The Zebra Murders

The Zebra Murders

A Season of Killing, Racial Madness, and Civil Rights

Book - 2006
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On the night of October 20, 1973, a white couple strolling down Telegraph Hill were set upon and butchered by four young black men. Thus began a reign of terror that lasted six months and left 15 whites dead and the entire city in a state of panic. The intent was nothing less than an attempt to instigate a race war. With pressure on the San Francisco Police Department mounting daily, and the murders showing no sign of abating, young homicide detectives Prentice Earl Sanders and his colleague Rotea Gilfordboth African-Americanwere assigned to the cases. The problem was: Sanders and Gilford were in the midst of a trail-blazing suit against the SFPD for racial discrimination, which in those days was rampant. The backlash was immediate. The force needed Sanderss and Gilfords knowledge of the black community to help stem the brutal murders, but the SFPD made it known that in a tight situation no white back-up would be forthcoming. In these impossible conditionsthe oppressive white power structure on the one hand, the violent black radicals on the otherSanders and Gilford knew they were sitting ducks. Still, they set out to find those guilty of the Zebra Murders and bring them to justice. This is their incredible story.
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Hachette Book Group, [2006]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781559708067
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 SA562
Characteristics: xii, 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Cohen, Bennett

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