Sunday, December 4, 2016

Black Panther Assassination Echoes with Today's Radical Right Politics

Forty-seven years ago today, a special unit of Chicago police carried out a pre-dawn raid against Black Panther members while they slept.  They executed leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark and
About 5,000 people attended Fred Hampton's funeral
wounded several other Panthers.

In today's political environment, in which racists have been emboldened to "come out" and say black lives don't matter, do the FBI's and other official government acts of racism and cover-up from that era come echoing back? The FBI set out to destroy the Black Panthers, whose main objectives were feeding and educating kids.

This analysis from Flint Taylor, lawyer for Fred Hampton's family.  

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