Tag Archives: Eric Garner

Police killings, accountability and protest

(as one would be able to tell, much of this was written back in July/Early August. There’s nothing about the recent police murders of Keith Lamont Scott and Terence Crutcher. The death are coming too often for me to properly chronicle them, and that adds to my outrage).   I’m kicking a beehive here. The escalating number […]

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 […]

anybody else feel this way?

First the political, then the personal.  Anybody else feel this way lately– like your brain is being eaten? That it ain’t the heat, it’s the stupidity?  That there are too many dumb and-or crazy things going on to address? The inspiration for this essay came to me a few weeks ago, when it was announced that […]

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, […]

Don’t know much about conspiracies: A thought for MLK day

I don’t have a lot to say here. This meme has been making its way around and being shared by my lefty friends in FaceBook, and it isn’t breaking into the national consciousness. For many ‘Muricans, MLK’s birthday is just a three-day weekend. I have written about conspiracy theories and conspiracy facts before. The ongoing civil disobedience […]

Nathan tells off the Daily News

One of my pals from the People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street had joined the protests the other day over the murder of Eric Garner and continued NYPD violence against people of color. This was against the wishes of Hizzonor: There had been a request from Bill de Blasio for protesters to abstain from hitting the streets […]