Black Panther Slain in gun Battle

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Cftr UimrS Monday, April 8, 1968 Black Panther Slain in Gun Battle I'.l.ACK PANTHER WOUNDED - Eldridge Cleaver, minister of education he Black Panther Party, sits in an ambulance wail'ng transfer from an emergency hospital to prison "for safety reasons." Cleaver was wounded in ;ne leg after a 90 - minule Kim battle between Black Panthers and the Oakland Oakland police Saturday. Guarding Cleavar is Oakland policeman Rick Reid. . (AP Wirephottl OAKLAND (UPI1 - A 90 - minute battle in West Oakland Oakland has left one member of the Biack Panther Partv dead and widened the chasm between the militant Negro group and the Oakland police. The Panthers accuse - the police police of murder; the police say the Panthers tried to ambush them. The violence Saturday nieht cost the life of Bobby J, Hutton, 22. and two policemen and two Panthers were wounded. One of lho.se wounded was Eldridge Eldridge Clearer. 32, Minister of Education for the Biack Panthers Panthers and best - selling author of "South on Ice.': Cleaver, who has spent nine ears in stats prisons already, as taken to the hospital at Va - caville Slate Prison under heavy guard or treatment of a leg wound after his parole was revoked Sunday. Panther chairman Bobby Scale, who was not involved in the shootout, and a I 1 o r n c v held on charges of slaying an uaKiana policeman. In his news conference, Sun day, Seale called on Oakland's blacks to ' - go home. Black peo pie, I hope, will realize that sponteaneity is not the answer But whatever happens will be due to racist cods and not to the black com m jr.it v Wounded in Saturday's gun name were orticers Richard R Jensen and Nolan R. Darnell both hit in the back by shotgur pellets, and Warren W. Wells 21, hit in the hips. Cleaver, Wells and six others were ar rested at the scene on charges or suspicion of attempted murder. murder. Oakland Police Chief Charles R. Gain said the three dozen officers officers involved in the fi.ht confiscated confiscated a stock of firearms that ranged from pistols and shotguns shotguns to automatic rifles. He said the shootout began after a patrol car stopped to question the occupants of three parked cars The patrolmen river. Hoffman and Banks slart - The men resisted and so.mehowi fired at (her eo rn arrest tne driver oi me one ol me officers' guns was Mackev sa hailed car and nis companion.! removed from its holster and I then subdued uiaries H. Garry Sunday ac - ;slcppcd from tlvir car End were cjsed the police department of!shot without warning in the inuroenng Hutton. lliey a 1 s o said police wore embarked on "n deliberate attempt to liquidate liquidate the Black Panther Parly." Defense Minister Held Seale is scheduled to appear superior court today on iarges of illegal possession of, weapons. And Panther Defense Minister Huey Newton is being back. Chief Gain reported. He said other cars were fired upon as they arrived. A two - block area was sealed off and an abardnned police car was set on fire. But a crowd of inn was dispersed without any other incident. The chief said the suspects retreated .rl a rec - 'iue continue firing. Police flushed them out with tear gas. The suspects suspects called cut that they wanted wanted to surrender and police told them to come out with their hands up. Concerning Hutton, Gain sridj he "exited from the house toward toward officers. The officers could not see his hands clearlv and. assuming he was still armed, jlhe means of non - violence with they ordered him to halt. Upon i his life. We respect non - vio vio lence. We want non - vioience like Martin Luther King . . . but a panther who doesn't attack when we are pushed into a corner corner we will defend ourselves." ty sure this was planned and was an ambush." Chief Gain stressed that the gun battle was unprovoked by police and said neither officer opened fire until fired upon. But Attorney Garry called it "nothing less than pure murder." murder." Said Seale: "Our brother Martin Luther King exhausted Deputy Police Chief Robert R. Cazadd commented "we're pret - MAKING A POINT ST. LOUIb iUPIi Irvin Da gen, executive director of the city's Housing Authority, wa given a lunch to prove a poini group or women in public housing wanted io show Dagen ) i: v, re cpui Mni mi" .i n crease the rent. The women brought to Da. gen s office a plate of rice s. fat moat and corebmtd and explained "this is the diet must live on. 'His Passion For You' Lenten Radio Vespers Dial 1 1 00 on Tues., Thurs. 4:10 P.M. St. Stephen Lutheran

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  1. The Times,
  2. 08 Apr 1968, Mon,
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