To finish these pictures or to finish my book…
Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.
When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.
The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…
But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focusing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.”
FINALLY PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT DEPRESSION REALLY IS.
THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ
Someone else understands.
This is the incident report that the Ferguson police just produce. Now if you don’t know, this morning they FINALLY named the killer of Michael Brown as Darren Wilson. Along with naming Darren as the killer, the Ferguson police are now trying to link Michael Brown with a robbery that happened supposedly MOMENTS before.
Michael was killed at 12:01 and this robbery was at 11:54.
There are so many questions.
- We’ve seen the surveillance photos they’ve produced that shows someone who looks like Michael being aggressive with a store owner over an apparent box of swishers. (If you don’t know, Swishers are cigar papers you can pick up for like…2 for .50.
- They are saying that Officer Darren Wilson was responding to that robbery.
- They are calling it an STRONG ARMED ROBBERY
- A strong armed robbery is using, involving, or threatening the use of physical force or violence to gain an objective:
- Okay, got that bullshit out of the way
- The dispatch tapes that were released mention NOTHING ABOUT A ROBBERY.
- NOT ONE WORD
- THE ONLY THING MENTIONED WAS A SHOOTING AND REQUEST FOR CROWD CONTROL.
- THAT’S IT
- So how did Officer Wilson FIND OUT about the robbery?
- They’ve now listed Dorian Johnson (THE ONLY OTHER EYEWITNESS WHO WAS THERE) as the second accomplice to the robbery.
- The same Dorian Johnson who has been trying (in vain) to talk with the Ferguson Police Department about Michael’s Death since LAST SATURDAY.
- So this man who is this SECOND SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY CASE IS PLEADING WITH YOU AND IS ALL OVER NATIONAL NEWS AND YOU ARE REFUSING TO SEE HIM. BUT HE’S A SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY. OKAY
- When Officer Wilson sees both Michael and Dorian his initial reaction was "GET THE FUCK ON THE SIDEWALK."
- Not any kind of reaction dealing with them being robbery suspects.
- From some of the pictures (I’m not going to post them due to the family’s wishes) if you compare the footage from the store and the footage from Michael’s death, he’s swapped from Nike sandals to Sneakers. This red hat cannot be found (this is speculation).
- If the reason Office Wilson approached them was because they were suspects in an robbery WHY DIDN’T HE CALL IT IN? WHY DIDN’T HE FOLLOW PROCEDURE? WHY WOULD HE ROLL UP ON ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN HIS VEHICLE? WHY DID IT TAKE 6 DAYS FOR THIS TO BE ANNOUNCED?
I implore you. IMPLORE YOU to take a look into the presented facts of the case. This is just an incident report, we do not have access to the investigative report. There has been no reports presented of Michael’s autopsy and this report is contradictory of the second eye witnesses report.
None of this makes sense.
They are putting Michael on trial to dehumanize him, villify him, to make him less human to justify his murder.
And at the end of the day, LET’S JUST SAY MICHAEL DID DO THIS…is petty theft (it was like 5 swisher sweets they say. That’s a two dollars and fifty sense) IS HIS MURDER, HIS EXECUTION, THIS UNARMED SURRENDING TEENAGE BOY, justified by this?
This is murder. Don’t let them put Michael on trial for HIS DEATH.
This is so fucked up!! Share share share!!!
They truly think the people watching this don’t know how to put the facts together. They truly think black people can’t come to a LOGICAL FUCKING CONCLUSION
Yup yup, just saw this on the news. The police chief says the shooter absolutely did NOT know about the alleged robbery. They showed a surveillance tape too. It looked like the robbery MAY have actually happened, but it was still WAY out of proportion with being SHOT. Jesus.
There’s a little more of chapter 2, but being the idiot I am, I forgot to shoot it before i went on vacation, so it will be posted next week,
“You were up there an awfully long time,” a girl laughed. He looked up to see B smirking at him through the open deck door.
He looked down sheepishly. “Nothing happened,” he assured her, his cheeks burning.
She hopped down onto the deck and said, “I saw her give you her number. Well, looks like tonight wasn’t such a bust after all! At least, not for you.”
“I thought you weren’t interested in dating?”
B stuck her tongue out at him and linked her arm in his. “If you wouldn’t mind, my dearest date, I think I’m ready to go. It’s getting late and I’m a little too drunk to trust myself around all of these beautiful people.”
They kissed for a while, and it was okay. Maybe it was the juice in his system, but it wasn’t the best thing he’d ever done.
She started to fumble for the hem of his shirt, and he pulled away. “Sorry, too far?” she asked.
He nodded. “Okay then. Just kissing,” she assured him.
They stayed up in that bedroom for a while, and when they came back down to the party, both Ophelia’s and Alexander’s clothes were in a bit of a disarray, though nothing too scandalous had happened upstairs.
After they drank another cup of juice, she turned to him. She grabbed his phone and entered her contact information. “Hey, it’s kind of late. I have to go, but you should call me.”
Alexander nodded. “Sure,” he said. She kissed him on the cheek and ran off into the night.
The first few doors that Ophelia knocked on led to occupied rooms. Finally, they found an empty one. She opened the door and he walked into the room and sat on the bed.
“I’ve never done this before,” he admitted.
“Done what, babe?” Ophelia asked as she pulled her hair back into a ponytail.
“This. Danced with a girl, gone upstairs with a girl… hell, I’ve never even really kissed a girl.”
Ophelia giggled. “That’s fine. To be honest, I kind of like my men… innocent,” she said, her eyes shining. She made walked over to the bed and straddled him. “Is this okay?” she asked.
“Uhm, yeah, I mean – “ he coughed – “yeah. Completely.”
She smiled. “Good,” she said as she leaned in to kiss him.
He tried to follow her lead, but he was still convinced he wasn’t doing a very good job. She seemed okay with it, though, because she didn’t stop him or anything. He took that as a good sign.