The trope of the atrophying welfare regime has long played opposite the can-do vigor of American-style capitalism.
A review of deadly use of force incidents found that the majority of the twenty fatal shootings involving officers from 2009 to 2012 were unconstitutional. APD officers have shot thirty-seven people since 2010, a higher rate than NYPD officers, who cover a city sixteen times larger.
Jonathan Fleming, 51, has always maintained his innocence in the 1989 murder of Darryl Rush, claiming he was vacationing with his family at Disney World when the Brooklyn shooting occurred. After more than two decades of fighting Fleming’s appeals, the District Attorney’s office finally believes his story.
Mets second basemen Daniel Murphy missed opening day to be with his wife for the birth of their child. In response, New York radio jockeys shared some problematic comments on paternity leave and the world of sports.
Mike Francesa: “You’re a major league baseball player. You can hire a nurse.”
Boomer Esiason: “I would have said, ‘C-section before the season starts. I need to be at Opening Day. I’m sorry, this is what makes our money. This is how we’re going to live our life.’”
In his most recent post, Dave Zirin takes both men to task, arguing that “Their idealized sports world as a masculinist cocoon absent of progress and insulated from the real world is withering before their eyes.”
It’s increasingly clear that we are entering a new era of political correctness…. This kind of thinking is only possible at certain moments: when liberalism seems to have failed but the right is not yet in charge. At such times, old-fashioned liberal values like free speech and robust, open debate seem like tainted adjuncts of an oppressive system, and it’s still possible for radicals to believe that the ideas suppressed as hateful won’t be their own.