Maurice Clemmons, 37, was killed about 2:45 a.m. in the 4400 block of South Kenyon Street in South Seattle. He was holding a gun that belonged to one of the four Lakewood police officers killed Sunday, Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
“We’re very lucky we don’t have a dead police officer from Seattle,” Troyer said. “This could have very easily turned out totally different.” Clemmons had been wounded before the fatal encounter and it appeared he had tried to get some medical aid for the wound, which was inflicted by one of the Lakewood officers.
In addition, four people – including a suspected getaway driver – were arrested overnight on suspicion of helping move and hide Clemmons, Troyer said. They were booked into the Pierce County Jail on rendering criminal assistance. Who are these four people who helped cop killer Maurice Clemmons, his photo above,, is the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panthers still active? The Black Panthers are still active in Oakland see the article about Lovelle Mixon who killed four cops !
See my prior post…Friday, March 27, 2009, Black Panthers (Uhuru’s) Alive and Well in Oalkand, Lovelle Mixon Kills Four Cops, 03-25) 20:36 PDT Oakland – About 60 people marched and rallied in Oakland on Wednesday to condemn the police and honor Lovelle Mixon, who was killed by Oakland police after he fatally shot four officers Saturday. The protest was organized by the Oakland branch of the Uhuru Movement (Black Panthers), whose flyers for the march declared, “Stop Police Terror.”
It was also the African People’s Socialist Party (Uhuru’s) who brought Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party and one of the most significant leaders …
The Uhuru Solidarity Movement (new Black Panthers)– the mass activist organization of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, which works under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party in going back into the white community to raise resources and win allies to work in solidarity with the African-led movement – held its National Conference in Philadelphia, PA May 2nd 2009, attended by comrades from St Petersburg FL, Oakland and Berkeley CA, Minneapolis MN, Boston MA, Philly and Baltimore MD. There are members of Uhuru Solidarity Movement in London UK, Hamburg Germany, Seattle WA, Salem Oregon, and San Diego CA who were unable to come, but expressed their unity with this conference and will be actively working with the organization to build worldwide.
The Black Panther Party for Self Defense established its Seattle WA chapter in the spring of 1968. It was one of the first to be created outside of California. The Washington state chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP) was established in April, 1968 after Aaron Dixon, Elmer Dixon, Anthony Ware, Gary Owens and several other future Panthers attended a memorial service in San Francisco for 17 year-old Bobby Hutton. Hutton had been killed by Oakland police in a shootout in which Party leader Eldridge Cleaver was also wounded. While in Oakland, the Seattle youth met BPP Chairman Bobby Seale, whose subsequent visit to Seattle marked the beginning of the Washington State chapter.
Reunion of Seattle Black Panthers stirs memories of aggression, activism (Terrorism), By Danny Westneat, Seattle Times staff columnist;
Over here, says Aaron Dixon, is where he used to hide to shoot his rifle at the fire station. “I wanted to scare the firemen, to keep them inside so they couldn’t fight the fires we were setting around the city,” he says matter-of-factly. We are standing in Madrona, formerly a working-class black neighborhood in central Seattle. It’s many shades whiter today, and the average home sells for north of half a million.
Dixon looks at me. He sees I’m incredulous at his story, so he just stands there silently, letting it sink in. Shootings. Firebombings. Free health clinics. It’s all part of the complex legacy of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. For Aaron Dixon, the Panthers’ defining legacy is that “a bunch of angry kids” simply rose up and did something. They took action. There were no government grants, no blue-ribbon advisory panels. For better or worse, they just did it, (yeah they killed cops)…more from this source
“We had a split personality,” says Dixon, 56, recalling the black-power revolutionary chapter he helped found in 1968. “You could see us patrolling here with rifles and shotguns. And then later you’d see us over there serving free breakfasts to schoolkids.”
This weekend, local Black Panthers will gather for their first reunion. The Seattle chapter, which disbanded in 1978 (so they say), is believed to have had roughly 300 members at its peak around 1970.