Tag: murder

A Concise Commentary on the Police Shooting

Now, this was well said. Kareem Abdul Jabbar wrote this in Time regarding the recent shooting of Rafael Rames and Wenjian Liu: The way to honor those who defend our liberties with their lives — as did my father and grandfather — is not to curtail liberty, but to exercise it fully in pursuit of a just and peaceful society. According to Ecclesiastes, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose.” For me, today, that means a time to seek justice and a time to mourn the dead. And a time to shut the hell up.

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Friday Afternoon News Roundup

Friday Afternoon News Roundup You remember how the gun industry whipped up fears that the Obama administration was going to steal everybody’s guns? That translated into a huge windfall for them. Projected path of hurricane (tropical storm) Isaac seems to be taking a more westerly direction away from central Florida. Take your time and sit down and enjoy this great article in the Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Shooting outside of the Empire State building has left at least two dead. Lance Armstrong has thrown in the towel and will not fight doping charges any longer. I believe that Lance Armstrong is a competitor.

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There Are No Words

A couple of days ago, I got a text message about a trauma surgeon in Buffalo, New York. It was a friend of mine asking if I knew or had heard of Doctor Timothy Jorden. My answer was no, why? It appears that Dr. Jorden was somehow mixed up in … causing a murder/suicide. The trauma community is relatively small. I didn’t know Dr. Jorden. My heart goes out to his family and friends. My sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends of Ms. Jacqueline Wisniewski, who was reportedly killed by Timothy Jorden. This whole ordeal is very sad.

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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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