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In this latest video by Femitheist Divine, she brings to attention the plight of an unfourtunate young man who ran afoul of extreme violence.
NOTE: New updates below (Porter fired).
Please check out the links below. Do not allow this to become merely another incident overlooked, swept away, or forgotten.
Articles Mentioned (Older Now):
Update - July 27, 2014:
The jailer, Darius Porter, has been fired; however, there are two others (arresting officer Clint Webb, who threatened Jason), and another jailer who helped transport/restrain Jason (et cetera). From here, we would like the following.
1) To have some action taken against Clint Webb and the other jailer (removal from the department or reasonably appropriate disciplinary action of some kind).
2) Assistance with Jason's medical bills (which amount to, currently, $4,500); he has suffered damage to the sight of one of his eyes, has a concussion, and is going to be checked for brain damage soon. Mr. Bishop is homeless currently and cannot afford these bills, nor could he afford to pay the ticket (which they knew).
3) Release the video of the incident to certify the department's claims that he was only thrown to the ground and not struck in the face. Given the severity of his facial injuries, it seems highly unlikely that he wasn't struck in the face, and so releasing the video would serve to answer the remaining questions regarding the department's honesty and integrity.
Firing a jailer does not heal a person's eyesight or pay for medical bills incurred because of said jailer, nor does it prove that the department reported the entire truth of what took place.
More updates will be posted as time goes on.
Early morning videos are not nice to me.
Hello, and welcome to The Smallest Things, a study of pop culture minutiae. You can follow this blog at smallestthingsexamined.tumblr.com. Today's installment:
The Strongest Man in the World
The Adventures of Pete & Pete premiered on Nickelodeon on November 28, 1993. The show is about two brothers, both named Pete, and the absurd, quirky lives they live in the town of Wellsville. Doug Walker, in a Nostalgia Critic episode, described the show as being “kind of like Seinfeld for kids,” and I think that’s pretty accurate. I was a little kid when The Adventures of Pete & Pete aired on Nick, and though I remember liking the show, I think a lot of it went over my head. The same is true of Seinfeld. I used to watch Seinfeld with my parents during the end of its run in 1997 and 1998, and I know that I didn’t really understand most of it. And yet, I liked Seinfeld anyway. I think little kids can realize that something’s good, even if they can’t explain why. I didn’t really get Seinfeld, but I knew it was a good thing to like, and so I liked it. And I think the same is true of Pete & Pete. I rewatched Seinfeld when I was in high school, understanding it much better that time around, and it became my favorite TV show....
I'm keeping this short tonight, as I sat down to write today's post I learned that my writing mentor, inspiration, and friend CJ Henderson passed away after nearly a year long battle with cancer. CJ had written comics, movie reviews, and a work of novels (The Teddy London, Jack Hagee, and Brooklyn Knight book series amongst other works) that are incredibly fun adventures.
I got to meet him at his panel at a PortconMaine several years ago while I was just starting the nothing of writing a original novel after many years of writing Fan Fiction. Cj encouraged me ever since and always had a smile and a laugh, even if the conversation was by Email, or Facebook. I gave thanks to him and he was the first person I told when I released my novel earlier this year. The last thing he replied to me with was a "good for you" after I finished his book "The Stench of Fresh Air" only a day or two ago.
His works from his short stories to his novels were always fun and original reads and meeting him was a joy as he was encouraging and always gave you a smile when talking to him....