FOR THE LAST month, I’ve been hosting a morning radio show. That means I get up so early that the moon doubles over with laughter while watching me grope for my keys. It’s not easy for a guy like me to get up that early, because normally I’m a night owl, and in addition to…

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THE NEW YORK City Medical Examiner has found that a police chokehold killed 43-year-old Eric Garner during an arrest for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. The death has been ruled a homicide. This is not news for those of us who watched the videotape of the encounter that killed Garner. Anyone who saw the father of six…

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On Thursday, July 17, drug-related violence claimed the life of a husband and father on a New York street corner. But this was not a case of crack dealers spraying bullets in the shadow of graffiti strewn abandonment. No, this was something much worse. [blocktext align=”right”]The tragic killing of Eric Garner firmly established that local…

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THE WISEST man I know is not a man at all. He’s a 9-year-old boy named Solomon, and he happens to be my son. Until the other day, I thought he was just a regular boy. His room was dirty. His clothes were dirty. And if we hadn’t imposed our will on him to spare…

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