View From The Blue in Newark's 1967 Rebellion

Jul 12, 2017

NJ State Troopers and the National Guard were called in to help the Newark PD quell the looting and destruction during the July 1967 rebellion
Credit Star Ledger and The Newark Public Library

Through the 50 years since the Newark Rebellion in 1967, the police version of the story has seldom been told.  In 2007, historian and author Adele Oltman  filed this in-depth report for the WBGO Journal.

Oltman spoke to several officers who were there at the time of the unrest broke out, including John DeSimone, who was one of the arresting officers of taxi cab driver John Smith.

Click above to hear Adele Oltman's feature "View From The Blue."