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 NYPD was 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.
Wake up go back to sleep
too sick don’t want to eat
fed up of being me
why can’t I be happy?
must make a stand
reach for the knife
end my own life
Jim Dingilian proves that a creative and skillful artist can create works of art with just about anything. By coating the interior of empty glass bottles with black smoke and then carefully brushing it away with tools mounted on dowels, he creates detailed and beautiful but dark works of smoke art that are dripping with a sense of suburban decay (via Bored Panda).
Is nobody gonna talk about the blatant censorship going on surrounding the allegations that Zoe Quinn gave sexual favors to game journalists in exchange for positive publicity
Like how anybody who reported the story on her got either fired or fucked…
Or how she defined cheating on someone as rape (as the other person would be unable to properly consent without knowledge of being cheated on), and then went on to cheat on her boyfriend at the time with five separate people, ALL OF WHOM WERE GAMING JOURNALISTS OR JUDGES WHO PAID HER
Do you have proof? Where are the reviews from these journalists? The only article I found states there was only one journalist she slept with, and he didn’t even write a review for her game. This sounds like she’s got a butt hurt ex-boyfriend who is determined to slander her.
And here is her post about it:
I’m glad it’s not getting any more attention than it has, it isn’t right. Leave the chick alone.