All Blog Posts Tagged 'shootings' (3)

You don't know what to expect

I just listened to the story about the Milwaukee Police Department under Chief Ed Flynn that aired on This American Life. There was a shocking disconnection from the supposed idealism of Flynn to the horrible incidents of brutality perpetrated by his police. There were illegal cavity searches performed in public to humiliate and degrade black men. Imagine some man feeling he has the authority to sexually violate you and you have no recourse? No way to way what is…


Added by kenyatta yamel on February 16, 2015 at 7:46pm — No Comments

No One Remembers—A Book Review of The Orangeburg Massacre

by Donald R Barbera

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,

We're finally on our own.

This summer I hear the…


Added by Donald R Barbera on February 5, 2014 at 7:54am — 4 Comments

Another PhD Candidate Goes Over the Edge

“Here’s an object more of dread / Than aught the grave contains – A human form with reason fled / While wretched life remains.”

Abraham Lincoln, letter to Andrew Johnson, Sept. 6, 1846


A heavily armed man explodes a gas canister in a theater, then opens fire,  killing a dozen, wounding many more.  Again, Colorado and the nation are in shock.  The eternal gun debate, which Obama had been keeping quiet, explodes, four months before an election.  There’s…


Added by Alan Perlman on July 27, 2012 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

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