Sometimes, the justice system gives me hope of a better tomorrow. Sometimes.

Happening in the World: A French woman has been fined approximately $1,400 dollars for causing a major crash at Tour de France’s first stage in June 2021. The woman had woven a cardboard sign that clipped the side of German cyclist Tony Martin, resulting in a collision that forced two cyclists to retire from the race and left eight more injured (BBC).

Happening in the US: A Chicago jury has found Empire actor Jessie Smollett guilty on five counts of felony disorderly conduct after he falsely alleged to be a victim of a hate crime in January 2019. Smollet maintained his innocence on the stand despite overwhelming evidence that he staged a fake hate crime in an attempt to garner sympathetic media coverage. The defense has stated that they intend to appeal the conviction (CNN).

Happening in NYC: The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that it will remove the Sackler family name from various exhibition spaces. The Sackler family has been widely criticized for its role in the American opiate crisis via its ownership (up until recently) of Purdue Pharmaceuticals, the company that produced Oxycotin (Gothamist).

Happening in Our Community: Latenite theatre tickets might be sold out, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t snag a seat! Standby list opens up 30 minutes before the show and works on a first come, first serve basis. You don’t want to miss this! For more info, click here.

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