anarcho-queer:

Police Officers Who Shot at Two Innocent Women 103 Times Won’t Be Fired or Suspended
The eight Los Angeles police officers who shot at two women over 100 times will not lose their jobs. They won’t even be suspended. They’ll just get some additional training.
They’ll need it, since the shooting happened at the height of the manhunt for cop-killer Christopher Dorner, when police mistook two women delivering newspapers in a blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck for one man hellbent on revenge in a charcoal Nissan Titan pickup truck and shot at them 103 times. One of the women, who was 71 at the time, was hit twice in the back. The second woman was hit by broken glass. I would say those cops should get some training in target practice, but then it’s probably best for innocent newspaper carriers that they don’t.
A commission found that the officers violated department policy when they thought the sound of a newspaper hitting the pavement was a gunshot and opened fire on two women who were, again, doing absolutely nothing wrong except driving a truck that didn’t even look like the one they believed their suspect to be in.
The officers faced suspension or even firing, but police chief Charlie Beck elected instead to let them all return to duty once they undergo some additional training, according to a memo obtained by the AP. The officers have not been named, so you’ll probably never know if the guy writing your speeding ticket once shot at an innocent senior citizen. 
Shortly after the women were mistaken for Dorner, another police officer shot at another pickup truck. This one was black Honda Ridgeline. Brian McGee drove his cruiser into the truck and opened fire three times. The man inside the truck was not hit, but he sustained back and head injuries. The city of Torrance, where the incident took place, gave him $20,000 to replace his truck which was, again, a black Honda Ridgeline and not a gray Nissan Titan.
In January, prosecutors found that the officer was “justified in using force to stop the vehicle and in discharging his firearm” and declined to press charges.

anarcho-queer:

Police Officers Who Shot at Two Innocent Women 103 Times Won’t Be Fired or Suspended

The eight Los Angeles police officers who shot at two women over 100 times will not lose their jobs. They won’t even be suspended. They’ll just get some additional training.

They’ll need it, since the shooting happened at the height of the manhunt for cop-killer Christopher Dorner, when police mistook two women delivering newspapers in a blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck for one man hellbent on revenge in a charcoal Nissan Titan pickup truck and shot at them 103 times. One of the women, who was 71 at the time, was hit twice in the back. The second woman was hit by broken glass. I would say those cops should get some training in target practice, but then it’s probably best for innocent newspaper carriers that they don’t.

A commission found that the officers violated department policy when they thought the sound of a newspaper hitting the pavement was a gunshot and opened fire on two women who were, again, doing absolutely nothing wrong except driving a truck that didn’t even look like the one they believed their suspect to be in.

The officers faced suspension or even firing, but police chief Charlie Beck elected instead to let them all return to duty once they undergo some additional training, according to a memo obtained by the AP. The officers have not been named, so you’ll probably never know if the guy writing your speeding ticket once shot at an innocent senior citizen. 

Shortly after the women were mistaken for Dorner, another police officer shot at another pickup truck. This one was black Honda Ridgeline. Brian McGee drove his cruiser into the truck and opened fire three times. The man inside the truck was not hit, but he sustained back and head injuries. The city of Torrance, where the incident took place, gave him $20,000 to replace his truck which was, again, a black Honda Ridgeline and not a gray Nissan Titan.

In January, prosecutors found that the officer was “justified in using force to stop the vehicle and in discharging his firearm and declined to press charges.

New data shows increasing gender pay gap in Ohio

thenewpolitical:

By Olivia Miltner

April 22, 2014

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The gender pay gap in Ohio’s governmental jobs has increased dramatically under Gov. John Kasich’s administration. Photo from Getty Images

Female equality in the workforce has taken a step back, according a report by the Dayton Daily News that showed the wage gap in governmental positions has increased to nearly $10 an hour.

The study found that women working for four of the five statewide elected officials’ offices made, on average, $9.81 an hour less than men.  Under former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, the wage gap was $3.99, and, when considering all state employees, the wage gap “most recently was 86 cents an hour,” according to an article by the Associated Press.

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STOP LYING. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704421104575463790770831192.html

hoovesandheartbeats:

Females in veterinary medicine should expect to make only 81% of what their male counter parts earn.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704421104575463790770831192.html

Stop lying.

thoughtlessarse:

Eighteen men unhappy at being paid less than their female colleagues have won an equal pay claim against a university. The caretakers and maintenance staff said they were being sexually discriminated against. Bosses had insisted the difference was not due to gender but down to changes to the men’s contracts.

If only it were that easy for women in similar situations.

You are fucking retarded.

I’m so fucking tired of hearing about the fucking wage gap

IT DOES NOT EXIST. IT HASN’T EVER EXISTED NOW STOP FUCKING LYING YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES. STOP TRYING TO MISINFORM PEOPLE TO SUPPORT YOU, IF YOU WERE WORTH THE FUCKING SUPPORT YOU WOULDN’T NEED TO FUCKING LIE TO THEIR FACES TO GET IT YOU SLIMY GREASY FUCKING THUGS.

BOOM MOTHERFUCKERS: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704421104575463790770831192.html

bootyhoekage:

human-p1us:

rossjm:

4gottendaughter:

stupidstagram:

Using a Lil Wayne related hashtag to fight sexism. #Remarkable.

Using bad math and bias statistics to manufacture sexism. #NotSuprised

Can’t believe politicians are still spouting this crap.

and this is precisely why she will lose the presidency if she tries to run. fuck everyone that spouts this bullshit.

I dont disagree with you guys but can someone provide me with the real statistics on gender and pay roleI wanna prove a point to someone

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704421104575463790770831192.html

bootyhoekage:

human-p1us:

rossjm:

4gottendaughter:

stupidstagram:

Using a Lil Wayne related hashtag to fight sexism. #Remarkable.

Using bad math and bias statistics to manufacture sexism. #NotSuprised

Can’t believe politicians are still spouting this crap.

and this is precisely why she will lose the presidency if she tries to run. fuck everyone that spouts this bullshit.

I dont disagree with you guys but can someone provide me with the real statistics on gender and pay role
I wanna prove a point to someone

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704421104575463790770831192.html

workingamerica:

The failure of Tea Party governors

Voters will have the chance this November to oust the radical anti-worker state executives who took over in 2010.

Related: Scott Walker’s Wisconsin among worst-performing states for entrepreneurship.

State Senator Nina Turner demonstrates the hurdles created by Ohio Gov. Kasich’s voting restrictions.

Key Quote: “It’s politics. It’s a margins game. Elections are decided by slim margins so when you manipulate the rules to create greater burdens to vote, ultimately, it’s going to reduce political participation.”

Cities revolt!

Harold Meyerson’s great piece on the progressive revolution in cities.

Molly Ball’s great piece on the backlash against privatization in cities.

Warehouse justice

Walmart warehouse workers in Indiana who worked without heat during polar vortex file charges with NLRB.

Our home and native land…

The U.S. no longer has the world’s richest middle class. We just fell behind Canada.

ALEC makes the front page

Lobbyist-paid trips for legislators makes the front page in Missouri.

Media starts to notice wage theft

Employers are stealing from their workers, and the New York Times editorial board is on it.

Finally: More taxi drivers seek to organize

Chicago cabbies want to follow New York’s lead and form a union.