From Harper’s Weekly Review:
The Election and COVID
[E]lection officials in Sacramento County, California, pleaded with voters to stop disinfecting their mail-in ballots.
…a high school principal in Boca Raton, Florida, who was fired after saying that he “can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event” was rehired by the same school district.
In Pittsburgh, special agents from the Postal Service raided the home of a mail carrier who regularly shared QAnon conspiracy theories about Pizzagate, “staged race riots,” and the model Chrissy Teigen’s supposed links to pedophilia; the mail carrier had thrown out at least eight bags of mail.
COVID and opportunism
[A] group of students at Brigham Young University–Idaho were alleged to have intentionally exposed themselves to COVID-19 in order to sell convalescent plasma…
Empathy for psychiatric problems
…a Utah landlord evicted an eighteen-year-old for “disturbance of the peace” after she confided in her roommates about experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Amid an ongoing lawsuit, Florida’s Broward County school district demanded that parents of Parkland students who were killed in a mass shooting turn over psychiatric records in order to prove their mental anguish.
The god problem
A statue of Jesus was reported to the police as a homeless man sleeping on a bench just twenty minutes after it had been installed outside a Cleveland church.
In Florida, sheriff’s deputies responding to a car accident ran over the victim’s body on their way to the scene.
[T]he Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs promised that security officials would shoot at pro-democracy protesters “humanely”…
Peter Pan did not fly over airports
The FBI launched an investigation after the second sighting of an unidentified man with a jet pack flying above Los Angeles International Airport.
Canada’s last remaining ice shelf collapsed into the ocean, taking with it an Arctic research station used by leading scientists studying ice shelves.
A new report by climate researchers at the United Nations warned that the world is at risk of becoming an “uninhabitable hell.”