Interview with Lonnie Lawrence
QUESTION 17
MADISON DAVIS LACY:

We won't do another roll. We've got a couple minutes on this roll, um, ah, if you want to say, let's see, what can we talk about relative to how you felt and/or a story illustrating your perception around the time of the trial and the outcome of the trial because now we got, now we got, we got them indicted, they stand trial--

INTERVIEWER:

Why don't we get into something about his feelings about the community response to the acquittal?

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Yeah, I think so. You were a police officer at that time, so--

INTERVIEWER:

Because, again, you must have been in a dual--

LONNIE LAWRENCE:

Yeah.

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

We have a, we have a, a, a clip of Amiri Baraka in, ah, one of our shows, I think it's show number six, and he talks about the White ghosts. You know, he says, "You know, in everything you do, you got this White ghost up there." He said, "If you do this, you do this, you do this, you don't get no money. And there's a White ghost sitting there." And you take it to


MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Yeah, right.