Former Black Panther Released After 40years Behind Bars

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Former Black Panther Released After 40years Behind Bars

Posted by Kareem Kinslow on July 1, 2014

Marshall “Eddie” Conway was released from prison in March after being convicted of killing a cop in Baltimore in 1970. He was a political prisoner.

Conway was convicted of the 1970 murder of Baltimore City police officer Donald Sager. Sager and his partner were ambushed by three gunmen while responding to a domestic disturbance call in west Baltimore. Conway was apart of a orgamzation some would call Militant, but in fact it was not at all. They had to protext themselves from Injustice that was going on around that time. You can imagine that Eddie was going through a pretty tense time in the early 70s. Society around that time was not all accepting still of African-Americans efforts to get freedom in this country of stolen land.

Marshall “Eddie” Conway, described by advocates as one of the nation’s longest-held political prisoners, was released yesterday after more than four decades in prison. Conway was the Minister of Defense for the Baltimore chapter of the Black Panther Party when he was convicted of killing a Baltimore police officer in 1970, though he continuously affirmed his innocence. He claims he was framed for the murder, and a victim of dubious testimony gathered through surveillance under the controversial counterintelligence program COINTELPRO, which has been linked to assassinations and widespread arrests of black political figures. Local police officers’ unions are quoted saying they are disappointed Conway won’t be serving the remainder of his life sentence.

There is no way you can ignore the fact that a lot of black leaders are still in prison due to wrongly convictions and insufficent evidence. It was either prison or death and most historical black leaders can back me up if only they was around to do so. As you can see people want to see him die in jail, but the question is whats the deeper meaning behind all the Black Panthers being in jail/prison