Black Panthers killed on UCLA campus
On this day, Jan. 17, in 1969, Black Panther Party leader Alprentice "Bunchy" Carter and aide John Huggins Jr. were killed during a meeting on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles.
The group was meeting in a small dining hall to discuss choosing a director for the planned African-American studies program at UCLA when an argument broke out.
Members of a rival black nationalist group, brothers George and Larry Stiner were arrested and convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and second-degree murder. Both were sentenced to life. The Stiners escaped from San Quentin prison in 1974. Larry Stiner lived as a fugitive in South America for 20 years and then surrendered. George Stiner is still on the run. - Scott McCabe