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No Cause for Indictment

No Cause for Indictment

An Autopsy of Newark

Ronald Porambo (Author)

  • Publisher: Melville House
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 425
  • Released: Nov 7, 2007
  • ISBN-13: 9781933633213


The definitive account of the buildup, chaos, and aftermath of one of the worst urban riots in US history: the 1967 Newark riots. Re-issued on the fortieth anniversary of the devastating event, No Cause For Indictment is a must-read for understanding issues still facing urban America: poverty, political corruption, and racism.

Forty-three years ago, Newark's oppressed black majority erupted in revolt and were ruthlessly put down by the police and National Guard units. When other reporters were too afraid, Ronald Porambo walked the streets of Newark and took four years to research and write the whole story. Its publication resulted in two attempts on his life.

This edition includes an introduction from the editor of the original manuscript about the tumult surrounding the book's publication, and an afterword interviewing the author about the struggles he faced after publication.

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