None of the things proposed by president Obama is likely to reduce gun violence.
Compare the operation of a supermarket in a low-crime neighborhood with that of one in a high-crime neighborhood.
Maybe the parents who are so bitter over the loss of a son in a wholly unnecessary confrontation with a policeman doing his job might ask themselves if they did their job, when they raised a child without teaching him either common sense or common decency.
Our Drug War creates the carnage that drives poor Latin Americans to abandon their villages and move north.
Williams’ sickness resided in his inability and unwillingness to look at people as individuals, and instead to view everything through a collective lens.
To restrain the police, we have to restrain the government for which the police work — and get that government out of our lives, completely out, provided we are not violent offenders or frauds.
Innocent men, women and children — most of them black — will pay with their lives in New York, as they have in Baltimore and elsewhere.