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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:52 AM

 

Mayor DeBlasio should be ashamed of himself (while pumping himself up as a presidential contender.)

Please read Emily Bazelon's important piece in the NYT today entitled "DeBlasio doesn't get it. Not everyone who carries a gun is a shooter." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/opinion/deblasio-guns-prison.html

In this article Bazelon discusses "a model Brooklyn program to keep young people out of jail." My son, a prosecutor in Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez's office, works on this program.

This is a wonderful model program that has reduced gun violence in Brooklyn, kept kids out of jail, created and maintained programs that help these kids complete school and get a job.

My son considers this program his life's work. He is also working in the effort to get the overlong and unjust sentences of those convicted under a past DA reduced. Those were not violent crimes.

It does not surprise me that my son would be involved in such an effort. He was a first responder on 9/11 while a law student at Brooklyn Law School. He is my hero.
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Reply Mayor DeBlasio should be ashamed of himself (while pumping himself up as a presidential contender.) (Original post)
CTyankee Friday OP
dsc Friday #1
CTyankee Friday #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Friday #2
CTyankee Friday #5
hlthe2b Friday #3
CTyankee Friday #8
hlthe2b Friday #10
Politicub Friday #16
hlthe2b Friday #18
Politicub Friday #21
PoliticAverse Friday #6
bluewater Friday #7
CTyankee Friday #9
brooklynite Friday #11
PoliticAverse Friday #12
brooklynite Friday #13
PoliticAverse Friday #14
brooklynite Friday #15
Politicub Friday #17
PoliticAverse Friday #19
Politicub Friday #20

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:53 AM

1. If it is so important it could be linked

 

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Response to dsc (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:59 AM

4. I just did! It's there. I'm a subscriber to the paper so I guess I can do this.

 

So enjoy the read...
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:53 AM

2. Link, please?

 

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:01 PM

5. Just did it.

 

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:54 AM

3. NYT has one of the strictest paywalls. It is only the 12th of the month and I have no free clicks

 

(also one of the most expensive papers to subscribe to outside NYC)

Why not cut and paste a bit or summarize more?
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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:46 PM

8. It is probably available by Googling. Did you try that?

 

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:47 PM

10. That used to work, but that loophole has been closed.

 

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:57 PM

16. Check your public library's website. That's how I get my digital subscription.

 

You can get a one day digital edition code by going through my county library systemís website and using your library card number.

Support local libraries. They are wonderful resources.
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Response to Politicub (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:00 PM

18. THAT is a great idea! Thanks

 

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:11 PM

21. I almost fell off my chair when I discovered it.

 

Hope your library offers it!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:08 PM

6. If the New York Times wishes their opinion pieces to influence more people...

 

perhaps they should exempt them from the paywall.
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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:10 PM

7. +1000

 

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:47 PM

9. Try the Google!

 

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:10 PM

11. Or, maybe just insist that the writers work for free?

 

If you want to read their material, how about subscribing?
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Response to brooklynite (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:15 PM

12. I was under the impression someone wanted me to know their opinion about something.

 

Apparently I was mistaken.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:26 PM

13. I was under the impression the newspaper wanted its subscribers to know the writer's opinion

 

Otherwise, why don't they simply make the newspaper free for everyone?
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Response to brooklynite (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:30 PM

14. News and opinion are suppose to be separated, which is why this is specifically labeled as

 

opinion. It's called a "newspaper" for a reason.


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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:53 PM

15. That's an interesting philosophy: perhaps you should start a newspaper and apply it?

 

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:00 PM

17. The New York Times is worth the cost

 

Their writers are top-notch.

I know some people canít afford it or just want free access. There are a lot of subscriptions I would like, too, but I canít afford them. I get digital access to the Times through my libraryís website, thankfully.
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Response to Politicub (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:04 PM

19. It's not about whether the Times is worth the cost or not, it's about....

 

whether keeping an opinion piece (which is designed to influence the most people possible) behind a paywall is defeating the main goal of publishing it in the first place.
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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #19)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:10 PM

20. It's written for subscribers. I'm not following your line of reasoning.

 

The paper isnít written for an audience of everyone.

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