Investigations: Inadmissible Evidence

Ever since 14 plainclothesmen shot their way into a Chicago Black Panther apartment last December and killed Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, there have been serious doubts about the authorities' contention that the Panthers opened fire first and put up major resistance. Reporters found evidence that the gun battle was largely one-sided; Panthers claimed that the cops had staged the raid to murder black leaders. Last week further shadows were cast on the police story when the state abruptly dropped all charges, including that of attempted murder, against the seven Panthers who...

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