As N.P.R. reported in May, services that “were once free, including those that are constitutionally required,” are now frequently billed to offenders: the cost of a public defender, room and board when jailed, probation and parole supervision, electronic monitoring devices, arrest warrants, drug and alcohol testing, and D.N.A. sampling. This can go to extraordinary lengths: in Washington state, N.P.R. found, offenders even “get charged a fee for a jury trial — with a 12-person jury costing $250, twice the fee for a six-person jury.”

The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism (via disabilityhistory)

We in this country have a right to a fair trial by jury

You do not pay for rights

That is how they work

That is their basic function

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Oh my god this is horrifying

(via giandujakiss)

bisexualzuko:

lennyisajew:

today at work I saw a dude with a Hebrew tattoo and I asked, “Oh are you Jewish” and he said no

and then I actually read the tattoo and it said “schmuck.”

And I ask him, “Oh…what does that mean?”

And he said, “Jewel.”

WELL HE’S NOT WRONG.

That is a gem of a goy story.

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rider-waite:

please remember for you a pet is only a part of your life but for the pet you are their whole life

107. Donna Noble Appreciation Week
Day one: the moment you fell in love with Donna

Tagged: Doctor Who  
Posted 4 hours ago with 2,940 notes

peperomint:

nail polish on fingernails: 2 days
nail polish on toenails: 200 years. ur ghost will have glittery toes. ur descendants will come out of the womb w/ revlon 791 midnight affair perfectly applied. infinite

Posted 4 hours ago with 87,642 notes

stephenmaturin:

attention everyone alexandra duchessofwellington just called oscar wilde “oliver wilde”

this woman majors in history

you’re a bitch. I face struggles. Life is hard. We all struggle with communication.

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ccharlesxavier:

i want a show called Man Vs. Wilde where someone is put in the jungle with oscar wilde and has to survive not only the elements but also wilde’s random attacks and massive ego

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brainstatic:

"This post by a tumblr rando completely contradicts what I learned in college, so I guess college was lying" is a really interesting direction to go in when faced with that predicament.

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