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thebookskeeper:

So a friend of mine had the misfortune of dealing with rape culture from a police officer. She gave me the permission to post this on Tumblr so the name of this officer and her story can spread.

So let’s be serious for a second guys please -

Last night around 2 a.m. my friends and I decided to take a drive around Hutchinson island, and when upon returning into Sewall’s Point we made a stop underneath the causeway. We decided to stop, listen to music, and stand outside the car. Not intoxicated, not under any substance abuse, and not in the possession of any weapons - we were having clean wholesome dumb teenage fun. Without doing anything incriminating it still was unfortunately interrupted by Officer Scott Donlon, when he drove around the causeway and approached us with his lights on. We turned down the music and waited for him to approach us outside my friends car. The lights almost made it impossible for us to see his face or communicate with him without holding my arm in front of my face.

He walks up to us and says,

"I sure as hell can’t wait to hear this story."

I took the liberty to talk for my friends, because they were visibly intimidated and frightened by this officer.

I responded,

"Honestly officer, we were on our way to the beach when we decided that it was probably too late and unsafe. We decided on our drive back to stop here and enjoy ourselves. We are good people. None of us are under the influence or intoxicated we are more than willing to take a breathalyzer if you have any suspicion that we are."

That’s when he made the most disturbing comment of all,

"Yeah because running around in your underwear -"

I couldn’t believe it, he decided that my outfit of choice constituted as underwear to him. My floral top that showed my mid-drift and my high-waisted shorts was something he was going to demean and call “underwear”?

I tried my hardest not to be rude to him, but I responded with,

"That’s extremely rude and offensive sir. I don’t think my outfit should be considered underwear."

He continued to walk around my friends car trying to be intimidating and aggressive, so I spoke again:

"Sir, are you detaining us?"

Which he responded, “Yes.”

So I said, “What for?”

"For wearing underwear."

I was fuming. I was disgusted. I was baffled. I couldn’t believe that right before my very eyes rape culture was brought to light by this officer.

Again everyone - Scott Donlon, Officer of Sewall’s Point, who’s name I asked for because I was not going to let this white old privileged male think he could demean the four of us.

Luckily another officer, rolled up to us in the middle of this, he who was much kinder and diffused the situation by saying,

"Do not try him, you need to just give him respect. You could make things so much worse for yourself."

I wanted to say,

"What!? Excuse me? It’s your job to protect us, not to make us feel like our lives are threatened because he decided that he wants to be intimidating?"

Instead I said to the other officer,

"Officer, I mean no offense, and I’m sorry if I upset him, but he told us we were being detained for wearing underwear. Look at the four of us, we may be showing our stomachs, but we’re fully clothed and that’s by no means okay."

He responded,

"Well if he says you’re being detained. You’re being detained."

We were never detained.

It was all an intimidation tactic, and because of course it wasn’t worth the fight, I apologized for MY behavior and for disrespecting HIM. I let him continue to say I was running around in my “underwear.” I continued to let him say, “If I was in a bad mood tonight, I could have got you in so much more trouble.” I continued to let him discriminate my age by saying “I don’t need some 19 year old giving me attitude thinking she knows the law better than me.” I continued to let him completely dominate the situation and degrade us.

I’m not okay with this, I’m not okay with another officer fluffing his ego because he has some fucked up authoritative mentality.

Below I’ll add the photo of the outfit I was wearing, you guys let me know if I missed out on the memo of what defines underwear now.

If you actually took the time to go through my terrible grammar and read all of this ridiculous nonsense - thank you so much thank you thankyoouuu.

If you add his name ( Scott Donlon ) and people reblog with his name then it will show up in google search results as each person reblogging it is technically posting his name with the story on a separate webpage

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letsfightcrimewithmangoesandlime said: Once you get this you must say 5 things (publicly) about yourself that you like and then pass it on to your top ten favorite blogs. Non-negotiable.

So I AM one of your favourite blogs? Well that’s a disappointment to my day. Heh.

Right,

  • I like how I don’t tan when in the sun, I just get sunburn and more freckles. 
  • I like how my quietness allows me to observe everything.
  • I like that I give off an aggressive look, but really i’m the BFG.
  • I like that my puns are so terribly bad that I only laugh at them while my friends look ashamed.
  • I like how, for once, I have my life planned together. It feels fucking weird.

I was tagged by awesomesaurus

Rules: Answer the questions and tag some people.

Name: Kristopher L.
Nickname: Android
Birthday: November ‘95
Gender: Male
Sexuality: Straight
Height: 6”3
Time zone: BST
What time and date is it there: 6.11pm 2nd September
Average hours of sleep: 8 hours. I’m healthy woo.
OTPs: 

  • Mass Effect: Joker and EDI.

First word to come to mind: Triumph
Last thing I said to my family: “Wanna cuppa tay?”
One place that makes me happy and why: My room of course. The place where I can recharge and research about motorsports and competitors. 
How many blankets do I sleep under: One
Favorite beverage: A good cuppa tay
The last movie I watched in cinema was: The Inbetweeners 2.
Three things I can’t live without: Tea, games, motorsports.
Something I plan on learning: Anything and everything more about motorsport engines. Oh and building Triumphs.
A piece of advice for your followers: Compete against yourself first & never compare yourself to others.
My Blog/s: Just this one.
You have to listen to this song: John Dreamer- Becoming a legend.

I’m tagging letsfightcrimewithmangoesandlime inyouendoh dogtastic youngwolf211 volperr megafreeman


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SPECTRES ARE NOT TRAINED, BUT CHOSEN. INDIVIDUALS FORGED IN THE FIRE OF SERVICE AND BATTLE; THOSE WHOSE ACTIONS ELEVATE THEM ABOVE THE RANK AND FILE. 
SPECTRES ARE AN IDEAL, A SYMBOL. THE EMBODIMENT OF COURAGE, DETERMINATION,AND SELF-RELIANCE.THEY ARE THE RIGHT-HAND OF THE COUNCIL,INSTRUMENTSOF OUR WILL.
SPECTRES BEAR A GREAT BURDEN. THEY ARE PROTECTORS OF GALACTIC PEACE, BOTH OUR FIRST AND LAST LINE OF DEFENSE. THE SAFETY OF THE GALAXY IS THEIRS TO UPHOLD.

turianfetish:

SPECTRES ARE NOT TRAINED, BUT CHOSEN. 
INDIVIDUALS FORGED IN THE FIRE
OF SERVICE AND BATTLE;
THOSE WHOSE ACTIOELEVATE THEM ABOVE
THE RANK AND FILE.
SPECTRES ARE AN IDEAL, A SYMBOL. THE 
EMBODIMENT OF COURAGE, DETERMINATION,
AND SELF-RELIANCE.THEY ARE THE
RIGHT-HAND OF THE COUNCIL,INSTRUMENTS
OF OUR WILL.
SPECTRES BEAR A GREAT BURDEN. THEY ARE 
PROTECTORS OF GALACTIC PEACE, BOTH OUR
FIRST AND LAST LINE OF DEFENSE. THE
SAFETY OF THE GALAXY IS THEIRS TO
UPHOLD.

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