Archive for April, 2013
This was published several months ago in Indiewire by Josh Raiske but I just came across it and thought it needs to see more light of day.
It’s in my nature to overanalyze and to equivocate, and to make light of the things that are most important to me, but sometimes even those who can close off their emotions with seemingly little effort come up against a force that moves us in strange and powerful ways.
I saw The Central Park Five at the closing night of DOC NYC last night, and at the end, when the five men who’d been wrongfully convicted came up onto the stage, together in one place for the first time since that night in Central Park on April 19, 1989, I was choking back tears, and maybe all my perspective (too much fucking perspective) has gone out the window, but I think this is one of the most important films I’ve ever seen.
Full blog article here.
March 22, 2013 – A federal judge has ruled that a New York City Transit Authority rule requiring people using the city’s transit system to carry ID is unconstitutional. The decision is a victory for the New York Civil Liberties Union, which filed a lawsuit in November, 2011 defending the public’s right to take photographs in the subway system without fear of being arrested or having to show identification to police. Full story here.