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CI: For Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969)

December 04, 2013 at 6:30 pm by: nancy a heitzeg Category: Anti-Racism, Civil Rights, Corrupt Judiciary, Corrupt Legislature, Criminal Defense, Criminal Injustice Series, Imperialism, Intersectionality, Military Industrial Complex, Prison Industrial Complex, Prisoner Rights

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Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.

For Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969)
by nancy a heitzeg

“Nothing but a Northern Lynching”…

Eyes on the Prize – 12 – A Nation of Law?, 1967-1968
“By the late 1960s, the anger in poorer urban areas over charges of police brutality was smoldering. In Chicago, Fred Hampton formed a Black Panther Party chapter. As the chapter grew, so did police surveillance. In a pre-dawn assault by the police, Panthers Hampton and Mark Clark were killed. The deaths came at a time when movement activists were increasingly becoming targets of police harassment at both the local and federal levels through COUNTELPRO, the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program. During this same period, inmates at New York’s Attica prison took over the prison in an effort to publicize intolerable conditions. During the police assault which ended the takeover, several inmates and guards were killed. For some, Attica came to symbolize the brutality of a hardened political regime.”

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

History Is A Weapon: “Power Anywhere Where There’s People”

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Domino14
Domino14

Started it a bit..  looks pretty brutal..     will watch the rest when I get a chance.  Thanks for posting Nancy. 

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg moderator

if you haven't seen Eyes on the Prize – #12 – A Nation of Law?, 1967-1968, i urge you to do so.. 

 Elaine Brown, Angela Davis., Attica.. It is a window into the police state to come and the rise of the prison industrial complex..

 the roots of the New Jim Crow.



Domino14
Domino14

@nancy a heitzeg @Domino14 

Thought I replied but the comment didn't show up? 

Anyway, I got 20 min in but had to stop - need to get to bed but I will watch the rest..