It's around 7:00 a.m. on December 4, 1969, and attorney Jeff Haas is in a police lockup in Chicago, interviewing Fred Hampton's fiancee. She is describing how the police pulled her from the room as Fred lay unconscious on their bed. She heard one officer say, "He's still alive." Then she heard two shots. A second officer said, "He's good and dead now."
This new book is Haas's personal account of how he and People's Law Office partner G. Flint Taylor pursued Hampton's assassins, ultimately prevailing over unlimited government resources and FBI conspiracy. The book, The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI is and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther, is now widely available. A detailed review of the book, by Guild member Michael Steven Smith, is available in the Winter 2009 issue of Guild Notes.