Deborah was later interviewed about the raid and said: “I believe Fred Hampton was drugged. The reason why is because when he woke up when the person [Truelock] said, “Chairman, chairman,” he was shaking Fred’s arm, you know, Fred’s arm was folded across the head of the bed.
“And Fred—he just raised his head up real slow. It was like watching a slow motion. He raised. His eyes were open.
“He raised his head up real slow, you know, with his eyes toward the entranceway, toward the bedroom and laid his head back down. That was the only movement he made.”
More than 5,000 attended Fred’s funeral, and activist Jesse Jackson gave the eulogy.
As for William, he was put in witness protection and relocated to California after the events, but returned to Chicago in 1984.
Published at Fri, 12 Mar 2021 14:33:15 +0000