NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 06, 1976
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(Studio) Senate Intelligence Committee staff report says FBI conducted secret effort to destroy effectiveness of Black Panthers. Methods noted Report says FBI involved in 1969 raid in Chicago in which 2 Panthers killed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) December 4, 1969, film shown. Panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark killed in raid by state and local police. Informer gave information re: apt. FBI has tried to play down its role in raid. Report says informer worked for FBI. Report, notes FBI encouragement of rival black gang wars. 7000 informers recruited by FBI in early `70's in black ghettos. Program curtailed in 1973. FBI still spends $7.5 million to pay 1500 informants.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan