My father was up against so many different types of resistance. His whole life was an interplay of East and West. He was born in San Francisco and raised in Hong Kong, which was under British rule then. But this is different than the Rice, Peterson and Hardy cases, in which the league’s discipline was imposed under the personal conduct policy. The league announced last summer that it was toughening its penalties under that policy for players and other employees involved in domestic violence cases. In the Rice, Peterson and Hardy cases, the union was able to argue that the NFL was improperly applying its new policy retroactively by punishing players for conduct that occurred prior to the new disciplinary guidelines being put in place..
One of the things that was true about Hampton Road is it’s a defense community. There’s an Air Force base, there are several Army bases, Coast Guard center, shipyards; so it’s a huge place in terms of the defense industrial complex. During World War II, hundreds of thousands of people actually and among them many African American migrated to the Hampton Roads area because of the job boom that was happening.
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This isn’t about Brady’s innocence or guilt. It is about the creation and application of due process. The stupefying thing about the NFL’s treatment of Brady’s case is that it fit into a bewildering pattern. ‘Tag,” a genial comedy about best buds who have been playing the same game of tag for 30 years, is about arrested adolescence at its core. And this haphazard collection of setups, stunts and gags has that same scattershot, digressive energy. The best way to appreciate this fitfully funny collection of japes and jests is to treat it like any teenage boy in your midst: Focus on the positives and know that even its worst is only a phase.
WILLIAMS: Correct. And this is interesting. I mean, Rahm Emanuel, now the White House chief of staff, at one point, was running many in fact, encouraging many conservative Democrats people who were formerly Republicans, people who were military veterans, in some case, sheriffs, business people; who would, you would think, would be more aligned with conservative values to look at the Democratic Party, putting them out there as conservative Democrats because they could win in those districts..