The woman on the left is a mother from Miami who was so desperate to feed her hungry family that she was trying to steal a lot of food.
The woman on the right is Miami-Dade County Police Officer Vicki Thomas. Officer Thomas was about to arrest Jessica Robles but changed her mind at the last minute.
Instead of arresting her, she bought Robles $100 worth of groceries:
“I made the decision to buy her some groceries because arresting her wasn’t going to solve the problem with her children being hungry.”
And there’s no denying they were hungry. Robles’ 12 year old daughter started crying when she told local TV station WSVN about how dire their situation was:
“[It’s] not fun to see my brother in the dirt hungry, asking for food, and we have to tell him, ‘There is nothing here.’”
Officer Thomas says she has no question that what she did was right:
“To see them go through the bags when we brought them in, it was like Christmas. That $100 to me was worth it.”
But Officer Thomas did have one request:
“The only thing I asked of her is, when she gets on her feet, that she help someone else out. And she said she would.”
And guess what? The story gets even better.
After word got out about what happened people donated another $700 for Jessica Robles to spend at the grocery store.
And then best of all a local business owner invited her in for an interview and ended up hiring her on the spot as a customer service rep.
She started crying when he told her:
“There’s no words how grateful I am that you took your time and helped somebody out. Especially somebody like me.”
And to think it all started with one veteran police officer trusting her “instinct” instead of going “by the book”.
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This is where we’re driven.
This is being queer and black, this is being a feminine black man.
The comments telling him to stop being himself at school.. and act “NORMAL” This is such bull shit.. When he tried to be a normal kid he still was called gay and made fun of. If you obviously read the god damn text you ass holes.. I can’t fucking believe this shit, this, this is why The real “Faggots” think its okay to mess with gays, lesbians, gender queer, and all of our favorite trannies (you go guys). But seriously… This is fucking stupid..His “standing out” is him being himself..
But yet.. straight men can wear naked women on their clothes have it as their phone covers. wear bracelets and shirts that say I love boobies.. Express how much they love to “beat the pussy up” Or “bust a nut in that bitches ass” It’s fucking hilarious how some of them talk.. and I bet you 100% this guy doesn’t go around saying “I love having my asshole rimmed” and “I love it when a guy jizzes on my face” Or he doesn’t have naked men on his binder or phone cover.. etc. etc.
But,when he has feminine body language and maybe a lisp? And indulges in dancing which; by the way MANY FUCKING STRAIGHT MANLY MALES DO!!!! ”Yanno, I’m not a huge fan of victim blaming, but there are times when people go a bit too far with their self-expression, and high school isn’t the place to try to be a unique flower. It’s the time to keep your damn head down and try to blend in as much as possible. If you stand out, you’re immediately a target for predators. That’s basic survival strategy for every species, and it’s especially true in high school.If I walked around with a hat that had dicks all over it, I shouldn’t get butt-hurt that other kids are making fun of me and calling me a dickhead. It’s perfectly okay to be gay. It’s perfectly okay to be who you are. But the moment you start to - purposely - stand out is the moment you lose your right to complain about being singled out." and "They are bullying him because of how he acts, looks or talks. Just like any other kid who has ever been bullied”
NO This is how people get the Fucking Idea that it is okay to bully people that are fucking different!!
You know I have this friend.. and He is currently still in high school.. He was bullied all the time for being a gay at the school… For as I was never bullied but I was probably just as flamming as him.. and it’s not even fair because He hardly dressed out of what was deemed to be “NORMAL” and when he did he only did it on like halloween or for rallies and Performances.. I don’t even know why people made fun of him.. I don’t understand what he was doing wrong and what I was doing right.. But I know that I was never bullied at that school, And everyone liked me (as far as I knew) I think it was just because of how it rolled off to be.. The school never helped him either.. The school even told him once that he was wrong..
He even went to a Psych once and the Dr. Told him that if he wished not to be bullied be normal, Fit in…
I don’t think the problem lies in the bullies I think the problem lies in the older authority Figures like Parents, Police, Principals, Teachers, Students and even your friends..
This problem is so rich in our culture today not only with Sexuality but with skin color and Religion and Ethnic background as well.. And It is sad that these comments or views still exist.
MOTHER FUCKING UPDATE GUYS:
I am not going to lie, But the guy I was talking about earlier Just got suspended for the same fucking thing as this guy.
He had no absolute choice to defend himself because the school system didn’t want to stretch their security forces too thin after school.
Why did he go to bringing a Stun gun to school was because he was threatened and almost ran over by his offenders walking home from high school. He told me he didn’t even want to go to school anymore because he was afraid for his life, and felt his life was in danger ever time he stepped on that school’s pavement. He has been going to the school security multiple times about people hurting him physically, mentally, and emotionally at school. The school continues to mock him and tell him if he didn’t know names then they can’t help him.
How, How are you supposed to know peoples names in a massive school and people are in a different grade than you? Imagine you are just out at lunch grabbing your food and some random young man out of a crowd Shouts “faggot!” at you… Now imagine that same guy goes to extra lengths and brings his troop of friends to harass and belittle you on your way to school, at lunch, and after school. Then turning away ignoring the constant harassment doesn’t work anymore, and now your offenders are getting violent and physical with you. No matter what he did… He couldn’t get help.. “So why not take the protection in your own hands….”
This I can not stress how sad this made me to hear from my friend.. Now he has to go to summer school just to graduate and also is treated like a criminal in the eye of the law.. The same people he tried to warn about his own safety. They repay him with not letting him go to Prom, making him take drug test and counseling.. all for being himself..
I wish I made this up I really did I can even tell you the school.
I would show you my friend but I don’t think he would like me spreading him around tumblr like this-
Point being, this stuff is a serious problem and please, please! If any of you are taking this sort of abuse. Go to the authorities not your school. If your authorities don’t help you like they didn’t help my friend- Go to court and the media! Shame the school for not helping you. They are bound to listen when you have stronger and more voices behind you.
HELP ME OUT GUYS
So this morning this pretty puppy wandered up into our yard after I got back from getting my driving permit. She has been aged at about 4 months old and she is spayed. The pretty pup does not appear to have any owners in the area (and we’re still looking). After checking with our local Humane Society she does not appear to be microchipped and all the shelters in my city are currently over full and are not accepting any new animals what so ever.
The problem is we already have animals and recently animals have eaten into my own funds to the point I can’t really afford all the things she needs. We really want to take care of this lovely girl. She’s friendly and loving but all the starter items we need for her we just can’t afford right now. :(
Today we spent $55 on getting her food, food bowls, a collar, some chews and shampoo because she seems to have some fleas. We still need to take her to get a check up which starts at $40 and we need to get her some worming medication which starts at $16 because, you can’t see it here, but she has a bloated belly like a pup with worms.
We also want to be able to afford other things that she might need and any procedures to keep her healthy.
SO what i’m boiling down to is I would very, very much appreciate it if people might be able to help out. We don’t need/expect a ton of money just some starter money to get her checked up and get the things she needs.
If you want to donate please do so to email@example.com
This is NOT anywhere associated with my donation artwork stream I will be doing later. ALL of this money is going to be going to taking care of and making sure this lovely pup is well and healthy and taken care of until we can get back on our feet since it was such a sudden change.
Thank you to anyone who donates or reblogs. Here’s a puppy kiss for you.
F*ck reblogging half naked girls, this is beautiful.
for all the people who think they wont find someone to love them, flaws and all…
I am in tears with how beautiful this was…
She honestly deserves respect
Never not moved by this set.
I’m sorry but shedeserves respect? What about him?! He’s the one who was gravely injured fighting a war and he’s the one who lost his legs. He’s the one who deserves respect.
Him deserving respect is a given; I think people are saying she does too because she could have easily ended whatever relationship they had at any point. She didn’t -have- to stay with a quadruple amputee veteran, but she chose to; she chose to treat him as if he was still whole.
Lay off the accusations brah
I really liked this pose but it didn’t fit any of my commissions. i considered keeping it but I need/want to make some extra cash so I figured I’d give auctioning it a shot
-You have 24hrs to send payment or the pose goes to the next highest bidder
-No bid withdrawals allowed so please only bid if you have the money
-The gender/species of the poses can be changed
-you’re bidding on BOTH poses
The auction lasts for 24 hours after the last bid unless autobought
Option 1: $40 you get the image fully lined and colored in either cellshading or softshading
Option 2: $80 you get the fully lined and colored image plus a comic page
Option 3: $120 two comic pages, the fully colored and line image.
Don’t have the funds to bid, so I am reblogging this instead
Sign the petition and help prevent this!
It seems that Walmart has announced a new method of payment for their employees. A Facebook post was published on their page and was deleted after a few minutes due to the negative response (post can be seen in the picture). Walmart is planning on giving their workers these cards as a way of payment which would replace money and that would save the company large amounts of money. All the employees at Walmart are hardworking individuals who should not only be paid in cash, but deserve to be given a higher wage. Whether Walmart decides to implement this action is currently unknown, but we would like to prevent this if it were to happen. Please sign the petition and hope for the best; Walmart employees aren’t just workers, they’re also family and friends. We want this issue to be known, and this is our main goal.
oh yes i’m sure the doctor will take a walmart card for payment
JUST FUCKING PAY YOUR WORKERS FAIRLY WALMART HOLY SHIT
wt actual fuck
This could literally allow Walmart to mobilize as its own small country. Think of how the USSR cooked the ruble to compensate for their social programs’ effects on their currency. It would be like that, just profit, monopolies, and control, with nothing close to a plan, or even an ideal to benefit their workers.
Looking to pick up single and two character colored sketch commissions.
please no furries (i’m sorry)
I need 2-3 to cover the last little bit of my rent and gas for my truck. I know I still owe some but a roomie lost his job, another didn’t get a very big check this week so things are really tight. It’d help out immensely and I promise i’ll be working on them and other commissions tomorrow.
FINALLY DONE. I had it done a few days ago but got really upset when I realized it was not, infact, done after I zoomed out xD had to find a lace texture to use :P
Their names are, Ally (Allistair) and Tilly, and they are looking adorable.
So today is the anniversary of my mom’s death and I was wondering if anyone might know someone who doesn’t cost too much that I might be able to get a small picture done up of her (it can be in any style really, as long as it still has like her hair and eye color etc) A bust or a chibi is fine I mostly want it for my father and I.
Any help would be appreciated I just know that, last year, having a little something of her helped me get through it all.
spreading the word
Before I actually colored this one I was tempted to keep him for myself lol. Another custom adopt with a little bonus cuz i’m a big dumb and took way too long on this.
Sorry the bonus looks kinda like poop. What is drawing???
My new pretty boytoy Chrissy.