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JEFFREY HAAS, author of
The Assassination of
How the FBI and the Chicago Police
Murdered a Black Panther
Reading and Booksigning
$10 donation requested; $5 students/unemployed
SUNDAY, MARCH 27th, 2 PM
At Revolution Books / Libros Revolución
5726 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90028
$16.95 just out in paperback
It's 7:00 a.m., on December 4, 1969, and attorney Jeff Haas is in the Monroe Street police lockup in Chicago, interviewing Fred Hampton's fiancée. Four hours earlier, she was lying in bed next to Hampton when the police burst into their apartment. She is still in her nightgown, describing 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 looks at Jeff and asks, "What can you do?"
The Assassination of Fred Hampton is attorney Jeff Haas' personal account of the thirteen-year legal saga in which he and People's Law Office partner Flint Taylor pursued Hampton's assassins, ultimately prevailing over FBI stonewalling and unlimited government resources bent on hiding the conspiracy that led to Hampton's death. The book not only tells the story of justice delivered but also puts Hampton in a new light as a dynamic community leader whose dedication to his people and to truth telling inspired the young lawyers of the People's Law Office, solidifying their lifelong commitment to fighting injustice. - From the book website, hamptonbook.com
Jeffrey Haas co-founded the People's Law Office in 1969 in Chicago, IL and was the attorney for the plaintiffs in the federal suit Hampton v. Hanrahan.
". . .The assassination was part of a vast program of state repression aimed at undermining dissent generally, and in particular to 'prevent the rise of a messiah who could unify and electrify the black masses' -- the infamous words of the head of the national political police, J. Edgar Hoover. . .A riveting account of the assassination, the plot behind it, the attempted cover-up, the denouement, and the lessons that we should draw from this shocking tale of government iniquity." -- Noam Chomsky, author and political activist
"Part history, part courtroom drama, part literary memoir, Haas evokes with chilling precision a bloody and desperate repressive state apparatus locked in conflict with its greatest fear, a charismatic young black man with revolution on his mind. We see courage and cowardice, dignity and betrayal, hope and despair, devastation and rebirth." - William Ayers, professor of education, University of Illinois at Chicago, former SDS leader, and author.
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