Saturday Link Love: Drugs, Cops, and Traveling While Black

Saturday Link Love: Drugs, Cops, and Traveling While Black February 15, 2020

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier!

Jordan Peterson, Addiction, and the Cult of Personal Responsibility, on Skepchick—“Instead, Peterson left rehab and flew to Russia, which was apparently the closest place he could go where he could pay money to do what’s known as a rapid detox. Rapid detox is detox without, like, the work.”

The Wrong Way to Fight the Opioid Crisis, on The New Yorker—“The sergeant informed her that she was the subject of a homicide investigation. The charge would be involuntary manslaughter. Under state law, her offense would, like rape and aggravated robbery, be a felony of the first degree.”

“We’re in the climax of a movie”: Tim Urban on humanity’s wild future, on Vox—“A hundred years from now, Urban thinks, our species will likely have advanced so significantly that we will no longer be recognizable as human beings, or the human story will have ended in a destructive apocalypse.”

Traveling teen mistakenly taken down by local police. ACLU has filed a lawsuit, on Dispatch Argus—“”The one officer was telling Jaylan they were going to arrest him for resisting, but how could they arrest him for something he hadn’t done?’ Slingerland asked. ‘Their excuse (for taking Butler into custody) was that they thought the bus was being held hostage.'”

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