By Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
Two weeks ago, while on routine patrol two New York City police officers saw a Black teenager named Kimani Gray acting in a manner they deemed suspicious. Gray had adjusted what they surmised was a gun in his waistband. When they attempted to stop and question Gray he pulled the gun up in preparation to use it. That was a mistake that cost the 16 year old his life.
Choosing to disregard the code of the streets (which requires non-cooperation with the police) three witnesses, speaking on the record, said they heard the police warn Gray but that Gray disregarded the warning. Gray was promptly shot dead.
This incident appears to be an open and shut case of a foolhardy criminal losing a gunfight to two trained police offers. That interpretation has become meaningless to the feral adolescents who roamed the streets with Gray. His death has become an … Continue Reading:Riots in Brooklyn show feral adolescents’ demand for entertainment is unquenchable
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Tomorrow the national college football championship will be decided in a game that will be watched by millions of people. The combatants will be Notre Dame and Alabama. Millions of Catholics around the country will be rooting for the “Fighting Irish” but I won’t be one of them. I find it hard to support frauds whether they are in or out of politics. Notre Dame is a consummate fraud and has been for many years.
The formerly Catholic school has always held itself up as the pinnacle of Catholic higher education. The “Fighting Irish” were born with a chip on their shoulder and a devotion to Norte Dame “Our Lady,” but those days are over. These days Catholic doctrine obviously embarrasses Norte Dame.
Notre Dame is an embarrassment to the Catholic Church and to Catholics who care about Catholic doctrine. At first we thought the biggest of these embarrassments was the honorary … Continue Reading:There is Notre Dame and there is a Catholic Catholic school like Belmont Abbey