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The Tale of Two Shootings

Back in the day, my college mid-term and final exams often had an essay question that began, “Compare and contrast…” We were asked to show our knowledge of what we had been studying by discussi...
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When You Can't Find Your Words

Trayvon Martin's parents attented the Million Hoodies March. Photo: NYMag.com It’s been almost a month since the slaying of Trayvon Martin. This particular African-American child was intentionally shot thro...
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Collateral Murder and Preemptive Love

Today I was catching up on emails and came across two messages that deeply affected me, maybe because I read them back to back.  The first one is from a friend who helped release the “Collateral Murder” video ...
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A Good Story: 'I'm Going to Kill You'

I often tell people not to ask me for statistics because in this work all the statistics are bad. Ask me for stories instead, I say, because even in the worst of times I always have a good story. Whether it i...