On the seventy-fifth anniversary, as a reminder to the rebels that even the strongest among them cannot overcome the power of the Capitol, the male and female tributes will be reaped from their existing pool of victors.
Iceland grieves after police kill a man for the first time in its history
December 5, 2013
It was an unprecedented headline in Iceland this week — a man shot to death by police.
"The nation was in shock. This does not happen in our country," said Thora Arnorsdottir, news editor at RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.
She was referring to a 59-year old man who was shot by police on Monday. The man, who started shooting at police when they entered his building, had a history of mental illness.
It’s the first time someone has been killed by armed police in Iceland since it became an independent republic in 1944. Police don’t even carry weapons, usually. Violent crime in Iceland is almost non-existent.
"The nation does not want its police force to carry weapons because it’s dangerous, it’s threatening," Arnorsdottir says. "It’s a part of the culture. Guns are used to go hunting as a sport, but you never see a gun."
In fact, Iceland isn’t anti-gun. In terms of per-capita gun ownership, Iceland ranks 15th in the world. Still, this incident was so rare that neighbors of the man shot were comparing the shooting to a scene from an American film.
The Icelandic police department said officers involved will go through grief counseling. And the police department has already apologized to the family of the man who died — though not necessarily because they did anything wrong.
"I think it’s respectful," Arnorsdottir says, “because no one wants to take another person’s life. “
There are still a number of questions to be answered, including why police didn’t first try to negotiate with man before entering his building.
"A part of the great thing of living in this country is that you can enter parliament and the only thing they ask you to do is to turn off your cellphone, so you don’t disturb the parliamentarians while they’re talking. We do not have armed guards following our prime minister or president. That’s a part of the great thing of living in a peaceful society. We do not want to change that. "
“Better not to give in to it. It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”
"They can’t hurt me. I’m not like the rest of you. There’s no one left I love."
"All of the good ideas are Ben’s… who’s not - I think he’s not gonna be on the show next year. Is this a total spoiler? Wow, I’m really blowing it. This and the Easter Bunny, I… um, yeah, he’s doing something else. [‘Why are you doing this to us?’] I don’t know, I feel really bad and I’m surprised that people don’t know that already. I probably should not be sharing that. Can I take it back? He’ll probably be there. He’s not gonna be there. He’s working on that other show, that other Eric Kripke show. Revolution, it’s called. Which will be great for Revolution. But, you know. Fuck him for leaving us. I love, with a capital heart-shape, Ben Edlund. He’s so awesome. Such a great, great, great mind." - Misha Collins [x]
there’s that miss representation video going around of “how the media failed women in 2013” right and i haven’t watched it because i am aware and don’t want to be angry for like a full week
but every time i see the screencap for the video it makes me want a fucking burger
i can see it now - at the end of season 3b, scott bites stiles and then dies. stiles is now the teen wolf. angels descend from heaven singing jeff davis’ praises. poc and representation is never needed again ever.
remember when my likes used to be nothing but fanfic
well it’s moved away from that
now it’s almost completely fanmixes i want to download
hold my hand || hootie & the blowfish