Reblog this if a medical professional has ever treated you like shit or fucked up your diagnosis or was just generally wrong.
Apr. 8 2014
Los Angeles police officers removed antennas from police cars in several predominantly Black neighborhoods to disable the recording equipment and avoid being monitored while on duty, according to an inspection by LAPD investigators.
The department review found about half of the 80 cars in the Southeast division—which includes Watts and the Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens housing projects—were missing the antennas that help capture what officers say in the field. The review discovered at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions also had antennas removed.
Members of the Police Commission, which oversees the department, said they were alarmed by both the actions of the officers and the failure of the department to reveal their actions when they were first detected.
“On an issue like this, we need to be brought in right away,” commission President Steve Soboroff told the Los Angeles Times. “This equipment is for the protection of the public and of the officers. To have people who don’t like the rules to take it upon themselves to do something like this is very troubling.”
But LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the department did not purposely try to hide the matter from the commission and pointed out that he has always been a strong advocate of the recording devices. LAPD officials decided it would be futile to try to figure out which officers were responsible for removing the antennas, since so many of them use the cars during their shifts. Instead the department warned officers about removing the antennas and put checks in place to account for the equipment at the start and end of each patrol shift.
One of the main reasons a federal judge agreed to lift the Department of Justice’s oversight of the notoriously corrupt LAPD last year, after more than a decade, was because of safeguards such as the cameras.
The cameras turn on automatically whenever an officer activates the car’s emergency lights and sirens or can be activated manually. They are used to record traffic stops and other encounters that occur in front of the vehicle.
In addition, officers wear small transmitters on their belts that relay their voices back to the antennas in the patrol car. Sgt. Dan Gomez, a department expert on recording devices, told the Times that regardless of whether they are in front of the camera, officers’ voices can be recorded hundreds of yards away from the car—but that distance is severely curtailed by as much as a third without the antennas.
and this is why the lapd is the most hated, they dirty.
Police Brutality is real, people.
sincerely, a person who has been on prozac for 9 years
this is in response to some shitty stuff i’ve seen on my dash recently. it’s super simplified, so if you’d like to know some more indepth stuff on how exactly it works, google it—OR BETTER YET actually talk to a mental health doctor psychiatrist person wow
Signal boosting this so hard. I missed years of my life because I stopped taking my meds and I stopped being able to function.
I’m not completely better, but I have a life. I have friends who aren’t shitty. I have learned how to survive my bad days entirely unscathed! Sad still happens, but it is so much better to be sad with a nextflix marathon and a cup of tea than it is to be sad with self hatred.
I would like to note that some antidepressants are mood stabilizers because they have other functions and are used for bipolar patients. SSRIs can also be used by individuals with anxiety because serotonin (along with some other chemicals) helps to reduce anxiety.
There is also a class of medication called SSNRIs, (Selective Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors) which work on both serotonin and norepinephrine, and these can be used with severe depression or for other mood disorders, including bipolar disorder. SSNRIs include Cymbalta, Effexor, Duloxetine, and others.
If you’ve tried several SSRIs and they haven’t helped, you might need and SSNRI. Also worth noting is that sometimes you need an SSRI in conjunction with other medication, including anti-anxiety medications. So don’t give up if one or two SSRIs don’t work! It can sometimes take years to find the right mixture!
I just realized that I can be using my Employee Discount Powers for good! I work at a thrift store and can get all sorts of cool clothes super cheap half off on top of the thrifty prices. For example, I can get shirts for as little as two to four bucks a…
if a plant is sad do other plants photosympathize with it?
”i chlorofeel you man”
Putting on makeup is such a spiritual experience I watch myself go from a 3 to a 9 right in front of my mirror I love it
no, if you are putting on makeup, I don’t care who you are or what you look like, you go from about a 10 to 1
keep talking shit you gonna go from a basic ass 2 to a 6-feet-under
cry cry cry
Omg even though thy’re all crying this is still really freaking cute!
I don’t know about google glass but I sure as hell have a google Ass.
Meaning it’s huge and knowledgable