"Now let’s get it all in perspective…" Via FB
I dislike graphics like this that weaken a real point by making a terrible argument - these crimes aren’t analogous, and weren’t made in the same place and thus tried under the same laws.
And I certainly hope the maker isn’t saying Michael Vick shouldn’t’ve served time.
The only case I followed closely on this graphic is Andrea Yates (drowned five of her kids). Yates was found guilty of capital murder, although the state abandoned its pursuit of the death penalty during sentencing. She received life with possibility of parole after 40 years. Yates’ verdict was overturned in an appeal and she was given a retrial. She was found not guilty by reason of insanity and was committed. Yates is not in prison, but will spend the rest of her life in a mental hospital.
Meanwhile, the real injustice there is that her husband Russell Yates wasn’t accused of anything, even though he kept forcing her to keep having kids when he knew she had postpartum psychosis and leaving her alone with the kids when he’d been told by multiple doctors she was a danger to them. (And she’d tried to hurt them before.) He thought she just needed more responsibility to snap out of it. Dick.
The Borowitz Report: Hubble Telescope Sends Back Annoying Stream of Selfies
HOUSTON (The Borowitz Report)—NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, whose mission is to capture images that help scientists better understand the universe, has instead spent much of the past several weeks transmitting an annoying series of self-portraits, NASA scientists confirmed today.
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Photograph by NASA.
The robot uprising isn’t quite what we expected.
I ‘worked’ in the library they always did the fair in in middle school and I always got first dibs on shit and it was gr8
BOOK FAIR, FUCK YEAH.
Fasten your seatbelts, it’s our Winter issue!
Interviews with Geoff Dyer and Edward P. Jones, fiction by Lydia Davis, poetry by Kevin Prufer, the first installment of a novel by Rachel Cusk, a portfolio of nudes by Chuck Close, and much more.
I am in love with this cover and I don’t even know what she’s doing. Tying string around her hand?