Eve’s Bayou | written & directed by Kasi Lemmons (1997)
"Memory is a selection of images, some elusive, others printed indelibly on the brain. The summer I killed my father, I was 10 years old."
With those opening words, Eve’s Bayou coils back into the past, into the memories of a child who grew up in a family both gifted and flawed, and tried to find her own way to the truth, through the eyes of her older sister, and through the eyes of an aunt who can foretell everyone’s future except for her own.
Eve’s Bayou resonates in the memory. It called me back for a second and third viewing. For the viewer, it is a reminder that sometimes films can venture into the realms of poetry and dreams. —Roger Ebert
This man need to write a book
lol we’ll call him
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see, that’s gun control
Japanese citizens can own guns — once they’ve proven they know how to responsibly use them and store them. Once they’ve proven they’re fit to own a gun. For some reason, this completely reasonable notion is considered ~TYRannY~ ~affront to LIBERTY~ in the United States.
A 27-year-old Los Angeles pharmacist has sued the Los Angeles Police Department over injuries she sustained when she was thrown from a moving squad car. The New York Daily News reported that Kim Nguyen says she fell from the car as she struggled to escape sexual assault by a police officer.
“He was grabbing my left inner thigh, trying to — I’m assuming — opening my legs,” she said in her deposition about the incident.
Horrifying surveillance video shows a half-naked Nguyen tumbling from the police car into the street. She was badly injured and only regained consciousness when she emerged from a six-day medically induced coma.
Her injuries included a badly broken jaw, a brain concussion and soft tissue injuries all over her body.
The nightmare began when she and two male friends were waiting for a cab at 2:00 a.m. outside a restaurant in Los Angeles. The trio, Nguyen said, had been drinking.
A squad car pulled up to the curb and officers handcuffed her and bundled her into the back seat, saying she was being arrested for public intoxication. The car pulled away from the curb without either of Nguyen’s companions.
According to Nguyen’s deposition, one officer remained in the back seat of the squad car. He fondled her chest and yanked her head around by the ears before pulling up her skirt and trying to force her legs open.
It was then, she said, that the door behind her abruptly swung open and she was thrown from the vehicle.
Her attorney Arnoldo Cassillas said to KCAL that his client spent two weeks in the hospital with her jaw wired shut. All of her teeth were shattered in the fall and had to be pulled. She is suing for criminal negligence.
Just another isolated incident. Good thing all those “good cops” were there to prevent this.
What incentive do “good cops” have to stand up to shit like this, when the people who expect them to stand up to their corrupt peers, are the same people who will immediately turn around and call them pigs?
Why weren’t you there? Why didn’t you do something, if you want change so bad?
It’s really easy to make some half-clever comment about good cops not being around when you need them, and how all cops are bad, and other shit, and yet no one I’ve personally seen demanding change from the police force at large, has done a single thing to help bring about that change.
No one has advocated for openly supporting cops who stand up to other bad cops, everyone just wants to talk shit on the internet
No one has made it a point to show case cops who don’t abuse their power and actually do good for their community, they instead focus entirely on showing how some cops being bad means all cops are bad.
There is no plan. There is no endgame. It’s all the same childish talk, over and over and over.
Don’t get me wrong- you’re well within your right to make shit talking on the internet the extent of your activism. To sit there and perpetuate collective fascism by holding all individual cops responsible for the actions of a larger group they have no control over as individuals, provide no path with which good cops have an opportunity to blow the whistle on bad cops, put forth no effort into actually trying to change things beyond talking shit on the internet by coming up with cleverly derogatory, and sometimes violent slogans to further dehumanize law enforcement, and then sit back and demand things change the way you want them to.
But if it’s all your capable of doing, don’t expect anything to happen.
Wasn’t Dorner originally one of those “good cops” who reported racial slurs. He got shafted. I don’t agree with what he did afterward, but those who speak up often get reprimanded. Situation sucks.
Dorner is a prime example of what happens when a lack of support pushes people beyond their breaking point.
I’m not about to suggest his latter actions were just, but if people put as much effort into creating support structures for whistle blowing cops, as they did shit talking cops in the internet, maybe he might not have felt he had to go down that road.
But why actually try to change things, when you can just write ‘ACAB’ fifty times?
CopBlock. I support CopBlock. I have said it time and time again. They support good cops, and film all cops to catch the bad ones. If you’ve never “seen [these people] demanding change from the police force at large, [doing] a single thing to help bring about that change”, then you aren’t looking hard enough.
What else have you done beyond supporting a smartphone app and making posts on the internet?