A history of unrest in Chicago and remembering Fred Hampton

A history of unrest in Chicago and remembering Fred Hampton
A history of unrest in Chicago and remembering Fred Hampton

A history of unrest in Chicago and remembering Fred Hampton

Yesterday, a Staten Island Grand Jury decided not to indict a police officer who used a banned chokehold to restrain Eric Garner. Garner died on the scene. Protests have sprung up all over the country, mainly because the killing was caught on tape and went viral over the Summer. Add these protests to the ones that were already underway after the events in Ferguson. But how does it compare to protests of the past? With all the unrest today in this country, how does it compare to the outcry against past wars, the Occupy movement or even labor movements centuries old? That’s what we are talking about today on the Afternoon Shift on this 45th anniversary of the death of Black Panther Fred Hampton. Joining us in studio to discuss these events and to remember Fred Hampton are Bill Ayers, educator and political activist, Bill Hampton, older brother of Fred Hampton, and William Taylor, a friend of the Hampton.