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The Zebra Murders: A Season of Killing, Racial Madness and Civil Rights

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On October 20, 1973, in San Francisco, a white couple strolling down Telegraph Hill was set upon and butchered by four young black men. Thus began a reign of terror that lasted six months and left fifteen whites dead and the entire city in a state of panic. The perpetrators wanted nothing less than a race war.

With pressure on the San Francisco Police Department mounting daily, young homicide detectives Prentice Earl Sanders and his colleague Rotea Gilford—both ...

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Overview

On October 20, 1973, in San Francisco, a white couple strolling down Telegraph Hill was set upon and butchered by four young black men. Thus began a reign of terror that lasted six months and left fifteen whites dead and the entire city in a state of panic. The perpetrators wanted nothing less than a race war.

With pressure on the San Francisco Police Department mounting daily, young homicide detectives Prentice Earl Sanders and his colleague Rotea Gilford—both African-American—were as- signed to the cases. The problem was: Sanders and Gilford were in the midst of a trail-blazing suit against the SFPD for racial discrimination, which in those days was rampant. The backlash was immediate. The force needed Sanders’s and Gilford’s knowledge of the black community to help stem the brutal murders, but the SFPD made it known that in a tight situation, no white back- up would be forthcoming. In those impossible conditions—the oppressive white power structure on one hand, the violent black radicals on the other—Sanders and Gilford knew they were sitting ducks. Against all odds, they set out to find those guilty of the Zebra Murders and bring them to justice. This is their incredible story.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611450439
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 771,698
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Prentice Earl Sanders was the first black police chief of the San Francisco Police Department. He recently retired and lives in San Francisco, California,

Ben Cohen is a freelance writer, sports journalist and recent Duke graduate. He writes about college and professional sports for the Wall Street Journal. His work has also appeared on Grantland, Deadspin, the Awl, and numerous other publications. He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Prologue ix

1 A Motiveless Murder 1

2 A Deathbed Promise 21

3 The Real Cops 41

4 The .32-Caliber Killings 61

5 The Ghetto Reward 87

6 Revenge 107

7 Operation Zebra 133

8 Patty 157

9 Flashpoints 179

10 Another South Africa 197

11 Real Cops After All 219

Epilogue: Finding the Truth in a True Story 249

Acknowledgments 269

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Horrific and true

    Excellent writing and exhaustive researxh obviously went into this book. One of San Franciscos greateat tragedies that most people never heard about. A long and frightening string of torture and murder perpetrated by men too easily led by lies. If you are a true crime fan this one is a keeper.

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  • Posted September 9, 2009

    "The Zebra Murders"

    In combination with Clark Howard's now out-of-print book on this subject, "The Zebra Murders" gives a rare look into a particular set of spree killings that occurred in San Francisco, and are now largely either forgotten or ignored; this also happens to have been done by an officer who actually participated in the investigation into these murders.

    Provocative? Perhaps. Controversial? Undoubtedly YES. Liable to provoke conversations and debates? I certainly hope so!

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