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Black Panthers and Hanrahan #21641

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 25, 1972
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(Studio) In Chicago, Illinois, states attorney, Edward Hanrahan, and 13 co-defendants on trial on charges of obstructing justice in investigation of police raid on Black Panther headquarters in 1969. 2 Panthers killed in that raid.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Chicago, Illinois) Deborah Johnson, girlfriend of Panther leader Fred Hampton who was killed in raid, testifies no Panther fired a gun during raid. Special prosecutor, Barnabas Sears, produces envelope said to contain testimony from 4 Panthers taken 3 weeks after raid by own attys. In testimony Panthers admitted shooting at policemen. (They denied shooting during grand jury testimony.) Defense attorney, Thomas Sullivan, says discrepancy raises questions about future of case.
REPORTER: David Snell Artist: Andy Austin

Smith, Howard K.;
Snell, David

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