Flagpole Magazine, p. 5 (June 5, 1996).


The whitewash in the police shooting of Edward Wright has now entered its second phase. The first phase occurred when the local DA issued his pitiful exculpation of everyone involved except Wright. The second phase occurred when the ACCPD investigated itself, the officer who shot Wright dead and the other officer who clubbed Wright, and found that all's right with the world and that the officers deserve no administrative sanction. The officer who fired six shots at Wright is now back on the job, the other officer is back on the job, no one has been or will be punished criminally or administratively, no one has been or will be disciplined or fired, and nothing more about the matter will be done by the government. Meanwhile, Edward Wright's punctured body lies in the grave. Is this justice?