​December 4, 1969: The FBI Murdered Fred Hampton & Mark Clark

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Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton (21 years old) and Mark Clark (22 years old) are shot and murdered in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.
“We expected about 20 Panthers to be in the apartment when the police raided the place. Only two of those black niggers were killed, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark.”–FBI Special Agent Gregg York

Black Panther Party leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were set up and murdered by the CHICAGO POLICE during a raid, orders for the murders came from the FBI. BOTH men were SLEEP during the raid, which the CPD KNEW they would be because an FBI INFORMANT drugged the two men earlier that night.
All involved in the murders were: A tactical unit of the Cook County, Illinois State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO), in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the FBI.

Hampton’s murder was chronicled in the 1971 documentary film The Murder of Fred Hampton as well as an episode of the critically acclaimed documentary series Eyes on the Prize. 

The FBI informant, William O’Neal, later committed suicide after admitting his involvement in setting up the raid.
Read more about the murders & aftermath at: Daily Black History Facts

1 Comment

  • Erick Dean Tippett December 4, 2017 - 2:14 pm Reply

    Again ‘black then’ has coughed up what some of us suspected then, that J. Edgar Hoover enticed Cook
    County States Attorney Ed Hanrahan to do the dirty work the FBI could not afford to be attached to in any way! The incident was so obviously planned that even conservative democrat Mayor Richard J. Daley was upset and had Hanrahan dropped by the Democratic Central Committee here in Chicago and was not re-elected.

    I was teaching at Marshall High-School at the time and wasn’t the least bit surprised having seen the first black alderman in our 24th ward Ben Louis murdered in his offices several years before that as his influence and power had become a threat to behind the scenes ‘power brokers’ of Chicago’s notorious political machine who saw him as getting “too big for his britches”! Fred and Mark were brave young men in their early twenties, but foolish to think they could stand so vocally militant in a country and world ruled by the white male and ever sleep anywhere with both eyes closed and no lookouts or armed body guards and live very long!

    The murder of John Kennedy who had promised to scatter the CIA to the four winds, fired its director (Allen Dulles), fired the chairman of the joint chiefs of Staff, and overrode the Federal Reserve Board’s monopoly on money printing indicates just how ruthless and cunning the ruling influences in this world can be! How does the black male fare in such an ordered world system? The answer is obvious to even a grade school student!

    All the ‘black’ community could do was demonstrate, whine and cry at the funerals!

    People without power will always get the shit end of life’s history until they learn what true power is
    and how to teach and train their young ones in the ways of THIS WORLD!

    How sad!

    Erick Dean Tippett
    Retired Musician/Teacher
    Chicago, Illinois

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