The Assassination of Fred Hampton; How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther

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  • Copyright: 2011-04-01
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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Uncovering a cold-blooded execution at the hands of a conspiring police force, this account relentlessly pursues the murderers of Black Panther Fred Hampton.The entire 14-year process of bringing the killers to justice is documented, including the details of the 18-month court trial. The chronicle reveals Hampton in a new light, presenting him as a dynamic community leader whose dedication to his people and to the truth inspired the young lawyers of the People's Law Office in their lifelong commitment to fighting corruption. Contending with FBI stonewalling and unlimited government resources bent on hiding a darker plot, this reconstruction relates an inspiring narrative of upholding morality in one man's memory.

Author Biography

Jeffrey Haas is an attorney and the cofounder of the People's Law Office, whose clients included the Black Panthers, Students for a Democratic Society, community activists, and a large number of those opposed to the Vietnam War. He has handled cases involving prisoners' rights, Puerto Rican nationalists, protestors opposed to human rights violations in Central America, police torture, and the wrongfully accused. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1969: The Year of No Returnp. ix
Rendezvous with Deathp. 1
Meeting a Revolutionaryp. 3
Born and Bred in Atlantap. 6
Young Fred Hampton, an Early Activistp. 15
Chicago, Becoming a Lawyerp. 21
Fred and the Rise of the Panthersp. 27
Convergencep. 33
Struggle in the Streets-PLO Beginsp. 43
Panthers Versus Policep. 61
Last Glimpsep. 68
A Knock at the Doorp. 72
Hanrahan Versus Panthersp. 83
Exposing the Murderp. 87
˘A Northern Lynching÷p. 89
The Battle for Hearts and Mindsp. 94
Farewell to a Revolutionaryp. 108
Panthers Indictedp. 111
The Survivors Go Publicp. 116
A Puzzling Victoryp. 121
Sue the Bastardsp. 127
Shootout in Carbondalep. 135
Vietnam and Protestp. 142
The Carbondale Trialp. 145
Prosecuting Hanrahanp. 151
Revolt at Atticap. 154
Two Bad Decisionsp. 163
The FBI's Clandestine Operationp. 171
The Snitchp. 173
Back in Courtp. 182
Floor Plan for Murderp. 188
On the Trail of COINTELPROp. 192
Groth's Informantp. 203
Hiding COINTELPROp. 213
Number One on the ˘Hit÷ Paradep. 224
Injustice on Trialp. 231
Opening Dayp. 233
˘I Am No Solomon÷p. 239
The Delugep. 245
O'Neal Gets a Bonusp. 251
December 4, Revisitedp. 255
An Honest FBI Manp. 261
Witness O'Nealp. 268
The Shootersp. 272
Facing Hanrahan and Jailp. 276
Fred, the ˘Messiah÷p. 282
A Shameful Endp. 286
Boiling Overp. 291
Rock Bottomp. 300
Out of the Abyssp. 314
Vindicationp. 323
A Victoryp. 325
Onwardp. 330
Seize the Timep. 337
Epiloguep. 349
Acknowledgmentsp. 358
Glossaryp. 364
Sourcesp. 367
Indexp. 372
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