Interview with Charles O'Brien
QUESTION 5
LOUIS MASSIAH:

What did you hear that they were doing?

CHARLES O'BRIEN:

Having strong and aggressive dialogues with the police. That they, on the occasion of arrests, that--

LOUIS MASSIAH:

And if you could rephrase. What did you hear that the Black Panthers were doing?

CHARLES O'BRIEN:

We heard that the Black Panthers were having strong confrontations with the police departments, were interfering in arrests, were interposing themselves as a militant group, ah, in the process of, ah, police operations in East Oakland. And it looked to us like a very bad and very close up situation.