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        <h1 class="reader-title">If prosecutor Don Kleine wants new
          evidence in Black Panther case let him uncover what is still
          hiding in Mondo’s redacted FBI file</h1>
        Michael Richardson - August 21, 2019</div>
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                <p>Douglas County Attorney <a
href="https://richardsonreports.wordpress.com/2019/07/31/prosecutor-don-kleine-refuses-to-reopen-1971-case-of-black-panther-leader-edward-poindexter/">Don
                    Kleine</a> has refused a request by the author of <i><a
href="https://richardsonreports.wordpress.com/2018/08/30/new-book-on-fbis-war-against-the-black-panthers-gets-five-star-review/">FRAMED:
                      J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO & the Omaha Two
                      story</a> </i>to reopen the 1970 murder
                  investigation of Patrolman <a
href="https://richardsonreports.wordpress.com/2019/08/17/policemans-murder-on-august-17-1970-triggered-clandestine-cointelpro-operation-against-the-omaha-two/">Larry
                    Minard</a>. The book details counterintelligence in
                  the case by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that
                  let a policeman’s killer get away with murder
                  resulting in the conviction of two Black Panther
                  leaders, <a
href="https://richardsonreports.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/nebraskas-most-controversial-prisoner-ed-poindexter-marks-forty-eight-birthdays-behind-bars/">Edward
                    Poindexter</a> and <a
href="https://richardsonreports.wordpress.com/2019/05/20/book-tour-visit-to-mondos-book-collection-in-prison-stirs-memories/">Mondo
                    Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa</a> (former David
                  Rice).</p>
                <p>Poindexter and Mondo were leaders of a Black Panther
                  affiliate chapter called the National Committee to
                  Combat Fascism. Both men were targets of an illegal,
                  clandestine operation of the FBI code-named <a
href="https://richardsonreports.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/fbi-leaders-led-conspiracy-to-frame-black-panthers-in-omaha-for-policemans-murder/">COINTELPRO</a>
                  and were convicted of murder following a controversial
                  1971 trial marred by conflicting police accounts,
                  planted and withheld evidence, and perjured testimony.
                  Mondo died at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in 2016,
                  Poindexter remains imprisoned serving a life without
                  parole sentence.</p>
                <p>Ignoring the fact that <i>FRAMED </i>put the
                  previously untold story of FBI subterfuge together in
                  one place from primary sources, Don Kleine did not
                  respond to the request to reopen the cold case. When
                  asked by the <i><a
href="https://www.omaha.com/news/metro/author-asks-don-kleine-gov-ricketts-to-reopen-probe-of/article_59ca1b74-de3d-5396-a6cf-3a21c5b92f88.html">Omaha
                      World-Herald</a> </i>for an answer, Kleine
                  claimed he is always willing to take a second look if
                  new evidence arises. However, Kleine dodged the
                  request by saying the courts had already given
                  “intense scrutiny” to the case.</p>
                <p>“There’s a lot of people who have looked at this. But
                  I’m not aware of anything that leads me to believe
                  these people are completely innocent.”</p>
                <p>Kleine began his long career of public service
                  working as a new prosecutor for Donald Knowles, who
                  prosecuted Poindexter. Kleine was not hired until
                  after the Minard case and was unaware of the extent of
                  involvement of the FBI in both the investigation and
                  prosecution.</p>
                <p>J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI ordered Special
                  Agent in Charge <a
href="https://richardsonreports.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/fbi-special-agent-in-charge-paul-young-plotted-conspiracy-against-black-panthers/">Paul
                    Young</a> in December of 1969 to get Poindexter and
                  Mondo off the streets. Hoover ordered Young to get
                  “imaginative” just six days after the deadly raid in
                  Chicago that killed Black Panther leader <a
href="https://richardsonreports.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/black-panther-leader-fred-hamptons-grave-defaced-by-gunfire-shows-some-things-have-not-changed/">Fred
                    Hampton</a>. Hoover was at war with the Black
                  Panthers and sought their elimination with lethal
                  ferocity.</p>
                <p>The FBI orchestrated the murder case against the
                  Omaha Two so well none of its agents had to testify,
                  while the Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms Division had
                  to submit five witnesses for questioning at the trial.
                  The FBI role in the case was controlling, with the FBI
                  Laboratory agreeing to withhold a audiological report
                  on the 911 recording of the anonymous caller that
                  lured police to a bombing ambush at a vacant house.
                  The FBI also arrested Duane Peak, the confessed
                  fifteen year-old bomber and used his older brother
                  Donald Peak as an informant. FBI agents worked
                  directly with Deputy Chief of Police Glen Gates and
                  Detective Jack Swanson, head of the intelligence unit
                  and liaison with the FBI.</p>
                <p>Mondo’s FBI file released under the Freedom of
                  Information Act after his death reveals three
                  completely redacted pages during the murder
                  investigation. The captions remaining indicate the
                  censored material was given to the Omaha police.</p>
                <p>Once secret, FBI files document a close collaboration
                  between the Bureau and the Omaha police in the case, a
                  relationship Police Chief Richard Anderson denied
                  existed. The Omaha police had instituted a harassment
                  campaign against so-called “militants” at FBI
                  suggestion. After Hoover had ordered Young to be
                  imaginative, that directive guided the police murder
                  investigation against Poindexter and Mondo. The three
                  pages of missing content from the FBI to the police
                  may well contain “new information” that Kleine says he
                  must have before reviewing FBI misdeeds in the case.</p>
                <p>The public is not entitled to any more information
                  say FBI censors, however, Kleine with his
                  prosecutorial authority could seek a court review of
                  the redacted documents. Kleine could also find out
                  what happened to the internal FBI inspection reports
                  on the case that mysteriously disappeared and remain
                  unaccounted for.</p>
                <p>In July 2016, David Hardy, Chief of the FBI
                  Record/Information Dissemination Section, completed
                  his second search for annual Inspection Division
                  reports on the Omaha field office during Paul Young’s
                  supervision. Hardy reported that inspection reports
                  for the years 1967 to 1973 were missing. Hardy stated
                  simply, “We were unable to locate records.”</p>
                <p>The full truth of what went on in Omaha continues to
                  remain unknown.</p>
                <p><em>This report is excerpted from </em>FRAMED: J.
                  Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO & the Omaha Two story,<i>
                    in print edition at </i><a
href="https://www.amazon.com/FRAMED-Edgar-Hoover-COINTELPRO-Omaha/dp/1985021994/ref=sr_1_43?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530637788&sr=1-43&keywords=framed">Amazon</a><i>
                    and in </i><a
href="https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=node%3D154606011&field-keywords=FRAMED%3A+J.+Edgar+Hoover%2C+COINTELPRO+%26+the+Omaha+Two+story">ebook</a><i>.
                    Portions of the book may be read free online at </i><a
href="https://northomahahistory.com/2017/07/07/framed-series-summary-by-michael-richardson/">NorthOmahaHistory.com</a>.
                  <i>The book is also available to patrons of the Omaha
                    Public Library.</i></p>
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