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Category: American Culture and Society

Killing Police in the Era of Black Lives Matter

The execution of the Sheriff’s Deputy in Harris County, Texas was horrible. All sensible peoples’ hearts go out to the officer’s family and his co-workers. But, the Harris County DA and the Sheriff immediately moved the murder from the arena of tragedy to the cesspool of contemporary political rhetoric. “We’ve heard black lives matter; all lives matter. Well, cops’ lives matter too,” Hickman said. “At any point where the rhetoric ramps up to the point where calculated cold-blooded assassination of police officers happen(s), this rhetoric has gotten out of control,”… Read more Killing Police in the Era of Black Lives Matter

The Devil Still Lives : Gilbert King’s DEVIL IN THE GROVE: THURGOOD MARSHALL, THE GROVELAND BOYS, AND THE DAWN OF A NEW AMERICA.

 I just completed Gilbert King’s compelling non-fiction work, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America. The book deservedly won the Pulitzer Prize… Read more The Devil Still Lives : Gilbert King’s DEVIL IN THE GROVE: THURGOOD MARSHALL, THE GROVELAND BOYS, AND THE DAWN OF A NEW AMERICA.