Today is a good day for S!CIENCE!!!

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun using body cameras, three weeks after a white officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.

Differing accounts of what happened before Mr Brown was shot led to calls for the use of body cameras to record police interactions.

The cameras were donated by two video surveillance companies, Safety Visions and Digital Ally.

In a statement on its website, Safety Vision said it donated the cameras in the hopes that they could bring transparency to future investigations.

Mr Brown was killed on 9 August after police officer Darren Wilson stopped him and a friend for walking in the middle of the street.

Eye-witnesses have said Mr Brown raised his hands in a gesture of surrender before he was shot multiple times by Mr Wilson.

Police accounts have disputed this, saying there was a struggle between Mr Brown and Mr Wilson which led to the shooting.

Many local residents believe the officer, who has been place on administrative leave, has not been adequately punished.

A St Louis County grand jury has begun hearing evidence about the killing and will decide whether or not to charge Mr Wilson with a crime.

The US Justice Department has opened its own investigation into the shooting.

georgiaokweeffe:

Be wary of those who apologize for how you feel instead of apologizing for what they did to you

laughterkey:

zoomwitch:

number-one-mollusc-fan:

snerky:

incredible

holy shit

look at this

I don’t even know where to begin.

Time for MMO experimentation.
Flavor of the day: Dragon Nest

My laptop cable /probably/ shouldn’t be throwing off sparks.

Oh hey, new Yotsubato chapter.

That was unexpected.

Also I feel like I should make a post about the Russian invasion of Ukraine but I really don’t know what to say. I’m just watching the updates in a sort of appalled fascination.

Ukraine crisis: Nato images ‘show Russia troops’

Ukraine crisis: T-72 tank shoots hole in Russian denial

Russian reporters ‘attacked at secret soldier burials’

As it happened: Russia troops ‘inside Ukraine’

Ukraine: Vladimir Putin’s military action reveals a wider plan

A pest controller said he took on “the biggest job of his career” when he was called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps.

John Birkett, of Longwood Services Pest Control, said removing the 3ft (91cm) nest from a bed in Winchester was his most unusual job in 45 years.

The nest was discovered by a woman at her house in St Cross, in an unused spare room, where a small window had been left open.

Mr Birkett did manage to save the owner’s crocheted blanket.

It took him about two hours to spray the insects and dismantle the nest.

Wow.

Just…

Wow.

Taking a dirt nap just sounds like a wonderful way to de-stress.