The Beauty of Skulls – Scientific American (blog)

after death, life © Christine Mercer-Vernon

Today is Hallowe’en, or Samhain, the Celtic “summer’s end”, a time of endings, harvest, and preparing for darkness. It’s a perfect day to share the incredible artistry of painter Christine Mercer-Vernon. 

Mercer-Vernon creates Vanitas paintings, a category of still-life paintings that typically focus on objects imbued with meaning. Most Vanitas paintings are concerned with the idea of carpe diem, or “seize the day”. They are reminders of our own mortality, and also the beauty of life and being in the now. 

What elevates Mercer-Vernon’s paintings above being technically-extraordinary still-lifes is their attachment to personal moments in the artists’ life. The beauty in these skulls is in their newfound role as touchstones, as remembrances; true modern manifestations of Vanitas painting. She treats them not as objects of macabre fascination, but as sculptural objects in a different phase of life. 

Personally, Mercer-Vernon’s work reminds of work I wish I was doing more of myself: it appeals to me on a narrative level as well as an aesthetic one. Not every symbol in her paintings has an analogue in my own life of course, or in other viewers’ lives, but we can still see a story unfolding in the contours of bone and feather, leaf and petal.  

If you, like me, are focused this Hallowe’en on treating endings as new beginnings; or even just love looking at expertly painted beautiful skulls, I urge you to spend a few minutes contemplating Mercer-Vernon’s 30Skulls/30Days project, which ended yesterday. Each entry is accompanied by a note from the artist, which may alter how you see these marvelous bones. 

Where to find more of Christine Mercer-Vernon’s work:

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In Bridgegate closing arguments, defense dubs Gov. Christie a coward – CBS News

NEWARK, N.J. — A defense attorney thundered in closing arguments Monday in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial that Gov. Chris Christie and his inner circle were “cowards” for not testifying against a former staffer on trial for using gridlock for political retaliation.

As CBS New York reported, the defendants’ fate is now in the hands of 12 jurors and three alternates after six weeks and 35 witnesses.

In an emotional presentation that lasted more than two hours, Michael Critchley cast client Bridget Kelly as a single mother faced with an administration more concerned with keeping Christie’s nascent presidential hopes alive than with exposing the truth when details of the scandal surfaced three years ago.

In a rebuttal summation, a prosecutor urged jurors to ignore the insinuations about Christie and others and focus on the evidence against the two defendants, which he called “devastating.”

Jurors were given the case late Monday afternoon and left for the day after brief deliberations. They are scheduled to resume Tuesday.

Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, a former executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, were named in a nine-count indictment in 2015 on charges they schemed to punish the mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing Christie. They face up to 20 years in prison on the most serious counts.

The scandal involving the nation’s busiest bridge, which connects Fort Lee and Manhattan, unfolded at a time when Christie was on the brink of a runaway re-election victory and was considered a top Republican presidential contender. He wasn’t charged, but the story dogged him through a failed presidential bid.

David Wildstein testifies in Bridgegate trial in Newark, N.J., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. 

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Kelly testified during the trial that she told Christie about the lane closures a month before they happened, something Christie has adamantly denied. Critchley reminded jurors Monday that the government didn’t call Christie to say that under oath.

Cupping his hands as if holding a megaphone, Critchley practically yelled, “Chris Christie, where are you?”

Kelly was “the odd person out,” Critchley said. “The inner circle, they know what the code is: ‘Chris Christie knows nothing.’ Bridget Kelly has a different version, and that makes her dangerous. They want that mother of four to take the fall for them. Cowards. Cowards.”

In his rebuttal, Assistant U.S. Attorney Vikas Khanna said the case wasn’t about who could have been charged or who could have been called to testify.

Critchley “wants you to make it about whether Chris Christie lied,” he told jurors. “He wants to distract you from the core of the case. Why? Because the evidence against his client is devastating.”

Kelly and Baroni testified that they believed former Port Authority official David Wildstein when he told them the realignment of access lanes to the bridge in September 2013 was part of a traffic study. Massive gridlock ensued, and Democratic Mayor Mark Sokolich’s pleas went unanswered for four days — on orders from Wildstein, the defendants testified.

Critchley on Monday called Wildstein, a high school classmate of Christie’s who pleaded guilty last year, “the Bernie Madoff of New Jersey politics.” Wildstein testified that both Kelly and Baroni were fully aware of the scheme to punish Sokolich.

In his closing argument Friday, Baroni’s attorney also assailed Wildstein as Christie’s hatchet man and a liar whose testimony shouldn’t be trusted.

Khanna countered Monday that Baroni changed his story about the traffic jams at least three times, including in front of a legislative committee probing the closures in 2013. He said emails and texts among the three co-conspirators corroborated Wildstein, including a text Kelly sent him during the week of the gridlock that read, “Is it wrong that I am smiling?” Kelly testified she was pleased Wildstein told her the traffic study was proceeding well.

“Don’t let them whitewash it,” Khanna said. “It’s as outrageous as it sounds.”

Kelly wrote the infamous “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee” email the month before the lane closures. She testified she deleted that email and others because she was scared people in Christie’s administration who knew of the lane closures weren’t being forthcoming.

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How Zcash Tries to Balance Privacy, Transparency in Blockchain – American Banker

WASHINGTON — Zcash, the cryptocurrency that debuted last week, promises transactional privacy on an open blockchain. That could make distributed-ledger technology more appealing to financial institutions, but perhaps less so for regulators.

The blockchain — the shared-ledger system pioneered in bitcoin — is often touted as a more efficient, transparent and resilient way to record transactions. A major sticking point for financial institutions, however, is that such a system gives every user access to the basic details of every transaction that has been conducted on it.

“If you’re JPMorgan, you can see all of Credit Suisse’s books, and neither JPMorgan nor Credit Suisse is comfortable with that degree of transparency,” said Peter Van Valkenburgh, the research director at Coin Center, a cryptocurrency advocacy group in Washington.

With Zcash, the software developer Zooko Wilcox offers a solution to this problem. If the technology works as envisioned, it could not only make blockchains more palatable for banks but help resolve long-simmering tensions between anti-money-laundering regulations, which demand transparency, and financial privacy. What remains to be seen is how governments will view a system where transactions are auditable but disclosure is under the participants’ control.

Starting with the same basic framework as bitcoin, Wilcox added a recent cryptographic innovation, called the zero-knowledge proof, to the blockchain.

This system allows users to conduct private transactions while maintaining the integrity of the blockchain that supports them. As in bitcoin, users are identified by pseudonymous addresses. Those alphanumeric strings alone do not guarantee privacy, since the flow of funds can be traced through the blockchain and addresses controlled by the same user can be linked.

In Zcash, there are two types of addresses, “transparent” and “shielded.” The transparent addresses and the amounts sent to and from them show up on the blockchain as they would in bitcoin. But if a user opts to use a shielded address, it will be obscured on the public ledger. And if both the sender and receiver of funds have opted to use shielded addresses, the amount sent will be encrypted as well.

Eventually, the Zcash development team will add “view keys” that users will be able to share with third parties to reveal information about their own transactions — though not anybody else’s.

“We call this ‘selective disclosure,’ ” Wilcox said in a statement to American Banker. “It also comes with an encrypted memo field, which allows institutions to safely attach sensitive data to transactions, and make that information visible to authorized parties.”

Bitcoin Whitepaper

Otherwise, the blockchain operates normally; the ledger knows that the amount of funds in the system before and after each transaction remains the same.

What a zero-knowledge proof “potentially gives you is the ability for you to prove something about a data structure without revealing the data inside the data structure,” Van Valkenburgh said.

For banks intrigued by blockchains but leery of volatile, decentralized digital currencies, Wilcox’s company, Zcash Electric Coin Co., is developing enterprise software that would add an encryption layer to a private shared ledger. It’s called ZSL, for Zcash Security Layer — Wilcox has likened it to Secure Sockets Layer, the encryption technology developed in the mid-1990s that made communications on the web safe for online banking.

“With encryption, you can actually get many or most of the properties of transparency and privacy and data security at the same time,” Wilcox said in July at American Banker’s Blockchains + Digital Currencies conference in New York. “You can add encrypted data to a blockchain in such a way that’s decryptable to authorized parties but not to the world.” Yet it retains important properties of the blockchain — “you can’t give different stories to different people and you can’t change your story later,” Wilcox said.

After pausing work on ZSL to make sure the cryptocurrency was released on time and securely, the firm is now tending to both projects simultaneously.

“Our code is getting a trial by fire on the wild and woolly Internet,” Wilcox said by email Monday.

An obvious question is whether the Zcash currency’s privacy features will make it more difficult for the financial institutions involved — such as digital currency exchanges and wallet services, or their banking providers — to comply with anti-money-laundering regulations.

On the one hand, Zcash’s “selective disclosure” capabilities, combined with the pressure on intermediaries to comply with AML rules, would ensure that most transactions are traceable.

The work of collecting basic transactional data for AML purposes would likely be performed by third parties like wallets and exchanges.

To comply with rules for money-services businesses, or simply by virtue of needing to satisfy their bank partners, these companies would have to obtain data on the parties in each transaction and other information to ensure that they can flag suspicious transactions.

“All of that same compliance infrastructure still needs to be in place,” said Pratin Vallabhaneni, an associate at the law firm of Arnold & Porter. “If you’re a user of Zcash thinking, ‘Oh, I’m going to have a more anonymous transaction,'” he added, “that’s not correct because you won’t be able to enter into the [rest of the financial] ecosystem” without disclosing basic identifying information.

Leading Messaging Apps Fail on User Privacy – Voice of America

The world’s most popular messaging apps are failing to adequately protect users’ security and privacy, according to Amnesty International.

Amnesty looked at 11 of the most popular messaging apps and found big variations in security. Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp came out on top, with scores of 73 out of 100.

“For example in WhatsApp, the application uses very strong encryption,” said Amnesty’s Sherif Elsayed-Ali led the research, who led the research. “It does a very good job of telling people what kind of encryption it uses and how it protects people’s information.”

FILE – CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about the Messenger app during a Facebook developer conference in San Francisco, California, March 25, 2015.

Conversely, Skype — which is owned by software giant Microsoft — and Snapchat performed poorly.

“They do not use end-to-end encryption, which is essentially a kind of encryption that means that only the sender and the receiver are able to read the messages,” Elsayed-Ali said.

Snapchat disputes Amnesty’s conclusions, and says privacy and security are “foundation values.”

Microsoft told VOA in a statement: “Skype uses encryption and a range of other technical security measures, and we protect people’s privacy through legal challenges, advocacy, and strong policies to notify customers when we receive government requests for their data.”

Amnesty’s Elsayed-Ali says it’s not only personal privacy at stake.

“Journalists all over the world who are trying to uncover corruption, trying to uncover abuses by government,” Elsayed-Ali said. “There are activists who are resisting repression in their countries. And they are being actively sought out by their governments, who are trying to find their information to disrupt their work and often to imprison them or persecute them.”

At the bottom of Amnesty’s rankings was the Chinese firm Tencent, which owns the messaging apps WeChat and QQ. It scored zero out of 100.

Danbury-based Aerial Photography uses drones to get the shots … – The Advocate

DANBURY — There are strict rules for commercial drone photography, and Sandy Schupper knows and follows them all.

Schupper is the owner of Danbury-based Aerial Photography, which counts among its clients real estate agents, wedding planners and sports organizations.

“Drone photography is almost like a walk through a property,” Schupper, a disabled Vietnam veteran, said. “Real estate is the biggest segment of my business, followed by events.”

But drone photography, especially as a commercial enterprise, involves more than simply buying a drone with a camera and sending the unit into the air. Federal regulations and privacy issues come into play, and the drone operator is responsible for knowing them.

As of last December, all drones weighing more than about a half-pound need to be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration. Even if used a toy, it should be registered before its first use. Drones over 55 pounds need to be registered as a different class of aircraft.

Also, if used within five miles of an airport, the drone operator is required to notify the airport operator or air traffic control tower prior to using the drone. Danbury Municipal Airport is within five miles of most of Danbury and parts of many surrounding towns.

The rules are even stricter when drones are used for business purposes. As of Aug. 29, all drones to be used commercially must be registered and licensed. Other rules for commercial use include the drone always being in the visual line of sight of the operator and only being flown up to 400 feet above the ground and up to 100 miles per hour. The drone cannot be used in the dark.

“Many people consider drones to be toys, but even small drones can cause significant damage if it hits a person or is flown over a road and causes a distraction to drivers. Also, they can be used for illicit purposes, so most drones need to be registered,” Schupper said. “A lot of people don’t even know there are rules regarding drone operation. It’s fun and addicting, but you have to use common sense and can’t be reckless.”

Schupper said he is busiest with his real estate clients in spring and summer, when trees are full of leaves and properties look their most lush. Fall foliage, he said, is not as busy a time as fewer homes go on the market heading into winter.

“The whole real estate market slows down after the summer,” he said. “You seldom see photos of properties with bare trees or snow on the ground.”

Nancy Robbers, a writer for the real estate website, said drones are “shaping up to the be the next evolution in real estate photography.” Aerial photos can show potential buyers the entire property as well as common driving and walking routes to and from the home. It can also show house-seekers what other homes in the neighborhood look like.

It also cuts dramatically the cost of getting such photos and videos, previously obtainable only from airplanes or helicopters, according to Robbers.

While real estate photography may be his most sought-after service, he said his favorite assignment so far has been a wedding. Although his work area typically covers Connecticut, nearby New York and New York City, Schupper traveled to Alabama for this wedding.

“It was complicated, but that made it fun. It was a challenge,” he said. “That’s been my favorite so far. Real estate is fun, too, but it’s quick.”

For Schupper, drone photography allows him to combine two of his loves: technology and flight. He started aerial photography with the common “toy” drones, but now operates a professional drone.

“Practice, practice, practice,” he said about perfecting the controls and camera angles. “It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m thankful for the technology. What these drones can do these days is amazing. They are very, very sophisticated.”

Schupper, a longtime technology entrepreneur, said he likes his business model with Aerial Photography as he can work from home, has low overhead and enjoys the technical part of producing the photos and videos.

“It’s a nice second life,” he said. “And Connecticut is a beautiful place to do it.”

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Beauty Guru Shiva Rose is Obsessed With Yoni Eggs – W Magazine

Back when Shiva Rose first appeared in the public eye, I remember studying the young actress and new bride of actor Dylan McDermott and thinking how quiet and demure she seemed. Boy, was I wrong! Rose, who also has her all natural, eponymous skincare line, was in New York recently to show me her newest product offerings. We talked oils, oily skin, bone broth and our yonis. What’s a yoni? Google it. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

So, your latest product is a super rich night cream?
It contains pearl powder, hyaluronic acid, and meadow foam. It’s a powerful nourishing cream for women who are still worried about using oils.

It took me a while to get into oils and now I can’t get enough.
I’m a big oil person, too. But I still get resistance, even now. I use both; I apply the oil, then the cream sort of seals it in.

That’s exactly what I do…
The more, the better.

I met with this big dermatologist recently, who shall go nameless. And he told me that my skin is too oily. Dude, at my age, I’ll take all the oil I can get.
But we need the oils. The whole Ayurvedic philosophy is to feed your skin oils. And that’s the problem with a lot of products. At first, they seem like they’re doing their job, but in the long run, they dry you out. That’s why you apply oils, but I take oils internally, too. You’re a Kapha [the Ayurvedic dosha related to water and earth], you’re lucky. I’m trying to be more Kapha. I take ghee and coconut oil every day. I’m constantly trying to replenish.

How did you get into skin care?
Just being a nerd. I love research. And I’m single, so I can spend hours on the computer researching. 

But you didn’t get into it because you were single…
No! I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition when I was 26 and I was told I had a year to live. I had lupus, scleroderma and rheumatoid arthritis. But I’m a rebel. I said, “No, that’s not right.” I started researching and I found a holistic doctor who started me on the right path. He said I’d be better in a year. It didn’t take a year; it’s taken many years, but I finally feel that I’m there.

Was your diet the biggest part of this plan? What did you cut out and what did you add in?
I cut out all the wheat, and heavily modified products, so it’s all organic. I added raw dairy.

Is everything in your diet raw?
No, I cook stuff, and I added more fat. I was very thin when I was in my 20s. I was an actress and it was the fat-free 90s.

Everyone was living fat-free back then.
I added ghee, butter, coconut oil, and spirituality. I did a whole 360, and that’s when I started my blog seven years ago. I started documenting everything. Then the skincare came along because I realized you can’t just eat healthy, then slather all these chemicals all over your skin. That’s what prompted this rose oil.

Was that your first [skin care product]?
Yes, and that led to everything else.

So aside from your name, why do you love rose?
It was one of the first ingredients I worked with. It’s the queen of all the flowers. My grandmother, who I was named after, grew them in her garden. Rose is very healing, it opens the heart, it’s the highest vibrational flower. When they rate the energy levels of flowers, rose is the highest. It heals the heart, opens the chakra, and it has anti-aging properties. My grandmother gave me the love of plants. We’d go hiking in Yosemite and she’d name all the plants. She educated me on the power of them.

Before you were diagnosed, were you always healthy?
I discovered the L.A. Farmers Market when I was young, like 18. I’d been a vegetarian for 25 years, so I’d eat a lot of pasta, muffins, bagels, a lot of wheat since I was on a fat-free diet. I needed energy, so I’d eat carbs, which were all filled with GMOs.

Do you eat meat now?
I do, medicinally.

Medicinally? Like a hamburger vitamin?
Like bone broth!

Oh! Ok. Is that commonly known as medicinal beef?
I don’t know. I live in LA. I call it that.

I’m going to say that I have gummy bears medicinally, or medicinal wine. OK, time for Shiva’s beauty questions! Ready?
Go for it.

What’s your first beauty memory?
I remember a Persian woman telling me to rub lemon on my elbows and neck. It gets rid of dark spots and keeps it moisturized.

What beauty products are currently in your purse?
My glow balm and chocolate.

Medicinal chocolate?
Of course.

What was your worst beauty blunder?
I shaved my eyebrows when I was a teenager. I dyed my hair red and shaved my eyebrows.

What prompted this?
I thought I had too much of a brow and I wanted to be rebellious. My father wouldn’t look at me for the longest time. He’d walk by with his hand blocking his line of vision towards me. 

What beauty trend do you not get?
Maybe the alterations that they do down there…?

Where? Oh!  You mean like the Brazilian?
No, the alterations they get. Surgically.

Oh, gross! Me too.
Another thing that bothers me is that people in L.A. are whitening their teeth too much. They’re so white, they’re florescent. It’s disconcerting. It’ll come here. It’s only a matter of time.

Gosh, I hope not. What lipstick are you wearing?
I have one I created with Vapor. It’s out this week. I also like Charlotte Tilbury’s lipsticks and Hourglass.

If we pulled back your shower curtain, what would we find?
Crystals. I bathe with my crystals, depending on what I need. To get rid of negativity, I’ll put in a black tourmaline. If I want to create heart, I’ll use a morganite and a rose quartz. If I want more monetary stuff, I’ll put a citrine in there. Then I’ll add things from the garden, like rosemary or lemon balm.

Are you a big bather?
I take a bath every day. I believe in bath rituals. You get rid of the negativity of the day and put in the positivity through the bath.

What are you currently obsessed with?
I love yoni eggs, but that might be too out there.

What is that?
It’s an ancient practice from China. The concubines used to do it for power and to please the emperor. It’s a crystal egg that you put in your yoni.

What’s a yoni?
It’s your…

Oh. Down there? It gives you power? Do you have one in right now? You seem rather powerful today. Or maybe it’s the medicinal beef talking…
I took it out, but I slept with it in.

Is that how most women use it?
Some do, but for others, it gives them too much energy and they can’t sleep with it in. But for some reason, while I’ve been in New York, I’ve been sleeping with mine.

What is its consistency?
They’re made from different materials, but jade is a good one to start with because jade releases negativity.

Do women use it for, eh, strengthening purposes? Or, to get pregnant?
It can help with hormones and fertility. It can release trauma, and it can help the kegels without doing the kegel exercises. Because you can do kegels wrong, and this ensures that you don’t. The [vaginal] walls will go towards it and actually do kegels without you even knowing it. It might seem heavy at first, but practice lying down on your back. That way, it won’t fall out when you do the exercises.

Okay…Where does one buy it?
I sell it on my site, but wherever you get it, get nephrite jade. It’s from Australia. You don’t want the jade that’s made in China because you’re not sure of its origin.

Can we please go back to our original topic of roses and skincare?

Miss Piggy Dishes on New Fashion Collab: "The Kate Spade Girl and Moi? Same Thing" – E! Online

Miss Piggy is taking the fashion world by storm—as if that’s a surprise.

The ever-fashionable pig has recently announced that she will be collaborating with Kate Spade New York for a one of a kind Miss Piggy-inspired collection and a short ad-based film titled Miss Adventure.

“I am the embodiment of the Kate Spade girl right now,” Miss Piggy told E! News in an exclusive interview, spilling all of the details about her collab with Kate Spade’s Chief Creative Officer Deborah Lloyd.

Wearing a Deborah Lloyd holiday special, which was designed especially for her, Miss Piggy was all smiles when talking about her newest fashion venture and her love for the CCO.

“I have been her muse for years,” she said. “I’ve always loved Kate Spade. I’m quick, I’m smart and I’m strong. Just like Kate Spade. We are synonymous. The Kate Spade girl and moi? Same thing.”

“I love everything in my collection,” the fashion icon explained. “I’m a shoe girl, I’m a dress girl. I have everything, [and my collection] is bold, it’s strong, it’s pink, it’s polka dots, it’s fun. All of these things are things Kate Spade does well. So it works.”

And Miss Piggy wasn’t the only one to comment on the new line either.

After working for Banana Republic and Burberry, Lloyd joined the Kate Spade brand as Chief Creative Officer in 2007 and began overseeing all creative aspects of the company, including merchandising and design. Therefore, it is no surprise that she played a huge part in the Miss Piggy-inspired line, and that she had nothing but positive things to say about the famous pig.

“She was the one. She inspires everything about this collection. We are kindred spirits. Our favorite colors are pink. Second is glitter. We’re a match made in heaven,” Lloyd explained.

As for who inspires Miss Piggy’s personal fashion sense? The classic women of Hollywood, of course.

“I love the Golden Age of Hollywood. I idolize people like Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman,” she fawned. “I’d also say Audrey Hepburn always looked good in what she wore, but she also came up with breakfast at Tiffany’s and I never thought of that before her.”

The models of the current age, though? Miss Piggy says that she isn’t as awestruck by them as the rest of us.

“No [I don’t aspire to be like them], but that does not stop them from idolizing moi,” the fashionable pig said. “Jourdan Dunn for one, she is following me everywhere these days. She followed me to a photo shoot for Kate Spade just the other day.”

But don’t think Miss Piggy is letting her new fashion fame go to her head. She is also using it to push her beliefs on the fashion industry’s size standards, and Miss Piggy is all for inclusiveness.

“It’s important that people like Kate Spade New York make clothes for everyone, you know. Everybody isn’t the same size,” she explained. “You know, I am petite but curvy, and you are tall and slender. And we can both of us can wear Kate Spade.”

“It just makes good business sense if you think about it, everybody’s gotta wear clothes,” she finished.

While we did focus on fashion, don’t think we didn’t ask about her relationship with Kermit the Frog, who Piggy infamously split from last year after rumors swirled that Kermit had moved on.

“You can’t believe, I am having fun. I am having fun. Kermit, who’s that?” she asked. “I have even more style now. I’m living life out loud. I’m getting even more attention now and part of it is because of Deborah.”

But she did give us some hope that a reunion may happen in the future.

“You never know what might happen,” she said. “Look, who would have thought they would make seven, seven, of those Vin Diesel Speed Racer movies?”

We wish you the best of luck, Miss Piggy, and we can’t wait to see what designs you have to offer.

You can catch the Kate Spade collab and Miss Piggy in her Kate Spade film debut, Miss Adventure, this December.

At a Certain Point We May Need To Admit That This Whole Package Delivery Thing Isn’t Working Out As Is

At a Certain Point We May Need To Admit That This Whole Package Delivery Thing Isn’t Working Out As Is

A reader reports:

“We live on Kenyon St between Sherman and Georgia. During this month, we’ve had two separate package thieves. The Third District is putting together fliers of both suspects to circulate.”

Ed. Note: I was only able to get one video to work.