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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 11:04 PM
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Warren Kimbro dies at 74; former Black Panther
Warren Kimbro, a former Black Panther whose 1969 murder of a suspected informant brought on the unsuccessful prosecution of party co-founder Bobby Seale in one of an unruly era's most raucous episodes, died Tuesday in New Haven, Conn., where he rebuilt his life as head of a rehabilitation program for ex-offenders. He was 74.



On May 20, 1969, Kimbro fatally shot Alex Rackley, a 19-year-old Black Panther member who party members thought was an FBI informant. Prosecutors said the killing was ordered by Seale, whose 1970 trial in New Haven became a cause clbre for the radical left.

Seale was freed after the jury failed to reach a verdict, but Kimbro was convicted of second-degree murder and went to prison for nearly five years. He rehabilitated himself there, earned a master's degree in education from Harvard and for 25 years led Project MORE, a nonprofit agency devoted to helping ex-cons reenter society.


http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-warren-kim...
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 11:05 PM
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1. RIP
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JanusAscending Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 11:52 PM
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2. Oh my God!
He was my late husbands, ex brother in law!! Warren did a lot of good for the New Haven Community. His redemptive story is astounding. I haven't seen him in many years, and I appreciate this post on his family's behalf, and must send them condolences. RIP Warren! :cry: You done good brother.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 01:07 AM
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4. Wow. Small world.
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JanusAscending Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 03:16 PM
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5. It certainly is!!!
Edited on Sun Feb-08-09 03:18 PM by JanusAscending
My husband and I married and moved to MA. in 1965. While we were there, all of this went down. We were away from all of the flak that went down in New Haven. Warren's sister, now deceased, was my DH's ex wife. By the time we moved back to Ct.,in 1984, things had changed and were going very well for Warren, and we were very proud of what he was able to achieve!! This all seems like a dream to me now. Yes ....it's a very small world, and getting smaller every day! Makes me think........Warren was only 3 yrs older than I am!!
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EraOfResponsibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 01:04 AM
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3. ^^^^
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JanusAscending Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 03:21 PM
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6. Sorry..........
I don't understand your post?????? Would you enlighten me please? Thanks!
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