It’s time to get your mental corn popping with thoughty Thursday.
Mohamed Ibrahim: Minnesota officer meant to draw taser, not handgun. Why didn’t she, then? Associated Press
Cheryl Teh: police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, prohibited tear gas—then broke the rule almost immediately. Insider
Jim C. Hines offers his thoughts on American violence and American racism.
Daikin Andone and Chris Boyette report that two Virginia police officers used excessive force during traffic stop of army officer. CNN
Livia Gershon explains how the media covered police brutality three decades ago. JSTOR Daily
Ashawnta Jackson looks back at Sesame Street’s first Black Muppet: Roosevelt Franklin. JSTOR Daily
Caitlin Dickerson: America never wanted the poor, tired, huddled masses. The Atlantic
Bryann Aguilar: Ontario gives police authority to stop pedestrians, vehicles, to ask purpose of travel. CTV
Jane Gersterthen reports that Ontario police won’t conduct random spot checks despite their new authority. CBC
Staff and students stressed and uncertain as Laurentian University job terminations announced today (April 12). CBC
And here’s the list of programs being discontinued. They’re calling it Laurentian University’s Black Monday. Sudbury.com
Charlie Angus speaks eloquently in defense of Laurentian University. CPAC
Casey Stranges reports that all hockey and swim varsity teams chopped as Laurentian cuts continue. CBC
What neuroscience can learn from meditation. SciShow Psych
Ashifa Kassam explains how a tiny grain could change how humanity eats. The Guardian
Jaclyn Diaz reports that Floridians catch meteor’s close brush with Earth. NPR
Donna Sarkar: Earth has been hiding a fifth layer in its inner core. Discover
Naomi Fry touts the low-key, Carter-era pleasures of The Muppet Show. The New Yorker
True facts: trap jaw ants. Ze Frank
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Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories.