The Zebra Murders: a Season of Killing, Racial Madness and Civil Rights

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On October 20, 1973, in San Francisco, a white couple strolling down Telegraph Hill was set upon and butchered by four young black men. Thus began a reign of terror that lasted six months and left fifteen whites dead and the entire city in a state of panic. The perpetrators wanted nothing less than a race war. With pressure on the San Francisco Police Department mounting daily, young homicide detectives Prentice Earl Sanders and his colleague Rotea Gilford - both African-American - were as- signed to the cases. The problem was: Sanders and Gilford were in the midst of a trail-blazing suit against the SFPD for racial discrimination, which in those days was rampant. The backlash was immediate. The force needed Sanders's and Gilford's knowledge of the black community to help stem the brutal murders, but the SFPD made it known that in a tight situation, no white back- up would be forthcoming. In those impossible conditions - the oppressive white power structure on one hand, the violent black radicals on the other - Sanders and Gilford knew they were sitting ducks. Against all odds, they set out to find those guilty of the Zebra Murders and bring them to justice. This is their incredible story.
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subject_facet African American detectives -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography, Discrimination in law enforcement -- California -- San Francisco, Electronic books, Hate crimes -- California -- San Francisco, Racism -- California -- San Francisco, San Francisco (Calif.) -- Race relations, San Francisco (Calif.). -- Police Department -- Biography, Sanders, Prentice Earl, Serial murder investigation -- California -- San Francisco -- Case studies, Serial murders -- California -- San Francisco, Whites -- Violence against -- California -- San Francisco
title_display The Zebra Murders : a Season of Killing, Racial Madness and Civil Rights
title_full The Zebra Murders : a Season of Killing, Racial Madness and Civil Rights [electronic resource] Sanders, Prentice Earl., The zebra murders : a season of killing, racial madness, and civil rights [electronic resource] / Prentice Earl Sanders, Bennett Cohen
title_short The Zebra Murders :
title_sub a Season of Killing, Racial Madness and Civil Rights
topic_facet African American detectives, Discrimination in law enforcement, Electronic books, Hate crimes, Race relations, Racism, Sanders, Prentice Earl, Serial murder investigation, Serial murders, Violence against, Whites