Roth says I didn’t post this and I say I did. But in case I didn’t, I post it again.
This video is very instructive from a number of angles. First it shows a journalist speaking truth to authority and standing his ground.
However, even though his act is courageous and seems to produce results, I think it’s also significant that the NYPD does not thrash him to a pulp. I think the video is noteworthy for showing us how to stand up for ourselves and speak truth to authority. But I believe it also may indicate some waffling on the part of the NYPD.
Any number of other factors could explain why the NYPD doesn’t behave violently. But I’d like to hold the door open for at least the possibility that they may also be losing their stomach for serving the dark side. Thanks, Roth.