The hyperlink is really a wonderful invention, don’t you think?
* [Here's audio of what sounds like an NYPD captain pressuring an officer to target black men](http://gawker.com/heres-audio-of-what-sounds-like-an-nypd-captain-pressur-1783544682?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_twitter&utm_source=gawker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow) -- Another story about racially-motivated quota systems and the police. Despite quotas being illegal, they persist, and the racial dimension is there no doubt because it's easier for police to get away with. * [NY protester arrested on camera while talking to a reporter](http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/14/us/ny-protester-rushed-by-police-during-interview/index.html?sr=fbCNN071416ny-protester-rushed-by-police-during-interview0918PMVODtopVideo&linkId=26573538) -- A black woman protesting peacefully, speaking to a reporter, gets rushed by five police in tactical gear for... no reason at all, apparently. * [The physical damage racism inflicts on your brain and body](http://www.wired.com/2016/07/physical-damage-racism-inflicts-brain-body/) -- Racism doesn't just produce systemic harm, it literally damages the health of its victims. * [Three problems with how the NY _Times_ highlights a non-peer reviewed study allegedly showing no racial bias in police shootings](http://theinfluence.org/three-problems-with-how-the-ny-times-highlights-a-non-peer-reviewed-study-allegedly-showing-no-racial-bias-in-police-shootings/) -- There is some irony in a paper showing bias to prove there's no bias, I suppose. * [What history teaches us about today's racial and political turmoil](http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/07/2016-1919-red-summer.html) -- A fascinating look at 1919's Red Summer, which saw racial strife and political upheaval eerily similar to what we're seeing today.
* [Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments](http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/11/linus_torvalds_in_sweary_rant_about_punctuation_in_kernel_comments/) -- A good one to file under "invective is at its highest when the stakes are at their lowest." * [NBC Universal patents a way to detect BitTorrent pirates in real time](http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/nbc-universal-patents-a-way-to-detect-bittorrent-pirates-in-real-time-859531) -- No word on if and when this might be deployed, or even how effective it is.
* [A medical mystery of the best kind: major diseases are in decline](http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/upshot/a-medical-mystery-of-the-best-kind-major-diseases-are-in-decline.html?hpw&rref=health&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region®ion=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0) -- This is good news! It's interesting that we seem to have no satisfactory explanation, though.