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  • LAPD officer in '81 killing had front-row seat on Ferguson controversy

    LAPD officer in '81 killing had front-row seat on Ferguson controversy
    In 1981, David Klinger, a white LAPD officer, shot and killed a black suspect in South Los Angeles. Today, Klinger is a professor of criminal justice in St. Louis, where he's had a front-row seat on the raging controversy over the shooting death of a...
  • Racism: It's the law

    Smoke and fire, sirens blaring, horns honking, a sudden hail of bullets. This is what passes for the American dialogue on race and justice. It's hidden until it explodes. "By 10 p.m.," the Wall Street Journal informed us, "a St. Louis County Police...
  • Will more guns make campuses like FSU safer? No

    Will more guns make campuses like FSU safer? No
    If only students who were studying for finals at an FSU library last week had been packing heat, then maybe the shooter would have been subdued more quickly. That's the argument from a group called Students for Concealed Carry at FSU. The student...
  • Let's talk about 'black on black' crime

    OK, fine. Let's talk about "black on black" crime. That, after all, is where the conversation seems to inevitably turn whenever one seeks to engage a conservative on the American habit of shooting unarmed African-American boys and men. So it was...
  • Rachel Marsden: Canadian attack prompts absurd reactions

    PARIS -- Some warped minds believe that when a nation suffers a terrorist attack, it somehow deserved it and should set about doing some soul searching. Implicit in this argument is the notion that the attacker was somehow justified in his heinous actions...
  • With gunman captured, Monroe County is once again open to hunting

    Now that alleged state trooper killer Eric Frein finally has been captured, the entire Pocono region is once again open for hunting seasons. Parts of State Game Lands, State Forests and National Parks Service properties in Monroe and Pike counties had...
  • You almost feel sorry for Sean Groubert

    Let us give Sean Groubert every benefit of the doubt. Let us assume he is a good person. Let us assume he is kind to children, well liked by neighbors. And by all means, let's assume he has a black friend. For good measure, let's assume he has two. Now,...
  • Jimmy's coming, but where are the activists?

     Jimmy's coming, but where are the activists?
    If Jimmy Fallon really wants to grab Mayor Rahm Emanuel's attention when he brings "The Tonight Show" to Chicago for another mutual ear-licking session, Jimmy might ask this: When will Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Sr. show up in Chicago to show...
  • John Kass: Jimmy Fallon's coming, but where are the activists?

    If Jimmy Fallon really wants to grab Mayor Rahm Emanuel's attention when he brings "The Tonight Show" to Chicago for another mutual ear-licking session, Jimmy might ask this: When will Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Sr. show up in Chicago to show...
  • Northampton murder suspect Michael Ballard should not have been free

    Northampton murder suspect Michael Ballard should not have been free
    I have attended trials and hearings for many of the Lehigh Valley's most notorious murderers. Martin Appel, who executed three bank employees with three gunshots apiece, shot a bank customer twice, and fired twice into the office where another employee...
  • Newton: Teacher ratings and the public's right to know

    Newton: Teacher ratings and the public's right to know
    There's a shocking disconnect at work these days in the relationship between the public and government workers: The public is demanding greater accountability, and public employees — social workers, police, teachers, even state legislators —...