Tag Archives: NYPD

The Clown of Death: FAQ

(Preface: Apologies for the title. I wanted to say I was the ‘angel of death’ but that brings up Holocaust imagery in a way I didn’t want. I feel like I was representing Death, the character in the movie ‘Seventh Seal‘. But I wasn’t sure people would remember the movie. Remember this scene? I thought […]

New York’s grid is broken (long-ish)

For the better part of nine years, I’ve been a really self-righteous individual when it comes to automobiles–my household didn’t have one, we didn’t need one. But on Saturday, we’ll be going to a fleet sale for a rental company and we may well come home with a vehicle. That’s because lately it has become apparent to us […]

The clown play at Tompkins Square Park–August 8

Unless things change drastically, I will be performing my play A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB, AND GOD at Tompkins Square Park in NYC on August 8 at 1 PM. This is part of a War Resisters League commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the dropping of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A CLOWN, A […]

Demand police accountability!

On my radio show, I had spoken to Danette Chavis on more than one occasion regarding the Eric Garner case and the larger issue of lack of police accountability when people (usually people of color, but not always) die or are severely injured in the course of ‘normal’ events. Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the […]

On Brooklyn Culture Jam Radio–the case of Kimani Gray

UPDATE 3/12: We have recorded the interview and it is now available on podcast. You can find the podcast here. Enjoy! Thursday March 12–I talk to Atiq Zabinski and Kelly Stuart, collaborators on the documentary Defended in the Streets. Kimani’s Story. It’s a movie about the death of Kimani Gray, a young man of color […]

Nathan tells off the Daily News

One of my pals from the People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street had joined the protests the other day over the murder of Eric Garner and continued NYPD violence against people of color. This was against the wishes of Hizzonor: There had been a request from Bill de Blasio for protesters to abstain from hitting the streets […]

Police and the ‘canary in the coal mine’

(12/21) Let it be clear from the outset that my sympathy this morning lies with the families of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, the two NYPD police officers killed execution style in Bedford Stuyvesant yesterday. One was a newlywed, the other was a husband and father. Nobody needs or wants this. The killer has saddled two […]