Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Black Panther in ExileThe Pete O'Neal Story$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Paul J. Magnarella

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813066394

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813066394.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use.date: 24 May 2022

Police and US Government Relations

Police and US Government Relations

(p.66) 4 Police and US Government Relations
Black Panther in Exile

Paul J. Magnarella

University Press of Florida

Chapter 4 discusses the strained relations between the Black Panthers and the Kansas City, Missouri, police department and the federal government. Police hostility toward Pete O’Neal resulted in frequent traffic stops, constant surveillance, and other harassing tactics. A newspaper article by a Panther that applauded the death of John Edward Dacy, a local policeman, infuriated the police. The Panthers publically charged Police Chief Clarence Kelley with the sale of confiscated weapons to right-wing organizations. Black and white citizens expressed concern over the brutal beating police inflicted on four unarmed Panthers who tried to attend the police chief’s press conference. The U.S. House Committee on Internal Security conducted investigations and held hearings on the Kansas City Black Panther Party but produced no evidence of criminal activity by the Panthers.

Keywords:   Pete O’Neal, Black Panthers, Clarence Kelley, U.S. House Committee on Internal Security, John Edward Dacy

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .