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The assassination of Fred Hampton : how the FBI and the Chicago police murdered a Black Panther / Jeffrey Haas.

Author / Creator Haas, Jeffrey, author.
Edition Updated edition, revised paperback edition.
Imprint Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, 2019
Description xx, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language English
Subject Hampton, Fred, 1948-1969.
Hampton, Fred, 1948-1969.
Black Panther Party.
Black Panther Party.
Assassination -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Illinois -- Chicago.
Format Print, Book
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ISBN 1641603216
Notes Includes bibliographical references (367-371) and index.
Summary "On December 4, 1969, attorney Jeff Haas was in a police lockup in Chicago, interviewing Fred Hampton's fiancée. She described 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 looked at Jeff and asked, "What can you do?" Fifty years later, Haas finds that there is still an urgent need for the revolutionary systemic changes Hampton was organizing to accomplish. With a new preface dicussing what has changed--and what has not--The Assassination of Fred Hampton remains 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, this book puts Hampton in the spotlight as a dynamic community leader and an inspiration in the ongoing fight against injustice and police brutality."-- Page [4] of cover.

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