Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Vol_3_No_24_October_4_1969_2

Vol_3_No_24_October_4_1969_2

Ratings: (0)|Views: 69|Likes:
Published by Unified Left
The Black Panther
The Black Panther

More info:

Published by: Unified Left on Sep 15, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

05/11/2014

pdf

text

original

~
~
6 !
1 i"
c
" 0
/
. ~c "
,
~ "',,"!:!
"
~ ,
~~
.
.
!
,
" "
~
'- -
.,.:,'.';i;:k ;,;;~ i,
"
~
I
\
~
$ """
W E 'L L
FI ~E
Q 4 - lLy
T H o S E "
W HO
S F .jo o T u P
P R O P E ~
A N -D
~
- O
. O
.I
O ll~
i" '
"
~~"
"E -
'8
~
! 1
~9
!
8 .
""~m
u
~
5 !!!E l
A
LO W
N A 1 U R E D
B E A S T
T H A T
HAS NO
R E G A R D
FO R
LAW ,
J U S 1 1 C E , 'b R
T H E
R IG H T S O F
T H E
P F .O P L E :
~ ~ .~
~ ~ ...n ..F "n T D A n IT '...a D
IT ~ rT A IIV J ? ()I1 N n
~ ."I."a l
frld O y
A p n l" -
..3 1 '..
.
~
IG IJ 'fIN S T A tt, .'~
~
THE BLACK PANTHER,SATURDAY9CTOBER 4,
F A S C IS T
P IG S
G E T
O N E
Y E A R
S U S P E N D E D
1
c ~
- L
.
1
c
M R S .
B IB L E
A N D
H E R
C H IL D R E N
A fte r
s u c c e s s fllll y
d e a tro y ln r
l.i8 tiie 8 .n ittl',
tb 8 d s m a a c l~ ~
th e
d o o r.
th e
b e a s t e n te re d a n d
p o lItIc ia n
a n d
th e ra c is t
p lr
c o p
p ro c e e d o d to
b e a tth e m o th e r. M rs .
th a t
n o w c o n tro l o u r
c o m m u n ity .
B lh le
w ith
th e ir
c lu b s . T h e n th e y
N ow
I s
th e
tIm e
t o
m ake
..A ll
m o v e d o v e r to th e llv ln r
ro o m s o fa
P ow er
t o
th e P e o p le "
a
re a lity .
w h e re N o rm a J e a n B Ib le w a s la y ln r
B la c k
p e o p le m u s t s e iz e th e U m e ,
d o w n s ic k . a n d d ra rre d
th e
.Is le r
fo r th e U m e Is n o w .
b y
h e r
n e c k , p u llln r
b e r
out of
P o in t N o , 7 o f th e B la c k P a n th e r
th e
h o u s e . N o rm a J e a n w a s th e n
P a rty T e n P o In t P ro rra m :W e
w ant
a rre s le d
fo r
re s ls tln r
a rre s t
I n
a n
Im m e d Ia te
e n d to
p o lic e b r u -
h e r o w n h o m e . A ls o
th re e
of her
ta llty
a n d m u r d e r o f B la c k p e o p le .
b ro th e rs w e re a rre s to d
fo r s u s p I-
c io n o f b u rrla ry .
A L L
PO W ER
T O
T H E
P E O P L E
T h e p le a d In g o f th e
m o th e r fo r
F R E E
A L L
P O L IT IC A L
P R IS O N -
Ih e
s a fe ty o f b e r fa m Ily a n d h o m e
E R S
w as
Ig n o re d
b y
th e fa .c ls t
p lrs ,
a .
w e re
Ih e
B ib le
fa m Ily ' a
B la c k P a n th e r P a rty ,
b a .lc
rlrh l
a a h u m a n b e ln g a . T h 1 s
W a s h 1 n g to ns ta te C h a p te r
- .~
.,- ;- - 7
'i
[
W e
w ant
e d u c a tio n
fo r
o u r
p e o p le
th a t
e x p o s e s
th e
tru e
n a tu re
o f th is
d e c a d e n t
A m e ric a n
s o c ie ty .
W e
w ant
e d u c a tio n
th a t
te a c h e s
u s
o u r
tru e
h is to ry
a n d
o u r
ro le
I n
p re s e n t-d a y
s o c ie ty .
L ib e ra tio n
S c h o o ls
a re
th e
firs t
s te p
I n
Im p le m e n tin g
p o in t
# 5
o f
th e
B la c k
P a n th e r
P a rty
p ro g ra m .
I t
I s
Im p o rta n t
fo r
o u r
c h ild r e n
t o
b e g in
to u n d e rs ta n d
o u r
s o c ie ty .
T h e y
le a rn
a O O u t th e
a v a r ic io u s
(g re e d y )
b u s in e s s m a n
th a t
s te a ls
fro m
th e
p e o p le --th e
A & P , B lu m -
s te in s ,
G e lg o ld
S to re s ,
th e
la n d -
lo rd s
o f th e
b u Ild In g s
th e y
liv e
In .
T h e y
le a rn
a b o u t
th e
d e m a g o g Ic
(ly In g )
P o lltlc la n s --th e
N lx o n s ,
th e
R o c k e fe lle rs .
th e
P ro c c a c ln o s
th a t
te ll
th e
p e o p le
th a t
th e y
a re
re p re s e n tin g
th e m ,
w hen
In re a lity
th e y
a re
re p re s e n tIn g
th e
a v a rI-
c lo u s
b u s In e s s m a n .
T h e y
le a rn
aO O ut
th e
ra c is t
p ig
c o p s
th a t
b ru ta liz e
th e
p e o p le --L In d s e y
a n d
L e a r y 's
hencbm en
th a t
s to p
th e
p e o p le
fro m
m a k In g
th e ir
le g ItI-
m a te
dem ands
t o
c o n tro l
th e lro w n
c o m m u n itie s ,
t o
c o n tro l
th e ir
ow n
d e s tln J e s .
I I
I S
Im p o rta n t
th a t
o u r
c h ild r e n
b e g In
t o
u n d e rs ta n d
h o w
th is
s o c ie ty
g re w
a n d d e v e lo p e d --w h a t
o u r
tru e
ro le
a s
B la c k
D e O D le h a .
" ...
A n d
d id
y o u
v o lu n ta r ily
a c c e p t
a fre e ,
h o t
m eal
fro m
know n
B la c k
P a n th e rs
a t
n in e
a .m .,
S e p te m b e r
n in e ,
D in e te e n
h u n 'e r t
a n '
s ix ty -n in e ? "
a n d
w ho
h a v e
b e e n
o u r
frie n d s ,
w ho
lh e
g re a t
m en
a re
th a t
h a v e
fo u g h t
t o
c h a n g e
I t .
It Is
Im p o rta n t
th a i
o u r
c h ild r e n
b e g in
t o
u n d e rs ta n d
th e
n a tu re
o f
o u r
s tru g g le --th e
m asses
of poor
p e o p le
a g a in s t
th e
fe w
ric h
a n d
p o w e rfu l
th a i
h a v e
c o n tro lle d
u s .
T h e y
m u s I le a rn
th e
"p o w e r
o ftb e
p e o p le "
I n
u n Ity ,
I n
s o ltd a rlty w lth
e a c h
o th e r--B la c k ,
B ro w n ,
R ed,
Y e llo w ,
a n d
W h lle - - a g a ln s t
Ih e
p ig s
th a t
e x p lo It
u s ,
th a t
ro b
u s ,
s ta rv e
u s
a n d
m u rd e r
u s
d a lly .
T h e y
le a rn
a b o u t
th e
B ig
F a m ily
a n d
th e
u n Ity
th a t
m akes
b ro th e rs
a n d
s is te rs
o f
a ll
o p p re s s e d
p e o -
p le .
O ur
c h ild r e n
d ra w
a n d s in g
re v o -
lu tIo n a ry
s o n g s .
T h e y
w rIte
a n d
Ib e y
s e "
fU m s .
T h e y
g o
o n
trtp s
a n d
s e e
th is
o p p re s s iv e
s o c ie ty
I n
a c tio n ,
tb e y
s e e
o u r
h is to ry .
T h e y
re a d
a n d
th e ir
re a d in g
Im -
p ro v e s
d a ily ,
fo r
re a d in g
h a s
b e -
com e
a
to o l
o f
s u r v iv a l,
a
to o l
th a t
c a n
te a c h
th e m
h o w
t o
c h a n p
th is
s o c te ty .
T h e y
le a rn
h o w
t o
c h a n g e
I t ,
th e y
le a rn
h o w
t o
b e g in
b u ild In g
a
s o c ie ty
th a t
m e e ts
th e
n e e d s
o f th e
p e o p le --a
s o c le ty th a t
fe e d s ,
h o u s e s ,
a n d
c lo s e s
A L L
th e
p e o p le
lIk e
a ll
bum an
b e In g s .
~ ,
- c
c
T h e
hom e
of Mr.
a n d
M rs.
B ib le
lo c ld e n t
Is s m a ll
c o m p a re d
t o
th e
f
.a t
7 0 6
3 4 th
A v e n u e
w as
In v a d e d
a tro c itie s
c n m m ltte d d a ily
to B la c k
b y
th e
fa s c is t
p ig
d e p a rtm e n t
o n
p e o p le
I n
p a rtic u la r
a n d
a ll
j
J
e rs e
y
1 t
y
M onday,
S e p te m b e r 1 5 ,
w ith o u t
o p p re s s e d p e o p le ,
re g a rd le s s
0 1
,
"
c -
c a u s e
o r
p ro v o c a tio n .
T h e
p ig s
ra c e o r
o r ig in .
B u t It
s e rv e s
t o
(
~ c
s a id
th e y
h a d
re c e iv e d
a re p o rt
p o In t o u t c le a rly
th e b la n k e t p o w e r
\
'...o n
S e p t. 2 ,
1 9 6 9 th e W e lfa re
w ltii
th e
p o O r a n d n e e d y , w e 'v e
a n d o th e r o p p re s s e d c o m m u n itie s ,
th a t s o m e y o u n g k id s w e re b re a k -
th e
s o c ie ty
h a s g iv e n to Its
fa s -
;
R Ig h ts O rg a n iz a tio n s ta g e d a p ro -
g o t o u rs
a n d y o u rs , s o J u s t s u ffe r
w h e r e ly In g p o litic ia n s
a n d g re e d y
In g
In to
a h o u s e , u p o n r e c e iv in g
c ls t
p ig s
a n d
th e
c o m p le te la c k
~ r
te s t d e m o n s tra tio n
a t th e H u d s o n
p e a c e fu lly .
b u s In e s s m e n o p p re s s u s -a re a s k e d
th e
c a ll
th e
s im p le -m In d e d
p lg a
o f re s p e c t a n d J u s tic e th a t Is h e ld
C o u n ty W e lfa re
O !!lc e
d e m a n d In g
t o
com e
fo rth
a n d
S U p P o rt th is
s tta c k e d th e B ib le h o m e , b re a k in g
fo r th e B la c k , th e o p p p re s s e d , a n d
i
th e ir
c h e c k s (w h ic h m a n y h a d n o t
T h e B la c k
P a n th e r P a rty ta k e s
p ro g ra m .
N o u ris h In g fo o d : g rIts ,
Ih e d o o r d o w n w Ith d ra w n g u n s In
th e p o w e rle s s o f A m e ric a . B u t w e
I
re c e iv e d ) a n d a n a d d itio n a l $ 5 0 .0 0
a s ta n d w Ith th e p o O ra n d o p p re s s e d
e g g s ,
b re a d
a n d m e a t fo r
th e
h a n d .
W h e n th e y w e re
asked by
d o
h a v e p o w e r. W e m u s t re a liz e
: t
i
p e r
c h ild
t o
p u rc h a s e
s c h o o l
a n d
h a s
s ta rte d
a F re e
C lo th in g
s to m a c h s
I s
w h e re
I t 's
at when
M rs . B lb le n o tto
b o d Ily b re a k d o w n
th a t. P o w e r lie s In th e u n Ity o f a ll
! ! ; i
" - -
c lo th In g
a n d
s u p p lie s . T h e y a ls o
fo r
S c h o o l C h Ild re n
C a m p a ig n , In
I t
com es
to p ro p e rly
p re p a rIn g
th e d o o r, th e lo w ly , s o -c a lle d s e r-
o p p re s s e d p e o p le . W e m u s t re c o c -
,
c o n fro n te d th e B o a rd o f E d u c a tio n
answ er
to the
In h u m a n w e lfa re
o u r c h Ild re n fo r e d u c a tio n . W e a re
v a n ts
0 1 th e
p e o p le o In k e d
th e y
n lz e
fa s c is m
fo r
w h a t It Is , fo r
J ~
d e m a n d in g th a t fre e s c h o o l lu n c h e s
g ra n ts . W e h a v e a n d w Ill c o n tin u e
a ls o
a s k In g a ll
b u s In e s s e s to d o -
-.1 )u ld b lo w th e m o th e rfu c k ln g d o o r
I t
I s
q u ite
c le a r th a t fa s c is m
I s
i ~
;
--b a s e d
o n th e
1964 SchoolAct be
to s u p p o rt th e c o u ra g e o u ss tru g g le
o a te th e n e c e s s a ry m o n e y , fo o d a n d
~
,
'
;
s ta rte d fo r a ll th e c h ild re n .
o f w e lfa re
re c ip ie n ts
In o b ta In In g
u te n s Ils
to p re p a re
th e fo o d s fo r
;
j
w hat
I s
rig h te o u s ly
Ih e lrs ,
b y
a n y
o u r
c h ild r e n .
i:
'
M o th e rs
w e re
In s id e
a n d o U ts id e
m eans
n e c e s s a ry .
W e
s a y
a ll
th e
;
\
~ j
o f
th is
ra c is t
In s titu tio n
w ith
p ig s
g re e d y
b u s in e s s m e n
( c a p lla 1 ls t)
V/
o in k In g
a ll
a ro u n d .
A t
a b uu t
w h o ro b
a n d e x p lo It th e B la c k a n d
Ite m s
o r
fu n d s m a y b e s e n t c /o :
. . . '
3 :4 5 p .m ., a p ig c a m e o u t o f p a tro l
o th e r
o p p re s s e d c o m m u n itie s
I n
BLACK PANTHER PARTY
,
c a r
1 1 2 0a n d h a d t h e n e r v e t o s e n d
w h ic h
th e s e b a n d its o p e ra te m u s t
3 6 4 P a c IfIc
A v e n u e
)
1
th e h o t d o g m a n a w a y s o lh a t th e
re lu rn
s o m e o f th e p ro fits th e y ta k e
J e rs e y
C Ity ,
N e w J e rs e y
i'
"
m o th e rs
a n d th e ir
c h ild r e n
c o u ld
fro m
o u r c o m m u n ltle s b y o b ta ln ln g
~
n o t o b ta In fo o d . T h is
ra c is t, fa s -
c lo th tn g
a n d s u p p lie s
fo r
s c h o o l (2 0 1 )4 3 2 -3 7 2 5
c ls t d o g s h o w e d h is u tle r c o o te m p l
c h Ild re n .
P o In t 1 1 3o f th e B la c k
fo r
th o s e p r e s e n t b y h ls u n c a lle d
P a n th e r P a rty
P la tfo rm
a n d P ro -
J u s t le t u s k n o w
b o th B la c k a n d
i
fo r a c tio n s .
g ra m
s a y s , .'W E
W ANT AN END
W h Ite
c o m m u n itie s
a n d c itiz e n s .
4' ,f";
T O
T H E
R O B B E R Y
B Y
T H E
w hat
y o u
c a n
d o n a te In
m oney
~ tc "!:;"
T h e ly in g
p o litic ia n s
s p e n d h ll-
C A P IT A L IS T
O F
O U R
B L A C K
tim e e tc .
,
~
lio n s
o f d o lla r s
t o
send som eone
C O M M U N IT Y ".
It d o e s n 't m a tte r
l
"
to the
m o o n b u t w h e n It c o m e s to
w h e th e r
th e y
b e
W h ite ,
B ro w n ,
:
th e
b a s lc
n e e d s
o f
th e
p e o p le ,
R e d , Y e llo w
o r B la c k . W e a re n o t
M ake, Checks To:
t
c
n a m e ly ,
fo o d ,
c lo th in g
a n d
ra c is t.
W e have
re s p e c t
fo r
a ll
B R E A K F A S T
FO R
S C H O O L
f
'
-s h e lte r...T h e s e
g r e e d y p lg s c o u ld
h u m a n lty a n d
w e r e a liz e
th a t th e
C H IL D R E N
j
c a re
le s s . T h In g s a re
n o w to th e
p e o p le s h o u ld r u le
a n d d e te rm In e
Ite m s
o r fu n d s
m ay
a ls o b e s e n t
p o In t w h e re In o rd e r fo r m o s tw e l-
th e ir
d e s tIn y , n o t b e b u m b le d o r
c /o :
fa re
re c iP ie n ts
t o
s e n d
th e ir
s u b J u g a te d to s la v e ry
o r o p p re s -
...c h Ild re n
t o
s c h o o l
w Ith o u t th e
s lo n ,
s o
som e
ly in g
p o litic ia n ,
B re a k fa s t fo r S c h o o l C h ild re n c /o
"
c h Ild re n
b e In g b ra n d e d , It Is n e c e s -
g re e d y b u s In e s s m a n o r ra c is t p ig
L a fa y e tte R e fo rm e d C h u rc h
~ \
s a ry
th a t
th e y re c e iv e
th e a d d l-
c o p c a n e x p lo It a n d b ru la 1 lz e th e m .
3 2 6 C o m m u n lp a w A v e n u e
\
-tlo n a l
m o n e y n e e o l e d . T h e J e r s e y
J e rs e y C Ity , N e w J e rs e y
,. \ '
-c ity
w In te rs
a re
lo n g
a n d c lo d ,
(2 0 1 )4 3 2 -2 0 7 3 o r 3 3 3 -1 9 9 2
" '~
- ~
so -w arm
c ~ s
a re -o c l
ALSO YOU CAN HELP
'7 -{:
-l-O O
th a t
th e
c h ild r e n
do not be-
B re a k fa s t fo r S c h o o l C h ild re n c /o
/
"
com e
I ll.
B e c a u s e th e W e !fa re
P e o p le In th e B la c k C o m m u n lty -
C h ris t th e K In g C b u rc h
;
D e p a rtm e n t,
B o a rd
o f
E d u c a tlo o
m o th e rs , g ra n d m o th e rs ,g u o rd 1 a n s
768 O ceanAvenue
a n d
U S
G o v e rn m e n t h a s a n d Is
a n d o th e rs w h o a re try in g
to ra is e
J e rs e y C Ity , N e w J e rs e y
,
m a ln ta ln tn g a p o s Itio n o f... T o h e ll
c h Ild re n
In the
B la c k
C o m m u n ity
(2 0 1 ) 3 3 3 -4 8 8 2~
2
" " .,," ~
J ""
\,\" ," " ,,~
m y
I:r " l
q " " " 'u n
" " "
"e "n '
"H o ,,'s
it
g o in g '" '
A n d
h "
re l)IJ e d ;
"O K ,
I
g u .'.s .")
T o
th e
'.'f:o n d
Q u e s tio n
h e
h "d
re ,I"".'J e d
.'N o t
lo o
b a d ,
I 'm
lo c k e d
u p
% 1 h o u rs
a
d a y .
T h e y
le t
m e
o u t
o f
m y
h o u s e
th re e
tim ~
a
d a y
t o
e a L
Y o u
s e e , I'm
p ro te s tIn g .
I re fu s e
t o
w o rk .
" I'm
p ro te s tin g
a g a in s t
th e
c h e a p
w ages
th e y
p a y
th e
in m a t~
fo r
w o rk in g
h e re ,
I 'm
d e m a n d in g
th a t
th e y
g e t
p a id
m in im u m
w ages
fo r
th e
w o rk
th e y
d o ."
,
H e
s a id
th e
in m a t~
a re
p a id
s ix
t o
te n
c e n ts
a n
h o u r
fo r
w o rk in g
I n
th e
v a rio u s
in d u s trie s .
Som e
d o
g e t
1 5 c e n ts ,
h e
s a id ,
" II
r e a lly
a m o u n ts
t o
s la v e ry ,"
"T h e y
s h o u ld
tu rn
it
(p ris o n
in d u .s lrie .s )
o v e r
IA I
p rjv a te
e n te rp ris e
a n d
le t
th e
m en
e a rn
re s p e c ta b le
w a g e s ."
T h e
il1 5 titu tio n
o p e ra te s
a
d ry
c le a n in g
p la n t,
la u n d ry ,
a u to
re p a ir
s h o p
a n d
b a k e ry
am ong
it . -
in d u s trie s ,
I I
d o e s
th e
la u "d ry
fo r
C a m a T J Ilo
S ta te
H o s p ita l,
T h C .
m oney
c o u ld
b e
p a id
1 0
J n m a te
la u n d ry
w o rk e rs ,
H ucy
c o n te n d s .
"T h e y
h a ra s s
m e
s o m e ;"
H uey
c la in 1 6 ,
"N o th in g
y o u
c a n
r e a lly
p u t
y o u r
fin g e r
o n
:IIe v e r
a n y th in g
b ig .
J u s t
a
p ro c e ~ jo n
o f
m in o r
h a ra s s m e n ts .
B u t
n e v e r
a n y th in g
th a t
y o u
c a n
r e a lly
p o in t
t o
a s b e in g
h a ra s s m e n t.
"T h e y
d o
th in g s
lik e
s te a l
m y
h a ir
c re a m ,
d e o d o ra n t,
to o th p a s te
- a
lo t
o f
lit t le
th in g s .
W hen
I
firs t
com e
h e re
th e y
u s e
t o
ra Id
m y
h o u s e
e v e ry
tim e
I 'd
le a v e .
T h e y
w o u ld
g o
th ro u g h
m y
th in ~ ;
I c o u ld
te ll,"
H e
s a id
h e
g o t
in
th e
h a b it
o f
ta k in g
s u c h
Ite m s
w ith
h im
w hen
h e
le ft
h is
c e ll.
H e
s a id
th e
p re s s u re
e a s e d
a fte r
h e
m e n tIo n e d
it
t o
som e
re p o rte rs ,
w ho
in c lu d e d
it
; 0
th e ir
s to rie s ,
"T h e
w ay
I
n o tic e d
it
w as
th a t
o n e
d a y
I
fo rg o t
a n d
d id n 't
ta k e
s o m e th in g
w ith
m e,
a n d
w hen
I
re tu rn e d
t o
m y
h o u s e
it
w ..
s till
th e re .
I
c o u ld
te ll
th a t
th e y
h a d
b e e n
in
th e re
try in g
" '
fIn d
s o m e th in g
(c o n tra b a n d ),
b u t
th e y
h a d n 't
h o th e re d
it ,
S O
I
d e c id e d
t o
te s t
th e m ,
E a c h
d a y
I
w o u ld
le a v e
s o m e th in g
e ls e ,
a n d
w hen
I
re tu rn e d
it
w as
s till
th e re ."
W e
c o n tin u e d
t o
la u g h
a b o u t
th e
s itu a tio n
a ,s h e to td
it .
"T h e y
d o
o th e r
lillle
th In g s ,
L ik e ,
I
c a n 't
h a v e
b o o k s ,
T h e y
to o k
a ll
of my
p r iv ile g e s .
U n til
G a rry
(h is
a tto rn e y )
g o t
it
s tra ig h te n e d
o u t,
th e y
re fu s e d
t o
a llo w
m e
t o
h a v e
a n y
b o o k s
a t
a ll.
L a s t
w eek
h e
fix e d
it
s o
th a t
1
c a n
n o w
h a v e
b o o k s
th a t
re la te
t o
m y
c a s e ."
H e
h a d n 't
s ta rte d
g e llin g
th e
b o o k s
a t
tb e
tim e
o f
th e
in te rv ie w .
H e
I s
a llo w e d
t o
s u b s c rib e
t o
a
n e w s p a p e r,
b u t
n o t
" '
lis te n
t o
ra d io .
O th e r
in m a te s
k e e p
h im
In fo rm e d
o n
ra d io
a n d
te le v is io n
new s
b ro a d c a s ts ,
T h a t's
h o w
h e le a rn e d
o r
B la c k
P a n th e r
C h a irm a n
B o b b y
S e a le
b e in g
a rre s te d .
T h e
n e x t
m o rn in g ,
a n
in m a te
b ro k e
th e
new s
t o
h im .
H e
s a id
o th e r
b la c k
in m a te s
a re
w a rn e d
" '
"s ta y
aw ay
fro m
m e
b e c a u s e
I 'm
a
C o m m u n js t
a n d
ra c ls L
I f
a
g u y
I s
c a u g h t
ta lk in g
t o
m e
th e y
g e t
o n
h im .
T b e y 'v e
e v e n
a c c )lS e d
m e
o f
h a v in g
b o d y g u a rd s
h e re
-o f
fo rm in g
B la c k
P a n th e rs
h e re ."
A g a in
h e
la u g h s ,
T h e
.u b je c t
m oves
t o
th e
P a n th e rs
a n d
th e
k illin g s
o f
P a n th e rs
in
L ",
A n g e le s
a n d
S a n
D ie g o .
A
b la c k
c u ltu ra l
n a tio n a lis t
g ro u p
c a lle d
U S ,
o rg a n iz e d
in
W a tts
a n d
h e a d e d
b y
R on
K a re n g a ,
is
a c c u s e d
o f
th e
k illin g s .
R e c e n tly
th re e
U S
m e m b e rs
w e re
c o n v ic te d
in
th e
L .A .
d e a th s
o f
tw o
P a n th e r
le a d e rs ,
a n d
w e re
s e n -
te n c e d
t o
lif e
in
p r..o n .
L a s t
m o n th
a
P a n th e r
w as
g u n n e d
dow n
a s
h e
s o ld
th e
p a rty 'a
n e w s p a p e r
o n
a
S a n
D ie g o
s tre e t.
"R o n
K a re n g a
a n d
h is
o rg a n iz a tio n
s e e
th e ir"
e x is te n c e
b e in g
th re a te n e d
b y
tb e
P a n th e r.
B e fo re
th e
P a n th e r
cam e
o n
th e
s c e n e ,
K a re n g a
w as
re a l
b ig
a ro u n d
W a tts
a n d
th e
L o s
A n g e le s
a re a
-h a d
e v e ry th in g
u p tig h t.
H e
w as
s u p p o ~
t o
b e
a b le
t o
k e e p
tb e
lid
o n .
"K a re n g a
w as
p a id
$ 5 O ,(M H !
t o
k e e p
W a Its
q u ie t
w hen
K in g
w as
k ille d ,
T h e y 'v e
h a d
a c c e s s
t o
. I l
k in d s
o f
fe d e ra l
fu n d s ,
re ,-1 !iv in g
a n tip o v e rty
m oney
a n d
s o
fo rth .
"E v e ry o n e
lo o k e d
u p
t o
th e m ,
T h e n ,
tb e
P a n tb e r
cam e
o n
th e
s c e n e
a n d
th e
c o m m u n ity
s ta rte d
d ig g in g
w hat
h e
(th e
P a n th e r)
w as
d o in g .
K a r e n g a 's
o rg a n iz a tio n
w as
d y in g
o u t
-itc s
a lm ",t
d e lld .
T h e y 'r e
fig h tin g
t o
k e e p
a liv e :.
H is
v o ic e
d ro p p e d
a
p itc h
a n d
a
d is ta n t
lo o k
cam e
in to
h is
e y e s ,
th e
sam e
lo o k
th :lt
w as
t o
a p p e a r
w hen
h e
to ld
m e
th a t
B o b h y
M u llo n
w as
th e
firs t
P a n tb e r
t o
b e
k ille d .
( H u llo n
w as
s h o t
b y
O a k la n d
p o lic e
la s t
y e a r.)
E v e ry
c h a n c e
th e y
g e t
th e y
k ill
a
P a n th e r."
K a r e n g a 's
a im
is
th e
s :lm e
a s
th a t
o f
p o lic e
n a to n a lly ,
t o
d e s tro y
th e
P a n th e rs
o r
d riv e
th e m
u n d e rg ro u n d ,
N e w to n
c la im s .
\'N Il
th e
P a n th e ~
g o
u n d e rg ro u n d ?
'R ig h t
now ,
1
c a n 't
ro re s e e
u s
g o in g
u n -
d e rg ro u n d
A n d
if
\ \ e
w e re
fo rc e d
to ,
it 's
to o
li't e
t o
m ake
u s
in e ffe c tiv e .
Y o u
s e e .
if .
g ro u p
I , '
fo rc e d
u n d e rg ro u n d
w hen
I t . S
firs l
s ta rtin g
o u t
-b 4 !fo re
, t
g c '- '
t o
b e
know n
t o
th e
p e o p le
..n d
g e ts
th e ir
s u p p o rt
-th e n
it
w ill
S o o n
d ie
011 because
no one
has ever
h e a rd
of it,
o r
know .
e n ~ u g h
a b o u t
w hat
it 's
d o in g ,
W e 're
to o
..1 !1 1
'k n o w n
fo r
it
t o
r e a lly
m a tte r
if
w e
w ent
u n -
d e rg ro u n d ,
B u i
I
c a n 't
s e e
th a t
h a p p e n in g
rig h t
""w .
. "
w e
h a d
g o n e
u n d e rg ro u n d
w hen
w e
...'r e
f ir . "
fo rm c d
th e y
( p o lic e )
p ro b a b ly
c o u ld
b a y .
\v lp e d
u .s o u t
a n d
n o
o n e
w o u ld
h a v e
h e a rd
0 1
u ..
. 'I t 's
1 0 0
'a te
fo r
Ih a l
n o w :'
s a id
M uoy
P ,
~ e w to n .
. . y
B \,R IJ ~
R O B E R T S O N~
o n
id e o lo g ie s ,
"A ll
o f
th e
c a n d id a te s
h e re
s a y
th e
sam e
th in g ,
Y o "
d o n 't
h a v e
p o litic a l
p a rtie s ,
y o u
h a v e
s c h e m a tic s
o f
p o litic a l
p a rtie ..
T h e y
tr y
t o
a c t
lik e
p o litic a l
p a rtie s ,
b u t
th e y
a re n 't,
T h e y
d o n t
o ffe r
th e
p e o p le
p ro g ra m s
fo r
c h a n g e ,"
A s k e d
w h e th e r
h e
b e lie v e s
b la c k
p e o p le
s h o u l:l
p a rtic ip a te
in
e le c to ra l
p o litic s ,
H uey
re p J ie d '
. '1
b e lie v e
th a t
b la c k
p e o p le
s h o u ld
c o n tin u e
t o
g e t
in v o lv e d
in
e le c to ra l
p o litic s ;
th a t
th e y
s h o u ld
re g is te r
a n d
v o te
in
a ll
e le c tio n s
-a o d
c v f'n
rIJ n
F o r o ffic e ,
c
~
r " ,\;
""
j; .
r " v
~~
" I
d o n 't
th in k
it 's
g o in g
t o
d o
a n y
g o o d
B u l
it
w ill
e d u c a te
th e m .
I t
w ill
h e lp
t o
s trip
th e
v e il
a "a y ."
lI e
s a id
th a t
o n c e
'1 h e
v e il"
h .8
b e e n
-'Irip p e d
aw ay,
b la c k
p e o p le
w ill
h e
a b le
t o
s e e
" h a l's
h a p p e n in g
t o
th e m .
W hat
d o e s
h e
th in k
o f
th e
p ro s p e c t
o f
D e m o f:ra tlc
A s s e m b ly m a n
J e .,s e
U n ru h
a n d
S a n
F ra n f:is c o
M ayor
J /A s e p h
A lio to
ru n n in g
a g a in s t
R o n a ld
R e a g a n
fo r
g o v e rn o r.
H e
la u g h e d
a n d
s a id
h e
" o u ld n 't
b a f:k
a n y
o r
Ih e m ,
.d d ln g ,
" I
b e lie v e
R e a g a n
, , : t l
b e
l.'.le c te d
n o
m a tte r
"h o
ru n s
a g a in s t
h im :'
W hen
th e
a v e ra g e
p e rs o n ,
c o n s e rv a tiv e
o r
lib e r a l,
h la f:k
o r
w h ite ,
th in k s
o f
H uey
P .
N e "1 o n ,
b e
th in k .,
o r
th o s e
p ro t..,t
p o s te rs
th a t
p ic tu re
H uey
d e le r m in e d - l0 0 k in g ,
d e c k e d
o u t
in
a
b la c k
b e re l
a n d
le a th e r
ja e k e l,
a
s a w e d .o ff
rio t
g o n
g r ip lJ e d
firm ly
in
h is
h a n d s .
T ile
m an
w ho
c h a tte d
" it h
m e
- a
m an
w ith
llI e
n e rv o u s
h a b it
o f
ta p p in g
h is
rig h t
c h e e k
w ith
h i,
rig h t
in d e x
fin g e r
a t
tim e s
w h ile
ta lk in g
-s h o w e d
v e ry
lit t le
re s e m b la n c e
t o
th e
tm a g e s
o n
th o s e
p o s te rs
T h e
n a tu ra l
h a ir-d o
w as
g o n e .
H is
h a ir
is
n o w
c lo s e ly
c ro p p e d
in
a
s ty ie
s im ila r
t o
th e
q u o
v a d is
p o p u la r iz e d
b y
..'a t,
m id IJ le - c la s s
le a n in g
b la c k
m en
b e fo re
th e
n a tu ra l
cam e
o n
th e
s c e n e .
D u rin g
a
to u r
o f
th e
in s titu tio n
la te r,
I
n o tic e d
th a t
m any
o f
th e
y o u n g
b la c k
"re s id e n ts "
w o re
tb e ir
h a tr
in
n a tu ra ls ,
a llb o n g h
n o t
g ro w n
to o
lo n g .
O f
c o u rs e ,
th e y
a r e n 't
w a g in g
a
p ro te s t
a s
llu e y
is
d o in g ,
a
p ro te s t
th a t
h a s
c o o l
h im
a ll
h is
p r iv ile g e s .
A m ong
tb e
p r iv ile g e s
n o t
ta k e n
fro m
h im
a re
th o s e
t o
w rite
a n d
re c e iv e
m a ll
a n d
t o
h a v e
v is ito rs .
I
h a d
a rriv e d
a t
th e
p ris o n
s h o rtly
a fte r
th e
in m a t..'
h a d
fin is h e d
lu n c h .
A fte r
s p e n d in g
a b o u t
% (I m in u te s
w a itin g
fo r
llu e y
t o
b e
b ro u g h t
o u t
t o
th e
v is itin g
fa c ilitie s ,
I
w as
fin a lly
to ld
b y
th e
s e rg e a n t
in
c h a rg e .
"M r.
N e w to n
is
h e re
ro r
y o u r
in te rv ie w ."
I
)o o k e d
o v e r
th e
c o u n te r
.n d
b e y o n d
th e
s e rg e a n t
a n d
s a \l.
a
ra th e r
u n im p o s in g
lo o k in g
y o u n g
m an
".a tc h in g
u s
th ro u g h
th e
s te e l- s la lle d
w in d o " c ,
th a t
s e p a ra te d
th e
v is itin g
h a ll
fro m
o u r
a re a .
I
h a d
b e e n
lis le n in g
t o
A s s o c ia te
S u p l.
R
L
R u s s e ll
com e
o n
a b o u t
th e
m e rits
o f
Ih e
in -
s titu tio n ,
ju s t
a s
if
h e
w ;..,
it ,
o n e -m a n
C ham ber
o f
C o m m e rc e .
T h e re ro re ,
I
h a d n 'l
s e e n
H uey
e n te r
th e
v is itin g
h a ll.
L a te r
R u s s e ll
g a v e
m e
a
lO u r
o r
th e
in s titu tio n .
a
to u r
la s tin g
m ore
th a n
a n
h o u r.
I
fo llo \l.e d
th e
s e rg e a n t
a ro u n d
a n d
w as
le t
in
a
d o o r
t o
th e
h a ll.
H uey,
s m ilin g ,
s te p p e d
fo rw a rd
t o
g re e t
m e.
W e
h a d
a h e a rty
h a n d s h a k e
N e w to n
a s k e d
w h e th e r
I
p re fe n "e d
t o
s it
I n
Ih e
v is itin g
h a ll
o r
in
th e
c o u rty a rd .
" It
d o e s n 't
m a tte r,"
I
s a id .
"W hich
e v e r
y o u
w o u ld
ra th e r
d o ?
B u t
I
s u p p o s e
y o u
w o u ld
fe e l
b e tte r
o u ts id e .
I
g u e s s
y o u
d o n 't
g e t
o u t
to o
m u c h ."
H e
la u g h e d .
"T h e y
k e e p
m e
lo c k e d
u p
m ...t
o f
th e
tim e .
I
Ih in k
Ih a l
w o u ld
h e
b e s t."
H e
w enl
a n d
ra p p e d
o n
lh e
w in d o w
a n d
a s k e d
th e
rg e a n t
if
it
w o u ld
b e
a ll
rig h t.
T h e
s e rg e a n t
cam e
a ro u n d
a n d
a s s u re d
u s
th a t
it
"'8 8 .
I
n o tic e d
th a t
h e
a n d
H uey
seem ed
t o
g o
th ro u g h
th is
th in g
o f
b e in g
v e ry ,
v e ry
p o lite
t o
e a c h
o th e r
-to o
p o lite .
I t
w as
a lm o s t
lik e
a
gam e
th e y
p la y e d
O nce.
w h ile
w e
" " r e
ta k in g
a
b re a k
t o
g e t
som e
c ig a re lte s
a n d
s o ft
d rin k .,
th e
s e rg e a n l
e n te re d
a n d
to ld
H uey
Ih a t
" h ic k e n
d In n e rs
w o u ld
b e
a v a ila b le
lo r
'r e s ld e n ls "
a n d
th e ir
v ...ito r,
-in s te a d
o r
th e
b o x
lu n (.h e .,
th a t
h a d
n o l'1 1 1 a U y
b e e n
s o ld
H uey
li.,te n e d
in te n lly ,
th a n k e d
h im ,
a n d
to ld
h im
h o "
g re a t
th is
" o u ld
b t,
'.Y o u
,e e
tlla t."
H uey
,a id
la t"r.
"H e '.
ju ,\
p u ttin g
o n
a
fI.o n t
b e c a u s .
y o u 'r..
h e o ..'.
T h e y
d o ".!
n " rm a lly
\" Ik
t o
m l'.
\ \ . e
v e ry
IJ ,)m
" iir r y
o n
a c o n v e r;;a tio n
u rJ !(" "
" "
lIa ,"
I "
B u l
\lIe \.r"
re " 1 n ile
\lh e n I
h a v e v L "il"r."..
.
E a r lie r
I" ,
h a d
to ld
m ('
o r
I , i,
tre ","",lll
"(le "
I
l,a d
a ,k e d ,
ra lh .,r
d u m b ly .
ill
o n
.,fl" r t
1 0 ~ "'
th e
tO Il\c r.,a tiu n
u lld e r
"0 ,!:
1 Io \\'r.,
t t , l'\
~
J
f . . -
t
IN T E R V IE W W IT H
T H E
M IN IS T E R O F D E F E N S E
C A L IF O R N IA
M E N 'S
C O LO N Y
-T h e
"p o ra d ic
s o u n d s
o f
m o rta r
f ir e
c o u ld
b e
h e a rd
a
fe "
m ile s
aw ay
a t
C am p
S a n
L u is
O b is p n
N a tio n a l
G u a rd
s o ld ie r s
tra in in g
fo r
com bat
w e \~
s h e llin g
som e
u n s e e n
fo e
in
th e
g re e n
c o a s ta l
m o u n ta in
ra n g e s
o f C e n tra l
C a lifo rn ia
H uey
P ,
N e "1 0 n ,
c o .fo u n d e r
a n d
m in is te r
o f
d e fe n s e
0 1
th e
B la c k
P a n th e r
P a rty ,
b la c k
re v o lu tio n a ry
a n d
a
"re s id e n t"
a t
th e
C a lifo rn ia
M e n 's
C O to n y
n e a r
S a n
L u is
O b is p o ,
seem ed
to ta lly
o b liv io u s
t o
th e
n o is y
w ar
gam es.
T h e
" c o lo n y "
is
a
u n it
o f
th e
s ta te
p ris o n
s y s te m .
B u t
it s
o !fic ia ls
re fu s e
t o
c a ll
it
a
p riS O n
o r
{.a ll
it s
p o p u la tio n
"in m a te s "
o r
"c o n v ic ts ."
W hen
I
h a d
c a lle d
t o
a rra n g e
th e
in te rv ie w ,
a
le m a te
v o ic e
a t
th e
o th e r
e n d
a s k e d .
" Is
th is
in
re g a rd
t o
o n e
01 our
re s id e n ts ? "
I ta u g !1 e d . S h e d id n 't.
N o"
I
s a t
in
a
s m a ll
c o u rty a rd
b e n e a th
th e
p l"a .,a n t
a fte rn o o n
s u n ,
lis te n in g
t o
th e
p r is o n 's
- I
s h o u ld
s a y
c o lo n y 's
-m o s t
fa m o u s
'.," .id e n L "
T h is
w as
th e
Z 7 -y e a r-o ld
b ta c k
m an
"h o
h a d
e c h o e d
R ed
C h in a 's
M ao
T s e -tu n g
in
p ro c la Im in g
"P o "e r
g ro w s
o u t n l th e
b a rre l
o f
a gun"
I t
w as
H uey
P .
N e "1 0 n
w ho
h a d
a ls o
d e c la re d
th a i
"T h e
ra c is t
d o g
p o lio o m e n
m ust
w ith d ra w
Im m e d ia te ly
Iro n \
o u r
c o m m u n itie s ,
c e a s e
tto e ir
w a n to n
m u rd e r
a n d
b ru ta lity
a n d
to rtu re
0 1 b la c k
p e o p ie ,
o r
fa c e
th e
w ra th
0 1 th e
a rm e d
p e o p le :'
A n d
it
i.
a ls o ,
n o
d o u b t,
H uey
P .
N e " io n
w ho
h a s
in
tu rn
g a in e d
th e
w ra th
0 1
p o lic e m e n
m ore
th a n
a n y
o th e r
liv in g
b la c k
m an
I n
la c t,
h is
s u p p o rte rs
s a y ,
th a t'.
"h y
h "
ta n g te d
" it h
tw o
O a k la n d
p a tro lm e n
in
O c to b e r
1 9 6 7
a n d
cam e
a "'a y
w ith
g u n s h o t
w o u n d .
I n
h .'
s to m a c h ,
T h e
s h o o to u t
e n d e d
w ith
o n e
p o lic e m a n
w o u n d e d
a n d
th e
o th e r
d e a d
F o r
h ..
p a rt,
H uey
i. ,
n o w
s e rv in g
a
Z .tO
1 5 -y e a r
te rm
fo r
m an-
s la u g h te r,
P ris o n
d o e s
.tra n g e
th in g s
t o
m en
I t
h a rd e n s
a n d
a g e s
som e
a n d
b re a k s
th e
s p irits
o f
o th e r.'
B u t
N e w to n
seem s
t o
h a v e
s u rv iv e d
n e a rly
tw o
y e a rs
o f
im p r is o n m e n t
w ith
h is
s p irits
In ta c L
ju s t
a s
c o m m itte d
a s
e v e r
t o
th e
a im s
o f
th e
B la c k
P a n th e r
P a rty .
A lth o u g h
h e 's
b e e n
c o n fin e d
t o
h is
tin y
c e ll
2 1
h o u rs
a
d a y
s in c e
h is
a rriv a l
a t
th e
" c o lo n y "
la s t
fa ll,
a lth o u g h
h e
c la im s
h e
h a s
b e e n
s u b -
je c te d
t o
p e tty
h a ra s s m e n ts ,
h e
h a s
p u t
o n
"rig h t
a n d
lo o k s
y o u n g e r
tb a n
h e
is .
A s
a
m a tte r
0 1
fa c t,
h e 's
ra th e r
p le a s a n t
in
b o th
m anner
a n d
a p p e a ra n c e
I I