In an effort to stem the tide of police brutality, today, the New York Police Department said it will require every police officer to provide details on every time force is used. Officers believed to have used excessive force will face formal discipline (and potential dismissal). The change in policy was brought on by the violent detainment of tennis star James Blake, and Eric Garner’s death last summer. Discuss
We don’t want to shock you—but prepared to be shocked anyway. Most teenagers (and hopefully adults too) frown on breaking up with someone over social media. (I know, right? Wow.) According to a survey by Pew Research Center, teens ranked telling someone in person as the most acceptable way to end a relationship. Sending a text message? Uncool. Simply changing your status on Facebook to “single?” Straight up verboten. Check out the full results here. Discuss
Finally, a political belief that both the left and right can rally behind. As revealed by a profile in The New York Times, Donald Trump is soul-shiveringly offended by double dippers. As reported by Mark Leibovich, the reveal went down when Trump offered him a shrimp.
Here’s how it unfolded:
Do you want to wash your hands or something?” Trump asked when I joined him in the main cabin. Trump hates germs (“I am very, very clean”). He was also hungry. He barreled back to a pantry area arrayed with tin trays of chicken, shrimp, sea bass and chateaubriand. “Beautiful stuff,” Trump marveled over the spread. “There’s more food than it’s yooooomanly possible to eat.” He shoveled big spoons of potato au gratin onto his plate and then turned to the shrimp. “You like shrimp?” he said. He urged me to indulge, just as long as I did not double-dip in the cocktail sauce. This is a pet issue for him. He was recently at a cocktail party, and they were passing around hors d’oeuvres. “This big, heavy guy takes the shrimp, puts it in, bit it and puts it in again,” he told me. Trump was appalled at the repeat dunking, even in the retelling. “I said, ‘You just [expletive] double-dipped!’ He didn’t know what I was talking about.”
So there you have it. No double dipping. Why there isn’t a single issue political party dedicated to this cause is anyone’s guess. Discuss
It’s not like you NEED an excuse to throw back your favorite beverage. But just in case you’re wavering on whether or not to down that second cup, perhaps the fact that it’s National Coffee Day will help you make your mind up. Jittery folks everywhere rejoice! Get in on the action with a number of shops giving away free or reduced cups of joe all day.
Dunkin’ Donuts is giving out a free medium cup of Dark Roast coffee on Tuesday at participating locations.
Krispy Kreme is offering customers a free 12-ounce cup of coffee—plus a free glazed doughnut.
LaMar’s Donuts is giving away one free 12-ounce coffee per customer all day.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf‘s iced coffees (and americanos) will be 50 percent off their normal prices.