“Poster Man: City Framing Me: NYCLU Asking If Rights Are Violated”

August 2, 1986
NEWSDAY
“Poster Man: City Framing Me: NYCLU Asking If Rights Are Violated”

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{Police with a warrant searched [William Depperman]’s house last night and found “thousands of posters and subversive literature,” Sgt. Joseph Pollini of the Major Case Squad said. Depperman complained that the authorities broke down his front door to execute the warrant.}

Depperman could face up to four years in jail if convicted of an offense he says he did not commit. After a three-week investigation by the police department’s elite Major Case Squad, he was seized for allegedly slapping posters reading:”AIDS IS GERM WARFARE BY U.S. GOV’T” on a downtown wall. Depperman, who has been caught postering before, says this time the police set him up.

The latest poster put out by William Depperman’s United Front Against Racism and Capitalism-Imperialism charges that AIDS viruses are genetically engineered, artificial organisms. Depperman says he bases the conclusion on his own research over 9 1/2 months and cites mainstream scientific references – to back up some points, not the central thesis. . . .

 

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The Suffragents in the news: Kirkus FeaturesKirkus Reviews, Foreword ReviewsTown & Country, The American ScholarTabletmag.com,  Unorthodox podcast, Top of Mind with Julie Rose (live), NYU FeaturesWomen’s Media Center,  Futurity, Non-Fiction FansHeforShe.org’s The ScoopOpzij magazine (NL), AmericasDemocrats podcast, Facebook , Brooke’s posts, Good Men Project , suffrageandthemedia.org,

Upcoming events:  Oct. 19: East Hampton Library. Oct. 22: Author’s Talk & Tea: Woodlawn Conservancy. Oct. 26: Talk Back at the Black Box Theater  for Nancy Smithner’s “Hear Them Roar: The Fight for Women’s Rights.” Nov. 5: Holiday Book Signing at the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck, NY. Nov. 6: Brentwood Public Library Nov. 7: NYU Center for the Humanities. Nov. 10: Gotham Center for NYC History/CUNY Graduate Center Nov. 16: Book & Bottle: Suffolk County Historical Society & Museum. Nov. 17-18 Researching New York Conference, Albany. Nov. 20: Brookhaven League of Women Voters. March 10: Keynote, Joint Journalism & Communications Historians Conference, New York City.

Parting shots of: the book launch events of Sept. 1 in East HamptonSept. 11 in NYC and Sept. 14 in Cambridge Mass. I’ve got comment and a video (expected soon) of the Sept. 28 event with Angela P. Dodson at the NY Society Library I spoke at the NY Genealogical & Biographical Society Fall Luncheon on Oct. 10 to an audience in which men were very well represented. Oct. 14, I presented on a panel at the AJHA Convention, Little Rock, Ark., on ‘When the Women of Suffrage Got Its Makeover On.” More to come on that.