Prosecutor Don Kleine refuses to reopen 1971 case of Black Panther leader Edward Poindexter

Innocent people – Political Prisoners – have been languishing in US prisons for decades.

Richardson Reports

Screenshot (206) Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine refuses to revisit Black Panther leader Edward Poindexter’s 1971 murder conviction. (credits: Don Kleine/Mary Loan)

Edward Poindexter will not get another day in court if Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine has his way. Kleine was recently asked to reopen the 1971 conviction of Poindexter for the murder of Patrolman Larry Minard by the author of FRAMED: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO & the Omaha Two story. The book details as never before the inside story of the murder investigation manipulated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to obtain a conviction of Black Panther leader Poindexter and co-defendant David Rice, later Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa.

Poindexter and Mondo were targets of a clandestine counterintelligence operation of the FBI code-named COINTELPRO and both men were on a secret detention list known as the Security Index. Mondo was also marked for ambush in Carter Lake, Iowa…

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