Addict (drugaddict) wrote,

Michael ZinZun has died

He was a former member of the Black Panthers and brought two successful suits against the LA police department and a third against the Pasadena Police Department. He was involved in successful efforts to achieve a truce between Crips and Bloods members in Watts


Michael Zinzun, a community organizer, was a former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, a founding member of the National Black United Front, co-founder of the Coalition Against Police Abuse (CAPA), and a founding member of the organization-Community in Support of the Gang Truce- that achieved a truce between the Crips and the Bloods in Watts. He was also a founding member of the Police Watch and has supported the organization as a board member, a community advisor and friend.

Michael was the father of six children and husband of Florence Zinzun a former member of the Black Panther party. He is the son of an Apache father and an Africans-American mother. He graduated from Blair High School in Pasadena and still resides there.

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