January 5, 1992
That the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has engaged in "confidential" discussions with the Nation of Islam's "security agency" (Times, Dec. 22) is in violation of its own rules and regulations, as well as federal law regarding discrimination in employment. Public housing must be made available on a non-racial, creedal basis, and integrated. The nation of Islam restricts its membership to those who profess the Islamic faith and accept the disciplines the Rev. Louis Farrakhan imposes; otherwise they are booted out. The Nation of Islam security patrol by its very nature would thus be closed to all but its followers and in violation of our civil right laws with respect to equal employment opportunities.
September 27, 1995 |
Kicking off her closing argument, prosecutor Marcia Clark smiled, placed a well-manicured hand over her heart, and urged jurors to focus on the evidence--even though, she acknowledged, "the sideshows may be very interesting." Under no such obligation ourselves, we hereby present the Simpson sideshows: * Talk about omens . . .