Stonewall Riot Police Reports, June 28, 1969 – OutHistory
Seven pages of NYPD records reproduced on OutHistory.org were obtained in May 2009 by Jonathan Ned Katz, Director of the website, in consultation with historian David Carter, and two additional pages reproduced were obtained in 1988 by the late Michael Scherker, under the New York State Freedom of Information Law.
For the first time, in the seven documents obtained by Katz, the names of those arrested are not blacked out, providing the public and historians with important new evidence about the rebellion’s participants. None of the nine NYPD reports made available on OutHistory.org have earlier been published.
I was surprised to find the arrest report of the late, great Dave Van Ronk aka “Mayor of MacDougal Street” , one of my all-time favorite folk singers.