BUNCHY CARTER begins to organize the Southern California Chapter.OCTOBER 28thIn Oakland officer John Frey is Killed and offier Hervert Haines wounded in an altercation after stopping Huey Newton and Gene McKinney. Newton is also critically wounded.NOVEMBER 13thIn Oakland, the Alameda County grand jury indicts Huey Newton on charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder, and kidnapping.1968JANUARYThe idea of an East and Westside chapter in L.A. is discarded. The Southern California chapter, (which stretches down to San Diego) of the BPP is organized withBUNCHY CARTER as deputy minister of defense.FEBRUARY 17A "Free Huey" rally is held at the Oakland Auditorium on Newton
s birthday. Morethan 5,000 supporters attend including Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, JamesForman, Ron Dellums, and Peace and Freedom Party representatives.FEBRUARY 18thA “Free Huey” rally is held in Southern California at the Sports Arena. The official announcement is made about the formation on the Southern California chapter.FEBRUARY 24thIn Oakland BUNCHY CARTER along with David Hilliard, Anthony Coltrale, and AudreyHudson are arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon.RONALD FREEMAN gets in an argument with US members at the Offices of the Black Congress over his right to use the restroom while they are giving a self-defenseclass.US members shoot up RONALD FREEMAN’S house while his daughter and wife are present. Oakland Panther, Sherman Forte’ who is staying at RONALD’s house is shot in the hand.MARCHARTHUR GLEN MORRIS, brother of Bunchy Carter, is shot and killed by "agents" ofthe U.S. government. He is the first member of the BPP to be killed.