Many of us grow up hearing that justice is “letting the punishment fit the crime.” So if someone commits a horrible crime, it seems completely fair to punish them equally horribly. But what if we’re wrong? And what if, once we realize it, we can’t take the punishment back? Read more: http://upworthy.com/she-tried-to-save-her-sons-life-and-for-that-we-tried-to-take-hers
The story in the beginning of this video left me, and many others, speechless with anger from the injustice and inhumanity. Fortunately, Broadway was able to find the perfect words. Read more: http://upworthy.com/every-now-and-then-a-flash-mob-really-makes-you-stop-and-think-this-is-one-of-those-times
These maps show that states working hard to pass strict gun-control laws are mostly doing it in vain because the most permissive state laws in the U.S. sets the bar. And the bar is low. So it’s basically like that age-old saying, with a twist — if your friend jumps of a cliff/passes a really […]
Gabby Giffords’ life was forever changed by a gun. So she just walked into Congress to do something about it. Read more: http://upworthy.com/gabby-giffords-says-more-in-her-struggle-with-13-sentences-than-most-people-do-i
Get Ready To Bawl When You See How A White Cop Chose Not To Destroy A Black Man's Life. That Man Is Now An NBA Star.
Let’s get one thing straight — Caron Butler has accomplished what he has because he worked for it. This police officer didn’t give it to him. But the fact remains, Officer Richard Geller had the power to knock Butler off his path and decided not to. THAT’S how you wield authority. Read more: http://upworthy.com/get-ready-to-bawl-when-you-see-how-a-white-cop-chose-not-to-destroy-a-black-mans-life-that-man-is-now-an-nba-star
Riding motorcycles, chasing ambulances, and dodging death threats? No, it’s not the plot of a new crime thriller — it’s the real story of a fearless few in search of a story few others would try to tell. Read more: http://upworthy.com/guess-where-the-most-dangerous-place-in-the-world-is-to-be-a-journalist
Harper High seems like a normal school. But last year, there were 29 shootings. Yep, you read that right. 29. How can kids feel safe enough to learn when they are too busy learning how to stay alive? Guess what else? There’s a good chance you’ve never heard about the Harper High shootings because the […]