Black Panther prisoner Edward Poindexter serving life without parole in Nebraska prison

Edward Poindexer pictured the day of his arrest and in 2016 in prison where he still remains (credits: Omaha Police Department/Mary Loan)   via Black Panther prisoner Edward Poindexter serving life without parole in Nebraska prison Advertisements

Angela Davis renews call for release of Ed Poindexter, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Leonard Peltier

Angela Davis was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list (credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation) Speaking to the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression recently, Angela Davis renewed her call to release black prisoners she says were convicted for their political beliefs, not because they were guilty. The event was a rally to welcome home fifty […]

Why I believe that Edward Poindexter is innocent of murder

Edward Poindexter and Michael Richardson in 2016 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (Image by Michael Richardson)   Permission   Details   DMCA When I began researching the August 17, 1970 bombing murder of Omaha policeman Larry Minard for a book, that would take me ten years to write, I did not know Edward Poindexter and was unsure of his guilt or innocence […]

Black Panther film fuels calls for release of jailed politikal activists

Sam Levin – February 16, 2018 Film serves as ‘opportunity to remind people of the real heroes of the Black Panthers’, says former party leader When he was released from prison in 2014, Sekou Odinga felt like he was falling from the sky into a foreign land. After 33 years behind bars, the former Black Panther party […]

Framed: Chapter 16

“Turned against those two bloods” —Duane Peak, September 29, 1970   Mondo was brought before Municipal Judge Paul Hickman and denied bail. Mondo, who surrendered his freedom, soon lost everything he owned.[i] “I think it was shortly after my arrest the house was burned down. Originally they said there was a fire and the house […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 14

    “This should be an excellent disruption technique” —J. Edgar Hoover, August 24, 1970   Raleigh House was released from jail on a signature bond authorized by Arthur O’Leary after one night in custody. House had been held with $10,000 bail after being booked on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. O’Leary would not […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 13

“They are meant to be scapegoats” -Ernie Chambers, August 23, 1970   Margaret White and John Jerks were brought to Central Headquarters. Robert Pfeffer wrote a report. “JERKS stated that he saw Duane PEAKS, he was carrying a suitcase that he had never seen him have before. He describes the suitcase as grayish in color, […]

Support Political Prisoner Ed Poindexter – Update

Omaha 2 Political Prisoner, Ed Poindexter has been in the hospital or the infirmary at the Nebraska State Penitentiary since December of 2016. He had triple bypass heart surgery followed by foot infections that are still healing. He’s doing much better and may be out of the infirmary by the end of summer. Ed still […]

FRAMED, Chapter 9 People

  “I will never ever forgive the Black Panther Party for that.” —Ed Poindexter on being called a police agent   On July 2, 1970, a bomb exploded at Component Concepts Corporation in the Near North Side. The business had a Defense Department minority-subcontract and that was motive enough for “militants” according Omaha Police Captain […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 5 by Michael Richardson

Adam’s Note: This is Chapter 5 in Michael Richardson’s series called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. Learn more here.   “The Omaha Police Department has instigated a harassment campaign.” —Paul Young, October 5, 1968 Paul Young’s quarterly counterintelligence report alerted J. Edgar Hoover to two Black Panther groups in the Omaha district. “Black Nationalist […]