“Forty-odd years on, my story probably seems like ancient history to most people, layered over with Hollywood legend. For me it’s not, since at the age of 78 I’m still deaf in one ear and I walk with a limp and I carry fragments of the bullet near my brain. I am also, all these years later, still persona non grata in the NYPD.” Frank Serpico in Politico Magazine: The Police Are Still Out of Control. I should know.

+ “All that battle gear you saw in Ferguson was acquired not from the military, but from private companies like the ones touting their wares at Urban Shield.” From MoJo: The making of the warrior cop.

+ The New Yorker: Dropbox, Airbnb, and the fight over San Francisco’s public spaces.

+ Aeon: The shame of poor teeth in a rich world.