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Friday Nite Videos | January 15, 2021

Bernie Sanders on America's Way Forward. Documentary: MLK/FBI. New Footage Shows What It Was. Like Inside the Trump Mob at the Capitol. How QAnon Addicts Its Followers. How Trump Has Incited Violence for Years.

Documentary: MLK/FBI

Award-winning editor and director Sam Pollard lays out a detailed account of the FBI surveillance that dogged King’s activism throughout the ’50s and ’60s, fueled by the racist and red-baiting paranoia of J. Edgar Hoover. Full review.

Fred Hampton Murdered by Chicago Police 50 Years Ago

Ted Pearson; Norman Stockwell, Frances Madeson interviewing Jeffrey Haas
Early morning, December 4, 1969, fourteen police officers executed a search warrant on a Chicago flat rented by the Black Panther Party. Supposedly looking for illegal weapons, instead, they shot and killed two people, leaving four others wounded.

J. Edgar Hoover Ordered the FBI to "Neutralize" Dick Gregory

Kim Jannsen Chicago Tribune
Noting that the fearless Dick Gregory had mocked the Outfit as "the filthiest snakes that live on this earth," J. Edgar Hoover wrote a memo to the special agent in charge in Chicago, Marlin Johnson, telling him to "neutralize" Gregory.
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