VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
HOW DID YOU REACT TO GEORGE JACKSON'S DEATH?
Chuck Goode-Village Corner's employee--"The prison officials finally got the opportunity they wanted to remove the cancer from their midst. As far as they were concerned George Jackson was a cancer. It was the opportunity they were looking forward to. But I don't know what made that opportunity possible."
Barney Kutscheid-"Mr. Barney"-Diag fruit vendor. I was horrified. When I heard it on T. V., I just couldn't believe that such a massacre could occur. Whether it was premeditated or not is beyond me because I'm not so informed. But I do not believe in malicious attack of any kind on any person regardless of color, creed etc. I harm no one myself and I help all people, rich, poor--but I especially want to help the poor and unfortunate."
Martha Riddl-student. . ."I guess with amazement. It seemed like the prison might be responsible since there were so many people killed. The explanation they gave didn't seem very probable. I suppose whether or not they would want to, it would be in the government's interest if he were dead."
Bonnie Bach: When I heard about it I was In a state of shock and I started to cry. After reading part of his book I just thought it was a total loss to everybody. He was such a killer brother. The government's story is a ruse because they have so many different versions of the story they can't keep it together."
Bob Higgins-student: "Wow it seems obvious to me it was a set-up. They've got electronic equipment. And they certainly weren't going to let any visitor to George Jackson give him a gun. The power structure was quite afraid of him even more so than Cleaver, because Jackson's analysis of society was more political and economic. He marked a higher stage of development of black people in general and prisoners. So they just shot him. It shows you how vicious they are.