Earlier this week I had a conversation with a friend, a very conservative Republican, about the Stop and Frisk ruling. His comment to me was “I can’t understand how you and other liberals can applaud the ruling. Don’t you realize that you have condemned the youth you supposedly support to an uncertain future? Don’t you realize how many African-American and Latino youth are going to be killed because this ruling handcuffs the police and does not allow them to do their job?”… [Read more]
Finally. Thanks to the perseverance of the New York Civil Liberties Union, the City of New York will clear the records of thousands of innocent people who were stopped under the city’s controversial “stop and frisk” program.
To give some background, under Mayor Bloomberg the NY Police Department (NYPD) has conducted more stop-and-frisk encounters than the combined populations of Baltimore, Boston, Denver, Seattle, Detroit, San Francisco, Washington D.C.… [Read more]
“Deep in my heart, I do believe, that we shall overcome someday…” As I stood in the pouring rain Saturday in Atlanta for the Trayvon Martin rally, my mind wandered to another time, another place. I could have been standing in the rain for a rally during the 1960s. I could have been in any city in America.… [Read more]
“Some will die over oil kill over land Charge you for taxes and Blame Uncle Sam Read you your rights and charge you for nothing Now who’s really gangsta And tell me who’s frontin’ Murder your sons, ravage your daughters Here overseas and across the waters Tanks and missiles, bombs and grenades Inject the land with guns and aids”… [Read more]
The George Zimmerman (GZ) trial is over and the verdict is a travesty…anyone with the ability to reason should understand that. That being the case, I wasn’t going to add to everything already published…that is, until my wife pointed out something on the opinion page of the High Point Enterprise. This was a compilation of six posts submitted in the “Opinion/Your View Poll” about the GZ verdict.… [Read more]
So many people have their undies in a knot over this week’s cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The Boston Bomber, the young kid from Uzbekistan who bombed the Boston Marathon is on the cover. People are screaming far and wide about it. Walgreen’s won’t sell it. There’s a big hoopla over it.
I don’t understand it.… [Read more]
As much as it offended anyone with a well-developed sense of reason, fairness, or compassion, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager.
Imagine two people in the street. One has a gun. The other is shot and killed – but the man with the gun is found not guilty of the death.… [Read more]
Dear Mrs. Vera,
Can you think of any way that our beloved Paula Deen can redeem herself?
Fondest regards, your friend, Emeril J. Lagasse
Dear Emerald J-Lo Gassy,
You have always been a kind, generous and spicy soul, and it is to your credit that you show compassion to Ms. Deen in what is not her finest hour in the oven or 4 minutes per side in the frying pan.… [Read more]