the assassination of fred hampton
Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The threat of a multi-racial movement of working-class people was an actual threat to political and economic hegemony. I recommend this book, for sure. Reading this will rob you of any illusion that America's justice system is just, or that the police are meant to serve and protect all of us. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. She then heard two shots. Edward V. Hanrahan, who was indicted but cleared with 13 other law-enforcement agents on charges of obstructing justice. --Huffington Post. On December 4th, 1969, the Chicago police staged a predawn raid of a Black Panther apartment on the west side of Chicago. Two quotes- the first from an FBI memo from the Counterintelligence Unit-"Through counterintelligence it should be possible to pinpoint potential troublemakers and neutralize them before they exercise their potential for violence." I really got lost in the second half, amidst all the court wranglings. This monthly one-day workshop, entitled The African American Lens of Policing History, has three main objectives for recruits: Painful events such as the murder of Fred Hampton and others have hindered a healthy relationship between law enforcement and marginalized communities, but many police officers and private citizens are laboring to build trust. A heart wrenching account of Jeffrey Haas' and many others' quest for justice following the brutal murder of Fred Hampton, the precocious Black Panther leader. 4 grudnia 1969) - afroamerykański działacz społeczny, wiceprzewodniczący sekcji Czarnych Panter w Illinois.Został zabity w wyniku akcji policji skierowanej przeciw działalności ugrupowania The story of Fred Hampton makes you feel like someone (the man) has reached through your chest and clenched your heart. We have partnered with the Chicago Police Department to educate all police academy cadets on the history of policing in Chicago and the United States. Approved third parties also use these tools in connection with our display of ads. Given the events this book describes, I expected to be riveted, but I found myself skimming a fair bit. In some ways I was frustrated to read about the main things the Panthers were fighting against and for are not much different from what's still being fought for today. This would be a 5/5 for the story and the importance of the events described but man, I did struggle with the writing style from time to time. Scary stuff there, and the reference was not to right wing, white nationalist racist hate groups; no, the reference was to "Black Nationalist" persons. Ostensibly acting on a tip from an informant that the Panthers were stockpiling illegal weapons there, the police burst into the apartment, firing 90 shots in total to the Panthers 1 (forensics later established that this one shot was moving in an upward trajectory indicative of someone falling backwards as the weapon accidentally discharged. The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther. Interesting read into a part of Chicago's history. He was just 21 years old. Jeffrey Hass is a very unusual lawyer. Fred Hampton, 21 and the Chicago chapter leader of the Black Panthers, was murdered by the Chicago police while asleep, at about three in the morning of December 4, 1969. “If you are not ready to make a commitment at the age of twenty only because you are afraid to die then you are dead already.”.

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