Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989), was co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, an African-American organization established to promote Black Power, civil rights and self-defense.
Newton was accused of murdering Oakland police officer John Frey, before dawn on October 28, 1967. Newton was convicted in September 1968 of voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 2–15 years in prison. In May 1970, the California Appellate Court reversed the conviction and ordered a new trial. After two subsequent mistrials, the State of California dropped the case.
OK, so Huey doesn’t quite qualify for the ‘criminals’ tag. I’ll have to go with my default joke of “What’s more mormon than an angry black man?”.
Huey Percy Newton
17 FEB 1942 New, , Orleans, Louisiana
22 SEP 1989
27 NOV 1992 PROVO
03 DEC 1992 PROVO