Lazy blogger, Saturday edition

“NYU cleared in transplant of kidney”: 37-year-old Vincent Liew received a donor kidney from a woman who was later found to have had metastatic ovarian cancer.  Liew died of cancer seven months after the transplant, five months after being informed the donor had cancer.   More information here.

Another example of how anti-immigration rhetoric encourages racism and harassment:  High school soccer fans throw “green cards” onto field during game where opposing team is majority-Latino.

More wrongful detentions:  A Chicago citizen was detained even after his mother provided proof of his citizenship by birth.  Note the end of the article:

But such incidents are not unusual, said Stevens, who went through the files of an immigration and refugee rights project and found that 82 cases — 1 percent of the total — involved U.S. citizens, most of whom had been held for one to three months.

That would translate to 4,000 of the 400,000 people detained last year by ICE, Stevens said. She also tracked 30 cases since 2003 where ICE went a step further and deported U.S. citizens, she said. In one case, it took a man wrongfully deported to Jamaica a decade to put together the paperwork to return to the United States, she said.

“Racial bias found in police officer mistaken-identity strife”: Strife?  The task force is about officers shot by other officers.  Apparently there’s an “issue of race” but not necessarily racism.

More empathy tests and the return of the purple people:  An Italian researcher tests reactions of people watching a needle poking white, black and purple hands.  Purple hands most likely to get reactions from both white people and black people.


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