Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run. Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph. The released footage by NYPDwas proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp.
On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture. I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive. But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency. Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up.
Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case. *Edit* This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police. Please advise, it is highly disturbing.
And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.
On February 21st, 2013, Ryo Oyamada was struck and killed by a police cruiser while crossing the street. NYPD claimed that the cruiser’s lights and sirens were on before the collision, but multiple eyewitnesses stated otherwise, that the lights and sirens were only turned on afterwards, and that the cruiser was speeding in excess of 70 mph down a residential street. None of these eyewitnesses were interviewed for the police report.
And this may be one of the easiest ever… since I still don’t have a lot of “stuff” in Germany in general. I am just moving flats to more downtown (THANK GOD). And I am freaking out because my parents are coming to visit for 2 weeks and we are traveling a lot and my moving day is the exact center of their trip. And a guest from my former research group is also coming on my moving day… and he is going to live at my old place for three months… and furniture situation for him is very… unresolved. Anxiety levels extremely high.
Trying to just “roll” with it. Am not very good at this.
Reason #1701 why DeForest Kelley was a beautiful human being: whenever he received a letter from a fan who’d decided to become a doctor after watching Bones on Star Trek, he would send back a photo signed “to the Real McCoy, from the Reel McCoy.”
But it comes in Salty and Sweet. And the salty is decidedly not buttery. Which is why I became a guy who melts his own and adds it anyway. idk why they don’t have this here and act shocked when I describe it.
I mean… it is America and Butter. Seems pretty logical, even Germans should get it.
You ever have that funny friend, the class-clown type, who one day just stopped being funny around you? Did it make you think they were depressed? Bec…
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"4. In your formative years, you wind up creating a second, false you — a clown that can go out and represent you, outside the barrier. The clown is always joking, always "on," always drawing all of the attention in order to prevent anyone from poking away at the barrier and finding the real person behind it. The clown is the life of the party, the classroom joker, the guy up on stage — as different from the "real" you as possible. Again, the goal is to create distance.
You do it because if people hate the clown, who cares? That’s not the real you. So you’re protected.
But the side effect is that if people love the clown … well, you know the truth. You know how different it’d be if they met the real you.”
I can’t write a coherent post about it, but Robin WIlliams death is super upsetting to me now. And there are people outside my flat laughing and carrying on. “I am trying to not cry in here, you fucks!”. Also one of my only american colleagues is a total tool and was making “jokes” about suicide (at a bbq) and it nearly made me vomit.
It’s only 3:30pm and this day just won’t fucking end. I don’t know if I can read any more fucking lab reports without going mad. Like…. I need/want to just give them all the same score and go home and sleep for 14 hours kind of day.
Also someone took my picture in a lab coat and I looked super fat and it was more upsetting than I thought. But I also refuse to work out and drink a lot of beer. So. Whatever.
Everyone says they was to see Cap pick up Thor’s hammer in AoU, but everyone knows that Cap’s a good guy.
No, what I want is for Natasha to pick it up. In the heat of battle, and it lands beside her, and she gets cornered so she grabs for a piece of debris to attack with and she just swings it completely without meaning too.
Then she realises that maybe she’s good, maybe she’s wiped out the red in her ledger.