Category Archives: police violence

What’s it like in prison? An extra glass of orange juice

I’ve been reading news reports about the irritations of January 6 assaulters who have been spending their pre-trial time in prison. They don’t like the food. They are frustrated and annoyed about being locked up. Because, hey, why should they … Continue reading

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Police violence, racism and inhumanity: “Who’s hurt?” “Nobody. Just a perp.”

Errol Louis, a Daily News columnist and the political news anchor on NY1, today wrote a blistering essay about police violence. It expands powerfully on my story about one innocent victim of a racist murdering cop. Louis’s last paragraph resonates … Continue reading

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A quarter century before Chauvin, another cop was convicted of murder

The New York Times reported the conviction of that cop, Paolo Colecchia. I had forgotten his name. But I will never forget the name of the man he murdered: Levi Gaines. His full name was Nathaniel Levi Gaines, Jr. but … Continue reading

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