Cops throw a hissy over “Chairman Fred Hampton Way”

City Council’s Transportation Committee voted unanimously to rename a stretch of Monroe “Chairman Fred Hampton Way” after the local Black Panther leader who was killed by Chicago Police on December 4th, 1969 at the age of 21. Unanimously. Despite that, some Chicago cops have their panties in a bunch over naming a street after a man who they say advocated “killing policemen and who took great advantage of the communities he claimed to have been serving”. Harsh. And also, how’s that for the pot calling the kettle? After all, didn’t Chicago cops kill Fred Hampton in an overzealous act of supposed self-defense?

Read more about Fred Hampton on Wikipedia. On a side note, December 4th has already been designated “Fred Hampton Day” in Chicago… and has been since City Council approved the measure in 1990.

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