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Co-conspirator for JusticeThe Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman$
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Susan M. Reverby

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781469656250

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656250.001.0001

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Violence, Death, and Their Consequences

Violence, Death, and Their Consequences

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(p.108) 8 Violence, Death, and Their Consequences
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Co-conspirator for Justice
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Susan M. Reverby

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656250.003.0009

Members of the May 19th Communist Organization and other of Berkman’s comrades provided support for the Black Liberation Army’s attempted robbery of a Brink’s armoured truck in Nyack, New York. In the aftermath, two policemen and a guard were killed, and several of his comrades captured. One of the get-away drivers accidently shot herself, and Berkman was called to save her life. The FBI went after him and he refused to speak before a grand jury. After seven months in jail, he was about to be indicted again. Instead he jumped bail and went underground.

Keywords:   Black Liberation Army, Brink’s robbery, FBI, Grand Jury, Political underground

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