Democracy, being a human construct, needs to be thought of as directionality rather than an object. As such, to understand it requires not so much a description of existing structures and/or other related phenomena but a declaration of intentionality.
This blog aims at creating labeled lists of published infringements of such intentionality, of points in time where democracy strays from its intended directionality. In addition to outright infringements, this blog also collects important contemporary information and/or discussions that impact our socio-political landscape.
All the posts here were published in the electronic media – main-stream as well as fringe, and maintain links to the original texts.
[NOTE: Due to changes I haven't caught on time in the blogging software, all of the 'Original Article' links were nullified between September 11, 2012 and December 11, 2012. My apologies.]
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Ramarley Graham, Unarmed Black Teen Slain by NYPD, Remembered at Weekly Vigils Outside Bronx Home
Today a Democracy Now! special on the life and death of Ramarley Graham,
a teenager who was shot dead by a New York City police officer inside
his own bathroom in the Bronx on February 2nd. Graham, 18, was shot at
close range after narcotics detectives barged into his home. New York
police officer Richard Haste was indicted on manslaughter charges for
the fatal shooting last week. At a weekly vigil held by the Graham
family outside their home, we hear from Ramarley’s older sister, Leona
Virgo, and his father, Frank Graham.