Alex Constantine’s Anti-Fascist Research Bin: Black Panthers: Omaha Two were Targets of a Secret Police Task Force Codenamed “Domino”

The secret files disclose that the Omaha FBI office Special-Agent-in-Charge, Paul Young, had been under orders from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to be “imaginative” in developing illegal tactics against the Panthers and that several plans were concocted and implemented under Operation COINTELPRO in the months before the bombing.Hoover’s hidden war on political activists he didn’t like was national in scope but kept secret from outsiders, including the Attorney General and members of Congress. The secretive COINTELPRO directives forbid working with other federal agencies and fostered a bitter rivalry with agents of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division of the Internal Revenue Service.In the months before the flawed murder investigation, both Panther leaders were targeted by the Omaha Police Department, Hoover’s COINTELPRO operatives, the U.S. Attorney and ATF agents. Both men were constantly harassed by local police with frequent traffic stops and verbal abuse. Mondo was fired from his job with the Greater Omaha Community Action Agency and hauled before a grand jury. Ed was the victim of bogus letters to Omaha newspapers and an anonymous phone campaign.

via Alex Constantine’s Anti-Fascist Research Bin: Black Panthers: Omaha Two were Targets of a Secret Police Task Force Codenamed “Domino”.

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