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The Assassination of Fred Hampton

How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
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Uncovering a cold-blooded execution at the hands of a conspiring police force, this engaging account relentlessly pursues the murderers of Black Panther Fred Hampton. Documenting the entire 14-year process of bringing the killers to justice, this chronicle also depicts the 18-month court trial in detail. Revealing Hampton himself in a new light, this examination presents him as a dynamic community leader whose dedication to his people and to the truth inspired the young lawyers of the People's Law Office, solidifying their lifelong commitment to fighting corruption. Contending with FBI stonewalling and unlimited government resources bent on hiding a darker plot, this reconstruction relates an inspiring narrative of upholding morality in one man’s memory.

©2011 Jeffrey Haas (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Educational and informative

Great book and account of a passionate young man and the struggle for justice after his murder.

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brilliant!

loved it from start to finish. must read for the history enthusiast. A vivid presentation of the horrific murder.

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eye opening

shows how far we have come but also how far we still have to go!

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Fantastic!!!!

I found this gripping and will recommend it to friends in one word fantastic !

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  • Susie
  • 02-05-13

A Story No One Can Forget

This is the case that broke open the COINTELPRO operation at the FBI and all of J. Edgar Hoover’s dirty tricks.

With the Aaron Swartz tragedy so fresh in our minds, it's worthwhile to re-visit the machinations of institutional persecution and cover-up that comes right from the top.

Fred Hampton is still a household name in the black community and anyone who ever filed a “Freedom of Information Act" request.

I helped organize a national tour of the movie based on Hampton's case in the 1970s... it was seared into my mind. I’m delighted to find Haas's excellent new book on the whole saga.

The story is enthralling— scary, suspenseful, funny— young people hanging onto the edge of their seats by sheer wit and passion. It’s hard to believe they were so young, in their late teens. and taking on the world. Inspiring.

Excellent narration by George Newborn who brings emotion and clarity to the reading.

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  • Tiffany W
  • 03-06-20

those who don't learn from history...

so relevant to our current climate in the US 54 years later. a must read

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  • 04-04-20

Long Live Fred Hampton

The last line of this book gave me chills and saddened me. Very well written book, front to back. No conspiracy theory here, Fred was murdered by the FBI. All proven with court documents. Our nation has the bloodiest of hands. Shame on them. Thanks for telling the story Jeffrey Haas.

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  • Jeremy A. Potts
  • 03-05-18

Utterly captivated from stat to finish

The Assassination of Fred Hampton is a book book that should be bought/taught in homes and schools in Chicago, if not around the United States of America. Even today, the themes and tale of this book resonate so heavily that one might imagine that are stuck in the late 1960's during when Fred was alive and fighting.

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  • Terence
  • 17-07-20

Awesome

Amazing book, from the author being able to vividly walk you through the trail and heartache to the narrators voice changes for the quotes of the characters!!

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  • 11-07-20

a long fight

A story I never knew but glad to have learned. Glad I listened to this book.

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  • Redshorty3
  • 21-06-20

Amazing

I learned so much from this book. SO MUCH. It tells the story of how important Fred Hampton was to the Black Panther Party and how much of a threat the American government perceived him to be. Their egregious attempts to cover the conspiracy to murder this young man is eye opening, to say the least. I’d recommend this to anyone wanting to learn more.

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  • Marilyn
  • 17-06-20

Anerican History that MUST be told

This is an amazing, unknown story if American History that really proves the complete cover up of the nasty side of white politics in the educational system.

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  • Jryan117
  • 06-06-20

HOLY CRAO

it's amazing, astounding, and heart wrenching what a bunch of racists can get away with when they work together. Now more than ever these stories need to be heard. We can't afford to have history repeat itself. Otherwise the thousands of hours and the years of work these and other great men spent trying to get justice would have been for nothing.

Black Lives Matter
Power to the People.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-05-20

Very good content

Good narration, very informative, good investigative journalism. Great history content, learned things I didnt know