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

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

by Jeffrey Haas
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1556527659

ISBN-13: 9781556527654

Pub. Date: 11/01/2009

Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated

It’s around 7:00 a.m. on December 4, 1969, and attorney Jeff Haas is in a police lockup in Chicago, interviewing Fred Hampton’s fiancée. She is describing how the police pulled her from the room as Fred lay unconscious on their bed. She heard one officer say, “He’s still alive.” She then heard two shots. A second officer said,

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It’s around 7:00 a.m. on December 4, 1969, and attorney Jeff Haas is in a police lockup in Chicago, interviewing Fred Hampton’s fiancée. She is describing how the police pulled her from the room as Fred lay unconscious on their bed. She heard one officer say, “He’s still alive.” She then heard two shots. A second officer said, “He’s good and dead now.” She looks at Jeff and asks, “What can you do?”

            The Assassination of Fred Hampton is Haas’s personal account of how he and People’s Law Office partner Flint Taylor pursued Hampton’s assassins, ultimately prevailing over unlimited government resources and FBI conspiracy. Not only a story of justice delivered, the book puts Hampton in a new light as a dynamic community leader and an inspiration in the fight against injustice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556527654
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction 1969: The Year of No Return,
Part I: Rendezvous with Death,
1 Meeting a Revolutionary,
2 Born and Bred in Atlanta,
3 Young Fred Hampton, an Early Activist,
4 Chicago, Becoming a Lawyer,
5 Fred and the Rise of the Panthers,
6 Convergence,
7 Struggle in the Streets — PLO Begins,
8 Panthers Versus Police,
9 Last Glimpse,
10 A Knock at the Door,
11 Hanrahan Versus Panthers,
Part II: Exposing the Murder,
12 "A Northern Lynching",
13 The Battle for Hearts and Minds,
14 Farewell to a Revolutionary,
15 Panthers Indicted,
16 The Survivors Go Public,
17 A Puzzling Victory,
18 Sue the Bastards,
19 Shootout in Carbondale,
20 Vietnam and Protest,
21 The Carbondale Trial,
22 Prosecuting Hanrahan,
23 Revolt at Attica,
24 Two Bad Decisions,
Part III: The FBI's Clandestine Operation,
25 The Snitch,
26 Back in Court,
27 Floor Plan for Murder,
28 On the Trail of COINTELPRO,
29 Groth's Informant,
30 Hiding COINTELPRO,
31 Number One on the "Hit" Parade,
Part IV: Injustice on Trial,
32 Opening Day,
33 "I Am No Solomon",
34 The Deluge,
35 O'Neal Gets a Bonus,
36 December 4, Revisited,
37 An Honest FBI Man,
38 Witness O'Neal,
39 The Shooters,
40 Facing Hanrahan and Jail,
41 Fred, the "Messiah",
42 A Shameful End,
43 Boiling Over,
44 Rock Bottom,
45 Out of the Abyss,
Part V: Vindication,
46 A Victory,
47 Onward,
48 Seize the Time,
Epilogue,
Acknowledgments,
Glossary,
Sources,
Index,

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