As can be seen in a video that one witness submitted to police, officers repeatedly punched Ohene in his torso. A subsequent CPD report depicts Ohene as being so wildly combative that three cops from Cambridge plus a transit officer were needed to restrain him and to place the perp in handcuffs in order to “avoid further injury to himself.”
“By our readiness to allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at whim, by allowing our movie and television screens to teach our children that the hero is one who masters the art of shooting and the technique of killing, by allowing all these developments, we have created an atmosphere in which violence and hatred have become popular pastimes."
If Spicer was telling the truth last year, and the Trump administration wants to highlight Douglass’s invaluable contribution to American history, they should start with his historic 1852 speech.
Distinguishing between commercializing and communicating MLK’s message
Our job in keeping King’s dream alive is to be part of a participatory government—local and national—that is feverishly working to dismantle all existing discriminatory laws and practices that truncate full participation of its citizens in the fight to advance democracy.
Kelly’s remark is also a false equivalence. And in the most odious way, because it minimizes the moral turpitude of the Confederacy’s dogged and “by any means necessary” drive to make chattel slavery endure as a central pillar to their Southern way of life.
Ever since Stonewall, LGBTQ history has been whitewashing itself. It’s time we challenged that.