Mumia's COINTELPRO File These are excepts from documents that surfaced during Mumia Abu-Jamals's trial. _________________________________________________________________ "Concerning the first proposal submitted by Detroit, counterintelligence action by San Francisco to capitalize on Huey P. Newton's favorable stand toward homosexuals has already been authorized by the Bureau. The second Detroit proposal to consider directing an anonymous communication to Newton accusing David Hilliard of stealing BPP funds and depositing them in foreign banks does have merit and the Bureau does not concur with San Francisco's observation that this would have little effect since there is no record that Hilliard is skimming large amounts of money. Purpose of counterintelligence action is to disrupt BPP and it is immaterial whether facts exist to substanciate the charge. If facts are present it aids in the sucess of the proposal but the Bureau feels that the skimming of money of money is such a sensitive issue that disruption can be accomplished without facts to back it up." -from Sept. 16, 1970 Airtel from Hoover informing his COINTELPRO operatives that outright lies were appropiate content for anonymous letters. _________________________________________________________________ "Lead continued. 4/24/54. Will follow and report subject's [Mumia's] activities with the BPP in Philadelphia. This report is being classified [deleted] to protect [deleted] and [deleted] the information from whom if desclosed could resonably result in indetification of sources of continuing value and affect their future effectiveness. In spite of the subjects age (15 years), Philidelphia feels that his continued participation in BPP activities in the Philadelphia Division, his position in the Philadelphia Branch of the BPP, and his past inclination to appear and speak at public gatherings, the subject should be included on the Security Index." _________________________________________________________________ "United States Government Memorandum Subject: Black Panther Party On 5/1/69, 12 Negro males, attired in black and carrying flags with a Black Panther on them and the words 'free Huey', held the above rally. Photos of participants in the rally were taken by SA[deleted] and SA[deleted]. Since 5/1/69 efforts have been made to identify these individuals. Investigation has included contact with the Board of Education [deleted] Philadelphia PD, Civil Disobediance Unit, and interview of [deleted] aka [deleted]. This investigation has identified all 12 participants in the rally...The only person as yet unidetified is an individual who associated with the participants and took photographs of them as well as pictures of police officers on the scene. [deleted] two of the individuals participating in the rally [deleted] The other two participants include [deleted]. photo attached" _________________________________________________________________ "TO: Director, FBI (Attention: Domestic Intelligence Division) FROM: SAC, PHILADELPHIA SUBJECT: Hiroshima Day Rally 8/8/69 Information concerning 3-Bureau 2-Newark 34-Philadelphia 1-100-48783 (SMC) 1-100-47881 (Videm) 1-100-43508 (SANE) 1-100- (CPEPD) 1-100-50730 (ULTIMATE WEAPON) 1-157-2004 (BPP) 1-100-50294 (FORT DIX FREE SPEECH MOVEMENT) [DELETED] 1-100-46112 (YOUNG AMERICANS FOR FREEDOM) 1-100-2036 (SWP) 1-100-43269 (YSA) 1-100 (WOMEN STRIKE FOR PEACE) 1-100-48677 (A QUACKER ACTION GROUP) [DELETED] [DELETED] [DELETED] 1-157-3937 (WESLEY COOK) [AKA MUMIA ABU-JAMAL] [DELETED]" _________________________________________________________________ "PH 157-2004 Permant [deleted] is [deleted] Permant [deleted] is [deleted] Permant [deleted] is [deleted] Permant [deleted] is [deleted] For the information of the Bureau [deleted] With this in mind, simultaneous hits were made at the Web Bar and the BPP Office at about 11 pm led by the SAC and ASAC. SCHELL was found at the Web Bar [deleted ]. The hits were made by SCHELL for the FBI although [deleted] fo the Philidelphia Police Department, Civil Disobidence Unit, were present, [deleted] subsequently arrested HEARN, CRAIG WILLIAMS, PETERSON, RENE JOHNSON, and WESLEY COOK [aka Mumia Abu-Jamal], thus clearing the area of all BPP officers and undoubtedly greatly decreasing the chance of the BPP creating a disturbance in the area." _________________________________________________________________ "United States Government Memorandum SUBJECT: Wesley Cook [Mumia Abu-Jamal] aka RM-BPP Report of SA [deleted] 10/24/69 at Philadelphia Name: Wesley Cook Alliases: Wes;West;Mumia X Priority II BNT Misc. : BPP Name of employer and Union affiliation if any: Student, Benjamin Franklin High School , Broad and Green Streets, Philadelphia PA Residence address: 718 Wallace Street, Philadelphia PA" _________________________________________________________________ "PAGE TWO DE PH ( 163E-PA-7723) UNCLAS AROSE AS A RESULT OF [DELETED] ON MACHINE GUN ATTACK OF AMERICAN EMBASSEY BONN ON FEB. 13, 1991. PHILADELPHIA HAS DETERMINED THAT THE INDIVIDUAL IN QUESTION IS MUMIA ABU-JAMAL, WHOSE TRUE NAME IS WESLEY COOK, DATE OF BIRTH: APRIL 24, 1954, WHO WAS CONVICTED IN 1983 OF THE MURDER OF POLICE OFFICER FAULKNER IN PHILADELPHIA ON DEC 9, 1981. AS A RESULT OF THAT CONVICTION, JAMAL IS PRESENTLY IN THE HUNTINGDON STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE. THE STATE COLLEGE RESIDENCE AGENCY, PHILDELPHIA DIVISION, OBTAINED THE VISITING LIST FROM PRISON AUTHORITIES AND HAS FORWARDED SAME TO LEGAT BONN. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION IT IS PHILADELPHIA'S UNDERSTANDING THAT AT LEAST ONE OF THE PARTICIPANTS IN A TRIBUNAL ON HUMAN RIGHTS WHICH WAS HELD IN NEW YORK RECENTLY AND WHICH CHARGED THE US WITH A VARIETY OF VIOLATIONS AGAINST WHAT WAS TERMED PRISONERS OF WAR IN US JAILS, VISITED JAMAL AT THE PRISON. AT THIS SAME TRIBUNAL, AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE BY A NUMBER OF GERMAN NATIONALS ASSOCIATED WITH TERRORIST GROUPS TO ENTER THE US TO ATTEND THIS TRIBUNAL." _________________________________________________________________ To return to Revolution Homepage, click here.