Oddly enough, one of my more “New Yorky” Strips didn’t appear in Sunday’s NYTimes. It wasn’t censored or spiked in deference to Bloomberg, just to make space for an ad. Yay, capitalism!
I don’t really have an opinion on Bloomberg’s soda ban other than it was a dumb idea. People should drink less diabetes-juice, but the proposed ban was incredibly arbitrary. A better way to reduce consumption of that junk would be to tax and stigmatize it like cigarettes.
In actual news, a class action suit started today against the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy, which affects around 500,000 people a year. Most of them are considered “suspicious” for carrying around too much melanin.
I don’t know enough to say whether the NYPD killing of Kimani Gray was justified or not, but they sure used a lot of bullets and many of them were in his back. Based on their long, horrible history, the NYPD shouldn’t get the benefit of the doubt.