Tag Archives: Derek Chauvin

Scene from my life: The Blue Wall of Silence

In yesterday’s Times, Timothy Egan published an opinion piece, “The Blue Wall of Silence Is Starting To Crack.” Although he’s correct to describe the number of policemen who testified for the prosecution against Derek Chauvin as a crack in the … Continue reading

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How juries are selected

Years ago, I was in England to celebrate the joint aggregate birthday of two dear friends. (I think it was their 90th.) The evening became even more delightful to me when I realized that the man sitting next to me … Continue reading

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Racism, corporate and Christian awakenings, and police blotters

From Harper’s Weekly Report: Colgate-Palmolive announced that it is considering changing the brand name Darlie, which is marketed in Chinese as “Black person toothpaste”; the line was formerly called “Darkie” and used a man in blackface for its logo. “…considering…” … Continue reading

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