Bobby Gore was arrested November 14, 1969. three weeks after Thurman Williams was killed on Ogden and Holman. The main witness against Bobby was Clarence Conn, who others identified as the actual shooter and who had a long-standing grudge against Williams.

Lawndale residents said that the word had come down to "get Bobby" and Richard J. Daley's hand-picked Cook County State's Attorney Edward Hanrahan carried out a"war on gangs"was arresting other gang leaders on trumped up charges. Three weeks after Bobby's arrest Hanrahan lead the raid that resulted in the deaths of Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark.

Bobby was denied a continuance so his attorney could have time to prepare his trial and on March 10, 1970, Bobby Gore was sentenced by an all-white jury to 25-40 years in prison. For more details see the fact sheet and David Dawley's persuasive chapter on Bobby's case from Nation of Lords

 

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