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Memo From Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to President John F. Kennedy, Informing Him of FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover's Efforts to Link Communists to the First Major Northern City Race Riot of the 1960s Our research discloses no other memo from RFK to JFK ever having reached the market, let alone one detailing the inner workings of Hoover's FBI, and how he communicated with the Attorney General and President . Our research discloses no other memo from RFK to JFK ever having reached the market, let alone one detailing the inner workings of Hoover's FBI, and how he communicated with the Attorney General and President .
30/10/1963. Signed by Robert Kennedy, initialed by Hoover, seen by President Kennedy, and retained in the papers of JFK aide Kenneth O'DonnellOn October 26, 1963, 24 year old Willie Philyaw was stopped by Philadelphia police for allegedly stealing a watch from a local drugstore. Police claimed Philyaw attacked an officer with a knife, but witnesses said he was hobbling away from police on an injured leg. The officer shot and killed him, and a crowd gathered. For North Philadelphia's black community, the incident confirmed their perception that the police used unnecessary force against them. This incident sparked a riot in North Philadelphia that commenced on the 28th, in which about 500 people broke windows, looted the stores of white merchants along Susquehanna Avenue, and fought against almost 100 riot-equipped police. 23 people were arrested on charges of malicious mischief, disorderly conduct and breach of the peace. Local ministers tried unsuccessfully to persuade the crowds to leave the streets, as activists maintained that this police brutality showed the ineffectiveness of mainstream civil rights groups such as the NAACP. The District Attorney's office claimed that the killing was justified, clearing the police of all charges. Some sources consider this the first large city racial riot of the 1960s.The longtime head of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, was no fan of the civil rights movement to begin with. After trying for a while to come up with evidence that would brand Martin Luther King as a communist or at least influenced by communists, he discovered that King had ex … [Click Below for Full Description]
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