“Since taking office last July, the former Rhodes scholar, who grew up in a largely white, affluent suburb, has made reducing crime his Number One priority and installed a zero-tolerance policing strategy engineered by a veteran of New York’s drug wars.
“I think that we have to question people who cannot separate fantasy from reality, who actually think that what they are seeing in videos and on albums are how black people – all black people – actually live and behave.”
“I believe the system failed Seung Cho like it failed the other 32 men and women who lost their lives this week. Although he pulled the trigger Monday morning, I consider him the thirty-third victim in a tragedy that has engulfed the country.”
Thx AAM. “Cho was unusually quiet as a child, relatives said. He did not respond to greetings. He did not want to be hugged. But when Cho fought with his older sister, he would punch her with shocking violence.”
Thx AAM. “She claimed that one of her professors asked her not to bring the sword to class anymore and even after she agreed, she said, the teacher harassed her about it. The student said the professor likened her to the Virginia Tech gunman and threatene
Thx AAM. “In the media blitz that followed, many news organizations referred to the killer as “Cho Seung-Hui”; others used the Americanized version, “Seung-Hui Cho.” How did the news outlets decide which name to use?”
Thx AAM. “Only a week after Don Imus…his former colleagues across the spectrum of talk radio have wrestled with how far they can go in sounding off (and even mining for a few laughs) on the violence at Virginia Tech.”
Thx Kyla! “The MTA has launched an effort to find descendants of long-dead Chinese whose burial bricks and other artifacts were found during Gold Line work.”
Thx Ananser. “Offering more than $10 an hour as well as new skills and a shot at upward mobility, construction provided many illegal immigrants the best job they ever had, a step up from the backbreaking work…”
Thx ananser. “BET is making the first scripted series in its 28-year history, a sitcom about a group of black slackers. Somebodies is expected to premiere in October, Reginald Hudlin, BET’s entertainment president, said Wednesday.”
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