Saturday, June 12, 2010
UPDATED February 17th, 2016
BLACK PANTHER SALUTE
David Horowitz also raises money for the phony group “Muslims Against Sharia” see their donations page on their website, click here, send money to David Horowitz Freedom Center, P.O. Box 55089, Sherman Oaks, CA 91499-1964.
A month later, police found Van Patter’s body floating in San Francisco Bay, her head caved in. (Although journalistic investigations, including one Horowitz wrote, pointed to Panther involvement in her kidnapping and murder, no one was ever charged.) The death upended Horowitz. He had seen the Panthers’ gangster style, sensed their menace, and yet David Horowitz failed to properly warn Betty Van Patter.
In August 1967, the Federal Bureau of Investigation instructed its counter-intelligence program, COINTELPRO, to “neutralize” such “Black Nationalist Hate Groups” as BPP. The FBI had only five agents available to monitor BPP activities in the entire Bay Area where the Panthers were based. In these circumstances, the Bureau accused some Panthers of being informers and planted letters containing insults purportedly written by one Panther leader to another.
The purpose was to divide the group and decrease the level of violence its members could commit against others. But when one Panther’s life was threatened for being an informer, the FBI sent a memo instructing its agents to cease the practice.
During his trial for Frey’s killing, Newton became a national hero to New Leftists like Tom Hayden, who, as noted earlier, celebrated the Panthers as “America’s Vietcong,” proudly likening them to the Communist guerrillas who were killing U.S. forces in Southeast Asia. The Panthers’ contention that blacks constituted an “internal colony” in America and could only be liberated by armed revolution, became standard rhetoric for the Left.In December 1967 BPP formed a coalition with the Peace and Freedom Party, which was composed mostly of young whites who opposed the Vietnam War. Out of this coalition, the “Free Huey” movement was created by leftists sympathetic to Newton’s effort to fight back against a satanic United States.
In late 1967 and early 1968, the Party sold Mao’s Red Book to university students in order to raise funds for the purchase of shotguns (David Horowitz also raised money for the Black Panthers). By early 1968, BPP had made the book required reading for all its members.
Stokely Carmichael, the former Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and a nationally known Black Power proponent, was recruited into BPP and became its Prime Minister in February 1968. Carmichael adamantly opposed permitting whites to join the “black liberation” movement, a position that ran counter to the Panther view.
In the aftermath of the April 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., BPP, which rejected King’s belief in nonviolent protest, began to provide its members with military training. In September 1968 Newton was convicted of voluntary manslaughter for the Frey killing and was sentenced to a prison term of fifteen years
That same month, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover described BPP as the single “greatest threat to the internal security of the country (this is while Davis Horowitz is linked to the BPP).” By the summer of 1969, the alliance between the Panthers and SNCC began to unravel, in large measure because of the dispute over the inclusion of whites in the movement (David Horowitz).
In May 1970 the California Appellate Court reversed Newton’s conviction and ordered a new trial, on grounds that the judge had erred by not giving jurors the option of convicting Newton of involuntary manslaughter. After two more trials that ended with hung juries, the State of California dropped its case against Newton.
As of 1970, BPP consisted of approximately 2,000 members spread across the United States. The following year, Newton ordered all BPP chapters nationwide to close their offices and consolidate their efforts by relocating to Oakland. He revamped the organization, saying it was time to “put away the gun” and, quoting Mao, “serve the people.”
During this period, a young Yale law student named Hillary Rodham, her photo above with glasses, (who would eventually become Hillary Clinton) was introduced by one of her professors, Thomas Emerson (known as “Tommy the Commie”) to Panther defense attorney Charles Garry. Garry helped Miss Rodham get personally involved in the legal defense of several Black Panthers, who were then being tried for the May 1969 torture, murder, and mutilation of one of their own members, Alex Rackley, who they had suspected of being a police informant.
In August 1974 Newton had a violent falling out with Bobby Seale. Newton expelled Seale from the Party in a most brutal manner, whipping him mercilessly and then sodomizing him with such force that Seale had to have his anus surgically repaired. As a Party member would later recall, “You have to understand, it had nothing to do with sex. It was about power.”
On August 6, 1974, Newton shot and killed a 17-year-old Bay Area prostitute named Kathleen Smith. Soon afterward, he pistol whipped his tailor, Preston Callins, during a dispute, inflicting four skull fractures on the victim. Pimps throughout the Bay Area, angry at Newton for having killed one of their breadwinners, put a bounty on Newton’s head, prompting him to disappear from public sight. When Newton failed to show up for his arraignment for the Smith murder charges, he was placed on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list. It was later learned that Newton was in Cuba, where he would remain for approximately three years.
During that period, young Elaine Brown, who Newton had groomed (by means of instruction and violent beatings) to be one of his closest lieutenants, assumed control of BPP’s day-to-day activities. It was Newton, however, who maintained ultimate authority from his base in Cuba, relaying his orders to Brown via daily telephone calls.
Entity Name: EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES CORPORATION
Entity Number: C0677506
Date Filed: 03/26/1973
Entity Address: 6118 EAST 14TH ST
Entity City, State, Zip: OAKLAND CA 94621
Agent for Service of Process: HUEY P NEWTON
Agent Address: 6118 EAST 14TH ST
Agent City, State, Zip: OAKLAND CA 94621
Nor did Betty Van Patter know that the Center also served as the pretext for a Black Panther shakedown operation of “after hours” clubs whose owners were required to “donate” weekly sums, on pain of death if they refused.
Six months before, (June 1974), David Horowitz had recruited Betty Van Patter to keep the books of the Educational Opportunities Corporation, an entity David Horowitz had created to run a school for the children of the Black Panther Party for which to embezzle millions of dollars in California education funds. David Horowitz had set up the Educational Opportunities Corporation for the Black Panthers, see link http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/horowitz121499.asp
On Newton’s orders, Brown oversaw the Panthers’ kidnap (on December 13, 1974), rape, and murder of Mrs. Betty Van Patter. Betty Van Patter disappeared from a local tavern on University Avenue, called the Berkeley Square, she was never seen alive again. On January 13, 1975, the victim’s corpse, with the head caved in (stomped), would be found floating in San Francisco Bay.
Betty Van Patter had been working for David Horowitz, Horwitz hooked Betty Van Patter up with the Black Panthers, David Horowitz had been raising money for the Black Panthers. David Horowitz was never indicted on any criminal conspiracy charges for his work with the Black Panther Party, why ? Exemplifying the temper of the times, the Panthers became a national phenomenon by the late 1960s, displacing Martin Luther King (“Uncle Martin”) and other traditional civil rights leaders. But while they were radical icons by day, by night the Panthers grew into a criminal organization that engaged in drug dealing, pimping, extortion, assault, and murder. They committed more than 300 violent felonies in a single year (1969), as Edward J. Epstein has documented. During BPP’s years as an active entity, its members and former members would kill at least 15 law-enforcement officers and would injure dozens more.
Among his fellow Panthers, Newton enforced obedience to his will by means of beatings and torture. One of his many female lovers in the Party, Elaine Brown, would later reveal that one of Newton’s preferred methods of punishing errant members was stomping: “The floor was rumbling, as though a platoon of pneumatic drills were breaking through its foundation. Blood was everywhere. [The victim’s] face disappeared.
On February 21, 1967, BPP provided an armed escort for Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, at a Bay Area speaking engagement. When newsmen tried to get closer to Shabazz than the Panthers wished to allow, police tried to enforce order with their nightsticks. In response, the Panthers loaded shells into their shotguns. After a tense standoff of several minutes, both sides backed off. Newton, however, gloated that the Panthers had “won” as a result of their “superior firepower.”
The petite, green-eyed divorced mother drove to Berkeley Square, a neighborhood bar on University Avenue where she was known. There were no indications that she didn’t intend to return – as always – to her apartment. She left her credit cards and birth control pills home, according to police reports. And she had a date with her daughter the following week to show off the downtown Oakland office where she did her bookkeeping in solitude, Baltar recalled.
According to police and published reports, she was greeted at Berkeley Square by some friends and bar regulars before she had a drink alone. A short time later, a tall black man dressed in black came up to Van Patter and gave her a note (Black Panther). No one knows what the note said, but Van Patter quietly grabbed her coat and purse and left. She was never seen alive again. Tamara Baltar, the daughter of Betty Van Patter, says now that Betty Van Patter may have been “summoned” to the Lamp Post bar (owned by Black Panthers Huey Newton) on Telegraph Avenue, but no one is certain.
When a boyfriend tried to reach Betty Van Patter at the Lamp Post (a Black Panther bar owned by Huey Newton) by phone after not finding her at the Berkeley Square, the person who answered said, “That party has left,” according to reports Tamara Baltar has received from various people over the years.
Her car was later found back at her apartment. Five weeks later, on Jan. 17, 1975, Van Patter’s body was plucked from the Bay near the San Mateo Bridge in Foster City. It took three days to identify her through dental records.
The investigation focused on the Black Panthers’ “security cadre,” who were bodyguards for Newton, but nothing ever came of the probe. Police also questioned party leader Elaine Brown, but she denied knowing anything about Van Patter’s disappearance or subsequent death, according to published reports.
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