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

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Traces the 1973 San Francisco murder spree of four African-American youths who struggled to incite a race war by killing fifteen white people, a case that was investigated by African-American homicide detectives Prentice Earl Sanders and Rotea Gilford, who at the same time were embroiled in a volatile suit against the SFPD for racial discrimination. 30,000 first printing.
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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, Serial murder investigation -- California -- San Francisco -- Case studies, Serial murders -- California -- San Francisco, Whites -- Violence against -- California -- San Francisco
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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, The zebra murders : a season of killing, racial madness, and civil rights / Prentice Earl Sanders, Bennett Cohen, The zebra murders [electronic resource] : a season of killing, racial madness, and civil rights / Prentice Earl Sanders, Bennett Cohen
title_short The zebra murders :
title_sort zebra murders a season of killing, racial madness, and civil rights
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