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The echoes of 1969 shootout reverberate; Fight against police brutality lives on 50 years after Fred Hampton's death

Dec 03, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

For a generation of Chicagoans, their opinion of what happened in 1969 when Chicago police raided the West Side apartment of Black Panther Party members depended greatly on what neighborhood they called home.

For the public at large, it was as police officials described: a dramatic gunfight launched against police by violent black nationalists that left two dead and four wounded.

But for others, particularly socially conscious African Americans, the Dec. 4 raid on the two-flat at 233...