National Park Service Drops Funding For Black Panther Party Project
National Park Service drops funding for Black Panther Party project
WASHINGTON — The National Park Service has withdrawn plans to pay nearly $100,000 for a project honoring the legacy of the Black Panther Party after police groups complained to President Donald Trump.
The park service had pledged $98,000 to the University of California, Berkeley for a two-year research project on the black power group, which was founded in Oakland in 1966.
The Fraternal Order of Police sent a letter to Trump expressing “outrage and shock” that the park service would pay to honor a group associated with killing a park ranger. A party member was convicted of murdering Ranger Kenneth Patrick in 1973 while he …