From my book, “Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats” — for Eric Garner, RIP

Blue Knight Riders

They don’t wear white sheets
Or burn crosses in the night,
But there’s an unmistakable connection
Between these blue and white knights.
They kill innocent Black males
For horrific crimes real and imagined,
And because grand juries won’t vote true bills –
They give these cops a license to kill.
There’s something familiar in their faces,
A clearly recognizable white rage –
There since the birth of this nation –
Misreported in this tabloid age.
This is no mere comedy of errors,
But a full-fledged rein of terror.


About William Eric Waters, aka Easy Waters

Award-winning poet, playwright and writer. Author of three books of poetry, "Black Shadows and Through the White Looking Glass: Remembrance of Things Past and Present"; "Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats"; "The Black Feminine Mystique," and a novel, "Streets of Rage." All four books are available on
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