Imprisoned Black Panther Ed Poindexter has marked forty-eight birthdays in prison (credit: Omaha Police Department)
Edward Alan Poindexter was born November 1, 1944, in Omaha, Nebraska. Forty-eight birthdays have passed in prison as Poindexter, now 76, is two years short of a half-century locked up for a crime he says he did not commit. Poindexter and David Rice (later Wopashite Mondo Eyen we Langa) were convicted after a controversial trial for the August 17, 1970 bomb murder of Patrolman Larry Minard.
Leaders of Omaha’s Black Panther affiliate chapter, the National Committee to Combat Fascism, Poindexter and Rice were targets of COINTELPRO, a clandestine counterintelligence operation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The pair was arrested and prosecuted for murder in a trial marred by a missing 911 recording of a killer’s voice, contradictory…
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