This is so critical to keep in mind as part of debates on policing and more 'street-level' police:

a new study shows how the mere fact of a police stop is enough to make someone less likely to vote.

Just one more way communities are pushed away from politics & shaping policy. boltsmag.org/a-police-stop-is-

NEW: Idaho Republicans introduce a bill to remove student ID cards, but maintain concealed carry permits, from the list of accepted photo IDs to vote. The bill would also remove the option for voters to submit a personal affidavit if they lack accepted ID. democracydocket.com/news-alert

You don't have to be racist to participate in systemic racism. US policing produces racist outcomes even from "not-racist" people. I'm going to explain (again):

* why I've probably been pulled over way more times than most people you know, even though most of the times I'm pulled over, I get no ticket (because I did nothing wrong)
* how I stopped getting pulled over so much (because I understand the system)
* And why lots of cops say that the average voter is more racist than the average cop

Whenever I hear about Musk losing 200 billion dollars I remind myself that there are people in the world who could simply end global hunger outright, on a whim, people who would be revered as our highest saints until the end of human history, who just decide they can't be bothered to do that.

iisd.org/system/files/publicat

Me, just hours ago:
😡I watched the latest Shazam 2 trailer and it's just so clear that DC doesn't get what makes a good superhero movie, what the fuck are they even doing?!

Me, just seconds ago:
🤩 youtube.com/watch?v=Nd6gBZI580

Pizza-as-a-Service. Or at least as a declarative automatically provisioned resource.
registry.terraform.io/provider

We live in an age of wonders.

@GovTrack ☝️Controlling women is a core GOP project, exhibit #982713452349087

"Power attracts corruptible people more generally, and power centers with a history of abusive, militaristic, and racist violence disproportionately attract people who want to abuse minorities, or use lethal force. Those are the exact people who shouldn’t be in uniform, because they see that kind of culture as an attractive profession. But that’s too often who applies. People who should never be in uniform self-select into it."
@brianklaas

brianklaas.substack.com/p/how-

Published in 2016, this brilliant comic by artist Joe Dater somehow feels even more timely in 2023. #art

@harrisj

Probably that snake-charmer song you play on the flute with the enormous bulb on the end, so that my dead body will wiggle and curve and dance to the music and people will say "Who let the snake charmer in here?" and "Wait, was M a snake?" and "I don't think that's how any of this works."

38 years and 9 months ago, The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, closer to World War II than to today.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_U
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Sum
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ange

I’m the spirit of sharing quality content, please enjoy my favorite meme of all time.

The petition to remove #LGBT content from the uk curriculum now has 190,671 signatures, sigh. It only needed 100k to force a debate in parliament, so that will be scheduled by #Uk Gov.

The counter petition is rapidly gaining ground, being newer. It now has 33,030 signatures, but we need more!

Pls sign if uk, boost otherwise! 👇

Link to official petition to UK Gov & Parliament: Do not remove LGBT content from the Relationships Education curriculum
t.co/IIHgvhpB2O

#LGBTQ #TransRights

New report: 209 out of the 210 coal power plants in the US -- 99% of the fleet -- are more expensive to run than it would be to replace them with new wind, solar, & energy storage. energyinnovation.org/publicati

Chris Rufo, the architect of the fake CRT outrage, is now on a college board in Florida.

Underestimate these fascists if you want. They are playing for keeps.

Twitter, which recently suspended my account and the accounts of several other journalists, allows verified accounts to post recruitment videos urging American soldiers to join Russia's Wagner Group PMC, which is designated as a transnational criminal organization by the US government.

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