“Cops Did Nothing While Man Died from Asthma Attack”


As per today’s New York Daily News (Wednesday, June 22, 2016) at


Some conclusions to be drawn from this story.  (In my view, they are incontrovertible.)

Petty “offenders” get arrested and picked on by the police for the merest of “crimes” (see also the case of Eric Garner) and sometimes for no reason at all (see the case of Amadou Diallo).

 Black lives – in the view of police and law enforcement – count for less.

 The self-appointed law and order types and hanging judges could care less.

 Thanks to the New York Daily News for their intrepid, dogged reporting and courage in reporting this story. I hope they don’t fold.


— Roger W. Smith

     June 22, 2016


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About Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith is a writer and independent scholar based in New York City. His experience includes freelance writing and editing, business writing, book reviewing, and the teaching of writing and literature as an adjunct professor. Mr. Smith's interests include personal essays and opinion pieces; American and world literature; culture, especially books and reading; classical music; current issues that involve social, moral, and philosophical views; and experiences of daily living from a ground level perspective. Besides (1) rogersgleanings.com, a personal site, he also hosts websites devoted to (2) the author Theodore Dreiser and (3) to the sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim A. Sorokin.
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