Fear of a Black Hat

On Wednesday, a New York Grand Jury made the decision to not indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner. Pantaleo’s use of an NYPD prohibited choke-hold resulted in the death of the unarmed African-American Garner in July.

On the same day, NYPD Police Chief Joanne Jaffe tweeted #Wehearyou, a new hashtag aimed at strengthening community and police relations.

NYPD Twitter

They are clearly having difficulty with hearing the words “I can’t breathe.”

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Same-Sex and the City

Today saw New York’s 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals strike down the ridiculous Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

The ruling came as a result of a case that is one of the many reasons why same-sex marriage should and needs to be legalized on a national level.

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