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1999 Stories by Peter Noel

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  • ‘DWB’ (Dialloed While Black)

    published December 21, 1999

    At about the time it was being announced last Thursday that a state appeals court had ruled that the trial of four white cops accused of murdering... More >>

  • Saving Captain Gatto

    published December 14, 1999

    THE AFRICAN AMERICAN WIFE of Captain Ronald Gatto—the city's top watershed cop who blew the whistle on the vulnerability of New York's... More >>

  • 'Farrakhan Jews'

    published December 7, 1999

    It wasn't long ago that Louis Farrakhan adamantly advocated that Jews, like whites, are 'devils' and partly responsible for the ills of the black... More >>

  • The Fleeing Man

    published November 23, 1999

    One night, 18 years ago, a young white cop was gunned down in Philadelphia's Center City. A mostly white jury concluded that Mumia Abu-Jamal... More >>

  • The $65,000 Question

    published November 16, 1999

    His five known victims are black and Jewish. Three of them, neighborhood dirt bike thrill-seekers, were barely teenagers. One was a frightened... More >>

  • Mumia's Last Stand

    published November 9, 1999

    The news was stunning: The bespectacled natty dread, whom the world has come to know as convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, would die by... More >>

  • The Hate That Hate Produced

    published October 26, 1999

    A jittery police captain checked his watch and straightened his sagging gun belt. It was 4:20 p.m. last Saturday and the commander's repeated... More >>

  • White Boys in the Hood

    published October 19, 1999

    On the eve of his appearance in federal court to represent the rights of hood-wearing Ku Klux Klan members to rally in Manhattan, New York Civil... More >>

  • Bigger and Blacker

    published October 12, 1999

    'Do you miss me?' the gangly figure chimed, his nutcracker face, once pudgy and jowly like a self-described overweight 'Jewish god,' beaming in... More >>

  • Watershed Fallout

    published October 5, 1999

    'Hide it in the filing cabinet and bury it in the file of monthly vehicle reports. Fuck him! He's not getting it; it's my plaque, and it belongs... More >>

  • The Warrant Squad 'Burglars'

    published September 21, 1999

    More than a month after careless intruders, first believed to be bounty hunters, smeared fingerprints all over the back window of her fourth-floor... More >>

  • My Uncle Vinny

    published September 7, 1999

    In July 1998, two months before Thomas Curto officially learned what really happened in the moments his Uncle Vincent lay dying on the floor of an... More >>

  • By Any Means (Unnecessary)

    published August 31, 1999

    The Black Rage Khallid Abdul Muhammad had so carefully finessed with super-rationality to cover up his extremist agenda degenerated into a kind of... More >>

  • Hillary 'Banned' In Crown Heights

    published August 24, 1999

    In the latest political storm swirling about Hillary Rodham Clinton's likely senate candidacy, the crown heights Jewish community council has... More >>

  • Hillary's Crown Heights Problem

    published August 17, 1999

    As Hillary Rodham Clinton inches closer to running for the U.S. Senate, she may have inflamed— or defused, depending on your political... More >>

  • Do It My Way

    published August 3, 1999

    After months of stumbling toward a showdown with key advisers to Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Reverend Al Sharpton now seems more determined than... More >>

  • A Lesson Before Dying

    published July 27, 1999

    My heart raced and my palms sweated as I gripped the rubberized butt of a modified 9mm Glock 19 pistol. That, warned a poker-faced firearms... More >>

  • Malcolm X's Killer Axed

    published July 20, 1999

    He was Louis Farrakhan's handpicked general, a fire-in-the-belly soldier some in the Nation of Islam hoped would guide scores of wayward Muslims... More >>

  • Against the Blue Wall

    published July 13, 1999

    The leader of an activist black law-enforcement group— regarded by admirers as an avenging Shaka Zulu with a 9 millimeter— is urging... More >>

  • Getting Away with Justifiable Murder

    published June 29, 1999

    Murder is easy. But getting away with "justifiable homicide" seems easier if you are two white cops and your victim is a Jamaican immigrant, poor,... More >>

  • Paradise Lost

    published June 22, 1999

    In Ras Bobo's ultimate horror, Jagaica— the fantasy gay paradise that, in its heyday, rivaled resorts such as Negril, Montego Bay, and Ocho... More >>

  • 'Rude Cop' Scenario

    published June 22, 1999

    Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes says he won't press criminal charges against police officers who allegedly beat a black motorist and... More >>

  • Execution-Style

    published June 15, 1999

    In the midst of an uproar over fatal confrontations involving police and blacks, a white Brooklyn patrolman claimed that he shot a black drug... More >>

  • Trippin' On A Hooker

    published June 8, 1999

    On a sweltering afternoon last week, a self-confessed "dope sick" protector of a prostitution ring lay strung out on a squalid sidewalk on 131st... More >>

  • The Making of a Guilty Plea

    published May 25, 1999

    A confidant of accused cop torturer Justin Volpe's father ultimately may have been the one who prevailed on the former detective to persuade his... More >>

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