"Authorized by the Department for Sacrificing School Teachers to the Great Bull God to Make Line Go Up"
It has been almost two months since a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car accelerated into Brooke Fortson during a protest over police violence. She still doesn't know the name of the officer who hit her or whether that person is still policing the city's streets. The officer did not stop after hitting Fortson and instead turned around, nearly hitting other demonstrators in the process, and sped off.
The LAPD almost surely knows who the officer is. The squad car's number is clearly visible in one of the multiple videos that captured the incident. But the department hasn't released any information: not the officer's name, or whether that person has been disciplined. The police say the incident is still under investigation. [...]
We set out to see whether the incidents caught on camera were investigated, whether officers were named and what information we could get about any investigations or discipline. We found a widespread lack of transparency that made it difficult to find out even the most basic details about whether and what sort of investigations were taking place. [...]
How long departments legally have to process complaints varies by jurisdiction. In at least 14 states, police officers have a "bills of rights" written into state law that provides special protections during investigations. There's a one-year statute of limitations in California on police discipline cases. In Florida, investigations of police misconduct must conclude in 180 days. [...] If a department can't close out a case in time, officers cannot be disciplined, suspended, demoted or dismissed.
"They have gotten these protections, especially in state laws, through sheer political power and lobbying effort, and that's a serious problem," said Samuel Walker, a retired professor of criminal justice who has researched the bills of rights.
She has often claimed that gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are in fact caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches.
She alleges alien DNA is currently used in medical treatments, and that scientists are cooking up a vaccine to prevent people from being religious. And, despite appearing in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress on Monday, she has said that the government is run in part not by humans but by "reptilians" and other aliens. [...]
Facebook and Twitter eventually deleted videos of Immanuel's speech from their sites, citing rules against COVID-19 disinformation. The deletions set off yet another round of complaints by conservatives of bias at the social-media platforms. Immanuel responded in her own way, declaring that Jesus Christ would destroy Facebook's servers if her videos weren't restored to the platform.
"Hello Facebook put back my profile page and videos up or your computers with start crashing till you do," she tweeted. "You are not bigger that God. I promise you. If my page is not back up face book will be down in Jesus name." [...]
In sermons posted on YouTube and articles on her website, Immanuel claims that medical issues like endometriosis, cysts, infertility, and impotence are caused by sex with "spirit husbands" and "spirit wives" -- a phenomenon Immanuel describes essentially as witches and demons having sex with people in a dreamworld.
"They are responsible for serious gynecological problems," Immanuel said. "We call them all kinds of names -- endometriosis, we call them molar pregnancies, we call them fibroids, we call them cysts, but most of them are evil deposits from the spirit husband," Immanuel said of the medical issues in a 2013 sermon. "They are responsible for miscarriages, impotence -- men that can't get it up." [...]
According to Immanuel, people can tell if they have taken a demonic spirit husband or spirit wife if they have a sex dream about someone they know or a celebrity, wake up aroused, stop getting along with their real-world spouse, lose money, or generally experience any hardship.
Hydrogen wavefunctions transitioning between states with different quantum numbers 𝒏,𝒍,𝒎.
Each transition shows a state α|𝒏𝒍𝒎⟩+β|𝒏'𝒍'𝒎'⟩, where α decreases and β increases. Dots represent the values of 𝒏𝒍𝒎, and the solid lines show possible allowed values.
This animation shows the spatial probability density of finding an electron in a hydrogen atom.
The quantum numbers 𝒏,𝒍,𝒎 are the parameters which specify the state of the hydrogen atom:
- 𝒏: total energy
- 𝒍: total angular momentum
- 𝒎: z-component of angular momentum