Exploit Usain? Think Again!

  Donald Trump obviously thinks he can use anyone to back up his nonsensical fight with the NFL players – even Jamaica’s Usain Bolt. The US president is railing against American football players who protest police brutality by refusing to stand for the National Anthem. It might seem to you that the First Amendment protects […]
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Good Cops, Bad Cops

  I wouldn’t want to be a cop. I don’t have the stomach for it. It’s a dirty job. But somebody – as the saying goes – has to do it. There is the danger, for one thing. You could be gunned down in a shoot-out with a ferocious criminal, or even on a routine […]
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Welcome Back Tiger!

  At a time like this it’s heartening to have Tiger back. I’m sure you share my deep distress at the way things are in America today. It seems the chasm separating white Americans from non-white Americans has never been wider, never more difficult to bridge. A series of police atrocities against black Americans – […]
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Of state repression and class apartheid

The People’s National Party was vindicated on their position regarding the extension of the State of Emergency, with the unfortunate but brutally public extra-judicial killing of Ian Lloyd in Buckfield, St Ann.  Yet, it is more than distressing how many people rush to qualify and condone the murder. No matter what Lloyd did, no matter […]
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Freedom’s Just Another Word – for What?

I just received a report that’s being circulated on the web and it got me thinking about that gray area between a police state and a lawless society. I think about things like that, you know. In between puttering in the garden and feeding the cats, birds, squirrels, possums and Maxi, our poodle. Anyway, I’m […]
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U.S. Law Enforcement Officers Should be Screened More Carefully

Long, long ago, when I was a young reporter in Canada, I interviewed a recruiting officer in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He told me that anyone who applied to join the RCMP had to undergo a battery of psychological tests to ensure their personality was right for the job. The RCMP did not want […]
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