Sunday, July 20, 2014

Edward Vincent Hanrahan (1921-2009): He Helped Kill Fred Hampton (Hanrahan’s Raid)


State's Attorney Edward Vincent Hanrahan, circa 1969

Chicago PD Patrolmen Frank G. Rappaport and John J. Gilhooly

Black supremacist cop-killer/terrorist, Fred Hampton and Hampton's top henchman, Mark Clark

Black supremacist cop-killer/terrorist, Spurgeon Jake Winters

By Nicholas Stix

July 20, 2014 update: One of the many media propaganda efforts on behalf of black supremacist cop-killer Fred Hampton and the Black Panthers came from the ABC TV drama, China Beach.

On December 8, 1990 the series first aired the episode, “The Call,” written by Paris Qualls, guest starring Scott Lawrence as “Eddie Davis.” Davis was a front for Fred Hampton.

As the war rages on, black character Frankie Bunsen has finished her hitch, and returned home to Chicago from R&R installation China Beach (which really existed) in South Vietnam. A couple of black revolutionaries seek to recruit her to their group. She doesn’t join, but later hears that they were gunned down, unarmed, by the police. The episode ends with Frankie standing up at an event (can’t remember what, after 23 years), and announcing that she’s a black nationalist.

But Hampton and his right-hand man Mark Clark were armed. Black supremacists always have to lie.

When China Beach was cancelled in the spring of 1991, I considered it and thirtysomething, which was canceled at the same time by ABC, the two greatest dramas in TV history. I don’t know what I’d think of thirtysomething today, but a few years ago, an oldie TV cable channel which has since changed its name (can’t remember what it was called—American Something), showed China Beach reruns, and I caught a few episodes, including one great one guest starring the late Ruby Dee and Joe Seneca and that I’d missed, the first time around. I found the series’ promotion of black supremacist lies, such as that most of the American war dead were black men repulsive, and as a result, held the show in less esteem than I previously had.

Originally published on July 21, 2011, 6:36 A.M.

[Somewhere, I’ve got a substantial, unpublished ms. on Black Panther terrorist Fred Hampton I thought I’d published, but apparently I never got around to it.]

I posted the following note on June 16, 2009, in response to a June 16, 2009 demonography by longtime Chicago lefty, Don Rose, following the death of Ed Hanrahan, former Cook County state’s attorney, and the man most responsible for the killing of racial terrorist Fred Hampton, and the latter’s right-hand man, Mark Clark. Rose’s burning was entitled, “Ed Hanrahan (1921-2009), Pivotal Figure in Chicago Politics.”


Last week the world bid farewell to the corporeal Ed Hanrahan, nearly 27 years after I proudly helped kill him politically.

In his own bizarre way—he may have understood this later in life—he was a pivotal figure in Chicago politics, unwittingly igniting a change that resonates to this very day with the elevation of a black Chicagoan to a very high place in the nation.

All the obituaries of former Cook County State’s Attorney Edward Vincent Hanrahan rehearsed the same basic information: Here was this smart, tough prosecutor with a great future—possibly mayor of Chicago—whose personal police squad assassinated a couple of Black Panthers in their beds in a predawn raid back in December, 1969. The killings cost Hanrahan re-election and his political career. It also cost the Chicago Machine its iron-fisted control of the city’s black vote.

The raid was billed by Hanrahan’s office as a shootout, wherein the Panthers were said to have massively opened fire at his cops, but great investigative reporting by the Sun-Times showed that dozens of bullets were fired into the apartment of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark while only a single shot came in retaliation from within….
Don Rose left out the backstory to the “assassinat[ion of] a couple of Black Panthers in their beds.” Those Panthers were bloody Fred Hampton and his right-hand man, Mark Clark. Hampton was a domestic terrorist leading a race war, focusing, at first, on murdering white policemen. “Off the pigs!” was Hampton’s favorite phrase, which he constantly shouted to his devotees.

And this was no mere slogan. On November 13, 1969, one of Hampton’s men, Spurgeon \“Jake\” Winters, 19, ambushed and murdered Chicago policemen, John Gilhooly and Frank Rappaport, and was then shot and killed by responding policemen. The Panthers revered Winters for his acts, and named a couple of clinics after him.

On December 3, 1969, in one of the most righteous extrajudicial executions in American history, Hanrahan’s men dispatched the Panther terrorists. The ambush murders of Chicago policemen were thus halted, and the black race war slowed in Chicago.

Edward Vincent Hanrahan was a heroic figure. R.I.P.
[The following excerpt is from : “Black Columnist Tells Whites, ‘Leave Obama and Wright Alone!’ An Exercise in Reading Black,” from March 21, 2008. Following presidential candidate Barack Obama’s race speech, which was in response to the revelations by Fox News and World Net Daily that “Obama’s” longtime preacher, Jeremiah T. Wright, was a racist, America-hating monster, in a column entitled, “Wright caught in undeserved political glare,” black supremacist Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell ordered whites to cease and desist from criticizing “Obama’s” racism, particularly regarding his devotion to genocidal Black Liberation Theology. Like many genocidal black supremacists, Mary Mitchell is in the habit of issuing orders to whites.]

In 2006, many black Chicagoans sought to rename a street in honor of Fred Hampton. Hampton was a young, charismatic leader of the Black Panthers. The Panthers were a black supremacist, domestic terrorist group that engaged in extortion and drug dealing, but there was nothing distinctive about that, or there’d be 100,000 American streets named after black drug dealers and extortionists. What made the Panthers truly distinctive was their pioneering work in black supremacist pedagogy, by teaching black children that they were in a race war against whites, and in their systematic, national campaign assassinating policemen. Although they preferred murdering white policemen, they occasionally murdered black policemen, as well.

Fred Hampton was responsible for the ambush murders of white CPD patrolmen Frank G. Rappaport, 36, and John J. Gilhooly, 21, who were shot by his henchmen, Spurgeon Winters and Lance Bell, on November 13, 1969.

Whether Hampton actually ordered the specific murders of Rappaport and Gilhooly is immaterial. As the leader of a terrorist organization, he was responsible for all killings carried out by his followers. (Although the analogy is imperfect, because John Gotti ran a criminal organization, while Hampton ran a terrorist organization, Gotti was responsible for every murder carried out by members of the Gambino crime family.)

In the early morning hours of December 4, 1969, Hampton and his lieutenant, Mark Clark, were shot to death in their apartment by a city-county-state-federal task force.

Mary Mitchell has grieved for Hampton and Clark ever since, and passionately supported the naming of a Chicago street, “Fred Hampton Way.”

Mitchell and other Panther supporters (e.g., Hugh Pearson, in his book, Shadow of the Panther) frequently refer to the shootings of Hampton and Clark as “murders,” while rationalizing away Hampton’s culpability for the ambush murders of Rappaport and Gilhooly. (Actually, while Pearson has condemned the killings of Hampton and Clark as “murder,” he airbrushed the white policemen’s murders out of existence.) Meanwhile, I have never read an MSM writer of any race defend the killings of Hampton and Clark.

Fred Hampton was leading the Panthers in a race war, but he refused to honor the laws of war. His soldiers did not wear uniforms, separate themselves from civilians or, except when they were putting on a media show, brandish their weapons openly, making he and them “unlawful combatants.” Hampton’s favorite phrase was “Off the pigs!” and his followers responded in kind. He was also teaching the ways of race war to poor black children.

Not only do unlawful combatants not enjoy due process under civilian law, they don’t enjoy the minimum of legal protections under the laws of war. And I am speaking, based on the Geneva Conventions.

I realize that many readers will doubt that I speak based on the foundations of the Conventions, but that is because the latter have been so thoroughly misrepresented by treasonous supporters of al Qaeda.

As unlawful combatants, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark received battlefield executions, in what was the most righteous extrajudicial shooting in the history of the City of Chicago.

Mary Mitchell is so obsessively supportive of the Black Panthers and wistful in her longing for Hampton, that she finds the oddest pretexts for invoking their names.

In her February 10, 2004 column, “Trust fades as war cry rings too hollow,” she somehow managed to leapfrog from President Bush’s speech admitting that we had not yet found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, to Hampton and Clark!

“I listened to Bush on Sunday and thought about Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, the Black Panther leaders who were gunned down in their West Side apartments during a police raid in 1969.”

My black supremacist readers will surely complain that I have quoted mere snippets of Mitchell’s words out of context. To which I say: Read her column. There is no context that would give sense to her words.

Mitchell complained, among other things, about the law enforcement officers (LEOs) having fired 100 shots to Clark’s one. Citing the number of shots LEOs fire at black suspects is now a pillar of the Black School of Rhetorical Bombast, according to which one shot fired at a racist, ultra-violent black is one shot too many. The only situation that would have satisfied Mitchell would have had Hampton and Clark shooting all of the LEOs dead, getting away without a scratch, and receiving a ticket tape parade and the keys to the city.

The point of the raid was to kill Hampton and Clark. It was not to give them an opportunity to murder still more LEOs.

Mitchell has claimed, among other things, that it was mere coincidence that Winters and Bell were Panthers and that they murdered two cops. You see, the current story is that Winters and Bell hadn’t actually planned on murdering two white cops that night; their real plan was to murder a black prison guard, and the white cops just popped up. According to Mitchell, they were two cop-killers who just happened to be Panthers. And it was just a coincidence that their fearless leader constantly called on them to murder policemen.

Mary Mitchell lives in a world of coincidences.

Somehow, whites managed to successfully beat back the “Fred Hampton Way” proposal.

In Mitchell’s March 7, 2006 column, “Blacks, whites unlikely to see eye to eye on sign,” she led with,

“Sometimes black and white Chicagoans need to agree to disagree – and move on. This is one of those times. After all, most white people will never understand what Black Panther leader Fred Hampton’s life and death meant to black people. They did not live with the brutality that most black people endured at the hands of police in the late 1960s.”

“Most black people”? At that point, my b.s. meter exploded, and I had to go to the supply closet for a new one. (I run through them so quickly that I have to buy ‘em by the gross.)

Mitchell’s opening sounded almost diplomatic, but that was mere pretext. In her closing, she told “white people” to get out of black people’s business. Imagine a white columnist addressing blacks that way. His editor would kick him down the stairs. And as far as Mitchell and her ilk are concerned, ruling America is black people’s business.

I say, let’s not move on. And no, we can’t all get along. And when will blacks ever get out of whites’ business?

Postscript July 21, 2011: For years, I assumed that the killing of Fred Hampton was a straight-up extrajudicial execution, arguably the most righteous in American history. The truth, however, is apparently less straightforward.

According to an investigation undertaken by liberal journalist Edward Jay Epstein, Hanrahan had ordered the raid not intending to kill Hampton and Clark, but based on a claim by the FBI that the two had a cache of weapons. In fact, they apparently had only three shotguns.

According to Epstein, the raid turned into a firefight because officers entered from the apartment’s front and back entrances, and when the back officers heard a shot fired in the front by Clark, who was guarding that entrance, they fired, whereupon each side of officers responded to the opposite group of officers’ report by thinking it was fired on, and firing “back.”

In the end, however, Hampton and Clark both lay dead, so you might say Hanrahan’s men screwed up and got it right. Hanrahan paid for the raid with his political career, but in so doing, he saved untold numbers of lives.


Anonymous said...

It looks like we are going back to the Sixties with the "racist cops are killing innocent blacks" theme. It is widespread again.

The "most American dead in Vietnam were black" lie was debunked in several books around 15-20 years ago (see "Stolen Valor" by B.J. Burkett). The actual percentage was close to the number of blacks who were military age, but slightly under.

Many black males were not eligible for the military because they had a criminal record.

David In TN

Anonymous said...

They had three shotguns. OH, I am glad it was only three shotguns.

What would it be like if they had more?

Anonymous said...

Right, it is always talked about how Hampton and Clark were killed but it does not exist in a vacuum. Only slightly over two weeks prior two police were cold bloodedly killed by the insurgents.

That fact is conveniently forgotten by the adherents to the Maoist cause of the negro insurgents.

Anonymous said...

7200At the least Hampton found be guilty in a civil court of helping to create a climate of hate that led to the deaths of the two police officers. Actually much than that but at least guilty in a civil court.

Anonymous said...

From what I know the preponderance of the shots fired by the police during the raid were fired by a black officer wielding a sub machine gun. He blasted away as HE FOR SURE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DEALING WITH.

Anonymous said...

The consensus is that there was an accidental discharge of a weapon by someone [who it was never has been determined and never will be] and that is what set off the gun battle. The police went there with the intent of taking the negro insurgents alive.

Anonymous said...

The negro insurgents were great adherents to Maoist type thought.

Teach hate to the small children as was done in China by Mao.

How evil to teach hate to the small children. Tells you something about them.

Anonymous said...

Enright the outspoken South Side Irishman who was in the sights of the negro insurgent moved to Australia and two years later was killed when his car was blown sky with Enright inside.

I have often wondered if Enright was followed by the Panthers to the very end of the earth and killed. It would not surprise me.