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August 19th, 2019 - 10:02 am § in Racism

NYPD fires Eric Garner chokehold cop

  The NYPD commissioner has fired the cop who used a prohibited chokehold on Eric Garner, who died 5 years ago in an encounter with police over selling cigarettes on a street corner. The commissioner followed the recommendation of a civil service judge. Previously, a grand jury had refused to i[...]

August 19th, 2019 - 1:28 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Making Saints

Hitler, Jefferson Davis, Stalin and Pol Pot should demand the same honor. In 1988 Father Junipero Serra, the founder of California’s Mission system,  was beatified by Pope John Paul II.  If the Vatican follows through,  Pope Francis eill make Junípero Serra Ferrer a saint this Fall. Like his s[...]