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Broussard Gets 25 Years For Bailey Shooting, Another Posted: 6:51 pm PDT August 12, 2011 Updated: 10:19 am PDT August 13, 2011
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The man who killed journalist Chauncey Bailey by shooting him three times at point-blank range while he was walking to work in downtown Oakland four years ago was sentenced Friday to 25 years in state prison... Krum said Bey also ordered that Wills be killed because he was inspired by the "Zebra Killers," a group of black men who killed white people in San Francisco in the early 1970s... Grim said Broussard "has good plans for the future" and wants to become an imam in the Muslim faith and "preach a compassionate version of Islam."
Nation of Islam racially motivated murder spree: October 20, 1973 - May 1, 1974, The "Death Angels"
Nation of Islam - October 20, 1973 - May 1, 1974: Racially Motivated Zebra Killings Sweep through San Francisco... The killings are perpetrated by a small number of black extremists, members of the Death Angels, a splinter group from the Nation of Islam, ...
The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes - Page 103
Michael Newton - Infobase Publishing, 2009 - 436 pages
A fanatical offshoot of the Nation of Islam (Black Muslims), the Death Angels cult was apparently founded in California, in late 1969 or early 1970. Members adhere to the Black Muslim dogma that whites are beasts and grafted devils spawned from ancient genetic experiments, but members of the new cult carried their beliefs into action, purposefully striving to exterminate Caucasians. On joining the cult, new recruits were photographed, afterward earning their wings (drawn on the snapshot in ink) by killing a specified number of whites...
Bill Cosby Is Right: But What Should the Church Be Doing about It? - Page 191
Merisa Parson Davis - Xulon Press, 2010 - 356 pages
The Zebra Murders The Zebra killings are a largely forgotten series of hate crimes that occurred in the San Francisco Bay area in the early 1970’s. They were a series of 14 serial murders carried out by convicted members of the NOI in San Francisco, California in 1973 and 1974. They were dubbed the “Zebra” murders because of the radio channel frequency Channel Z used by the police investigation using the case. The name “Zebra” would take on more sinster maening ... To attain Death Angel status, candidates were expected to kill a certain...
The Review of the news: Volume 10
Correction, Please, 1974 - Page 13
Arrests Made in “Zebra” Murders - San Francisco, May 1 Police arrest seven young black men today and charge them with the random “Zebra” killings of 12 white persons since last November.
Investigation of the killings was given the code name “Zebra” by police because the “Z” police radio frequency was being used in the operation. According to Mayor Joseph L. Alioto, the seven men are Alioto thinks killings go beyond bay
And, Los Angeles intelligence has described as “Black Angels of Death” an inner elite group of Black Muslims calling themselves the Nation of Islam and also the Fruit of Islam. In January of this year, after several seemingly senseless...
Domestic intelligence operations for internal security purposes, part 1, hearings before ..., 93-2, February 20, April 1, 2, and 8, and June 4 and 5 1974
United States. Congress. House. Internal Security Committee - 1974 - 591 pages - Page 3589
THE SEVEN snspects were arrested Wednesday in connection with the random slaying of at least 12 whites on San Francisco ... The Zebra killers are believed responsible for at leut 12 and perhaps as many as 17 murders in San Francisco. In each case young black men approached their white victim on the street and fired shots without warning.
Why Do Muslims Murder Americans?
7 Jul 2010 [...] In 1955, the FBI described the Nation of Islam as an Especially Violent and Anti-American Cult. Its publication contained the quote, Of all the governments in the world, there has never existed one so wicked as America, which has misled the holy people of Allah.. The FBI internal bulletin found that the Nation of Islam presents ...a threat to the National Security of the United States.
The Nation of Islam murdered infidels who left the movement or criticized Elijah Muhammad. Some were stunningly brutal, the murder of an entire family in Philadelphia, including drowning two infants<. But the worst was yet to come. Unlike the Son of Sam or the Zodiac killer, the Zebra Murders , which took place in San Francisco in 1973 have been generally forgotten because they are politically incorrect.
The full number of those murdered by the Death Angels of the Nation of Islam may never be known. Estimates range anywhere from 71 to over 200. Those targeted were children as young as 11 year old Michele Denise Carrasco and as old as 81-year-old janitor Ilario Bertuccio. Salvation Army cadets, college students, a retired coast guardsman. The victims were shot, mutilated, raped or decapitated. Some were so badly mutilated that their identities have never been learned.The killers were Nation of Islam members and in some cases used NOI businesses to carry out their atrocities. Their defense was paid for by the Nation of Islam. The horrifying crimes had been committed because the Black Muslim perpetrators believed that murder was their ticket to heaven.
Now There’s a Sniper Loose on the Right Coast
S.F.’s own time of terror
Stephanie Salter, Insight Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle October 13, 2002 04:00 AM Copyright San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Sunday, October 13, 2002
A pall of fear settled over the city. People stayed home after dark. Night business trailed off. The police were out in force.
— Gale Cook, San Francisco Examiner, March 14, 1976 .
It lasted for 179 days: a series of attacks on ordinary citizens going about their ordinary business on the streets of San Francisco. Before the so- called Zebra murders stopped — with the arrest of a gang of racial extremists — 15 people would die, and eight others suffer critical wounds.
“It was a very frightening time for the people of this city because of the random nature of the shootings,” said Art Agnos, a former mayor of San Francisco and one of the “lucky” victims who survived attempted murder.
“There are parallels with what is happening in Maryland,” he said of sniper attacks that by the end of last week, had left at least eight people dead and two injured in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. “But it’s probably worse now because of 9/11. People already are in a state of heightened tension. This is the worst of times for this kind of thing.”
Agnos was the target in the sixth of a string of attacks that began Oct. 20, 1973, and ended April 16, 1974.
Then an aide to state Assemblyman Leo McCarthy, Agnos was shot twice through the chest on Dec. 13, 1973, as he walked from a community meeting at 23rd and Wisconsin streets on Potrero Hill. His assailant, a lone male gunman, had come from behind, out of the shadows, and fired at Agnos’ back at close range.
The bullets ripped through his lung, kidney and colon and destroyed his spleen. He wore a colostomy bag for a year afterward and underwent months of grueling physical therapy.
“But I really was one of the lucky ones,” said Agnos.
Not so Marietta DiGirolamo. Out for a walk in her Western Addition neighborhood less than an hour after the attack on Agnos, she was stalked, shoved into the doorway of a barbershop at Haight and Buchanan streets and shot three times. She was 31.
Contrary to popular belief, “Zebra” did not come from the black-against- white racist nature of the killings — a splinter group of the Nation of Islam, called the Death Angels, required the murder of several “blue-eyed white devils” for membership. Rather, the nickname came from a special radio band — Z for Zebra — that police investigators used during their seven-month hunt.
“I worked on it, but when I think about it now, it’s like, did that happen? It seems not real, it was so far out,” said Jeff Brosch, a former San Francisco homicide inspector who now investigates murder cases for the Alameda County district attorney’s office.
A San Francisco native, Brosch was pulled from the burglary detail along with three other cops in April 1974 to beef up homicide.
“It ended up with 10 percent of the patrol task force assigned to this,” he said. “The feds were reluctant to get involved because of the religious thing, the Nation of Islam. It was a little touchy.”
“Touchy” is not the word for what resulted for a week when — after 12 deaths — a desperate Mayor Joseph Alioto ordered sweeping stop-and-search patrols that made nearly every black male over 6 feet tall a possible suspect. U.S. District Judge Alphonso Zirpoli pronounced the dragnet unconstitutional, but not before 600 African American men had been detained.
Alioto’s move “reflected the enormous anxiety and fear of people. The whole city was just in the grip of terror,” said Agnos. “But it was an ugly thing, a time when we failed our test on our commitment to civil liberties. When we are fearful, we tend to compromise that commitment too quickly.”
Acting on information from Anthony Cornelius Harris, a 28-year-old accomplice-turned-informant, more than 100 SFPD cops descended on the suspects on May 1, 1974, and the killings were over.
A year later, three of the men arrested — Manuel Moore, J.C. Simon and Larry C. Green — went on trial with a fourth man on 74 counts of murder, conspiracy and assault. The fourth defendant, Jessie Lee Cooks, had already confessed to one of the early killings — physical therapist Frances Rose on Oct. 30, 1973 — and was in Folsom Prison.
The trial lasted a year and six days, longer than any other in California history. All four men were found guilty on all counts and given life sentences....
Remembering The Zebra Killings
By: James Lubinskas
FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, August 30, 2001
MOST SERIAL KILLINGS in America take on a life of their own through movies, books and documentaries. The crimes of Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer and The Son of Sam are still well remembered years after they were committed. Yet there is one set of serial killings that has been almost completely forgotten and is rarely mentioned in popular culture.
The Zebra Killings occurred in the San Francisco bay area between 1972 and 1974 and left 71 people dead. They were dubbed the Zebra Killings because of the radio channel used by the police investigating the case (channel Z). The name would take on a more sinister meaning as it became apparent that a group of blacks was systematically stalking and killing whites simply because of the color of their skin.
Zebra (1979) was written by crime writer Clark Howard and remains the definitive book on the murders. Using court records, police reports, witnesses and interviews with the killers themselves, Howard was able to piece together the horrid details of the murders and the unrelenting hatred that inspired the killers.
The majority of the attacks were carried out by five members of a group within Louis Farrakhans Nation of Islam called the “Death Angels.” Jesse Lee Cooks, J.C. Simon, Larry Green, Manuel Moore and Anthony Harris were part of this group which believed that whites were created 3,000 years ago by a black mad scientist named Yacub who wanted a race of inferiors to rule over. Death Angels believed they could earn “points” towards going to heaven when they died if they killed whites. For them, whites were not human beings but “grafted snakes,” “blue-eyed devils” and “white motherf-——s.”
Howard describes the vicious and cowardly nature of the attacks, which were made at gunpoint and mostly carried out against women and weak or old men who could not fight back. The first victims in San Francisco were a couple named Richard and Quita Hague. The Hagues were out for an after dinner walk when they were abducted at gunpoint and forced into a van. They were bound and Richard was beaten over the head with a lug wrench and knocked unconscious. Quita was sexually molested and hacked with a machete. While begging for her life she was decapitated. Before leaving, the attackers hacked at the face of the still unconscious man. Miraculously, he survived and was able to give valuable information to the police.
Brutality and a lack of remorse on the part of the criminals mark the attacks. Vincent Wollin was shot in the back and killed on his 69th birthday. Mildred Hosler, an obese, older woman was shot while frantically trying to get away from her younger, faster attacker. Ilario Bertucci, a 135-pound, 81-year-old man, was killed while walking home from work. Marietta DiGirolamo, a 51” white woman was shot and killed on her way to a neighborhood bar. In none of these cases did the victims do anything to provoke the murderers. They simply had white skin and were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
There were even some high profile victims. Art Agnos, who would later go on to become mayor of San Francisco, was shot and almost killed by the Death Angels. A member of the California Commission on Aging, Agnos was attending a community meeting in a black neighborhood to discuss building a government funded health clinic in the area. In the same neighborhood the killers were hunting for whites. As the meeting let out, Agnos stopped to talk with two women. One of the killers came up behind him and shot him twice in the back. The bullets ripped apart his lungs, spleen and kidneys. Bystanders called an ambulance and Agnos barely survived.
Lou Calabro was a street patrol sergeant with the San Francisco Police Department at the time and notes that as the murders added up, the SFPD came under increasing pressure to stop the killings:
“In what was known as Operation Zebra, more police were put on the street and security checks were beefed up. Despite the increased police presence, the attacks did not stop. They would often happen when we were on full alert. Some officers suspected a black cop who was a member of Officers for Justice, a black police officers association formed to get more promotions for themselves, was tipping off the killers, though this was never proven. We were very frustrated at not being able to stop the killings.”
The increased police presence had the effect of angering the black community. Twenty years before the Los Angeles riots and O.J. Simpson trial, blacks were already making statements to the press that showed a stunning lack of remorse for what was happening to their white neighbors. Howard quotes from interviews conducted by the San Francisco Examiner in 1974. Among the responses by blacks were, “I dont feel comfortable with all the police around. But then, I never have felt safe around them.” A young housewife stated, “Im really glad the police are concerned for a change. I just wonder if they would be as much concerned if it were black people getting killed.” A black lawyer added, “I commend the police for their beefing up of the force, but I hope its not just directed at blacks. I hope blacks arent being harassed.”
Still other blacks blamed “unemployment” and “oppression” for the attacks. One man said, “the madness that drives black men to kill innocent people . . . involves a sickness that is as American as apple pie.” Black Panther leader Bobby Seale declared, “every black man in the Bay area is in danger of losing his life.” The Reverend Cecil Williams claimed that the entire black community was “under a police state that could erupt into a racial war.” Howard observes, “although they were responding only to a question about Operation Zebra, it was curious that none of the blacks interviewed took the occasion to condemn the unknown street killers or express sympathy for the victims.”
Detectives Gus Coreris and John Fotinos were 13-year veterans of the Homicide Unit and led the investigation which eventually cracked the case. Though they both suspected the Black Muslims, it was hard to get any information on the possible suspects because of a ban on surveillance of religious institutions. Moreover, the closed atmosphere of the NOI made it hard to get spies into the organization.
Coreris and Fotinos were able to link the murders because the killers were using the same weapon for each attack. They were also able to put together information and descriptions from those who survived such as Agnos and Hague. The case was solved when one of the members of the Death Angels came forward with information on the other killers. A total of eight black men with previous records were arrested. All were members of the Death Angels. Though this group committed most of the killings, they do not account for all of the criminals. Some are still free to this day.
The Nation of Islam paid for the legal representation of every one of the killers except Cooks, who immediately admitted to his murders. The Death Angels are still in prison but are up for parole in 2002. The European American Issues Forum (EAIF), headed by Calabro, has pledged to attend the parole hearings and work to insure that the killers spend the rest of their lives in jail. In addition, on October 19 of this year, the EAIF will hold its fifth annual Zebra Victims Memorial Service on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. As with the previous five ceremonies, government and community leaders such as Mayor Willie Brown and the leader of the local NAACP will be invited to attend. They have declined to attend any of the ceremonies so far and are not likely to show up this year. Indeed, the lack of publicity and recognition of these racially motivated hate crimes is consistent with the efforts of government agencies, civil rights groups and the media to portray European-Americans as the only perpetrators of hate crimes.
This same type of black-on-white serial murder occurred in the Miami area in the early 1990s. The racist cult of Yahweh-ben-Yahweh began systematically killing whites in the same manor as the Death Angels. Whites were again described as subhuman “devils” by the cult leaders who urged their black followers to murder random whites. In what was strictly local news, seven whites were ritually slaughtered before the cult was stopped. The leaders of Yahweh-ben-Yahweh are also up for parole in 2002.
It has been almost 30 years since the Zebra Killings and, with the exception of Clark Howards book, little has been written about the murders. That is why they have disappeared from the public consciousness. At least one filmmaker who tried to get funding for a documentary on the killings has said that producers will not touch it, as it involves the taboo of black-on-white racism. Needless to say, there is no such taboo on discussing white-on-black racism. But a society that memorializes Emmett Till, Medgar Evers and James Byrd should also make room for the victims of the Zebra Killings. Justice demands it.
Paleoconservative James P. Lubinskas has written for Chronicles, The AIM Report, American Renaissance, The Social Contract, VDARE, The Nationalist Times, American Patrol and other journals.
Please see www.eaif.org for more information on the Zebra Killings Memorial Service.
*Zebra, by Clark Howard, is currently out of print. Used copies can still be purchased on Amazon.com.
Zebra: The True Account of 179 Days of Terror in San Francisco
by Clark Howard
Hair-raising, terrifying true crime, in the tradition of In Cold Blood, about the murders that held San Francisco at mercy for 179 days.
Nothing challenges a writer more than the probing of the criminal mind, particularly when that mind is closed, concealing, and motivated by an “ideal,” to Zebra, well-known crime writer Clark Howard has met that challenge with a kind of research and determination seldom encountered in fact-crime writing. Not since In Cold Blood or Helter Skelter has a true story been written with all the harrowing suspense and verve of a detective story.
This is an important as well as a chilling and exciting story, with implications that go beyond its particular events. It is the true account of five Black men who held a city in a 179-day grip of terror Provoked and guided by their leaders, these men randomly selected for kidnap, rape, robbery, mutilation and murder, 23 victims from the streets of San Francisco any street, any time. Calling themselves Death Angels, they set a goal: to sacrifice nine “blue-eyed devils” each, for their God, Allah.
Using every avenue open to the research journalist (and some known only to the author himself) records, reports, witnesses, surviving victims, relations, even the convicted men themselves, and the informer who risked a nightmare death to stop the killings Howard has probed as deeply into the minds of murderers as anyone is ever likely to go. He shows us frenzied men, killing in the name of a religion that is teaching them white hatred. And he takes us into the shadows of their deepest secrets: their insecurities about color, their desire for respect, their burning ambition to rise above their status. He shows us killers as we have never seen them: caught up in a clash between right and wrong, black and white, life and death. And finally, in crime writing at its finest, he details the exhaustive police work by Detectives Gus Coreris and John Fotinos as they struggle against time and odds to track down the killers and trace the gun that will lead to conviction. The pace of fiction, the chronology of truth is at the heart of this controversial, sensational story. As with all great crime stories, Zebra is also a work of profound meaning which reminds us not only what evil we are capable of but especially what we are capable of on behalf of a cause, a political or religious commitment larger than ourselves...
Title: Zebra: the true account of the 179 days of terror in San Francisco
Author: Clark Howard
Editor: R. Marek Publishers, 1979
ISBN 0399900500, 9780399900501
A terrifying chronicle of the five Blacks who, in the name of a fanatic religion preaching white hatred, randomly selected twenty-three white men, women, and children for kidnapping, robbery, rape, mutilation, and murder
A fanatical offshoot from a fanatical organization - what are the odds?
“”Zebra Killers,” a group of black men who killed white people”
Hmmmmm, looks like elements of this group still exist to this very day.
As long as Nation of Islam exists... and fascist Farrakhan breathes
25 years for killing a journalist. Seems like an awful lot.
An awful lot of time to switch (reading habit from) the Koran for the Bible...
What about The K.K.K. They were worst. Millions of african americans that were innocently murder. Women, childeren, and men. A few Black men made a wrong choice to kill a few innocent whites. You will never let it go. For I am the oldest daughter of Anthony C. Harris. My the innocent black and white Rest in Gods hands.
No one here is defending the KKK, so I’m not sure what your point is. And the KKK, while evil, never murdered millions, that is simply absurd.
What about The K.K.K. They were worst. Millions of african americans that were innocently murder.
Millions? Do you have a citation for that?
Millions? But yes - too many innocent folks killed in the name of race over the years. Too bad that Dr. King’s message of ignoring the color of one’s skin is still just a dream.
“Millions of african americans that were innocently murder. “
Well, according to ANSWERS.COM the answer is:
“2,068,523 is the death toll” LOL!
However, a more robust answer can be found on Yale’s website where they site the Tuskeegee Institute research:
“According to the Tuskegee Institute figures, between the years 1882 and 1951, 4,730 people were lynched in the United States: 3,437 Negro and 1,293 white. (3)
The largest number of lynchings occurred in 1892. Of the 230 persons lynched that year, 161 were Negroes and sixty-nine whites.”
Most of the lynchings (hanging, shot, etc.) were done in the period after the war.
See my post 15. I was surprised the number of killings was that low. And it included whites as well.
I have no idea what the numbers of black on white murders is. But I am sure that it is very small in comparison to black on black murders. While I have little compassion for murderers, I do have compassion for the fatherless boys in the hood that are so easily led into a life of gangs, drugs, theft and killing.
There was an article on FR a couple weeks back on groups of black men patrolling the streets of Detroit, and warning the gangs that they will take care of things as the police seem to turn a blind eye to the problem. Good for them.
Sounds more credible.
FWIW, I had an ancestor —white— who was lynched by the Klan.