ED POINDEXTER - (74 Years)
TIME SERVED: 48 YEARS
ESTIMATED COST: 676, 200
NEBRASKA STATE PENITENTIARY
PO BOX 2500, LINCOLN, NE 68542
WHO ARE The Omaha Two?
The Omaha Two are Edward Poindexter and Mondo We Langa (formerly David Rice). Both men are imprisoned at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln where they are serving life sentences for August 17, 1970, bombing murder of an Omaha police officer. Both Ed Poindexter and Mondo we Langa deny any envolvment in the death of patrolman Larry Minard Sr. (Minard), a 29-year old father of five young children, was killed instantly when he handled a body-trapped suitcase in a vacant house. Minard had been lured with seven other officers to the vacant house on Ohio Street in Omaha by false 911 emergency call reporting a woman screaming at the residence. Police immediately suspected the local Black Panther Chapter, called “the National Committee to Combat Fascism“, of the crime and focused their attention on the Panthers.
Ed Poindexter was chairman of the chapter and Mondo was the minister of information. Both men had been targets of COINTELPRO, an illegal counter-intelligence operation of the Federal Bureau of investigation under J. Edgar Hoover. Hover had been personally monitoring the COINTELPRO actions against Black Panthers across the United States. In December 1969 Hoover chastised the agent -in charge of the Omaha office, Paul Young, for not getting the Panther leadership off the streets. When the report of Minard's death came in to the FBI office, Young sprang into action and proposed making a case against the Panther Leaders offering to deal with the incriminating 911 tape. A recording of the killer's voice was sent to the FBI crime laboratory for analysis with the instruction to make no report on the findings other than a phone call to the local FBI office. When Ivan Willard Conrad, the FBI lab director, got the COINTELPRO memo, he called Hoover to verify he was to not issue a report on the identity of Minard's killer. Hoover told Conrad to proceed as directed and the lab boss noted Hoover's directive on the memo, initialing and dating the entry. The jury that convicted the Omaha Two in April 1971 never heard the 911 tape nor were told of COINTELPRO and Hoover's role in the case. Despite the later revelation of the withheld report and subsequence police conflicting testimony, plus new scientific analysis of the 911 tape, the two men have been repeatedly denied new trials.....
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Nebraska Sate Penitentiary
PO Box 2500
Lincoln, NE. 68542
NAABPP OVER 800 YEARS IN CAPTIVITY
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Chattel Slavery is still prevalent today...
Comrades, Friends, and Family
We’ve started a letter writing to Black Panther Party Political Prisoners, which you can be part of. Our intentions are to promote inspiration among the Progressive Population and give hope to the Black Panther Party Political Prisoners. We are asking you to obtain two postage stamps to communicate with your selected Political Prisoner and as proof to send a copy or top section of letter to the Campaign Committee with your return address. You may speak on any subject, but no photos or art of any kind (most incarceration rules).
When you complete your correspondence to your selected Black Panther Party Prisoner (list enclosed) put in envelope and make a copy for second envelope and mail to : Black Panther Party Commemoration Committee
PO Box 1999
Linden, NJ 07036
All communications will be confidential and once Pin is mailed off letters will be destroyed.
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