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“The issue with policing for profit in most cases is not that police are simply taking money they shouldn’t. It’s that you create the opportunity, even the incentive, for corruption.”

– Matt Miller, an Austin attorney who represented a man whose truck had been wrongfully seized by law enforcement. From Texas Monthly, April 2014.

ravinmaven:

In 1938, Clark Gable and Myrna Loy were voted King and Queen of the Movies in a magazine poll.  William Powell had placed fourth. The following day, Ms. Loy received a huge florist’s box. Inside were bunches of old, sour grapes — with a note from Powell that said “Congratulations from William the Fourth.”
William Powell, Clark Gable and Myrna Loy -  Manhattan Melodrama 1934 

ravinmaven:

In 1938, Clark Gable and Myrna Loy were voted King and Queen of the Movies in a magazine poll.  William Powell had placed fourth.
The following day, Ms. Loy received a huge florist’s box. Inside were bunches of old, sour grapes — with a note from Powell that said “Congratulations from William the Fourth.”

William Powell, Clark Gable and Myrna Loy -  Manhattan Melodrama 1934 

If anyone asks me to be their post-apocalyptic babe, I mean, like, they already have their answer.

Oh, don’t mind me, just listening here on repeat.

austinstatesman:

Local officials are working to open a sobriety center — “drunk tank” to many — that would effectively decriminalize public intoxication, which over the past five years has resulted in about 27,000 arrests in Austin: http://atxne.ws/1nxjGGg
See our interactive analzying five years of public intoxication charges in Austin: http://atxne.ws/1nxjHdf

Wow. Public intoxication makes up 1 in 10 of Austin arrests.

austinstatesman:

Local officials are working to open a sobriety center — “drunk tank” to many — that would effectively decriminalize public intoxication, which over the past five years has resulted in about 27,000 arrests in Austin: http://atxne.ws/1nxjGGg

See our interactive analzying five years of public intoxication charges in Austin: http://atxne.ws/1nxjHdf

Wow. Public intoxication makes up 1 in 10 of Austin arrests.