The FBI secret informant who betrayed the Black Panther leader, Fred Hampton
“In this case, he’s not just the government’s top tipster,” the Tribune said reports O’Neal “may have witnessed one of the murders of two men allegedly killed by police officers and former police officers last May.”
Attorney Jeffrey Haas reacted with amazement that morning as he read the story and studied an accompanying photo of O’Neal. The details of the piece were worrying enough, but Haas had another reason to be amazed.
Haas represented the Black Panthers in court after confrontations with local law enforcement agencies in the 1960s. He was one of the attorneys who came forward on behalf of family members and survivors of the December 4, 1969 raid in which Hampton, 21, and Mark Clark, 22, filed a $ 47 million civil lawsuit against the city of Chicago, Cook County and the US government led has died.
Haas had …