New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz, after learning that he was the favourite player of one 6-year-old victim in the Sandy Hook shooting, wrote “R.I.P. Jack Pinto,” ”Jack Pinto, my hero“ and ”This one is for you“ on his shoes for the Giants game against the Falcons in Atlanta. Cruz said he called the boy’s family after hearing he was a Giants fan and was told they planned to bury him in one of Cruz’s No. 80 jerseys.
“It felt good to honour a family that was going through so much,” Cruz told ESPN. “Messages can go out to these athletes, and some athletes just brush them off. So it felt good to be one of these athletes that really listened to that family, and really did something to pay tribute to them.”
Cruz hopes to visit the family later this week, “even if it’s just for an hour” and spoke to the boy’s 11-year-old brother on the phone before the game.
I was just going to post something about this. Heart breaking again.
ACLU takes Ku Klux Klan’s case after Georgia rejects ‘adopt-a-highway’ application
A Ku Klux Klan chapter sued the state of Georgia on Thursday for rejecting the white supremacist group’s application to “adopt” a stretch of highway.
The KKK chapter, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, said Georgia’s refusal to let it join an adopt-a-highway program, which typically involves volunteers picking up trash and planting trees along roads, violated its free speech rights.
The state’s reasons for denying the application were “frivolous and pretextual” and were designed to “shift their duty to uphold free speech to a court instead,” the lawsuit filed in Georgia state court said.
“We decided to take this case because it is such a clear violation of the speech rights of the group,” said Debbie Seagraves, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia. “We can’t let that slide.” (Tim Parker / Reuters)
Comedy veterans David Guarascio and Moses Port have joined cult comedy series Community as executive producers/showrunners. Creator/executive producer Dan Harmon, who has run the underrated single-camera NBC series for its first three seasons, will be a consulting producer.
The 51st edition of the Cannes Critics’ Week (17-25 May) will open with British director Rufus Norris’ drama Broken, about a young girl whose innocent vision of the world is shattered when she witnesses a violent assault. The film stars Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy and features a score by Damon Albarn.
Oh shit. That’s so awesome.
I’ll be searching myself, but nothing has quite the heft of a personal recommendation.