The City Ordinance

Title

The City Ordinance

Subject

White Panther Party

Description

This document describes the repressive conditions in Boston toward leftist groups in the wake of the Weather Underground robbery of a bank in Brighton, Massachusetts. It also includes a poem by Diane di Prima.

In late-September of 1969, WU members Katherine Power, Susan Saxe, as well as two former convicts, William Gilday and Robert Velari, carrying handguns, a shotgun and a submachine gun. Gilday shot and killed Boston police officer Walter Schroeder when the police officer attempted to stop the robbery. The group escaped with $26,000 in cash, which they planned to use to finance an overthrow of the federal government.

Creator

White Panther Party

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. 1969

Format

mimeograph

Type

newsletter

Original Format

paper

Citation

White Panther Party, “The City Ordinance,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 23, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/527.

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