Fred was assasinated by the Chicago Police. What had happened was a poisoning of him by tranquilizers and his being knocked out so that he could not mount a defense early in the am. He died in his bed along with fellow panther organizer Mark Clark.
This betrayal of change agents, dedicated people working hars has also happened in the political storms of El Salvador, China and some other places. Just because people clain to stand for people does not always mean they do.Protect yourselves from thetyrants. Work for deep change not cosmetic change.