Fred Hampton

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Fred Hampton was a leading member of the Black Panther Party, a self-proclaimed revolutionary socialist organization, which was founded in 1966 in order to fight back against police brutality. Hampton’s death during a raid on his apartment by the Chicago police and the FBI was initially ruled a justifiable homicide; however, subsequent revelations posed the question - was he the victim of an assassination?

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