The Suffolk Journal

Opinion: police murder, too

Ashley Ness, Journal Contributor
May 29, 2020

Murder committed by police officers is a seemingly ordinary occurrence in America. Unarmed black men have often been the target of this violence. George Floyd’s death on May 25 in Minneapolis is a prime example of this. Floyd, 46, was killed when Officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for nine minutes while arresting him. As seen in a released cellphone video, even when Floyd stated that he...

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Editorial: 100,000 too many

May 28, 2020

To listen to this staff editorial in a special edition of The Suffolk Journal Podcast, click here.  The United States hit a grim milestone Wednesday: 100,000 American deaths caused by COVID-19. As a country, we watched the death toll rise in from one to 100 to 1,000 by the end of March. We had just left our dorms, hunkered down in our homes and bought our first stockpile of groceries while still...

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I wish I lived in Massachusetts during this pandemic

Ashley Ness
May 20, 2020

I don’t live in Massachusetts outside of the academic year, but during this pandemic, I sure wish I did.  My hometown is Jacksonville, Fla. While Florida does not have as many cases of COVID-19 as Massachusetts, the pandemic has been handled carelessly in my home state. Ron DeSantis has an important job — leading the state of Florida as governor. But since taking office in January of 2019,...

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