… on NewsNight with Jim Braude, opposite conservative lawyer Dan Kelly. We talked SJC/legislature/SSM, John Edwards, Deval Patrick’s budget restorations. After I watch it myself, I may have further comment. I hope I didn’t mis-paraphrase any of the commenters here.
Watch it yourself, and let loose with the Braude-predicted hate mail here.
UPDATE: Do give the segment with Rev. Culpepper a look. I agree 100% with Braude that the issue of 72 homicides in Boston, mostly in minority neighborhoods, is criminally under-appreciated by our leaders. There’s absolutely no sense of urgency from the Governor; urban crime wasn’t really an issue in the last campaign. There’s a subtext of racism or classism to the lack of urgency, both in press coverage and in political action and appreciation: These people aren’t like you. They’re different. They don’t feel pain like you. That’s just got to stop, especially in a city that once led the way in pointing out that you can do something about it.
Let’s all wake up. These are our kids, our families, our problem.