So, the “Hales connection” seems to be only a coincidence, and Burrow does not serve at Waitakere, as has also been alleged in places.
So presuming the details of the officer's son issue are true (which, given past form, we probably can't, but...), there isn't actually an overarching *reason* for them to ignore the girls' complaints? Just common-or-garden "how short was your skirt?" bullshit?
That doesn't make me feel much better, to be honest. :/
Sadness, beauty and happiness, all given its proper space. That’s why I love soul music
Yes! So true.
This is one of the songs that makes me feel great about romantic relationships, and so I think it’s a good song for this week, especially. A song about people who are together, being equals, liking each other (and, uh, smoking). I find it really moving.
(Edited to remove "heterosexual" because, actually, this could be about any couple. But it seems extra relevant to male/female now because, y'know, fraughtness this week.)
Is it... is it trying to say that they aren't "emerging well" because they're traumatised? Because that's the only charitable interpretation, but it's *really* badly written. OTOH, if it's saying what it kinda sorta sounds like it's saying... I can't even.
To be fair, I say fuck in my posts all the damn time and don't really think it has much to do with anything except emphasis. Please don't take my swears away. :)
... hating on the cops over this, and my unwillingness to join the trendy pile-on rankles you
Ah, I see: being angry about this is a “trendy pile-on” rather than a perfectly reasonable response.
Gang-rape 13 year-olds? A little chat. Mock the police? You’re going to jail.
That is... perfect. A beautiful little microcosm of Seriously, What In The Fuck Is Wrong With You Guys?
Meanwhile, Giovanni has been contacting Radio Live advertisers.
He's been tireless! I am so impressed.
Well yes, derail I grant you.
Talking about how the police force could be improved isn’t really a derail*. (Talking about how Ladies Can’t Grip bloody well is, though.)
*I am generally pro-derail. Unless it’s for very obvious “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” reasons.
But Ben, if we move on from this Very Important Derail, Matthew might have to consider and fully accept that the police were deliberate lying shitwads in this case. Do you really want to do that to him?
Quotas pretty much invariably get achieved by dropping recruitment standards
There is another discussion going on at PAS which might cause you to think twice before making that argument.
I actually AM a fan of quotas, but I think the discussion of more women in the police force has a “let’s get women in here to fix the ladyproblems!” undertone, when what we should really be thinking about is fixing the crappy-at-dealing-with-sexual-assault police culture (which is mostly male but not always) at its source.
ETA Snap, Stephen!