It’s not exactly breaking news that the American criminal justice system is wildly unfair. The war on drugs sends thousands of black and Hispanic kids to prison for using the same illegal substances that their white peers can more often get away with smoking or snorting; meanwhile, the Wall Street bankers responsible for the financial crisis get off with zero punishment and huge bonuses.
Back in 2010, there was an amazing Judge Judy segment that featured four people in a dispute over some smashed TVs and a dead cat. You may have seen a clip of it called “Best Judge Judy ending EVER!!!!!” (It’s embedded above.)
It is barely 2PM when the first explosions reverberate through the narrow alleys of Hebron’s old city. A few streets away, a gang of young Palestinians—kaffiyehs tightly wound round their faces—are using slingshots to fire rocks towards a dozen heavily armed Israeli soldiers, who return fire with volleys of tear gas.
Record Store Day is a time every third Saturday in April when vinyl nerds worldwide spend hours in line outside music shops and drop hundreds of dollars on waxy black discs. Like every Record Store Day before it, this one was the “biggest ever,” with an unprecedented amount of special releases: more than 700 in the UK and US combined.
According to every environmental expert out there, producing that amount of meat is completely unsustainable. The average American eats 270 pounds of meat per year, putting us in second place (behind Luxembourg, oddly enough) as the flesh-eating capital of the world.