The Trial Of Patrolman Thomas Shea

by Thomas Hauser
The Trial Of Patrolman Thomas Shea

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The true story behind Audre Lorde's 1975 poem Power; a true account of the shooting of a black child and the trial of a policeman for murder that followed. In 1973, around 5am, 10 year old Clifford Glover was walking with his stepfather to the scrapyard where he worked. White patrolman Thomas Shea and his partner drove by in an unmarked car looking for a pair of armed robbers. Seeing Clifford and his stepfather, they stopped to give chase, resulting in the first murder conviction of a NYC cop in 50 years.
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The true story behind Audre Lorde's 1975 poem Power; a true account of the shooting of a black child and the trial of a policeman for murder that followed. In 1973, around 5am, 10 year old Clifford Glover was walking with his stepfather to the scrapyard where he worked. White patrolman Thomas Shea and his partner drove by in an unmarked car looking for a pair of armed robbers. Seeing Clifford and his stepfather, they stopped to give chase, resulting in the first murder conviction of a NYC cop in 50 years.