npr:

Stephen Papa, Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Offense: Destruction of property and resisting arrest.
Punishment: 22 days in jail.
About this case: After coming back from the Iraq War, Papa was unable to find a job and was homeless. In court, the judge requested $50 as a first payment, but Papa had only $25.
Court debt: $2,600.
A yearlong NPR investigation found that the costs of the criminal justice system in the United States are paid increasingly by the defendants and offenders. Here are just some of the people we found as a part of this story. 

Debtor’s prison was abolished before the civil war. Where do judges get off imprisoning the indigent?

npr:

  • Stephen Papa, Grand Rapids, Mich. 
  • Offense: Destruction of property and resisting arrest.
  • Punishment: 22 days in jail.
  • About this case: After coming back from the Iraq War, Papa was unable to find a job and was homeless. In court, the judge requested $50 as a first payment, but Papa had only $25.
  • Court debt: $2,600.

A yearlong NPR investigation found that the costs of the criminal justice system in the United States are paid increasingly by the defendants and offenders. Here are just some of the people we found as a part of this story. 

Debtor’s prison was abolished before the civil war. Where do judges get off imprisoning the indigent?

charprincessa:

Have you seen this missing endangered teen? Her name is Lauren McDonald and her mom is my friend. She was last seen in #DALLAS #TEXAS but could be anywhere: #FTW #HOUSTON #ARKANSAS #OKLAHOMA #LOUISIANA #NEWMEXICO #AMBERALERT #iphoneonly #instagood #igers #child #endangered Lauren Elysse McDONALD
Case Number: R1405011	Case Type: Endangered
Height: 5’ 05”	Weight: 140 lbs.
Date of Birth: 7/17/1998	Age Missing: 15
Eye Color: Hazel	Hair Color: Brown
Race: White	Sex: Female
Last Seen in: DALLAS (DALLAS COUNTY)	Last Seen on: 5/10/2014
State Missing From: Texas	Country Missing From: USA
Miscellaneous Notes: Unknown


Anyone with additional information or questions regarding this case should contact
Texas Department of Public Safety, Missing Persons Clearinghouse
PO Box 4087, Austin, Texas 78773-0450; or by phone at 512-424-5074 or 1-800-346-3243 Please share.

heroin-ghost tell your mom I instagramed it too.

charprincessa:

Have you seen this missing endangered teen? Her name is Lauren McDonald and her mom is my friend. She was last seen in #DALLAS #TEXAS but could be anywhere: #FTW #HOUSTON #ARKANSAS #OKLAHOMA #LOUISIANA #NEWMEXICO #AMBERALERT #iphoneonly #instagood #igers #child #endangered Lauren Elysse McDONALD
Case Number: R1405011 Case Type: Endangered
Height: 5’ 05” Weight: 140 lbs.
Date of Birth: 7/17/1998 Age Missing: 15
Eye Color: Hazel Hair Color: Brown
Race: White Sex: Female
Last Seen in: DALLAS (DALLAS COUNTY) Last Seen on: 5/10/2014
State Missing From: Texas Country Missing From: USA
Miscellaneous Notes: Unknown


Anyone with additional information or questions regarding this case should contact
Texas Department of Public Safety, Missing Persons Clearinghouse
PO Box 4087, Austin, Texas 78773-0450; or by phone at 512-424-5074 or 1-800-346-3243 Please share.

heroin-ghost tell your mom I instagramed it too.

satansrectum:

heroin-ghost:

*ATTENTION EVERYONE* I never thought I would have to do this.. My 15 year old sister is missing… She’s been gone for almost 2 weeks now, and her location is unknown. She lives in the Dallas, Texas area but could be ANYWHERE. Please reblog. It could save her life. I may not have many followers but I hope I have a few that will try to help me.. Please please please spread this. Get the word out. Bring my sister home. Please.. Just one reblog could save her life..

tumblr help find my best friends sister 

This is my dear friend’s daughter. She is an endangered teen.

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Have you seen this missing endangered teen? Her name is Lauren McDonald and her mom is my friend. She was last seen in #DALLAS #TEXAS but could be anywhere: #FTW #HOUSTON #ARKANSAS #OKLAHOMA #LOUISIANA #NEWMEXICO #AMBERALERT #iphoneonly #instagood #igers #child #endangered Lauren Elysse McDONALD
Case Number: R1405011	Case Type: Endangered
Height: 5’ 05”	Weight: 140 lbs.
Date of Birth: 7/17/1998	Age Missing: 15
Eye Color: Hazel	Hair Color: Brown
Race: White	Sex: Female
Last Seen in: DALLAS (DALLAS COUNTY)	Last Seen on: 5/10/2014
State Missing From: Texas	Country Missing From: USA
Miscellaneous Notes: Unknown


Anyone with additional information or questions regarding this case should contact
Texas Department of Public Safety, Missing Persons Clearinghouse
PO Box 4087, Austin, Texas 78773-0450; or by phone at 512-424-5074 or 1-800-346-3243 Please share.

Have you seen this missing endangered teen? Her name is Lauren McDonald and her mom is my friend. She was last seen in #DALLAS #TEXAS but could be anywhere: #FTW #HOUSTON #ARKANSAS #OKLAHOMA #LOUISIANA #NEWMEXICO #AMBERALERT #iphoneonly #instagood #igers #child #endangered Lauren Elysse McDONALD
Case Number: R1405011 Case Type: Endangered
Height: 5’ 05” Weight: 140 lbs.
Date of Birth: 7/17/1998 Age Missing: 15
Eye Color: Hazel Hair Color: Brown
Race: White Sex: Female
Last Seen in: DALLAS (DALLAS COUNTY) Last Seen on: 5/10/2014
State Missing From: Texas Country Missing From: USA
Miscellaneous Notes: Unknown


Anyone with additional information or questions regarding this case should contact
Texas Department of Public Safety, Missing Persons Clearinghouse
PO Box 4087, Austin, Texas 78773-0450; or by phone at 512-424-5074 or 1-800-346-3243 Please share.

Did you see the lady on the left this weekend?

Did you see the lady on the left this weekend?


    I’m watching Romancing the Stone



“Introducing the girls to Kathleen Turner.”



    
    
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I’m watching Romancing the Stone

“Introducing the girls to Kathleen Turner.”

Check-in to Romancing the Stone on tvtag

Last meal during my staycation. #retirementisgood  (at Longboards @Ko’olina Beach Club)

Last meal during my staycation. #retirementisgood (at Longboards @Ko’olina Beach Club)

Sunset Sisters

Sunset Sisters

Happy Mother’s Day to the many wild and wonderful women who are mothers by nature, and to those who carry children from another womb in their hearts by choice.

Happy Mother’s Day to the many wild and wonderful women who are mothers by nature, and to those who carry children from another womb in their hearts by choice.

My Good Morning view.

My Good Morning view.