Sep 262012

Two years ago, the It Gets Better campaign was kicked off by Dan Savage, and was followed by companies, leaders, celebrities, and even President Obama. The fad has slowly died off, as most do, but has recently surfaced again with a video coming from the last place you’d expect

The Austin Texas police department. 

The Lesbian & Gay Peace Officers Association teamed up with LGBT officers and civilian members of the Austin Police Department to send a message to youth. It does get better. 

The San Francisco PD made a similar video, but that’s to be expected. It’s San Fran after all. But Texas? Obviously, the movement is making some serious headway. 

Of all the It Gets Better videos, this may be one of the most emotional and powerful.



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Sep 202012

Viewers are outraged after a Texas mother was arrested for charges of child neglect while she watched them play on their scooters in front of her. She had to spend the night in jail, and now is suing La Porte Police Department, the officer, and one nosy neighbor. 

KPRC reports the whole story started when mom, Tammy Cooper, was sitting on her front porch watching her two kids, ages nine and six, play on their scooters in their calm, suburban cul-de-sac. 

For some horrible reason, her neighbor called the police on her for apparently abandoning her children.

These are scary times. Most netizens can’t help but express that even if mom was inside making lunch there’s nothing wrong with kids playing outside unsupervised, and that police were never the answer. Couldn’t Nosy Neighbor first check on mom first before calling in the SWAT team?

Reddit user Kindall also points out the irony of her obviously unwarranted overnight imprisonment: “Even assuming the kids weren’t being supervised properly, it’s pretty damn hard to supervise your kids from jail.”

Yahoo user Richard sarcastically adds: “I can see it now. Mark Twain’s The Supervised Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.”

Read more on KPRC.


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Jun 102012

Most graduation ceremonies are long, boring, and dull, as if the school is trying to give students one last taste of high school.

But that wasn’t the case at Eastwood High School in El Paso, Texas. They gave their graduates the opportunity to perform a synchronized celebration dance, titled I Had The Time Of My Life, to a mix of Black Eyed Peas hits. 

The video published by  is featured on TheFW, HuffingtonPost, and KissElPaso.


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Jan 052012

It’s been a while since the US government has embarrassed themselves in a grand way, but this newest gaffe that just surfaced is a doozy. After running away from home in Dallas, an American teenage girl was arrested in Houston for theft. After giving police a fake name that matches an illegal immigrants, she was deported to Columbia even though she spoke no Spanish and is an American citizen. But now that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, has realized their mistake, the Colombians won’t give her back. The story is covered by JPMoore; read more on CBSNews.


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