A [couple] recently captured police, who were outside his home answering a call about a domestic violence complaint, in what can only be described as a very bizarre video.
The unidentified Cotati, Calif., man and woman tell the police from inside their home that “there is no domestic violence, just an argument with yelling.”
They also inform police that they have one child in the house and one playing outside.
When the police ask the couple “why” they are not coming out, the man inside tells police: “Because we don’t live in a police state, sir. Martial law has not been established in this country.”
The man insists that police do not have a warrant or probable cause. Seconds later, the police tell the people inside to get down on the floor.
Police then break down the door and enter armed.
The woman is tased first and screams, then the man is tased and the recording ends.
They suspect domestic violence so they respond by disregarding any semblance of due process and tase the woman who is the alleged victim of domestic violence.
Again, I say adorable.
Who hasn’t made light saber sounds or done the Darth Vader voice in a fan.
R.I.P Fiorenzo Magni (December 7, 1920 - October 19, 2012). He won the Giro in 1948, 1951 and 1955 and the Tour the Flanders in 1949, 1950 and 1951
During Stage 12 of the 1956 Giro descending from Volterra Magni fell and broke his collarbone, but rode on to the finish then went to hospital. You better go home, they said. Better to stay in the Giro, he replied. The next day was a rest day. The “Lion” got himself bandaged up and back on the bike: Livorno-Lucca, Lucca-Bologna, the time trial climb from Bologna to San Luca. Since Magni couldn’t press on the handlebars on the climb, his mechanic Faliero Masi cut a piece of inner tube, tied it to the handlebars and told him to bite on it. It worked. He still made it all the way to Milan and finished second behind Charly Gaul.
Im going to remember this next time I think I can’t do something.
Over the last three years, since the birth of my first child, I have become very conscious how I participate in the world. I want my children to grow up seeing that it is easy to take care of the earth, your community and your body. That these things aren’t difficult and the rewards for these actions are more valuable than any currency. I have stumbled along the way but overall I feel I am becoming someone that I can be proud of and, I hope, that they can be proud of too. The number one lesson I have learned and one that I hope they will take with them in life is to use less. Use less of everything, period.