Wednesday, 27 January 2021

New Documents Suggest J. Edgar Hoover Was Involved in Fred Hampton’s Murder

quote [ At that point, in 1983, after 13 years of litigation, it seemed as if the historical record was complete and the true narrative of the raid established: Chicago police officers, under the command of the Cook County state’s attorney, and at the behest of the FBI and its COINTELPRO program, targeted BPP leader Fred Hampton, and assassinated him while he lay asleep as part of a murderous pre-dawn raid during which the police fired more than 90 shots that also killed Panther Mark Clark and left several other survivors badly wounded.

And so stood that record, until December 4, 2020, 51 years after the raid, when historian and writer Aaron Leonard received from the FBI a redacted copy of Mitchell’s personnel file in response to his 2015 Freedom of Information Act request. ]

No surprise, but always nice to see these things confirmed.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+4 Informative]
[by steele@8:44pmGMT]

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