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Month: September 2019

Remembering four young girls killed in Birmingham

Today marks 56 years since the murder of four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. At the time this act of white racist terrorism was described in Martin Luther King Jr’s eulogy to the girls. “These children-unoffending, innocent, and beautiful-were the victims of one of the most vicious and tragic …

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Letter to Mayor Morgan regarding Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns

Below is a letter I sent to Mayor Morgan, New Providence, which is on the agenda for the August 12, 2019 meeting. It is ,of course, prompted by once again frequent mass killing of innocent people. This has to stop. (Portions removed for privacy and brevity) August 7, 2019 Dear Mayor Morgan, Last year you …

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Trump’s excuse for a response to shootings in Ohio and Texas

What we need in this country at times like these is a leader who brings strength, empathy, compassion and direction to our nation. We have seen this before in our history. Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, Reagans speech following the loss of the Challenger, LBJ’s address to Congress following the assassination of JFK. What did we get …

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Bill introduced allowing Congress to inspect immigration prisons

Members of Congress have been prevented from entering facilities housing immigrants, including children. Others have been required to give 48 hours notice to attempt to enter a facility. What about a law that says, a Member of Congress may not be prevented from entering any detention facility for the purpose of conducting oversight. Or how …

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