terrorists” have won?
And what effectiveness do these checkpoints have at stopping an attack? Would any committed terrorist be imbecilic enough to walk up to a bunch of cops in yellow vests and hand over evidence that would lead to his conviction?
I was wondering if they were taking donations in order to test the untested rape kits dating back almost 25 years and I found out that they are. Its a shame I haven’t seen this promoted by anyone yet.
A Minnesota couple has filed a petition against the Iowa City Police Department and three of the department’s officers requesting the return of more than $40,000 in cash that police seized from the couple’s vehicle during a traffic stop last month.
Tiffani D.S. Barber and Kearnice C. Overton, of St. Paul, Minn., filed an application April 11 in Johnson County District Court claiming that officers from the Iowa City Police Department wrongfully seized $48,000 cash from Overton’s vehicle March 16.
Overton was driving from Davenport to St. Paul with his four children when Officer Michael Clark stopped his vehicle on Interstate 80 for traveling in a group of vehicles that was speeding, according to the court document.
During the traffic stop, officers Travis Neeld and Ian Alke responded along with the K-9 unit. One of the officers said the dog gave a silent indicator on the vehicle, allowing police to search, according to the document.
Police found a gym bag containing $44,000 in the vehicle’s trunk and another $4,000 in Overton’s jacket, which was seized by police, according to the document.
Iowa City Police Sgt. Vicki Lalla said Thursday she couldn’t discuss in depth Overton’s claims but said multiple factors can go into an officer’s decision to perform a seizure, such as the amount of cash present.
"It’s very unusual for people to be out and about with that much cash on their person or in their car," she said.
However, Overton claims in court documents that the money was given to him by Barber earlier that month to be used to buy property from Overton’s cousin in Rock Island, Ill.
"This money was wrongfully seized. I was not arrested, nor were any charges lodged against me in connection with this money," Overton states in the document. "This money was in no way connected to any criminal activity."
According to court documents, Overton traveled to Rock Island with the money in early March to buy two properties from his cousin, but the sale didn’t go through and he was driving back to St. Paul when he was stopped by police March 16.
Overton was cited during the traffic stop for driving without a valid driver’s license but claims in the court document that he did have a valid license.
A traffic citation on Overton’s record, filed March 21 for driving without a valid license, was still pending as of Thursday afternoon.A hearing on the case is set for May 6 at the Johnson County Courthouse.