My initial reaction to the Michael Vick signing is disgust. Sure he can run a "wildcat" formation, but does that justify inviting the protests and ill will that will follow the Eagles everywhere, including at home?
Blank's remarks continue a recent and deeply troubling pattern in which leading media and public figures have demeaned African-Americans with wise cracks, slips, and off-color jokes.
The purpose of presumption of innocence is to set and define the bar that must be crossed by the prosecutor to achieve a guilty verdict. That's our system: the burden is on the state.