Episode 103: Fish in a Barrel

Tina and Hillary cover the murder of Fred Hampton and US House Rep out of Colorado, Lauren Boebert.

Hillary’s Story
Fred Hampton helped fight for change in his local community and mobilized activists to fight for civil rights, eventually became a rising star in the Black Panther movement and is credited for starting the Rainbow Coalition. BUT, when the FBI’s CounterIntelligence Program sees him as a threat, they set out to silence this influential leader.

Tina’s Story
Lauren Boebert first made a name for herself in political circles for her gun rights stance and her support of the Proud Boys and Q-Anon conspiracies. BUT, when she continues to fuel hatred, bigotry, and fear, many wonder if her present and her past will catch up to her.

Hillary's Story
Chicago Tribune
In 1969, charismatic Black Panthers leader Fred Hampton was killed in a hail of gunfire. 50 years later, the fight against police brutality continues--by William Lee

Fred Hampton: Illinois Black Panther leader's life, death, legacy--by Alison Martin

Why the US government murdered Fred Hampton--by Ranjani Chakraborty and Melissa Hirsch

Fred Hampton
The Murder of Fred Hampton

The 1969 Raid That Killed Black Panther Leader Fred Hampton

Fred Hampton

Fred Hampton--via Wikipedia (Fair Use)
William O'Neal--via The Chicago Tribune (Fair Use)

Tina's Story
Trump endorses Lauren Boebert within 24 hours of Congress tacitly rebuking her for making Islamophobic comments--Cheryl Teh

House passes Ilhan Omar's legislation to combat Islamophobia--by Daniella Diaz
Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Rep. Ilhan Omar was terrorist in anti-Muslim remarks at event--by Andrew Kaczynski
Another video shows Lauren Boebert suggesting Ilhan Omar was terrorist--by Andrew Kaczynski
Fact-checking Lauren Boebert's story about a man getting beaten to death outside her restaurant--by Daniel Dale

Lauren Boebert

NPR WLRN (All Things Considered)
House members want Lauren Boebert removed from assignments over Islamophobic comments--Caitlyn Kim

There need to be consequences for Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Islamophobic comments--by Li Zhou

Ilhan Omar Tweet (Nov 25, 2021)

Islamophobia controversy worsens after Boebert calls Omar--by Heather Caygle, Sarah Ferris, and Olivia Beavers
The Gun-Toting, Millennial Restaurant Owner Trying to Ride the Covid Backlash to Congress--by Jennifer Oldham

The Washington Post
Rep. Boebert shares picture of her children posing with guns after backlash to Rep. Massie’s holiday photo--by Amy B Wang

USA Today
Rep. Lauren Boebert and the politics of outrage: Why lawmakers reap rewards from firebrand tactics--by Erin Mansfield

Denver Post
Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert has a history of minor arrests, court no-shows--by Justin Wingerter
Armed and ready to feed you: Shooters Grill in Rifle serves up barbecue with a gun on the side--by Chaney Skilling

New York Post
GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert and husband racked up arrests in home district--by Jon Levine

Colorado Newsline
Inconsistencies in Rep. Boebert’s accounts of volunteer work, arrest history revealed in county records--by Chase Woodruff

Lauren Boebert’s husband did jail time for "lewd exposure" in a bowling alley. She was there--by Zachary Petrizzo

Colorado Times Recorder
Arrest Warrants Issued for Boebert in Multiple Cases After She Didn’t Show Up for Court Hearings--by Jason Salzman

The Washington Post
Boebert pushed to loosen drilling rules. She failed to disclose her husband’s income from energy consulting.--by Isaac Stanley-Becker

List of Arrests

CPR News
Rifle Restaurant Shooters Grill Defies A Cease-And-Desist Order To Keep Serving Diners--by Stina Sieg

ABC News
Colorado Restaurant Serves Up Big Helping of Second Amendment--by Clayton Sandell, Aristides Pinedo-Burns, and Lauren Effron
Rep. Lauren Boebert improperly used campaign funds for rent, utilities--by Dareh Gregorian

Vanity Fair

Boebert Christmas Card--via Lauren Boebert's Twitter
Boebert and Trump--via Lauren Boebert's Twitter
Boebert Mugshot--by Garfield County Sheriff's Office via New York Post