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

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This true-crime police procedural is the riveting story of the racially-motivated serial killings that terrorized San Francisco from 1973 to 1974 and how they were solved. Code named the Zebra Murders, the case involved a series of random violent attacks by African-American men against whites, resulting in fifteen deaths. Author Prentice Earl Sanders, the SFPD's first African-American police chief and one of the lead detectives on the case, takes us back through his investigation as he tried to determine whether ...

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This true-crime police procedural is the riveting story of the racially-motivated serial killings that terrorized San Francisco from 1973 to 1974 and how they were solved. Code named the Zebra Murders, the case involved a series of random violent attacks by African-American men against whites, resulting in fifteen deaths. Author Prentice Earl Sanders, the SFPD's first African-American police chief and one of the lead detectives on the case, takes us back through his investigation as he tried to determine whether the murders were to be considered mere serial killings or acts of political terror. At the same time, he describes the racial discrimination within the police force and how that influenced his investigation. The Zebra Murders is a fascinating look at an era of social and political turbulence and how justice was sought amidst its most violent eruptions.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781433231582
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 8
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 6.56 (h) x 1.17 (d)

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PRENTICE EARL SANDERS joined the San Francisco Police Department in 1964 and was the force's first African-American police chief. He recently retired.

BENNETT COHEN, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, has worked extensively in both television and film, both as a writer and producer.

G. Valmont Thomas is a longtime member of the acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. A voice-over artist for many years, his clients have included McDonald's, Macy's, REI, Magnavox, and the Seattle Center. He is also on the faculty of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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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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