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Aug 11 '14

'In August 2010, for example, a team of heavily armed Orange County, Florida, sheriff’s deputies raided several black-and Hispanic-owned barbershops in the Orlando area. More raids followed in September and October. The Orlando Sentinel reported that police held barbers and customers at gunpoint and put some in handcuffs, while they turned the shops inside out. The police raided a total of nine shops and arrested thirty-seven people.

By all appearances, these raids were drug sweeps. Shop owners told the Sentinel that police asked them where they were hiding illegal drugs and weapons. But in the end, thirty-four of the thirty-seven arrests were for “barbering without a license,” a misdemeanor for which only three people have ever served jail time in Florida.
The most disturbing aspect of the Orlando raids was that police didn’t even attempt to obtain a legal search warrant. They didn’t need to, because they conducted the raids in conjunction with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Despite the guns and handcuffs, under Florida law these were licensure inspections, not criminal searches, so no warrants were necessary.’

http://www.salon.com/2013/07/07/%E2%80%9Cwhy_did_you_shoot_me_i_was_reading_a_book_the_new_warrior_cop_is_out_of_control/

Aug 4 '14
mepenelope:

✰ Paco Rabanne 1995 ✰
 

mepenelope:

✰ Paco Rabanne 1995 

 

Jul 31 '14
vgprintads:

"Gotcha" [Arcade Flyer]
via The Arcade Flyer Archive
Have a gander at the first controversial video game: a maze game called Gotzha. The game was controversial for its controls: two pink rubber mound meant to resemble female breasts…
"The bulges were squeezed in order to control the action. This was done because some members of Atari jokingly mentioned that joysticks curiously resembled a phallus. As a result, it was decided to create a "female game" and this game was henceforth referred to as "the boob game" by company staff. Later versions of the cabinet replaced the controls with standard joysticks."—The International Arcade Museum

vgprintads:

"Gotcha" [Arcade Flyer]

  • via The Arcade Flyer Archive
  • Have a gander at the first controversial video game: a maze game called Gotzha. The game was controversial for its controls: two pink rubber mound meant to resemble female breasts…
    "The bulges were squeezed in order to control the action. This was done because some members of Atari jokingly mentioned that joysticks curiously resembled a phallus. As a result, it was decided to create a "female game" and this game was henceforth referred to as "the boob game" by company staff. Later versions of the cabinet replaced the controls with standard joysticks."
    —The International Arcade Museum

(Source: flyers.arcade-museum.com)

Jul 20 '14
malformalady:

A storage room with salvaged effigies and sculptures awaiting restoration after a flood in Florence, Italy, in 1966 (photo by Balthazar Korab, 1926-2013)

malformalady:

A storage room with salvaged effigies and sculptures awaiting restoration after a flood in Florence, Italy, in 1966 (photo by Balthazar Korab, 1926-2013)