Today’s 5 Things includes more on the COVID lab leak thing; an app called Citizen that appears to be a high tech way to generate lynch mobs backed by mercenaries; a criminal cop preying on Black people, bolstered by a corrupt system; republicans blocking the Jan. 6 commission; and the end of the pandemic.
- Massive Science: The lab-leak hypothesis for COVID-19 is becoming a conspiracy theory
- Motherboard: ‘FIND THIS FUCK:’ Inside Citizen’s Dangerous Effort to Cash In On Vigilantism
- The Root: A Criminal Injustice: How a City Ignored the Rape, Murder and Terrorism of Black Women for Four Decades
- CNN: McConnell doubles down to pressure Republicans, asking for ‘a personal favor’ to block January 6 commission
- Donald G. McNeil Jr. (NY Times Reporter): The End IS Near. No, Seriously.
There are two must-reads on this list: the Motherboard story and The Root’s article. Both are horrifying.