Harvey On Black Panthers
Back in 1969 a group of Black Panthers decided
that a fellow Black Panther named Alex Rackley needed to die.
Rackley was suspected of disloyalty.
Rackley was first tied to a chair. Once safely
immobilized, his friends tortured him for hours by, among other
things, pouring boiling water on him.
When they got tired of torturing Rackley,
Black Panther member, Warren Kimbo, took Rackley outside and
put a bullet in his head. Rackley's body was later found floating
in a river about 25 miles north of New Haven, CT.
Perhaps at this point you're curious as to
what happened to these Black Panthers. In 1977--- that's only
eight years later--- only one of the killers was still in jail.
The shooter, Warren Kimbo, managed to get a scholarship to Harvard.
He later became an assistant dean at an Eastern Connecticut State
Isn't that something? As a 60's radical,
you can pump a bullet into someone's head, and a few years later,
in the same state, you can become an assistant college dean.
Only in America!
Erica Huggins was the lady who served the
Panthers by boiling the water for Mr. Rackley's torture. Some
years later, Ms. Huggins was elected to a California School Board.
How in the world do you think these killers
got off so easy? Maybe it was in some part due to the efforts
of two people who came to the defense of the Panthers. These
two people actually went so far as to shut down Yale University
with demonstrations in defense of the accused Black Panthers
during their trial. One of these people was none other than Bill
Mr. Lee, or Mr. LAN Lee, as the case may
be, isn't a college dean. He isn't a member of a California school
board. He is now head of the US Justice Department's Civil Rights
OK, so who was the other Panther defender?
Is this other notable Panther defender now a school board member?
Is this other Panther apologist now an assistant college dean?
No, Neither! The other Panther defender was, like Lee, a radical
law student at Yale University at the time.
She is now known as the "smartest woman
in the world." She is none other than the new Democratic
US Senator from the State of New York---our lovely First Lady,
the incredible Hillary Rodham Clinton.
And now, as Paul Harvey said, you know "the
rest of the story."