Some would say the case of Gabriella Calhoun is an unfortunate circumstance of someone who disrespected the police, even though, by the story that has unfolded so far, her act was mild. But if you live in black skin, you learn that ANY act that challenges perceived authority is an act of rebellion worthy of extreme reaction.Another example of how black folks, unlike white folks, become victims of extreme reaction whenever they show the slightest act of resistance. This officer should not get away with impunity.
Doug Cooper Spencer is a novelist, short fiction writer, and essayist living in New York City. Doug is the author of four novels: 'This Place of Men' (1999), 'People Like Us' (2008), 'Leaving Gomorrah' (2011) (which are books in a trilogy), and 'Ella Pruitt' (2015), as well as a book written as an epistle 'A Letter to a Friend' (2007). He has also written numerous essays, short stories and autobiographical memoirs which he calls ‘memory pieces’.
- Doug Cooper Spencer
- Ella Pruitt (excerpts)
- This Place of Men: book 1 of trilogy (excerpts)
- People Like Us: book 2 of trilogy (excerpts)
- Leaving Gomorrah: book 3 of trilogy (excerpts)
- A Letter to a Friend (excerpts)
- Memory Pieces: Stories From My Past
- Black LGBTQ People in History
- The Photo Slide
- Blog: The View from Here
- Essays and Interviews
- About the Author/Contact