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Urban Culture News Former Black Panther Bashir Hameed Passes Away
Former Black Panther Bashir Hameed Passes Away PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert ID4513   
Sunday, 31 August 2008 01:37

Former Deputy Chairman of the New Jersey Chapter Black Panther Party, Bashir Hameed has passed on. Bro. Bashir Hameed passed into paradise the evening of 08/30/08 around 8:30 p.m.

BASHIR HAMEED was born and raised in New Jersey. In 1968, Bashir Hameed joined the Black Panther Party while residing in Oakland CA. Once he returned to New Jersey, he became Deputy Chairman of the New Jersey Chapter of BPP. Bro. Bashir Hameed was currently serving a sentence of 25 years to life.

For those who may not know:

FBI documents obtained during the 70's reveal that during this time Bashir Hameed [born James D. York on 1940-12-01 – 30 August 2008] was a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. He was also bodyguard for Assata Shakur.

He became a COINTELPRO target. He was charged and convicted of the murder and the attempted murder of two police officers in April 1981. This conviction came as a direct result of his political activity. Bashir Hameed and his co-defendant, Abdul Majid, aka Anthony LaBorde, were tried three times.

There first trial ended in a hung jury divided along racial lines, The second trial was declared a mistrial by the judge immediately after the jury rendered a decision that acquitted Bashir on the murder charge. At a third trial, they were eventually convicted for murder.

Family members ask that all sympathy & condolence cards be sent to the Hameed Family at 511 Winton Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

For More Information Please See:

MXGM: http://mxgm.org/web/biographies/bashir-hameed.html

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashir_Hameed

Assata Speaks-Hands Off Assata: http://www.assatashakur.org/forum/our-prisoners-war-pow/32927-bashir-hameed-has-passed-into-paradise.html

Urban Culture News Former Black Panther Bashir Hameed Passes Away

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