Category NYPD

NYC can’t get sh*t done

The years have flown past for me since I moved to the city back in the 80’s. I consider myself to have the soul of a poet, the heart of a lion and the eloquence of Shakespeare; alas, lately I have the prostate of a Golf Digest subscriber. As I’ve written before, the breaking of the city’s transit […]

More on the broken NY transit grid

As I blogged on Friday, I went to an auto sales place today (Saturday). Reasonable human beings involved, no-hassle pricing (I don’t like to haggle), and auto sales are not the core business of the place (it’s a car rental company divesting itself of cars over 3 years old). The salesman wasn’t itching to sell me […]

Demand police accountability!

On my radio show, I had spoken to Danette Chavis on more than one occasion regarding the Eric Garner case and the larger issue of lack of police accountability when people (usually people of color, but not always) die or are severely injured in the course of ‘normal’ events. Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the […]

Warning about Freddie Gray discussions

I’m going to piss off many of my FaceBook friends in coming days. Some are even family. Read at your peril. As events have unfolded in Baltimore around Freddie Gray and his death while in police custody, I’ve found myself increasingly out of step with many of my Facebook ‘Friends’. You of the left persuasion know […]

Brooklyn Culture Jam Radio: the Kimani Gray case

For those of you who follow this space, you might know that I didn’t do my radio show last week due to the crappy weather. Apologies for those of you who depend on my show. But what a difference seven days make. It wasn’t snowing this week, so this week, I spoke to Atiq Zabinski […]

On Brooklyn Culture Jam Radio–the case of Kimani Gray

UPDATE 3/12: We have recorded the interview and it is now available on podcast. You can find the podcast here. Enjoy! Thursday March 12–I talk to Atiq Zabinski and Kelly Stuart, collaborators on the documentary Defended in the Streets. Kimani’s Story. It’s a movie about the death of Kimani Gray, a young man of color […]

The premiere of Brooklyn Culture Jam Radio!

Well, they said it couldn’t be done, but I’m doing my own show now (with the help and cooperation of the great folks of ‘Sex and Politics’ and the folks at Brooklyn College radio station WBCR). It’s called ‘the Brooklyn Culture Jam‘ and it’s styled as a mix of politics, culture, local stories and music, […]