A Bibliography of Police Misconduct for Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats

As I have indicated elsewhere, when working on my collection of poetry about police misconduct, Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats, I drew on news reports and headlines. While doing a little Spring cleaning, I came across the original manuscript and my notes, as well as this Bibliography. Note the dates of these articles, not the headlines, things we are talking about more than 20 years later as they relate to police misconduct, and reform.

Boyd, Herb, “City Hall rally rebukes Workfare, police brutality,” New York Amsterdam News, Sept. 20-24, 1998, p. 5.

Boyd, Herb, “Police brutality protesters rally against ‘Stolen Lives,’” New York Amsterdam News, Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 1998, p. 6.

Brooks, Charles, “Black undercover cop is shot; a case of possible ‘friendly fire,’” New York Amsterdam News, Mar. 5-11, 1998.

Jenkins, Daryle Lamont, “Real reform can stop police brutality,” Sunday Times-Herald Record, Sept. 28, 1997, p. 49.

“Los Angeles Officer Is Held in Drug Theft in Unusual Graft Case,” New York Times, Sept. 6, 1998, p. 22.

Milgrim, John, “Suspect shot by cop still in ICU,” Times Herald-Record, Aug. 22, 1998, p. 3.

Morales, Ed, “A Bit of Justice,” Village Voice, Oct. 13, 1998, p. 25.

“Police kill suspect in domestic dispute,” Times Herald Record, Aug. 20, 1997, p. 7.

Randall, Michael, “Don’t let it happen again,” Times Herald-Record, Aug. 26, 1998, p. 3.

Richmond, Peter, “No Way Out,” GQ, Oct. 1998, p. 232.

Sena-Stahl, Margaret, “Neighbors call shooting unjust,” Times Herald-Record, Aug. 22, 1998, p. 3.

Vidal, Gore, “The War at Home,” Vanity Fair, Nov. 1998, p. 96.

Wise, Daniel, “Settlement of $3 Million in Fatal Choking by Officer,” New York Law Journal, Oc. 2, 1998, p. 1, col. 3.


Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats


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 Amazon.com.
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