“The events of the last few days underscore the ways in which the hard power of government authority and soft power of online conversation can align in peculiar and insidious ways. As news began to spread on social media of 21 Savage’s arrest on Sunday, the meme and joke ecosystem that uses trauma as oxygen went into overdrive, reacting with special intensity to the revelation that 21 Savage — one of the titans of Atlanta’s rap scene — was in fact British.” NYT: 21 Savage, American Rapper. (If ICE has time to arrest and detain 21 Savage, there is no emergency…)

+ “The City Council in Nogales, which sits on the border with Nogales, Mexico, wants the federal government to remove all concertina wire installed within the city limits. Otherwise, Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino said the city will sue.” Another day, another city that tells the Trump administration they don’t want the extra border protection to protect them from an imaginary crisis. Arizona city officials want border wall’s razor wire removed.