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681 He was also critical of Huey Newton’s attempt to take over the drug traffic in the Bay Area. He mentions this on the video “All Power to the People.” Whatever is historical accuracy or combination Seale left Oakland abruptly with his lady friend to reside in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Newton continued to get involved in a series of events that would be attributed to irrational or modified behavior. During the summer of 1974 Newton was arrested after ordering his bodyguard to shoot a plains clothes police officer. After making bail in less than a week later, Newton was accused of the August 5, 1974 shooting of 17 year old prostitute Kathleen Smith who had yelled out “Hey, baby” as Newton’s car was cruising down a street in Oakland. Within days Newton was reported to have beaten a staff member, a woman with a pistol at the Lamp Post (the Party’s bar) and beat two women customers at the Lamp Post. To make things worst, Newton pistol-whipped Preston Collins, a tailor who he had invited to his penthouse to make him a custom tailor made 679 Interview with Madalynn Rucker, 8/23/98. 680 Op. Cit. ,(Elaine Brown, A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story) , pp. 348-353. 681 Bobby Seale, A Lonely Rage: The Autobiography of Bobby Seale , [New York: New York Times Books, 1978], pp. 228-238. 333
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suit. In the process of negotiations and conversation with Newton, the tailor made the reference to Newton “Oh, don’t feel that way, baby.” 682 For whatever reason, either from abuse while in prison, a hated street name of “Baby Huey”, police harassment, behavior modification and or a combination of all, the word “baby” in reference to Newton triggered a violent reaction. That and a combination of paranoia to strong African-American male figures within this own organization and a display of arrogance, uncontrollable violence towards people and an abuse of power all signaled the beginning of the end of one of the most dynamic organizations built in the late 1960’s. After posting bail for the pistol-whipping of Collins and shooting Kathleen Smith, Newton on the advice of family and friends jumped bail and went with his girlfriend Gwen into exile in Cuba. A brief period of stabilization came to the party (three years) with Newton’s absence. Under the leadership of Elaine Brown as chairperson of the party, the women of the party concentrated on building survival programs and alternative institutions. The Black Panther Party in December of 1975 filed a $100 million dollar lawsuit against the FBI. Women in the BPP: While often barely noted or in fact invisible in the history of participation in community based political movements, African-American women have long played significant roles. This was the case for women in the BPP from February 1967 to its dissolution in the 1980’s. The primary focus of media coverage was on the principal male leadership but Panther women held positions in leadership at the local and national levels. Panther women participated in the community survival programs that provided free clothing, food, health services, and other essentials.

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