The Assassination of George Jackson

The Assassination of George Jackson
–an interview with Colonel Nyati Bolt

By Angola 3 News

Angola 3 News is excited to release the third interview in our new video-series focusing on the Angola 3 and the many issues that are central to their story, like racism, repression, prisons, human rights, solitary confinement as torture, and more.

This new interview features Colonel Nyati Bolt, who was an inmate at Californias [cjwizard]San Quentin Prison San Quentin Prison Natural Factors,3,,,,,,,,,,,San Quentin Prison [/cjwizard]at the same time as George Jackson (Sept. 23, 1941 – Aug. 21, 1971), the legendary Black Panther Party Field Marshal, and author of two books written behind bars: Soledad Brother and Blood In My Eye. The story of George Jackson and his legacy today will be the focus of many of our upcoming videos.

Bolt remembers the day of Jacksons assassination in 1971, when Bolt was working in the medical unit. He explains that he was ordered to bring gurneys down before hed heard any gunshots, leading him to believe that the guards shooting of Jackson was planned. When Bolt arrived outside and began to approach Jacksons body to provide medical attention, he was shot at by guards, who forced him to retreat.

Please stay tuned for part two of our interview with Bolt, talking about his experience later at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. As Bolt recently told National Public Radio, he walked from his cell to the cafeteria with Albert Woodfox, of the Angola 3, and was in the cafeteria with him on April 17, 1972, when a prison guard was killed at another part of the prison. Woodfox and co-defendant Herman Wallace would both be wrongly convicted of murdering the prison guard, and have now spent over 36 years in solitary confinement.

Bolt was immediately put into Closed Cell Restriction (CCR) solitary confinement on April 11, 1972, officially because he was under suspicion for involvement in the prison guards death. A few months later he was questioned by prison guards, where he told them that hed been with Woodfox during the time period that the prison guard was killed. After questioning, Bolt was sent back to CCR, where he spent the next 20 years in continuous solitary confinement, until his release in 1992. Prison authorities officially justified continuing his CCR status on the original grounds that he was suspected of involvement in the prison guards death. Bolt believes that the continuous CCR was actually in retaliation for his statement to prison authorities that provided an alibi for Woodfox, which he would later testify to at Woodfoxs trial, and maintains to this day.

For more information about the Angola 3, please visit www.angola3news.com as well as our You Tube page for the latest in our new video series, including our two previous releases: an interview with author J. Patrick OConnor about death-row prisoner Kevin Cooper and an interview with author Dan Berger about prison movements in the US.

Angola 3 News is an official project of the International Coalition to Free the Angola 3.

28 thoughts on “The Assassination of George Jackson

  1. What’s inspiring about George Jackson is that he transformed himself from a
    mere criminal to a REVOLUTIONARY….just as did Malcolm X

  2. I have this book but i think its the older edition from the 70s or so mines
    say JEAN GENET. is this the same book thats writen by his family

  3. I didnt know either. Did you find the book his family wrote? Also I like
    your pic. Where’d you find it?

  4. George Jackson was most definately set up to be murdered by the prison
    officals -Listen to this man

  5. Soledad Brother is one of the most powerful books in circulation. A must on
    any revolutionary reference shelf. In respectful memory of George
    Jackson… Hasta la victoria siempre, my people — the fight is not over!

  6. @rbgrider it’s true, he should have tried to be a role model for his
    younger brother..but he sent him to die..he killed innocent men because
    satan was in his heart.

  7. @QRF11B My advise to you: Take the very small penis that you have and jerk
    off to some KKK videos.

  8. Yeah, the pigs planned that shit, but it backed fired on them. They lost
    some of their own. Good. Rest In Peace Comrade George!

  9. do your homework & attempt to read some literature before you post ignorant
    comments about George Jackson.

  10. One thing i must say is that brother George Jackson gave into the beast by
    giving those racist cops what they wanted because they wanted to kill him
    anyway.

  11. @smoodie7168 His family wrote a book? I didn’t know that…interesting. I
    would love to read it. I know George’s nephew Jonathan Jackson Jr. wrote
    the foward in Soledad Brother.

  12. Old George was a worthless criminal like the rest of the black parakeets.
    Hope the guards urinated on his sorry body.

  13. @thebeautifulman69 stay off of George’s dick faggot. He was more of a Man
    than you will ever be!

  14. @QRF11B lol, eat a dick cracker. Like why are you even here? :blank stare:
    I know you’re obsessed with us and want to be us, but damn!

  15. I love the video. But all the racist comments need to stop. If you dont
    have anything nice to say then don’t say anything. Leave your hatred at
    home. It’s not wanted here. This is HISTORY take it or leave it. He was a
    good man! Remember that!

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