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Sparkling Sidewalks That Reduce The Need For Street Lighting

There’s little need to be wary of a nighttime stroll though a park in Cambridge, England. During the day, particles in the surface of the path absorb UV light. In the evening, they release that energy again. The result is a beautiful effect that its creators call “Starpath.”

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"Who watches the watchmen?" asked some faceshield-less sitting duck.
5 Recent Trends That Make It Hard to Trust Police (Part 2)

#4. They’re Using SWAT Tactics for Everything Now
Imagine the surprise and eventual horror 72-year-old Aaron Awtry of Baltimore County, Maryland, must have felt when a SWAT team started breaking down his door… Actually, the part where the police showed up wasn’t unusual at all. His home had been “raided” several times because of illegal gambling. The difference is that, in those previous public safety missions, the police just knocked on Awtry’s door, waited for an answer, and gave everyone $100 tickets.

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cracked:

"Who watches the watchmen?" asked some faceshield-less sitting duck.

5 Recent Trends That Make It Hard to Trust Police (Part 2)

#4. They’re Using SWAT Tactics for Everything Now

Imagine the surprise and eventual horror 72-year-old Aaron Awtry of Baltimore County, Maryland, must have felt when a SWAT team started breaking down his door… Actually, the part where the police showed up wasn’t unusual at all. His home had been “raided” several times because of illegal gambling. The difference is that, in those previous public safety missions, the police just knocked on Awtry’s door, waited for an answer, and gave everyone $100 tickets.

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