Morning Belz, April 21
That’s an AP photo of the spot where George Floyd was murdered.
Judge reads Chauvin guilty verdicts aloud — YouTube
A “jubilant frenzy” on the streets of Minneapolis — Star Tribune
Deep dive on how bad cops are protected there — Reformer
mRNA vaccines are a huge medical advancement — Nature
Bush says GOP has become “isolationist,” even “nativist” — NBC
Why Christians are converting to Judaism in Colombia — Astral Codex
French wine-tasters ask to jump the vaccine line — Reuters
Here’s a draft of the video where I ask Asian-Americans about racism, on Patreon. The main critique so far is that I included a clip of a woman yelling at a nail salon worker without giving it enough context. I’ll most likely delete that part, because the context would add another minute to an already-too-long video. Subscribe to the Patreon. Check it out. Let me know what you think.
I’ll have something to report soon from the trip to Alabama to interview Amazon workers, and this weekend I go to Knoxville to interview people at a gun range, so irons are in the fire and I feel good about that.
“It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. And we're in a place now where we all need one another, and it's going to get rougher.” — Prince, who died 5 years ago today, speaking in 2009
About: I was a newspaper reporter for 14 years, most recently at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. I explained why my family left Minneapolis here. Now we live just outside Chattanooga and I work on Scuffed News, a project that either succeeds by July or will have to be abandoned. This is my newsletter. Please share it with anyone you think might enjoy it. And please consider supporting this work with your money on Patreon.