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came for the baby animal gifs, stayed for the social justice. blogging about library science type things at Archivistic


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Reblogged from thepeoplesrecord
moderndaykathleencleaver:

Jailed for life for stealing a $159 jacket? 3,200 serving life without parole for nonviolent crimesNovember 17, 2013
A shocking new study by the American Civil Liberties Union has found that more than 3,200 people nationwide are serving life terms without parole for nonviolent offenses. Of those prisoners, 80 percent are behind bars for drug-related convictions. Sixty-five percent are African-American, 18 percent are white, and 16 percent are Latino — evidence of what the ACLU calls “extreme racial disparities.” The crimes that led to life sentences include stealing gas from a truck, shoplifting, possessing a crack pipe, facilitating a $10 sale of marijuana, and attempting to cash a stolen check. We speak with Jennifer Turner, human rights researcher and author of the new ACLU report, “A Living Death: Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses.”
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moderndaykathleencleaver:

Jailed for life for stealing a $159 jacket? 3,200 serving life without parole for nonviolent crimes
November 17, 2013

A shocking new study by the American Civil Liberties Union has found that more than 3,200 people nationwide are serving life terms without parole for nonviolent offenses. Of those prisoners, 80 percent are behind bars for drug-related convictions. Sixty-five percent are African-American, 18 percent are white, and 16 percent are Latino — evidence of what the ACLU calls “extreme racial disparities.” The crimes that led to life sentences include stealing gas from a truck, shoplifting, possessing a crack pipe, facilitating a $10 sale of marijuana, and attempting to cash a stolen check. We speak with Jennifer Turner, human rights researcher and author of the new ACLU report, “A Living Death: Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses.”

More here

(Source: thepeoplesrecord, via gorgeousblackness)

Rehearsal dinner sunset on Cayuga

Rehearsal dinner sunset on Cayuga

Reblogged from mallelis
mallelis:

no no no 
go ahead and tell me it’s plausible for Mean Girls to end like this
tell me that’s the face heterosexual girls make when they’re excited to get a boyfriend

mallelis:

no no no 

go ahead and tell me it’s plausible for Mean Girls to end like this

tell me that’s the face heterosexual girls make when they’re excited to get a boyfriend

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smithcollege:

The Plant House reflects off Lyman Pond in the Botanic Garden #summeratsmith #upsidedown #reflection (at Smith College Botanic Garden)

Ok is this an oil painting filter or just a really unbelievably beautiful photo?

smithcollege:

The Plant House reflects off Lyman Pond in the Botanic Garden #summeratsmith #upsidedown #reflection (at Smith College Botanic Garden)

Ok is this an oil painting filter or just a really unbelievably beautiful photo?