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Supporting the Black Lives Matter Platform

ITS SLANDER OF ISRAEL NOTWITHSTANDING An editorial from the Autumn 2016 issue of Jewish Currents WHEN THE BLACK Lives Matter movement (#BLM) emerged two years ago in angry protest over police racism in Ferguson, Missouri, Baltimore, Maryland, and other localities across the U.S., a new phase of the American civil rights movement began. It was […]

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OpEdge: Killed by Police and Killing Police

There’s No Relationship, But Both Are a National Tragedy by Marc Jampole THOSE like Rudy Giuliani who believe that the Black Lives Matter movement has led to an increase in violence against police officers have not read the statistics. Killings of American police officers are way down, from 27.88 per 100,000 to 7.16 per 100,000 […]

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The Terror and Trauma of Being Black

by Mark Naison Discussed in this essay: Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Spiegel & Grau, 2015, 176 pages LET ME SAY at the outset that I cannot be objective in reviewing Ta-Nehisi Coates new book, Between the World and Me, which is addressed to his 15-year-old son, who burst into tears when learning […]

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The Uncivil Servant: The Thugs Are Loose

by Mitchell Abidor THE THUGS ARE LOOSE on the streets of Baltimore and New York, and the papers and the TV news are full of scenes of violence. Unlike the rioters and demonstrators frauds like Geraldo Rivera call “thugs,” these thugs wear uniforms, and they kill. And when they kill, until now they have almost […]

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Blinding Light News Flash: On Killing Black Men

by Gary Schoichet A GRAND JURY ON STATEN ISLAND saw no evil, heard no evil, and spoke no evil as it declined to indict a police officer who put 43-year-old Eric Garner in an illegal chokehold that caused his death. Mr. Garner’s crime was selling loose cigarettes. The video of the arrest, including the choke […]

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OpEdge: A Death Penalty for Saying “Fuck You”

More Reflections on Ferguson and Racism by Marc Jampole ACCORDING TO FERGUSON, MISSOURI POLICE OFFICER Darren Wilson, the altercation that led to him pulling the trigger of his gun and killing Michael Brown last August started when either Brown or his friend said “Fuck what you have to say.” Let’s be clear: everyone in the […]

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