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  • NYers to NYPD: 'I Do Not Consent to Being Searched'

    07/22/2005 11:06:07 AM PDT · by BigFinn · 641 replies · 11,339+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | July 21st, 200 | by Chisun Lee
    Spend $16.99 so you can wear this to your grave Reacting to the NYPD's announcement Thursday afternoon that police would randomly—but routinely—search the bags of commuters, one concerned New Yorker quickly created a way for civil libertarians to make their views black-and-white. In a few outraged moments, local immigrant rights activist Tony Lu designed t-shirts bearing the text, "i do not consent to being searched." The minimalist protest-wear can be purchased here, in various styles and sizes. (Lu will not get a cut. The shirts' manufacture, sale, and shipment, will be handled by the online retailer. Lu encourages budget-conscious New...
  • My Addicted Son

    02/06/2005 7:23:26 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 298 replies · 7,409+ views
    NYT Magazine ^ | 6 February 2005 | DAVID SHEFF
    "...Nick now claims that he was searching for methamphetamine for his entire life, and when he tried it for the first time, as he says, ''That was that.'' It would have been no easier to see him strung out on heroin or cocaine, but as every parent of a methamphetamine addict comes to learn, this drug has a unique, horrific quality. In an interview, Stephan Jenkins, the singer in the band Third Eye Blind, said that methamphetamine makes you feel ''bright and shiny.'' It also makes you paranoid, incoherent and both destructive and pathetically and relentlessly self-destructive. Then you will...