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The shooting of Michael Brown & its turbulent aftermath have renewed an old question: Why does the black community raise a ruckus when a white person kills a black person, which is rare, yet not when a black person kills a black person, which is far less rare? It’s a complaint perennially lodged by conservative commentators. Jason Riley, an African-American editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, criticized the Rev. Al Sharpton’s appearance in Ferguson,… Continue reading
Those of us who admit that we were not there, & do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority. We all know what has happened since then — & it has been a complete disgrace by politicians, the media & mobs of rioters & looters. Despite all the people who act as if they know exactly what happened, nevertheless when the… Continue reading
255689 5  Is Ferguson a Social Media Victim? Soon the cameras, protesters, gawkers & tweeters will depart Ferguson, Missouri, leaving the question: What will be left of this embattled city when the smoke clears? We’ve seen predominantly African-American communities caught up in such turmoil before. We’ve seen the people’s buildings, stores, places of employment & reputation wrecked for decades — Watts in 1965 & Newark in 1967. In both cases, demonstrations set off by long-simmering grievances attracted violence & those who feasted on… Continue reading
255687 5  Ferguson Divides us Less Than we Imagine WASHINGTON — African-Americans are not alone in being horrified by the killing of Michael Brown. They are not alone in their concern over the police’s behavior. And there’s evidence that a large number of white Americans have still not fully formed their views on this tragedy. This means that how we discuss & debate the events in Ferguson, Mo., in the coming weeks really matters. What you have probably heard up to now is how… Continue reading
Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson is neither Mark Fuhrman nor Barney Fife. Based on what has been presented so far in the media, not even an O.J. Simpson juror would find Wilson guilty of murder. Many simply have chosen to believe that teenager Michael Brown was “executed” or “shot several times in the back” — the evidence can wait. Witnesses who definitively assert that officer Wilson “shot him in the back” have been contradicted… Continue reading
The Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted unanimously last week to ask the City Council to consider “financial incentives, such as a lottery system,” to draw voters to the polls. You just know that if the city embraces this new low, then it will spread like a cancer across the land. The City of Angels has a problem. As Ethics Commission President Nathan Hochman put it, campaign “spending is going up, & voter turnout is going… Continue reading
255666 5  Could Legal Challenges Boost Perry, Christie, Walker in 16? Chris Christie, Scott Walker & Rick Perry are all positioning themselves to enter the 2016 presidential race as top-tier candidates for the Republican nomination.    But before concerning themselves in earnest with becoming the next GOP standard-bearer, these three governors must contend with a shared, & unpleasant, distinction: Each man, or his administration, faces accusations of legal wrongdoing.  For months, Christie has been trying to move beyond investigations into a decision by members… Continue reading
transparent 1093278 Van Pelt leads Barclays logjam, McIlroy struggles By Larry Fine PARAMUS New Jersey (Reuters) – Bo Van Pelt chipped in for eagle at the par-five 17th hole for a 65 that pushed him past a crowd of eight players & into the first-round lead at The Barclays on a Thursday when Rory McIlroy played poorly. The Northern Irishman, winner in his last three starts including the British Open & PGA Championship, shot a three-over-par 74 & trailed Van Pelt by nine strokes.… Continue reading

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