Michael Durfee at the Points blog comparing Bernard Goetz's vigilante rampage on a New York subway in 1986 to shooting death of Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman in 2012. According to Durfee, these shootings are linked by race and the ludicrous War on Drugs.
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Crack, Reefer, and the "Subway Vigilante": The Strange Saga of Bernhard Goetz and Other Loathsome Tales
Much as with most things, perspectives of the War on Drugs vary based on one’s personal experience, awareness, and in some cases, empathy. The saga of Bernhard Goetz—coined the… 1,279 more words
New York subway artist does high-speed sketches of commuters before handing them over free of charge
There’s no doubt the morning commute is not the best part of everyone’s day, but one New York man has found a way of cheering his fellow travellers up just a little bit as they make their way to work. 94 more words
Seriously, I cannot make these things up. I’ve been a little disappointed lately – the daily subway commutes have been sort of normal – commuters, students with their faces in their phones not even looking up to see the cutest baby ever, a few old ladies waving at Cub – but other than that nothing much to report. 1,222 more words