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Grand juries, Ferguson, lots of questions and incredible sadness

What do I feel this morning after the grand jury failed to indict Officer Wilson on any charge?  Just incredible sadness and weariness.

I served on a grand jury in Boston.   1,007 more words

Civil Rights

Book Club I

(Today I introduce a new semi-regular element to the site. Book Club where I review city/urban-centric books from the pile that have been gathering dust here around me, victims of very good intentions but little carry through. 925 more words

City Building

What Good is Wall Street?

What Good is Wall Street?

by John Cassidy, New Yorker, 2010

This was written in 2010 and much of it applies today, as nothing catastrophic has taken place in the financial sector since.  54 more words

In which BBC News helps an MP's falsehood on its way to becoming an accepted 'fact'

As we noted here in an earlier post, there was nothing ‘right’ or ‘honourable’ about the numerous utterances of inaccurate anti-Israel propaganda voiced by some of the members of the British parliament during the Commons debate on the issue of recognition of a Palestinian state last… 513 more words