Tag: altercation

More Gun Violence

Yesterday, in Houston, Texas, the sound of gunfire once again rang out. Another school shooting. According to the Houston Chronicle, there was some sort of altercation. Within a flash, three people were dead. It has been almost 24 hours. We really don’t have much information. We do know that a suspect has been arrested. That’s about it. Prominent politicians in Texas have offered prayers. There’s nothing wrong with prayers. To those who believe, prayers are essential. Hopefully, prayers lead to enlightenment and… action. There are some who believe that there’s simply nothing that can be done, that gun violence is an

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Who’s holding the winning hand: The Justice System

Continuing my discussion on race – over the past week, I’ve been trying to logically discuss race, as I see it, in America. (here, here and here) For me, the discussion started when I found out that a 17-year-old young man named Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. The tragedy of this incident cannot be overstated. I started talking about this tragic incident little over a week ago. Now, the mainstream media has picked up the story. Charles Blow, one of my favorite New York Times writers, has picked up the story. In one of his strongest paragraphs

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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