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What the FBI's Murder of a Black Panther Can Teach Us 40 Years Later

The legacy of Fred Hampton, who was assassinated under COINTELPRO in 1969, should be our demand that U.S. officials be held accountable when they break the law.

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Jeffrey Haas, a civil rights attorney, is the author of The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther, published in November 2009.