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Did Cops have an episode in which a woman's baby was taken from her for "lying to the police"?

Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson via Twitter (19k likes; 2k retweets), and posted on Reddit's r/Bad_Cop_No_Donut (20.1k likes) I couldn't immediately verify this claim; I didn't find a link in the ...

television police  
asked by Rebecca J. Stones 11 votes

Did the House Select committee on Assassinations come to the conclusion that JFK was "probably" eliminated as part of a conspiracy?

Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura writes in American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us: There are two official government reports on the ...

united-states jfk assassination  
asked by Christian 8 votes
answered by DJClayworth 34 votes

Is there a dramatic decrease in the number of diagnoses of noninfectious diseases?

According to an article in the Swiss newspaper Tagesanzeiger, the CEO of Novartis (one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies) stated in a phone conference on quarterly financials that "...

covid-19 public-health disease  
asked by burner21 3 votes
answered by LangLаngС 0 votes

Is solar power the cheapest form for utility companies to build?

A recent Popular Mechanics article claimed In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says solar is now the cheapest form of electricity for utility companies to build. That’s thanks to ...

economics power-generation  
asked by Sebastiaan van den Broek 2 votes
answered by Ash 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Is a police officer 18x more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be by a police officer?

PragerU is a YouTube channel for expressive conservative views. They published a video titled Are The Police Racist? (with over a million views) that has this claim [at 2:48]: a police officer is ...

united-states race  
asked by user42650 111 votes
answered by icc97 172 votes

Is the Ballmer Peak real?

There is a myth saying that having a BAC in the 0.129% - 0.138% range can improve your cognitive abilities. This effect is called the Ballmer Peak (a reference to Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft) and ...

alcohol cognitive-fitness  
asked by Alexandru 133 votes
answered by ESultanik 126 votes

Does New York City legally recognize 31 different genders?

Several news sources (for example, The Odyssey Online and the Toronto Sun in 2016) claim that New York City recognizes 31 distinct genders. On the other hand, an article from the Huffington Post ...

law gender  
asked by Robert Columbia 60 votes
answered by IMSoP 93 votes

Can 1 in 1,000 black men expect to be killed over the course of their lifetime by the police?

In Last Week Tonight of June 8th, 2020, John Oliver mentions that 1 in 1,000 black men can expect to be killed by the police. At 5:05 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf4cea5oObY I have tracked the ...

united-states criminology police statistics racism  
asked by nautilus 92 votes
answered by DJClayworth 140 votes

Was David Cameron linked to "Hang Nelson Mandela" posters in the 1980s?

A post circulating Facebook and elsewhere reads: Nelson Mandela will die soon. Today, tomorrow, this week, next week. It won't be long. Remember this, he out-lived Thatcher. When he does die, and ...

history politics united-kingdom nelson-mandela  
asked by slim 18 votes
answered by Tom77 15 votes

Does torture work well as an interrogation technique?

Wikipedia's Effectiveness of torture for interrogation says, Torture has been used throughout history for the purpose of obtaining information in interrogation. Some arguments say that it is an ...

history psychology politics law  
asked by David Thornley 515 votes
answered by Larian LeQuella 723 votes

Are ceramic heaters more efficient than convection heaters?

A colleague is trying to tell me that I should pay more and get a ceramic heater rather than a cheap convection room heater because I'll save money on electricity. I have one like this: Sure it's ...

physics consumer-products  
asked by Coomie 15 votes
answered by Thomas O 14 votes
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