Black Panther Party

Ed Poindexter

Ed is one of the Nebraska 2 who were charged and convicted of the murder of Omaha Police Officer Larry Minard. Minard died when a suitcase containing dynamite exploded in a North Omaha home on August 17, 1970. Officer John Tess was also injured in the explosion.

Nebraska/Omaha 2

The Nebraska 2 were charged and convicted of the murder of Omaha Police Officer Larry Minard and given life sentences. Minard died when a suitcase containing dynamite exploded in a North Omaha home on August 17, 1970. Officer John Tess was also injured in the explosion. Both have insisted they never manufactured a bomb, and never instructed a 16-year-old to make a 911 call to lure police to a trap. So much evidence has come to light since their convictions to corroborates their story that Amnesty International and the Lincoln NAACP have called for their release, or for a new trial.

Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald

Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald, born and raised in Compton, California, joined the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party in early 1969 as a teenager who had just been released from the California Youth Authority.  He is currently serving 2 life sentences for the frame up of the murder of a security guard and attempted murder of a CHP officer. 

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