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Topics of the day:

1. "Driving While Black" (3)
2. lounge chaise
3. dirty water dogs
4. Stooge
5. Site Revised!
6. RE>bogus anecdotes


Date: Wed, 3 Jun 1998 04:33:49 EDT
From: "Barry A. Popik"
Subject: "Driving While Black"


The feature story in the Village Voice, 9 June 1998, is "Driving While
Black: Fear & Loathing on the Jersey Turnpike" by Peter Noel. DWB is
obviously a play on DWI (driving while intoxicated). On page 39, Noel writes:

Since 1989--and possibly long before that--state police have been
"engaged in a program of racial targeting" on the New Jersey Turnpike,
according to court documents in a pending case against 19 black men and women
who, in a joint motion, claimed they were illegally targeted, stopped,
searched, and arrested by troopers on the turnpike in Gloucester County
between January 1989 and April 1991. Allegedly, the troopers target blacks,
especially those driving luxury cars such as BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes, and

Deja News shows over 700 hits for "driving while black." One of them is
New Jersey Cop Watch #8 in misc.activism.progressive. It quotes lawyer
Johnnie L. Cochran with "These men were guilty of DWB. Driving While Black."
I don't know if Johnnie Cochran coined the phrase, but it wouldn't be
surprising if he did.
For "Among the New Words."


After writing about "stooge" and "pansy" yesterday, I picked up New York
Press, June 3-9, and found the headers "Iggy's a Stooge" on page 6 and "Pansy
Division" on page 16. They still won't give me a column, though.
In the New York Post, 2 June 1998, pg. 10, col. 5, columnist Cindy Adams

The _Monica Lewinsky_ saga: You can indict a ham sandwich, said _Sol
Wachtler_, the former New York state chief judge who experienced it himself.

Unfortunately, the New York Post is not on Nexis. However, the earliest
Nexis citation for "ham sandwich" was from Wachtler (as previously discussed
I learned that Sol Wachtler was teaching at my law school, so I wrote to
him about "ham sandwich." I was also concerned that New York's Attorney
General would lose the Ellis Island case (as posted here on the "First Monday
in October"), so I sent him a copy of the special master's decision with my
thoughts of what was probably going to go wrong. I was interested in filing a
"friend of the court" brief on New York's behalf.
Wachtler never replied.