David Horowitz writes
<The fact that I am quoted in the book seems to be a taint on the author. Why
Roz, did you justemail me and ask to interview me if that is the case? (I
think we can forget that interview now.) Kate Coleman, who has written pieces
Panthers' criminality and their responsibility for the murder of Betty Van
Patter is a committed "progressive" in the sense of that term that people on
this list would understand. >
Kate is a good academic and I never said that panthers did not commit crimes
. I know you have had alot of experience with the panthers and have many
stories to tell about your work with them in the sixties/seventies. Last
week while in Calif. Kate suggested that I interview you. Your stories of
what you experienced with the panthers is part of history. Why would you get
pissy with me about interviewing you about your experiences after I mention
that you are quoted many times in Pearsons book. What I object to is
lumping all panthers as criminals. There were panthers that did horrible
things including murders, tortures , burnings etc.
As academics we have to think about all the facts. If we talk about the Alex
Rackley murder it is important to include the fact that the torture session
was led by a police informer.
Come on David do a video interview with me.
my best, roz payne
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