"No matter how bad you fuck up at work, you didn’t fucked up this bad"
There are découpaged newspaper clippings on the lampshade. And the napkin folding, and the in-depth knowledge of yarn? THIS Sherlock isn’t going to retire to Sussex with bees. He’s going to be leading unnecessarily-intense crafting courses at Michael’s or whatever the London equivalent is. He’s going to get into scrapbooking and make collages detailing his favorite murder investigations.
Shiba Inu in the rain
This weekend, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that prohibits “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses from being used to escape murder charges.
All over the country, murder charges can sometimes be downgraded to manslaughter when a person claims they acted out of panic after finding out a person was gay or trans. (It’s especially common around the murders of trans women.) It perpetuates the idea that LGBT people are “lying” about who they are if they aren’t out to everyone, it attempts to justify murder, and it says that LGBT lives aren’t as important as others.
The American Bar Association has urged governments to end panic defenses, but with this legislation, California becomes the first state ever to outlaw them.
Current state law allows murder charges to be reduced to manslaughter if the killings happened in a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion.
But under the bill, approved by the Assembly last month, defendants would be barred from using their victims’ sexual orientation or gender identity to support such a defense.
Read that again: California is the first state ever to say that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is no excuse for murdering them. The first state ever. Wow, have we got a ton of work to do.
A last minute entry for September’s Lets DrawSherlock Challenge: What people do when they think no one is looking - Sherlock befriends a stray dog at a crime scene.
unlikely things to read in the bible
There will never be a time where I wont reblog this
Chapter 3 is up.
Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers
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