As announced earlier today, I’m writing an ongoing Star Wars book for Dark Horse. Not just any Star Wars book, this will be called “Star Wars”, and will be set in the original trilogy, using the classic characters, and will pretend like its 1977 and no other films were every…
I’ve just been gushing to people about my love of Northlanders, and this comes out.
So, I was putting some Batgirl TPB on hold at my library today… really, I just need to buy them… and couldn’t get one of the holds to go through. I checked and rechecked my library number, convinced that was the problem.
Apparently, I didn’t see an issue with my last name being “Batgirl”.
That is part of your audience, comics industry. Please note that they are all colors and orientations and from many different faiths…
Comics readers are not all white, cisgender heterosexual males
Comics writers need to remember that and they seriously need to continue to work hard at making their fictional universes feature more female, POC and LGBTQ characters and of course characters who are all of the above
I mean things are getting better, gradually.
But both the DCU and the Marvel universe are still way too full of nothing but white straight guys. And those really, really aren’t the characters that I choose to read about when I pick up a Marvel or DC comic
I want more characters like Batwoman, Renee Montoya, Scandal Savage, Starling etc
There NEEDS to be more characters like this in the DCU
`Nonsense. `I’m a white, cisgendered hetero male who likes comics, so obviously everyone who likes comics is a white, cisgendered hetero male. `As a white, cisgendered hetero male, I only want to read about white, cisgendered hetero characters (though I’ll make the occasional exception for hot women of other races, and lipstick lesbians… but they totally gotta be really bi). `I can say this with authority because white, cisgendered hetero males are uniform of opinion on all things, and the only demographic that should ever be appealed to. `Because we are the only one that buys comics. `Ever.
THE RACIST NYPD cop who boasted that he had “fried another n——-” now admits he falsely arrested the black man to teach him a lesson.
Michael Daragjati is scheduled to be sentenced Friday for violating the civil rights of Kenrick Gray after he was stopped and frisked in Staten Island.
Daragjati explains he fabricated a resisting arrest charge because Gray mouthed off to him. Gray spent two days in jail as a result of the bogus collar.
“I did so, not because of the color of his skin, but because he was rude and disrespectful to me,” Daragjati wrote in a six-page letter from his jail cell to Brooklyn Federal Judge William Kuntz, who is black and a former member of the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
“I thought that if he received a (desk appearance ticket and was released) this person wouldn’t have learned a lesson that he should not be disrespectful to law enforcement.”
The FBI had been probing Daragjati in an unrelated extortion investigation for threatening someone whom he thought had stolen his snowplow. In the course of that investigation, authorities taped Daragjati discussing Gray’s arrest and repeatedly using the N-word.
“I know that I will never be able to convince the world that I am not a racist,” Daragjati wrote. “I know that I am not … . That word was not reserved for people of color, it was used as an ignorant reference to those people in the street because of their conduct and disrespect for the community and members of law enforcement.”
Four Staten Island cops and two retired sergeants also wrote to the judge praising Daragati’s character and asking for leniency. On the most recent job evaluation before his arrest, Daragjati’s supervisor gave him the top grade for “community interaction.”
Daragjati, who has been fired from the force as a result of the conviction, vowed that he will never again utter the N-word. He faces up to 57 months in prison for the civil rights and extortion charges he pleaded guilty to this year.
“Law enforcement” doesn’t deserve respect.
I just can’t even …
The racist NYPD
you can stop right there
cops really do deserve absolutely anything that happens to them and/or their families
I dunno about their families…but this is despicable.
Something I want to point out. Whenever I hear people try to weasel out of their intentional application of the n-word in the context its meant to be used by saying the above… its always the boldest of the bold face lies. How many times has anyone of you ever heard someone call someone else the n-word where the implications were not racially loaded (and negatively coded as black)? The n-word as a slur is used in two contexts, 1.) when people or persons want to indicate dominance and demean black people , 2.) when they feel the worst possible thing in the world is to be compared to black people (if its used against non-blacks).
The behavior of the … officer of the law, though, not at all surprising. The number of cases where we find that wontonly biased, blatantly corrupt people bend and break the laws their supposed to uphold because…they’re offended (?) are likely far higher than I’d want to dwell on.
Here’s a way I will respect this man. He could jump off a damn cliff and try not to hit any birds on the way down.
I have long held that crimes AGAINST officers should receive harsher sentences, and crimes BY officers should receive the same. They hold the public trust, and each one represents a significant investment of public money… not just in salary, but in training and equipage. Attacking an officer is attacking the public itself… but an officer who betrays the public trust, who abuses his position, represents the worst of humanity, because they don’t simply sin against a person, but, arguably, against the entire nation.
So, I still think season 3 is best Buffy, but season 5 has a lot to recommend it. It lacks the Oz, but it has some great episodes, and the Joyce arc, and Glory as a villain, really help it to stand out.