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Tennis Star Refuses to Blame Racism Incident with Police



Tennis star James Blake wants the cop, James Frascatore,  fired who body-slammed him.  Blake said, “I get frustrated this could happen to someone I care about, not just me.”

But Blake did not use this incident as part of a Sharpton-like racial agenda.  He went on to say that he has the utmost respect for the NYPD.

Blake lost me when he complained about the cop.  But he regained me when he refused to use race to incite an incident.

Blake is not a thug.  He knows that cops keep chaos out of the city and that black communities depend most on their protection.

Blake reminds us of how polite and great blacks can be and what an insult to civilization are protestors like Sharpton, Farrakhan and (covert) Obama who embarrass their community while they speak up for their sins.

Blake may  be a little harsh in his wanting to fire cop, Frascatore, but he is retroactively justified in his not race hustling.

Tennis is a gentleman’s sport.  Blake is a gentleman.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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