It’s Not About Erasing History, It’s About Holding It Accountable.

I’ve been to Germany. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit the first thing I wanted to do when I got there was find some Nazi Museum. I’m a history buff and I’m especially keen on European history, but I didn’t want to see anything related to the Holy Roman Empire or Charlemagne or MartinContinue reading “It’s Not About Erasing History, It’s About Holding It Accountable.”

From Lockdown, A Letter To My 11-Year Old Self About Witnessing History

I’ve always wanted to be a part of history, and fate intervened to give me what I wanted, good and hard. When I was a child, I would watch and read the news and see all the historical events happening around the world and wish I was there. In fact, I got my start asContinue reading “From Lockdown, A Letter To My 11-Year Old Self About Witnessing History”

How The NYPD Manipulates The Media Into Backing Off Accountability

In 2009, I got hired to my first newspaper reporting job at the Queens Tribune. Part of my job included putting together the weekly police blotter. It was a fairly easy task. You just gather all the email releases from the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, or DCPI, the New York City Police Department’s pressContinue reading “How The NYPD Manipulates The Media Into Backing Off Accountability”

Musings On A Muted July 4th

It’s fitting I think that we are unable to celebrate Independence Day this year in ways we would usually, and that doing so would put our lives and the lives of everyone else at risk. The universe is telling us something. There is nothing to celebrate this year. No matter how many of America’s KarensContinue reading “Musings On A Muted July 4th”