By Ron Stallworth
In 1978 the group of Colorado Springs, Colorado skilled a progress of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) club. One guy dared to problem their attempt and thwart makes an attempt to take over town, Police Detective Ron Stallworth. He introduced an undercover research into the Klan, won club into the association, in short served as Duke's bodyguard, and used to be ultimately requested to be the chief of the Colorado Springs bankruptcy. The irony of this research was once that Stallworth is… A Black guy. within the technique he battled inner departmental politics to effectively pull off this "sting." Black Klansman explains how he overcame those hindrances and entire this nearly incredible special success.
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Unfortunately, Chuck was only available on a very limited basis due to a narcotic workload and department politics, and only as a last resort, so I would need to continue the bulk of the deception via the telephone; thus, we needed to stay in sync in terms of any conversation between us individually and any member of the organization. As I explained to Chuck, Ken had to always maintain the belief that he was dealing with one person whether talking to me on the phone or him (Chuck) in person; coordinating our conversations so we could pick up from one encounter to the next without any breaks in conversational flow.
I sat across the table from the Assistant Chief of Police in charge of Personnel (a White man), the Captain of the uniformed Patrol Division (a White man), and the Personnel Manager for the City of Colorado Springs James Woods (a Black man). Mr. Woods took a special interest in me. He had an easy-going personality, quick with a smile, which belied the fire in him to induce change in a system he knew was inherently biased and prejudicial toward Blacks. He had a passion to “fix” that systemic problem and pointed out the obstacles that I would be confronting during our first face-to-face meeting.
In 1975 he became the first Black detective in the history of the CSPD as well as the youngest at the age of 22. He worked undercover narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and organized crime. During this time, he initiated the investigations which are the subject of this book. He later served a one-year assignment as an investigator with the Colorado Attorney General’s Organized Crime Strike Force. He left the CSPD in 1980. From 1980-82, Sergeant Stallworth worked narcotics and organized crime intelligence in Phoenix, Arizona for the Arizona Drug Control District (later known as the Arizona Criminal Intelligence Systems Agency).