The zebra murders: a season of killing, racial madness, and civil rights

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This true-crime police procedural is the riveting story of the racially-motivated serial killings that terrorized San Francisco from 1973 to 1974 and how they were solved. Code named the Zebra Murders, the case involved a series of random violent attacks by African-American men against whites, resulting in fifteen deaths. Author Prentice Earl Sanders, the SFPD's first African-American police chief and one of the lead detectives on the case, takes us back through his investigation as he tried to determine whether the murders were to be considered mere serial killings or acts of political terror. At the same time, he describes the racial discrimination within the police force and how that influenced his investigation. The Zebra Murders is a fascinating look at an era of social and political turbulence and how justice was sought amidst its most violent eruptions.
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subject_facet African American detectives -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography, Discrimination in law enforcement -- California -- San Francisco, Hate crimes -- California -- San Francisco, Racism -- California -- San Francisco, San Francisco (Calif.) -- Race relations, San Francisco (Calif.). -- Police Department -- Biography, San Francisco (Calif.). -- Police Dept -- Biography, Sanders, Prentice Earl, Serial murder investigation -- California -- San Francisco -- Case studies, Serial murders -- California -- San Francisco, True Crime / Murder / General, Whites -- Violence against -- California -- San Francisco
table_of_contents Prologue -- A motiveless murder -- A deathbed promise -- The real cops -- The .32 caliber killings -- The ghetto reward -- Revenge -- Operation Zebra -- Patty -- Flashpoints -- Another South Africa -- Real cops after all -- Epilogue: Finding the truth in a true story.
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title The zebra murders : a season of killing, racial madness, and civil rights
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 / Prentice Earl Sanders, Bennett Cohen, 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_sort zebra murders a season of killing, racial madness, and civil rights
title_sub a season of killing, racial madness, and civil rights
topic African American detectives California San Francisco Biography, Discrimination in law enforcement California San Francisco, Hate crimes California San Francisco, Racism California San Francisco, San Francisco (Calif.) Race relations, San Francisco (Calif.). Police Department Biography, San Francisco (Calif.). Police Dept Biography, Sanders, Prentice Earl, Serial murder investigation California San Francisco Case studies, Serial murders California San Francisco, True Crime / Murder / General, Whites Violence against California San Francisco
topic_facet African American detectives, Discrimination in law enforcement, Hate crimes, Race relations, Racism, Sanders, Prentice Earl, Serial murder investigation, Serial murders, Violence against, Whites