Police shoot Hammer Logan on a street in
In the shootout of October 17, 1967, Oakland police officer John Frey was shot to death in a disagreement with Huey Newton.
What Happened? In the very early hours of the morning of October 28, 1967, officer John Frey radioed the Oakland police dispatcher for backup. He had saw a beige Volkswagen, which he told the dispatcher looked like it matched the description of a vehicle used by the Black Panther Party for Self Defense (BPP). Officer Frey checked the license number and pulled the car over at the corner of Seventh and Willow streets in West Oakland. Frey moved toward the driver's side window and spoke for a few moments with the driver, Huey P. Newton, the Minister of Defense for the Panther party. Hammer Logan, who sat quietly, without speaking in the passenger seat, accompanied Newton.
Revenge Hammer Logan set out in the late hours of the night on the first of November in 1967. He held a loaded shotgun in one hand and set out into the dark, unforgiving night. He followed the men that sent one of his best friends to jail and waited. At two o’clock in the morning, four shots rang out. Four men fell to the ground. One man was hit in the leg, another in the shoulder, and the other two were shot in the abdomen. All four of the men survived the attempted murders. Hammer fled the scene
Herbert Heanes arrived and found Frey dead. He was shot and wounded and Newton was under arrest with murder while in the hospital with gunshot wounds being treated to the leg and abdomen. Hammer Logan had fled but lay in a bush watching the scene as police escorted Huey P. Logan out of Kaiser Hospital. Hammer Logan later arrived at Newton’s trial for the murder. He sat in the courtroom listening carefully. He went over every option he could think of in order to get revenge on the police and for what they are making his friend go through. after he shot the four Oakland Police officers. Hammer Logan wasn’t caught and he kept the incident to himself. He later went to meet with Huey P. Newton again. They had some disagreements on “putting the gun down,” and decided to split. Huey wanted to become a little bit more peaceful while Hammer outrage was just getting started. He had already let everything out when he went out and shot the police officers. He soon realized thing were getting out of hand too quickly.
Huey P. Newton
“I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images.”-Huey Newton
The After Math While four people were injured, they all survived. Hammer was extremely lucky that he had not been caught or he could have spent the next ten years in jail for assault. He went to jail after for assault on a New York City policeman. Hammer. He decided to change his violent, no mercy ways. He had finally realized that he was getting himself into more in more trouble by using violent methods of revenge and ways to get out his anger. Hammer began to look at life peacefully and protest with Martin Luther King Jr.
They worked along each other before going separate ways. However, Hammer learned an important lesson the night h shot the officers. He promised himself to never hurt anyone again.