The N.Y.P.D. asked Twitter followers to share photo of themselves with officers. Matthew McKnight on the responses: http://nyr.kr/1tCHpce
“The outpouring of anger tells us a lot. Rather than finding amusement in the department’s public-relations blunder, it’s a moment to take stock of the N.Y.P.D. that too many New Yorkers know.”
Photograph by Mary Altaffer/AP.
Random Baseball Card #2679: Mookie Wilson, outfielder, New York Mets, 1988, Score.
The Loving family. Just 45 years ago, 16 states deemed marriages between two people of different races illegal. But in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent. The case changed history.
Random Baseball Card #2671: Rafael Palmeiro, first baseman, Texas Rangers, 1990, Donruss.
On this day in 1841, Edgar Allan Poe’s story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” first appears in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine. The tale is generally considered to be the first detective story.
“In investigations such as we are now pursuing, it should not be so much asked ‘what has occurred,’ as ‘what has occurred that has never occurred before.’”
—private detective M. Auguste Dupin from “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”
"There are prisons made of brick, steel and mortar. And then there are prisons without visible walls, prisons of poverty, illiteracy and racism," said Rubin "Hurricane" Carter.
"Our task is to recognize the interconnectedness and the sameness of all these prisons, and then do something about them — because any kind of prison is no friend of mine. It brings out the hurricane in me.”
Watch today’s Democracy Now! segment looking back at the life and legacy of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.