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Who’s spreading propaganda about my city?
I’ve been reading tweets and Daily News letters to the editor about how bad, how filthy, how dangerous, how ugly my city has become. Indeed, one Daily News comment, datelined from somewhere on the West Coast, yowled his NY loathing … Continue reading
Posted in Fascism, Propaganda, The Facts of Life, Trumpism Tagged Black Lives Matter, Chambers Street subway station, Charlottesville, Daily News, Facebook, George Floyd, KKK, Lilac Chocolates, New York City, NYC subways, Porto Rico Coffee Comments Off on Who’s spreading propaganda about my city?
A quarter century before Chauvin, another cop was convicted of murder
The New York Times reported the conviction of that cop, Paolo Colecchia. I had forgotten his name. But I will never forget the name of the man he murdered: Levi Gaines. His full name was Nathaniel Levi Gaines, Jr. but … Continue reading
Posted in Judiciary, Law, suits and order, Lawyers, police violence, Racism, The Facts of Life Tagged Derek Chauvin, George Floyd, Nathaniel Levi Gaines Jr., NYPD psychogists, Paolo Colecchia, police shootings, police violence, racism in NYPD Comments Off on A quarter century before Chauvin, another cop was convicted of murder
I haven’t been able to watch much of the trial. After I saw a man weep on the witness stand, I turned the TV off. Chauvin’s icy sadism, indelibly recorded on that terrible video, twisted my insides. (As a former … Continue reading
Posted in Scenes From My Life, The Facts of Life, War on women Tagged Chauvin, domestic cruelty, Fred Trump, George Floyd, Strong Man, Trump Comments Off on Contemplating cruelty