File this under weird stuff your body says about you: aggressive and antisocial people tend to have lower resting heart rates than the average person. But can a low resting heart rate, defined as 60 or fewer beats per minute, actually predict who’s most at risk for committing a crime? 564 more words
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Black lives matter.
That’s the powerful and relevant message that a loosely organized group of young activists have used as a clarion call to bring attention to the crisis of police violence against black citizens, usually unarmed black men. 657 more words
"Backlash Notes, Cruz Edition": Climbing On Board The Same Old Twentieth Century Law-And-Order Bandwagon
Ever since the virtual strike of cops in New York and Baltimore in conjunction with protests against police shootings of unarmed African-Americans, I’ve been concerned that on the brink of potential bipartisan action on criminal justice reform we’d see a 1960s-1970s style backlash fed by vote hungry conservative politicians. 365 more words
Writing about the wave of deadly encounters — many caught on video — between unarmed black people and police officers often draws a particular criticism from a particular subset of readers. 942 more words