In 1997, five former black Los Angeles police officers gather for lunch and begin reminiscing about their lives at the 77th Street Division during the 1960s. They remember the riots, the racism, and the discrimination. Two months before the Watts Riot of 1965, one of the officers, Carl Quincy aQa Sanes, corroborated the testimony of a white officer who claimed the LAPD was racist. A few days after the conviction of O.J. Simpson in the civil suit for the wrongful death of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, the men realize that the racial volatility of the City of Angels is still prevalent after three decades. After a While You Wonder if things will ever change. aA thought-provoking, gripping, and graphic account of service as a black police officer in Los Angeles in the late 1950s and 1960s...There are touching moments as the main character develops relationships with people living in Watts that come to him for help and advice. You feel the slights and indignities endured by black officers who could not even use the shower in the station or ride in patrol cars with a white officer.a a R.D. Moore, author, Chopper CaperTheir appliances: a used Maytag washer, used Kenmore range, and a yellow Kelvinator refrigerator still on the installment plan. Their automatic ... The fence had more than a few signs of needed repair, but not immediately. The paint on theanbsp;...
|Title||:||After a While You Wonder|
|Author||:||Norman E. Edelen|
|Publisher||:||Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency - 2014-10-09|