Kneeling when the national anthem plays means disparaging the essence of America (“NFL television ratings see increase for most packages,” Web, Nov.9). This country enjoys glorious freedoms and does not suffer injustices demanding the offensive behavior endorsed by the NFL.
The murderous rage in Chicago is out of control. With hundreds of people killed each year and no relief in sight. Surprisingly blackonblack killings predominate, with only a few white-on-black police killings and random white killings of blacks. Mr. Obama's designated Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was assigned to reduce the violence, but he has been ineffective. The killings continue unabated and Mr. Emanuel is expected to be ousted soon.