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L.A. Police Chief William H. Parker in War of Words with Malcolm X

May 1, 1962 - Police Chief William H. Parker (pictured left with Mayor Sam Yorty) warned the criminal complaints committee of the Los Angeles grand jury today that there “are bound to be more frequent” clashes between his force and the Black Muslim brotherhood. One member of the Black Muslims was killed and six were wounded Saturday in a battle outside a Muslim Temple. Seven police officers were injured. Maclolm X, national spokesman for the Nation of Islam, has charged police brutality and “Gestapo tactics” by the Los Angeles Police Department.


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