I wasn’t able to draw at the time the Pacific Rim sequel was announced, so to compensate, I animated all the drift compatibles dancing horribly in celebration of the upcOMING ANIMATED SERIES 8V
((OOC: yes I can~! ))
YEAH I GOTTA SUIT…STUFFY THOUGH.
I DON’T LIKE WEARING IT.
They will NOT leave until justice is served.
I heard it on NPR but I’ve spent an hour looking for it and I cannot find it, however, it’s important to note that Missouri (most states do not have similar laws) has a Defense of Justification statute that makes it nearly impossible to prosecute a police officer for shooting a person.
The relevant section of the law is 563.046, which states that (highlights and translations my own):
563.046. 1. A law enforcement officer need not retreat or desist from efforts to effect the arrest, or from efforts to prevent the escape from custody, of a person he reasonably believes to have committed an offense because of resistance or threatened resistance of the arrestee. [Translation: Threatening to resist arrest counts as an instance where it is legal to use lethal force for a police officer] In addition to the use of physical force authorized under other sections of this chapter, he is, subject to the provisions of subsections 2 and 3, justified in the use of such physical force as he reasonably believes is immediately necessary to effect the arrest or to prevent the escape from custody. [Translation: If the police officer thinks the response is appropriate at the time then it is appropriate.]
2. The use of any physical force in making an arrest is not justified under this section unless the arrest is lawful or the law enforcement officer reasonably believes the arrest is lawful. [Translation: The arrest does not need to be lawful, it only needs to be perceived as probably lawful by the police officer at the time.]
3. A law enforcement officer in effecting an arrest or in preventing an escape from custody is justified in using deadly force only
(1) When such is authorized under other sections of this chapter; or
(2) When he reasonably believes that such use of deadly force is immediately necessary to effect the arrest and also reasonably believes that the person to be arrested
(a) Has committed or attempted to commit a felony; or
(b) Is attempting to escape by use of a deadly weapon; or
(c) May otherwise endanger life or inflict serious physical injury unless arrested without delay. [Translation: If the police officer believes that the person was acting violently and could possibly hurt someone else even without access to a weapon then it is legal to use deadly force to stop said person.]
4. The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the issue of justification under this section.
So, long story short — in Missouri, if a police officer can argue that at the time he or she felt threatened and thought that, in the middle of trying to make an arrest for what seemed like an arrestable offence at the time, and that the person was physically threatening them, it is legal to use deadly force against (e.g., shoot) said person.
This is the heartbreaking affair at the center of this entire incident. There is essentially no way to indict the police officer under Missouri law. Go ahead and parse out how, at the moment, the police officer didn’t really think that his actions were merited. Try to prove that. His friend says it was hands up, don’t shoot. The police officer says he was charging at him to tackle him. Prove it’s one and not the other. If the grand jury brings back an indictment, I would be genuinely shocked.
And this depresses me to no end.
Q:Bowser, tell the truth: Do you ever skip leg day?
((OOC: I get so many asks about his workout and how much he lifts and all that but I’mma be honest I’m just a lazy butt I don’t know the first thing about workouts much less what a big broad lizard man would do this is a mistake))
… a situation where the things I do with my life are useful to someone else.
Generally speaking, a male in extremely good condition, with good genetics and lots of training, can achieve the following (rough approximations) as maximums:
- Deadlift: 3 times bodyweight
- Squats: 2.5 times bodyweight
- Bench: 2 times bodyweight
- Shoulder press: 1.25 times bodyweight
These are estimates. Doing this much puts a male into the ‘elite’ category of strength exercises. Now there are guys who weigh like 300 pounds who can bench press over 1000 pounds. Once. Wearing a lifting suit. But that requires so much effort, perfect genetics, etc, that it basically doesn’t count.
Most guys in the gym, however, aren’t going to hit these benchmarks as they’re insane to hit anyway. Most males lifting at an ‘advanced’ range are doing so at about -.5 bodyweight modifier for all of those lifts I gave above (e.g., deadlifting 2.5 times bodyweight). A good reference for ‘how much should someone be able to lift depending on how much they weigh’ is found here. It’s broken up male and female on the website.
It’s not on those charts up there, or on the website linked to, but the lift most bros care about the most is how much they can curl. If a male can preacher curl/barbell curl about 80% of his bodyweight, it is elite. And insane.
This Bowser as drawn? Elite weight lifting ability, easily. He has the stomach and chest of a powerlifter. He probably does all of the listed weight lifting exercises, spends a lot of time curling in front of the mirror so he can look at how large his arms are, and has strong beliefs about the worth of doing compound lifts compared to just using machines.
yunisverse said: I’m so proud of you
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