There was a tribute to the recently departed Norman Rosenbaum by Carmel Cato. The death of Carmel Cato's son was used by racial arsonists to set off the series of events that led to the death of
two innocent men in Crown Heights notably Yankel Rosenbaum.
Carmel Cato is a man of dignity who never justified the riots that took place later. Despite his loss he understood that to do so would be to cheapen his tragic son's loss.
The relationship between the two families forever linked by the tragedies was one of the good stories to emerge from the fiasco of the Crown Heights riots.
The newspapers are now covering the trial of the murder of Nixmary Brown. The jury will see pictures of the battered six year old. The whole story stinks including a Pakastani biological father who may be illegal suing the city for damages to a child he never supported or saw. The battering parents blaming the caseworkers for the crime. The lame response from team Bloomberg. In fairness these tragedies can happen in any administration. Everyone failed Nixmary Brown but the blame starts and ends with the culprits.
On deck prepare for a discussion of Syria.
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