I’m watching a live stream and chatting with a bunch of super cool skilled artists I feel like a little kid sitting in the room with a bunch of cool older kids who only tolerate me because I’m cute and say weird things that are funny
Cinema is important - basically every art form comes to cinema. It involves music. Painting. Everything. It’s the closest we can come to life. A painting can only give you so much, I think. And music is very beautiful, but when they all come together… you’re really embracing everything. I don’t think some people realize, actually, how important it is. - Saoirse Ronan
During the just-concluded trial on the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program, the city argued that officers’ disproportionate targeting of black and Latino New Yorkers was not due to racial profiling but because each stopped individual was doing something suspicious at the time. The data, however, tells a different story: weapons and drugs were more often found on white New Yorkers during stops than on minorities, according to the Public Advocate’s analysis of the NYPD’s 2012 statistics.
White New Yorkers make up a small minority of stop-and-frisks, which were 84 percent black and Latino residents. Despite this much higher number of minorities deemed suspicious by police, the likelihood that stopping an African American would find a weapon was half the likelihood of finding one on a white person.
• The likelihood a stop of an African American New Yorker yielded a weapon was half that of white New Yorkers stopped. The NYPD uncovered a weapon in one out every 49 stops of white New Yorkers. By contrast, it took the Department 71 stops of Latinos and 93 stops of African Americans to find a weapon.
• The likelihood a stop of an African American New Yorker yielded contraband was one-third less than that of white New Yorkers stopped. The NYPD uncovered contraband in one out every 43 stops of white New Yorkers. By contrast, it took the Department 57 stops of Latinos and 61 stops of African Americans to find contraband.
It’s unlikely that the appropriate lesson to take from these findings is that stops of white people should increase because they are more likely to carry weapons and drugs. Rather, they suggest that police are excessively targeting minorities. Officers may be netting more successful stops of white New Yorkers because they are only likely to stop a white person when they actually suspect that person of committing a crime. Considering one officer’s testimony that superiors explicitly directed him to target young black men, minorities are judged by a much more flexible definition of “reasonable suspicion.”
In general, stop-and-frisk has proven to be remarkably ineffective; nearly 89 percent of all stops result in no charges. The city has also had to settle a surging number of civil rights lawsuits against police to the tune of $22 million in one year.
Okay so I think the one circular silhouette from the ‘cast’ page is one of Titan’s followers, based on the background design in their circle, which looks like TITAN’s symbol. Specifically, one of the mouse-looking ones, since they look like they have the same ears, and the silhouette looks like they might be wearing a mask and those funky shoulder pad sleeve things. Furthermore, if the above two things are correct, I think that character is the ominous looking person who dragged Gil out of the water.
EDIT: Also the hair on the two silhouettes is pretty much identical.